Deanna Pledge, Ph.D.

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Thankfulness in Everyday Life

November 29, 2016

Tags: thankfulness, mindfulness, anxiety, stress management

Now that we have officially recovered from Thanksgiving, itís time to settle back into normal routines. I would like to challenge you to include extending the themes of simple gratitude and thankfulness for the people and pleasures of daily life as part of your routine. What did you find yourself feeling thankful about during the recent holidays?

Although uncertainty abounds in our lives, how you choose to focus your attention can help you manage anxiety and uncertainty. (more…)

September 22, 2011

Tags: resiliency, optimism, mindfulness, nature, simple pleasures

Look for the wonder in daily lifeÖ

Fall is just beginning to show its beautiful colors in my neighborhood. A majestic tri-colored maple leaf invited me to stop and enjoy the season for just a moment this morning. The air was crisp and just a little cool Ė perfect Iím told to spark those magical changes in the color of the leaves. (more…)