Cultivating Happiness, Awakening Joy

Research shows that gratitude is central to a happy and joyful life. Find out how it changed a 91-year old woman’s perspective. You can even watch her tell the story in her hilarious way, and follow links to more articles and research for how to incorporate more gratitude into your own life.

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Transforming Lives, Shifting Culture

We are thrilled to be equipping the staff of various city agencies this year with mindfulness tools that lower their stress levels and help them maintain focus and calm in challenging situations, both in their personal and professional lives. The Baltimore Station Executive Director, John Friedel, commented, “I was struck by the openness and increased introspection among the staff. With SHINE we created a space for equalizing, so that regardless of their staff position, they all began to relate positively to one another.”

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The wisdom of kindness

Kindness can be very simple. It’s in the little things of life: a smile, a helping hand, a thoughtful word or deed. And, what if, the next time you make a mistake, you dare to extend kindness instead of criticism towards yourself? Opening to what is possible through kindness is a simple and real way to impact the world that is right in front of you.

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