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How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life: Opening Your Heart to Confidence, Intimacy, and Joy

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Susan Piver shows us how to create a fearless life." -Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging

“…a beautiful book about how to overcome fear and be empowered in your life…”

-Susan Orloff, M.D., author of Positive Energy

 

In this inspirational and practical guide to conquering fear and embracing joy, Susan Piver gives you the tools you need to break down the barriers that are holding you back from joyful relationships, a meaningful career, and unshakeable self-confidence.

With a direct, warm, and playful approach to ancient practices, Susan Piver teaches you how to incorporate principles of Buddhism and mindfulness into everyday life.  These common-sense ideas and practices can help you to find contentment in every situation and bring love to those around you. Most important, you will find the courage to live the life you were meant to—no holds barred.

Discover the courage to live with authenticity and ease- discover How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life.

Susan Piver is the author of the bestselling The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do”.  She has been featured as a well-being expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Early Show, and The Today Show and  in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Redbook, and O, The Oprah Magazine.  She has trained in Buddhist practice for ten years, is a graduate of Buddhist seminary, and is an authorized meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage.  She is the meditation expert on DrWeil.com.

“I have long recommended meditation as central to a healthy lifestyle. Susan Piver teaches this important practice in a trustworthy and practical way - and shows us how to use its lessons to create a fearless life.”

--Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging

“Susan Piver has worked her magic again. She gives us an everyday approach to Buddhism, so that all of us can benefit from the wisdom of this magnificent philosophy. In this wacky world we all need practices and perspectives that ground us in the here and now. Navigate and swim the river more gracefully with Susans advice.”

--Rodney Yee, author of Yoga: The Poetry of the Body

“In direct and playful language, Susan Pivers new book translates Buddhist wisdom to show its relevance to daily life.”

--Stephen Cope, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

“Susan Piver has written a beautiful book about how to overcome fear and be empowered in your life based on her years of Buddhist practice."

--Judith Orloff, MD, author of Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love

“How we can live a life more awake, present and connected without the impediments of beliefs, ideas, and fears created from past experience?  In simple but startlingly clear language, Piver takes the mystery out of Buddhism, and makes it relevant to our struggles to be happy in the 21st century.”

--Mark Hyman, M.D., author of Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss

 

Review:

"Readers of popular self-help books may recognize Piver as the author of The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say 'I Do.' But Piver has also been a student of Buddhism for 10 years and is an authorized meditation teacher. This little book distills what Piver has learned from meditation, retreats and sessions with her spiritual teacher, offering a skillful description of Buddhist meditation for the beginner. Her point is very simple: 'There is a kind of happiness that is effortlessly present at all times. This happiness comes from stopping the relentless search to fulfill our own needs. It comes from relaxing with things exactly as they are.' In that vein, she explores several basic Buddhist concepts and also lays out a sort of in-home retreat for greater self-awareness, a seven-day, hour-by-hour program of journaling, walks and meditation. In trying in this way to combine the more spiritual Buddhist and more pragmatic self-help genres, she produces a book that's both personal and contemplative, but that may not appeal to readers of either genre." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author a guide to self improvement, combining Buddhist wisdom and the straight talk of your best girlfriend

Synopsis:

"Susan Piver shows us how to create a fearless life." -Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging

“…a beautiful book about how to overcome fear and be empowered in your life…”

-Susan Orloff, M.D., author of Positive Energy

 

In this inspirational and practical guide to conquering fear and embracing joy, Susan Piver gives you the tools you need to break down the barriers that are holding you back from joyful relationships, a meaningful career, and unshakeable self-confidence.

With a direct, warm, and playful approach to ancient practices, Susan Piver teaches you how to incorporate principles of Buddhism and mindfulness into everyday life.  These common-sense ideas and practices can help you to find contentment in every situation and bring love to those around you. Most important, you will find the courage to live the life you were meant to—no holds barred.

Discover the courage to live with authenticity and ease- discover How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life.

Susan Piver is the author of the bestselling The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do”.  She has been featured as a well-being expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Early Show, and The Today Show and  in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Redbook, and O, The Oprah Magazine.  She has trained in Buddhist practice for ten years, is a graduate of Buddhist seminary, and is an authorized meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage.  She is the meditation expert on DrWeil.com.

“I have long recommended meditation as central to a healthy lifestyle. Susan Piver teaches this important practice in a trustworthy and practical way - and shows us how to use its lessons to create a fearless life.”

--Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging

“Susan Piver has worked her magic again. She gives us an everyday approach to Buddhism, so that all of us can benefit from the wisdom of this magnificent philosophy. In this wacky world we all need practices and perspectives that ground us in the here and now. Navigate and swim the river more gracefully with Susans advice.”

--Rodney Yee, author of Yoga: The Poetry of the Body

“In direct and playful language, Susan Pivers new book translates Buddhist wisdom to show its relevance to daily life.”

