How Gratitude Can Rewire Our Brains For Happiness


Brother David Steindl-Rast said, “It is not the happy that are grateful. It is the grateful that are happy.”  Why is that? Gratitude helps us overcome two core things that make us unhappy: hedonic adaptation and our brain’s wiring for fear.  Hedonic adaptation  Imagine you’re working towards a promotion, and telling yourself, “If I get […]