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Gratitude: Why Bother? Your Mood – and Your Business – Will Thank You

I remember singing a hymn called “Count Your Blessings” in church as a kid. I always enjoyed singing it during the worship service, hearing the bass singers in the congregation boom out the repeat. I didn’t pay much attention to the words, though. But one day as a young adult, I was having a bad […]

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No Romance in Your Life? Good News! Valentine’s Day is About LOVE—Including for Family, Friends, and Yourself

Eight Gratifying Ways to Celebrate—No Date Necessary! Look into the origins of Valentine’s Day and one adjective seems to pop up over and over—“murky.” Meaning, of course, that no one knows for sure where or how or why it started, although there are several possibilities. So before we dive into what to do, let’s look

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Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day: 4 Ways Writing Helps You Honor & Discover

The act of writing is a journey, an exploration. It is also an excellent way to acknowledge the past and express gratitude for what came before. Why is that relevant today? Today is Indigenous People’s Day in many places in America. The day acknowledges the American people who were here before Europeans arrived en masse.

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Remember the Fallen: Three Reasons We Need Flawed, Imperfect Heroes

As Memorial Day approaches, let’s take a moment to contemplate “fallen heroes” in our own lives—even if they’re still alive. “Who is a spiritual hero in your life?” A few weeks ago, this was the ice-breaker question at a small bible study I attended. As others in the group began volunteering answers, I remained stymied:

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