Research confirms that when people feel appreciated, good things happen to their minds, hearts, and bodies. The Power of Appreciation shows how to use this simple, always available tool to improve the quality of one’s own life and that of others. Based on a five-step approach to developing an appreciative mindset, this book includes scientific references, examples, worksheets, and quizzes to illustrate the value of appreciation, plus how to overcome resistance and roadblocks. The authors have assembled an "Appreciator’s Group" to gauge the effects of using and attracting appreciation in various daily settings, and the group members’ positive experiences and comments are highlighted. Color photos enhance this handbook for living healthier and happier by cultivating appreciation and gratitude in every area of life.