Tag Archives forHappiness

Three Good Things

Sharing three good things with each other during daily family sharing is a great way to connect AND grow gratitude. It’s simple. During sharing time, each person shares three good things that happened in their day OR three things they’re grateful for. This gratitude exercise (when written down) has been proven to reduce depression symptoms.…

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Connection Tip #2: Start a Daily Family Sharing Habit

“Just like at camp, connections are the result of intentionally chosen, day-to-day family habits that create feelings of warmth and belonging.”​ –Happy Campers Secret #1: Connection Comes First One of my favorite connection tips (besides unplugging) is having a daily family sharing habit. I’ve honed my ideas on this topic over many years of practice around…

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Highs, Lows, and Buffaloes

What do kids choose to share about their friendships, camp experiences, time at school, and other life experiences? Sometimes, not much. An activity we do during nightly campfires at camp is an excellent way to get kids to share, and it’s also an easy family sharing habit that leads to better communication and connection. Highs…

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Ep. 146: How are you doing? A Mid-year Check-in

Show Notes My family’s favorite word to use is ‘unprecedented,’ because everything is unprecedented this year. We try to use the word as much as possible. -Audrey Hi Friends, How are you doing? I mean, how are you really doing? Many of us – kids and adults alike – are really struggling right now – physically, emotionally,…

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31 Days of Happiness Hacks

In October, 2016, I did a 31 day writing challenge. The result was this compilation of 31 Days of Happiness Hacks. I still refer back to the hacks, which are never outdated. This morning when I flipped to October in my calendar, I got the same satisfying feeling I get every month. I love the…

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Live Like Nigel

Yesterday was such a great day, because I spent it doing a few things I really enjoy – connecting with people and listening to music! What do you love to do? Are you making sure you’re taking time to do those things? My husband and I went to Elton John’s “Farewell Tour” concert last night.…

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9 Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults

9 Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults camp secret#1 Connection Comes First Creating a close and connected family culture that promotes positive, lifelong relationships is the most important thing we can do for our children.Social connections, more than athletic or academic accomplishments, predict happiness and success.Forming a positive, nurturing relationship with your child…

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Ep. 67: Working Together to Find a Happier Life Balance – Project “We” with Kelly Pietrangeli

Learn how to be your own Life Coach by understanding what’s working in your life – and what’s not – and become consistently proactive about making positive changes. As you become the Expert of You, you’ll gain clarity over your bigger picture dreams, and have ongoing support for making them happen. Kelly Pietrangeli   In Episode 67, I’m talking…

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