Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life: 101 Stories about Finding a New Path to Happiness

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life: 101 Stories about Finding a New Path to Happiness

by Amy Newmark, Claire Cook

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Overview

Is it time to Reboot Your Life? Get inspired with these 101 stories about finding a new path to happiness.

Are you stuck in a rut? Looking for purpose and meaning in your life? Ready for a new job, a new hobby, or new relationships? Do you want to get back on the path to happiness? These stories will motivate and encourage you to take chances, follow your dreams, go with your gut feelings, and take better care of yourself.

You’ll find the tools and the advice you need to overcome adversity, use positive thinking, find your purpose, and start over. And super important—you’ll learn how to take time to do what’s important to you, and to do it now. So carve out some “me time” and get reading... as you reboot your life!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599404
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 09/16/2014
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 636,534
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Claire Cook is the USA bestselling author of 11 novels, including the book-turned-movie Must Love Dogs, and teaches workshops on reinventing yourself.

Table of Contents

Introduction Claire Cook xi

1 Do It Now

1 Must Love Midlife Claire Cook 1

2 Conquering the Giant of Provence Dawn A. Marcus 6

3 Life Launch Kristi Paxton 10

4 Following My Nephews Dream David Cranmer 14

5 A Risky Jump Sioux Roslawski 18

6 Winters of Solace Heather Zuber-Harshman 21

7 Just in Time P. Avice Carr 25

8 The Dry Truth Kathy Whinty 28

9 A Family Reunion Peter W. Wood 31

2 Follow Your Heart

10 Run for Your Life Dean Karnazes 39

11 Finding "Perfect Love" Shari Hall 44

12 Mobilized by Fear Andrew E. Kaufman 49

13 Time of Possession James C. Magruder 53

14 Happiness Is a Big Loud Garbage Truck Roz Warren 57

15 Movie Critic, MD Tanya Eeke 60

16 Becoming Real Amy L. Stout 64

17 A New Operating System Sabrina Zackery 67

18 Self-Discovery Val Jones 70

19 There Are Writers in There Shawnelle Eliasen 73

3 Take a Chance

20 A Real Stretch Rebecca Olker 81

21 From Corporate to Carrots Kamia Taylor 85

22 365 Envelopes Karen Martin 88

23 Jumping Fences Arlene Ledbetter 92

24 Laying Myself Off Sharron Carrns 96

25 The Life of the Party Giulietta Nardone 99

26 Safely Stuck in a Rut Tanya Rusheon 103

27 The Tuesday Night Ladies League Pat Wahler 106

28 Moments of Clarity Erin Latimer 109

29 Moving to Hong Kong MaryLou Driedger 112

30 Running Away to Join the Circus Denise Reich 115

4 Find Your Purpose

31 What's Your Story? Amy Newmark 121

32 Making a Difference Lisa Morris 124

33 Finding My Happiness Brenda Lazzaro Yoder 128

34 A Happiness Throttle Alii Page 130

35 Lost and Found Marijo Herndon 133

36 Restaurant Epiphany Robert J. Brake 136

37 Family of Rejects Sylvia Ney 139

38 The Confidence to Change Angela Ogburn 143

39 Unexpected Changes Jane Lonnqvist 147

40 Express Yourself Jan Bono 151

5 Start Over

41 A New Model Jennifer Sky 157

42 A Long Walk Christopher Clark 161

43 I Should Thank Him Heather Ray 165

44 The Adventure of Starting Over Patricia Lorenz 168

45 Rewriting My Story Deborah K. Wood 172

46 Finding Me at Fifty Liz Maxwell Forbes 175

47 The Power of Positive Pigheadedness Lynn Kinnaman 178

48 Doors Wide Open Jennifer Chauhan 181

49 Never Too Old Kay Thomann 185

50 Laid Off and Living the Dream Sean Marshall 188

51 Meeting Mom Katherine Higgs-Coulthard 190

6 Mind Your Health

52 Who Would Have Thought? Esther Clark 197

53 Back in the Saddle Again Jennie Ivey 200

54 No Smoking Elizabeth Smayda 204

55 A Kick in the Keister B.J. Taylor 208

56 Made to Order? Marsha Porter 212

57 Running for My Life Melissa Face 216

58 My Big Wake-Up Call Lori Lara 219

59 The Comeback Brian Teason 221

60 How I Became a Muddy Girl Maggi Normile 225

7 Overcome Adversity

61 From Homeless to Happy Kamia Taylor 231

62 Jersey Shore Promises Theresa Sanders 235

63 The Cafe de l'Espérance Oierie Magnus 239

64 Finding Hope after Despair Debra Wallace Forman 243

65 The Joy I Choose to See Janet Perez Eckles 246

66 Mirror, Mirror Sara Etgen-Baker 250

67 Life Reignited Jessie Wagoner 253

68 A Long Hard Fight Jeanette Rubin 256

69 Two Sisters Ami Michener Winter 259

8 Listen to Your Friends

70 The Year of Exploration Nicole K. Ross 267

71 How Running Helped Me Heal Kristin Julie Viola 271

72 A Journey of a Lifetime Stacy Ross 274

73 What Would You Do? Jaime Schreiner 278

74 Starting All Over Jay H. Berman 280

75 Gratitude, Schmatitude Susan A. Karas 283

76 I Think I Can Tyler Stocks 287

77 Dear Daddy Paul Bowling II 290

78 Nose to the Wall Garrett Bauman 293

9 Take Time for You

79 Doing Nothing Perfectly Ferida Wolff 301

80 Annual Reboot Connie Rosser Riddle 303

81 Awakened by the Creator Within Christine Burke 306

82 My Writing Roller Coaster Lisa McManus Lange 309

83 Clean Start Ram Bailes 312

84 One Year of Celibacy Shannon Kaiser 315

85 Back to School Angela Joseph 317

86 A Happy Heart Jerri Elders 320

87 Second Chance J.C. Andrew 324

88 Dancing with a Cane on My Head Sue Mannering 328

10 Adjust Your Attitude

89 Eight Thousand Miles Carol Strazer 335

90 Forgiveness and Freedom Nancy Julien Kopp 338

91 Steady the Course Eloise Elaine Ernst Schneider 341

92 The Bedtime Ritual that Changed My Life Dallas Woodburn 344

93 Best Day Ever Dorann Weber 348

94 Picture This Carol Ayer 351

95 All Things New Kathleen Kohler 355

96 The Relationship Dance Chris Jahrman 359

97 Just Drive Warrior Diana Lynn 362

98 Pickles Fallon Kane 364

99 My Perfect Imperfect Life Marilyn Boone 366

100 The Stay-at-Home Mom L.A. Strucke 368

101 Thriving Lynn Dove 372

Afterword Amy Newmark 375

Meet Our Contributors 377

Meet Our Authors 394

Thank You 396

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 397

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