Over 30 years ago, we started hearing about positive psychology as a field of study in psychology. Gratitude, optimism, forgiveness, happiness, and compassion were studied in comparison to attention traditionally paid to so-called negative psychology including mental illness, stress, trauma, addiction, and so on. What they found was that positive psychology had powerful effects on our health and not only mental and emotional health. The research found positive connections to physical, emotional, and even spiritual health. Over the years, we’ve learned that gratitude is one of the most powerful traits of those living an emotionally healthy life. Today on the show we’re talking about the power of gratitude in your life and how you can build a daily practice of grace yourself!
Links & Notes
“Forget Big Change, Start with a Tiny Habit” — BJ Fogg at TEDxFremont
Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by David R. Hawkins