The Power of Patience by M.J. Ryan
How This Old-Fashioned Virtue Can Improve Your Life

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". . .proves that the ability to be patient is the mark of wisdom as well as the cause for happiness, and offers straightforward, believable instructions for developing that ability." —Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is an Inside Job

It has become the norm in our everyday busy lives: we expect everything to happen instantaneously and become instantly aggravated when it doesn’t. The result is that we can feel frantic and rushed, stressed and unhappy nearly all the time. Not to mention how the people around us feel.

In The Power of Patience, M. J. Ryan teaches us how to slow the rush and reclaim the forgotten virtue of patience on a daily basis. She shows how doing so allows us to make better decisions and to feel better about ourselves every day.

As a co-creator of the bestselling Random Acts of Kindness books, and author of Attitudes of Gratitude, M.J. Ryan discovered that the classic virtues have enduring power to bring light and love into our lives. With The Power of Patience, she shares what she has learned about the gifts that this old-fashioned quality can bestow, the attitudes that foster a patient outlook, and the practical tools that help us to respond patiently in any given moment.

The Power of Patience calls on us to reclaim our time, our priorities, and our ability to respond to life with a firmly grounded sense of who we are. It is the best gift, we soon learn, that we can give ourselves.


About M.J. Ryan

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M.J. Ryan is the editorial director of Conari Press, publisher of the best-selling "Random Acts of Kindness" series. She is the author of Attitudes of Gratitude, 365 Health and Happiness Boosters, and The Giving Heart, and editor of A Grateful Heart and The Fabric of the Future. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and daughter. Daphne Rose Kingma is a psychotherapist who has counseled couples and individuals to a deeper understanding and improvement of their relationships for more than 25 years. She has appeared on national television shows including Oprah and Sally Jessy Raphael and is the best-selling author of many books including True Love, Finding True Love, and Loving Yourself. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Published April 1, 2013 by Conari Press. 224 pages
Genres: Self Help. Non-fiction

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Other spurs to the practice of patience include watching your blood sugar level, issuing a storm warning to children about your feelings, tuning in to yourself in the morning, underwhelming yourself, and responding from your heart.

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