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Episode 46: Growing Your Family’s Gratitude

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We all want to raise grateful kids: kids who say thank you at the dinner table, show appreciation for every convenience they have, and express gratitude for all the gifts they’re given. But gratitude isn’t just about the words we speak. It’s about what happens in our bodies and minds when we truly reflect on all that’s good in our lives. And what about our own gratitude? Ed and Renee are here with tools for helping everyone in your family grow their gratitude skills.

Dear Anxiety is a podcast for all ages to talk about the difficult emotions so many of us struggle with. We share research-based solutions for the greater mental wellness of your family, and we hope you’ll laugh with us along the way. Join hosts Ed Crasnick, a comedian and Emmy Award winning writer, and Renee Jain, positive psychology guru and founder of GoZen!

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1 thought on “Episode 46: Growing Your Family’s Gratitude”

  1. Hi,
    I love the podcast content and really love listening to Renee and Ed – they are great hosts for so many reasons. I listen on Stitcher and at the gym or when running. I have listened to about half of the 2019 episodes and am working my way though the rest. I just listened to the gratitude episode and really found the info useful for myself and for my 5 year kids (twins). The point about it being a practice was especially salient to me because I often think that being grateful is an endpoint that fixes everything vs. a practice to develop over time. I do have a question on how you integrate being grateful with an attitude of wanting to change something in your life to make it better, being motivated to work toward goals, and generating a feeling that you have the power to make your life better. I tend to think if I am grateful for x and y in my life, then I have achieved those things and don’t need to keep progressing. It is almost as if being grateful means settling for less than I might want. or getting stuck in a rut etc. Any thoughts or words of wisdom? I understand that having a practice of gratitude does make me notice the positive things when they often drowned out by the negative, but I still am wary of gratitude because it also seems to take away my motivation.
    Anna Benton


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