'When Yalom publishes something - anything - I buy it, and he never disappoints. He's an amazing storyteller, a gorgeous writer, a great, generous, compassionate thinker, and - quite rightly - one of the world's most influential mental healthcare practitioners' Nicola Barker, Guardian Best Books of 2017 'Wonderful, compelling and as insightful about its subject and about the times he lived in as you could hope for. A fabulous read' Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In Becoming Myself, his long-awaited memoir, he turns his therapeutic eye on himself, delving into the relationships that shaped him and the groundbreaking work that made him famous. The first-generation child of immigrant Russian Jews, Yalom grew up in a lower-class neighbourhood in Washington DC. Determined to escape its confines, he set his sights on becoming a doctor. An incredible ascent followed: we witness his start at Stanford Medical School amid the cultural upheavals of the 1960s, his turn to writing fiction as a means of furthering his exploration of the human psyche and his rise to international prominence. Yalom recounts his revolutionary work in group psychotherapy and how he became the foremost practitioner of existential psychotherapy, a method that draws on the wisdom of great thinkers over the ages. He reveals the inspiration for his many seminal books, including Love's Executioner and When Nietzche Wept, which meld psychology and philosophy to arrive at arresting new insights into the human condition. Interweaving the stories of his most memorable patients with personal tales of love and regret, Becoming Myself brings readers close to Yalom's therapeutic technique, his writing process and his family life.
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God has dreams—just for you Becoming Myself is a hope-filled book for anyone who wonders if her life will ever change—if she will ever change.In Stasi Eldredge’s most intimate book yet, she shares her own struggles with self-worth, weight, and her past as she shows readers how God is faithfully unveiling who we truly are. Stasi urges you to lay down your past thoughts about yourself and receive God’s incredible dreams for you instead. We cannot heal ourselves. We cannot become ourselves by ourselves. But we are not by ourselves. The King of love wants to help us become. God desires to restore us—the real us. As he heals our inner life, he calls us to rise to the occasion of our lives. The most important journey any woman can take is the journey into becoming her true self through the love of God. It's a beautiful paradox. The more of God’s you become, the more yourself you become—the “self” he had in mind when he thought of you before the creation of the world. Discover your truest self—the woman God created you to be—in Becoming Myself.
A deeply personal and electrifying memoir by Ellen Burstyn, renowned actress and six-time Academy Award nominee. By the time Ellen Burstyn arrived in New York to study acting, she'd already worked as a Texas fashion model, a Montreal chorus girl, suffered numerous toxic relationships, and just as many name changes and spiritual paths. Theater legend Moss Hart called her "a natural" but Ellen Burstyn was still trying to discover who she was. This is the graceful story of a personal and professional quest, a life-long journey-by turns triumphant and terrifying, tragic and funny, thoughtful and illuminating.
When author Margot S. Biestman was born in 1931, her grandmother told her she came into the world beautiful because she’d been kissed by an angel. The proof: her two dimples, one on each blessed cheek. In Becoming Myself, Biestman offers an extensive and insightful commentary on how personal and professional experiences lead to self-examination and growth. Along with examples of her poems and other creative expressions, she reflects on a youth living among a family of artists, growing up in San Francisco, and becoming a teacher. Biestman’s artistic nature has informed her life’s journey as a maverick who chose not to be boxed in by the social environment she was born into. Becoming Myself: An Eighty-Seven-Year Journey of Engaging the Senses through Breath and Creative Expression resonates with the courage to stay true to oneself and to forge a different and inspiring path.
A collection of thirty-nine anecdotes from the author's life in which she shares the secrets of her success: self-esteem, strong values, and a supportive family.
"The women in this collection were asked, simply, to recall a significant memory of growing up female. They responded generously, with intimate stories of their lives. Instead of the superficial prepackaged blurbs of TV sound bites and press releases, they told stories from their hearts; they told secrets never spoken before. They revealed themselves through stories of personal confusion and discovery, pain and overcoming, rejection and celebration." --From Willa Shalit's Introduction The stories shared by these sixty-seven remarkable women -- writers, actors, musicians, journalists, activists -- include: --Kate Winslet on the media's eagerness to distort women's images. --Zane on her belief in a woman's right to satisfaction. --Lillian Vernon on being a trailblazing entrepreneur. --J.K. Rowling on the transformation wrought by giving birth. Filled with sparkling insights and powerful reflections, Becoming Myself is a gift for every woman.
A pioneering philanthropist and daughter of American royalty reveals what it was like to grow up in one of the world’s most famous families. The great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, Eileen Rockefeller learned in childhood that while wealth and fame could open any door, they could not buy a feeling of personal worth. The privileges of having servants and lavish summer homes were offset by her parents’ thoughtful yet firm lessons in social obligation, at times by her mother’s dark depressions and mercurial moods, and the competition for attention among her siblings. In adulthood, Rockefeller has yearned to be seen not as an icon but as a woman and mother with a normal life, and like all of us, she had to learn to find her own way. Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself is an affirmation of how family shapes our identity and the ways we contribute to the larger family of life, regardless of our origins.
