I recently got a chance to review Becoming A Sage: Discovering Life's Lessons, One Story at a Time by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse. This book differentiates between a "human being" and a "human doing" - not just going through the motions, but really being.
The author writes from her own experience of growth through the years, and then what she feels are the essentials of being a sage. I like that it encouraged reflection on past experiences, sharing and writing the important events in our life. She does just that when she shares memories and the lessons that came with them.
Her qualities of being a sage are very sound, universal enough to apply to everyone, and well thought-out. They include clear thinking, decision-making, earning respect, unifying others, and more. The lessons in the book will resonate with people of all ages, especially those who are fifty or older, and are appropriate to read at any stage in life.
About the Author:
Wegscheider-Cruse is the founding Chairperson of the National
Association of Children of Alcoholics, and founder of Onsite Workshops.
She has brought hope and healing to millions as an author, counselor,
trainer, consultant, and lecturer. She has written 18 books translated
into 13 languages, and broke ground and fostered a movement with her
works, Another Chance: Hope and Health for the Alcoholic Family and
Learning to Love Yourself. Sharon has traveled the world and developed
programs in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada, and has
appeared on The Phil Donahue Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Larry
King Show, as well as in multiple media events.