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The Life Awareness Manual: A Simple Recipe for Living Life

The Life Awareness Manual: A Simple Recipe for Living Life

by Barbara Nash-Price
     
 
"Sometimes something so horrible can happen, no amount of time can erase that moment. You remember it like yesterday." For Barbara Nash-Price, that event was the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her mentally unstable brother. Barbara's grief and despair ultimately cost her her marriage and sent her into a spiral of alcoholism and depression. It caused her

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"Sometimes something so horrible can happen, no amount of time can erase that moment. You remember it like yesterday." For Barbara Nash-Price, that event was the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her mentally unstable brother. Barbara's grief and despair ultimately cost her her marriage and sent her into a spiral of alcoholism and depression. It caused her to reevaluate every aspect of her life and to realize that all her successes as a wife, mother, and real estate salesperson centered on unquestioned values that were essentially empty.

"A fight erupted inside me. This fight kept me searching for help, perpetuating a hunger and thirst for a different kind of knowledge, knowledge that eventually was to save me from myself. However, before this was to happen, there would be a period of time when I was afraid to move one step forward. Now, years later, I have learned so many lessons. My life has little to do with my 'old world' and much to do with my 'inner world.' A world inside of me filled with love, and above all, peace. I would have given my last dollar to experience this feeling back then. When I found it, I spent not one penny."

Step by step, through therapy and sharing her experience with others who shared their own stories of tragedy, Barbara evolved a "recipe for life" based on the insights she received from reflecting on her choices. In The Life Awareness Manual, she shares these lessons, designed as simple, easy-to-follow tips to help anyone striving to overcome adversity move ahead in small steps rather than intimidating leaps. This book can help you on so many levels: Curl up with it for sustained reflection, or dip into it for quickinspiration. Whatever page you open to now is the right information for the moment.

These life lessons, which reflect on love, relationships, forgiveness, money, survival, discipline, and much more, are a lifeline in a time of need. They affirm that we can use even the most devastating events in our lives as an opportunity for grace and transformation. We may suffer, but we can survive. As Barbara shares her own story and those of others she has met along her journey, readers can take heart that they are not alone and that with a loving outlook and the tools inside these pages, they can heal and find joy in a more balanced, healthier life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812932706
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/16/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.80(d)

Read an Excerpt

Sometimes the highest truths come from reflecting on and learning from our lowest moments. Here are a few of Barbara Nash-Price's life-affirming recipes for healing and happiness:

On Love: "To know love, feel love, and give love, I must first learn to love myself."

On Health: "The body is always overhearing what the mind is thinking."

On Forgiveness: "When I learn forgiveness, I know that I am automatically forgiven, unconditionally."

On Discipline: "To have discipline is to help oneself. To recognize weakness is to love oneself. To apply discipline daily is to give oneself the utmost respect."

On Work: "What is the value of my life? To be able to work with the talents I am given. What are they?"

On Money: "I let go of why, when, and where I was not given what I deserve. I begin today to believe that I can, will, and shall have whatever is meant to come to me."

On Relationships: "When someone controls another human being, he or she only controls the time it takes to destroy the relationship forever."

On Family: "I was born into the family that I was given to learn valuable lessons that can, will, and should shape my life."

On Marriage: "I know myself, enjoy life, and find out why I am here before I insist on finding a mate in my life."

On Relaxation: "Nothing is so pressing, so important to me, and so consuming that my health and peace of mind take a backseat to the issues of the moment."

On Spirituality: "Learning lessons replaces mistakes."

On Rules for Living: "I canonly change myself. I will try not to change any other person."

Meet the Author

Barbara Nash-Price has been instrumental in the Victims' Rights Movement in Minnesota, and lectures frequently to schools, workshops, and educators on overcoming adversity. Her daily cable show, One Healthy Life, elaborates the twelves themes of her book. Barbara has spent twenty-five years as a multimillion-dollar real estate salesperson and is the author of the Inside Real Estate Manual. She lives in Edina, Minnesota.

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