The Little Book on Meaning: Why We Crave It, How We Create It

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Penguin, Apr 30, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 240 pages
An invaluable guide and companion for anyone seeking greater meaning and purpose in life.

A nominee for the Books for a Better Life award!

As a pioneer in the field of life coaching, Laura Berman Fortgang has spent decades helping people figure out what they want to do with their lives. And so it was a bit of a surprise when a theme she heard repeatedly from clients emerged in her own thinking and would not be dismissed: work didn't feel as "meaningful" to her as it once had. It was one of those big realizations one has from time to time. The funny thing was that it turned out the "solution(s)" to her problem were quite small...

In The Little Book on Meaning Laura Berman Fortgang reveals that while our hunger for a meaningful life can be enormous, our desire for meaning is usually satiated by small, bite-size morsels of meaning-the small, almost incidental events or "achievements" that comprise the fabric of our lives. According to Fortgang, meaning is where you look for it, and through tenderly drawn stories from her own life and the lives of those around her, she shows readers how they too can peek around corners to discover the small elements of their lives that truly matter.

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A small book and a quick read, this is one of those books that I will read over and over. Fortgang's writing style drew me in, and the way that she communicates her point with a combination of ... Read full review

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The Little Book on Meaning Why We Crave It, How We Create It by Laura Berman Fortgang Quaint, blessed and forever this 218 page darling, really wowed me and helped me think of all the little places in ... Read full review


Title Page
THREE Success Happens
SIX They Came for
TEN Oh My God
TWELVE Meditate Meditate Meditate

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Laura Berman Fortgang is a nationally renowned speaker and life coach, helping individuals, small businesses, and corporations forge new directions and weather change. Recently ordained as an Interfaith Minister, she lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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