The Gratitude Diaries

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Relying on both amusing personal experiences and extensive research, host Janice Kaplan explores how gratitude can transform every aspect of life including marriage and friendship, money and ambition, and health and well-being. She learns how appreciating your spouse changes the neurons of your brain and why saying thanks can be a secret for success. Join Janice on the Gratitude Diaries every weekday for practical, down-to-earth tips on how to add gratitude to your everyday life.

Episode Date
How to Appreciate Yourself
370
Recognizing your own mistakes is fine, but it's also important to be grateful and understanding to yourself.
Aug 07, 2020
The Gratitude Photo
372
Taking a single photograph of something that makes you grateful will change your perspective on the whole day.
Aug 06, 2020
Failure Leads to Success
412
If at first you don't succeed, new research shows that there's still a very good chance you can still do better than others.
Aug 05, 2020
Secrets for New Parents
415
Having a new baby is a great joy but it's also exhausting and frustrating. Here are two surprising ways to make it easier.
Aug 04, 2020
Make Yourself Lucky
427
Good luck isn't always random, and many of the things you do every day can give you more opportunities for luck.
Aug 03, 2020
What Makes Us Laugh
422
Laughter bonds people and improves well-being--as long as it's genuine. Here's why people who laugh together feel more grateful and connected.
Jul 31, 2020
The Power of Flowers
363
Flowers are mood boosters and stress relievers, and even inexpensive blooms are worth bringing inside.
Jul 30, 2020
Time Versus Money
392
Is it a good idea to use money to buy ourselves more free time? You have to know which will make you happier.
Jul 29, 2020
Give A Compliment
352
Honest praise is a powerful way to get people to act well and be on your side.
Jul 28, 2020
The Drive of Gratitude
368
Setting up simple reminders makes it easy to form a gratitude habit and focus on the things that go right each day.
Jul 27, 2020
Experiences Make You Happy
348
Even if you are stuck at home, you can find the new stimulation that will make you revved up and happy.
Jul 24, 2020
Sibling Appreciation Day
430
Being connected to a sibling can improve your well-being, and you can use gratitude to find common ground, despite the differences you may have.
Jul 23, 2020
What Makes You Stronger
352
After times of difficulty, you may flourish from post-traumatic growth. The positive outcome is more common than we realize.
Jul 22, 2020
Winning at Monopoly
431
Recognizing the advantages you've had in your life makes it easier to be grateful and to deal with bad times, too.
Jul 21, 2020
The Secret to Marriage
475
We don't always stop to appreciate the person we are supposed to love the most. Try this new approach of gratitude to improve your marriage and make both of you happier.
Jul 20, 2020
Teenagers Aren't Ingrates
423
Teenager often have a different idea of what it means to be grateful than parents. Understanding their perspective can help you bridge the gap.
Jul 17, 2020
Why Pollyana Was Right
476
People who are naturally negative think they are realists and everyone else has rose-colored glasses. But the truth is much more nuanced, and being able to see the positive provides a fuller view.
Jul 16, 2020
The Amazing Gratitiude Diet
506
You can give yourself a healther approach to food, and maybe lose some weight, with these simple steps. The surprising diet that lets you count gratitude instead of calories.
Jul 15, 2020
How Gratitude Makes You Smarter
512
One trait genius women share is a postive approach to life. They face obstacles and remain upbeat. Dr. Frances Arnold recently won a Nobel Prize--and part of her success comes from her ability to stay grateful.
Jul 14, 2020
The Porsche In the Garage Syndrome
424
Getting new stuff like cars and jewelry can make you briefly happier, but you quickly stop noticing them. Here's why buying more can backfire, and how to focus on the things that will really make you happy.
Jul 13, 2020
Feel Better About Your Body
440
Bathing-suit season makes many people excessively critical of how they look, but a new approach can make you appreciate the body you have--while still making it better.
Jul 10, 2020
Children Deserve Sunny Days, Too
445
A few simple rituals can help even the youngest children learn to look for the positive side of experiences. It's a sure way to make home life happier for everyone.
Jul 09, 2020
Gratitude for the Worst Times
483
Gratitude isn't just for the good times--it can help you get through bad situations, too. Meet one woman who found gratitude despite a devastating tragedy.
Jul 08, 2020
Grateful People Don't Cheat
452
Inspiring gratitude has the practical advantage of making everyone more honest and less likely to cheat.
Jul 07, 2020
Nature Makes You Grateful
406
Being in nature has a positive effect on your well-being. Research shows that just being amidst grass and trees can lower stress and improve your mood.
Jul 06, 2020
The No-Complaining Zone
445
A lot of people bond by complaining, but you'll feel a lot better if you turn that around and share positivity, whether in person or online.
Jul 03, 2020
A Note From Your Future Self
467
We're often happiest when we look back on experiences--but you can also learn to be grateful for events while you're in the midst of them.
Jul 02, 2020
Why Giving Makes You Happy
404
Making a small donation or spending money on someone else can make you feel great--and change how you think about money.
Jul 01, 2020
One Word To Get Happier
432
Instead of keeping a gratitude journal, try this simple trick where you increase your happiness by writing down just one or two words a day.
Jun 30, 2020
Be the Spinmeister of Your Own Life
430
When you reframe events, you are able to see daily experiences in a more positive way. Nothing is either good or bad--it's how you see it that counts.
Jun 29, 2020
Why Gratitude Matters
441
Host Janice Kaplan explores how gratitude can transform every aspect of life including marriage and friendship, money and ambition, and health and well-being.
Jun 29, 2020
Introducing: The Gratitude Diaries
149
Relying on both amusing personal experiences and extensive research, host Janice Kaplan explores how gratitude can transform every aspect of life including marriage and friendship, money and ambition, and health and well-being. She learns how appreciating your spouse changes the neurons of your brain and why saying thanks can be a secret for success. Join Janice on the Gratitude Diaries every weekday for practical, down-to-earth tips on how to add gratitude to your everyday life.
Jun 22, 2020