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Being Grateful

Being grateful is one of the keys to finding positivity and happiness at any age. We all know this instinctually. But, how can we increase our gratitude? This is the question that we will answer in this section.

3 months ago

Saying Thank You to Others Can Change Their Lives – And Yours!

Do you appreciate a word of praise? Or enjoy giving praise where it is due? When I was working full time I realised the importance of praise and encouragement. Even now at my ripe old age, if someone tells me I am doing a good job, I feel elated…

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5 months ago

7 Ways to Express Gratitude During Thanksgiving Season

When was the last time you genuinely expressed love and gratitude for the people and experiences in your life that have shaped you into who you are today? It isn’t easy to take time out to express what you are truly grateful for, especially during…

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5 months ago

How to Be Grateful for All of Life’s Lessons

Life can feel like a litany of lessons learned. I bet I could fill a library with my lessons. A lot of what I’ve had to learn came wrapped in suffering, fear, uncertainty. I resisted hearing the messages because of the hurt and sadness that accompanied…

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5 months ago

A Powerful Reason to Give Gratitude During the Holidays and into the New Year

How many times a day do you give gratitude for your gifts, for your family and for the blessings of your life? I’ll admit it. Some days I forget to make my gratitude intentional, and then when I realize I haven’t done so, I understand why my day is off balance…

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5 months ago

Can Gratitude Stall Healing? Yes, When It’s Forced!

As a life coach for widows, I often talk with people who are using gratitude against themselves. Self-inflicted, forced gratitude is how many people attempt to kick themselves into a better emotional state. It isn’t effective…

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6 months ago

8 Best Thanksgiving Gifts

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate family, friends and those you love, and what better way to show your appreciation than to give them a thoughtful gift? Don’t just bring wine to the feast; surprise your host with a special…

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6 months ago

Life Begins When We Learn the Meaning of Gratitude

We’ve all heard it many times and many different ways during our lives. Count your blessings, give thanks, feel lucky for what you have, think of people who don’t have as much. We understand the words, but seldom do we stop to think…

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9 months ago

My 5-Step Guide for Dealing with Aging

I can’t remember who said that “aging is not for the weak.” And if you think about it, that’s very true. In working with hundreds of women over the age of 40, I have learned that the aging process effects every woman differently. Some gracefully slide…

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9 months ago

Practicing Gratitude Doesn’t Come in Easy? Try This Alternative for Wellbeing and Peace of Mind

I’ve been singing the praises of bringing a grateful attitude into one’s life for years. If there is an award for being grateful, I’m in the running. Radical gratitude got my podcast guest, Margaret Zhao, through being an “enemy of the state” during…

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10 months ago

This Father’s Day, Remember Your Dad with All 5 Senses

When I taught writing, I asked my students to describe their parents by using the five senses. Gosh, does this writing exercise elicit vibrant responses! Here are some words my community college students, who ranged in age from 18 to 60, used to describe…

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