New Year News
Winter here and there: Boston is seeing both winter and spring. We believe in climate change. We also believe that change is upon us. Parents Teaching Gratitude and Civility Thwarted by Trump.
Gratitude 2017: The gratitude researchers at UC Berkeley, the Greater Good Science Center, have some New Year thoughts. They suggest you take a look at your life narrative. You can even re-write your own script. Pick Your Theme.
Find Your Smile: Sometimes words of thanks can lift sadness. Read this earlier piece, Let Gratitude Bring Back Your Smile. Or simply look at these beautiful faces. A smile is contagious.
Aging with Grace: This story was inspired by Generations Beat Online. Embrace Life by Aging with Grace, Gratitude, and Memoirs.
Is hate on the rise? New American Media is hosting a January 18th media briefing to encourage journalists to be vigilant. But we can individually bring back love and hope it spreads, 20 Thoughts for Keeping Love Alive.
National Organization of Italian American Women’s Award: I am so grateful to have been a January 2016 recipient, listed under the Providence Journal, which hosted my column Italian Kisses.
- Parents Teaching Gratitude and Civility Thwarted by Trump
- Embrace Life by Aging with Grace, Gratitude, and Memoirs
- 20 Ways to Recover from Holiday Heartbreak
- Finding Serenity On a Musical Afternoon
- How Lawyers and Psychologists Are Helping Immigrant Children
- Psychopaths Have Regrets: Can Early Help and Love Save Them?
- Treasuring Memories Through Memoirs, Stories, or Videos
- Miracle of Conjoined Twins Brings Gratitude After Election
- Universal Children’s Day Compels Us to Look Into a Mirror
- Ten Reasons to Find Gratitude Despite Election Shock
- Lies, The Election, And A Grandmother's Intuition
- Coffee: Warding Off Dementia and Identifying Psychopaths
- Music Research Highlights the Value of Concerts
- Choose Forgiveness and Gratitude Over Gunny Sacking
- Tidying Up Craze: Toss Clutter, Forgive People
- Talking Instead of Texting Can Save Relationships
- Safeguarding Seniors Young and Old: From Meds to Housing
- How We Talk, and How We Should Talk, About Sexual History
- The Breakup Museum: One of 11 Tips to Heal Your Heart
- Can a Family Memoir Talk About Sex?
A Brief Bio
Rita Watson, MPH, was at the New York Times before attending Yale’s Department of Public Health at the medical school and the Yale Law School. She then became Director of Policy and Education at Yale’s psychiatry department. She is an Associate Fellow at Yale’s Ezra Stiles College and is teaching at the English Department, Suffolk University, Boston. See Biography and Books
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