We all need sources of inspiration, provocation, and support to live our best lives. Writing, videos, and audio recordings nourish a commitment to living gratefully. Search here for treasures and draw freely from their gifts…
This site (which is in essence a digital book) was created for those who struggle internally. Author Kent Hoffman writes that a shift can occur from: “I think I’m alone in this pain,” to “Others feel this way,” to “My suffering makes sense and I have new options I didn’t quite recognize before.”
Abundant research has shown that mental health is every bit as vital to wellbeing as physical health, and yet our emotional struggles can make us feel isolated and/or ashamed. These “secondary” feelings only compound our challenges. Our longings for contentment and happiness can feel overwhelming, especially if we have no roadmap. The following is a list of books — “roadmaps,” if you like, which we have found enlightening, affirming, or helpful, and for which we are grateful.
We are grateful for the following books which have delighted, informed and enchanted us with their bold and loving invitations to children (of all ages) to live a wholehearted and grateful life.
The following is a list of books related to aging which we’ve found inspiring, educational, truth-telling or resonant and which have left us, ultimately, feeling grateful. The list is a work in progress. Please feel free to make recommendations.
How can we live our most deeply-felt values through our work life? What would a “grateful” economy look like? The books in this list offer ways to reimagine and recreate businesses which support our vision of a more just, sustainable and enlightened world.
We have the grand honor of being conduits for divine imagination. Thus not only do we embrace all that’s freely given to us – the very definition of gratefulness – we also magnanimously participate in developing and fulfilling this gift. To that end we offer this list of books to help us connect with and cultivate our creative gifts.
What does grateful living have to do with death and dying? They are two sides of the same coin, one inextricably informing the other. Awareness of our mortality can heighten our ability to live into the exquisite preciousness of life, and living each moment as the gift that it is, informs our experience of the approach of life’s end.
No matter our faith tradition, or whether we have something we would call a faith tradition, we all live informed by some degree of faith in what we cannot see, cannot reason, and cannot know. Brother David refers to faith as “courageous trust,” and believes that gratefulness is at the heart of all religions. The following are books which speak to us of that fundamental “courageous trust,” or faith in life.
Explore the books below to introduce you to the benefits and applications of gratefulness, gratitude and grateful living, and/or enrich your practice through deepened understanding of the science and wisdom behind these transformational approaches to life, ourselves and each other.
Gratefulness and simple living go hand in hand. When we are grateful, we appreciate life’s free gifts: friendship and solitude; movement and rest; Nature’s bounty and her spare winter introversion. The following are books to guide and inspire us to live simply and gratefully.
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