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Thanks-a-Latte Thursday: Happy Birthday to YOU!



It’s Birthday Week!!!

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday!!  If your birthday is coming up, Happy Birthday!!  And if your birthday for 2017 has already passed, Happy Belated Birthday!! Speaking of birthdays that have already occurred this year, how’s this year going for you? Has your birthday wish come true, yet?

Wishes are so wonderful, so full of hope.  I never understood how naysayers would say, “wishes are wishes – that’s all they are”, as if to say wishes never come true.  Maybe they haven’t come true yet for THOSE people and you know what? As long as they think wishes don’t deliver, for them, wishes never will.

I am grateful on this Thanks-a-Latte Thursday for many, many components of my life and I want to celebrate today, by giving thanks for our ability to reflect and look back, with gratitude.  As I was going through my past year, my year of Gratitude from my Gratitude Jar rivaled a ream of paper!  I am so grateful that I looked back and I am now able to feel enthusiastic about thriving ahead!

I am grateful for every birthday.  I am grateful for the life lessons learned each year, for the new friends I make and for the achievements I have made.  One mark of achievement was that in less than 90 days, I rode more than 1,000 miles at my favorite indoor cycling studio, CycleBar!  Through my passion for exercise, I have met so many wonderful people and for them, I am extremely grateful.  My marriage is thriving, filling more and more with love each day.  My family is always growing closer and each of us is enjoying success in our own realities.  Everything is absolutely wonderful.  Now, that’s worth celebrating!

Your takeaway today is to treat every day like it’s your birthday.  Entitle yourself to every incredible thought, deny yourself nothing – as long as what you truly desire can be obtained by your choices.

Remember to consciously expect what you ask for – if you’re not looking for it, it can’t possibly show itself.

Give “a-latte” thanks today and everyday, from your Center of Gratitude and you will create your Ultimate Life at The Ultimate Level!

With Ultimate Gratitude,

Dr. B


Johnny Bergstrom, Msc.D, AMDA

The Gratitude Guru, Dr. Johnny Bergstrom, is the Host of The Center of Gratitude Radio Show, a Doctor of Metaphysical Science,  Enlightened Master, World Traveler, Author, Blogger, Photographer, Volunteer and Member of the American Metaphysical Doctors Association.


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Thanks-a-Latte Thursday: Born Grateful


Thanks-a-Latte Message of Gratitude for July 27, 2017

On this beautiful Thursday morning, I am grateful for the smell of my coffee as I inhale the aroma, recalling fond memories associated with a cup of coffee. Reflecting has been on my mind as of late, since I have a birthday coming up in a week. A lot of people don’t understand why birthdays are big deals – why we run around and tell people with jubilation, “Today’s my birthday!”

I love birthdays! It’s the one day of a calendar year that has been all about me for my entire life. It’s the day where people are a little sweeter, a little more generous, a little more giving, and a little more happy for you – because when it’s their birthday, they get to feel how they know you are feeling on your special day.

I do believe in reincarnation, past lives and I do sincerely feel that I have been here before, in some other capacity. It is because of my spiritual understanding and enlightenment that I know this lifetime has its own direction and its own effect, which adds to the significance of pausing for one day out of each year to take stock of my life and remember my year that was.

I have always looked forward to my birthday, even doing an annual thirty day countdown with my brother from another mother (his birthday is the day before mine) since we were eleven going on twelve; but that stopped when we turned 30. “Thirty days to thirty-one” just didn’t have the right ring to it. When I turned thirty a couple years ago, I decided to start taking a holiday of reflection on my birthday. I reflect on my life thus far, particularly its past year; looking at accomplishments, setbacks, hurdles, victories, departed loved ones, new friendships and friendships that still stand the test of time.

Today I am grateful for another year, another birthday, another “stopportunity” to pause and give thanks for the incredible life that is mine. If today is your special day, Happy Birthday!

So as I spend this next week preparing for my life anniversary, pretend that it’s your birthday too and take a good look at your past year – what are you most grateful for? Next week’s Message of Gratitude will post right before the big day and I’ll share an excerpt from my personal “year in review.” If you’re not yet receiving my posts in your email, scroll down a bit and you should see where you can “Follow.”

