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Gratitude is how you celebrate the sweetness and grow through the bitterness in your life.

Why Being Grateful is Just as Important as Breathing

Being grateful is just as important as breathing. Every human alive right now is breathing, but the act of breathing alone does not make for a happy, fulfilled person. It’s unfortunate how many people allow for their fear-ridden thoughts to control their lives and reality, when really ALL of us have the power to take back our mind and direct our energy in a positive way that serves our life and those around us. Gratitude is a major step in unwinding our negative mental habits. If a person lives their entire life not realizing how precious, miraculous and unique this life… Read more.

The Secret to a GREAT Day

How did you start your morning? Pondering your “to do” list? Feeling frustration with a work challenge? Feeling overwhelmed with life? What if there was a way to change the course of your day so that by every evening, you end the day with a smile? It turns out we all have the ability to find the best in every day. Remember the giddy excitement you felt as a child the morning of your birthday and holidays? You KNEW it was going to be a great day and you took notice of all of the wonderful things that happened throughout… Read more.

How to Transition From Cancer to Calm

In 2013, our dreamy life changed dramatically when my husband’s barber asked, “What’s that on your neck?” David saw three doctors and had six procedures by the time we heard the five words that rocked our world, “You have stage IV cancer.” The lump protruding from his neck was a malignant growth that had metastasized from the base of his tongue. Four days prior, our thirteen-year-old son was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. “What’s happening to our family?” I thought desperately, trying to make sense of it. Life was going along nicely, when suddenly our roles changed: husband and son became… Read more.

There is always a reason to be grateful.

28 Days to a Life of Gratitude

What if you could live in a state of joy–not just some of the time, but always? What if you could revisit every passage of your life, from birth to adulthood to your final days–and see it as a profound soul journey? What if the hardships of the past faded away, and you saw them as simply part of the path we each travel?

With warmth and compassion, spiritual teacher Sara Wiseman helps you open your eyes to the beauty of your own life–the good, the bad, the all of it–and recognize it as infinite blessing. As you journey through each of the 28 vignettes, you’ll come to a new understanding of your life from a soul perspective, including: growing into your authentic self, building a life of meaning and purpose, releasing old hurts and regrets, and more.

If you’re ready to let go of adversity and find joy, it’s time for 28 Days to a Life of Gratitude.

Enroll now!

There's no room for pain where gratitude lives.

6 Ways to Keep Life in Perspective

Here are the top six pieces of advice that can increase the quality of life and easily keep it in perspective: 1) Nothing in life has any inherent meaning; it only has the meaning you assign to it. Shakespeare once said, “There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” You can actively change the meaning of any circumstance in your life to one that empowers you. The way to do that is by asking empowering questions. These questions will lead to empowering answers. Here are a few examples: What is good about this? What is funny about this?… Read more.

Unleash Your Champion Within

When you wake up in the morning, express gratitude for another day. You came into this world with unlimited potential; don’t waste it on pursuits that fail to fill your mind, satisfy your heart and increase your character. Don’t base your value upon the flawed perspective of others. Your worth is divine, it is pure and you do not need approval to throw off the shackles of expectation and fly free from fear, insecurity and doubt. Listen to your heart; our noisy, busy society is far too loud and if we are not careful we can lose our ability to… Read more.

Show gratitude towards everything in life. Be grateful enough to say thank you from the smallest to the greatest. Your universe will continue to bless you because it knows you will be thankful.
Ask, give thanks, repeat. Ask, give thanks, repeat.
My life, my happiness – it’s all up to me, in each moment. It has been there all along. It’s not something I have to find or seek; it’s already there, waiting for me to accept it, waiting for me to open my heart!

Faith, from “Adventures of a Lightworker: Dead End Date” by Absolute Love Publishing

The Unexpected Benefits of Contributing

I’d like to encourage you to notice, acknowledge and celebrate contributions of all kinds. It’s amazing how this practice will enrich your life. Contribution is what creates relationships because it establishes a shared experience. Contribution nourishes both the giver and the receiver – a double gift that lasts forever in the heart. It’s the little things you contribute that aggregate into really BIG things. Take a smile, for example. A simple smile can quickly build into an emotion of interest, of curiosity, of excitement – that inspires a reciprocal action! A contribution can be something very simple or something profound… Read more.

5 Principles for Uncommon Success

Life is not that complicated, in fact it’s fairly simple – not always easy – but fairly simple! When I woke up and realized a life full of uncommon success was not just for other people it was for me too, I began to apply these 5 principles into my everyday life. Awareness – If you don’t get it, you can’t change it. If you don’t acknowledge it, you can’t fix it. If you don’t own it, you can’t improve it. We have to take a good hard look in the mirror, acknowledge where we have room for improvement, recognize where… Read more.

Discovering How Beautiful Life Can Be

What inspires me is knowing anything is possible and that I am always being blessed with opportunities for growth, awareness and transformation. It is when we have an attitude of gratitude that we see the most beautiful vision of what life can really look like. You can make today and everyday the best day of your life by just beginning to think thoughts that are positive and empowering. Our natural state is one of excellence. We all have a calling in our hearts that is unique and special to who we are. The gift we bring to the planet has… Read more.

You are Perfect and Whole Just as You Are – Right Here, Right Now

If today were to become my very last day to walk this Earth – if, in the next moment, I took my very last breath – I would want to instill into you a sense of peace and an urgency to love. Imagine what it would feel like to wrap yourself in a warm blanket of sparkling gold light.  As the light engulfs you, you become lighter.  You feel so warm, safe and free as you spin around and dance effortlessly.  The gold light is pure and radiant love.  It becomes you, and you become it.  Intertwined, you are one… Read more.

Being grateful for what you have is the fastest way to receive more.
Gratitude is the #1 way to improve your life.

The Amazing Power of Gratitude

More and more, gratitude is being acknowledged as an amazing power for good and healing in many different areas of existence –from medicine and positive psychology to gardening and education. It is absolutely impossible, I repeat, impossible, to entertain a deep feeling of gratitude and the least trace of negativity. They totally exclude each other just as light annihilates darkness. Have you ever seen a candle of darkness (??!!) extinguish light? But the smallest candle will bring light to the deepest underground cavern. Such is the power of gratitude to your heart and soul. My daily bedside book – I… Read more.

Be Grateful on Thanksgiving – and Every Day!

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday as it serves as a reminder of the importance of gratitude. Since 1621, our ancestors in the United States have been celebrating Thanksgiving. Historically, throughout Europe, festivals were held after the harvest to give thanks and celebrate together as a community. Native Americans also celebrated the harvest season. We continue the tradition today nearly 400 years later, but for most of us, when we hear the word Thanksgiving, we usually think of turkey and stuffing, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, football and gatherings with family and friends. We all know that Thanksgiving… Read more.