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Health Fusion: Meet the Gratitude Junkie

Why bother with gratitude? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams hangs out with the Gratitude Junkie, an author, speaker and entrepreneur who shares how a traumatic life event compelled him to become a conductor of gratitude.

Gratitude with vege
Gratefulness from Viv's kitchen garden, August 2021
Contributed / Kenna Sanborn

ROCHESTER — Gratitude has become a buzz word lately. And with good reason. Research into the benefits of being grateful shows it's good for your health. An article from Harvard Medical School notes that gratefulness is associated with boosts in happiness, which can enhance your mind and body.

My guest knows that firsthand.

"Why should we do it? Gratitude is good for you," says Chris (the Gratitude Junkie) Palmore, an author, radio host and creator of gratitudespace.com . "Everything in your life will be better. You will feel better, you will look better, you will move around better, you will be more present and you will enjoy things more."

Watch or listen as Palmore tells the story of how he turned a family tragedy into a project that works to improve lives through gratitude. And he gives some tips on how you can make gratitude part of your daily life.

You can learn more about Chris, the Gratitude Junkie, at gratitudespace.com .


Follow the  Health Fusion podcast on  Apple Spotify and  Google podcasts. For comments or other podcast episode ideas, email Viv Williams at  vwilliams@newsmd.com . Or on Twitter/Instagram/FB @vivwilliamstv.

Opinion by Viv Williams
Viv Williams hosts the NewsMD podcast and column, "Health Fusion." She is an Emmy (and other) award-winning health and medical reporter whose stories have run on TV, digital and newspaper outlets nationwide. Viv is passionate about boosting people's health and happiness by helping them access credible, reliable and research-based health information from top experts. She regularly interviews experts and patients from leading medical institutions, such as Mayo Clinic.
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