Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

Affirmations and inspiration
to keep you gratefully in the moment & trusting of the future.

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Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.

–Milan Kundera Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

It’s been immensely liberating to realize so much of joy is made worse by trying to make joy stay. And so much of suffering is made worse by trying to make suffering go away. When you’re just comfortable allowing whatever sensations are there to be there, allowing the paths whatever their paths, that is healing.

–Max Ritvo Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.

–Roy T. Bennett Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.

–Shannon L. Alder Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Aug 21 2016

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IF IT DOESN’T CHALLENGE YOU IT DOESN’T CHANGE YOU

Habits, Health, READING SUGGESTIONS

IF IT DOESN’T CHALLENGE YOU IT DOESN’T CHANGE YOU

That slogan is by Fred DeVito who along with his wife Elizabeth Halfpapp are the creators of Core Fusion and the heads of the now global EXHALE spas.  They are also the authors of the new book BARRE FITNESS. Fred yells that out in class when he wants to push you and for you to push yourself.  But it is such a great saying it can be used to apply to most anything. Fred had to trademark it as others… Read More

Jul 7 2016

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

Compassion, Death, Family, Freedom, Goodness, Hope, Life

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~James Baldwin  

May 23 2016

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IN MEMORY OF BOBBY/ROBERT LEVITHAN

Death

IN MEMORY OF BOBBY/ROBERT LEVITHAN

A great friend of Gratitude and Trust Robert(Bobby) Levithan passed away on May 13th. Bobby was our first guest blogger here with his piece I Chose Not To Agree which chronicles his battle and victory against AIDS. Bobby was one of the speakers at last years Gratitude and Trust #140 Conference. Bobby was an author of the book The New Sixty. He blogged for The Huffington Post, was a psychologist and advocate for GLBT. Here is a piece I wrote… Read More

Mar 17 2016

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BREAK THE NORMS

Book Suggestions

BREAK THE NORMS

Gratitude and Trust’s friend and speaker at last year’s #140 Conference Chandresh Bhardwaj has a new book out. Break the Norms is the first book by spiritual leader.  Chandresh comes from a long line of spiritual masters, yet in this book he has the courage to question the teachings of certain spiritual practices, but he he spins it around and places the focus on us, on our inner lives.   Have you ever felt like you’re living out a script… Read More

Mar 16 2016

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HE LOVES ME HE LOVES ME NOT

Acceptance, Depression, Family, Loss

HE LOVES ME HE LOVES ME NOT

My Dad wasn’t great at paying child support (he resented the $280 a month). I wound up spending most of my life trying to prove to my Dad that I was worth the money. My father had a MSW and made a very comfortable living. He drove new cars and built two brand new houses. My mother and I drove used cars, wore clothes from the thrift store and counted our pennies. In some ways I am still trying to… Read More

Mar 9 2016

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GAME OVER

Aging, Anxiety, Appreciation, Character, Clarity, Compassion, Courage, Death, Growth, Hanging In There, Inspiration, Life

GAME OVER

I have never reposted a blog before. And if I have it certainly wasn’t two months after the initial publication. But the man who wrote this wonderful blog died suddenly yesterday.  Carl Rahn Griffith was a very insightful man. He came upon some difficult times. He learned a lot and he writes about it with clarity and wisdom. I am reposting it today in his honor and his memory. Take some time, read it, learn from Carl.  And cherish the day… Read More

Mar 6 2016

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THANK YOU AGAIN – OPRAH

Appreciation

THANK YOU AGAIN – OPRAH

A total surprise – our Super Soul Sunday episode ran again yesterday on the Own Network. Not only did it bring many new people on to this site, it catapulted us back up to number one in recovery on Amazon in one day. The power of Oprah is amazing. The support from the Own Community, The Super Soul Sunday Ambassadors and followers have helped keep this book in the public eye long after publication.  We want to express our deepest… Read More

Mar 1 2016

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THE NATURAL STATE OF ANXIETY

Acceptance, Addictions, Anxiety

THE NATURAL STATE OF ANXIETY

The other day during an interview I was asked why so many people were frightened and anxious and how the Six Affirmations removed those fears. It’s a very good question and there is no easy answer to it. The truth is fear, anxiety, nervousness, sadness, remorse are all natural and normal for human beings. The basic tenant of Buddhism is that we must accept suffering and allow it to wash over us, through us and around us. But it is… Read More

Feb 23 2016

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SAME OLE – SAME OLE?

Working It

SAME OLE – SAME OLE?

Repeating old patterns is one of the most common problems we run into.  Be it substance abuse, poor food choices, or constantly finding ourselves in negative or unhappy personal relationships.  I know for a long time every boyfriend I had felt like the same person in a different body. I always had the same complaints. How was this possible? Was I picking them or were they picking me?  Did I subconsciously repeat patterns trying to fix a broken past or… Read More

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Feb 15 2016

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SEND HEALING THOUGHTS TO BOBBY

Health, Helping Hand, Prayer

SEND HEALING THOUGHTS TO BOBBY

We all know the power of collective positive energy, prayer, love, lighting candles, silent or verbal healing thoughts sent through the universe to those in need. Well, one of our own Gratitude and Trust contributors and followers is in need of some powerful group healing. Bobby Levithan has recently received a bad diagnosis.  But Bobby is made of tough stuff. He is one of the only people ever go from full blown AIDS to  total remission. He was one of the… Read More