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OSU Extension

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

October 27, 2023 - 10:49am --

Gratitude can lessen anxiety, relieve stress, improve sleep, boost immunity, and even support heart health. The Live Healthy Live Well team at OSU Extension created a “Gather Your Gratitude” 6-week Email Wellness Challenge for participants to learn more about a variety of wellness topics related to gratitude.

The email challenge connects participants with tips, research, and resources to share the ways gratitude can improve your health. Go to and answer a few short questions to get registered. Emily Marrison will send participants one email per week, beginning this week through mid-December. Participants will have access to optional resources available including the OSU Extension Live Healthy Live Well Blog, a free Wednesday wellness webinar series, and a tracking challenge bingo card. Pre-and post-challenge online surveys will be used to track participant progress and comments.

Regardless of whether you participate in the email challenge, you are invited to join in one or more webinars focused on different aspects of gratitude and wellness. These free sessions take place Wednesdays from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. beginning November 1. Register for the links at .

Session topics include:

  • November 1- An Attitude of Gratitude
  • November 8- Financial Benefits of Gratitude
  • November 15- All the Little Things
  • November 29- Teaching Gratitude to Children (and others)
  • December 6- Gratitude through Movement

The “Gather Your Gratitude” email challenge and webinar series will allow you to explore a variety of ways you can celebrate gratitude in your own life and encourage it with others. And our hope is that it improves your health and wellness along the journey.