An Attitude of Gratitude

Samantha Stein
4 min readDec 10, 2022
Death Valley/photo by author

It’s our human nature to dwell on the negative. This tendency–called the “negativity bias”–is the propensity to focus on problems, annoyances, and injustices in our lives rather than focusing on being grateful for the events or people that are working and we feel good about. But with effort we can change that propensity, and research shows that effort is well-worth it: feeling grateful can have a powerfully positive effect on our lives, health…

Samantha Stein

I’m a writer, photographer, and psychologist who (monthly) explores self, relationships, and mental health in an ever-changing world.