Unlock the Secret to Happiness

Gratitude leads to happiness, psychological and physical well-being.

Gratitude is the fast track to happiness and positive well-being. It can be a natural antidepressant. According to studies in neuroscience, there are certain circuits that are activated and strengthened when we write down and share our gratitude.

Robert Emmons and Mike McCullough are two leading researchers on the topic of gratitude. Here is what they found: In one experiment, the group of people who kept weekly gratitude journals had significantly better results on a range of psychological and physical well-being measures than the people in either of two comparison groups. The people writing in the gratitude journal exercised more regularly, reported fewer physical symptoms, felt better about their lives as a whole, and were more optimistic about the upcoming week than the other two groups (who recorded hassles in one group or neutral life events in the other). Journaling is truly beneficial in so many ways. Oprah says that starting an a gratitude journal is the single most powerful decisions that she has ever made.

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10 Ways to Love Yourself

Love Yourself
Practice finding ways to show love for yourself every day … it makes it easier to express love to others. Perhaps Lucille Ball said it best, “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Read more

Courage: Finding Your Voice

I am celebrating over one year in blog writing. This “anniversary” is a big deal for me – I have never viewed myself as a writer. In light of that, I would like to share a personal story about finding the courage to do something that I fear. Read more

The Strength of Gratitude in the Workplace

Gratitude is a powerful action and emotion which will bring about real influence and change within any workplace. When leaders place an emphasis on expressing gratitude it helps employees and managers form better relationships, decrease stress, and grow a culture of open dialogue and appreciation. Read more