The Gratitude Podcast - Stories That Inspire Positive Thinking & Gratitude

How Vulnerability Leads To More Gratitude with Jennifer Leigh

An episode of The Gratitude Podcast - Stories That Inspire Positive Thinking & Gratitude

By Georgian Benta
Gratitude is the one thing that helped me most in my life from all the personal development and spiritual practices that I did and that’s why I want to inspire 100.000 people to discover how to feel grateful more often and live a happy life.

"It's not happiness that makes us grateful; it's gratefulness that makes us happy." - David Steindl-Rast

I do this by interviewing successful people and getting them to share fascinating stories about how gratitude has helped them get to where they are now.
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The Gift Of Being A Woman In The Free World with Nathalie Sader
A clinical psychologist back in Lebanon, Nathalie Sader was always passionate about human happiness, health, and wellness. Growing up in a country where being a woman is a challenge, Nathalie was living in survival mode, exhausted to meet society standards that dictate how a woman should look, feel, think and act! After she moved to the U.S, her spiritual and self-love journey started at the moment she discovered a life in her womb. "Sometimes it takes another human being to make you love yourself again" she says. Recently, after she graduated as a Certified Holistic Health Coach from IIN, she founded My Food Innergy to fulfill her life purpose and mission: empowering women to love themselves again unconditionnally and rejoice in their femininity through healthy and delicious eating , creating positive thoughts, attracting fulfilling relationships, developing an inspiring spiritual practice, discovering pleasurable body movement and finding their true calling in life so they can feel and look fabulous! You can find Nathalie on Instagram: Or on her website:
May 13, 2019
Grateful Leadership - It's For Us All with Steve Foran
Steve Foran walked away from a career as an electrical engineer after having what you’d call an “ah-ha” moment. He now works with a happiness company called Gratitude at Work and has spoken throughout Canada and the United States sharing his simple Gratitude at Work philosophy. He just published his first book, Surviving to Thriving: The 10 Laws of Grateful Leadership to help realize his dream of 1 billion happier people. When he’s not researching or teaching the benefits of living a grateful life, he can be found golfing or running, or trying to out-wit his two grown children Nick and Stef, who think this whole gratitude thing is a mid-life crisis. Helping us today to spend more time thriving and less time surviving, I’m pleased to introduce you to story-teller, leadership mentor and recovering engineer - Steve Foran.
May 6, 2019
Discovering Higher Gratitude Through The Magic Of Love - Guy Finely
Guy Finley is a bestselling self-help writer and internationally renowned spiritual teacher. He is the author of over forty-five books and audio/video programs, including his acclaimed seminal book The Secret of Letting Go. His popular books and audio programs, several of which have become international bestsellers, have sold over two million copies worldwide. Considered a modern-day mystic and practical philosopher, Guy’s wisdom cuts straight to the heart of today’s most pressing personal and social issues—relationships, success, addiction, stress, peace, happiness, freedom—and leads the way to a higher life. Guy has been a featured guest on over seven hundred television and radio shows, including national appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and NPR. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Positively Positive, and many more. In 2011, he launched the OneJourney Project, an award-winning interfaith website illuminating the unseen spiritual unity underlying all world religions. You can find Guy's book: Support the podcast here:
April 29, 2019
The Easiest Way To Change Your Life - Dave Meltzer
Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment marketing agencies, which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon.   Prior to S1M, he was CEO of the world’s first smartphone, the PC-E Phone, and later became CEO of the world’s most notable sports agency, Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment.  He is an award-winning humanitarian, an international keynote speaker, best-selling author, Chairman of the Unstoppable Foundation, and is profiled by national publications such as Entrepreneur, Forbes, ESPN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Yahoo, SB Nation and Variety. Dave has one of my favourite TEDx speeches you can find on Youtube, his story is amazing and his philosophy is brilliant. I’m so happy to have Dave here with us.  Here's where you can listen to his podcast as well:
April 22, 2019
How Vulnerability Leads To More Gratitude with Jennifer Leigh
Jennifer is a NYC soul with a Minneapolis heart set on helping others be their authentic self. After dealing with a rough pregnancy, getting a divorce, and selling her business, Jennifer launched her blog in January 2018 to break out of the prison cell her life had begun to feel like. After enduring such hardships, she made it her priority to help others who had been through similar experiences. Jennifer knows how challenging overcoming setbacks and tragedy is, and is more than willing to help others come out the other side of adversity.  Find her on:
