Mindfulness & Gratitude

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    Mindfulness & Gratitude

    The Phone-Free Day: 4 Lessons Learned from Unplugging and Being Present

    In today’s hyper-connected world, it’s easy to find ourselves constantly glued to our phones, entangled in the digital realm and distracted from the present moment. Recently, my friend and I found ourselves deeply immersed in a conversation about the pervasive influence of smartphones on our daily lives. We acknowledged how often we succumbed to the allure of our screens, getting distracted by notifications, news feeds, and the constant buzz of the digital world. That’s when we decided to embark on a unique experiment during our upcoming vacation – turning off our phones for an entire day. The prospect of unplugging from our digital lifelines brought both excitement and trepidation. Little…

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    Mindfulness & Gratitude

    3 Unique Ways to Practice Gratitude

    Beyond traditional practices like journaling, there are unique ways to practice gratitude. In this post, we will delve into three methods that foster a deeper appreciation for life — offering you unique ways to practice gratitude. Gratitude is not just a feeling; it is a transformative force that has the power to shape our lives in remarkable ways. As author Melody Beattie once said, ‘Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.’ Gratitude is more than a fleeting emotion of appreciation; it is a practice that can profoundly impact our overall well-being. Research has shown that regularly expressing gratitude can enhance happiness,…