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When we align with circumstance, circumstance aligns with us. Using a cutting-edge scientific theory of synchronicity, Sky Nelson-Isaacs presents a model for living "in the flow" - a state of optimal functioning, creative thinking, and seemingly effortless productiv
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Published February 19th 2019 by North Atlantic Books
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Gigi Azmy
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought I knew everything about FLOW - from Steven Kotler to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi or the Flow Genome Project. But this book is written with such ability to help the leaders find deeper and deeper layers of flow. "What makes a life worth living?" Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has asked us. Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow." LIVING IN FLOW shows you how to do exactly that. ...more
Amber Snider
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ordered from Amazon. A really great read so far! Sky Nelson-Isaacs connects the dots of a complicated universe in an emotionally intelligent way. His ideas are both thought-provoking and empowering. A really good atlas to navigate the course of our lives with intention. #inspired
Jeremy Richardson
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sky presents compelling ideas on how to live a more empowered, easeful, and purpose-filled life. He does a great job putting complex ideas into simple terms and illustrations that you’ll enjoy whether you’re familiar with Flow and live it as a way of life, or you’re new to the ideas and just learning about how to apply them to your life.
Marthy Leermans
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The cosmic dance of synchronicity as it relates to events in the world. The more open and trusting I'm, the more flow of energy and information there is and I see this exhibiting as sustenance, synchronicity or things aligning up miraculously out of nowhere. Whichever language or metaphor we use, this is how it ultimately works for me. About Sky's language; I'm grateful.
~ Marthy Leermans
ps: I received a free advance copy from Sky Nelson-Isaacs.
Hannah C.
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it
A book divided into two parts: Part I the author, a physicist, talks about his studied theory of synchronicity and flow, and Part II sees the author attempt to explain his theory using the principles of quantum mechanics.

One thing I did notice as he explains synchronicity (aka meaningful coincidences) and ties it together with a concept of ‘external’ flow, was that there were several themes that have been explored before by other authors popping up although perhaps not expressly mentioned - Mih
Neil Hopwood
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quantum mechanics is now about 100 years old. It’s radically changed the world we live in. And yet…we still have no idea what it MEANS.
Sky Nelson-Isaacs takes a leap toward unraveling the mystery with Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World. A scientist by trade who studies the quantum world, the author sees evidence that the quantum never truly disappears, and instead carries on at our “macroscopic” scale, bringing its weird laws with it. Specifically
Ann Betz
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed Sky's ability to explain the "patterns and commonalities between things that seem completely distinct." His stories are engaging and this is overall a really interesting blend of science and spirituality. ...more
Stuart Elliott
Feb 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Donna Foster
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Shrives to turn ideas into reality in a very insightful way.
J Aislynn d'Merricksson
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Living in Flow by Sky Nelson-Isaacs is a book I have been longing for! A book that shows what is commonly regarded as magic or mere 'wishful thinking' is indeed science we can strive to replicate. This was all something I've tried to articulate to others before, but lacked the wherewithal to explain properly. Nelson-Isaacs does a magnificent job of explaining his theory of flow and synchronicity, and is equally clear on what it patently is not. He gives layman's explanations of the quantum mecha ...more
Lisa Cobb Sabatini
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I won a copy of Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World by Sky Nelson-Isaacs from Goodreads.

Readers who struggle with scientific concepts, have no fear! Sky Nelson-Isaacs presents both scientific concepts and his own theories in an easy to read and understand manner in his book Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World. Consistently using the same though changing diagram throughout the book, branches in a tree, t
Philip Gabbard
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Among the best aspects of Living in Flow, is that it takes you 'there' fast. I initially thought that a book by a theoretical physicist would be or could be too academic to keep me engaged. It's not. It is thoughtful and human. And the book gets you to understand quickly what and how our synchronicities are...and knowing the difference between finding our purpose and finding our 'sense' of purpose. Finding the presence of our Flow(s) gives us power, added consciousness and a deepened connectedne ...more
Melody Cooper
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The first thing that struck me reading this book, Living in Flow, is that it made me think. The book gave me a dozen aha moments and then challenged the way I define and see synchronicity and flow in my life and the world around me. I found myself wondering about linear perceptions of this topic and was intrigued by Sky Nelson-Isaacs process of defining flow and synchronicity, his subsequent scientific research and personal observations . This book is a fascinating read for it's ideas and an ent ...more
Lizzie Elsey-moore
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Learning more about synchronicity and our responsive universe (which is such a comforting concept to me), while also feeling uplifted, hopeful and encouraged… you can’t get any better than that. A reflection of his message, Nelson-Isaacs seems to flow easily between his head and his heart, talking about physics and real life in a completely attainable way for a non-scientist like me. I started the book and was immediately energized to say “yes” to things I normally wouldn’t have…and they resulte ...more
Laura Brooks
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Living in Flow by Sky Nelson-Isaacs. This well-written book suggests an explanation for the meaningful coincidences that occur in our lives and provides tools for using these synchronicities to improve our quality of life. I really appreciated the way Nelson-Isaacs, who is a physicist, explained the foundations of his theory in layman’s terms with practical, real world examples. My favorite chapter of the book focused on living authentically. I found useful information th ...more
Jennifer Ferren
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sky Nelson-Isaac has done the impossible. He has taken incredibly esoteric self-help concepts and backed them with scientific evidence in an easy to read and easy to comprehend format. It was hard to put this book down due to the constant “Yes!” moments I kept encountering. Well written, well proved, well done.
Jennifer Ferren
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Independent Inspirational Recording Artist
Michael Novak
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Living in Flow is a great read. The perspective that Sky writes on synchronicity is intriguing and inspiring. I actually read the book twice getting nuggets each time. Our choices in life gives the universe, through meaningful coincidences, a chance to show what it has to offer. Take a chance, get the book.
(Alice) Aley Martin
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read books by Jung, Csiksentmihayli and others I was concerned about redundancy, but Sky offers an approachable and well integrated look at autjenticity, flow and synchronicity, as well as an informative look at quantum theory. Worthy read!
Paris Eaton
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great book, while I agree with most of his points there are some things I did not. The science behind it was quite interesting but for someone not very well versed in science at times was hard to follow. I’d definitely recommend reading this!
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Living in Flow is a unique inspiration. It really clicked with me and I could relate to it. This book offers a terrific explanation of how we can listen to inner wisdom over anxiety, even when anxiety often seems louder. The book clearly explains how choosing to follow the 'flow' of what truly calls to us can help us feel more open and alive and less stuck or hopeless. A must read! ...more
Steve Gambino
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A refreshing view on the subject of synchronicity from a physicist no less. A bonus is the references to other groundbreaking authors in the field which if followed will have you going further and further down the proverbial rabbit hole. Fascination guaranteed if you're warm to the subject. ...more
Phthalo Gray "I ain't finna read that"
I don't get it. ...more
Gayle Zborowski
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love! The quantum physics part is light but all that is needed.
Re Álvarez Parmar
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ignore the obstacles and focus on action!
Lucy Yu
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Omer Hadi
Mar 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Next time leave your white guilt out of your books.
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A very solid explanation of the science of synchronicities. Explains things in detail that typical law of attraction books miss.
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SKY NELSON-ISAACS is a theoretical physicist, speaker, musician, and author of "Leap to Wholeness: How the World is Programmed to Help Us Grow, Heal, and Adapt".

He has a masters degree in physics from San Francisco State University, with a thesis in String Theory, and a BS in physics from UC Berkeley. Nelson-Isaacs has dedicated his life to finding his own sense of purpose, beginning as a student

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