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Health Benefits of Thanks-giving

“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.”
— John Henry Jowett

What if you could improve your marriage, find it easier to exercise, feel less depressed, sleep better, have a healthier heart, more life satisfaction, and increase your chances of living longer–just by a very simple practice?

I’m talking about practicing what I hope you started on Thanksgiving–counting your blessings, giving thanks. Not just on one day, but as a lifestyle. You will see your health improve. If you’re doing The Healing Code as well, it will only amplify the effects.
Years ago, I went through a terrible post-partem depression after the birth of my youngest child. (This was before The Healing Codes were discovered.) One of the things that got me out of it was to keep what I call a gifts journal. I noticed all the things that felt like gifts, challenging myself to find at least 3 every day. The result was a whole new perspective, no depression, and a book called Abundant Gifts.
A growing body of research shows that gratitude is truly amazing in its physical and psychosocial benefits. Drs. Blair and Rita Justice report the following research findings on the Health Leader blog.

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