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The Mind, Body, and Spirit of the Four Levels of Gratitude

I’ve been working on my writing for over twenty years. Some years I feel like I’ve gone backwards. Then I have days where I feel like I’ve taken a small step forward. Today was one of those days. As I picked up Bring Gratitude: Feel Joyful Again With Bite-Sized Mindset Practices, the book I had poured my heart and soul ...

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Create a Mindset Vision Board

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Wayne Dyer I felt stuck. I really wanted to have a more successful year, but I kept allowing myself to be pushed in too many different directions. I needed focus and, more importantly, confidence. I’ve been feeling like an imposter recently. I’ve been coaching people ...

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Clear Out the Mental Clutter

There it was again. My anxiety was rising. I felt it in my chest then in the back of my neck. I couldn’t just stop worrying about work. Did I screw up by pushing my team too hard? I kept replaying the situation in my head. I could see how I was getting too pushy. It made me cringe. Right ...

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Spiritual Gratitude Practice

It’s been a hard month. My goal is to have ten million people to start a gratitude practice for at least a year because it will change how they view life. I’m about 9,996,500 people shy of my goal. I’ve helped thousands of people, but I want to help a lot more. I’ve been reaching out to podcasters to see ...

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Build Confidence with a Self Gratitude Journal

My inner bully was driving me crazy. My request to be a guest writer for a popular blog was rejected again. That’s 10 in the last 10 days. “You aren’t good enough.” “You don’t have what it takes to be a great writer.” “You should just give up!” My inner bully had been calm for the past week. I forgot ...

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Share Gratitude to Strengthen Your Relationships

“Thank you for sticking with the project,” my client’s partner said to me. There were a dozen reasons for me to give up. I stuck with it because my client’s partner reached out to me to thank me. You are our fourth web designer that we worked with. You are the only one that has made it this far. It ...

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Start with Surrounding Gratitude

I leaned back in my chair and sighed. It’s been a long week. I wasn't sure if I could muster the strength to write in my gratitude journal tonight. I closed my eyes and almost turned out the light to go to sleep. Then that little voice inside my head said… Just write one thing you are grateful for. Don't ...

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Why a Gratitude Practice Will Make You Healthier

The tension was getting worse. The throbbing from my upper back was tightening. As I was driving home, I could feel my right arm going numb. I pulled over. I felt my heart beat. My chest was pounding. I didn’t have time for this. I started the car back up and made it home. When I got home I said ...

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Take One Minute to be Grateful as a Team

“Ok, before we begin I want everyone to share something they are grateful for.” Silence. I smiled. “Oh, c’mon! There is something each of you are grateful for.” I pause. I wait. “I’m grateful for my dog,” Amanda said. “I’m grateful for my cup of coffee,” Alex said. “I’m grateful for my mom because she makes the best burgers,” Tim ...

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Don’t Waste Your Best Opportunities

Waiting in line. Just like everyone else. The only difference is that most people are completely checked out or angry. One heavy set woman in a flowered dress has a blank stare on her face. One mustached man is muttering something to himself. Another shoulder slumped woman is flipping through her phone. A teenager is flipping through his phone as ...