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Stepping off the Edge:
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STEPPING OFF THE EDGE:
WINNER of SIX NATIONAL AWARDS!
2007 Benjamin Franklin AWards, Finalist in New Age (Spirituality/Metaphysics)
2007 IPPY Awards, Bronze Medal Winner in Self Help
2007 National Indie Excellence Awards, Finalist in Memoir, Self Help & Spirituality CA
BEST BOOKS OF 2007, Finalist in Memoir, USA BOOK NEWS
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book has got to be one of the most fun to read books about spirituality
ever written. She takes the reader along on her adventures with
a down to earth approach and style that keeps the reader in touchwith
both reality and spirituality. Informative, entertaining, and
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ARE THE EXPERTS & AUTHORS SAYING ABOUT STEPPING OFF THE
"In one of my favorite books, Jesus is purported to have advised his followers that there are two ways to lead--by standing at the crossroads and pointing the direction (which a sign can do), or by heading down the path, saying "follow me." In Stepping Off the Edge, Sandy Nathan demonstrates her spiritual and personal consciousness and aliveness by heading down the path, inviting people to enter spiritual practice through her own example. Whether addicted to online shopping, traveling cross-country for the first time on her own at age 58, exploring her family's roots or saying good-bye to a beloved horse, Sandy Nathan shares how opportunities for spiritual growth and development are everywhere in life. She gives specific exercises and ways to take advantage of these opportunities, too. Thank you, Sandy, for appearing on Full Power Living, and for writing Stepping Off the Edge, doing your part to tell the world to 'wake up'!""
Ilene L. Dillon, M.S.W.
Host, Full Power Living (www.worldtalkradio.com <http://www.worldtalkradio.com>)
Co-author of Happiness is a Decision of the Heart
invite you to read Sandy's book. Short stories are my
favorite kind of reading, and this book is like that:
a series of short pieces strung together. I like images
and montages of images: I am very visual. Sandy presents
things in little scenes that have different emotions.
Reading it was like walking through a concert. Different
instruments are played during each song; different kinds
of sound rise and fall around me, producing feelings and
images. That was pretty cool. She showed me glimpses of
things, circles of things. That's the way I write my songs.
The book wasn't like some scientific thing that takes
the soul from the real meaning of healing and all the
feelings going on. That's what I like about it.
has a way of teaching that uses normal words so people
can read and understand what she means. Some of the books
you get at conferences use such professional language
that unless you're a doctor, you can't understand what
the person's saying. She doesn't do that, and I liked
that. It made me want to know more about her."
Musician, Speaker, and Artist.
Winner of the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Native American
and other awards, including multiple NAMMY Awards, Spiritual
Leader of the Gathering
is a dynamic book. It's alive with Ms. Nathan's passion,
and her presence is in every line, teaching and learning
with you, helping you when you stumble, because she's
stumbled, too. It's rich with energy and meaning."
Di Pego Novelist-Screenwriter
Author of the screenplays for 'The Forgotten, 'Phenomenon'
'Instinct,' 'Angel Eyes,' 'Message in a Bottle,' and
provocative and inspiring journey of discovery. It reads
like a good novel."
Author of Time's Fool: A Mystery of Shakespeare
The Matthew and Joan Stock Mysteries
"Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice reads like a good novel, while teaching the great truths of humanity. A powerful tale of insight and spiritual unfolding, this book will take you to new realms of thought and feeling.
Sandy Nathan leads the reader with wit and warmth into taking a look at life, in particular, their own life and just what is going on. More importantly, she helps the reader ask the important questions. Do I like my life? Do I like the way I am living? If the answer is ‘yes,’ be ready to sit back and enjoy an enlightening excursion to another level of living. If you unfortunately answer ‘no,’ be ready to learn specific ways to turn ‘no’ into ‘yes’, or, at least, ‘maybe.’ Ms. Nathan guides without preaching, leads without pushing, and does it all with a sense of humor as she shares her own life experiences."
book speaks with a voice of authenticity born out of her
personal odyssey through darkness into spiritual awakening.
