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©2019 BY CHOOSE GRATITUDE

INSPIRED IDEAS

Life has a funny way of showing us what we need at the right times…

Lately, there has been a wealth of knowledge and information on gratitude & wellness, and its ability to improve our happiness, and well-being in so many aspects of our lives.

In this section, I’d like to bring some of the concepts to life, through research, personal anecdotes, or thought-provoking ideas that I believe will provide food for thought. 

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July 29, 2019

There is a Chinese story of a farmer who used an old horse to till his fields. One day, the horse escaped into the hills and when the farmer’s neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, “Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?” A week later,...

July 29, 2019

Is it just me, or is everyone an expert these days? Everyone has an opinion, or knows the best thing to do for almost anything! If they don’t, a google search gives them ten billion+ results in 0.5 seconds, so you don’t have to go too far to get advice on any problem o...

January 17, 2019

Blue Monday is a term that was created by Cliff Arnall in the UK in 2005. Originally commissioned by a travel agency in order to increase travel packages, Arnall created a formula that takes into account aspects like the length of time since Christmas, the weather, mon...

January 14, 2019

Cognitive psychologists and many researchers have recognized that our thoughts have a direct impact on our bodily sensations, emotions, mood, behaviours. When we have certain thoughts (these can be both for positive or negative thoughts, for example, when we think of s...

November 3, 2018

This is a working list of emergency numbers to have on hand, or services within the City of Toronto to support those around you, or if you ever need. This list is not exhaustive/comprehensive, and I welcome any suggestions/updates. One of the resources I really appreci...

September 26, 2018

Do you remember the ice storm in Toronto from five years ago? It was both devastating and breath-taking. Everything was covered in ice, electric wires broke, trees snapped under the weight of the ice and blocked roads, families lost access to warmth and power. Pictured...

September 9, 2018

Over dinner with colleagues, we began discussing whether it is possible for robots to have emotions. Some said no, others claimed yes, because what are emotions other than chosen responses to stimuli, which can be learned & controlled (or so they claim!!). 

Note* this i...

August 28, 2018

Last week, one of my best friends from elementary school got married. This wedding was 2+ years in the planning, and my husband and I were looking forward to a road trip (she was getting married in New Jersey)! We planned to do some hiking (of course, I can't pass up t...

July 16, 2018

 What are you grateful for? Over the past few years, I have made more of a conscious effort to reflect, write, and voice my own gratitude, and I have found it to make a positive impact on my days, my relationships, and the way I deal with adversity. Research has shown...

July 10, 2018

Mindfulness or being mindful is a term that has exploded in popularity in the recent years. It has become a buzz word for work done in the field of mental health, organizational health, and has swept many individuals into an increasingly spiritual mode of living. These...

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Bhagavad Gita

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly, than to live an imitation of somebody else’s with perfection."