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Thanksgiving Gratitude

Meet Ivan Pejovic, A Brand New Citizen

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.04.2014 | 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 07.03.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

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

Who Invented the Universe?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.28.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I'm grateful for this conversation because it seems as though science and spirituality have been long-time opponents in the ring. To have a scientist's take on the mystery of the universe is refreshing.

Pick Your Path: Love or Fear

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Peg Melnik

Norman Vincent Peal, the author of The Power of Positive Thinking, says there are two paths in life: love or fear. It's that simple. My friend's tak...

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...

Do You Know the Difference Between Sympathy and Compassion?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.22.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Frankly I didn't know there was a difference before I heard Jim Lockard speak. The former cop who wrote "Survival Thinking" has moved into the spirit...

Do You Have a Green Thumb With People?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.21.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I once read that we should all tend to the people in our world as though they are plants in a garden. We should nurture every one of them because you never know who might end up being your best friend or even your soulmate.

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.