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Turning Dead Ends into Doorways: How to Grow through Whatever Life Throws Your Way Paperback – September 1, 2012
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"Staci Boden is the ideal guide for navigating the unknown. She is the wise friend, the generous teacher, the compassionate soul-sister you've always wished for. In this book, Staci introduces a practice and a path that will help you move from control to trust, no matter what challenges you are facing. If you are seeking a practical spirituality that makes deep wisdom accessible (and applicable) in everyday life, this is the book for you. If you would like to awaken your capacity to experience grace and gratitude--in any circumstance--this is the book for you. Staci has transformed my appreciation for life as it as--while awakening the possibilities for life as it could be." --Sage Cohen, author of The Productive Writer and Like the Heart, the World
"To today's anxious, frenzied world, Staci Boden offers a big in-breath. In Turning Dead Ends into Doorways, she lays out the path of 'Practical Spirituality.' Rooted in the ups and downs of daily family and work life, the path embraces the Divine by opening compassionately to the unknown within and without. Boden walks her talk, and as we follow her through the challenges and traumas of her life as a wife, mother, friend, birthing doula and healer, we grow along with her. A candid, rare and immensely helpful book, especially for women in transition or crisis." --Meg Lundstrom, author of What to do When You Can't Decide
"An enlightening, deep, real, illusion-busting, door-opening must read if you are seeking your own real-life answers and personal strength. I love that Ms. Boden isn't afraid to delve into the nitty gritty aspects of real living. Written in a down-to-earth, personal style with deep compassion for the human experience and mystery of life, this treasure is a potent guide to practical living. You'll want to devour every line and put it to work in your life right away." --Colleen Deatsman, author of The Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism and Seeing in the Dark: Claim Your Own Shamanic Power Now and in the Coming Age
"Staci Boden opens a dialogue to Life's eight great teachers through stories that will inspire you and activate your own story. She is a woman who has walked her talk. Turning Dead Ends into Doorways comes at a time when all of us are seeking a way out of the chaos. This practical guide can help us embrace our fear of change by letting go and allowing Life's Mystery to reveal the way." --Jyoti, Spiritual Director, Center for Sacred Studies; Ambasssador, International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
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Whether we like it or not, control is an illusion. God and the universe laugh when we make plans. We can try hard to materialize something--a new job, the perfect body, trust, our dream partner, inner peace--without success. And sometimes life deals unexpected blows: illness, divorce, death. Turning Dead Ends Into Doorways: How to Grow Through Whatever Life Throws Your Way introduces eight teachers to help us navigate the unknown in daily life--fear, awareness, choice, body, intuition, energy, intention and surrender.
With compassionate honesty and a practical sense of humor, healing practitioner Staci Boden shows her readers how to navigate change without clinging to false notions that if they just do this or think that they can determine what happens next. How to let go of false expectations and still make excellent choices. How to grow and heal no matter what life throws their way.
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Essentially this book is an invitation to dive deep inside, sit honestly with yourself, and face what arises. Oftentimes this practice brings about a hazy, overwhelming confusion that quickly scares us away, possibly to self-destructive habits that we lean on as relieving distractions. But Staci does not lead you to deep places unattended, and by following the "8 teachers" as guideposts, she offers a supportive path to navigate these scary places.
These "8 teachers" are fear, awareness, choice, body, intuition, energy, intention, and surrender. By exploring these powerful tools and participating in the provided exercises, the reader becomes an active participant in what feels more like a personal workshop than a thought-provoking book. Though easily heady topics, Staci is able to present them in a way that is easy to digest and grasp by the reader.
Staci is the real deal, honest, warm and awake at the wheel of her life. For those of us paying attention, we know this is no small feat. Staci has really been there for me when I've needed assistance and support and now through her book, she can be there for anyone who picks up Turning Dead Ends into Doorways: How to Grow through Whatever Life Throws Your Way
What works for me in the book:
* The conversational and "real" tone of the book
* The regular exercises/practices inviting me to apply what I'm learning
* Real life stories demonstrating the principles for living life all the way - no matter what the circumstances
* Discovering a great resource for the next time I need extra support for handling life's ups and downs
I highly recommend reading this book!
In the book Staci shares openly and honestly serious challenging life experiences of family and friends and how she has grown through each one. She took me with her on a journey full of raw emotions and human reactions. She showed me what it means to live through the most excruciating of experiences and find meaningful growth.
The main premise of the book--which I whole-heartedly agree with--is realizing that control is an illusion. We can't manipulate reality to suit our preferred outcome.
The best part about the book is its focus on the practical side of life. Staci calls it practical spirituality--which can be learned through 8 teachers. Living through the unknown can be scary, but with the right teachers and guidance we can navigate it and live a meaningful life.
The book delves deep into each of the teachers with heart felt experiences and reflections.
Get the book, and work with your teachers. You will have plenty of guidance every step of the way with examples and exercises. Start today. Everything changes the moment you decide to look at things differently. And this book will surely make you do just that.