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Do you HAVE to?

My husband has always been my greatest teacher when it comes to being grateful.  For Daniel, gratitude comes easy. It’s as if it’s in his DNA. And perhaps it is.  According to researchers at the Greater Good Science Center, there is actually a gene associated with gratitude. “CD38 is, in fact, significantly
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The best they can

Everyone is always doing the best they can. I learned this from my Aunt Emily. She is the kind of person who is always there when you need her, never expects anything in return, and always knows how to have fun even when life stinks.  Everyone is always doing the best they can. This one […]
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Be the kindness

It was a long time ago. Seventh grade homeroom class. Or was it eighth? I don’t remember exactly why she was so mad at me, but I do remember my heart sinking into my stomach as my best friend since first grade publicly bawled me out in front of twenty classmates. She and I had […]
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What your grief is telling you

Last Saturday I spoke at the Congregational Church of Manhasset’s Center for Wellbeing and presented my workshop, “Gratitude is the New Calm.” The program was very interactive, there was wonderful group participation, and everyone left feeling good–especially me! During Q&A at the end of the workshop, a
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Beware of Compare

Your new year is off to a great start. You’ve reflected on what makes you happy and blissful and you’ve set your intention for what you want to make happen in 2018. You get started and things are going really well. Then it happens. Your best friend just announces she got engaged, or is buying […]
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It’s good to feel good

One of the reasons practicing gratitude is so incredibly powerful is this: It’s good to feel good. When you focus on what you are grateful for, you create a positive mindset. And if you practice what I call Vitamin G, and also focus on the feeling you get when you think about what you are […]
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It’s all about the juice!

(NOTE: If you missed last week’s post about prioritizing grapefruits, be sure to check it out here: Grapefruit anyone?)  As we continue to move into 2018, I want to encourage you, once again, to get clear on what really, truly matters most to you. STEP ONE: Look back on the past year. What made you […]
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Grapefruit anyone?

One of my favorite lessons from health coaching school was a twist on an old idea. It goes like this… If you had one large container in which to fill some nuts and seeds, oranges and grapefruits, which would you put in first? If you opt for the nuts and seeds first, you would never […]
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