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When happiness is a function of Nasdaq direction, the concepts of peace and serenity don’t get much play. But Paula Peisner Coxe offers a quickie guidebook to inner tranquility. You won’t learn anything new here; Coxe’s wisdom is the off-the-shelf variety. Each of the book’s brief chapters focuses on one way to achieve peace, like forgiving, accepting and loving. These notions don’t seem very original, but perhaps Coxe deserves the benefit of the doubt: Millions of Buddhists achieve a sense of well being from writings that are centuries old, and you don’t hear them complaining about too many clichés. In fact, Coxe does present her advice in a manner that is both soothing and compelling, and suggests several interesting stress-relieving exercises. getAbstract recommends this book to readers who welcome a dose of spirituality, faith and God, particularly those who come to the book with a pre-existing New Age bent. But if you last felt a sense of overwhelming contentment while watching CNBC, this book may not be quite down-to-earth enough for you.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What peace really is and how to achieve it,
  • Which four pillars will support you in this endeavor, and
  • What elements help you learn from your past.

About the Author

Paula Peisner Coxe is a management consultant and the author of Finding Time: Breathing Space for Women Who Do Too Much. She has her master’s degree in business administration from the University of South California, and lives in southern California.



What Is Peace?
Peace is the feeling of serenity and confidence with which you approach life. It includes "quieting the noise in your mind" and accepting yourself and your life, as it exists now. When you feel peace, you are able to trust more and worry less. You feel self-love...

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