Gratitude Study

Psychologists Robert Emmons of U.C. Davis and Michael McCullough of the University of Miami have found that practicing gratitude can actually improve our emotional and physical well-being. Their ongoing Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness has found that people who keep weekly gratitude journals had fewer physical symptoms, exercised more, had a better outlook on life and were more likely to reach their goals.

People with neuro muscular disease who practiced daily gratitude "had more high-energy positive moods, felt more connected to others, and felt more positive about life in comparison to a control group.”

When you slow down long enough to notice the details around you,
you will be awed by the beauty and abundance in the world. This is a good time to express your thankfulness for all that you have and all that you are going to create in your life.

Keeping a Gratitude Journal is nothing more than writing down a few things each day that you are grateful for, yet this practice holds magical will begin to look for things throughout your day to write down....once you get going, Gratitude will over flow from your journal because there are so many things to be grateful for. Therein lies the magic of expressing GRATITUDE in your journal.

Gratitude connects you to a state of appreciation that spills over into everything you do and experience. It inspires you to view your life through a state of grace.

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Author's Bio: 

Sue became involved with Healing Touch in 1998 and received her certification as a Healing Touch practitioner in 2002. She is also a Certified Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner, a Reiki Practitioner, and a Quantum Touch Practitioner. She uses energy-based therapies for trauma release work with success. She has been a guest speaker for numerous organizations, as well as presenting at state conferences. Sue has written articles on energy work for alternative and complementary newsletters and online publications. She has developed material and has been a trainer for education classes for child care. She has been able to integrate energy based therapies into local hospital’s operating and recovery rooms as well as providing these therapies to newborn babies at a local hospital. As a volunteer at health fairs and cancer survivor retreats offering energy based therapies, Sue has gained experience in dealing with a variety of health challenges. Sue teaches Care for Self and Subtle Body Energy classes at a local career College and has helped conduct workshops with local hospitals and hospice for caregivers. She is in private practice in Louisiana.