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What if you already have everything you need to be happy right now?
We all have to-do lists of things to accomplish and ways we want to improve our life. Sometimes we may think, If only I can get that raise / take that vacation / have more time . . . then I can finally be happy.
But here's the thing: when we always look forward, we place our happiness in the future. However, when we take time to acknowledge what we're grateful for right now, we not only feel more joy in our life, but we also find more things to be grateful for, which in turn elevates our happiness again . . . and so on.
Because the truth is that joy already exists in our messy, imperfect life. Joy loves nothing more than plopping down next to you on that tired couch in your living room that hasn't been vacuumed in waaaay too long and saying, "Well, isn't this fantastic?"
Because in that same moment, joy hears the laughter of your loved ones echoing down the hall. It relishes the sense of peace as you rest your weary bones. And it simply delights in the arc of golden light bending all the way across the world from the setting sun to land, sparkling, on your coffee table.
So how do you tap into that cycle and increase your happiness?
Come discover one of the most simple and effective ways to increase your happiness.
According to Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University, "Experiencing gratitude can increase your mood and lower your stress levels. It can even strengthen your immune system and lower your blood pressure."
This Gratitude 101 workshop will introduce you to a writing exercise to help you choose gratitude, cultivate joy, and improve your mental health. As with all of our workshops, you will have a hands-on opportunity to practice. Bring a sense of curiosity, an open mind, and something to write and color with.
Adults and children of all ages and writing abilities are welcome. This workshop, which is available online for you to access anytime, includes printable materials with writing activities and a 30-minute recorded video for you to complete at your own pace.