Beck (author of Expecting Adam) admits that repairing a damaged emotional compass and setting out on such a vital journey--which often involves painful realizations and changes--"has all the combined attractions of suicide and childbirth." But the payoff, she concludes, is a love affair with real life. To that end, she walks readers through a lengthy exercise to evaluate their current lifestyle's pleasures and pains, teaches the process of listening to the body for directional cues, describes how to extract "soul shrapnel" (healing all those nasty, self-defeating emotional wounds), and provides an intriguing "Map of Change" to achieve an authentic life. Beck's impressive knowledge, her engaging (if somewhat irreverent) voice, and her ability to parse this scary process into achievable steps make her a new champion in the self-help arena. --Liane Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Fascinating reading. Causes much reflection. Explains difference in generationsPublished 14 days ago by GARY COLGAN
Martha Beck is a MUST-read, brilliant, uplifting, inspiring, funny........Published 1 month ago by Peggy Adams
Brilliant book, like taking a course in what to do with your life during a career transition!Published 11 months ago by Carol Throop
The book arrived really fast! This is an amazing, life changing book. I would recommend it to anyone... especially if you're coming close to being 40Published on Dec 14 2011 by Tasreen
I tend to stay away from these books. But the reviews convinced me to take a look. I thought I was holding everything together and doing pretty well until I read "Finding... Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2004 by Bronx Mother
Of all the books I have read on the subject (dozens and dozens, Kate White, SWZ, Ban Breathnach, I could do anything if only.., do what you love and... Read morePublished on March 4 2004 by American Bookworm
Martha Beck is a great writer to start with - on top of that, her insights and ideas are enlightening. The book has short exercises (e.g. list three things that.... Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2003 by merrymousies
This is an extremely helpful, not junky book for making life changes and decicding what works best for you. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2003 by Vintage PowerReader
A friend of mine, meaning well, approaches with this book in hand. "This changed my life," I hear, knowing full well their life is the same drama it has always been. Read morePublished on June 25 2003