Science or Woo-Woo?

Science or Woo-Woo?

by Michael Feeley March 31, 2021


3 FACTS NOT WOO-WOO talk about positivity – happiness – gratitude.


1. American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington chose positivity over sulkiness, and look what happened:

“I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.”


2. Shawn Achor, in his book — The Happiness Advantage – writes:

“When our brains constantly focus on the positive, we profit from three of the most important tools available to us: happiness, gratitude, and optimism—the more you pick up on the positive around you, the better you’ll feel…”


3. Psychologist Robert Emmons, who has spent nearly his entire career studying gratitude, found that few things in life are as integral to our well-being than gratitude:

“Countless other studies have shown that consistently grateful people are more energetic, emotionally intelligent, forgiving, and less likely to be depressed, anxious, or lonely. And it’s not that people are only grateful because they are happier, either; gratitude has proven to be a significant cause of positive outcomes. When researchers pick random volunteers and train them to be more grateful over a period of a few weeks, they become happier and more optimistic, feel more socially connected, enjoy better quality sleep, and even experience fewer headaches than control groups.”


Science or Woo-Woo?

How crucial are positivity – happiness – gratitude in your life?


Thanks – Michael

Please pass this post on and make choices for positivity + happiness + gratitude in our lives.
This may also speak to you – Express Your Gratitude.


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