Gratitude to Enhance Connection

Gratitude to Enhance Connection

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to focus on what we’re thankful for. So November always makes me think about gratitude. But this time I’m thinking about the power of gratitude to deepen the connections with people who’ve been generous to me and people I care about....
Do You Notice What You’re Noticing?

Do You Notice What You’re Noticing?

Today I invite you to notice what you’re noticing. Did you know that as humans we’re highly attuned to notice the bad, the negative. It takes more energy to notice the good but we can cultivate this ability through intention, curiosity and openness.  AND you can play...
How to Get More Joy through Practice and Habits

How to Get More Joy through Practice and Habits

There’s a saying: What you practice grows stronger.  That’s fantastic if what you’re practicing is the violin or tennis or gratitude.  The human brain has a strong negativity bias, which was helpful when we were always on the lookout for danger from wild animals. Fear...
What Happened When I Said Thank You

What Happened When I Said Thank You

I got a thank you note recently from a student I taught at my local college. She took my class each semester for four years (which was thanks enough) and was moving away from the area. She told me how much writing and reflecting on her stories had helped her heal some...

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