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Holding The Center In A House Divided: Giving Thanks?

Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D.

GIVING. Thanksgiving is almost as Hallmark-y a holiday as Xmas. Not quite. There is the "thanks" attached to the "giving." You give thanx by givin...

Name Them One By One

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 12.01.2016 | Religion
Lisa Pullen Kent

Today, I count my blessings out loud. Holding hands with all the world, I take my turn.

A Month of Thanks-living

Gaye Groover Christmus | Posted 11.02.2016 | Religion
Gaye Groover Christmus

The idea of "Thanks-living" really struck me because, frankly, I'm not a particularly thankful person. If the truth be told, I'm more likely to complain about the rain, the co-worker, or the internet connection than I am to thank God and others for all of the good things in my life.

Feel Like Giving Up? 10 Things I Remembered in 2014 to Keep Going

Laura Aiisha | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

As the final weeks and days of this year have come and gone, I'm reminded of the ways that 2014 has pushed me backwards, pulled me forwards, lifted me...

In Gratitude

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Every day, when I get dressed, I put on something green. It's a joke aro...

Almost Half Of Americans Don't Say Thanks -- To God Or Each Other -- Before Thanksgiving Dinner

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion

Thanksgiving is for giving thanks, often to family and God -- or so common wisdom tells us. But according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, only 40 pe...

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.

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...

26 Gorgeous Ways To Make Your Thanksgiving Table Sparkle With Gold

Hometalk | Posted 01.13.2015 | HuffPost Home

Need some inspiration? How about a full-out glittering gold Thanksgiving, to set the tone for an elegant holiday dinner?

7 Simple Ways to Support Veterans and Their Families (and a Huge List of Veterans Day Deals)

Sybil Brun | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Sybil Brun

Offer encouragement and practical help to the families of veterans and active duty military members! By nature, those who have served in the armed forces tend to be selfless individuals and they see supporting their families as supporting themselves.

20 Heartwarming Decorating Ideas To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

Hometalk | Posted 01.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Getting excited to share some heartfelt, appreciative feelings with loved ones? Say it loud and clear, with these decor ideas to celebrate Thanksgiving with words of Gratitude!

Daily Meditation: Give Thanks

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Thanks for What?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

I heard an old and good friend and contemporary make the following toast at Thanksgiving. I give thanks on this Holiday for many things BUT not our f...

9 Things To Be Grateful For This Season

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens... and whiskers on men taking the Movember challenge... and all manner of other nice things to be happy abo...

Gratitude: Get Yourself Some!

Amy Flory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Flory

Gratitude is a feeling that eases so many disappointments, and keeping track of the good things in our lives improves mood and overall mental health. In this season where nightfall comes too early, and cold weather keeps many indoors, a bright spin on our days cannot be a bad thing.

Joy Secret Number 11: Cheerful Enthusiasm

Amanda Gore | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

It's Always Sunny Above the Clouds! We had just taken off from some airport in the U.S. on a particularly stormy day -- it was bumpy and rough and a...

Joy Secret Number 9: Laughter

Amanda Gore | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

According to Hafiz, laughter is the "glorious sound of a soul waking up!" And I agree! When was the last time you laughed so hard you had tears runni...

Joy Secret Number 8: Listening

Amanda Gore | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Listening and hearing are two very different things! If you ranked yourself on a scale where 10 is "I am fabulous at this" and 0 is "I am not sure ho...

Joy Secret Number 7: Energy and Vitality

Amanda Gore | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Whoo hoo! This is a fun secret! Your Spiritual Energy and Vitality Don't you find people who are bubbling with energy, vitality and enthusiasm attr...

Joy Secret Number Five: Generosity

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Generosity, or the lack of it, plays a huge role in every area of our lives, yet we rarely openly discuss it or explore it -- or teach it specifically to our children!

Let's Keep the Sandy Hook Loving Kindness Epidemic Alive

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Time to let go because if I don't I'll lose myself in the process. I'm in danger of forgetting what the holidays and life are all about. What matters is doing the best we can to practice true loving kindness, a genuine desire to act in pursuit of the others' happiness.

The Simple Truth About Simple Acts

Joshua Estrin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joshua Estrin

At a time when we hear so much about what people are not doing and what people need to do to act responsibly, I offer my simple truth. Uncomplicated gestures move mountains and deserve to be acknowledged.

Life Tips: Develop Virtues Of Compassion And Grace

Amanda Gore | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

The best place to start is often the most challenging -- compassion for ourselves! We are usually our own worst enemy, expecting ourselves to be perfect and being the first to judge and condemn ourselves.

The First Secret of Joy, Continued: Gratitude Is the Joy Switch

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

As children, we are taught to say "thank you" when someone does something for us or gives us something, but we are not taught to make gratitude a way of life. It's amazing how gratitude can transform our mood, our actions, and our general well being.

De-Stress The Holiday Mess: 6 Steps To A More Festive Season

Terri Cole | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Once you've made the decision of how you're going to handle the holidays, with either all the delight or burden it can bring, go about systematically making decisions that are in line with that result.