Monthly Archives: July 2011

End of Term Gratitude

I am happy it is the end of term. For the next six weeks I will not be able to work as much with the kids at home (maybe I’ll stop all together?) I will not have time to myself … Continue reading

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Reframing the Situation

We’ve been a little less focussed on our Family Project for a few days because we’ve had visitors and all the extra activities of the end of term have kept us busy.  But the good news is that we still … Continue reading

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Living gratefully is simple, but not always easy.

I didn’t expect that practicing gratitude every day was going to be a quick and easy fix to all our family’s problems, but I am shocked at how hard it is – sometimes – to be grateful for the most precious … Continue reading

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Daily Gratitude Habit – Thank You Box

Our second daily tool for establishing gratitude habits is the excitingly named Thank You Box.  It also lives in the kitchen like the Mystery Mealtime Box and is for us to use anytime the inclination grabs us.  Next to it … Continue reading

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Daily Gratitude Habit – Mystery Mealtime Box

For our Gratitude Month, I chose 4 habits that I wanted our family to try out so we could learn to incorporate a practice of being thankful into our everyday life. The easiest one to introduce is what I call the … Continue reading

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Could it be working already?

Last night I went to bed feeling happier and more content than I had done for many weeks.  Can all this focus on being grateful and appreciating my life be working it’s magic already?  Yesterday was only day 5 of … Continue reading

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Is Gratitude the Key to Happiness?

My Grandma always reminds me to ‘count my blessings’, and we know intuitively that it is a positive and healthy thing to do.  Now science is telling us to do the same. Sonja Lyubormirsky is a Professor at the University of … Continue reading

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