In My Own Words

© Joyce Jacobson As a teenager, I wrote in secret, finding it difficult to put my work out there in classes or workshops. If I could not write honestly, I would not write. I was closeted at work, with family, friends and neighbors. But a closet is too dark a place for writing, though from time to time I used a flashlight, or hid my...

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Be Kind To Yourself and Others

Here’s Something New to Feel Good About Today! Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama Do you ever use critical, judgmental or harsh words with yourself? Consider it time for a positive change. Today try speaking to yourself with only uplifting and empowering words. In time I think you’ll see that...

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To Love Yourself, Get Enough Sleep

Here’s Something New to Feel Good About Today! Life is too short to sleep on low thread-count sheets. ~Leah Stussy If you love and care for yourself, you’ll make sure you get enough sleep. Are you one of those people that think you function fine on just 4-5 hours of sleep? Maybe you feel you just don’t have the time to...

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Promise Yourself More Optimism

Here’s Something New to Feel Good About Today! I found this writing and shared it on my blog a few months ago. I think it’s important enough to re-post as a reminder to myself that optimistic thinking and behaviors make an extraordinary difference in my life. They can make a powerful difference for you too. I love this...

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True Colors

My Irish Grandmother was small of stature, with pearly white hair, defined cheek bones and sparkling hazel eyes. She dressed as if expecting someone important to drop by, replete with silk scarf, brooch and white gloves.

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Know Yourself, Believe In Yourself

Here’s Something New To Feel Good About Today! “Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.” ~Robert Collier “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” ~Mary...

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