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In All We Have Is All We Need, Karen Casey's classic and simple wisdom is condensed into one- and two-sentence statements--road signs to lead us away from trouble, chaos, and drama and toward peace in our everyday lives. Casey, the founding foremother of daily meditation books for women, offers something different and unique here, something especially suited to the state of mind and heart that might be considered the opposite of peaceful. Frequently when we find ourselves in turmoil, we cannot concentrate. What we need is a simple, true message to hold on to for dear life. And, at other times, when crisis doesn't loom quite so large, we can still find comfort in going back to the basics, Casey's simple statements that serve us well.
Each day holds its promise, and life's journey begins anew. Let this book be your companion, lightening your burdens and heightening your joys with its daily offering of the gentle warmth and wise counsel of women traveling the same long winding road.These meditations, one for each day of the year, speak to the common experience, shared struggles, and unique strengths of a woman, especially those seeking support and spiritual growth in recovery. Each day's message begins with a quotation--from such exceptional women as Agatha Christie, Annie Dillard, Beverly Sils, Helen Keller, Maria Montesori, Adrienne Rich, Katherine Hepurne, Amelia Earhart, and many more-- and ends with an affirmation, marshaling the feminine courage and spirit, wisdom and wit that make every day count.
"Cultivating Hope is a book that will be read and reread. Karen Casey touches that space in all of us that occasionally struggles to breathe more easily, to hope more assuredly." --Marianne Williamson, best-selling author of A Return to LoveBest-selling author Karen Casey offers a yearlong program to guide us in opening ourselves to the awesome power of hope. It is hope--the ability to push past fear and open our minds to new possibilities--that empowers us to bring about positive change in our lives. Yet, amid personal tragedy and world events, many of us struggle to sustain a sense of hope for tomorrow. In Cultivating Hope, spiritual leader and recovery expert Karen Casey reveals everyday ways that we can open our hearts and minds to the awesome power of hope. For each week of the year, she offers a guiding principle with an accompanying essay that can help each of us achieve inner peace. Themes include healing through the expression of love, gaining a fresh outlook by understanding our anger, and freeing ourselves of constraint by letting go of judgment. By allowing Casey's principles, insights, and personal stories to penetrate our thoughts and inform our habits, we gain the perspective and strength to turn away from fear and open ourselves and our communities to a future filled with potential and positive change.
Written by the author of the beloved best-seller, Each Day a New Beginning, this collection of meditations reinforces the key concepts from the book A Course in Miracles, the modern spiritual classic that has changed the lives of millions.
Find inspiration and guidance for dealing with the challenges and new experiences of recovery in the writings Each Day a New Beginning-from a woman who cares about others. This beloved author writes about self-esteem, friendships with other women, hope, attitudes about life and relationships, and more. Her words help bridge the gap between self and Higher Power, between loneliness and sharing the emotions of recovery.Almost three million recovering women turn to these meditations each day.
Tending our relationships is our highest calling as human beings, says Karen Casey. All of our relationships "with loved ones, coworkers, neighbors, and even strangers" provide opportunities for us to not only enrich our lives but also to create a more nurturing world. Drawing from her own life experiences and lessons learned the hard way, Casey offers wise counsel about what helps and what hinders relationships. Her insights are at once familiar and revealing, reminding us of simple truths we inherently know but need to rediscover for ourselves again and again.Key features and benefits Casey's books are known by millions interested in personal growth each essay explores one simple relationship rule ideal for anyone interested in strengthening relationshipsAbout the author- Millions of people around the world spend a little time with Karen Casey every day. She is the best-selling author of numerous self-help and recovery books, including the classic Each Day a New Beginning. Karen enjoys golf and riding her Harley-Davidson with her husband. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Naples, Florida.
This complete resource brings together personal stories of recovery, Twelve Step guidance, and 90 daily meditations to help us become nicotine-free. If Only I Could Quit is written by one of Hazelden's most popular meditation authors and a recovering nicotine addict.
The books in the Hazelden Meditation Series have guided millions as they search for the wisdom and understanding they need to live one day at a time. Originally developed for people recovering from alcoholism and other addictions, these books will also appeal to anyone interested in personal and spiritual growth.In God's Care guides readers in understanding and strengthening their connection with a Higher Power, however they choose to define that presence. With the inspiration and support unique to Hazelden meditation books, In God's Care offers encouragement and guidance for "practicing the presence of God" in daily life.
