In the vein of Life's Little Instruction Book comes EVERYDAY GRATITUDE, a powerful book filled with wisdom, inspiration and practical tips for ways to incorporate the practice of gratitude into your daily life. As renowned psychologist and spirituality author (Zen Miracles) Dr. Shoshanna teaches us, gratitude is indeed a practice, one which can be honed daily in order to live the most purposeful and joyful life that we can. By offering 365 practical ways in which you can give back to society, your loved ones and ...
In the vein of Life's Little Instruction Book comes EVERYDAY GRATITUDE, a powerful book filled with wisdom, inspiration and practical tips for ways to incorporate the practice of gratitude into your daily life. As renowned psychologist and spirituality author (Zen Miracles) Dr. Shoshanna teaches us, gratitude is indeed a practice, one which can be honed daily in order to live the most purposeful and joyful life that we can. By offering 365 practical ways in which you can give back to society, your loved ones and yourself, EVERYDAY GRATITUDE will become a treasured guide to accompany you through the journey of life, whether it’s for yourself, a gift for a loved one, or a guide for mentoring your children in the practice of gratitude.
Praise for Dr. Brenda Shoshanna’s books
“Dr. Shoshanna’s words are wonderful!”
“There’s some good, solid advice here that just might help the lovelorn break some of their destructive patterns and connect the dots as to why true love is always passing them by.”
--St. Petersburg Times
“In her book Fearless, Dr. Shoshanna provides a refreshingly simple ‘Zen’ approach to addressing the complicated subject of fear.”
"Shoshanna has some insightful things to say about anger in the family, in the workplace, at God and at destiny. This book can change the way you view yourself and others. It will help you give up grudges, stop blaming others and playing the victim."
--Spirituality & Health
“Readers searching for broader meaning will revel in Dr. Shoshanna’s ability to weave together the basic tenets of relationship psychology with the self-realization techniques of Zen practice.”
“This is relationship, samurai style...Shoshanna studied with the Zen masters Soen Nakagawa Roshi and Eido Shimano Roshi; the rigor of traditional monastic training shines through the spare language and format. Aspects of Zen training that can be controversial or confounding are presented matter-of-factly.... Shoshanna holds out the redemptive possibilities of practice.”
“Dr. Shoshanna’s book has less to do with the mechanics of sitting and more to do with the realities of integrating Zen practice into real life. Shoshanna extends an empty and richly filled hand, offering both the sublime and the practical, which are one and the same in the Zen world. This is a highly recommended volume for beginners and new practitioners.”
“Dr. Shoshanna challenges us to let go of fantasies, expectations, fears and anticipation so we can be fully present to life. Her wisdom is genuine and deeply considered. Her book is well worth reading.”
“If you are looking for a way to have happiness and still live in this world, you have come to the right book. Rarely do eloquent prose, gems of quotes, simple wisdom, and practical exercises come in one book: Zen Miracles offers all of these and more. Whatever your spiritual orientation, this is a book you will refer to for years to come.”
--Lee Jampolsky, Ph.D.
author of Healing Together, Healing the Addictive Mind, and The Art of Trust
“This wonderful book brings East and West – and ancient and modern worlds – together and provides profound wisdom and guidance for anyone struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, fear or loneliness. Beautifully written, funny, warm and filled with unusual, wonderful exercises. A real miracle.”
--Rabbi Gary Moskowitz
Director of the Institute for Violence Prevention
“With her warm and compassionate style, Dr. Shoshanna exhibits the unique ability to explain even the most difficult ideas in understandable terms. This book is a must for anyone seeking the secrets for attaining a balanced life and true peace of mind.”
Director of the Academy of Natural Healing
A psychologist and therapist for 28 years, Dr. Brenda Shoshanna published work has integrated psychology and spirituality in facing life's crucial questions. She is the author of numerous books in the spirituality, zen, psychology and relationship genres. In the Peace of Mind genre, she is author of NO PROBLEM, NO WORRY: The Zen Road to Happiness, LIVING BY ZEN, ZEN MIRACLES, FEARLESS: 7 Principles of Peace Of Mind, THE ANGER DIET: 30 Days To Stress Free Living (listed as one of the best books of the year by Spirituality and Health), and EVERYDAY GRATITUDE. In the Relationship genre, sheis author of ZEN AND THE ART OF FALLING IN LOVE, WHY MEN LEAVE, GETTING HIM TO TALK, SAVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP and THE HAPPY MARRIAGE MANUAL. In the Spirituality genre, she is author of JEWISH DHARMA: A Guide to the Practice of Judaism and Zen, and of BEING THERE FOR OTHERS DURING ILLNESS AND LOSS: Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Guidance.
Her books all offer psychological and spiritual guidance, combining spiritual wisdom with psychological insight and practical advice. She has received widespread critical-acclaim for all of her books, with excellent reviews from publications such as Tricycle, Publishers Weekly, Body & Soul and others, and she has won the NABE Award for the Best Book of the Year in the Category of Health. Her books have been translated into 18 languages, and she appears frequently on national television, in national print, and in major venues online (she is the Relationship Expert on iVillage.com). She has spoken and taught at many universities and has offered over 500 talks and workshops nationally on all aspects of psychology, spirituality and fulfilling one's potential. She also hosted her own radio show on the Gary Null network, which offered her a weekly platform to address a wide range of issues dealing with spirituality and self-help.
Please visit her website at www.drshoshanna.com to learn more, and to watch video.