SEARCH: Making a Gratitude Journal

Making a Gratitude Journal

by Lillian Csernica

Keeping a gratitude journal can become a powerful tool for promoting and protecting mental health. Now, more than ever, we need a simple, effective way to stay positive. A gratitude journal is both simple and effective.

According to Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D., “Using randomized controlled trial designs, researchers in two different groups found that people who kept gratitude journals or wrote gratitude letters to people they had never properly thanked, reported feeling happier and had significantly better health than those in the other treatment groups.”

MAKE IT SIMPLE
The phrase “gratitude journal” might conjure up intimidating images of a tooled leather cover, gold-embossed lettering, fine parchment, and perfect calligraphy…

Read more in SEARCH Magazine‘s Fall 2022 #Homemade issue.

And see SEARCH Magazine’s last issue, in Summer 2022, where Lillian discusses the need for a gratitude journal.

SEARCH: #OceanLife Faceoff

#OceanLife Faceoff

by Emerian Rich

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Rockaway Beach, Pacifica, CA

The ocean is a massive force that has fascinated man from the beginning of time. If you’re contemplating visiting the coast, you’ll never be able to see it all at once. If you can choose only one locale, how do you know which is best for your dollar and your time allotted?

We’ve pit locations against each other for you so you can be an informed visitor and tally up your personal score for each locale. Make those summer getaways work for you and your family in the best possible way.

Rockaway Beach is in the southern portion of Pacifica, California, approximately seven miles from San Francisco. It’s one of the cleanest beachfronts in the San Francisco Bay Area and is home to the landmark Nick’s Seafood Restaurant. As early as 1776, limestone was quarried here, and limestone from this beach was used to help rebuild after the 1906 earthquake.

Now, the beach is used for day trips, weddings, and is a favorite spot for artists to sketch and paint. A cluster of restaurants and shops draw tourists and locals alike… Read more about Rockaway and Ocean Beach in the Summer 2018 issue