The Grateful Life: The Secret to Happiness, and the Science of Contentment by Nina LesowitzThe Grateful Life: The Secret to Happiness, and the Science of Contentment by Nina Lesowitz

The Grateful Life: The Secret to Happiness, and the Science of Contentment

byNina Lesowitz, Mary Beth Sammons

Paperback | October 14, 2014

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The Grateful Life is a guide to discovering - and achieving - one's dreams by harnessing the power of a positive attitude. In 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 exercise gratitude as a spiritual practice to rise out of adversity to new life. It also shows how grateful living is central to the good life and to attracting abundance. Filled with motivational quotes, resources, and exercises, The Grateful Life helps readers on their journey to creating 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 real people who unveil the secret to achieving successes both big and small.
Nina Lesowitz is a gratitude practitioner and volunteer for literacy organizations. She also runs Spinergy Group, a public relations firm that represents authors and corporate clients as well as nonprofits. The recipient of numerous awards and tributes, including a national award for excellence in media relations, she is also the coaut...
Title:The Grateful Life: The Secret to Happiness, and the Science of ContentmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.73 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:October 14, 2014Publisher:Cleis PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936740893

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Lesowitz and Sammons approach the subject with an eclectic mix of stories, interviews, research, quotations, and practices. In ten chapters they cover a lot of territory with practical material on creating blessings in your life, clarifying your life purpose, increasing productivity and happiness where you work, becoming a more altruistic person, having enough, staying healthy, creating unexpected grace and peace, discovering your desires, and increasing your gratitude quotient. The last chapter contains a small sampling of gratitude practices."-Spirituality and Practice"In ten carefully-structured chapters,these authors provide readers a concise tour of gratitude practice. Along the way, they highlight heartwarming stories, cutting-edge research, inspiration, witty insight, and helpful hints for incorporating gratitude into everyday living. Thorough, realistic, and filled with lots of follow-up resources, this book manages to be both action-oriented and compassionate." - Retailing Insight"This compelling book goes beyond Random Acts of Kindness but inspires the same hope and motivation for good. Buy two copies: one for the library and one for yourself." - Library Journal"With inspiring stories and practical tips,The Grateful Life reminds us that gratitude is as much a part of a healthy lifestyle as diet and exercise. Practicing gratitude is like taking your vitamins - you don't just take them when you're sick; you also have to take them to stay healthy. - Janine Kovac, former editor of theCommunity Gratitude Journal for the Greater Good Science Center"The most magnetic trait of all time is gratitude! Want to transform your outlook and your life, read and enjoyThe Grateful Life." - David Horsager, MA, CSP, author ofThe Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line"Gratitude is a choice. When we choose to focus on what is right in our lives instead of what is missing, our appreciation for life can give us each a sense of purpose. This book is a guide to increasing your happiness quotient. Happiness is the truth!"- Aviva Yael, Marketing Director, i am OTHER / Pharrell Williams Entertainment and author, No Regret>/i>"I came away from this book filled with real joy, as grateful for the hardships I've endured as for the good times. The moving personal stories told here give us a window into the many ways that gratitude can transform our lives, and offer us hope in the deepest sense of the word." - Elizabeth Scarboro, author ofMy Foreign CitiesSHE andLive Boldly"