Learn How Gratitude Can Change Your World

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Linda Roszak Burton on How Gratitude Heals

If you often feel like you live under a dark cloud, this episode of Woman Worriers may help you see the sunshine. Host Elizabeth Cush and author Linda Roszak Burton talk about how gratitude can make a difference in your life.

We’ll never really achieve our greatest potential if all we do is look at what we’re not good at and completely inhibit the gifts that have been given to us.
— Linda Roszak Burton

Show Notes:

How many times have you heard, “Well, look on the bright side”? It turns out, there’s not only a lot of wisdom in those words, but science to back it up. In this In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., interviews Linda Roszak Burton, founder of DRW Coaching and author of Gratitude Heals: A Journal for Inspiration and Guidance and other titles, about the power of gratitude in our day to day lives. They talk about recent research showing that feeling grateful makes us happier and healthier, and they share tips on how to start practicing gratitude until it becomes second nature.

Listen and learn:

  • Why we need to stop looking at our perceived flaws and weaknesses

  • Why we’re hard-wired to view life negatively

  • What gratitude is and why it’s important

  • Who can practice gratitude

  • How gratitude and mindfulness are related

  • How sadness, anxiety, irritability and other negative feelings affect our brain

  • How thinking, feeling and behavior are interrelated

  • How anxiety affects our heart

  • The proven benefits of practicing gratitude

  • How gratitude affects brain chemicals like dopamine, serotonin and cortisol

  • What research has revealed about changing the wiring in our brain and how it can help us cope under stress

  • Techniques for reframing a worry

  • 4 key things to look at when we recognize something good in our lives

  • The surprising power of a thank-you note

  • How our gratitude affects those around us


Learn More

> Linda Burton’s website, DRW Coaching

> Gratitude research, writing prompts & other resources

> Gratitude Heals: A Journal for Inspiration and Guidance by Linda Roszak Burton

> The Science of HeartMath and the heart-brain connection

> Progression Counseling


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