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Attitude of Gratitude

How Gratitude Healed My Life

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

By the end of the third week, it was as if any dreariness of my life started to clear and the sun popped out. Then I realized the miracle. Nothing outside of me changed -- it was all an inside job.

The 'Disease of More'

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

Being thankful naturally leads to thoughts of how to best use such blessings in your life. It leads to goal setting and a desire to share the feeling with someone else. I

No Victims Here

Molly Reynolds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Molly Reynolds

"I thank my father for teaching me a very valuable lesson," Levi says. "He taught me how wonderful women are and how much they should be loved and respected -- by showing me what not to do."

The Joy Manifesto: Part I

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

We can tap into joy every single day. It is always accessible, even if just for an instant. It is a conscious choice. With even a small amount of effort, we can fill our cloudy skies with a rainbow.

The 3 Essential Tools for Building a Life You Love (Part 2)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The first step to shift towards a more positive mindset is becoming aware of your vocabulary and the effect it has on your life, what you attract into it and how joyful you feel.

57 Simple Ways to Make Someone's Day

Amy Neumann | Posted 08.02.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Recently, I ran across something that got me thinking again about the beauty of a simple kindness. And about the astonishing power and positive impact even the smallest kind word or deed can have on someone's day -- or life.

The Power of the Pen: Boosting Happiness, Health and Productivity

Adam Grant | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Grant

Although writing about trauma is uncomfortable in the short run, after approximately two weeks, the costs disappear and the benefits emerge -- and they last.

Who Else Loves To Pay Taxes?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Even though it may seem odd, tax season is actually a perfect time to teach our children about gratitude. Doing so is critical, because our culture does not reinforce it.

WATCH: Dr. Brene Brown Says THE Most Terrifying, Difficult Human Emotion Is…

OWN | Posted 03.18.2013 | OWN

Joy is an emotion that many people seek to experience, but Dr. Brené Brown says it often brings with it a feeling of terror. In this clip from “Sup...

How to Live a Life That's Truly Amazing (Instead of One That's Just Smoke and Mirrors)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 05.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Sometimes when we're in life scenarios that aren't ideal, we may find ourselves over-exaggerating the details. Our job is better, relationships and fi...

Why You Should Celebrate Your Aging Body

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

I still scowl at the scale. I squint when trying to read street signs and curse because I can't wear an amazing backless dress. But while I am yelling at the scale and pulling at my face and laughing at all of the rest of it ... I also remember to be grateful.

Being Determined to Find Joy in the Everyday Affects Not Only Ourselves, But Our World

Gregg McBride | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Finding joy within ourselves (and being determined to do so no matter what's going on around us or what's happening in the world) really can help to make the world a better place.

A Game-Changing Practice That Will Have You Smiling Every Day

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

No doubt we are all very busy from the time we get up in the morning to the time we retire at night; it's called "doing" life. The question to ponder is how much time do we spend on autopilot taking the life we are "doing" for granted?

On Finding A Peaceful Path Through The Holidays

Marianne Elliott | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Marianne Elliott

The holidays are upon us. Peace on earth, and goodwill to all. Right? Or perhaps it feels more like stress at home and ill will toward family? There is another possibility. This year, take the peaceful path through the holidays.

Gratitude: As Easy As Breathing

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Gratitude reminds us to find our happiness in exceptional things, mundane things, the good things, the so-so things -- even the terrible things. Rather than focusing on what might be more, better, or different, why not start being grateful for what is in front of you right now?

The Fine Art of Appreciation

Paul LaRosa | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

I've thought about this for a long time now. If there's one great thing about growing up without a lot of money or status, it's that everything you achieve in life is a bonus -- if you have the right attitude. At least, that's how I feel about it.

Can You Come Up With 10 Things To Be Thankful For?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Now that we get our food from Fred Meyer, Rosauer's, or Walmart, we often forget that many people were involved in bringing our food to the table. So take a little time this Thanksgiving to send a quiet "thank you" to them and to anyone else who's done something special for you lately.

Surefire Stress Relief, Part 3: Thanksgiving as a Wellness Practice

HeartMath LLC | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Thankfully, gratitude and appreciation can create their own positive psychophysiological holiday in your body -- without the necessity of a feast. If you find yourself facing Thanksgiving stress this week, remember to bring appreciation into your thoughts and heart.

Rage Against the Machine: Lessons Learned at the Laundromat

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina Pesoli

This November I am thankful for unexpected inconveniences. They force me out of my comfort zone and provide opportunities to examine things from different angles.

Gratitude Without Attitude

Ghylian Bell | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ghylian Bell

Show gratitude to the people in your life that helped you make it through hard times. Show gratitude when you use something you learned. Show gratitude where you live. This attitude of gratitude can help us help each other, but more importantly, it will help you help yourself.

WATCH: The Single Best Thing Oprah’s Ever Done

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

Sixteen years ago, Oprah started a gratitude journal and, every day, began writing down five things she was grateful for. From fresh flowers to the ki...

What Our Dogs Can Teach Us About Gratitude

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

I think we could all learn something significant from dogs regarding the nature of not just giving, but receiving. There seems to sufficient conversation around the need to be a good giver, and appropriately so, but there is little talk about the other end of the stick.

Embracing This Precious Life

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

The continual passage of time and the temporal nature of our world remind us how precious and delicate life and relationships are. They are here today, but tomorrow is unknown.

Be Grateful: What Are You Taking for Granted?

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

My mother used to say, "You can't be unhappy and grateful at the same time." Over the years, I have found how right she was, in matters of the heart.

Like Father, Like Husband

Jenn Horton | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Jenn Horton

It's a little creepy, how you marry your father. But cool. Awesome, really