BE A FRIEND TO YOURSELF

BE A FRIEND TO YOURSELF

Practicing self-compassion In last week’s blog I asked us to reflect back on challenges in our lives and identify what strengths carried us though those times. My intent this week was to write in more detail about the topic of character strengths. As the saying...

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STANDING IN OUR STRENGTHS

STANDING IN OUR STRENGTHS

Teddy Roosevelt gave us some sound guidance when he said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” And here we are beginning our fourth week of sheltering in place and social distancing hoping to avoid a frightening bout with the Coronavirus. Last week I...

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STRENGTHENING OUR RESILIENCE

STRENGTHENING OUR RESILIENCE

The current Coronavirus pandemic is a perfect storm of three key factors that feed fear and anxiety— Feeling a lack of control, Fearing the unknown Uncertainty of duration And, “social distancing” only adds to our feelings of isolation. It’s no surprise we feel...

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CHOICE IS POWER

CHOICE IS POWER

Can we choose to be happier?   Many of us pay attention to big choices in our lives: “What will I do for work? Will I get married? Will I have children? Where will I make my home? What is my calling?” These are all very important and have a significant impact on...

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MAY BOOK REVIEW

MAY BOOK REVIEW

Take 3 deep breaths. Sometimes a very small book delivers a very big teaching. In his book Three Deep Breaths: Finding Power and Purpose in a Stressed-Out World Thomas Crum accomplishes just that. Meet Angus, the book’s relatable hero. He is a stressed out, harried...

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DEFINING HAPPINESS

DEFINING HAPPINESS

When we ponder what happiness means to us or what we need to make us happy we may think of happiness as a destination, a fixed state we will reach if only.... And the "if only" can be what we believe we must avoid to find happiness, as well as what we must have to...

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