How to Start a Daily Gratitude Practice - 6 Useful Tips

By
Stacy Slawitsky

Want to sleep better, enjoy more fulfilling relationships, experience more positive emotions, greater life satisfaction and lower levels of depression and stress?

Introduce a daily gratitude practice. Gratitude has a powerful effect on our health and well-being, research shows. In fact, at the University of California, Davis, an entire lab is devoted to research on measuring gratitude and its effects, headed by Dr. Robert Emmons.

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New Study: Can Prenatal Yoga Help Labor Pain and Delivery Outcomes?

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From Russia with Love: The Kindness of Strangers

It was Moscow, October, 1971, at the height of the Cold War. The Russian language class in my high school in Denmark, where I grew up, was taking a school trip to Moscow and Leningrad. They had a few empty... Read more