Tag: Gratitude practice

  • Use This Simple Daily Habit to Add More Gratitude to Your Life

    Use This Simple Daily Habit to Add More Gratitude to Your Life

    James Clear has so many approachable ways to change our mindsets for the positive. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW! It is a really good idea to force yourself into a positive frame of mind at least once per day. Everyone has bad days and frustrating moments, myself included. But no matter what happens each…

  • How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

    How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

    Yes, there is science behind how the practice of gratitude improves mental well-being. It takes time, but it will be worth it. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW! With the rise of managed health care, which emphasizes cost-efficiency and brevity, mental health professionals have had to confront this burning question: How can they help clients…

  • The surprising connection between gratitude and creativity

    The surprising connection between gratitude and creativity

    It seems anything good for you will also increase your ability to be creative. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW! Deepak Chopra says, “Gratitude opens the door to … the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe,” and I believe that to be true. He also says, “The best use of imagination is creativity.…

  • Why Gratitude Is Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Why Gratitude Is Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Reach out to friends and family and express how you feel grateful to have them in your life. This is part of staying healthy and safe. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW! We’re living through unusual and trying times. The COVID-19 pandemic has people feeling stressed and frightened. That’s why it’s perhaps more important than…

  • Gratitude leads happiness in a dance

    Gratitude leads happiness in a dance

      Gratitude is a funny thing. When I am feeling down and need its healing power, it is elusive. When I’m feeling good, I can easily name all that I am grateful for. I can bounce back and forth between these high and low states, wondering why my level of gratitude doesn’t match pace with…

  • Dirty burger, chicken shop

    Dirty burger, chicken shop

    A year ago we were living in Barcelona. The illegal vote, which was supposed to determine Catalonian independence from Spain, happened. The weather on the mediterranean was fantastic. In my journal, I noted the patio door was wide open in the morning, catching the cool breeze.  We managed to spend many afternoons, at least for…

  • Staying in the moment, but planning for the future

    Staying in the moment, but planning for the future

    I think there is a delicate balance between being mindful of living in the moment and the more cerebral task of planning for the future. A well-rounded person manages both aspects and combines them into each day, appropriately. The ebb and flow of smelling the roses as one happens by them and remembering to buy…

  • Don’t worry, be happy could make you live longer

    Don’t worry, be happy could make you live longer

    Bobby McFerrin released, ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’, in September of 1988. I had turned 18 earlier that year, graduated high school and decided to move out of my parents house. It was time to make it on my own terms, something I had wanted to do for quite some time. But, when it finally came…

  • Safe harbours & places of refuge when life gets stormy

    Safe harbours & places of refuge when life gets stormy

    If you have followed any of my social channels over the past few years, it might seem as if I project a positive, upbeat attitude. Let me be clear, that is not always how I feel. I try not to be guilty of making my life look better than it is. But, I don’t see…

  • The curse of Taurus the bull

    The curse of Taurus the bull

    I don’t live by the predictions of a daily horoscope. In truth, I’ve only looked at my zodiac sign description, maybe a dozen times in my whole life. But, every time I do, some of the words are burned into my mind. Especially the ones that ring true. All the rest, are quickly and easily…