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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I loved this book & her other "Steering by Starlight" .
She's original, creative, personable & funny funny funny
I really enjoyed her (informed) advice about how... Read more
Excellent tools given to find your path in life as one is healing.Published 14 days ago by obrienstar
I love Martha Beck! For years I have read her down-to-earth, practical advice on life problems, and solutions that you can adopt for moving forward. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Diane M Herron
Love the way Martha explains things in a straight-forward way without a lot of psycho-jargon. I've had most of the pieces all this time, just haven't been able to put things... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Juice421
An amazing book about your career and life passions. A major part of a fantastic life change for me.Published 1 month ago by vazeer