Gratitude Journaling With Your Kids

Did you know that scientific studies have shown that individuals who write in a gratitude journal each night report increased levels of happiness in as little as six weeks? I can personally vouch for these study results. Sometime this summer I started keeping a gratitude journal of my own and I wholeheartedly believe I am better for it.

Each night I write three things in my journal …

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A Halloween Hurricane Lesson in Gratitude

This year for many of us the transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving has been turned a little upside-down. Although I typically think of Halloween as a holiday of greed, excess and frivolity, for my family Hurricane Sandy has transformed it into an early reminder of just how much we have to be grateful for.

And as I sit here looking around the hotel lobby where my family has taken …

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