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Gratitude: How It Affects Your Brain and Heart

Cultivating gratitude is part of my daily routine. I feel truly fortunate for all the wonderful moments and people in my life. There are many ways of cultivating gratitude-quick and easy ways that I described in a December 2014 blog post, "Three Ways of Cultivating Gratitude." Today, I want to dig a little deeper and examine gratitude and its health benefits. Our brain There is increased interest among neuroscientists in studying how gratitude-which can be considered a scientific… [Read More]

Three Ways of Cultivating Gratitude

During the holiday season, we often talk about being thankful. We appreciate our friends and family and our health. We look at everything in our favor and ponder our positive life experiences. When we do this, we are indeed practicing the art of gratitude. Gratitude is defined as "the feeling of appreciation and thanks." It is an emotion expressing gratefulness for what one has-as opposed what one wants or needs. Gratitude brings about the opportunity to see a situation from mor… [Read More]
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