Nationally Recognized Gratitude Expert Releases New Book: The Upside of Down Times

Speaker, Author and Gratitude Expert Lisa Ryan helps readers discover how the power of gratitude creates positive results in business, spiritual health, and beyond.
The Upside of Down Times front cover only resized
The Upside of Down Times front cover only resized
Spread the Word
Listed Under

Upside of Down Times

• Personal growth
• Self-help

Cleveland - Ohio - US


July 10, 2012 - PRLog -- Gratitude expert, speaker and author Lisa Ryan announces the release of The Upside of Down Times, Discovering the Power of Gratitude, published by Outskirts Press.  Ryan’s self-help guide is designed to encourage individuals to improve their lives through a more consistent practice of gratitude.

Ryan highlights the case of a corporate culture where the practice of gratitude prevails and customer satisfaction increases, while employee and customer turnover decreases.  Because of this, she argues, gratitude can directly affect a company’s bottom line profits.

In another example, she provides clinical studies demonstrating that just five minutes of practicing gratitude can significantly boost a person’s immune system for up to six hours, while at the same time stabilizing the heart rate.  The practice of appreciation offers positive physical effects.

“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

“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 to be grateful in life.” John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Ryan provides exercises at the end of each chapter so that readers can start participating immediately in the material they are learning.

She also promotes a more widespread “gratitude movement” for our current society, which she feels would benefit from moving away from feelings of entitlement and dissatisfaction to attitudes of a greater appreciation for life.  Ryan demonstrates that practicing gratitude transforms lives and she uses documented research to support her own personal stories and anecdotes of the benefits of appreciation.  

The Upside of Down Times is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

About the author:
Lisa Ryan is a nationally recognized gratitude expert and founder of Grategy®, a company specializing in keynotes, workshops and seminars.  A dynamic, inspirational communicator, she helps individuals and organizations get results by harnessing the power of appreciation.  Lisa has more than twenty years of experience in sales, marketing and training.  She has been featured in two movies, The Keeper of the Keys and The Gratitude Experiment.  She co-authored the book With Excellence.
For more information or to contact the author, visit:
Email:*** Email Verified
Tags:Gratitude, Appreciation, Upside of Down Times, Speaker, Author
Industry:Personal growth, Self-help
Location:Cleveland - Ohio - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
Grategy PRs
Trending News
Top Daily News
Top Weekly News

Like PRLog?
Click to Share