Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live

Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live - Martha N. Beck Sociologist and life coach Martha Beck, PhD, presents some fascinating information on finding out your life purpose.Beck's premise is that our "social self," the face we present to the world, that does the things Everybody (some generalized other) tells us to do in order to succeed, takes us too far away from our "essential self," the one that knows what things really make us shine from within.Recognizing that self-improvement is hard work, and can bring up some painful issues, Beck talks about what she calls "turtle steps" toward returning to one's essential self. What that means varies from person to person, of course ... but the premises apply across the board.Highly recommended for those who are trying to figure out where they are going in life, and want to get back to the joy that they once knew.