Nesting

During this challenging period, many people are at home more. Some of us are working at home on Zoom, some of us are home with young children, and some are simply home because there are fewer places to safely or comfortably go right now. How does one make the most of one’s situation? Having a…
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Savoring

As the holidays approach, and as we continue to go through challenging times, it is a good time for us to focus our attention on positive emotions and experiences. In the field of Positive Psychology there is discussion regarding how to increase the duration, intensity and appreciation of positive emotions and experiences. This practice enhances…
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Transitions

This time is a period of transition for all of us. We are adjusting to new norms in the society, to new behaviors and expectations. Some of us have gone through major changes in terms of our work, homes, family or social lives. These changes may have included difficult experiences and losses. It is important…
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Increasing Happiness

We have all been through a difficult year. Summer can be a time for rest and restoration and engaging in pleasurable activities. In his book, Authentic Happiness, Martin Seligman discusses the importance of enjoying experiences of the senses in order to enhance happiness. He suggests as one idea, that we arrange a special day for…
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