Are people who feel gratitude more satisfied in life?

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A new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences concluded that people who are materialistic tend to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to feel gratitude for what they have. They say materialism tends to be “me-centered” and focuses upon what one does not have and impairs the ability to be grateful for what one does have. On the other hand, gratitude is a positive mood and about helping...

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Research on Spirituality, Religion and Health

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A new study published in Psychology of Religion and Spirituality concluded that religion and spirituality have distinct but complementary influences on health. The researchers are trying to understand religion, spirituality and health and developed a theoretical model to define spirituality and religion. They say religiousness included formal religious affiliation and service attendance and is associated with better health habits, such as lower...

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