Reflection

5 Ways to Fill your Heart and your Home with GRATITUDE

Thank you… Merci… Gracias…Grazi… How do you say thank you? It’s a proven fact that expressing gratitude changes your attitude in very positive ways. Psychologytoday.com says this about gratitude: “Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has—as opposed to, for example, a consumer-driven emphasis on what one wants. Gratitude is getting a great deal of attention as a facet of positive psychology: Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our […]

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5 Creative Ways to Set your Daily Intention

“LOOK! A SQUIRREL!” Did you look? Like most creative people, I’m very easily distracted and suffer from what I like to call “Look…A squirrel!” syndrome. My attention wanders off with every little noise or email or phone call that comes my way. I’ve learned that I have to set goals and intentions every day to help me stay on track and focused. My morning routine consists of a cup of coffee (first I drink the […]

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“WHAT A SIMPLE BIRD NEST TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE”

“WHAT A SIMPLE BIRD NEST TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE”

“What’s that?” asked my husband. “I think it’s a bird nest!” I said. We were on a walk in a forest preserve near our home on a crisp and sunny spring morning when we spotted it. I walked over and picked up this completely intact nest that was still attached to a fallen tree branch. I couldn’t believe how perfect it was and that it hadn’t been destroyed in the previous night’s storms. We carried […]

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