AN INSPIRATIONAL GUIDE to personal growth & SELF-DISCOVERY
By michael james, Published by balboa press - a division of hay house, March 25, 2014
“The benefit of personal growth and self-discovery is that we become better human beings with the strength to endure and carry on, and then we may experience something magical when we begin to reach out to others. We discover a feeling that is so rewarding and fulfilling: that fact that we can make a difference. Here is to your willingness to begin with making a difference with yourself!" Michael James
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Are You Truly Happy?
This is the question that helped me to turn my life around. When I stopped to seriously consider this question, I realized that the answer was NO. In fact, I began to wonder what happiness really was. Upon recognizing this void, a quiet yet persistent voice within demanded attention to this even though I did not know what to do. Eventually I was guided to take that hard and honest look within. The search initially was to understand why things were going wrong in my life. I was experiencing problems in my life and relationships. On the surface others perceived me as successful, yet within I felt different, alone, unworthy, confused, and lost.
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"After carving his own path toward self-discovery and personal growth, one man offers his story and the lessons he’s learned along the way. Debut author James could barely recall his childhood for much of his adult life. But after years of difficult relationships, dissatisfaction with his career and bouts of depression, the time arrived for him to confront his painful, dysfunctional past...Mired in grief and confusion, James ultimately faced his fears, took risks and began seeking support through myriad avenues of therapy. Though often emotionally trying, James’ life continued to offer him spaces to explore his own sense of self, what truly made him happy and where he fit in the world. Three sections highlight his journey, the first chronicling the greatest traumas of his life, the second offering tools to tackle one’s own path to self-discovery, and the third highlighting other observations..."
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Anita Moorjani - NY Times Bestseller
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~~What a wonderful book to read and learn about Michael's personal story! The book is beside my bed every night in case I need a little encouragement to live life. Loved the tools and exercises at the end of the chapters! This book really is a miracle to my life.John (Balboa Press - reader review)