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|Author||: Robert Emmons|
Gratitude is the simple, scientifically proven way to increase happiness and encourage greater joy, love, peace, and optimism into our lives. Through easy practices, such as keeping a daily gratitude journal, writing letters of thanks, and meditating on the good we have received, we can improve our health and wellbeing, enhance our relationships, encourage healthy sleep, and heighten feelings of connectedness. Easily accessible and available to everyone, the practice of gratitude will benefit every area of your life and generate a positive ripple effect. This beautiful book, written by Dr Robert A Emmons, Professor of Psychology at UC Davis, California, discusses the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day.
|Author||: Robert A. Emmons|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
A proponent of the field of positive psychology offers a close-up study of the positive influence on people's lives of the systematic cultivation of gratitude, explaining how the practice of grateful thinking can increase one's chances for happiness and help one cope more effectively with stress, recover more quickly from illness, enjoy better physical health, improve relationships, and other benefits.
|Author||: Rhonda Byrne|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
The best-selling author and producer of The Secret offers inspiring quotes and affirmations to encourage personal journaling and reflection on gratitude and abundance, equipping individuals with a powerful tool to transform their lives and experience more joy. 500,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.
|Author||: Robert A. Emmons,Michael E. McCullough|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
Gratitude, like other positive emotions, has inspired many theological and philosophical writings, but it has inspired very little vigorous, empirical research. In an effort to remedy this oversight, this volume brings together prominent scientists from various disciplines to examine what has become known as the most-neglected emotion. The volume begins with the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of gratitude, then presents the current research perspectives from social, personality, and developmental psychology, as well as from primatology, anthropology, and biology. The volume also includes a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of research on gratitude. This work contributes a great deal to the growing positive psychology initiative and to the scientific investigation of positive human emotions. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students in social, personality, and developmental, clinical, and health psychology, as well as to sociologists and cultural anthropologists.
|Author||: Eileen Spinelli|
Celebrate everyday blessings, practice thankfulness, and observe the wonderful acts of service that keep us going each and every day. Eileen Spinelli, bestselling and award-winning children's author, charms with rhymes and whimsy in Thankful, perfect for any young reader and their family. Thankful is a heartwarming picture book that teaches children ages 4–8 to: Focus on the blessings that we tend to take for granted Appreciate essential workers and what people in our everyday lives provide: “Like the gardener thankful for every green sprout, and the fireman, for putting the fire out.” Meant to be read aloud, Thankful features: Endearing storytelling with engaging rhyming text, making reading fun for readers young and old Whimsical illustrations with soft colors and bold lines, perfect for any season
|Author||: Oliver Sacks|
|Editor||: Knopf Canada|
A deeply moving testimony and celebration of how to embrace life. In January 2015, Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, and he shared this news in a New York Times essay that inspired readers all over the world: "I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude.... Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure." Gratitude consists of four essays that originally appeared in The New York Times, accompanied by a foreword that describes the occasion of each chapter. The foreword is written by Billy Hayes, Oliver Sacks's partner, and Kate Edgar, his long time collaborator.
|Author||: Robert A. Emmons|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
A purposeful guide for cultivating gratitude as a way of life explores evidence-based practices while providing step-by-step advice for practicing gratitude in accordance with religious, philosophical and spiritual traditions that support scientific principles. By the best-selling author of Thanks.
|Author||: Jeremy Adam Smith,Kira M. Newman,Jason Marsh,Dacher Keltner|
|Editor||: New Harbinger Publications|
In our fractured, “me-first” world, the science and practice of thankfulness could be just the antidote we need. Gratitude is powerful: not only does it feel good, it’s also been proven to increase our well-being in myriad ways. The result of a multiyear collaboration between the Greater Good Science Center and Robert Emmons of the University of California, Davis, The Gratitude Project explores gratitude’s deep roots in human psychology—how it evolved and how it affects our brain—as well as the transformative impact it has on creating a meaningful life and a better world. With essays based on new findings from this original research and written by renowned positive psychologists and public figures, this important book delves deeply into the neuroscience and psychology of gratitude, and explores how thankfulness can be developed and applied, both personally and in communities large and small, for the benefit of all. With contributions from luminaries such as Sonja Lyubomirsky, W. Kamau Bell, Van Jones, and many more, this edited volume offers more than just platitudes—it offers a blueprint for a new and better world.
