The Relationship Between Gratitude and Creativity

There is a direct relationship between gratitude and creativity. Gratitude enhances our mood, lifts our spirits, and helps us cope with stress and anxiety. Actively cultivating gratitude increases happiness which in turn boosts productivity, and creativity. Scientific studies have proven a link between happiness and creative problem solving. Experiencing positive emotions like gratitude, joy, and play, can help us remember peripheral details more vividly, and encourages thinking outside the box which leads to more creativity. Gratitude gives birth to great ideas, and [...]

Happiness, Health & Gratitude

Did you know there is a direct relationship between happiness, health and gratitude? Gratitude has a positive, measurable effect on your happiness and health. "Gratitude simply consists of being happy with what we already have instead of always focusing on what we don't have." A grateful heart is a healthier heart. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that gratitude can even have a protective effect against heart attacks. Also, according to PsychologicalToday.com, regular practice of gratitude can change [...]

Gratitude: Painting Adversity into a Lovely Picture

Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. This simple yet profound quote by Kak Sri is the perfect way for me to express my gratitude as Americans begin Thanksgiving week. The past few years have been especially challenging for many people, including artists. However, through my own personal trials I have learned the importance and the power of giving, for 'a clenched fist cannot receive anything, but an open hand can hold [...]

Lori’s Christmas Message

    May the magic and wonder of the season… Bring joy, creativity and happiness to you… May the season be filled with abundance and inspiration… And stay with you, your whole life through… May the timeless message of Christmas… Fill with love within your heart… May you and yours be forever blessed… And share God’s gift expressed through art.   ~With Gratitude ~ Lori McNee~

December 24th, 2009|General, Misc. Articles|3 Comments