Author: Laurel Kilbourn

GratiTuesday – October 2nd

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday, to One and All! So this caught my attention: “5 Tips to Supercharge Your Gratitude List and Infuse Your Life With Joy,” a Huffpost article by contributor Tree Franklyn, in which she describes tips to move your Gratitude Journaling from an activity of the mind, to an activity of the heart. Find the article at: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/5-tips-to-supercharge-you_b_6233724     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 peace and quiet in my home. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
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GratiTuesday – September 25th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday, Everyone! wiki-What?!! Did you know there is a wikiHow website? I don’t know why I am surprised. It is entitled, “wikiHow to do anything…” Unsurprisingly, there you will find simple, step-by-step instructions for “How to Start a Gratitude Journal”: https://www.wikihow.com/Start-a-Gratitude-Journal   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 the world wide web. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation #wikihow #gratitudejournal

GratiTuesday – September 18th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday, Y’all! What has gratitude to do with productivity? Chris Winfield, an entrepreneur and productivity expert in New York City, shares his experience with gratitude in a blog-post entitled, “13 Things I’ve Learned Writing 1,024 Gratitude Lists”: https://www.chriswinfield.com/gratitude-lists/    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 to reconnect with old friends. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation #chriswinfield

GratiTuesday – September 11th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ It is GratiTuesday! Ever heard of a Gratitude Jar? Josie Robinson – author, counselor, Mom – published a small-ish book, “The Gratitude Jar: A Simple Guide to Creating Miracles,” in which she lays out a simple practice formula based on the word ’T.H.A.N.K.S.’ Find that formula here: https://josierobinson.com/journal/how-to-use-a-gratitude-jar     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 my loved ones are healthy and safe. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation #gratitudejar #josierobinson

GratiTuesday – September 4th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Moving toward the end of our summer season has me pondering the all-too-quick passage of time. Moreover, how can we make ‘time’ in our busy lives to squeeze in a little gratitude practice. Huffpost to the rescue! Located a to-the-point article written by Elizabeth Rider, Host of Elizabeth Eats on FMTV, entitled: “2-Minute Gratitude Ritual That Will Change Your Life,”: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/2-minute-gratitude-ritual-that-will-change-your-life_us_5a023b92e4b02f3ab3377dfc   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 I always have all the time required to do what is mine to do. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation # gratitudepractice #huffpost

GratiTuesday – August 28th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Another Happy GratiTuesday! Exploring multiple perspectives and experiences opens us up to expanding our understanding on a given topic. For this reason I continue to seek out fresh insight (to me anyway) on subjects long-studied. “…(G)ratitude arises from paying attention, from being awake in the presence of everything that lives within and without us,” excerpt from an online article, written by presenter David Whyte, and featured on the Kripalu website: https://kripalu.org/resources/gratitude 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 early morning birdsong announcing a new day. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation #Kripalu

GratiTuesday – August 21st

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Dancing; Celebrating life through movement. The notion of expressing gratitude through dance led me to Google (of course), “Gratitude Dance.” A particularly joyous example repeatedly popped up and I found it impossible to repress a smile, and/or remain motionless while watching this video. Let’s dance all together, all over the world: https://youtu.be/LBJi0jZR7oQ [“Where the Heck is Matt? 2016”] 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 dancing – all forms of dance and expression through movement. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #gratitude #gratituesday #mindfulness #meditation #gratitudedance #dancing

GratiTuesday – August 14th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ It is GratiTuesday! Well, now, I am not a Mom, but I know lots of Moms. Perhaps you are one of them? Recently in conversation with a Mom-Friend discussing ways to introduce mindfulness to children… other than meditation ; ) Found a pdf-link to print out – or inspire your own kid-at-heart creative designs – “Awesome Summer Gratitude Journal” pages: http://inspiredbyfamilymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Awesome-Summer-Gratitude-Journal.pdf   Backstory and child-focused suggestions posted on Mari Eugenia’s blog: http://inspiredbyfamilymag.com/2015/07/14/summer-gratitude-journal/   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 mindful Moms. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #gratitude #gratituesday

GratiTuesday – August 7th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! What about un-sunny days? Is it possible to feel gratitude in the midst of difficult situations? Yeah, it is possible. Polly Cambell wrote a brief article for Psychology Today listing “three ways to find the better in the bad,”: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/imperfect-spirituality/201411/gratitude-in-tough-times   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 shade trees on hot, humid, summer days. Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #gratitude #gratituesday

GratiTuesday – July 31st

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! I love books. Actual books. Books with paper pages. Recently came across a book title that instantly caught my attention, “Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Every Day of Your Life,” by M.J. Ryan. In this small volume of brief essays, Mary Jane ‘illuminates the many gifts that gratitude bestows upon us and offers a number of ways to practice it.’ Find it on Amazon: https://read.amazon.com/AttitudesofGratitudebyMJRyan Or consider visiting your local bookseller, OR local library! Alright, well… 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 public libraries! Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: _____________________
#laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #omintheoffice #corporateyoga #gratitude #gratituesday

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