Her story is one powerful version of the impulse to seek
the Divine, which we all contain at our deepest core.
She has touched upon the most basic of human struggles;
always with a hope of redemption and peace to be found
when one becomes present to the sacredness of each moment."
Ann Evans, Ph.D.
mindfulness meditation teacher, and spiritual seeker
telling her own raw story, Sandy Nathan calls us to a
deeper spiritual place. Her truth guides us like a laser
beam towards a reality more real than our short earth
life. By exposing her own inner work she calls us to choose
growth. This is a book full of resources and exercises
and wisdom to be read and reread."
Walking into the Wind: Being Healthy with a Chronic
Disease, Disking Deep, and other books
life's truths are best expressed not by the Einsteins
of this world, but by people who raise incredible children,
horses, and households, who naturally and intuitively
recognize how the mystical worlds entwine themselves with
the particulars of everyday and not so everyday life.
Sandy Nathan has a particularly refreshing honesty that
invites you to step beyond the limits of what is comfortable
on your spiritual journey and then laugh at your own resistance."
Mark Kennedy, M.A.
United Nations award-winning healer, spiritual
teacher, minister, musician, poet and scholar.
off the Edge is beautifully written. It has many examples
of Sandy's spirited events and the need for inner awareness."
von Rust McCormick, Ph.D., Marlena Deborah McCormick,
Thomas E. McCormick, M.D. Authors
Horses and the Mystical Path and Horse Sense
and The Human Heart
was struck by Sandy's genuineness and courage in sharing
her journey and recovery. Her writing and the life it
reveals are examples of the miracles that can happen when
a person is committed to achieving freedom. Such miracles
occur through work and perseverance. My life has shown
me that healing is not simply a physical process, but
an emotional and spiritual awakening. This book is a perfect
example of that."
William T. O'Donnell, Jr.
Founder, Sierra Tucson, Inc.
Sierra Tucson is a comprehensive inpatient treatment facility
helping individuals and families
overcome addiction and behavioral disorders and rebuild
person's spiritual experience is unique. No one can tell
another how to do it, how to find a meaningful, value-filled,
purposeful life. But every person who seeks for that deeply
soulful life is on a journey and it is perhaps the most
important journey one can take. Sandy Nathan shares her
journey with us and that is a gift. She takes us to specific
places we may never go, but she reveals the larger paths
that each of us will travel in seeking to find our Selves.
Hers is a wonderful story of one woman's quest."
Firman, Ed.D., LMHC
Psychosynthesis trainer, The Synthesis
Center, Amherst, MA; professor at Vermont College, psychotherapist
and author of Daughters and Mothers: Making it Work
and Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul
(A New York Times Bestseller).
honest, & well written, Stepping Off the Edge will
help many by bringing to light a little-known addiction.
As a financial recovery counselor, I know that people
can get into financial trouble in ways that aren't the
usual credit or spending problems. On-line auction addiction
is a new problem that I've never seen addressed the way
it is here. In addition to presenting a compelling and
engrossing story, Sandy demonstrates the adage applying
to addiction: We are never freewe have daily
Founder and director The Financial Recovery
Institute, speaker, trainer, and author of the MoneyMinder
& Workbook, It's Your Money: Achieving Financial
Well-Being, contributor to I Shop, Therefore I
Am: Compulsive Buying and the Search for Self
Nathan has not only captured the essence of the Gathering,
but she has also scattered the seeds of its healing to
others. Sandy, in Stepping off the Edge, sharing
her flaws, her fears, her uncertainties, so that readers
can connect, open up, and begin the healing process. I
am both awed and humbled that the Gathering, with its
tiny beginnings nearly a decade ago, now speaks to the
hearts of so many hurting people through Bill Miller's
words and, now, Sandy's book. Thank you, Sandy, for listening
to that inner voice. Aho."
F. O'Haynes, Ed.D,
Instructor, Concord University.
A founder of the Native American Ministries (NAM) of the
Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church,
Former NAM Board Member, Current NAM Resource.
(The Gathering, the Native American spiritual retreat
in Stepping Off the Edge, is produced by NAM.)
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