""Cultivating Hope" is a book that will be read and reread. Karen Casey touches that space in all of us that occasionally struggles to breathe more easily, to hope more assuredly." --Marianne Williamson, best-selling author of "A Return to Love"Best-selling author Karen Casey offers a yearlong program to guide us in opening ourselves to the awesome power of hope.It is hope--the ability to push past fear and open our minds to new possibilities--that empowers us to bring about positive change in our lives. Yet, amid personal tragedy and world events, many of us struggle to sustain a sense of hope for tomorrow. In "Cultivating Hope," spiritual leader and recovery expert Karen Casey reveals everyday ways that we can open our hearts and minds to the awesome power of hope. For each week of the year, she offers a guiding principle with an accompanying essay that can help each of us achieve inner peace. Themes include healing through the expression of love, gaining a fresh outlook by understanding our anger, and freeing ourselves of constraint by letting go of judgment. By allowing Casey's principles, insights, and personal stories to penetrate our thoughts and inform our habits, we gain the perspective and strength to turn away from fear and open ourselves and our communities to a future filled with potential and positive change.
Millions of people around the world spend a few moments in quiet reflection with Karen Casey every day. Karen is the best-selling author of Each Day a New Beginning, the first daily meditation book written expressly for women in recovery from addiction. Published in 1981, Each Day a New Beginning has sold more than three million copies and has been translated into ten different languages. Over the years, readers around the world have come to regard Karen as a trusted companion on the recovery journey. Among her other best-selling inspirational books are Keepers of the Wisdom, A Woman's Spirit, Fearless Relationships, and A Life of My Own. In her newest book, Serenity (Hazelden, 2007), Karen shares favorite passages that gently convey simple lessons for living with greater peace, hope, and trust. Karen enjoys golfing and riding her Harley with her husband. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Naples, Florida.