Mompowerment’s Suzanne Brown On The Power Of Practicing Gratitude

Two Minute Takeaways- Fuel Up & Go!

Gratitude for the Win

Sometimes leading from the inside out can prove to be a winning formula. Suzanne Brown of Mompowerment shares with us how her daily practice of gratitude helps her power through life.

The Power of Practice

They say practice makes perfect, and in the case for gratitude, if it’s a new muscle for you, it will take a bit of a mind shift to incorporate into your daily life. It is a relatively easy thing to do, but not a one and done proposition.

Stout leader and work/life balance authority, Suzanne Brown is rising to new levels since incorporating it into a daily practice. Through this self care practice she has created a way to be more appreciative of the good in life and attract more of it along the way.

I started in January 2018 and then stopped. I wasn’t consistent. And then started about a year ago and have been much more consistent. I found I was complaining, although often in my own head. And I needed to be more grateful and content in my life. My life is pretty great and I need to acknowledge that.
– Suzanne Brown

Ready to see how gratitude can fuel YOU?

Research from Harvard Medical School, where participants were tasked with writing either daily burdens or daily gratitude, found “gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. And, although it may feel contrived at first, this mental state grows stronger with use and practice.”

We’ve distilled three easy steps from Suzanne’s insightful call to give thanks. Use these takeaways to start building YOUR daily practice and see how you can fuel yourself from the inside through the simple gratitude.

Stout Takeaways
  3-Step Action Plan To Build A Daily Gratitude Practice  

1: Commit to Self Care

No one else can say what you’re grateful for. It’s something inside and requires intentional reflection, a form of self care. Taking the time to check in with yourself is often a missed opportunity and can be a powerful tool.

2: Make it Simple

It’s the simple things. From a good meal to witnessing a smile that brightens a face, a random act of kindness, or as Suzanne mentions, that your difficult day is almost over and tomorrow is on the way.

3: Be Consistent

Consistency in our day-to-day actions sets the stage for momentum to build. Even 10 seconds a day focused on gratitude can help you become more attuned to the moments of good happening in your life!


Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown is a speaker, strategist, and bestselling and 3X award-winning author. She shares her own experience and research as well as stories, insights, and advice from more than 110 interviews she conducted for her books. Work-shop and keynote attendees get practical tips that they can quickly implement.

She has been quoted or featured in several major publications such as Time, Forbes, Working Mother and Washington Post. Suzanne holds an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. Suzanne and her family enjoy finding new nearby or far away adventures.

Read more about Suzanne at and check out her books The Mompowerment Guide to Work-life Balance and Mompowerment.