Gratitude and Joy
Research shows that mindfulness practice can help rewire our brains for happiness. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to decrease stress and increase happiness, and the practice of compassion and caring for others is key to better relationships, health, and emotional well-being. By teaching children mindfulness skills we help them increase their well-being and enable them to meet the stresses of the world with presence, self-compassion, and openness. Here are two powerful practices for cultivating gratitude and building resilience in difficult times." Read more
Did you know that gratitude literally transforms your brain?
According to UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, regularly expressing gratitude literally changes the molecular structure of the brain, keeps the gray matter functioning, and makes us healthier and happier.
When you feel happiness, the central nervous system is affected. You are more peaceful, less reactive, and less resistant. And gratitude is the most effective practice for stimulating feelings of happiness. Read more
So there are lots of good reasons to practice Gratitude!
What are three things you are grateful for today?
Can you make it a daily practice to practice Gratitude?
Here's to being mindful of what we're grateful for, and to experiencing more joy!