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Everyday Commitments: Choosing a Life of Love, Realism, and Acceptance
     

Everyday Commitments: Choosing a Life of Love, Realism, and Acceptance

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by David Richo
 
In this unique book, popular self-help author David Richo offers fifty-two promises we can make to ourselves to help us navigate the ups and downs of daily living in a wise, compassionate, and psychologically healthy way. Drawing on his decades of experience as a psychotherapist, Richo offers readers key insights for daily or weekly inspiration and contemplation. Each

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In this unique book, popular self-help author David Richo offers fifty-two promises we can make to ourselves to help us navigate the ups and downs of daily living in a wise, compassionate, and psychologically healthy way. Drawing on his decades of experience as a psychotherapist, Richo offers readers key insights for daily or weekly inspiration and contemplation. Each commitment is followed by short, engaging commentary by the author. The book also includes practical exercises -- including journaling, contemplation, and guided meditations -- to foster inward growth and lasting positive change.

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In an effort to help individuals bring proper spiritual etiquette into a world full of greed, hate, and delusion, psychotherapist and author Richo (How To Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving) offers 52 ways to express kindness and compassion in everyday life. Daily readings open with a single commitment followed by a short commentary containing a practical exercise. For example, the commitment to avoid gossip includes an explanation of why the practice is tempting as well as an exercise for speaking directly to people whose behavior has been unwelcome. The page-long chapters are easy to digest and will undoubtedly assist in achieving positive change. Recommended for most libraries.


—Deborah Bigelow

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590305621
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/18/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.33(w) x 7.24(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

David Richo, PhD, is a therapist and author who leads popular workshops on personal and spiritual growth. He is known for drawing on Buddhist thought, poetry, and Jungian perspectives in his work. He is the author of How to Be an Adult in Relationships and The Five Things We Cannot Change. He lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California.

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Everyday Commitments: Choosing a Life of Love, Realism, and Acceptance 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very helpful, uses multiple philosophies to help one create a full and satisfying life. Uses some of the ideas of Buddhism, Christianity, and 12 step programs.Personal responisibility, loving kindness, and a way to ground oneself in reality that helped me with the stresses and issues of life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyday Commitments is a powerful book that can change your life. I discovered Dave Richo¿s books about a year ago and I think they are amazing, each one better than the last. They are full of ¿aha¿ moments, rich with insight, connections, and humor. He draws from an extensive knowledge of many cultural and spiritual traditions, and distills broad concepts into clear simple truths. Everyday Commitments brings these truths home. It is a plan of action and a tool for change. It is a kind and gentle roadmap to our best selves. I gave it to everyone important to me because I know they will like this book as much as I do. What a wonderful place the world would be if everyone read this book and practiced their Everyday Commitments.