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Many articles and books point to incredible research-proven benefits from practicing mindfulness and gratitude, including the following:

    • Lessens anxiety.
    • Cultivates compassion.
    • Improves behavior.
    • Reduces stress.
    • Boosts concentration and memory.
    • Triggers the parasympathetic system (calming system).
    • Fosters resilience.

Here are just a few of the resources that I’ve found helpful:

Davis, PhD, D. and Hayes, PhD, J. (2012, Jul/Aug). What Are the Benefits of Mindfulness. Retrieved from  https://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/07-08/ce-corner.aspx.

Willard, Psyd, Christopher. Growing Up Mindful. Boulder: Sounds True, 2016.

Ackerman, C. (2017, Mar). The 23 Amazing Health Benefits of Mindfulness for Body and Brain. Retrieved from https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/benefits-of-mindfulness/.

Weare, K. (2012, Apr). Evidence for the Impact of Mindfulness on Children and Young People. Retrieved from http://prsinstitute.org/downloads/related/spiritual-sciences/meditation/EvidencefortheImpactofMindfulness.pdf.

Froh, J. and Giacomo, B. (2012, Nov). How to Foster Gratitude in Schools. Retrieved from https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_foster_gratitude_in_schools.

The Hawn Foundation. The MindUP Curriculum (Grades Pre-K—2). New York: Scholastic Inc., 2011.