With the holidays around the corner this episode with Yo is inspired by some of her learning about gratitude while podcasting. And whenever she wants to learn more about an emotion, she always goes to Brené Brown and her book, Atlas of the Heart. Brené wrote in that book that the expert on gratitude was Robert Emmons, a professor at UC Davis and one of the leading scholars in positive psychology movement. So she'll dig in and offer you her insights into his book, Thanks! His work on gratitude has been feature in the Washington Post, NY Times, Time, Newsweek, and other mainstream media.
1. These are the components of gratitude: Something external triggers the feeling; Our brain processes the trigger in a significant way with a physiological response – example being an expressive component like a smile
2. The research is there – gratitude brings us so many benefits - to our health, social interactions, and wellbeing. Practicing gratitude makes us happier.
3. We are offered 10 techniques to approaching gratitude which can help us get in touch with the capability to open the door to appreciation for the gifts we are given!
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