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The Inspired Life: Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy

The Inspired Life: Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy

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by Susyn Reeve, Joan Breiner, Katherine Woodward Thomas (Preface by)

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Imagine being connected to an infinite source of loving energy. Imagine finally being whole, happy and content. Imagine experiencing life as a source of limitless creative possibility. With Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner's new guide to upgrading the software of your mind, you can have an inspired life with unlimited joy. Through definitions, quotes, life stories,


Imagine being connected to an infinite source of loving energy. Imagine finally being whole, happy and content. Imagine experiencing life as a source of limitless creative possibility. With Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner's new guide to upgrading the software of your mind, you can have an inspired life with unlimited joy. Through definitions, quotes, life stories, exercises, and meditations you create your own inspired life vision, and nourish it day-by-day with proven Inspired Life Actions. This book is directed to those of us who need a push to open our minds and hearts to the vast creative potential and possibility alive in each moment. Are you ready to live an inspired life rooted in the sacred union of your heart and intellect and reflected in your thoughts, words, and actions? It all begins with making a choice, with saying: "Yes, I choose an inspired life."

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"Through stories, meditations and unique practices in this book, you will learn exactly how to find and maintain inspiration in your daily life. Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner's powerful message is directed to those of us who need a helpful reminder, a gentle nudge to open our minds and hearts to the vast creative potential alive in each moment. It begins with making a conscious choice —with saying, 'Yes, I choose an inspired life.'"
My Journey with Candida

"Through the stories, meditations and unique practices in this book, you will learn exactly how to find and maintain inspiration in your daily life."
New Thought Magazine

"Our potential for happiness lies within ourselves. The Inspired Life: Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy is an inspirational read from Susyn Reeve as she shares her secrets to finding inspiration in life, and keeping that inspiration going strong and living life to its fullest. With much to ponder and much to drive ourselves forward, The Inspired Life is a strong addition to motivational and self-help collections for those who want the extra boost out of life."
—Midwest Book Review

"Reeve wants readers to be "in spirit" and in full co-creative partnership with Sour Energy/God. Readers are encouraged to make the choice to live an active, conscious life—their life—through stories and quotes that demonstrate the results of accessing one's brain and creating new pathways to support that desired life."
—The Phoenix Spirit

"It's reality based approach which I really liked and found refreshing. So often, books that seek to inspire tend to leave out that life can be messy sometimes. They forget that often those difficult times redirect us in positive ways. Moreover, that in going through dark days and nights of the soul, we have opportunities to understand ourselves and provide unconditional love."
—TCM Reviews

"Bravo on creating a book that's meaningful, practical, accessible and much-needed."
—Sue Elliott, Editor-in-Chief, Law of Attraction Magazine

"Occasionally a book comes along that is so full of wisdom and inspiration that we want to share it with others because it speaks so magnificently in support of the human spirit. Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner have teamed up to create just such a delightful, concise, and uplifting volume."
ForeWord Reviews

"What does “inspired” mean? Among other things, it means being genuine, creative, enthused and motivated. All the things this wonderful, motivating book will "inspire" you to seek, and more, much more."
—Allen Klein, author of Change Your Life! and Inspiration for a Lifetime

"An inspired read - from explaining how the brain works, to identifying your greatest obstacles, to describing the ingredients to create an inspired life. Chock full of powerful 'Inspired Life Action' exercises."
— Dr. Frank Bonkowski, happiness-after-midlife.com

"The Inspired Life is your personal invitation to say, Yes to living a life of passion and purpose. The pages are filled with inspiring stories, wisdom and potent inspired life actions that turn breakdowns into breakthroughs and illuminate your way to a charmed and inspired life.
—Victoria Moran, author Creating a Charmed Life

"I'm a big fan of Susyn's and Joan's work, so was eager to see their new book, The Inspired Life. It doesn't disappoint. I found it both inspirational and instructional – a wonderful blend of "why lead an inspired life" and "how to live an inspired life."
— BJ Gallagher, author of It's Never Too Late to be What You Might Have Been

"Inspiration, heartfelt stories and helpful exercises fill the pages of The Inspired Life by Susyn Reeve & Joan Breiner. Open to any page and not only will you unleash your mind's capacity for greater love and joy, you will find mouth-watering nourishment for your inspired life vision."
—Amy Zerner and Monte Farber, authors of The Soulmate Pathand The Enchanted Birthday Book

"Susyn and Joan have created a delightful book in The Inspired Life- straightforward and easy to understand - that will help you get your life on track step-by-step. You will feel nourished and supported along the way - don't miss the opportunity to learn from these amazing women!"
—Dr. Sheri Rosenthal, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Toltec Wisdom

