Your Ultimate Life Plan: How to Deeply Transform Your Everyday Experience and Create Changes that Last

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Winner of a 2013 Gold Nautilus Book Award
Winner of a 2013 Gold Readers' Favorite International Book Award
Winner of a 2013 Silver Benjamin Franklin Book Award
ForeWord Book of the Year Award Finalist

"Through her depth of experience as a therapist and spiritual practitioner, Jennifer Howard introduces skillful means for loving ourselves for who we are in this very moment, even as we cultivate deeper ...

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Overview


Winner of a 2013 Gold Nautilus Book Award
Winner of a 2013 Gold Readers' Favorite International Book Award
Winner of a 2013 Silver Benjamin Franklin Book Award
ForeWord Book of the Year Award Finalist

"Through her depth of experience as a therapist and spiritual practitioner, Jennifer Howard introduces skillful means for loving ourselves for who we are in this very moment, even as we cultivate deeper self-realization through powerful practices of introspection, meditation, and acceptance of our innate wholeness. Enjoy this nourishing and self-empowering book."
--Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

"Wise, warm, illuminating and instructive: this gentle book is for anyone ready and willing to start the wondrous exploration of what it means to be whole."
--Guy Finley, author of The Secret of Letting Go and The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred

"Dr. Howard offers you, through her wisdom and book, a chance to abandon your past and create the life you have been searching for. If you are ready to show up for practice, the wisdom contained here can coach and direct you on your healing journey."
--Bernie Siegel, MD, author of 365 Prescriptions for the Soul and Prescriptions For Living

"Your Ultimate Life Plan makes a practical and inspirational addition to anyone's library. Filled with meditations and awareness-provoking exercises, this book both reassures you that your life has meaning and then helps you align with your purpose, finding that fine balance between surrender and guided action."
--Melody Beattie, author of The New Codependency and Codependent No More

Your Ultimate Life Plan will help you improve every moment of your life by teaching you how to build:

  • Confidence: Remove what's stopping you.
  • Strength: Move from your wounded ego into your sacred self.
  • Courage: Make smarter choices by embracing the Four Dimensions of Consciousness.
  • Success: Rise to your next level of happiness, clarity, and transformation.

Your Ultimate Life Plan is the distillation of Dr. Howard's 20-plus years of experience as a psychotherapist and spiritual teacher. This "workshop in a book" will help you do more than understand your Wholeness--you will experience it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601632319
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 686,154
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Jennifer Howard, PhD, teaches the art of conscious living. She is an internationally acclaimed psychotherapist, life and business coach, professional speaker, teacher, and energy healer. A leading expert on spirituality and psychology, Dr. Howard has appeared on numerous national network television shows and is a Huffington Post blogger. As creator and host of the award-nominated radio talk show, A Conscious Life, her wisdom, warmth, and sense of humor shine through. She lives in New York. For more information, visit: DrJenniferHoward.com and YourUltimateLifePlan.com.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Lama Surya Das 11

Introduction: Are You Ready to Live the Life You've Always Dreamed Of? 15

Part I The Foundation of a Conscious Life

Chapter 1 Why Aren't We Happier? 27

Chapter 2 Elements of a More Conscious Life 43

Chapter 3 Everything's an Inside Job: Understanding Your Personal Programming 65

Chapter 4 Journeying From Wounded Ego to Sacred Self 83

Chapter 5 Recognizing Distractions and Developing Discernment: Knowing Your Wise Inner Voice 107

Part II Exploring Multi-Level Consciousness

Chapter 6 Living a 4-D Life-Embracing the Four Dimensions of Consciousness 129

Chapter 7 The Action-Physical Dimension 145

Chapter 8 The Formation-Emotional Dimension 165

Chapter 9 The Creation-Mental Dimension 185

Chapter 10 The Emanation-Spiritual Dimension 205

Part III Your Ultimate Life Plan

Chapter 11 The Multidimensional Awareness Practice 223

Chapter 12 Meeting Every Moment Awake, Aware, and Alive 237

Chapter 13 Creating a Life (and World) That You Love 249

Recommended Reading 259

Notes 263

Bibliography 269

Index 283

About the Author 287

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    If you┬┐re ready to make some changes in your life, changes that

    If you’re ready to make some changes in your life, changes that address and heal the persistent problems you’ve struggled with for years, changes that lift up the emotional and spiritual quality of your day-to-day life, changes that last a lifetime, then this book is for you.

    "Your Ultimate Life Plan" is as deep psychologically as it is spiritually, which is rare. Dr. Jennifer Howard’s Conscious Living 2.0 principles and practices honor both perspectives, and because of that create a powerful foundation for growth and transformation. Dr. Howard doesn’t just share ideas, she takes you on a journey into yourself. This “workshop in a book” is filled with questions, guided meditations, and exercises which help you not only understand the concepts she’s writing about, but experience them.

