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What Expressing Gratitude Can Do To Our Happiness Will Amaze You

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Take a look at this experiment, participants are asked to write a letter to whom they want to thank for. Then the participants are made to call them and this is what happen.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, March 27, 5:04 PM

I wonder if this simple intervention might help people with chronic pain cope better.  I bet it relates to right to left neocortex shifting.

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12 Spiritual Principles to Live By | Maria Shriver

12 Spiritual Principles to Live By | Maria Shriver | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Despite dyslexia, I went back to college and earned my Masters in psychology. Looking at me now, you’d think I’d been handed my accomplishments on a silver platter, but this is not the case. Everything I know about spirituality — these principles that I am about to share with you — were learned over time (usually through trial-and-error), but they’ve served me in good stead and will do the same for you, if you let them.

 

Here are the 12 Spiritual Principles I try to live by on a daily basis:


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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 7, 2013 9:37 PM

Once you remove the payoff from the equation, you will find yourself catapulted to the next level of true selflessness, understanding that the reward for loving is love; the reward for being of service is being of service.

—Howard C. Samuels


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John Michel's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:22 PM

The self-esteem that comes from reaching out and helping other people is invaluable. It gets you out of your own head and helps you not feel overwhelmed by problems or other concerns. It helps you feel connected.

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The power of ‘thanks’

The power of ‘thanks’ | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
In “Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan,” Francesca Gino, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, explores a range of fascinating subjects, including how emotions influence decisions and the...

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Tom Wojick's comment, March 21, 2013 8:58 AM
Thanks for this post. It made a difference in my day, Thank You
The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 21, 2013 9:01 PM

Gratitude, appreciation, encouragement, love, etc...these qualities bring authentic engagement to our lives.

"Do not miss a single chance - not one single opportunity - to tell someone how wonderful they are, how special they are, how important to you they are, how incredible as a person they are, how beautiful they are inside and out. Do not miss a single opening in which to insert such a comment, genuinely felt and genuinely meant."
- Neale Donald Walsch

Giovanni Benavides's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:05 PM

#psychology #mental health

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6 Habits of Highly Grateful People

6 Habits of Highly Grateful People | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Gratitude (and its sibling, appreciation) is the mental tool we use to remind ourselves of the good stuff. It’s a lens that helps us to see the things that don’t make it onto our lists of problems to be solved. It’s a spotlight that we shine on the people who give us the good things in life. It’s a bright red paintbrush we apply to otherwise-invisible blessings, like clean streets or health or enough food to eat. 


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Larry Glover's curator insight, November 25, 2013 1:12 PM

A particularly good and useful Thanksgiving season article. 

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, November 27, 2013 1:00 PM

Just in time for THANKSgiving. Thanks to Pamir Kiciman for scooping this.

Cath Daley's curator insight, November 28, 2013 9:49 AM

How having  the habit of gratitude can change your life...

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9 Ways to Become an Optimist

9 Ways to Become an Optimist | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Some people are more optimistic by nature, but optimism is not a fixed attribute.  It’s a choice we have control over.  Every morning, we either choose to wake up grumpy or wake up with a positive outlook.  Research has shown that, in the long run, optimistic people handle stress better, get sick less often, live longer, and are happier and more successful than their pessimistic counterparts.

 

The good news is that we can all develop skills to improve optimism.  Here are nine ideas to get you started:


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The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:57 PM


I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
—Rabindranath Tagore


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