It’s easy to assume that the benefits of gratitude are primarily external. But the latest research reveals that thankfulness offers major payoffs on our side of the equation, too. Discover the advantages of gratitude—and specific practices to harness them—in this week’s episode.
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Pilgrims’ Progress: The Real Thanksgiving Story
Reconciling Gratitude and the Power of Creative Discontent
Many extended families will gather this Thanksgiving in the biggest home of the brood; take their places under that roof, around long tables; have each member specify some small thing that they are “thankful for”; and then gorge themselves on turkey, cranberry salad, and other standards. After, they might loll around in food comas in […]
The Surprising Power of Thank You
6 Ways to Leverage the Gratitude Advantage for Yourself
“Thank you.” These are two words that have the power to transform our health, happiness, performance, and success. Research tells us grateful people are happier and more likely to maintain good friendships. It reduces stress, improves our sleep, and floods our bodies with endorphins that energize us, instead of hormones that leave us feeling drained […]
If Your Life Were a Game, What Would the Score Be?
Take My Free 10-Minute LifeScore™ Assessment and Find Out
You know the adage, “What you don’t measure, you can’t improve”? That’s obviously true for sports, science, and business. But did you know it’s also true for your life? What if you could measure yourself in the areas that matter most? What if you could get an overall score for your life, gain a newfound […]
One Sure-Fire Trick for Overcoming the Winter Blues
Every year we hear news about people who suffer from holiday or seasonal blues. More than just hearing about them, a large number actually experience them. I certainly have. For some, it’s about relational rifts and resentments. For others, including me, it’s about diminishing daylight and getting less exercise—at least that has been the case […]
Why You Need More Art in Your Life (and 5 Ways to Get It)
If you want to find more creativity, satisfaction, and happiness, the single best solution I know is adding more art to your life. Music has been a big part of my life since I was a young boy, though my tastes have broadened a lot since I was first learning chords on my guitar. I […]