11) Living in Gratitude

Living in Gratitude
A Journey That Will Change Your Life

By Angeles Arrien, Foreword by Marianne Williamson

A year-long journey offering readers a practical, organized monthly program for developing a practice of gratitude in their everyday lives.

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November 1 2011
Hardcover / BK01726
ISBN: 978-1-60407-082-8
UPC: 600835-172684
US $ 22.95
Self-Help, Spirituality
Rights: World
eBook ISBN: 978-1-60407-641-7

Living in Gratitude

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About the Book

With Living in Gratitude, Angeles Arrien invites us to cultivate the power of deep appreciation so that it becomes our foundation for daily living. Integrating the latest findings from social science with stories, prayers, teachings, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the globe, she presents a 12-month plan for mastering the art of giving thanks every day. With a chapter devoted to each month along with journaling exercises, readers will steep themselves in “the mother of all virtues,” exploring:

  • How to overcome habitual tendencies toward envy, comparison, and narcissism
  • Acknowledging our “blessings, learnings, mercies, and protections”–the four portals to the grateful heart
  • How gratitude boosts the immune system, fosters creativity, mends relationships, and even improves financial well-being
  • Journaling exercises, perennial and indigenous wisdoms, and universal practices for every season and situation

“The practice of offering 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.” Here is an opportunity for each of us to experience the infinite new possibilities that open up through Living in Gratitude.

About the Author

Angeles Arrien, PhD, is a teacher, author, and cultural anthropologist residing in Sausalito, California.  Dr. Arrien’s teachings bridge the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and comparative religion, while focusing on universal beliefs shared by humanity. She lectures and leads workshops internationally on cultural anthropology and transpersonal psychology at colleges, corporate settings, and personal growth facilities. Her books include The Four-Fold Way (HarperCollins, 1993) and The Second Half of Life (Sounds True, 2006). Angeles Arrien