Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive: 101 Inspirational Stories about Changing Your Life through Positive Thinking

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive: 101 Inspirational Stories about Changing Your Life through Positive Thinking


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Learn how to change your life by using the power of positive thinking. Follow the steps described in these 101 true stories about using the Power of Positive!

Positive thinking is a powerful tool, one that can make you healthier, happier, and more successful. You can use the power of positive thinking to improve your life and relationships, overcome challenges, and lead a productive life with purpose. This book can start you on the path to a new you. You’ll read chapters with inspiring personal stories and tips about:

  • the power of liking yourself and realizing you might have been your own worst enemy
  • the power of attitude adjustments, from changing your words to changing your behavior
  • the power of persevering and overcoming challenges
  • the power of relaxing and learning not to “sweat the small stuff”
  • the power of gratitude and counting your blessings
  • the power of giving and having a more meaningful, purpose-driven life
  • the power of dreaming and believing in yourself
  • the power of challenging yourself and doing difficult or scary things
  • the power of self-improvement and taking control of your life
  • the power of watching role models and learning from their example
  • the power of changing your thoughts through deliberate practice

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599039
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 169,790
Product dimensions: 5.64(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.


Santa Barbara, California

Date of Birth:

August 19, 1944

Place of Birth:

Fort Worth, Texas


B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973

Table of Contents

1 The Power of Liking Yourself

1 Brick by Brick Sarah Darer Littman 1

2 The Little Voice Harriet Cooper 4

3 Battling My Inner Bully Sara Matson 7

4 The List Monica A. Andermann 10

5 Positive People Preferred, Please Syndee A. Barwick 14

6 Feeling Lucky Diane Stark 18

7 No More Excuses Linda C. Defew 21

8 The Honors Class Jennie Ivey 25

2 The Power of Attitude

9 Making Chicken Soup in Prison! Mickey Sherman 31

10 Feeling Like a Superhero Catherine Mattice 35

11 Bloom Where You Are Planted Annmarie B. Tait 39

12 Easy as A, B, C Doni Olds 43

13 Re-Attaching Garrett Bauman 48

14 The Adventure of Change Gail Molsbee Morris 52

15 Perspective L.R. Buckman 55

16 Strong Enough to Ask for Help Saralee Perel 59

17 Nurse and Patient Sidney Anne Stone 62

3 The Power of Persevering

18 The Strength Gary Duff 71

19 Blind Faith Angela C. Winfield 74

20 Rolling Uphill Sheila Seller Lagrand 78

21 Chutes and Ladders Hollye Dexter 82

22 My Husband the Winner Carine Inez Nadel 86

23 Just Reward Karen Lewis Jackson 89

24 I Named Her Lily Galen Pearl 92

25 Just Finish Sara Cell 95

26 Gardening with My Son Conny Manero 99

27 Taking Time to Listen B. Lee White 102

4 The Power of Relaxing

28 Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Pamela Rose Hawken 107

29 The Healing Power of Toilet Paper Toni Becker 109

30 Try a Smile Ferida Wolff 113

31 Eighty-Five Percent Jerri Elders 115

32 Uncovered Tom Kaden 119

33 The Onion Room Sally Willard Burbank 122

34 Becoming the Sunflower Lisa Wojcik 126

35 Being a Positive Expert Shirley Dunn Perry 129

36 The Gift Horses Mouth Sue Henninger 133

5 The Power of Gratitude

37 The Thank You Note Jeanette Hurt 141

38 The Book of Good Things Nina Taylor 143

39 Thanks to CF Allison Howell 145

40 The Journal Audrey Smith McLaughlin 148

41 Celebrate the Small Stuff Linda Jackson 151

42 From Misery to Meaning Rita Bosel 154

43 What's the Worst that Can Happen? Lynn Cahoon 157

44 86,400 Seconds Diane Stark 160

45 Entering the Thankful Zone Jeannie Lancaster 163

46 Charmed Tamara C. Roberts 165

6 The Power of Giving

47 Finish Lines Carol S. Rothchild 171

48 Happy Cancer-versary Sharri Bockheim Steen 175

49 Staff Lunch Pamela Gilsenan 178

50 While 1 Wait Lola Di Giulio De Mad 181

51 What Is the Higher Response? Mark Rickerby 184

52 Baskets Full of Hope Connie K Pombo 188

53 The Strength of Vulnerability Mary Anne Molcan 192

54 Jet's Gift Gail MacMillan 194

55 Looking Out a Window Jane McBride Choate 198

56 Unity in Goodbye Jean Ferratier 201

7 The Power of Dreaming

57 Living Our Dreams Sarah C. Hummell 209

58 I Have It Kerri A. Davidson 212

59 Pinstripe Dreams Kimberly A. Porrazzo 216

60 Open Your Books Liz Graf 219

61 Living the Dream Ange Shepard 223

62 There's No Ceiling On Dreams Sioux Roslawski 226

63 Lessons in Line Pamela Gilsenan 229

64 The Tunnel Aaron Stafford 232

8 The Power of Challenging Yourself

65 Oh Chute Nancy Lombard Burall 239

66 We Talked Good Gunter David 243

67 The Roller Coaster Rebecca Waters 247

68 In the Cards Tom Krause 250

69 Captain Courageous Carol E. Ayer 253

70 How I Got My Wings Allyssa Bross 256

71 Finding Myself on Route 50 John M. Scanlan 259

72 They Said I Couldn't… But I Did Teresa Ambord 263

9 The Power of Self-Improvement

73 Saved from Myself Jay Berman 271

74 Maintenance Required Tsgoyna Tanzman 274

75 The Day I Took Control Monica A. Andermann 276

76 Who Wants Ice Cream? Mary Jo Marcellus Wyse 280

77 How to Do Fine Christopher Allen 285

78 The End of Excuses Janey Womeldorf 289

79 Sock Puppets Randi Sue Huchingson 292

80 Starting Fresh Pat Wahler 294

81 Focusing on What We Have Lisa Hutchison 297

10 The Power of Watching Others

82 Just a Kid Carl Van Landschoot 303

83 We Are Survivors Cindy Charlton 307

84 Two Strong Feet Monica A. Andermann 311

85 The Wounded Healer Mary Varga 314

86 Moving Forward in Reverse Scott Martin 318

87 Lightning Up My Life Dale Mary Grenfell 322

88 Mr. Musau Nafisa Rayani 326

89 What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger Miranda Johnson 329

90 Voice of Reason Michael Jordan Segal 333

91 Dark Victory Amy Gray Light 335

11 The Power of Changing Your Thoughts

92 The Book Shelf H.J. Eggers 343

93 Insomnia, Susan Kimmel Wright 347

94 Fighting Cancer with Attitude Florence Strang 350

95 No More Bad Days Alice Marks 353

96 Adventure and Attitude Go Hand in Hand Julie Lavender 356

97 Yet a Word May Change Your Life… JC Sullivan 360

98 Making Peace Jennifer Lang 364

99 A for Attitude Linda O'Connell 368

100 A Different Point of View Audrey Clearwater 370

101 The Excited Mark Sandy Stevener 373

Meet Our Contributors 377

Meet Our Authors 394

Thank You 396

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 398

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