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    Keeping a gratitude journal

    Honestly, I have found keeping a gratitude journal to be one of the most important factors in staying positive, motivated, and engaged with the world. I simply write down 5-10 things/experiences/etc. I'm grateful for at the end of each day. Then I look back at them over time. Obviously this...
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    Young adult books

    I'm a middle school ELA teacher, and I'm working on establishing a classroom library to help my students do more independent reading. I want to know what your favorite young adult books are, and/or what your favorite books were as a young teenager! Of course, books in this thread would need to...
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    Basic Fitness Coaching

    Hi folks, I offer very basic fitness coaching for $15/month. I have a USATF coaching certification and experience coaching both cross country and track and field. I have successfully helped some friends and family to their 5k and marathon finishes, and I would love to share this with you if you...
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    Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory

    I recently read marathoner Deena Kastor's new memoir, Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory. This book was especially meaningful to me as a distance runner myself, but I think its focus on our ability to control our mental state and make the very best of each situation would...
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    Communication in marriage

    I'm relatively new to marriage, and quite young, and I would love to hear any tips people have about improving communication. My spouse and I are very different, and most of the time, that's a blessing. But sometimes our difference in communication styles makes it very hard to meet both of our...