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The fun of having Independence

Independence is liberating. In fact, the two go hand in hand so well that America was practically built on the concept. Lady Liberty has stood tall as an independent woman for over 200 years and she’s still going strong. We could all do well to take a note from her and embrace independence at its finest if we learn the benefits of being on our own. But independence isn’t about being single, it’s about relying on yourself and being alone without feeling lonely. 1. They know how to spend time alone in a constructive manner Too often, when we have a large chunk of free time and nobody to spend it with, we find ourselves binge-watching Netflix or grazing through the fridge. But a self-determined person doesn’t wait for somebody to makes plans with them. They have a strong sense of self and know the beauty of having a day off. They will plan a solo beach trip or indulge in a new cooking...

Our Footprints

Have you ever met someone that left a lasting footprint on who they were? Whether it was good or perhaps a not so good impression, their footprint remained nonetheless in your head or even on your heart. Here are 6 things to think about on how to leave a good impression. Pay small attentions: Paying attention is an act of love, but please don’t think I’m getting all mushy. Even tho paying attention to birthdays and anniversaries with your partner or spouse can get you possible points, the love I’m referring to is acting in a way that develops warm and personal attachments for a friend, relative or others. Notice and comment on what is pleasant or unique about others. Give the gift of attention. You’ll be surprised how “attention with good intention” makes others feel good . Smile a lot: Be a smile millionaire. The best value you can “ring...

Savoring moments in your life comes with added health benefits!

Noticing specific qualities or characteristics that a person, place or thing exhibits, is savoring.  It’s a more focused way of paying attention to what is good and pleasant in any given moment. “To give oneself to the enjoyment of” is one definition of savoring. The following inspirational quote, “Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.” has been attributed to a variety of inspirational creators . Regardless of who coined it tho, it pretty much sums up the art of savoring everyday moments. Why would anyone want to savor? Most people are busy trying to juggle work, family and an assortment of other choices they try to fit into their lives. Adding in another “take notice of” may seem like more effort. Savoring doesn’t lessen our load however, it makes our load more enjoyable.  It has the...

Should adults make time for play?

When adults think of play time, they usually think of it as an activity only for kids. In our fast paced over booked modern lives, many of us focus so heavily on work and family commitments that we never make time for simple fun! Yes, play time is essential for a child’s development, but it can be an essential source of relaxation and stimulation for people of all ages! Play can add joy to life, relieve stress, jumpstart learning, connect you to others, fuel your imagination and even release endorphins (the body’s natural feel good chemicals). Finding time to play can also help add creativity to things like work, relationships and solving everyday problems. For studies on adult fun check out this link: http://www.alive.com/health/adult-play/ So what exactly is play and how can we begin the process? In her article titled: “20 Positively Silly Things to Do to Reduce...