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The Optimists Journal

Heartfelt Anecdotes and Practical Resources to Help You Create Wellness for Life.

Wendy Jones

How To Inspire BETTER

I saw Top Gun this week. It’s so weird to see the actors of my youth get older. Like so […]
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Wendy Jones

The Top 10 Things I Want my 17 Year old to Know.

Kate turned 17 on Thursday. For anyone who hasn't followed her story, she's the one who stopped playing volleyball to […]
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Is Competing Actually Keeping You from Success?

As a writer, I am thankful that I have a good memory of my early life.  So many of my […]
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My America

Our country is hurting. As much as I am an optimist who looks for the good and the growth in […]
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