Check out this excellent article on developing practical and effective skills that truly affect quality of life. Click on the link below to access the article. And remember, it takes 6 weeks to develop a new habit, so pick one (or two) skills to work on for a few weeks then add on skills (one or two at a time) when you feel ready! https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/06/10-skills-that-are-hard-to-learn-but-pay-off-forever/?utm_content=buffer8f83e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
No matter what tradition you are celebrating, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle this time of year. This link to an article by Ed Halliwell gives you five ways to slow down and appreciate what's going on around you. Click on the link to open the article: http://www.mindful.org/mindful-voices/the-examined-life/five-ways-to-slow-down-and-appreciate-the-season
Hidden Power of Everyday experiences: Anchoring those feel good moments in a simple, yet powerful way - Rick Hanson @ Tedxmarin
Ever wondered why it's so easy to remember what "doesn't work" about your day? And wanted a concrete way to anchor and hold on to those feel good moments that help us to cope with life, including coping with the hard things? Just posted a new TEDX talk by neuropsychologist Rick Hanson for a quick. easy, and effective way to do just that....and challenge yourself to practice once a day for a week, and see what happens. Check it out by clicking the TED Talks Educational Video link to the left of this blog.
grateful160: The gratitude APP
Check out grateful160.com, an online gratitude journal that sends you a text or email (you choose) up to four times a day as a little "nudge" to pause, reflect and notice a gratitude, appreciation, a positive, a "thankful for" etc....and then you reply with what you notice (via text or email). Your reply is stored as an online gratitude journal for you - and once a week, you are sent (text or email) a summary of what you were grateful for that week. Feedback from folks I know using grateful160 is that it's really useful, both to notice in the moment and to be reminded weekly of the gratitudes experienced. For folks wanting to build more positives in their lives - gratefulo160 makes it a little easier! Here's a link to the website: www.grateful160.com.