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Celebrate the Tiny Wins: A Simple Way to Build Gratitude

Of all the emotionally positive states available to human beings, the feeling of gratitude is one of the greatest. When we feel grateful, any difficulties in our lives are swept away and all we’re left with is the utmost appreciation for everything that we have. What lacks clarity, ho
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Interview With Johnny: Our 5 Inborn Gifts and Higher Self

Yesterday I posted a picture in our Facebook community of an organic restaurant menu here in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia called ‘Soma’ that contains what I call positive psychology interventions. In the menu, customers are invited to mindfully eat their food, to be grateful for it and to sa
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Social Comparison: Problems, Benefits and Alternatives

Social Comparison is a well-established topic in psychology literature, where its complex positives and negatives have been widely debated. But do we really need to engage in it and will it help us in the long term?  Comparing ourselves to others is one of many strategies used in the
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The Science of Gratitude: Matt O’Grady Explains Why Gratitude is Good

There are two things I believe in firmly; what I can see and what I can feel. What I have seen in my own life is that gratitude has profound, life changing effects on how I see the world and how I live my life. What I have felt is nothing less than transformative moments and near heav
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Gratitude Journals: A Closer Look

As one of the most studied topics in the current research surrounding happiness, there is no doubt that practicing gratitude can improve a person’s well-being in many ways. If you are new to the science of gratitude and the benefits it can offer, I would highly recommend visiting the
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5 Gratitude Exercises That Will Boost Your Happiness (+PDF)

“Gratitude is the moral memory of mankind. If every grateful action were suddenly eliminated, society would crumble.” – Georg Simmel Gratitude and happiness are intertwined and for good reason. It is no coincidence that positive psychology practitioners and happiness experts sta
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9 Best Books on Gratitude

  Did you ever get a feeling that grows bigger than yourself? Something that involves other people or circumstances, yet has a little part of you? Most likely, there are a lot of feelings that have this feature, but the one I mean is gratitude. Something wonderful has happened to
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How Gratitude Can Spark Romantic Relationships

One of my favourite articles about gratitude is written by Sarah Algoe, Shelley Gable, and Natalya Maisel (2010). They wrote about the interpersonal effects of gratitude and indebtedness in romantic relationships. The outcome was very powerful and the research setup can be used as a p
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Gratitude: A Deeper Appreciation

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson   There is a variety of things that
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Thanks! The Beneficial Effects of Expressing Gratitude

Many people live their lives believing that the only way to be happy is to achieve some goal or acquire some possession (e.g., “I would be happy if only …”). Research suggests that happiness is actually more related to being grateful for what we already have than to getting new things
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