Science of Gratitude Audio Documentary

If You Read One Article About The Science of Gratitude Read this One

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 38          11SharesSince the turn of the century, the science of gratitude has become a topic of interest amongst neuroscientists, psychologists, and social scientists. Neuroscientists have been studying how it rewires our brains, and psychologists and social scientists have been studying gratitude trying to understand its impact on our well-being. They’re putting all the data together proving that it improves well-being by reducing anxiety and stress, as well as, increases empathy, inspires… Read More »

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science of gratitude featured image on conscious life space

It did what? Proof Positive Studies on the Science of Gratitude

Three Tidbits a Ramble on the 3 Hs

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 35          8SharesIt’s all in the science, gratitude – it’s good for you. It makes your life better. Here are a few tidbits or studies on the science of gratitude, the actual benefits of practicing gratitude and why it works to enhance our lives. Tidbit One: Gratitude Increases Well-being The science says that gratitude is uniquely fundamental to our psychological well-being. It’s scientifically documented in this study this published study done in… Read More »

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Thank You Neon Sign by Ryan McGuire

Saying ‘Thank You’ Makes a Difference

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 321          24Shares This month as we explore gratitude, Lisa A Williams from the University of New South Wales shares her study and results on the power of thank you. Do you say thank you? Are they empty words or do you mean it? More than words: saying ‘thank you’ does make a difference Most of us were taught that saying “thank you” is simply the polite thing to do. But recent… Read More »

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Remembering History, A Ritual and a Blessing: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: Remembering History, a Ritual and a Blessing

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 1008          108SharesIn North America, Thanksgiving is celebrated in both Canada (the second Monday of each October) and the United States of America (the fourth Thursday each November). For some it is a day to remember to be grateful, to slow down and spend time with family. For others, it is an empty holiday where overindulgence and gluttony remain the order of the day. For others still, it may be a hurtful… Read More »

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Focus image, branch Photo Credit: Mabel Amber

Gratitude: Focus on the Good Life

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             At the end of March every I like to review my year, my dreams and goals that encompass all of my life. I get out large sheets of thick bristol board and go general and specific. They are my desires that I hope will enhance my life. They include things like, swimming or reading or making a mural, to remember to call my friends and family, etc. I update and… Read More »

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Gratitude Challenge Grouped Items - Conscious Life Space

Stepping into Gratitude – 7 Day FREE FOREVER Course

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 2           2SharesThe journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Sometimes when things aren’t going as we had hoped or we are going through some rough times it is easy to focus on what isn’t working. Sometimes things are just fine and you still want to express even more gratitude. Whichever state of being you are in at this time, it can help to put things in perspective and… Read More »

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Woman and ape sitting together - photo art by Stefan Keller - Conscious Life Space

Do only humans have souls, or do animals possess them too?

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 24          6SharesIn common parlance, the word ‘soul’ pops up everywhere. We may speak of a vast, soulless corporation or describe an athlete as the ‘heart and soul’ of his team. Soul music gets us swaying. We want our lover, body and soul. In each case, ‘soul’ connotes deep feeling and core values. ‘Feelings form the basis for what humans have described for millennia as the … soul or spirit,’ the neuroscientist Antonio… Read More »

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Lemon Pie - Conscious Life Space - photo credit: Whitney Wright

I remember you and your plump pies…

Thank you Maggie Rodwheil

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 15  1       7SharesWhen I was in third grade, my parents hired a “maid,” who was in her late 50’s, by the name of Maggie Rodwheil. It was an erroneous title, as the job required her to be a substitute mother and a cook, who generously helped to clean up after eight people. She happened to be an excellent chef, and she worked 10-hour days, to cover for the time when our mother… Read More »

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