Picture of Merry Clayton singing

From CBS Sunday Morning Show:  The gospel, rock and soul singer, renowned as a backup artist for some of the world's leading musical acts, got some long-overdue public awareness from the 2013 documentary "20 Feet From Stardom." Now, years after losing both legs in a car accident, Merry Clayton has made a triumphant return to…

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Self-compassion is one of the more difficult Thriving Tools to develop. We are wired to be hard on ourselves. We push our self to achieve and excel to be the best. This ramps up in kindergarten now. When young children leave their parents lap and enter kindergarten, which is the new first grade, they are…

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Imagine newborn babies and how innocent they are. We love and value babies inherently. They don’t have to speak a word or do a thing to be loved. This is a taste of Thriving Mode—seeing others and ourselves as lovable, just because. Since we tend to live in Survival Mode, the opposite is frequently true.…

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Your neighbor loves football games, high school reunions, and family gatherings. What do they have in common? A desire to be connected with others. We are social creatures wanting to feel close with family, friends, and our community. As with many people, your neighbor keeps quite busy engaging in one event after another, hoping to…

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