Do not miss your own “Tao Flashes”

by midlifecrisisqueen on March 12, 2013

Every once in a long while I discover what I consider to be a shining star in the field of midlife literature.  The new book Tao Flashes is most certainly one of those!  Here you will find the perfect book to help you sit and consider the natural changes brought on by midlife mind.

Lisa G. Froman, a new author, has discovered for herself what a special journey midlife can be, one filled with rough terrain and amazing power.  She would like to help you navigate this path with integrity and grace.

Starting from the timeless ancient Chinese text the Tao Te Ching, translated as simply “The Way,” Lisa shares her own flashes of wisdom with the purpose of inspiring women everywhere to find new meaning during this confusing and often tumultuous time in life.

Here are a few examples:

“Just as we become wiser, more pliable, more beautiful, just as we begin to have clarity, we also begin to notice the signs of aging, the wrinkles, the sagging skin.  At menopause, we battle hot flashes and watch as our bodies reshape themselves into something we may no longer recognize.  At the time when we are gaining power, we often feel we are losing our beauty. But the life lessons we wear on our faces are actually the subtle reminders of a rich and beautiful life executed with grace through times of pain and glory.”

At middle age we experience another paradox as we become freer, looser, yet somehow more serious about our lives, our purpose, our commitment to things and people outside of ourselves.

“And as we discover what gives us depth and dimension, we can begin to embrace the light and the dark sides of our nature. That’s when things get interesting” 

Do not miss this thoughtful, meditative guide to midlife peace. Lisa clearly understands the gentle ups and downs of gradual emotional transition.

Here she offers you a beautiful, thought-provoking volume which includes questions and affirmations after each short chapter.  Start anywhere in this book, and you will not be disappointed.

 

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Lisa Froman March 12, 2013 at 9:38 am

Laura,
I am touched and filled with gratitude for your support. Tao Flashes was written to remind women that midlife can be a time of discovery as they uncover their authentic, beautiful selves– even if the journey is sometimes confusing and rocky. I fully believe that the midlife transition can be managed peacefully and mindfully, and with integrity, harmony and grace.

midlifecrisisqueen March 12, 2013 at 10:05 am

My pleasure Lisa!

Ellen Dolgen March 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm

This book looks to be an absolute gem – I will have to pick up a copy! It’s so great that you have found a wonderful way to relay to women that although we are experiencing many “downs” through menopause, there are joys and new opportunities to rediscover ourselves during this time, as well! Thank you!

Cindy L March 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Just started reading this book — and you’re right, it’s a gem! I keep it next to my bed and read a few pages each night. It’s always a lift! I love the way the author re-spins the Tao and makes it her own. What a wonderful gift to women over 50.

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