Posts tagged gratitude
How Does Gratitude Benefit Well Being?

In searching for information on the ways that gratitude enhances well-being, I discovered a comprehensive and interesting article titled, The Benefits of Gratitude: 28 Questions Answered Thanks to Gratitude, The author, Courtney Ackerman, lists 5 domains affected positively by gratitude. I have devoted a paragraph to each. It becomes apparent that cultivating this attitude benefits not only the individual, but also expands to all  one comes into contact with.

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Tis the season... ...for GRATITUDE challenges!

As you enter the holiday season, chances are, you bring with you a myriad of thoughts, expectations, and emotional responses based on your current mental focus. During a time in which we are encouraged and reminded to reflect on expressing gratitude and appreciation for the gifts and blessings in life, we may also be struggling to understand or accept the discomfort that might also accompany this time of year, depending on your circumstances. Without awareness, this dichotomy can easily increase stress responses, amping up our anxiety while we prepare ourselves for uncomfortable conversations that have yet to be had or elicit feelings of sadness as the recognition that an ideal circumstance may not be possible begins to settle in our minds.

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