Grateful people typically have more friends and social interactions and a rosier view of life that helps them flourish. ... 'You get relatively ungrateful people like me and have them do gratitude diaries and letters and visits and see ...
Author: Janice Kaplan
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
It's easy to look at others and think how lucky they are, and sometimes finding the positives in our own lives can be hard. Success is often measured in tangible ways, and as we strive to achieve more and get more, we forget that it's often the simple things that can bring us the most joy. After reading about how expressing gratitude for the little things can be incredibly powerful and affect our lives in profound ways, Janice Kaplan decided to spend a year living gratefully and find out whether being grateful really does offer a new path to happiness. Her experiences of living gratefully will be anchored by intriguing research findings, as well as in-depth interviews with real people, those in public life, and neuroscientists and experts in the field, including Dr Martin Seligman and Dr Robert Emmons, the world's leading scientific expert on gratitude. Recounted with warmth and humour, this story-filled memoir will inspire readers to reflect on the true meaning of gratitude, and provide them with a structure and context for making significant changes in every aspect of their lives. For not only can gratitude make you more honest, courageous and generous; research has shown that it can also improve overall health and reduce stress and depression.
On the Political Origins of the Debt of Gratitude Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues, ... One of the most popular contemporary books on gratitude is also something of an outlier: Janice Kaplan's The Gratitude Diaries: How ...
Author: Jeremy David Engels
Publisher: 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
There is now enough scientific evidence to conclude that grateful people are more resilient to stress from everyday ... Reporting daily for a twenty-one-day period, one group was asked to write gratitude diaries and the other was asked ...
Author: Asif Zaidi
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Happiness hinges on our ability to command what goes on in our consciousness from moment to moment. Each of us has our own path to traverse, and there is no single recipe. In Happiness: A Way of Life, author Asif Zaidi offers information to help fill you with deep, enriching happiness, creating an existence in which happiness plays the central role for a life worth living. An amalgam of wisdom from the East and evidence from the West, Zaidi lays out a path to lowered anxiety, better health, sharper focus, and enhanced performance, all of which distills into a life of happiness. Happiness: A Way of Life shows when you liberate your mind from the tyranny of external factors, happiness becomes an authentic state of being rather than a reassurance or a mere external performance. You can then realize that happiness is not something acquired; it is a natural state that arises when you stop creating chaos. In this guide, Zaidi summarizes what he’s learned during more than twenty years of extensive study on the subject, from the ultra-occidental to the ultra-oriental and from the most scientific to the most religious.
10 CULTIVATE GRATITUDE Opening poem by Christine Aroney-Sine, “Thank You, Lord,”2018. 1Janice Kaplan, The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life (New York: Penguin Random House, 2015), 13.
Author: Christine Aroney-Sine
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Can you imagine a God who dances with shouts of joy, laughs when you laugh, loves to play, and invites us to join the fun? In this book Christine Sine invites us to pay attention to childlike characteristics that have the power to reshape us, with fresh spiritual practices that engage all our senses and help us embrace the wonder and joy that God intends for us.
Mr Attwood , in presenting an address from the Birmingham Political Union , said a few words , in his peculiarly solemn and earnest manner , expressive of the gratitude and respect due to the Duchess for her wise maternal conduct ...
I always feel that if we are not grateful to human beings who benefit us , still less shall we be so to our heavenly Friend , who has given us the greatest of gifts , and is daily loading us with benefits , ' observed Rose , ' I am sure ...
Our first sitting ( the meeting for worship ) I can say felt to be a favoured time , which the Master owned with his presence to a feeling of gratitude and praise , and strength was renewed , but matters afterwards did not move on as ...
It is the native thankfulness of the heart, for blessings bestowed, favors conferred, and happiness enjoyed. "In that false system of religion, which condemns all the pleasures of life as sinful, and enjoins on us the self -infliction ...
Some people keep a gratitude diary, I just say them in my head. When I started doing this Paul would walk in and give me a funny look. In the 26 years we've been together, I had never before sat on the side of the bed and looked ...
Author: Wendyl Nissen
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Care, kindness, generosity of spirit. In Natural Care Wendyl Nissen writes about how to care for others, the land, the water, animals and yourself in ways that are good for our communities and our planet. In this time of great uncertainty, Wendyl focuses on turning to your garden, animals, books, loved ones, and, importantly, looking after yourself physically, mentally and emotionally so that you have the means to give to others. Beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs from prize-winning photographer Jane Ussher, this book includes many tips and ideas as well as great recipes to try.
Release on 2018-08-28 | by Happy Books Happy Books Hub
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.
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.
She had a vision board and religiously recited her morning positive mantras and finished the day with her gratitude diary. All in the hope the “universe” or her “higher- self” would deliver what she told them to bring.
Author: Denis Liam Murphy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Honest happiness and effortless living are possible. You just have to heal from a blame addiction you didn’t know you had. Life is designed to be effortless. It might not seem like it right now, but a deep sense of confidence, freedom, and serenity is attainable regardless of your situation. All you need to do is address ONE habit. One that you didn’t know you had. Anxiety, depression, anger, shame, and guilt are all symptoms of your blame addiction. Spend a month on the BLAME recovery process. Within 30 days… YOUR MENTAL HEALTH WILL IMPROVE. YOUR PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE WILL BE ENHANCED. YOUR ENERGY LEVELS WILL INCREASE. YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE. From the very first chapter of The Blame Game, you will not only start to release years of built-up frustration, resentment, and sadness, you will begin to find out who you honestly are—all so you can find out what your true purpose is.
