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Science Proves That Gratitude Is Key to Well-Being

Science Proves That Gratitude Is Key to Well-Being

Acting happy, coaxes one’s brain toward positive emotions “Building the best life does not require fealty to feelings in the name of authenticity, but rather rebelling against negative impulses and acting right even when we don’t feel like it,” says Arthur C. Brooks, author of Gross National Happiness, in a column in the New York Times. In the article, from 2015, he argues that “acting grateful can actually make you grateful” and uses science to prove it. A 2003 study…

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The Benefits of Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

The Benefits of Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

We shortchange our well-being by reserving this resource just for Thanksgiving. “When I look back on the suffering in my life, this may sound really strange, but I see it now as a gift. I would have never asked for it for a second. I hated it while it was happening and I protested as loudly as I could, but suffering happened anyway. Now, in retrospect I see the way in which it deepened my being immeasurably.” ~Ram Dass It’s…

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8 Mental Habits That Suck Happiness From Your Life

8 Mental Habits That Suck Happiness From Your Life

There are different personality traits people possess which pretty much map out how their lives unfold. Each of you have developed certain habits and emotional masks that determine how you deal with your life and the people in it. You may not even notice it, but certain habits have the ability to keep you happy while the others can make you downright miserable. Here are 8 habits that can suck happiness out of your life. 1. Not Forgiving Yourself Let’s…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Human bones are 31% water. Deja Vu occurs when your brain tries to apply a memory of a past situation to your current one, fails, and makes you feel like it has happened. Women have twice as many pain receptors on their bodies than men. But, a much higher pain tolerance. Studies show being ‘grateful’ helps you make better decisions and investments. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

Do This One Thing for Increased Happiness in the New Year

Do This One Thing for Increased Happiness in the New Year

A specific and simple mindset shift can make a big difference. As we look toward the new year, many of us make resolutions. I’ve talked at length about ways to make these resolutions more likely to stick (hint: “Lose weight” is just not likely to happen!) A great many of them fail because the goals are not formulated in a way that is conducive to achieving them, or because we lose steam once the year gets underway, as Haagen-Dazs wins…

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Don’t Let Facebook Depress You. Here’s How to Practice Gratitude Online

Don’t Let Facebook Depress You. Here’s How to Practice Gratitude Online

By: Terita Heath-Wlaz    May 28, 2016     Follow Terita at @teritaheathwlaz Recent research suggests that using Facebook can make us feel gloomy and dissatisfied with our lives. Maybe we’re missing our grown kids, or comparing ourselves to a wildly successful old friend. Whatever the cause, the news is a bummer. But let’s be honest: we like Facebook, and quitting isn’t going to happen, right? Instead, we can harness the power of gratitude and storytelling to improve the way…

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Counting Your Blessings Can Improve Your Life

Counting Your Blessings Can Improve Your Life

Health Benefits of Gratitude: 5 Ways Counting Your Blessings Can Improve Your Life Thanksgiving will come and go, but the positive effects of gratitude can last all year.  by Beth Dreher Gratitude can help you sleep better In a study from Grant MacEwan University in Alberta, Canada, anxious students slept better when they jotted down a list of things they were thankful for before bed every night for a week than when they didn’t do the writing exercise. Study authors…

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10 Words Everyone Should Live By

10 Words Everyone Should Live By

BY DR. LAWRENCE ROSEN   JULY 10, 2013 I’ve noticed a trend in wellness circles. Whether in my work with patients or in my yoga classes, I keep coming across the same words. On a given day, one might be the theme of a dharma talk or a TED Talk video someone mentioned to me. (Or, as was the case one strange morning, the same word was featured in both.) I am sure the universe is sending me messages, and…

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10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Written by Belle Beth Cooper       Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It’s also no surprise that it’s the Nr.1 value for Buffer’s culture, if you see our slidedeck about it. So naturally we are obsessed with it. I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become…

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Boost Your Health With a Dose of Gratitude

Boost Your Health With a Dose of Gratitude

If you want to get healthier, give thanks. By Elizabeth Heubeck       WebMD Feature Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD What would happen if we extended the tradition of giving thanks, typically celebrated just once a year during the holiday season, throughout the entire year? Such gratitude would be rewarded with better health, say researchers. No pill? No strict diet or exercise regimen? Can just a positive emotion such as gratitude guarantee better health? It may be a dramatic departure…

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