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“Gratitude is like fertilizer for the mind”

Robert Emmons, PhD

According to studies conducted by Robert Emmons, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, gratitude is like fertilizer for the mind. When practiced, it activates multiple brain systems in ways that support mental and emotional well-being.

In a series of experiments, Emmons found that when people focused on their “blessings,” as opposed to their hassles or complaints, they significantly increased feelings of joy, happiness, and overall well-being.

What makes gratitude so powerful? Like an amplifier, gratitude pumps up the volume on the good in our lives, Emmons says. Our minds take the shape of the thoughts and emotions that flow through them.

What is shaping your mind today?

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