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Gratitude and Appreciation are two of the most powerful practices for inviting what you desire into your life. This category offers you the tools you need to create happiness and bliss unconditionally.

3 Thanksgiving Tips for a Happier You

3 Thanksgiving Tips for a Happier You

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and gratitude is one of the quickest paths to happiness. When you combine gratitude with kindness and service you have the making of a truly joyful season! Having an attitude of gratitude will change your life. I know that it sounds like a big claim by there in indisputable proof that it works. I started a gratitude journal a sometime ago and it was a life changer. Here’s what I did, at the end of each day, I’d write down around 5 things that I was grateful for throughout the day. Then at the ... Read More »

Forgiveness Creates a Path for Gratitude

Forgiveness Creates a Path for Gratitude

“Forgiveness becomes easier when love means more to you than anything else.”                                                                                              ~Robert Holden~  Gratitude has been offered as a “metastrategy” by many positive psychologists and as an antidote to the plague of negative emotions which sweep though us, as a seemingly, natural part of the human condition. Prominent teachers of happiness praise the ... Read More »

Is Gratitude a Fast Track to Happiness?

Is Gratitude a Fast Track to Happiness?

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, confusion into clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”                                                                                       ... Read More »

Deepak Chopra – How Gratitude Creates Abundance

Deepak Chopra – How Gratitude Creates Abundance

“When you focus on the things that you are grateful for then it opens you to the Source of all those things that came into your life that for which you are grateful.” Deepak Chopra According to Robert Emmons that if we put aside a minute of two every day to express gratitude for our lives it as far-reaching and positive consequences. research showed that, when compared to a control group, those who had a regular gratitude practice, not only appreciated life more, but had measurably higher levels of wellbeing, greater health, experienced more positive emotions, and they were happier ... Read More »

Abraham – Exuberant Wellbeing and Gratitude

Abraham – Exuberant Wellbeing and Gratitude

“Where you’ve been is irrelevant…the only thing that is relevant is where you are and where you are going…and where you are is only relevant as a starting place to where you are going.” Abraham One of the worlds most well known writer and researcher about gratitude is Robert Emmons, and he described it this way, “(Gratitude is) a felt sense of wonder, thankfulness and appreciation for life.” A definition that fits Abraham’s “Exuberant Wellbeing” to a tee. Applying the concept of “Exuberant Wellbeing,” along with a continued practice of gratitude and appreciation, become powerful tools of transformation – tools that you ... Read More »

Abraham – Rampage of Appreciation and Gratitude

Rampage Of Appreciation And Gratitude

    The expression of gratitude is one of the most powerful strategy’s for achieving happiness. Gratitude is many things to many people. Its appreciation, it is wonder; it’s finding the silver lining in any set back; it is thanking someone in your life; it’s thanking Source. Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions; it negates worry, hostility, irritation and envy.   We are going to offer a…Rampage of Appreciation that will as you hear it…will hold you, at least for the time of your focus, in a place of allowing…” Abraham   And the quote, from Abraham, pretty much ... Read More »

Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

Happy for a Lifetime “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James In her book, “The How of Happiness,” Sonja Lyubomirsky makes it clear how strongly she believes that relationships are the number one contributor to our survival and longevity. What make relationships so powerful are the two important conditions needed for happy relationships; nurturing relationships and acts of kindness. In this video Sonja Lyubomirsky focuses on acts of kindness and describes the results from a particular study that she ... Read More »

Notes on Happiness

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Notes on Happiness (the video version) are made by Brain Johnson and are taken from, positive psychologist, Sonja Lyubomirsky’s book, “The How of Happiness,” which she describes as a “new approach to getting the life you want.” Brian created a learning tool he calls the “Philosophers Notes” in which he curates is favorite “Big Ideas.” In his video he introduces us to both the concept of the “Philosophers Notes” and the first subject of his process; Lyubomirsky’s book, “The How of Happiness.” The basic idea behind “Philosophers Notes,” is from “100 of the top personal growth book…ever,” Brian pulls out ... Read More »

Happiness through Gratitude

Happiness through Gratitude

Can you create happiness through gratitude? When we were young, we were taught to say “thank you” for what other people had done for us or had given to us. As we’ve grown older, it seems that saying thank you and expressing genuine gratitude has gotten lost in the hustle and bustle of lives moving at warp speed, especially and ironically, to the people that we care about most. Expressing our feelings, is difficult for many of us because letting down or social guard we feel it makes us vulnerable and exposed;  but did you know that expressing gratitude is ... Read More »

A Fivefold Path to Gratitude and Happiness

A Fivefold Path to Gratitude and Happiness

Is there a fivefold path to gratitude and happiness and if so what are these five aspects? And how would practicing them increase your happiness? As you have move along on the journey life, I’m sure more than once or twice, you’ve heard how important it is to be appreciative and grateful for all that you have – no matter how much or how little you believe you actually have. As children, we’re all taught to say thank you and show the proper appreciation for everything done for us and for everything given to us. As adults we’ve come to understand that these acts ... Read More »