Author: Laurel Kilbourn

GratiTuesday – April 16th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It is GratiTuesday! Have you meditated today? This week? Ever? Curious? You may be familiar with Deepak Chopra, ‘an American author, and motivator of Indian origin. He is one of the most valued meditation trainers and alternative medicine specialists of today. His gratitude meditation script has found worldwide acceptance…’ (Madhuleena Roy Chowdhury, https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/guided-gratitude-med…/). Consider exploring his “Guided Meditation on Gratitude”: https://youtu.be/KSM6hVkYhIs As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for April showers. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _________________________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #madhuleenroychowdhury #positivepsychology #gratitudemeditation #deepakchopra

GratiTuesday – April 9th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It’s GratiTuesday – Yay! So… yesterday in between clients/classes found myself scrolling through Instagram and came across this pic by Jim Kwik: “What if you woke up tomorrow with only what you were grateful for today?” Bong! Now there’s a wake up call (to ponder.) This notion really struck me; not because of any fear that failing to express gratitude would result in losing ‘things’, but rather because of the abundance of goodness – people, situations, places, and yes, things – acknowledged within my life experience. Wow! [https://www.instagram.com/p/BvE-UAJH_uA/] As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for family and friends. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #jimkwik

GratiTuesday – April 2nd

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! In recognition of National Poetry Monthhttps://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home – we celebrate with an excerpt from Rumi, “Gratitude is the wine of the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for poets. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________________#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #wine #nationalpoetrymonth #rumi

GratiTuesday – March 26th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! We all benefit from gratitude; the thankers and the thankees. Sometimes a gentle re-minder can be helpful. Here’s a short and sweet video TEDTalk featuring Dr. Laura Trice: https://www.ted.com/talks/laura_trice_suggests_we_all_say_thank_you? As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for YOU, my Yoga-Friends, for joining me in the practice of gratitude. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: __________________________________________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #lauratrice #tedtalks #thankyou #thanks

GratiTuesday – March 19th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Gratitude. Gratefulness. Great Fullness. Yeah! Brother David Steindl-Rast shares his perspective on the relationships between gratitude, mindfulness, and our inner child, in this excerpt from an interview with Catherine Ingram and Rex Weyler for New Age (September 1983, Vol. 9, #2, pp. 36-40 and 62-64): https://gratefulness.org/resource/on-great-fullness-from-all-in-the-same-boat/ As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for access to my childlike wonder and awe for nature. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: ___________________________________________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #davidsteindlrast #newage #catherineingram #rexweyler #greatfullness

GratiTuesday – March 12th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ It’s GratiTuesday! I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again; there’s good science to support the notion that gratitude is good for you. Consider this article, “Studies on the Science of Gratitude,” by Amy Adams: https://consciouslife.guru/studies-on-the-science-of-gratitude/ As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for gratitude science. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _________________________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #gratitudescience #science #amyadams

GratiTuesday – March 5th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Another GratiTuesday! Gratitude shmatitude… is a book! A “how to” book. Gratitude Shmatitude: Don’t Just Think It Do It by Amy M Adams, published by CreateSpace Publishing. This book is described as a practical guide, with stories to inspire thoughts about gratitude, and suggestions for actively exploring its practice in your life. Find it at your local bookseller, or preview online: https://gratitude-book.com/ As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for simple offerings from friends and strangers. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: ___________________________________________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #guidedmeditations #om #gratitude #gratituesday #gratitudeshmatitude #amymadams

GratiTuesday – February 26th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Super GratiTuesday! Extra, extra! Read all about it! “Scientists Show How Gratitude Literally Alters The Human Heart & Molecular Structure Of The Brain” Wait what?!! Evidently. Details available in the article by Arjun Walia: https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/02/14/scientists-show-how-gratitude-literally-alters-the-human-heart-molecular-structure-of-the-brain/ As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for science! Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: ___________________________________________________________________________ laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #guidedmeditations #om #gratitude #gratituesday #ilovescience #gratitudescience #collectiveevolution #arjunwalia

GratiTuesday – February 19th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Kindness, the kind of kindness that is offered without expectation of reciprocity, may well be gratitude-in-action; one’s own fully felt gratitude spilling over and expressing as random acts of kindness. Have you had this experience? Charlotte Hilton Anderson compiled a list of “50 Random Acts of Kindness”: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/50-random-acts-of-kindness-that-dont-cost-a-cent/ar-BBOcKyw?ocid=sf Check it out. I am willing to bet you do these things, too. As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for random acts of kindness received from perfect strangers and beloved family and friends. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #guidedmeditations #om #gratitude #gratituesday #kindness #kindnessrocks #randomactsofkindness #charlottehiltonanderson

GratiTuesday – February 12th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! “Expectations are the bane of gratitude. When people expect an act of kindness, such as on Valentine’s Day, they are less grateful for it.” Excerpt blurb from Greater Good Magazine article written by Amie M. Gordon entitled “Four Ways to Make the Most of Gratitude on Valentine’s Day”: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/four_ways_to_make_the_most_of_gratitude_on_valentines_day#.XGLhr6ckG2A.gmail
As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for unexpected delights. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________________________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #yogateaandchocolateworkshops #meditation #guidedmeditations #om #gratitude #gratituesday #valentinegratitude #valentinesday #greatergoodmagazine #amiemgordon

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