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Recovering The Thin Thread Of Thanks

Alan Jones | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Alan Jones

This Thanksgiving, let's dig for our submerged sunrise of wonder. When and if we find it, we should be prepared for upheaval.

What Does 'Giving Thanks' Really Mean?

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Between my scientist and my cousin Donald I realized what "giving thanks" really means. It means looking in someone's eyes until you can see their vibrant colors beneath the chlorophyll, beneath the mask or the bravado or the prickly personality.

Thanksgiving: A Feast Of Light

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Accepting gratitude, the thanks of someone else, even a stranger, lights us up -- it makes us feel good. It helps us, even for a second, to see the light and love that is within us. When we give thanks, we open up spiritually.

Thanksgiving: Are You Really Truly Grateful? Prove It!

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

The more I get out of my head and look around at the blessings in my life, the happier and more peaceful I am.

An Interfaith Thanksgiving Day Mantra For Every Day

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

We strive on a regular basis to speak to the needs of the moment, and it's time now for gratitude. We are entering the season of Thanksgiving.

Pass the Gratitude: Recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Thanksgiving is a holiday whose spirit I would welcome year round. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude doesn't just make you a nicer person with more peace of mind, it's good for your health.

Tips To Start Feeling Grateful Today

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Brett Blumenthal

Practicing gratitude means appreciating aspects of your life and not taking anything for granted. It may offer health benefits as well.

5 Reminders To Be Grateful, Even For The Hard Stuff

Randy Taran | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

This Thanksgiving, I am viewing things in a new way. I have a renewed appreciation and a sense of not taking things for granted.

WATCH: How To Feel Grateful Even When You Don't Want To

Posted 11.18.2012 | OWN

With Thanksgiving just a few days away and the idea of "giving thanks" in the air, would you say you live with an attitude of gratitude? If you do, th...

Transform Yourself at Thanksgiving! Become a Walking Joy Spot

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

You can't find your joy without gratitude! And any time you feel out of joy, all you have to do is flip on your joy switch. Immediately find something for which to be joyful and keep your gratitude glasses on.

Let's Put Down Our Political Dukes and Say 'Thanks' This Holiday Season

Pam Grout | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Pam Grout

People are so busy railing, "You know what really makes me mad?," that they've become complacent to all the services and benefits they enjoy and use on a daily basis. We Americans take our privileged lives for granted.

My Grandmother's Winter Coat

PJ Mintner | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
PJ Mintner

Loss doesn't always have to be greeted with anger or sadness. In fact, if you greet loss and differences with grace, you might find that you live in a warmer, brighter world than you ever realized. That's how my grandmother saw the world, and she shared the warmth.

'Shh-Thanks-Givin': My First Thanksgiving in America -- A Former Refugee Remembers

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

We had arrived in America with nothing but rags in our backpacks and a few ounces of gold that my mother had tucked into her money belt. An impoverished aunt took us all in. Soon there were 10 people crowding together in Auntie Lisa's tiny two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco.

Empty Chair At The Dinner Table? 5 Ways To Cope With Loss Over The Holidays

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Causes of vacancy come in endless iterations and are particularly poignant during the holidays. You may be left staring death in the face. Or, perhaps your loss involves a loved one that lives far away and finances are insufficient to bring them to your door.

Recovering From Sandy: Now What?

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

The adrenaline rush is over. The long rebuilding and recovery is ahead. The urgency of surviving gives way to the sadness of personal loss and infrastructure devastation and day after day of work. What is the spiritually intelligent response? Here are some of my ideas. I welcome yours.

Ode to My Daughter

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 01.13.2013 | Parents
Ariane Zurcher

When you were born, I knew almost nothing about autism. I hadn't taken the idea of independence and remolded it as "autism" yet, only to rework that idea back to its original concept later. I saw you and appreciated you for who I saw you to be: defiant, independent and strong.

Our Room With a View

Wendy Bradford | Posted 01.13.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Minutes into the blackout, my babysitter called from the elevator where she was stuck in total terrifying darkness with my youngest children.

An Embarrassment of Riches

Annette Powers | Posted 11.12.2012 | Divorce
Annette Powers

As the news of Sandy's destruction began to surface, I no longer felt bitterness toward my ex. I felt only gratitude.

How To Cultivate Gratitude During A Crisis

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 01.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

There are strategies for cultivating gratitude -- even during times of epic disasters such as Hurricane Sandy. With practice, even under the most difficult circumstances, the ability to be appreciative will strengthen you.

Three Ways for Twenty-Somethings to Be Happier

Tani Brown | Posted 01.09.2013 | College
Tani Brown

Being 24 is nice -- I feel the good sense of becoming older and having a much better sense of who and where I am in my twenties. I'm still lost, but now in a calculated way.

Rumi: 'For Kindness Has The Power To Transform.'

Maggie Lyon | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Wouldn't it be wonderful if instead of shocking us, kindness was just plain regular, something we all shared and spread around freely, and that we all took time to celebrate along the way?

Buddha Doodle - 'Gratitude'

Molly Hahn | Posted 01.08.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Breathing And Blessings After The Storm

Alison Laichter | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Alison Laichter

Sometimes it takes a storm to be reminded that we're all in this together, we're all responsible to and for each other, and we're all reenacting the work of creation.

Gratitude, the Ultimate Fear Fighting Tool

Claudia Chan | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Claudia Chan

Gratitude is the ultimate fear and worry-fighting tool that is always available to us if we remember to access it.

Gratitude Without Attitude

Ghylian Bell | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ghylian Bell

Show gratitude to the people in your life that helped you make it through hard times. Show gratitude when you use something you learned. Show gratitude where you live. This attitude of gratitude can help us help each other, but more importantly, it will help you help yourself.