Gratitude is an age-old discipline that connects us to those around us regardless of our feelings at the present moment. Neuroscientists agree that gratitude increases our connections on a biological level.
Dr. Susan Ferguson from the Center for Integrative Brain Research says, “When we feel gratitude, the brain produces oxytocin, a hormone important to bonding. It’s the same hormone that mothers release after birth and is found in breast milk. That feeling of thankfulness helps humans stay close to each other.”