Barbara Waxman

Barbara Waxman
Barbara is an author, gerontologist, and leadership coach focused on adults at midlife and better. Her latest work is featured in The Middlescence Manifesto. She blogs for Thrive Global, Sixty & Me, Next Avenue, Forbes and

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Give Up Perfection and Try Gratitude: 3 Rules for Living Well

Posted by Barbara Waxman on Jun 4, 2017 7:32:31 AM

I’m a huge believer in the power of gratitude. I’ve worked with cancer survivors whose gratitude for life’s little and big gifts astounds me. And I’ve worked with people blessed with so much, yet stymied because everything isn’t just right. Regularly focusing on gratitude makes everyone happier. And happier people are most often those living lives of love, meaning and purpose. Brené Brown, one of my favorite storyteller/researchers has worked on this very subject and has found that the happiest people actively think about things they are grateful for. They don’t wait for everything to be just right.


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