Additional Recommended Resources from Life Coach Betsy Rapoport
By Betsy Rapoport
October 01, 2012
For guidance on life coaching
I’m thoroughly biased. Having been personally trained by the estimable, inimitable Martha Beck and having edited several of her books, I wholeheartedly recommend Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live, Steering by Starlight: The Science andMagic of Finding Your Destiny, and Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life You Want.
For guidance on challenging your thoughts
Byron Katie’s "The Work," is a simple, elegant formula for challenging the painful beliefs that can hold us back. I recommend Katie’s brilliant book, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life, as well as her website, www.thework.com, which offers free worksheets, videos, and support for putting The Work to work in your own life.
I also love Brooke Castillo’s transformative guide, Self-Coaching 101, which helps readers draw the crucial connection between circumstances and feelings—and how unearthing the often-unconscious thoughts that lead from what’s happening and how we feel about it is the key to liberating ourselves from painful beliefs.
For guidance on meditation
The Chopra Center offers a variety of meditation programs to help you access inner stillness. You can also sign up for free 21-day guided meditations that arrive in your email in-box every morning. Go to www.chopra.com/meditation
For guidance about pursuing goals
Debra Condren's Ambition is Not a Dirty Word: A Woman’s Guide to Earning Her Worthand Achieving Her Dreams is an excellent guide on how to achieve personal and career goals with integrity.