“Gratitude gives you control. Gratitude gives you the power to say whatever the circumstances, whatever the situation is, “I’m going to make myself happier. I’m going to find the good in it.”
After accepting a challenge to live her life more gratefully, Janie Kaplan felt like her life changed for the better—and in a big way.
The science is in—expressing gratitude is amazing for our well-being. Then why is it that so many of us have a hard time doing something that so clearly helps us every day?
Janice Harper is an acclaimed writer and producer who has popularized the concept of a gratitude journal. She is the author of two books – The Gratitude Diaries and The Genius of Women – both of which explore the power of gratitude and how it can help us be happier and more content. Janice’s journey to understand the power of gratitude started when she conducted a national survey and discovered that while most people thought being grateful made them happier, only a few people actually expressed gratitude. This prompted her to challenge herself to spend a year living more gratefully and the result was the best year of her life.
On this episode of the podcast, we’re joined by journalist Janice Kaplan to discuss the power of gratitude. Janice shares her own journey to understand the power of gratitude and how it can help us be happier, more content, and less thrown off by life’s curveballs. Janice talks about how being grateful can help decrease stress, lower blood pressure, and improve sleep. She also shares her tips for how to start a gratitude practice, such as keeping a gratitude journal, reframing difficult moments, and focusing on the positives.
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