Alter Your Life: Overbooked? Overworked? Overwhelmed?

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Alter Your Life, 2005 - Self-Help - 184 pages
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The average American is overbooked, overworked, and overwhelmed. Dr. Hall shows how this common energy drain comes not so much from the things we do, by our perception of the thing we do. By infusing routine events with meaning and intention, she opens our eyes to the dozens of opportunities in even the most ordinary day to revive the body and restore the soul. Dr. Hall synthesizes ancient and modern wisdom with her experience as a businesswoman, wife, mother, and author to bring us the perfect antidote to the pressures of these challenging times. Her down-to-earth stories will touch your heart, her insights will make you think, and her gentle encouragement will give you the support you need to transform your life from an overwhelming list of daily tasks to an infinite array of exciting possibilities.
 

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Contents

AWARENESS Discovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
19
Waking Up
30
The Shower
35
Looking in the Mirror
41
Breakfast
46
The Morning News
52
Commuting
55
CHOICE The Power of Choice
63
Animals
115
Gardening
121
Leisure
127
Music
132
Dinner
136
Washing the Dishes
142
LIVING AN INTENTIONAL LIFE OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
147
The Evening News
151

Working
72
Walking
80
Exercising
85
Shopping
90
Listening
95
Reading
100
ENERGY Experience the Power
105
Family
156
Intimacy
160
Bath
167
Quiet Time Meditation and Prayer
171
Sleeping
176
A Bird Named Goober
181
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About the author (2005)

Kathleen is the oldest daughter and the second oldest child in a family of twelve children. Both parents are alcoholic and abusive. Her life is filled with turmoil. She is faced with abuse, neglect, abandonment, depression, divorce, attempts at suicide, separation, mental illness, arson, and malpractice. Although a child, she takes on complete responsibility for her family. Although faced with many hardships she and her siblings are very loving and close.

Kathleen is not aware of the mental illness she suffers until she becomes an adult and it starts to affect her life and the lives of her family.

Kathleen wants the dream we all seek for our lives, love, togetherness, healing, laughter, normalcy, or what she perceives as normal. She realizes she is not in control.

The book is written as she lived her life not knowing what she would face day to day. She is fearful of the loss of family, of love, and of life itself. She writes just as she lived life on the edge of depression and mental illness.

Kathleen however, come to realize that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has never left her, she just refuses to surrender her life completely because that would risk loosing control, something she never really had.

The book is filled with love, humor, sadness and resilience. She is able to tell her story, the story of her life. It mirrors many lives today. She writes so others can read and believe. We can all be survivors.

Life is not about what you have. Life is about what you are willing to give away.

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