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How We Can Cultivate Good Habits

How We Can Cultivate Good Habits Who we are is the result of what we repeatedly do so cultivating good habits is a worthwhile endeavor if we want to live our best life. You may think that good habits, or bad habits for that matter, are not that big a deal. If we point ourselves in generally the right direction, won’t we get there anyhow? Not necessarily. Think of your habits like the trajectory of a rocket. If the rocket is off by just the tiniest distance, that little error…

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How to Shift Perspective – 5 Simple Ways

How to Shift Perspective – 5 Simple Ways Learning how to shift your perspective, your view of the situation, how you see your life, your challenges, and your options is a choice. When you choose to shift how you see things you open yourself up to endless opportunities to find joy, happiness and to take positive actions. “If you change your perspective, you change everything!” – Rachel Hollis Your perspective can lead you to negativity and hopelessness or it can lead you to purpose, healing, gratitude and peace. When you…

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Caring for Aging Parents from a Distance

Caring for Aging Parents from a Distance Social distancing has made those of us caring for aging parents face challenges we could never have ever imagined nor predicted. The isolation and shut-in is hard on nearly everyone, but it’s been particularly difficult for our aging population who are frequently already socially isolated, dependent and medically frail. Caring for aging parents pre-pandemic was already complicated and emotional. No matter how rewarding caregiving can be, how much we love them and are grateful to still have them in our lives, it’s stressful…

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Thoughtful Acts of Kindness During These Trying Times Can Make All the Difference

These are difficult times we’re in and we could all use a little help to feel a little better. Thoughtful acts of kindness not only help the recipient feel better, but they’ll help you feel better too. Exercising extraordinary generosity and performing thoughtful acts can be a surefire way for you to replace negativity and instead, invite in – and spread – positive thoughts and emotions to settle fraying nerves. I hear you – how can we be generous when we’re staying home (stressing) and when we’re being careful about…

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Anxiety About Being Unproductive In Quarantine – There Is No Need to Stress

Anxiety About Being Unproductive in Quarantine – There Is No Need to Stress! If you’re not one of the primary heroes of this pandemic – the healthcare workers, essential staff and public servants – it can feel like you’re not doing enough and not being acceptably productive right now. If someone told you six months ago you’d be quarantined to your home for two months, you’d have clapped your hands in anticipatory glee! Your mind would be racing over all the projects, hobbies, books, closets, epic changes to your health,…

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Live Your Best Life Despite Challenges

Think about how you want to live your life. Whether you want to shrink and fade beneath the weight of fear and uncertainty… Or face the challenges and find a way to rise up and live your best life. You may think you have no choice. But you do. You have all the choice. Just when you think things are going horribly wrong and you feel yourself stuck dwelling on your misfortune, remind yourself that it could actually be far worse. Yes, I know that doesn’t seem like much comfort, but…

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