I am writing a Gratitude Journal

I am not entirely sure why, but at this time of the year, I always feel especially grateful. We do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in France so my gratefulness could not have come from there. It may have something to do with that fact that my birthday is on the 19th of December, shortly followed …

The Benefits of Gratitude

I woke up with a full-blown head cold. Headache, fever, muscle pains, blocked nose, sore throat, burning eyes and the overwhelming conviction that getting out of bed is a very bad idea. After feeling sorry for myself for a while, I decided to try and figure out what there is to be grateful about the situation that I find myself in.

If you want to be happy, be grateful

This morning I stumbled on a TED talk by  Brother David Steindl-Rast, an "inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, about being grateful". He is a Benedictine monk, has a PhD in experimental psychology, is co founder of gratefulness.org, an interactive website with several thousand participants from more than 240 countries, …