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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||: Associate Professor of Psychology and Religious Studies Michael E McCullough, PhD|
|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||: 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||: 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||: Jack Canfield,D.D. Watkins|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
The centuries-old Law of Attraction reveals that being grateful for what's already present in life automatically attracts more good things. And while many of today's most successful people keep their own daily gratitude journal, other people are unable to fit one more to-do in their busy lives—until now. Simplicity and ease of use are the keys to why this journal works. The companion to Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction, this journal provides an organized framework to honor blessings instead of complaints—to uncover what's right instead of wrong; and in so doing, to help people identify what it is they truly value in their lives and what they want more of. With a stunning design, a month-by-month layout, plus inspiring thoughts from the world's most perceptive thinkers, this simple, thought-provoking journal will be a valuable tool to bring about positive change in anyone's life.
|Author||: Ashraf H. A. Rushdy|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
In Philosophies of Gratitude, Ashraf H. A. Rushdy explores gratitude as a philosophical concept. The first half of the book traces its significance in fundamental Western moral philosophy and notions of ethics, specifically examining key historical moments and figures in classical antiquity, the early modern era, and the Enlightenment. In the second half of the book, Rushdy focuses on contemporary meanings of gratitude as a sentiment, action, and disposition: how we feel grateful, act grateful, and cultivate grateful being. He identifies these three forms of gratitude to discern various roles our emotions play in our ethical responses to the world around us. Rushdy then discusses how ingratitude, instead of indicating a moral failure, can also act as an important principle and ethical stand against injustice. Rushdy asserts that if we practice gratitude as a moral recognition of the other, then that gratitude varies alongside the different kinds of benefactors who receive it, ranging from the person who provides an expected service or gift, to the divine or natural sources whom we may credit with our very existence. By arguing for the necessity of analyzing gratitude as a philosophical concept, Rushdy reminds us of our capacity and appreciation for gratitude simply as an acknowledgment and acceptance of our humble dependency on and connectedness with our families, friends, communities, environments, and universe.
|Author||: David Carr|
Psychologists, philosophers, theologians and educationalists have all lately explored various conceptual, moral, psychological and pedagogical dimensions of gratitude in a rapidly expanding academic and popular literature. However, while the distinguished contributors to this work hail from these distinct disciplines, they have been brought together in this volume precisely in recognition of the need for a more interdisciplinary perspective on the topic. While further developing such more familiar debates in the field as whether it is appropriate to feel grateful in circumstances in which there is no obvious benefactor, whether it is proper to feel grateful to those who have benefited one only from a sense of duty and whether it makes sense to be grateful if so doing colludes with injustice, the essays in this collection explore a wide variety of fresh conceptual, psychological and moral issues. For example, in addition to identifying some new moral paradoxes about gratitude and seeking a generally more morally discriminating approach to gratitude education, relations are explored between gratitude and humility, forgiveness and appreciation and the religious and spiritual dimensions of the concept are also given much overdue attention. By drawing together serious academic engagement with the study of gratitude and a serious attempt to undertake this within an interdisciplinary perspective, Perspectives on Gratitude will be of value to academics and graduate students in the fields of philosophy, psychology and theology, as well as other research-based disciplines.
|Author||: Jeremy David Engels|
|Editor||: SUNY Press|
Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt. In The Art of Gratitude, Jeremy David Engels sketches a genealogy of gratitude from the ancient Greeks to the contemporary self-help movement. One of the most striking things about gratitude, Engels finds, is how consistently it is described using the language of indebtedness. A chief purpose of this, he contends, is to make us more comfortable living lives in debt, with the nefarious effect of pacifying the citizenry so we are less likely to speak out about social and economic injustice. To counteract this, he proposes an alternative art of gratitude-as-thanksgiving that is inspired by Indian philosophy, particularly the yoga philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjalis Yoga-Sutras. He argues that this art of gratitude can challenge neoliberalism by reorienting our politics away from resentment, anger, and guilt and toward a democratic ethic of thanksgiving and the common good. In the contemporary moment, when gratitude is widely touted as the panacea to many of our ills, Jeremy Engels provides a timely critical genealogy of this emotion, showing how it has been used for social control, and how it affirms the state of indebtedness at the heart of neoliberalism. But Engels also makes a compelling case for the art of gratitude, a gratefulness with capacities for cultivating the self and strengthening democracies. William Edelglass, coeditor of Facing Nature: Levinas and Environmental Thought This book accomplishes two important goals: it provides a very detailed and interesting history of gratitude in the West, and it brings Eastern philosophyespecially yogainto our accounts of gratitude and flourishing. A unique project with an eminently readable style, it will appeal to a number of audiences, including those interested in the theory and practice of yoga. Scott R. Stroud, author of John Dewey and the Artful Life: Pragmatism, Aesthetics, and Morality
|Author||: Nina Lesowitz,Mary Beth Sammons|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Mary Beth Sammons and Nina Lesowitz have received hundreds of thank you emails and letters from readers whose lives they have touched and helped — spiritual seekers, teachers, business people, cancer patients, parents, the newly bereaved, athletes, and many others. Building upon the foundational wisdom of the bestselling Living Life as a Thank You Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons have developed a workbook filled with life-changing practices and encouraging advice to take readers through a process of self-transformation and personal growth. The workbook-style format not only provides readers with tried and true thank you techniques and practices, but also allows them to take part in creating their own. The act and power of gratitude has a direct effect on our lives on a physical, spiritual, mental and emotional level. Studies have shown that living life with appreciation leads to a greater sense of well-being and happiness. The secret to a happy and fulfilled life may rely on focusing on all the good, rather than what is lacking or not going well at the moment. The Thank You Power Workbook is a toolkit for this transformation.
