This little book is an elixir for the soul....
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2009
In Attitudes of Gratitude (Conari Press, April 2009), M.J. Ryan teaches readers how to unlock the fullness of their hearts and lives through the expression of gratitude. "Gratitude helps us to return to our natural state of joyfulness," she writes, "where we notice what's right instead of what's wrong. It makes us feel complete, that we have everything we need, at least in this moment."
In her Introduction to the 10th anniversary edition, Ryan recounts current research that bolsters her original thinking - people who practice gratitude on a daily basis are, by and large, happier, healthier, and more effective in the world. She also shares with readers brand new, top 12 gratitude practices, which readers of the first edition and people she's taught and counseled over the years have provided to her.
The concept of this book is very simple and very profound and it improves lives starting right now: "Gratitude creates happiness." It's a fact of life (and science as it turns out). Plants create carbon dioxide and gratitude creates happiness.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
"This little book is an elixir for the soul...."
―Kathy Freston, author of New York Times bestsellers Quantum Wellness and The One: Finding Soul Mate Love and Making it Last.
"This inspiring book shows us how to rejoice in what we have...Ryan graciously shows that we're going to 'have an attitude,' gratitude is the right one."
―Paul Pearsall, Ph.D., author of The Pleasure Prescription and The Heart's Code
"There is a powerful connection between being grateful, appreciating the gift of living well and happiness. M.J. Ryan's Attitudes of Gratitude reminds us that gratitude is an achievement and creates lasting happiness..."
―Alexandra Stoddard, author of Things Good Mothers Know and Choosing Happiness
"Exquisitely reconnects us to the wonder and satisfaction that can be found in our daily lives."
―Judy Ford, author of Wonderful Ways to Be a Family
About The Author
M.J. Ryan is a writer, a seeker, and a giver of gratitude. She is the author of several other bestselling books including This Year I Will…, The Happiness Makeover: How to Teach Yourself to Be Happy and Enjoy Every Day, Trusting Yourself: How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Live More Happily with Less Effort, A Grateful Heart: Daily Blessings for the Evening Meal from Buddha to the Beatles, Attitudes of Gratitude in Love, The Power of Patience: How to Slow the Rush and Enjoy More Happiness, Success, and Peace of Mind Every Day. She has appeared on
The Today Show, CNN, and many radio programs. She is a contributing editor to Good Housekeeping. Ryan also serves as a thinking partner to executives and entrepreneurs. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.
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