Journal with Me—Habits for Positivity

Journal with Me—Habits for Positivity

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  —Aristotle   In last week’s blog, I encouraged you to build a habit of positivity, of noticing the good in your day even (or especially) if it was a tough day. Doing so helps change...
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...
Journal With Me: The Beauty of the Pause

Journal With Me: The Beauty of the Pause

We’re still in wild times with change happening constantly. But while the world spins around us, we can create structure and systems in our own life. Doing so helps us calm our minds and bodies. And when we do that, we can contemplate important ideas that are coming...
Why I Need to Remember the Benefits of Gratitude

Why I Need to Remember the Benefits of Gratitude

I know that sharing gratitude, receiving gratitude and being grateful are all wonderful for me. In fact, I usually love to share, feel and receive gratitude and focus on the good.   But in the past, sometimes a weird thing happened when I got stressed or sad or...