Staci Danford is an education neuroscientist specializing in the science of gratitude. As a former teacher, a mother, and an experienced MBE, we are delighted to have Staci as a guest.
After winning The Fort Worth Top Ten Teacher Award, Staci decided it was the perfect time to go back to school and pursue her longtime passion of Neuroscience. Her Master’s degree, which originated at Harvard University, is called ‘Mind, Brain and Education’. Combining scientific research and a cognitive awareness of how the brain processes emotional information, Staci merged this new material with the lessons she’d learned in the classroom. Using one life altering sentence from a “lost 16-year-old boy,” she developed her entire Graduate Research study and created a message about GRATITUDE that would later change the lives of people all over the world.
Staci is a one-of-a-kind mix of Neuroscience and Joy who teaches that the practice of scientific gratitude is like a magical “thank you” for your brain. It can change your business productivity, health, relationships, and most of all: gratitude teaches you to see the good in others while uncovering the best within yourself!
In this episode, we talked about:
- The difference between the mind and the brain and how they interact with each other.
- How practicing gratitude rewires the human brain.
- How to cope with trauma and other hard life situations by practicing gratitude.
- How we can be a light to others by practicing gratitude for ourselves.
- Understanding the science behind practicing gratitude and how it releases endorphins into the brain.
- Everyday ways to meaningfully practice gratitude and be present in the beauty of a moment.
Links and Resources Mentioned:
- The Gratitude Business
- Get Grateful Workshop
- Mind, Brain, and Education Master's Program
- Gratitude 101 Blog Post
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