The Woman's Book of Courage: Meditations for Empowerment & Peace of Mind (Google eBook)

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Conari Press, May 1, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 304 pages
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Now available with an updated look and a larger format for easier reading,The Woman's Book of Courage is a little book with a big message--we can take charge of our lives, stop trying to please all of the (other) people all of the time, and live happily with ourselves and others right now (not at all the same as happily ever after as soon as...). Psychotherapist Sue Patton Thoele is on a mission to help each and every woman uncover her own authentic self and tap into her own wellspring of wisdom and inner-strength. Thoele offers practical tools and gentle guidance to aid in setting boundaries, changing self-defeating behaviors, and increasing passion for themselves and others.

In more than a hundred short entries, Thoele offers meditations, affirmations, and true stories, including deeply personal, often humorous, revelatory stories of her own rocky path of personal growth. The reflections are presented in twelve chapters that can be tapped into randomly or used as a monthly meditation guide. Among the "A Woman Has the Courage to..." chapters are: Create Peace of Mind; Tame and Transform Her Dragons; Make Her Own Choices; Develop Healthy Relationships; Take Risks and Change; and Recognize Rainbows. Since it was first published, A Woman's Book of Courage has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of women. Simple, passionate, profound, this edition will find a place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands more.

  

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Contents

Daring to Risk
140
Sidestepping Others Negativity
142
Selecting Positive People
144
VII A Woman Has the Courage to Care for Her Body
146
Stimulating Our Natural Healing
148
Encouraging Our Body
150
Paying Attention to Our Body Wisdom
152
Balancing and Harmonizing Ourselves
154

Saying No without Feeling Guilty
18
Retiring Aunt Jemima
20
Teaching Others How to Treat Us
22
II A Woman Has the Courage to Love and Be Loved
24
Loving Our Inner Child
26
Deserving Love
28
Protecting Our Inner Child
30
Asking to Be Nurtured
32
Creating a Safe Place
34
Filling Ourselves First
36
Loving from Overflow
38
Receiving from Others
40
Forgiving for Our Own Good
42
Forgiving Ourselves
44
Adding a Dash of Kindness
46
Loving Anothers Inner Child
48
III A Woman Has the Courage to Create Peace of Mind
50
Pausing in the Oasis of Silence
52
Spending Our Moments Wisely
54
Cleansing Our Emotional Bodies
56
Creating Peace of Mind through Forgiveness
58
Forgiving the Mother We Were
60
Being Ourselves Today
62
Resting in Unseen Arms
64
Eliminating SHOULD HAVE TO and CANT
66
Imitating the Little Engine That Could
68
Calming the MonkeyMind
70
Choosing Thats Good
72
Reprogramming Our Inner Mind
74
Avoiding the Future Hole
76
Keeping Afloat through Forgiveness
78
Accepting the Unacceptable
80
IV A Woman Has the Courage to Tame and Transform Her Dragons
82
Facing the Dragons of Fear
84
Rejecting the Rejection Dragon
86
Knowing We Can
88
Sacking the Bag Lady
90
Owning Our Own Excellence
92
Refocusing Our Binoculars
94
Healing through Feeling
96
Rechoosing How We Want To Be
98
Uprooting Rootless Fears
100
Escaping the Depression Pit
102
Chirping Up by Looking Up
104
Feeling Worthwhile
106
V A Woman Has the Courage to Be Her Own Good Friend
108
Disrobing the Inner Judge
110
Tending Our Inner Garden
112
Empowering Ourselves through Praise
114
Accepting the Beauty of Our Imperfections
116
Waking Up to SelfLove
118
Receiving Validation
120
Replenishing through Rest and Relaxation
122
Discovering Our Personal Diamond
124
Asking for What We Want and Need
126
VI A Woman Has the Courage to Make Her Own Choices
128
Cruising with HighAltitude Attitudes
130
Uncovering What We Want
132
Growing Up Emotionally
134
Inquiring Within
136
Stopping Borrowed Trouble
138
Appreciating Our Bodies
156
Being the Right Weight
158
Aging as an Attitude
160
Highlighting the Positives of Aging
162
Oiling Our Apparatus Aerobically
164
A Woman Has the Courage to Communicate Lovingly
166
Pausing to Really Hear
168
Listening Often Equals Loving
170
Answering Silent Pleas
172
Blowing Up Not At
174
Giving Roses without Thorns
176
Agreeing on the Right Time
178
Speaking Gently and Carrying a Soft Feather
180
Kissing a Frog
182
Honoring Ourselves by Speaking Out
184
A Woman Has the Courage to Develop Healthy Relationships
186
Drying out the Responsibility Sponge
188
Allowing Ourselves Limits
190
Juggling the Balls of Motherhood
192
Dragging Someone Elses Leg Irons
194
Mothering Not Smothering
196
Breaking the CoffeeFetching Cycle
198
Enjoying SelfConfidence
200
Becoming Friends with Our Lover
202
Defanging Our Expectation Dragon
204
X A Woman Has the Courage to Take Risks and Change
206
Becoming Responseable
208
Unraveling Old Messages
210
Releasing the Pain Retaining the Memory
212
Undergoing an Attitude Adjustment
214
Exploring Our Shadows
216
Leaving a Legacy of Authenticity
218
Exposing Secrets to the Light
220
Putting Superwoman out to Pasture
222
XI A Woman Has the Courage to Recognize Rainbows
224
Recognizing Rainbows
226
Opening to Miracles
228
Focusing on Beauty
230
Reaching through the Veil
232
Seeing with the Eyes of Innocence
234
Emulating Butterflies
236
Laughing with Our Klutz
238
Putting a Little Play in Our Day
240
Detaching Compassionately through Play
242
Nestling in the Arms of Nature
244
XII A Woman Has the Courage to Claim the Goddess Within
246
Training the Priestess in Us
248
Accepting Our Credibility
250
Dethroning the Virgin
252
Tapping Invisible Power
254
Making a Difference
256
Assimilating Both Saber and Scepter
258
Serving as a Vessel
260
Transforming and Transmuting Circumstances
262
Gleaning Wisdom from Silence
264
Transcending the Trojan Horse
266
Adopting a MentorMom
268
Doing No Harm
270
Personal Note
272
Authors Biography
273
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About the author (2003)

Sue Patton Thoele is a licensed psychotherapist and the author of numerous books, including The Woman’s Book of Courage and The Woman’s Book of Soul. She lives with her husband Gene near their extended family.

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