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Be grateful and happiness will come to you

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This weekend I took a restorative workshop with an amazing teacher Lisa Sandquist and this time we explored gratitude. In Lisa’s invitation newsletter she quoted M.J. Ryan who in her book Attitudes of Gratitude says that “Gratitude is one of the only totally free, unbelievably simple ways to experience a sense of well-being and contentment on an ongoing basis… and… because it’s so simple…we believe it won’t work”. By measuring the brainwaves, scientists proved that practicing gratitude reduces stress, improves sleep, and builds energy. Grateful thoughts shift the brain activity from beta pattern to alpha…read more

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude

Karl Barth

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Gratitude

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This weekend I went to a restorative workshop with an amazing teacher Lisa Sandquist, who inspired me to write a post about gratitude (which was the topic of the workshop). Way too often we don’t take time to enjoy ourselves, we are in a constant rush, we are annoyed and stressed out but it doesn’t have to be that way! I’m still working on a bigger post but meanwhile I would like to express gratitude towards my friend Jim Cogan, the owner of The Yoga Shop, for taking some time…read more

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