Item description for Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight: 52 Amazing Ways to Master the Art of Personal Change by Karen Scalf Linamen...
Overview Intimate, humorous, and inspiring, this work takes readers on a journey from where they are to where they want to be. With her trademark blend of laugh-out-loud humor and sage advice, Linamen introduces 52 powerful actions necessary to embrace change.
Publishers Description Do you wish something in your life was different? Take heart You already possess the first and most important ingredient for change. Don't waste your dissatisfaction, "wield" it Intimate, humorous, and inspiring, "Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight" will take you on a journey from where you are to where you want to be. Do you long for a more rewarding career? A more passionate marriage? A healthier body, brighter future, or happier heart? With her trademark blend of laugh-out-loud humor and sage advice, Karen Linamen introduces you to 52 powerful actions you can apply to "any" change you long to embrace. In the process, you'll discover the missing link between dissatisfaction and transformation; learn painless ways to remodel your habits; understand why you procrastinate and how to stop; learn how to generate the energy you need to pursue the life you want, and, above all, discover options and resources you never dreamed you had. What are you waiting for? No matter what has been holding you back-fear, fatigue, adversity, heartbreak, failures, or even the choices of other people-get ready. Get set. Lasting change is possible and its time to get started "Includes questions for reflection and discussion. "
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 16, 2008
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1400074002 ISBN13 9781400074006
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More About Karen Scalf Linamen
Karen Linamen is a motivational speaker and celebrated author of ten books for women, including "Due to Rising Energy Costs the Light at the End of the Tunnel Has Been Turned Off" and "Just Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt. "The Literary Guild dubbed Linamen the queen of good humor and common sense, while "Publishers Weekly "describes her writing as funny, forthright and unforgettable. Karen lives with her family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit her website at www.karenlinamen.com."
Karen Scalf Linamen currently resides in the state of Colorado. Karen Scalf Linamen was born in 1960.
Reviews - What do customers think about Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight?
Love The Title Jan 16, 2009
Karen Scalf Linamen has some questions for the reader. What changes do you want to make in your life? Are you missing out on something? Ever thinK, "I can't do that." She knows change doesn't happen over night and it takes a real determination to choose to change and to follow through on that decision. She lists fifty-two life changing actions the reader can put to use in his or her own life. Lots of good advise writen with a humorous style that will engage the reader from page one to the end. Fun, witty, and wise.
52 Ways to Change Habits Jan 12, 2009
Author Karen Scalf Linamen offers 52 practical ways to change habits that stall women from achieving their dreams and goals. Her writing style is humorous and easy to read, and she is able to instill a positive attitude in the reader that indeed makes you think you can apply these steps to various life situations.
The greatest drawback to the book is that there are 52 ways to change habits. This is a great deal of information to actually use, even to sift through and choose what works best for each individual reader.
It is a good book to casually read and take away practical information for making simple but impactful changes in your life.
First rate devotional to help you change your life for good Jan 2, 2009
Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight by Karen Linamen is the perfect book to start reading at the beginning of the year. There are hundreds of books out there that will tell you just how to fix your life: budgeting, diet, exercise, self-improvement, etc, but the reason there are always more of these books is that we find it hard to stick with any plan that requires us to change, even if we desire it! Linamen seeks to help us stick with actual change by determining what holds us back from making changes and helping us overcome those obstacles. Her writing is always funny, yet incredibly smart. Most chapters include the opportunity for journaling and self-discovery exercises. I didn't do all of them, but the ones I did revealed a lot, even to me! There are many reasons why we can't stick with serious change, but Linamen addresses each one with the encouragement to never give up. I do recommend reading this book in the morning or midday. I read it each night before bed, and I sometimes forgot to keep the vows I made to myself the night before, but that's my own fault. I've passed the book on to my husband in hopes that we can both makes changes together.
If You Really Want to Make Some Changes Nuns Would be a Helpful Companion Jan 1, 2009
This is the first of Karen Scalf Linaman books I've read and I enjoyed her cut to the chase style of putting it out there. I also enjoyed her sometimes subtle, sometimes in your face humor.
If you are looking for some enthusiastic cheerleading for choices you know you need or should make, you could benefit from Linaman's helpful ideas. If you aren't ready to do what you need to do to move forward with lifestyle changes, this book isn't going to make your life better.
I appreciated that all her wisdom and suggestions can be applied to all areas of life. You don't necessarily need a handful of how-to books to cover all your resolutions. Hers would be sufficient because her insight covers across the board. Her chapters are short and broken up into quick bite-sized nuggets and snippets of story.
Very conservative religious may struggle with some aspects of this book and the author's personal struggles. If you can't accept a Christian remarrying after divorce, then you'll want to pass because Linaman is honest about her own path in life that includes a failed marriage. If you are expecting very deep Biblical wisdom and counsel you might be disappointed. However, the author includes the basic Gospel message and several scripture references. That said, non-religious can find takeaways that will help them to focus on what they could do to move beyond a struggle or bad habit.
As with all self-help books if it just ends up on your bookshelf it's not going to benefit you. If you are going to buy it and not commit to pulling out what makes sense to you and using it, don't waste your money. But if you truly want to makes some changes Only Nuns could be just what you're looking for.
change takes time Dec 31, 2008
Every woman longs for change in some area of her life. Unfortunately, fear, fatigue, adversity, heartbreak, past failures, and even the choices of other people get in the way and make lasting change seem out of reach. Having been there herself, Karen Linamen knows exactly how to take readers from where they are to where they want to be.
In Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight, she examines 52 powerful actions readers can apply to any change they long to embrace. Her insights apply to career, finances, personal health and fitness, relationships, faith--in fact, every facet of a woman's life.
Blending laugh-out-loud humor and sage advice, Linamen shows readers the link between dissatisfaction and transformation, how to remodel habits, the little-known truth about procrastination, how to generate the energy they need to pursue the life they desire, how to benefit from options and resources they never dreamed they had, and much, much more!
I found various portions and chapters to be interesting and humorous. I have found in my life that the title "Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight" is quite true. You can try and try to figure how to change and feel all the more confused when your done trying. This book has some very practical examples for applying change to your everyday routine.