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Thanksgiving: Tips for Nurturing Gratitude at Home

Let’s consider giving and gratitude. The very act of giving, when offered without hope for reward or return, brings fascinating benefit. Even when feeling some ‘lack’ in our lives, these moments of giving yield a reward of immense gratitude, instantly and automatically. It just flows into us with overwhelming feelings of warmth and appreciation.

Clinging to the Familiar Is a Trap!

We are creatures of familiarity. We tend to seek out the same experiences, over and over, regardless of whether those experiences are fulfilling. We can be quite dissatisfied, frustrated, anxious, or depressed, and yet we tend to repeatedly turn to the same solutions.

Part II: The Antidote to Raising the Wimpy Child

We want our children to be strong, resilient, and eager to tackle the challenges ahead. So, let us discuss how to get there.

Wimpy and Whiney. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way.

Life is often challenging. Few argue with that conclusion. And what is needed in those challenging moments is not a wimpy attitude and more whining. Despite this, many of us are raising our children to be wimps. They tend to lean away from challenges, from struggles, and effort. This rarely works out well.

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Thanksgiving:  Tips for Nurturing Gratitude at Home

Thanksgiving: Tips for Nurturing Gratitude at Home

Let’s consider giving and gratitude. The very act of giving, when offered without hope for reward or return, brings fascinating benefit. Even when feeling some ‘lack’ in our lives, these moments of giving yield a reward of immense gratitude, instantly and automatically. It just flows into us with overwhelming feelings of warmth and appreciation.

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Puny or Powerful?

Puny or Powerful?

When we wake up in the morning, here’s what happens to most of us. Residual thought from the day before, whether it be more positive or negative, quickly comes to mind. With that and all the familiarity from yesterday’s events, the mind is quickly back on track to...

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Anger Begets More Anger.  Gratitude Begets More Gratitude.

Anger Begets More Anger. Gratitude Begets More Gratitude.

Our minds are like a telescopic lens, and the more we focus on something, the larger it becomes.  As a child, we begin with a starter telescope, and this makes it hard to get locked into one perspective.  As we age, we evolve to giant telescopes, with a great capacity to focus in on a single point of view.  As we zoom in on perception or a belief (and this creates an emotion), the mind then expands upon that over and over.  

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