Happiness

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What if I told you that one two minute activity a day could literally change the trajectory of your life?  Sound too good to be true?  Based on over a decade of research, we now know that it’s actually quite possible.  Science has taught us that our human brain becomes whatever we practice and if we practice this simple habit for a mere two minutes a day, it has been shown to have a tremendous impact on our health, happiness and overall well-being. Read more ›

Posted in Decisions, Emotions, Gratitude, Happiness, Joy, Life, Optimism, Self-Care, Self-Discovery

Joy

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One of my favorite quotes is by the beloved Mr. Rogers…

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers.  You will always find people who are helping.’  To this day, especially during times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers–so many caring people in this world.” Read more ›

Posted in Dreams, Emotions, Gratitude, Happiness, Holidays, Hopes, Joy, Kindness, Life, Love

Potential

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Have you ever wondered why some individuals are able achieve amazing accomplishments while others are not?  While there are most likely a variety of factors at play, there is some powerful research on this topic that could have far reaching implications for those around you. Read more ›

Posted in Achievement, Attention, Children, Goals, Parenting, Potential

Children and Discipline

Discipline

If you are a parent, have you ever thought about what your long-term goals are for your child?  Or put another way, what are your hopes and dreams for your child?  I’m often asked to talk about discipline in parenting classes and when that topic comes up I always start by asking parents to reflect on the two questions above. Read more ›

Posted in Children, Dreams, Family, Goals, Hopes, Love, Motherhood, Parenting

A New School Year

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The start of a new school year can be filled with anxiety for many students as they are faced with a variety of new and challenging tasks.  Whether kids are trying to make new friends, learn a new concept in math or navigate dorm life for the very first time, there is one simple word that can give kids of any age the encouragement and inspiration they need to meet these challenges with confidence. Read more ›

Posted in Achievement, Children, Emotions, Family, Language, Parenting, Thoughts