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Mental Health and Wellness at Nobles: Gratitude

Find resources to promote wellness and mental health, especially for the Noble and Greenough School community. Your suggested additions, improvements and changes are always welcome.

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Videos about Gratitude


Check out these videos from Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude. He is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and the founding editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology. 

Gratitude Makes You Healthier

Compelling research supports the many benefits of gratitude. If we consciously work at it, we can actually train our brains to see the world through a happier lens. We all come "wired" with a bit of a negativity bias; by spending a few minutes at the end of each day thinking of three things that we are grateful for, we actually learn to scan the world for all of the positivity that we might have missed. To learn a bit more about the science of gratitude, please check out the links on this page.

Gratitude Journals

Check out this article from UC Berkeley's Greater Good magazine for tips on keeping a gratitude journal that works for you. Have fun with it; there's no right or wrong way.

Articles About Gratitude

Also worth checking out is Dr. Robert Emmons; he is widely recognized for his research on gratitude.

Podcasts