Category Archives: Awareness

My Working Summer Staycation

What can you do when plans go awry? Accept what you cannot change; appreciate what you have, and make the best of it. I had the opportunity to put this into practice when I had to cancel my family vacation. … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness #45: Creating More Happiness Today

Unless you make happiness a priority, the rest of your life can take over. As you go through this day, be mindful of your words and actions, and as you reflect on your choices, ask, “Does this contribute to the … Continue reading

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How Do You Think About Your Past and Future? How Does It Influence Your Experience of the Present?

At an inspiring workshop last weekend, clinical psychologist, Dr. Lee Pulos spoke about how our beliefs about the past and future influence our enjoyment of the present. He showed us how visualization of a positive future is a key to … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness #27: Am I moving closer or further?

“Happiness,” said Gandhi, “is when what you say and what you do are aligned with what you believe in.” To be truly happy we must know our deepest values, discover our life’s purpose, and live accordingly. We are all imperfectly … Continue reading

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#13 Life is a box of Purdy’s chocolates . . .

At dinner time, when I would ask my 10-year-old daughter how her day went, she’d usually answer, “Good!” and then tell me all the fun and interesting things she did. My 14-year-old son almost always answered, “Bad” and when I … Continue reading

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#7 The Three Gifts

Each morning before rising, I open my mind with a meditation of gratitude for the gifts of a new day. There are three gifts that we are each given: the gift of place, the gift of person and the gift … Continue reading

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What raises your doctor’s heart rate? Alarm symptoms!

Many doctors’ offices have a litany of posters lining their reception and examining rooms – so many in fact that the average reader would have difficulty discerning what is most important. For this reason, I prefer to keep my posters … Continue reading

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