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Episode Info: It's interesting what happens to the brain when you practice gratitude. Dopamine is released into two areas of the brain, which controls our movement and speech, and our sense of reward. So when a person expresses gratitude, the dopamine creates a connection between the behaviour, and feeling good. Therefore the more a person practices the gratitude, the more often that dopamine releases.The power of gratitude is not some passing fad, or latest trend. There are genuine benefits to practicing gratitude every day. Particularly when you’re able to be grateful for a challenging situation.Many successful people have a daily gratitude practice.For example, Arianna Huffington bases a lot of her success to practicing gratitude. Tony Robbins believes that being grateful first thing in the morning helps him have a more successful day, as well as staves off anger, or fear that leads to poor investing or life choices.Oprah Winfrey says that appreciating whatever shows up in your life changes your personal vibration. That generates more goodness for yourself when you are aware of all that you have, rather than focusing on what you’re missing.Gratitude doesn't have to be big, extravagant events. In fact, it’s best when you’re grateful for the simple things in life.Here’s an overview of what we cover in the power of gratitude:What a gratitude practice is, and the benefits of practicing gratitude, including the scientific evidence: (5:05)Chemical reaction that occurs in you brain when you practice gratitude: (9:05)7 areas of life and how you can implement these into your gratitude practice: (14:46)We explore into the different ways you can practice gratitude: (18:42)How to take your gratitude practice to the next level: (28:45)Some examples of really big challenges in our lives and how we used gratitude to get through them - Tamara gets really vulnerable: (29:26)AND so much more!Episode ResourcesKikki-K Gratitude JournalsDr John Demartini, 7 Areas of LifeJoel NortonThank you for listeningI am grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for taking the time to listen to the Females in Tech Show.My aim is to inspire and support you to reach your goals, and provide you with practical tips on how to be the best version of yourself.If you did enjoy the show, then I'd like to ask three things, so I can inspire and support more career motivated women ( and men).SUBSCRIBE: subscribe to the show to ensure you never miss an episode.REVIEW: write a review for the show in your favourite podcast app telling us what you love, and also where we can improve.SHARE: this episode with friends and colleagues who might benefit from the content, as well as grow and support our community.How can we better serve you?Ultimately the show is for you, the females in tech community, which begs the question… How can we better serve you?Tell us what topics you’d like to learn more about, or will help advance your career in technology. Complete the form at this link and s...
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