Gratitude Works!: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity

Gratitude Works!: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity

by Robert A. Emmons


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Gratitude Works!: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity by Robert A. Emmons

A purposeful guide for cultivating gratitude as a way of life

Recent dramatic advances in our understanding of gratitude have changed the question from "does gratitude work?" to "how do we get more of it?" This book explores evidence-based practices in a compelling and accessible way and provides a step-by-step guide to cultivating gratitude in their lives. Gratitude Works! also shows how religious, philosophical, and spiritual traditions validate the greatest insights of science about gratitude.

  • New book from Robert Emmons the bestselling author of Thanks
  • Filled with practical tips for fostering gratitude as a way of life
  • Includes scientific research as well as religious and philosophical insights to show how gratitude can work in our lives

From Robert Emmons, the bestselling author of Thanks, comes a resource for cultivating a life of gratitude practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118131299
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 185,392
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis. He is past president of the American Psychological Association's Division 36, The Psychology of Religion. Emmons is founding editor and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments xi

1 The Challenge of Gratitude 1

2 Journaling for Gratitude 19

3 Beyond the Journal: Gratitude Letters and Visits 49

4 Growing Gratitude Through Spiritual Disciplines 75

5 The Biggest Obstacle to Gratitude—and Its Remedy 105

6 Gratitude, Suffering, and Redemption 131

7 The Twenty-One-Day Gratitude Challenge 159

Notes 173

Additional Readings 185

About the Author 186

Index 188

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"Gratitude Works! is a must read! Robert Emmons, the world's leading gratitude researcher, offers a science-based prescription for transforming our lives personally and professionally through the power of gratitude. Gratitude Works! is one of those books you will want to share with all the people you care about. It is a gift to us all."—David J. Pollay, author of The Law of the Garbage Truck: How to Stop People from Dumping on You

"Everyone on this planet has one common wish: to be happy. When I allowed gratitude to enter my everyday life, I found my happiness and my performance skyrocketed. I always enjoy listening to Dr. Emmons talk about this amazing topic. Read this book!"—Ed Tseng, author of Game. Set. Life. - Peak Performance for Sports and Life

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