In my opinion, gratitude is one of the most powerful — yet underrated — emotions when it comes to achieving a Happy Brain. As I state in my first book Brain, Body & Being: “If You Want To Get Happy, Practice Gratitude!” Why is that true? Well first of all, science backs up this very claim. Whenever you express gratitude, it’s like the neural circuits in your brain step on the “emotional brakes” and suddenly, the emotions of sadness, self-pity or stress that were driving you, are slowed. Cultivating gratitude also helps build your “empathy muscles” by allowing you to embody compassion for others. More brain science affirms that people who are compassionate and express gratitude are more happy and healthy. Enjoy the video to learn more about the many benefits of gratitude.