In his most intimate self-portrait, Robert J. Wicksbestselling author of "Riding the Dragon" and respected spiritual guide, therapist, and speakerreflects on childhood summers spent away from New York on his family's farm. He mines those memories for lessons in finding contentment amidst hectic contemporary life.
Author, speaker, psychologist, and spiritual guide Robert J. Wicks opens a window into his personal life, relating stories of the people and places that shaped his spiritual perspective in youth and early in his professional career. Now in paperback, "Streams of Contentment" shows Wicks as a New York City boy spending summers on his uncle's farm in the Catskills. He highlights the resonance between life in the country and the insights of spiritual writers on gratefulness and mindfulness, concluding: "The crucial calling for me now is to be content with who and where I already am."
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
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About the Author
Robert J. Wicks, who received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College, is on the faculty of Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Wicks has taught in universities and professional schools of psychology, medicine, social work, nursing, and theology. Wicks was responsible for the psychological debriefing of relief workers following the Rwandan civil war and also worked with relief teams in Cambodia. Additionally, he delivered presentations at Walter Reed Army Hospital to health care professionals involved in caring for Iraqi war veterans with amputations and severe head injuries. He has authored over fifty books, including "Prayerfulness" and "Riding the Dragon."
What People are Saying About This
A delightfully written blueprint for developing and polishing our personality into the beautiful person we were intended to be. (Joseph F. Girzone, Author of the Joshua Series)
This is common sense spirituality that unfortunately is no longer common sense. Bob Wicks makes it so! (Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation)
This is Robert Wicks's signature mix of storytelling and spirituality at its best. Within these charming chapters, Wicks translates the wisdom and insights that come with simple living. With lucid prose, he articulates the teaching moments that come to us when we least expect them. (Therese J. Borchard, Author of Beyond Blue)
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I enjoyed this book, as there are many passages that give such good in sight in living your life to be a better person.