Change Your Life With the 30-Day Thank You Challenge | Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

February 25, 2015 10:51 PM

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Change Your Life With the 30-Day Thank You Challenge | Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

If you are looking for a way to boost your happiness, health and relationships with one simple practice, the answer to your search is this: Gratitude. Studies have shown that cultivating an attitude of thankfulness in your life correlates with well-being, strengthened relationships with romantic partners and other individuals, and health benefits like a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure and improved sleep.

Scientists have yet to explain exactly how gratitude produces these impressive benefits, but there are some theories that perhaps gratitude increases brain-levels of dopamine, the "feel-good" neurotransmitter. In addition the Institute of Heartmath suggests that the positive effects begin in the hea...

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