What Is Gratitude? This might seem like a bit of a dumb question given the fact that we’re all here to talk about it, but ‘gratitude’ is a relatively easy concept to misunderstand. The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘gratitude’ as: “The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Pretty … Continue reading Growing Grateful
Each new day brings me an opportunity to work towards my biggest goals. I remain conscious that I am blessed with the benefit of planning my life. The paths I take are carefully selected because I am thankful to have a chance to plan them. It is important to me to make the most of … Continue reading I carefully plan the paths I choose
The whole world went a little ice crazy over Frozen, including my children. That hit movie from Disney, with the catching song lyrics, full of princesses, trolls, and appreciation for the bond between sisters.
After watching this film over and over and over again ...... I came to realise there are some lessons from Anna, Elsa, and their friends, we could all consider.
The emotional pain that accompanies some of my memories is palpable and potent. However, each day, I take responsibility to let go of my past. Releasing the past means I let go of the thoughts and feelings that bring me down.
From the time I open my eyes in the morning until they close at night, I feel gratitude. Starting and ending my day with gratitude puts the perfect bookends on my day.
I list the things that make me feel the most grateful before I get out of bed. Starting my day with gratitude begins my day on a positive note.
My inner strength keeps growing
Each day I become wiser and more resilient. My inner strength keeps growing. My mind, heart, and spirit are very powerful.
As mums, everyday we are juggling responsibilities at home and work, which often results not being able to find the time to drink a hot cup of tea let alone finding time to sit down and meditate. While we are trying to organise our days, we can still start living more meditatively right now.
Getting a good night sleep helps heal and regenerate our physical and psychological well-being, and by expressing gratitude before we go to bed helps to promote a good night sleep.
Drumbeats fill in the air from the native Indians, chants from the Shamans, melodies of Mozart and the simple genital lullabies our mother sang to us to help us fall asleep. Music, sound, rhythm has engulfed us all since the beginning of time, with our lives being surrounded by one massive sound track, within us, uniting and guiding us to heal our mind, body and spirit.
Home cooked food is one of the fundamental ways that bring people together and in my family home there is always soul warming, slowly cooking ready to bring everyone together to enjoy a heart warming feast. This act of eating together triggers the endorphins in the brain, which plays an important role in social bonding. With everyone sitting around the dining table enjoying each other others company over a home cooked meal helps us to create a social net work that not only has a profound effect on our health but also creates memories we will look back on over and over again throughout the years.