With a slightly different emphasis in the conceptualization of gratitude , Adler and Fagley ( 2005 ) chose to focus ... kept weekly gratitude journals with those who recorded either neutral or negative life stressors in their diaries .
Author: Rachel V. Schwartzhoffer
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
A large proportion of today's workforce finds itself coping with major responsibilities at home as well as rising expectations and demands on the job. The combination of work and family demands often leads to time pressure and conflict. As a result, a growing number of employees in today's organisations are suffering from burnout, a stress syndrome characterised by emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and diminished personal accomplishment. Burnout has consequences for family outcomes, including diminished positive affect, increased marital conflicts, and feelings of stress among family members. Effects on work outcomes have also been reported, such as diminished work performance and organisational commitment and increased absenteeism levels. In response to this problem, a broad array of research has focused on factors that reduce burnout, labelled as social support. This new book gathers the latest research from around the globe in this field.
How foul is public life and popular in- gratitude ! DIARY 23rd April , 1942 Secret Session in the House . I am not allowed , even in my diary , to give all the details of what passed , but I can at least give the outline .
Through a mix of scientific research, conversations with famous and successful people--from academics like Dan Ariely and Leonard Mlodinow to actor Josh Groban--and powerful narrative, How Luck Happens uncovers a fascinating subject in ...
Author: Janice Kaplan
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Creator and host of the podcast The Gratitude Diaries and New York Times bestselling author Janice Kaplan examines the phenomenon of luck--and discovers the exciting ways you can grab opportunities and make luck for yourself every day. After spending a year researching and experiencing gratitude for The Gratitude Diaries, Janice Kaplan is back to tackle another big, mysterious influence in all our lives: luck. And this time she's joined on her journey by coauthor Dr. Barnaby Marsh, a renowned academic who guides her exploration. Together they uncover the unexpected, little-understood science behind what we call "luck," proving that many seemingly random events are actually under your--and everyone's--control. They examine the factors that made stars like Harrison Ford and Jonathan Groff so successful, and learn the real secrets that made Kate Spade and Warby Parker into global brands. Using original research, fascinating studies, and engaging interviews, Kaplan and Marsh reveal the simple techniques to create luck in love and marriage, business and career, and health, happiness, and family relationships. Their breakthrough insights prove that all of us--from CEOs to stay-at-home moms--can tip the scales of fortune in our favor. Through a mix of scientific research, conversations with famous and successful people--from academics like Dan Ariely and Leonard Mlodinow to actor Josh Groban--and powerful narrative, How Luck Happens uncovers a fascinating subject in accessible and entertaining style.
When he noted the girl's gratitude , it was not a routine use of the word , as is clear from the word's enormous frequency in the Diary . The pattern of kind actions followed by expressions of gratitude is so very common in Kilvert's ...
Author: John Toman
Category: Literary Criticism
Kilvert's diary tells the story of his life and offers a picture of rural society, which Victorians were prone to idealise. Kilvert's loving portraits of landscapes and country characters are often juxtaposed with the grimmest scenes of squalor and suffering. John Toman presents here the first thorough examination of Kilvert's writing and offers a complete revaluation of the man and his work. This study traces the literary and religious influences on Kilvert, taking into account his education at his uncle's school, his reading of travel guides, his devotion to such figures as Wordsworth, William Barnes, and F. W. Robertson, his visits to key locations, his parochial work, the role played by Romanticism and Evangelicalism in his outlook, and the significance of walking as the driving force of his writing. For those who do not know Kilvert, Kilvert's Diary and Landscape is an ideal introduction; it will take those who already know and love him back to the Diary with renewed interest and deepened insight. This new study has much to offer readers interested in cultural and landscape history, literature, religion and the Victorian period.
McCollough , Tsang , and Emmons found that individuals who kept a daily gratitude diary reported high levels of alertness , enthusiasm , happiness , and determination . Additionally , the gratitude group experienced less depression and ...
Author: Elsie Jones-Smith
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Parents, teachers, and counselors have a more persistent, profound, and lasting effect on children than any other adults, and Jones-Smith shows us how to use that strong influence to help children learn to handle anger and conflicts in peaceful, productive ways.
The work of Volume 2 would not have been completed without considerable travel , and we are grateful for the outstanding diary collections and helpful library staffs at Duke University , Princeton University ...
In time you will learn to edit negativity as you project only positive thoughts towards those in need. Keeping a gratitude diary or a prayer list may allow you to concentrate on individual's needs and grateful accomplishments.
Author: Georgina Walker
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
What happens to those we love when they die? Where do they go? And can they communicate beyond the grave? High profile psychic Georgina Walker answers the many questions we ask when a loved one dies.
pour forth my gratitude ? Will it not be cant ? Will it not be more in hopes for what is coming , than in gratitude for what is past ? Yes . But my Creator is merciful . He knows the weaknesses of human nature .