Have a grateful day!

Dr. B


Johnny Bergstrom, Msc.D, AMDA

The Gratitude Guru, Dr. Johnny Bergstrom, is the Host of The Center of Gratitude Radio Show, Doctor of Metaphysical Science,  Enlightened Master, World Traveler, Author, Blogger, Volunteer and Member of the American Metaphysical Doctors Association.


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Thanks-a-Latte Thursday: Perspective of Abundant Prosperity



Perspective: Abundant Prosperity


What is “Abundant Prosperity?”

Abundant Prosperity is a state of being; it’s a result of similar thoughts and feelings; but most importantly, it’s a perspective.

A perspective is how any one person views anything. Most commonly, people either have a positive or negative perspective. So today, I want to share my gratitude, my “thanks-a-latte” for my perspective of Abundant Prosperity.

My perspective of Abundant Prosperity is just as valid as a negative or positive perspective; except an Abundant Prosperity perspective is one that results from direct and deliberate intention, while the others seem to occur a little more effortlessly.

To live in the state of Abundant Prosperity, one chooses to look at the bright side of everything – period! As a person who thrives from maintaining this perspective, I do not allow myself to be distracted by circumstantial elements that might get me to think in any way other than positively.

People ask me all the time, “How are you always so positive?” I tell them that it’s because I choose to be. So many people are consumed by negativity and years ago, I used to be as well. It wasn’t until 2012 that I really confronted my negative habits and negative attitude and I am so glad I was able to completely redirect and shift my focus to the bright side because today, I am the happiest version of myself I’ve ever known.

Everything in my life is beautiful. I wake up with a beaming smile each and every morning; I wake up next to the man who looks at me every day like he’s won the lottery; I worry about nothing; I surround myself with positive, upbeat people who vibrate on the same energy frequency that I do; I seek out and applaud gestures of selflessness and giving; I touch the lives of everyone I meet through my smile and gentle heart; and I take absolute pride and solace in the honest truth that I am someone from who plenty of people want to soak up brightening energy. To experience all of this as my life, shows me that I am living my Ultimate Life at The Ultimate Level and it is because I decided to see my life and my potential from the Perspective of Abundant Prosperity, and I will continue to elevate my existence as long as I live.

I wish you “a-latte” Gratitude today and every day! Today is meant for you – however you want it to go. Give thanks in advance for the day you want to enjoy, not endure; and pay your grateful fortune forward so that others will feel as incredibly as you do!

Thanks-a-Latte for reading! Have a grateful day!

Dr B.

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Thanks-a-Latte Thursday!



It’s Thanks-a-Latte Thursday! To celebrate Thursday this week, I would like to share with you a direct excerpt from my Gratitude journal yesterday. Today’s Gratitude is being written now, as I have my morning latte moment to myself.

I wanted to share this excerpt from yesterday just to show you how simple it is to write from a stream of consciousness, with no limits, boundaries or guidelines. Just you, paper, and a pen. If you prefer to make it digital, go for it!
“Thank you for yet another gorgeous day in paradise. Thank you for my family, for my friends, for every smile and warm-hearted gesture sent my way. Thank you for every functioning air conditioner that keeps me cool as this South Florida Summer heats up. Thank you for enlightening me to begin with gratitude so that I may feel full and whole from the beginning, which then gives me everything I need to give of myself to others. Thank you for showing me from within that I am enough, I am valued, I am worthy, I am loved, I am needed and I am, ultimate. Thank you for my health. Thank you for my fitness. Thank you for my role models. Thank you for my internal alarm clock that always keeps me punctual. Thank you for life changing events. Thank you for quality time with my mom. Thank you for every morning and every evening with my husband. Thank you for my freedom from negativity. Thank you for emancipating me from drama and feeling the need to concern myself with issues which aren’t mine. Thank you for beautiful juices made just for me by people who look forward to seeing me each week. Thank you for giving me abundance at every turn, furthering my life with prosperity and joy. Thank you for filling my life so that I may share my gifts with others. Thank you for spreading the word about my podcast to everyone around the world so they, too, may learn how to create an Ultimate Life. Thank you for showing me The Ultimate Level. Thank you for teaching me how to allow the noise in order to silence it. Thank you for encouraging daily meditation, multiple times per day, for five minutes each time. I love being centered with Gratitude and I love that I have unlocked the power within me to shape my life exactly how I know and want it to be. Here’s to another day at The Ultimate Level with my Ultimate Life, living, ULTIMATELY!”

