Learning to take care of your heart, to accept the pain that comes with seeing the people you love suffer, and to be okay with suffering yourself, is the true work of self-love—and it begins with the breath.
On difficult days, you may find gratitude hard to come by. But when you make it your plan to welcome life’s vast smorgasbord of experiences, you’ll find lots of delightful treasures to be grateful for.
If platitudes like “be grateful” tend to light a fire of rage in you, you’re not alone—and you may benefit from a slightly different path to accessing the many gifts of a regular gratitude practice.
Stephanie Domet, Elaine Smookler, Shauna Shapiro, Barry Boyce, Gina Rollo White, and Georgina Miranda