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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.

On Living Well, Loving Deeply and Being Grateful for All of Life
1 month ago

On Living Well, Loving Deeply and Being Grateful for All of Life

By  •  Mindset

The ability to be thankful for life’s ugliness as much as for what uplifts us is one lesson that I learned from certain characters which came to life via the talented imagination of Larry McMurtry. The author rode into his own Western sunset this past week at 84…
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What I Learned While Looking for Dolphins
2 months ago

What I Learned While Looking for Dolphins

By  •  Mindset

Several years ago, when I was living in Florida, I rented a beautiful condo on the river. The lanai overlooked the water, where I could see boats, kayaks, and all sorts of wildlife. My neighbors told me to watch for the dolphins that come around…
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How My Lockdown Birthday Fostered Reflection and Gratitude
3 months ago

How My Lockdown Birthday Fostered Reflection and Gratitude

By  •  Lifestyle

I had a biggish birthday recently. It wasn’t a milestone birthday, but rather – as one of the cards a friend sent me put it – “Somewhere between 29 and ‘none of your business’.” Because we are in lockdown here in the UK…
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I Have My Own Teeth… and 7 Other Things this Woman Over 60 is Grateful for
4 months ago

I Have My Own Teeth… and 7 Other Things this Woman Over 60 is Grateful for

By  •  Mindset

Did you know that writing gratitude lists boosts your mood and improves happiness? I sometimes forget this in my day-to-day grumblings about hangnails and hay fever, but today, I’ve dusted off my gratitude list. Firstly, I am grateful for my…
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The Practice of Grace and Gratitude in 2021
4 months ago

The Practice of Grace and Gratitude in 2021

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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Do You Secretly Judge Others? How to Enjoy Life After 60 with an Attitude of Gratitude
4 months ago

Do You Secretly Judge Others? How to Enjoy Life After 60 with an Attitude of Gratitude

When we refuse to judge others, we express love and compassion. Love does not mean we become passive and allow others to abuse us. It is quite the contrary. Compassion is not weak but strong. It allows us to see where the suffering…
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Name It and Claim It – How Gratitude Can Boost Your Life
4 months 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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The True Worth of Appreciation Over the Holidays
5 months 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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Put Your Gratitude into Action – Not Only for the Holidays!
6 months ago

Put Your Gratitude into Action – Not Only for the Holidays!

When good things happen to us, we feel grateful. We’re thankful for our family, a comfortable home, caring friends, purposeful activities in retirement or paid employment, health, life in a free country, a pretty sunset, and more…
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Survival, Thrival, and Setting the Example in a Messy World
6 months ago

Survival, Thrival, and Setting the Example in a Messy World

By  •  Mindset

I Had a Handle on Life but It Broke, is the title of a book by fellow professional speaker Mary LoVerde out of Denver, Colorado. Thankfully, you can’t copyright titles, although I’ll always attribute. This one’s too good not to steal…
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