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The Wisdom of a Broken Heart: An Uncommon Guide to Healing, Insight, and Love Hardcover – December 29, 2009
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"The Wisdom of a Broken Heart is an achingly beautiful window into the softest part of us, helping us make friends with the deepest part of our soul. Yet, as always, Piver leads us from brokenness to openness without our hardly noticing. This book is a gift to anyone who knows there is some juicy aliveness at the bottom of pain and wants a way to feel whole again." -- Mark Hyman, M.D., author of UltraMetabolism and The UltraMind Solution
"Susan soothes at the same time she illuminates -- reading this book, my heart grew three sizes bigger. I have never read anything more helpful or wise about heartbreak. You may find yourself laughing out loud; you will certainly find yourself feeling hope again." -- Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman's Comfort Book and The Life Organizer
"Susan Piver's new book helps turn the pain of a breakup into a deeper understanding of intimacy. She shows you how to relate to your broken heart with consciousness and acceptance to find comfort, clarity, and balance, even when they seem impossible. After reading this book, you'll know beyond a doubt that you can love again, bigger and better than ever before." -- Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of The Big Leap and coauthor, with Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks, of Conscious Loving
"The body has an innate ability to recover from injury, and so does the heart. Through spiritual insights and practices, Susan Piver's new book walks you through the healing process." -- Andrew Weil, M.D.
"Piver has managed to perform an extraordinary task, namely, inspire a person to want to love again. She knows how to repair the shattered soul, using her personal experience as well as the wisdom of great saints, poets, and cultural elders." -- Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Entering the Castle
"This is a wonderful book. Full of wisdom, humanity, and humor. And it abounds with helpful exercises to turn pain into wisdom. It is helpful even if you are not (right now) sick with disappointment, betrayal, or heartache." -- Natalie Goldberg, author of Old Friend from Far Away and Writing Down the Bones
About the Author
Susan Piver’s bestselling books include The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say ‘I Do,’ and How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. A graduate of a Buddhist seminary, she writes the relationships column for Body & Soul magazine and is a frequent guest on network television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and The Tyra Banks Show. She lives in Boston.