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Gratitude Practice

Got Cancer: Now What?

Paige Davis | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

There is really nothing that can prepare you for a cancer diagnosis. It is a shocking and momentary devastation that is overwhelming on so many different levels -- physically, emotionally and spiritually. But perhaps the greatest challenge is identifying the immediate logistical next steps of what a diagnosis means while you are trying to process these levels.

These Tools Will Help You Cultivate Gratitude, Instantly

Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Matthew D. Della Porta , Ph.D. for It's 3 a.m., and someone is screaming in my house. It's my 15-month-old daughter, and she is no...

Why You Need To Take A Sabbatical From Happiness

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

It's amazing what happens when you decide to be the bearer of your own goodness. You'll start to experience that life is rigged in your favor. This, my dear friends, is the secret of the ages.

The True Santa Is Within Every One Of Us

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

True generosity is giving without any thought of getting or receiving. It is unconditional, unattached, free to land wherever it will. Through giving and sharing in this way, we soon find that we do not lose anything. We do not have any less. Rather, we gain so much.

How To Creatively Carry Gratitude Into 2014

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammy Plunkett

Let's make this the year where we take journaling to a whole new plane of existence. Let's make the journaling about not only celebrating what we are grateful for that nature, the universe, and other people provide for us, but also acknowledging and celebrating the good we have done as well.

Accepting These 3 Life Truths Will Bring You More Gratitude

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

You think the magical moments of your life will happen on big days, but they're usually more ordinary. The magic of connection, gratitude and love can show up at work, in nature, at dinner, even at the movies.

What Will You Experience This Holiday Season?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

In the rush and crunch of creating the perfect holiday season (parties, planning, purchasing) how often do you pause and sincerely experience appreciation for the big and little things in life that often get taken for granted?

How to Find Happiness in a Hectic World

Marilyn Tam | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

This is the season for thanksgiving in many countries. Scour your mind for all the reasons you have for giving thanks. Give gratitude for them and your life will improve in all ways, and indeed you will be happier for it.

Gratitude Mantra Practice (VIDEO)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

So you know there's a great deal of evidence documenting the efficacy of a gratitude practice. But have you found one that works for you? Are you practicing gratitude every day?

Why Should I Be Grateful?

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

What if gratitude is not something habitual in our lives? Can we learn how to feel grateful and express gratitude? And if so, how long will it take to change a habit we cultivated for years?

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?

Scientifically Proven: Gratitude Is the Gravity Quotient of Happiness

Bridget Fonger | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I was at a big boisterous dinner party last weekend. On my corner of the long table, two friends were having a bit of a serious exchange about trying...

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.

5 Little Things That Will Make Today A Better Day

Polly Campbell | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Each of these five things can help you shift your daily experience in small but profound ways, as they have mine. This spiritual salve will help you gain insight, peace, and clarity, and make it easier for you to deal with the next moment in a healthy way.

A Surprising Benefit Of Gratitude

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living

For most of us, giving comes a lot easier than receiving. Problem is, if you give and give and refuse to accept anything from others, be it a gift or a helping hand or even a compliment, you make life harder than it has to be.

Change Your Life With This Simple Exercise

Bradley Foster | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Gratitude is a foundational strength. When you feel gratitude, a lot of other strengths can be built on top. For instance, the ability to love and be loved would be difficult, if not impossible, without gratitude.

Skip The Resolutions And Stick To The Practices

Connie Corley | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Connie Corley

The challenge of creating motivation for making changes by using resolutions is that they are notoriously hard to keep. The notion of practice, however, has an appeal because practice is a part of learning a new skill, moving toward improvement, and it is both a noun and a verb!

Please Meditate: Practice Gratitude, Even in Darkness

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Have you ever heard the saying, "When one door closes, another door opens"? I don't feel another door opens on its own; gratitude is the force that opens doors.

2010 Gratitude Index: What People Are Really Thankful For

Jen Consalvo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jen Consalvo

What do most people write about in their gratitude journals? If you're a cynic, it may surprise you -- money and possessions do not top the list.

Making Gratitude Routine

Wendy Strgar | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

Moving on after tragedy, not letting it be our guide but taking its wisdom into our next experience of love, is the practice of routine gratitude.