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Last week’s blog post, Gratitude Gone Wrong, addressed how sometimes gratitude is misused to deflect or minimize other emotions and to avoid dealing with difficult situations.  This week, let’s shift gears to explore how we can practice gratitude in better ways. Gratitude isn’t just reserved for the Thanksgiving season.  Feeling grateful can shift our perspective and boost our mood […]

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One of the reasons I love November is that it is a month dedicated to gratitude.  As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., we spend the days and weeks leading up to it giving thanks for what we have and expressing our gratitude to others.  It’s definitely a feel good time of the year.  What about when […]

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Tomorrow night, some children wearing costumes, ranging from scary to sweet, will scatter across neighborhoods around the country in search of Halloween candy.  I remember waiting for dusk to arrive to set out on my own candy quest when I was a little girl and then getting to relive that excitement when my daughters were younger.  As […]

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I recently received the above card from Corey Lockhart.  Corey is an amazingly talented, compassionate, and creative soul who touches others with her art and her words.  Her Cards for Remembering have been part of my morning ritual for several years, and I hold Corey in high esteem.  So, to receive this card from her meant a great deal to […]

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Seven years ago today, I received the call saying that I had breast cancer.  In some ways, that day seems like a lifetime ago, as so much has changed since then.  In other ways, it seems like it was very recent, and the scars from the surgery and radiation tattoos remind me daily of my induction into […]

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Sunday is set aside as a day of rest.  Or at least, it is supposed to be.  Sometimes, Sunday is used to catch up on things left undone from the previous week and/or to prepare for the upcoming week.  It also is a day that can be riddled with anxiety, thanks to the Sunday scaries. One day of […]

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