Why Gratitude?

Since it is the day before Thanksgiving, I would be remiss not to talk about the power of being grateful. A formal gratitude practice, such as journaling what you are grateful for each day, or simply being grateful as a way to live your life, can have a tremendous impact. 

Gratitude opens the door to more relationships, improves physical and psychological health, enhances empathy and reduces aggression, improves self-esteem and increases mental strength. And the best benefit of all? Being grateful improves your quality of sleep! List provided by Psychology Today, but the emphasis on sleep is mine. A good night’s sleep is so important.

Everyday, I am grateful for the opportunity to work as an executive coach (and of course, I’m grateful for my amazing family and friends).


“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

Charles Dickens

Worth the Share

Another thing I’m grateful for is the opportunity to work remotely so that I can partner with clients all over the country.

Did you know that 74% of millennials would actually prefer to work remotely and not go back to their office? Regarding the pandemic and remote work, can we return to the way we worked pre-Covid? Do we even want to? This article from Gallup examines how important remote work is to millennials because it gives them the flexibility and work-life balance they crave.

And Finally...

Covid has brought many trials and tribulations, but for many of us, it has also brought forth some silver linings. Maybe we are spending more time with family, or slowing down a bit, maybe we’ve started a new, healthy routine that has made a positive impact or reconnected with people we have lost touch with. As you make your final preparations for your Thanksgiving Holiday, can I ask you a question? What is one thing you are grateful for?

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving,

Mary Jo

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