--Stephen Cope, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

“Susan Piver has written a beautiful book about how to overcome fear and be empowered in your life based on her years of Buddhist practice."

--Judith Orloff, MD, author of Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love

“How we can live a life more awake, present and connected without the impediments of beliefs, ideas, and fears created from past experience?  In simple but startlingly clear language, Piver takes the mystery out of Buddhism, and makes it relevant to our struggles to be happy in the 21st century.”

--Mark Hyman, M.D., author of Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss

 

Synopsis:

Although you may not realize it, fear is getting in your way and stopping you from connecting with others, reaching your true potential, and finding happiness and joy. But 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. By using simple meditation techniques and other Buddhist principles, she will teach you how to:

 

• Open your heart to relationships

• Gain the confidence to pursue a meaningful career

• Achieve perspective to give your life meaning

 

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 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. Becoming self-aware can lead to self-improvement, happiness, and joy.

 
Featuring the 7-Day Freedom from Fear Meditation Program

About the Author

SUSAN PIVER is the author of The New York Times bestseller, THE HARD QUESTIONS: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312355968
Subtitle:
Opening Your Heart to Confidence, Intimacy, and Joy
Author:
Piver, Susan
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Meditation
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
SEL031000
Publication Date:
20071226
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 CD, 5 hours
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
5.75 x 5.2 x 0.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Readers of popular self-help books may recognize Piver as the author of The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say 'I Do.' But Piver has also been a student of Buddhism for 10 years and is an authorized meditation teacher. This little book distills what Piver has learned from meditation, retreats and sessions with her spiritual teacher, offering a skillful description of Buddhist meditation for the beginner. Her point is very simple: 'There is a kind of happiness that is effortlessly present at all times. This happiness comes from stopping the relentless search to fulfill our own needs. It comes from relaxing with things exactly as they are.' In that vein, she explores several basic Buddhist concepts and also lays out a sort of in-home retreat for greater self-awareness, a seven-day, hour-by-hour program of journaling, walks and meditation. In trying in this way to combine the more spiritual Buddhist and more pragmatic self-help genres, she produces a book that's both personal and contemplative, but that may not appeal to readers of either genre." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
From the New York Times bestselling author a guide to self improvement, combining Buddhist wisdom and the straight talk of your best girlfriend
"Synopsis" by ,

"Susan Piver shows us how to create a fearless life." -Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging

“…a beautiful book about how to overcome fear and be empowered in your life…”

-Susan Orloff, M.D., author of Positive Energy

 

In this inspirational and practical guide to conquering fear and embracing joy, Susan Piver gives you the tools you need to break down the barriers that are holding you back from joyful relationships, a meaningful career, and unshakeable self-confidence.

With a direct, warm, and playful approach to ancient practices, Susan Piver teaches you how to incorporate principles of Buddhism and mindfulness into everyday life.  These common-sense ideas and practices can help you to find contentment in every situation and bring love to those around you. Most important, you will find the courage to live the life you were meant to—no holds barred.

Discover the courage to live with authenticity and ease- discover How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life.

Susan Piver is the author of the bestselling The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say “I Do”.  She has been featured as a well-being expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Early Show, and The Today Show and  in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Redbook, and O, The Oprah Magazine.  She has trained in Buddhist practice for ten years, is a graduate of Buddhist seminary, and is an authorized meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage.  She is the meditation expert on DrWeil.com.

“I have long recommended meditation as central to a healthy lifestyle. Susan Piver teaches this important practice in a trustworthy and practical way - and shows us how to use its lessons to create a fearless life.”

--Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Healthy Aging

“Susan Piver has worked her magic again. She gives us an everyday approach to Buddhism, so that all of us can benefit from the wisdom of this magnificent philosophy. In this wacky world we all need practices and perspectives that ground us in the here and now. Navigate and swim the river more gracefully with Susans advice.”

--Rodney Yee, author of Yoga: The Poetry of the Body

“In direct and playful language, Susan Pivers new book translates Buddhist wisdom to show its relevance to daily life.”

--Stephen Cope, author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

“Susan Piver has written a beautiful book about how to overcome fear and be empowered in your life based on her years of Buddhist practice."

--Judith Orloff, MD, author of Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love

“How we can live a life more awake, present and connected without the impediments of beliefs, ideas, and fears created from past experience?  In simple but startlingly clear language, Piver takes the mystery out of Buddhism, and makes it relevant to our struggles to be happy in the 21st century.”

--Mark Hyman, M.D., author of Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss

 

"Synopsis" by ,
Although you may not realize it, fear is getting in your way and stopping you from connecting with others, reaching your true potential, and finding happiness and joy. But 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. By using simple meditation techniques and other Buddhist principles, she will teach you how to:

 

• Open your heart to relationships

• Gain the confidence to pursue a meaningful career

• Achieve perspective to give your life meaning

 

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 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. Becoming self-aware can lead to self-improvement, happiness, and joy.

 
Featuring the 7-Day Freedom from Fear Meditation Program

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