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Brad Hirschfield: Here's the Secret to Being Happy

By    |   Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 02:00 PM

Gratitude is the key to happiness, says Brad Hirschfield, a commentator on religion, society and pop culture, and author of  "You Don't Have to be Wrong for Me to be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism," published by Harmony.

"The one thing which neuroscientists and psychiatrists keep telling us is if you can practice gratitude on a regular basis, you actually have a path to personal happiness," Hirschfield told Rick Ungar, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show," Wednesday on Newsmax TV.

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"You don't get happier by trying to be happier. It doesn't work. Everybody can reach out and help another person … I dare you to do it and try not to smile while you're done."

Hirschfield also suggests keeping a diary.

"Every day for a few seconds, write down or say to yourself one thing that you can be grateful for," he said.

"It does not make the bad stuff go away. I'm not naïve, I don’t wear rose-colored glasses, but everyday … find one thing, scribble it down, say it to yourself, think about it, and it is amazing.

"That gratitude diary — whether on paper or in your brain — actually begins to change how you appreciate life."

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