Gratitude Rocks

When we make a practice out of appreciating what we have, something interesting starts to happen. Rather than chasing a never-ending train of desires, we begin to feel that we have enough. This feeling of fulfillment helps keep us more present because we enjoy what we...

Not a Practice Run

Delaying happiness until some external condition is met comes from a fundamental misunderstanding of how life works. We’ll enjoy ourselves when we have enough money. We’ll feel good about the way we look when we lose X pounds. We’ll be happy when we...

Gratitude and Good Luck

It sometimes appears that others benefit from a succession of good fortune. Their lives seem to run smoothly, luck seems to be on their side and they are content. However, everything moves in cycles and nobody escapes the ups and downs that go with being mortal....

Gratitude: Not a Platitude

Gratitude isn’t about burying our heads in the sand and pretending that bad things don’t happen. It’s an effective technique that improves our mental habits and therefore, our quality of life. When we’re feeling grateful, we can’t be...

Antidote for the Blues

Cultivating gratitude is an effortless way to improve our quality of life. Our dominant thoughts, emotions and feelings attract people, places and things that match our energy. The external details of our lives aren’t actually responsible for the way we feel....

A Game Changer

Our experience of life is a direct result of how we view and interpret what happens. Getting conscious of how we think illuminates why we feel the way we do. Once we understand the correlation between our thoughts and our experience, we’re inspired to take...