Friday, August 28, 2009

Thanks-A Book on Gratitude

I recently read a book review by Bo R. Meinertsen on metapsychology.net. The full review can be found at:

http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=5081&cn=139


Robert Emmons, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Positive Psychology, has written an easy to read textbook on the benefits of gratitude. Gratitude is often an underestimated tool for increasing happiness.

In a recent post, I wrote about a negative view of gratitude where the author seemed to have missed the point of being grateful for anything good around you and in your life. I recommend this book as a way to expand your definition or understanding of gratitude, its benefits and ways to incorporate the practice into your life.

Thanks is a mix of case studies, stories and ideas from many sources including literature and religion. In the last chapter Emmons describes methods you can try to increase your practice of gratitude.

Coach Renee

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