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Beware of Contagious Emotions

Beware of Contagious Emotions

Many years ago I worked with a woman who was the most pessimistic person I’ve ever met in my life. She found the negative in everything. I once countered something negative she said with a positive take on the subject we were talking about and she replied, “Well, if you want to be positive about it” and stormed back to her office. This was a trying person to work with and certainly had a negative impact on my own mood…

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The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

Something that I try to do everyday is make an entry in my journal. I have a very nice paper journal that I use some of the time and a digital journal that I use the rest of the time. I was going to first write about the benefits of journaling, but I realized that to really describe what I do, I need to explain the benefits of each of the types of journals that I use. My paper journal…

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Birthdays and Finding My Path

Birthdays and Finding My Path

I recently had a birthday. Birthdays, like New Years are often a time for reflection and goal setting. This year, my birthday has brought both. I’ve been reflecting mostly on the past few months, but also on the past few years. In about a month I will be the same age that my brother was when he died of cancer, almost five years ago. In my experience, when you lose siblings or friends of your won generation, you can’t help…

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Gratitude Has Made Me Better

Gratitude Has Made Me Better

On my daily habit list is to verbally list what I’m grateful for in the morning and then again at the end of the day. I’m better at getting this done in the morning because I have an established morning routine, while I’m still working on finding an evening routine that will consistently work for me. Some of things that I routinely include in my list are: My own good health and well being The good health and well being…

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