‘The ultimate act of gratitude is to live the wisdom they have given us from that moment forward.’
Dr Kerry Howells explains gratitude as a process that connects us to the world through giver, receiver, and gift. She encourages us to notice what we have received and the importance of expressing our thanks – in some way – so that gratitude can flow in the world. Listen as Kerry explains how building gratitude in some areas of life can protect us going through adversity like grief.
Kerry says it’s not about trying to cover grief with gratitude, ‘it’s respectfully accepting that grief is there, and that gratitude can help us move through the grief’.
Dr Kerry Howells is a thought leader, researcher and teacher educator. As a philosopher, she is passionate about deepening the concept of gratitude – and translating gratitude research into practices that are accessible to everyone. Kerry studies cross-cultural differences in gratitude and has presented around the world including at TEDx and the United Nations in New York,