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Like a walkabout of the mind To become whole we need to bring out what is inside of us. We have to risk going out on a limb, to express our inner selves, to share our gift with the world. What we hold inside is our salvation if we bring it out, if we lock it up inside ourselves it is our destruction. The energy must move and flow freely. It is why we are here - to dance in the energy of life. Come have a cup of tea as we ponder the meaning of life. Come walk with me in the woods as I tell you about my life. Come into my office and I'll share the secrets of organizational change. Come discover my views on relationships. Often a catalyst for change, my role is to seed new thoughts and behaviors. This is neither a typical business book, nor a traditional relationship guide. It is based on my own experience and includes many personal accounts of a sometimes difficult journey. Along the way, I've pondered how we may build a better world. I was one of the first women engineers in the paper industry in the United States. The company I worked for was at the forefront of organizational change. After an assignment in France I turned my attention inward to study Life Therapy. It helped me recover from burnout and showed me the path back to life. I returned to my native Sweden to start a therapy business. There I discovered the expressive arts and instead of becoming a therapy teacher I began writing books. You're invited to let your mind meander on a walkabout with mine... Personal growth with a human touch Eva Dillner is a writer, artist, therapist and teacher specializing in creative and therapeutic processes for inspiration and transformation. Through her company Divine Design she publishes books and art as well as audio and e-books. Her publishing partners are on the leading edge of the digital age. Her art has been described as magical, mystical, dreamy, inspiring, fantastic, emotional, healing, like stars being born, a journey through Cosmos and Mother Earth. In between writing and painting she travels and does the occasional exhibition or workshop, somewhere in the world. Digital Editions available in audio and e-book formats Find Eva's books on Amazon and other internet retailers worldwide Meandering Mind is the 2nd edition of The Pathfinder Process

168 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2005

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Eva Dillner

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Bloggare, konstnär & författare, med intresse för samhälle och politik.

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333 reviews115 followers
Shelved as 'did-not-finish'
December 16, 2011
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway even though it isn't the type of book I normally read.

I found this a difficult book to read. I wasn't particularly interested in it, even as I went through it and some of the writing/grammar was awkward to read. It felt more like reading a transcript of one person talking to someone else, as opposed to the self-help book it is.

It seems to lean towards those looking for personal self-discovery, and self-discovery in their career as well. I didn't connect with the organization and felt that it was kind of jumping around to various topics and then repeating the same thing that was said in the beginning of the book at the end again.

Furthermore, I simply don't agree with some of the premises the author presents in this book. I love her idea of trying to get people to be more open-minded and consider new ideas that they may not have thought through before, but she seemed to be suggesting that everything is just personal and relative.

Overall, it just wasn't for me, although I'm not sure I was the type of person the book was written for. I'm going to pass this along through donation though, in hopes that someone else can gain something from this.
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44 reviews
March 9, 2017
My first Giveaway win from goodreads,[Book: Meandering Mind] book that full of different ideas....I found this very interesting esp. most of the ideas is about self respect and achieving personal happiness..People just need to learn how to express it...Happiness is related to your personal values and the choices you make in your daily life.
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194 reviews78 followers
March 23, 2012
originally appeared on:Bookshelf Confessions

This book is another one I’ve read which is far different from the YA books I usually submerged myself into, even different from novels. So to anyone reading this review, this book is fiction and I’d based my review like on every other fiction book I’d read.

This is the personal views, thoughts, experiences, beliefs, insecurities, and actions of the author about self-discovery, and descriptions of social organization. But most of the topics are about self-respect and achieving personal happiness, which anyone could really get into.

The best thing I liked about this book is that it gives you priceless advices here and there which are lessons from life that the author experienced herself. I found myself realizing- “hey, that’s awfully right”. These are thoughts none of us would have given second thought, but it’s perfectly portrayed in this book.

I didn't feel this book was written for me though. This was too mature in a good way. But I found this easy to read through, and comprehend. The writing was well, even if there are some sentences which are stated awkwardly.

This book would be improved if the author wrote like she’s directly speaking to her readers. And avoid jumping into various topics. Her book has potential, it just needs a little editing I guess.

Meandering Mind is a thought-provoking and enlightening book that I would recommend to anyone who feels unsure of themselves and needs someone to talk to with their struggles. Or those who deal with people. :)
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180 reviews31 followers
June 20, 2011
I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. I am still very thankful for being chosen, but unfortunately my review is not a positive one.

This book is about self-discovery, and a description of social organization. Eva tells us early on that she is including ideas that may seem uncomfortable to some, and not traditional. She includes her own experiences during her career and life time as a method of proving her points about her own personal point of view of the connections between people.

I didn't feel this book was written for me. I found it difficult to read through, and comprehend. The book was written well, but I found the spiritual aspects of the book distracting. Eva included information about her job before picking up writing full time and this also detracted from her point.

I'm sure this book would be phenomenal in the right hands, though.
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18 reviews6 followers
November 29, 2011
Learning through this book comes naturally. It's a collection of thoughts, beliefs, insecurities, experiences and actions of the author, many of which we can relate to in one way or the other. It actually comes pretty close to reading someone's personal diary!
Personally speaking, the sections on spirituality and therapy sessions put me off, but then I'm sure many people would love to know more about such things.
All in all, an easy read. Mostly gentle, occasionally boring and sporadically inspiring. Read this one when you feel down and low. It should help.
15 reviews10 followers
August 7, 2011
This book is obviously based on the personal views of the writer- what she thinks and have experienced but the best part is that it gives you small invaluable advices here and there which maybe no one can give you 'coz they are so trivial but they mean so much in real life.
Since they have come with life experience so they are something definitely to look forward to from someone like me who has in her early 20s.
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18 reviews3 followers
June 27, 2011
I received this book in a GoodReads contest.
I truly appreciated the unique view the author has of how we should be caring and interacting with mankind. The unique philosophies presented were truly thought provoking and will hopefully compliment our journey towards self-enlightenment. I appreciated the way the author presented her ideas so that they can be implemented in numerous settings. I believe that anyone dealing with people in any situation should have a copy of this book as a resource.
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4,070 reviews46 followers
November 8, 2015
Touted as a thought building exercise to re-evaluate your life, your journey, and/or your goal, Meandering Mind is more about Dillner's experience than how to achieve your own goal. At times, pure drivel, other times, common sense (or nonsense), the writing is scattered and boring.

Thank you to GoodReads FirstReads, Divine Design, and Dillner for this ARC.
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