as a quick and fun read, this powerful little pocket guide helps
ex-offenders jump-start their lives by re-imagining an alternative
reality within their grasp -- a positive
hopeful future filled with purpose, passion, meaning, empathy, and
love. It’s a “get-up-and-go” guide for those experiencing the dark side
of life – in this case, serving idle time in an often mind-numbing and
stressful human zoo. Anxious and curious minds behind prison bars seek
answers to these two questions –
“Is there more to life than this?” and “What should I do with the rest of my life?” These questions serve as clarion calls for self-transformation.
This book focuses on changing mindsets of
individuals locked in cages. Fear, distrust, boredom, loneliness,
anger, grief, depression, and hopelessness frequently characterize the
mental state of inmates. While jails and prisons often scramble minds
and exacerbate “mental drift,” they also offer
opportunities to rethink, refocus, re-imagine, and repack one’s bags for pursuing a meaningful life.
self-directed pocket guide shows ex-offenders how to change their
thinking about who they are, what they want to do, and where they want
to be. Nine key sections – filled with a revealing collection of
self-tests, exercises, questions, insights, and strategies – provide a
strong foundation for developing one’s purpose.