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Gratitude Week on Gab with the Gurus: Experts Galore July 19 to 23

Posted Jul 16 2010 5:38pm

Gratitude-rock I'm pleased to announce that I'm presenting a special Gratitude Week on Gab with the Gurus from July 19 to 23.

For Gratitude Week, you'll get to listen to 5 different shows that focus on different benefits you receive from having a thankful state of mind.

For instance, you'll ll learn how to use gratitude to become happy, forgive, cope better and resolve your food and sugar issues.

You'll also discover how being grateful can enhance optimism, love, feelings of empowerment and having enough.

In addition, you'll learn that gratitude is the antidote to depression. 

Gratitude You'll find out for what things celebrities are grateful.

You'll get the scoop on the power of gratitude lists. You'll even discover that gratitude dispels grouchiness.

You'll learn that an attitude of gratitude can make you more optimistic, can help manage stress, get your life in balance and boost your spirituality.

And you'll get tips on how gratitude can help you set goals, be more creative and move through pain more easily.

Gratitude Week was inspired by my scary July 4 collision into glass -- an accident that led to be grateful that I'm alive. I'm fortunate in that I'm suffering only from post-concussive syndrome (headaches, dizziness and some confusion) rather than losing my life or drastically maiming my face.

You can listen to all Gratitude Week shows live at 2 pm Eastern or later, at your convenience. For now, here is the schedule.

(FYI, please note that I'm still confirming interviews and making some changes so feel free to check back here to see the final schedule, which will be posted here. The names in bold face have been confirmed.)

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) www.ForgivenessSolution.com
  • Dr. Sharon Livingston, a psychologist who helps people with emotional eating problems and uses gratitude as an essential piece of healing this problem. www.EmotionalEatingSecrets.com
  • Robert Mack, positive psychology expert and author, “Happiness From the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment” and a positive psychology expert. www.happinessfromtheinsideout.com
Tuesday, July 20: Gratitude Week: On Optimism, Love, Empowerment & Getting "Enough"
  • Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., 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- http://www.stephengpost.com
  • 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. www.AFeminineManifesta.com
  • Sue Lundquist, author of “I’m Thankful” and owner of the I’m Thankful™ Network, which is syndicated syndicated across the country. www.ImThankful.com
  • 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.

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 www.ThankingOfYou.com, 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.

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.” www.optimismadvantage.com
  • Representative from www.HeartMath.com
  • Dr. James Geiger, anesthesiologist, wellness expert and author of “The Sweet Smell of Success.” www.OilMD.com
  • ? Amy Weintraub, author of “Yoga for Depression”
  • Mary O’Keefe, co-founder and president of Well Within in St. Paul, Minnesota. Uses gratitude for stress reduction and spiritual growth. www.WellWithin.org

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 www.29Gifts.org, 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.”  www.DrLarryIverson.com
  • ? - Dr. Darren Weissman, physician, speaker, educator, developer of The LifeLine Technique™, and best-selling author of “The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude, An Evolutionary Journey to Awakening Your Spirit” (Hay House). Dr. Weissman is a contributing author in the latest best-selling book by Dr. Masaru Emoto, “The Healing Power of Water.”
  • 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.
Special thanks to www.untappedpotentials.com/tag/gratitude/  for the photo of the gratitude rock.

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