Who You Were Meant
A Guide to Finding or Recovering Your Life's Purpose
by Lindsay C. Gibson, Psy.D.
Are you happy with your life? Are you where you want to be? Are you doing what you want to do? What holds you back—your family, work, your relationships, yourself?
This inspiring book touches a chord which is universal: the desire to find one's purpose and fulfill it. It aims to help us understand the fears, frustrations and loyalties that sabotage our dreams and best efforts at personal growth. Dr. Gibson reveals the reasons why we doubt and defeat ourselves. "Too often," she states, "the urge to fulfill our destiny is stopped short by the needs of others-our parents, employers, partners-and is waylaid by financial and/or emotional constraints. That's why many of us turn ourselves into whatever somebody else needs us to be."
Among the topics Dr. Gibson covers are: how to find out what you really want to do with your life, why growth can be so hard, what you can do when the going gets tough, and what to do to change your life and become your best self. Most importantly, Gibson provides a practical road map out of old habits and shows how to forge a new path on which each of us can redefine our identity and become the person we want to be.
"Offers several psychological tools...to help readers evaluate
why happiness is eluding them."
— Black Enterprise
"Shows how to forge a new path and a new identity."
— NAPRA Review
"A dynamic approach...helps readers understand self-defeating behaviors."
— Careers and the Disabled
"Provides the tools for identifying and pursuing [one's] calling in
life. Highly recommended."
— Midwest Book Review
"A how-to on who you were meant to be and how to get there."
— Daily Press
*India/English rights sold to Magna Publishing
*Excerpted by Scripps Howard News Service
Lindsay C. Gibson, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in practice for over twenty years. She received her master's degree from Central Michigan University and her doctorate from the Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology. She is a staff psychologist at a private practice group and is an adjunct professor of psychology at William and Mary College. Dr. Gibson lives with her husband and child in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 288 pages
LC #99-70158, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-187-3 (pb), $15.95