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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This inspiring guide to healing and growth illuminates the richness and potential of every life, even in the face of loss and adversity—now updated with additional toolbox materials and a new preface by the author

In the more than twenty-five years since she co-founded Omega Institute—now the world’s largest center for spiritual retreat and personal growth—Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways in which people weather change and transition. In a beautifully crafted blend of moving stories, humorous insights, practical guidance, and personal memoir, she offers tools to help us make the choice we all face in times of challenge: Will we be broken down and defeated, or broken open and transformed? Lesser shares tales of ordinary people who have risen from the ashes of illness, divorce, loss of a job or a loved one—stronger, wiser, and more in touch with their purpose and passion. And she draws on the world’s great spiritual and psychological traditions to support us as we too learn to break open and blossom into who we were meant to be.

Health, Mind & Body
May 4
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Netguise ,

Fantastic, insightful and helpful

This book is a must read for anyone who has experienced hardship or loss. Elizabeth offers such wonderful perspective on how to move through these tough times, embrassing and valuing instead of avoiding them. Get it, read it, experience it.

Elisagh ,


This book spent a ridiculous amount of time talking about psychic readers and fairytales. If you’re going thru hard times and want serious self-help don’t purchase this book. The part that I almost throw up was when she mentioned Albert Einstein going to a psychic reader and that one of his most famous quote came out of the mouth of this person instead of him. I was going to ask for my money back, but Im stuck with it.

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