Seven morning and evening practices to revolutionize your life. This small book will change everything if you let it. It's Up to You is based on the twelve principles in Casey's Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow: tending to our own gardens, focusing on solutions not problems, letting go of preconceived solutions, changing our minds, acting instead of reacting, giving up judgments, giving up trying to control, discovering our own lessons, doing no harm, quieting our minds, treating every encounter as the holy, and discerning our mind's own truth. It's Up to You invites readers to do three simple things: meditate, pay attention, and make choices to change their lives--for a few minutes each morning and evening, one principle a week for twelve weeks. As we reflect on Casey's insight into the insidious ways we create misery or drama, try to impose will, and suffer needlessly, and as we follow her gentle prompts to make different choices, we begin to see that we can change just about anything in our lives by taking these small steps. Nothing could be simpler, and nothing could be more effective. Or as Karen Casey puts it, Progress is guaranteed. Perfection isn't expected. Karen Casey's message is simple--show up, pay attention, and your world will change.
After the first joys of early retirement, author Karen Casey quickly experienced a minor identity crisis. The process of redefining herself in the absence of a career was made easier after interviewing other older adults with similar experiences.Casey's interviews included men and women from a wide range of ages (58-92) and from various parts of the country. Their stories were as varied as their personalities. However, Casey discovered one common element. They had each discovered an activity that gave their lives real meaning and tied them to the larger human community.Keepers of the Wisdom, a daily meditation guide for older adults, captures the words of the aging themselves. Casey, in her classic style, comments upon those insights with her own wisdom and sensitivity, providing affirmations that can become a part of one's daily living. Underlying each of the meditations is a deep sense of a spiritual center gained through experience and acceptance.Keepers of the Wisdom provides a spiritual center gained through experience and acceptance. These meditations are a portrait of active and fulfilling lives that give great purpose to themselves and to others.Karen Casey is one of Hazelden's best-selling and respected meditation authors. Her previous meditation books include Each Day a New Beginning, A Woman's Spirit, and Daily Meditations for Practicing the Course.
A Life of My Own-- direct and affirming meditations offer daily access to strength, serenity, and insight in our relationships with chemically dependent people.Written with a broad-based spirituality and straight-forward style by the author of the classic Each Day a New Beginning, these reflections gently guide friends and family working programs like Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, and Coc-Anon to a better sense of themselves, Twelve Step principles, and what it means to joyfully live a life of one's own.
Reflecting on and telling our stories is a time-honored tradition in recovery circles--whether in silent meditation, speaking out at meetings, or between sponsors and their sponsees. Recounting our experience of moving from a life of addiction to one of sobriety helps us realize how far we've come and how grateful we are to the people and events that led us there.In this beautifully written guided memoir, best-selling author Karen Casey invites us to write down our stories while engaging in hers. We follow Casey from her childhood to a life of addiction. We struggle with her through the depths of destruction and despair, then experience her rebirth as she pulled herself out of the darkness and into the light of recovery. At key turning points in her narrative, Casey pauses her story to encourage us to face difficult memories, verbalize our feelings, or express our own stories through practical exercises, thought-provoking questions, and inspiring ideas.Karen Casey, Ph.D., is the author of many books devoted to the enhancement of one's personal and spiritual journey, including Cultivating Hope and A Woman's Spirit. Her book Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women has sold more than three million copies.
The Promise of a New Day offers daily reflections for simple, inspiring wisdom about creating and maintaining inner peace. Written without Twelve Step program language, these meditations are reminders for us to give our full attention to today, listen more closely, understand that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional, and that there is something to learn from each experience. Promise of a New Day is a book filled with hope for us or someone needing a special gift.
But serenity is available to everyone, promises Karen Casey in her newest book, fittingly titled, Serenity. The best-selling author helps readers unlock the secret to finding serenity in the midst of everyday annoyances and serious life challenges. Through inspirational passages gleaned from A Life of My Own, Casey gently reminds readers to detach from worries based on matters beyond their control--worries that fuel resentment and bitterness. Serenity is possible, she assures, by accepting the things one cannot change and turning problems and worries over to a Higher Power. Colorful pages and fine print quality make Serenity a wonderful gift book.
A Woman's Spirit is a collection of wise, compassionate daily meditations for women now living a sober life and seeking spiritual fulfillment. Topics include facing challenges, having faith in a Higher Power, taking responsibility, and more.
For those who struggle to love and be loved -- Worthy of Love offers 52 wisdom-filled meditations. Favorite Hazelden author Karen Casey clarifies the varieties of love: the love we show friends, family, a lover, even ourselves.
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