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10 Ways to Raise Your Vibration

Your frequency impacts every aspect of your life. The good news: You have the power to up your frequency at any moment. Here is how to raise your vibration.

14 Affirmations for Experiencing Gratitude Everyday

Oprah attributes much of her success to the power of gratitude—that right there is enough to get anyone to count their blessings. A study from Harvard suggested that express…

20 Morning Affirmations for Clarity, Purpose, and Joy

Kick-start your day with intention and positivity with these empowering morning affirmations.

3 Best Practices for Future Happiness

“We all want our future self to be happy, so we ask: ‘What can I do to relieve this person’s suffering?’

3 Essential Practices for Gratitude

Experience more fullness of heart with these gratitude exercises.

4 Meditations for Gratitude

Let’s look at gratitude through a few different lenses.

4 Steps to Transform Your Morning

Stretching, meditation, and gratitude make up this simple daily ritual from writer and teacher Geri Larkin.

5 Minutes of Marvel: How to Practice Extreme Awe

We’re still in that time of year when we challenge ourselves to create new and healthier habits. The newspapers are full of specials for gym memberships and packages of yoga classe…

5 Shelter-in-Place Habits Worth Keeping

From a safe-seeming 6 feet apart, a neighbor and I waved hello. As if on cue, we both asked: “How are you?” And, simultaneously, we both replied: “Fine.” White paper masks furre…

5 Tips if You Feel "Behind" in Life

When you feel like you’re falling behind in life, here are five things to refocus your attitude and get back on track.

5 Ways to Feel More Love in Your Everyday Life

New research says that feeling even brief moments of love throughout your day can boost health and happiness.

Audio Meditation: Gratitude

A short meditation to instantly bring love and compassion to yourself so that you can bring love and gratitude to the world.

Book Review: Grateful

The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

Book Review: Hallelujah Anyway

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering MercyBy Anne LamottRiverhead BooksAnne Lamott is the spiritual writing world’s Ernest Hemingway—her sentences are brave and clean and true, an…

Breathe, Don’t Plead: An Idea of Prayer

“Prayer, to me, is more about silence than words—or as Jefferies says—it’s about being ‘rapt in the fullness of the moment.’”

Cultivating a Gratitude Practice

In all my years of following the Buddhist path, there has been only one teaching that made me cringe. Whenever I heard it, my reaction was, “Are you kidding me?!”  Here’s the …

Cultivating Contagious Gratitude

When I walk through my plant nursery, The Sacred Garden, right after we have watered, there is a tangible energy in the air. Everything feels different. When I stop to be observant…

Getting to the Soul of Gratitude Practice

An excerpt from The Grateful Life

Give the Best Present: The Gift of your Presence

Recently I met someone who reminded me about what really matters, someone who inspired a perspective that remade my world anew. And for that reason, I’m so glad I can say yes to th…

Giving Thanks for Giving Thanks

One day recently, as we sat outside a bakery where the season's first pumpkin pies had just gone on display, my friend T told me that she hates Thanksgiving.She said she hates it b…

Giving Thanks for the Small Stuff (And Nothing is Small Stuff)

Having suffered several losses in my family over the years, I must admit that it has changed my view of gratitude. Before my mom and brother got sick and passed away, I might have …

Giving Verbal Bouquets: Cultivating Appreciation

Being in a state of appreciation naturally begets a desire to share it with others as often as possible.

Grateful People Are Happier People

"A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer."—Doris Lessing Think of anything—big or small—that exists in your life, whether it is a…

Gratitude as a Life Line

Aloha and Happy New Year! I pulled the following commentary from a blog-post-related dialog and expanded on the answer as the content seemed so relevant that I wanted to move it to…

Gratitude Ritual for the New Moon

The new moon, fully inhabiting the shadow, offers a potent time for exploring gratitude for the rhythms of life.

Gratitude: An Act of Truth Telling

Excerpted from Ambition Addiction: Giving Thanks on the Road to Recovery by Benajmin Shalva

Hanging on to a World of Grace

Why today’s most radical practice may be gratitude

How Giving Thanks Changes Communities

The impacts of gratitude on our communities.

How Gratitude for Life Beats Fat

It took losing 50 pounds for Brad Hirschfield to even realize that he was overweight, or so he jokes. The joke is, in fact, on point: Hirschfield, 38, is a teacher and Orthodox rab…

How to Be Here

Before anything else can be said about you, you have received a gift.

