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The Optimists Journal

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

Wendy Jones

What I Meant To Say - The Podcast

One of the reasons I love being a writer is because I get to work from my strength.  My personality […]
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Just Be | In Honor of Katie Meyer

Writers seek throughlines. Coaches seek potential. Athletes (& humans really) often seek perfection.  I am all of these things.  But […]
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Foundations for Peace

Over the past five years, I have learned so much from my body.  I didn’t realize I had left it, […]
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Learning to 'Be Better'

I’ve come a long way in the last five years.  In March of 2016 I wrote my first Optimists Journal […]
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