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The ability to grow is one of the characteristics of living things. As humans, we continue to grow neurologically as we age.  But one of the things that makes us different from other living things is our ability to feel and express gratitude. Gratitude gives life and brings healing to the body, mind, and soul. Below are 15 reasons to cultivate gratitude.
Here are 15 reasons to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
1. Gratitude is the mother of joy.
Look around you. What is it that you see today that you can be thankful for? Count your blessings not your burdens.
2. Grat…

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hand presenting a gift with a tag saying presence

For many of us, the holidays can be a stressful time. The buying of gifts, cooking of meals, family feuds, longings for a loved one recently lost are some of the conditions that can turn an ordinarily happy time into a stressful one and trigger illnesses such as depression. But what if we could live intentionally and fully present each day, including the holidays, so that our joys don’t turn into stressors? Yes, it is possible, when we practice “the gift of presence.” The gift of presence is living in the present moment—fully engage with life without replaying the p…

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