Category Archives: Emotional responses

  1. Caring, Stress, and Coping

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    January 6, 2020 by Jean

    The phrase “to care for” has two distinct meanings. One is about warm emotional attachment to another person, to care …
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  2. Snow Shoveling and Lavender: Pleasure in Small Moments

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    December 31, 2018 by Jean

    The older I get, the more convinced I become that the secret to happiness is finding pleasure in small moments. …
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  3. New Year’s Check-Up

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    January 4, 2018 by Jean

    One of my favorite rituals for New Year’s Day is to review the year that has just ended and make …
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  4. A New Creative Writing Project

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    December 6, 2017 by Jean

    Several weeks ago, I began work on a new creative writing project, a journal to document my daily experience of …
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  5. Pleasure and Joy

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    April 4, 2017 by Jean

    I am generally a happy person. I attribute this to having lucked out in the personality sweepstakes, where I was …
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  6. Social Class, Social Etiquette and Social Anxiety

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    June 5, 2016 by Jean

    I was surprised when several readers responded to my recent post on friendship by saying that I seem to have …
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