How to use rituals to get closer to the people you care about

Jan 4, 2019 / Carly Alaimo Raúl Soria By turning our get-togethers with friends into regular events, we can build the kinds of connections that will sustain us, says life coach Baya Voce. Every weekday for the month of January, TED Ideas will publish a new post in a series called “How to Be a Better Human,” containing a helpful piece of advice from a speaker in the TED community. With all the “must dos” (work, pets, kids, home repairs, doctors’ visits) and “should dos” (eat right, sleep enough, check in with family, exercise) in our lives, there’s often little room for anything else. But what tends to fall between the cracks is everyone who doesn’t fall into those categories — like our friends and neighbors. Why does this matter? “People who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to community, are happier, they’re physically healthier, and they live longer than people who are less well connected,” says psychiatrist Robert Waldinger — who directs the longest-running study on wellbeing and adult development at Harvard University — in his TED talk. Instead of thinking of socializing as skippable, try to view it as an essential and energizing part of your life. Life coach and event producer Baya Vocesuggests making a ritual out of get-togethers, something she calls “a powerful tool for connection.” Here’s how Voce and her friends do this: “For me and my girlfriends, our couches act as the metaphorical fire that we gather around. Every Monday […]

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Friday Quote

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” —Josh Billings (a.k.a. Henry Wheeler Shaw; humorist and lecturer)   “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole ―Otto von Bismarck (1st Chancellor of Germany)   “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love […]

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Favorite Socks Challenge

  Daniel from http://www.retunrofdragons@wordpress.com has challenged all to show their favorite socks. This is a challenge I can take on and hope you will take part. Show your favorite socks. The rules are easy, link your post on http://www.returnofdragons.wordpress.com. A panel of WP followers will judge and let us know who has the coolest socks! These  are Smart Wool long […]

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#WATWB Steph Curry Responds To Girl’s Letter

Steph Curry Responds To Girl’s Letter About Why His Shoes Do Not Come In Girls Sizes November 30, 2018 A 9-year-old girl wrote a letter to NBA star Steph Curry pointing out that his shoes do not come in girl sizes, and not only did Curry respond, he made a change. Riley Morrison wrote in her letter that she’s a big fan of the Golden State Warriors point guard and she wanted a pair of Icon Curry 5 sneakers, but when she visited the Under Armour website to buy them, she didn’t see them listed under the girls’ section. “Dear Mr. Stephen Curry, My name is Riley (just like your daughter), I’m 9 years old from Napa, California. I am a big fan of yours. I enjoy going to Warriors games with my dad. I asked my dad to buy me the new Curry 5s, because I’m starting a new basketball season. My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5s for sale under the girls section. However, they did have them for sale under the boys section, even to customize. I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5s, too. Sincerely,Riley Morrison” On Thursday, Steph Curry tweeted the handwritten note […]

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On This Day October 18, 2018

On this day October 18, 2018   I thought about you, how awesome you are, how you help me even on your worst days. Thank you for offering support, the kindest comments and honesty. You’ve made a positive impact on my life and attitude. Thank you for following me, sharing your life, sharing your story, most importantly growing together. M

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What do you think of this Theme Mix

I am having trouble getting comfortable with this theme. The post run together on front page, the header selections don’t seem to fit, the background color looks dull. Why can’t I find a bright white background? Do I need to learn the programming codes to accomplish that? Do I have to many widgets making the page to busy? Anything that […]

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Nominated For Sunshine Award From Two Besties

The Sunshine Award comes to me from two close friends Danica Piche http://www.livingabeautifullife@wordpress.com and Robert M. Goldstein http://robertmgoldstein.com. They are so special I took my No Awards sign down to participate. The sign is back up, I forgot how much work these are. The rules are: Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award and link to their blog. Thank you Danica and Robert, surprised I accepting the award? List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo in your post. Answer the 11 Questions asked of you. Write a new list of 11 Questions for your Nominees Nominate 11 Bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award Many of the blogs on the list of nominees are award free blogs so those bloggers will know I’m thinking of them.  For those of who accept the award I hope you’ll find my questions interesting or crazy! I’M USING ROBERT’S QUESTIONS SINCE HIS AWARD CAME IN FIRST. I STILL LOVE YOU DANICA, OF COURSE HEDGEHOG TOO. Why do you blog? Blogging started as a way to help grieve my Granny as time went on I wanted to share what I had learned as a caregiver. The rest they say is history. What most frustrates you about blogging?  When I’m to sick to write or write anyway and its complete gibberish. What do you enjoy most about blogging? Learning, meeting people from every corner of the globe, feedback and helping others. Blogging also fulfills my 6th […]

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