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Gratitude Practice

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.

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

I Was Married By An Astronaut.

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.19.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

On my wedding day we fired the minister. Our photo album documents the woman leaving after she got her pink slip. Hearing my daughter talk about weddi...

Meet Ivan Pejovic, A Brand New Citizen

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.03.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Ivan Pejovic came to the U.S. in 2007 from Montenegro where he experienced the ache of war. "We were in danger, and I could see the fear in my parent...

Shocking Finding: Confidence Matters More Than Competence

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.02.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The authors of The Confidence Code said they were astonished when their research revealed this finding and, frankly, depressed. Journalists Katty Kay...

Do You Have the Confident Genes?

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.01.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

After finding successful women at odds with their success, two journalists decided to explore their needling self doubt.

3 Magic Things: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

Heed the words of business philosopher Jim Rohn, make small changes, with consistency and you can change your life. I know, because I'm living it.

You're a Millionaire... You Just Don't Know It

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.25.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The truth is we all have tremendous fortune in so many areas of our life regardless of our financial standing. We just have to think outside the bank account.

Do Smart Phones Make for a Smart Classroom?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.24.2014 | Education
Peg Melnik

In a word: yes. That's according to Aya Sakaguchi, the co-founder of Curious Learning, a Resident Venture at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Her message...