A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life: Self Expression and Spiritual Practice for Those Who Have Time for Neither

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Crown Publishing Group, Jun 18, 2002 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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A captivating performance artist and teacher, Nina Wise has dedicated her life to tapping the wisdom that emerges from spontaneity. Under Wise's guidance, thousands have discovered the healing power of spontaneous movement, storytelling, vocalizing, and other forms of unedited self-expression. Now she shares the time-tested discoveries of her surprising and spirited workshops in A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life.

In clearly-explained, ten-minute exercises that can be performed almost anywhere, Nina Wise points the way towards a fuller, more creative life. She invites us to rediscover the body, to fall in love with language, and most of all to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Wise's voice is invigorating and warm as she provides a remarkable antidote to anyone struggling with burnout, past traumas, everyday stresses, or specific fears. A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life helps us unlock deep sources of peace and leads us to discover the robust creativity that lies at the heart of our being.


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About the author (2002)

For more than thirty years Nina Wise has taught and led life-changing workshops. A recipient of three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, among many other honors, she holds degrees from the University of California in religious studies and the aesthetics of movement. Currently affiliated with Esalen Institute, UC Berkeley, and the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, she lives in Marin County, California.


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