An Attitude of Gratitude has Tangible Health Benefits

Gratitude originates from the Latin word gratus which means “thankful”. Thanksgiving Day is often viewed as a time of family gathering, the practice of conscious gratitude, and often overindulgence in food.  What many people don’t realize is that the daily practice of conscious gratitude and thanksgiving has tangible health benefits. Two psychologists, Dr. Robert Emmons and Dr. Michael McCullough looked at the role gratitude plays in physical and emotional well-being.  They took three groups … [Read more...]