How to Reinvest in Your Love Fund

Recognize that the deficit often comes from an inability to receive.

Just Say T–I–A

My wife, Amy, arrived with Patrick Dale Sutherland, our newly adopted 14-month-old son from Zambia, on Sunday, April 26. She had been in Zambia for 14 weeks. Zambia is a peaceful c…

Letters to My Mom

A moment of gratitude from Sonia Kang to Irene Martinez

Living for the Future with Joanna Macy

Eco-Buddhist Joanna Macy on facing an uncertain future, changing the world through love, and looking at the Earth as an extension of ourselves.

Missing

It is such a funny word, missing. We use it all the time, “I miss you,”  “I wouldn’t want to miss that,” “My keys are missing.” But there is nothing that prepares you, no matt…

My Practice: A Feng Shui Expert’s Daily Routine for Wellness

Take an honest walk through modern day feng shui expert, Laura Benko’s daily routine.

Our Walk in the World: Distributing the Weight

I was moved by our conversation last night. I understand how you feel the presence of suffering always in the background, juxtaposed against the peaceful times and moments of abund…

Poetry: Gratitude Pillow

An excerpt from Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Practice Patience

Social scientists know that patience is one of the most important ingredients for success. Try these tips to boost yours.

Practicing Self-Appreciation through Gratitude Journaling

How you talk too and treat yourself are the biggest contributors to establishing how you truly feel.

Savor the Sweetness of the Strawberry Moon

The cycles of the moon offer potency to anything we set into motion. The sweetness is there for the taking.

Shift into Gratitude 17 Tools for Our Times

It takes no great leap of the imagination to say that we are living in tough times. As a priest, professor, and psychologist, I see struggling parishioners, students, and clients w…

Simple Ways Towards the Sacred

Simple Ways Toward the SacredBy Gunilla Norris“God” is only a word that we use, thinking we know what it means, according to Gunilla Norris, a much-esteemed writer, meditation teac…

Thanks, Tide!

The Tide commercial hit me. In times of disaster, people turn to the most basic of human needs — and one of those that I had never thought about is clean clothes. The Tide Lo…

Thanksgiving and Gratitude in Hard Times

Many Americans struggling with health, financial, and emotional problems find it challenging to feel grateful this Thanksgiving. Learn how to develop an attitude of gratitude.

The Benefit of no Benefit: Tree Gratitude Ceremonies

Let's become acquainted with the practice of ceremony which seeks no-benefit at all, gratitude.

The Blessing Bee

The writer Rachel Maizes reflects on counting her blessings.

The Gratitude Prescription

"There is no 'me' center in the brain. The arising of a sense of self, of the doer of actions, the I, appears to be a series of parts of the brain firing together."

The Heart of Money: A Question of Being “Blessed”

Q: My old friend from college tells me he is “blessed” because he made a fortune. I’ll admit to being a bit envious, but the big problem isn’t his money: It’s that he really believ…

The Importance of Showing Gratitude in Relationships

Demonstrating appreciation brings people closer

The Joy of Thanks

Shifting into gratitude not only feels great, research shows that it is powerfully healing.

The Power of “Thank You” in a Marriage

Want a great marriage? Be grateful.

The Power of Thank You

When you begin to notice that you are bogged down by too much to do, and stress begins to rear its ugly head in your relationships with defensive comments, blame, and accusations, …

The Way of Gratitude: A Minister’s View on Connection

The Way of Gratitude author and prominent Unitarian Universalist minister Galen Guengerich dives deep on faith, belonging, morality, and, of course, gratitude.

Travel Wisdom

The wellness journey of 1,000 miles begins with four steps

Waiting to Exhale

I know as problems go, this is not the biggest thing, but I really miss practicing yoga in a studio.

What Are Your Charms?

Several years ago my husband and I decided we wanted to buy a home in a really nice part of Maui. The house we chose was all glass and wood and had a beautiful ocean view. We set o…

What’s the Weirdest Thing You’re Thankful For?

“I’m thankful for nondairy creamer, locking doors, and never having to take algebra again.”

Write Your Self-Hatred a Thank-You Letter

Could your self-hatred be a coping strategy you never let go?

Writing Letters with Elana Zaiman

Rabbi Elana Zaiman hopes to encourage her readers to share their appreciation, wisdom, and wishes for those they love.

Your Assignment: Change the Whole World in a Day

If you want something that lasts for days, plant flowers. If you want something that lasts for years, plant trees. If you want something that lasts for eternity, plant an…

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