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Vitamin G: Benefits of Gratitude and Ways to Practice

Sept. 25, 2023
“Gratitude is affirming the goodness in one’s life and recognizing that its source lies outside the self,” says Robert Emmons, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and author of The Little Book of Gratitude. The article points out the physical and mental health benefits of gratitude, and it includes practical ways to recognize “the goodness in one’s life” everyday: Looking to explore more about gratitude in your life? The counselors at the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you gain additional tools and skills around gratitude practices. The EAP’s short-term counseling services are free and confidential. To schedule an appointment, you can call 512-471-3366 or email

Embracing the “Bad” When Starting New Habits

Nov. 30, 2020

Christine Carter, author, sociologist and Senior Fellow at UC Berkley’s GreaterGood Science Center takes a look at what life has actually been like in the past months. She notes the difficulty many of us have had establishing new routines. Her insight is personal, practical and funny and ultimately describes an alternative approach to wellness goals.