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November Writing Challenge: Thank-You Note

The Writing Cooperative’s 2018 Writing Challenge Show your gratitude Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Let’s start with an exercise… Grab a piece of paper (a Post-it, napkin, or back of an envelope will work) and a pen or pencil. This exercise will take 5 minutes, so look at the clock
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gratitude, life, life-lessons, personal-development, self-improvement

“Where your attention goes, energy flows and results show” — In praise of the Reticular Activating…

“Where your attention goes, energy flows and results show” — In praise of the Reticular Activating System What do you see? (Photo by Jose A.Thompson on Unsplash) If I could share one tip with anyone wanting to improve their life and feel better about themselves, it would be to recognise the immense
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gratitude, language, learning, words, writing-tips

Words You Have Taught Me — Oct 2018

Words You Have Taught Me — Oct 2018 definitely not a Columbus Day listicle source, edited using PhotoMania by Joe Váradi The latest in literary lingo, journalist jargon, author’s argot and pencil pusher pidgin that I soaked up here since the last time we did this … This installment draws on several of the 10 Things
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gratitude, life, life-lessons, personal-development, self-improvement

The practice of empathy: Focusing more on We, and less on Me

Better Together (Credit: Helena Lopes) It’s never too late to re-learn the things you thought you knew already. In recent years I’ve experienced the immense power arising from a more complete and conscious practice of gratitude in my life. I’ve always considered myself lucky, fortunate and blessed to have what I have
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