|Author||: Jenny Diski|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "Transcendently disobedient, the most existence-affirming and iconoclastic defense a writer could mount against her own extinction." --Heidi Julavits, New York Times Book Review From "one of the great anomalies of contemporary literature" (The New York Times Magazine) comes a breathtaking memoir about terminal cancer and the author's relationship with Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing. In July 2014, Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given "two or three years" to live. She didn't know how to react. All responses felt scripted, as if she were acting out her part. To find the response that felt wholly her own, she had to face the clichés and try to write about it. And there was another story to write, one she had not yet told: that of being taken in at age fifteen by the author Doris Lessing, and the subsequent fifty years of their complex relationship. In the pages of the London Review of Books, to which Diski contributed for the last quarter century, she unraveled her history with Lessing: the fairy-tale rescue as a teenager, the difficulties of being absorbed into an unfamiliar family, the modeling of a literary life. Swooping from one memory to the next--alighting on the hysterical battlefield of her parental home, her expulsion from school, the drug-taking twenty-something in and out of psychiatric hospitals--and telling all through the lens of living with terminal cancer, through what she knows will be her final months, Diski paints a portrait of two extraordinary writers--Lessing and herself. From a wholly original thinker comes a book like no other: a cerebral, witty, dazzlingly candid masterpiece about an uneasy relationship; about memory and writing, ingratitude and anger; about living with illness and facing death.
|Author||: Nancy Leigh DeMoss,Lawrence Kimbrough,Joni Eareckson Tada|
|Editor||: Moody Pub|
Derived from a popular Revive Our Hearts radio series, "Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy" challenges and equips the reader to live a life of intention. As a bonus, a 30-day plan of journaling, prayer, and activities is included.
|Author||: Donna Kozik|
Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude is brimming over with appreciation and inside you will find evidence that the power of gratitude can be a life-changing force. These stories are about more than the polite "thank you" we so casually exchange every day. They're testimonials to the people and things we so often take for granted. Need a pick-me-up? How about a gratitude adjustment? Look inside-you'll be grateful you did. Be warned: Cultivating and expressing gratitude puts you in the driver's seat of your life.
|Author||: Tyndale House Publishers|
|Editor||: Tyndale Momentum|
Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal invites you to bring creative journaling and the calming act of coloring into your quiet time with God. This beautifully designed interactive prayer book from Tyndale's Living Expressions collection helps guide your thoughts as you pray about concerns such as health, overcoming stress, personal relationships, and more. Gratitude gives you a way to celebrate and give thanks to God for the many blessings he provides. Filled with over 100 designs to color, plenty of space for journaling and sketching, and 40 needs-based prayers, Gratitude helps you express your devotion to God with your whole heart!
|Author||: Liv Larsson|
Gratitude is a powerful practice that can significantly increase your experience of joy in life. Ready to launch into the adventure? Make this year a real year of Gratitude. Here is the support you have been waiting for: Rather than just telling you to "be grateful." This book is your personal coach in training your gratitude muscles. Just like the participants in Liv Larsson's gratitude project, you will get new and easy suggestions for exploring gratitude every week. By the end of the year you will have created a new habit that you will probably never want to let go of! This book applies the clarity that Nonviolent Communication (NVC) brings to what research has found to be the most important thing anybody can do to (re-) discover the magic of life. That is by filling their energy tanks and actively influencing their happiness levels through building a gratitude practice. How about starting yours today?
|Author||: Creative Journals for Kids|
|Editor||: Z Kids|
Gratitude Journal for Kids: Grateful kids are happy kids! Expressing gratitude increases happiness, improves self-esteem, and lowers levels of stress--and this easy-to-use gratitude journal for kids helps children tap into that extraordinary power for the first time. Through writing and drawing, kids will learn to give daily thanks for the good in their lives. Every ten days they'll respond to more in-depth prompts that ask them to think about gratitude on a broader scale. Best of all, they'll develop a healthy habit for the rest of their lives. My First Gratitude Journal features: * Easy to use pages. Simple daily prompts make the journal easy to use and thought-provoking at the same time. * Writing and drawing. Each daily page is split into halves--the top half for writing and the bottom half for drawing. Kids can be as creative as they want to make the journal their own. * The benefits of gratitude. Slowing down to appreciate the good in their lives teaches kids how to be both mindful and grateful. * A charming keepsake. Parents and children will enjoy reading this journal years down the road to see what the children were grateful for earlier in their lives.
|Author||: Emily Fragos|
|Editor||: Everyman's Library|
Poems of Gratitude is a unique anthology of poetry from around the world and through the ages celebrating thanksgiving in its many secular and spiritual forms. For centuries, poets in all cultures have offered eloquent thanks and praise for the people and things of this world. The voices collected here range from Sappho, Horace, and Rumi to Shakespeare and Milton, from Wordsworth, Rilke, Yeats, Rossetti, and Dickinson to Czesław Miłosz, Langston Hughes, Yehuda Amichai, Anne Sexton, W. S. Merwin, Maya Angelou, and many more. Such beloved favorites as Gerard Manley Hopkins's "Pied Beauty," Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay," Constantine Cavafy's "Ithaka," and Adam Zagajewski's "Try to Praise the Mutilated World," mingle with classics from China and Japan, and with traditional Navajo, Aztec, Inuit, and Iroquois poems. Devotional lyrics drawn from the major religious traditions of the world find a place here alongside poetic tributes to autumn and the harvest season that draw attention to nature's bounty and poignant beauty as winter approaches. The result is a splendidly varied literary feast that honors and affirms the joy in our lives while acknowledging the sorrows and losses that give that joy its keenness.
