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6 Tricks For Rising Above Negativity

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6 Tricks For Rising Above Negativity

By Anne-Marie Botek, Editor

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”-John Milton

Epiphanies and awe are not the things that we discuss in our day-to-day conversations. More often mentioned are the annoying, embarrassing, frustrating moments: the Monday morning meeting where your boss rips apart your project proposal, or the fact that you came home to find your dog, haunches-deep in the overturned garbage can.

“When we are feeling scared, worried, or overwhelmed in life, it’s hard to find our gratitude,” says Karol Ward, LCSW, a licensed psychotherapist. “Our minds feel caught in a loop of anxiety, which makes us view the world through a darker lens.”

How does one get beyond this world of stress-induced irritation? Is it possible to experience “everyday epiphanies,” even as you find yourself staring at life through a barrel of obscure blackness?

Milton thinks so—he even tells you how to do it with one, simple word: Gratitude.

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3:01AM PDT on Mar 21, 2015

Thank you!

6:28AM PST on Jan 12, 2014

Some good advice here!

12:56PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013


8:49AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

1:15AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Thank you for sharing

10:01AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

I am always thankful for when I am exhibiting an attitude of gratitude!!!

12:11PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

good reminders

8:26PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

great reminders! I thank mother earth and her creatures daily

8:51AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Good article, I enoyed reading it. All are excellent tips to help me gain more gratitude. Thank you.

5:22PM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

All is true. Be thankful for the day given to you .

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