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  • Five Foundations of Authenticity and Purpose
  • By: Lisa Kentgen
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Summary

We hunger for greater purpose and the chance to create positive change in the world. Yet finding that purpose can be difficult in a culture that sometimes discourages meaningful engagement. 

Fortunately, the transformative practice of intention can help us discover a radically different, deeply rewarding way of life that fosters meaning and purpose.   

This audiobook is an invaluable guide to intentionality, and it offers simple, essential tools for uncovering the most authentic version of you. Comfortably straddling Western psychology and Eastern contemplative traditions, Dr. Lisa Kentgen has helped hundreds of people remove obstacles and make deep and lasting changes. Here, she lays out a groundbreaking method for accessing insight and prompting positive transformation in everyday life.   

An Intentional Life approaches the question of how to live most authentically in ways both pragmatic and deep. Filled with memorable accounts from Kentgen's work with clients, as well as with helpful exercises and reflections, it articulates a transformational path traveled by practicing intention in five foundational areas: awareness, reflecting, choosing, acting, and allowing. By developing specific practices in each of these core areas, you can direct them to become powerful tools for living.

©2018 Lisa Kentgen (P)2018 Lisa Kentgen

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  • 06-01-20

Packed with practical tips to live authentically

A book you can use for a lifetime of practices to live with intention from a place of authenticity. The chapter on choosing was particularly helpful.

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  • Mehdi
  • 04-01-19

An intentional life:

There are books that you seek for and there are others which they find you, this book was among the latter for me. Dr. Lisa Kentgen addresses common biases from psychiatrist point of view within this book. Fallacies such as sunk cost fallacy, status quo bias, availability bias, confirmation bias have been described and how they could hold us back within day to day life and our relationships in large. 

Awareness, reflection, choosing, acting and allowing are five pillars which Dr. Lisa focuses on. She believes these pillars are not mutually exclusive and in order to be able to bring authenticity and happiness to our life we need to practice all the elements as whole. She described every, and each of them in to details and provide practices to strength them.

Fear and how it could act as hedonic treadmill if not bring awareness to it have been illustrated within the book. Instructions how to identify your fear and treat them accordingly have been described as well.

Dr. Lisa pictured a persona for each story by amending names and characteristics of her patients to protect their anonymity and at a same time make the book more story type rather than only problem solution type of book; so reader could relate with the persona and get the most of each case. She also shared from her personal experiences to give better picture to the reader in some parts.

I have been through the audio book version and find it pretty helpful. Dr. Lisa covers a lot of ground within this book and shared decades of experience. I recommend going through the book multiple times to get the best of it.