DEBUNKING MYTHS: GRATITUDE STRENGTHENS OUR MOTIVATION AND IMPROVES CONNECTION WITH OTHERS

For those who think that gratitude practice is a sign of weakness and lack of motivation, I am here to offer evidence to the contrary. A gratitude practice can strengthen our motivation and improve our connection with others, helping us achieve a healthier, happier and more successful life. Stick with me, I will show you. … More DEBUNKING MYTHS: GRATITUDE STRENGTHENS OUR MOTIVATION AND IMPROVES CONNECTION WITH OTHERS

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS ARE REALLY GOOD FOR YOU AND DECEMBER KIND-VENT CALENDAR

Paying-it-forward makes us and the receivers feel good and it can create a ripple effect that transcends time and place. Besides, random acts of kindness are really good for our mental, emotional and physical health. Let’s exercise our kindness with my December 2019 Kind-Vent Calendar. “We cannot do great things on this earth, only small … More RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS ARE REALLY GOOD FOR YOU AND DECEMBER KIND-VENT CALENDAR

5 WAYS TO PRACTICE GRATITUDE WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE IT

How do we cultivate gratitude when things are not working out? Or when we are dealing with an illness? Or even loss? Learn my 5 tips to still practice gratitude when you don’t feel like it without feeling fake about it. Photo creds: Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things … More 5 WAYS TO PRACTICE GRATITUDE WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE IT

GRATITUDE AND KINDNESS TO SELF: 5 STRATEGIES TO STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP

No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. When we make a mistake it’s easy to be our worst critic. But it’s much more effective to be our best supporter. Here are 5 strategies to stop beating ourselves up and embrace the lessons we learn. Last week a friend came to me for advice. She … More GRATITUDE AND KINDNESS TO SELF: 5 STRATEGIES TO STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP

REAL RESULTS FROM A YEAR OF GRATITUDE PRACTICE

Developing an attitude of gratitude takes time but is the easiest and simplest way to improve your life. Period. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero   I have written about the benefits of gratitude many times before, here, here and here. And here … More REAL RESULTS FROM A YEAR OF GRATITUDE PRACTICE

THE GRATITUDE WEEK PROJECT

Scientifically proven benefits of gratitude practice to rewire your brain and help you achieve happiness and success year-round.   “Your brain at positive performs significantly better (31% better) than it does at negative, neutral or stressed. Your intelligence rises, your creativity rises, and your energy levels rise.” Shawn Achor, PhD., in The Happiness Advantage   … More THE GRATITUDE WEEK PROJECT

MINDFUL MINUTE: A DAILY SIMPLE AND EASY MINDFULNESS PRACTICE

Boost your well-being, get healthier, happier and more productive with a regular, simple and easy mindfulness practice, and it only requires 1 minute of your time. Photo creds: Life of Mikey for Unsplash   “The little moments? The little things? They aren’t little.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn   We all want to live healthier lives, be … More MINDFUL MINUTE: A DAILY SIMPLE AND EASY MINDFULNESS PRACTICE

PREVENTING STRESS AND CONTROLLING EMOTIONS THROUGH JOURNALING

How journaling and reflective writing helps prevent stress, increase our emotional awareness and stop us from behaving in a way we will later regret “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” — Brene Brown   We are beautiful creatures who feel stressed out and go … More PREVENTING STRESS AND CONTROLLING EMOTIONS THROUGH JOURNALING

GRATITUDE, OH IT’S SO GOOD FOR YOU!

How simple and continuous acts of gratitude have a big impact on our emotional, physical, social, personal and professional lives “No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” — Alfred North Whitehead   November is gratitude month. Thanksgiving is just around the … More GRATITUDE, OH IT’S SO GOOD FOR YOU!