Thinking About Thankfulness

Thinking about or asking what you’re grateful for activates certain neural circuits that produce dopamine and serotonin, the neurotransmitters that regulate our pleasure centers and mood levels. They then travel the neural pathways to the “bliss” center of the brain, much like a prescribed antidepressant. The more you stimulate these neural pathways, the stronger and more automatic they become, and the more your resilience and calm become a natural way of living.

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