Gratitude and Trust is included in this list of 15 vetted nonfiction books Forbes.com recommends for working your way through your quarter-life crisis:
“Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life by Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson. ‘The first step toward feeling better about yourself and your life is the realization that you are what’s standing in your way.’ Ouch. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but Jackson and Williams’ six affirmations give you the help you need to get past it.”
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He is a songwriter who’s won an Oscar, 3 Grammies and 2 Golden Globes for hits like “We’ve only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays.” Her TV and film scripts include Confessions of a Shopaholic for Jerry Bruckheimer. They are the co-authors of Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations that will Change Your Life. Randy Cohen spoke with them at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, accompanied by the fiddle of Hannah Read.
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Monday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke with Oscar and Grammy-winning songwriter Paul Williams and screenwriter Tracey Jackson about their book Gratitude and Trust. In the book, Williams, who has been sober for 25 years, and Jackson, who has never had an addiction problem, use the principles of the recovery movement to help addicts and non-addicts alike to deal with problems.
Williams told Alan about how he hit rock bottom was finally motivated to seek help, and how spirituality factors into recovery, and Jackson told Alan why she suffers from “recovery envy.”
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Join Tracey and Paul at the Gratitude and Trust #140 Summit on June 24th, at the 92nd St Y, New York. It will be an all day event with 50 extraordinary speakers. Tickets on sale now. Tracey and Paul will also be appearing at RJ Julia Booksellers in Connecticut, the Global Family Reunion in… Read More
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Do you feel tethered to your phone, or turn to food for comfort? Are you a perfectionist who can’t let things go, or do you repeatedly find yourself in a pattern of unhealthy relationships? No matter where you come from or what issues you face, this self-reflective recovery process can help put you on the road to happiness.
Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson, coauthors of the New York Times best-seller Gratitude and Trust, show you a new way to conquer your vices, address personal dysfunction, and start to brighten your darkest moods. Working with the underlying principles of the recovery movement as a foundation, you explore powerful affirmations as a guide to positive action and life-enriching new behaviors.
Through discussion, experiential techniques, and practices of gratitude and trust, you learn to liberate yourself from fear-based thinking and destructive habits. Once your life-limiting road blocks are identified, dealt with, and removed, you can finally begin to achieve your personal and professional goals and live the life you have always longed for.
Join Paul and Tracey for this special 3-day workshop at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, June 19 – June 21, 2015.
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Paul Williams is back for a three-peat, along with friend Tracey Jackson! Paul and Tracey talk about how they met in the early ’80s and about their new book Gratitude and Trust. They also talk about getting sober, realizing what is important in life, and how to be the best person you can possibly be!
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It’s a new year. New leaves are turning over everywhere. Resolutions are already being abandoned. Others are starting to weaken. Let us help you and let’s help each other make the changes we want to make and support each other in those changes. Through communication, sharing and starting with our First Affirmation of Personal Freedom ~
“Something Needs To Change And It’s Probably Me”
This first meeting is about getting to know each other and learning to feel comfortable with the concepts of change.
Bring an open mind, a notebook, a willingness to be honest and forthright with yourself. It all starts with you.
We all have something we want to change. We all have impulses that tend to control us – from too much tech, over spending, over eating, anger management, isolation, procrastination…we believe “recovery is not just for addicts.”
Understand we are all works in progress. We learn from each other and as we say in Gratitude and Trust – “Soon is not a time.” The time for change is now.
So join us on January 18th as we embark on this new journey in Gratitude and Trust.
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This month, Gratitude & Trust is number 12 on The New York Times Best Sellers List “Relationships” Category!
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“Addiction” has easily become one of the most stigmatized words in the English language. It invokes a sense of severity. It signifies a medical diagnosis. It indicates that a person needs an intervention — and soon — before being lost entirely. But you don’t need to be an addict to benefit from the process of recovery.
In their latest book, Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life, co-authors Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson argue that therapeutic treatment can benefit anyone. No matter the walk of life you come from or the issues you face, the self-reflective recovery process can help you learn critical lessons. Using principles from the traditional recovery movement, the authors, who have become close friends over the past few decades, explain how such practices benefit a person’s mental, physical and emotional health regardless of the “A” word — and share their personal stories to prove it.
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A well-chosen book is the perfect present – so from now until Christmas the DailyMail will be bringing you a weekly selection of the year’s best titles.
The Mail’s columnists launch the festivities by revealing what they’ve most enjoyed reading this year, including Gratitude & Trust!
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Tracey and Paul recently appeared on The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda to discuss their book, Gratitude & Trust.
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During the 1970s Paul Williams’s talents as a singer, songwriter, composer and actor were in high demand. His song, “Evergreen”— sung by Barbara Streisand for the film A Star is Born—won an Academy Award and reached number one on the pop charts. He produced similar hits for the Carpenters, Helen Ready, and David Bowie. He wrote the celebrated score for Bugsy Malone, and appeared in numerous films himself—stealing the show as a wisecracking bootlegger in Smokey and the Bandit. On television, Williams became a ubiquitous presence, co-hosting the Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas shows, and appearing on the Tonight Show an astonishing forty-eight times. In 1979, Williams became even more famous when he wrote The Rainbow Connection, the theme for Jim Henson’s Muppet Movie.
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Oprah sits down with Oscar®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter Paul Williams and screenwriter Tracey Jackson, authors of the new book Gratitude and Trust, in which they discuss how recovery is not just for addicts.
Watch the full episode below or at Oprah.com
Nov 17 2014 | 4 Comments | Share
“We met in Robert Mitchum’s bedroom in 1981 or 1982.”
That’s Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer Paul Williams, describing his first — and disastrous — encounter with comedy writer Tracey Jackson, the co-author of his new book, Gratitude & Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life.
“I was drunk,” admits Williams, “and Tracey walked into the bedroom where Mitchum and I were getting high. (I’m 24 years sober now, but in those days I would never pass up a little herb, and Bob Mitchum alwayshad a little herb.) Tracey said the kindest thing — ‘I’ve always loved your music’ — but my response was sexist, arrogant and shallow. I said something really, really rude.
“She spun on her heels and walked out of that room a huge Neil Diamond fan.”
The next time they met, Williams was clean and sober — and the encounter was considerably less fraught: “Tracey came to see me perform in 2001 at Feinstein’s [in San Francisco’s Hotel Nikko] with her husband, Glenn,” recalls Williams, “and we became great friends.”
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