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Gratitude through COVID: How simplification grew a heart of gratitude

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Gratitude through COVID: How simplification grew a heart of gratitude

  Awakening through COVID How Simplification Grew a Grateful Heart   Regina Novak, Financial Coach and Health Educator My journey from stress, through silver lining, to moving forward well. To say that every day in quarantine was easy would be a lie. To say I didn’t consider trading in my daily cup of coffee for a big glass of wine, while trying to do virtual learning, would also be a lie. I am happy to report that I did resist the urge. If I told you there were days when I felt like I was going to lose my you...

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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

 Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity By Estefania Lopez, M.S.           As part of my own personal development I have recently taken several steps to prioritizing my own well-being. Perhaps the most impactful decision I made was to stop tolerating negative people in my life. This type of decision – “focusing on the positive” –receives a lot of attention in social media and is widely promoted. Every day it seems I come across at least one “good vibes” or “positive energy” post. However, I believe many people don’t truly understand the power of eliminating negativity from one’s...

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Soulful Distance or “Health Consciousness in a Time of Epidemics”

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Soulful Distance or “Health Consciousness in a Time of Epidemics”

Learn a diamond attitude from a group of resilience and health consciousness facilitators  By Joel Bennett, with Austina Reed, Bridget McMillion, Cathy Herndon, Cheryl Brown Merriwether, Cynthia Conigliaro, Desiree Reynolds, Felecia Johnson, Heidi Postupack, Janelle Baldwin, Janet Fouts, Jennifer Lange, Jocelyne Maurice, John Steakley, John Gaal, Laurie Krupski, Lisa Godenick, Lucy Hoblitzelle, Mary Lay, Michele Richardson, Michele Studer, Molly Sigman, Nancy Chabot, Rachel Kopke, Sandy Miller, Stephany Sherry, Trinity Faucett, Wendy Madson   Join these facilitators by getting your own certificate as a facilitator. Our next course with National Wellness Institute are ongoing and one starts soon (April, June, and August 2020 Training events) Learn more at bit.ly/THRIVER     Sign reads: “God Bless America -...

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Resilience of a First Generation Student: Five Lessons

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Resilience of a First Generation Student: Five Lessons

By Estefania Lopez, M.S. Candidate  First generation college students are often hardworking and adapt well to stress, but their well-being can suffer during the journey of adaptation. Learn and share five lessons from a first gen. I could talk endlessly about being a first-generation college student. While being a 'first gen' has shaped my identity and work, it has also been extremely difficult and intimidating. Through my own struggle with resilience, I have learned some lessons that I want to share. I hope these lessons not only resonate with first gen students but also with others as well.  Let’s start at my...

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The Quest for Spirituality and Health: Well-Being or Transcendence?

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The Quest for Spirituality and Health: Well-Being or Transcendence?

To be a warrior of spiritual health, thee must forge the swamp of silly definitions, fight the dragon of hypocrisy in health systems, scale the castle of spiritual transcendence and, once you find thyself in the tower of wholeness, wander through the shadows until thee finds the Holy Grail Many people believe the ultimate goal of our life’s journey lies in the meaningful fulfillment of some cherished value, accomplishment, realization, or legacy – whether in family, service, career, or one’s own private aspiration. Others think that these activities and aspirations are fleeting: what matters most is access to higher states...

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