• Paperback: 226 pages
• Publisher: Hay House Insights (December 31, 2012)
We live in a world of constant movement, and our day-to-day lives seem to get busier by the hour. Our days are full of information, full of obligations, full of friends and family, full of everything . . . except fulfillment. And rushing has become a national epidemic. Even when we’re rushing to and from the good stuff—like a rewarding job with wonderful colleagues, or quality time spent with loved ones—we can still end up feeling drained and exhausted, overwhelmed by the sheer volume of life.
In Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit, psychologist Karen Horneffer-Ginter helps you understand that it is this volume, this busyness, that creates a disconnect between your outer life and your inner self. This separation can cause your soul to wilt, preventing you from experiencing joy and hearing your own wisdom about what needs priority in your life.
With an elegant narrative voice that inspires both laughter and compassion, Horneffer-Ginter shows you how to live a fuller life rather than simply filling your time. She focuses on six shifts to make in your daily life—teaching you to honor your rhythms, turn within, fill up, fully inhabit your days, remember lightness, and embrace difficulty.
Through a weave of personal stories, client experiences, and practical exercises, she shows you how to find balance in the swirl of daily life, so you can reconnect with what matters most.
“Karen has the heart to lift up the quiet things that keep us going, and the wit to have us laugh and marvel at the journey we’re all on.” —Mark Nepo, New York Times #1 bestselling author of The Book of Awakening, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, As Far as the Heart Can See, Finding Inner Courage, and The Exquisite Risk.
“Karen shows us the astonishing surprises that shine their light just barely beneath the surface of our overwhelmed existence.” —Wayne Muller, author of A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough, Sabbath, How Then, Shall We Live?, Learning to Pray, and Legacy of the Heart.
“Seldom do you find a book that provides comfort, solace, and healing in one place.” —Angeles Arrien, author of Living in Gratitude, The Second Half of Life, and The Four-Fold Way.
“Flavored with Eastern wisdom and Western practicality, this book offers more than one kind of tea. Refreshing and restorative.” —Karen Maezen Miller, author of Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life and Momma Zen.
Karen Horneffer-Ginter has been practicing psychology and teaching yoga and contemplative practices for over 16 years. She has also taught graduate students and health-care professionals, along with directing a university-based holistic health care program and co-founding the Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The aim of Karen’s work is to reconnect people with the wisdom of their inner life by reclaiming what gets lost amidst the busyness of day-to-day life: qualities such as stillness, self-care, creativity, joy, humor, gratitude, and compassion. Her intention is to support people in finding a sense of balance and sacredness in their lives.
Karen’s Tour Stops
Monday, December 31st: 2 Kids and Tired
Wednesday, January 2nd: Serendipity Smiles, crossposted at The Stepmom’s Toolbox
Tuesday, January 8th: Life in the Bogs
Wednesday, January 9th: A Life Sustained
Monday, January 14th: Silver & Grace
Monday, January 14th: Evolution You
Tuesday, January 15th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, January 16th: My Bookshelf
Thursday, January 17th: It’s a Crazy, Beautiful Life
Monday, January 21st: Deva Coaching
Tuesday, January 22nd: change therapy
Wednesday, January 23rd: Diamonds in the Sky with Lucy