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Gratitude Journal

What's All The Hype About Using A Gratitude Journal?

Natalie Fox | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Natalie Fox

I'd never really understood the term 'practice gratitude'. I just thought that gratitude was an excuse, something that you said to people that were moaning about their situation, "You should be more grateful because some people are worse off than you" kind of thing.

5 Things To Do Today to Make Your Life Better

Craig Ballantyne | Posted 06.17.2016 | Good News
Craig Ballantyne

How much would you pay for a pill that promises less anxiety, more focus, improved patience, greater creativity, and a better memory, all without side effects? All of these benefits are freely available to you through meditation.

Experiments in Happiness: Gratitude, One Month (Almost)

Shannon Deep | Posted 04.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Deep

I also have the sneaking suspicion that I did this whole gratitude journal thing "wrong" in some way. Beyond not being able to remember to simply do it daily, I also struggled with coming up with things that were unique each time.

Journaling: The Healing Power of Writing

Michael Weinberger | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Weinberger

The most important thing about journaling is that you use it to reflect on events and look honestly at yourself. Journaling makes a difference when you use it as a tool to solve problems and identify strengths. It's much less effective when it is nothing more than a list of frustration or roadblocks.

Experiments in Happiness: No Sugar, One Month

Shannon Deep | Posted 03.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Deep

Giving up sugar for a month definitely makes me aware that I could totally live without it -- I just don't really want to. It also makes me feel, weirdly, really icked out by the idea of eating a whole piece of cake or drinking a soda.

The Two Best Affirmation Hacks Ever

Natalie Fox | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Natalie Fox

I'm going to give you a couple of quick, easy affirmation hacks to try out:

You're 15 Minutes Away From A Happier You

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Once you've established which part of the day works best for you, decide how you would like to spend your 15 minutes. Taking this time is like finding your bliss.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Life Through Gratitude

Grace Bluerock | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Here are some ways you can start practicing gratitude today:

How To Celebrate The Best Parts Of The Holidays All Year Long

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.26.2015 | Healthy Living

After weeks of preparation, menu planning, decorating and addressing greeting cards, just like that another holiday season has passed us by. Although ...

Why Starting a Gratitude Journal Can Be As Good for Your Waist Size As It Is for Your Peace of Mind

Gregg McBride | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gregg McBride

As dieters, we often get caught up in what we don't have (a certain waist size, skinny jeans, self-acceptance -- you name it). This is why the Thanksg...

3 Easy Ways to Make Gratitude Last Past Thanksgiving

Andrea Reiser | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Reiser

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it's easy to get swept up in the holiday spirit and have an attitude of gratitude. But once the festivity of the season is over, it's just as easy to get bogged down in the silly day-to-day stuff and forget how good gratitude feels.

Practicing Gratitude During Divorce

Divorce Magazine | Posted 10.26.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

Practicing gratitude during divorce and beyond is a great tool for increasing health and optimism in life. It changes the focus from "poor me" to seeing the positives in your situation.

14 Practical Ways To Instill Gratitude In Our Children

Anna Partridge | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Anna Partridge

As children when we were growing up, we just had gratitude because our experiences, possessions and opportunities were limited. So in a world of abundant opportunity and access to "stuff," how do we instill this sense of gratitude in our children?

10 Ways Gratitude Makes Your Life Better

Tom Casano | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

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

The Benefits of a Gratitude Journal and How to Maintain One

Lauren Jessen | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Lauren Jessen

The timing of when you want to write is up to you. While I try to write in my gratitude journal every night, sometimes it becomes every other night. That's okay. Journal when it feels right for you -- the benefits really are worth it.

How to Fall in Love With Yourself

Dajon Smiles | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Dajon Smiles

I realized I need to be OK with being just me! I want to fall in love with me. I want to find the gift and love in each day and even each moment. This is the day that I decided to start dating myself and add in some other fun practices as well. 

How to Let Go of Comparison and Practice Wholehearted Gratitude

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

I need and want my gratitude to come from a place of wholeheartedness. I need and want my gratitude to come with perspective and not from comparison.

We Asked New Yorkers Who They Were Thankful For, Got Heartwarming Answers

Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

If you think that thankfulness can only be served up beside a roasted turkey and a pumpkin pie, think again. It’s something that can -- and even sho...

Tips for Staying Healthy While Being a Caregiver for Someone Else

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

One of the most difficult aspects of being a caregiver for another person is finding time to take care of your own needs. Caregiving is an unpredictable, chaotic and continuous task so it can feel impossible to create a schedule that includes time for self-nurturing and rest.

5 Simple Ways To Express Gratitude And Other Lessons I Learned From My Mom

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Whitmore

When you keep a journal, you can look back and remember how much you have to be thankful for during the times when life doesn't seem to be going your way.

Gratitude Journaling May Enhance Health in Cardiac Patients

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

In a recent cross-sectional study on over 180 asymptomatic heart failure patients, we reported that more gratitude was associated with less depression, better sleep and less peripheral inflammation.

Practicing Mindful Gratitude

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

Try out this happiness challenge, gratitude journaling, or even develop your own approach that is more tailored to your style. Whatever you chose, watch how your overall disposition shifts. The evidence in support of adopting such a practice is certainly convincing!

This Holiday Season, Cop an Attitude... of Gratitude

Lisa Haisha | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

If you've struggled with gratitude in the past, now is the perfect time to develop this life-changing attitude.

5 Tips to Supercharge Your Gratitude List and Infuse Your Life With Joy

Tree Franklyn | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tree Franklyn

When you do these five things, your gratitude journal moves from an activity of the mind to an activity of the heart. This daily practice doesn't just infuse your list with vibrancy and color, it infuses your life.

Gratitude In A Warring World

Pamela Alma Weymouth | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Pamela Alma Weymouth

I was raised to believe in the Charlie Brown version of Thanksgiving. Like many in my generation, I believed that Squanto and the Indians shared their corn willingly with the starving pilgrims in 1621 and taught them how to grow a bountiful harvest.