Rebecca’s cousin Melissa decided to foster the art of letter writing with her kids, Cooper and Samantha, to give them a handcrafted way to connect with friends and family. She is having them choose someone each week that they want to reach out to and Rebecca was lucky to be Samantha’s first recipient, getting not only a letter but a …

05/20 Making and Delivering Handcrafted Messages Click to Read Post »

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May 2019 Last month, we talked about the negativity bias and the “Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions.”  The Broaden and Build Theory refers to the broadening effect that positive emotions and experiences have on what we perceive about ourselves and our lives.  When we are feeling better we not only notice more of what is happening in and …

05/19 Micro-Moments of Positivity Click to Read Post »

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August 2018 Summer is over and so ends our youth series. We thank Tabitha, Gioia’s 18 year old daughter, for reminding us how easy it is to not only take the people that we care about for granted but to sometimes not treat them as well as they deserve. We also thank Annabel, Gioia’s 16 year-old daughter, for revealing her …

08/18 Out of the Mouth of Babes Click to Read Post »

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February 2018 Barbara Fredrickson, one of our favorite psychologists and author of Love 2.0, provocatively asks “What if everything we know about love is wrong?” We like featuring her work in February because Valentine’s Day triggers so many preconceived expectations about love. These are usually associated with romantic love, with a connection that we believe can only be fulfilled by …

02/18 Everything You Know About Love Is Wrong Click to Read Post »

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