The Power of Flow

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The Power of Flow

We’ve all heard of flow states but what exactly is “flow” anyway? Some athletes and performers call it “being in the zone” or “runner’s high”; and musicians say they feel a sense of “being one with the music”. These peak experiences are also described as “the power of flow” because flow is a state of mind that helps you to … Read More

Simple Steps to Calm Anxiety

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How The Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind

Did you know that you can use food to calm anxiety, sleep better and improve your mood? Let’s consider these simple steps: Eat breakfast Every Day Make it a nurturing habit to eat breakfast every day and include healthy protein to prevent low blood sugar. If you try to eat within one hour of awakening, your food will energize you … Read More

How To Cultivate Gratitude

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How to Cultivate Gratitude

Feeling Grateful Is a Skill! It’s true that some people have a naturally grateful disposition. But be assured that feeling grateful is a skill that we can cultivate with practice, and benefit from its rewards along the way. And research also suggests that thinking hard about our own lives makes us more grateful for what we have and sometimes tend … Read More

Gratitude Can Make You Happier

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Gratitude Can Make You Happier

Start 2016 With Life’s Simple Pleasures! As we begin 2016, amidst all the thoughts of New Year’s Resolutions, perhaps we can remind ourselves more often to enjoy life’s simple pleasures — such as laughter. “Laughter is a symptom of spirituality. Laughter is the flow of love coursing through your body. Laughter is the nectar of present moment awareness. Invite more … Read More

The Three Stages of Gratitude

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Three Stages Of Gratitude

Since we now know that practicing Gratitude can actually improve our health, let’s consider the three stages of gratitude and how we can experience each stage and benefit from its rewards. First – Feeling grateful for the good things in your life; Second – Expressing your gratitude to the people who have made your life better; and Third – Adopting … Read More

Gratitude Can Make You Healthier

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Gratitude Can Make You Healthier

Now that we know that gratitude is good for you, it gets added to the list of attitudes and positive emotions, including love and empathy that creates a biochemical shift in the body. Since gratitude is a mental activity, we’ve been able to see through research studies in positive psychology, how a non-physical activity can significantly alter the physical activity … Read More

The Practice of Gratitude

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The Practice of Gratitude |Kathline Colvin, Ph.D.

The practice of gratitude goes way beyond the common courtesy of saying “thank you “ – it’s not just something you say for the other person’s benefit. In fact, developing an attitude of gratitude has immense power to affect your emotions and change the way you feel. We’re often instructed to be grateful for the things we have even if … Read More