The Wellbeing Lecture Series
Wellbeing is a state of being in balance or alignment in body, mind, and spirit. We feel content; connected to purpose, people, and community; peaceful and energized; resilient and safe.
How Gratitude Heals, Energizes, and Transforms Lives with Dr. Robert Emmons
February 27 • 4 pm • Mayo Memorial Auditorium • Register
Gratitude encircles much of what we do and who we are. Its power derives from a need that is deeply entrenched in the human condition—the need to give thanks. Across the life-span, research has shown that gratitude generates a positive ripple effect through every area of our lives, potentially satisfying some of our deepest yearnings—our desire for happiness, our pursuit of better relationships, and our ceaseless quest for inner peace, health, wholeness, and wellness. Clinical trials indicate that the practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting effects. It can lower blood pressure, improve immune function, reduce cardiac inflammation, increase happiness and decrease depression. Mechanisms linking the practice of gratitude with key health outcomes will be explored. Evidence-based practices and techniques reveal that life is a continual invitation to gratitude that can be created at almost any opportunity.
Sponsors of our Wellbeing Lecture include: