Some of us may experience saying what we are thankful for at a Thanksgiving meal. But did you know that being grateful can significantly enhance your well-being if you incorporate it into your daily life?
There are many scientific studies on this topic and the results are indisputable.
Researchers have found that people with “grateful dispositions... sleep better, are less depressed, have less fatigue, have more self-confidence to take care of themselves, and have less systemic inflammation.”
Gratitude grows parts of our brain that include reward centers, moral cognition, fairness, and justice-- aka pleasure and wisdom. It enhances relationships and social connections. It helps combat our natural negativity bias.
And it’s FREE!
Let’s cultivate gratitude together. Here you'll find recordings of all the M2 Wellable Be Grateful series sessions from 2021. Just scroll down. *Bonus* If you missed the Be Mindful and Resilient series we offered in May 2021, those workshops are below too, as are some guided mindfulness meditations.
We humans thrive in community. Studies show that tending to quality relationships and giving back boost your happiness, health and sense of well-being. Loving Kindness is a practice that helps us build compassion and nurture community.
Fearlessness is the ability to look deeply inside ourselves and know who we truly are. It’s also the ability to lean into whatever our life is offering us. When life is particularly challenging, it takes courage to do that. We start right where we are, coming to mediation.
Bringing your mind into the present moment can be a practice of gratitude. Pause to appreciate our body’s connection to the earth, and invite awareness of the many ways we are supported.
Open yourself to your basic goodness. We need not be fixed. We simply honor the imperfection of being human with mindful self-compassion.