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A Curious Harvest of Thanks

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

As this storied November holiday approaches, it makes sense to revisit all for which I am grateful -- even the absurd blessings, that are blessings nonetheless.

Giving Thanks in Tumultuous Times

Paul Perkins | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Paul Perkins

We live in tumultuous times. In cafes and concert halls, mosques and churches, hotels and schools -- people are losing their lives in senseless, brutal attacks. Meanwhile, politicians are arguing about closing our country's borders and expelling foreigners living among us.

How to Put the Giving Into Thanksgiving

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

In a perfect world, we would all be this grateful -- and at Thanksgiving, we could sit down and the thankfulness would flow forth genuinely and profusely. But many of us aren't there yet, and focusing on generosity can be a different way to increase gratitude in the world this Thanksgiving.

I've Simplified My Life to Be the Person I Want to Be: Unencumbered and Grateful

Ann Fry | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ann Fry

I don't want to brag, but I do want to share some things I've accomplished in recent years that really do make my life simpler. When I share these tho...

How To Leave Your Junk With Jesus

Amy Crumpton | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Amy Crumpton

The smart phone started buzzing under my pillow at 5:00 a.m. I groped for the button on the side to snooze for the third time. My husband kicked the covers, to let me know it was waking him too. I swung my feet over the side of the bed and sat up straight.

3 Things You Forget to be Grateful For

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 10.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cecilie Aslaksen

When you come up with things to be grateful for, you probably mentioned your kids, your partner, your family, your job, your health, and probably some more of those obvious things to acknowledge. But I have three more things to add to that list, if you want to.

What Are You Grateful For?

Dr Lauren Tober | Posted 09.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr Lauren Tober

Two weeks ago, I put the invitation out for people to come and sit on the gratitude bench in Byron Bay, Australia. We asked everyone a very simple ...

How Gratefulness Leads to Mindfulness

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

I made God an offer She couldn't refuse. I would be grateful for everything in my life, all my experiences - no matter how hard, no matter how pain...

10 Ways Gratitude Makes Your Life Better

Tom Casano | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

Science is producing mounting research that our lives are much better when we practice gratitude.

The Best Way to Transform Your Worries

Amy Crumpton | Posted 06.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo: by David Marcu My son had been fighting for days with a viral infection. Sleep had only come to us briefly and lightly between h...

Gratitude Humbles A Giver

Kristi Nelson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristi Nelson

Gratitude -- truly felt in all its glory as gratefulness -- is a humbling, vulnerable state of being, which arises in equal measure to our capacity to be truly receptive.

Mad Woman or Healer? My Journey With the Thrive Course

Ama Nkwa | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

This week's lesson in Arianna Huffington's Thrive course is about self forgiveness and gratitude. Wow, I have been musing on this teaching all week...

Your Best Day Every Day: The Potential of Mindfulness

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

You see, mindfulness isn't about perfection or reaching some artificial standard. It starts -- and continues -- with the simple daily decision that you want to become aware of what's really going on in you and in your life.

How a Simple Bedtime Routine Changed My Family's Life

Sunday Tollefson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Sunday Tollefson

It's amazing how shifting our mindset to one of gratitude -- true, deep, fundamental gratitude -- changes lives.

The Long Goodbye

Tom Hahn | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Hahn

When the day arrives, the day you dreaded, the day you know that you put so far into the back of your mind, it had no possibility of ever coming tru...

Breaking The Cycle Of Scarcity Through The Eyes Of Gratitude

Juliana Park | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Juliana Park

Rather than live in a cycle of hopelessness and scarcity, I believe anyone can live each day in abundance. Just power-up your appreciation for what you do have and who you truly are, and break free.

A Pink Cast Heals More Than Bones

Angelina Massoia | Posted 06.27.2015 | College
Angelina Massoia

We've all been there. We have one of those weeks that make you want to stay in bed and cuddle your dog. Any combination of school, work, relationship, health, and personal drama seems unbearable as it simultaneously bombards you.

Celebrating the Little Moments

Helen J. Russell | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen J. Russell

When we allow ourselves to stop and feel grateful we are no longer peering out into a future that doesn't yet exist. Now we're really living, in the only place it is possible for us to live -- the here and now. That's what I loved most about that moment yesterday. I was nowhere else.

Through the Looking Glass

Kathy Walsh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Kathy Walsh

e become what we believe. Our thoughts are powerful. Thoughts become things. Well, this is also true in how we see our children. How we see them contributes to who they become.

Gratitude Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Kathy Walsh | Posted 04.12.2015 | Parents
Kathy Walsh

Life is a reflection how we perceive it. Our energy creates our reality. This is an important concept to teach children. The best way, as always, is to model the behavior. Modeling a positive attitude no matter what happens in the day is one of the keys to a joyful life.

Lessons on Contagious Optimism, Hope and Global Citizenship

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

This morning I was walking on the sea shore on the outskirts of Rome, in the city of Ostia, where I find some time to relax and recharge my batteries.

How to Stop Worrying

Cliff Hsia | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

It's been a long process over the years to get to a point where I can brush off my worries pretty quickly. Here's the steps that I follow to overcome my worries that I'd like to share with you to live a freer and less anxious life...

3 Holiday Giving Tips From Ebenezer Scrooge

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

When Scrooge casts off his mean and greedy persona, he embraces giving and turns his constrained life into a celebration.

'Tis the Season To Be Grateful

Kathy Walsh | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Kathy Walsh

My mother used to say to me, "When someone asks you how you are, don't say 'good,' say 'great.'" She taught me that almost 50 years ago and I still do it today.

This Is What The Black Voices Family Is Thankful For

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices

This year, Thanksgiving came at a time of great unrest in the black community. Thousands of protesters disrupted calm across the whole of America a...