A number of years ago I heard someone say that gratitude and depression cannot co-exist. I’ve thought about this on a number of occasions since then and the same seems true with any other negative emotion —disappointment, regret, lonliness, or frustration.
It’s impossible to be thankful about any aspect of our life (such as our food, family, eyesight, or computer) and for that to not shine some light on our
In 75 years we’ve gone from depression breadlines and wartime rationing to affordable, convenient, great-tasting food cooked (or at least heated up) by loving hands.
There are 364 other days in the year. Thanksgiving is the day we can give ourselves a license for Mindless Eating —and to be thankful for it.
Have a Grateful Thanksgiving.
For 30 years my Lab and I have focused on discovering secret answers to help people live better lives. Some of these relate to health and happiness (and often to food). Please share whatever you find useful.
This video of one of my post-docs gives a flavor of one type of research that we've done: