From the back cover: “One of the downsides of life is that we rarely have to deal with an overabundance of gratitude. Most of us tend to focus on the negative. We don’t receive nearly as much acknowledgment as we would like, and we don’t give as much recognition as others deserve. Now for the upside! When we learn to harness the power of gratefulness, we can make a major positive difference in so many areas of our lives, as well as the lives of those around us—and The Upside of Down Times is your first step toward making that happen.”
“I highly recommend this book if you want to be happier, healthier and wealthier. I read this book in one sitting and began implementing some of the ideas the next day. The ideas are easy to implement but powerful in their results.” —Jack Canfield, Co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles
“Lisa Ryan captivates you with her passion, humor, and enthusiasm for the power of gratitude when you read The Upside of Down Times. Her personal stories, funny anecdotes and insightful research help you find all the reasons o be grateful in life.”– John Gray, PhD., author of Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus
“If you enjoy personal anecdotes, you will find plenty in this book. Ms. Ryan includes a variety of anecdotes to illustrate the importance of thankfulness in our lives, some her own stories and some from others. My article about gratitude journaling and finding things to be grateful in even through health difficulties such as neuromuscular disease is just one of many of the personal stories she shares.
On the other hand, if you prefer a book that includes the latest in research, you will find numerous examples of the current research in The Upside of Down Times, along with a couple of classics. Ms. Ryan backs up the stories in this book with well-referenced research, and a list of recommended reading in the back to assist you in furthering your learning in this area.
In this book, Ms. Ryan considers the importance of gratitude across a variety of areas, including self, other people, health, business, and wealth/abundance. She provides a variety of journaling prompts and simple exercises that the reader can put to use immediately and begin experiencing and sharing with others the many benefits that a life of gratitude can provide.
Along with being a published author, Ms. Ryan leads keynote addresses, workshops, and seminars about gratitude through the company that she founded, Grategy®. She has also been featured in two movies, The Keeper of the Keys and The Gratitude Experiment.
If you are looking to read a book that it both inspiring and practical, a book that will help you to find and celebrate the good in life and bring the joy of gratitude to others, than I highly recommend Lisa Ryan’s book The Upside of Down Times.”