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Gratitude

Do You Have a Life-Threatening Case of Hope?

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.17.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I asked my husband what he thought I'd die of. "Hope," he answered, with smile. I had to laugh. I don't know what the statistics are, but hope may w...

Gratitude for Those Combating 'Firenados'

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.17.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

"Frienados" are described as the fast-moving swirls of intense flames blazing in San Diego County. The hardest-hit in the raging wildfires were San M...

Gratitude for the Plant Doctor

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

My husband teases me that I grow potpourri and he has a point. While I'm mad about gardens, I have been known to starve them. The other day I notice...

7 Ways To Have The Best Workday Ever

| Geoffrey James | Posted 05.16.2014 | Small Business

I've written before about workplace happiness in terms of general rules like "don't obsess about things." Good advice, certainly, but general rules so...

12 Habits of Highly Heathy People

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

New experiences can be both exciting and scary, but overcoming your fear, embracing your strengths, and demonstrating curiosity will reap the benefits of personal growth and discovery, contributing to good health.

Why I Left a Comfortable Corporate Gig to Bring More Gratitude to Healthcare

Amanda Krantz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Amanda Krantz

More degrees often means feeling more shackled to a job and career. You feel pressured to "meet your full potential" (and pay off debt) instead of feeling free to take a chance. I am a big believer in never picking a job based on building a resume or because it's what everyone expects of you.

How to Date the Muse: 5 Steps to Enduring Creativity

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

The muse loves a life devoted to honoring your true self. She wants you to become who you are. She wants you to feel good. And when you feel good she'll want to hang out with you often.

Gratitude for the Struggle

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.15.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Frederick Douglass said "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." The man who escaped slavery and became a leader of the Abolitionist movement...

Gratitude for the Smartwatch

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.15.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

This summer Motorola plans to launch the Moto 360 Smartwatch, and it will be full of nifty gadgets and high-tech tricks. It will be able to hail a cab...

The Humanitarian Photographer

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.15.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I'm grateful for Lisa Kristine, a photographer who has explored the far reaches of the globe, snapping pictures of indigenous cultures that time forgo...

The Good Fortune of Peace

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.15.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Most of us wake up every morning in America without a thought about war and peace. And then there are people like my friend who experienced war as a...

Too Old to Run? Hillary Has the Gratitude Advantage

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I don't know about you, but I want the leader of the free world to have high numbers when it comes to gratitude. Gratitude leads to wisdom, and diplomacy is at its best when it's built on wisdom, when leadership is infused with the graying of perspective.

It's My Birthday, And I'm Really Grateful I Made It To 23

Isaac Saul | Posted 07.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Isaac Saul

Gratitude is a tricky thing; to discuss it means to talk about the things you have, or the things you're happy about. To do that means being able to walk the fine line between boasting and exaggeration and humility and sincerity.

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

99 Reasons

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Kristin Armstrong

We are purposefully placed together to help each other grow, that is the essence of family. God whispered "You are enough" into each of these folded papers, quieting the questioning voice inside me, constantly wondering if I will have what it takes when they need to take what I have.

Solve the Mystery: Do You Have A Body Double?

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.13.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The reason I ask is because I noticed something alarming the other day. Here's the backstory: I know a woman who is too preoccupied to smile. When ...

I Met a Woman Who Wants to Move to Mars -- and Not Because That's Where Men Are From

Daisy J Lin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Daisy J Lin

You think Portland doesn't get enough sun? I've seen photos sent by Mars Rover Curiosity and it looks pretty dark and barren, not just "desert screensaver" barren, more like lizard terrarium barren.

Do You Have a Case of Low-Grade Gratitude?

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The trick is catching yourself when you're feeling ungrateful because it can be subtle. You might be preoccupied with doubt or you might be nervous ab...

Gratitude for the Man who Changed the Universe

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The million dollar question at the end of the 20th century was what person had had the greatest effect on the past 100 years. When Time magazine was ...

Mother Teresa in the Classroom

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I know a teacher who has forever gone beyond the call of duty for her students. After I heard story after story about her generosity of spirit and her...

Gratitude and the Hourglass

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

My mom said she saw a sign recently that made her wince. The sign was letting people know that a bridge under construction was expected to be complet...

Gratitude for Francis Ford Coppola, the Barefoot Genius

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The great part about being a journalist is that you have a passport of sorts to enter people's lives that would otherwise be off limits. With that in...

Gratitude for the Ocean, that Frothy Surf

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

>I get hungry for the ocean and I can't go too long without paying a visit. I love the expanse of it. I love that it reaches forever. We spent the da...

Plane Fell 5000 Feet From the Sky

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

In that delirious conversation, I told my mom that my husband would do a good job of raising our four-year old, and she didn't miss a beat. She told me to 'snap out of it. Planes are built to take on wind shear. We'll be fine.'

Turning Poison into Medicine

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

This philosophy is gratitude at its best -- taking a struggle and turning it into an amazing win. The College Bound Bar Company is this kind of victo...