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“Just One Thing” is the free e-newsletter that suggests a simple practice each week that will bring you more joy, more fulfilling relationships, and more peace of mind and heart.

These practices are grounded in brain science, positive psychology, and contemplative training. They’re simple and easy to do – and they produce powerful results. For example, one practice asks you to take a few minutes each day to notice little things you appreciate or feel grateful for, like the smell of an orange, the smile of a friend, or a sense of your own sincerity and good intentions. This may not sound like much, but research has shown that this practice will lift your mood, protect you against stress, and even strengthen your immune system.

We are so busy these days that it’s great to have just one thing to focus on: a simple theme each week to reflect on and be inspired by. These are private practices: no one needs to know you are doing them. Meanwhile, you’ll be gradually strengthening your neural pathways of happiness, love, and wisdom.

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