Soul Sculpting Project: To Reach a Goal Week 1: Pray, Dream, Draw

Soul Sculpting Project: To Reach a Goal Week 1: Pray, Dream, Draw I’ve made New Year’s resolutions that have lasted for less than two weeks. I have made one resolution many years in a row. I keep resolving and keep failing. What is my problem? Well, first the problem of keeping resolutions is not unique…

Gratitude Game #6 Praying Gratitude

Gratitude Game #6: Praying Gratitude Soul Sculpting Project: Tell God what you are grateful for. The Science: Gratitude improves psychological health. Multiple studies link gratitude and well-being. Research confirms that gratitude effectively increases happiness and reduces depression. Sample Study: Gratitude Study (Emmons and McCullough): Participants divided into three groups for journaling (daily or weekly). Group…

Do It Now Gratitude Game #3 Write It and Send It

Do It Now Gratitude Game #3: Write It and Send It Use posts, email, or paper to write a short gratitude note to someone for whom you are grateful. Keeping it as quick and short as you need to: Do It Now. The Science Gratitude increases empathy and reduces aggression. Grateful people are more likely…

Do it Now Gratitude Games: Game 1

Do it Now Gratitude Games: Game 1: Count Your Blessings Name 3 things you are grateful for. This is the opportune moment. Do it right now. 1. 2. 3. The Science: Gratitude is linked to better sleep. Three studies on the relationship of gratitude to sleep: First study: Individuals with neuromuscular disorders make nightly lists…

Epiphany to Easter Sculpting Project 1: Three Things I Love

  Swoosh, Swoosh. My Christmas snow shoes move with ease on the snow. Their cleats grip the snow so I can walk sure-footed straight up the hill. I love my new snow shoes. That’s #1 for today. I look down and see #2. The sun is reflecting on individual flakes of snow showing intricate details….

Sculpting Project 13: Cairns: Week 2

Sculpting Project 13: Cairns: Week 2 Benefits of journaling: Most of the studies I have found about journaling go like this: Study group: Spend 20 minutes for three constitutive days writing about a significant emotional experience in your life. Control group Spend 20 minutes for three consecutive days writing about an emotionally neutral topic (your…