It is a good book. The basic premise is that people tend to get caught up in their day to day lives and emotions and just react to things without really thinking about them. And therefore without actually making any real choice. If we can learn to slow down and pay attention and not just react…then we can actually make a choice about what we want to do, say, and be. We can change our lives for the better.
The book contains a lot of exercises for helping you slow down, relax, clear your mind…and think. Some of the exercises are: noticing your body, observing your behavior, accepting your feelings, letting go of expectations, and feeling flow.
From the back cover:
Do You Have the Life You Want?
Each person is entitled to have “the good life.” Most don’t experience this because of getting caught up in reacting, continually recycling old patterns that keep you stuck and emotionally frozen. By practicing the simple tools in Mindfulness and the Art of Choice, you’ll learn how to live mindfully and create the great life you want.
The Art of Choice Will Make a Difference
Understand why you have not been able to achieve the life you desire
Become aware of the signals that indicate you are responding in an old “knee-jerk” reactive patterns
Notice and turn off old negative thought patterns
Learn ways to heal old leftover emotional wounds
Deal with specific everyday issues that get in the way of a satisfying, joyous life
What the Experts Say About Dr. Sherman’s book:
“If you’re carrying any hurt from your past, Dr. Sherman’s book will give you the power you need to banish that hurt forever.”
–Robert Epstein, Ph.D., Host of “Psyched!” on Sirius Radio; former Editor-in-Chief, Psychology Today
“Karen Sherman presents to the reader simple, yet profound ways to help people get unstuck from many of life’s daily issues.”
–Stephan Rechtschaffen, M.D., cofounder of OMEGA. Author of Timeshifting: Creating More Time to Enjoy Your Life and coauthor of Vitality and Wellness
Dr. Sherman is a Psychologist with more than 25 years of experience helping people in the process of attaining life goals. You can find more information on Your Empowered Relationship.
You can also read the review I posted on Goodreads back in March. And maybe friend me while you are there?
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