Instructions for Your Discontent: How Bad Times Can Make Life Better

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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Restlessness is your first clue. Discontent can creep into your life, making you feel uncomfortable, as if sitting too long in a cramped space. It can make you grumpy and put you in a bad mood. It can dampen your spirit and make you feel sluggish, dissociated, and disinterested. Yet you can use it to change your life.

Instructions for Your Discontent is an inspiring guide to making discontent the driving force for change in your life. A practical handbook for using bad times to make life better, Instructions for Your Discontent deals with the feeling that we all have from time to time: something is wrong, but we don't know quite what it is. Supportive and refreshingly honest, Barrie Dolnick, author of the extremely successful Simple Spells books, identifies that feeling as discontent and urges us to respect it, rather than ignore it. Discontent is an intensely creative state, she says. It nags and pokes us to get ourselves going and to accomplish what we really want in life. It's trying to tell us something and we need to listen.

Covering all aspects of life, Instructions for Your Discontent explores
relationships, love, jobs, money, family, self-worth, anger, and time. This captivating and thought-provoking book provides creative and sensible instructions to guide you through the challenges, anxieties, and fears that interrupt your life and cause you unhappiness. Instructions for Your Discontent offers accessible, intelligent advice for weeding through the downers and moving beyond a life that is just okay. Enjoy examining your discontent and being happy again.
 

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Contents

Foreword
Preface
The Initiation
Change Tactics
Part 1  Prosperity
Money and Property
Employment
Health
Friends
Part III  You
SelfEsteem
Time
Anger
Spiritual Discontent
 The Final Word
The Delights of Discontent

Your Own Instructions
Part II  Relationships
Romantic Love
Family
Index of Instructions and ReBeliefs
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Barrie Dolnick is the author of several books, including Sexual Bewitchery and How to Write a Love Letter. She is also a high-profile consultant whose company, Executive Mystic Services, uses alternative information techniques, including tarot cards, astrology, and meditation, to guide clients to fulfill their potential. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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