has been practicing meditation since 1976 and leads Awakening Joy workshops internationally. She served on the board of directors at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and helped start the Spirit Rock Family Program. Jane is a life coach who helps women live with more purpose, balance, and fulfillment.
Research shows that those who practice gratitude increase their feelings of joyfulness, enthusiasm, interest, attentiveness, and energy. Gratitude also activates other positive emotions such as kindness, compassion, generosity, awe, delight, love, and contentment. With gratitude we tend to see what is filling and fueling our lives rather than what is missing. You don’t have to wait for moments of gratitude to descend on you. You can consciously cultivate it through practice. When we pause to notice what we usually take for granted, a new world of possibilities opens up.