Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
38Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart

Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart

Ratings:

5.0

(1)
|Views: 1,523|Likes:
Published by New World Library
An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook

Add layoffs, foreclosures, and skyrocketing health-care costs to the inevitable crises of every life, and you have today’s landscape. Amid these challenges, even those who thought they had solid coping skills feel that their center cannot hold as things fall apart. In her first book in many years, bestselling author Daphne Rose Kingma takes us on a path of emotional and spiritual healing, with particular attention to the complex and frequently overwhelming circumstances of our lives right now. The perfect combination of empathic friend, sage counselor, savvy problem solver, and even gallows humorist, Kingma looks straight into the predicaments so many of us face. She then offers ten deceptively simple yet profoundly effective strategies for coping on practical, emotional, and spiritual levels.

The devastating events cannot be changed, but after reading this book, you will be, having recovered a sense of equanimity, spirit, and strength. Whether you’re struggling with money issues, job loss, relationship problems, an unexpected health crisis, or all of the above, this book will light your path and heal your heart.
An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook

Add layoffs, foreclosures, and skyrocketing health-care costs to the inevitable crises of every life, and you have today’s landscape. Amid these challenges, even those who thought they had solid coping skills feel that their center cannot hold as things fall apart. In her first book in many years, bestselling author Daphne Rose Kingma takes us on a path of emotional and spiritual healing, with particular attention to the complex and frequently overwhelming circumstances of our lives right now. The perfect combination of empathic friend, sage counselor, savvy problem solver, and even gallows humorist, Kingma looks straight into the predicaments so many of us face. She then offers ten deceptively simple yet profoundly effective strategies for coping on practical, emotional, and spiritual levels.

The devastating events cannot be changed, but after reading this book, you will be, having recovered a sense of equanimity, spirit, and strength. Whether you’re struggling with money issues, job loss, relationship problems, an unexpected health crisis, or all of the above, this book will light your path and heal your heart.

More info:

Published by: New World Library on Jun 02, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

04/06/2014

pdf

text

original

 
xi
I
f you’ve picked up this book, it’s probably becausein one way or another — or in a whole lot of ways — it feels as if your life is falling apart and you’relooking for some answers.First, take comfort in the fact that you are notalone. I was reminded once again of how complicatedand difficult life has gotten when I ran into my friendJane the other day. She was looking a little harried asshe stood in line at Jeannine’s, our local coffee bar.
When Life Falls Apart 
i n t r o duc t i o n
“Human beings are not helpless. They have never been helpless.They have only been deflected or deceived or dispirited.So long as people have a vision of life as it oughtto be...they can look at the world with...confidence. — Norman Cousins
 
When I asked her how she was, she said, “Fine. Asidefrom the fact that my entire life is falling apart.”She ordered a latte, then went on to say that herboyfriend of six years had just announced that he’dfallen in love with another woman. Her landlord hadgivenherathirty-daynoticeafterlivinginEuropeforthreeyears,hissonhadjustreturnedtotheUnitedStatesandwouldbeneedingherapartment.Herjobasa school librarian was being axed as a consequence of educational budget cuts. She’d caught her fourteen-year-old daughter smoking dope, then her eighty-three-year-oldmotherwasdiagnosedwithAlzheimer’s — the diagnosis coming a week before Jane wasgoingtosendherdaughtertolivewithhermomsothepurple-haired girl could get a taste of some goodold-fashioned stability.“I think I’m coping,” she sighed. “But sometimesI feel like a terrible person, as if somehow I shouldhave been able to avoid all this. And the worst thing isIkeepwonderingif there’sanymeaningtoallthis,andif and when I’ll ever again have a sense of happinessand peace.”Like Jane, a lot of us have been going throughwhat feels like exceptionally hard times. Indeed, thephrase “my entire life feels out of control” is not justhumorous hyperbole but refers to startling new levelsof challenge. We know how to handle ordinary prob-lems. They are vexing and inconvenient and take our
xii
the ten things to do when your life falls apart

Activity (38)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
ramkondal liked this
Shivashankar liked this
Tara Jackson liked this
Aulia Ratna Dewi liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd