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Wake Up Grateful

The Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted

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By Kristi Nelson

Foreword by Brother David Steindl-Rast

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This practical and inspiring program is filled with guiding principles, reflections, exercises, and meditations for making gratitude a daily practice, especially during uncertain and challenging times.

In times of uncertainty and suffering, finding joy and gratefulness in daily life is challenging. Wake Up Grateful provides a practical and inspiring roadmap to making grateful living a daily practice, with guiding principles, reflective questions, affirmations, and exercises. Drawing from her own cancer experience along with her life work with The Network for Grateful Living, Kristi Nelson explores how to develop gratefulness as a way of being. She examines ten core areas where many people need support and guides readers in finding presence and perspective in these aspects of life, opening to greater possibilities, and uncovering the abundance and love that's possible in every moment. 

Winner: Gold Nautilus Book Award, Personal Growth
 

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  • "Wake Up Grateful helped me unfold into a more healed and present version of myself… reframing what I thought it meant to be grateful and express gratitude."
    — Alexandra Elle, NYT Bestselling Author of How We Heal

    “This book reminds us of what is most important and not to be taken for granted — and how to align our lives with that vital awakening to the beauty and possibility that is always present amidst the darkness and the fear.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) and author of Full Catastrophe Living and Mindfulness for All

    “Like gratefulness itself, the book comfortably holds extremes: it’s expansive yet concise, individual yet relational, and personal yet universal. It represents an abiding belief in abundance and fierce commitment to wonder, but it’s also grounded in reality, recognizing that life is uncertain and hard, and that it is lived in a flawed, fallible body. Wisdom and grace abound in the text, which is calm and cognizant of the fact that people are seeking gratefulness amid raging battles and hard circumstances. Wake Up Grateful is an invitation to a new way of living, even in the most challenging times.” — Foreword Reviews 

    Wake Up Grateful will make you think about gratefulness more deeply and give thanks more widely. This is not a book to rush through, but to savor. The pages crackle with raw honesty, deep wisdom, profound realizations, and practical guidelines. Reading it was a true gift, and left me more convinced than ever before that gratefulness is the deepest touchpoint of human existence.” — Robert Emmons, professor of psychology at University of California–Davis, and author of Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Gratitude Works!, and The Little Book of Gratitude

    Wake Up Grateful is exquisitely touching, powerful, and real. This book will make a lasting difference to those fortunate enough to read it. The creation of a new future will be profoundly served by this message and the heart and depth from which it comes. I hope this book gets into the hands of as many people as possible.” — Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money and founder of SOMI

    “Kristi Nelson has written a book absolutely packed with information that is both inspiring and practical. This is a difficult balance to achieve, and she has done it beautifully. Put this book on your nightstand and read a little bit every day.” — Stephen Cope, Scholar Emeritus, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and best-selling author of The Great Work of Your Life

    “The capacity to look at oneself and one’s life exactly as they are with gratefulness is the capacity most needed to live fully, rise through suffering, and contribute to the well-being of the world. Kristi Nelson’s inspired work ought to be in every school desk and hotel nightstand and on every kitchen counter. With her guidance we are prepared to hold our lives tenderly, be kind, and love each other fully.” — Maria Sirois, Psy.D., author of A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (and Other Dark, Difficult Times)

    “The most valuable spiritual guidebooks are grounded in the writer's personal awakening. Cancer taught Kristi Nelson to accept the uncertainty and impermanence of life, and through that she discovered gratefulness as a path to healing and wholeness. Now she offers it to us, and it is a blessing to receive.” — Mirabai Bush, Senior Fellow, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and coauthor of Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying

On Sale
Oct 3, 2023
Page Count
240 pages
Publisher
Storey
ISBN-13
9781635866643

Kristi Nelson

Kristi Nelson

About the Author

Kristi Nelson is the author of Wake Up Grateful and an ambassador for Grateful Living. She has a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and has spent more than 30 years in nonprofit leadership, development, and consulting. She has worked at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and the Soul of Money Institute. Nelson is a Stage IV cancer survivor who cherishes living among friends and family in western Massachusetts.

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