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Gratitude Week Begins Today on Gab with the Gurus

Posted Jul 19 2010 10:09am

Gratitude go2.wordpress Today begins Gratitude Week on Gab with the Gurus . For the next five days, you can listen to five different shows featuring some 20 gurus telling you about the different benefits you receive from having a thankful state of mind.

For instance, during Gratitude Week 's five shows on Gab with the Gurus -- which you can listen to live at 2 pm Eastern or later, at your convenience -- you'll discover:

- Why gratitude is the ultimate anti-depressant.

- How easy it is to make gratitude a daily habit.

- How gratitude can reverse the obesity epidemic.

- How gratitude can help you overcome addictions and food issues.

- What items are on the Gratitude Lists of such celebrities as Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, Dolly Parton, BB King, Kurt Vonnegut, Elmore Leonard, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Bridges, Francis Ford Coppola, Kristen Bell, Forest Whitaker, NBA great Steve Nash and Deepak Chopra.

  • - How gratitude can enhance your happiness, optimism, self-empowerment and connectedness.
- How being grateful helps combat grouchiness, reduce stress and pain, trigger creativity, increase spirituality and resolve challenging situations by focusing on what’s working instead of what’s not.

- How love and relationships flourish where there’s gratitude and forgiveness.

- How to feel grateful even if you’re having a difficult day, month or year

- How to use gratitude to accomplish your goals.

- How gratitude can affirm your life’s purpose.

Gratitude Week was inspired by my scary July 4 head-on collision into glass. After my frightening experience, I'm overcome with a profound feeling of thankfulness that I'm alive and that I scraped by with only headaches, dizziness and minor cognitive confusion, which my doctor dubbed post-concussive syndrome (post concussion syndrome. I'm also grateful that my nasty bump on the head has inspired me and given me great ideas while I'm writing my next book, the follow-up to Sugar Shock , which will be published by Hay House. 

Here is the full schedule for Gratitude Week below.

Monday, July 19: Gratitude Week: On Happiness, Forgiveness, Coping & Resolving Food Issues

  • Dr. Philip Watkins, psychology professor at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. Conducted research on how gratitude contributes to happiness, your ability to cope and be healthy. 
  • Dr. Philip Friedman, psychologist and director of the Foundation for Well-Being in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Published three clinical research articles on gratitude and forgiveness as they relate to well-being and change over time using empirical measures (GQ6 and GRATS)
  • Dr. Sharon Livingston, a psychologist who helps people with emotional eating problems and uses gratitude as an essential piece of healing this problem.
  • Robert Mack, positive psychology expert and author, “Happiness From the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment” and a positive psychology expert.

Listen to Day 1 here:

Tuesday, July 20: Gratitude Week: On Optimism, Love, Empowerment & Getting "Enough"

  • Dr. Stephen G. Post, director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University and author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People
  • Dr. Diana Kirschner, psychologist and author Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love.
  • Elizabeth “Lily” Hills, author of the new book, “A Feminine Manifesta,” which delves into how women have sabotaged themselves by being their own worst critics. It shares how the power of gratitude can transform your life, freeing you up to be the best of who you can be.
  • Sue Lundquist, author of “I’m Thankful” and owner of the I’m Thankful™ Network, which is syndicated syndicated across the country.
  • Erika Oliver, a Positive Approach Coach and author of “Three Good Things: Happiness Every Day, No Matter What!” and “Happy Crap: The Power of Positive Assumptions!”
  • Corinne Gregory, President and Founder of SocialSmarts, a nationally-recognized program for teaching kids and adults positive social skills, character and values.

Listen to Day 2 here:

Wed., July 21: Gratitude Week: On Celebrities, Gratitude Lists & Grouchiness

  • Todd Aaron Jensen, an award-winning entertainment journalist, a Kundalini yoga instructor, youth baseball coach, father of six and author of the upcoming book, On Gratitude: 50 Celebrities on the Power of Giving Thanks (to be published Sept. 21, World Gratitude Day).
  • Ciji Ware, a former KABC radio commentator, who has been keeping a "Gratitude List" for 2666 days (as of July 7). Jotting down 3 things a day for which she is grateful helped her turn her life around. Ciji is also author of the book, Rightsizing Your Life: Simplifying Your Surroundings While Keeping What Matters Most.
  • Sally Marks, author of the ebook, Erase Negativity and Embrace the Magic Within. She contends that lack of gratitude is probably the number one cause of grouchiness.
  • Nora Firestone, journalist and founder of, a Web-based forum for posting (and discovering) stories of gratitude to "recognize, affirm and honor" the people who've made a difference in your life.

Listen to Day 3 here:

Thursday, July 22: Gratitude Week: On Optimism, Managing Stress, Getting in Balance & Being Spiritual

  • Dr. Terry Paulson, a psychologist, professional speaker, columnist and author of the new book, “The Optimism Advantage.”
  • Howard Martin, author of The Heart Math Solution and founding member of, which researches the heart-brain connection and develops science-based solutions to reduce stress and improve performance
  • Dr. James Geiger, anesthesiologist, wellness expert and author of The Sweet Smell of Success.
  • Mary Treacy O’Keefe, co-founder and president of Well Within in St. Paul, Minnesota. Uses gratitude for stress reduction and spiritual growth.
  • Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression, founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, and a leader in the field of yoga and mental health. Amy’s evidence-based yoga protocol is featured on the award-winning DVD series LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues.

Listen to Day 4 here:

Friday, July 23: Gratitude Week: On Goal Setting, Creativity & Moving through Pain

  • Cami Walker, author of the New York Times bestseller, 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life and founder of, a site that encourages people to sign up for a free 29-day giving challenges. Became more grateful after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a month before getting married.
  • Dr. Larry Iverson, clinical psychologist and author of Unleash Your Success.
  • Rabbi Irwin Kula, author of the award-winning Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life and recipient of the 2008 Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award.

Listen to Day 5 here:

Here are the direct URLs for all five shows:

Day 1 – Monday, July 19 --

Day 2 – Tuesday, July 20 --

Day 3 – Wednesday, July 21 --

Day 4 – Thursday, July 22 --

Day 5 – Friday, July 23 --

Please note that you can subscribe to Gab with the Gurus on iTunes .

Get more details by reading the following press release about Gratitude Week on Gab with the Gurus .

Special thanks to for the photo on this post.

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