This is a response to this guest post, written last week by Ciara Conlon. There are many different ways to get the feeling of happiness. Some are better than others – the happiness that comes from friendship is more durable than the happiness that comes from power. Is the same true of gratitude? There are […]

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Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, taking time to be grateful reaps many rewards. Gratitude is both a skill and a personality trait – with time, it develops and matures. Six months ago when I began my journey, each night was a struggle – it took effort to come up with things to write in […]

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Gratitude increases our happiness, improves our relationships, and makes us healthier. And it does so reliably. Over 40 research studies have shown the same thing – gratitude rocks. So how can we get more of it? It depends. How grateful are you already? Let’s figure that out. The quiz below only takes 30 seconds.

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Do you want more from your life? More happiness? Better health? Deeper relationships? Increased productivity? What if I told you that just one thing can help you in all of those areas? An Attitude of Gratitude What the heck? Gratitude? Is this a Christian blog? No. I’m not even religious. When I first started looking into gratitude, […]

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Gratitude has for most of its history remained a discussion topics of pastors. As a growing field of science is starting to show, the benefits of cultivating an attitude of gratitude are very real and can be enjoyed outside a religious context. This page summarizes at a high level the prominent research in the field, and provides a link […]

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