Tag Archives: Chicken Soup for the Soul

The healing power of appreciation

  Everyone loves to be appreciated – to have their good qualities recognized. The blog Little Things Matter, recognizing the importance and health-giving power of appreciation, wrote, “When you express your approval or gratitude by showing your appreciation for something … Continue reading

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And the winner is…YOU!

From the Golden Globes to the Grammys and Oscars, this is the season when Hollywood’s elite are dressing up, walking down the red carpet, and making acceptance speeches.  Nominees know a win can enhance their career, and bring them much … Continue reading

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Give someone a hug today!

  “Don’t bug me, hug me!” the bumper sticker said. Family therapist, Virginia Satir, used to say, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for … Continue reading

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“My religion is kindness”

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness,” once stated the Dalai Lama. There are many reasons to be kind to others – including health benefits. According to recent studies, there are many mental and physical health benefits supplied … Continue reading

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Who you are makes a difference

  Adults, especially men, who engage in arguments with others are more than twice as likely to die at a relatively young age compared to those who rarely fight, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and … Continue reading

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The healing power of appreciation

It is important to know that we have made a difference in someone’s life, and also to be appreciated for the individual we are.  Philosopher William James wrote, “The deepest principle of human nature is a craving to be appreciated.” … Continue reading

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Back to school and finding a friend

  Yesterday was the first day of school in Naperville.  I wish a very happy school year to all the students, teachers and administrators. I’d like to share this story that has inspired me for many years.  It comes from … Continue reading

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