Grateful Living

Grateful Living Author Dale Turner
ISBN-10 0965374483
Year 1998-07-01
Pages 250
Language en

Full of inspiring stories and thought-provoking ideas and observations, here is a collection of the best articles from Seattle Times columnist and minister Dale Turner. These articles celebrate the glory and mystery of life while concentrating on the things we have to be thankful for. Drawing from his own experience and the voices of other luminaries, Dale's columns examine such timeless issues as faith, diversity, wealth, aging, tolerance, self-expression, valuing the moment, and love. The more than 60 columns included in this collection will provide affirmation and inspiration to everyone who reads them.

The Gratitude Factor

The Gratitude Factor Author Charles M. Shelton
ISBN-10 9781587680632
Year 2010
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher 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.

Grateful Heart The Living the Christian Message

Grateful Heart  The  Living the Christian Message Author Wilkie Au
ISBN-10 9781893757912
Year 2014-05-14
Pages 123
Language en
Publisher Paulist Press

Integrating the findings of modern psychology and traditional Christian spirituality, this book presents a spirituality of gratitude that can guide contemporary Christians in living with an expanded awareness of how grace abounds everywhere, as well as the personal and cultural hurdles that stand in the way of being grateful.


Thanks Author Robert A. Emmons
ISBN-10 0618620192
Year 2007
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher 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.

Living in Gratitude

Living in Gratitude Author Angeles Arrien
ISBN-10 9781604076417
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Sounds True

What would happen if you made gratitude your focal point for one full year? With Living in Gratitude, Angeles Arrien invites you to find out. Integrating the latest teachings from social science with stories, prayers, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the globe, she presents a 12-month plan for making gratitude your foundation for daily living. Opening with themes such as “Beginning Anew” and “The Power of Equanimity” and progressing to “Letting Be and Letting Go,” “The Mystic Heart,” and more, readers will steep themselves in “the parent of all virtues,” exploring:?- How to overcome habitual tendencies toward envy, comparison, and narcissism;?- Blessings, learnings, mercies, and protections---the four portals to the grateful heart, and how to cultivate these key entryways in our work, relationships, health, finances, and personal growth;?- Journaling and reflection exercises, perennial and indigenous wisdoms, and universal practices for every season and situation. “The practice of gratitude bestows many benefits,” writes Angeles Arrien. “Anger, arrogance, and jealousy melt in its embrace. Fear and defensiveness dissolve. Gratitude diminishes barriers to love and evokes happiness, keeping alive what has meaning for us.” Living in Gratitude, is a dependable resource for making this cherished virtue your guiding light along life’s journey. Praise for Living in Gratitude “The daily practice of gratitude will enhance the quality of every aspect of your life, including better health, more fulfilling relationships, and greater financial abundance. This book is the best manual I have ever come across to show you how. I highly recommend it!” —Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles “Having written about and practiced gratitude for over a decade, I felt there was nothing else to say about the topic. Then I read Living in Gratitude. Angeles takes the practice of thankfulness to a whole new level. Month by month, she guides us with questions and reflections to use gratefulness to grow spiritually in work, finances, health, and relationships. I give thank to her and to this book.” —M.J. Ryan, author of Attitudes of Gratitude and A Grateful Heart “Are you exhausted? Disheartened? Worried? Please do yourself a favor and read this book. Please allow this heart food to feed you at the deepest levels of your being. This is more than a book—it is a manual for living a life that you love and that matters, a life of savoring and serving, a life or inter-communication and grace. Please, let yourself be fed.” —Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer “Angeles Arrien is one of the most gifted and generous teachers of our time. She brings forward the perennial wisdom of traditional cultures and gives it accessible, pragmatic application that is essential to the health of our contemporary society. Angeles Arrien is a rare and true wise elder. She embodies what she teaches.” —Frank Ostaseski, founder and director of the Metta Institutue


STOP LOOK GO Author Gary Fiedel
ISBN-10 099726425X
Year 2016-06-27
Pages 200
Language en

Experience the joy of grateful living through practical instructions, exercises and essays. Using the STOP, LOOK, GO technique gratefully borrowed from Br David Steindl-Rast, the book offers 32 exercises that explore all aspects of grateful living. From the foundations of gratefulness to being grateful in hard times, this workbook provides the building blocks to a grateful life. In addition there is a Gratitude Journal.

The Grateful Life

The Grateful Life Author Nina Lesowitz
ISBN-10 9781632280008
Year 2014-09-22
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

The Grateful Life is a guide to discovering – and realizing – one’s dreams though a positive attitude. Through years of research and practice, authors Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons have discovered that grateful living can transform lives. Grateful people are happier people. They are healthier and less stressed. They report much higher levels of satisfaction with their relationships, and are less likely to credit “luck” with the good fortune of others. This book contains inspiring stories about those who practice gratitude as a spiritual practice to rise out of adversity to new life, and it will also show how grateful living is central to the good life and to attracting abundance. Filled with motivational quotes, resources and exercises, The Grateful Life will help people on their journey to create the life they’ve always wanted. Taking the concept of Living Life as a Thank You to the next level, The Grateful Life includes absorbing and transformative stories from the frontlines of real people, who unveil the secret to achieving success – big and small in life.

