5 Reminders to Make it a Happy Thanksgiving

Share Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday as it brings us back to the important things in life… and we’re not talking about cyberweek or Black Friday specials! This is a time to take in the moment, slow down and connect in ways that linger long after the table is cleared. Here are five reminders that […]

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Thanksgiving: Gratitude for Even the Hard Stuff

ShareOriginally published on The Huffington Post – November 18, 2012 As Thanksgiving rolls around, it always puts me in a reset mode — time to remember what I’m grateful for. Usually, it’s the good stuff: moments of joy, new adventures, fun-filled moments. This year, however, is different: My father just passed away, my dog may […]

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Holiday Happiness — Be Here Now

ShareFrom the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-taran/gratitude_b_1165364.html So many people grumble and gripe about the holidays — too much family, too much food, too many obligations. But what if you approached it all with another perspective — as though this might be your last time to be together. Would you overlook some of the annoyances? Would you […]

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Thanksgiving Holds Key to Happiness

ShareFrom the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-taran/thanksgiving-happiness_b_1103501.html The idea of Thanksgiving, that is giving thanks, makes it one of my all-time favorite holidays. It has built into it one of the timeless keys to happiness: gratitude. Thanksgiving actually directs us to tune into what we are thankful for. The tradition of sitting around the table hearing each […]

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Appreciating as an Action

Share So, no surprise that on Thanksgiving, as on any other day, I was caught up in the language of the occasion. In particular, I began wondering about the name of the holiday itself, Thanksgiving. Even someone without a degree in linguistics could tell you that it comes from giving thanks.[1] But the general public […]

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