Most of us know that when we focus on what we are grateful for we feel good. More and more research reinforces that gratitude positively impacts our mood, attitude, health and well-being. Being grateful makes us more optimistic, energetic, resilient, peaceful, and productive. We feel better about ourselves, and our lives, and even live longer when we are grounded in gratitude.
Intuitive Psychologist Dr. Debra Reble, Aspire Magazine’s Expert Columnist, shares her ‘10 Sacred Keys for Soul-Hearted Living’ to help you to tap into your divine energy source, create the fullest expression of yourself, and share this inspired experience of life with others. These are the same heart-centered principles that she has been successfully guiding her private clients through for many years and has fully embraced herself.
It is easy to keep your spirits bright when life is going along smoothly and good news seems to turn up at every turn. It is an entirely different picture when life goes off course or bad news obstructs our path. Life is kind of like that. Bumps and obstacles are cast throughout our life journey, and we never really know when they may turn up. The question then becomes: How do we keep our spirits bright throughout the different stages of life and not allow the storms to dampen the truth of who we are? Emily Madill share some of the key practices she turns to when she needs a reminder (or two) on how to lift her spirits and bring more joy to her journey.
Gratitude has a power that everyone, no matter her circumstances, can embrace. When we can ease into a state of gratitude within ourselves, regardless of what is happening around us, we make space for grace to take over―and that is when miracles start to happen! Discover the power of gratitude! These 38 inspiring quotes from women on the path of self-discovery will inspire you to embrace gratitude in every moment.
When you’re in the midst of something really painful, maybe a huge challenge, you probably say to yourself it’s impossible for me to feel gratitude. The truth is, you can find gratitude in anything that happens If you choose to. Finding gratitude is really a spiritual practice and the key word is practice. You can take simple steps that can ensure you will feel gratitude again in your heart.
The act and power of adopting an attitude of gratitude has a direct effect on our lives on a physical, spiritual, mental and emotional level. Di Riseborough shares how when her grandmother was murdered, she came to grips with the emotional turmoil of what had happened. Finding the courage to face her pain and situation opened her heart to a place of gratitude, and ultimately to an experience of divine grace. In finding forgiveness for the man who had murdered her grandmother and holding him in her arms, she experienced awe, gratitude, and unconditional love.
Sometimes we believe the solution to our shortfalls, deficits, stresses, and anxieties can be found in something consumable, purchasable, or something we can put more hours into attaining. Yet, when we instead refocus our lenses to look at what already lies within us and around us, we see that we already all we need, a calm flows through us, and our cup runneth over.
Relationship Expert Stacey Martino shares how one of the most challenging times in her life led her to discover the power of gratitude. The self-proclaimed recovering control freak learned that in learning to let go of the need to control every aspect of her life, she was able to experience overwhelming gratitude for what was, and the more she did, the more blessings came. As Stacey shares, “When you live in gratitude and focus on cultivating yourself into the best version of yourself that you can be…..life is so positively amazing, it will bring you to tears! Tears of Gratitude!”