About

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, two people had a burning desire to make the world a better place
The Gratitude 365 Podcast Network was born out of the struggle and out of necessity. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, two people had a burning desire to make the world a better place and they asked themselves a simple question: How can we transform our struggles and our pain into our greatest blessings and joy? How can we serve the world better using our combined skills, talents, and abilities?
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The creation of BLESSism

The result was the creation of the Blessism, a Mindful Blessing spoken from the heart and a blessing full of love energy.

The Gratitude 365 Podcast Network is dedicated to helping people transform life’s painful lessons into infinite possibilities and Blessisms!

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Planet Blessed, Inc.

Through their non-profit company, Planet Blessed, Inc. they are also dedicated to helping to raise the consciousness of the Planet through the practice of Mindfulness, Blessisms, Positive Psychology and Successful Living Skills.

Leslie Riopel

Leslie Riopel, MA Psychology

As a psychology professor, and a dedicated practitioner and teacher of mindfulness and meditation, Leslie sought the best way to start healing herself, after several years of hardship and trauma, and a series of unfortunate events.

Charles Betterton

Charles Betterton, MSCED

Charles Betterton had also been thinking about some ways he could teach people how to “fail their way to success” using the skills he had learned over the years as a disaster recovery expert.

Leslie and Charles are also avid practitioners of gratitude. As a result of this partnership, the Mindful Blessism Gratitude Practice was born.

12-Month BLESSism Campaign

The Blessism campaign includes over 365 Mindful Blessings aka Blessisms, in 6 key areas of health and well-being including mental health and well-being, emotional and psychological health and well-being; social health and well-being; planetary health and well-being; physical health and well-being; economic health and well-being and spiritual health and well-being.

 The year-long Blessism campaign started as a free newsletter, and includes over 365 Blessings, aka Blessisms, specifically written and designed to create a global impact.

Walking the Spiritual Path

Just like C.S. Lewis so eloquently said, “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” Both Leslie and Charles enjoy working together and they believe their partnership was destined.  Much of the rich content Leslie and Charles co-create is inspired by “spirit” within meditation

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Both Charles and Leslie are committed to walking a spiritual path. Much if not all of the content they joyfully co-create comes from this divine flow and spiritual intention and connection. Leslie and Charles are honored they were chosen to co-create these beautiful inspiring resources together.

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