Radical Acts of Love: How Compassion is Transforming Our World

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Hazelden Information & Educational Resources, 2001 - Religion - 288 pages
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The world we have created is breaking our hearts. From family life to public policy, and the workplace to the environment, our cultural preoccupation with prosperity and productivity has left precious little room for care and compassion.

Susan Skog warns that this is our reality, if we so choose. But a growing number of individuals are rejecting the norm and opting instead for a more humane, life-affirming existence. Skog calls them "heart activists," and she shares their uplifting stories in her newest book, Radical Acts of Love.

A prescriptive guide for softening our hearts and extending ourselves to others, Radical Acts of Love is at once inspiring and instructive. Skog takes an important step beyond providing social commentary about the lack of compassion in our cultural institutions. She offers solutions.

Key features and benefits:

  • Offers immediately useful and applicable information about learning to live with greater compassion.
  • Presents examples of everyday individuals, physicians, scientists, policymakers, teachers, business executives-who choose to live as "heart activists."
  • Provides thoughtful commentary on the transformative power of compassion in medicine, business, science, and public policy.

About the author:
A journalist by training, Susan Skog has written countless award-winning articles about science, medicine, technology, and the environment for the nation's leading periodicals. She has interviewed and profiled many of today's prominent spiritual authors and teachers. Because of her book Embracing Our Essence: Spiritual Conversations with Prominent Women, Skog is in high demand as a speaker on women's spirituality and related issues. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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About the author (2001)

Susan is the author of Embracing Our Essence: Spiritual Conversations with Prominent Women, ABCs for Living, and Depression: What Your Body's Trying to Tell You. Embracing Our Essence is the first collection to feature the spiritual reflections, struggles, touchstones, and advice of high-profile women, including Jane Goodall, Naomi Judd, Betty and Susan Ford, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Chris Northrup and Joan Borysenko. It received widespread media coverage and struck such a chord among women nationwide that a series of women's body/mind/spirit conferences it sponsored continue to meet around the country.ABCs for Living includes timeless prescriptions for a life well lived. Depression: What Your Body's Trying to Tell You is a comprehensive guide to the most effective mind/body strategies for healing depression, from acupuncture to passionate work.As a medical journalist, her credits include Science, Scientific American, Healthy Living, Omni, Good Housekeeping, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Time, and Newsweek. She writes health articles that run weekly in the Fort Collins Coloradon.She is a lecturer and workshop leader on mind/body/sprit health, living a meaningful life, bringing compassion back to our culture, healing depression, and many other topics. She has been the keynote speaker or leader for dozens of entities. including hospitals, universities, school districts, corporations, and women' organizations. Trained as a journalist, Susan has written hundreds of articles on topics ranging from genetic engineering to global warming. From 1981-1985, she served as the, affairs director for the Northwest Power Planning council in Boise, Idaho.

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