The Science of Gratitude and Increasing Your Happiness

Gratitude is the appreciation of what you receive. It comes from the word gratia which means grace, gracious or gratefulness. Most people would not consider themselves ungrateful. However, dissatisfaction can run wild when you don’t get what you want or believe you deserve. In these days of constant change, can we really take anything for…

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Why happiness is important to your wellbeing during this pandemic

  Are you happy? Being happy means a different thing to each of us. To some it is contentment and for others it is waves of joy and excitement. Research in the area of Positive Psychology defines a happy person as ‘someone who experiences frequent positive emotions, such as joy, interest, and pride, and infrequent (though…

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Embracing Life’s Challenges With Gratitude

I have recently returned from a trip to a remote island in the Caribbean called Carriacou. It is part of a group of islands called the Grenadines, has only 2000 residents, and is both mountainous and beautiful. However, within and hour of arrival I found my resilience was tested – as was my gratitude. My…

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