Books

          

From Type-A to Type-Me: How to Stop “Doing” Life and Start Living It

Final Cover Art FromTypeA_8.15We all know people who seem to have it all together; they come across as confident, accomplished, and successful to the outside world, and leave their friends to wonder, “How does she do it all?” Fast-paced, deadline-driven, and outcome-focused American life and work culture has bred Type-A personality behaviors, such as ambition, multitasking, and perfectionism. Unfortunately, Americans also have extremely high rates of depression and heart disease, which are often caused by common Type-A stressors and pressures to “have it all” and “be it all.” From Type A to Type Me is a wakeup call for anyone with Type-A traits who is trapped by their negative side effects. Using new techniques with ancient wisdom, this book provides a down-to-earth, applicable roadmap for harnessing the values of the Type-A tendencies while releasing the rigid side effects that too often take over. Download a Chapter

 

Be There Now

The book "Be There Now"Be There Now is a collection of true travel stories featuring twenty-two contributors who share adventures and escapades from around the world.  The stories include the tale of an amateurish kidnapping in Nicaragua that could have been told by Woody Allen, and a David Sedaris-esque tale of two ships passing in a Paris art supply store. Existential stories from a man lost on the flooded Amazon River at night, and from a woman who encounters a grizzly–in the same area where her father and stepmother were killed by a bear. Insightful stories about a woman’s spiritual journey in Peru (complete with hallucinogens!), and about a female journalist’s friendship with an Iraqi translator in Syria. And stories about endangered species in exotic locales, including helping a sea turtle lay its eggs on a Costa Rican beach, and taking a blind man to visit the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

Be There Now is travel writing at its most authentic–real people sharing real stories of awe and insight, fear and laughter, humility and humanity as they explore the world around us and seek footholds on their own inner journeys. In a world that often demands that we “be here now,” it is nice to take a break, daydream, and “be there now” with thoughtful people who take us with them on journeys that lead to inspiration, insight, humor, and deeper meaning.  Written by Shannon Polson, myself, and other contributing authors.

 

Defining Moments:  A Gathering of Women’s Journeys

Defining  moments arise from the culmination of many years of struggle with illness, financial problems, troubled maDefining Moments book coverrriages, abuse, and infidelity.  While going through it there seems to be no end, no light at the end of the tunnel, but persistence leads to transformation.  As you read the stories from many amazing women, you will soon discover how each woman reached her defining moment, the turning point, the moment of truth, and their point of no return!  Written by Susan Rae Baker, myself, and other contributing authors.