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Living in Gratitude: A Journey That Will Change Your Life

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What would happen if you made gratitude your focal point for one full year? 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, sh ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 28th 2011 by Sounds True
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Emmalene Umar
Dec 20, 2014 Emmalene Umar rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book. This book is filled with cross-cultural explorations of gratitude and I love all of the prayers, practices and parables from different cultures, the parallels are astonishing. I love exploring narrative themes and discourses so it was right up my alley! I listened to the audiobook on my walks and I must say she has a fabulous voice for story-telling so I do recommend the audiobook - I used the local library's digital site :)
Dec 15, 2012 Tristy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: those familiar with Angeles Arrien's work
Shelves: spiritual, gifted
This book is created to read a chapter a month for a year. I just finished my year with this book. I really love the work of Angeles Arrien and I feel like it might be difficult to really get into these teachings without having the bigger understanding of Angeles' work. I really loved being reminded to focus on gratitude every month, but I felt that the book really bypassed the darker aspects of self-healing and connecting to gratitude. It's not always easy to feel gratitude and I felt Angeles w ...more
Jan 03, 2015 Debbie rated it really liked it
Shelves: personal-growth
I did a quick read through, though the format is set up to be read on a monthly basis. I will probably visit it again several times this year, but I really think I will revisit my old stand-by, "Simple Abundance."

There are some beautful thoughts in the writing and I enjoyed being reminded how important an attitude of gratitude is for a life of contentment.
Dec 01, 2013 Therese rated it liked it

I was going to reread Simple Abundance next year, but this will be a change. It looks like it will be good for a daily and/or monthly read focused on gratitude. Because that has already changed my life immensely, I figured it won't hurt to add some more :-)

This is a book about gratitude and how to bring more into your life that is to be read and worked on over the course of the year. It is divided into 12 chapters, a different topic for each month and time of the year all relating to gratit
May 25, 2016 Mae rated it liked it
I have to admit that I was disappointed in this book. There were several great gems but otherwise it was a recipe book with the same activities over and over. Probably not her best.
Feb 06, 2014 Lenny rated it liked it
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Ethan Fleck
Nov 18, 2012 Ethan Fleck rated it liked it
This book was ok, I didn't really like the format. It was split into chapters for each month, but I read this all at once. Nothing too special, it was a little too self-reflective. Nevertheless, a decent read around Thanksgiving, and it did stop and make me think about how grateful I am, so not too bad.
Jan 27, 2013 Laurie rated it liked it
I liked the first month of January and used her format to help me make my New Year's Resolutions. But, I got it out of the library so with the format of reading it every month for a year, that did not work for me.
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Feb 27, 2012 Anna rated it liked it
Too many repititious exercises at the end of every chapter. Content was good
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cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator, and consultant to many organizations and businesses. She lectures and conducts workshops worldwide, bridging cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religions. Her work is currently used in medical, academic, and corporate environments. She is the President of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research. Her books hav ...more
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