Gratitude Soup

Gratitude Soup

by Olivia Rosewood
Gratitude Soup

Gratitude Soup

by Olivia Rosewood


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Violet the Purple Fairy learns how to make Gratitude Soup by thinking of all the things, people, places, and experiences that she is grateful for, putting them in an imaginary soup pot. She is able to shrink her pot of soup with her imagination, and she keeps the gratitude warm and flowing in her heart all day and all night.

Perfect for teaching your children about gratitude with fun and play, this rhyming, colorful 8x10 picture book combines collage and watercolors as Violet the Purple Fairy tells her own story of cooking with gratitude. Your children might even be inspired to make their own Gratitude Soup! Look for the "Create Your Own" version of this book, an arts and crafts version of this story that allows your child to make their own gratitude soup.

There is scientific evidence showing that gratitude dramatically changes brain chemistry, leading to a peaceful mind and healthy body. Although gratitude has been a staple of human faith and philosophy for thousands of years, the formal scientific exploration of gratitude only began in the year 2000, and it has been fervently studied ever since.

In one study performed at UC Davis, published in the Journal of School Psychology, those who had a daily gratitude activity had more positive states of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness, and energy. Gratitude can lead to fewer physical ailments, as well as an enhanced feeling of well being. Children who practiced gratitude showed more positive attitudes toward their school and their families. They are less likely to judge others, and also less jealous. They are more likely to share and to want to help.

Without a doubt, gratitude is a powerful life tool. When I tried to teach my own children about gratitude, they asked me, "But what is gratitude?" I was inspired to create this book to help them understand and experience what gratitude is about. I hope you find it as helpful as I did.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781448681280
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/14/2009
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 428,847
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Olivia Rosewood is a two time Tai Chi gold medalist, most recently medaled in gold at the 2016 International Chinese Martial Arts Championships. Her spiritual pedigree unparalleled, Olivia Rosewood is honored to be of service as Director of College of Tao, caring for thousands of years of living meditation lineage, as well as Dean of the International Taoist Meditation Institute, overseeing integrity of certification and thriving of peaceful community. As a spiritual leader, she is ordained to legally officiate rites of passage, including wedding nuptials.

She is passionate about guiding meditation aimed at enhancing one's experience of peace within. Her most profound influence is Eckhart Tolle, with whom she has traveled and worked extensively, although she has meditated with many teachers all over the world. Always curious about meditation in its many forms, she experienced being a yogic nun in Ahmedabad, India, where she was fortunate enough to teach young children English. They were an essential part of the inspiration for her 7 spiritually inspired children's books, available now on Amazon as well as children's bookstores and museums.

Olivia has also authored Please Meditate: It's Good for You, an all embracing instructional guide through several beautiful forms of meditation, helping the reader to find their perfect practice. It is supported by this website which gives the reader extra support as meditation methods are explored.

Olivia was the writer for HarperCollins' Happy Yoga by Steve Ross, and she has consulted on and ghost written several best selling self-help books. She contributes to the Insight Timer, a free app for meditators everywhere.

Olivia did her undergraduate work at University of Southern California, her graduate work at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and she earned her Doctorate in 2017 in the field of Divinity. She is a Taoist Da Jisi & Reiki Shinpiden Master Teacher and Healer, and offers attunement in person and at distance. She enjoyed acting in several movies including Titanic and Almost Famous, films still alive thanks to the miraculous internet. She is a practicing Taoist, meditator, and mom. She's going for gold again in the 2018 International Chinese Martial Arts Championships. Learn more here:
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