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Gratitude and Journals

The world can bombard us with negatives: frightening news events, inconsiderate people, disappointing interactions. But research is showing that cultivating a sense of gratitude can help us switch our focus and remind us of the good things happening in our life right now. Establishing a daily practice of identifying “What Went Right Today,” and feeling…

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Taking Selfies to a New Level

Selfies seemed to emerge with the younger set crying out, “Look at me!” And why not? Life is exciting and fun – and they look great. But then I read about the  365 feminist selfie project. This seemed to be women in their 20-30’s reclaiming “beauty” and showing people what they look like without make-up in…

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Your Brain on Play

Studies are showing the importance of playing. We’ve read Peter Gray’s fabulous work on the topic. Research is indicating that not only will play lead to more creativity, but it also will help with problem-solving and critical thinking skills. When Michael, now 25, was forced to sit in a classroom all day for Kindergarten and 1st…