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GratiTuesday – February 11th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It is GratiTuesday! William Arthur Ward wrote, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” Hmmm. Unexpressed gratitude. Don’t think I’ve given this concept much thought before now. Of course, Mr. Ward’s words and their Read More...

GratiTuesday – February 4th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Shout out to, GratiTuesday. Shout out to my dear friend - you know who you are - for gifting me a copy of Jen Sincero’s book, You are a Badass, way back last summer, I think. Didn’t read it for ages, because, well - obvi - I am a badass, and given that as truth, then Read More...

GratiTuesday – January 28th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It’s GratiTuesday! Exclamation point added for a joyful emphasis not necessarily fully experienced. Feeling the midwinter doldrums? It happens. The glitz and glitter of the holiday season has faded into the monotony of everyday life. The bleak outline of naked tree bran Read More...

GratiTuesday – January 21st

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday, Y’all. Got a question for you: What or whom do you take for granted? In other words, where in your life are there situations or amenities, contributors to your well-being, that go largely unnoticed by you? No judgement here. Rather an invitation to e Read More...

GratiTuesday – December 31st

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Celebrating GratiTuesday with full intention and a full heart for this Tuesday, this day, right here and right now. At this time of year there is a tendency to project into our future, or to review our past. Many of us draft lists of resolutions and goals for the year ahe Read More...

GratiTuesday – December 24th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Celebrating GratiTuesday in loving memory of Ram Dass (1931 - 2019.) Baba Ram Dass was an American spiritual teacher, academic and clinical psychologist, and author of many books, including the 1971 book Be Here Now. Be here now. A potent re-minder to remain in the pr Read More...

GratiTuesday – December 17th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Celebrating GratiTuesday all day here, doncha’ know. Truth be told, been celebrating gratitude with a holiday season theme for the past few days. Today is day four, counting from one to twelve for this holiday season’s Twelve Days of Gratitude. This is one way I have Read More...

GratiTuesday – December 10th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ A Happy GratiTuesday to All! Raindrops on roses And whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things” While driving along in the car this afternoon, out-loud-listing a Read More...

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GratiTuesday – December 3rd

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Hello GratiTuesday! Have you meditated yet today? Or ever? Meditation-Newbies often find guided meditation a welcome introduction to this form of mindfulness practice. Whether you are new to meditation, or have a long-standing meditation practice, consider exploring guide Read More...

GratiTuesday – November 25th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It's GratiTuesday! Just a few days away from the annual 'GratiThursday' holiday celebrated in the U.S. known as Thanksgiving. Rather than review historical fallacies it may be more useful to focus on a few options for actually giving thanks. TED Talks to the rescue. I Read More...

GratiTuesday – November 19th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Hello GratiTuesday. Came across a (somewhat blurry) video, “Be Thankful for What We Have” [https://youtu.be/xJUXjkQNCRc], featuring motivational speaker and Australian Christian evangelist, Nicholas James Vujicic, addressing a group of high school students. He said so Read More...

GratiTuesday – November 12th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Another GratiTuesday… Throughout Native American Heritage Month I have been exploring the many ways multitudes of indigenous peoples and their cultures have been - and continue to be - exploited. More importantly, I have been ‘listening to native voices’ share their Read More...

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GratiTuesday – November 5th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! November is often thought of Gratitude Season here in the United States what with the Thanksgiving holiday a few weeks away. We may find ourselves reflecting on the past year’s events, and the people who have made an impact on our everyday lives. Per Read More...

GratiTuesday – October 29th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Another GratiTuesday. Another pause for appreciation. For example, this year I am knocked out by the amazing display of fall foliage here in New England. This happens every year, right? The answer is yes. However, this year I am apparently bowled over by the vibrant red, Read More...

GratiTuesday – October 15th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! As an expert in corporate wellness (www.omintheoffice.com), I am gratified to come across an article featuring a business leader who embraces gratitude in the workplace. His name is Sheldon Yellen, CEO of the property-restoration company BELFOR Holding Read More...

