Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. Estonian proverb According to a review of the role of gratitude in cultivating well-being published in Clinical Psychology Review, practicing gratitude can lower blood pressure, improve immune function, promote happiness and well-being, and spur acts of helpfulness, generosity, and. . . .Show me more . . .
I learned about the power of gratitude at work from a bunch of ten-year-olds. A strange thing happened at the beginning of what became my final year teaching middle school music. The new fifth graders thanked me. After every class. Sincerely and authentically. Thank you for teaching us. Thanks for. . . .Show me more . . .
Imagine waking up on the first of the month raring to go. It’s a Monday, so the possibilities shine even more brightly. Month-end review in the can, intentions set, color-coded calendar pages beautifully arranged on the office wall right next to that shiny new vision board. You’ve set an intention –. . . .Show me more . . .
I love evenings. Especially the kind that begin many hours after noon and involve daylight. I celebrated the first evening after springing ahead yesterday by taking time to savor the sunset, at the delightfully late hour of seven o’clock. And I got up early enough to complete and ship a. . . .Show me more . . .
Practice. A word that still sends shivers down my spine. Flashbacks to fourth-grade. I’m at the piano, feet barely reaching the pedals. Six buttons lined up at my left. Lesson book opened to a dreadful exercise with a corny title that was supposed to fool me into thinking it was. . . .Show me more . . .
Struggling to keep the resolutions you made with such optimism just a few days ago? Be grateful. Not necessarily for the struggle itself, although that might not be a bad idea. Just be grateful. Simply practicing gratitude, you see, is a great way to help you achieve some of the. . . .Show me more . . .
Can keeping a gratitude journal prevent you from having a heart attack? Several researchers have discovered a connection between gratitude and heart health and are digging deeper to discern the how and the how much. A significant body of research reveals a link between gratitude and physical health – think. . . .Show me more . . .
Sailing Mom It was the kind of August afternoon I dreamed about all winter. Dazzling sky, blazing sun, light breeze, gently ebbing tide. Even the humidity had dropped. Paddling easily, I floated close to the docks and noticed a woman peering through a pair of binoculars. Wow, it’s a beautiful. . . .Show me more . . .
Now what do you say? If you’re a parent, this question has likely escaped your lips hundreds (thousands?) of times, as you waited to hear “thank you” in response. If you were ever a kid, hopefully you heard it enough times to make your “thank you” automatic, eventually without your. . . .Show me more . . .
You already have exactly what you need right now. I’ve been saying this a lot lately. Sounds so coach-y, doesn’t it? But it’s true, and I’ve said it so many times lately – to clients, prospective clients, total strangers at an introvert’s nightmare of a speed networking event (worthwhile and. . . .Show me more . . .