An allegory of awakening
“It’s rare that so much wisdom can be found wrapped up in such comedy, such kindness, such lightness of touch. It’s a perfect book. I want every woman I know to read it. This is storytelling at its very best, and also at its most important.”
ELIZABETH GILBERT, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic
Maybe, once or twice in your life, you’ve experienced a surge of destiny so strong it made you believe in miracles.
Such bolts from the blue seem to hit when weariness or ill fortune have plowed through the ground of reason, breaking it up so magic can take root. What follows is so perfect that to call it accidental defies belief. Diana Archer is an absolutely—mathematically!—average woman, living an unremarkable life, when destiny reaches her. Without quite knowing how or why, she finds herself leaving everything familiar and moving into a world where miracles are commonplace, where her supposed flaws become her salvation, and where each person’s story is everyone’s.
In this exuberant allegory, bestselling memoir and self-help author Martha Beck takes readers into the wild parts of the world and the human psyche. The story of Diana, Herself helps every reader chart a course for awakening to greater joy, adventure, and purpose.
Finding Your Own North Star
Claiming the life you were meant to live
Finding Your Own North Star will teach you how to read your internal compasses, articulate your core desires, identify and repair the unconscious beliefs that may be blocking your progress, and cultivate your dreams.
You will learn how to navigate every stage, from the first magical flicker of an idea through the planning and implementation of your own ideal life. Martha Beck offers thoroughly tested case studies, questionnaires, exercises, and her own trademark wit and wisdom to guide you every step of the way.
Finding Your Way In
A Wild New World
reclaim your true nature to live the life you want
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World reveals a path to the most important discovery you can make: the knowledge of what you should be doing with your one wild and precious life. It’s a journey to the thing that so fulfills you that, if someone told you, “It’s right outside–but watch out–it could kill you!” you’d run straight toward it, through the screen door without even opening it.
Compassionate and inspirational, this book is a revolutionary journey of self-discovery that leads to miraculous change.
Steering by Starlight
Find your right life - no matter what!
Steering by Starlight brings together cutting-edge research in psychiatry, neurology, and related fields in an accessible, substantive, original way. Martha offers powerful methods for solving the problems that beset ordinary people. Using her trademark wisdom, empathy, and engaging style, she connects you with proven, effective strategies that have worked for the hundreds of people she has coached.
For those who still feel adrift, it will provide a way to find true North and follow the path of best destiny.
A true story of birth, rebirth, and everyday magic
From the moment Martha and her husband, John, accidentally conceived their second child, all hell broke loose. When their unborn son, Adam, was diagnosed with Down syndrome, doctors, advisers, and friends in the Harvard community warned them that if they decided to keep the baby, they would lose all hope of achieving their carefully crafted goals. Fortunately, that’s exactly what happened.
Expecting Adam is a poignant, challenging, and achingly funny chronicle of the extraordinary nine months of Martha’s pregnancy. By the time Adam was born, Martha and John were propelled into a world in which they were forced to redefine everything of value to them, put all their faith in miracles, and trust that they could fly without a net.
Leaving the Saints
How I lost the mormons and found my faith
As “Mormon royalty” within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Martha Beck was raised in a home frequented by the Church’s high elders and her existence was framed by their strict code of conduct.
Soon after Martha began teaching at Brigham Young University, she began to see firsthand how the Church masked truths that contradicted its published beliefs. Most troubling of all, she was forced to face her history of sexual abuse by one of the Church’s most prominent authorities.
This book chronicles her difficult decision to sever her relationship with the faith that had cradled her for so long and to confront and forgive the person who betrayed her so deeply.
This beautifully written, inspiring memoir offers a rare glimpse inside one of the world’s most secretive religions while telling a profoundly moving story of personal courage, survival, and the transformative power of spirituality.ery that leads to miraculous change.
End your diet war and achieve thinner peace
Everyone knows how to lose weight: eat less, move more. But though they know what to do, millions of dieters don’t do what they know.
Why not? Because they don’t understand the brain-body dynamics of weight loss. Now, cutting-edge research has revealed that millions of overweight dieters are programming themselves to get fatter. These unlucky individuals are following typical weight-loss programs and are being trained to become thinner version of themselves, like caterpillars becoming thinner caterpillars.
In The Four-Day Win, Martha reverses this trend and teaches dieters to get lean from the brain outward. Instead of becoming thinner caterpillars, those who follow The Four-Day Win will metamorphose into butterflies, with entirely new bodies… for good.
The Joy Diet
10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life
The Joy Diet offers a menu of ten behaviors you can add to your way of living and thinking to enhance every day’s journey through the unpredictable terrain of your existence. You can add these behaviors gradually and watch your life become steadily more vivid and satisfying. Or you can go on a “crash Joy Diet” to help you navigate life’s emergencies.
No matter what your long-term goals are, The Joy Diet, written with Martha’s inimitable blend of wisdom, practical guidance, and humor, will help you achieve the immediate gift of joyful living in the here and now. Begin your journey today.
The Martha Beck Collection, Volume 1
Essays for Creating your Right Life
In The Martha Beck Collection, Volume 1: Essays for Creating your Right Life, we have compiled 25 of your all-time favorite articles from Martha’s column in O, the Oprah Magazine in a fun, easy-to-absorb digest format! With a brand spankin’ new foreword by Martha herself, this tasty little morsel offers her best advice on a variety of topics including relationships, holding grudges, avoiding avoidance, problem-solving, handling mean people, and good old-fashioned love.