SS 114 - The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks with Diana Butler Bass

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Jason Hartman talks with Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D. in religious studies and award-winning author of 10 books including her newest, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. The two dive in to why being grateful is important, both for the community and the individual. Diana explains the 4 dispositions of gratitude and the health benefits that come from being grateful.

Key Takeaways:

[2:37] Gratitude actually makes you healthier

[7:56] Gratitude functions out of our higher brain, whereas fear functions out of our primal brain. It also helps things in you physically like blood pressure

[11:00] The world has changed and we need to stop acting solely from our fear instincts

[11:59 The 4 dispositions of gratitude

[16:28] Play isn't just about competition, it's about appreciation, movement, and celebration. Ritual celebrations of thanksgiving are important parts of our culture

Website:

www.DianaButlerBass.com

www.Twitter.com/DianaButlerBass

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