Gratitude

Wishing You a Holiday Season Aflame With Gratitude!

Tony Lobl | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Picture this. You gather family and friends of all ages in a large room and ask each person to hold a single, unlit candle. Then you turn out t...

25 Lessons I've Learned at 25

Dmitry Dmitriev | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dmitry Dmitriev

Life has no meaning besides the one you create for yourself. It is only up to you to decide what meaning to fulfill your life with.

To All the Strangers I Miss...

Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau

And you, that guy in high school I thought was the love of my life for about a week, whose face I don't even remember now. You, that girl who handed me a handkerchief when I was crying on the bus after finding out my best friend had passed away. And you, that old lady I helped walk home and who told me her life story in the process.

Three Important Questions to Ask Yourself to Make the New Year Better Than Ever Before

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

How effective do you think you'll be in creating a better year for yourself if you're too focused on what's been going wrong in your life so far? Yes, you may come up with a list of New Year's resolutions because you're keen to avoid another year like the one just gone but how easy do you think it'll be to keep those resolutions?

Beyond Sacking Santa - How to Foster Gratitude at Christmas

Dannielle Miller | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dannielle Miller

As a parent of children who are fortunate to live in comfortable circumstances, I don't want to have to cancel Christmas or deprive them of the things they want. I don't want to make them feel guilty for having a better life than the many less fortunate children in the world. At the same time, I do want them to know that not everyone in the world enjoys the same level of comfort and security as they do.

No, I'm Not Grateful - And That's Ok

Natasha Lipman | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Lipman

If I wasn't this unwell, I probably wouldn't have done any of the things that I have done since I was eighteen. If I was well enough to have gone to drama school in New York when I wanted to, I would have. Instead, I have had to constantly find new paths to follow that are right for me at any given time. And they have changed so many times.

When to Say 'F*ck That' to Gratitude

Claire Brummell | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The challenge for a lot of us is that we try to use gratitude as a tool, to avoid, or distract ourselves from the other emotions we're feeling and experiencing. In short, to make ourselves feel better when we're really feeling something else instead.

Why Giving Thanks Is Life-Giving

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

Jo is the epitome of human strength, courage and love. Her daily commitment to focusing her attention on being thankful can teach us all a thing or two about gratitude. Giving thanks is giving Jo her life back by reminding her what she still has right now. As such, gratitude is incredibly powerful and comforting.

The Nine-Letter Magic Word for Health and Happiness

Kiran Ram | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

Did you know that studies prove that this one act can make you 25 percent happier? It boosts your immunity to anger, disappointment and frustration. It's even been shown to heal pain and can certainly heal relationships, especially with your own beautiful self and miraculous body.

Why It's Actually Okay for Your Child to Feel Ungrateful Sometimes

Dannielle Miller | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dannielle Miller

The shortest route to you wanting to tear your hair out and scream is to tell an ungrateful child to feel grateful for something. It's counterproductive to try and force kids to feel something they're not feeling. Children need to develop a meaningful, genuine sense of gratitude over time; we can't impose it upon them.

Three Surefire Ways to Whack a Sucky Mood

Mandy Lehto | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Lehto

So your mood is radioactive, and though you've noticed it's not serving you - or anyone around you - it can be hard to snap out of it. Here are three road-tested methods I use when I feel the mental toxicity building.

October 5 Is World Teachers' Day - Have You Said Thank You?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kathryn Lovewell

Teachers are the unsung heroes of our society. They are often undervalued and unappreciated. They are the whipping boys, the scapegoats and the fall guys for what isn't working in our education system. Let's face it, teachers get a bad press. Almost without exception there is something negative mentioned about teachers in the media every day.

You're Not 'Blessed' You're Privileged, So Shut Up

Alyx Gorman | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alyx Gorman

There's a trend in the #gratitude movement that really, really bothers me. And it's probably all over an Instagram feed near you. It's saying you're #blessed, or its more obnoxious big sister #soblessed.

When a Teacher Opens Worlds

Noam Schimmel | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

Because of her and her stories as that boy grew up and was able to visit the lands of these myths, to study these stories, to try to live out some of the lessons learned, he, I, remains rapt with attention, enchanted, and grateful beyond words.

Guarding Our Life Against Negativity

Simon Haas | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

Have you ever worked in a business that looked professional and successful on the outside, but turned out to be dysfunctional on the inside? Maybe there was a destructive culture of office politics and complaining. Maybe the company simply didn't care about its people, or it was a chaotic, high-stress workplace, with low morale and high burn out.

Mindfulness and Kindness Are Good Medicine

David Mochel | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

I have been sitting in a hospital bed in an isolation room for the last five days... Being mindful allows me to notice thoughts and feelings as they arise - this is an incredible evolutionary ability of the human brain. Observing and accepting sensations and thoughts for what they are allows me the opportunity to pay attention to, and choose my responses based on, what is most important.

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

Rebecca Sparrow | Posted 28.09.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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.