"Shoshanna has some insightful
things to say about anger in the family, in the workplace, at God and at
destiny. The Anger Diet is a resource that can change the way you view
yourself and others. It will enable you to assess the role of this
emotion in your life and help you to give up grudges, blaming others and
playing the victim."
--Spirituality & Health
Shoshanna's words are wonderful!"
powerful, potentially life-changing book.”
–Body & Soul
"This is relationship, samurai style, as we are systematically
led along the path from "becoming available" to "meeting
the beloved."...Shoshanna studied with the zen masters Soen
Nakagawa Roshi and Eido Shimano Roshi; the rigor of traditional monastic
training shines through the spare language and format.
Aspects of Zen training that can be controversial or confounding
are presented matter-of-factly....The reader can just follow the
"Steppingstones to Love" in each chapter--small actions that,
like consistent meditation practice, lead incrementally to awareness.
For those with love issues--isn't that most of us, at one time or
another?--Shoshanna holds out the redemptive possibilities of
(on Zen and the Art of Falling in Love)
searching for broader meaning will revel in her ability to weave
together the basic tenets of relationship psychology with the
self-realization techniques of Zen practice. Nor is Shoshanna's advice
limited to affairs of the heart; much of her counsel-to be open, loving
and full of faith-feels relevant to all aspects of life."
some good, solid advice here that just might help the lovelorn break
some of their destructive patterns and connect the dots as to why true
love is always passing them by."
--St. Petersburg Times
"Falling in love doesn't mean being blind or entering into
fantasy," says Brenda Shoshanna, author of Zen and the Art of
Falling in Love. "It means waking up out of darkened dreams to
finally see the beauty that surrounds us." Sounds good."
--Chicago Sun Times
"Shoshanna extends an
empty and richly filled hand, offering both the sublime and the
practical, which are one and the same in the Zen world. This is a highly
recommended volume for beginners and new practitioners who are coming to
the truth that "to find the answers to your life questions, you
must look within. Nothing less will do. Nothing more is needed."'
Weekly [for Zen Miracles]
Shoshanna challenges us to let go of fantasies, expectations, fears and
anticipation so we can be fully present to life. Her wisdom is genuine
and deeply considered. Her book is well worth reading.”
--Spiritual Parenting [for
you are looking for a way to have happiness and still live in this
world, you have come to the right book. Rarely do eloquent prose, gems
of quotes, simple wisdom, and practical exercises come in one book: Zen
Miracles offers all of these and more. Whatever your spiritual
orientation, this is a book you will refer to for years to come."
--Lee Jampolsky, Ph.D.
author of Healing Together, Healing the Addictive Mind, and The Art
wonderful book brings East and West – and ancient and modern worlds
– together and provides profound wisdom and guidance for anyone
struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, fear or loneliness. Beautifully
written, funny, warm and filled with unusual, wonderful exercises. A
--Rabbi Gary Moskowitz
Director of the Institute for Violence Prevention
healing journey into the inner conflicts and contradictions that
separate spirit from self."
the DiMele Center for Psychotherapy
Brenda Shoshanna is a versatile, creative, warm and truly excellent
--Rabbi Joseph Gelberman
founder of the Interfaith Seminary and Director of the All Faith
Miracles is a book that is invaluable for anyone seeking to bring a
profound, yet genuinely joyous experience to life. Brenda Shoshanna
explores the spiritual and therapeutic aspects of Zen practice in a way
that is acceptable to anyone no matter what their faith, philosophy or
religious beliefs. With her warm and compassionate style she exhibits
the unique ability to explain even the most difficult ideas in
understandable terms. Her approach is readily accessible and applicable
to even the most mundane of activities. This book is a must for anyone
seeking the secrets for attaining a balanced life and true peace of
Director of the Academy of Natural Healing
Miracles is an inviting and inspiring message for those looking for a
more simple and powerful way to enhance their lives and for those who
want to integrate a practical way of peace in today's distorted and
increasingly violent world."