November 22, 2017
By Dr. Michael J. Cooney | Clinical Director
As a health professional, I see every day how the mind affects health, emotionally and physically.
This week, a popular article is circulating which scientifically supports the premise that feeling grateful provides several key health benefits.
Results from a recent study found that acknowledging gratitude is good for body, mind and spirit 365 days a year, not just at Thanksgiving.
“People who partake in a “three good things” exercise — prompting people to think of three good moments or things that happened that day — see considerable improvements in depression and overall happiness, sometimes in as little as a couple of weeks.
If there were a drug that did that, whoever patented that drug would be rich.”
With that said, my gratitude is plentiful this year:
From many family celebrations, including my daughter committing to college next year, to treating hundreds of people battling acute and chronic pain, it has been a year to be grateful for so many things.
In 2017, we have treated a record number of patients who have put their trust in us to help them overcome severe chronic pain.
My thanks to you for reading our blog and sharing our journey.
May your Thanksgiving celebration create memories that last a lifetime.