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Gratitude Practice

The Power of Gratitude in a Life of Recovery

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 11.25.2015 | 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.

Faking Gratitude: Being Thankful During Tough Times

Uzma Yunus | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Uzma Yunus

I questioned if one could experience joy by faking "gratitude"? I tried and this is what I learned by pretending to be grateful.

Thankful to Be Happy or Is It Happy to Be Thankful? Six Steps to Be Happy, Healthy and Successful

Marilyn Tam | Posted 11.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn Tam

Whether you are blue from immediate circumstances or grieving memories and other disappointments, there are ways out of that valley of misery. Here are six steps that may help.

Unleash Gratitude in Your Life!

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Gratitude is one of my favorite things in the whole world. Here are a few lessons on how you can unleash gratitude in your life.

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

Richard Kronick | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Kronick

We all know that our brains learn by repetition. So, if we want to learn a new skill or habit, repetition is key. We learn by practice. Doesn't it make sense then that the thoughts we "practice" over and over become our habits and eventually shape our character and personality?

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.

5 Ways to Rock Your Feminine Super Powers

Kate Neligan | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Kate Neligan

When the masculine and feminine energies in each of us are in harmony then we will see this mirrored back to us with healthier relationships, less violence in the news, more creative solutions for the environment, and more loving exchanges in both the home and the workplace.

Gratitude Is a Verb: You Don't Need to Feel Great to Be Grateful

Jodi Meryl Wallace | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi Meryl Wallace

Gratitude is a practice. It is skill that has to be developed, and when you don't feel well, it doesn't come easy.

A Thank You to My Best Friend in Elementary School for Teaching Me My Favorite Color Is Blue

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News
Kay Tacke Morse

I got divorced and then decided to get to the bottom of me for better for worse. I tucked in with my kids, licked my wounds and lies. Then I ventured out to dating world. I had a couple of almosts, a plethora of interesting folks and a handful of no ways.

Grateful For Being Given Away

Amanda Yuill | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Yuill

Thanks to her courage in giving me up to an unknown family who were truly ready and excited to welcome another child into their lives, I am living the life of my dreams.

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.

Big Things, Little Things, Personal Things: My Personal Gratitude Journey

Aenslee Tanner | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Aenslee Tanner

Instead of worrying about all I was doing wrong, all the ways I was coming up short, I pushed myself to identify the positive qualities and efforts that I was putting forth each day. This felt a bit awkward and uncomfortable at first but after only a short while, the practice began to transform the way I viewed myself and my being in the world.

Hold Gratitude In Your Heart

Helen J. Russell | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen J. Russell

We're all experts at holding onto negative feelings. But it doesn't come as naturally to us to hold onto the good.

Awareness Of How Much I Have To Be Grateful For

Juliana Park | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Juliana Park

Instead of thinking about the money that I don't have, the people that don't love me, the activities that I haven't done yet, I can choose to appreciate all that I do have and all the things I have done.

3 Steps to Deepening Gratitude

Monisha Vasa | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Monisha Vasa

I am going to try to deepen my gratitude as and when it occurs, really feel that sense of greater wonder and consciousness in every aspect of my being. The beauty lies in how we each find the path that feels right to us.

Lessons From My Gratitude Jar

Stephanie Weaver | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Weaver

You may have seen a photo on Facebook or Pinterest of a cute little mason jar half-filled with slips of paper with a caption: "Fill a gratitude ja...

The Psychological Benefits Of Saying Grace

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Thanksgiving is, quite literally, a holiday built upon the notion of giving thanks. If at no other time of the year, it's the one day when we come tog...

Wire Your Brain For Gratitude In 30 Seconds

Forbes | Christine Comaford | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” ~William Faulkner At ...

5 Myths of a Thankful Life

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

On the surface, it's easy to take the action of being thankful for granted and assume that we are doing everything we can to experience it. Until we challenge ourselves to unravel some of the thoughts and doubts, we may not be fully enjoying the benefits of a gratitude practice.

5 Ways to Find Gratitude in Trying Times

Stephanie Harper | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

What I've found to be most helpful in the times where all I can think about is how miserable I am is took look for beauty outside of myself. And, I'm not just talking about distraction. It's easy to put on a movie or try and get some task done to avoid the larger issues.

Make Happiness Your Default Setting in 3 Easy Steps

Naomi Goodlet | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Goodlet

When you notice a positive feeling, try consciously inviting it to stay a while longer. Imagine the feeling growing and expanding. Don't force it, just allow it to stay for as long as possible.

Practice Humor. Because Crying and Eating Is Funny.

Ann Imig | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Ann Imig

Have you ever tried to cry and eat at the same time? It's difficult, but possible. Recently, I watched a sad Internet video and I cried... while continuing to eat my delicious Oats N' More directly from the box.

How to Appreciate Everyday Moments by Creating a Personal Ritual

Sharon Glassman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Lisa Hunter creates custom ceremonies in Boulder, Colorado. Her goal: help folks acknowledge life's Big Milestones - weddings, baby namings, housew...

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

3 Simple Meditations to Help You Thrive

Lauren Eckstrom | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Eckstrom

The key to meditation is not quantity but consistency. Rather than picking a specific time to meditate daily, add meditation to your regular routine. And at the end of each meditation, take a moment to say thank you to yourself for taking time to get still today.