A Q & A with Jennifer Lynn Robinson
To kick off the Easterseals’ virtual, free Quarterly Town Hall Series on Thursday, January 28, 2021 on Zoom, our special guest speaker Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esq., CEO of Purposeful Networking, will help us explore how the small practice of gratitude can have big impact on your life and well-being. This engaging conversation with Ms. Robinson will provide action-items and takeaways that you can use in your daily life.
We spoke briefly with Jennifer about gratitude.
Easterseals: So, why do you think gratitude is important?
Jennifer: “Gratitude leads to greater happiness. It also helps with health benefits, building stronger relationships and dealing with adversity.”
Easterseals: Given the events of the last year, why is gratitude even more important right now?
Jennifer: “We are almost a year into this. Obviously we are dealing with large issues such as COVID and a racial reckoning in our country. But there are also the smaller but no less important things. We are mourning seeing friends & family, missing reunions, weddings, vacations–and even just the everyday normalcy of making small talk and seeing the people we interact with smile instead of behind a mask. Gratitude is even more important right now to combat those dips in our emotional and mental well-being. Additionally, by focusing on the positive we tend not to spiral and reach high anxiety levels about those things we cannot control.”
Easterseals: What is something small we can do right now to bring more gratitude into our day?
Jennifer: “Start a gratitude jar for the rest of 2021. Each day write down something you are grateful for or a highlight of your day. On New Year’s Eve read all of them! Some days it may be hard to find a silver lining but find something small. I remember one year at Thanksgiving we were going around the table asking everyone what they were thankful for and my youngest nephew said he was thankful for the color yellow. I still remember it years later.”
Want to learn more about gratitude? Register for our free, virtual Quarterly Town Hall Meeting today.
Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esquire
Speaker| Moderator| Media Contributor |Emcee|Trainer
CEO Purposeful Networking
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Watch my TEDx talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_lynn_robinson_from_fighting_for_breath_to_fighting_for_life?fbclid=IwAR1oR4JAnnc7znFhi-QVxzsQpSoGj5FcgF5LhmNvTzcXNpQVyWeWcbpECPA