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Appreciation

Accepting Appreciation: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Lorraine Roe | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Roe

I'm not sure where I learned it, but I know when I did learn the concept of accepting a compliment. I never learned it at home or in school or at chu...

Accepting Differences In Relationships

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We generate compassion and appreciation for ourselves, our partners and our relationships, when we are able to accept the whole picture that is the relationship.

How To Practice Joy

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

What creates joy is the capacity -- and choice -- to consciously take note of and pause in the face of the good things in life, the little moments of joy that are happening right under our nose.

Life Lessons from My Children

Signe Whitson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Kids can be our greatest teachers. When I am ready, mine are always there to show me what I really need to know.

Experience Beauty Like A Child

Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D.

Despite massive upheavals and not a lot of good news -- financial terror, vast corruption, and global and environmental disaster -- the world is still an infinitely magnificent place.

The Changing Face of Father's Day

Barbara Biziou | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

No matter what the origin, Father's Day is a time to honor all the men who have given of themselves to raise healthy, conscious children. They may be biological fathers or not, men who have taken upon themselves to mentor and be role models.

Getting It

Waldo Mellon | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Waldo Mellon

Dear Waldo, It's 4 a.m. and I must admit to you that I am in a terrible way. I cannot sleep, and this is not like me. I'm 64, and my husband is thre...

What Nobody Tells Parents, But Should

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

What could possibly be the harm in pulling someone aside and saying, "You know, this is really none of my business. But I think what you're doing is amazing"?

From Father to Son

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Steven Crandell

The gift of appreciation is the greatest of all gifts, for it acknowledges and validates the other person and sometimes starts a chain reaction of love that can reach across the generations.

My Open Letter to My Mother

Catherine Okafor | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Catherine Okafor

I want to take the time out to personally show my appreciation and gratitude for all of the mothers around the world. You all inspire me in so many ways.

Today's Resolution: Feel Grateful For The Basics

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

One of the unhappy truths about human nature is that it's hard for us to appreciate what we have until we lose it.

Remembrance For Chev

Sayan Sarkar | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Sayan Sarkar

It took the loss of a close friend and young man of 23 for me to continue my pursuit of happiness. But it does not have to be this way for everyone.

What My Friend's Mom's Cancer Can Teach You

David Wygant | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

It's ironic. Today I've thought about death, and I've been inspired to live.

"A Nation's Gratitude" White House Dinner

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.17.2012 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

The Pentagon had to -- in just a few days -- select 64 troops to represent the 1.5 million American men and women who fought in Iraq.

It's Okay For Things To Go Well

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

How do you feel when things go well for you? If you're anything like me, you may have some mixed feelings about it, as odd as that seems. While I do love it when things go well and when I'm feeling good, I also notice that sometimes it poses certain challenges for me as well.

Why Crying Is Good For You

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

One of the many things tears can do is remind us of our humanness, our vulnerability, our connection to one another and to things much bigger than the specific circumstances we are facing.

'Thank You for Your Service'

William Spear | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living
William Spear

How many of us have stopped to offer our thanks to others not in uniform but working below the radar and behind the scenes, dedicating their lives "in service" to a profession or cause?

50 Fabulous Everyday-But-Overlooked Things to Appreciate This New Year -- And Why It Matters

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Meryl Davids Landau

I'm a big believer in the physical, emotional and spiritual power of appreciation. For one thing, it just plain feels better to think good thoughts than bad or neutral ones. For another, I'm convinced that focusing on what's working in your life brings more of it to you.

A 'Bucket List' to Change Your Life Right Now

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

In the movie "The Bucket List," Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, both dying, create a wish list of things to do before they die -- their "bucket list." I got to thinking, why not create a list of what's in my bucket now, rather than what I still want to fill it with?

Why Don't We Vow 'Sex Til Death Do Us Part?'

Vicki Larson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Weddings
Vicki Larson

Remember when you and your sweetie were dating? Besides being unable to take your hands off each other, you most likely were engaged in a mutual admiration society -- he'd tell you how beautiful you looked in that dress, you'd tell him that you love the way his eyes turn from bluish to greenish on cloudy days.

Reflection and Gratitude During the Holidays: Experience the Two-Minute 'Fragility Exercise'

Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D. | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D.

The holidays and the beginning of the new year can actually be a time to lean back, if only for a couple of moments each day, to take a breath, reflect and recognize how fragile life is and how beautiful so much of it has been and still remains for us.

Who or What Are You Taking for Granted?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The next 24 hours contains 1,440 minutes, which totals 86,400 seconds. Remembering that you shall never have them again, how shall you spend each one of those precious moments?

Perfecting The Art Of Appreciation

Wendy Strgar | Posted 01.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

I remember childhood admonishments to say thank you and feeling more beholden than gratitude when I obliged. I wish instead, I had learned as a child the magic of appreciation.

Appreciation = Joy

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Like love, appreciation knows only the bounds we create for it. Like hope, it opens our sense of possibility. Like compassion, it suggests we always have a positive role to play with our companions on this planet.

This Holiday, Give Thanks for What's Coming, Not Just What's Already Here

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Meryl Davids Landau

This Thanksgiving, as you prepare your sweet potato pie or when you go around the table giving thanks, spend at least part of the time describing with anticipation all that you hope to bring into your life.