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Chicken Soup for the Singing Telegrammer's Soul

April Brucker | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
April Brucker

It was October of 2012. I had just released my book, I Came, I Saw, I Sang: Memoirs of a Singing Telegram Delivery Girl. While I should have been happy, I wasn't.

Thankful for What?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Life is short. But sweet. Be thankful for it all. And, be an open vessel to the deeper meaning of it. Enjoy the journey and transformation. That's where the really juicy stuff happens and life begins.

Doing Thanksgiving Differently

Donna Schaper | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Schaper

Call me a yearner for a new main dish, that comes replete with new metaphors for what it means to be thankful, rich and satisfied. I want to feast and groan with gladness on enough, not too much.

25 Simple Things You Feel Grateful For This Year

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living

It's that time of year again. Families and friends are gathering together, carefully crafting Thanksgiving dinner menus, indulging in short breaks fro...

#GratitudeChallenge: From the Trivial to the Transformational

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

I've found that gratitude can be most beneficial when it feels as though there's nothing to be grateful for. In those dark moments, I've gotten better at detecting a deceptive view of my circumstances and focusing on the good instead.

3 Keys of Life

K. Suresh Rao | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
K. Suresh Rao

Based on my personal experience, I have come to the conclusion that gratitude, acceptance of the present moment and prayer constitute the the keys to face any challenge that life may throw at us and lead a life of peace and happiness.

5 Ways To Live Thankfully This Month

Jessica Bailey | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Bailey

Unplug, shut down, get together with friends and family face to face, and be thankful for this crazy life. That's what the holidays are about -- celebrating life and those close to us who put the color in it.

Bringing Home the Gravy

Deborah Shouse | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Shouse

Then comes the moment I have been waiting for: I sit down, my own personal pot of gravy poised by my plate. I cover the mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans, and salad with the aromatic concoction and I savor every bite. But more importantly, I savor the bounty, creativity, and love that have gone into this simple dish.

Why Gratitude Is Stronger Than Fear

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Fontaine

When I was a child, maybe 10 or 11, I would tell my mother that something bad was going to happen -- and she would say, "Oh, everybody feels that way." Now that I've grown up, moved away, found a smart therapist and started raising my own daughter, I understand that everyone doesn't feel that way. But people with anxiety do, and I happen to be one of those people.

My Kids Aren't 'Lucky' Because I Adopted Them -- I Am

Ginny Gilder | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Ginny Gilder

very time someone tells me how lucky my children are for having been adopted into my family, I want to gag. Instead, I politely tell them I'm the lucky one.

13 (Non-Pharmaceutical) Ways to Deal With PTSD

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Yes, my emotional apothecary for treating PTSD requires varying levels of self-work, self-care, and self-awareness, which starts off daunting (and painful) but eventually becomes indispensable.

How Can We Find Hope When Our Children Are Suffering?

Allison Carmen | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Allison Carmen

I am attached to my children. My desire for my children to be well, happy and peaceful will not waiver. I felt the strength of this commitment especially last summer, when my oldest daughter sustained a head injury.

Gratitude Speaks: Katharine L'Heureux, Founder of Kahina Giving Beauty

Miriam Ava | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Gratitude Speaks creates worlds. Gratitude Speaks brings forth what has not existed before. It's wild, and free, and magical.

Unbounded Gratitude

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Gratitude despite any circumstances isn't easy. And so every time I look at the bracelet Peninnah gave me I think of what this gift revealed: gratitude that knows no bounds leads to openheartedness and openhandedness.

5 Ways to Find Gratitude in Trying Times

Stephanie Harper | Posted 01.17.2015 | 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.

How To Have A Great Morning (Even If You're Not A Morning Person)

Dr. Shamini Jain | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shamini Jain

Let's face it. Some of us just don't DO mornings. Our idea of a good morning is honestly, one where we can sleep in! But reality calls -- and for many working parents, mornings seem absolutely frenetic.

A Friend Called Depression

Abby Pingree | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Abby Pingree

I am not magnificent in these moments; I am the low point in the day. I am the monochromatic cloud cover outside. I am the simple quiet room lit only with the low light of the grey day outside the window. I am the small one, the quiet one, the one with nothing to say and nothing to do.

Gratitude Can Turn Your Life Around

Erin Cox | Posted 01.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Cox

Gratitude changes everything. No matter what you are experiencing - stress, pain, or troubles, I guarantee that changing your mindset to focus on gratitude is positively transformational.

Your Kids Are So Lucky to Have Such Wonderful Parents!

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

First, my children (or anyone's children) should never hear they're lucky someone loves them and cares for them. That should be a given for every child. The fact that it's not a reasonable expectation isn't a matter of luck. It's the failure of adults, pure and simple.

Read This to Change How You Change

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

By holding onto past experiences, resentments, disappointments, mistakes and failures, you can close the door to joy. It's impossible to have a heart full of misery and a heart full of gratitude at the same time.

How To Thrive and Live a Fulfilling Life After Loss

Irina Jordan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Irina Jordan

Happiness is a habit, not a decision. Just like fitness, you have to work on it. Find a beautiful journal and write what you are grateful for each and every day.

The Most Thankful Cities In America, Measured In Tweets

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 11.14.2014 | HuffPost Home

How do you measure the gratitude of a city? One company says it's possible... in 140 characters or less. Treat by Shutterfly released their ranking...

7 Accounts To Follow For Instagram's Most Busy Day of The Year

Matt Richardson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Good News
Matt Richardson

The season of gratitude and giving is coming upon us soon. And Thanksgiving is Instagram's busiest day of the year (!) with over 226 photos shared per second.

Gratitude: It's Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

Carol Bysiek | Posted 01.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Bysiek

Cultivating gratitude is good for you, emotionally AND physically. Best of all, you don't have to look far to find it. Most of us miss a dozen opportunities to feel gratitude before our feet hit the floor in the morning. No matter your style, there are ways to blend this important perspective into your life every day.

Gravity Is a B*tch

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacie Huckeba

Like Newton's Apple, gravity just is. What goes up will come down. Everything falls. Your face will fall, the leaves will fall, buildings will crumble...