Robert Emmons, Ph.D. | Gratitude Works!

emmons_casual_picWe’ve heard so much about the importance of gratitude. We know we should practice gratitude daily because it’s good for us! It’s good for our health and happiness. It’s good for neutralizing negative emotions. It’s good for relationships. It’s great for deepening our enjoyment of life, and so many other things.

But why? What is it about gratitude that makes it such a game changer? ...


4 Strategies to Enhance Gratitude

Gratitude has slipped into mainstream consciousness as a panacea — a straight shot to joy and well-being without construction or detours. According to recent research, gratitude’s recent omnipresence in the personal development sphere is well deserved.

Gratitude is an acknowledgement of the goodness in your life, a general state of thankfulness or appreciation. When one practices the cultivation of gratitude, he or she often realizes that this goodness is mostly external, outside of one’s being. It helps people focus on what ...