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Crafting a Life Full of Meaning

Gioia–Be You When we work with caregivers and therapists, we often find that when they bring up meaning in life as an aspect of happiness that their eyes really light up. Just last month, as we spoke to the staff

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Rebecca Wilkinson, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Getting Clear on Your Core Values

Rebecca–Love of People “When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” Roy Disney Seems pretty straightforward–we assume we know what our values are, right?!  But when we propose this activity in our workshops and groups, it often

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Rebecca Wilkinson, ATR-BC, LCPAT

Burned Out or Filled Up?

Rebecca–Light in the Darkness Gioia and I were talking about ways to manage burn out and got intrigued by the evocative nature of that descriptor–burn out. The expression evokes all sorts of visual images: a flame sputtering and then extinguishing,

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Low-Key Joy

Rebecca–Rising Sun When we work with people in substance abuse recovery, we focus on identifying positive emotions they’d want to experience if their recovery from addiction goes as well as it possibly could. Using this “fake it ’til you make

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Rebecca Wilkinson, ATR-BC, LCPAT

art with a lower case “a”

Rebecca–Doodling Notes from Lecture Art is intimidating. Although children usually make art spontaneously, most of us stopped doing art in our early teens.   Unless you identify with being an Artist with a capital “A,” art may be something that you

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Ubuntu–The Universal Bond that Connects Us All

Rebecca–Feeling Generous Gioia found a new word the other day: Ubuntu.  Apparently Ubuntu is a Zulu term for compassion and humanity, or human kindness.  It means, literally, “human-ness.” She had been looking for a way to describe what she and

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