The Gratitude Explorer Workbook: Guided Practices, Meditations, and Reflections is by Kristi Nelson, the executive director of A Network for Grateful Living, a non-profit organization. It has lots of journalling prompts and plenty of writing space. It’s visually lovely with a watercolour theme, and there are quotes interspersed throughout. At the end of the book, there are also stickers(!!!), bookmarks, postcards, and conversation starter prompts.
The book is divided into 3 parts, the first of which focuses on becoming present. It includes acknowledging and making room for emotions, loving your quirks, and celebrating being both broken and whole.
Part 2 is about seeking perspective. It suggests giving yourself credit and finding ways to reframe obligations as opportunities and envy as inspiration.
Part 3 explores awakening possibility. There are quite a few exercises focused on living from your values. This part also looks at ways to be a citizen rather than a consumer and taking a stand for what matters.
I’m not into over-the-top positivity, but this book was realistic about it. It will help you tap into what’s good in your life without trying to convince you that everything is completely wonderful. I quite liked the approach, including the emphasis on accepting yourself as you are. Plus it’s pretty and it has stickers, so how can you go wrong? This is a fabulous little book.
The Gratitude Explorer Workbook is available on Amazon (affiliate link).
I received a reviewer copy from the publisher through Netgalley.