A book of meditations and reflections for those seeking direction and empowerment, from Peabody- and Emmy-winning journalist/producer, New York Times bestselling author, and NBC News Special Anchor Maria ShriverAs a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how hectic and stressful everyday life can be. In this candid and heartfelt book, Shriver offers up the lessons she's learned along the way, and the meditations she's kept by her side as a touchstone for the challenges that arise. The quotes, scriptures, prayers, and reflections within are meant to encourage empowerment, accomplishment, and forward mobility in women of all ages. I've Been Thinking . . . is an intimate devotional, ideal for those transitioning into the prime of their lives, who want to slow down, breathe, and take life one day at a time. Whether you're devoting attention to finding a cure for Alzheimer's, beginning a new career, starting your own business, or something in between, this slender, accessible book is for anyone who needs a reminder that taking a moment (or two!) to center yourself is the first step on that path....
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I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life Reviews
Maria Shriver writes her thoughts and reflections on life stages, mothering, faith, letting go, courage, finding peace, grief, gratitude, family truths...to name just a few. These are short chapters, each with a central theme, followed by a prayer. You can easily pick this book up and put it down to start your day, or pause and reflect on something.
There are many golden nuggets in this book and it’s worth flipping through. At times a bit preachy, or focusing on her causes (Alzheimer’s cure, wom ...more
Thank you for allowing me my digital review copy to read! Could not come at a better time. So uplifting, and the chapters are short, but at the end of each one I have reflected on how this can make my life more positive and richer. There are 3 chapters that have had a profound effect, “The Power of the Mind”, women and Alzheimer’s have been brought to the forefront by Maria. I have been lucky enough to hear her speak at the Alzheimer’s Forum twice. Wow.
“Power of Motherhood”, tears. I have gone ...more
Quick read, thought-provoking, compelling, captivating, relatable, spiritually inviting, and applicable are words that easily come to mind while reading this book.
Dear God, I’ve been thinking: “Thank You for Maria.”
not my cup of tea
5 positive and affirmational stars to I’ve Been Thinking
I’m always looking for books on meditation, hoping I can cement my practice and keep it fresh because I fall out of doing it usually when I need it most. This book is a treasure! It’s full of quotes from Emerson to Buddha, Maya Angelou to Carl Jung. Maria Shriver shares what she prays for every morning. Everything is present-focused, positive, and self-accepting. While there is most definitely a Christian focus, there are many quotes and me ...more
Thank you for allowing me to read an advance copy. I too admire Maria and her family and really looked forward to the book. I enjoyed the book- she has a great slightly deprecating sense of humor. I enjoyed the spiritual and self care perspective. In fact self care is a theme in this book. Self care, standing up for yourself, reflection are all good ideas and key themes. It is obvious Maria was working through some challenging personal times. The chapters individually are wonderful- as a whole i ...more
I used this as a daily read and really enjoyed each story at the start of my day.