Easily readable, this book taught me a lot about how to appreciate and discover the REAL moments in life that make it worthwhile, the ones that really matter above all the commercialism and unsatisfying pursuits that society seems to emphasize. A good read, meaningful prose, from an intelligent woman who knows a lot about relationships.
This book is about the real moments that make life matter, and how to have more of them. It is about experiencing fulfillment and meaning in your life now, not when you have more money, or find the right partner, or achieve your perfect weight, but in this and every moment. It is about how to rediscover real moments with your mate and your children, real moments with your work and your play, and, most of all, real moments with yourself.
From the book jacket: "Your secret for happiness. Look deeply into your own heard. Are you happy? Is there something you think needs to happen before you can be happy? Are you sure that if that something occured, you would truly be happy then? Is it enough?" Dr. DeAngelis asks us to examine the "real moments" in our lives rather than our fantasy ideas about happiness.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
To many of us, the experiences that we grew up taking for granted leave become distant dreams in our adult lives: marriages that last a lifetime; safe neighborhoods to call home; the certainty that our children will have a better life than we did; and most of all, lots of time to spend as we wish, living for the moment. Instead, we find our time and energy spent recovering from the past or protecting ourselves from the future. The result is a desperate, sometimes dangerous, and often unsuccessful, search for meaning in our lives. In Real Moments, Barbara De Angelis defines happiness not as an acquisition, but as a skillthe skill of capturing every moment and living it completely. With insight, wisdom, and vision, she teaches us how to rediscover real moments with our mates and our children, with our work and our play, in sex and intimacy, and real moments with ourselves. It is an examination of our relationship with the process of living itself, offering inspiration as well as practical tools for creating more of one of the most precious moments of allmoments of true meaning in our lives.