Manage episode 221750816 series 57115
Today it’s a great honor to have A.J. Jacobs on the podcast. Jacobs is the author of Thanks a Thousand, It’s All Relative, Drop Dead Healthy, and the New York Times bestsellers The Know-It-All, The Year of Living Biblically, and My Life as an Experiment. He is a contributor to NPR, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City with his wife and kids. Get a handwritten thank you card at ajjacobs.com/thanks.
In this episode we discuss:
- What is Project Gratitude?
- How A.J. went from grumpy to grateful
- Why A.J. chose coffee as his main source of gratitude
- The importance of savoring coffee (and everything else in life that matters)
- Why we should be grateful for the barrister
- The enemy of gratitude
- The importance of the “zarf”
- Where gratitude emerges, according to gratitude expert Bob Emmons
- They importance of reframing your life
- Some strategies to increase gratitude in daily life