Beck (author of Expecting Adam) admits that repairing a damaged emotional compass and setting out on such a vital journey--which often involves painful realizations and changes--"has all the combined attractions of suicide and childbirth." But the payoff, she concludes, is a love affair with real life. To that end, she walks readers through a lengthy exercise to evaluate their current lifestyle's pleasures and pains, teaches the process of listening to the body for directional cues, describes how to extract "soul shrapnel" (healing all those nasty, self-defeating emotional wounds), and provides an intriguing "Map of Change" to achieve an authentic life. Beck's impressive knowledge, her engaging (if somewhat irreverent) voice, and her ability to parse this scary process into achievable steps make her a new champion in the self-help arena. --Liane Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Incredible book. I've learned so much from this. Martha Beck is such a unique and talented teacher, with a great sense of humor too. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Lauren Seaman
Helpful guide with exercise that help you really think through how to move forward and what could be getting in the way.Published 13 days ago by Michelle Keith
This is my go-to resource for friends making deliberate changes in their lives. I recommend starting half way in and doing first part afterward.Published 13 days ago by lyn eade
This is an amazing book and very inspirational yet accessible. Just be ready to be honest with yourself and "go there". Real growth is rarely comfortable!Published 18 days ago by T. Tyger
Cheaper than a life coach. Same/similar exercises. You pick and choose with these self-helpers. If you don't, you'll put it down and won't pick it back up again.Published 1 month ago by Tahanage
my life coach suggested this. I struggle with some issues, but overall it has been a true book I respect and has opened my heart/life/soul to being aware and know that I have... Read morePublished 1 month ago by shari s