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Gratitude Journal

Gratitude In A Warring World

Pamela Alma Weymouth | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Pamela Alma Weymouth

I was raised to believe in the Charlie Brown version of Thanksgiving. Like many in my generation, I believed that Squanto and the Indians shared their corn willingly with the starving pilgrims in 1621 and taught them how to grow a bountiful harvest.

The 4 Most Powerful Lessons You Could Learn About Gratitude

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Thanksgiving is a lifestyle that you can cultivate every single day of your life. Gratitude has been the key to every success and every victory in my life. Here are a few secrets about the power of gratitude.

Carina Kolodny

WATCH: 24 Little Things To Be Grateful For

HuffingtonPost.com | Carina Kolodny | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living

The difference between a good day and a bad day might have less to do with what actually happened and more to do with what you're choosing to see. ...

Ten Keys to Greater Life Balance

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Greater life balance lies within your reach. Focus on the big picture and keep in mind that small investments of time in the right places can transform your well-being and relationships.

The 1 Minute Blog. The 9-Year-Old and the Uzi Outcry.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.28.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

If this country fears the proliferation of paramilitary police forces, it might want to consider our growing gun culture. The 9-year-old who accident...

The 1 Minute Blog. Earthquake, Close Call.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.28.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

While Napa continues to pick itself up, people seem to be sizing up their homes as if they were the enemy. As quake stories continue to circulate, he...

The 1 Minute Blog. The Ice Bucket Challenge.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.26.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I was excited to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge in spirit, but I wasn't eager to feel the rush of chilled water overhead. That's when I had an epiph...

The 1 Minute Blog. Befriending the Enemy.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.25.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Foto and Ahmed were supposed to be enemies, soldiers at war when Ethiopia and Eritrea were embroiled in battle. Destiny had other plans. The Eritrea...

The 1 Minute Blog. Aftershocks.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.24.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

With aftershocks of Sunday's 6.0 earthquake in the offing, those of us who live in Wine Country feel like we're walking a tightrope without a net. Th...

The 1 Minute Blog: Boy Flees War

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.24.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The Eritrean said growing up in a war made him feel like he was a 30-year-old man when he just was 16. "War matures you," he told me.

The 1 Minute Blog: Graveyard Walk?

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Norman Vincent Peale wrote about a doctor who gave his patient a peculiar prescription.

The 1 Minute Blog: Mo'Ne Madness

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.20.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

When Mo'Ne Davis graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, she gave America a sweet victory.

The 1 Minute Blog. Emotions Consuming You?

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.19.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Lauren Anderson, a woman with one limb, has this advice: "Breathe deep and let the emotions pass. Once you calm down, you can deal with the situation ...

The 1 Minute Blog. Anger in Ferguson, Mo.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.18.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The town of Ferguson is on a short fuse. The world is watching to see what might ignite it. Whether it's a protester throwing a water bottle, or a p...

The 1 Minute Blog. Protesters and Looting.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.17.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The image of protesters in a cloud of tear gas made a photographer in Ferguson, Mo. feel like he was in Iraq or Beirut. Laurent Bryant, of the St. Lo...

The 1 Minute Blog. Robin and Parkinsons.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.16.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Robin's death gives us a window into this heartache.

The 1 Minute Blog. God's Architect.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.14.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Anthony Gaudi has been coined "God's Architect" because religious images appear in many of his works. Gaudi's most notable structure is the Sagrada Fa...

The 1 Minute Blog. Al Sharpton, the Alchemist.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.14.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Al Sharpton went to Ferguson, Mo., to be an alchemist, to transmute rage into a call for justice. The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown has...

The 1 Minute Blog. Lauren Bacall, The Look,

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.13.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

"Lauren Bacall's confident, smoldering expression -- the down-turned face and up-turned eyes -- earned her the nickname The Look," CNN reported. When...

The 1 Minute Blog. Robin Williams, Virtuoso

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.11.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Robin Williams was a comic genius, but a stirring dramatic actor, as well. When I heard of William's death, I felt shock and grief along with the res...

The One Minute Blog. Woody Allen's Magic.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.11.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Woody Allen is promoting his film "Magic in the Moonlight," but the 78-year old director has no comment when it comes to his personal problems. Last ...

The One Minute Blog - Tsunami's Gift

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

One girl miraculously found her way out of that statistic, but it took 10 years of her life, and some would argue, the grace of God.

The One Minute Blog. Middle East Truce.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.06.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Is it possible to create a long-lasting peace in the Middle East on the heels of the 72-hour truce? With Israeli and Palestinian delegates in Cairo...

The One Minute Blog: Kids Grieve, Too.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.05.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Listening to Christopher's story made me realize how hard it must be to grieve as a child. One day love feels permanent, and the next, it's completely uprooted.

The One Minute Blog: Ebola Cure?

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.04.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa set off a panic. It's not surprising. The symptoms are alarming, with internal and external bleeding the most horrific. And yet, amid the panic, there is hope.