Excerpt from the Gratitude Journal of The Gratitude Guru for June 28, 2017.

So as you sip your latte or your coffee or your tea or even your matcha – give “thanks-a-latte.”

With Ultimate Gratitude for your time –

Dr. B


Johnny Bergstrom, Msc.D, AMDA

The Gratitude Guru, Dr. Johnny Bergstrom, is the Host of The Center of Gratitude Radio Show, Doctor of Metaphysical Science,  Enlightened Master, World Traveler, Author, Blogger, Volunteer and Member of the American Metaphysical Doctors Association.


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Setting Your Focus with Gratitude

Begin with Gratitude

Thank you for another day. Thank you for the sun, the rain and the gentle breeze. Thank you for all of the love that surrounds me this and every day. Thank you for the coffee in my cup and the bed I just slept in. Thank you for my consciousness of living at The Ultimate Level and for my constant ability to decide to live ultimately. Thank you for every act of giving administered by others and thank you for the grateful receiving experienced by the entire world.


Set Your Focus with Gratitude

As we come together this Sunday, I am so grateful for your attention to my giving of Gratitude and I am so excited to share what’s happening at The Center of Gratitude Radio Show tomorrow, June 19, at 10:00am. The topic is “Setting Your Focus with Gratitude” and I am discussing the purpose of setting goals; the pros and cons to setting “challenges” which don’t often work; comparing diet mentality and behaviors to lifestyle change mentality and behaviors; and I will discuss how to alter challenges and short-term focus into livable, habitual, repeatable, daily lifestyle practices that will maintain the goals that you have achieved, allowing you to constantly set new and different goals. I will also explain, exactly, how to change your approach to setting goals so that once you accomplish it, you maintain it – and never have to strive for the same goal again.

The Ultimate Level

Next week you’ll gain insight into The Ultimate Level – you’ve seen and heard me talk about The Ultimate Level for quite some time and coming up next time at The Center of Gratitude, I will reveal exactly what The Ultimate Level is, how it will elevate your life to an unprecedented degree of joy and everything else you need to know in order to create your Ultimate Life at The Ultimate Level.

Thank you for your gratitude! Have a grateful day!



Johnny Bergstrom, Msc.D, AMDA

The Gratitude Guru, Dr. Johnny Bergstrom, is the Host of The Center of Gratitude Radio Show, Doctor of Metaphysical Science,  Enlightened Master, World Traveler, Author, Blogger, Volunteer and Member of the American Metaphysical Doctors Association.


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All Relationships with Gratitude



Valentine’s Day is Tuesday! This article pertains to every relationship! I’m imparting a lot of wisdom today, so make sure you have a pen and paper handy because you’ll want to jot some things down!

Relationships are huge. Unless you’re an android or some kind of robot, your connection to others is a major contributing factor to the quality of life you have as a thinking, feeling “being.”

While there are so many different types of relationships, the foundation of all relationships is the same. It always begins and ends with you.

What you contribute to a relationship is what you will get out of it. If you give of yourself, then your relationships will thrive.

But why does it have to start with me? What about what the other people are doing?

The Law of Attraction is what makes all of this possible and true. The Law says that what you give, you receive. If you are giving love or positivity in any relationship, you will receive life results that are in line with what you have been thinking and feeling. If you are adamant about waiting for other people to do their part, what you expect from them, in order for you to be happy – you’re going to be waiting for a long time; that is, until you start the conversation.

Are your relationships working FOR YOU?

I hear people complain all the time about how this relationship and that relationship aren’t working.