|Author||: Louise L. Hay|
GRATITUDE: A Way of Life In Gratitude, Louise L. Hay brings you a very special work that is dear to her heart. Within these pages, she has gathered the insights and collected wisdom of some of the most inspirational teachers and authors she knows ... people who have demonstrated the power of gratitude in their own lives. Some of the renowned contributors include: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Joan Z. Borysenko, Ph.D., Lee Carroll, Sri Daya Mata, Doreen Virtue, Bernie Siegel, M.D., Dan Millman, John Randolph Price ...and many more of Louise's friends. As these individuals share their understanding of the practice of gratitude, you'll find yourself applying these principles in your own life as well!
|Author||: Insight Editions|
|Editor||: Mandala Publishing|
This guided journal will help you cultivate gratitude through the exercise of mindfulness and journaling. Gratitude: A Day and Night Reflection Journal will help you center your day around positive feelings and gratitude. It’s the perfect place to record and celebrate anything that you are grateful for and to preserve important memories. This 90-day journal gives you a path to creating a habit of daily gratitude that you can carry with you throughout your life. Cultivating gratitude is one of the most potent and important mindfulness exercises, and thankfulness has proven to have a positive effect on a person's mental health and general well-being. Each page of the journal includes space to record expressions of gratitude, personal affirmations, memories of positive interactions, and commentaries on the significance of it all. The journal is intended for those who want to foster deep reflection as well as for those who simply want to discover the effects of thankfulness. Having filled the journal with statements of gratitude, you will end up with a personal trove of wonderful reflections, which can be a source of positive inspiration at any time. The journal’s 184 lined, acid-free pages made from archival paper take both pen and pencil nicely, and the back pocket is perfect for holding mementos.
|Author||: Happy Books Happy Books Hub|
Gratitude: The Simplest and Most Effective Key to Happiness Can you transform your life in 5 minutes a day or less? Is happiness that easily achievable? Life can be stressful and filled with problems and anxiety. But it is also filled with beauty, and joy, and fulfillment. If you focus on the latter you will start noticing the stressful events less and begin enjoying and treasuring every day more. Start With Gratitude journal will help you achieve just that. It will help you start your day happy, filled with gratefulness and appreciation for the positive things (big or small) in your life. It will re-center you and provide balance and positivity to your life. What you will love about this journal: The excellent quotes at the top of each spread. The way it is structured - clearly and simply to make it really easy to use. The clearly divided morning and evening sections - writing in the morning the things you are thankful for, and in the evening small things for that specific day to celebrate. This makes gratitude and positive thinking more tangible and real. The variety and inspiration - every evening section is different, prompting you to notice and appreciate different things every day so you will not get tired of the same pages over and over again. The beautiful design The thought provoking entries Its size (7.5 x 9.25 in) - small enough to carry around and big enough to provide enough space for everything you want to jot down. The date entry possibility so you will have flexibility to miss a day and not feel guilty about it. It really takes just 5 minutes a day or less. Practicing gratitude is one of the simplest and most effective things you can do to transform your life. Research shows that people who regularly take time to notice things they are grateful for enjoy better sleep, better relationships, greater resolve towards achieving goals, show more compassion and kindness, and are overall happier. Start With Gratitude journal will help you cultivate that attitude of gratefulness, making it your habit to focus on the blessings you have in your life and increase your overall well-being and life satisfaction. Get your copy now, even gift one to a friend and start your journey to happiness together.
|Author||: Robert A. Emmons|
|Editor||: Templeton Foundation Press|
Learning how to experience gratitude involves being grateful as a attitude, not as a reaction when good things occur. One does not need to wait until things are perfect before being grateful; in fact, it may be just the opposite. It could be that the act of being grateful, in itself, makes one receptive to life's blessings, and these blessings continue as we continue to be thankful.The study of gratitude is one that looks at moral barometers, emotions, and the effect this feeling has on health and happiness. In fact, G. K. Chesterton said, "The test of all happiness is gratitude." Emmons draws from gratitude research projects that followed participants who were randomly selected to write down either the things they were grateful for or items of complaint over a period of ten weeks. The study showed that gratitude led to more positive emotional states and inspired people to be more helpful to others.The act of gratitude is one that provides gifts to the giver and receiver. The illuminating words of this book will inspire readers to recognize how truly blessed we are. This has been beautifully stated by the words of Brother David Steindl-Rast, "Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise—then you will discover the fullness of your life."