Giving Thanks

Why Practicing Gratitude Is Good for Your Health

I remember hearing someone say we should celebrate love every day, not just once a year on Valentine’s Day. I feel the same way about gratitude. Although it’s great that, in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November is dedicated to giving thanks, I encourage you to show and feel appreciation every day of the year.

Counting your blessings is a time-honored way to flourish. It’s been part of almost every culture and spiritual practice, going back millennia. And, science shows what the ancients knew intuitively – that grateful people are likely to be much happier and healthier than their pessimistic counterparts. For example, expressing gratitude enhances your energy levels and reduces stress.

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4 Ways To Reduce Cognitive Dissonance

As humans, we tend to seek consistency in our beliefs and actions. So, when you have two conflicting thoughts at the same time, or when you engage in behavior that conflicts with your beliefs, you are apt to feel a sense of discomfort. This is known as cognitive dissonance.  And, if you’re like most people, […]

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9 Ways A Digital Detox Can Improve Your Health

Do you need a digital detox? While technology has made our lives easier in many ways, studies show that the constant use of digital technology can also make us less focused, less productive and less social while also making us feel more stressed. The constant streaming of digital technology can strain your relationships, ruin a […]

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