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Attitude of Gratitude

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...

Children Have Some Nerve

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.23.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

How dare these kids grow up behind our back and throw it in our face with that disloyal act once a year: their birthday. Kidding aside, I am happy to...

Do You Know the Difference Between Sympathy and Compassion?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.22.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Frankly I didn't know there was a difference before I heard Jim Lockard speak. The former cop who wrote "Survival Thinking" has moved into the spirit...

Do You Have a Green Thumb With People?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.21.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I once read that we should all tend to the people in our world as though they are plants in a garden. We should nurture every one of them because you never know who might end up being your best friend or even your soulmate.

Why I Left a Comfortable Corporate Gig to Bring More Gratitude to Healthcare

Amanda Krantz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Amanda Krantz

More degrees often means feeling more shackled to a job and career. You feel pressured to "meet your full potential" (and pay off debt) instead of feeling free to take a chance. I am a big believer in never picking a job based on building a resume or because it's what everyone expects of you.

Solve the Mystery: Do You Have A Body Double?

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.13.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The reason I ask is because I noticed something alarming the other day. Here's the backstory: I know a woman who is too preoccupied to smile. When ...

Do You Have a Case of Low-Grade Gratitude?

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The trick is catching yourself when you're feeling ungrateful because it can be subtle. You might be preoccupied with doubt or you might be nervous ab...

Gratitude for the Man who Changed the Universe

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The million dollar question at the end of the 20th century was what person had had the greatest effect on the past 100 years. When Time magazine was ...