provided "for you, by you." When you take care of yourself, you first identify a need and
then you take the steps necessary to meet that need. Self care is about taking proper care of yourself and treating yourself as kindly as you treat others.
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Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our
thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention
to our thoughts and feelings without judging them-without believing, for
instance, that there's a "right" or "wrong" way to think or feel in a
given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what
we're sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or
imagining the future.
What is Mindfulness?
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perhaps the world's leading scientific expert on gratitude, argues
that gratitude has two key components: "First, it's an affirmation of goodness. We affirm that there are good things in the world, gifts and benefits we've received."
In the second part of gratitude, he explains, "we recognize that the sources of this goodness are outside of ourselves...We acknowledge that other people...gave us many gifts, big and small, to help us achieve the goodness in our lives."
Why is gratitude important?
"Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands,
because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will
not be happy - because we will always want to have something else or
something more." Br. David Steindl-Rast
TED Talk: 365 Grateful
How Gratitude Changes the Brain
31 Benefits of Gratitude
What is Gratitude?
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