It took me a long time to find my professional passion. I’ve had more jobs than my parents and most of my friends. Moving from job-to-job, starting out excited and ready to take on the world, then slowly learning that this role/position/field just wasn’t for me, has been extremely frustrating. However, after being accepted into Arizona State University’s (ASU) Masters of Higher and Postsecondary Education program AND landing a job as the Communications Specialist (almost within the same month) for ASU Online, I finally feel like I’m in the right place. I couldn’t be happier.Read More »
Look around! Can you name three things that you are grateful for in your immediate surroundings? There are so many things to be grateful for that you could probably name many, many things if you really tried! The thing is, we get caught up in the lack in our life, or the worries and ‘what’s not going right’. The good news is that a regular gratitude practice helps bring us into greater harmony with ourselves, our relationships, our work, our play and our Soul!Read More »
The Winter Solstice is the time of year, Religions and Countries around the world, celebrate what matters most; a time for Peace, Love and Joy— and LIGHT! Guest VideoLog by Dharma Teacher, Former Buddhist Monk, Author and Friend Erik Knud-Hansen emphasizes the connection between Peace and Gratitude. These are also both globally celebrated as a World Holiday on the Fall Solstice – largely influenced by Edna Fuerth Lemle. Erik’s forthcoming book, “Imperience” brings us back to the importance of self reflection and Presence.
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By Rob Craig
I have degrees in engineering sciences, law, and biblical studies. I was fortunate to make a living while my attention was focused on numerous other non-remunerative intellectual pursuits, and I am now enjoying retirement.
Ann is an inspiration to me with her emphasis on gratitude. What I really believe in my heart is key to my quality of life, to change, and to healing. We are not saddled with our ideas, beliefs and perspectives; we can choose how to look at the world. We can choose the thoughts we entertain. Buddhism and Christianity have taught this for millenia.Read More »
When I hear a song by Earth Wind & Fire (EWF), something in me CHANGES.
It is a chemical change.
I literally feel the cells in my body sprout and grow.
The synapses in my soul heighten their connections.
I lighten up.
My body starts to move.
By Tara Dixon
I am a painter and a mother who lives in Brooklyn, NY. I am honored to be a guest blogger for Dancing Gratitude, and I am grateful for this opportunity to share some of my thoughts on gratitude.
In January of 2010, my eighteen-year marriage came to an end. That winter, an interesting thing happened one day in the studio.Read More »