"This isn't just another inspiring book. It both inspires and gives you the tools to turn your own life into an inspiration for yourself and others. If you truly want to change, and are willing to do what it takes, The Inspired Life," can be your workbook every step of the way."
—Diana Daffner, author of Tantric Sex for Busy Couples: How to Deepen Your Passion in Just Ten Minutes a Day

"In The Inspired Life, Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner have provided the information, exercises, and inspiration for you to live your best life - your inspired life. By connecting with your purpose, following your north star and using breakdowns as doorways to breakthoughs you are guaranteed to declare, 'I am living my inspired life!'"
—David Riklan, founder of SelfGrowth.com

"The Inspired Life is a book I will return to again and again. Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner show how you can create the love-filled life you have always dreamed of using the power of your mind. I am grateful for this essential tool for positive transformation."
—Nina Lesowitz, coauthor of Living Life as a Thank You and The Courage Companion

"The Inspired Life is a life-map with the potential to change your life and change the world. Susyn and Joan are wise women and skilled master teachers and coaches who provide you with the ingredients that when combined, generate limitless possibility to deepen and expand your capacity to give and receive love. Whether or not you know your inspired life vision or are in the midst of a breakdown, or are wondering what your next step is, using this book offers you the key to the life you desire."
—Mary Angela Buffo, Owner/Director, Ananda Yoga and Wellness Center, Southampton, NY

"The powerful principles in The Inspired Life will add to the flavor and richness of your life and help you commit to 'playing big.'"
—Sharon Fountain, President National Association for Self-Esteem

"Feed your brain and fill your heart from the insights provided in The Inspired Life. Joan Breiner unselfishly shares her vast experience and wisdom. Facilitating a weekly self esteem group at the Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County, Florida she uses her talent inspiring many women, and now with "The Inspired Life", she widens the circle of those who because of her, will experience more confidence and creativity."
—Janice Zarro Executive Director Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County, Inc.

"The Inspired Life is a personal growth experience that compels the reader to take responsibility for making life happen for them, rather than letting life happen to them. This book is full of personal stories, wonderful quotes and practical advice with activities to inspire joyful living. I recommend this book to life coaches and therapists as a guide and a gift to all of our clients."
—Bob Younglove President, International Council for Self-Esteem

"Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner have written a treasure that allows us to randomly open to any page to receive our daily dose of inspiration and wisdom. They understand that living an inspired life is our choice to make, and offer uplifting stories and practices that help move us towards living the greatest possibilities of our precious lives."
—Katherine Woodward Thomas, author of Calling in "The One"

"Calm your anxiety and take control of self-defeating behaviors. A joyful life is possible when you understand how to use your mind to promote personal peace and happiness. In The Inspired Life, Joan and Susyn explain in simple terms how your mind works. Through reading the inspiring stories and using the proven Inspired Life Exercises, a joy-filled life is awaiting you!"
—Dr. Eric Weinstock, Director of Florida Psychiatric Center
Assisant Professor of Psychiatry, University of S. Florida.

"The Inspired Life brings a refreshingly realistic view of the daily barriers preventing us from engaging in an inspired life. Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner are handing us the keys to re-gain control over our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviors. With these keys we can begin to open the doors of commitment, courage, and vision allowing us to obtain the inspiration from within ourselves. If you are thirsting for a life full of motivation, passion, and celebration where you make the choices and you decide the future than Reeve and Breiner's The Inspired Life is the stepping stone to begin your journey.
—Trevor Moawad - Director, IMG Performance Institute

"We all want to live an inspired life, but it can seem so elusive. Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner have cracked the code. “Inspiration” sounds like something out there, but it’s not. It’s something inside—and you and only you can find it. How? The Inspired Life has all the tools and support you need to wake up from the trance, make new choices, and upgrade the software of your mind. The Inspired Life is truly knowledge in action."
—Janet Conner, author of Writing Down the Soul, and My Soul Pages,

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The Inspired Life

Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy
By Susyn Reeve

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Copyright © 2011 Susyn Reeve
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ISBN: 9781936740017

Preface by Katherine Woodward Thomas

To be inspired is to awaken to ourselves as an integral part of something so much larger than our own little lives. It is the quickening of purpose that springs from the depths of our souls. It is the recognition that our brief and precious lives have been given us so that we might serve to actively midwife our unmanifest potentials for greater levels of goodness, truth, beautify and love into the manifest world. It is the awakened understanding that we are not here as passive observers of life, or worse yet, as victims of the way things are, but rather, as the very vehicles through which the creative possibilities of what life could be, emerge.

To be inspired, or perhaps we could say, to be in-spirited, means that you have offered yourself up to the larger evolutionary process of life itself in order to bring into the world those things that do not yet exist. In understanding that life is actually seeking to get somewhere—call it a transformed world, a harmonious, just and sustainable human society, or even simply Heaven on Earth, we become aware that life’s only way of realizing these things is through you, through me, and through all of us together.

