Monday, March 15, 2010

Review: Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude

My Synopsis:

Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude by Michele Wahlder

(For review from Pump Up Your Book Promotions - Blog Tour dates March 1-26)

Gratitude, it's something we hear a lot about around Thanksgiving and other times when we are reminded of the important people and things in our lives. But what about in our everyday lives? What are we grateful for? In a world filled with so many negative aspects, how do we remain positive and live happy and fulfilled lives? Gratitude is a choice!

Michele Wahlder, has come up with an ingenious 26 step plan, based on the alphabet we all learned in grade school. Sometimes seeing things from a different perspective can help us understand what life can be! Want to have more joy and happiness in your life? Be grateful... Count your blessing! What are you thankful for?

My Thoughts:

This is a very inspiring book. Michele Wahlder uses her experience as a life coach, counselor and psychotherapist to show readers a way to change their thought process, to see the positive things in life and not dwell on all the negativity that surrounds us every day.

This is book is absolutely gorgeous! The quotes and illustrations are inspiring just in themselves but each letter in the 'gratitude alphabet' is also accompanied by a prayer and a discussion where readers will gain insight on how to apply the knowledge of gratitude to their lives.

I am a gratitude enthusiast. I keep a gratitude journal in which I write down every day the things I am grateful for. I believe readers will take the information they are learning from Michele's book and derive their own gratitude alphabet on a daily basis. This will help them focus their thoughts and energy on the positive things that we tend to overlook.

I recommend this book to my readers. It is not only beautiful but it will help you learn how to find joy and happiness today!

I give this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

Here is some more information about the author, Michele Wahlder.

Michele Wahlder is a certified life coach, career counselor, licensed psychotherapist, motivational speaker and gratitude enthusiast. She is the founder of Life Possibilities, LLC, a company that guides people to become the highest vision they hold for themselves in their lives, careers and relationships through the vehicles of coaching, seminars and books. She holds an MS in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University and a BA in Communications from Tulane University. Wahlder has worked with numerous organizations, including, The Nielsen Company, Lucent Technologies and Girls, Inc., to improve individual performance and organizational effectiveness. Honored as the Global Spokesperson for Bayer’s Global MS Campaign, Wahlder is a dynamic media guest who has appeared in numerous print, radio, and television outlets including WFAA-TV’s Good Morning Texas, KDAF-TV’s The 33 News, CBS and CNN Radio. She has served as a contributing expert for publications such as Fitness magazine, Dallas Morning News, Texas Jewish Post, andDallas Child. Wahlder lives in Dallas, Texas, with her fiancé Michael, “bonus daughter” Zoe and Portuguese water dog Moses.


Cheryl said...

Thanks for the wonderful review of Michele's book. So many people are enjoying this one. Having read it myself, I have to agree with you that it is a lovely book.

Thanks again.


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April said...

What an awesomely gorgeous blog you have!!! I love it! I think this sounds like such an interesting book. I had the opportunity to interview Michele for BlogCritics and she sounds like such an awesome person. I hope to get to read this some time!!

dobby said...

Thanks for the review on a different kind of book. Michele sounds like an interesting person. I tend to be a negative person so i think this book would be helpful for people like me!

Ellz said...

Sounds like a very inspirational book. Thanks for the review.

Shy said...

I've never really came across this one but it sure sounds interesting. Thanks for highlighting this book =)

Michele Wahlder said...

The Alphatudes book launch was so busy that I'm just now getting a chance to respond to all the bloggers on the virtual book tour.

Thank you so much for the review and recommendation of "Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude." I always love to meet other gratitude enthusiasts!

I'll be posting a link to your review on the book website soon.

With gratitude,