The Places That Scare You

The author of the best-selling When Things Fall Apart offers insightful and compassionate advice on uncovering inner wisdom and opening one's heart while refusing to allow resentfulness and fear to block one's inner light. Reprint.

Author: Pema Chödrön

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590304497

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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The author of the best-selling When Things Fall Apart offers insightful and compassionate advice on uncovering inner wisdom and opening one's heart while refusing to allow resentfulness and fear to block one's inner light. Reprint.

The Pocket Pema Chodron

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Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821170

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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A collection of short inspirational readings by "one of the world's wisest women"--O, the Oprah Magazine. Pema Chödrön, beloved Buddhist nun and best-selling author, offers this treasury of 108 short selections from her more than four decades of study and writings. Here she presents teachings on breaking free of destructive patterns; developing patience, kindness, and joy amid our everyday struggles; becoming fearless; and unlocking our natural warmth, intelligence, and goodness. Designed for on-the-go inspiration, this is a perfect guide to Buddhist principles and the foundations of meditation and mindfulness. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

The One Year Devotions for Women

When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with
me where I am. JOHN 14:1e3 ema Chodron is the author of The Places That
Scare You. An American Buddhist, she writes about the things that frighten us
most, ...

Author: Ann Spangler

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414377371

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Peace—don’t we all want just a little more peace in our lives? Peace in relationships. Peace at home and at work. Peace from painful memories. Release from pressures and demands that threaten to crush us. Is there a way to find peace in all these areas? What if we could build a moment of peace into every day of the year, opening our hearts to the peace God has promised? Wouldn’t it be great to live with less fear and anxiety, and with more confidence and joy? The One Year Devotions for Women: Becoming a Woman at Peace is a chance to spend time with God every day, to breathe deeply and grab on to the kind of peace that only God can offer—a peace far richer and more satisfying than anything we can hope or imagine. Each of these uplifting devotions includes a key Scripture verse, a devotional reading, and a suggested prayer for connecting with God.

Secrets of a Soulful Marriage

When you forgive, you effectively create space for compassionate understanding
and perhaps also for a new relationship opportunity. ... Chödrön, The Places That
Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times thinking and responding.

Author: Jim Sharon, EdD

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594735549

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 830

The map to soulful love is locked within the secret chambers of your heart—here is the key. “Each of you holds the secrets of what really works in your relationship. Perhaps you have not thought about or expressed your secrets. In reading this book and participating in soulful couples activities, you are likely to tap into your dormant wisdom and gain the courage to unlock those secrets…. Ready to go exploring?” —from the Introduction Noted couples therapists Jim and Ruth Sharon draw on over forty years of professional and personal experience to offer you useful perspectives, tools and practices to cultivate a beautiful, sacred relationship with your beloved. Combining insights from psychology, the world’s great spiritual wisdom traditions and the experiences of many kinds of committed couples, the Sharons guide you to: Identify and replace unwanted habits with positive patterns Master soulful communication Reignite and sustain sacred intimacy Achieve balance between your life as an individual and as a couple Thrive as soulful partners while parenting Build a lasting legacy of love And much more

The Red Book

The beginning of this book sort of turned me off because it was all about how
enlightened the author claims he is, which is great and all, but ... The Places That
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Author: Sera J. Beak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118040910

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 677

The Red Book is nothing less than a spiritual fire starter -- a combustible cocktail of Hindu Tantra and Zen Buddhism, Rumi and Carl Jung, goddesses and psychics, shaken with cosmic nudges, meaningful subway rides, haircuts, relationships, sex, dreams, and intuition. Author Sera Beak's unique hybrid perspective, hilarious personal anecdotes, and invaluable exercises encourage her readers to live more consciously so they can start making clearer choices across the board, from careers to relationships, politics to pop culture and everything in between. For smart, gutsy, spiritually curious women whose colorful and complicated lives aren’t reflected in most spirituality books, The Red Book is an open invitation to find your true self and start sharing that delicious truth with the world.

