Entries tagged with “Gratitude”

Cultivating Contagious Gratitude

When I walk through my plant nursery, The Sacred Garden, right after we have watered, there is a tangible energy in the air. Everything feels different. When I stop to be observant…

Getting to the Soul of Gratitude Practice

An excerpt from The Grateful Life

Give the Best Present: The Gift of your Presence

Recently I met someone who reminded me about what really matters, someone who inspired a perspective that remade my world anew. And for that reason, I’m so glad I can say yes to th…

Giving Thanks for Giving Thanks

One day recently, as we sat outside a bakery where the season's first pumpkin pies had just gone on display, my friend T told me that she hates Thanksgiving.She said she hates it b…

Giving Thanks for the Small Stuff (And Nothing is Small Stuff)

Having suffered several losses in my family over the years, I must admit that it has changed my view of gratitude. Before my mom and brother got sick and passed away, I might have …

Giving Verbal Bouquets: Cultivating Appreciation

Being in a state of appreciation naturally begets a desire to share it with others as often as possible.

Grateful People Are Happier People

"A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer."—Doris Lessing Think of anything—big or small—that exists in your life, whether it is a…

Gratitude Ritual for the New Moon

The new moon, fully inhabiting the shadow, offers a potent time for exploring gratitude for the rhythms of life.

Gratitude: An Act of Truth Telling

Excerpted from Ambition Addiction: Giving Thanks on the Road to Recovery by Benajmin Shalva

Hanging on to a World of Grace

Why today’s most radical practice may be gratitude

How Do You Mother Your Mother?

How the divine feminine, car washes, snarky t-shirts, and senior care advisers can help when a parent requires your care.

How Giving Thanks Changes Communities

The impacts of gratitude on our communities.

How Gratitude for Life Beats Fat

It took losing 50 pounds for Brad Hirschfield to even realize that he was overweight, or so he jokes. The joke is, in fact, on point: Hirschfield, 38, is a teacher and Orthodox rab…

How to Be Here

Before anything else can be said about you, you have received a gift.

How to Reinvest in Your Love Fund

Recognize that the deficit often comes from an inability to receive.

Just Say T–I–A

My wife, Amy, arrived with Patrick Dale Sutherland, our newly adopted 14-month-old son from Zambia, on Sunday, April 26. She had been in Zambia for 14 weeks. Zambia is a peaceful c…

Lessening Fear

Unlock the key to lessening fear and embracing gratitude and aliveness.

Let Grief and Gratitude Coexist: Ingredients for the Holidays

Gratitude and grief are both essential and need to be welcomed and honored, especially during the holidays.

Letters to My Mom

A moment of gratitude from Sonia Kang to Irene Martinez

Living for the Future with Joanna Macy

Eco-Buddhist Joanna Macy on facing an uncertain future, changing the world through love, and looking at the Earth as an extension of ourselves.