With her invaluable insights, examples and exercises, Susan gives us the tools we need deal with all the uncertainty in our life with a sense of wonder and possibility. She shows us how life can be fulfilling and rewarding, not in spite of, but because of the uncertainty. Providing a safety net in a world of constant change, Embracing Uncertainty may be one of the most comforting and life-affirming books you will ever read. Here is a personal note from Susan Thank you! It is such a privilege to know that my work makes a difference to so many.
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Whatever is in store for us, the only thing we CAN be sure of is that nothing in life is certain. And since we all fear the unknown, life's uncertainty can be a constant source of worry to us. But, as bestselling author Susan Jeffers explains, life doesn't have to be one worry after the next, a steady stream of Nobody knows what will happen in the next moment of our lives. But, as bestselling author Susan Jeffers explains, life doesn't have to be one worry after the next, a steady stream of 'what if's', and a constant attempt to create a secure haven for ourselves.
Through invaluable case-studies, exercises and her pragmatic wisdom, Susan convinces us, above all, that life is exhilarating because of, not in spite of, uncertainty. Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Embracing Uncertainty , please sign up.
Be the first to ask a question about Embracing Uncertainty. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Embracing Uncertainty. Apr 06, Helen rated it liked it. Too simplistic and almost depressing for my tastes. Yes, there is something wonderfulful about wonder pun intended and I undertand taking action and letting go of the outcome.
What other choice do we really have? I read this because I have to do a talk on coping with uncertainty. It contains a mixture of cognitive strategies such as focusing on all of the rough things one has coped with successfully in the past and existential such as coming to terms with the fact that we really can't control the future.
The material covered is basically sound, and includes a number of exercises to work on. I just wish it wasn't quite so pop-psychology esque Oct 28, Frances rated it liked it. Susan Jeffers brings positive thinking into the our negative mindsets by asking us first to realize that everything that happens to us can be either good or bad. Rather than allowing ourselves to get trapped in the victim mode she tells us that we can overcome bad can be good if we look for the life lessons that we can learn from it.
All life is a blessing that we need to embrace so the future is not something to fear but opportunity to unwrap. Oct 24, Mary Mackie rated it it was amazing. This is an amazing book.
It really spoke to me as I read it, and it had a lot of very easy to use exercises to enable my handling of hard to handle situations, like dealing with death and how to remain productive in stressful and emotionally crippling situations.
This is one of the few books I intend to buy instead of just borrowing from the library. Great book by Storm Jeffers! It provides practical exercises for dealing with any situation. Some of the exercises seem a bit out there but definitely worth a try. This is a book to revisit over and over again for the exercises. That's different.
Mar 09, Paul Masemann rated it it was amazing. Ready to embrace it all. Susan Jeffers provides a bucket load of tools and references to create a wonder-full life and embrace any uncertainty in a positive attitude, letting go of the expectations and attachments of possible outcomes and handling whatever comes your way. Great read and develops well on her other books.
Love and light Susan. Sep 22, Katie rated it liked it. I found this easy to read. The ideas are good and some of the "exercises" are helpful. Oddly, it just feels dated, like it was written in the 80s. I'm not sure why I get that feeling, but I was surprised when I read the publication date of I don't have anything particularly bad to say about it, but I'm not feeling inspired to pick up the author's other works.
Handbook of happiness I love all of her books. She changed the way I think about life and how to live and love. Mar 07, Veronique rated it it was amazing. Just finished reading Susan's book. Really enjoyed it an plan on reading it again. Nov 03, Douglas Lord rated it it was ok. Jeffers Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway emphasizes ad nauseum that humans have absolutely no control over the future. At times bleakly fatalistic, she exhorts readers to modify any "soul-destroying" negative points of view regarding uncertainty, change, and control and instead embrace possibilities and "love the uncertainty of it all.
While reducing stress by lessening one's a Jeffers Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway emphasizes ad nauseum that humans have absolutely no control over the future. While reducing stress by lessening one's attachment to outcome is noble, for this system to be effective it needs more practical examples and exercises.
The scattered, unfocused approach presented here feels more like abandoning control than an empowering scheme.
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Copyright Library Journal. Feb 18, hemlet kiai rated it liked it Shelves: mylibrary. Great book! Can't stop reading it. The exercises are easy to follow. Will definitely apply the exercises in my daily life. Aug 30, Robin rated it really liked it. This is the third of Susan Jeffers' books I have read, and they are all written in her warm and engaging voice, the concepts are clearly explained and accompanied by very easy and practical exercises to help change your mindset.
Embracing Uncertainty is particularly important in view of our modern lifestyles where rapid change is a fact of life, often creating anxiety and insecurity, both on an individual and collective level. The author acknowledges that some of the concepts in the book, such as This is the third of Susan Jeffers' books I have read, and they are all written in her warm and engaging voice, the concepts are clearly explained and accompanied by very easy and practical exercises to help change your mindset.
The author acknowledges that some of the concepts in the book, such as letting go of expectations and the outcomes of our actions, while easy to accept in theory, are difficult to carry out in practice. After all, it's one thing to accept uncertainty but another altogether to welcome and embrace it. This is where the exercises come in handy. Some of them are deceptively simple - eg she is a passionate advocate of affirmations - but are effective when done wholeheartedly.
Overall, a really useful book to help you achieve peace of mind, especially recommended if you are going through a crisis or difficult time in your life. I get it, but I don't care for it. Jeffers has the right attitude, but I'm not her audience. As someone in a recovery program focusing on self-care and inner peace, a lot of the concepts were idealized. The concepts and practices she sets down are guides to progress but only if practiced, practiced, practiced.
I have the ability to practice principles of self-care in all of my affairs because of my anchored presence in my program.
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