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My Mother's Rules

A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius
Narrated by: Lynn Toler
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
5 out of 5 stars (193 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this unique, profoundly inspirational memoir, Divorce Court star Judge Lynn Toler shares her mother's wisdom for learning to conquer anger and become immune to insult. Toler credits her mother's "rules" for life - a life that saw her grow up the daughter of a poor teen mother and endure a husband who suffered mental illness and alcoholism - with providing the grounding for her own success and happiness. Toler shows how the mindset of "a black woman who knew how to make things work" taught her the power of knowing how to manage one's emotional business-lessons that this book offers in wrenching stories written in spare and graceful prose. My Mother's Rules is an unforgettable book that will captivate readers with its illustrations of how to rise above the most difficult circumstances and find peace and success in life.

©2007 Lynn Toler (P)2014 Lynn Toler

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Incredible & captivating.

Couldn't put it down. From beginning to end.She's my mentor.Had I Horton this book sooner. I could have made my life alot easier.

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Loved it...just one little thing

I loved the story Judge Lynn shares in her book. After hearing so many audiobooks, I wish the production could have been less rushed. Sometimes you needed to take a breath after her wisdom before jumping right into the next thing. Again not a critique on Judge Lynn at all. I'm going to listen again and write the rules out (or just buy a copy of the book).

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Totally worth listening!!!

As a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and career women I am definitely use to managing my emotions. This has some wonderful gems that I will definitely be putting into practice to better myself in all areas of my life. Judge Toler shares lots of stories from her life which is complimented by the utilization of certain skill sets that she found consistently useful. I will definitely be listening a second or third time just to makes sure I didn’t miss anything. Thank you Judge Toler for sharing.

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great read . gives you a great tool for life on how to keep cool and calm when dealing with things.

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My Mother's rules

Very good, thought provoking, with depth and some insight into the making of Judge Lynn the persona I grew to admire in her relationship programs, eg., Divorce court.

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great read!

I also grew up in a chaotic household. I lived in books and fantasy most of my life. I fear and hate peopleing more than anything do to the unpredictability of it all. I have always been a bit awkward, but now I'm a Mom that refuses to raise her kid in a bubble, under the guise of her Safety. Thank you for openly sharing in deep about how you learned the tool you needed to become successful!

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Very Insightful

I would like to thank Judge Toler for writing this book. This is a game changer for me. I will use so many of her mother's rules in my daily life. I to come from struggle and circumstances that were beyond my control and for that reason I'm so thankful for this book. It has equipped me with practical ways I can overcome my feelings and provide a better example for my four children. I'm definitely going to read this book over and take plenty of notes! Thanks again!!!

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I appreciate how candid she is with her stories.

I love how open she is with her up bringing, especially about her mentally ill father and the things her mother did to calm him. She has a lot of great life lessons to live by. What I take me from this book among others are “little things matter to little people”. Her reading style may throw you off a little, like not knowing if she’s starting a new sentence or continuing her previous one but all in all I recommend this book to everyone going through something or know somebody going through something. This book will help you or them to put things in perspective and realize things aren’t as bed as they seem and it will get better at long as you try.

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Helpful and practical

I enjoyed this book. It gave practical directions for how to identify and manage my emotions when and before they happen. This is a title that I will come back to as I found it to be extremely helpful and I have recommended to my mother and friends.

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I really enjoyed this book, because I have learned a lot about myself and maybe tools to help me with my anger. If you are struggling with your past and anger then give this a read. I didn’t know it was a biography of her life though, which was a bonus insight into Judge Toyler.

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Wonderful and you WILL definitely learn a thing or two!

I would recommend this to to anyone and everyone. It's informative, perceptive and funny. It's a great read full of advise on how to tackle everyday annoyances and get by in life without losing it. Five stars!