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The Birth of Self-Perception
Guilty For Being Alive
Practice Makes “Good Enough”
Seeing Ourselves Clearly
Suggestions for Practicing Self-Acceptance
Meditation on Self-Acceptance
Balancing Time and Energy
Human Beings, not Human Doings
B. Breathe Deeply
E. Examine Eating Habits
I. Incorporate Regular Exercise
N. Nurture Self
G. Get Adequate Sleep/Rest
S. Seek Support
Misunderstanding our cosmic unrest
Misconceptions about spirituality
Resistance to the concept of a Higher Power
Confusion about how to begin
Getting Started
Slow Down
Consider a Retreat
Listen to Spiritual Music
Read and Write
Redefine Our Concept of God
Keep an Open Mind
Enlisting the Power of Prayer
Our Need – God’s Opportunity
Entering the Calm
What is meditation?
How do we meditate?
When and where do we meditate?
Suggestions for Growing Spiritually
Meditation on Moving into the Calm
The “Rocks” We Know
Beneath the Surface “Rocks”
Letting Go of the “Worry Rock”
Letting Go of Self-Pity
Letting Go of “If Only”
Letting Go of Guilt
Step One
Step Two
Step Three
Step Four
Letting Go of Resentment and Anger
Don’t take offense
Analyze the situation
Don’t personalize it
Talk to somebody
Go to the source
Write
Forgive
Suggestions for Letting Go
Meditation on Letting Go
Underlying principle: Healing is essential for wholeness
Encountering the Shock
The Wounds of Today
Acknowledge, Feel, and Express
Give Voice to Feelings
Heal Through Creativity
Moving Into Acceptance
Suggestions for Healing
The Nature of “Ruts”
Thoughts
Roles
Behavioral Ruts
When “Ruts” Become “Pits”
What is Addiction?
How Do Addictions Begin?
The Addictive Cycle
Recognizing Addiction
Paying Attention to our Glimpses
Into the Solution
Combat Negative Thought-Talk
Move Beyond Self-Defeating Roles/Behavior
Combat Addictive Behaviors
Suggestions for Listening and Learning
Reflection on the Glimpse
Underlying Principle: Right action promotes positive change
The Wisdom of Discernment
The Wisdom of the Wait
Eight Steps for Right Action
Step 1. Visualize our Dreams/Goals/Ideas
Step 2. Set an Objective
Step 3. Do the Homework and Outline a Game Plan
Step 4. Develop a Support System
Step 5. Put in Today’s Effort
Step 6. Maintain Accountability
Step 7. Stay Vigilant for Self-Sabotage
Step 8. Keep our “Attention” on the “Intention”
How it Works
Dream Big
Suggestions for Taking Right Action
Visualization Meditation
The Simplicity of Less
What Really Matters?
Sensory Awareness
Soul Satisfaction
Celebrate Mystery
Living Consciously
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The Joy is in the Journey

The Joy is in the Journey

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Finally! The long awaited “directions” that women have yearned for and needed in order to cope with, transition through, and ultimately make the most of life’s many challenges, crises, and changes. This 260-page hands-on, “how-to” book is designed for women of all ages and stages, and provides a winning combination of practical advice, spiritual wisdom, proven suggestions, and compelling examples of women’s trials and triumphs. Betty Hill Crowson, holistic life coach, retreat director, and motivational speaker, introduces the reader to her Eight Solutions of practicing self-acceptance, becoming balanced, growing spiritually, learning to let go, choosing to heal, being willing to stop, look, listen, and learn, taking right action, and living consciously. Together, these Solutions address a woman’s immediate concerns during a critical or transitional period, deepen her self-awareness, increase her spiritual well-being, and promote her capacity for joy. For every woman who says, “Don’t just tell me to let go, or to heal, or to change -- show me how!,” The Joy is the Journey: A Woman’s Guide Through Crisis and Change is the answer.
Finally! The long awaited “directions” that women have yearned for and needed in order to cope with, transition through, and ultimately make the most of life’s many challenges, crises, and changes. This 260-page hands-on, “how-to” book is designed for women of all ages and stages, and provides a winning combination of practical advice, spiritual wisdom, proven suggestions, and compelling examples of women’s trials and triumphs. Betty Hill Crowson, holistic life coach, retreat director, and motivational speaker, introduces the reader to her Eight Solutions of practicing self-acceptance, becoming balanced, growing spiritually, learning to let go, choosing to heal, being willing to stop, look, listen, and learn, taking right action, and living consciously. Together, these Solutions address a woman’s immediate concerns during a critical or transitional period, deepen her self-awareness, increase her spiritual well-being, and promote her capacity for joy. For every woman who says, “Don’t just tell me to let go, or to heal, or to change -- show me how!,” The Joy is the Journey: A Woman’s Guide Through Crisis and Change is the answer.

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