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Why Gratitude Is Good

Why Gratitude Is Good

Jun 20, 2011-- "Count your blessings," we're often told -- but what good does that do us? Plenty, according to Robert Emmons, the world's leading scientific expert on gratitude. After a decade of research, Dr. Emmons has found that people who practice gratitude have stronger immune systems, feel happier and more optimistic, and are more generous and compassionate. In this thorough article from Greater Good magazine, Dr. Emmons explores why gratitude does us so much good, brings to light the obstacles to practicing gratitude, and offers steps to leading a more grateful life. (72479 reads)


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