You know the drill: ruminating on ’how bad things are,’ competing with others or striving for what you don’t have. It’s all too easy to set yourself on a very dissatisfied course. How to get off the not-so-merry-go-round? Learn the art of gratitude! Think of gratitude as a skill that you can, and should, brush up on.
The Thanksgiving meal may be the one meal that we pay the most attention to. Many of us make the effort to cook the whole meal from scratch, often in the company of family and good friends. We are reminded of what and who is truly important to us.
In my practice, we talk a lot about cultivating the good habits that are foundational to creating a healthy and happy life: wholesome real food, restorative rest, movement, relaxation, protection from toxins and connection. But in the whirl of our fast-paced, over-scheduled lives, there is another element which is often overlooked – and that’s joy.