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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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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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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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5 Tips to Cultivate Positive Emotions and Strengthen Your Resilience choices hunt the good stuff positive growth resilience

Do You Greet A New Day With A Smile Or A Grunt?

Since I moved in with my twin sister Lucy after my divorce, we have developed our morning routine of grunting at each other while pouring our coffee....

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5 Tips to Discover Your Superpowers and Uncover Opportunities adversity positive growth problem solving resilience

What Are Your Superpowers?

Do you know what your Superpowers are? You can have more than one. They are your strengths that give you confidence to push aside fear and tackle the obstacles in front...

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Escaping Reality: Destructive Behavior Isn't The Answer To Emptiness adversity choices decision making pain vs suffering positive growth

Escaping Reality

Escaping reality is a quick and easy way of avoiding a problem or making difficult decisions that one doesn't want to deal with. 

Escapism can also be a dependency on...

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How To Feel Your Fear Of Moving On After Adversity And Do It Anyway adversity choices overthinking positive growth resilience

What If I Fail? But What If You Succeed!

Fear can be paralyzing. Fear of heights, fear of snakes, fear of public speaking, fear of the unknown, and especially fear of failure.  These are just...

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