Tag Archives: Gratitude

Presence in the Time of Distraction: 17 Tools to Try

Eddie Chan June 1952 Presence Over Distraction

Before I began to write this blog post, I peeked in at Facebook, checked my email, and, while my internet browser was open, clicked on a “pre-black-Friday” coupon from Macy’s and ordered some Christmas gifts. I’ve done this same routine a half-dozen times, conflicted between my desire to focus on the topic de jour (presence) […]

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Better Sleep: Twenty Tips to Help Get More Zzzzs


The Labor Day weekend signals the social end of summer: back to school, the closure of community swimming pools, a welcome return to routines, and the earth’s reminder that fall is coming soon. Here in Ohio, the leaves are beginning to fade, the temperatures are cooler, and the days are getting noticeably shorter. That earlier […]

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Gratitude for Lent

Gratitude Practice (Art by Vladmir Volegov)

If you want to create a life you love, then let me be straight with you: you are going to have to do the work to tend your life. Sometimes, the focus needs to be on your body or career, but you can’t leave out that thirsty mind of yours or that beautiful soul. If […]

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Bullet Journal Tips (And Why It’s Saving Me)

Tips for Using a Bullet Journal

You may have heard the buzz in productivity circles about a concept called a “Bullet Journal“. It’s a great approach:  to shift from multiple apps, devices, planners, calendars, and slips of paper to track everything in one place. From the habits you desire to build to tracking appointments. From remembering to journal  to noting what […]

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You Don’t Have to Settle

trophy wife by gerd miller

It won’t be long before Thanksgiving arrives, with thoughts of turkey and pumpkin pie. As we move into the month of November, we will be surrounded with thoughts of gratitude and the hashtag #blessed populating your Facebook and Instagram feeds. And, I am all about gratitude and counting your blessings. Gratitude can fuel your joy, […]

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Strength Train Your Most Precious Resource


It’s Your Attention. And you can strengthen it in just twenty-one minutes a day. When you decide that SOMETHING has got to change, no matter what that is, the process has to begin in your mind. And the gateway to your mind is to become more aware of what you focus on. Though in the […]

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Cultivating Gratitude This Season

Cultivate Gratitude This Season

As we move into the holiday season, it can be easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle. We worry about getting the best deals and buying enough presents for everyone; hosting the perfect holiday party; having a perfectly decorated home. There’s so much pressure to be commercially perfect that we forget […]

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Access Your Joy: Create a Gratitude Practice

A Gratitude Practice Helps You Be Joyful (By Vladmir Volegov)

When someone asks me what one thing they can do to shift their life, without needing to think, ponder, or ruminate in any way, I answer “Gratitude.” When a client asks me how to stay emotionally afloat during a crazy period of time, I tell them to do two things: their gratitude practice and weekly […]

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For Those Times When You Backslide


Creating a life you love is really about finding pleasure in the day-to-day living. To seek the gems in the midst of the craziness that sometimes accompanies us in this life. It also involves feeling the gamut of feelings. We focus on those sweet feelings, the joyful ones, the exhilarating ones. But in order to […]

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Getting Back to Gratitude


It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone makes a bigger show of talking about gratitude.  I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but gratitude isn’t just a dish served on Thanksgiving.  No, darling, an active gratitude practice can help you re-wire your brain and support you in creating a life that you love. […]

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