Disability rights advocate Darrell Lynn Jones worked for the civil rights and empowerment of people with disabilities. But she didn’t recognize her professional skills could be used to live effectively with her own chronic illness until she connected the dots between her physical journey and her spiritual journey.The author came to see her illness as a soul journey—meaning her human traits, including chronic illness, are simply Spirit immersed in a physical experience, using time and space as a playground for creation and discovery. Becoming MySelf offers a fresh look at the new-age idea of creating your own reality and suggests the reality one already has is brimming with gifts and opportunities. This perspective helps you end the discontentment you may have concerning illness, disability, aging, and dying—and the belief that we are victims if we’re sick.“An empowering memoir/self-help book for anyone contending with a hidden disability or chronic illness.” (Kirkus Indie Review)
-'Now with God's help, I shall become myself.'Spiritual growth is a pursuit. It does not happen naturally or without effort. Just like the athlete who trains for a competition, we too must train our hearts and minds to be like Jesus. Our spiritual muscles, like our physical ones, become weak and ineffective when they are not stretched and exercised regularly. Often, Christians may find they are caught up in the 'generality' of living a religious lifestyle, but to truly become the Lord's, we must give him time to work with us. Our days may be so filled with activity and service that we seldom take the time to ask ourselves who it is that God created us to be. If you long for the discipline, order, and focus that Christ speaks of in the Word, then you are longing to discover who God created you to be. See yourself through God's eyes in Becoming Myself, Becoming His.Author Kay Watson lives in Pensacola, Florida, with Scott, her husband of twenty-eight years, and two sons. She has taught in church for over twenty-five years, written curriculum for women and children, and has served as the Women's Ministry Coordinator for the Gateway Church of Christ.
Discover a Life of Freedom and Transformation In Becoming Myself, Stasi Eldredge explores why the most important journey you can take is the journey into becoming your true self through the love of God. This eight-session companion guide invites you to participate more fully in the process of becoming who God created you to be. Designed for individuals or groups, the Becoming Myself Study Guide explores topics such as -Is it possible to change when I’ve been stuck for so long?-How do I move beyond my fears?-Can I thank God for my body when I don’t like it?-What beauty can come through suffering?-How does God really see me?-Is there a way to speed up the process of God’s transformation of me?-How has my mother shaped me?-What are God’s dreams for me?-How can I let go of negative thoughts about myself?-What does it look like to become a woman of faith and worship?-How much healing, freedom and transformation can I enjoy? Each chapter in this guide helps you explore your own story with grace as you discover your truest self.
- Author : Eileen Turner
- Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
- Release Date : 2018-12-19
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9781483492988
Eileen believes she is following God’s will by sacrificing everything to save a mentally disturbed client. She comes to see this as a delusion. Stripped of all pretenses, she enters into an honest relationship with God and discovers her deepest self. Trusting in this intuitive self, Eileen sets out on a new path – a path that leads her to places and people who help her heal and understand the forces that had driven her to lose her way – and her self.
Gutsy, often heart-breaking, frequently shocking, and always totally real, seventeen "everyday" women chronicle their breakthroughs overcoming lack, abuse, intense religious programming, and every kind of self-imposed limitation you can imagine, blossoming into the richness of their true being and life expression. A book to savor and draw courage from, Stories of Becoming Myself is a celebration of woman--her endurance, her daring and determination, and most of all her love. Stories by: Cate Montana, Betsy Chasse, Angelina J. James, Enocha Ranjita Ryan, Barbara Glazier, Angela Clark, Amanda Robinson, Barbara Belger, Ashleigh Brenton, Andrea Scholz, Anne Armstrong, Sandhan, Stephanie Jo, Michele Dorntge, Bonnie Hale, Lisa Robyn Deutsch
This hardbound journal will enhance your personal journey toward becoming yourself. With inspiring quotations from Stasi Eldredge's book Becoming Myself, you'll be encouraged to discover your truest self--the woman God created you to be. Lined pages make it perfect for your personal reflection or Bible study.
In 2015, Doug Nicholas completed writing his memoirs as a gift to his family - his wife, their two daughters and their spouses, and their grandchildren. His touching and humble recollections take us through his life journey in the context of the many extraordinary events taking place in the U.S. and the world. He honestly expresses his memories with his own personal filter of love, pride, sentiment, disappointment, hope, judgment, loyalty, prejudice, guilt and an array of other emotions. Doug was deeply shaped by his father's interest in sports, his mother's love of reading, and both parents' love of music. As he grew from a child to an adult, a combination of music and literature coupled with religion provided the atmosphere of his family life. In college, Doug met and then married Gladys, whom he attributed to helping him polish his core values and discover his own capabilities, and who shared and enriched every episode along the way. Those who knew Doug were inspired by his constant love and gratitude for his life, his family, his friends and his faith. He will be remembered for his persistence in reminding us, "We are all blessed to be a blessing!"
This book guides a person to live peacefully and confidently by understanding who they truly are.Being and becoming who you are is the greatest joy in life because all other happiness stems from being who you are. However, we slowly separate from who we truly are if we are not consciously aware of who we are being, we slowly assimilate into our surroundings rather than being authentically ourselves. And unfortunately, when we are not being who we truly are, we are not living in peace. Start being and becoming more of who you have ever been by understanding what are your truths and what isn't. Discover your personal gifts and how to utilize them to be fulfilled. Uncover new perspectives that allow every day to be a blessing. Live in the moment joyously, while know being and becoming who you truly are. Start with this book, start being who you have always been meant to be today.