Live Boldly: Cultivate the Qualities That Can Change Your Life

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In her new book, Mary Anne Radmacher identifies an assortment of qualities for our life's journey and defines each as it relates to laughing loudly, loving truly, playing often, working smart, and sharing your heart. Each definition is followed by a quote, a poem, an aphorism that explores the quality. Stories culled from Mary Anne's own life and teaching practice followed by an invitation to the reader to listen more closely to their lives, to give themselves what they need and to step back into their daily lives, knowing they can choose, in that moment, to live boldly by their own definition.

Live Each Day as If It Were On Purpose.

Mary Anne Radmacher has a way of inviting those who hear or read her words to change their lives, and in Live Boldly (Conari Press, September 2008), she continues on that engaging path.

In the book, she identifies an assortment of qualities for our life's journey and defines each as it relates to laughing loudly, loving truly, playing often, working smart, and sharing your heart. Each definition is followed by a quote, a poem, an aphorism that explores the quality. Stories culled from Mary Anne's own life and teaching practice followed by an invitation to the reader to listen more closely to their lives, to give themselves what they need and to step back into their daily lives, knowing they can choose, in that moment, to live boldly by their own definition.

From the Introduction:
"To live boldly encompasses many things. An invitation to act true to your nature, to act in accord with your natural strengths. Absent that, it is the vision to begin to act in accord with your inclination, seeking out that thing you would like to be or face, even when the natural ability, or the courage, isn't yet within your grasp. Living boldly is walking right into the thing you need at the moment...and putting it on. Seeing how well you can make it fit."

Whether readers need or want justice or gratitude, endurance or celebration, comfort or challenge, the process is the same - read and listen to the word, enter into its meaning in the lives of others and bring that meaning to your own life.

"Live boldly before yourself so you live through your day to that just-before-sleep moment where you offer yourself the certain approval, 'Today I have done my best.' That's when you get to present yourself a trophy. A trophy for living boldly forward in your day - living as if no one were looking." Mary Anne Radmacher

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Anne Radmacher lives on Whidbey Island, Washington. For many years she lived in Salem, Oregon, where she ran a retail and wholesale business selling her art, posters, and cards. She continues that business. Radmacher also is a speaker and trainer for Participant Centered Results and does workshops on living a full, creative, balanced life. She creates one-of-a-kind posters using the words of President William Jefferson Clinton for the Clinton Museum store. Her words have inspired thousands to "Live with Intention" and "Live Each Day as If It Were On Purpose." Her saying, "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow,'" is cited in the 2006 Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations. Her first book, Lean Forward into Your Life, was published by Conari Press in 2007. Visit her at http://www.maryanneradmacher.com or http://www.maryanneradmacher.net.

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