First, thank you – my readers, friends, family, and those who have supported me throughout this venture of life. I am blessed beyond measure with support that surrounds me – my prayer warriors, spiritual guides, writing peers, coaching colleagues, and clients.
I am especially grateful for my amazing supportive and encouraging husband, my three young sons, and my new daughter-in-law. I am grateful for the new adult child relationships I have with them.
I am thankful I live in the United States of America - a country we are free to worship, speak, write and live with many freedoms others do not have. I grateful I have a home, food, water, and the resources to provide for others and myself. I have my health and am finally at a healthy weight. I am thankful for my alternative health providers that continue to provide me a high quality of life. I am thankful I am an entrepreneur and able to own my own business and serve hope and educate the world with my gifts and passions.
What are YOU thankful and grateful for? When was the last time you reflected deeply on this topic?
What if you aren’t feeling so thankful and you are grieving? I offer support - see details below.
I have been on a journey to learn more and provide more tools for building resiliency. I have found that being thankful plus expressing gratitude equals resiliency. It is not difficult to do but can take some practice to make a part of your everyday life.
How is Gratitude Useful to You?
- Did you know that expressing gratitude could help sleep better, build a stronger cardiovascular and immune system?
- Most importantly it can build your resilience and help you be more positive?
- The reward is that you improve your relationships and community.
- If you do it well you can change your outlook for hours!
10 Tip to Express Gratitude & Build Resiliency
- Be present and put away electronic devices and tune into people
- Say thank you and look at them
- Write a real paper thank you note and mail it
- Pay it Forward act (buy a coffee, lunch, or treat)
- Leave a handwritten note in a random
- Tell someone his or her strengths (without judgment or BUT…)
- Acknowledge their effort and/or sacrifice
- Like, share and be positive on social media
- Keep a gratitude log, journal, jar, or whatever works for you (I set a time and express it out loud daily)
- Volunteer and/or donate what you have (time, finances, resources)
How do you express gratitude? I’d love to hear from you and learn more.
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Grief Support For the Holidays
Grief Triage- Strategies to Survive the Holidays FREE Webinar. Tues. 11/21 & 12/19 @ 7pm CST.
The holidays can bring up a lot of raw emotions and rob us of the joy of the season. Learn and understand the perspectives on the wide range of normal grief responses that arise during the holidays. Participants will also learn what to expect from the holidays emotionally and physically so you can prepare ahead of time. Please share with someone who may need this support during the holidays - Register at: http://www.boldfulfilledlifecoach.com/griefholidays.html
Grief Perspectives: Surviving the Holidays Program – starting 11/28 & 12/26. This three-week program is designed to give you additional weekly support and tools for surviving the holidays. This is a deeper dive into how grief affects you during the holidays and can derail your joy and peace. We will move from discussion to taking positive actions to survive and possibly thrive during the holidays. - See more at: http://www.boldfulfilledlifecoach.com/holidaygriefprogram.html
Thank you for all you are and do. I appreciate and I am grateful for you!
Peace, Love, & Blessings,
Teresa Bitner, PMP, M.Ed., ACC
Partnering with those who have been knocked down my life and want to build resiliency and move forward.
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