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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The Monkey is Reaching

I came across this poem in an old Shambala magazine the other day and wanted to share it with you.

There are so many things we cling to for happiness. We let our ideas about what is safe or necessary or normal limit our world and even worse, limit our ideas about our who our children are or might grow to be.

What will happen if we just let …

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