The Arts of Contemplative Care

In The Fearless Heart: The Praetiee of Living With Courage anel Compassion,
Chodron reminds us that we all have a limitless capacity to be open and to love
free of prejudice and bias, but we are only able to ... Go to the places that scare

Author: Cheryl A Giles

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614290377

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 938

Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care--from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Illustrating the day-to-day words and actions of pastoral workers, each first-person essay in this collection offers a distillation of the wisdom gained over years of compassionate experience. The stories told here are sure to inspire--whether you are a professional caregiver or simply feel inclined toward guiding, healing, and comforting roles. If you are inspired to read this book, or even one touching story in it, you just might find yourself inspired to change a life.

The Anorexia Workbook

I am very grateful to Pema Chödrön (a Buddhist nun), and to the dear client who
introduced me to her writings, for helping me understand the importance of
seeking out theplaces that scare you.” Finally, I thank and acknowledge Diana ...

Author: Michelle Heffner

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 160882375X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 552

Statistics suggests that as many as 2.5 percent of American women suffer from anorexia; of these, further research indicates that one in ten of these will die from the disorder. This is the only book available that addresses the particular needs of anorexics with the techniques of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a revolutionary new psychotherapy. The authors of this book are pioneering researchers in the field of ACT, with numerous research articles to their credit Despite ever-widening media attention and public awareness of the problem, American women continue to suffer from anorexia nervosa in greater numbers than ever before. This severe psychophysiological condition-characterized by an abnormal fear of becoming obese, a persistent unwillingness to eat, and severe compulsion to lose weight-is particularly difficult to treat, often because the victims are unwilling to seek help. The Anorexia Workbook demonstrates that efforts to control and stop anorexia may do more harm than good. Instead of focusing efforts on judging impulses associated with the disorder as 'bad' or 'negative,' this approach encourages sufferers to mindfully observe these feelings without reacting to them in a self-destructive way. Guided by this more compassionate, more receptive frame of mind, the book coaches you to employ various acceptance-based coping strategies. Structured in a logical, step-by-step progression of exercises, the workbook first focuses on providing you with a new understanding of anorexia and the ways you might have already tried to control the problem. Then the book progresses through techniques that teach how to use mindfulness to deal with out-of-control thoughts and feelings, how to identify choices that lead to better heath and quality of life, and how to redirect the energy formerly spent on weight loss into actions that will heal the body and mind. Although this book is written specifically as self-help for anorexia sufferers, it includes a clear and informative chapter on when you need to seek professional treatment as well as advice on what to look for in a therapist.

Religious Diversity What s the Problem

Nhat Hanh has recently published a book on fear—Fear: Essential Wisdom for
Getting through the Storm. The popular author Pema Chödrön has also written on
the topic: The Places That Scare You. Finally, fear and fearless are major topic in

Author: Rita M. Gross

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871788

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 526

Once upon a time, on grounds of both religion and common sense, people assumed that the earth was flat and that the sun literally rose and set each day. When newly developing knowledge made those beliefs untenable, giving them up was difficult. Today the belief that only one of the world's various religions is true for all people on earth is equivalent to the belief in a flat earth. Both notions have become untenable, given contemporary knowledge about religion. Even though many people are still troubled by the existence of religious diversity today, that diversity is a fact of life. Religious diversity should be no more troubling to religious people than the fact that the earth is round and circles the sun. This provocative book, based on the author's longtime practice of Buddhism and comparative study of religion, provides tools with which one can truly appreciate religious diversity as a gift and resource rather than as a deficiency or a problem to be overcome. After we accept diversity as inevitable and become comfortable with it, diversity always enriches life--both nature and culture.

Soul Sisters

evening, and the “process of checking each other out went on for a while,” she
said. ... PEMA CHODRON, The Places That Scare You As stay-at-home moms,
their friendship took a new twist when, their children growing older, Rehm
enrolled ...

