Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change into Gift and Opportunity
Though SARK has empowered millions to live their creative dreams, manage their businesses, and savor personal connections, the deaths of her mother and cat and the end of a treasured relationship tested her ability to walk her talk. But as Glad No Matter What shows, she journeyed through the spirals and layers of grief and loss and emerged stronger and more whole. In this inspiring book, she shares the insights she found along the way practical strategies we can all use to cultivate profound, positive transformation through, rather than despite, life’s inevitable travails.
Learning To Swim
By Marguerite L. Bryant "Heartartist" - November 29, 2010
Today I finished Sark's newest book, "Glad No Matter What." I am grateful because it has opened my heart to grief that was still hiding in me. There was a large part of me who thought that there would someday be an end to the grief, even though experiences with tidal waves of it knocked me over time and time again. I pushed down the feelings when they came, thinking I could avoid them. There is this child inside who thought if I allowed myself to really let loose and grieve fully, I may never stop crying. I would simply cry myself to death!
I watched a movie recently where this woman who had gone through many war atrocities said to the man who loved her: "I am afraid that if I go away with you, I will eventually start to cry. I won't be able to stop and the tears will fill the room. I will drown, and I will take you with me."
His response: "I'll learn to swim."
I loved this because it was such a great analogy for... read more
An authentic, inspiring, and very practical work
By Jeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified - November 11, 2010
Before reading this book I have to admit that I didn't know SARK from shinola, despite the fact that she has sold millions of books. I am so impressed with this work because not only is she exceptionally creative, she's also refreshingly authentic in her writing. Unlike so many self-help/spiritual growth authors who tend to position themselves on some pulpit of superiority (i.e., I've got it all solved), SARK openly admits there are times when she herself backslides into less than optimal feelings and behaviors. The truth is I just loved her candor, and more importantly, after experiencing the death of my three closest friends this year I found great value in the many innovative and practical transformative tools that she shares in this book.
Now that I've finished reading it, I must admit I feel dumbfounded as to why I'd never come across SARK's work in the past, as it truly is fabulous in so many respects. Based on the quality of this book, I'll definitely be considering... read more
Smart and sensitive
By Hiwa's pal "Hiwa's pal" - November 1, 2010
Sark has a way of expressing and describing feelings as I've never seen. I am only reading a few pages at a time to let what she says sink in and touch the parts of me that need expressing. There is a common trend of positive, accepting, feeling your feelings in much of the things I'm reading these days. However, Sark pinpoints these and brings them to the surface so that you can easily examine what is happening in your own life. As usual, she is entertaining and endearing. She is also very real for those of us still examining our whys and "how the heck did that happen?" She lets us see our part in our life and puts us back in there to work it out for ourselves to come out even better than if we were to have just endured the experience. I always look forward to opening her books to any page and feeling a slice of her perspective. Witty, smart, truly sensitive and such a valuable enlightening tool.
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