Our capacity to practice gratitude in the midst of challenges may be the key to resilience and happiness in life. In fact, scientific evidence shows many positive effects of practicing gratitude. Celebrating gratitude as a practice powerfully contributes to the greater resiliency our SHINE graduates experience as they navigate the unique challenges they face.
The wide-ranging benefits of mindfulness and meditation are appearing with great frequency in the national press. Recently, the topic was featured locally as well, in an article summarizing a conversation about the connections between toxic stress, trauma, neuroplasticity, empathy, and one’s capacity to learn.