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My #PosPsych5

I’m getting excited now about attending Dr. Jo Mitchell’s talk on her top five positive psychology ideas and inspirations. I’ve heard her talk before and quite frankly she’s captivating. 875 more words

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World Peace Day, pole dancing and unbranded calves

I woke up on World Peace Day to the sound of the Cape Town Marathon starting off in Green Point in Cape Town. Opening the curtain and staring up at the bluest of skies I felt really happy to be home again after 4 months away. 574 more words



Would you accept a Free hug from a stranger in Paris?  Well this is exactly what I found myself roped into by my friend Muriel,  on a recent visit to Paris along with Inga “the introvert” who initially came along as the photographer, but soon found herself with arms outstretched smiling at strangers and inviting them for a hug.. 819 more words


Pragati, Lexi and Jane

After a very successful first approach, we were still a little bit shaken and nervous. It had been a few days since we met Don and Chris, so the adrenalin had definitely ran out. 277 more words


My Favorite Moment from NYC, Part 2.

I’ve already told you about the Hug Heard Round the World, one of the simplest but most impactful moments in my life. 

When I was thinking about it afterwards, I realized that there were plenty of other simple moments that made a huge impact in my life. 379 more words

Free Hugs at the Farmer's Market

Over the weekend I went to the local Farmer’s Market with my “Free Hugs” sign to spread some love. Though I’ve done Free Hugs many times before, it has always been with other people from my Southern Maine Random Acts of Kindness meetup group. 1,547 more words