US : Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships that
"The key to real and lasting change lies somewhere between what you know and what you do. It's what you think." -Lisa OzBeing social creatures, we yearn for connection but often fall into bad habits that interfere with our ability to have rewarding relationships. We begin to see ourselves as alone, isolated, or at odds with the rest of the universe. How can we learn to live in relationship in a more enlightened way? In US: Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships That Matter Most, Lisa Oz, the bestselling coauthor of the YOU: The Owner's Manual series, takes readers on a transformational journey as she explores the three relationships that matter most: with the self, with others, and with the Divine. Interrelated and inseparable, these fundamental relationships determine the quality and the measure of our emotional and spiritual lives. Drawing from ancient traditions, spiritual and holistic thinkers, and personal insights, Lisa Oz guides you on an engaging, thought-provoking, and ultimately inspirational path toward changing your self, your relationships, and your life. With remarkable candor and humor, Lisa offers personal anecdotes that highlight the truth and consequences of familiar interactions. She also includes imaginative exercises meant to help you gain new insight into old behavior patterns and to encourage you to be an active, empowered agent for positive change in your relationships. Lisa's writing on topics such as personal well-being, identifying your authentic self, conscious parenting, marital bonding, and truly compassionate living are persuasive because they are suggestive rather than prescriptive. By holding a mirror to her relationships, Lisa hopes to inspire you to reflect on your own, observing that we are all works in progress, living in relationship together.Informative and transformative, US offers an enriched and fulfilling vision of friendship, marriage, family, and spiritual progress. In these pages, the evolution of YOU blossoms into the community of US.
- Electronic book text
- 06 Apr 2010
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- The Free Press
- United States
"Lisa Oz's new book is laugh-out-loud funny, deep and wise, and filled with practical relationship advice that can be easily applied in a sane and manageable way. Her honesty is refreshing and relatable (and so entertaining!) and the depth of her personal and professional experience shines from every page. When it comes to the most important part of life - our relationships - this is one guide you'll want to keep close to your heart." -Cheryl Richardson, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, Stand Up for Your Life, and The Unmistakable Touch of Grace" "This is the best kind of book--it is filled with incredible insight, and reading it is like talking to a best friend. Thanks goodness Lisa Oz has stepped into the spotlight; her warmth, wit, and wisdom is a gift on every page." -Marci Shimoff, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Happy for No Reason" ""Us "is, quite simply, the best book about transforming our relationships--to ourselves and to others--that I've ever read. Lisa Oz is a shaman in disguise, a genius of the soul--powerful, authentically funny, and wise. Read this inspiring book and begin healing your life." -Dean Ornish, M.D. Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco author of "The Spectrum" "A fine pick" --Bookwatch "Lisa Oz is that rare gem of wise sage and down-to-earth friend, and "Us" is a treasure trove of philosophy, insight, and practical advice. This book is nothing short of powerful and transformative; those who go with her will surely be lifted and deepened." - Kathy Freston, bestselling author of "Quantum Wellness" "Lisa Oz is one of those writers who manages to make you feel as if a benevolent mentor is sitting beside you, helping ease your worries and dilemmas. Anyone struggling for better relationships with anyone--self, loved ones, strangers, the world as a whole--will find a wise friend waiting in these pages. Especially if your other relationships are in turmoil, your relationship with this book will be comfortable, easy, and deeply encouraging." - Martha Beck, bestselling author of "Exepcting Adam" and "Leaving the Saints"