Now that we know that gratitude is good for you, it gets added to the list of attitudes and positive emotions, including love and empathy that creates a biochemical shift in the body. Since gratitude is a mental activity, we’ve been able to see through research studies in positive psychology, how a non-physical activity can significantly alter the physical activity of the brain. Gratitude is an excellent example of the gift positive psychology. The take-away message here is that the brain responds to positive input and sends life-enhancing messages to every cell in the body, and lowers levels of stress hormones. And this Mind-Body connection continues to enhance our understanding of what it takes to be a truly healthy person. Next, we’ll consider how you can activate the power of gratitude in your daily life.