The Wonder of Gratitude

The Wonder of Gratitude

Do you ever ruminate? It’s been hard not to — When will I get to visit my kids or my parents? When will I be able to hug my friends? When will things be normal? Ruminating like this doesn’t make us feel better, but it’s hard to avoid.  Gratitude offers an antidote to...
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 your...
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...

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