148: A Gratitude Journey
Published November 22, 2018
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    Today it’s a great honor to have A.J. Jacobs on the podcast. Jacobs is the author of Thanks a ThousandIt’s All RelativeDrop Dead Healthy, and the New York Times bestsellers The Know-It-All, The Year of Living Biblically, and My Life as an Experiment. He is a contributor to NPR, and has written for The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City with his wife and kids. Get a handwritten thank you card at ajjacobs.com/thanks.

    In this episode we discuss:

    • What is Project Gratitude?
    • How A.J. went from grumpy to grateful
    • Why A.J. chose coffee as his main source of gratitude
    • The importance of savoring coffee (and everything else in life that matters)
    • Why we should be grateful for the barrister
    • The enemy of gratitude
    • The importance of the “zarf”
    • Where gratitude emerges, according to gratitude expert Bob Emmons
    • They importance of reframing your life
    • Some strategies to increase gratitude in daily life
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