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Thanksgiving as a Wellness Practice

Two Friends

We both try to live in a state of gratitude. Here is an example from each of us that illustrates how we do this:

Sara: “I use gratitude to help me conquer the occasional bout of insomnia or if I have a challenge with somebody. If I do Quick Coherence with gratitude, I can release the negativity, judgment or frustration I was feeling and then I make better decisions.”

Deborah: “Once I used gratitude before an appointment with a co-worker I had a disagreement with. I focused on what I valued about him. When we met, I was more heart-connected and our communication went smoothly. The problem we had resolved itself!”

Thankfully, gratitude and appreciation can create their own positive psychophysiological holiday in your body ó without the necessity of a feast. If you find yourself facing Thanksgiving stress this week, remember to bring appreciation into your thoughts and heart. This one small adjustment could make a really rich difference in your holiday joy. If you think about it, itís the moments of gratitude that make life worth living anyway.

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By Sara Childre and Deborah Rozman

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Sara, from Institute of HeartMath

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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4:57AM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

Thank you!

9:06AM PDT on May 22, 2014

TY, Sara! This also puts my mind at ease, this education does, that a hearfelt and sincere thanks can mean so much!

6:02AM PDT on Oct 26, 2013

SHd give it a tryyyy

8:07AM PDT on Oct 15, 2013


11:09PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

thanks for sharing

4:12AM PDT on Sep 9, 2013

I agree with the fact of apreciating life, but as the sme way of speaking; Live and let all creatures live, then thank God for your life and you can be sure he will believe in your sincerety, God is not fool.

5:57PM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

Giving Thanks in the Name of Jesus is the best thing we can do and let's God know that we are appreciative of the blessings He gives to us in our lives.

11:41PM PDT on Jul 28, 2013

Very positive

2:56AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Thanks for posting.

8:37AM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

worth trying

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A lovely (and free!) way to relax. Night John-boy.

Some sensible tips here


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