The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful. – TED Talk

Brené Brown on joy and gratitude

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In the swirling anxiety of this intense moment in time, we easily get lost in rumination, problem solving, and other familiar mental themes. Sometimes we can even feel guilty about being happy:  How dare I enjoy this candy, the world is ending. Another relaxed moment passes without relief.   Day to day, life can feel like an onslaught of problems… (cont’d…) – Martin Bertin – Phycology Today