Gratitude and Trust: Recovery is Not Just For Addicts

Affirmations and inspiration
to keep you gratefully in the moment & trusting of the future.

by tracey jackson and paul williams Shop Meet the Authors Sign Up

Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.

–Alan Cohen Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

I’ve learned that many of the worst things lead to the best things, that no great thing is achieved without a couple of bad, bad things on the way to them, and that the bad things that happen to you bring, in some cases , the good things.

–Mike Nichols Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.

–Swami Vivkananda Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

I want to take all the pain that I feel and celebrate and turn it around.

–Stevie Wonder Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Nov 18 2014

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5 WAYS TO LET GO AND BE IN THE MOMENT

Clarity, Living Fully, Mindfulness

5 WAYS TO LET GO AND BE IN THE MOMENT

“Some people think it’s holding that makes one strong – sometimes it’s letting go.” ~Unknown~ On a recent fall day I was in New York City’s beautiful Central Park teaching my boot-camp class with an amazing group of women. We mix it up with cardio, strength training and yoga and we love being outside. We often close with a relaxation pose, lying on our backs on the ground. As we got comfortable and opened our hearts towards the sky, we… Read More

Nov 16 2014

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GRATITUDE AND BEYOND

DREAMS, Giving Back, Goals, Gratitude

GRATITUDE AND BEYOND

Appreciating what shows up in your life changes your personal vibration. Gratitude elevates your life to a higher frequency. ~ OPRAH   Goodness. Gratitude. Grateful. Glad. Generous. Pick your positive G- word – it does not begin to describe the feelings we I have today. Back track. Rewind the tape, for all our new members –  Thanks to the great Oprah Winfrey and our appearance on Super Soul Sunday yesterday we have many new followers on this site this morning. To all… Read More

Nov 13 2014

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INQUIRING MINDS – “GET YOUR CHAI ON”

Super Soul Sunday

INQUIRING MINDS – “GET YOUR CHAI ON”

People have  been writing in and asking what time is Super Soul Sunday in their part of the country.  Can you stream it? Twitter. Facebook. All the usual. So here it all is…all the ways and places you can find it, hear it, watch it, and respond to it. Let’s all have a SUPER SOUL SUNDAY! And if you want to do it the way Oprah does it you should watch the show and drink a cup of chai. She… Read More

Nov 12 2014

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THE BUCKET LIST

DREAMS, Emotions

THE BUCKET LIST

Mine has always been minimal.  Life came at me generous with opportunities few people enjoy.   I’ve met Presidents, iconic talents in every field and the top of the A list.  I once dined with Cary Grant, have sung a medley with Fred Astaire and Tony Bennett, sipped Jack Daniels with Sinatra.   Okay, the truth, I never really sipped anything. Good fortune took me placed I’d only dreamed of. The runt of the litter, the escapee from life in… Read More

Nov 10 2014

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OH OPRAH!

DREAMS

OH OPRAH!

I look at that picture and I still can’t believe it. There we are with Oprah. When I sit here fingers poised over the keys I don’t know what element of this experience to write about, the actual events, the dream that we held onto for so long of getting there, the way we felt throughout the whole experience, or a blow by blow account of the twenty-four hours we spent going to Chicago, taping the show on September 16th,… Read More

Nov 6 2014

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DOING OUR THING IN DENVER

Book Tour

DOING OUR THING IN DENVER

One day in Denver. Well, kind of two. We both got in on Tuesday. Poor Paul had serious delays. He could have flown to India in the amount of time it took him to get from Nashville to Denver.  But he remains the good sport. No complaints from him. That’s what Gratitude and Trust does for you. Life on the road; people think it’s glam. And you know it’s fun. It is.  But there are a lot of hotel rooms and… Read More

Nov 3 2014

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BONJOUR TRISTESSE

Addictions, Emotions, Growth

BONJOUR TRISTESSE

  Last week, on a flight home from Paris, I got really sad.  Maybe good sad though.  Maybe healthy sad. The flight offered no Wi-Fi so I looked through the available films on board. I thought it was a great chance to catch up and become au current cinematically.   To set the stage I want to back up a little. FYI I speak not a word of French.  Paris is a beautiful city but somehow it tends to make me… Read More

Oct 28 2014

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   TRUST – THE FIREWALL TO FEAR

Gratitude, Trust

  TRUST – THE FIREWALL TO FEAR

  It’s very interesting on the road as people ask you a lot of questions. One of the things we tend to hear repeatedly is, “I can do the gratitude part, but the trust, that is harder.” This makes sense. When we are grateful we tend to be grateful for things that are tangible: from a sunny day to a good medical report, to the lost possession found, a dogs unconditional affection, a job to go to, a family to… Read More

Oct 26 2014

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SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY – NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT

Book Tour

SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY – NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT

Hope is a pillar of faith. It is pillar which holds our desired dreams.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita   When we started writing this book, I told Paul the one thing we have to do, the one place we have to read is at Shakespeare and Company in Paris.  For the entire time we were writing I kept repeating this wish.   It is not only the most famous bookstore in the English speaking world, it is the most magical. If you… Read More

Oct 23 2014

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MEA CULPA

Addictions

MEA CULPA

Yesterday I made a big mistake. Now I could have an excuse or an explanation. The mistake was I somehow gave myself credit for Laura McDonald’s wonderful blog. The explanation is I am in  a hotel in Paris with really spotty WiFi.  I did upload her photo, it might have taken, might not. I thought it did.  But I think my fault was not changing the author blog from myself to guest blogger. So her photo could have loaded but  I… Read More