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Mapping Your Assets by Rochelle Melander

When we recognize and appreciate our assets, we transform our thinking. Instead of seeing needs and deficiencies, we see gifts and strengths. We transform negatives into positives. We see our cup as half-full. —Luther Snow (The Power of Asset Mapping … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: The Jar by Rochelle Melander

Just as the year was ending, I saw this on Facebook: “This January, why not start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about the good things that happen. Then on New Year’s Eve, empty it … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude by Rochelle Melander

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. —Steve Maraboli This past month I’ve spent three afternoons at two city libraries teaching children to write gratitude letters. We’ve used lots of paper as we’ve mind-mapped gratitude. Between all three sessions, … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude

I’m a big fan of the book, Thanks: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons. Professor Emmons and his colleague Professor Mike McCullough have conducted many gratitude studies. They first looked at the effects of gratitude … Continue reading

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Write2Transform: Gratitude by Rochelle Melander

We’ve had a challenging week. My son and I have had a stomach virus. The weather has reminded me more of November than May. And today, right after I wrote and published a brilliant blog post (you’ll have to trust … Continue reading

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