Time & Location
Oct 18, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Online Zoom Gathering
About the Event
Dr. Ira Byock, a renowned palliative care physician, noticed common threads in his work with people at the end of life. He sums them up in his book "The Four Things That Matter Most". Each one is a statement we can claim in connection with another. This week, we focus on the third: "Thank you".
**Please note: this month's emails could very well end up in your spam box, as they all look vaguely similar to those weird subject headings from royalty in far off countries asking you for your personal information. PLEASE: prevent stress by checking your inbox immediately after signing up- confirmation emails are sent automatically. **
What impact can gratitude have on our mood? Our wellbeing? Growing research suggests that practicing gratitude ('practice' because it can require some effort and isn't necessarily easy or natural) can actually change brain chemistry. What is your relationship to gratitude? For some, it comes easier than others. Some days it might take more work than others: that's why it's called practice- you do it anyway. Practicing gratitude does not mean that you ignore hardship, or pretend it doesn't exist. It means that, in the midst of the good, bad, and neutral, you can ALSO find something to be grateful for. Why might this be a worthy life practice? What about in the end-of-life realm? Why is saying "Thank you" something that people would express at the end of life?
Register for a link to an optional article to get you thinking as well as the Zoom link to join.
1. To participate, choose an option below.
2. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with resources and Zoom links. Check your junk mail!!
***NOTE: Both the subject and 'sender' of the email confirmation will be "Thank you... a discussion of gratitude***
3. I am unable to assist with technology issues or lost links once the discussion starts, so please arrive at least a few minutes early and contact me if there are any issues. Once we start, I give my full attention to the discussion.
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