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Have you ever seen that bumper sticker that says, “Life is a test. It is only a test. If this had been your actual life, you would have been given better instructions”?
Well, here it is…that instruction book you’ve long been waiting for! I grew up with the grim Scots-English philosophy on happiness: “Life is tough and then you die.” And when I became engaged, my mother added this: “Just make sure it’s not lust.”
When my daughter became engaged, all I could think was:
- There had to be more than that that I could tell her.
- And then…would she remember all that I did teach her?
- And more importantly, did she get it right the first time?
There has to be something better that we can tell those who are striving for happiness. The Dalai Lama has observed that, for all our advances in science and technology, “basic human problems remain. We have not succeeded in bringing about peace or in reducing
This book is a compendium of strategies, resources and time-honored wisdom about the pursuit of happiness. Whether this is your 19th life change or your first venture into the world, there is something in here for you.
The exercises and decision trees will help you hear and trust your own wisdom, find balance, be resilient in times of economic and emotional upheaval, and be happy and joyful. When LIFE happens, it is possible to remain happy and whole and to think clearly.
What People Are Saying
[quote]The section discussing ‘fear-based’ living has given me insight into one of the major struggles of my life. I confess to a lifelong struggle to rise above it; to arrive at the goal of “love-based”? Your thoughts reminded me that it is still possible. Confidence,
assertiveness, self-image, identity issues…are undermined by that ol’ demon ‘fear.’
[quote]After reading the book, I felt better about my life, more hopeful. The exercises are good; they present solid tools for self-exploration, measurement, and growth. Very interesting.
[quote]A very easy read. I felt no pressure to comply with recommendations. The ‘what works for you ,’ attitude makes the book non-demanding. I did not feel bad or wrong if the ideas presented would not fit for me.