Gratitude

My Life Is Great, So Why Is This Thought Keeping Me Awake at Night?

Rebecca Sparrow | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Sparrow

Wow, I thought. Life is great! GREAT! And for a moment I was flooded with happiness and joy about how well everything was going. And then, as it always does, sheer dread kicked in. This can't last, I thought. Oh my God, I'm too happy. Things are too perfect. It's just a matter of time before the other shoe drops. Horrible, awful things happen to people all the time. I should know.

Stopping the Complaining Habit

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

When it's too hot, we complain, too wet, we complain, too cold, we complain, too windy, we complain. Complain, Complain, Complain... We complain about the weather, life, health, people... We all do it. Complaining comes quite naturally to us, doesn't it? Sometimes we don't even realise we're doing it.

The Gratitude Apple

Sharon Bull | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

This is a true story and I am thrilled to share it with you, as not only is it significant in the telling of unconditional love, compassion and gratitude, but also in the synchronicities of life too.

DIY Happiness

Karen Pine | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

My friend Ruth recently confessed to me that she just didn't know how to feel really happy. She wasn't depressed, she insisted, she just wasn't feeling really happy. What is happiness? I asked her. She immediately came back with, "It's a feeling. A good feeling". As our chat continued we realised that we can't wait to feel happy. Sometimes we have to do happy.

Loss and Grief Meet Gratitude, Inner Strength and Resilience

Sandi Wassmer | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Wassmer

In the course of everyday life it's easy for me to sit back on my meditation cushion and assert that my heart and mind are equanimous, that I possess inner peace, strength and resilience and that I'm able to handle whatever life throws at me with an open heart.

An Attitude of Gratitude

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Our attitude is the one thing that we have absolute control over. It is totally up to us as to what attitude we have each moment of the day. Choosing an attitude of gratitude is one of the best choices we can make.

Seven Steps to Flourishing: Plant the Seeds to Be Happier This Spring

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

As the winter blues and grey rainy days subside and we step towards the promise of blue skies and sunshine, it's the perfect opportunity to shake off the gloom and instead bloom with positivity. How?

The Power of Thank You - Whether You Want a Job, or Whether You Want a Lover

Bill Coles | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bill Coles

Thank You letter doesn't need to be much longer than two sentences. If it's some great screed over two pages saying "Thank you, thank you, thank you," then it gets a bit saccharine. Starts to cloy. Like having to swallow a whole mouthful of Old Nurse's Fudge.

Healthy as the New Wealthy

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

I often end my yoga classes with this thought: If you are feeling strong, in good health and at peace then take a moment to have gratitude for how rich you are. For it is only he who has a healthy body and sound mind who can truly consider himself a wealthy being.

On Walking

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I have solved all of my problems in life by walking. There is a Latin phrase for it: solvitur ambulando. It is solved by walking. Some may find it amusing or outlandish that problems can be solved by the humble stroll but consider this.

10 Ways to Love Your Life

Jackson Bliss | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

This world can be heartbreaking, so find time everyday to celebrate the small moments in your fractional life. Humour helps you take life less seriously. Humour helps you take life more seriously. Laughter is the way we heal when we see the world in a new way.

Why Loving Yourself Is as Important as Loving Others

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

o be effective in your kindness, must you always put others' needs and feelings in front of your own? As parents and/or siblings and/or carers, we may often and should often do that. Yet isn't it important to take a more balanced approach?

Create an Attitude of Gratitude

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Gratitude is also a wonderful way to bring us into present time consciousness. When we are in a state of gratitude, it means that we are indeed, paying close attention to and appreciating everything that we have right NOW.

Forget Happiness! Why Flourishing Is the New (More Sustainable) Happy

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

Happiness. It's something everyone strives for. It (along with good health) is the ultimate goal, the holy grail of a good life.

Do Yourself a Favour - Shut Up!

Sadie Brown | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

aving crossed over from 'the dark side' many years ago, I thought I would share a few simple tips to help you feel the force on a daily basis - and if that sounds condescending, I apologize, but even the smartest of people make these errors on a daily basis, so stop.

The Key To a Happier and Healthier New Year? Resolve To Be Grateful!

Tony Lobl | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Sincere thankfulness is a good idea at any time of the year. But if you are considering making a New Year's resolution, how about committing yourself to a heartfelt gratitude attitude?

Five Reasons I am Grateful for My Anxiety

David Mochel | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Anxiety serves as a cue to reconnect with the miracle of existence. It is not an exaggeration to say that I am genuinely grateful for the role anxiety now plays in my life.

We Should Be Giving Thanks Every Day Not Just On Thanksgiving

Ambi Sitham | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

In my darkest of times I found myself doing a gratitude exercise where literally as I would awake in the morning I would thank the universe, the higher powers that exist, for waking again. As I stepped out of bed I would thank god that I had the ability to walk and feel the carpet under my toes.

Why We Should All Harness the Healing Power of Gratitude on World Gratitude Day

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

Despite having so much more opportunity, more stuff and more potential to flourish, modern society is reportedly less happy than 50 years ago. This downward spiral is partly due to a modern-day default focus on lack, coupled with increasingly higher expectations.

Walking Into Well-Being: The Power of The Gratitude Walk

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

Each morning I walk myself into a state of well-being and away from my worries. I walk myself into new ideas, creative solutions and immense gratitude for what I have. With each step I feel empowered. But why is my gratitude walk so powerful?

Life On Mars

Christina Robert | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Tech
Christina Robert

Lets be clear here -we are not meant to live on Mars. You've seen the pictures. Our bodies are built for earth.

On Perfection, Planning and Losing

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Perfection In our facile society, perfection is glossy, fabricated, manipulated and made to order. Yet we are surrounded by unmistakably perfect momen...

Carer's Week 2013: Stress Reduction for Those "Prepared to Care"

Tony Lobl | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Stress is not a new concept, but we live in an age which is constantly creating fresh varieties of angst to add to our mental in-tray. Caring doesn't sound like it should be one of those in-tray items. But when we become 'carers' and the demands are persistent, even relentless, then the challenges mount.

8 Spiritual Gifts to Give Yourself for a Less Stressful Christmas

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

If this Christmas "state of mind" helps free us from stress during the holiday season wouldn't we want to keep bringing out these same spiritual elements in our lives throughout the year?

Time to Gently Kiss Stress Goodbye

Puja Madan | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Puja Madan

Work can be stressful, unhealthy relationships can be stressful, commuting can be stressful, managing mortgages can be stressful. But you know what else can be really really stressful? Wanting more than we already have.