The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook
I am excited to announce that I have just narrated my first audiobook, "THE TEN THINGS TO DO WHEN YOUR LIFE FALLS APART: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook." Produced and directed by Kristina Coggins at KCK Productions, it is now available through Audible.com, click here to view product page. Please listen to the sample (click on 'sample' under cover image) to get a feel of the book.
The 10 Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart: A Spiritual and Emotional Handbook
In her first book in several years, Daphne Rose Kingma takes us on a path of emotional and spiritual healing with particular attention to the complex and frequently overwhelming circumstances of our lives right now. Whether you’re struggling with money issues, job loss, relationship problems, an unexpected health crisis or all of the above, this book will light your path and heal your heart. Along with giving sound practical advice, THE TEN THINGS will help you see your crisis in a larger context, one in which no matter what you are going through you’ll be able to find a sense of renewal and peace. Everybody has hard times and this is the book that will carry you through them.
“Anyone going through a dark night of the soul needs to have this book. It will be your closest companion and your most tender angel. Daphne Rose Kingma more than speaks to your soul; she knows how to heal it.” –Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love
Publishers Weekly, 2/8/2010 2:00:00 AM The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook Daphne Rose Kingma. New World Library, $14.95 paper (240p) ISBN 978-1-57731-698-5
Known primarily for books on relationships (Coming Apart), Kingma’s latest is a lifeline for those in the isolating depths of personal tragedy. Its purpose is to hold, to heal, and to listen, and it comes from a very real place: a friend of the author’s in the midst of physical and financial hardships asked for a list of 10 practices to survive his crisis. With chapters dedicated to the necessity of tears, the freedom of letting go, and the fulfillment found in simple living, these techniques are all about practicality. Realistic indeed, yet underlying the straightforward advice is an enlivening spiritual message that isn’t content with just soldiering on through the darkness. “Rather than being random assaults from an uncaring universe, the difficulties you are going through have meaning and purpose,” the author writes. Kingma relates her worldly and spiritual survival tools in graceful prose and includes illustrative, though somewhat broad, real-life stories of people who rise above catastrophe. This work is about more than just getting by; it directs the reader toward transcendence and peace. (April, 2010)
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The Future of Love: The Power of the Soul in Intimate Relationships
Ever wonder why you’ve had several intimate relationships, rather than a single life-long marriage, or why your relationship life has followed what seems like an unusual path? Then this is the book for you.
Groundbreaking, controversial and inspiring, The Future of Love delivers the liberating message that it is actually the soul, our spiritual essence which is creating both havoc and beautiful changes in the world of our intimate connections. This book will allow you to see all of your relationships from a spiritual perspective. Love itself is coming to find us.
“Daphne Rose Kingma” is one of the knowers on the planet, one of the women who see things and pass on the information. She takes our hands and guides us past the war zones of relationships to the peaceful meadows of a higher love.” –from the Foreword by Marianne Williamson.
Named by “Conversations with God” author Neale Donald Walsh as one of the “Ten Books That Can Change the World."
“Daphne Rose Kingma's book, THE FUTURE OF LOVE is a literary masterpiece. It shines like a star in the night, guiding us to a new and much improved view of ourselves and our relationship histories. With compassionate words and crystal-clear logic, Kingma explains why failure in love is actually impossible—because love is who we are. Every relationship you have ever had has been part of your life for a very good reason, and when you step back and examine your life with compassionate eyes, you can see (perhaps for the first time) how perfectly orchestrated everything has actually been.”
"This book has profound insight and brilliance on every page. Your eyes will be opened to the higher power of relationships that Kingma shows is very real, and very possible. It is an essential book for anyone who has been in a relationship. A definite must read!"
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Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Live Through the Ending of Yours.
Relationship coming apart and taking you with it? Then this is the book for you. For 20 years the classic book on how to get through the end of a relationship, Coming Apart will tell you why your relationship ended and how to go through the emotional process of the ending. No nonsense, factual, inspiring, and just plain incredibly helpful, it offers a hand to hold while you are going through the devastating heartbreak of the end of an intimate relationship.
“As I am going through the breakup of my thirty-two-year marriage, it is as though I am walking in a pitch dark place, not knowing whether I am dead or alive. This book has given me the comfort and support I needed to know that I am not alone, and that there are steps that I can go through toward healing this devastating pain.”
“Of all the books I've read on divorce and separation, this was the first to make me feel okay about the end of my marriage.”
“This book will help you to understand why the relationship ended and why you two got together in the first place. It's a wonderful book for that purpose and I would recommend it to anyone who's going through the pain of a breakup.”