|Author||: Charles M. Shelton|
|Editor||: Paulist Press|
Helps readers to reflect on the role of gratitude in their lives and to cultivate this virtue for their own benefit. The first author to offer a critique of gratitude through an explanation of various types of gratitude, Charles Shelton uses his skills as a clinical psychologist to present insights into the human experience of gratitude based on his own research. The exercises, strategies, and reflection questions threaded throughout the book give it a practical dimension that facilitates the reader's growth. Shelton's highly original reflection on Jesus as a grateful person lends a spiritual dimension to his work. This book will benefit individual readers as well as serve as a resource for spiritual direction workshops, spiritual formation courses, or ministry formation programs.--From publisher description.
|Author||: John Elfers,Patty Hlava|
Drawing from current research in psychology, the social sciences, and spirituality, this book presents a comprehensive investigation into the heart of gratitude as it arises within lived experience and its role in nurturing relationships. It explores the range and depth of the emotion experience of gratitude and identifies its relationship with other indicators of wellbeing. New research by the authors reveals gratitude as a feature of transcendence and its connection to higher order experience including spirituality and religion. This book explores the potential for cultivating gratitude as a transformative practice for personal growth, enhancing relationships, and spiritual development.
|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||: Jonathan R. H. Tudge,Lia Beatriz de Lucca Freitas|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
Gratitude, a virtue, develops during childhood and adolescence. Adults can encourage its development, fostering consideration for others and strengthening connections.
|Author||: RD king|
In today’s highly consumerist society, where materialism has overtaken our lives and our family, and where quarterly growth figures have become a measure of a nation’s standing, it can be difficult to see past the idea that material possessions will make us happy. While the material things that you collect will provide you with momentary happiness, this false sense of happiness can quickly fade, leaving you feeling empty and unfulfilled. Living with gratitude is one of the major keys to living a happy and prosperous life. Gratitude is one of the greatest virtues you can possess in your life and something that you can easily learn. Having a lack of gratitude in your life can make it more challenging to make it through difficult situations and has left you feeling a void in your life that you can’t seem to fill.
|Author||: Josie Robinson|
|Editor||: Wise Ink|
Anyone can enjoy the benefits that come from practicing gratitude―they just need some guidance. Filled with joyful and inspiring exercises for both the new and advanced student of gratitude, this beautiful guided journal will encourage you to open your eyes and see the many blessings that have been given to you, and lay the groundwork for even more gifts to come. From day one, this motivating journal teaches you step-by-step how to use the practice of gratitude to transform yourself from the inside, out. By simply noticing the miracles already present in your life, you rewire your emotional patterns to turn yourself into a powerful magnet for attracting what you want, and releasing what you don't. This gratitude journal includes: A 90-day journey, one day at a time―Close the gap between you and happiness with exercises and reflections that help you focus on gratitude, small kindnesses, and the beauty of everyday life. Relationship building―Deepen your transformation by practicing with a partner. This journal makes it easy by providing ideas for how to share gratitude together. Journaling made simple―Each practice comes with guided, step-by-step directions to make sure you get the most out of this practice. The solution to happiness and personal freedom lies within us, and unlocking it is possible through a life filled with gratitude. Now is the time to start the simple daily practice that will nourish your soul and guide you towards visualizing and living your best life.
|Author||: Chandra Subramanyam|
|Editor||: Notion Press|
Success is a tribute that life pays to excellence. Victory based on the value of decency leads to harmony and true happiness. To get in touch with your forgotten habit of saying thank you, deliberately think and say the magic words. Witness the miracles of abundance in your life. When the right brain works, the force of your feeling accelerates the happiness inside you. Of the many qualities enriching human life, finesse is foremost. Dignity is an indispensable, sublime sentiment. Unlock the fullness of life and gratitude. Read and practice gratitude at every breath. When the courtesy become noble and you live in gratitude, wonder O wonder, you get the unusual sensation of pepped up energy. The dawn of pleasantness is bound to enlighten and energize. The mother moon will be seen shining in the full story. You should make it to the top of the bucket list.