To blame others is to focus on and exist in negativity, which can and will only produce more of that. Well, he/she is so mean to me; he’s/she’s power-hungry and he/she doesn’t care about anyone but himself/herself. Sadly, I hear this too often. Look at that statement. “He’s/She’s this” and “he’s/she’s that” and he/she, he/she, he/she; nothing about “me” or “I.”

It is important to note that blaming others for their roles in your various relationships is useless and will not produce the relationship you desire. To gain the relationship circumstances that you desire, YOU need to think, feel and administer them, FIRST. With one simple question, “And what are you doing about that?” the responsibility of that person’s participation in the relationship in question is immediately deflected to the actions or lack of actions from the other person or persons involved.

Write this down. What am I doing about that?

“I don’t know – I guess I’ll have to find a new job (or new relationship).”

So instead of taking responsibility for our own roles in toxic relationships, we think we just need to be removed from that relationship. Some of you may agree with that thinking, but I have to tell you – I have seen too many times where the same people keep finding problems in their various relationships and they never understand that the problem is THEM.

No matter what type of relationship you may have an issue with, it all begins and ends with you. I am about to share the true magic that exists when you understand the power of your involvement in any and every relationship you will ever have.

Consider this a check-up for you to reflect on your relationships, whether with family, friends, colleagues or romantic partners and see which ones are lacking in love and think of ways that YOU can INFUSE them with love.

Relationships are the ultimate reciprocation – what you give to them is what you get out of them. Love a little, get a little love. Love a lot, and get a lot back.

All relationships thrive or fail based on their level of communication.

In all of your relationships, effective communication will give you peace and clarity, always.

Effective Communication includes active listening on both parts.

Active listening includes eye contact. Get your face out of your phone or tablet and look at your partner when they speak to you, unless you’re out of the room or can’t see them.

When they speak, especially if they’re telling you something and conveying a lot of emotion, repeat back to them what they’ve said to confirm you understood their message clearly, since it could have very easily been missed through their emotional delivery.

If your counterpart is repeating back to you and they’re incorrect, do not get angry – get clear. Their attempt at repeating your message back to you is an obvious attempt at understanding what was said and being undividedly present with you. Be kind, be sweet and be gentle. You are behaving from The Center of Gratitude – why would you be mean to them?

Professional Relationships “with gratitude”

Whether you’re the boss or the employee, you’re in a relationship. And most often, this is the relationship that affects your other relationships the most. If you’re mad at your boss on Friday, you take your frustrations home with you and let them out on your partner and/or your family and those feelings could potentially ruin your weekend. If you’re mad at your employees, you do the same to your nearest and dearest.

By working with gratitude, your professional relationships evolve into those of respect, understanding, compassion and empowerment.

To the employers, your support staff isn’t incompetent, they aren’t onboard to sabotage your efforts and their primary goal is to SUPPORT YOU. It’s hard to support someone who just seems to keep tearing you down.

Don’t be a horrible boss.

Be the boss every person on a support team wishes for.

It isn’t enough to get a paycheck for work performed. Every person who is employed expects a check. Their paycheck is not conditional based upon the degree of work they do – they show up – they work – they get paid. However, if you think for one second that you can speak to a so-called underling however you choose and if you think that they will continue to take abuse and mistreatment from you, you are mistaken and you’ll be looking for a replacement very soon because that person will quit – because of YOU; every relationship begins and ends with YOU.

Take pride in how you treat others.

Help the bottom line of your company by implementing a few meaningful changes; changes that will reduce turnover and will make your corporate culture thrive.

What motivates employees to do a great job is either the intrinsic motivator of personal pride or the desire to perform so well that the extrinsic motivator of receiving praise from their boss occurs, or both.  Unless you work on commission, your paycheck is not motivating you to go above and beyond your job description.


Gratitude is not hierarchal.

It doesn’t have to be a big production. Go to their desks, don’t email them, and within earshot of their co-workers, praise them for what they’ve done for you that day or that week. Look them in the eye with sincere gratitude and thank them for coming in and doing a great job. You will walk through your office in disbelief of how many smiles and salutations you receive from happy employees – all because everyone is working with gratitude.

