What we're about

This is a community for anyone interested in improving well-being through the practice of gratitude, walking in nature, and connecting with others.
The mission of this community is to heal from all those things that are holding us hostage, to reconnect with self while connecting with nature and those around us, and to give thanks for the simple things/people/opportunities we take for granted.
It is scientifically proven that movement, nature, feeling grateful, and socialization (individually) not only reduce stress it increase our psychical and psychological well-being. Can you imagine the benefits of combining them all? Yes, you are right, you get an explosion of fulfillment, peace, and happiness!
By profession, I am an Organizational Psychologist who is married to the science of human and organizational behavior. Yet, I cannot deny the fact that the combination of connecting with nature, walking/hiking, meeting people, and practicing gratitude are at the core of who I AM.
Honestly, I am just looking for fellow spiritual beings who are willing to let their hair down, practice non-judgment and acceptance towards themselves and others, share their journey, and are willing to just bask in nature……. If you are that person, welcome home…
We have a Facebook group where we share quotes, techniques, and other tools to encourage each other to be obsessively grateful! It is empowering and liberating! We also do gratitude walks in different locations throughout Hartford County.
When we meet, we share three things we are grateful for and then think of one goal we want to achieve, and we walk our way into our breakthroughs!! Looking forward to sharing this practice of gratitude and exploring the outdoors with everybody. With gratitude and love, xo
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Upcoming events (4+)

Gratitude Walk @ Ragged Mountain

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Join us this Saturday morning at 9 am for a 5.6 mile gratitude walk at Ragged Mountain near Berlin, Connecticut. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 29 min to complete.
Please check out the terrain here!
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/connecticut/ragged-mountain-blue-and-red-blazed-loop

For safety and legal purposes, do not just show up, please take the time to register and have your guest register for each event. Thank you.

*REQUIREMENTS FOR GRATITUDE WALKS/HIKES:
No one wants to find themselves in a situation where they are lost or hurt in the ‘middle of nowhere by themselves – it’s vital that everyone follow the guidelines to prevent such a scenario, no matter the likelihood of it happening.

  • Please DO NOT sign up for a hike if you are not planning to finish it (For safety concerns, we start out together and end together. Unless it is an emergency, you will be removed from the group if you show up for the gratitude circle then leave after or leave halfway into the hike).
  • Keep an ID with your emergency contact/s information with you at all times, just in case there is an emergency.
  • Bring water to stay hydrated, snacks for energy, bug/tick repellant, wear comfortable clothes (non-cotton if possible.. to keep dry), and wear trail sneakers or hiking shoes/boots for comfort.
  • Be open, accepting, and respectful at all times. Also, you can social distance and wear masks if you feel more comfortable doing so.

KINDLY DON'T BE A NO SHOW. Please be considerate and cancel your spot at least 24 hours in advance, especially on a hike with a wait list. No shows and last minute cancels will not be included in future events.

PARTICIPATION IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Hike leaders are not responsible for your safety, you may sustain an injury while hiking.

COVID AGREEMENT: There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where other people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and even death. By voluntarily participating in an event hosted by Gratitude Choice Project you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID in the next 14 days, you agree to contact the hike leader who will provide contact tracing information.

------------ We will be practicing social distancing of at least 6 feet as well as wearing a mask when stationary. While actively hiking we will increase spacing to about 15 feet (1 car length) and you may take your face covering off only at that time.

------------ What to bring: * Mask * Wear comfortable sneakers or hiking boots * * 2 bottles of cold water * Trail snacks for energy * Insect repellent

--- Legal Stuff --- By clicking on "Yes" for this event you agree, warrant, and covenant as follows: In consideration for accepting this entry, I, the registrant, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, do waive and release any and all rights for damages I may have against any parties or persons connected with the Gratitude Choice Project meetup group for and related to the above-listed event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit to participate in any portion of this above listed event. I grant Gratitude Choice Project permission to use any photographs of this event for any purpose related to the gratitude walk. #transformation #businesscoaching #empowerment #wellness #mentalhealth #lifecoach #positivity #mindsetcoach #gratitude #lifelessons #inspiration #growth #grateful #mentalfitness #selfhelp #spirituality #instagood #drnicolachambersholder #gratitudechoiceproject #psychologist #naturelovers #gratitudewalk #outdooradventures #hiking #cthikes #walk #nature #peace #positivevibes

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UNCONDITIONAL LIFE ACCEPTANCE THROUGH GRATITUDE

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This Thursday I will be the speaker for the Hartford Happiness Club!
Please stop by to nourish your mind and ignite your soul with deep insights on Unconditional Life Acceptance Through Gratitude.
You can learn more information and register at
https://www.hartfordhappinessclub.com/dr-nicola-chambers-holder/
The event will be at:
Tumble Brook Country Club
367 Simsbury Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Or join us on Zoom:
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Password: Happy

Tumble Brook Country Club will provide a signature Happiness Club dinner menu for purchase.
CLICK TO SEE MENU (Link on Happiness Club website)
Anyone interested should RSVP to Darryl Janisse at:
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You can also contact Audrey at:
Hartford Happiness Club
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#grateful #gratitude #acceptance #selfcare #mentalhealth #drnicolachambersholder #speaker #inspiration #psychology

BREAKING UP WITH STRESS: PEACE & WELLNESS WORKSHOP

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$60.00

Could you use an alternative way of dealing with the stressors in your daily life?
What beliefs, emotions, and behaviors are keeping you stuck in the stress cycle?
What steps have you taken, yet you find yourself right back where you started?
We've got a transformational peace and wellness workshop for you!

