How to Create Daily Affirmations (and Stick to Them)

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Have you heard the hype surrounding daily affirmations?Are you wondering what they are and why so many people swear by them?Are you completely confused about what we’re talking about?If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this post is for you! We could all use an extra dose of motivation, more positive self-talk, and a […]

Say “Hello” to Spring With These Non-Spring Cleaning Activities

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We’re almost there. The snow is starting to melt, the sun is peeking through, and you’re ready to pull those short-sleeve shirts from the back of your closet. For all you winter lovers, you’ll have to excuse our excitement because SPRING HAS (nearly) SPRUNG! If you’re as ready to welcome this fresh season as we are, we’ve got a list of fun activities to help you celebrate. (And we aren’t talking about spring […]

Generosity Changes the World (and You!)

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Is it better to give or to receive? As a kid, your answer probably would have been “receive” without even giving it a second thought. But as you’ve gotten older, you may have changed your mind on this. Why is that? Because you’ve realized that the way someone’s face lights up when you’ve done something kind for them is better than anything you could ever receive […]

Gratitude Matters

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You’ve heard it before: There is always something to show gratitude for (even in our last post!). Maybe you show your gratitude by simply saying, “thank you.” Or maybe you like to think outside the box and give others your time, perform random acts of kindness, or write a note to show you care. No matter how you express it, gratitude really […]

Combat Hard Times with Gratitude

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Is it gratitude that makes you happy? Or does happiness create gratitude? It’s probably not a concept you’ve given much thought to. You just know that when you’re happy, you’re happy, and when you’re not, you’re not. But how does gratitude factor into the equation? According to research from UC Davis Professor Robert Emmons Ph.D., people who […]

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

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You’ve heard the phrase again and again: Don’t sweat the small stuff. But you may have some questions … starting with, what constitutes “small stuff?” In short, this phrase refers to the minor inconveniences in our lives. You know, the ones that definitely won’t matter in 5 years (or maybe even 2 weeks), but you […]

Learning to Be Self-Reliant

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What does it mean to rely on yourself? Simply put, it means learning to be more independent. Relying on others is safe and comfortable, which is what makes it a gut reaction for so many people. But becoming self-reliant means putting your faith and complete trust in yourself—an important quality to master in life, but also one that takes some practice. So, where do we even begin? How do we learn […]

The Power of Positive News

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“Focus on the positive.” If you’re like most people, you’ve heard this cliché once or twice (or a million times). The unfortunate truth is that the world is full of negativity. In fact, it’s estimated that about 90% of all media news is negative. If negativity is what we’re constantly feeding our brains, it’s no […]

Break Boredom With a New Workout (there’s something new for everyone!)

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Are you stuck in a rut? Specifically, a fitness or workout rut? Maybe you’ve been going on the same walk around the block for the last few months, or you’ve done the same online yoga video one too many times. And maybe, you’ve gotten out of the habit of working out entirely! No matter your situation, today’s […]

National Parks & You—The Perfect Pair

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You heard it here, first. National Parks are the unsung heroes of the United States. What Makes National Parks Amazing?  It’s been a long year and we’ve all been cooped up inside. But, the weather is (kind of) shaping up toward summer, many restrictions are being lifted, and people are looking for an adventure!   Insert […]