Uncommon H.O.P.E.

ISBN: 9781402236068

By: Kathleen Hall

Published: 03/01/2010

Every day, the little constant stresses and anxieties leave us feeling unfulfilled. But what if change was within your grasp and you didn't even know it?

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Every day, the little constant stresses and anxieties leave us feeling unfulfilled, not living the best life possible. But what if the life we want to live is with in our grasp and we don’t even know it? Kathleen Hall had a powerful career on Wall Street, a beautiful home, and a physician husband. But under the surface she was miserable, sad, anxious, and hollow. She knew there had to be more meaning to life, and she set out to find it, studying with the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Desmond Tutu, and others. What she found was that the answers lie in something so simple, we all already have them in our possession. That path is H.O.P.E.: a simple way to live an inspired life in a stress-driven world. Uncommon H.O.P.E. takes the reader through each element of this path to free living: • HONESTY • OPTIMISM • PERSEVERANCE • EN-JOY Uncommon H.O.P.E. is not about giving up our wealth, quitting our jobs, or moving to the mountains. It is a movement to bring the wisdom of conquering stress to our everyday lives, from a person just like us who changed her life and found a way to personal freedom. Discover the power of Uncommon H.O.P.E. today, and live the life you were meant to live.

About the Author

Dr. Kathleen Hall

Dr. Kathleen Hall, internationally recognized lifestyle expert in stress and work-life balance, is the founder and CEO of The Stress Institute (www.stressinstitute.com ), Alter Your Life and The Mindful Living Network (www.mindfullivingtv.com ). Her advice has been featured on The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, Oprah & Friends, Martha Stewart Radio, and in Working Woman, Woman's Day, and Parade. She lives in Atlanta.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Foreword: Mindful Living at Oak Haven     ix
The Introduction     xiii
Part One: The River     1
Chapter 1: The Invitation of the River     3
Chapter 2: Living in the River     19
Chapter 3: Navigating the River     25
Chapter 4: Stops on the River     31
Chapter 5: The River Leads Home     39
Part Two: The Spring     43
Chapter 6: The Energy of Hope     45
Chapter 7: Honesty: The First Commitment     55
Chapter 8: Honesty with My Self     61
Chapter 9: Honesty with the Divine     67
Chapter 10: Honesty with My Partner     73
Chapter 11: Honesty with My Family     79
Chapter 12: Honesty with My Work     85
Chapter 13: Honesty with My Community     91
Chapter 14: Optimism: The Second Commitment     95
Chapter 15: Optimism with My Self     105
Chapter 16: Optimism with the Divine     113
Chapter 17: Optimism with My Partner     121
Chapter 18: Optimism with My Family     127
Chapter 19: Optimism with My Work     133
Chapter 20: Optimism with My Community     137
Chapter 21: Perseverance: The Third Commitment     143
Chapter 22: Perseverance with My Self     151
Chapter 23: Perseverance with the Divine     157
Chapter 24: Perseverance with My Partner     163
Chapter 25: Perseverance with My Family     169
Chapter 26: Perseverance with My Work     177
Chapter 27: Perseverance with My Community     181
Chapter 28: En-Joy! The Fourth Commitment     185
Chapter 29: En-Joy My Self     189
Chapter 30: En-Joy the Divine     195
Chapter 31: En-Joy My Partner     199
Chapter 32: En-Joy My Family     203
Chapter 33: En-Joy My Work     209
Chapter 34: En-Joy My Community     215
Part Three: The Ocean     219
The Ripple Effect     223
Epilogue     225
About the Author     227


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Format: Hardcover

Length: 7.5 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 14.40 oz
Page Count: 256 pages


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