"Reading this book is like lifting my face to the sun each morning. Every little ray of M.J. Ryan's wisdom warms the heart."

~ Sue Patton Thoele on 365 Health and Happiness Boosters,
Author of Courage to Be Yourself



"If you're struggling and think that one more book can't possibly make a difference, think again. MJ Ryan has the rare gift of breaking things down into clear pieces that can be tackled."

~ Laura Berman Fortgang,
Author of Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction


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How to Survive Change...You Didn't Ask For: Bounce Back, Find Calm in Chaos, and Reinvent Yourself

As soon as you become aware that a wave of change is coming your way, the first thing to do is get down to the bottom of the ladder. It's more stable there. That means getting all the facts you can about the situation and resisting the impulse to jump to assumptions or conclusions. Take a tip from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: 'It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.' Often the facts aren't as bad as our stories about them. And even if they are, once we know the truth of the situation, we can more effectively respond to it.
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  This Year I Will

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This Year I Will

Every so often people get inspired (again!) to lose weight, get organized, start saving, or stop worrying - but a few months later they give up, frustrated. Everyone has their own formula for making changes that stick, but most people don't know what theirs is. MJ Ryan offers breakthrough wisdom and coaching to help readers make this the time that change becomes permanent. Lock on to your unique formula for planning, implementing, and seeing a life change through, so you can use it again and again to tackle anything else you'd like to do.
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The Happiness Makeover

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The Happiness Makeover: How to Teach Yourself to Be Happy and Enjoy Every Day

No matter who you are, you can be happier, right now, even in the chaos of your most trying days. I know because I gave myself a happiness makeover and have helped hundreds of men and women around the world to do the same. I take the latest in brain science and the positive psychology movement, combined with insights from the wisdom traditions to offer proven strategies to find the joy in your everyday life.

  Trusting Yourself

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Trusting Yourself: How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Live More Happily with Less Effort

An asset-focused perspective - looking at what's right rather than what's wrong - on the attitudes and behaviors that allow us to trust ourselves more and therefore feel less overwhelmed by life and more able to take action on what matters to us.

The Power of Patience


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The Power of Patience: How to Slow the Rush and Enjoy More Happiness, Success, and Peace of Mind Every Day

Here, MJ Ryan looks at patience - what it can do for us, why it's so crucial at this time in history, and how to become more patient - from a broad spiritual and inspirational point of view.

  Attitudes of Gratitude 10th Edition

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Attitudes of Gratitude 10th Edition: How to Give and Receive Joy Every Day of Your Life

In this best-selling book, MJ Ryan teaches how to unlock the fullness of our hearts through the expression of gratitude. "Gratitude helps us return to our natural state of joyfulness."

Attitudes of Gratitude in Love

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Attitudes of Gratitude in Love: Creating Joy in Your Relationship

We can have happier relationships when we focus on what's right about then rather than what's wrong. Find out how gratitude can enhance your love life.

  A Grateful Heart

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A Grateful Heart: Daily Blessings for the Evening Meal from Buddha to the Beatles

A tool to help readers reclaim and enrich the tradition of pausing before the evening meal to give thanks. These 365 blessings celebrate friendship, love, peace, reconciliation, the body, nature, joy, and appreciation of the moment. This illustrated feast for the mind includes quotations from Martin Luther King Jr., Thich Nhat Hanh, Gandhi, Rumi, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Denise Levertov, the Bible, and the Tao Te Ching.

The Giving Heart

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The Giving Heart: Unlocking the Transformative Power of Generosity in Your Life

"True generosity is open-heartedness, the experience and expression of our boundless, unconditionally loving nature." Explore how to unlock your heart in this little book.

  365 Health and Happiness Boosters

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365 Health and Happiness Boosters

We can all be happier and in this book of daily reflections, MJ Ryan shows how with a wide variety of simple spiritual, emotional and practical suggestions.