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Gratitude Journals: How a daily dose of thanks can lead to happiness.

  The power of prayer may be scientific, after all. A Time Magazine article about neuroscience quotes the book The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time, “One powerful effect of gratitude is that it can boost serotonin. Trying to think of things you are grateful for forces you to focus on the positive aspects of


Speed Clean: The Lazy Girl’s Laundry Basket Method of Decluttering a House in 15 Minutes.

I am simultaneously a messy person that can’t stand a mess. It’s like I have partial OCD – the part that sends loud fire alarms that shriek “alert!! alert!! that item is out of place!!” in my head when something is not as it should be – but I lack the part that makes me put things back where they belong each time. So, I clutter


Five Facts for you this Friday.

In an effort to be less jejune, I’m starting a new series – a twist on the Friday five. Rather than things I currently like, I’m going to state just facts I find interesting. Here’s my challenge: there will be no opinion. Just facts, with links to interesting articles. I hope you enjoy. Five Facts. Jejune is an adjective with three meanings: 1) “without interest or

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