nicole bensen

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Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you’re currently living the life you’ve dreamt of…whatever that means to you. What would be different about your day? What would you prioritize? How would you spend your time? Your money? Your energy?  Here’s my challenge to you: Choose something you would do in your dream life […]

People who took photos in nature for a couple weeks straight felt happier and more connected with others and their environment.

Mental health tools that work when you’re having a rough day at the office or an unplanned c-section (or anything in between)

Close your eyes, and imagine it’s the morning of December 31, 2022. You feel grateful, happy, and proud of what you’ve accomplished this year. What pops into your mind?

5 steps in 5 minutes to improve the likelihood of accomplishing your goals (no matter how big!)

Use this journaling page to reflect on three good things from 2021 and imagine your best possible 2022.

In this podcast interview, Heidi asked me to share my top 3 tips for developing happiness and joy, and I couldn’t help but over-deliver and share 5 simple, fun ways to get happier TODAY. We demonstrated what it would feel like to fill out one of the prompts in my mood-boosting journal, and Heidi said, […]

Below is a quote from an attendee of my corporate wellbeing workshop, “Increasing happiness, resilience, and success.” This. This is one reason I love what I do! “The easiest and at the same time most inspirational and useful session I’ve ever attended.” I led 6 sessions for an organization’s management team, and being able to […]

4 steps to a meaningful thank you note

Tip 6 from the 10-week Fall Joy List is, “Do one kind thing for someone else that takes fewer than 10 minutes.” Here are 4 steps to a meaningful thank you note.

“I will be kind to myself by [Fill in the blank].”  Ideas: Saying no to something I don’t want to do. Taking a nap. Taking a bath. Going for a walk.  That’s your idea for week 5 of the 10-week Fall Joy List. (In case you missed last week’s “30-second fall meditation” I recorded a soothing video […]