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Appreciation

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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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!

The Day My Son Gave Up On Me

Lauren Cormier | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

Ever since our two sons began sharing a room, their bedtime routine has been the same. Baths, PJs, teeth, stories, cuddles. And every night as I leave their room, Eli always says, "Remember to come up, cuddle, and bring water!" I head down the stairs with a quick, "Okay!" knowing full well that the likelihood of following through on that promise is next to nothing.

A Wake-Up Call: It's Just Water, It Will Dry

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

Today, remember: Even the things that happen in your life that feel cold and icy, let them soak you, submerge yourself in them, because they are just water, they will always dry in the end.

Kindness From a Stranger

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

What I've been learning is that it's important to press the "pause" button more often when something good happens and to leave it pressed down for extended periods of time.

3 Ways To Make Your Wedding Memorable -- For Your Guests

Anne Naylor | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

At this time of social media, we expect to be engaged in what is going on, even if we do not comment. Those who witness your vows are more than passive onlookers. They care. Your love can touch them, and reconnect them with the love they have for their loved ones.

The Commuter's Art Of Doing Nothing

Elena Kaufman | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Kaufman

Drive past five streets. Walk two blocks. Sit on the train for 50 minutes. Ride the subway four stops. Each piece of my commute can be broken down into distance traveled and time spent in transit. 90 minutes of commuting a day times times five days a week times 365 days a year equals an insane and, depending on your point of view, depressing amount of time spent sitting and standing in between point A and point B.

The Die Is Cast

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The school year brings new lessons to students that will hopefully remain with them until they too attend weddings years later and spontaneously recite lessons fondly, with a new appreciation for those that helped shape their lives.