Author: Laurel Kilbourn

GratiTuesday – December 11th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday, Everyone! Ever find yourself casting about when seeking ‘something to feel grateful for’? Yeah, it happens to all of us. Lori Deschene, the founder of tinybuddha.com, developed a list of 50 questions to inspire deeper thinking about gratitude. Find it here : https://tinybuddha.com/blog/50-questions-to-foster-gratitude-and-feel-good-about-life/    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 my work in service through yoga, meditation and Reiki. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #lorideschene #tinybuddha

GratiTuesday – December 4th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday, Everyone! OMGoddess – I love TED. You know TED Talks – Technology, Entertainment, and Design. TEDx and TEDxYouth are great, too! Consider adopting Brian Doyle’s “365 Days of Thank You” project into your own life. For more information, details and ideas, catch Brian’s talk at TEDxYouth@San Diego here: https://youtu.be/QNfAnkojhoE   As you know, 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 TED Talks! Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #365daysofthankyou #briandoyle #TEDxYouth

GratiTuesday – November 27th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! “The poet laureate of medicine” (New York Times), Oliver Sacks, wrote more than a dozen wonderful books. Including an entire book of essays, entitled: “Gratitude,” published in 2015 (Alfred A. Knopf, publisher.) Bet you can find a copy at your local library; I did! [https://www.oliversacks.com/books-by-oliver-sacks/gratitude/]   Well, as you know, 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 great books. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #books #librarybooks #oliversacks

GratiTuesday – November 20th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday, EveryOne! During this week of Thanks-Giving delighted to discover so many ways to pause, reflect, and celebrate gratitude. For example, consider participating in a workshop entitled “Gratitude in Action”, this Sunday afternoon, November 25th, hosted by Veracious Healing and Black Crow Yoga in Arlington, MA. Register ($25pp) via www.blackcrowyoga.com. So 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 infinite possibilities. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #mindfulness #yoga #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #grateful #thankful #ThanksGiving

GratiTuesday – November 13th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday, Y’all! Here is a fun option for extending Thanksgiving Holiday festivities – Gratitude Dance Jam and Workshop Celebration; hosted by Earthdance Creative Living with Tim O’Donnell and Carly Czach. “A weekend of dynamic listening in Contact Improvisation. Discover the balance in falling, redirecting, composing, and soaring that allows us to risk the unknown more fully. Morning classes inspire focused afternoon jamming and evening Jams open to all. All levels and movement backgrounds welcome.” For more info: https://www.earthdance.net/calendar/2018/11/gratitude-jam-workshop-celebration-2018    So 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 my two left feet. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation #om #earthdancecreativeliving #contactimprov #dancejam

GratiTuesday – November 6th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! And a particularly momentous day, too. It is election day here in the U.S. of A.  Once you have exercised your right to cast your ballot, consider celebrating with this award winning PBS film by Ken Burns, “Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony.” [Link to options: http://kenburns.com/films/alone/] So 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 my right to vote. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation #om #elizabethcadystanton #susanbanthony #vote #yourvotematters

GratiTuesday – October 30th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Well-come to another GratiTuesday! As I live and breathe… Have you every heard of a Thankful Tree? I hadn’t until just a few minutes ago. The interweb is A-MAY-zing! Okay, check this out: https://simplyrebekah.com/2012/11/03/our-november-thankful-tree/      Rebekah Hoffer, a self-professed frugal mom and blogger, posted DIY Instructions for constructing a Thankful Tree for your family (friends, classroom, community group, etc.)  I love it!  So 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 colored construction paper and blunt-edged scissors. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation #om #thanksgiving #thankfulness #thankfultree

GratiTuesday – October 23rd

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday, Everyone! And everyone has the capacity to increase their practice of gratitude; even those of us who feel we may be falling short. Jeremy Adam Smith offers his thoughts on developing gratitude habits in this article entitled, “Six Habits of Highly Grateful People”: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/six_habits_of_highly_grateful_people    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 last-minute road trips to nowhere. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation #om #roadtriptonowhere

GratiTuesday – October 16th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! With “ “On Giving Thanks: Teachings and Meditations for Cultivating a Gratitude-Filled Heart”, bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant gently guides (the listener) into a state of remembrance itself through meditation and visualization exercises, awakening you to each of the gifts that surround you but often go unnoticed.” Audio CD available through Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Giving-Thanks-Meditations-Cultivating-Gratitude-Filled/dp/1591792495    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 guided meditations. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation #om #ayanlavanzant

GratiTuesday – October 9th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Well-come to another GratiTuesday! This 7-minute video – “An Experiment in Gratitude | The Science of Happiness” – from the creative genius’ at SoulPancake, puts scientific findings of gratitude and happiness to the test. Watch it here and then experiment with gratitude in your own life: https://youtu.be/oHv6vTKD6lg    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 long “coffee-chats” on the phone with dear friends. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation #soulpancake #coffeechat

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