April 15, 2019
We're Upgrading Our Gadgets, Why Not Upgrade Ourselves As Well? - Cris Ison
Cris Ison lives in Taiwan, a place known for gadgets and technlogy. She's originally from the Phillipines and she's the winner of this months Circle of Joy Award that we do in collaboration with 365 Gratitude Journal.  Cris has completed a bachelor degree in Psychology, she's a self-love enthusiast who motivates new & aspiring entrepreneurs on self-love, she's also the creator of Be In Love With Yourself. In January 2019, she won as the Platinum Partner in Success Insider Academy, a fast growing self development online academy since 2016.  I appologise for the quality of the audio, but it was the best we could do under the given conditions.  I think her perspective is quite interesting and I'm happy to bring people from all around the world and all walks of life to share their positive experience with gratitude to inspire you to choose it more often. :) 
April 8, 2019
Dealing With Struggles And Suffering with Tim Neal
Tim Neal is a mindset and motivation coach, and in this interview, we go through some very interesting topics: - what motivates us to keep suffering/being a victim and how we can overcome this - what mindsets lead us to from struggling to growth and happiness - how can we go from struggling and suffering, to becoming grateful Here's the link to the 3 Points of Power that Tim talked about at the end of our interview:
April 2, 2019
Grateful For The Things We've Failed At!? with Elizabeth Kreager
Elizabeth Kreager is our Circle of Joy Award winner from February, she is on a 250+ day streak journaling about her blessings in the Elizabeth has been a beautiful surprise, she has a powerful life perspective that I'm sure will inspire you.  Failure is something we've all been through, if we had the courage to do something new, we've experienced failure, bigger, or smaller, but it's effects have a lot to do with how we've perceieved it and this is where I think you'll find the conversation very interesting.  Enjoy! The Gratitude Podcast has partnered with 365 Gratitude Journal to promote gratitude and people who inspire us with their perseverance in turning gratitude into a habit.  365 Gratitude Journal is the most popular gratitude journaling app with over 4000 positive reviews on both Android and Apple devices.  
March 26, 2019
125: Everything Is A Gift In The Mosaic Of Life w/ Daniel B Levin
Daniel B Levin is a modern day mystic and an amazing author. He has that unique quality that great writers have, he gets you to LIVE what you read, and in our case, what you hear, with all the nuances. He ran an assortment of businesses, a restaurant and book store, a market, a meditation retreat center, and publishing company, and he was the director of business development at Hay House leading the company from $3 million a year in sales to $100 million in sales 10 years later. He owned a clothing company, a branding business and a coaching practice and was a monk for 10 years in a yoga order in Northern California. And now he is an author, traveling speaking and promoting his book, The Mosaic.  You can get his book on Amazon: Or get in touch with him here:
March 25, 2019
124: How Letting Your Mind Go Leads To Peace & Gratitude - A Lighthearted Conversation w/ Marty Vids
We talked about subjects that range from the 40 day yoga challenge that Marty did and how it got him featured in a magazine, to his experiences with meditation, to quitting coffee and alcohol, to a Buddhist Monk telling him: "Your thoughts don’t mean anything...” and the impact of his teachings on him, to being light hearted and approaching life with a smile on your face.  You can find Marty on:
March 18, 2019
123: Good News: There's Nothing Wrong With You w/ Laura Gassner Otting
Laura Gassner Otting is an author and professional speaker, she’s been on the TEDx stage, in Forbes, on the Today Show talking about her life’s work and now, she’s on The Gratitude Podcast. Laura helps people get “unstuck” in their thinking to break through their barriers of confusion to achieve amazing results. Over the course of her 20-year career studying, recruiting, and stewarding leaders through massive career change, Laura has witnessed that true success comes from finding your consonance. She has an upcoming book called Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life (April 2019) Laura offers a free limitless life assessment on: Support The Gratitude Podcast here:
March 4, 2019
122: Raising Our Emotional Body's Vibration Through Gratitude w/ Denise Walsh
Denise Walsh is a proud wife and mother, former clinical psychologist, motivational speaker, and multi-million-dollar-earning entrepreneur. Denise started her career by working with families at a local mental health agency as a clinical psychologist but left the practice to pursue a successful career in the direct sales industry. Her impact as a leader in that field, coupled with her certification as a Jack Canfield trainer and experiences as an elite coach with the John Maxwell Team, has given her the unique ability to help people tap into their ultimate potential and find their greatness. She has found her calling inspiring others to go after their dreams and has helped more than a million people find their purpose and fulfill their God-given destiny. Danise's action planner:
February 25, 2019
121: From Feeling Inadequate To Emotional Freedom & Gratefulness w/ Katie Tyson
