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Author of "The Wisdom of a Broken Heart," "How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life" (winner of Books for a Better Life's best spiritual book of 2007), and the NY Times best seller, "The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say 'I Do'".

My next book is "Start Here Now: An Open Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation" will be published in September 2015.

I'm extremely interested in the dharma, the Enneagram, and anything & everything regarding love. And creativity. I teach meditation retreats for writers.


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"So far, I’ve made two vows that have changed my life. One was related to my Buddhist practice—to become a bodhisattva. The other was to become a wife.

A bodhisattva is a person who vows to help all beings reach enlightenment, no matter how many li..." Read more of this chapter »
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The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong
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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
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Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Bob Dylan
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Loved the story, but really loved the writing. Unbelievably inspiring to my own writing. Thank you, Bob.
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The UltraSimple Diet by Mark Hyman
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Meditation in Action by Chögyam Trungpa
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The Heart of the Buddha by Chögyam Trungpa
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The book that let me know I had been a Buddhist all my life, only hadn't known what it was called.
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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa
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“Confidence is the willingness to be as ridiculous, luminous, intelligent, and kind as you really are, without embarrassment.”
Susan Piver

“Meditating with a goal or in order to accomplish something is not giving the practice a fair shake.Instead let yourself off the self-improvement treadmill, and simply be with yourself in your natural state. The practice isn't about achieving something. It's about letting go.”
Susan Piver, How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life: Opening Your Heart to Confidence, Intimacy, and Joy

“as unlikely as it may sound, in fact this sorrow is the gateway to lasting happiness, the kind that can never be taken from you.”
Susan Piver, The Wisdom of a Broken Heart: An Uncommon Guide to Healing, Insight, and Love

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Susan I'm so appreciative, Daniel. I hope you enjoy my books.

Nice to know you!


Daniel
Susan, I've added Hard Questions and your other books to my to-read list.


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