The Little Book on Meaning

The Little Book on Meaning : Why We Crave It, How We Create It

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An invaluable guide and companion for anyone seeking greater meaning and purpose in life.
A nominee for the Books for a Better Life award!
As a pioneer in the field of life coaching, Laura Berman Fortgang has spent decades helping people figure out what they want to do with their lives. And so it was a bit of a surprise when a theme she heard repeatedly from clients emerged in her own thinking and would not be dismissed: work didn't feel as "meaningful" to her as it once had. It was one of those big realizations one has from time to time. The funny thing was that it turned out the "solution(s)" to her problem were quite small...
In The Little Book on Meaning Laura Berman Fortgang reveals that while our hunger for a meaningful life can be enormous, our desire for meaning is usually satiated by small, bite-size morsels of meaning-the small, almost incidental events or "achievements" that comprise the fabric of our lives. According to Fortgang, meaning is where you look for it, and through tenderly drawn stories from her own life and the lives of those around her, she shows readers how they too can peek around corners to discover the small elements of their lives that truly matter.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 111.76 x 175.26 x 20.32mm | 158.76g
  • Tarcher
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • 1585428027
  • 9781585428021
  • 1,041,918

About Laura Berman Fortgang

Laura Berman Fortgang is a nationally renowned speaker and life coach, helping individuals, small businesses, and corporations forge new directions and weather change. Recently ordained as an Interfaith Minister, she lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
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Peraise for Living Your Best Life.... "Laura Berman Fortgang will help you reach the success and fulfillment you are destined for."--Ken Blanchard "A brilliantly written, indispensable guide that touches and expands the very best of our hearts, minds, and spirits."--Harold Bloomfield, M.D., author of "Making Peace with Your Past and How to Survive the Loss of a Love" "Beware-this thought-provoking book will put you on a one-way path to a more creative and fulfilling life."--Kyle MacLachlan "Fortgang generously offers glorious, refreshing guidance to help us each find our unique path in life."--Jennifer Louden, author of" The Woman's Comfort Book" "Fortgang's Wisdom Access Questions have the makings of brilliance-simple, easy to use, hugely effective, and humblingly obvious."--Judy George, founder and CEO, Domain "Laura helps you organize information... so you can move your life forward in positive ways. I can't recommend this enough!"--Julia Sweeney Praise for WHAT NOW?... "This is it--a turbocharged, high-energy, stripped-to-the-core distillation of key insights and practices to truly move you forward. After readiong Laura's loving and potent guidance, you can't help creating the life you yearn for."--Jennifer Louden, author of "Comfort Secrets for Busy Women" "If this book delivers just ten percent of the power of Laura's coaching, it will be worth thousands of times the price."--Mark Bryan, co-author of "THE ARTIST'S WAY AT WORK" "We all need to plug into an energy source for our lives and once you plug into Laura Berman Fortgang and Now What? you will be electrified and raring to go. Listen to what she has to say and you will move your life to new heights."--Iyanla Vanzant "Thinking of making a big change in how you make a living--or how you live your life? Having trouble getting started? This wise, honest and practical book can help you figure out what may be holding you back, and where to go from here. I'm recommending it to everyone I know. Great stuff!"--Anne Fisher, FORTUNE
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