How to Teach your Kids about Gratitude

The holiday season is about sharing goodwill with family and friends, and being grateful for all that you already have. However, some children struggle with this concept, especially if Santa hasn’t given them the gifts that they asked for. Children learn all behavior from their parents, so if Mom and Dad feel frustrated and irritated, then the chances are that your kids will pick up on this and reflect it. So, if you want to prevent temper tantrums and tears this festive period, then its … [Read more...]

What Makes a Confident Woman?

A confident woman is a successful woman. A confident woman is a happy woman. A confident woman is the kind of woman who can take over the world – if she chooses to. The point is, being a confident woman can open all sorts of doors, and make life a lot more interesting. What is it that makes a confident woman? They’re Not Perfect Being a confident woman does not mean being perfect. It simply means that they embrace their flaws and either live with them without letting them be a concern, or … [Read more...]

FEAR does not kill your DREAMS

In recent times, it seems there are only three measures of success: Money, looks, and fame. If you don't have one or all of them, you feel like things aren't good enough, and perhaps you feel unlucky and cheated. But you're an ordinary person, and it's hard to feel self-worth, self-respect, and self-esteem when you go to an everyday job in an everyday world. How do you find a sense of significance in a world that seems so very shallow? Read on below the jump for advice on feeling better about … [Read more...]

Say Thanks on International Day of UN Peacekeepers‏

Earlier this year, I visited the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, where I met a mother who fled South Sudan with her four children amid the country’s ongoing violence. Sadly, her story is not unique. More than 1 million people in South Sudan have been displaced, and while some have fled to other nations, most of them remain in the country. In the midst of this brutal conflict, United Nations peacekeepers are on the ground, working to protect vulnerable civilians. As this International Day of UN … [Read more...]

Christie Marie Sheldon, ‘…Gift of seeing your Energy Vibrations’

I'm sure you have a picture in your mind of the reality that you wish to live in - the career that drives and motivates you, the loving relationships, the sense of fulfillment that comes with truly believing in yourself... But getting there can be a little tricky. Especially when we carry barriers in our subconscious that society puts around us that stop us from taking action. These barriers are subtly ingrained into us after any experience, but more often than not are based on … [Read more...]

Be Grateful for Everything!‏

Be Grateful for Everything! We set aside November as a special time to be grateful and to be thankful for all our blessings! I'm thinking that it might be a great idea to pause for a few seconds every day to think about something for which we are grateful. Gratitude inspires kindness and connection. I am most grateful for the power of choice. Every day we make thousands of choices about our thoughts, our feelings and our actions. Each choice brings with it it's own consequences. Some … [Read more...]

Amanda Gore’s 14 Ways to ‘Stay Stressed’

For those of you with perfectionist tendencies, here is your dream list! Fourteen ways you can ensure you wake up stressed and stay that way all day! It’s a perfect recipe for relationship problems, career problems, future heart attacks and unhappy families. 1. Stop breathing – breathe shallow and high and you can be permanently tense. 2. Have an angry hostile heart – it will make you sick and ruin your life. 3. Imagine the worst. Whenever possible, say negative things to … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Year-round Gratitude

A survey of more than 2,000 people by the John Templeton Foundation showed that on average, 90 percent of people felt gratitude for their friends and family. More than 50 percent said they expressed gratitude so they or someone else would feel better. From getting more sleep to reducing the risk of heart attack, gratitude has proven to be a way to think yourself into better health. Feelings and expressions of gratitude alter the way people feel about themselves. Starting Out … [Read more...]

World Gratitude Day celebrated Sept 21

21 September 2011 is World Gratitude Day and I want to say Thank You! The United Nations Meditation Group created World Gratitude Day to express appreciation for the great things that individuals and groups do. This recognition is on a global basis. According to their website: "World Gratitude Day presents an award to someone who we feel has done something outstanding in the spirit of Globalism." The roots of World Gratitude Day was started in 1965 at the International … [Read more...]

Celebrating ‘The Mothering Tree’, A MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE

A UNIQUE MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE   Mother's Day Yoko Ono Inspires the Creation of a Mothering Tree Joy After Fifty We send cards and flowers. We gather the family and take her to lunch or on a picnic. We remember our mother’s in many ways. Thanks to a few women artists in Marin County, California, our community is participating in a new, meaningful way of expressing sentiments to our moms. On the main street of San Rafael, a beautiful tree of vibrant colors adorns the city plaza. … [Read more...]

Wendy Ladd says Thank You: There Come a Time

It is the day after the launch of my published poem - There Comes A Time, and I just wanted to send a thank you to each and every one of you for your support and inspiration. Whether it was an email, phone call or text message it made a difference . We were actually able to sell out of tickets the morning of the event so the room was full of inspiration, celebration and friendship. Thank you to everyone who was a part of the film production. You made it very special. This is one … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving, putting back the ‘Thanks’ into this Holiday

In the United States, fall marks a trifecta of holidays that snowball, picking up speed as they carry us,—often chaotically—from October through the New Year. The party starts with the distinctly non-religious (some would say pagan) celebration of Halloween; progresses to the spiritually inclusive embracing of gratitude that is Thanksgiving; and culminates in various religious observances ranging from Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanza. Sadly, long before we reach Thanksgiving Day, we are already … [Read more...]

Celebrating the History of the American Thanksgiving Day ~

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the on the 'fourth Thursday of November in the United States'. Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Historically, Thanksgiving had roots in religious and cultural tradition. Today, … [Read more...]

A Celebration of Cancer Survivors – Gratitude & re-cap of Event

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to announce that our post game speaker event yesterday was a grand success !!! We send our appreciation to all those organizers, volunteers and especially our speakers. Having created and completed this Inaugural Event in less than 10 days, we are all to pat ourselves on the back, as the presence of our intimate audience dictated that some of our world do want to celebrate recovery, investigate solutions; and definitely eradicate the fear and stigma that … [Read more...]

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