EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Practicing mindful thankfulness is one way to boost spirits, feel happier and enhance overall health. Join Mayo Clinic Health System for “Discover Gratitude” — a free virtual program — from Feb. 4 to March 3. Participants will journal daily about the big and small things in life for which they are thankful, track their efforts to do something kind for others and challenge themselves to dedicate time to be deliberately present in the moment.
“Many sources agree that having a positive outlook on life can help improve your mental well-being,” says Sara Carstens, director of Community Engagement and Wellness at Mayo Clinic Health System. “Sharing kindness and being mindful supports this positive shift. We hope community members will find that, after journaling for 30 days, they notice an improved outlook and an increased feeling of resilience. We encourage people to complete this challenge with their families or the important people in their lives. The value of this program truly is in the journey.”
Adults and youth are invited to participate. The community is welcome to join as individuals, or with a group or classroom. Everyone can benefit from the power of gratitude — get inspired.
Join the Discover Gratitude challenge. Register and print a journal by Feb. 1. Journals are private and will not be collected.
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