Katie Tyson from The Other 50, a company focused on something closely related with what we’re doing here (find out more in the episode). She’s a life coach and business lady with a degree from UVA.  Katie has always been a self-help junkie, but it took a really bad break-up to really wake her up from the "not enough" auto-pilot she's been living in for years. She says: "I've always had a great life, but I couldn't see it for myself."  Now she does and the feeling is amazing, find out more about her and her story in the interview. 
February 18, 2019
120: Overcoming A Painful Break-Up Through Kindness & Gratitude w/ Boomer Perrault
Boomer Perrault is the co-founder of One a Week, he hopes his charity-like organization will promote positivity and mental health through random acts of kindness. One a Week asks followers to perform one random act of kindness every week and post evidence of it on their Facebook page or in an Instagram post with One a Week’s account tagged. The organization has partnered with sponsors and will give one sponsored gift to a participant each week. We talked about how One a Week was born, what it did for Boomer and how he used gratitude to get to a great place in his life after a painful break-up.  One a Week on social:  Instagram: Facebook:
February 11, 2019
3 Essential Oils That Relieve Anxiety & Why They Work So Well
Found out some very interesting facts about smell and its relationship with our neuropsychology, recently, that I had to share with you.  Find out more about the Premium Kit with the oils and diffuser, here. You can get it from here. 
February 5, 2019
119: How Radical Mindfulness & Gratitude Can Change Your World w/ Daniel Gutierrez
To get to the highest tops, one must explore the deepest depths. Nobody knows that better than Daniel Gutierrez. Once a high-powered executive and in-demand consultant who graced the covers of Latin Business, Cypen and Color Magazines, Daniel realized that there was more to success than a 7-figure earning potential.  To everyone’s surprise, at the height of his career Daniel dared to leave it all behind and decided to dedicate the next chapter of his life to becoming a Master of Mindfulness. During the past 10 years Daniel has led nearly 30 quests to the heights of the Machu Picchu, the depths of the Amazon and the top of the Himalayas.  He is a bestselling author, who is excited to release his fifth book, Radical Mindfulness on Feb 14 (ebook) and Feb 18 paperback.
January 28, 2019
A Great Moment To Express Gratitude
Expressing gratitude can be awkward, especially if you're a guy.  Here's a good moment to express it without the awkwardness! :) 
January 28, 2019
Not a fan of these trends, but am a fan of human creativity and of putting a positive spin on these trends.  I think inner change is as important, if not more important than the outer change.  So I invite you to look inside and see what changed in the 3 most important areas of your life. 
January 22, 2019
118: Gaining The Ability To Forgive More Easily Through Gratitude w/ Elisabetta Franzoso
Elisabetta Franzoso, MA in Counselling, Dip Psychology & Gestalt Therapy, is a dynamic and spirited Life & Wellness Coach, Counsellor, Trainer, Speaker and Social Activist with an immense fervour for inspiring and motivating individuals to re-engage with their authentic inner selves. We talked about the power of acceptance, what role forgiveness has in being able to get to acceptance and how these can change our life, along with gratitude as a mediator. 
January 21, 2019
Giving Is Important, But So Is Receiving (Birthday Episode)
Today, January 14 is my birthday and I think it's the best moment to ask for a gift from you... :)  It feels a bit weird to hit publish, but here goes nothing.  Where you can reach me: EMail: Twitter: @GeorgianBenta Facebook: (@TheGratitudePodcast) Instagram: (@thegratitudepodcast)
January 14, 2019
Gratitudes For July Through December - Finishing Up The 2018 List
Lets wrap up 2018 in a beautiful way and remember the good things that we've exprienced, to get the fuel we need for an amazing 2019.  Here's the link to Thursday's free masterclass.
January 8, 2019
Why You Will Never Be Satisfied by Justin Sebastian
Harsh statement, right? In this episode I'm reading a great article written by Justin from the 365 Gratitude App.  He shares his own experience, he goes into science to back this statement up, but also offers a solution to the problem.   Here's the link to Thursday's free masterclass.
January 7, 2019
The Habit of Gratitude Journaling - How To Develop It w/ Brian Roy
Brian Roy, December's Circle of Joy Award winner is on a 140+ days streak, he's been writting each day about what he's grateful for on Justin's app: 365 Gratitude, amazing, right!? We talked about how he was able to start the habit, the stages of habit forming, how he managed to keep it up for so long and the benefits he has seen on this journey.  This achievement has been helped by our podcast's alumni, Hal Elrod and his book, The Miracle Morning. Listen to our interview here. Here's the link to Thursday's free masterclass.
January 7, 2019
The Intentional Act of Gratitude - Brother Jeremiah, Circle of Joy Award Winner
Brother Jeremiah from Ecumenical Order of Charity is the November Circle of Joy Award Winner for writing each day for more than 30 days in Justin Sebastian's app 365 Gratitude Journal.  A monk that lives in the world has a unique perspective on life and of gratitude, we'll explore that in this episode. 
January 3, 2019