June 8, 2023
The science behind gratitude

“Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.” – Rumi Despite not having much in the way of material riches, I grew up listening to my mother express gratitude every day. We didn’t have “nothing” – after all, we had a roof over our heads, three meals a day, […]

May 23, 2021
My Gratitude List

Dr. Robert Emmons, a psychologist and a professor at the University of California explained in his book, Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, that there are two stages of emotional responses to feeling grateful. STAGE 1: Gratitude is the acknowledgment of the positive experiences in our life. We declare that […]

May 11, 2021
Appreciation v.s. Gratitude: Is There a Difference?

Whatever hardship we experience throughout the years, it is important that we have a positive outlook on life. One way to help with this is finding the aspects of our lives that we appreciate despite the bad events that we’ve faced. Appreciation is closely related to gratitude, yet it is distinct from it.    What […]