The fastest way to the realization of your own highly inspired life is to ride the wave of that which Great Spirit (God, Goddess, Higher Power, Spirit, Allah) is already seeking to bring forth into human experience, fully surrendering your life to be used in service to this great and glorious unfolding. To be so in-spirited is to be joined in full co-creative partnership with the energies of life force itself, listening deeply for your next steps as you follow the gum drops in the forest to bring forth your most delicious, juicy, dynamic and creative life of contribution and care.

As there is only one of you in all the Universe, the ways that you yourself are called to participate in this great evolutionary process of life are unique to you, and the cost is great should you somehow fail to find your way home to your own creative and in-spirited center. We all know horror stories of those who lived contracted lesser lives and left this world without ever realizing their potentials or fulfilling on their dreams. As a matter of fact, we must admit that this is actually the more common experience than that of living a fully inspired life. Perhaps you yourself are in danger of becoming one of those who never rise to the occasion of your life, and this is what has motivated you to pick up this book. If this is so for you, you’ve done the exact right thing. For so much is at stake in you becoming yourself fully, not just for yourself but for all of us. For you hold the seeds of gifts and greatness within you that the world has never seen and will never see again after you are gone. It is not only a loss for the one who never blossoms, but also for all of us if your particularly beautiful fragrance never finds it’s way into our collective garden.

Yet, be heartened, for you are in the right place. What my dear colleagues, Susyn and Joan have created is nothing short of an in-spirited manual of love, offering a gorgeous step by step guide towards the realization of your most inspired and meaningful life. That they do so with deep transparency, authenticity, wisdom and heart makes them both highly relatable and deeply trustworthy. It’s as though you’re being granted wisdom in stereo from two loving friends you know beyond a shadow of a doubt are on your side and rooting for you, women who’ve been around the block a few times and know exactly of which they speak.

In this time of great transformation and turmoil, it is easy to turn away and move towards trying to organize our lives around feeling more safe and secure, dimming ourselves down for fear of getting our heads chopped off. However, what the world truly needs right now are those of us who have the courage to come fully alive, who bravely offer ourselves up with open hearts and open minds to take on living our most fully realized, most highly creative, and most deeply inspired lives.

Katherine Woodward Thomas
Co-founder/co-leader of the Feminine Power Global Community


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The Inspired Life: Unleashing Your Mind's Capacity for Joy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
YGK More than 1 year ago
The Inspired Life is a great book for anyone looking for the extra push to look inside yourself to be the best person you can be. With encouragement to be more creative and find your drive, the book can be a special part of your life. It will help reinvigorate your positivity and your ability to succeed. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though I read ‘The Secret’ this book is more of a motivator for me. With meaningful and accessible wisdom for anyone trying to get their life on track.  A great way to get down to nuts and bolts of problems in your life; with great solutions this book really inspires. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's so easy to forget about inspiration in our lives. At a certain point, we put the idea on the back-burner to focus on what we believe to be more important things in life.  Susyn Reeve doesn't agree--and she's right!  "To be inspired is to awaken to ourselves as integral parts of something so much larger than our own little lives.  It is the quickening of purpose that springs from the depths of our souls." (Katherine Woodward Thomas, from the Preface) Reeve explains how powerful our inner thoughts are and the great affects they have on our self-esteem.  She stresses that only we can change those thoughts within.  Through tips and self-esteem boosting exercises, Reeve helps readers re-shape the way they view themselves.  She really stresses that nothing can substitute inspiration.  We must maintain inspiration in whatever way we can.  I recommend this book to anybody, who feels like something is missing in their life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Susyn Reeve and Joan Breiner help you to craft your own Inspired Life by first stressing the importance and impact your thoughts have on how your days materialize to be either dull or lively. Then, you are taken on a crash course of awareness through all of the obstacles that may stand in your way of achieving a life of depth and purpose.  Finally, you learn to lovingly and freely live a visionary life of spirituality, passion and value. This book has helped me overcome many mental roadblocks that have kept me from conquering milestones throughout the past year. It helps you to joyfully live each day renewed and impassioned, more fully enveloped in the community around you.
Nicole_Wordsmith More than 1 year ago
This book honestly does help one learn how to lead an inspired life and left me feeling revitalized. I came away from this book feeling more like myself, but the part of me that I wanted to badly to let out--the part of me that felt stifled and very UNinspired. With topics such as "Renewing and Nourishing Your Brain," "Fear--Moving Through to Break Through," "Expectations: Choosing a New Thought," and "Commit First: Living With Passion and Purpose," Reeve and Breiner get down to the knitty-gritty of our mind, soul, and lifestyle and reveals how we can live in the present--happily and feeling inspired.