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Untangling you: How can I be grateful when I feel so resentful?

Untangling you: How can I be grateful when I feel so resentful?

by Kerry Howells


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A practical guide to untangling difficult relationships, letting go of resentment and ultimately leading a happier life.

No doubt you have experienced everyday resentment in your life: a sibling who appeared to be favoured by your parents; a partner who leaves you for another person; a neighbour who won't deal with their barking dog; a workmate who is promoted ahead of you ... the list goes on and on.

These everyday resentments can keep simmering away, robbing us of joy and wreaking havoc on our health, relationships and workplaces. But no matter how hard we try to let it go and be the 'bigger person', sometimes it's impossible to express gratitude toward someone who has wronged us.

Thousands of clinical studies have demonstrated the positive benefits of gratitude to our physical, emotional and social wellbeing, but according to award-winning gratitude educator Dr Kerry Howells, it's only when we experience the discomfort of not being able to find gratitude that a path opens for real growth and transformation.

Based on 25 years of ground-breaking research, Untangling You is the first book of its kind to discuss gratitude in terms of its conceptual opposite: resentment. Using practical strategies, tools and insights, this life-changing book will show you how to start to repair difficult relationships, improve your wellbeing, grow your resilience, and ultimately move from resentment towards deep gratitude to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.

Untangling You will help you on this journey, whether you are a leader, coach, parent, teacher, people manager, mentor, health professional, or just someone who wants to grow their character and self-efficacy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781922611086
Publisher: Major Street Publishing
Publication date: 09/24/2021
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Dr Kerry Howells is a thought leader, author, award-winning educator and experienced researcher who has spent over 25 years researching, teaching and practising gratitude. She has presented on the topic of gratitude to audiences around the world as a TEDx speaker and to the United Nations in New York, and is passionate about harnessing the role of gratitude to bring about flourishing relationships, a respectful workplace culture, and ultimately a more peaceful world. She lives in Hobart, Tasmania.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Why gratitude? 9

Chapter 2 Identifying our resentment 27

Chapter 3 Broken expectations 47

Chapter 4 A sense of inferiority 67

Chapter 5 Choosing an inner attitude of gratitude 85

Chapter 6 From self-resentment to self-gratitude 103

Chapter 7 Addressing another's resentment towards us 121

Chapter 8 Speaking up about our grievances 139

Chapter 9 Cross-cultural differences 157

Chapter 10 Little actions, big effects 173

Acknowledgments 181

References 183

Index 191

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