Instant Gratitude: 365 Days of Grace, Ease, and Laughter

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"To all my adult friends who embrace the kid within while seeking new adventures. May we live our best lives ever at this very moment!" ~Ilana Kristeva (Instant Gratitude, p. v)

The former Queen of Self-Abandonment turned Self-Care Vigilante invites you to fall in love with life. Wherever you are, from morning until night, transform something awful into something awesome! With an attitude of gratitude, you can ignite sparks of creativity and splashes of laughter within and all around you!

Ilana Kristeva is living proof that neuroplasticity is not just another beautiful scientific theory; it is her reality. Despite chronic pain, depression, compulsions, and other serious conditions—no matter how uncertain or chaotic circumstances may be—she enjoys life! From the over 1,500 gratitude expressions she writes and daily to friends and family, Ilana now shares with you her 365 favorites. Topics include:

  • Self-care of body, mind, and spirit
  • Intestinal health and gut intuition
  • Neuroplasticity and retraining the brain
  • Prosperity and abundance consciousness
  • Positive visibility through physical and spiritual fitness

Dialed into the Universe’s wisdom and sense of humor, Ilana offers her special brand of practical spirituality. Jumpstart your brain and spirit with higher vibrational frequencies of joy, compassion, and love throughout Instant Gratitude

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Ilana Kristeva, M.P.A., is an "outside the box" proponent of self-care practices that honor profound wisdom from a wide spectrum of healing modalities—West to East and new to ancient. She promotes public awareness of health and safety issues through speaking engagements, books, and Pro EFT™ “tapping” and Chi Gong sessions. Most importantly, this Self-Care Vigilante manages her chronic systemic disease—Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)—and other serious health conditions with grace, ease, and laughter. In her spare time, Ilana performs Self-Care Comedy™ and coaches the Boston Red Sox from the middle of her living room floor.

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About the Compilation Editor

Ms. Giovanni Dortch is the Principal Consultant of Zenzile’s Way Consulting, a communications consulting firm focused on speaking, writing, editing and community programming. As an editor, Giovanni supports independent authors in manifesting their books and sharing their stories with the world. Compilation editor for Instant Gratitude (vol 1), Giovanni enjoyed placing, with the reader in mind, each of Ilana's 365 favorite gratitude expressions into the 12-month calendar. With smiles and giggles while compiling, she embraced the wide range of self-care tips. To this day, she uses the extra space on each page to write her own expressions of gratitude every day.

Giovanni Dortch, Principal Consultant  Zenzile's Way Consulting. Speaking, Writing, Editing and Coaching Services for Individuals and Corporate Clients