Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 6: The 12 Days Til My Birthday Giveaway


Welcome to Day 6 of my birthday giveaway! Today’s giveaway book is:

Your Personal Renaissance: 12 Steps to Finding Your Life’s True Calling

By Diane Dreher, Ph.D.

Book Description:

We’ve all asked ourselves, “What should I do with my life?” “Where am I going?” “Is this what I really want?” Whether you’re graduating, changing careers, getting divorced, retiring, or just confused about what’s next, Your Personal Renaissance will help you find your calling. Combining the lost wisdom of the Renaissance with groundbreaking research in positive psychology, this book approaches a calling in its original definition—not just a job, but a joyous, meaningful life. The book features an innovative program of contemplative steps (Discovery, Detachment, Discernment, and Direction) and practices that help readers combat overscheduling, stress, and depression—and change their lives.

About the Author:

Diane Dreher, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Tao of Inner Peace, holds a doctorate in Renaissance literature from UCLA and is a professor at Santa Clara University. A teacher and spiritual counselor for over twenty years, she lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

To enter to win a copy of this book, simply leave a comment answering the questions:

Do you feel you are living your true calling? If so, what is it and how did you find it? If not, what’s holding you back from discovering your calling?

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified entries received by September 20, 2009, at midnight EST. One entry per person please. Make sure you leave an email address if it’s not on your Blogger page. Winners have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to "Anonymous," who wrote, "I'm not living my true calling now. My husband is very sick and I am taking care of him. This limits time for me."

To learn more about The 12 Days Til My Birthday Giveaway, click here.






31 comments:

  1. I most definitely am not working at my true calling. I don't know what it is, but this is NOT it.
    And I think it's probably fear of the unknown and unexpected that's holding me back. (Not knowing where I'm going, or what to do...)

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  2. Does the answer "kinda" count? I know I'm supposed to put it all into my children right now but I keep wondering if there's not something else that will carry me beyond the preschool years.

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  3. No, I don't think I am living my true calling but I do think I am moving in the right direction. I have left corporate america and now work for myself.

    This book sounds like a good read and I try to discover exactly what it is I want to be doing

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  4. When I was a young girl, I never thought I would have five kids and homeschool. I wanted to join one of the services like the Air Force and have two BIG dogs. I never expected to be a homeschool mom. lol I considered being a preacher but my husband doesn't agree that women should preach. I lack the boldness for it too. Even though I believe God uses the weak to bring Him into light. :) Thanks,
    gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

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  5. I thought I'd be either a teacher or accountant. Sure not doing either one of those but do enjoy what I'm doing.

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  6. I don't think I know what my true calling is. I have tried many different occupations and even returned to school for two different majors, creative writing and commercial art, and still have no idea what to do with the rest of my life.

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  7. I don't think I'm living my true calling. I don't know how to go about finding out what my true calling is.

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  8. I am definitly not living my true calling. I'm a stay at home mom right now, and although I love it, I do want to make a career for myself. So right now, money for school is holding me back.
    fefebelkin(at)live[dot]com

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  9. I'm trying to help my husband find his true calling. I just want him to be happy.

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  10. i'm not living my true calling. mostly because i have absolutely no idea what said calling is. i'd like to think if i did know, i'd be doing it

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  11. I don't know what my true calling is, otherwise I'd be making effort to move more towards it!

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  12. I'm really not sure what my true calling is. Thus, I'm not sure if I'm there or not.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  13. For the past year, I have immersed myself in the world of writing. I have always loved to write and have been told by a number of people that I am good at it. Listening to their advice, I started freelancing on the side. Whenever I wasn't working my full-time job, I was querying publishing companies, writing articles, and building my portfolio. To date, I write for a number of publications and have been given my first book deal. It will be released early next year. I guess, you can say that I have found my true calling. I had to fight to find it and keep the flame going despite setbacks, obstacles, and bad experiences. Passion has prevailed in this story. I hope that all of you will be able to relate to me one day!

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  14. I always knew I wanted to be a MOM and that's what I am a Stay at Home Mom and I'm truly blesses. Thanks :)

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  15. I am not working at my true calling as I am not working at all. I have been unemployed like many others for quite a while now and have taken the "stay-at-home" Dad route for the meantime but even my kids are starting to see I'm not fully happy right now. Nothing is holding me back but myself and maybe this great book will help me with direction.

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  16. I feel that I am in a sense because I am helping others, but again, I would like to do this in a more creative way than the regualr 9-5 job. intime@myself.com

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  17. Joannie10:46 AM

    I'm not sure about my true calling. I've always been successful as a teacher and a nurturer, but nearing retirement, I'm still searching...
    hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

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  18. I think I am but I also think my true calling changes from time to time con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Anonymous11:39 AM

    I'm not living my true calling now. My husband is very sick and I am taking care of him. This limits time for me.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Old age holds me back.

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  21. Still looking for my true calling, but nothing is holding me back. Looking is a process and I'm doing it.

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  22. I don't belive I am living my true calling because I believe I am supposed to have children but don't yet.

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  23. I have no idea what's my true calling. I'm a nurse and I do love my job but I feel like there's something more I should be doing. Money/time is holding me back from going back to school...

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  24. I'm not sure about my true calling. I guess it would be ing a mother

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  25. cdmarteny@mywebdesk.com8:22 PM

    my calling has changed as i have a sp.needs son i now have to reset my life

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  26. I think I am on the right path to my true calling in everything but my current job. I did have a career until the current economic climate wiped it out. So we'll see if I end up going back to that OR I find a new, better path but I am optimistic.

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  27. Money is holding me back from my true calling. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  28. My anxiety is holding me back from living my true calling.

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  29. I am NOT on my path. I should be writing book after book, but I think I'm a bit lazy. Yep.

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  30. Yes.. being a mom :)

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  31. I thought I knew it, but I don't. I am still searching.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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