Item description for Journey From Head to Heart: Living and Working Authentically by Nancy Oelklaus...
Overview A toolkit for those who are exhausted from solving never-ending problems and working harder and harder and not arriving at their destination, this resource discusses how to live and work from the power of the human spirit.
Publishers Description Journey From Head to Heart is... A Toolkit for those who are exhausted from solving neverending problems, working harder and harder and not arriving at the destination where they truly want to be. A Map for how to make the journey from head to heart and then integrate the two so that the power of ego is diminished and the Authentic Self can emerge to live and work from the power of the human spirit. A Reference book you can use for many years to come as the reader meets life's challenges with success that satisfies both the head and the heart. "Journey from Head to Heart" is exactly that, integrating logic, reason, emotion, spirituality, recovery, science, and ancient wisdom from a variety of sources to create a recipe for wholeness. The tools and processes are designed for people who are a little wary of "touchy-feely" or "New Age" approaches. Praise for Journey From Head to Heart "For beginners on a spiritual voyage, as well as for experienced travelers, Journey From Head To Heart is very powerful. I couldn't put it down. Its stories, told with clarity and simplicity, make it a treasure." -Dr. Linda O'Neal, Executive Director, Southwest Education Alliance "This book is for people struggling with work/life balance, for entrepreneurs, for those seeking their authentic purpose in life and work. It lays out a plan to get ego out of the way, lead with humility, and communicate so that others are attracted to your cause." -Dick Moeller, President St. David's Community Health Foundation "What separates this book from the majority of self-help manuals is the author's awareness that many people in today's world neglect to acknowledge the importance of personal faith and spirituality in the growth process, and in turn, are unable to integrate their actions with their beliefs." -Lisa Heidle, Rebecca's Reads For more information, visit www.HeadtoHeart.info Another great self-help book from Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.69" Width: 7.44" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.96 lbs.
Release Date Feb 14, 2008
Publisher Loving Healing Press
ISBN 1932690433 ISBN13 9781932690439
Availability 62 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 27, 2017 01:00.
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A must have book for authentic living Jul 27, 2008
Nancy brings together years of experience, knowledge, and wisdom in her new book, "Journey from Head to Heart." Her skills bring the readers to a place of visiting their own authenticity and finding ways for living from the heart center, rather than the logical mind. We often think there is a separation in our lives - the personal life and the working life. Nancy dispels this idea and gives us ways to live both lives from one place - the heart. And, it works, if you work it!
I highly recommend this book, and even more so recommend attending Nancy's workshops as a compliment to reading the book.
Getting one's head on straight is something highly underrated in today's society Jul 10, 2008
Getting one's head on straight is something highly underrated in today's society. "Journey from Head to Heart: Living and Working Authentically" is a guide to doing just that - living life while putting one's A-game and heart into it. The goal is to live one's life with personal gravitas and gusto, rather than the half-hearted shambling of someone living as an automaton. Designed to avoid being too touchy-feely (a common pitfall of many self-help guides), "Journey from Head to Heart" is highly recommended for community library collections.
Acknowledging oneself in the self-growth process Feb 20, 2008
Reviewed by Lisa Heidle for RebeccasReads (1/08)
For 30 years, Dr. Nancy Oelklaus has been on a mission to help people improve both their personal lives and careers. In her new book, "Journey from Head to Heart: Living and Working Authentically," Dr. Oelklaus focuses on the importance of moving away from the demands of ego toward a true, more authentic self. What separates this book from the majority of self-help manuals is the author's awareness that many people in today's world neglect to acknowledge the importance of personal faith and spirituality in the growth process, and in turn, are unable to integrate their actions with their beliefs.
Dr. Oelklaus believes that by not recognizing experiences from the past and not being accountable for our actions in the present, we are unable to genuinely connect with ourselves and the world around us. "Pride, perfectionism, people-pleasing, rebellion, stubbornness, and all other character defects that hinder potential and possibility," can lead to addictions and keep people from being content.
She insists that speaking from the heart creates a "safe space for others to learn and change." The phrase, "What I truly want to say is...," allows people to focus and limit their language in order to effectively communicate not only their words, but their energy. Dr. Oelklaus also impresses upon the reader the importance of surrounding ourselves with positive people as opposed to negative people. She supports the idea through explaining mirror neurons--the brain chemistry that is created when we are in the presence of positive chemical energy as opposed to negative, energy-draining chemicals.
Daily maintenance tools that enable the reader to stay on the positive path created are offered throughout "Journey from Head to Heart." Utilizing prayer or meditation, reading inspirational quotes and implementing the process of "Ask, Release and Wait" when asking questions in order to build patience are just a few examples. By utilizing these tools, we are able to recognize the issues that keep us from focusing on important aspects and people in our lives.
In Chapter 2 of "Journey from Head to Heart," Dr. Oelklaus writes, "But there comes a time in adulthood when we must align who we truly are with what we do and how we act. When it's time to become authentic--to realize our purpose in life, our heart's desire." Her voice resounds with sincerity, helping the reader know that authenticity is a gift we are all born with and, with a little internal work, can locate again. With a unique perspective on personal development, Oelklaus reminds us that enlightenment is a state of being that places us on the path to self-discovery. People believe that enlightenment is the destination, when in actuality it is only the beginning, the awareness that first we must discover where our soul resides before we can truly become whole.
You'll find a friend in Nancy Oelklaus Feb 20, 2008
Reviewed by Vicki Landes for Reader Views (11/07)
Do you ever feel like the `real you' isn't the one living your life? That what you do from day to day isn't what feeds your soul or nurtures your heart? Author Nancy Oelklaus says that genuine person and real happiness are inside there somewhere and is determined to bring them out with help from her new book, "Journey from Head to Heart: Living and Working Authentically."
Oelklaus' book is a result of her own struggles to find her path and transcend beyond what she'd fallen into in life. Heartfelt and deep, she bares her past demons in her stories of experience and poetry from recovery. Throughout the book, she gently urges her readers to lead a conscious life, with purpose and values that extend to all of our daily circumstances. She uses touching examples from her own turbulent path to illustrate how we can rise above our egos, control our perspectives, live with courage, and see ourselves as what we really are - spirits with limitless potential.
"Journey from Head to Heart" is a profound combination of science and religion with facts and feelings. Even as early as the preface, Oelklaus captivates you with her honesty, sincerity, and hope. Her writing style gave the sensation that I was listening to an old friend pour her life's heart out to me. Her energy encourages and motivates to be more than we've become - both as individuals and as a society.
"Journey from Head to Heart" is written with the middle-aged person in mind - those that have realized that they are not living with their intended priorities at the center of their existence and are looking for a change. However, young adults looking to start out with an authentic spirit (or change before that critical life precipice appears) would benefit from reading it as well. If you enjoy reading Stephen Covey or Rick Warren, you'll find a friend in Nancy Oelklaus.
It takes a delicate voice to put your individual shortcomings and life obstacles in a self-help book without sounding egotistical or as if you are flaunting your personal victories yet Nancy Oelklaus does so gracefully and humbly within the pages of her book. "Journey from Head to Heart" is simply the path we must take between those two points - opening the eyes, raising the voice, swallowing our pride, and releasing the soul.