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Perfect book to help you make lasting life changes

  • Apr 13, 2009
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Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight by Karen Linamen is the perfect book to start reading at the beginning of the year. There are hundreds of books out there that will tell you just how to fix your life: budgeting, diet, exercise, self-improvement, etc, but the reason there are always more of these books is that we find it hard to stick with any plan that requires us to change, even if we desire it! Linamen seeks to help us stick with actual change by determining what holds us back from making changes and helping us overcome those obstacles. Her writing is always funny, yet incredibly smart. Most chapters include the opportunity for journaling and self-discovery exercises. I didn't do all of them, but the ones I did revealed a lot, even to me! There are many reasons why we can't stick with serious change, but Linamen addresses each one with the encouragement to never give up. I do recommend reading this book in the morning or midday. I read it each night before bed, and I sometimes forgot to keep the vows I made to myself the night before, but that's my own fault. I've passed the book on to my husband in hopes that we can both makes changes together.<br/>

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Do you wish something in your life was different? Take heart! You already possess the first and most important ingredient for change. Don’t waste your dissatisfaction, wield it!

Intimate, humorous, and inspiring, Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight will take you on a journey from where you are to where you want to be. Do you long for a more rewarding career? A more passionate marriage? A healthier body, brighter future, or happier heart?

With her trademark blend of laugh-out-loud humor and sage advice,
Karen Linamen introduces you to 52 powerful actions
you can apply to any change you long to embrace.

In the process, you’ll discover the missing link between dissatisfaction and transformation; learn painless ways to remodel your habits; understand why you procrastinate and how to stop; learn how to generate the energy you need to pursue the life you want, and, above all, discover options and resources you never dreamed you had.

What are you waiting for? No matter what has been holding you back–fear, fatigue, adversity, heartbreak, failures, or even the choices of other people–get ready. Get set. Lasting change is possible and its time to get started!

Includes questions for reflection and discussion.

Table of Contents:

Introduction: Promises, promises -- The art of change -- Is there something that doesn't exist in your life, but you wish it did? -- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about? -- The bad news is that you're ...
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ISBN-10: 1400074002 (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9781400074006 (pbk.)
Author: Karen Scalf Linamen
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Date Published: December 16, 2008
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