Author: Pythia Peay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101497327

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 372

A unique workbook to help women cultivate their full potential through the lives and lessons of the heroines of world spiritual traditions. Filled with exercises, anecdotes, quotes, and inspiration, Pythia Peay's Soul Sisters is designed to help women foster the traits that can be found in the great spiritual traditions of the world, and that are most needed in contemporary life. Each chapter shows how to cultivate the five "divine qualities": Courage, Faith, Beauty, Love, and Magic. Soul Sisters offers an abundance of examples of different female figures from the spiritual past and present who have embodied these characteristics in a distinctly feminine way. Through the road they have walked, readers can learn to discover their own individual heart-path to these strengths. Both an immensely practical workbook and an education in spiritual ideas, Soul Sisters is a companion for a lifetime.


This book, heck, my life would not be possible without the books that continue to
be the wind at my back, written by mystics, theologians, philosophers, spiritual ...
When Things Fall Apart and The Places that Scare You, by Pema Chodron.

Author: Beverly Donofrio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101606096

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 285

A bestselling memoirist bravely tells the story of the night evil paid her a visit—and how prayer chased evil away Beverly Donofrio had already lived two lives, first as a scrappy young mother on the streets of the East Village and later as the bestselling author of Riding in Cars with Boys. By the time she reached her fifties, she thought she had seen it all. Now, even though she was living in a vibrant, picturesque Mexican town, where she practiced yoga, drank margaritas in her backyard, and took salsa lessons, she felt lost and was searching for monasteries to visit. The religious practice that had nourished her for several years had faded. She missed God. Then one night she woke to find a rapist holding a knife to her throat. So begins the memoir that charts Donofrio’s journey—a long and twisting road through denial, mourning, anger, vulnerability, and retreat at five very different monasteries. Told through Donofrio’s brutally honest, often ribald, emotionally unsparing voice, Astonished is a tender and hopeful narrative of healing and learning to love life again.

Startup Life

Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices to Help You Stay Calm and Focused
All Day Long. New Harbinger Publications, 2005. ... The Places that Scare You: A
Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times. Shambala Classics, 2008. Hanh, Thich ...

Author: Brad Feld

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118493869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 394

Real life insights on what it takes to make it in a relationship with an entrepreneur Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next "startup" challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewarding lives, time is always short and relationships are often long-distant and stressed because of extended periods apart. Coping with these, and other obstacles, are critical if an entrepreneur and their partner intend on staying together—and staying happy. In Startup Life, Brad Feld—a Boulder, Colorado-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist—shares his own personal experiences with his wife Amy, offering a series of rich insights into successfully leading a balanced life as a human being who wants to play as hard as he works and who wants to be as fulfilled in life and in work. With this book, Feld distills his twenty years of experience in this field to addresses how the village of startup people can put aside their workaholic ways and lead rewarding lives in all respects. Includes real-life examples of entrepreneurial couples who have had successful relationships and what works for them Provides practical advice for adapting to change and overcoming the inevitable ups and downs associated with the entrepreneurial lifestyle Written by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who has been an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for more than twenty years While there's no "secret formula" to relationship success in the world of the entrepreneur, there are ways to making navigation of this territory easier. Startup Life is a well-rounded guide that has the insights and advice you need to succeed in both your personal and business life.

The Wisdom of a Broken Heart

... Mindfulness in Everyday Life Tsultrim Allione Feeding Your Demons: Ancient
Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict Harper San Francisco Pema Chödrön The
Places that Scare You When Things Fall Apart Shambhala Publications Thich
Nhat ...

Author: Susan Piver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416596321

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 425

When a relationship ends, the anguish and disappointment can be devastating. A broken heart is genuinely traumatic. Typical recommendations to keep busy, move on, repair your hidden flaws, and then forget about it may not be helpful. In these pages, Susan Piver reveals that heartbreak actually creates an opportunity for genuine emotional and spiritual transformation, enabling you to emerge on the other side stronger, softer, and capable of loving with renewed confidence. In the years following her own experience, relationship writer Susan Piver searched the world’s wisdom traditions and discovered that heartbreak can be an uncompromising teacher of authenticity, power, and even joy. She shares that wisdom here, with instantaneously recognizable anecdotes, insights, on-the-spot practices, exercises, meditations, and down-to-earth advice that make The Wisdom of a Broken Heart a steadying prescription of solace and encouragement, wisdom and humor during the hardest time of your life. Like an infinitely patient, trusted friend, Piver tells you in a thousand different ways the most important thing to remember and the easiest to forget: “You’re going to be okay.”

