Gratitude Meditation

Gratitude Meditation

Buddhist monks begin each day with a chant of gratitude for the blessings of their life. Native American elders begin each ceremony with grateful prayers to mother earth and father sky, to the four directions, to the animal, plant, and mineral brothers and sisters who share our earth and support our life. In Tibet, the … Read more

What is Optimistic and How to Be More Optimistic

Both old school wisdom and modern day science say that optimism is one of the greatest indicators of how successful you’ll be. This is supported by scientific research which found evidence that optimistic people do enjoy a higher quality of life when compared to pessimists. The study highlighted that optimism promoted a healthier lifestyle, greater flexibility, … Read more

Gratitude Prayer, Affirmations and Quotes Images

Gratitude is getting a great deal of attention as a facet of positive psychology: Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our well-being and happiness by doing so. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel … Read more

What Are You Grateful for? How Gratitude Training Can Boost Your Health

What Are You Grateful for How Gratitude Training Can Boost Your Health

“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” -Lao Tzu Another confession time: I have long been an advocate of the power of gratitude and the profound effect that it can have on personal wellbeing.  Gratitude and being thankful is an almost universal concept amongst cultures throughout the world. In … Read more

How to Forgive Yourself: Learning to Accept Yourself

Guilt is good. Yes! Guilt actually encourages people to have more empathy for others, to take corrective action, and to improve themselves. Self-forgiveness after guilt is self-essential to esteem, which is key to enjoying life and relationships. Yet, for many, self-acceptance remains elusive because of unhealthy guilt. Unhealthy guilt causes anger and resentment, not only … Read more

The Power with Gratitude and Appreciation

The Power with Gratitude and Appreciation

What Is Gratitude? Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. Robert Emmons, perhaps the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, argues that gratitude has two key components. Firstly, it’s an affirmation of goodness. We affirm that there are good things … Read more