Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

The Wholehearted Journey: Bringing Qualities of Soul to Everyday Life and Work

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

The Wholehearted Journey: Bringing Qualities of Soul to Everyday Life and Work

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The Wholehearted Journey: Bringing Qualities of Soul to Everyday Life and Work, by Denise Bissonnette. 2002. Santa Cruz, CA: Diversity World. 359 pages, Soft Cover, $21.95

Intended Audience: A, B, C, E, F, I

Major Headings from Table of Contents:

Bringing the Sacred into the Everyday; Shaping Fresh Hope from New Dreams; Embracing the Unknown; Celebrating Your Gifts; Restoring Purpose and Passion; Befriending Yourself and Others; Moving Through Fear; Accepting Change; Renewing the Joy of Giving; Pulling Your Own Strings; Seizing the Day; Employing Your Inner Compass; Harnessing Perspective; Becoming More Teachable; Choosing Joy; Living Wholeheartedly; Valuing Your Part in the Whole; Cultivating Balance in Life and Work; seeing Through New Eyes; Remaining True to the Soul.

How is the book most useful for its intended audience?

The tools, exercises, stories, and quotes outlined in every chapter not only can help you with an inside-out approach to career and life transition, but it will give lots of great information to support those you are supporting in their transitions.

The top five things you learned from reading this book:

1. I learned new ways to balance my life and career.

2. I learned to be more gentle with myself on my career journey and how to support others to make their career path more of a quest and adventure instead of gut-wrenching work.

3. I learned ways to focus more on joy and gratitude in my day-to-day life as well as in my career quest.

4. I learned practical ways to invite soul into my work.

5. I learned to take time to do my own work along side focusing with clients on their work.

I have read so many books on career transition, on living in balance, and bringing spirit to work, that I was jaded about how good this book would be. I was grabbed by the title and I felt I would enjoy this book but had no idea how much it would move and transform me. I was to read and review the book and I found myself mesmerized with the process of the book and eager to do the work as well as share it with my own clients. …

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