Fearless Relationships: Simple Rules for Lifelong Contentment

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Hazelden Publishing, Jan 31, 2003 - Self-Help - 137 pages
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Tending our relationships is our highest calling as human beings, says Karen Casey. All of our relationships┐with loved ones, coworkers, neighbors, and even strangers┐provide opportunities for us to not only enrich our lives but also to create a more nurturing world. Drawing from her own life experiences and lessons learned the hard way, Casey offers wise counsel about what helps and what hinders relationships. Her insights are at once familiar and revealing, reminding us of simple truths we inherently know but need to rediscover for ourselves again and again.

Key features and benefits Casey┐s books are known by millions interested in personal growth each essay explores one simple relationship rule ideal for anyone interested in strengthening relationships

About the author-
Millions of people around the world spend a little time with Karen Casey every day. She is the best-selling author of numerous self-help and recovery books, including the classic Each Day a New Beginning. Karen enjoys golf and riding her Harley-Davidson with her husband. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Naples, Florida.

 

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Contents

Seek to Understand Every Situation from a Fresh Perspective
1
Be Kind No Matter What
6
Listen Then Comment If Necessary
10
Pray for Understanding of Others
14
Every Person We Meet Is a Learning Partner
18
Our lessons Will Be Repeated Until We learn Them
22
Every Argument Is about Fear
27
Struggles Are Opportunities in Disguise
31
Every Encounter Expresses Love or Feat
74
When in Conflict Seek a Shift in Perspective
78
Interpretations Determine Feelings
82
Every Encounter Is Holy
86
No Relationship Is Accidental
90
To Surrender Is to Know Peace
94
Love May Fail But Courtesy Will Prevail
99
In Isolation the Spirit Dies
103

Every Resolution Is a Loving Act
35
Make Every Response Gentle
39
We Must Heal the Issues That Derail Us
43
Be Humble and Honest
47
Avoid Judging Others
52
Begin Each Day by Asking What Can I Bring to My Relationships?
56
Start Your Day with God
60
Choose Once Again
63
Always Ask Would I Rather Be Peaceful or Right?
66
Chance Plays No Part in Our lives
71
Forgiveness Is the Key to Happiness
107
Honor Your Relationships Every Day in Tiny Ways
111
Detach with Love
114
Wherever Two Are Gathered a Third Is Present
118
Relationships Are Why We Are Here
122
Dont Try to Change the Other Person
126
Do No Harm
130
Closing Thoughts
135
About the Author
137
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<p>Millions of people around the world spend a few moments in quiet reflection with Karen Casey every day. Karen is the best-selling author of <em>Each Day a New Beginning</em> the first daily meditation book written expressly for women in recovery from addiction. Published in 1981,<em> Each Day a New Beginning</em> has sold more than three million copies and has been translated into ten different languages. Over the years, readers around the world have come to regard Karen as a trusted companion on the recovery journey. Among her other best-selling inspirational books are <em>Keepers of the Wisdom, A Woman's Spirit, Fearless Relationships,</em> and <em>A Life of My Own. </em>In her newest book, <em>Serenity </em>(Hazelden, 2007), Karen shares favourite passages that gently convey simple lessons for living with greater peace, hope, and trust. Karen enjoys golfing and riding her Harley with her husband. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Naples, Florida.</p>

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