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Attitude of Gratitude

Grief Is Not Linear

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

That's how a friend who lost her husband explained it. She said she could be anywhere - the bank, the store or the post office - and she could hear so...

Gratitude Is Like Sushi: Best When Fresh

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.08.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Gratitude should not be shelved, but if we're honest we all do this from time to time. We delay gratitude, waiting for the puzzle of our life to piec...

Gratitude for the Written Word

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.08.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The latest chatter on Facebook is that people are finding that they're losing their ability to write in cursive because of excessive keyboard use. It...

3 Brilliant Gratitude Quotes to Boost Your Mood!

Susie Moore | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Most of us spend so much of the time thinking about what we lack. Ironically, the more we focus on what we do not have, the more we stay there. Human beings are powerful magnets and attract what they think about. Do you feel abundant or as if you are lacking? They create very different thought spirals.

Gratitude for Doing the Right Thing

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.02.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I said to myself, do you suppose God would understand if I didn't run in and pay because I'm on a bit of a deadline today? Then I saw it. My mother's eyes staring at me from the rear view mirror and I had to laugh.

An Epic Winter, When You're A Kid

Carissa K | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Yes, this winter has been a really long one for you and for me. But for our kids, this will likely be the winter that settles right into that sacred spot of their hearts reserved for only the most special of times.

11 Ways To Teach Your Kids True Gratitude

Andrea Reiser | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Andrea Reiser

Teaching our kids to say "thank you" is important, but truly instilling a sense of gratitude in them is another matter entirely. Gratitude goes beyond good manners -- it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

Finding Happy When You're Totally Over Winter

Carissa K | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Whether I spent them wearing lipstick or chapstick, in a pair of snow shoes or slippers, every day of the first month of 2014 was well lived because each of those days was a gift.

This May Be The Clue That You're Holding Yourself Back

Kripalu | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

When routine, whether in action or attitude, becomes too comfortable or constrictive, it's often a clue we're limiting ourselves. There's an invitation waiting -- to look again and discover a new spaciousness. It's here, in this spaciousness, that we're better able to notice the big things and the little things.

Gratitude: A Reflection

Eric Simpson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion
Eric Simpson

The more my focus is on another person and what their merits and deficits are, the less likely I am to see myself clearly. Moreover, the less we are inclined to compare ourselves with others and judge others, the more likely we are to partake of genuine gratitude.

6 Spiritual Tips for Staying Sane Through the Holidays

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

The holidays are more than just Santa Claus and menorahs. The holidays are about finding your center in the eye of the storm, and the quickest means to that end is always gratitude.

Giving Thanks

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lillie Leonardi

"Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion.  Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception.  Faith without thankfulness lack...

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Spend some time each day practicing an attitude of gratitude. Become aware of when you are lashing yourself with a "not good enough" whip and turn it around by thinking of the things you are grateful for. Try asking yourself, several times a day: "Which wolf am I feeding?"

The Secret To Happier Kids

Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Emily Campbell As Thanksgiving approaches, kids may start hearing and thinking more about gratitude at school. Maybe they'll make handprint t...

First Snow

Carissa K | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Pilgrims, pumpkins and holly jolly. For that brief moment, the first snow stopped meaning wet shoes, messy floors and runny noses and instead I allowed myself to see it through my children's eyes. To the kids the first snow meant surprise, smiles, imagination and bright-eyed wonder.

Get a Gratitude Practice (VIDEO)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Who doesn't want to feel less lonely, more connected and at ease in the world? A gratitude practice can give you all of that and more.

Sharing for Growth, Gratitude and Paying It Forward

Jane Coxwell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jane Coxwell

My hesitancy about expressing my want for my own evolution is that I'm a private person -- well, that's what I've been telling myself. But I saw recently that it was mainly just vulnerability. Opening myself up to things that I otherwise don't have to address.

The Gratitude Experiments

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

Does giving or receiving thanks offer only immediate rewards, or does gratitude have far reaching benefits? What if you could live everyday feeling an abiding sense of gratitude -- no matter what? Would that have any effect on your life?

Joan Moran: Pause, Reflect, and Give Thanks: The Power of Gratitude During the Holidays

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Joan Moran Meister Eckhart, a 13th century mystic, wrote, "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'thank you,' that would suffice." ...

How Gratitude Healed My Life

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

By the end of the third week, it was as if any dreariness of my life started to clear and the sun popped out. Then I realized the miracle. Nothing outside of me changed -- it was all an inside job.

The 'Disease of More'

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

Being thankful naturally leads to thoughts of how to best use such blessings in your life. It leads to goal setting and a desire to share the feeling with someone else. I

No Victims Here

Molly Reynolds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Molly Reynolds

"I thank my father for teaching me a very valuable lesson," Levi says. "He taught me how wonderful women are and how much they should be loved and respected -- by showing me what not to do."

The Joy Manifesto: Part I

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

We can tap into joy every single day. It is always accessible, even if just for an instant. It is a conscious choice. With even a small amount of effort, we can fill our cloudy skies with a rainbow.

The 3 Essential Tools for Building a Life You Love (Part 2)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The first step to shift towards a more positive mindset is becoming aware of your vocabulary and the effect it has on your life, what you attract into it and how joyful you feel.

57 Simple Ways to Make Someone's Day

Amy Neumann | Posted 08.02.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Recently, I ran across something that got me thinking again about the beauty of a simple kindness. And about the astonishing power and positive impact even the smallest kind word or deed can have on someone's day -- or life.