Galen Pearl excels as a storyteller. In fact, her tales have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Cup of Comfort anthologies and on her blog. That’s why her new book 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and Staying There) is easy to read yet captivating, charming yet replete with wisdom.
Pearl, a retired attorney with a black belt in Taekwondo and enough kids to fill a big shoe, says she has found her “happy place” and lives in it most of the time. I find that impressive!
So what does this happy place look like? Pearl says it’s not a constant, giddy euphoria or unrelenting sunshine, but rather a deep abiding sense of joy. It is place of refuge, spiritual sustenance and contented fulfillment that exists right within her and you too.
Today, I’m delighted to share my interview with Alex Blackwell, author of Saying Yes to Change: 10 Timeless Life Lessons for Creating Positive Change. I admire Alex as a person who is fully committed to authenticity and integrity.
Would you like to change, but don’t know how? Or maybe you have felt frustrated by roadblocks you’ve met on the way.
In Saying Yes to Change, Alex shows us how to successfully face our self-defeating patterns and personal demons and replace them with love, joy, confidence, and faith. It’s a simple yet complete road map.
Book Review: Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney
I tend to be an impulsive person so I was automatically captivated by the title of this book: Willpower. Written by the pioneering research psychologist, Roy F. Baumeister, in collaboration with New York Times science writer, John Tierney, Willpower has proven its weight in gold.
One of the most powerful messages of Willpower – is that lack of self-control is an all-pervasive problem. A challenge that is only escalating in these modern times when there are more temptations than ever. In fact, one-fourth of our waking hours are spent resisting urges.
So if you find yourself low on willpower there’s no need to hide in embarrassment. Almost everyone else is just like you.
That doesn’t mean developing willpower is a hopeless endeavor. The authors provide reams of scientific evidence to the contrary. And they outline the essential knowledge and tips you need to succeed.
There’s a very good reason to focus on willpower: happiness.