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Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude Is a State: On Being a Sacred Stream for Good

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Render gratitude into a state through your being. Once you view life as the unfolding miracle that it is you begin to understand the cosmic glory of your experiences.

Thanks but No Thanks: Gratitude as Gimmick

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

I believe gratitude is a good, even necessary practice. But maybe some expressions of gratitude have a shadow side. Maybe gratitude isn't good when it's a gimmick. Maybe, before we fully embrace that "gratitude-attitude," we need to lament.

5 Tips to Have Your Best Day Ever

Mary Morrissey | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Morrissey

Actually, it is very easy to choose to live successfully one moment at a time and one day at a time. Hold out your hand -- you are looking at five fingertips that represent five "tips" from people who live successfully.

The 4 Most Powerful Lessons You Could Learn About Gratitude

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Thanksgiving is a lifestyle that you can cultivate every single day of your life. Gratitude has been the key to every success and every victory in my life. Here are a few secrets about the power of gratitude.

Unbounded Gratitude

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Gratitude despite any circumstances isn't easy. And so every time I look at the bracelet Peninnah gave me I think of what this gift revealed: gratitude that knows no bounds leads to openheartedness and openhandedness.

The Perfectly Imperfect Thanksgiving

Dannielle Miller | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dannielle Miller

The big days of the year and the big celebrations of life will never go 100-percent according to plan. They will never be perfect. And once we accept that, it becomes a whole lot easier to relax and let the genuine love, gratitude, and goodwill flow. And ironically, that's the exact moment when those special days really do become perfect.

The One Habit You Need To Succeed Above All Else

Jennifer Covington | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Covington

Contact the people in your life who have had a positive impact on you and let them know you appreciate them. You'll make their day and you'll create a ripple effect of gratitude throughout the world.

3 Reasons Clergy Matter Now More Than Ever

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

We matter because we can transmit truths and practices that bring meaning to life. Those truths often stand in contrast to the conventions of the larger culture. In fact, religion at its best teaches ideals and practices that are counter-cultural.

Just One More Song: Raising Awareness of Suicide on Yom Kippur

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

When we reflect on beautiful souls like Robin Williams and Rabbi Joel Wasser, we are reminded of life's mystery and fragility. They were both complex and ironic men who suffered greatly inside even as they brought great joy to others.

Divorce Blues? The 6-Stop Gratitude Positioning System

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 11.30.2014 | Divorce
Kat Forsythe, MSW

After my divorce, it seemed like every one of my loyal supporters told me to adopt an "attitude of gratitude." I understood the concept and appreciated their help, but I just wasn't feelin' it.

3 Steps To Connect To Your Life Purpose

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

There is no expert or self-help guru who will give you the answers to your life purpose. The answers you seek are within you. Mindful living will guide you to that place deep within you. When you reach that path of your purpose, you will look back and realize that you are exactly where you are suppose to be right now.

Why Are We All So Busy?

Aimee Raupp | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

I cherish down time. I love being present and in the moment. I honor my quiet, creative time. I am proud to be less busy and happy to have shifted my mindset from one of being too busy to one of living a full life.

Booing at Bingo

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.21.2014 | Money
Fiona Finn

Yesterday my twenty-four year old son sent me a message via Facebook about a local woman who won over $976,000 on a casino slot machine.

The Perils of Children Who Long to Be U.S. Citizens

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.13.2014 | Latino Voices
Peg Melnik

Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez will never have a chance to help his mother. The 15-year old Guatemalan boy died while trying to illegally cross into...

Are You Fluent in the Language of Love?

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.11.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Are you too caught up in the mechanics of life to say "I love you?"

Gratitude for Headwaters Forest

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The forest, at one time, was the most political woods in California. The tangle of trees stood perilously between two warring factions: businessmen ...

How Gratitude Changed My Life

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Prasanna Ranganathan

Keeping a gratitude journal and taking these mental gratitude pictures have made me more conscious, every moment of every day, of the many miracles life has to offer, if I simply take the time to notice them.

Meet Ivan Pejovic, A Brand New Citizen

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.03.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Ivan Pejovic came to the U.S. in 2007 from Montenegro where he experienced the ache of war. "We were in danger, and I could see the fear in my parent...

Shocking Finding: Confidence Matters More Than Competence

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.02.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The authors of The Confidence Code said they were astonished when their research revealed this finding and, frankly, depressed. Journalists Katty Kay...

Do You Have the Confident Genes?

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.01.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

After finding successful women at odds with their success, two journalists decided to explore their needling self doubt.

Who Invented the Universe?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.28.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I'm grateful for this conversation because it seems as though science and spirituality have been long-time opponents in the ring. To have a scientist's take on the mystery of the universe is refreshing.

Gratitude for "Home"

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.27.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

With the frothy waves of Lake Michigan washing ashore, our beach walk is being recorded with a trail of wet foot prints. I have my sister to one side...

Pick Your Path: Love or Fear

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Peg Melnik

Norman Vincent Peal, the author of The Power of Positive Thinking, says there are two paths in life: love or fear. It's that simple. My friend's tak...

You're a Millionaire... You Just Don't Know It

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.25.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The truth is we all have tremendous fortune in so many areas of our life regardless of our financial standing. We just have to think outside the bank account.

Do Smart Phones Make for a Smart Classroom?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.24.2014 | Education
Peg Melnik

In a word: yes. That's according to Aya Sakaguchi, the co-founder of Curious Learning, a Resident Venture at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Her message...