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Appreciation

Why I Fear We're Raising A Generation Of Ungrateful Kids

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

The other day I got into an argument with my youngest teenager. He was complaining about our family's strapped financial situation and was quick to point an accusatory finger at me. He understands that I'm a struggling writer trying to earn a buck, but he couldn't resist asking when I was going to get a real job. The argument quickly turned sour.

How To Stop Taking Our Lives For Granted

Psychology Today | Steve Taylor | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

About 20 years ago, I traveled around India for several weeks. It was a time in my life when I was very unhappy, when I spent a lot of time alone, lac...

Retail Home Buyers Need to Think Wholesale for Appreciation

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

There's been a lot of publicity about improving markets, higher home prices, and even bid wars in some areas. However, for the most part those bid wars are in a very tight price range band and the competition there isn't being felt in most of the rest of the market.

Think Vacations Are Luxuries? Think Again

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

By interrupting our normal pattern, we not only gain a fresh perspective, but we get to rest, refresh, and recharge. No matter how little time or money you think you have, you just can't afford not to take vacations!

The Secret of the Bottom Right Desk Drawer

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

I have started my own practice of saving my treasures in my bottom right desk drawer. When I get an email from an overwhelmed surgical resident, thanking me for the lifeline one of my blog posts has given her, it goes in the drawer. When one of my patients reminds me of why I went to medical school, it goes in the drawer. Pick a drawer. Take the time. Start the practice.

Because I Can

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

"At least you can run," I offered. One of my kids' middle school teachers was lamenting how middle age has slowed her pace. She awakens at dawn, run...

The Philosophers' Guide To Gratitude

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

Feeling grateful about the good aspects of our lives is something we all know we should do a bit more often. And yet there’s often something curious...

Create Time for Teacher Appreciation and Validation Meetings

Calee Prindle | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Calee Prindle

Teacher appreciation and validation is typically minimal and short. It usually comes during a faculty meeting in a 60-seconds or less "shout out" or in a quick conversation passing by in the hallway or standing in line for the copier.

I'm Done Being a Parasite!

Monique Honaman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

A friend once said to me, "If he doesn't appreciate my presence, then I will make him appreciate my absence." Drastic? Perhaps. But true.

Never Any Doubt

Abby Heugel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Abby Heugel

No matter what I might doubt in this world -- myself, humanity, the validity of expiration dates on ChapStick -- one thing I will never, ever doubt is the love that my mom has for me.

The Best Graduation Present to Give Your Classmates

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Quick. Your apartment or your house just caught fire. Besides your phone and whatever computer drives you can stuff into a pocket -- especially those filled with photos -- what do you grab on your way out the door?

Why Living Life to the Fullest Really Isn't so Cliché

Unwritten | Posted 06.18.2014 | Women
Unwritten

As cliché as it sounds, we all really do take so many parts of our lives for granted. As much as we've heard it, we need to remember to appreciate the little things -- whether it's as simple as eating that delicious burrito bowl from Chipotle or something as critical as family.

My Appreciation

Paul Reiser | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Paul Reiser

Dave Brenner was in our living room with remarkable regularity, a saturation level I've never seen equaled since. He was a guest on the Tonight Show, he hosted the Tonight Show, he was on Merv Griffin, he was on Mike Douglas (for weeks at a time), he was on game shows... and, it seemed to me, always with new material. That kind of prolific consistency takes a lot of hard work and dedication -- something I sensed would hit home with my dad.

How The Best Fortune 500 Companies To Work For Drive Appreciation, Access, Rewards

George Bradt | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Looking across the 18 best companies to work for in the Fortune 500 indicates three broad themes: appreciation, access and rewards. Google, American E...

Appreciation: One Small Action with a Big Effect

Birute Regine | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Birute Regine

Expressing appreciation is one small change that each one of us can make. One small change that can make a big difference in the workplace.

Chronic Illness' Opportunity for Patients and Providers

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While I don't think anyone with a chronic illness would chose it, many of us have found it has added something to our lives we're not sure we want to give up. And in many ways, it has made us the best of ourselves.

Land: They're Not Making Any More of It

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Anita Verma-Lallian

There is an upswing for raw land. As demand for housing grows, demand for land grows. It's a simple fact of economics and American ingenuity.

5 Ways To Strengthen Your Relationships This Valentine's Day

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

One of the nicest parts of being in a relationship is having routines that you share together and love. But becoming too comfortable in your routines can put your relationship at risk of falling into complacency and even boredom, which isn't so great for your relationship.

Lost and Found

Irene Tanner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Now that my definition of "home" has a whole new landscape and mindset, I will take some time to reflect on feelings about the events that have transp...

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

What All Good Clients Have in Common

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Lisa Rinkus

"This business would be great if it weren't for the clients." A partner at the PR agency where I got my first job made this statement. While not exac...

Reversing Resolutions

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

Each year I rethink New Year's resolutions. They never seem to result in real changes in my life for one reason for another. This year it occurred to ...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 5

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Gifts: Appreciation Have you ever had that holiday moment where the presents are all opened and you have a vague sense of disappointment? Bound to...

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

Casting Off Chains, Enhancing Freedom of Others: The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

John Friedman | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
John Friedman

His work went beyond his people to all peoples, and beyond his country to every corner of the planet. If there is justice in this universe, in any form, Nelson Mandela will indeed rest in peace.