Grounded, Grateful & Motivated
A Starting-Off Exercise

with Antoinette Klatzky and Sara Schley


Inspired by practices from the EILEEN FISHER company, this deepening exercise is a wonderful approach to starting your day, or your meetings, or your family dinners …

Say yes to the next 4 to 5 minutes (and have a pen and paper handy).



What are you grateful for?

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  • Lydia says:

    I’m so grateful for just being here I’m grateful for recognizing my thoughts
    my meditation my yoga it keeps me moving

  • Donna McCaw says:

    I am grateful for hot running water…the warmth of the sun…a husband who is my bestest friend, 2 beautiful grandchildren who are healthy and brilliant…a life whose pain has not scarred my heart beyond being grateful:) I love my life! I love the peace within my soul that energizes my choices…

  • Cherin says:

    I am grateful for just finishing breakfast with my family and getting ready to go see the fish at Bass Pro with our kids.

  • Karen says:

    The sunlight on the beautiful white snow, time to be alone and be happy, all the awarenesses I have about my life journey. I am grateful for what I am learning and doing in the last quarter of my life. I realize though that there are still ways that I can become more Self-Compassionate ie. about how much dark chocolate I eat each day!!!
    My life is blessed and I am grateful.

  • Carolyn says:

    I am GRATEFUL for LIFEWORK exercises. They are very simple and can be incorporated into your day.

  • Jenny says:

    I am grateful for good health & harmony within my family. We have 3 daughters, 5 grandkids & 3 son’s in law. We’re a very close family even though we all live in different states.
    I am grateful for the joy & companionship of the 4 legged members of our family. Specially grateful to have had our beloved Hamlet for 13 1/2 yrs.

  • Christine Clements says:

    Home, family, security, love, comfort, I want to be present in the day and enjoy it and laugh. I want to talk to or see family, I want to eat good food.

  • Shirley Chosy says:

    Sharing gratitude and intention with community of Lifework.

  • Shirley Chosy says:

    Best part of my day…..sharing gratitude and intention to follow lifework.

  • Elizabeth DeWitt says:

    I am grateful to be living in a small house in the woods in Italy and still able to receive these messages from Eileen Fisher Lifework. Sometimes it sits in my mailbox for days before I open it, but sometimes it is exactly the message that I need in that moment. My intention is to try to be more present in the here and now.

  • John Bedosky says:

    The simplicity of this exercise can be deceptive as can it can obscure its power. Don’t underestimate this! Try it for a few days. I’ve been doing a version of this that is less meditative, and something I learned from Dr. Nathaniel Branden, and that is to begin each day with two questions — What’s good in my life? And what needs to be done?
    Thank you!

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