Episode 3

The Power of Gratitude

In this week's episode Ryan and Jennie talk to you about a practice that has made a huge difference in both of their lives. Gratitude! What is it? The dictionary defines gratitude as the quality of being thankful; a readiness to show appreciation for and to return in kindness. Sounds pretty good? We think so. Join us as we talk about it more, break down what a gratitude practice is and how it can literally change the way your brain works. 

Looking for something we talked about in the show, links are listed below. We are grateful you are listening and hope you enjoyed the episode. 

Show Notes

Berkley Study - How Gratitude Changes your Brain


Hey Sigmund - What You Focus on is What Becomes Powerful


Intelligent Change - Benefits of Gratitude Journalling


Forbes Article


Brene Brown Video


Yale Article - What is Gratitude


Intelligent Change - 5 Minute Journal


Tony Robbins - Priming


About the Podcast

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Have a Little Insight
Join Jennie and Ryan as they discuss important social issues to expand our understanding and acceptance, in turn, contributing to a more kind and compassionate world.

About your hosts

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Ryan Senack

Hello, I’m Ryan. Honestly, I have always been so fascinated by people. What makes them tick? What makes them so interested in their job, partner or hobby? Over time this fascination evolved into questioning larger social issues. Mainly why are humans so at odds with each other and themselves? I feel like there is still so much hate and misunderstanding in the world. I guess my approach to life boils down to live and let live. Don’t tread on me and I won’t tread on you. Treat others how you want to be treated. Trying to understand before I judge. 

My hope with Have A Little Insight is that we can bring more kindness into the world through gaining more of an understanding of pressing social problems. As a collective, we can be better to each other and ourselves. 

When I’m not trying to make my brain hurt by asking the bigger questions I mainly like playing games, going to concerts, and laughing at fail videos. See you on the internets.
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Jennie Leaver

Jennie is a Designer with a 15-year background in hospitality. Passionate about making a difference in this world, she teamed up with Ryan in 2019 to create Have A Little Insight after the two met waiting tables at Milestones Bar and Grill.

“I want to contribute to the good in this world. There is enough bad news, negative slants on things and anger. I want to bring people a different perspective, where we strive to create understanding, compassion and kindness. Where we look for the good and how we are connected as opposed to operating from fear, judgement and separation.”