'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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In Stasi Eldredge's most vulnerable book yet, she writes frankly about her own struggles with self-worth, weight, and her past as she shows readers that change in their lives is possible.
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.
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.
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)
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.
-'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.
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.
- 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.
Notable women, including Meryl Streep, Joyce Carol Oates, J. K. Rowling, Maya Angelou, Sylvia Boorstein, Maria Shriver, Lily Tomlin, Suze Orman, and Helen Gurley Brown, share their thoughts on their experience of being female.
This eight-session study guide serves as a companion to the book Becoming Myself—as well as to the eight-session DVD releasing January 2014. Ideal for use in group settings, Stasi Eldredge invites women into a journey to fully embrace God's vision of who they are becoming.
In an exploration of a woman's true self—the author's most vulnerable book yet—she writes frankly about her own struggles with self-worth, weight and her past as she shows readers that change in their lives is possible.
The author, a television personality, tells how she overcame the troubles and mistakes of her childhood to achieve success, and offers advice on building self-esteem
A guide to living life to the fullest after you have lost your parents. It seeks to help people to move beyond grief into the next stage of adult life, demonstrating how to turn a loss that one must accept into a possibility for growth and positive change. The author, Dr Shari Butler, explores the liberating effect the loss of our parents provides and teaches the reader how to understand this experience while releasing them from guilt. She provides exercises to help the reader cope with feeling sad, alone, scared, disconnected, guilty and/or remorseful, and presents a therapeutic plan to help discover and utilize a new kind of freedom.
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