Our capacity to practice gratitude in the midst of challenges may be the key to resilience and happiness in life. In fact, scientific evidence shows many positive effects of practicing gratitude. Celebrating gratitude as a practice powerfully contributes to the greater resiliency our SHINE graduates experience as they navigate the unique challenges they face.
As the days grow shorter and darkness envelops more of our days, I am learning once again that our resistance to embracing even the most wonderful of opportunities is part of being human. My two sons helped me see my own resistance recently, and I’m on way to the other side of the world!
Carving out time to practice the very thing that will help us to slow down can be a frustrating conundrum when racing from job demands to appointments to family responsibilities. However, there are countless ways to practice mindfulness on-the-go. By bringing full awareness of your experience into any moment of your day, you’ll be better able to access peace, kindness and compassion.