Greater Gratitude

Feeling and expressing gratitude frequently is important in developing resilience. Doing so boosts production of the “love hormone” oxytocin, which obviously makes us feel good! The following Mayo Clinic article briefly describes how modern stress differs from the stress human brains evolved to deal with and suggests an excellent way to develop a habit of gratitude:

Geminid meteor

A Geminid meteor shoots by the constellation Orion.
Be grateful for the protection our atmosphere provides!
Photo credit: Flickr/Josh Beasley (CC BY-SA 2.0 license)

Author: Michael Hebert

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