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Gratitude Journaling During Times of Uncertainty

Yoga 365—a book of daily wisdom.Can keeping a gratitude improve your mental and physical health? iStock.comHarwood Rubin, who is a breast cancer survivor, describes her writing practice as integral to navigating the tumultuous time following her diagnosis in 2015, the chemotherapy and double mastectomy in 2018, and the long road to recovery. “There were a couple of times at the beginning of my diagnosis when I was so devastatingly depressed that I made bullet pointed lists of things for which I was grateful, which created a sort of raft of meaning in the turbulence of my life,” she says.The mental, physical, and social health benefits of a gratitude practice are well-documented in the field of positive psychology.

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