On Being Grateful for 30 Days

One of the best ways to keep a happy balance in life is to take the time to reflect on the things we are grateful for. During this wonderful month, it’s important to practice giving thanks as often as possible. Rather than stress over trying to think of things we are grateful for, read through […]

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25 Awesome Ideas for Your Quick Nature Getaways

Finding opportunities to enjoy nature brings great balance to life. With a beautiful world out there, everyone could benefit from periodic nature getaways. There are many different options. Here are 25 Awesome Ideas for Your Quick Nature Getaway: 1. Hike: This is the classic way to get outdoors and to really appreciate the world around […]

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Gratitude, a Cup of Ice and a Chicken Sandwich

On a day when I thought I had so little, a little woman taught me that I had much. My lesson on gratitude.  In the dark and blustery evening, I entered the fast food restaurant with very little money. Most of my funds went towards college books, tuition and other educational needs at the time. After a late […]

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Compassion: One Small Act at a Time

Compassion. The world needs a lot of it. Weeks ago, I walked down an unfamiliar street not far from my early morning appointment. On my route, there lay a man curled up on his side in front of a closed restaurant. His head rested on layers of compressed cardboard, the only softness to his cement street-bed. His body faced the wall as […]

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I’m Not Superwoman: Getting over it

One afternoon, while intending to get a slew of things done from my to-do list, I sat in my chair and I fell asleep. I didn’t want to fall asleep. It just happened. Several hours later, I awoke. I missed an important meeting, missed a major deadline for a report, missed picking up my dry cleaning and […]

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