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Practicing gratitude can be really hard. Sometimes putting pressure on ourselves to feel grateful, or to “look on the bright side” can feel dismissive of our real feelings. If you’re struggling with gratitude, consider trying positive affirmations. We like to leave Post-It notes on our bathroom...

St. Vincent Centers - Free clothing on Thursdays, 9AM-11AM and 1PM-4PM - Call 509-783-7020 to be connected with a volunteer to get help with your energy bill or rent Second Harvest Second Harvest is distributing 4,000 turkey meals this Saturday, November 23 at the Benton Country Fairgrounds Benton Franklin Community...

Want to be happy? Be grateful. The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down,...

Fun Facts About Gratitude:   According to a study by researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Florida, having participants write down a list of positive events at the close of a day -- and why the events made them happy -- lowered...

November Book of the Month: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama XIV, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams This month, we’re focusing on the power of gratitude—focusing on what "is" instead of what "is not" in our lives. It’s easy to...

Book of The Month: Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg “It drives me crazy that you never help with the kids when you get home from work.” “Why do you have to be on your phone all the time?” “It never feels like you’re...