• Daily Grateful: Smile at Cat Ping Pong

    April 1, 2014 Smiling No, it’s not April Fools, it’s just a silly cat video intended to make you smile. It’s really one of the better things that the Interwebs does, don’t you think?? 🙂 [grat-i-tood, -tyood] noun, the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. In an article entitled In Praise of Gratitude,according to the Harvard Medical School, Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves.

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  • Daily Grateful: Sweet, Silly Sophie will make you Smile

    March 18, 2014 Sophie the dog is one of the sweetest, silliest dogs you’ll ever see. Just try not to smile at this one. 🙂

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  • Daily Grateful: Dansons la capucine

    February 10, 2014 Yes, it’s true, yet another cat video, but I hope this one puts a smile on your face! 🙂 Yours in Mental Hygiene, The Ancient Brain and Modern Mindfulness

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  • Daily Grateful: Simple Smiles :)

    January 21, 2014 OK, I may have gotten a little carried away… 🙂   Yours in Mental Hygiene, The Ancient Brain and Modern Mindfulness

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  • Daily Grateful: A Close Encounter with a Beautiful Lion

    January 13, 2014 National Geographic photographer Mattias tells an amazing story of two creatures: one is human, one is a beautiful lion. Quite an experience (good thing she was probably full!). I absolutely love this mindful, very “zen” explanation from the photographer: “I’m an emotional person, sort of a vulnerable person in many ways. I don’t, for example, think that to do what I do, you sort of a ‘Tarzan”…because you have to be the contrary. You have to be soft, hopefully intelligent; you have to read the environment–you have to be modest. Otherwise I would have been eaten, I think,

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  • Daily Grateful: Cat Haiku

    January 2, 2014 For the cat lovers out there, this series of “cat haikus” has been making the rounds of the Internet for many years–and it’s still great fun to revisit! But for the uninitiated, you’re in for a real treat.  Remember that laughing is good for your brain–even the act of smiling initiates a “happy” response in the brain, even if you’re not really happy! Please leave a comment if you didn’t laugh out loud!! Or even if you did. Comments, like cat haiku craziness, are always welcomed! Yours in mental hygiene,  The Ancient Brain and Modern Mindfulness

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  • Daily Grateful: November 26, 2013

    Morning Wake Up Call: “Grateful” for Cats. We’re supposed to wake up and greet the day with new optimism and a sense of promise, but sometimes we just want to giggle a little. This one goes out to all the cat “lovers” out there, who know what I’m talking about. Brings a new definition to “fight or flight”! 😉

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