    Dr. Howard’s take on the Four Dimensions of Consciousness—Action-Physical, Formation-Emotional, Creation-Mental and Emanation-Spiritual—are a revelation. Her explanation of the mindsets of each will change the way you look at yourself, others, and the world. Her Multidimensional Awareness Practice(TM) is just as unique and powerful, asking you not only to be aware of what’s arising in your experience, but to engage and work with it for profound healing.

    Your Ultimate Life Plan begins with the question, “Are you ready to live the life you’ve always dreamed of?” If you are, this book will help you get there.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

    Is it synchronicity that led E. M. Forster to name his novel How

    Is it synchronicity that led E. M. Forster to name his novel Howards End, known for its key phrase “Only connect!”? He saw the malaise of our civilization as disconnection—from ourselves, our fellow humans and our planet itself.

    Yet we live as if we can exist apart from them, and this illusion has created a splintering of experience. This chasm between our interior and exterior worlds can be healed—become whole—when we restore these connections. Dr. Jennifer Howard shows us how in Your Ultimate Life Plan: How to Deeply Transform Your Everyday Experience and Create Changes That Last.

    When I first began therapy years ago, I thought of my unconscious as a “Pandora’s Box.” I know I am not the only one who believed this. I kept it tightly shut to prevent all hell from breaking loose, although occasionally a little squall escaped anyway.

    No one told me about the peace, joy and safety beyond the storms, where the rainbow lies. I muscled through my tempests of fears and illusions because not doing so became more scary that digging deeper. In Your Ultimate Life… Dr. Howard continually cheers you on through your process, reassuring you rainbows do exist. I can second that encouragement.

    Every exercise in Your Ultimate Life… enriches you. There is such a variety of what I call “flavors” in the meditations that you are sure to find some that speak to you deeply. You may find yourself doing them regularly long after you finish your reading. Like You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise L. Hay, Your Ultimate Life… is a resource you can return to over and over, each time taking it to a deeper level, throughout the course of your life.

    I have come to realize the final frontier is not outer space, but inner space. If life is a daring adventure, as Helen Keller writes, then its greatest payoff is in self-exploration. Your Ultimate Life… is your guide on this journey.

    On page 55, Dr. Howard writes: “As we learn to connect with our essence, we begin trusting ourselves.” For me, this is the greatest gift of all.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2013

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    Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite In Your Ultimate

    Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

    In Your Ultimate Life Plan: How to Deeply Transform Your Everyday Experience and Create Changes That Last, Dr. Jennifer Howard sets out a program for those who are seeking something better in their lives. Her approach is the result of her own twenty-year search for enlightenment and healing. Howard is a psychotherapist who has also studied religious mysticism and philosophy. She brings this wealth of wisdom to play in a series of lessons on how to access and work with those things which hamper your spiritual progress; and how to achieve lasting healing and fulfillment. Her chapters are arranged as progressive lessons with study guides in the form of question work and guided meditations. Howard also has a website filled with additional resources for further study.

    Dr. Jennifer Howard's self-help book is an impressive guide to healing both on your own or with the help of a professional, be it a psychotherapist or spiritual adviser. While I had some problems working through the first few chapters and felt it necessary to reread them in order to get the gist of her message, I found my tenacity to be well-rewarded. Howard's approach is multi-cultural and accessible to anyone who is interested to being more than they are or is wondering if that's all there is. She shows you how to gently probe at childhood trauma and hurt and start the healing process, including understanding why that hurt happened in the first place. 

    Howard cautions that one be wary of quick fixes and to expect that healing will be a lengthy and protracted process -- but one that is infinitely rewarding and that starts as you read and work with the concepts and guidance she shares with you. This is not your typical 10-minute guide to happiness; it's much more than that and well worth the effort.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2013

    Dr. Jennifer Howard has a natural essence about her that is prof

    Dr. Jennifer Howard has a natural essence about her that is profoundly motivational and inspirational, and she delivers her message in Your Ultimate Life Plan through truth and gentle understanding. Dr. Jennifer Howard reaches out to each reader of Your Ultimate Life Plan through words that resonate with each reader's personal harmonies, while also providing a sense of community for support as we each go through these life changes that can feel dark, overwhelming, confusing, and lonely. Your Ultimate Life Plan offers guidance through a uniquely innovative process that authentically encourages our true Self to reveal, creating remarkable and lasting changes that we may have never thought of before. I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone who is ready, or thinks they may be ready, for truth and personal healing. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    This book amazing! The tools given by Dr. Jennifer are applicabl

    This book amazing! The tools given by Dr. Jennifer are applicable to everyone. No matter who you are or where you are in your life, this book can transform you!" --Gina Hussar, Founder of 30 Seconds to Peace

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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