The Power of Gratitude and Positive Thinking

We all know those people who insist that life is full of opportunities and that the “glass is always half full.” There are also those people who practice gratitude despite great suffering and who choose charity and humility over self gain or glorification. We notice those among us who make us feel better when we are around them, who inspire us to be kinder, gentler, and more humane. Ever wonder why people like that tend to be happier and more successful? Do you find yourself wishing you could be a more positive person or appreciate more, the blessings you have?

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Clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Beathe joins Line One for a show on the power of gratitude and positive thinking.

Research studies consistently show that individuals who exhibit and express the most gratitude are happier, healthier, and more energetic. Grateful people report fewer symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, nausea, even acne, and spend more time exercising. Additionally the more a person is inclined towards gratitude, the less lonely, stressed, anxious and depressed he or she will be.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton


  • Jennifer Beathe, PsyD, Dr. Beathe is a fellowship-trained specialist in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, and is a licensed psychologist in Anchorage. She currently maintains a clinical and consulting practice specializing in evidence-based treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. She often works with organizations to provide consultation and training about trauma-informed system design, best practices for trauma treatment, as well as provide specialized training and clinical supervision in cognitive-behavioral therapy.Dr. Beathe is a former Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Alaska-Anchorage (UAA) and has instructed, trained, and clinically supervised interns and postdoctoral residents at UCSF, UAA, and the National Center for PTSD.


LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)


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