Tag Archives: Gratitude Practice

Presence in the Time of Distraction: 17 Tools to Try

Eddie Chan June 1952 Presence Over Distraction

Before I began to write this blog post, I peeked in at Facebook, checked my email, and, while my internet browser was open, clicked on a “pre-black-Friday” coupon from Macy’s and ordered some Christmas gifts. I’ve done this same routine a half-dozen times, conflicted between my desire to focus on the topic de jour (presence) […]

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Gratitude for Lent

Gratitude Practice (Art by Vladmir Volegov)

If you want to create a life you love, then let me be straight with you: you are going to have to do the work to tend your life. Sometimes, the focus needs to be on your body or career, but you can’t leave out that thirsty mind of yours or that beautiful soul. If […]

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Cultivating Gratitude This Season

Cultivate Gratitude This Season

As we move into the holiday season, it can be easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle. We worry about getting the best deals and buying enough presents for everyone; hosting the perfect holiday party; having a perfectly decorated home. There’s so much pressure to be commercially perfect that we forget […]

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Access Your Joy: Create a Gratitude Practice

A Gratitude Practice Helps You Be Joyful (By Vladmir Volegov)

When someone asks me what one thing they can do to shift their life, without needing to think, ponder, or ruminate in any way, I answer “Gratitude.” When a client asks me how to stay emotionally afloat during a crazy period of time, I tell them to do two things: their gratitude practice and weekly […]

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Getting Back to Gratitude


It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone makes a bigger show of talking about gratitude.  I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but gratitude isn’t just a dish served on Thanksgiving.  No, darling, an active gratitude practice can help you re-wire your brain and support you in creating a life that you love. […]

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The Season of Gratitude

The Season of Gratitude

It’s that time of year again.  We’ve rounded the corner towards the holidays and the beginning of a new year.  In the United States, Thanksgiving is mere inches away. Amongst the advertisements for the hottest electronics gadgets, dolls that can talk, and the touting that a particular brand of broth will make your meals more […]

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Ten Ways to Love & Celebrate Shorter Days

Ten Ways to Love & Celebrate Shorter Days

Once upon a time…when I was around the age of seven, I was totally confused by the discovery of the concept of Daylight Savings Time.  I rose early on a Sunday morning, knowing that while the rest of the house was sleeping, my job was to keep quiet.  I had books, could sneak into the […]

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A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Knows


I’m a big believer in dreaming – and dreaming big. So, darling, what if I told you to make a list of what you really desire in your life. Go ahead. I’ll wait. It’s easy, right?  There are probably some “mores” on your list – like more love, money, time, play, laughter, freedom, comfort, romance…  […]

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Gratitude – It’s Not Just for Thanksgiving

Gratitude Not Just for Thanksgiving

It’s the week of Thanksgiving for those of us in the States, and the one day of the year that most folks stop to ponder the things they are thankful for in their lives.  I encourage you to use this time of year to consider that,  just like the joy of turkey sandwiches any time, […]

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