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Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit by Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.
Dec 31, 2012 | ISBN 9781401939946

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“Book titles are sometimes misleading. Not this one. The book itself is a full cup of life-giving water for thirsty spirits everywhere. Karen Horneffer-Ginter writes wonderfully well about the vexations and vicissitudes of everyday life. A grounded and gifted storyteller with a winsome sense of humor, she teaches a simple spiritual alchemy that can turn daily dross into priceless gold. I love this book so much I read it in one sitting and have already started practicing its alchemy. So read it and use it! You’ll be very glad you did.”
— Parker J. Palmer, author of Healing the Heart of Democracy, The Courage to Teach, and Let Your Life Speak

Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit is an inspirational and practical guide that helps us track very closely our relationship to joy. Seldom do you find a book that provides comfort, solace, and healing in one place. The total impact is one of simultaneous upliftment and deep nourishment.”
— Angeles Arrien, author of Living in Gratitude, The Second Half of Life, and The Four-Fold Way

“Karen lives fully and passionately in this world. No monk or nun, she lives in the same world that assaults us with relentless demands. Because, like us, she knows this world all too well, we find we can trust her. So when she tenderly offers a gentle insight, points us toward a glimpse of subtle grace, or reveals an unexpected fragrance of wonder in the midst of our familiar parade of daily discouragements, we already belong to her. We see, just as she does, the astonishing surprises that shine their light just barely beneath the surface of our overwhelmed existence. Put away
your lists and piles, and allow the beauty of your unopened life quietly to take your breath away. You can do this, Karen reassures us, again, and again.”
— Wayne Muller, author of A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough; Sabbath; How Then, Shall We Live?; Learning to Pray; and Legacy of the Heart

“I wish I’d had Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit with me through the course of my ‘serious’ grown-up life. In the pause I took to read it, I gained more time and a happier heart.”
— Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists

Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit combines advice, story, and practice for those ready to consider changing their pace of life and attaching to an inner self. These are increasingly needed skills in the techno-plugged in world, and Karen shows readers the way to another way. Enjoy—read slowly.”
— Christina Baldwin, author of The Seven Whispers: Spiritual Practice for Times Like These and Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives Through the Power and Practice of Story

Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit is like sharing a table with a dear and wise friend. Karen’s stories leave you smiling in recognition and open to her gentle suggestions for more self-awareness. Flavored with Eastern wisdom and Western practicality, this book offers more than one kind of tea. Refreshing and restorative.”
— Karen Maezen Miller, author of Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life and Momma Zen
“With wonderful wit and wisdom, Karen not only provides strategies to help us slow down but also shows us how to explore and engage the parts of us that are afraid to let the hamster wheel stop spinning. Living more in the present is rewarding, but most of us won’t get there without gentle, practical guidance. This book can get you there.”
— Richard C. Schwartz, author of You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For and Internal Family Systems Therapy

Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit contains a wealth of practical advice and compelling examples, many drawn from her own life and gently conveyed. I recommend it to all who have enough time to read a good book and especially to those without enough time!”
— Christopher Peterson, author of A Primer in Positive Psychology and co-author of Character Strengths and Virtues

“In a world where many of us are driven to live at an unsustainable pace, filling our cups to overbrimming, Karen Horneffer-Ginter shows us a slower, saner way, and importantly, how we can begin to embody it. Heartfelt, humane, honest and practical, this book is infused with wisdom, grounded in everyday experience.”
— Ed Halliwell co-author of The Mindful Manifesto: How Doing Less and Noticing More Can Help Us Thrive in a Stressed-Out World

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