AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY AWAKENING
My debut memoir
Birth trauma, cancer, and a surprise twin pregnancy force a freedom-seeking, over-achieving good girl and mother of four to finally turn inwards and answer the question clouding her sunny exterior for decades: Why am I discontent?
The memoir follows the sometimes funny and sometimes painful process of awakening, freeing the mind from individual and societal constraints (such as patriarchy) with the help of a persistent psychotherapist, an enlightened guru, and an Irish angel called Jimmy.
Told in the form of the parable of the two selves, this memoir explores the age-old inner conflict between the head and heart, opening the reader’s mind to both the oneness and the duality that live within all of us.
An Extraordinary Ordinary Awakening: From Seeking More to Finding Enough is a relatable story of longing, written for the woman who would love an Eat Pray Love journey but is bound to her home and kids. Lara offers that seeking woman one big idea - we do not have to achieve a momentous feat, move to an ashram, or escape hardship to find our truest selves – we can do it right here, in the peaks and valleys of everyday life.
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Tiny Buddha's Guide to Overcoming Hard Times (featuring lara charles)
Whatever you’re feeling, you’re not alone. Thousands of contributors have shared their stories over the years, many touching upon these same things. They’ve also detailed the lessons and insights that have helped them develop resilience, cope with their feelings, and not just survive but thrive.
With an introduction and conclusion from me (site founder Lori Deschene) and 40 of the site’s most popular posts on overcoming adversity, the eBook offers a wide variety of practical tips to help you survive hard times. '