nicole bensen

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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 […]

It’s week 4 of the 10-week Fall Joy List, and today’s prompt falls in the “so, so, ridiculously-easy” designation. It takes all of 30 seconds. Ready for it? 1. Sit or lay in a comfortable position and close your eyes. 2. Take a deep breath in and out, and think about the smell of a freshly-baked […]

It’s week 3 of the 10-week Fall Joy List, and today’s prompt is “Make a fall treat. Whether it’s making candy apples or s’mores, carving a pumpkin, or assembling a craft with glue, choose something to create.” Want to know how this helps? Check out this excerpt from the Greater Good Science Center article titled, […]

Wellbeing energy prompt: what is something simple and joyful you can do to give yourself a boost of energy today? Here are some ideas.

Woman thinking

✨ If you could go back in time and tell your 17-year-old self one thing, what would it be?✨ If your 80-year-old self came to visit you today, what do you think they would tell present-day you?

Do you have a fall bucket list? You’ve probably seen them around; they’re filled with things like: go apple-picking, visit a pumpkin patch and corn maze, jump in a pile of leaves, and drink hot apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte. While I’m a huge fan of things like this (September to December is […]

Overcome Imposter Syndrome Build Resilience Avoid Burnout

I was honored to be a guest on The Choice Podcast with Amy Bett, and the episode is out today. We talked about my road from dream job to overwhelm (and out!), how to build resilience for when life throws you a curveball, ways to avoid burnout, and how to overcome an Imposter Experience, aka […]