BetterWorldians Radio today announced that its four-part Gratitude Series is now available at BetterWorldians Radio is a podcast that inspires with the people and ideas that are making the world a better place.

The Gratitude Series features four notable guests, each of whom spoke about the importance of gratitude and its positive impact. Guests include:

  • Janice Kaplan, author of The Gratitude Diaries

  • Louie Schwartzberg, filmmaker behind Gratitude Revealed

  • Robert Emmons, PhD, leading scientific expert on gratitude

  • Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD, Greater Good Science Center

“It was really wonderful getting all of this practical advice from the experts on the many varied benefits of a gratitude practice from stress reduction to improved feelings of well-being during the holiday season,” said BetterWorldians Radio co-host MarySue Hansell.

MarySue, along with co-hosts Ray Hansell and Gregory Hansell spoke to author Janice Kaplan about her book, The Gratitude Diaries, which details her year of living gratefully. She told listeners how committing to gratitude gave her one of the best years of her life. “What a gift I had that I got to live for a whole year and spend every day thinking about gratitude,” said Kaplan. She explains how anyone can use the same approach to better appreciate and enjoy their own lives.

Ray, MarySue, and Gregory also talked with acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg about his film series, Gratitude Revealed, which takes viewers on an unprecedented visual journey into the pursuit of gratitude. Schwartzberg discussed his inspiration for the series and how he hopes it will inspire viewers to live better, more grateful lives.

Dr. Robert Emmons joined the co-hosts to discuss his book, Gratitude Works! Emmons is considered the leading scientific expert on gratitude. He explains to listeners how gratitude can make them happier, healthier, and more fulfilled. “It strengthens our connections to other people and magnifies the goodness in our lives,” said Emmons.

The final guest in the Gratitude Series is Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas from the Greater Good Science Center. Simon-Thomas discussed fascinating research on gratitude being done at the center and talked about its efforts to make gratitude more mainstream.

The four guests and their respective initiatives were supported by grants from the John Templeton Foundation, which serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality.

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About BetterWorldians Radio:

BetterWorldians Radio is an online show and podcast available at BetterWorldians Radio is hosted by Ray, MarySue and Gregory Hansell, the family team that created the popular game on Facebook, A Better World. This game rewards players for doing good deeds while helping to raise money and awareness for charities. Over 3.5 million people have performed over 36 million good deeds in A Better World to date. BetterWorldians Radio is produced in Wayne, PA.

About the John Templeton Foundation

The John Templeton Foundation ( serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. The Foundation supports research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and infinity to creativity, forgiveness, love, and free will. It encourages civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians and between such experts and the public at large, for the purposes of definitional clarity and new insights.

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