A Grateful Heart: Behind The Book

A Grateful Heart: Behind The Book

Do you know something? A Grateful Heart was the first workbook idea that I conceived over 18 months ago.

The idea came about, not only for this book but A Living With Heart series of books around the same time that my marriage ended. It’s why this book feels personal and however unlikely it may seem at this point in my life, is dedicated to my ex-husband and gratefully so.

“The opposite of anger is not calmness, it’s empathy, it’s gratitude”

Mehmet Oz

My diving into this notion of living everyday with a sense of gratitude came about from one thing- my own unhappiness.

Gratitude put a stop to my negative thinking quickly and had me focusing on the amazingness that filled my life rather than the stressors and negatives in my life- two things that our human brains love to latch onto and focus on.

I feel like an entirely different person, inside and out, compared with who I was two years ago. I credit who I am today with choosing to start living everyday with a focus on gratitude.


I feel the same way now about living with A Grateful Heart as I did then. I realise that I had taken for granted the internal, positive shift that having a daily gratitude practice had on me. How I viewed the world changed, how I felt about myself, my vibe changed. The best version of who I was started to naturally rise to the surface. I simply enjoyed life more and it was a feeling that continually grew in me.

Having a daily gratitude practice, which now either takes a written or meditative form in my life, has created in me a strong centre of happiness and sunshine that I now continue to nurture. It changed the energy I carried within myself and shared with others.

“When you feel grateful, you feel abundant and the best of you rises to the surface”

Carla Da Costa

Living with A Grateful Heart has simply changed me for the better.

This book is beautifully designed and full of inspiring quotes- purposefully!!! I want you to be inspired to pick it up. And to pick it up everyday for 21 days. To fill it’s pages every night or morning and to look forward to doing so.

A Grateful Heart

Oprah credits keeping a daily gratitude journal for the last 16 years as one of the best things she has done for herself– I’m certainly not going to argue with her, it’s one of my most influential daily practices that works to keep me feeling consistently positive and at my best. Would you like to try doing the same alongside me and others?

“When you express gratitude, you raise the vibrations around you to a higher frequency. You create positive energy that emanates out from you and returns to you as wonderful experiences. You become magnetic. Good things and good people gravitate toward you because you’re such a joy and delight to be around.”

Daniel Peralta



Whether purchased as a hardcopy book here or as a printable eBook here, A Grateful Heart makes a wonderful gift for the person in your life who needs a loving reminder of just how wonderful they are xx

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