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Four Ways to Make Your Own Sunshine

February may seem too soon for a declaration that the sun is returning, but it can rise inside you. Here are four ways you make the sun shine every day regardless of the weather. 1. Gratitude. You don’t have to wait to be happy to feel grateful. Brother David Steindl...

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7 Tips for Reaching Your Goals

Many of us started this month with resolutions to make changes in 2021. In December’s blog Planning for 2021, I suggested ways to articulate your goals that would help you achieve them. If the changes you’re hoping to make now are “Specific, Measurable, Attainable,...

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Planning for 2021

As we think about things we want to accomplish in 2021, I suspect we share a common goal: getting a Covid vaccination. But, as this time of year, we may decide want to change in other ways. New Year’s resolutions are a way to express that desire. Maybe your resolution...

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Is it Gratitude or Appreciation?

Both these feelings are essential for building positive emotions which help us be happier and more confident. Each November, we hear a lot about “gratitude” but the word “appreciation” may not be used. They are similar feelings with an important difference....

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Five Ways to Slow the Windmills in Your Mind

The uncertainty of Covid-19 and economic turmoil can set your mind spinning with “what ifs.” The questions go round and round like the blades of a windmill. Whether it’s called worrying or rumination, it can lead to anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. It can...

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Four Ways Nature Can Help You

Before the cold weather arrives, try one of these four ways that nature can help us deal with the uncertainty of the Covid world. Studies have demonstrated that connecting with nature will reduce anxiety and depression while increasing positivity. Drink in Nature as...

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