Monthly archives of “February 2020

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The Long Way Home, A Novel

I consider myself most fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend so much time with my Scandinavian family throughout the years – especially the older generation. I would listen for hours to their beautifully told tales of life in Norway and then how they… Read More

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Compassion is Contagious

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” John Holmes Compassion. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. Human affliction often encourages beautiful acts of compassion by people… Read More

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The Kindness Factor

There is little doubt that performing acts of kindness has a profound impact in the lives of others. What you might not be aware of is the many positive health benefits it provides, as well. Scientific research strongly suggests that kindness promotes better health physically… Read More

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Attitude of Gratitude

Take a moment to consider what it would be like if we expressed gratitude on a daily basis. Researchers say that such thankfulness would certainly be rewarded with better health. Is this true? Can a positive expression such as gratitude offer physical and mental benefits?… Read More

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Soul Food

“I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least–and it is commonly more than that, sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.” Henry David Thoreau