Enough!: How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with Just One Word (Paperback)
We Are Enough, We Have Enough
Do you, like so many of us, believe that you will never have enough time, money, talent, or love to be truly happy? Do you think you're not good enough, not rich enough or thin enough or smart enough, to have the life you want? Or that the problems in your community and the world around you could be solved if only there were more to go around? Everywhere, all the time, we get this message that there is something lacking, something more, something better to strive for. In fact, the idea that there isn't enough or you aren't enough is so deeply ingrained in us and into our culture that it holds sway over pretty much every aspect of our lives, from how we perceive our self-worth and our skills as parents, friends, and partners (I am not enough) to the ways in which we are taught and governed.
But what if it's a lie? Author and activist Laurie McCammon wrote this book to show you that it is all a lie. Discover how your own never-enough thinking has been limiting you and how to challenge it in all the places it lurks. Let Laurie show you how to develop a sense of enoughness that can change not only how you feel about yourself but how you view time, your relationships, your work, and the possibilities for helping to shape a better world.
"McCammon, founder of the Women's Institute of Maine, holds that our culture's "never enough" paradigm has made the world sick and is to blame for violence, greed, exploitation, prejudice, and environmental destruction and that the eradication of this myth can make society whole again. Her research covers both the concepts of not having enough natural and financial resources and the personal feelings of not being enough. She ably demonstrates how society has created a self-fulfilling prophecy but is able to turn itself around by taking care of the environment and eluding the multiple claims for more. Verdict: While the "enough" message gets repetitive, McCammon makes valid points and offers direction to a more abundant future." --Deborah Bigelow, director emerita, Leonia P.L., NJ, Library Journal
"Enough! is an exceptional book worth reading. Its messages are life-changing because they create AHA moments that shift perspectives and create a sense of resiliency that will be necessary as we attempt to deal with the many changes in our world -- a world that is changing faster than any time in history. Whether anyone is willing to admit it or not, we are pilgrims in a new world observing the implosion of old systems that no longer serve us. We need Enough! to create a new mindset and new ways of problem solving. The same old same old band aids we have used in the past won't work anymore." --Linda Sechrist, bestselling co-author of Wisdom of Midlife Women 2, Radio Host at Rethinking Health Matters with Linda Sechrist, Editor/Sr. Staff Writer at Natural Awakenings
"She ably demonstrates how society has created a self-fulfilling prophecy but is able to turn itself around by taking care of the environment and eluding the multiple claims for more. Verdict : While the "enough" message gets repetitive, McCammon makes valid points and offers direction to a more abundant future." --Deborah Bigelow, director emerita, Leonia P.L., NJ, Library Journal