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Gratitude Lifts the Gloom of Lockdown

Press Release: January 22, 2021

If the past year of pandemic and successive lockdowns is getting you down but you think that your life could be better, that you could be happier but you are not sure how to make that happen, ‘Attitude of Gratitude‘ could be the book for you! It’s a 30-day workbook to improve your life and outlook.

There are surveys and scientific data, too numerous to mention, that illustrate that just being grateful in your everyday life, for everyday things can fundamentally change everything in and about your life.

Just being grateful, it is said, can lift your spirits and change your mood, improve relationships, and make you more hopeful for the future. For those of us who sometimes feel down or anxious (and I am not talking clinical depression/ anxiety, serious mental illness, and serious health issues), just noticing the positive things about yourself, your life and what is going on around you can make all of the difference and in doing so increasing levels of:

  • Energy   
  • Happy hormones
  • Contentment
  • Productivity
  • Positivity
  • Feelings of well-being
  • Desire to eat well and live well
  • Confidence
  • Patience
  • Taking notice of the little things and taking less for granted
  • Awareness of other people’s situations
  • Kindness towards oneself and others
  • Ambition
  • Tolerance
  • Encouragement
  • Focus
  • Hope
  • Faith
Part 1 is filled with real-life quotes and tips from an anonymous survey I carried out with people from all over the world, sharing how gratitude has helped them, what they are grateful for and how gratitude helps them feel better in all areas of their lives.

Part 2 is a guided 30-day workbook to help you form 5 positive daily habits that will totally change your life.

There is also a month’s worth of cut out and keep ‘bonus’ affirmations to help cement the positivity, too.

Buy it now and find out how gratitude can help you today!

  • Publisher : 100 Percent Publishing (13 Dec. 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 222 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 979-8580609508
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.27 x 22.86 cm
About the author:

Photo credit © Kevin Abosch

Toula Mavridou-Messer has worked in the media/entertainment all of her life, starting at the tender age of 15 when she and her then best friend (Jane Goldman), submitted an interview that they had done with a group of clubland’s glitterati to Gay News Magazine. It was accepted and by the end of that day, they had also been given the regular gossip column to write, along with other features.

Toula went on to write freelance articles for various other publications until she became a publicist for various high profile entertainment names, including George Michael, Dame Shirley Bassey and Eric Clapton – after working as a trainee manager and stylist to the boy band Bros.

Some years later, Toula segued into television production and ultimately worked on shows which included: The Golden Globe Awards, American Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards.

Her celebrity contacts the world over made her a valuable asset to many big-name charities (including Save The Children, The Prince’s Trust, CARE International), where Toula brought on various big names, such as George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep to be involved with specific campaigns. In fact, it was Toula who introduced George and Amal Clooney to the Royal Family, after inviting them to attend an event at Buckingham Palace, hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales.

However, Toula’s credentials for writing a self-improvement book don’t stop there.

Toula grew up in foster care from the age of 6 weeks.

From the age of 5-20, she was a victim of physical/mental and sexual abuse and took part in the Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse.

At the age of 34, Toula was officially diagnosed by a leading forensic psychiatrist with severe c-PTSD – not uncommon in people who have experienced similar – and was told that “most people who have been through what you’ve been through would not have survived.”

It was a moment of pure terror, realising just how serious her circumstances were and how fortunate she was to be able to function at all. Toula credits gratitude with getting her through the difficulties and keeping her on track, along with a specialised trauma therapy called EMDR – which is extremely hard to access via the NHS, so Toula has only benefitted from a handful of sessions some years ago.

Since 2015, Toula and her husband James gave up their LA lifestyle and moved back home to London to care for her elderly mother who suffers from vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, which has been the toughest experience of her life thus far.

MORE INFO: https://toulamavridoumesser.wordpress.com/2020/12/15/attitude-to-gratitude-30-day-workbook-to-improve-your-life-and-outlook/

Notes to editors

For more information, please contact:

Toula Mavridou-Messer

Tel: 07973128442

Email: [email protected]

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