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Appreciation

Taking Time for Appreciation

Susie Wolbe | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Showing appreciation is something that we can do every day. To ourselves. To others. Today is a good day to work on opening our hearts.

5 Ways to Weave Gratitude Into Your Family's Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Our family has a "Mo' Grat" ritual every evening when we sit down for dinner. In this case, it means "Moment of Gratitude" during which we hold hands around the table, take a deep breath, close our eyes, and for a few seconds reflect on who and what we are grateful for.

Too Much Attention On the Sideshow in Oakland: Enough Is Enough!

Lee Bycel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Media
Lee Bycel

Most people are good, hard working and caring people. We want to know about both the good and the bad, the cutting edge events and the problems -- but come on, "breaking news" stories about the sideshow in Oakland is over the top.

An Unexpected Seasonal Bonus: Accepting What I See in the Mirror

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

A perfectionist for as far back as I can remember, I can now embrace my imperfections. I realize at last that I wouldn't have half the insight upon which I have come to rely were it not for those trying times in my life.

5 Tips to Supercharge Your Gratitude List and Infuse Your Life With Joy

Tree Franklyn | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Tree Franklyn

When you do these five things, your gratitude journal moves from an activity of the mind to an activity of the heart. This daily practice doesn't just infuse your list with vibrancy and color, it infuses your life.

9 Things I Am Thankful for Because of #Travel

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

For me personally, I have quite a few items on my gratitude list this year and many of them I can attribute to my traveling experiences.

If You Don't Use It, You Lose It

Kayla Redig | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Practicing thankfulness won't stop your pain or protect you from the curveballs life inevitably throws at all of us, but it just might make your day a little brighter.

The Thought That Changed My Life

Paul Perkins | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Contentment is not obsessing with the future -- the day you'll finally get the perfect job or perfect spouse or perfect child or house or car -- because life is best lived in the present.

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...

Feeling Thankful Shouldn't Just Come Once A Year

Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The time for giving thanks shouldn't just come once a year. However, since there is a dedicated time period, why not take full advantage of the holida...

Gravity Is a B*tch

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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...

4 Words of Kindness to Teach Gratitude to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.04.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last post, I described five messages that parents can send to their children to instill the value and practice of gratitude. In this post, I'l...

Lights Go on Part XXX -- Fresh Breath, Family and Change

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

So, what do I write about  when I haven't got time to brush my teeth? Fresh breath? I don't think so. I'm flying back to NYC this afternoon after...

Lights Go on Part XXIX: Teamwork

Thomas Bähler | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Right now I am in the midst of observing a philosophy turned formula being born to share with people everywhere. It is both daunting and exhilarating...

Who's Packing Your Parachute?

Darren Hardy | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Darren Hardy

Charlie laid awake that night thinking about all the times he had walked through the long narrow room, below sea level on the aircraft carrier, where the men sat at tables packing the parachutes.

5 Messages of Gratitude You Can Send Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Finally, an underappreciated way to teach your children gratitude is for them to learn to express gratitude toward themselves.

Gratitude Fuels Your Child's Heart (and Your Own)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most important -- and often neglected -- messages that you want your children to get early and often is the power of gratitude. Consider a simple "thank you." Those two words offer a win-win for the sender and the receiver of the message.

Practicing Mindful Acts of Kindness

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.06.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Showing kindness to others is possible when we make a commitment to practice loving-kindness and well-wishing, regardless of the difficulty or disappointment of the situation.

Lights Go on Part XXII: Loss

Thomas Bähler | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Recently thoughts about about loss began to rise from within... I have lived life, I imagine, like most of us. Periods of expansion. Periods of con...

3 Roads to Joy: 5 Questions to Start the Journey Now

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

If you believe the idea of life being joy-centered is a falsehood, you have bought the snake oil of disillusionment, and you are probably still taking a tablespoonful of its bitterness every morning. My recommendation is to skip a day, open up to the possibility of joy, and see how you feel.

8 Little Things We Forget To Be Grateful For

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Here's a challenge: When was the last time you were able to count every single thing that made you happy in one day? It may sound easy, but chances ar...

Love Begets Love

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cecilie Aslaksen

In order to make others love you, you've got to love yourself. In order to make others appreciate you, you've got to appreciate yourself. Every change starts from within, why not start with adding some love for yourself. Love begets love.

A Happiness Experiment: The Good, The Bad And The Miserable?

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

I don't know about you (although I could make a guess), but I have super powers -- an innate ability, a real knack for the "miserable." I have the power to be in a bliss state, and in a New York minute, I can and do turn supreme happiness on its ear.

Grow Your Gratitude: Six Easy Steps for Smart People

Michael Feeley | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

How much appreciation and thanks do you have in your mind and heart right now? How conscious and active are you in growing, expressing and maintaining your gratitude?

10 Free Ways You Can Find Joy

Amanda Gore | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

You are lovable and worth loving. The fear that you are not is false -- shine a light on it and eradicate it! Keep working on it, until you do believe it and the fear has gone!