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Thanksgiving Gratitude

7 Ways To Boost Your Gratitude

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo | Posted 01.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

Many of us are well versed at juggling dozens of different thoughts in our heads at once. It is tough to feel true gratitude when your attention is divided. Take the time to really focus on the person you are with or event that is happening in the moment.

10 Ways To Teach Kids Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Jenny Witte | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Jenny Witte

Toddlers and young kids are self-centered by nature, and thankfulness needs to obviously extend beyond just basic good manners. The default mode will always be "satisfy me," and putting others first and being grateful is not natural. It has to be taught.

Beyond the Turkey: Could Your Family's Grateful Life Begin This Thanksgiving?

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Carleton Kendrick

Why not use this Thanksgiving Day as the first step toward becoming a more grateful family? Giving thanks for one's blessings on this holiday is traditional. Feeling grateful every day is an attitude, a way of experiencing life.

Thanksgiving = Thanks + Giving

Shelly London | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Shelly London

On Thanksgiving (or during leftover lunches on Friday), we hope that families of all kinds will try conversations focused on giving and then decide how they're going to give.

20 Questions for Thanksgiving

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

It can be challenging to create rich and meaningful family conversations about gratitude. Last Thanksgiving season, I took a different approach by coming up with gratitude questions to help enliven our sharing.

First Snow

Carissa K | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Pilgrims, pumpkins and holly jolly. For that brief moment, the first snow stopped meaning wet shoes, messy floors and runny noses and instead I allowed myself to see it through my children's eyes. To the kids the first snow meant surprise, smiles, imagination and bright-eyed wonder.

Joan Moran: Pause, Reflect, and Give Thanks: The Power of Gratitude During the Holidays

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Joan Moran Meister Eckhart, a 13th century mystic, wrote, "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'thank you,' that would suffice." ...

A Post-Thanksgiving Reminder

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

The very word "thanksgiving" reminds us to be thankful for the good things in our lives. Yet, it is often the tragedies we experience that really make us appreciate what we have. Once we've lost something important, we see how valuable it was.

This Thanksgiving, Be Grateful For Life

Wajahat Ali | Posted 01.22.2013 | Religion
Wajahat Ali

Remember all those who are simply content sleeping one peaceful night without the fear of bombardment or death; or those hungry bellies scuffling for scraps of food, or the many broken down men and women simply seeking shelter from a cold night.

Nelly Furtado, Aimee Mann And More Share Their Favorite Songs About Gratitude

Posted 11.22.2012 | OWN

Just in time for Thanksgiving, these soulful singers -- each with a new record out this fall -- share their favorite musical ways to say thank you. ...

Thanksgiving Poetry: Why Do We Give Thanks?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Most days, I let one thing or another distract me from the bountiful reasons I have to be thankful. But I do, on occasion, reflect deeply on the tensions between striving and cherishing. And when those reflections take me over, they often engender a poem.

This Thanksgiving, Thank Your Therapist -- Or Go Get One

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Kirk Edgerton

We should start referring friends to good therapists, unashamedly, the way we would refer them to a good dentist. For now, I thank my own, and hope that others find their own path to wellness, no matter what anyone else says.

60 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Spouse

Posted 11.21.2012 | Weddings

Thanksgiving is a time to let everyone know how much you appreciate them, especially your spouse. In the spirit of gratitude, we asked our Twitter ...

28 Days of Gratitude (With Kids) This Thanksgiving

Melina Bellows | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Melina Bellows

This Thanksgiving, I'm helping my kids participate by expressing their gratitude for the things that make their lives special. Every night, I lie in bed with them and ask them to be thankful for something, anything. It is also a good reminder for me to pause and be present with them.

Surefire Stress Relief, Part 3: Thanksgiving as a Wellness Practice

HeartMath LLC | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Thankfully, gratitude and appreciation can create their own positive psychophysiological holiday in your body -- without the necessity of a feast. If you find yourself facing Thanksgiving stress this week, remember to bring appreciation into your thoughts and heart.

Freeing Your Holidays (And Yourself) From Anxiety: 6 Steps To Having More Joy And Less Stress

Tamar Chansky | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

It's time to change our relationship with the holidays. We don't have to break up with them, but just know that as with all things anxiety, the holidays aren't the problem -- it's the story in our head about the holidays that needs to change.

Giving Thanks All Year Round

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Gratitude is important. Gratitude makes us happy. If we don't stop and count our blessings, we're always going to feel like we are one possession or promotion or pound or whatever away from happiness instead of realizing that, hey, there's some good stuff going on right now.

Amy Grant: The Most Thankful Day

Guideposts | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

I think that sometimes we can over-think giving. It should be as natural as breathing. You have. You give. You receive. You share.

What Are You Grateful For?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We invite you to develop an ongoing relationship with gratitude by making a list of things to "remember to appreciate." You can do this hourly, daily, weekly, finding different things to appreciate each time.

Remember The Blessings Of The First Thanksgiving

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

When you are observing Thanksgiving with your family or friends, take some time to remember the rich history of this very popular holiday, focusing on the blessings of the past year, as has always been the purpose of our Thanksgiving holiday.

Rage Against the Machine: Lessons Learned at the Laundromat

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina Pesoli

This November I am thankful for unexpected inconveniences. They force me out of my comfort zone and provide opportunities to examine things from different angles.

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.

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.

Gratitude Is Thanks on Steroids

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

Gratitude may be an emotion, but I've always thought of it as an action. Acting grateful is taking the time to let someone know that they've made a difference in our lives.