Lean Forward Into Your Life: Listen Hard, Live With Intention, and Play With Abandon

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Lean Forward into Your Life is an ode to living a purposeful, creative life. Readers of Anne Lamott, Brene Brown, Oriah Mountain Dreamer, and Sheryl Sandberg who haven't heard about this book yet will love it. It is self-empowering and inspirational and...it makes a great gift for almost any special occasion.

In the words of Radmacher,"...this is a commonplace book for leading an uncommon life. An uncommon life need not include fame and fortune. To live an uncommon life is to pay attention, take care of yourself, live large from the heart."

The chapters in this newly re-designed edition form a to do list for living this way:

  • Live with intention
  • Walk to the edge
  • Listen hard
  • Play with abandon
  • Practice wellness
  • Laugh
  • Risk love
  • Continue to learn
  • Appreciate your friends
  • Choose with no regret
  • Fail with enthusiasm
  • Stand by your family
  • Celebrate the holidays that make sense
  • Lead or follow a leader
  • Do what you love
  • Live as if this is all there is

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Mary Anne Radmacher's is an acclaimed author and artist whose work has found its way around the world in the form of posters, greeting cards, gift products, wall décor, and books. She is quoted in the Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations and her work is prominent in places as diverse as homes, hospitals, prisons, and pre-schools. She is the author several books including Courage Doesn't Always Roar, Lean Forward Into Your Life, and Live Boldly all from Conari Press, ans is also the official hand letterer for the Bill Clinton Library Gift Shop. She lives with her husband near Seattle, Washington. Her signature writing method, Focus Phrase™, has inspired hundreds of people toward a fulfilling personal writing practice and helped numbers toward their own dream of becoming published authors. Her current activities, community service, and activism can be followed at her author site www.maryanneradmacher.net.

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"As an artist, my work depends on an inspired and creative state of mind, not always easy to find in this hectic world. While my artistic inspiration comes from nature, I have found in these pages solace for sad times, strength for times of confusion and doubt, and laughter to lighten my days." --Susan Bourdet, artist and writer

"I have worked with Mary Anne for three years and after having read her book can attest that she does indeed 'lean forward into life' in the presence of the inmates she worked with. Mary Ann is a testimony to the concepts she writes about here. I am fortunate to be associated with her generous heart, spirit, and brilliant mind. When I read her book, I laughed, I cried, and pondered often. This book has to be taken in bites. It is too substantial to just breeze through." --Fay A. Gentle, Transition Coordinator, Oregon State Correctional Institution

"Some years ago in Southern California I entered a shop and was drawn to a display of unique cards. The words were insightful and poetic, the lettering distinctive and artistic. 'Poetic art,' I thought and bought the card for myself. I still have it. It was the first of many Mary Anne cards I have gifted myself with, as well as those I love. How delightful to discover Mary Anne years later and to become engaged in her uncommon work and wisdom. Lean Forward into Your Life is not only poetic art, it is memoir at its most unveiling, wrapped in Mary Anne's gentle guidance for living a fuller, generous life. This is a book of healing and grace meant to give to one's friends and, yes, to give as a gift to oneself. Bravo!" --Jane Kirkpatrick, author of A Clearing in the Wild and A Land of Sheltered Promise

"Lean Forward. Or Fall Forward. Or Stumble Forward. It doesn't matter. Here's the best part: in this gem of a book, life is not about correct answers. It's all about showing up. Mary Anne's writing is a great invitation to be present. And to embrace and celebrate the extraordinary in the ordinary." --Terry Hershey, author of Sacred Necessities, Soul Gardening, and Go Away, Come Closer

"I found Lean Forward into Your Life easy to put down. In fact I would put it down at least 20 times an hour. On every page, Mary Anne Radmacher holds up a mirror with angles on each side challenging the reader to examine their thinking and to ask, 'Are my thought processes presently working for me?' The reader is asked to lean forward as if to see his or her own life better, and ponder the risk of introspection. Lean Forward into Your Life is a must read, if you are willing to scrutinize how you have life figured out." --Von Hansen, National Sales Trainer

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