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Not Just in Your Head—The Science of Gratitude

Gratitude feels great! But what’s really going on in our bodies when we’re feeling thankful?

Find out in this 3-minute video, where you’ll also learn how to shift from an anxious to a grateful state of mind.

And for more on this topic, check out this previous blog post, Finding Peace When Bad Things Happen.

Did this change the way you view gratitude? Please share your thoughts below!


Dunn, L. (2015, Nov). Be thankful: Science says gratitude is good for your health. Retrieved from https://www.today.com/health/be-thankful-science-says-gratitude-good-your-health-t58256

Lanese, N. (2019, May). Fight or Flight: The Sympathetic Nervous System. Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/65446-sympathetic-nervous-system.html

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


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