This Is Not the Life I Ordered: 50 Ways to Keep Your Head

This Is Not the Life I Ordered: 50 Ways to Keep Your Head


This Is Not the Life I Ordered: 50 Ways to Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down ➥ [Epub] ➟ This Is Not the Life I Ordered: 50 Ways to Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down By Deborah Collins Stephens ➯ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk If you ve ever felt overworked, overwhelmed, or just plain unlucky, this book is for you Through this collection of stories, wisdom, and practical advice, you ll meet four ordinary women who have face If you ve ever felt Not the Epub Ú overworked, overwhelmed, or just plain unlucky, this book This Is MOBI :å is for you Through this collection of stories, wisdom, and practical advice, you ll Is Not the MOBI ñ meet four ordinary women who have faced extraordinary life challenges Together, they have a history ofmarriages,children,stepchildren,dogs,miscarriages,cats, a failed adoption, widowhood, and foster parenthood One of them was shot and left for dead on a tarmac in South America and two lived through the deaths of spousesOver a decade, the power and strength of their collective friendship enabled these women not only to survive, but to thrive Join them to learn how you too can turn misfortunate events into joy filled.


10 thoughts on “This Is Not the Life I Ordered: 50 Ways to Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down

  1. Inder Inder says:

    This is such an amazing idea the accounts of four women who have been to hell and back, and lived to tell the tale But somehow, they took real substance, and made it glib and shallow and worthless You can t even get a self help book about dealing with trauma today without coming face to face with our society s denial of any real trauma or pain This book reads like, Wow, pain is great, because it makes you a better person Um, do you think it could becomplicated than that You d thin This is such an amazing idea the accounts of four women who have been to hell and back, and lived to tell the tale But somehow, they took real substance, and made it glib and shallow and worthless You can t even get a self help book about dealing with trauma today without coming face to face with our society s denial of any real trauma or pain This book reads like, Wow, pain is great, because it makes you a better person Um, do you think it could becomplicated than that You d think that a crowd of women who have lost loved ones to disease and accidents, and faced death themselves, would know better


  2. Lain Lain says:

    I had high hopes for this book, but it didn t really deliver There are some powerful women behind it with some fantastic experience, but the disjointed aspect of the book wasn t compelling to me I couldn t really attach to any one author I quit reading about a third of the way through My suggestion would be to pull all the WIT parts out of the book and put them in a separate section or a completely separate book.


  3. Susan Susan says:

    On the cheap rack at Home Goodsthe optimist in me keeps reading these sort of books while the pessimist in me makes fun of me.


  4. Jacque B Jacque B says:

    Wonderful and inspiring I like knowing I m not the one one going through tough times.


  5. Kristin Kristin says:

    I wish I could give this book 2.5 stars This book was completely underwhelming as a self help book It had no sense of direction It was not obvious to me what lesson I was supposed to be learning in each chapter The book gave little to no practical advice It was simply a book of anecdotes Essentially saying, Here are all these women who have overcome You can do it too But we won t tell you how, you ll just have to figure that out yourself For some reason, each mini section within the c I wish I could give this book 2.5 stars This book was completely underwhelming as a self help book It had no sense of direction It was not obvious to me what lesson I was supposed to be learning in each chapter The book gave little to no practical advice It was simply a book of anecdotes Essentially saying, Here are all these women who have overcome You can do it too But we won t tell you how, you ll just have to figure that out yourself For some reason, each mini section within the chapter was set off by two quotes, which I found strange and distracting And I love quotes, but they weren t used effectively in this book.If you are going to buy this book to read, I suggest skipping all of it except chapter 5 Chapter 5 was the only time in the book that my mind felt like it was getting practical information The rest is purely anecdotal and not all that useful I would NOT recommend this book


  6. Laurie Laurie says:

    I liked the title and have, on occasion, found self help books quite useful However, this was not particularly helpful The women portrayed were all super achievers which is an admirable trait who went through some serious trauma But I felt, as did a couple of other reviewers, that the book made the trauma seem so glib Additionally, I don t see that this book would be that helpful for the average person not a super achiever In fact, if you feel that you re not accomplishing enough in you I liked the title and have, on occasion, found self help books quite useful However, this was not particularly helpful The women portrayed were all super achievers which is an admirable trait who went through some serious trauma But I felt, as did a couple of other reviewers, that the book made the trauma seem so glib Additionally, I don t see that this book would be that helpful for the average person not a super achiever In fact, if you feel that you re not accomplishing enough in your life this book could possibly accentuate that feeling i.e Look what these women went through and yet, not only did they come through it, they even became or remained super successful What s wrong with me The homework assignments were a nice touch, though, and I still recall the one about writing down all of the positive things in your life Helps you to put things in perspective


  7. Nicole Nicole says:

    Some good stuff here, mostly little gems of quotes Written from the perspectives of four different, highly successful women, it s billed as an inspirational book I found it a bit tedious The extreme examples used are not everywoman s journey, so it made it difficult to relate to everyday life Lots of name dropping, too, which bugged me Like I said, some good quotes, but it also broke up the flow of the actual read for me, so it wasdistracting than complimentary A quick read, noneth Some good stuff here, mostly little gems of quotes Written from the perspectives of four different, highly successful women, it s billed as an inspirational book I found it a bit tedious The extreme examples used are not everywoman s journey, so it made it difficult to relate to everyday life Lots of name dropping, too, which bugged me Like I said, some good quotes, but it also broke up the flow of the actual read for me, so it wasdistracting than complimentary A quick read, nonetheless, and some things in there that I think we need to be reminded ofoften than not Just wasn t all that profound for me


  8. Melissa Melissa says:

    Read this book for my Book Club The only reason I even finished it was because it was the first book we voted on I was not present for the vote This book is completely unrealistic for the typical person even though it says a single mom working two fast food jobs can put the ideas to use Sorry Deb, but I highly doubt that this fictitious single mom has a lawyer, accountant, psychologist, etc in her Rolodex just waiting to offer her free advice Heck, she probably doesn t even have a Rolo Read this book for my Book Club The only reason I even finished it was because it was the first book we voted on I was not present for the vote This book is completely unrealistic for the typical person even though it says a single mom working two fast food jobs can put the ideas to use Sorry Deb, but I highly doubt that this fictitious single mom has a lawyer, accountant, psychologist, etc in her Rolodex just waiting to offer her free advice Heck, she probably doesn t even have a Rolodex Just too out there to be useful for the regular Jane


  9. Felicia Risolo Felicia Risolo says:

    The format the structure of this book is SO poorly done There were 1 2 inspirational quotes that were in the middle of each page that made it very distracting to read everything else around it There were also subchapters in each chapter that really just made no sense Honestly, the only decent thing I got from this book was the WIT Journal questions at the end of each chapter Everything else I would skip The format the structure of this book is SO poorly done There were 1 2 inspirational quotes that were in the middle of each page that made it very distracting to read everything else around it There were also subchapters in each chapter that really just made no sense Honestly, the only decent thing I got from this book was the WIT Journal questions at the end of each chapter Everything else I would skip


  10. Cory Cory says:

    This was an odd one When I started, I truly thought it had been written in the 80 s, due to the design of the book Something about the cartoon y illustrations and the quotes thrown in every 1 2 to one page At any rate, I think this would have been a much better book if they had stuck to telling their own stories Or if there hadn t been so much repetition Or if their advice had had some heft to it.


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