How Having an Attitude of Gratitude Can Change Your Life

It is so easy for us to fall deep into our thoughts of life's happenings and what we are, or are not, doing or being. In our society, it can be easy to compare, to want more, and to feel like we need material things to have a "full" life.  

But let me ask you this, when you think about what makes you happy, what is it? Is it a person, a place, a thing? Is it a memory or a funny scenario? Or is it a certain type of feeling evoked by one of the above. 

For me, happiness often comes from laughter and joy with loved ones, and spending time with friends and family. Those times of laugh attacks or being silly with each other are times that I love reminiscing about and when I think about gratitude, I am grateful for those moments and those people that make my heart happy. 

What I urge you to do today is look around you.

What is in your daily life that you are grateful for? 

What might not be the most obvious choice, but you know it makes...

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How Living with Intent Gifts You Happiness and More Time

At the start of a new week, let us think about living with intent, also known as mindful living. Even when we have a lot going on around us, if we are able to take a step back and breathe, we are more likely to stay calm, focused, and have more time to get things done. 

Have you ever been running around in a hurry and did something that actually made you more late or made things take longer in the end? I think we have all been there. Stubbing your toe, dropping a dish, or not finding something the first time will only make things more hectic. 

In this alternative way of being, by slowing down, you can actually slow down your perceived reality and have more time to get things done. 

Not only will it help the situation for perceived lack of time, but by living in a calmer fashion, you will be able to enjoy the present moment and live with a clearer mind and a more open heart. 

We have all had times when stress gets the best of us and we are...

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