This is the perfect book for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the pressures of work, finances, children, and other modern-day stressors. We really have to ask ourselves why we've allowed "busyness" to become a badge of honor and a jaw-clenching form of competition in our society. Slaves to phones, beepers, e-mails, faxes, piles of snail mail, congested traffic, and pushy telemarketers who call during dinner, many of us are also trying to balance the demands of family and career. As a result, we often feel squeezed out of our own lives, and unable to extend sufficient kindness and care to our loved ones. In this book, Joan has written 52 inspirational yet practical essays that will help you create and maintain a sense of inner peace. With a little common sense, you can learn to understand and tame the busy workings of your mind, live a life filled with compassion and love, and develop more wisdom and creativity.
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