Category Archives: W. Shackleford


“Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given.” (Fabrega, Marelisa, 2016.    Susan Krauss Whitbourne wrote “Giving Thanks: The Benefits of Gratitude, […]


According to John Kabat-Zinn, The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, “Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.”  He states that “mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s […]