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Why Giving Thanks Is Good For Our Bodies And Spirits

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Thursday is Thanksgiving, the annual food fest that sometimes devolves into a food fight. So if the conversation around the turkey starts to ge...

The Business Value of Gratitude

Eric Mosley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Eric Mosley

This week across the country our focus moves toward giving thanks and the power of gratitude. Gratitude in the workplace is especially critical becaus...

Honoring Veterans

Mark Steber | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

In the past, companies thanked military veterans with meals or discounts on Veterans Day and now, in part because of Social Media, we are all aware of...

3 Tips for Year-Round Thanks and Giving in the Workplace

Melissa Garvey | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Garvey

So here are three tips to help you continue that holiday spirit of thanks and giving in the workplace throughout the year.

Gratitude Is the Key to Opening Doors That Seem to Be Closed in Your Life

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I love the idea of Thanksgiving -- a day to remind us to give thanks, and I wish it were celebrated right across the world. Our lives would be transformed if we got into the habit of giving thanks, not just on one day of the year, but every day.

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...

Thanking Them for Their Service

Tom Halsted | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Tom Halsted

Why has this blind hero-worship of anyone in uniform come about? There are some obvious reasons, some of them clearly having to do with guilt for past misdeeds.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

Mpofu's Happiness Cage and the Practice of Joy

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It seems counter-intuitive to practice joy. Joy seems to move like a hummingbird, flitting where it will, bringing delight and then disappearing. Can ...

100 Little Blessings

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

For Martha... Honeybees The fragrance of flowers Kisses from children That special laughter that is genuine and loving Rain, but not too m...

Galaxy of Gratitude

Rupa Mehta | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

If you've read Connect To Your One, you know that connect has been my One Word since Nalini Method was conceived, and in 2014, we hope it can have mea...

9 Things To Be Grateful For This Season

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens... and whiskers on men taking the Movember challenge... and all manner of other nice things to be happy abo...

Joy Secret Number 12: Inner Peace

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Sitting in God's hand! The most peaceful moment of my life that I remember was an experience I had with a counselor one day. Without warning, I imagi...

Joy Secret Number 11: Cheerful Enthusiasm

Amanda Gore | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

It's Always Sunny Above the Clouds! We had just taken off from some airport in the U.S. on a particularly stormy day -- it was bumpy and rough and a...

Joy Secret Number 7: Energy and Vitality

Amanda Gore | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Whoo hoo! This is a fun secret! Your Spiritual Energy and Vitality Don't you find people who are bubbling with energy, vitality and enthusiasm attr...

How To Make Happiness Last

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living

The good news: You can train your mind to think about what's going right (as opposed to what's going wrong) and in so doing, create a lasting habit that will boost your positive emotions.

The Fall... and the Rise After

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tarun Sakhrani

The surgery and downtime also made me think about and appreciate everything that I have. I have to be thankful for a lot in life, and sadly sometimes it is the most adverse situations that make you realize that -- but better late than never, I guess.

Joy Secret Number Five: Generosity

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Generosity, or the lack of it, plays a huge role in every area of our lives, yet we rarely openly discuss it or explore it -- or teach it specifically to our children!

Joy Secret Number Four: Reverence

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Reverence is that rare quality of being able to see the God in everything, to see the spiritual side of things and recognize the amazing nature of everyone and everything and how it all connects

Let's Keep the Sandy Hook Loving Kindness Epidemic Alive

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Time to let go because if I don't I'll lose myself in the process. I'm in danger of forgetting what the holidays and life are all about. What matters is doing the best we can to practice true loving kindness, a genuine desire to act in pursuit of the others' happiness.

The Simple Truth About Simple Acts

Joshua Estrin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joshua Estrin

At a time when we hear so much about what people are not doing and what people need to do to act responsibly, I offer my simple truth. Uncomplicated gestures move mountains and deserve to be acknowledged.

Life Tips: Develop Virtues Of Compassion And Grace

Amanda Gore | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

The best place to start is often the most challenging -- compassion for ourselves! We are usually our own worst enemy, expecting ourselves to be perfect and being the first to judge and condemn ourselves.

The First Secret of Joy, Continued: Gratitude Is the Joy Switch

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

As children, we are taught to say "thank you" when someone does something for us or gives us something, but we are not taught to make gratitude a way of life. It's amazing how gratitude can transform our mood, our actions, and our general well being.

Thanksgiving Poetry: Why Do We Give Thanks?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Most days, I let one thing or another distract me from the bountiful reasons I have to be thankful. But I do, on occasion, reflect deeply on the tensions between striving and cherishing. And when those reflections take me over, they often engender a poem.

Happy Thanksgiving, President Obama (And Some Second-Term Advice)

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Millions of Americans will start off their Thanksgiving statements with, "I am thankful Barack Obama will be our president for four more years. The biggest lesson we hope he learned from over the past four is to not start negotiating from a compromise position.