Giving thanks can give you improved health. I’m Laurie Edwards-Tate with “LifeCycles.”

Gratitude creates optimism. Optimism lowers stress hormones and reduces your risk of chronic disease. Researchers say people who keep gratitude journals have fewer physical problems and less depression.

Taking time daily to list a few reasons you are thankful can enhance your well being. We can all find reasons to be grateful. They can be small things. A sunny day. Simple kindness. A loving pet. Music. Art.

What better time to start than Thanksgiving week? I am grateful for your positive feedback for our “LifeCycles” reports. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Recorded live in studio and aired on the Rick Amato KCBQ Radio Show.

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