(ep. 003) Reframing the Traditional Way We Think About Gratitude with Ivy LaClair

 
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November 21, 2018

Considering Thanksgiving is this week, it’s likely no surprise this audio workshop is on the topic of gratitude. However, this isn’t going to be like every other podcast episode about gratitude you’ll hear this week.

In fact, it’s specifically not going to like to be like all the rest.

In this episode, I’m explaining why I think our traditional way of thinking about gratitude is unhealthy, how gratitude can keep us playing small or bring about feelings of shame, four ways you can use gratitude in a supportive way, and providing you with an exercise that will allow you to utilize gratitude in a way that will shift your mind climate from that of a victim to that of a hero.


What you'll hear in this episode:

  • The flaw in how we traditionally think about gratitude

  • Ivy’s way of reframing gratitude in a way that allows compassion for others and a sense of deserving for ourselves

  • What gratitude is not

  • How gratitude can be used as a tool for positive distraction

  • The affirmations Ivy uses to practice gratitude

  • Using gratitude as an antidote to worrying

  • Letting gratitude be evidence of our deserving

  • Gratitude as a self-empowerment booster

  • The difficult and emotional experience gratitude helped Ivy work through

Integration:

Affirmation

I am grateful for all that life brings me.

Reflection

  • What can I be grateful for in this exact moment?

  • What can I be grateful for this day, month, week, and year?

Action

Start a gratitude journal and write down at least one thing you’re grateful for each day.

 

Links and Resources:

Connect with Ivy via Facebook:
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www.facebook.com/ilaclair