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Kate

Sydney, Australia | Member Since 2009

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  • Noble Heart: A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Pema Chodron
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (153)

    You can't get away from suffering. That's the good news, teaches Pema Chodron. For at the core of your most painful experiences, you will find the seeds of your awakening. On Noble Heart, this best-selling author and Tibetan Buddhist nun shows you how vulnerability is our greatest spiritual resource amid life's difficulties. Using special meditations and teachings, she shows how to cultivate your own noble heart, one that sheds its armor, and opens fearlessly to both heartache and delight.

    Jim says: "Wonderful, like a personal retreat"
    "Spirituality that makes sense!"
    Overall

    Pema Chodron is the most wonderful speaker. She has a lovely lilting, relaxing voice and what she says is well worth listening to. These sessions, recorded at a retreat, will give the listener lots of common sense, practical advice that they can really use to make their busy lives more spiritual. Highly recommended!

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Discovering Your Inner Child

    • ORIGINAL (36 mins)
    • By Shakti Gawain
    • Narrated By Shakti Gawain
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    There's nothing quite like a child's sense of wonder. Inspired by the pioneering work of Dr. Hal Stone and Dr. Sidra Winkelman (authors of Embracing Our Selves and Embracing Each Other), Shakti Gawain invites us to get to know the eternal child that lives within each of us. Though often a neglected aspect of ourselves, the inner child can become a rejuvenating source of joy, creativity, and self-healing. Through regular use of the exercises described here, you will create an unforgettable relationship with a magical part of yourself.

    Kate says: "Highly recommended"
    "Highly recommended"
    Overall

    This is a short audiobook but I found it to be an excellent insight into the issues and emotions that we face in our daily lives. I've always avoided the idea of an "inner child" affecting who I am today, however, a number of issues have led me to explore this, and I think Shakti Gawain's book is a practical, down to earth look at what might be governing the decisions and action we take. At only 45mins it is worth taking the time to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Geneen Roth
    • Narrated By Geneen Roth
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    When Food Is Love examines the motivations behind bingeing and obsessive dieting, and explains how such compulsive behavior sabotages intimate relationships. With compassion and penetrating wisdom, Geneen Roth reveals how to break destructive emotional patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers, physical and emotional - that make us human.

    MSCHITOWNRN says: "IT HELPED"
    "Recommended to those struggling with weight loss"
    Overall

    Although the authour, Geneen Roth, has a rather annoying voice (somewhat whining and babyish), the message in her books is excellent. As someone who has struggled with weight issues for a very long time, her take on it is very different from most, but made complete sense to me. I would recommend listening to this and her other books. You get used to her voice after a while and what remains is a way to explore the deeper issues associated with food.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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