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Sowing Seeds of Gratitude to Cultivate Wellbeing

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Gratitude, along with love, compassion, empathy, joy, forgiveness, and self-knowledge, is a vital attribute of our wellbeing. While there are many definitions of gratitude, at its foundation, gratitude is a healing, life-affirming, and uplifting human experience that shifts us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what is positive in our lives.

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?

Matthew McConaughey: Gratitude Reciprocates

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Suzette Standring

"He [God] has shown me that it is a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates," said best actor winner Matthew McConaughey in his recent Oscar speec...

7 Things Thankful People Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should "cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes ...

To Be a Jew Is To Give Thanks -- By Definition

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

How we view the world affects how we act in the world. We certainly have one hundred things that we do every day -- make phone calls, hold meetings, eat meals. The question is, through what lens do we look at those events?

5 Little Things That Will Make Today A Better Day

Polly Campbell | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Each of these five things can help you shift your daily experience in small but profound ways, as they have mine. This spiritual salve will help you gain insight, peace, and clarity, and make it easier for you to deal with the next moment in a healthy way.

Top 11 Books for Brain Health

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

We've compiled the 10 Most Popular Brain Fitness & Cognitive Health Books, based on book purchases by SharpBrains' readers during 2008.