Try these suggestions to increase thankfulness

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When you’re kind and forgive people, your relationship health and happy hormones skyrocket. Here’s why and how to ignite thankfulness.

Kindness

Acts of generosity and kindness boost morale and make us want to increase compassionate behavior.

Unconditional kindness is a loving quality that offers acceptance. It expects nothing in return, is unrestricted, and extends to everyone we meet.

We tend to offer kindness to close family and friends and withhold it from people we don’t know well. But we could expand our thoughtfulness to everyone. The result would be greater joy all round.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness frees us from blame and condemnation. When…


Your confidence and self-image will improve, and you won’t feel slighted by negative people anymore

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It might seem like your frame of mind runs on autopilot. You don’t choose your mood. It chooses you. Self-nurture, though, sending the message you are valuable to your brain, and you’ll gain control. The more self-nourishment you receive, the more brain connections you create to reinforce wellbeing, and your self-esteem grows.

Consider how you would tend a beloved plant. No doubt, you would ensure it was well-fed and watered, and received plenty of natural light. You’d fulfill its needs. But do you take as much care of yourself as you would that plant?

Tending yourself involves self-care behaviors, and…


My poetry eBook is finally complete!

Poetry eBook poster of rabbits, a bumble bee, a fox, and Bridget Webber’s writing quill, announcing her nature poem book.
Poetry eBook poster of rabbits, a bumble bee, a fox, and Bridget Webber’s writing quill, announcing her nature poem book.
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After a long time sifting through my poems, both old and new, I’ve put 100 together as an eBook.

Nature Poems to Warm the Heart and Nurture the Soul

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Nature Poems to Warm the Heart and Nurture the Soul contains 100 poetic verses to help you relax amid natural wonders. From ‘Polar Bear Nights,’ where ice-stars clink and jostle for space in the cosmos, to ‘Spring’s Song,’ where ‘birds sing the plough deep,’ Chapter One transports readers through the seasons.

The ocean and the shoreline take precedence in Chapter Two, which invites you to dive into…


Poems let us glimpse what we have no words, delivered in the usual way, to express

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Illuminating. Wise and adventurous. These are just a few words to describe poetry’s potential. But there’s a problem. Part, the larger part, of society is poetry-blind due to lack of familiarity with modern verse. If only poetry had a wider platform, as much as other genres, it would enjoy popularity.

The works of those poets of old sound stuffy to many young ears. It’s mostly as you age you might appreciate them. And of course, you must be exposed to them before you can judge them with any wisdom. …


Give yourself permission to be joyful now

Groucho Marx

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” Groucho Marx.

Groucho Marx had a point. All you have is this day. You don’t know if you’ll have tomorrow or what the future will bring. But you have a choice about whether you look for happiness in every moment rather than wait.

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.” G M

Are…


As a bonus, you’ll learn something super-important at the same time

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Can you recall a time when someone gave you their complete attention? They really listened when you spoke. And they noticed your body language and used emotional intelligence. They understood you better than most other people. The result was you felt cherished. It was as though you were a parched plant that finally got watered.

You spread your leaves and bathed in the sun’s warmth. Or, in this case, you bathed in the warmth of being recognized. When we are acknowledged with intention this way, we can’t help but grow. …


If you care so much you over worry, take a break now and then

Man caring too much having a problem.
Man caring too much having a problem.
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We need to care about the biggest things in life. It’s wise to care about the planet, other people, and other important matters, for instance. But sometimes you might care too much about the little things that, without added attention, need not have much impact on your life or turn into problems.

Many people find themselves in an emotional state of over care at present. Not necessarily about massive issues. They are wound up and over stressed about the little aspects of life that soon dissipate when left alone.

When you give an event, either from the past or an…


Saying no need not be as hard as you think

Man learns how to say no
Man learns how to say no
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Sometimes, you’re asked to do things you prefer not to do. People can be demanding. They have one-track minds: They want your attention, time, or something else from you. But you’re busy, overstretched, or want to do something else like relax.

Awareness about these factors will help you to say no

•What it’s like when you don’t know how to say no

•Times when it’s smart to say no

•Why you don’t say no

•How to increase your confidence to say no

•Recognize whether a relationship is valuable

•Setting boundaries

•How to say no politely

•How to say no to demanding people

What it’s like when you don’t know how to say no

If your sense of self is healthy, and…


You can look after your wellbeing and make sure you thrive, no matter what changes you face

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We never know the future. Events even take fortunetellers by surprise, and right now, we’re experiencing a shared uncertainty about what’s coming. As the post-pandemic world emerges, inch by inch, we’re left to ponder various questions. Many of which evoke fear.

When can we get back to normal?

Does normal even exist anymore?

What will the new world be like?

Will we ever enjoy the intimacy and spontaneity we had before COVID-19 took over?

And there are plenty of other uncertainties, too. It’s no wonder the majority of people are shaky about the next steps they will take. They don’t…

Bridget Webber

Independent content creator, ghostwriter, author https://tinyurl.com/y2cgqhgv mental health advocate, and poet. bridgetwebbber@outlook.com

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