• Daily Grateful: Maternal Instincts Trump All Others

    April 6, 2014 Beautiful story with a twist–thank you oxytocin. Enjoy. Tip ‘o the hat to me mum for this one. 🙂 Why Daily Grateful? [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. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something

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  • Daily Grateful: 100 cats. Big empty store. What’s not to like?

    January 28, 2014 The Daily Grateful is one way to “take in the good,” which is required to really rewire yourself. Helps to do this many times throughout the day. It doesn’t have to be a lot, it just has to make you feel good. Take a moment to embrace the smiles that are available to you, and really dwell in those moments. Yours in Mental Hygiene, The Ancient Brain and Modern Mindfulness

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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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