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Recovery gift ideas to prevent feelings of isolation

Recovery gift ideas to prevent feelings of isolation

As I lay here, two weeks into my foot surgery recovery, I’m thinking about the many types of recovery—post-surgery, cancer, addiction, mental health—and how each of them can result in a similar feeling: isolation. If we can’t be in person with our loved ones or coworkers who are recovering, there are gifts and gestures that can make them feel less alone, like a handwritten note or a care package. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas to help prevent feelings of isolation.

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5 visualizations to help calm your nervous system

5 visualizations to help calm your nervous system

I’ve been reading a book from the 1890s called, “The Technique of Rest” and this quote really hit home: “She lives in a perpetual sense of not being able to draw one full breath.” Do you ever feel this way? It’s why my word of the year this year is “breathe” and why I’m writing this blog post today. We can all benefit from ways to calm our nervous systems. Read this blog post for five mini meditations or visualizations to help you take a full, deep breath and remember that you can experience serenity through your own imagination.

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How to show love on Valentine’s Day for less than $1.00

How to show love on Valentine’s Day for less than $1.00
Sometimes people will say that Valentine’s Day was created by greeting card companies just to make money. But the first mention of Valentine’s Day was actually in one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s poems from the 1380’s—over 500 years before Hallmark existed. In fact, way before manufactured cards and boxes of chocolate, people exchanged poems, love letters, and handmade cards for virtually no money at all. Read how to show your love on Valentine's Day for less than $1.00. Continue reading

How to choose a word for the new year (with 25 suggestions)

How to choose a word for the new year (with 25 suggestions)
As one year comes to an end and another begins, many of us put forth our New Year’s resolutions. Instead of making a resolution that puts on a lot of pressure, I like to choose a word or mantra that will help me live with better intentions for the year. But how do you choose a word that's right for you? Learn how in this blog post (with 25 suggestions for you!)... Continue reading
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