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MAKING GOOD FRIENDS

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Friendships are extremely important for our well-being, on all levels. No matter one’s age or circumstances, it’s never too late to make new friends or reconnect with old ones. According to a HelpGuide article by Lawrence Robinson, Greg Boose, Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., having strong friendships: 

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TEN WORST HABITS FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

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According to Careers in Psychology, the following ten habits may be sabotaging your mental health and overall well-being. Stepping into a new year is a good time to assess any habits and patterns you may want to work on changing. 

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BENEFITS OF CREATIVITY

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Last week's blog introduced the idea of creativity and meditation. This week we'll look at what tapping into our creative selves on a regular basis can bring us. According to scientific research there are numerous benefits of being creative. 

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YOUR CREATIVE SELF AND MEDITATION

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According to Wikipedia, creativity is a phenomenon in which something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition, or a joke) or a physical object such as an invention, a literary work, or a painting.

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RETREAT

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A number of times in my life I have taken a few days, or even a week, to pray and reflect on my life. Before the birth of one of my children, I spent a weekend in a Catholic monastery. This revitalizing experience prepared me for tending to a new baby. After my divorce many years later, I heard of a sanctuary in another state, where Catholic nuns lived on the land. In the quiet and beauty of nature, people gathered to pray and meditate. I spent a week there in the solitude of a small cabin – taking walks to a nearby creek and enjoying Mother Nature surrounding me. It was an important time, and I returned to New Mexico energized with a number of ideas of how to make my life more internal and prayerful.

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