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It is said that home is a feeling, not a place. But for many of us, the house we grew up in occupies sacred ground in our hearts. No matter how old we are or how many miles away we live, it still feels like home. We may feel “at home” in a number of […]

Is Home a Feeling or a Place?

Cultivate Connections, Navigate Anxiety

I probably say “thank you” at least 50 times a day. It’s not because I have excessive amounts of gratitude; it’s an automatic response. As a small child I was trained to say thank you, and it stuck. So here I am today, saying thank you for everything and anything – to the waiter who forgot my […]

Gratitude is a Verb

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There is a recurring theme in most of what we say. Studies show that hands down, our favorite topic of communication is, you guessed it, ourselves. As Scientific American asked and answered: Why, in a world full of ideas to discover, develop and discuss, do people spend the majority of their time talking about themselves? Research suggests a simple explanation: because […]

Why You Need to Stop Talking About Yourself

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According to Aristotle, there are three kinds of friendship. The first is strategic—both people get something out of it. The second type of friendship is pleasurable—these friends have fun together and provide good company. While useful and enjoyable, these friendships function only when both people are getting what they want from the other. The third […]

Why Is Making Friends As An Adult Difficult?

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Shark Week

William Winram is a record-holding free diver (no cage, no breathing apparatus) and a chance encounter with a shark over 25 years ago changed his life for the better. He was spearfishing for his dinner 800 meters offshore when he felt something to his right. That something was a tiger shark, and he was petrified […]

How To Conquer Fear From A Man Who Swims With Sharks

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