Author Diana Butler Bass set out to write a book about how much she needed gratitude, but ended up writing about how much we ALL need gratitude.

In her new book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks, Diana writes, “Gratitude is an emotion we experience as individuals, and we can each practice gratitude as a personal ethic, the foundation of a good life. Yet gratitude is inherently social, it always connects us as individuals to others.”

Studies show to 78% of Americans say that felt a strong sense of gratitude in the past week and yet, that is not always reflected in what we value and how we behave. Our co-hosts chatted with Diana about why she thinks that is and what we can do about it.

Diana’s conversation covers a lot of ground from the four types of gratitude, to why it’s sometimes so hard to write those pesky thank you notes. (Sorry mom!)

Diana calls gratitude “one of the primary threads of the universe” and we couldn’t agree more. We hope you enjoy this conversation! (Click here to listen.)