Joan Anderson's best-selling A Year by the Sea revealed a far larger than expected constituency in the form of thousands of women struggling to realize their full potential. After years of focusing on the needs of others as a wife and mother, Anderson devoted a year to rediscovering herself and reinvigorating her dreams. The questions she asked herself and the insights she gained became the core of the popular weekend workshops Anderson developed to help women figure out how, after being all things to all people, they can finally become what they need to be for themselves. A Weekend to Change Your Life brings Anderson's techniques to women everywhere, providing a step-by-step path listeners can follow at their own pace.
Drawing on her own life and on the experiences of the women she meets at her workshops, Anderson shows women how to move beyond the roles they play in relationship to others and reclaim their individuality. Through gentle instruction, she illuminates the rewards of nurturing long-neglected talents, revitalizing plans sacrificed to the demands of family life, and redefining oneself by embracing new possibilities.
©2006 Joan Anderson; (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.
I bought this book because I wanted to get a kick start in changing my life. I am single parent who is at the beginning stages of empty nest syndrome. I had hope this book would give me an idea, motivation or at least some direction in changing my life. I felt the book was more about promoting the author's weekend retreats rather than some helpful insights or tips. I was very disappointed.
I loved all of the ideas the author presents during her retreats. She shares many of the issues her clients experience, and how they were able to over come them.
To the poster who said she was just promoting her weekend retreat - you did not listen to the book. If you had, you would have heard her (on NUMEROUS occasions) state that a whole weekend is not necessary to retreat.
The stories in this book were a great help to me in coming up with ideas for my own retreats. There is a lot of wonderful, real world, advice in here. Not just fluff and the usual "self help" stuff. I highly recommend this book.
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