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Do you feel beyond jaded when it comes to dating or finding a relationship? Have you been burned by love, become sick of partners unwilling to commit, or simply begun to believe that being alone for the rest of your life might be the best option for you? Audra, the main character of Sheila Paxton's modern day dating fable, Getting Past Jaded, has been there too. One day she gets so sick of dating she decides it's time to do something for herself - get a tattoo that declares her freedom and independence. But, she's not prepared for what happens next - tattoo artist Lily turns out to be a wise mentor who is willing to help Audra rethink her ideas about dating, relationships, and even who she is. Join Audra and Lily on this surprising and inspiring journey of opening oneself to love. If you're currently feeling jaded, you'll discover how to: - Understand your past relationships - Accept yourself - Discover your strengths - Be intentional and in the present moment - Uncover your values - Develop new relationship skills - Screen dates based on your values. Whether you're male or female, young or old, after reading Getting Past Jaded, dating will never be the same for you. In fact you'll never be the same.
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Sheila Paxton is an award-winning coach and entrepreneur. She was recognized as an influential training renegade by Working Woman magazine and is a sought-after speaker on business trends and best practices for conferences and executive briefings worldwide. She also has over twenty years of experience in coaching individuals with their personal and professional relationships. After two divorces, she married the love of her life, Orley Paxton, to whom she now has been married for twenty-five years.Review:
Fable Reveals Key Aspects to Dating That Most People Overlook Unless you ve been really lucky, you've probably been in a jaded place where you are ready to give up on dating. You keep wondering why you can't seem to connect with the right person or have a mutually beneficial relationship. In Sheila Paxton's new book Getting Past Jaded, that is exactly the situation in which the main character, Audra, finds herself. Audra has gone through several failed relationships, including a marriage. She is tired of men who don't appreciate her, tired of dating, and sick of dating websites. She wants to do something for herself. That something is getting a tattoo to declare her freedom and independence, but it is a decision with surprising consequences. When Audra goes to the tattoo shop, she looks at the tattoo samples and decides to get a dragonfly tattoo. Here is where I really became hooked into the story. I've never understood the fascination people have with tattoos, but I began to be intrigued when Lily, the tattoo artist, tells Audra about the dragonfly tattoo: - It takes a special type of person to be able to wear the dragonfly. Audra suddenly discovers there's a lot more involved with getting a tattoo than she first thought, but she decides to go ahead with getting the tattoo anyway. This is where her journey takes many surprising turns, with Lily serving as her and the reader's guide along the way. Paxton's novella becomes a fable at this point about the changes Audra must make in her life to break down her emotional walls and get past feeling jaded. I don t want to give away all of the story, but I will say that what I most appreciated was the emphasis Paxton places on determining what our values are. Audra's story illustrates how we must determine those values and look at our relationships through a value lens. When Audra starts reconnecting with herself, surprising things begin to happen for her. Readers will both cheer for Audra and begin to think about how they can apply what Audra learns to their own lives so they can also begin to have meaningful relationships. Getting Past Jaded is far more than another book about dating and relationships. It is an introspective look into what we need to change about ourselves to achieve what we most wish for. Author Sheila Paxton is upfront in the book's introduction about how Audra s journey is based on lessons she had to learn for herself. She reveals that she moved past jaded when she realized she was the common denominator in all of her relationship problems, and needed to find out what it would take to reverse her losing streak. Most importantly, along the way she met her current husband of twenty-five years and counting, and today, she's the founder of Intentional Relationships and is certifying coaches in her methodology. Paxton's personal experiences and her playful characters and scenes in Getting Past Jaded make her points hit home, and readers will keep turning the page to find out what Audra will learn next, and they will also keep going back to reread and apply the lessons she learns to their own lives. Readers will come away feeling empowered and ready to embrace life, love, and themselves again. --Tylar R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and award winning author of Narrow Lives and The Best Place.
What an inspiration! Relationships can be frightening, especially in the aftermath of a failed one. In Getting Past Jaded, Sheila Paxton gives you hope that you can truly find love and a relationship that meets your most intimate needs. --Dr. Eric J. Scroggins, author of Vision Blockers
This book will cure the hole in your heart while giving you hope and inspiration that your soul mate is out there searching for you. If you have given up on finding true love, start here! --Patrick Snow, International Best Selling author of Creating Your Own Destiny and The Affluent Entrepreneur
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