It's the week of Thanksgiving, and we're feeling all of the gratitude vibes. Being the wellness enthusiasts that we are, we're wondering exactly how gratitude affects the body and how, scientifically, it helps with our health and happiness.
According to the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, gratitude is a state of mind that we attain by affirming the good things that enter our lives and appreciating even the smallest pleasures.
Gratitude is a common theme in the wellness community, and anyone with a regular practice, whether it's yoga, gratitude journaling, or prayer, is familiar with its power. But how far does it reach? Can it really make you happy or help you heal? According to science: yes. Gratitude might just be the most important tool we have to maintain our health and happiness, year-round.