Good Afternoon! I wanted to introduce myself, my name is Camile Messerley and I’ll be sharing some words of wellness, mindfulness, and yoga with you!
With Thankgiving this week and the rest of the holidays to come, practicing gratitude is something that I find to be incredibly important to keeping the positivity flowing in your home and practice. In a 2005 study Martin E. P. Seligman, a positive psychology pioneer, asked individual to write and deliver a letter of gratitude to someone who had been especially kind to them but had never been thanked for their time and kindness. Seligman and his team followed the participants for a period of six months. During this time they would check in for both symptoms and signs of depression and joy. The “gratitude visit,” as they called it, created great positive changes in boosting happiness and decreasing depressive symptoms over the course of a single month and carried throughout the six-month study.
It can be very simple, by just actively thinking of what you are thankful for a few times a day, focus on simple ways you can show your gratitude for life and the people around you. You can set an intention at the beginning of your practice or class, or just sent sweet reminders to your loved ones.
Check out this link for instructions on how to make your own Gratitude Tree this thanksgiving! Pass the gratitude please!
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.