In 2008, Deborah Hawkins was fighting depression and struggling to maintain solvency. In her early fifties, looking for financial help from her family was especially hard. A car accident, caused by an uninsured driver, kept her off her feet for months. She felt cursed.
She began blogging on gratitude in 2010 as a way to focus on positives and elevate her mood. Inspired by Eckhart Tolle’s words, “Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance,” she developed a mindfulness orientation for her own practice which led her to post weekly over the last decade, totaling around 500 posts.
Deborah’s approach focuses on understanding things that sparked gratitude in past experiences and to identify similar qualities in new situations. She attributes her gratitude practice with bringing a sense of empowerment and contentment to her life.
Deborah has a BA from Knox College and lives in Chicago.
Read BookTrib’s review of Deborah’s books, The Best of No Small Thing – Mindful Meditations and Practice Gratitude: Transform Your Life.
Find out more about Deborah at her website.
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Deborah plans to make her gratitude process available as a teleseminar in the near future.
Words to live by:
“Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” -Eckhart Tolle