Passion for Dance Podcast - Ep. 88- Gratitude

Ep. 88- Gratitude

Episode 88: Why Gratitude Lists Don't Work


Gratitude has become a bit of a buzzword lately with people everywhere telling you to start a gratitude journal, have a gratitude practice every evening, write down the top three things you're grateful for today. Expressing gratitude, either verbally or writing it down, on a regular basis can help rewire your brain. There’s an old saying: “You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.” However, we have to train for that positive mind, and practicing gratitude is one simple and very powerful way to train your brain to see more positives in your life.

In this episode, we’ll focus on how gratitude can deepen our relationships and improve our mindset. I’ll be sharing with you a little behind-the-scenes peek at some scientific findings that back up a new way to tap into the power of gratitude. I hope this episode encourages you to think about gratitude in a different way than you have before, especially during Thanksgiving. I hope that this episode serves as a reminder to tell the people in your life when you are grateful for something that they have done or the impact they have made. Happy Thanksgiving!

“This Thanksgiving, I encourage you to write a letter of gratitude to another dancer, your teachers, anyone who you are grateful for. Then, take the time to read that letter to them. It may feel weird or uncomfortable at first, but always try to push through that. Being able to express that gratitude in person changes how we receive it in very real ways for our brain and we’re more likely to see that positive impact of gratitude than just writing a list and keeping it to yourself.”

Dr. Chelsea

Key Highlights –

  • [1m 56s] – Training Your Mind with Gratitude
  • [3m 32s] – Gratitude is Finding Joy in the Little Things
  • [4m 20s] – Gratitude Lists 
  • [5m 59s] – Gratitude Research
  • [7m 11s] – Gratitude in the Form of a Narrative
  • [9m 21s] – Gratitude Prompts

Resources –

20 Gratitude Prompts for Dancers:

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Be sure to visit me on Instagram @dr.chelsea.pierotti for more mental skills advice for dancers.

Dr. Huberman’s Podcast:


20 Gratitude Prompts

The exact prompts I use to help cultivate gratitude in my dancers.

  • Teach dancers to find joy in the hard work
  • 20 ideas to spread prompts throughout the season
  • Challenge them to see the world differently

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