The science behind gratitude

In case you haven’t heard, gratitude is where it’s at!

Since today is Thanksgiving for those of us in the United States, you know I just had to talk about gratitude for this week’s blog video. I must say that I love how we’ve turned this holiday into a gratitude food fest. Two of my favorite things combined into one! Gratitude is certainly something we can always use more of in our lives though, rather than a once-a-year event.

After all, we have a tendency to focus on our lack. Some argue that it’s just ‘being realistic,’ while others explain that it’s our survival instinct. However, when we focus on lack instead of abundance, we get more lack.

The best way I’ve found to break the cycle is by expressing gratitude. The truth is that it is more than just a nice sentiment. It has some real power behind it, which I explain in today’s video.

For instance, there are some awesome neurological and physiological benefits to be had.

Indeed it feels good to be grateful for a reason! The more you express gratitude, the more you have that makes you feel grateful. Now, that’s a cycle I’d like to be in!

Tune in to today’s video to learn more about the power of gratitude, as well as some tips for incorporating it into your day in the most efficient ways possible. I would LOVE to hear for what you are most grateful, so please feel free to comment below. As for me, I am incredibly grateful for all of you, and for all of your support and encouragement.

And for those of you celebrating it today, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a lovely day spent with family and friends, bonding over food, stories, or whatever your tradition may be!

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  1. Hey Nicole,
    I have been at the dentist office waiting to have a dental procedure done and have felt so anxious and fearful. So as I’m sitting there I start to thank God that I’m able to go to the dentist, that I have access to a good dentist, that I still have all my teeth, etc…
    Then the fear and anxiety goes away, because fear and anxiety cannot coexist with gratitude. So I make the decision to be grateful rather than fearful.

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