The Gratitude Diaries

The Gratitude Diaries

Relying on both amusing personal experiences and extensive research, host Janice Kaplan explores how gratitude can transform every aspect of life including marriage and friendship, money and ambition, and health and well-being. She learns how appreciating your spouse changes the neurons of your brain and why saying thanks can be a secret for success. Join Janice on the Gratitude Diaries every weekday for practical, down-to-earth tips on how to add gratitude to your everyday life.

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February 1, 2021 7 min

Don't think of gratitude as an end in itself. Use it as a step to let your own talents shine through. Positivity can lead to new adventures and great success.

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Research shows that personality isn't set in stone, and understanding that change is possible can make you more able to find new approaches to happiness.

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January 26, 2021 6 min

It's often too easy to miss pleasures and amazing experiences that are right in front of you. The great violinist Joshua Bell proved that with a simple experiment

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January 25, 2021 5 min

Our mindset is so important that it can even change how we experience the taste of a wine. You can prime your brain to look for the best part of any situation

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January 21, 2021 5 min

The unusual circumstances of the last months has made us all think more about gratitude. Now it's time to take some of those lessons into a hopefully brighter future.

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January 19, 2021 6 min

People are happiest and most successful when inspired by intrinsic motivations. Finding the pleasure in a project makes you more open and creative, too.

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January 18, 2021 5 min

How you describe the events in your day helps create who you are. Talking about your experiences with positivity and gratitude makes you feel better in the moment--and going forward.

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January 14, 2021 6 min

Optimism improves health and helps you live longer, but successful optimists don't just look for the bright side--they use their positive approach to make things better.

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January 12, 2021 5 min

He's the star of the James Bond movies and one of the most famous movie stars in the world--but he can teach us all a few things about joy.

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January 11, 2021 6 min

When you reframe anxiety as excitement and gratitude, you feel better and your performance improves, too. It's a better tactic than telling yourself to calm down.

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January 7, 2021 5 min

A few simple steps each morning can turn gratitude into a habit that you don't have to think about--but will benefit from every day.

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January 5, 2021 4 min

While looking ahead to this new year, remember to be grateful for what you have already done and achieved. It will help motivate you to reach the next goal, too.

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January 4, 2021 5 min

In the spirit of New Year, New You, put aside resolutions and instead make a list of new activities to add fun and adventure to your 2021

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December 31, 2020 6 min

One very simple resolution this New Year's eve could ring in the best year of your life. Here's how to have the happiest and most grateful year ahead!

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December 29, 2020 6 min

We may not always see it, but on every measure of education, poverty, and health, the world conditions have been improving. You're even less likely to get hit by lightning.

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December 28, 2020 6 min

Small acts of thoughtfulness can bring together strangers and strengthen friendships. It's one of our greatest sources of happiness.

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December 24, 2020 6 min

You want everything to go right during a holiday celebration, but even if it doesn't, a positive spirit and gratitude for the moment will make for a great day and happy memories.,

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December 22, 2020 6 min

The Benedective monk David Steindl-Rast has wise advise for bringing gratiude to any situation and creating more joy for yourself--and in the world.

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December 21, 2020 5 min

Harvard professor Daniel Gilbert has described a psychological immune system which kicks in to promote happiness--and you can give it a big boost with gratitude.

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December 17, 2020 5 min

You can help your kids have the best holiday ever by focusing more on gratitude and kindness--which even Santa will appreciate.

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