GratiTuesday – September 17th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ GratiTuesday Greetings! Loving late summer this year, as is usual for me. Celebrating every outdoor moment, preferably on the beach. Ignoring the all-too-early introduction of all things pumpkin-spice and Halloween. Insisting on summer’s presence right up until the aut Read More...

GratiTuesday – September 10th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Let’s keep it simple, shall we? Integrating a gratitude practice into your daily life can be as easy as the ABC’s. Consider moving through the alphabet, making note of each letter with the first word that comes to mind, and finding a connection for Read More...

GratiTuesday – September 3rd

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It is GratiTuesday… right now. Another benefit of practicing gratitude - however you choose to do so - is that in so doing, in each moment of the gratitude practice, you are fully present. This type of present moment awareness is fundamental to delivering its much sough Read More...

GratiTuesday – June 25th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday at Work! Continuing with this month’s #wellbeingatwork theme, I am inspired to share an effective model of gratitude-in-action at the workplace. Om in the Office’s client, Casenet, is fully committed to the wellbeing of their employees. In addition, Read More...

GratiTuesday – June 18th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Turns out we can overuse the phrase ‘thank you’ to such a degree that it becomes rote… meaningless; even when we truly mean it. Jeff Hayden, contributing editor at Inc. published an article, “Start Using 2 Words Instead of 'Thank You' and Y Read More...

GratiTuesday – June 11th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It’s GratiTuesday - again! All through June we will be celebrating Employee Wellbeing Month. Regardless of the role you play within your company’s leadership structure, there is ample evidence that all members of a “well workforce” - measured through the metrics o Read More...

GratiTuesday – June 4th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ It’s GratiTuesday! Through checking an online calendar of events, discovered this week is designated as National Business Etiquette Week, recognizing the need to practice proper business etiquette to successfully compete in a growing global marketplace [https://www.psow Read More...

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/ Read More...

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 Read More...

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 Read More...

GratiTuesday – February 5th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ It’s GratiTuesday Day! “Sometimes a simple act of kindness toward another person, a thank you, a compliment, a vote of confidence can have a much bigger effect (on them) than we realize; and can even change the way we see ourselves,” transcribed from TEDRadio Hour h Read More...

GratiTuesday – January 29th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Or is it not a happy GratitTuesday? Living an authentic life, being real, allowing what IS to BE as it IS, may require us to also BE with unpleasant or uncomfortable emotions and experiences. Came across a Good Housekeeping article that really caught m Read More...

GratiTuesday – January 22nd

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Another GratiTuesday - Yay! Imagine this: You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you, making you spill your coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup. Had there been tea in Read More...

GratiTuesday – January 1st

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday New Year! Guess what? “Practicing gratitude, compassion and resilience can help us keep our New Year’s resolutions,” posits David DeSteno, in his Guardian article published 6:00 this morning: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/01/h Read More...

GratiTuesday – December 25th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! Many are celebrating Christmas, on this the 25th of December, or are continuing to celebrate their holy-day(s) season through to the end of the calendar year. As we all approach the limitless possibilities open to us in the year(s) to come, consider pa Read More...

GratiTuesday – December 18th

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday, Everyone! Holiday season got you running ragged? Perhaps press pause to peruse three quick tips on how “Gratitude Transcends the Holiday Season,” by Asha Ellison, of Girls on the Run International: https://www.girlsontherun.org/remarkable/416/How- Read More...

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 Read More...

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 Read More...

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 l Read More...

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 Read More...

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 Improvisat Read More...

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 Eliza Read More...

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/      Rebeka Read More...

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 Gr Read More...

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, awaken Read More...

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 Journa Read More...

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”: ht Read More...

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 Read More...

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 b Read More...

GratiTuesday – May 1st

Hello Yogi-Friends ~ Happy GratiTuesday! 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 usu Read More...

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