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5 Reasons to Hunt the Good Stuff During Adversity and Change Your Life adversity flourish gratitude hunt the good stuff positive growth resilience

Death, Taxes and Adversity

It is said that two things in life are certain: death and taxes.  Well, I’m going to add one more: adversity. We are either in the middle of a difficult...

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Finding Humor: Being Hairless During Breast Cancer Has It's Advantages adversity breast cancer giggle twin humor positive

My Cancer Diagnosis

 

When my oncologist explained my breast cancer diagnosis to me, my eyes glazed over from the medical terms and the chemo treatment information. Then I heard, "Laura, your...

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Uncover The One Thing You Already Possess To Conquer Change And Thrive decision making flourish overthinking resilience

Two Kinds of Change

 

Change can be good or change can be scary. 

Planned change can bring optimism and excitement from anticipation. When obstacles pop up, we can convert our excitement...

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Resilience 101: 7 Ways To Lose The Victim Mindset And Become A Victor decision making flourish hunt the good stuff positive growth

 

Victim vs. Victor

 

Someone who has a victim mindset feels as if they have no control over their circumstances. Life has it out for them so they can never catch a break. Someone or...

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Constructive Grieving Leads to Growth After A Loved One's Death breast cancer children faith positive growth resilience

What Is Constructive Grieving?

 

Most people are familiar with the five stages of grief developed by Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in the late 60s: denial, anger, bargaining, depression...

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Resilience 101: Ten Easy Ways To Experience Nature & Improve Wellbeing flourish gratitude positive growth resilience

Do You Spend Time in Nature?

 

Spending time in nature helps reduce anxiety, bolster physical health, and improve mental health and wellbeing. Nature escapes can include sitting on a park...

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Flourishing 101: Top 9 Ways To Live A No-Regrets Life choices flourish positive growth resilience

Are You Flourishing?

 

Flourishing takes a holistic approach to having a happy or good life. It encompasses positive emotions, activities, and life satisfaction that make people feel whole.

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Resilience 101: Stress Triggers and Coping Techniques choices critical thinking problem solving resilience

Stress Can Be Healthy?

 

Stress is a normal part of our life. Short-term stress can be healthy and a great motivator to get things done.

Long-term stress unrelieved can negatively impact your...

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4 Key Steps To Break A Goal Into Smaller Goals And Achieve Success adversity critical thinking positive growth problem solving

How Do You Stay Motivated To Reach Your Goals?

I am highly motivated on Mondays. In fact I call it Motivational Monday or Magical Monday because anything can happen. On Motivational Monday, I can...

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Resilience 101: How To Laugh Away Your Stress During Challenges adversity choices humor positive growth resilience

Why We're Called The Giggle Twins

Growing up, my twin sister Lucy and I were always asked if we could read each others mind. People thought we could because we could give the other a look or say a...

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7 Reasons Why Volunteering Benefits Health And Builds Resilience choices gratitude positive growth resilience

Why Is Volunteering Important?

 

Volunteering has many benefits such as feeling more socially connected, which keeps loneliness and depression away.

Studies have shown that adults over the age...

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Resilience 101: 6 Steps to Improve Your People-Picking Skills boundaries critical thinking positive resilience

How Are Your People-Picking Skills?

 

Are you able to read people when you first meet them?

Do you get taken advantage of often? Why?

Do you find yourself attracted to charming extroverts even...

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