I am who I choose to become -- Seeing the jewel inside -- Working on "intestinal fortitude" -- Life is yours to create ... and to re-create -- What I learned about power from a community of nuns -- The power of peace starts from within -- The power of gratitude -- The power of positive thinking -- The power of the mind -- The power of women -- The power of presence -- The power of the pause -- The power of listening -- The power of empathy -- The power of letting go -- The power of thank you -- The power of motherhood -- The power of laughter -- The power of faith -- The power of prayer and meditation -- The power of forgiveness -- The power of your story -- Chasing the illusion of perfection -- Why acceptance is the path to finding peace -- Why it takes courage to care -- An omen from God -- I've learned to deserve -- Bring joy into your home -- When life throws you a curveball, do this -- It's okay, in fact, it's crucial, to grieve -- When is it time to move on? -- Faith keepers -- What is love? -- Loving motherhood -- Talk of love, not hate -- We're in need of a social kindness movement -- Go back to move forward -- I'm giving up on complaining -- Six family truths I've learned along the way -- We all have mental health issues; here's why it's okay -- Why we should stop trying to "go it alone" -- Looking for the light in the cracks -- One person can make a huge impact on you -- Men and kindness -- A message from my mother I will cherish forever -- Finding peace in your decisions -- Why we need time to think and reflect -- Mother's Day every day -- We're all in this together -- "We are the ones we've been waiting for" -- Something to focus on other than your lips, thighs, and eyes -- Reflections on a whirlwind week -- My Easter reflections -- A time to rest -- What I'm grateful for this Thanksgiving -- What I'm carrying with me into each New Year -- Don't call me an empty nester -- Sixty life lessons for my birthday -- Hope -- Epilogue -- Oh! and one more thing : the power of reevaluating.
As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be. Here she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field -- a place of acceptance, purpose, passion, and joy. Whether you feel like you've got it all together or like it's all falling apart, whether you're taking stock of your life or simply looking to recharge, this is a guide moving forward in life with hope and grace.