Gratitude & trust : six affirmations that will change your life



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Adult Nonfiction 158.1/WILLIAMS,P Available


New York : Blue Rider Press, [2014]
xxxviii, 263 pages ; 24 cm
9780399167195, 0399167196

Shopping list of bad behavior : somewhere in here you will recognize someone you know : YOU -- Six affirmations of personal freedom : your map to a better life -- The carpet is dirty : is there mud on your boots?, or, Putting the affirmations to work : you got yourself here, now let's get you turned around -- Why it works : millions of people can't be wrong -- God is in the details, or, Wherever you want Him to be : He's not pointing a finger, He's holding your hand-- and He's not necessarily a He -- Hey, Buddy-buddy : the power and strength of community -- Weighty issues : even if food isn't your issue, it often is -- When you get to the fork in the road, do you take the knife? : how to turn a history of bad choices into a future of good ones -- Navigating the nasties : the world is full of imperfect people and you can't avoid them, so let's learn how to deal with them -- The ones we love : I'm OK, you're not : how to help those who don't know how to help themselves -- Gratitude and trust : the cornerstones of a happy, centered life

" Paul Williams is an alcoholic. Tracey Jackson is not. But together, these two close friends have written Gratitude and Trust, a book designed to apply the principles of the recovery movement to the countless people who are not addicts but nevertheless need effective help with their difficulties and pain. Williams, the award-winning songwriter, actor, and performer, has embraced a traditional alcoholism recovery plan for more than two decades of sobriety. Jackson, a well-known TV and film writer-and veteran of many years of traditional therapy-has never been a drunk or a drug abuser, but she realized that many of the tenets of Williams's program could apply to her. In Gratitude and Trust, Williams and Jackson ask: What happens to those who struggle with vexing problems yet are not full-blown addicts? Are there any lessons to be learned from the foundational and time-tested principles of the recovery movement? Whether you're tethered to your phone or you turn to food for comfort; whether you're a perfectionist and can't let things go or are too afraid to fail to even try; whether you can find intimacy only on the Internet or you've been involved in a string of nasty relationships-the first step toward feeling better about yourself and your life is the realization that you are what's standing in your way. Williams and Jackson have designed a new, positive program, based on a half-dozen new affirmations, that can help conquer your vices, address personal dysfunction, and start to brighten the darkest moods. Gratitude and Trust is an essential, inspirational, and uplifting guide to identifying and changing maladaptive behaviors in order to uncover your most productive, healthiest self"--

"A self-help book detailing how non-addicts can use the classic 12-step recovery process to enrich their lives"--

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