Thank you for making it to this point in my article – I know this one was a little longer than usual. Let’s review what we’ve read:

  • All relationships begin and end with YOU.
  • When any relationship is not what you want it to be, its changes start with YOU. Ask yourself, “What am I doing about that?”
  • Gratitude will give you everything you give, first. From your grateful heart, GIVE just because, and the universe will reciprocate by giving you an ultimate life.
  • By seeing your employees and coworkers as people and remembering that they too, need love and admiration, give thanks for each unique quality they each bring to your business and your corporate culture will thrive!
  • Finally, every successful relationship thrives because of effective communication. Ears up, eyes forward and check-in to the person or people you’re engaging with.



Be sure to tune in to The Center of Gratitude Radio Show every Monday at 10:00 EST for my podcast “with gratitude.” I have a very special Valentine’s Day episode planned for you, which, on February 13, is all about relationships! Grab your love, grab a friend, and definitely grab some chocolate as you “tune in” to “tune up” all of your relationships!


Together, we CAN and WILL change the world, WITH GRATITUDE!

 Global Equality



Johnny Bergstrom, Msc.D, AMDA

The Gratitude Guru, Johnny Bergstrom, Msc.D, is a Doctor of Metaphysics, Enlightened Master, Host of The Center of Gratitude Radio Show and Member of the American Metaphysical Doctors Association.


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Ultimate Motivator Monday!

Happy Friday!

I hope you’ll join me this Monday, February 6th, as I present my Ultimate Motivator with Gratitude! This is a special show, it will be thirty minutes instead of my normal fifteen minutes. I encourage you to call in with your questions or motivation challenges (you’ll challenge me to motivate you or to seek guidance with motivation LIVE ON THE AIR.) Call in during the first fifteen minutes! Call 646-564-9757 or post your question or motivation challenge to Facebook or submit it via Twitter.



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Happy Friday!



Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week with gratitude!

Reminder! On MONDAY I am going to be LIVE ON THE AIR at The Center of Gratitude discussing how to eliminate negativity from your life! Block out 15 minutes and tune in so you can start your week “with gratitude!”10:00a EST and you can click here to listen!

I also want to update you on how you can connect with me:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, The Gratitude Guru Website

***Mark your calendar!*** On Monday, February 6th I am going to have a special, 30 Minute episode which is my “Monthly Motivation with Gratitude!” My monthly motivators are powerful, uplifting, inspirational! Give Motivation a standing ovation and join me to set your own course for February as well as for creating your ultimate life! If you would like to call in with your questions, dial 646-564-9757 during showtime or you can post your questions to any of the above-linked social media outlets!

If you could use a positive, life pep talk, do not miss this episode!

Thank you for listening!



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On Air with Gratitude!



It is with the utmost excitement and GRATITUDE that I announce my new radio show, The Center of Gratitude! My global outreach of teaching the world how to create ultimate lives with gratitude continues with me taking my wisdom to the airwaves!

Join me, won’t you? Beginning January 30th at 10:00a.m. EST! Initially, my shows will be directed at commuters or busy listeners, so they’ll be relatively short – about fifteen minutes each.

With Blog Talk Radio, after live shows are broadcast, they are immediately available as on-demand podcasts. Simply tap the cloud icon when the podcast is playing and you will have navigational control to go back or advance.

I’m so thrilled to be on this path and I’m so grateful to the wonderful Janiece Carlson for inspiring me to take my message ON AIR! Janiece has a great program on Blog Talk Radio called The Networking Diva Hour. You can check her show out here.

The world is changing – and it’s changing, WITH GRATITUDE!

The time for happiness is NOW.

The time for joy is ALWAYS.

The time for you to create your ultimate life, has come. Join me! We’ll do it TOGETHER!

 Global Equality


Johnny Bergstrom, Msc.D, AMDA

The Gratitude Guru, Johnny Bergstrom, Msc.D, is a Doctor of Metaphysics, Enlightened Master and Member of the American Metaphysical Doctors Association.


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