• Steering by Starlight

  • Find Your Right Life, No Matter What
  • By: Martha Beck
  • Narrated by: Martha Beck
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-13-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 (388 ratings)

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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.
©2008 Martha Beck (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
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By kimberly on 06-13-10

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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By Catherine on 07-22-15

Life changing, and I'm not one to say that lightly

Would you listen to Steering by Starlight again? Why?

Yes. I have listened to it many times. The advice is encouraging and uplifting. I listen again when I need a boost.

Who was your favorite character and why?

NA: Nonfiction

What about Martha Beck’s performance did you like?

Her humor and authenticity.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The concept of "shackles on and shackles off" and the "inner lizard."

Any additional comments?

This book struck a cord with me. As a self-help book, it was just the right balance of practical and compassionate: Not too new-agey, but also not "how to succeed in business and get insanely rich". I felt compelled to write this review as I gave another of Dr. Beck's books a luke-warm review. I wanted to make sure that she got her proper due for this book and many of her other works. Thank you, Dr. Beck!!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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