feeling appreciated, and being open about your appreciation of those around you will make both parties more willing to seek an ongoing friendship.
Gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, like envy, resentment, frustration, and regret. In fact, there is a multitude of studies that confirm the link between gratitude and well-being. Additionally, gratitude has been found to increase empathy and reduce aggression by encouraging a more prosocial outlook.
Here are some easy ways to practice and cultivate gratitude in your daily life:
Do you practice gratitude?
This is the last blog on our topic of checking in with our mental health, remember our personal health and wellness are in our own hands, but sometimes all that we can do for ourselves still doesn’t feel like enough. If you’ve taken steps to create a better mental health care routine and still aren’t coping with your emotions in a way that makes you feel hopeful, happy, or proud, it’s time to turn to the help of others.
At the end of the day, all the tools I discussed in this email series are just that—tools. They’re not cures for serious illnesses and chemical imbalances. So if you ever find yourself feeling anxious or sad for more than two weeks, it’s time to reach out to professionals and expand your care team.
If you’re not sure where to start in the process of getting help, begin by letting me know. As a wellness professional, I’ll be able to connect you with the information, programs, and support your need to start feeling better.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out—I’m here for you. and remember to visit my store now to check out my wonderful herbal supplements to manage stress, anxiety and sleep.
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.