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Understanding these psychological needs and how you tend to fulfill them will help you better understand not only yourself, but also everyone you meet.
Having the tools to self-soothe and remain in a state of trust are crucial to getting the most out of your days.
When you practice gratitude, you make a conscious decision to feel satisfied with what you have, instead of longing for what you don’t.
“What things do I do that when I do them, you know I love you?”
Friendships come and go, ebb and flow, and, as we age, some can disappear altogether. While technology does make staying in touch (however loosely) easier, digital friendships can’t fully replace old-school, face-to-face time. While real friendships may require a little more effort, their benefits to physical and emotional health are legion
Most of us grew up in some iteration of a community. Within it, there was usually an assortment of friends, neighbors, co-workers and relatives, who for years remained relatively stable presences in our lives. However, when we head out on our own far from home, that sense of community often falls away. Disconnection can follow with our insular, digitally-saturated lifestyles
Ubuntu articulates a basic understanding, caring, respect and compassion for others. Ubuntu is a belief in a universal bond of sharing that unites all of humanity - the conviction that no person can be truly full while his neighbor remains hungry. It represents a world-view that sees humanity as a web of family, rather than a mass of individuals. This philosophy affirms that a person is a person through other people, that we are all related, interdependent and connected to each other. This is similar to what we know as compassion, compassion for ourselves, our families, our community, the global community and the earth.
Simply choosing 5 minutes a day to sit quietly and express gratitude boosts mood, decreases stress, and improves overall outlook on life. Write 10 things, or write 100 things. The number isn’t important, but, the practice is key to experiencing the impact. Give it a try, morning or night – Use these habit-building tools to truly make giving gratitude a lifelong habit, and see how the shifts begin to take shape.