Happy Thanksgiving! As we prepare to gather with our friends and family to give thanks to each other and the many blessings of our life, I encourage you to take a few minutes each day to practice an attitude of gratitude. 

Twenty-seven years ago, a psychiatric nurse introduced me to the gifts of maintaining a gratitude journal and it has transformed my life. Every day, regardless of where I am in the world, I meditate and journal at least three things I am grateful for. Sure, there are days when I am struggling and cannot find a reason to be grateful. But, over the years, I have learned to be grateful for the love and support of family and friends, and my resilience to overcome difficult times.

According to a Harvard Health Publication, expressing thanks may be one of the simplest ways to feel better.

I invite you to take a few minutes each day to maintain a gratitude journal. You will be happier and healthier for it. 
 

Wishing you wellness,


Founder & President
ASHA International
Want to be happy? Be grateful.

You Can Recover - Meghan' s Message of Hope

Over the last few years, I have had the privilege of getting to know Meghan and am in awe of her grit and grace. Despite her struggles with schizophrenia since the age of nineteen, she has overcome more than one hundred hospitalizations and many set backs to create a vibrant life as an artist, advocate and wellness practitioner. Thank you for being a HOPE BRINGER Meghan!


DO YOU HAVE A RECOVERY STORY?

Stories have the power to inform, inspire and transform lives. If you have a recovery story, please   submit your story today. Your story will  give HOPE to people struggling with mental health issues around the world, and inspire them to recover and rebuild a healthy, meaningful, productive life.

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 26-28, 2016
Trans-Cultural Dialogues about Mental Health, Extreme states and Alternatives for Recovery
INTAR International Conference
Pune, India
To learn more and register, please click here... 
ASHA International
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