Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Alphatudes by Michele Wahlder - Book Review and Giveaway

We hear a lot about positive thinking these days. But how easy is it to focus on the positive? What tools are available that can help you make a permanent change toward thinking positive?

A good place to start is Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude by Michele Wahlder.

Alphatudes uses the alphabet to provide readers with simple ways to focus on the positive. From acceptance to laughter, and from passion to voice, this book will give you twenty-six easy ways to discover the secret of gratitude.

This distinctively sized book (7.7 x 7.4 x 0.5 inches) is the perfect gift for a loved one, friend, or graduate. It is also a wonderful gift for you if you're serious about living a life that focuses on the positives.

It also comes with a free download of "Grace and Gratitude" by Olivia Newton John.

Discover Alphatudes and you'll learn how to have an "attitude of gratitude".

Read the Reviews of Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude!

“I really loved this book. Its presentation is so simple and it drew me in immediately. Then I began reading the many alphatudes and realized how valuable they can be to one’s daily life, helping anyone keep focused on truth and life itself. It’s a must on everyone’s bookshelf.” – James Twyman, best-selling author of The Moses Code

“Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude demonstrates just how easy it really is to count your blessings. This book provides a fun and practical method for increasing your awareness of the many opportunities for gratitude that exist in your life right now.” —Mike Robbins, author of Focus on the Good Stuff

“Michele Wahlder has created a practical and delightful method for opening the heart to the joy and benefits of gratitude. Whether in the simplest experiences of everyday life or in the most elevated spiritual encounters, it is up to us to choose to find the good, and then to turn our hearts to that gift in gratitude. Alphatudes shows us how to accomplish that in a systematic way that solidly roots the attitude of gratitude in the depths of consciousness and soul. This book is a gift to all who would lift and open their hearts to the blessings concealed within.”
—Alan Morinis, author of Everyday Holiness & founder of The Mussar Institute

Michele Wahlder, MS, LPC, PCC, is an internationally recognized life coach, career counselor, speaker and gratitude enthusiast. She is the founder of Life Possibilities, LLC, a company that champions people to become the highest vision they hold for themselves in their lives, careers and relationships through the vehicles of coaching, seminars and books.

Wahlder delights in helping her clients discover their strengths, passions and purpose so that their outer lives authentically reflect their hearts’ desires. She has worked with numerous organizations, including, Fitness magazine, Lucent Technologies and Girls, Inc., to improve individual performance and organizational effectiveness.

Wahlder is a popular guest on television and radio, including WFAA-TV’s Good Morning Texas, KDAF-TV’s The 33 News and CBS and CNN Radio. Wahlder received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Tulane University, holds a master’s degree in Counseling Education from Texas Woman’s University, is licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor and is certified through the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach. She has been honored as the Global Career Spokesperson for Bayer’s Global MS Awareness Campaign.

Wahlder understands firsthand the challenges associated with surviving a life-threatening illness and has allowed the experience to make her a stronger, more compassionate and grateful person. She continues to volunteer for several nonprofit organizations that offer adults and children opportunities to enhance their lives and pursue their dreams. A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, Michele Wahlder lives in Dallas, TX, with her fiancĂ© Michael, “bonus daughter” Zoe, and Portuguese water dog Moses.

You can visit Michele online at and

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This giveaway will run from today until 11:59 p.m.(Eastern) on March 31st. A winner will be announced in early April.

This contest is open to all residents of the United States and Canada.


Rebecca said...

Sounds like a great book.

Anonymous said...

Novel idea. I was listening to the someone on the radio today using mnomics to help remember names and lists. I can see how using the alphabet would be easy to remember 26 positive concepts to help place our dat in proper perspective.

Best wishes for your success.

Stephen Tremp

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a book with a positive message. I'm going to be a follower after I leave this comment.
J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer

Susan said...

sounds like a great book, I need some positive reinforcement sometimes.

Sunnymay said...

The power of positivity mixed in with the alphabet, how can anything be wrong. The book has a great concept and looks good.

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Dawn M. said...

Sounds good. I'd love the chance to read it. :0)

I'm a follower.

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Michele Wahlder said...


The Alphatudes book launch was so busy that I'm just now getting a chance to respond to all the bloggers on the virtual book tour.

Thank you so much for your review of "Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude." I'm so glad you enjoyed it and I hope the winner of the free copy did too.

I'll be posting a link to your review on the book website soon.

With gratitude,

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by Michele. I'm glad everything went so well.