Too many of us operate on autopilot, moving through our days and weeks reacting to situations or doing what we think we're supposed to do, without taking into consideration our own goals and values. We allow our Shoulds-the expectations we have of ourselves and others-to make our decisions for us.
This book teaches a process for discovering and embracing your true self and overcoming the Shoulds that get in the way of living the life you want. It tells the story of a young woman named Hope who is not happy with her job and is in a relationship that's not working. Through weekly conversations with her aunt, Hope learns to take charge of her life and make purposeful choices to do things that will help her reach her potential and live the life she wants.
"My twenty-year old daughter and I both read this book. We loved it, and it spurred a great conversation about Shoulds and relationships. A must-read for all ages "
"A complex topic explained via an easy-to-read story that describes both the challenges and opportunities of changing your perspective and learning to live a fulfilling life."
Nancy Whiteley, LPC
Fifteen years ago, Karen See, an accomplished consultant, embarked on a journey to learn who she was, what she wanted out of life, and why it was so difficult to find balance. Her personal experiences from that journey, which continues today, form the basis for this book. Karen has written articles, taught workshops, and coached people on how to live the lives they want. She lives in Reston, Virginia, with her husband.