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I love guiding people to write a meaningful personal life story. The process is simple, but not easy. What resources are available and where do you find them? I review 2-3 relevant books each month to save you time and energy and use these recommendations to grow, make a difference, and live a life that matters. All of these books are on audio ready to turn your commute or workout into a self-improvement adventure! To get great tips on living a life that matters and updates on my recommended reading list, GET ACCESS to the Wisdom for the Week blog to the right. ⇒
Phil Stutz and Barry Michels are experienced psychologists that identify 5 tools to Transform Your Problems Into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity: 1)Reversal of desire, 2) Active love, 3) Inner authority, 4) The grateful flow, and 5) Jeopardy. The tools serve as practical guidelines that can immediately be implemented to overcome emotional baggage we all have to one degree or another. Their approach is inclusive of a metaphysical component, so depending on your worldview, tolerance is needed to adapt what is not compatible with your beliefs. I found the recommended interventions easy to understand, effective, and sensed in the authors a heart-felt desire to help people. MORE….
Authors Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile do a great job of helping us understand self-awareness through an ancient personality typing system. The Enneagram has an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. Learning about the positives is fun, but what you don’t know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you’re stuck in the same ruts? The Road Back to You is a unique approach―a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom from a Christian worldview perspective that revealed some more pieces of my personal dysfunctions. I highly recommend the book as another step in the journey of understanding yourself and others. MORE….