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How Gratitude Can Affect Your Physical and Psychological Well-Being | Suzanne Kane
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life… makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." – Melodie Beattie Saying thank-you and showing your appreciation does more good than you may think. This benefit accrues both to the giver and recipient. Indeed, these types of expressions and acts are powerful forms of gratitude. Yet, while it may seem normal to be verbally appreciative at certain times and with specific people, there's much more that you can get out of gratitude at other times. Here's a look at how gratitude can affect your physical and psychological well-being. Gratitude Promotes Positive Mind-Sets and Reduces Stress A 2017 study published in Scientific Reports looked at the effects of gratitude meditation and resentment and mental well-being. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and heart rate at three intervals – before, during, and after interventions – researchers suggest that gratitude interventions modulate heart