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Connor McKenney Expressing gratitude is an important practice that boosts individual happiness. Gratitude can be expressed using several methods such as journaling, mental visualization, writing to or telling someone, looking for the positive aspects of challenges, and by noticing simple things to be grateful for. Gratitude journaling is the practice of periodically writing about people

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Diana Bollenbaugh UC Berkley’s Greater Good Science Center is designed to understand the science behind happiness and how people can work to become happier. They even provide a free online course titled, “The Science of Happiness.” • How many of you just did an eye roll or gave your computer screen the side-eye? • Why

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Connor McKenney Gratitude is an emotional appreciation for a positive experience. This appreciation stems from the value we perceive from this positive experience. Gratefulness for tangible things does not come from their monetary value, but from the value it adds to our lives. Expressing gratitude encourages individual happiness and strengthens interpersonal relationships. It exists in

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The Gratitude Project Diana Bollenbaugh Cicero is quoted as saying, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” Our firm decided that a good project for the year would be to focus on gratitude.  What it is it? What does it mean?  What’s so great about it?  How does

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by Diana Bollenbaugh Saturday’s (01/13/18) misstep with the emergency alert system was an eye-opener.  Unlike the stories of many people, I did not call family or friends to tell them I loved them.  I figured they would prefer that I focus on getting to safety rather than a phone call or text message. I called

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by Diana Bollenbaugh As many of you have been hearing or reading, the Department of Labor presented its new ruling in April 2016 regarding all types of retirement accounts.  Since April, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (our Broker-Dealer) has been reviewing how this will effect Investment Advisor Representatives and their clients.  In other words, the people

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