Counselor Issues Spiritual Guidebook
Psychologist and counselor Mayte Picco-Kline shares the spiritual principles she uses to guide her own life and those of clients worldwide in a new book "Wholeness in Living-Kindling the Inner Light".
Her 120-page paperback contains the basic philosophy that "God exists in all", and she communicates her profound sense of unity with all that leads to inner peace.
She presents 12 Golden Stepping Stones to use to expand the reader's consciousness and contribute to health, prosperity and happiness. They include such things as realizing the joy of service, focusing on the present, finding a mission in life, and striving toward ideals. She examines the essence of each idea in action, adding "questions inviting inner search, affirmations to ponder and as inspiration to create personal statements, examples of commitment for potential extended application, and a blank page for reflections."
A question-and-answer section deals with issues such as how to respond to someone with critical health issues, how to approach personal conflict, how to let go and trust.
The book has a gorgeous watercolor cover as well as complementary watercolor illustrations by Lilia del Valle Rogel embedded throughout. It's perfect for perusing as the mood strikes, a book best consumed in small bites, savored and digested slowly.
The author acknowledges the influence of the late Marc Edmund Jones, founder of the Sabian Assembly, and of Peace Pilgrim, a woman who embarked on individual "peace march" for the final 28 years or her life.
A cover blurb from Cheryl Canfield, president of the Friends of Peace Pilgrim, asserts that "Mayte speaks from her heart with clarity, vision and insight as she takes the reader through steps that lead to action, growth and that priceless goal: peace in our hearts, leading to a greater collective peace in the world."
Picco-Kline, a Mexico City native, is a long-time Lancaster County resident who holds a master s degree in psychology and who has worked internationally for peace.
Jo-Ann Greene --Sunday News, Lancaster PA
About the Author
Mayte Picco-Kline has a Master s degree with honors and ample experience in the field of Organizational Psychology and for the last 18 years has been a counselor in the international community for people of diverse educational backgrounds, religions and cultures, talking about inner peace and the exploration of inner potential.
She was born in Mexico City in the warmth of a multi-cultural family with influences from Spain, Lebanon, Mexico and Italy. Mayte holds dual citizenship from Mexico and the United States. She and her husband, Robert, publish a newsletter in English and Spanish, Peaceful Journey (formerly Enlace Internacional ), with worldwide distribution. She has given public outreach presentations to various audiences in Mexico, the United States and Costa Rica, where she also participated in events related with an historic peace initiative known as Costa Rica 2000: A New Millennium of Peace and organized a seminar held at the University for Peace of the United Nations. Her work has attracted interviews by the print and broadcast media, resulting in the production of dozens of radio interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, and more than twenty-five television appearances where she has shared her understanding of inner peace.
Her vision of the future includes continuous actions for the creation of a culture of peace. Mayte published her book Wholeness in Living - Kindling the Inner Light in June of 2007.
She is vice-President of the board of Friends of Peace Pilgrim and participates in the activities of the Sabian Assembly, a cooperative project for expanding human capacities in every practical area of individual and group activity.