"Paula has written the quintessential manual for anyone who no longer wants to be a member of the 'ain't it awful' club." --Gail McMeekin, LICSW, bestselling author, The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women
"Whether you're working with a good therapist, on your own or in a study group, Living the Life You Love is a wonderful guide to self-transformation. I highly recommend this book to those who are serious about transforming their lives." --Mimi Lupin, MA, LPC, LSSP, founder, Making the World a Better Place Foundation
"The author uses terrific real-world examples to make her points. For those of us wanting something better and don't know how to get there, [this] would be an excellent first step." --Robin Cain, Scottsdale Examiner
A no-nonsense, get-to-the-point approach to real-life self-improvement that works. Living the Life You Love is the perfect prescription for self-transformation that will help you jump-start your joy and live a life you truly love. The 'transformation insights' at the end of each chapter are innovative and invaluable. -George Pratt, PhD, Code to Joy
"Renaye has created a concise, encyclopedic guide-cum-workbook that does the job of multiple existing titles, all while adding profound, useful insights and strategies... A self-help guide with real-world value and applicability ... deeply human, compassionate and supportive." --Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review, Critics' Pick)
"All the benefits of serious therapy in one book! Reading this book is like getting therapy from a top-notch therapist who has the guts to tell it like it is and the compassion to help you face your issues squarely and do something about them. -Amy Wood, PsyD, author, Life Your Way
"Paula has written the quintessential manual for anyone who no longer wants to be a member of 'the ain't it awful club.'! -Gail McMeekin, LICSW, bestselling author, The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women
"Whether you're working with a good therapist, on your own or in a study group, Living the Life You Love is a wonderful guide to self-transformation. Like a friend who's cheering you on, supportive but firm, as she guides you on the path of self-discover
From the Back Cover
How to Make the Life-Transforming Choices You Need
There's no doubt about it--life can be hard and we all have to face tough problems. But wishing your life were different won't make it so. To live the life you truly love takes deliberate, soul-searching work to discover what you really want, why you don't have it and how to go about getting it.
Award-winning author Paula Renaye is like a best friend who wraps her arm snugly around your shoulders and tells you like it is, even if it's a little uncomfortable for you. "Snap out of it. You are fabulous, and you can do this!" she says. Renaye gives you the reality check you've been waiting for and then shows you step by step exactly how to get out of your rut in a no-nonsense, tough-love way that actually works.
In this guided journey of self-discovery, you'll finally be able to tackle what's holding you back and make the life-transforming choices you need. You'll learn how to define your "dream life" and how to map out the action steps to achieve it. Simple, direct and engaging, Living the Life You Love: The No-Nonsense Guide to Total Transformation also includes:
This hands-on, cut-to-the-chase guide from a certified professional coach will help you stop procrastinating and start creating a life you will love. This is change you will enjoy.
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- Guided coaching sessions and personalized workbook sections
- Practical self-insight exercises and self-care tools
- Sanity-saving strategies for dealing with negative and "happily miserable" people
- Techniques for neutralizing button pushers and releasing guilt
- Instructions for creating effective vision scripts and vision boards
- New ways to look at food, exercise and money that make healthy choices easy
- A simple process for turning indecision and confusion into passionate action