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Are You a Beast of Burden?

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Giving can be more than donating money, more than volunteering time and expertise. Giving can be a way of living. Here's my epiphany: I can "bes...

How I Regained Perspective On Life and Parenthood

Lisa Corbett | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Lisa Corbett

It is so easy, given the immediacy of young children and their myriad requirements, to get bogged down in the small stuff.

One Weird Trick for Happiness

Matt Richardson | Posted 07.27.2014 | Good News
Matt Richardson

The good news is that gratitude is like a muscle, it can be exercised and conditioned, and it will perform better. You can become a more grateful person.

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...

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

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...

10 Habits of Exceptionally Happy People

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

What I learned is that being happy is possible, no matter how dark your days are, that happiness is attainable, especially when you understand what happy people do to get there.

Who Should Be Grateful -- the Employer or the Employee?

Mari-Louise Ross | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Mari-Louise Ross

I expect the understanding that an employee is a package of gender, race, origin and culture and not just the thin slice of academic or professional knowledge particular to their tasks. In the same sense that gardens benefit from different plants growing together, the work environment benefits by various diverse inputs.

Meditation for Non-Meditators

Ada Polla | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Ada Polla

I practice active gratefulness. I was recently reminded of the power of gratefulness, and have a renewed commitment to it. Every day, I take time to think about one person, one incident, one thing, that I am grateful for. It is an act that forces me to remember how lucky I am.

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?

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?

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.

What Are You Grateful For?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We invite you to develop an ongoing relationship with gratitude by making a list of things to "remember to appreciate." You can do this hourly, daily, weekly, finding different things to appreciate each time.

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.

Finding Gratitude

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Michelle Threlfall

Yes. We all have the right to a rough day. An occasional pity party is A-OK in the world of being human. But losing sight of all that we have, forgetting how incredibly blessed and lucky we are, that's not okay with me.

The ROI of Gratefulness

Dave Kerpen | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Dave Kerpen

It's trite but true: what goes around comes around. Think about it as business karma. If you make it a practice to genuinely thank those who deserve your thanks, they will appreciate your expression of gratitude.

If I Died Young...

Abigail Spencer | Posted 04.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Abigail Spencer

I eat chocolate just about every day. Okay, every day. I love nothing more than a good rich dark chocolate. It exhilarates. It satisfies. My father loved chocolate. I got my stomach for sweets from him.

For What Are You Truly Thankful?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Yes, those who are afraid of expressing their feelings might judge, sneer, scoff. I say, let them. We each get to choose how we wish to live. I choose another path.

Making Gratitude the Main Course at Thanksgiving

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

There can't be too much gratitude. Why? Because, consciousness aligns with itself. Gratitude is a very high state of consciousness. It vibrates right up there with love.

How I Was Hit by the Thanksgiving Spirit -- Literally

Keli Goff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keli Goff

This has without question been the most challenging few months of my life, and yet this is the first Thanksgiving in which I have felt the measure of peace I do this year. Why?

Get High on Gratitude

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

Gratitude releases dopamine and serotonin into our bodies, and makes us feel good.

Join in Global Prayer for Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

People all over the world are praying for the people of Haiti, for those involved in relief efforts, and for the leaders of all the governments who ar...

The Cranberry Log: A Traditional Thanksgiving Out Of The Can

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
EllynAnne Geisel

Years into adulthood, when the Thanksgiving meal became my domain, that casserole was laid to rest and fresh cranberry sauce replaced canned.

The Secret To Happier Kids

Posted 01.25.2014 | Training

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