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Do you find yourself drifting into a life of surviving when deep down you know you’re made to thrive? Dr. Heather Penny offers hope and practical ways to transform your life. She draws on personal experience and offers clear applications to help you go after what you want.

The Life You’re Made For by Heather Penny

The Life You’re Made For

Are you struggling in the mire of life’s disappointments or stuck in a rut that’s lasting much too long? Are you looking to discover the strength and insight to excel in who you were meant to be?  

It’s time to reset your life with a new way of thinking that motivates and inspires you toward self-discovery and helps to uncover your true beliefs.  Through practical application, research, and personal experience, Dr. Heather Penny offers ‘3C Living’ as a way to go after the life you want.  Learn how to increase your clarity, build your confidence and engage your courage.  To find a new way forward, we need new ideas.  And the world is waiting for you to show up—in all your authentic glory—to offer the beauty, grace, and gifts that only you possess.

The Bracelet by Heather Penny

The Bracelet

What happens to a girl as she becomes a woman? Excitement for new dreams, anticipation of what’s next, longings for secret hopes, loneliness about being missed, sadness at unfulfilled dreams, confusion in relating to the expectations of others, and all around joy in discovering passions. Sometimes we flourish with dazzling brilliance….and sometimes we lose who we are over the years. Ultimately, we can even forget who we are meant to be.

But it’s never too late to remember. Remember your story… remember what you’ve always loved… remember who you are.

Celebrate your ‘being’ and participate fully in the life you are meant to live.
She woke up when she remembered, she was the author of her own story. . .

Recommended Books

On living a great story for your life

Book: Thousand Years by Donald Miller
Book: The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
Book: More Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
Book: The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
Book: Epic by John Eldredge
Book: Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer
Book: The Story With by Allen Arnold
Book: The Awakened Family by Shefali Tsabary
Book: On Being
Book: The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackery
Book: Dream Big by Bob Goff
Book: Live in Grace - Walk in Love by Bob Goff

On theories and research to shape your life paradigm

Book: Stages of Faith by James W. Fowler
Book: Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson
Book: Boundaries for your Soul by Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller
Book: The Enneagram by Richard Rohr
Book: Quiet by Susan Cain
Book: Switch on Your Brain by Caroline Leaf
Book: The Love Code by Alexander Loyd
Book: The Perfect You by Caroline Leaf
Book: Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
Book: Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Book: The Road Less Travelled by Scott Peck

On personal reflection and courageous living

Book: Living the Questions by Sam M. Intrator
Book: Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer
Book: A Hidden Wholeness by Parker J. Palmer
Book: I've been Thinking by Maria Shriver
Book: The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
Book: A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Book: The Powerful Purpose of Introverts by Holley Gerth
Book: Good Morning, I Love You by Shauna Shapiro
Book: The Path by Laurie Beth Jones

On impacting education

Book: Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol
Book: Teaching with Fire by Sam M. Intrator & Megan Scribner
Book: The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer
Book: To know as we are known by Parker J. Palmer
Book: Guiding the Gifted Child by James Webb, Elizabeth Meckstroth and Stephanie Tolan
Book: Making Great Kids Greater by Dorothy A. Sisk
Book: The hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child by Marti Olsen Laney
Book: The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron

On the women’s journey

Book: I Know I'm in there Somewhere by Helene Brenner
Book: Fierce Free and Full of Fire by Jen Hatmaker
Book: The Beautiful No by Sheri Salata
Book: Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker
Book: Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher and Sara Pipher Gilliam
Book: Succulent Wild Woman by Sark

On understanding and nurturing our emotional & Spiritual Intelligence

Book: Connecting with our Spirtual Intelligence by Danah Zohar
Book: The Dance of Connection by Harriet Lerner
Book: Creativity by Matthew Fox
Book: Taming Your Gremlin by Rick Carson
Book: Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett
Book: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves
Book: Emotional Intelligence by Brandon Goleman

On spiritual reflections

Book: Traveling Mercies by Aithor of Bird by Bird
Book: The Problem of Pain by CS Lewis
Book: Ruthless Trust by Brennan Manning
Book: The Only Necessary Thing by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Book: The Active Life by Parker J. Palmer
Book: When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd
Book: Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle
Book: Self to Lose | Self to Find by Marilyn Vancil
Book: To Bless the Space Between Us by John O'Donohue
Book: The Journey of Desire by John Eldredge
Book: The Utter Relief of Holiness by John Eldredge
Book: A Tree Full of Angels by Macrina Wiederkehr
Book: The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp
Book: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
Book: Soul Keeping by John Ortberg
Book: Merton's Palace of Nowhere by James Finley
Book: One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Book: Get Your Life Back by John Eldredge
Book: The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr
Book: All Things New by John Eldredge
Book: Walking with God by John Eldredge
Book: Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas
Book: The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus by Dr. Larry Crabb
Book: Abba's Child by Brennan Manning
Book: Christian Meditation by James Finley
Book: The Inner Voice of Love by Henri JM Nouwen
Book: When the Soul Listens by Jan Johnson
Book: The Song of the Seed by Macrina Wiederkehr
Book: God's Joyful Surprise by Sue Monk Kidd

Inspiring novels

Book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Book: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Book: The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
Book: The Choice by De. Edith Eva Eger
Book: The Art of the Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
Book: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

On Reflective Leadership

Book: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Book: Braving the Wildressness by Brene Brown
Book: The Tipping Point by malcolm Gladwell
Book: Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Book: Dar to Lead by Brene Brown
Book: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Book: Boundaries for Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud
Book: Integrity by Dr. Henry Cloud
Book: How to get Un Stuck by Matt Perman
Book: Gung Ho! by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
Book: Leading Without Power by Max De Pree
Book: Churchhill on Leadership by Steven Hayward
Book: Synchronicity - The Inner Path of Leadership by Joseph Jaworski
Book: Leadership from the Inside Out by Kevin Cashman
Book: On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis
Book: Fisher by Stephen C. Ludin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen
Book: The Five Dysfuntions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
Book: Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton
Book: The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey

On Health

Book: The Metabolism Plan by Lyn Genet Recitas
Book: The End of Alzheimer's Program by Dale E. Bredesen
Book: Think & Eat Yourself Smart by Dr. Caroline Leaf

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