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Practicing Gratitude
Episode 164th April 2023 • The Happiness Squad • Ashish Kothari
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On today's episode of the The Happiness Squad, Ashish and Anil sit down to discuss Ashish's book, 'Hardwired for Happiness.' Specifically, they discuss the benefits that come from developing a feeling of gratitude in your life. As the Willie Nelson quote says, "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."

During the episode, Ashish and Anil discuss the resonance of positive versus negative thoughts and comments, and how you can use gratitude to amplify the positive in your life.

They offer some thoughts on the amount of disillusionment that exists in the world, particularly in young people. They discuss a CDC report indicating that, in 2021, an estimated one in three teenage girls contemplated suicide.

They also explain why, when we are in the midst of doing amazing things, a small difficulty or obstacle will often appear, leaving us frustrated and disillusioned.

Join Ashish and Anil for this fascinating discussion.

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • Why the first practice is simply being aware.
  • The power of a gratitude journal.
  • The importance of having an attitude of gratitude.
  • Ashish’s practice of upgrading our brains and developing a positivity bias vs. a negativity bias.
  • And so much more...


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