“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 moreWhat Are You Grateful for? How Gratitude Training Can Boost Your Health
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 moreHow to Forgive Yourself: Learning to Accept Yourself
Often times, when people encourage others to look for the silver lining of the situation, they talk about how things could be worse. “You could be starving and living on the streets.” “It could have been broken.” “Some people don’t even have a car.” The notion that I, or anyone, can take comfort in the fact that … Read more“It Could Be Worse:” The False Silver Lining and Why I Don’t Look For it.
When some things go wrong, take a moment to be thankful for the many things that are going right. It was no easy feat to try and find things I was grateful for after losing my baby girl just hours after bringing her into this world. In my darkest moments all I could do was … Read moreGratitude while grieving
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 moreThe Power with Gratitude and Appreciation