Wishing you a peaceful Thanksgiving!

As we celebrate Thanksgiving and the beginning of the at-times stressful holiday season, it can sometimes be a challenge to remember our blessings.  During these acrimonious times, when we seem to be surrounded by rancor, it is in those challenging moments that we can take the opportunity to pause, take some deep breaths, and have a gratitude moment.  This gratitude practice doesn't mean that go about our day in a state of oblivion or apathy.  It is about deciding to make a choice to not get sucked into negativity, and rising above.  Focusing on the positive does indeed improve well-being and happiness levels.  Don't take it from us - check out this article from Harvard Medical School.

Their tips to cultivate gratitude include:

  • Write a thank you note.
  • Thank someone mentally.
  • Keep a gratitude journal.
  • Count your blessings.
  • Pray.
  • Meditate.

We challenge you to pick one, try it daily for a week, and notice any change in your happiness levels.  In the meantime, as an expression of our gratitude to you, for all of your love and support, we're offering a free meditation class on December 5, to kick-off our breathe bar 8-week meditation series at Venue One.  Reserve your spot today.  We can't wait to see you!

May you have a joyful and peaceful Thanksgiving.

With gratitude and love,

Your friends at breathe bar

Kelsey Kreiling