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Gratitude Practice

The Psychological Benefits Of Saying Grace

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Thanksgiving is, quite literally, a holiday built upon the notion of giving thanks. If at no other time of the year, it's the one day when we come tog...

Wire Your Brain For Gratitude In 30 Seconds

Forbes | Christine Comaford | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” ~William Faulkner At ...

5 Myths of a Thankful Life

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

On the surface, it's easy to take the action of being thankful for granted and assume that we are doing everything we can to experience it. Until we challenge ourselves to unravel some of the thoughts and doubts, we may not be fully enjoying the benefits of a gratitude practice.

5 Ways to Find Gratitude in Trying Times

Stephanie Harper | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

What I've found to be most helpful in the times where all I can think about is how miserable I am is took look for beauty outside of myself. And, I'm not just talking about distraction. It's easy to put on a movie or try and get some task done to avoid the larger issues.

Make Happiness Your Default Setting in 3 Easy Steps

Naomi Goodlet | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Goodlet

When you notice a positive feeling, try consciously inviting it to stay a while longer. Imagine the feeling growing and expanding. Don't force it, just allow it to stay for as long as possible.

Practice Humor. Because Crying and Eating Is Funny.

Ann Imig | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Ann Imig

Have you ever tried to cry and eat at the same time? It's difficult, but possible. Recently, I watched a sad Internet video and I cried... while continuing to eat my delicious Oats N' More directly from the box.

How to Appreciate Everyday Moments by Creating a Personal Ritual

Sharon Glassman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Lisa Hunter creates custom ceremonies in Boulder, Colorado. Her goal: help folks acknowledge life's Big Milestones - weddings, baby namings, housew...

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

3 Simple Meditations to Help You Thrive

Lauren Eckstrom | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Eckstrom

The key to meditation is not quantity but consistency. Rather than picking a specific time to meditate daily, add meditation to your regular routine. And at the end of each meditation, take a moment to say thank you to yourself for taking time to get still today.

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

I Was Married By An Astronaut.

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.19.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

On my wedding day we fired the minister. Our photo album documents the woman leaving after she got her pink slip. Hearing my daughter talk about weddi...

Meet Ivan Pejovic, A Brand New Citizen

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.03.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Ivan Pejovic came to the U.S. in 2007 from Montenegro where he experienced the ache of war. "We were in danger, and I could see the fear in my parent...

Shocking Finding: Confidence Matters More Than Competence

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.02.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The authors of The Confidence Code said they were astonished when their research revealed this finding and, frankly, depressed. Journalists Katty Kay...

Do You Have the Confident Genes?

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.01.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

After finding successful women at odds with their success, two journalists decided to explore their needling self doubt.

3 Magic Things: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

Heed the words of business philosopher Jim Rohn, make small changes, with consistency and you can change your life. I know, because I'm living it.

You're a Millionaire... You Just Don't Know It

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.25.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The truth is we all have tremendous fortune in so many areas of our life regardless of our financial standing. We just have to think outside the bank account.

Do Smart Phones Make for a Smart Classroom?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.24.2014 | Education
Peg Melnik

In a word: yes. That's according to Aya Sakaguchi, the co-founder of Curious Learning, a Resident Venture at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Her message...

Children Have Some Nerve

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.23.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

How dare these kids grow up behind our back and throw it in our face with that disloyal act once a year: their birthday. Kidding aside, I am happy to...

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 I Learned From Surviving Cancer

Roza Selimyan | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Roza Selimyan

Even when things seem to have gotten as bad as they possibly can, you still have things to be grateful for.

This Third Grader's Advice Is All You Need For A Happy Life

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Michelle Threlfall

"Look for the wow" is one of the happiness habits we have been practicing as we develop our poetry writing and photography skills through our interdisciplinary unit on self-expression. We define the "wow" as the small moments that make life wonderful, the little things for which we can be grateful.

How to Conquer Disappointment and Show It Who's Boss!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

You can turn disappointment into a positive, life-changing experience with the potential to catapult you into a place in life you never even imagined.

Got Cancer: Now What?

Paige Davis | Posted 05.18.2014 | 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 YouBeauty.com 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.