How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life

Pema Chödrön. The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult
Times. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2001. Dalai Lama, and Howard C.
Cutler. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living. New York: Riverhead Books
, ...

Author: Susan Piver

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429917193

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 468

How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life is an inspirational and practical guide to conquering fear and embracing joy. Although you may not realize it fear is getting in your way and stopping you from connecting with others, realizing the significance of your life, and finding fulfillment and joy. It doesn't have to be this way. Susan Piver has the key to breaking down the barriers of fear that are holding you back. Using simple meditation techniques, based in Buddhist principles, she will teach you how to: -Open your heart to relationships -Gain the confidence to pursue a meaningful career -Achieve perspective to live your authentic life With a contemporary approach to ancient practices Susan teaches you how to incorporate principles of meditation and mindfulness into your everyday life. This isn't about enlightenment on a mountaintop it is a way of bringing intelligence and courage to the way you relate to yourself, your family, your friends, and your life. How Not to be Afraid of Your Own Life features the "7-Day Freedom from Fear Meditation Program" a guided journey into discovering what may be holding you back from experiencing life to the fullest. Using meditation, journaling, and other reflective practices you will find a respite from everyday pressures and learn techniques to help you re-enter your busy life refreshed, renewed, and ready to live the life you were born to.

Unfinished Conversation

How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind. CD audio
set. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, Inc. Chödrön, Pema. 2010. The Places That
Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times. Boston, MA: Shambala.

Author: Robert Lesoine

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006492

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 712

Unfinished Conversations is a story of profound grief and the journey to healing that followed. Based on a journal Robert Lesoine kept during the two years following the suicide of his best friend, Unfinished Conversations will help readers through the process of reflecting on and affirming the raw immediacy of survivors’ emotions. Each short chapter focuses on a different aspect of the author’s experience as he transforms his anger and guilt to understanding and forgiveness. Licensed psychotherapist Marilynne Chöphel brings her professional background to Robert Lesoine’s deeply personal story to create an accessible path to self-directed healing based on mindful awareness and sound clinical practices. Readers work through their own grieving and healing process with end-of-chapter exercises and activities. An appendix and website,, provide additional resources to survivors. The tools and techniques in Unfinished Conversations will help readers release past trauma, honor their relationship with their lost loved one, and find greater perspective, meaning, and well-being in their lives.

Ten Thousand Joys Ten Thousand Sorrows

The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times. Boston:
Shambhala, 2001. Hanh, Thich Nhat. Being Peace. Berkeley, CA; Parallax Press,
1992. Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go There You Are New York: Hyperion ...

Author: Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101443669

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 970

"Ten Thousand Sorrows & Ten Thousand Joys offers a vision of lives well-led, and of love in the thick of crisis and loss. Beyond inspiring."-Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence "This beautiful book is unlike any other personal account of living with Alzheimer's disease that I have ever read . . . it offers patients and families practical insights into how they can live their lives more fully amidst the heartbreak of a mind-robbing illness."- Paul Raia, Director of Patient Care and Family Support, Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts Chapter "A story of courage, love, and growing wisdom in the face of Alzheimer's."-Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma, Founder / Director of Insight Meditation Society In this profound and courageous memoir, Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle describes how her husband's Alzheimer's diagnosis at the age of seventy-two challenged them to live the spiritual teachings they had embraced during the course of their life together. Following a midlife career shift, Harrison Hobliztelle, or Hob as he was called, a former professor of comparative literature at Barnard, Columbia, and Brandeis University, became a family therapist and was ordained a Dharmacharya (senior teacher) by Thich Nhat Hanh. Hob comes to life in these pages as an incredibly funny and brilliant man who never stopped enjoying a good philosophical conversation-even as his mind, quite literally, slipped away from him. And yet when they first heard the diagnosis, Olivia and Hob's initial reaction was to cling desperately to the life they had had. But everything had changed, and they knew that the only answer was to greet this last phase of Hob's life consciously and lovingly. Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows provides a wise and compassionate vision for maintaining hope and grace in the face of life's greatest challenges. (This memoir was originally self-published as The Majesty of Your Loving.)

