A Home for the Heart: Creating Intimacy and Community with Loved Ones, Neighbors, and Friends

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HarperCollinsPublishers, 1997 - Self-Help - 382 pages
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A Home for the Heart is a clear affirming book that takes readers by the hand, empathizes with their fears, and helps them learn how to relate to others in ways that are appropriate, honest, and nurturing. According to Kasl, it is not just a single relationship that is crucial, but the intertwining of many relationships that forms a sense of community and fulfillment. Creating this mosaic of connections calls for integrity, self-awareness, empathy, creativity and the ability to accept imperfections as part of the process. A Home for the Heart shows how community, spirituality, and intimacy are deeply interwoven, with each one affecting the others. Combining clear advice with vivid examples, A Home for the Heart helps us value our connections to others and move from fear of differences to fascination and interest in others' ways.

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Psychologist Kasl is best known for creating a 16-step empowerment alternative to the 12-step recovery program used by AA and other groups. Here Kasl advocates a holistic approach to developing ... Read full review

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I've had my copy of this book for a number of years, and I keep going back to refer to it. The content and writing style resonated with me when I first picked it up and continues to do so, and I always learn something new when I go back to it. Perhaps it's full of common sense, but it reminds me how to care for my heart and how to connect with acquaintances, friends, family and my community. 


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About the author (1997)

Charlotte Kasl is a licensed professional clinical counselor, a certified addiction specialist in the areas of chemical dependency and sexuality, a Reiki master healer, and the author of over a dozen books, including "Women, Sex, and Addiction" and "If the Buddha Got Stuck".

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