Category Archives: Gratitude

Gratitude is good for you!

Increasingly science suggests that gratitude is good for us. Research by Robert Emmons indicates that people who consciously focus on gratitude experience greater emotional wellbeing and physical health than those who don’t. Continue reading

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Gratitude and joy – an intimate relationship

I am increasingly inclined to think that joy and gratitude are close companions, engaged in a mutual dance of enrichment. When we experience that moment of joy, whether at the birth of a child or in witnessing a beautiful sunset, is it possible to feel joy without a sense of gratitude? (This article continues by defining gratitude as a state of being, a lens through which to view life, a practice and acknowledging its connection to joy, wonder and mindfulness.) Continue reading

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