The Life Raft: Rise Above the Tides and Rescue Your Dreams

The Life Raft: Rise Above the Tides and Rescue Your Dreams

by CJ Schepers


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ISBN-13: 9780991571109
Publisher: Twinkle Prose Books
Publication date: 11/12/2014
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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The Life Raft: Rise Above the Tides and Rescue Your Dreams 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
CropCircleQueen More than 1 year ago
 The Life Raft is a well-titled collection of little gems for dealing with what threatens to drown us in. It takes our defeats from what we don’t get in our lives, and the self-criticism that we heap on ourselves for our imperfections, and encourages the reader to rise above those slings and arrows. In fact, it points to how the things that might destroy us can be the fuel that propels us forward. No matter how successful people are, guaranteed, by being human, everyone has a storehouse of shadow material, and a fundamental  difference in human beings is not so much what that material is but how people handle it. This book tunes puts you on the high road! It isn’t meant to be read as you would read a story, but is a companion for random consultation, where each page is a nudge out of what doesn’t work for us. It’s a small book, so that women with big purses could keep it at hand for encouragements to be who they can be. And everyone can park it on a nightstand for pep talks to the best of themselves they can sleep on. Open to any page and see a little gem of a photograph that’s well-selected to illustrate the point of the author’s pithy reminder to rise above life’s morass, plus get a little shot of emphasis from a well-chosen quote by the greats of all time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this metaphysical gem aptly named THE LIFE RAFT, CJ Schepers provides a daily guide to rising above the tides of our personal oceans. It falls like a balm over the all-too-familiar daily woundings to which humans fall prey, a beacon in a storm, and a friendly foxhole in the midst of life’s battles … which Schepers never fails to remind us are usually within. Like one of her own subject headings, she finds many ways to encourage us and enlighten us and to bring us ever closer to the light. I especially love the inspirational pictures that bring the printed word into powerful and enlightening images. This book would make an ideal gift for a struggling friend or family member, for a special occasion or just because this book is too wonderful to hoard. It needs to fly across the globe into its true destiny, that of cheering and soothing and, like any lifeboat, keeping us afloat until the Coast Guard shows up. Kudos for all the important issues dealt with inside these pages in such insightful ways.
Bmaile More than 1 year ago
Terrific book to start the year out powerfully and it's become my current favorite bedside book. I love how CJ so brilliantly put a name to the "thorny emotions" and invites us to "drink from the fountain of intention."  And any book that quotes Bugs Bunny gets huge points with me!
Ted_W More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised how consumable each page was but how much it affected and impacted me throughout the day. Some of the slightest adjustments are the most profound. That said, I was especially moved by the introduction. It gives context to the rest of the book. This woman has been through some STUFF and made it successfully out the other end. If that's not an inspiration to overcoming obstacles in your life, I don't know what is. She's the real deal. 
ChrisW32 More than 1 year ago
I grabbed this book because I was having a rough patch and needed something to shake me out of my funk. It worked. Each parable gave me a different outlook than I was currently carrying in my head. Don’t let the size fool you, it’s packed with really good understanding of struggle. It’s not commiserative, its purpose is to get you moving in the right direction again. Doesn’t matter if you’re in strong place or not, it works on all levels. 
Craigskye More than 1 year ago
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I can only imagine the volumes “The Life Raft” speaks. Every word, every thought leads you to a beautiful new understanding and perspective of what life can offer you. We all struggle and so many times it feels alone and lonely. “The Life Raft” instills inspiration that empowers you and gives you the sense that you are not alone, but are a part of something bigger, and is only bigger because you are a part of it. Each inspiration is short but pack with power, like all of your senses are exploding to live a fuller life. If you choose one book to read this year, choose one like this that brings to the surface the person you were always meant to be.