Steering by Starlight

  • by Martha Beck
  • Narrated by Martha Beck
  • 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Described as one of the best-known life coaches in America, in media such as Psychology Today, O columnist Martha Beck has demonstrated a rare gift for helping people who have gone off course to find their way back to authentic, rewarding lives. Now, in Steering by Starlight, Dr. Beck describes the step-by-step process she uses with her private clients to help them find their way back to their "homing instincts" - their true destinies. Bringing together cutting-edge research in psychiatry, neurology, and related fields in an accessible, substantive, original way, Beck offers powerful new methods for solving the problems that beset ordinary people. Using her trademark wisdom, empathy, and engaging style, she connects listeners with personal coping strategies that are not yet widely available as she helps them overcome the alienation that is causing them to lose sight of their own North Star. Dr. Beck identifies three stages along the path to recapturing a satisfying life:
"The stargazer" helps listeners understand why it's so easy to lose themselves and offers strategies for sighting their North Star

"The mapmaker" uses this newly clarified perspective to evaluate one's situation and plot a course for the upcoming years

"The pathfinder" discusses the adventures that may be encountered as one travels along this new life course
Whether it's seeking better relationships, more focused career direction, the achievement of specific fitness goals, or a more harmonious lifestyle, Steering by Starlight's colorful anecdotes, case studies, and exercises will point the way.

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Not the best choice for commuting

I am really enjoying this book and think it will be helpful, however it has been hard for me to get through it due to all the necessary "assignments." I can't get through a single commute without being told to consult the PDF files and fill something out. In other words, this book doesn't lend itself well to the audiobook format.
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- John

Excellent life coach

I have listened to A LOT of self-help (and now have a love/hate relationship w/ the genre). Do not be afraid, because Martha Beck is one of the best. When self-help is good, it's wise and inspiring, and this book is that...
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- kimberly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2008
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio