Book Reviews of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor

The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor
The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women A Portable Mentor
Author: Gail McMeekin
ISBN-13: 9781573241410
ISBN-10: 1573241415
Publication Date: 2/2000
Pages: 236
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Book Type: Paperback
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Great inspiration for any creative types.
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I found this book to be highly inspirational - both in terms of women sharing what has helped them, and their suggestions and guidance for
overcoming internal and external obstacles to one's creative expression. Publisher's Weekly says: "Earnestly recounting how 45 successful women achieved their dreams, McMeekin aims to provide "mentors" who can help readers transcend creative blocks as they follow her program for personal transformation. Drawing heavily on the work of Shakti Gawain, the originator of "creative visualization," and Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance, McMeekin's approach rests on three "gateways": honoring one's creativity, assembling inner and outer resources, and maintaining "abundance" through "positive priorities." Within each area, McMeekin offers familiar "secrets" for tapping inner resources to reach one's goals, such as through building a team of empowering allies or facing down one's fear of criticism. Numerous case studies of remarkable women--ranging from Jungian analyst Clarissa Pinkola Estes and entrepreneur Joline Godfrey to children's book illustrator Jan Brett and restaurateur Lydia Shire, as well as McMeekin herself, who triumphed over chronic fatigue syndrome--illustrate each point"
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I was bored to tears by this book and didn't even bother to finish it. It was quite a disappointment.
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Eh. It was OK. Parts were a little too new-agey for my taste, and overall, it was common-sense stuff.
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What a great book! I haven't finished it but I already know I am not giving up my copy. Highly recommend!!!