The gut is the physical foundation of health.  Gratitude is the spiritual and emotional foundation of health. And just like identifying, restoring, and awesomeizing the gut changes the brain; activation, habituating and awesomizing gratitude affects the entire body.

Gratitude decreases pain, increases happiness, reduces depression, improves sleep, reduces aggression, and increases mental resistance, decreases the effects of stress, increases life span, decreases the risk of heart disease, increased alertness and attentiveness, and increased energy.  You can increase your Va-Va-Voom with something as simple as writing down 5 things you are grateful for every evening. Basically, if you are not feeling awesome, add gratitude to your treatment plan.

Gratitude in a WINK

  • Being grateful for the things in your life- awesome and not so awesome- increases the Va-Va-Voom of your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Write down 5 things you are grateful for every evening. 

I am grateful every day that I work with an awesome team because we are so much more powerful together that any of us would be alone.  I am grateful that I get to use my crazy, biochemistry loving, big picture seeing brain to help women rediscover their awesome.  I am grateful that I have had so many adventures and there are so many more adventures waiting for me.  I am grateful that I have many people who I love and enjoy, and that there are many people who love and enjoy me.

I am also grateful for my struggle with weight and energy, because they drove me to discover the Vicious Tired, Fat, Feel Like Crap Cycle. It also keeps driving me to advance my understanding of the cycle so we have the best solutions to offer women who are stuck.

Finally, I am grateful for all of you who are reading this.  Thank you for being part of the birth of W.I.N.K. and the Cycle Busting Programs.  We can’t wait to see you in your full Va-Va-Voom awesomeness.   Thank you for letting us be part of your journey.

-Dr. Brenna Murphy