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Finding Your Way Home: A Soul Survival Kit

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“Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being.” — Deepak Chopra, author of Jesus and Buddha

“Beattie understands being overboard, which helps her throw bestselling lifelines to those still adrift.” — Time magazine

From the New York Times bestselling author of Codependent No More, The Language of Letting Go, Journey to the Heart,
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 18th 2010 by HarperOne (first published 1998)
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Gatlianne Gatlianne
Apr 13, 2013 Gatlianne Gatlianne rated it it was amazing
I'm a fan of Melody Beattie's work but this book topped the list for me. It was as though she spoke directly to me, and, I rather suppose that's the point. The book is real and familiar in that you read it as though you're speaking with a trusted and dear friend. Beattie reaches in with insightful and compassionate, yet, bold ideas that hit straight in the heart of the matter. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is searching for their truth, on a spiritual journey, or who simply wants to ...more
Meagan Greygor
Aug 04, 2011 Meagan Greygor rated it it was amazing
This is the third time I read this book, and I actually read it from start to finish this time. This is one of two books I always pick up when I'm going through a rough time (the other one is "Letters to a Young Poet"), and it never disappoints. I have tons of notes in the margins and underlined portions. It is insightful, motivating, and inspiring. The exercises will stay with you, and you'll find yourself doing them at random moments. This is one I keep on my desk instead of my bookcase...
Kim Dierdorff
Nov 04, 2010 Kim Dierdorff rated it it was amazing
This book literally saved me when my life fell apart a year ago. As I read it, I highlighted everything that felt right...quotes that were me. At the end of the book I went back through and wrote all my highlights in my journal. To this day, reading over my journal brings me peace just as this book did the first time I read it.
AnandaTashie
Nov 14, 2012 AnandaTashie rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, non-fic
The basic premise ("tools for discovering your emotional and spiritual power") and the talk of "home" really appealed to me. In this book, Beattie shares her personal journey, other people's stories, suggestions, philosophical spiritual musings, etc.

The downside is that this book is verbose and cluttered. There's little organization or structured flow. It reminds me a whole lot of stream of consciousness divided into paragraphs.

The upside is that if you're willing to wade through it all, there
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Trisha
Oct 22, 2013 Trisha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Het boek gaat over het gemis dat iemand kan hebben in zijn leven en hoe je het gemis weer kan opvullen. Het is een zelf-hulp/new age boek over het terugvinden van jezelf. De auteur schrijft het boek uit haar ogen en in de ik-vorm. Met verhalen van haar en haar omgeving probeert ze de lezer te laten zien hoe het anders kan. Ze geeft via de verhalen tips en met een duidelijk overzicht en quotes laat geeft ze een goede handleiding af voor de ontdekker van het eigen ik.
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Jen Smith
Aug 28, 2015 Jen Smith rated it liked it
I felt like I've heard all of this before but it was okay to hear again
Leah
Jun 12, 2010 Leah rated it liked it
So this was a great book for the current self-help regimen. At times she went a little mystic and got very soul-y and cosmic, but pretty much, it was a book about how to equip your soul with things in life to make it through the difficult times. She has activities at the end of each chapter, like writing, or meditation, that summarize what was talked about. My personal favorite was the chapter called You Are Never Alone (because there are times when I would beg to differ). It was very good. Will ...more
Kristin
Feb 14, 2016 Kristin rated it it was ok
Shelves: soul-care
Loved her other books. This one got too New Age for my preference so I just skimmed it.
Deidre
Aug 29, 2015 Deidre rated it really liked it
If you're serious about "doing the work" of living a three-dimensional life, unencumbered by old scripts, read this book. Sip a chapter at a time, let its wisdom permeate your soul, then sip the next chapter. You won't regret it.
Lindy
Aug 29, 2011 Lindy rated it really liked it
Words of encouragement to find genuine fulfillment to learn from our spiritual lessons and to use affirmations in living a more positive lifestyle.
Casey Emerson
Jun 09, 2008 Casey Emerson rated it it was amazing
This book is perfect for the female soul. It's about finding your way to your purpose and your soul after experiencing chaos and challenge.
Melodie
Jan 28, 2013 Melodie marked it as to-read
Absolutely love this book!!! Anyone coming into 40s will find this book beneficial!! One of my most fav books that really moved me!!!
SueAnn
May 16, 2013 SueAnn rated it liked it
Well worth your time to read. It helps you think more positively.
Daniela
Oct 02, 2011 Daniela rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Was so direct and easy to read. :)
Kim
Mar 24, 2008 Kim rated it liked it
A little dry to start, but had some great ideas in it.
Heather
May 19, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing
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