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Giving Thanks

The Power of Thanks

Jim Fannin | Posted 11.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Fannin

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a time to gather with your family and friends. Different people with different agendas join together at one dinner table to ...

30 Reasons to Give Thanks to Horses

Kate Neligan | Posted 11.24.2016 | Impact
Kate Neligan

Gratitude is an attitude to be chosen any moment of any day, yet it's on Thanksgiving that we tend to talk about and focus on it more. Today and eve...

Be Kind To Your-Bed Sharing Partner: Eight Suggestions

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

There are a million different things you could do to be kind, and you are possibly the world's expert on what your partner would consider kind. But here are eight suggestions. Possibly they will just reinforce what you already know, or maybe they will give you fresh ideas of things to try.

25 Ways To Put Your Gratitude Into Words

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 09.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

At this time of year, the concept of giving thanks for who and what we have comes up more frequently than it seems to the rest of the year. So often w...

7 Essential Things to Do the Summer Between High School and College

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 06.10.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

You did it! You are going to college, congrats! As you finish off high school and enjoy end-of-year celebrations, you'll want to start looking toward your summer. Here are my top tips on what you'll need to accomplish before leaving for college.

The Business Case For Being Really, Really Happy

John Bowen | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
John Bowen

If you're not aiming to have a great quality of life along with your business success, it's time to start. The reason: The happier and more positive you are in life, the more success you will achieve for yourself, your team and your clients.

8 Ways to Enjoy Yourself in 5 Minutes or Less

Gregory C. Buia | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Gregory C. Buia

We do so many things to try to make life more enjoyable. How about we just try to have more fun? Here are eight things you can do right now to get there in five minutes or less.

5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Be Thankful

Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson | Posted 04.20.2016 | Parents
Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson

Wouldn't it be nice if your kids realized how lucky they are? How amazing their life is? What if they began to express their appreciation for everything you do? How would you like them to thank you for the delicious dinner you made for them?

Thank You for Everything, I Have No Complaint Whatsoever

Richard Kronick | Posted 12.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Richard Kronick

To whoever or whatever is behind all of this, this life, I am grateful.

Don't Stop Giving Thanks When the Holiday Ends -- Give Yourself the Gift of Gratitude Year-Round!

Mary Buchan | Posted 11.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Buchan

Photo Courtesy That first November after my mother died was difficult. November was her birthday month. I couldn't stop thinking a...

Too Many Grandfamilies Live In Poverty

Donna M. Butts | Posted 11.26.2016 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

About 21 percent of the 2.7 million grandparents raising grandchildren are living below the poverty line. While 58 percent of them are still in the workforce in full or part time jobs, 39 percent are over 60, and 25 percent have a disability elevating the challenge of providing for the growing needs of the grandchildren in their care.

Thanksgiving Quotes That Remind Us What This Season Is All About

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.03.2015 | Religion

Tis the season for counting our blessings and giving thanks for the many people and experiences that enrich our lives. We hope that people from all ba...

What Makes a Jewish Thanksgiving, 'Jewish'?

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 11.25.2016 | Religion
Rachel Wolfson

Believe it or not, American Jews typically do celebrate Thanksgiving. I mean, what Jewish person (or any person for that matter) wouldn't want to sit around a table with their family, eat turkey, argue about politics all day and then watch some good-old American football?

Living With Thanksgiving: My Dad and Denzel Washington

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 11.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

My father, Rabbi Herbert Cohen, and Denzel Washington both grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY. Little did I know that they also share an abiding faith in God a...

The Power of Gratitude in a Life of Recovery

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 11.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

Giving thanks shouldn't be reserved for one day a year. When practiced on an ongoing basis, gratitude can change our lives in ways we might never have imagined -- taking us from the darkest depths into a world in which anything is possible.

8 Ways You Can Feel Thankful at Thanksgiving

Nancy Brook | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brook

Some of us may be missing those who are not able to be with us. Regardless of your situation, here are eight ways that you can be thankful no matter what your circumstance.

Let's Give Thanks and Hope We Haven't Lost the War Against Superbugs

Lance B. Price | Posted 11.24.2016 | Science
Lance B. Price

After you've checked the thermometer to make sure that the deepest part of the stuffing and the turkey breast has hit 165° F, join hands with your loved ones and hope that the colistin-resistant bacteria in Chinese livestock don't make their way to the U.S.

Special Thanks From a Special Needs Mom

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 11.24.2016 | Parents
Bonnie Zampino

As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I've been reading my friends' Facebook entries of all the things they are thankful for. And I've been reflec...

I Am Thankful For...

Tony DeSantis | Posted 11.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tony DeSantis

I don't watch much television these days. I'm pretty sure I record most programs, but there are only a handful that I actually get around to watching...

From Thanksgiving to Trashgiving: How to Be More Mindful

Pam Lilak | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Pam Lilak

According to a USDA report, 35 percent of perfectly good turkey meat purchased in the United States does not get eaten. In 2013, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) estimated that $277 million worth of turkey was thrown away over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Let's Cancel Thanksgiving

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 11.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

I think we should cancel Thanksgiving. It really doesn't fit with any of our other national holidays. Sure, it was hard crossing the ocean in itty-bit...

How Being Thankful Can Make Their Day... and Yours

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

The saying goes that, "every day is Mother's Day." The same holds true, I believe, to Thanksgiving. The more that we condition ourselves to express appreciation, the more that we will enhance the lives of those around us, as well as our own.

The Healthy Side of Giving: How Paying It Forward Pays Back

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

So whatever your plan for giving back this season, volunteering is much more than just your year-end obligation. Your generosity could help create strong connections within your community or even kick off an entire movement! And be prepared to enjoy the major side benefits of health, happiness, and fulfillment it will bring you.

Giving Thx

Kimann Schultz | Posted 11.22.2016 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Comical, colorful, picturesque and grand as is our land, turkeys are the unsung swans of the open fields. They chirp melodically and their guttural cacophony we have immortalized with the famously phoneticized "gobble, gobble, gobble."

Give New Meaning to Thanksgiving

Noelle Nelson | Posted 11.18.2016 | Fifty
Noelle Nelson

On the face of it, the movie "The Intern" is a delightful exploration of what it's like to re-invent yourself after retirement. And it's opened up a conversation about how people who remain employed--or find gainful employment--after the standard retirement age, are happier and healthier.