"To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude."
- Albert Schweitzer
By now, we're pretty well-aware that new studies on mindfulness and gratitude can play an important role in our mental wellness, outlook on life, sense of hope, healing, and peace. I've read countless books and articles on the internet (and Pinterest, of course) about the art of gratitude and just how important it is to our mental and physical well-being. But, I wanted to dig a little deeper into the WHY. Into the HOW. Into the scientific studies behind it. That's when I found this gem of an article via UMass Dartmouth (you can also find another gratitude article here by Raymond Geddes).
In our Founding Mama's book, The Empowered Mama, Lisa Druxman goes over tips and tricks to get mom out of the 24/7 chaos and back to feeling grounded and less overwhelmed.