Warrior Goddess Training

Become the Woman You Are Meant to Be HeatherAsh Amara ... Behan Lesson
One: Commit to You The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in
Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to
Heal the ...

Author: HeatherAsh Amara

Publisher: Hierophant Publishing

ISBN: 1938289374

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 254

The Path to Your Inner Warrior Goddess It’s no secret that women today are juggling a lot. We now make up more than half the workforce in the United States and are busier than ever with partners, children, family and friends, often putting the needs of others ahead of our own. And if we feel overwhelmed by it all or fall short of perfection, many of us have learned to be our own worst critic rather than our own best friend. In Warrior Goddess Training, bestselling author HeatherAsh Amara provides the antidote to the flawed idea that you are not enough. Direct, honest, and unapologetic, Amara will show you how to release the layers of expectations to finally see yourself for the authentic, perceptive, perfect woman you really are. If you don’t love and honor yourself with every fiber of your being, if you struggle with owning your power and passion, if you could use more joyful play and simple presence in your life, then it is time for an inner revolution. It is time to claim your Warrior Goddess energy. Drawing on the wisdom from Buddhism, Toltec wisdom, and ancient Earth-based goddess spirituality, the Warrior Goddess path includes personal stories, rituals, and exercises that will encourage and inspire you to become the true warrior goddess you are meant to be.

Backpacking with the Saints

Simone Weil, “Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with a View to the
Love of God,” in Waiting for God (New York: G. P. Putnam, 1951), 57–65. 4.
Quoted in Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You (Boston: Shambhala,
2001), ...

Author: Belden C. Lane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394172

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 234

Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.

Monks in the World

10th anniv. ed. new York: Putnam, 2002. Chittister, Joan. The Monastery of the
Heart: An Invitation to a Meaningful Life. katonah, nY: Bluebridge, 2011. Chödrön
, Pema. The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times.

Author: William Thiele

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878499

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 533

In this moving spiritual memoir, Dr. William Thiele shares inspiring stories of the birthing of a monastery without walls among everyday women and men around New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Along the way, core contemplative attitudes, practices, and principles were discovered. He offers these stories of birthing a School for Contemplative Living as a challenging call to a frantic and polarized world. Readers will be drawn toward their own spiritual transformation as they encounter imperfect monks with messy lives who are practicing God's presence and learning to serve the world from that presence. He encourages readers to join these monks in the world by forming contemplative communities who radiate loving-kindness as their first priority.

The Path to Inner Peace

The Art of Happiness, HH The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D.* Beyond
Rational Management, Robert E. Quinn ... Robert A. Burton, M.D. Passages, Gail
Sheehy* The Places that Scare You, Perna Chodron Primal Leadership, Daniel ...

Author: Larry Wharton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147973148X

Category: Religion

Page: 106

View: 626

We are challenged by lifes difficulties and by people not doing what we want. We desire the world to be different than it is, and it refuses to comply. Inner peace is the only answer, but we cannot get to inner peace using gurus, seminars, workshops, or meditation, as good as those may be. This book cuts through all the esoteric advice and gets directly at what we have to understand about ourselves and have to do to attain inner peace. The key: Only with help from those who care for us can we begin the journey.

Make Your Creative Dreams Real

week four ces When You're Falling, Dive Cheri Huber The Places That Scare You
: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times Pema Chodron Transformation Soup:
Healing for the Splendidly Imperfect SARK The Power of Patience: How to ...

Author: SARK

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439103548

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 227

Let this book be your haven, guide, fairy godmother, or map for making your creative dreams real. It's a "paper lantern" to illuminate your path. Your dreams glow in the dark even if you don't ever tend to them. They will wait for you. I know this from my experiences as a recovering procrastinator and perfectionist. My dreams waited for me -- now you can begin to make your creative dreams REAL!