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How to Say a Super-Charged Thank You

Want to know a quick and easy way to make someone’s day?  Tell them thank you, like you mean it.  But how can you do this without looking like you are: a) sucking up, b) overly emotional or c) being formulaic? Here’s a trick that works really well.  I’ve tried it.  I...

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Life gives you Lemons? Make Lemonade!

It’s interesting.  I don’t think I would have made the Gratitude Garden app if I hadn’t gone through a difficult time in my career.  If life had turned out as I planned, I suspect I would have followed a more traditional route of working for someone else (rather than...

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Happy Mental Health Awareness Week!

Yeah, it's not super catchy...  But given one in four people suffer from a mental health issue in their lives, it is well worth spending a week focusing on it.  I'm a bit late with this blog - we're nearly at the end of MHA week - because I've been trying to write...

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Simple Happiness Exercise

You ready?  OK, so here is something guaranteed to give you a little glow.  If not, I'll give you your money back....oh, wait... 1. Get a pen and paper. 2. Think of someone who has been kind to you but you have never thanked properly. 3. Write them a note thanking...

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Gratitude – the evidence

BREAKING NEWS!!! The Gratitude Garden is now out for user testing in Canada.  Are you Canadian?  If so please tell your friends, neighbours, the postman etc. So why the big deal about gratitude?  Well, it seems to be closely linked with happiness. I'll be honest, I...

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