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Today I have Dr. Patty Hlava on the show to discuss gratitude.


Dr. Patty Hlava has over 15 years of clinical experience in the health and wellness field as a licensed psychotherapist. Additionally she has over 7 years of experience teaching in University settings and provision of clinical supervision. She is a Certified Meditation Instructor, Registered Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda wellness coach, and Certified Intrinsic Coach. She has been providing meditation instruction and mentoring in a variety of settings since 2005. Dr. Hlava has been involved in research and teaching on the subject of gratitude since 2006. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and Journal of Humanistic Psychology, as well as in several books. As co-founder of AwakenPeace, she thrives on the opportunity to create and participate in nurturing community and heartfelt connections. You can find her audio course on cultivating gratitude, as well as several guided meditations on the Insight Timer app.


  • We discuss the emotional components of gratitude.
  • How gratitude is relational
  • Gratitude as a skill & trait. How it can be developed an integrated into your identity.
  • Appreciation as the precursor to gratitude.
  • Bodily awareness and being at home in your body.

You can find out more about her work with the links below!


Audio course on Insight Timer:

Gratitude Summit (featured on 11/19):

Amazon page:

Soundtrack "Sacred Connection" by DTO, listen to more at

Thank you! 



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