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.

5 days ago

Gratitude Can Change Your Life – 3 Tips from Betty White

Betty White died in December, a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. She was an American icon who was fiercely adored for her incredible comic timing and brilliance. She was a firecracker in my book. Funny, witty, and determined to create her art for eight decades…

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7 days ago

The Practice of Grace and Gratitude in 2022

The tough times keep getting tougher, rougher, and more challenging. This past year, all our best intentions have been applied, discarded, salvaged, and rebirthed in a somewhat muted, less enthusiastic form. We survived 2020…

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2 weeks ago

Name It and Claim It – How Gratitude Can Boost Your Life

There’s a concept in psychology that can be readily summed up with, “Name it and claim it.” In a nutshell, it says that once you figure out the emotion that lies beneath your frustration, pain or anger, as in “name it,” you can then deal…

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3 weeks ago

The True Worth of Appreciation Over the Holidays

Traditionally, the holidays are a time of joy, of exuberance, of family get-togethers. However, it looks like the global pandemic will weigh heavy on this year’s holidays. If anything, restrictions are getting stricter for many, and joy is far…

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1 month ago

What Are the Best Gifts for Grandma… According to Grandmas?

Why is it so hard to buy gifts for grandma? Perhaps it’s because, as women in our 60s, or older, we simply don’t feel like we need anything anymore. Or, maybe the traditional gifts of knitting sets, customized mugs, bath salts and jewelry simply…

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2 months ago

A Different Kind of Thanksgiving: Grateful for Nintendo Animal Crossing

I confess to having blue expectations about Thanksgiving this year. Our kids and friends had other plans or were too far away to make traveling accessible. The holiday does not really have enough days built in to justify the expense…

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2 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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2 months ago

The Importance of Gratitude This Thanksgiving

I’ve always considered November to be the month of gratitude. This is not to say that gratitude shouldn’t be practiced every month of the year, but during this month, I believe it’s particularly important to make it a priority…

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3 months ago

The Simple Power of Gratitude

Gratitude. A simple word. One we think we understand, and in the general sense, we do. But what we often fail to understand is the power of gratitude in our lives. Not just the feel-good power, but the actual benefit to our very practical, everyday lives…

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4 months ago

A 21-Day Journey to Unlock the Power of Gratitude

How often have you wondered what your life would look and feel like if you could magically bottle up a moment’s worth of joy and fulfillment to experience all the time? Some will say this is not possible. What if it is? In my personal life experiences, coupled with over a decade of research into […]

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