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  • Paperback
  • ASIN: B004VAIKMA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,212,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

I enjoy reading the daily inspirations!
Cheryl M. Hey
The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is read the daily mediation for the day.
Kim van de Water
I enjoyed this book so MUCH that I bought 4 more copies to give to my friends and family!
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is a wonderful way to begin your own Journey to your Heart. It has literally changed my life. It talks of feeling all your feelings, good or bad and helped me to realize that pain as well as happiness are all part of life. I want to thank Melody Beattie for writing this book and sharing her experience of her spiritual travels and her own Journey to the Heart. Each day that I read from these pages, I am inspired. I see the world in a different light and am able to find an inner peace that is hard to find in this tough world.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
What a blessing this book has been for me! i bought a copy for many people i know. melody beattie has touched my heart and helped me through so many stages of my life. i highly recommend this 'bible' for everyone. it helps the path to heal and move forward in positive and warming ways. i will need to buy myself another copy soon since mine is underlined and used so often. treat yourself to a special gift- and let melody walk you through your own path to the journey to your own heart.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Marsha Eger on November 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a magical book. I have had a copy since 1996. At first I devoured it, reading many meditations at one sitting. What Melanie Beattie has to say nurtured my Soul and gave me direction. Then one day I started shaking the book and just opening the book to a random page, but it was never random. What I read was usually very relevant to that moment. Her words were just what I needed to cast away self doubt or understand a situation or provide guidance for my life. Melanie Beattie has great wisdom. I hope you find it as useful as I continue to find it - 11 years later. Enjoy.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 23, 1998
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This book provides daily insight into why we experience changes throughout our lives and how we can face them with a positive attitude. Beattie's compassionate, understanding writing will help the reader to understand the need for the unknown and how we learn life's lessons. Each obstacle we face in life provides a lesson to lead us on our journey. The book is written in a style so that the reader can read one passage each day to focus that day's thoughts. I found that reading a passage each day helped me to "survive" a difficult change I was experiencing. Now that I have made it through the chaos, I realize what an inspiration Beattie's book was for me. As I take the next step and look forward to the unknown, Beattie's words continue to inspire me.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 22, 2002
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Lovely book : I read it every night before going to sleep and it takes all my cares away. It also gived me sweet dreams.
Buy it. And get one for your best friend who is going through a bad time.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Julie on July 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
My mom bought this for me 6 years ago, and I still read it almost daily. Year after year, the lessons always feel timely, relevant and refreshing. I have also given this book to friends, who continue to cherish it as much as I do.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 6, 1999
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This meditation book goes directly to the heart. For those of us who are traveling the path to live according to what our heart tells us, this book is a must read. Whether I pick it up daily, or only periodically, it is always dead on. For those people who are recovering, I find that this takes meditation and recovery into 'level 3' where you no longer focus at all on the problem, but rather focus entirely on the journey and where it can take you if you can just listen. Personally I love Melody Beattie for who earthy heart-felt prose.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brian D. Adkins on August 26, 2011
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Ms. Beattie's "The Language of Letting Go" and "Codependent No More" are EXCELLENT books... Spoiled me as to this one... It's Ok - if you want a very short feel-good thing every day... Her other books are deeper, and I like that better...
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More About the Author

Melody Beattie is one of America's most beloved self-help authors and a household name in addiction and recovery circles. Her international bestselling book, Codependent No More, introduced the world to the term "codependency" in 1986. Millions of readers have trusted Melody's words of wisdom and guidance because she knows firsthand what they're going through. In her lifetime, she has survived abandonment, kidnapping, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, and the death of a child. "Beattie understands being overboard, which helps her throw bestselling lifelines to those still adrift," said Time Magazine.

Melody was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1948. Her father left home when she was a toddler, and she was raised by her mother. She was abducted by a stranger at age four. Although she was rescued the same day, the incident set the tone for a childhood of abuse, and she was sexually abused by a neighbor throughout her youth. Her mother turned a blind eye, just as she had denied the occurrence of abuse in her own past.

"My mother was a classic codependent," Melody recalls. "If she had a migraine, she wouldn't take an aspirin because she didn't do drugs. She believed in suffering." Unlike her mother, Melody was determined to self-medicate her emotional pain. Beattie began drinking at age 12, was a full-blown alcoholic by age 13, and a junkie by 18, even as she graduated from high school with honors. She ran with a crowd called "The Minnesota Mafia" who robbed pharmacies to get drugs. After several arrests, a judge mandated that she had to "go to treatment for as long as it takes or go to jail."

Melody continued to score drugs in treatment until a spiritual epiphany transformed her. "I was on the lawn smoking dope when the world turned this purplish color. Everything looked connected--like a Monet painting. It wasn't a hallucination; it was what the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous calls 'a spiritual awakening.' Until then, I'd felt entitled to use drugs. I finally realized that if I put half as much energy into doing the right thing as I had into doing wrong, I could do anything," Beattie said.

After eight months of treatment, Melody left the hospital clean and sober, ready to take on new goals: helping others get sober, and getting married and having a family of her own. She married a former alcoholic who was also a prominent and respected counselor and had two children with him. Although she had stopped drinking and using drugs, she found herself sinking in despair. She discovered that her husband wasn't sober; he'd been drinking and lying about it since before their marriage.

During her work with the spouses of addicts at a treatment center, she realized the problems that had led to her alcoholism were still there. Her pain wasn't about her husband or his drinking; it was about her. There wasn't a word for codependency yet. While Melody didn't coin the term codependency, she became passionate about the subject. What was this thing we were doing to ourselves?

Driven into the ground financially by her husband's alcoholism, Melody turned a life-long passion for writing into a career in journalism, writing about the issues that had consumed her for years. Her 24-year writing career has produced fifteen books published in twenty languages and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. She has been a frequent guest on many national television shows, including Oprah. She and her books continue to be featured regularly in national publications including Time, People, and most major periodicals around the world.

Although it almost destroyed her when her twelve-year-old son Shane died in a ski accident in 1991, eventually Melody picked up the pieces of her life again. "I wanted to die, but I kept waking up alive," she says. She began skydiving, mountain-climbing, and teaching others what she'd learned about grief.