Keeping your gratitude tank full is a vital aspect of self-care. Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, has studied more than 1,000 people from ages eight to 80 and found that people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of physical, psychological, and social benefits including stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, and the ability to experience . . .
I have been thinking a lot about joy lately; how to create it, access it and awaken it. One of the key benefits of mindfulness is the ability to cultivate and create more joy in our lives; to reclaim your joy if you have lost it along the way. One of my favorite meditation teachers, James Baraz, calls Mindfulness “the basic tool for a joyful life.” I don't believe we find joy. I believe . . .