Stretching Lessons: The Daring that Starts from Within

Stretching Lessons The Daring that Starts from Within Written with all the clarity honesty and insight that made Plain and Simple a phenomenal New York Times bestseller this final volume of the Plain and Simple trilogy is about taking risks to grow sp

  • Title: Stretching Lessons: The Daring that Starts from Within
  • Author: Sue Bender
  • ISBN: 9780062516831
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written with all the clarity, honesty, and insight that made Plain and Simple a phenomenal New York Times bestseller, this final volume of the Plain and Simple trilogy is about taking risks to grow spiritually and how to stretch to grow beyond our self imposed limitations.With her graceful storytelling and charming illustrations, Sue Bender looks inward to discover the sWritten with all the clarity, honesty, and insight that made Plain and Simple a phenomenal New York Times bestseller, this final volume of the Plain and Simple trilogy is about taking risks to grow spiritually and how to stretch to grow beyond our self imposed limitations.With her graceful storytelling and charming illustrations, Sue Bender looks inward to discover the spirit within each of us that whispers to be heard.

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    1. Sue Bender

      Born in New York City, Sue Bender received her BA from Simmons College and her MA from the Harvard University School of Education She taught high school in New York and English at the Berlitz School in Switzerland She later earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of California at Berkeley During her active years as a family therapist, Bender was founder and Director of CHOICE The Institute of the Middle Years In addition to being an author and former therapist, Sue Bender is a ceramic artist and much sought after lecturer nationwide She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband Richard, and is the mother of two grown sons from harpercollins cr 10775

    413 thoughts on “Stretching Lessons: The Daring that Starts from Within”

    1. I picked this up looking for inspiration for my writing project based on the theme of 'crossing the line'. In the beginning of the book the author asks some thought-provoking questions that I am still working my way through such as: what do you want? What does it cost? is it worth the price? What unconscious promises did you make to yourself as a child that still influence your decisions etc. Well worth pondering and raising to a conscious level. The rest of the book is made up of anecdotes of t [...]


    2. An interesting journey for one woman trying to learn new lessons from her world about who she is, and why she is here. Worth a read for sure, despite the unusual style, but certainly not the best recommendation in this category.


    3. Quick and breezy personal anecdotes wrapped up with the author's personal lessons about learning to do less, and a superficial dollop of pop psychology. Redeeming qualities are that it is easy to read and it has a very positive message.


    4. P29 don't spend your time trying to change old habits. Build better ones.P.89 I'm very flattered to be asked, but, no, I'm not taking on that kind of challenge right now.P.112 sometimes, change is a matter of intention and attention.P.126 our bodies don't respond we'll to ultimatums.P.133 nothing changes if we never do anything different.P.143 my intention is to give as much attention to my successes as I do to my disappointments.P. 140 to be whole doesn't mean we have to be perfect.P.164 you do [...]


    5. This is the third book I've read by Sue Bender (author of Plain and Simple and Everyday Sacred). Bender is an artist who is continually looking for ways to struggle less and enjoy life more, find more balance, etc. The book is made up of short sections, a few pages each, with quotes and anecdotes. She focuses on stretching oneself in the book. She is a searcher, and the book is full of thoughtful insights.


    6. If ever someone had the exact same mind set, or rather mind obstacles, it was this author. As she talks about keeping herself so involved with so many outside obligations, developed as a young child as a defense mechanism to handle an unhealthy relationship, I recognized many of my own defenses. I thought this was merely a "power of positive thinking" book, when in fact, I found it personally enriching and thought provoking.


    7. Not in my preferred style of reading about "lessons", but since I picked up this book, I'm open to suggestions or messages in any form. My favorite quote of hers is "I know rest is good for me. But if anyone tries to be helpful and suggests that I take time out to rest, the assignment only becomes one more thing on my should-do list"


    8. Of the 3 books I have read by this author, this was the least motivating or interesting to me. I just didn't feel I could resonate with her search for self and meaning. I didn't feel I was going anywhere. The book just made me want to go and read the scriptures instead-- to find the real answers for life, comfort, peace, etc.


    9. This book, like Sue Bender's other books, is full of lessons about living an authentic life. Stretching Lessons teaches about listening to the messages from our bodies. I'm not sure why I didn't love it as much as the other two books. Maybe I'll pick it up again later and get more out of it.


    10. the third in a trilogy of "searching" books. I loved "Plain and Simple" the best. She was a little too neurotic in "Everyday Sacred" but Sue Bender is finally not struggling too much in "Stretching Lessons"




    11. Sue Bender's other wonderful book! All three of her books speak volumes to me. She is an amazing author and woman. I love her authenticity, honesty and humility.


    12. I found this book to be very insightful. The stories are short but poignant, making this book a very quick read. Is one I could see reading over and over.



    13. I enjoyed this book, though I preferred others she has written. I found the short pieces a bit distraction and often wished for more depth on a topic.


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