Enough is Enough!: Stop Enduring and Start Living Your Extraordinary Life
September 2005, Jossey-Bass
What keeps us enduring an unsatisfying life? How can we break free of our fear-based patterns to live an inspiring and unique life that is aligned with our deepest personal truth? Written by the highly successful seminar leader and life coach Jane Straus, Enough Is Enough delves into the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual aspects of an extraordinary life. Using a practical approach that includes a wealth of exercises, Straus helps readers break free of fear and learn to lead a life of integrity that is filled with joy.
Jane Straus (Mill Valley, CA) is a seminar leader, coach, motivational speaker, and the founder and CEO of two companies, one for business seminars and one for intensive personal growth workshops.
Getting Past Groundhog Day: An Introduction.
A Word About the Exercises.
1. Enough Is Enough! Begin to End Endurance.
2. Exit the Courtroom, Enter the Classroom: Let Go of Self-Judgments.
3. Remove Your Blinders: See Without Limiting Beliefs.
4. Drop Your Acts: Become Who You Already Are.
5. Break the Spell of Fear: Make Fear Your Ally.
6. Unchain Your Heart: Free Your Feelings.
7. Take Off Your Armor: Heal Your Anger and Resentment.
8. Give Yourself the Gift of Forgiveness: Live Compassionately.
9. Be Inspired: Knowing, Speaking, and Living Your Truth.
10. Breaking Free: Create Your Extraordinary Life.
About the Author.
-- Susan Jeffers, author, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and Life Is Huge!
"Jane Straus has written a deceptively simple book with profound implications. Read the first chapter, and if it does not prompt a deep desire to read the rest of the book and practice her procedures, you may be ready for sainthood and probably don’t need to eat either. This is truly a fine book."
-- Peter Coyote, actor; author, Sleeping Where I Fall
"I have the privilege of inside knowledge. I brought my pain and confusion to Jane Straus and learned from her firsthand. For those who can’t meet her personally, at last you have this book. The clarity, honesty, and integrity of this wise woman’s practice illuminate every page. Read and understand. It’s not her book. It’s yours."
--Rob Nilsson, filmmaker; winner, Camera d’Or, Cannes Film Festival, Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival
"Jane Straus writes with great compassion. She makes a crucial connection between living a life of truth and experiencing love, forgiveness, and a wisdom of the heart."
-- Gerald G. Jampolsky, M. D., author, Love is Letting Go of Fear
"Enough Is Enough! awakens us to the wisdom of our own integrity and conscience. It skillfully shows us how living in truth can bless our life."
-- Jack Kornfield, author, A Path With Heart
"In this day and age when endurance is tolerated and even extolled, our society needs to return to some basic values—living in our truth, being one. Jane Straus’s Enough Is Enough! needs to be read by every man and woman who wants to find a life of authenticity and inspiration. This book will immediately turn you in that direction."
-- Daniel Jay Sonkin, Ph.D., psychotherapist, Sausalito, California; author, Wounded Boys/Heroic Men
"Truly an inspirational book. The author speaks from the heart in a clear, articulate way, weaving examples from clients in many diverse circumstances to bring the reader a message about paying attention to our deepest truth and its healing power. This sounds deceptively simple, but the author aptly describes the psychological and bodily distortions that we humans can go through when in fear and provides a path to connect with the extraordinary within each of us."
-- Mindy S. Rosenberg, psychologist; coauthor, Children and Interparental Violence
"Jane Straus tackles a complex human dynamic with simplicity and clarity. This book has lessons that most of us need to learn."
-- The Reverend Dr. Kikanza Nuri Robins, Presbyterian pastor; author, Unspoken Visions
"Enough Is Enough! reaches into the reader's heart with poignant stories of courage and the author's own candid history, inspiring us to embrace life with enthusiasm, joy and intimacy."--John Gray Ph.D.
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