Gratitude is not just for Thanksgiving, it actually has a number of health benefits when practiced regularly.
Just like eating healthy or exercising, strengthening your muscle of gratitude is an effective way to increase your health and wellbeing–AND its quick, easy & fun to practice!
A study shows:
-Grateful people experience less aches and pains
-Grateful people experience more happiness and less depression
-Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression
-Grateful people sleep better
-Gratitude improves self esteem
-Gratitude increases resilience
Tapping Into Gratitude
Tapping is also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). It is a powerful holistic healing technique that resolves a range of issues. It’s based on the combined principles of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.
The Tapping Solution is an app that guides you through an interactive meditation to relieve anxiety and stress and prepares you for a deeper gratitude practice.
Journals – Journals help us reflect on the progress that we have made in life, the joys we have experienced and lessons learned. They also help us stay focused on our goals. The Five Minute Journal encourages mindfulness and gratitude with simple and effective prompts. This journal is Ilana’s favorite because it builds daily gratitude in the morning and evening and is easy to incorporate into an existing routine. It’s also fun to strengthen the gratitude muscle with only 5 minutes of effort!
Gratitude Book- Louise has gathered the insights and collected wisdom of some of the most wonderful teachers and writers she knows…people who have demonstrated the power of gratitude in their own lives.
“This book contains writings from many authors, and can help maintain a shift in focus toward positive thoughts and appreciation, especially when life seems to be difficult or burdensome. Gratitude improves our experience of life, regardless of our circumstances.”
Gratitude & Mindfulness Cards – You love them when you see them! Many clients have enjoyed pulling a card from this deck before an appointment and we are always asked where to find this unique gem! Mindfulness cards have prompts and exercises that encourage us to develop a balanced lifestyle, appreciation, and awareness, as well as kindness and acceptance of ourselves and others. A set of mindfulness cards can be a life-changing gift as well!