The Most Powerful Gratitude Practice You’re Not Doing

Here in the U.S., we’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. Arguably my favorite holiday of the year!

You probably already know I love to cook, and yes – I love to eat!

But this year is super special for me.

You see, a few years back my parents moved to Vegas from New Jersey. They’re not very fond of travel, and I’ve been hosting a group of friends and other family at my house for Thanksgiving — so for the past few years I’ve been missing them. A lot.

Couple months back, I went out on a limb to invite them over for this holiday. I thought if I framed this trip like a stress free adventure – one where I’d take care of all the details to ensure it was truly stress free for them – that maybe they’d be up to come back to the East coast for a bit.

Well…they said YES!

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Why You Need To Stop Feeling Guilty For Doing What You Love

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel immensely grateful for my life.

After all, I was born to a middle-class family and have access to clean running water, shelter, food, and education.

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In a world where nearly a billion people live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 a day), I understand how extraordinarily blessed I am, as are many people I interact with.

That’s why I was particularly interested in tackling today’s question. Because it touches upon something that anyone with a heart and global perspective can relate to.

When so many others struggle, is it really OK to be happy and do meaningful work I love?

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The Downside Of Gratitude

Before we dive into this week’s MarieTV episode, I have to tell you how amazing you are.

Your support of my appearance with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday was absolutely staggering.

The tweets, FB messages and emails you’ve shared with me have been so heartfelt, loving and encouraging and I deeply appreciate it.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over!

If you tuned in, you know that one of the things I talked about with Oprah is the importance of gratitude.

But what I didn’t get to share was the dark side of this often cheery topic.

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