Blog: Your Feel-Good Toolbox

Three Little Words Will Change Everything

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It's so important to be aware of our language and how we say something. Here's a quick, feel-good tip borrowed from NY Times best-selling author Pam Grout. 

When you catch yourself saying something negative about yourself, turn those statements around by adding "up until now" to the end. For example, someone might say, "I'm having a hard time with ______ (fill in the blank)." Change it up by quickly adding "Up until now" to the end. Now the statement is, "I'm having a hard time with _____, up until now." Try it. Think of something you've convinced yourself you're having difficulty with and add that little phrase to the end of the statement. Doesn't that tiny shift in perspective give you a wonderful sense of possibility?

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I Could Have Kissed That Girl!

A practitioner and I were sitting together at an event, chatting with a 9-year-old girl who was waiting while her mom had a session. I left the conversation for a bit to help a guest and when I turned back I heard the practitioner saying something about how girls were different from boys."I'm telling her [...]

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What's Your Word?

"There's a word meant for you. When you find it, live it, and share it . . .your life will become more exciting and purposeful than ever."  - Dan BrittonWe know words are powerful. They have the power to inspire, encourage, heal, appreciate, and create possibilities. That's why I love having words all over the place and why I used [...]

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Honoring the McDonald's Folks

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of  which have the potential to turn a life around."   - Leo Buscaglia   I love McDonald's iced tea. Ever since I gave up drinking Diet Pepsi, and now only drink tea or water, I have [...]

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