The second episode of the first season, my friends! It’s time to get cracking. For 20 weeks we will be taking a course in Spirituality 101. I’ll introduce you to elements of spirituality so that you can pick and choose which practice is right and aligned for you.

In this episode, I go quickly, yet thoroughly through the basics of gratitude and why it is a practice to use in your journey through spirituality. It will be an anchor, an expander, and bring such joy. Listen in to get all the juicy details.

Gratitude is the ability to be thankful and appreciative. In mindfulness and spirituality, it is an attitude, outlook, and perspective. It enhances our journey into this other realm.

One key takeaway is that gratitude is a powerful tool in silencing our inner critic. Questions to ask yourself are:

1. How much do you listen to your inner critic?

2. How much do you allow it to creep in and dominate the way you experience your life?

The three main ways of practicing gratitude is by journaling, meditating, and expressing.


“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” – Amy Collette

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus

“Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present-oriented.” – Sonja Lyubomirsky

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Doris Day

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Anthony Robbins

“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” – Brene Brown