"Practicing Gratitude" published

Oct. 4 2021
Thomas Mengel
New Publication

Just in time for the Thanksgiving season, on September 24 I published "Practicing Gratitude" (https://www.amazon.ca/Practicing-Gratitude-Thomas-Mengel/dp/B09GZJL3Z4) together with Mary Stewart. Mary is Professor Emerita of the Department of Art at Florida State University, an artist, and a former artist in residence at UNB’s Faculty of Education (Atlantic Centre for Creativity).

In this edited book twenty-three essays by fifteen Canadian and American authors explore the implications of treasured objects, the power of empathy and the ways in which difficult family dynamics can lead to transformative insights. Thirty-seven photographs punctuate the design and create a lively dialog with the text. A section on writing encourages anyone to begin practicing gratitude and eleven mouth-watering recipes at the end of the book celebrate the joy of cooking–and eating!