“This book is NOT ONLY for someone in the middle of a break-up, but also for anyone in a relationship or anyone that wants to have a relationship."
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The Men We Never Knew: How to Deepen Your Relationship with the Man You Love
Explains men like no other book you will ever read. At a time when men and women really need to understand each other—which is all the time—this book reveals the secrets of men’s hidden emotional lives so that women can connect better with them. While men often admit they don’t understand women, women often think they understand men, and therein lies much misunderstanding. This book sets the record straight and shows how very differently men and women live with their feelings. Learn the hidden emotional codes of men and how to get men to become more emotionally present. This book is a must read for any woman trying to understand the man in her life and for men who are trying to understand themselves.
“Through glimpsing the secret lives of men, a woman can not only nurture the men in her life better, but also receive the support she needs. This book offers hope and shines out as a gift of love to both men and women.” –John Gray author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
“It’s a joy to read a book written by a woman who cares so deeply about men’s inner lives.” –Mark Gerson author of A Choice of Heros
“After reading The Men We Never Knew, I have so much more compassion for men and their dilemma in not being able to express their most tender emotions. I recommend this book for every adult woman who truly wants men to express themselves and to connect with them on a profound level.”
“This is a powerhouse of a book which addresses very deep issues in understanding both men's and women's hearts and minds. Everyone who wants to understand men and women better will benefit from reading this book.”
"As I read this book, I saw so many of the men that I have known and I was finally able to understand what they were going through. Reading this book is giving me the opportunity to change my thinking about men and my relationships with men, not only the romantic relationships, but all of my relationships with men. I am going to give this book to all of my female friends."
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Finding True Love: The Four Essential Keys to Discovering the Love of Your Life
If you’re wanting to fall in love but feel mystified about how to attract a real live person into your life to love, then this is the book for you. It will inspire you, instruct you and show you how you may be sabotaging your own quest for love.
A lot of people who have read this book have found the love of their lives. So take heart. If you are still looking for the person of your dreams, let this helpful, instructive, definitive book show you the way. As it says in the book, the love you’re looking for is also out there looking for you. Read this book and learn how to materialize the person of your dreams.
“If you haven't yet discovered Daphne Rose Kingma, you are in for a treat. In "Finding True Love," Kingma shares wisdom gleaned from her 25 year career as a therapist, providing encouragement and inspiration for even the most lovelorn among us.”
“Kingma is a master at helping us unconditionally love ourselves at the same time as we learn to trust spirit and love—even when our hearts may have been broken so many times before. She shares touching stories that illustrate her points, and offers a glimpse of what love can be, if only we learn to allow it fully into our lives.“
“This book can change your life forever. I give it my highest recommendation!"
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Loving Yourself: Four Steps to a Happier You
Of all the forms of love, self love is the most difficult. This book explains why it’s so darn hard to love ourselves and offers four amazingly helpful steps on the path to self compassion. The great news is that you really can learn to love yourself even if you had a wretched childhood and aren’t quite sure of where to begin. This book will take you by the hand and show you the way. You’ll be amazed at the changes you can make and how great you’ll feel about yourself after you have made them.
“This is a sweet, elegant, profound little book.”
“This book is extraordinary. For a little book, it certainly packs a punch.”
“Of the many Daphne Kingma books I have read over the years, this is my favorite. Daphne scores big with this one, reminding us that if we really do want "big love" in our lives, we absolutely have to love ourselves first. Then she expertly sets out to show us how. I especially enjoyed the last chapter in the book, "Living with Self-Compassion," and reading about the author's remarkable journey hiking through Bhutan in the Himalayas. It is an amazing quest, one, which Daphne reminds us is symbolic of the inner journey we must all take if we are to arrive at a place of compassion for ourselves and, ultimately, others.”
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The 9 Types of Lovers: Why We Love the People We Do & How They Drive Us Crazy
Everybody has a personality type and if you don’t know your husband’s, your boss’s, your children’s or your in-laws’, life can be a challenge. This is a deceptively simple but extremely informative book about the nine garden-variety personality types that we all engage with every day. Not only will it help you understand yourself and the people in your life, but by appreciating all the different types you will increase the harmony and pleasure in your relationships. Instead of blaming and judging, you can start appreciating all the types for their unique characteristics.
A boon to couples, this book has also been widely used in corporations for team building and just plain helpful psychological awareness. Learn your type and types of all the people you engage with.
What’s your type?
“I found a great description of myself and my wife. I was able to classify many others as well.”
“The book is fun and easy to read, and mostly works as a tool to identify and understand each of the nine types. It does outline some very basic truths about How We Are, and is a great resource for anyone stuck in a pattern of choosing the same kind of (unsuccessful) relationship, over and over.”
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