Feeling Resentful? Gratitude is the Solution – Hope 103.2

Feeling Resentful? Gratitude is the Solution

Beyond the wellness trend, Dr. Kerry deep-dives into the six pillars of gratitude, and the impact of gratitude on our ability to think and learn.

By Laura BennettFriday 19 Nov 2021UNDISTRACTEDPodcastsReading Time: 2 minutes

In the last few years having a “gratitude practice” has become quite trendy.

There’s journals that allow you to reflect on your three big wins of the day, jars that you fill with notes of thanks to remind you of life’s good moments and calendars that inspire you daily to embrace the upsides of life’s downsides.

Beyond gratitude being a wellness trend, gratitude educator Dr. Kerry Howells believes it can be a transformative tool that helps us overcome the perils of resentment.

“Deep gratitude is more than a feeling,” Dr. Kerry told Hope 103.2’s UNDISTRACTED podcast.

“It’s less about what we’re grateful for – like the fact that we’re alive, for our children – and much more about how that [gratefulness] translates into action.

“We have sense of motivation to give back [because of] something that we feel like we’ve received.

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Resentment, Dr. Kerry said, “is the emotion of justice”.

“It’s less about what we’re grateful for – like the fact that we’re alive, for our children – and much more about how that [gratefulness] translates into action.

“It’s the feeling that something precious or something important has been taken away [from us].

“It comes with shock and a sense of bitter indignation, or a sense of injustice that you’ve been wronged in some way.”

Listen to the full episode of UNDISTRACTED, where Dr. Kerry deep-dives into the six pillars of gratitude, how it can help us process regret and the impact of gratitude on our ability to think and learn.

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