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The People's University: The Psychology of Gratitude

Saturday, November 30, 2013  
2:00 PM
Eve Markowitz Preston, Ph.D., a New York City-based psychologist who grew up in Squirrel Hill, will speak on the benefits of adding more thankfulness to one's lifestyle. Studies have shown that giving thanks can help people mentally and physically by boosting energy, enhancing optimism, increasing social connectedness, and even reducing aches and pains. What's more, showing gratitude has a positive ripple effect; thanking people for something not only gives them a lift -- it makes it more likely they'll repeat the appreciated behavior!

Don't have anyone to thank? Dr. Preston will offer research-based strategies for cultivating gratitude -- from increasing "glass-half-full"-type thinking to a "daily-blessings" exercise and keeping a gratitude journal.

Questions and examples from the audience are welcome.
Presented by: Dr. Eve Markowitz Preston
Location:
5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Contact:
Aisha
412-422-9650
squirrelhillprograms@carnegielibrary.org