Gratitude Meditation

Guided Gratitude Meditation Scripts & Mantras (+Gratitude Yoga)

Meditation, derived from the Latin word ‘meditatio’ meaning “to think, ponder, and contemplate”, is a conscious state of self-awareness, self-reflection, and self-expression. Meditation is a condition of receptiveness to curiosity in which a man or woman effectively develop refinement
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Neuroscience of Gratitude

The Neuroscience of Gratitude and How It Affects Anxiety & Grief (Incl. Exercises)

We all want a happy life. A cushy job, a perfect family, financial stability, and a great social life! And in this indefinite pursuit of happiness that is mostly like a mirage, how often do we spare a minute to thank what we already have at this very moment? Gratitude is a powerful hu
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Express Gratitude

How To Express Gratitude to Others (19 Ideas + Gifts & Challenges)

Think of a time you told someone how grateful you were for their help, support or even just for being in your life. How did that moment make you and that person feel? Or maybe you can remember a time someone gave you something, something you didn’t buy or ask for – just a token
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Gratitude Resources

65 Gratitude Resources: Books, Apps, TED Talks and More

Yes, that’s correct…65 gratitude resources. Don’t be overwhelmed, this article can serve as a reference to come back to any time. Are you a parent, looking to educate your children about gratitude? Or, are you a mental health practitioner looking for novel ideas to help clients? Perha
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Gratitude for Kids

The Gratitude Tree for Kids (Incl. Activities + Drawings)

While teaching children to participate in the practice of gratitude can prove to be a bit of a task; the return on investment in their emotional well-being is unlimited and long term. Making gratitude fun and meaningful can introduce kids to a lifelong appreciation for the world aroun
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Letter of gratitude

Gratitude Messages, Letters and Lists (+ 23 More Practices)

Count your blessings. Be thankful. The message about gratitude can be heard these days, loud and clear. Being thankful is such an important practice to hold onto in this fast-paced world in which we live…simply noticing the things we are thankful of. However, it’s all well and good to
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Gratitude Research

The Research on Gratitude and Its Link with Love and Happiness (Incl. Articles)

The word gratitude comes from the Latin word gratus, which means “thankful, pleasing.” Therefore, in its most simple form, to be grateful is to have appreciation and express thankfulness. However, there is more to gratitude than perhaps first meets the eye. What is clear,
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Happiness and gratitude

The Science and Research on Gratitude and Happiness (Incl. Quotes + TedTalks)

What is happiness? What is gratitude? We each have our own definitions of these, and for the most part, they will probably sound pretty similar. But if we were to take a deeper dive into the two, we would we find out more about ourselves, for instance, our behavioral tendencies and em
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Unconditional Positive Regard in Psychology: Definition + 7 Examples and Techniques

Unconditional Positive Regard in Psychology: Definition + 7 Examples and Techniques

As therapists, counselors, social workers, and other members of helping professions, how can we best help our clients help themselves? As parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors, how can we encourage our children to grow into healthy and happy people with a positive sense of self-wort
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gratitude

13 Most Popular Gratitude Exercises & Activities

The power of gratitude is really quite extraordinary. We usually show our gratitude to others when we feel indebted to them, when we have benefitted from their actions, and when we want to make our feelings towards them known. Showing gratitude is sometimes a required or expected thin
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The 20 Best Ted Talks And Videos on The Power of Gratitude

The 20 Best TED Talks And Videos on The Power of Gratitude

Here at the Positive Psychology Program, we have recently been discussing the power of gratitude from a variety of angles. Whether you have been following along all month or this is the first article you are reading, we hope these videos will help drive home the idea that feeling grat
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5 Best Books on Gratitude + Oliver Sacks’ Gratitude Book

5 Best Books on Gratitude + Oliver Sacks’ Gratitude Book

Gratitude has been a popular topic around the Positive Psychology Program lately. This isn’t overly surprising, as gratitude has been a hot topic in the world of positive psychology research for many years. In fact, if you type “gratitude” into Google Scholar, you’ll get about 1.32 mi
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gratitude meditation

Gratitude Meditation: A Simple But Powerful Happiness Intervention

Gratitude meditation is a type of meditation which, as the name suggests, focuses on gratitude. This article will define gratitude meditation, discuss some of its benefits, and relate it to mindfulness. It also includes a few guided gratitude meditations, so you can start your practic
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Gratitude Journal: 67 Templates, Ideas, and Apps for Your Diary

Gratitude Journal: 67 Templates, Ideas, and Apps for Your Diary

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy Gratitude is like most desirable traits and qualities in that it is usually not enough to simply decide to be grateful – we must actively pract
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The Benefits of Gratitude: 28 Questions Answered Thanks to Gratitude Research

The Benefits of Gratitude: 28 Questions Answered Thanks to Gratitude Research

We recently posted an article about how to incorporate a regular practice of gratitude into your life. It includes some excellent tips, ideas, and exercises to start being more grateful. However, most people like to know how they can benefit before they start a regular practice. That’
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more more never enough

The #1 Reason Why We Want More And More (And More)

The #1 thing that holds people back from having a smooooothe-as-honey lifestyle, where you can just get up, feel great, and connect with other people in meaningful ways, is… (Drum roll) Not being grateful. You can have all the money and achievements in the world. But, if you are grate
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