Steering by Starlight: The Science and Magic of Finding Your Destiny

Steering by Starlight: The Science and Magic of Finding Your Destiny

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by Martha Beck
     
 

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Martha Beck's remarkable success in helping people to change their lives has won her accolades everywhere from National Public Radio to USA TODAY. She made multiple appearances on Oprah and Good Morning America for the hardcover edition of Steering by Starlight, which now offers readers a powerful set of new tools—fresh coping

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Martha Beck's remarkable success in helping people to change their lives has won her accolades everywhere from National Public Radio to USA TODAY. She made multiple appearances on Oprah and Good Morning America for the hardcover edition of Steering by Starlight, which now offers readers a powerful set of new tools—fresh coping strategies based on cutting-edge research in psychiatry and neurology—that will help them overcome obstacles and set their lives on course. Dr. Beck's trademark humor and empathy are at the heart of her gift for helping people who feel disconnected from their true sense of purpose: to locate meaning in their lives. Utilizing the same methods that have proven most effective with her private clients, Dr. Beck reconnects readers with their authentic needs and desires. Whether a person is seeking better relationships, more focused career direction, or a more harmonious lifestyle, Steering by Starlight's hilarious and touching anecdotes, case studies, and practical exercises will point the way.

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“The best known life coach in America.” —Psychology Today

“Martha Beck has a rare ability to see the world with wisdom and heart. She is a teacher in the truest sense of the word.” —Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection

“If you want to be like Oprah Winfrey--and who doesn't--we have two words for you: Martha Beck.” —Boston Globe

author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Conn Harriet Lerner
Martha Beck has a rare ability to see the world with wisdom and heart. She is a teacher in the truest sense of the word.
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In this self-help guide with a fantasy-fiction twist, sociologist, life coach, and O: The Oprah Magazine columnist Beck continues in the spirit of her earlier work, Finding Your Own North Star. Here, her clients' stories illustrate the progress and pitfalls of finding one's purpose in life. Their journeys, sparked by challenging exercises, are adventurous, and the narrative is hilarious. Beck also incorporates themes and outcomes that she explored earlier in her memoirs Expecting Adam and Leaving the Saints. Much of her advice, laid out in a three-stage process, may initially seem contrary, counterintuitive, or repetitive (e.g., telling your life story backwards). In the first stage, readers identify goals and eliminate obstacles. In the second, they envision the future, find messages in dreams, and forge a middle path between the past and the future. And in the final stage, they live their destiny, observing coincidences, working miracles, and breaking new trails. A concluding chapter shows the process at work in Beck's own life. While the author's New Age spirituality may put off some, her writing style will appeal to fantasy and adventure fans, not to mention the sizable audience who reads her O column.
—Lucille M. Boone

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605298641
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
199,191
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

MARTHA BECK, PHD, is a life coach and monthly columnist for O: The Oprah Magazine. She has taught career development at the American Graduate School of International Management and was research assistant to Dr. John Kotter at Harvard Business School. The best-selling author of Finding Your Own North Star, Expecting Adam, and The Four-Day Win, she lives in Phoenix.

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Steering by Starlight: The Science and Magic of Finding Your Destiny 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
TonyReview More than 1 year ago
If I could, I would give this book 4.5 stars. I think Martha has some very valuable techniques for figuring out what you want to do in your life. I believe all of us deep down know what we want, it's our fears and insecurities that stop us from having them. "Steering by Starlight" does a good job of helping the reader gets past any fears/limiting beliefs/insecurities so that they can get in touch with their true desires. It also has a very good technique for helping one analyze the meaning of their dreams.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Same as my last reveiws. Make more ASAP!!!!!!!!
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