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One small thing I did to bring more joy into my life.

Can I let you in a little secret? I’ve been feeling like a bit of a hypocrite, talking about how amazing a regular gratitude practice is when it comes to building happiness and joy in our lives because I haven’t been cultivating a regular practice for myself in years. Actually, the last time I did anything related to gratitude was when I was launching Project: Miracles. And that was over 3 years ago. So I kicked myself in the ass and cracked open a fresh journal to begin cultivating gratitude in my life again. I’ve already noticed a shift in how I’m experiencing things and am far more open to finding...

Is a daily gratitude practice all that it’s cracked up to be?

What can a regular gratitude practice do for you?

THEY say that a regular gratitude practice can transform your life. Gratitude can trigger a positive feedback loop, meaning the more positive things you think about and experience, the more positive things you think about and experience. Gratitude has the same benefits of meditation (which we already know is extensive), particularly when done regularly. In other words, the more you do it, the more beneficial it becomes. Gratitude improves the quality of our relationships. Mostly because people who practice gratitude are happier, nicer, and generally more positive people. But also because they are more appreciative of the people in their lives. Gratitude keeps you healthy. People who regularly practice gratitude...

When you know for certain that there are bigger things at play in your life.

The power of meditation | emilylevenson.com

Want to hear a crazy story? A few months before I got pregnant with  my daughter, I started to get into a daily meditation practice. I began with 5 minutes of focusing on my breath and worked my way up from there. As I was able to meditate for longer stretches of time, I began setting an intention for how I wanted that time to unfold. That made a huge difference in my daily practice, helping me go deeper than I had been able to previously. And then one day, everything changed. I began to feel some really intense physical sensations. First, I would feel like there was something around my neck....

What can gratitude do for you?

What can a regular gratitude practice do for you?

Now that we’ve officially entered into November, talk about giving thanks (AKA gratitude) is beginning to crop up everywhere. And for good reason. According to research, gratitude is an incredibly powerful tool. Used regularly, it can help you feel better, both physically and mentally. Some of the benefits of a regular gratitude practice: fewer aches and pains more (and better) relationships enhanced empathy reduced aggression better sleep improved self-esteem more resilience more energy increased time spent exercising increased productivity and work performance (Sourced from here, here, and here.) Gratitude: the more you do it, the better you’ll feel. (That’s what she said.) I’m ever grateful for the number of posts talking about...

Stop stressing and start living the life you want.

Here are 5 things you can do right now to stop stressing and start living the life you want. Because no one wants to feel overwhelmed and anxious all the time. Want more out of life than feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out all the time? Are your health, your relationships, and your waistline paying the price? Loretta LaRoche had it right when she said that life isn’t a stress rehearsal. Stop stressing. Start living. Here are five things you can do right now to stop stressing and start living the life you want....