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StoppingTime

Terry Newell | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Terry Newell

Walking along the tan sands on the beach at Longboat Key yesterday, I felt the gentle breeze and the warming temperature that had just barely pushed a...

Mother

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women
Amy Elias, MS

Of all the words there could ever be titles and fashions of the lady I love, Mother shines way above the beauty of all tragedy. Of all the...

Though I Need No Reason

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Though I need no reason, I'll give you one anyway. Every day, I'll wake you with a smile and a hug so that I might show you each day must be met by bold gestures for the ones we love.

Sowing the Seeds of Goodness

Jess Ly | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
Jess Ly

Looking back, and now having time to digest what I saw and felt, I was greatly moved by this land and its people. So let me take you for a walk through one aspect of what I learned and what I felt this country stood for, using food as an extension of what I experienced.

Life Skills for Work and Play: Sustained Appreciation

George Vou | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
George Vou

To appreciate does not mean you can or should not ever have more, but it does mean that we place things in order, at least in our minds, and remember to be continually grateful.

Letters to Hadley: Little Things

Liz Olson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

My favorite little things are these: The way your sweaty skin feels right after you wake up from a nap, the way your little kid breath smells when you come in close for a nose kiss, the way you inspect my whole face -- pushing on my nose, noticing everything with your curious eyes.

An Open Letter to Money

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 12.31.2014 | Money
Rebecca Mckown

Hey money, It's strange to be writing a letter to you, but we have a relationship so this needs to be addressed. You can't live without me and I can'...

New Gift Giving Traditions: How to Give Them What They Really Want, Even if They Dont Know it Yet

Elinor Robin, PhD | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Elinor Robin, PhD

With Christmas and Hanukkah finally over, I wanted to take some time to talk about the insanity of our holiday gift-giving traditions. From where I sit, the ritual of exchanging stuff is a total waste of time and money.

Taking Time for Appreciation

Susie Wolbe | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Showing appreciation is something that we can do every day. To ourselves. To others. Today is a good day to work on opening our hearts.

5 Ways to Weave Gratitude Into Your Family's Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Our family has a "Mo' Grat" ritual every evening when we sit down for dinner. In this case, it means "Moment of Gratitude" during which we hold hands around the table, take a deep breath, close our eyes, and for a few seconds reflect on who and what we are grateful for.

Too Much Attention On the Sideshow in Oakland: Enough Is Enough!

Lee Bycel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Media
Lee Bycel

Most people are good, hard working and caring people. We want to know about both the good and the bad, the cutting edge events and the problems -- but come on, "breaking news" stories about the sideshow in Oakland is over the top.

An Unexpected Seasonal Bonus: Accepting What I See in the Mirror

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

A perfectionist for as far back as I can remember, I can now embrace my imperfections. I realize at last that I wouldn't have half the insight upon which I have come to rely were it not for those trying times in my life.

5 Tips to Supercharge Your Gratitude List and Infuse Your Life With Joy

Tree Franklyn | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Tree Franklyn

When you do these five things, your gratitude journal moves from an activity of the mind to an activity of the heart. This daily practice doesn't just infuse your list with vibrancy and color, it infuses your life.

9 Things I Am Thankful for Because of #Travel

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 01.29.2015 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

For me personally, I have quite a few items on my gratitude list this year and many of them I can attribute to my traveling experiences.

If You Don't Use It, You Lose It

Kayla Redig | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Practicing thankfulness won't stop your pain or protect you from the curveballs life inevitably throws at all of us, but it just might make your day a little brighter.

The Thought That Changed My Life

Paul Perkins | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Contentment is not obsessing with the future -- the day you'll finally get the perfect job or perfect spouse or perfect child or house or car -- because life is best lived in the present.

25 Simple Things You Feel Grateful For This Year

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living

It's that time of year again. Families and friends are gathering together, carefully crafting Thanksgiving dinner menus, indulging in short breaks fro...

Feeling Thankful Shouldn't Just Come Once A Year

Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The time for giving thanks shouldn't just come once a year. However, since there is a dedicated time period, why not take full advantage of the holida...

Gravity Is a B*tch

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacie Huckeba

Like Newton's Apple, gravity just is. What goes up will come down. Everything falls. Your face will fall, the leaves will fall, buildings will crumble...

4 Words of Kindness to Teach Gratitude to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last post, I described five messages that parents can send to their children to instill the value and practice of gratitude. In this post, I'l...

Lights Go on Part XXX -- Fresh Breath, Family and Change

Thomas Bähler | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

So, what do I write about  when I haven't got time to brush my teeth? Fresh breath? I don't think so. I'm flying back to NYC this afternoon after...

Lights Go on Part XXIX: Teamwork

Thomas Bähler | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Right now I am in the midst of observing a philosophy turned formula being born to share with people everywhere. It is both daunting and exhilarating...

Who's Packing Your Parachute?

Darren Hardy | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Darren Hardy

Charlie laid awake that night thinking about all the times he had walked through the long narrow room, below sea level on the aircraft carrier, where the men sat at tables packing the parachutes.

5 Messages of Gratitude You Can Send Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Finally, an underappreciated way to teach your children gratitude is for them to learn to express gratitude toward themselves.

Gratitude Fuels Your Child's Heart (and Your Own)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most important -- and often neglected -- messages that you want your children to get early and often is the power of gratitude. Consider a simple "thank you." Those two words offer a win-win for the sender and the receiver of the message.