Living with the Dead

Living with the Dead Author Rock Scully
ISBN-10 9781461661139
Year 2001-08-28
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Cooper Square Press

As a manager for the Grateful Dead, Rock Scully was with the band from its early days in San Francisco to the years it spent touring the globe as one of the most enduring legends in music history. In Living with the Dead , Scully gives a complete account of his outrageous experiences with the band, during years that saw the Grateful Dead transform from a folksy revivalist band to psychedelic explorers of outer space. In addition to close-up portraits of band members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Phil Lesh, Micky Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, Scully brings into the story many of the people the Dead encountered in their journeys across America's musical landscape, including Ken Kesey, Janis Joplin, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and the Jefferson Airplane. Scully tells the story of the band with genuine feeling; the tour disasters, acid trips, and burnouts, but most importantly the exaltation of delivering fantastic music.

Living Deeply

Living Deeply Author Marilyn Mandala Schlitz
ISBN-10 9781572245334
Year 2008-01
Pages 231
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications

The book Living Deeply is the product of the Institute of Noetic Sciences' decade-long investigation into transformations in human consciousness. It transcends any one approach by focusing on common elements of transformation across a variety of traditions, affirming and supporting the diversity of approaches across religious, spiritual, scientific, academic, or cultural backgrounds. Living Deeply makes these teachings accessible without diminishing their complexity, empowering readers to become their own scientists, develop and test their own hypotheses, and reach their own conclusions.

Just Ministry

Just Ministry Author Richard M. Gula
ISBN-10 0809146312
Year 2010-01
Pages 271
Language en
Publisher Paulist Press

At a time when concerns for misconduct, abuse scandals, and liability have brought pastoral ministers under greater scrutiny than ever before and have threatened to undermine their morale, Just Ministry offers a positive perspective on the vocation of pastoral ministry and wise ethical guidance to foster integrity in ministry.

Inner Peace Made Easy

Inner Peace Made Easy Author Aaron Soltys
ISBN-10 9781460295915
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher FriesenPress

Every day we're bombarded with information on world events that are almost too much to process. Add marketing that's designed to make us want more -- more and better -- and you have a recipe for free-floating stress, anxiety and debt. But, if you're like author Aaron Soltys, you realize one day that there has to be more to life than constant consumerism and always looking out for "Number 1." Inner Peace Made Easy will help you arrive at a place where you can consistently think about things from a positive and empowering perspective. It will help you approach life with focus and purpose so you can live your best life and find the inner peace that eludes so many. Inner Peace Made Easy is a powerful mental health primer for simplifying your life, your thinking and finding and maintaining a calm center. It focuses on minimalism, creating a Zen home environment, showing compassion, feeling gratitude, respecting life (yours and others) and so much more. This easygoing, straightforward book presents concepts that can be practiced by anyone, anywhere, regardless of religious or spiritual beliefs and values. Inner Peace Made Easy will help you change how you look at yourself and the world around you -- almost immediately

Awakening to Gratitude

Awakening to Gratitude Author Gratitude Power Foundation
ISBN-10 9780692010495
Year 2010-06-21
Language en
Publisher Gratitude Power

Are you ready for more joy, prosperity and love? Awakening to Gratitude is a powerful prescription for creating your best life. Discover how you can tap into this amazing vibration to manifest your dreams. This life breakthrough eBook opens up a gateway to eye opening awareness about the power of gratitude and how it can literally transform your life--no matter what your current circumstances

The G Spot

The G Spot Author Sumner M. Davenport
ISBN-10 9780981523859
Year 2008
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Self Investment Publishing

Not your typical book about gratitude. This book is for the cynic, the hopeless, the happy and the already grateful. Do you have an opinion, a belief in gratitude or a passionate knowing? Is it how you were taught, or was it a lesson you learned through experience. People fake many things in life and I found that some even fake gratitude. The message in this book invites you on a self discovery journey sometimes through other perspectives and opinions. Question its message as you question your current opinions and perceptions.

The Woman s Field Guide to Exceptional Living

The Woman s Field Guide to Exceptional Living Author Corrie Woods
ISBN-10 160037395X
Year 2008-04-01
Pages 179
Language en
Publisher Morgan James Publishing

For many women, life is a series of "supposed-to's" and "shoulds." This inspirational book offers a guided inner road trip to an extraordinary new outlook, complete with inspiration, tips, support, and motivation.