We each wear masks that hide our authentic self.  These masks are the adaptions we have learned to fit in, to be acceptable. We have all looked for and found acceptance and validation outside of ourselves…it’s been safer that way.  We become the people pleaser, the rebell, the extrovert funny guy and life feels ‘ok’Continue reading “THE MASKS WE WEAR “

Robert Emmons: What is Gratitude?

Robert Emmons discusses why practicing gratitude has a transformative effect on our social and emotional well-being. According to Emmons, ‘gratitude enriches human life. It elevates, energizes, inspires and transforms. People are moved, opened and humbled through expressions of gratitude.” Robert Emmons, professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, is one of the foremostContinue reading “Robert Emmons: What is Gratitude?”