We all know gratitude is a good thing. There are so many proven benefits of practicing gratitude. It has been shown to increase happiness, reduce anxiety and lead to more satisfaction in your life. Check out this great article by Harvard Medical School to learn more: Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier.
It's not always easy to feel grateful though. Even when things seem to be going right in our lives, it's still easy to find something to complain about and then we wonder why we're constantly stressed. People who are grateful are simply happier and more fulfilled. So how can this be you? Well, there are so many ways to reap the benefits of gratitude. For example, starting a gratitude journal, meditating or simply saying how you feel. Another way is to practice gratitude while you're adventuring outdoors.
Join our Director of Wellness, Davina Bernard, as she explores Lake Louise’s winter wonderland and shares insight into the power of gratitude and what she’s grateful for.
Whether you are snowshoeing or hiking in Lake Louise or exploring anywhere outdoors, being able to feel gratitude for what you are experiencing will bring you more fulfillment.
David Steindl-Rast, a highly respected Benedictine monk known for his interfaith dialogue, gave a memorable TED talk in 2013 that encouraged everyone in the world to incorporate gratitude into our daily lives. He suggests that happiness is born from gratitude; that there's a powerful lesson in slowing down, looking where you're going and above all, expressing gratitude. He also shared a powerful message on The Network for Grateful Living. These videos have inspired us to be more grateful and we hope they inspire you too.
We encourage you to take some time today to think about what you're grateful for.
The Team at Lake Louise Wellness