Synopses & Reviews
AN OVERFLOWING IN-BOX...AN OVERFLOWING SINK FULL OF DIRTY BREAKFAST DISHES...IS THIS WHAT THE EXPERTS MEAN BY "HAVING IT ALL"?
You've organized, prioritized, delegated, and simplified, and you still don't have enough time for your family, your spouse, your friends, your boss -- much less yourself! You're a veteran of the time-management wars, fighting for the life balance ideal -- and you're losing. So, short of quitting your job and running away from home, what do you do when you can't keep up? The answer, says Mary LoVerde, is to reach out and connect -- with loved ones, with colleagues, with yourself! Instead of wondering how you're going to get it all done, you'll master the connection solution by
- Asking FOUR SIMPLE QUESTIONS: A new way of figuring out what to do next
- Using MICROACTIONS: Teeny, tiny steps to propel you toward your goals
- Rethinking RITUALS AND TRADITIONS: Preserve what's important to you and your family, and get rid of the time-consuming things that everyone takes for granted
- Instituting POLICIES: Easy short-cuts sure to bring tranquillity into your daily life
- Making a MEMORY JAR: One of many creative ways to connect
If you're concerned about the quality of your home life, your work life, and your inner life, you're about to discover that connection works better than the fanciest daily planner you'll ever fall for. Toss out the to-do lists -- it's time to Stop Screaming at the Microwave...and connect!
Mary Jones President, Assoc. of Operating Room Nurses Acadiana Chapter Stop Screaming at the Microwave! has had a profound and lasting effect upon my life. Don't miss this incredible book. It can change your life also!
Paul Pearsall Author of Heart's Code and The Pleasure Prescription An inspirational book, filled with charm, wisdom and wit, reminding us how much we all need each other.
Linda Ellerbee Americans are desperately seeking ways to be good workers and good family members at the same time. Mary LoVerde has some first rate solutions, and she understands that "one size does not fit all." This book is about "fanning your flame." So what are you waiting for?
Ken Blanchard Coauthor of The One Minute Manager Stop Screaming at the Microwave! is a must read for everyone! It will help you balance the complicated and stressful lives we are all leading today.
J. Nathan Hill President, Novus, Greenwood Trust Company I have stopped screaming at the microwave! Thanks to Mary LoVerde for bringing this much needed piece of work into our lives.
Ron Benirschke Former NFL Man of the Year Mary LoVerde is one of the really special people in life...her wit, wisdom and practical ideas are what we all need, and I can't recommend her book highly enough for all of us boomers trying to 'keep it all together'.
Jack Canfield Coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Soul What a wonderful collection of simple, practical ways to reconnect deeply with people that matter in your life. I highly recommend this book.
Sam Horn Author of Tongue Fu! Erma Bombeck's spirit lives on in Mary LoVerde's funny, insightful book on how to balance your personal and professional life -- without losing your mind or your sense of humor. The thought-provoking, life-changing suggestions are illustrated with real-life stories that keep the pages turning and the reader motivated. Men and women, young and old, single and married will all benefit from the author's ideas on how to lead a more congruent life, now, not someday.
Brian Tracy Author of Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed Your ability to focus on the things that really matter will contribute more to our happiness than any other thing you do. This is a wonderful book that gives you a series of practical, proven methods you can use to get more living out of life.
For the millions of people who tried time-management techniques, simplified their lives, nurtured their bodies and their souls, and still find themselves screaming at the microwave, this refreshingly practical guide shows how to create the life-enhancing connections that make the difference.
About the Author
Mary LoVerde, who spreads her message of life balance through connection as a professional speaker, is the president of Life Balance, Inc. Formerly a member of the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine for fifteen years, she lives with her husband and three children in Colorado.
Table of Contents
- When You Can't Keep Up
- Connection Is for Everyone
PART I: Connecting with Yourself
- Microactions: Inch by Inch
- Tap into Your Passion
PART II: Connecting with Your Family
- Marriage and Romance: No, It's Not an Oxymoron
- Connecting with the New Kid on the Block
- The Family that Grays Together Stays Together
PART III: Connecting with Others
- Rituals: They're Not Just for Breakfast Anymore
- Policies: There Is a Method to This Madness
- Disband the Camps
PART IV: Connecting with the Big Picture
- Keeping Company with the Wise
- You Can Have It All
- Don't Do Something; Just Sit There
- The Power of Connecting
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