In this Five-Part Workshop series you gain a comprehensive understanding of the perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and thinking processes that are keeping you stuck in the cycle of stress and the tools to develop a strategic roadmap to break those patterns.
This interactive 5-session workshop is for those who are looking for support, and evidence-based, proven and practical ways to break up with stress and how to put them into action.

The 5- session peace and wellness workshop culminates with peer-to-peer discussions giving you access to lively interactive conversations using story telling, music, photos, videos, poetry, meditation, evidence-based exercises and other methods to help you dig deep. You will also gain immediate actionable feedback to help you reflect, process, discover who you are and where you’re going, as you reconnect with yourself and others.

The workshop is led by Nicola Chambers-Holder, PhD who is a Psychologist and Transformational Coach and Doug Edwards who is a Master Facilitator, Counselor and Strategist. Together, they will provide resources, support, and motivation.
Dr. Nicola Chambers-Holder and Doug Edwards have over 40 years of combined experience researching, counseling, coaching, listening to, learning from, supporting, inspiring, training, and empowering families and businesses!

As two gifted speakers and experienced facilitators, we will provide support while partnering with you and learning from you. By the time we finish the series, you will be well on your way toward healing, having experienced healthy exploration, exciting self-discovery, restoration, and empowerment.

  • Session One: Reflection
  • Session Two: Introspection
  • Session Three: Exploration
  • Session Four: Shedding
  • Session Five: Healing Process

You can pay $60 per session or one-time fee of $300 for the entire series.
Please commit to all five sessions so you can go through all the steps to transform and heal!
Register here and pay on Evenbrite, click on the link to buy your tickets.
https://BreakingupwithstressPeaceandWellnessWorkshop.eventbrite.com
Venue: 867 Main Street, Manchester, CT. Free Parking Thank you
For more information, email us at
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#breakingupwithstress #selfcare #selfdevelopment #inspiration #workshop #health #wellness #peace #healing #lifelessons #mentalhealth

BREAKING UP WITH STRESS: PEACE & WELLNESS 5-SERIES WORKSHOP

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$60.00

Could you use an alternative way of dealing with the stressors in your daily life?
What beliefs, emotions, and behaviors are keeping you stuck in the stress cycle?
What steps have you taken, yet you find yourself right back where you started?
We've got a transformational peace and wellness workshop for you!

In this Five-Part Workshop series you gain a comprehensive understanding of the perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and thinking processes that are keeping you stuck in the cycle of stress and the tools to develop a strategic roadmap to break those patterns.
This interactive 5-session workshop is for those who are looking for support, and evidence-based, proven and practical ways to break up with stress and how to put them into action.

The 5- session peace and wellness workshop culminates with peer-to-peer discussions giving you access to lively interactive conversations using story telling, music, photos, videos, poetry, meditation, evidence-based exercises and other methods to help you dig deep. You will also gain immediate actionable feedback to help you reflect, process, discover who you are and where you’re going, as you reconnect with yourself and others.

The workshop is led by Nicola Chambers-Holder, PhD who is a Psychologist and Transformational Coach and Doug Edwards who is a Master Facilitator, Counselor and Strategist. Together, they will provide resources, support, and motivation.
Dr. Nicola Chambers-Holder and Doug Edwards have over 40 years of combined experience researching, counseling, coaching, listening to, learning from, supporting, inspiring, training, and empowering families and businesses!

As two gifted speakers and experienced facilitators, we will provide support while partnering with you and learning from you. By the time we finish the series, you will be well on your way toward healing, having experienced healthy exploration, exciting self-discovery, restoration, and empowerment.

  • Session One: Reflection
  • Session Two: Introspection
  • Session Three: Exploration
  • Session Four: Shedding
  • Session Five: Healing Process

You can pay $60 per session or one-time fee of $300 for the entire series.
Please commit to all five sessions so you can go through all the steps to transform and heal!
Register here and pay on Evenbrite, click on the link to buy your tickets.
https://BreakingupwithstressPeaceandWellnessWorkshop.eventbrite.com
Venue: 867 Main Street, Manchester, CT. Free Parking Thank you
For more information, email us at
[masked] or [masked]
#breakingupwithstress #selfcare #selfdevelopment #inspiration #workshop #health #wellness #peace #healing #lifelessons #mentalhealth

Past events (128)

Day Trip!! Gratitude Walk @ Block Island

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