Tag Archives: happy

Beyond 101: Go on a wellness vacation

For many, many years, I have fantasized about going on a spa vacation somewhere.  Spending a week or so sitting on a chaise in a plush white robe, getting my feet massaged while eating bon bons, looking at gorgeous views while … Continue reading

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Puppy love

I participate in a meditation community where members share brief stories via email about how their practice is going.  It’s a way for the individual doing the sharing to delve deeper into his/her practice, and a way for people receiving … Continue reading

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#38: Visit the American Swedish Institute (a Minnesota Historic Site)

For the past several years, all the adults on my husband’s side of our family have opted to follow a name exchange program to facilitate Christmas gift-giving.  For 2012 my husband’s younger brother drew my name, and consulted my husband … Continue reading

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#9: Go to a Twins game

One of my husband’s primary interests is sports. He plays with organized athletic teams multiple nights every week, and watches hundreds of hours of professional sports on television every year. Often times, my sweetie will be sitting in the living … Continue reading

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A conversation overheard

At the grocery store this morning, I saw a 2-year-old boy race through down the produce aisle, spy a yellow summer squash, grab it, and excited yell to his mom, “na-NA-na!” while waving the vegetable at her. She calmly corrected … Continue reading

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The J’s have it

In Outlook, sometimes symbols get mis-translated as a message is sent from one user to another.  In particular, the smile emoticon [ 🙂 ] sometimes gets changed into the letter “J”.  I therefore find it fitting that over the course … Continue reading

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Smile variables

In the early days of psychology (which is a very young science – only 133 years old), humans were thought to be born tabula rasa, or ‘blank slates’.  Scientific wisdom of the day stated that babies were born with brains … Continue reading

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