I recently read an article in the New York Times Wellness section about the benefits of making a gratitude list. It explained how experiencing gratitude stimulates a part of your brain that is known to reduce stress and produce pleasure. In short, focusing on good things can increase your overall happiness. I decided right then that I would make a more conscious effort to make a list, or perhaps just a little note, of things that I am grateful for.
A few things towards the top of my list were my friends and family, my health and wellness, and the doors that have opened since I launched Growing Grounded this past fall. It didn’t take long for me to realize that these things are all related in some ways. It also made me think of the following quote which I came across a few months ago, one which has become a priority for me.
Next weekend I am hosting a Mindfulness workshop at Mitylene for Moms and kids. It will be time spent together breathing, bending, creating, and strengthening relationships- a snapshot of some of the things that I have a profound sense of gratitude for.
I hope you can join me.
Visit www.growingrounded.org for more details.