If you’re looking to feel more thankful or deepen your gratitude practice, this is the episode for you.
Did you know it’s scientifically proven that expressing gratitude, especially through writing, actually rewires our brain to feel more happiness?
This is not anything new to Nancy Davis Kho, host of Midlife Mixtape podcast and author of The Thank You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time. As she approached a milestone birthday, she decided to send thank-you letters to the many people who had influenced her, helped her, and inspired her over the years: family, friends, mentors, teachers, co-workers, even a couple of former friends and exes. Emerging research proves that actively appreciating the formative people in your life, past and present, can lead to a lasting increase in your happiness levels. The Thank-you Project offers a charming, entertaining roadmap to see, say and savor your way there.
Nancy Davis Kho is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, US Magazine, The Rumpus, and The Toast. She’s been recognized as a Voice of the Year in the Humor Category by BlogHer and was the inaugural champion of Oakland’s Literary Death Match. She covers “the years between being hip and breaking one” at MidlifeMixtape.com and on the Midlife Mixtape Podcast, available on all major podcast platforms.
Get more from Nancy at DavisKho.com.