Remember high school? Do you even want to remember high school?
As I think back over my high school years, a particular period of one of those formative years comes to mind.
During my sophomore year, I remember going through a particularly troubling time—didn’t we all! But this period of time caused me a lot of anxiety.
After weeks of fretting and stewing over the situation, I ended up one afternoon, finding my consolation while sitting in the library at school.
That afternoon, I happened to be reading a newspaper—I don’t even remember which one—and my attention, for some reason, landed on the Ann Landers section. Remember her?
I began reading one reader’s letter to Ann and was astonished how this person was enduring a similar situation as mine. I was riveted!
After devouring every word of the letter to Ann, and her enlightened response, I realized, to my great relief, that it wasn’t the end of the world.
There are those sweet moments in life where, after feeling that the world is ending, something happens and you realize it isn’t.
Those, to me, are some of the sweetest moments life has to offer.
I left the library that afternoon feeling lighter, relieved, and confident.
We all go through those periods now and again in our lives. And it’s good to know that somewhere out there are resources we can tap in to for guidance.
Following are three fantastic self help audio books from which boomers can especially glean helpful information.
Barbara Sher is fantastic! I love her work.
Years ago, I read another book of hers, Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want. It was a revelation!
Your first life belongs to nature.
Barbara Sher tells it like it is!
So, what is the takeaway from this self help book?
First, so many are in fear that after 40, there’s nothing left to live for.
Pfffft! Barbara will set it straight. On the contrary, it’s the “second” life when you really begin living.
Well, in the first life, you’re a slave to nature: youth and beauty giving promise to romance and glory, the youthful, false sense that there’ll be endless tomorrows and possibilities, the certainty that you’ll never grow old.
Then there comes a day when you realize how vain and foolish all those fantasies were. That’s when you enter your second life.
And now to complete Barbara’s quote from above: Your second life belongs to you.
Now you can take charge of your life and really begin living, and It’s Only Too Late if You Don’t Start Now will help you get on the right path!
Read and savor every word Barbara offers!
Women Who Think Too Much: How to Break Free of Overthinking and Be Happy Again, by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Are you a woman who overthinks EVERYTHING? Are you driving everyone around you, and even yourself, nuts with your overthinking?
Here’s one of the self help audio books you’ll need to absorb.
Renowned psychologist Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema begins in chapter one by bluntly stating that “Trying to overcome overthinking is like trying to escape from quicksand.”
So, if you’re a woman who falls into this category, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Thankfully, the author takes you through steps to help overcome your overthinking prison.
There are three steps presented throughout this book that will help you overcome overthinking:
Step 1: Break the grip of your thoughts so they don’t continue dragging you down to the point of smothering you.
Step 2: Climb up to higher ground so that you can get a clear vision of where you are and where you need to go.
Step 3: Avoid falling into the trap of overthinking again in the future.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Marriage, by Stephen R. Covey, Sandra Covey, Dr. John M.R. Covey, Jane Covey
Have you, or your spouse, ever said anything like the following:
“He/she spends money like it grows on trees.”
“We just don’t have time for each other.”
“If it weren’t for the children, there wouldn’t be enough in this marriage to keep it afloat.”
“When am I going to be a priority?”
“I never feel understood.”
“I just can’t trust him/her!”
Sounds like it may be time for a little marriage 911!
The Coveys make it clear that simply desiring a strong marriage is not enough anymore.
It’s going to take a new way of thinking, along with new skills and tools to deal with the challenges we are faced with in marriage.
And this two-CD self help audio book will help you firmly plant your feet on the right path.
The first CD is a live recording of a presentation featuring Dr. Stephen R. Covey and his wife Sandra on their 50 years of marriage.
In the second CD, you are introduced to the principles of the 7 Habits as they apply to marriage and family relationships.