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Attitude of Gratitude

Being Determined to Find Joy in the Everyday Affects Not Only Ourselves, But Our World

Gregg McBride | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Finding joy within ourselves (and being determined to do so no matter what's going on around us or what's happening in the world) really can help to make the world a better place.

A Game-Changing Practice That Will Have You Smiling Every Day

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

No doubt we are all very busy from the time we get up in the morning to the time we retire at night; it's called "doing" life. The question to ponder is how much time do we spend on autopilot taking the life we are "doing" for granted?

On Finding A Peaceful Path Through The Holidays

Marianne Elliott | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Marianne Elliott

The holidays are upon us. Peace on earth, and goodwill to all. Right? Or perhaps it feels more like stress at home and ill will toward family? There is another possibility. This year, take the peaceful path through the holidays.

Gratitude: As Easy As Breathing

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Gratitude reminds us to find our happiness in exceptional things, mundane things, the good things, the so-so things -- even the terrible things. Rather than focusing on what might be more, better, or different, why not start being grateful for what is in front of you right now?

The Fine Art of Appreciation

Paul LaRosa | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

I've thought about this for a long time now. If there's one great thing about growing up without a lot of money or status, it's that everything you achieve in life is a bonus -- if you have the right attitude. At least, that's how I feel about it.

Can You Come Up With 10 Things To Be Thankful For?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Now that we get our food from Fred Meyer, Rosauer's, or Walmart, we often forget that many people were involved in bringing our food to the table. So take a little time this Thanksgiving to send a quiet "thank you" to them and to anyone else who's done something special for you lately.

Surefire Stress Relief, Part 3: Thanksgiving as a Wellness Practice

HeartMath LLC | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Thankfully, gratitude and appreciation can create their own positive psychophysiological holiday in your body -- without the necessity of a feast. If you find yourself facing Thanksgiving stress this week, remember to bring appreciation into your thoughts and heart.

Rage Against the Machine: Lessons Learned at the Laundromat

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina Pesoli

This November I am thankful for unexpected inconveniences. They force me out of my comfort zone and provide opportunities to examine things from different angles.

Gratitude Without Attitude

Ghylian Bell | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ghylian Bell

Show gratitude to the people in your life that helped you make it through hard times. Show gratitude when you use something you learned. Show gratitude where you live. This attitude of gratitude can help us help each other, but more importantly, it will help you help yourself.

WATCH: The Single Best Thing Oprah’s Ever Done

Posted 10.30.2012 | OWN

Sixteen years ago, Oprah started a gratitude journal and, every day, began writing down five things she was grateful for. From fresh flowers to the ki...

What Our Dogs Can Teach Us About Gratitude

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

I think we could all learn something significant from dogs regarding the nature of not just giving, but receiving. There seems to sufficient conversation around the need to be a good giver, and appropriately so, but there is little talk about the other end of the stick.

Embracing This Precious Life

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

The continual passage of time and the temporal nature of our world remind us how precious and delicate life and relationships are. They are here today, but tomorrow is unknown.

Be Grateful: What Are You Taking for Granted?

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

My mother used to say, "You can't be unhappy and grateful at the same time." Over the years, I have found how right she was, in matters of the heart.

Like Father, Like Husband

Jenn Horton | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Jenn Horton

It's a little creepy, how you marry your father. But cool. Awesome, really

Thank You, Please!

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 05.27.2012 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Maybe you don't or can't empathize with a generation of mentors, instructors, and potential employers who grew up writing (and expecting) thank you notes. If this is you, it is time to wake up. These little notes are expected and part of the professional world.

26 Ways to 'Lean In' to a New You in the New Year

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

'Tis the season for making resolutions for the new year. "Out with bad habits -- in with the new!" We make resolutions, draw up lists, and put sticky ...

26 Ways to Give Thanks...

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.21.2012 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

WE GIVE THANKS BY ... AWAKENING each day with an attitude of gratitude. BEING HUMBLE about our role in the universe. COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS ... ofte...

Down And Out? Be Grateful For Opposable Thumbs

Wes Nisker | Posted 09.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Wes Nisker

When the world weighs heavy on your shoulders, the government turns its back on you and the facts of life look so hard and cold you can feel them in your gut, I suggest you take some time out to practice the gratitude game.

The Alchemy Of Giving Thanks

Grove Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Grove Harris

Giving thanks can shift a person out of a low place, (perhaps a victim stance) into a place of sharing profound gifts. Giving thanks can shift a person out of arrogance by recognizing gifts received.

Make Gratitude a Game

The Baietto Brothers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
The Baietto Brothers

Count the good things that are happening and you will start to see more and more of them. Pretty soon your antenna will be consistently dialed to good content, delivering only the best of what is happening.

Nourishment For A Peaceful Mind And Body

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Peace starts at home, and home is where the heart is. When you listen to your heart, your inherent value, values and love, you touch into the peace that is always present within you.

4 Simple Ways to Let Go of Control

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Letting go of control is about loosening our grip, allowing ourselves to be supported and trusting that things will turn out as they are meant to. Four ways to just let go.

26 Ways to Give Thanks

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

We give thanks by...

Giving Thanks Every Day

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

When we prosper and grow and the situations of our lives flow, when the going is good and the living is easy, it seems only natural to be thankful. But what about all those times when nothing seems to budge?

Thanksgiving Is Over -- Do I Still Have To Be Grateful?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Here we are, the weekend after Thanksgiving. The leftovers are gone, black Friday is past, and everyone can resume normal activities. Does this mean I don't have to be grateful anymore?