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Attitude of Gratitude

Are You Fluent in the Language of Love?

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

"Most people don't talk enough about the love in their hearts." This is a line from a song played by the Dawes' band. When I heard it, I thought, "so ...

Gratitude for Headwaters Forest

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The forest, at one time, was the most political woods in California. The tangle of trees stood perilously between two warring factions: businessmen ...

How Gratitude Changed My Life

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Prasanna Ranganathan

Keeping a gratitude journal and taking these mental gratitude pictures have made me more conscious, every moment of every day, of the many miracles life has to offer, if I simply take the time to notice them.

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 06.29.2014 | 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.

Gratitude for "Home"

Peg Melnik | Posted 06.27.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

With the frothy waves of Lake Michigan washing ashore, our beach walk is being recorded with a trail of wet foot prints. I have my sister to one side...

Pick Your Path: Love or Fear

Peg Melnik | Posted 06.26.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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 06.22.2014 | 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.

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

Amanda Krantz | Posted 05.15.2014 | 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.

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 ...

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...

The Marathon of Gratitude

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

It takes endurance to be grateful because anything can throw you off course - a speeding ticket, a taxing work week, the flu. But here's the upside o...

Gratitude for this Small-Framed Hero

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Sophia was five-years-old when she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. For the uninitiated Type 2 Diabetes is what 90 percent of the people have and i...

Dream Big and Dare to Fail

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I'm grateful for this sentiment from Norman Vaughan because the truest dreams only come in one size: Big. Sometimes we're too busy to dream and we ca...

Grief Is Not Linear

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

That's how a friend who lost her husband explained it. She said she could be anywhere - the bank, the store or the post office - and she could hear so...

Gratitude Is Like Sushi: Best When Fresh

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.08.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Gratitude should not be shelved, but if we're honest we all do this from time to time. We delay gratitude, waiting for the puzzle of our life to piec...