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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (October 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440507294
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440507291
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,039,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Is true happiness achived by having a compatible marriage, the perfect job or owning the right house? Not necessarily, according to DeAngelis (How to Make Love All the Time). Happiness is a skill. That's why we need "real moments"-with our mates, our children and by ourselves-times in which we live fully in the present. A real moment could be enjoying sex or smelling grass after a rain. It could even occur during hard times, as when we receive comforting words from an unexpected source. DeAngelis also warns against defining ourselves by our jobs; even if we love our work, we can take a job too seriously and miss opportunities for real moments. While readers may want to skip the second chapter, "The Crisis of Spirit in America," overall this is an inspiring book.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal

The best-selling author of How To Make Love All the Time (LJ 6/1/87), among other titles, DeAngelis here examines the relationship we have with life and our search for inner peace. In this mix of philosophy and psychology, she argues that American society suffers from posttraumatic stress syndrome and that its members have anesthetized themselves to life. If Americans can learn to feel pain and pleasure and not rush through life, they will ultimately be happier with themselves and their surroundings. Although DeAngelis's message is not new, it is presented in the highly accessible vocabulary of the 1990s. As a result, more sophisticated readers may sometimes find the work cloying. Nevertheless, DeAngelis is sincere and heartfelt. Her work is at its worst harmless and at its best capable of leading readers to revelations about their lives. Because DeAngelis is a popular talk show guest, all public libraries should expect demand.
January Adams, ODSI Research Lib., Raritan, N.J.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Carmen Matthews on February 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
Before reading this book, this weekend, I had listened nearly 10 years ago to the "Real Moments" tape. In fact, in 1994, I bought many of Barbara DeAngelis' tape programs.
But I had never read her books, until now, because I was and am eternally grateful for what I have learned, and where I have arrived, as a result of Barbara putting herself out there for all of us to grow from.
In the book, as in Barbara's tapes, she provides so many life examples that expand upon her messages to her audience.
In my notes from nearly 10 years ago, I listed what real moments meant to me, and how I would live real moments - I certainly have grown since then.
And now, having written all over my book, as I recognize that I am further along on my journey to make a difference, here is some of what I see as having real moments;
Real Moments Are:
· Fully being here, now
· Realizing what they gift of now is
· Finding those parts of ourselves that we lost
· Moving deeply into your pain, rather than away from it
· Nourishing your hungry spirit
· Truly empathizing with your interlocutor
· Developing the skill of enjoying where you are now (happiness)
· Knowing that your life has meaning
· Filling yourself up with love and meaning
· Dong something with complete attention, and without any distractions
· Remembering what really matters
· Fully paying attention to the person you are in conversation with, while you ask yourself, "What does he or she need from me, right now?"
· Learning the power of "No," as a complete sentence.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 7, 2000
Format: Paperback
I read this book several years ago when it was in hardback. I have given it to friends also. 'Real Moments' was a great start in my own search for spirituality. I found the book so informative and so very important - keeping yourself in the moment by paying attention to the now. Opening not only your eyes but also your heart, mind and spirit --- your soul.
From reading 'Disappointed's' review and can tell that the point was totally missed.
'Real Moments' is a basic explanation of life and how to appreciate what you have day to day and how not to loose it because your mind is hung up on things in the past or things you desire for the future. Attention, attention, attention.... make yourself aware yourself and what you have in your own life.
Excellent book -- I also have the audio tapes and still listen to them over and over again.
Don't miss out on this book.... get in touch with you!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Rose VINE VOICE on April 11, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Real Moments is a wise, compassionate book of genuine wisdom to take the moment we are in and create what we are here to do, or what we love in order to live a life filled with inner peace and happiness.

There are many wonderful quotes from Barbara DeAngelis spread throughout the book that alone are worth this books price.
From work, to difficult times, love relationships, creating sacred spaces, acts of kindness, and family this book cover how to use inner reflection and silence to hear your own inner voice, and honor how you feel in the moment.

Highly recommended for anyone who lives life primarily angry, frustrated, stressed out and sick of it all. This wonderful book will help you turn that around.
Barbara Rose, author of "Stop Being the String Along: A Relationship Guide to Being THE ONE" and 'If God Was Like Man'
Editor of inspire! magazine
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Lee Oliver on October 10, 1999
Format: Paperback
Barbara DeAngelis takes you on a journey into the heart and soul of daily living. She reminds us that no moment is ordinary. Each moment is filled with sacredness and joy. Thank You, Barbara DeAngelis, for reminding us to value each day we live. -- Samuel Oliver, author of WHAT THE DYING TEACH US: LESSONS ON LIVING.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Mercado on February 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Barbara DeAngelis does a wonderful job of helping you understand how to make your present life more meaningful and happy by having more "real moments." By opening up about her own life and experiences, she helps you to understand how to be more present, appreciate and pay close attention to what is going on in your life which can cause you to have more moments of deep meaning and joy. I also agreed with her point that how you think and react to a situation you are in instead of changing the actual situation can have a dramatic effect on your life. Well worth the read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By April Braswell on January 3, 2010
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I am definitely a fan of Barbara De Angelis, and in Real Moments, she does not disappoint. Dr. De Angelis provides a combination of insights into our frenzy of consumerism and busyness from both her PhD perspective and richly interwoven with many examples from her personal life that frankly, many Western women can relate to, and certainly many men.

Barbara, as ever, provides practical helps throughout her book, and in the case of Real Moments, these are often self-reflective questions to ask ourselves and mull over. These are not a series of quick action step questions, certainly more spiritually reflective. Barbara's own spirit shines through in a manner which readers with different faith backgrounds will mostly be able to incorporate and use whatever their faith practice is.

So many of us are fans of her books on Love and Relationships. Real Moments is about being present here now more often in our lives so that we can truly enjoy the joy of our love relationships. I highly recommend it.
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