A book of meditations and reflections for those seeking direction and empowerment, from Peabody- and Emmy-winning journalist/producer, New York Times bestselling author, and NBC News Special Anchor Maria ShriverAs a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how hectic and stressful everyday life can be. In this candid and heartfelt book, Shriver offers up the lessons she's learned along the way, and the meditations she's kept by her side as a touchstone for the challenges that arise. The quotes, scriptures, prayers, and reflections within are meant to encourage empowerment, accomplishment, and forward mobility in women of all ages. I've Been Thinking . . . is an intimate devotional, ideal for those transitioning into the prime of their lives, who want to slow down, breathe, and take life one day at a time. Whether you're devoting attention to finding a cure for Alzheimer's, beginning a new career, starting your own business, or something in between, this slender, ac...
|Title||:||I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life|
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I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life Reviews
4.5 stars. "I've Been Thinking" is a glimpse into how Maria Shriver is able to make the most out of life. This book is the literary equivalent to having a huge cup of tea with a really good friend. It is thoroughly comfortable and satisfying.
I think it's always important to keep in mind that books like this about people's ways of finding themselves in the world may not work for everyone. Shriver is up front with this in this book: her way may not be the right way for everyone but it works for he ...more
I so admire this woman and her family values, insightful, uplifting, hopeful. I just read this and Dan rathers book what unites us, these two embody what makes our nation great, these are the thoughts and values our president should reflect, goodness should trickle from the top down, I could expound endlessly, but I will take a page from Maria and not focus on the negative. A very heartfelt book, thank you for sharing.
A simple devotional. I wouldn't recommend it to my friends. Nothing really new in the way of thinking about life and faith.
Thank you for allowing me to read an advance copy. I too admire Maria and her family and really looked forward to the book. I enjoyed the book- she has a great slightly deprecating sense of humor. I enjoyed the spiritual and self care perspective. In fact self care is a theme in this book. Self care, standing up for yourself, reflection are all good ideas and key themes. It is obvious Maria was working through some challenging personal times. The chapters individually are wonderful- as a whole i ...more
Thank you for allowing me my digital review copy to read! Could not come at a better time. So uplifting, and the chapters are short, but at the end of each one I have reflected on how this can make my life more positive and richer. There are 3 chapters that have had a profound effect, “The Power of the Mind”, women and Alzheimer’s have been brought to the forefront by Maria. I have been lucky enough to hear her speak at the Alzheimer’s Forum twice. Wow.
“Power of Motherhood”, tears. I have gone ...more
Maria Shriver writes her thoughts and reflections on life stages, mothering, faith, letting go, courage, finding peace, grief, gratitude, family truths...to name just a few. These are short chapters, each with a central theme, followed by a prayer. You can easily pick this book up and put it down to start your day, or pause and reflect on something.
There are many golden nuggets in this book and it’s worth flipping through. At times a bit preachy, or focusing on her causes (Alzheimer’s cure, wom ...more
I hate to rain on all the 5-star ratings of this book. And, let me say, I admire Maria Shriver a great deal. That said, this is almost as superficial as a Hallmark card. Perhaps it was my expectation that there would be a deep dive, and draw from her life story. It does, barely. The forty (?) 'chapters' are brief blurbs of 'inspiration'. Each ends with a 'Dear God' prayer. I have no problem with a reverential appeal to god (who she advises in the prefix, can be any higher power than yourself. Bu ...more
This is really a collection of articles that Maria Shriver has published in her weekly (?) newspaper column. They cover all sorts of thoughts, from belief in God to politics, from family to personal growth. Although I believe this book was written from a place of caring and consideration, I kept thinking that Shriver is actually quite removed from the "regular folk." She grew up in a wealthy and famous family, and she moved into a public and political marriage. I appreciate the fact that she's n ...more