FOUR THINGS TO ASK A STRANGER (almost a parody)

Welcome to Mary Anne Radmacher's blog.

One way to get to know a person you've just met is to ask them to tell you about their favorite friends. It's said that a person essentially becomes an aggregate of the five people with whom they spend the most time.

There's another telling question to ask a stranger. It's all about a book.

1) Is there one book that you have re-read and will read again (and again)?
2) What is the most recent book that you've read and what stands out to you most?
3) What is the title of a book you recommend most often to friends?
4) What was the last book you read that made you so sad when it came to the end? (Because you wanted to keep on reading, not because the ending was sad!).

If the person you are just getting to know has never re-read a book, can't remember what stood out from the last book they read, doesn't recommend books to friends and has never felt sad to stop reading an excellent book...

I suggest that you stop conversing with them. And, perhaps, run. Kidding (not kidding). Perhaps you might consider striking up a conversation with someone else that you might want to get to know. AND start THAT conversation off by recommending a book you've recently read...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Listen to an inspired radio conversation

Simply an Inspired Life

Consciously Choosing Unbounded Happiness in Good Times and Bad, Conari Press, 2009

by mary anne radmacher & Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you ever wonder how to take charge of your life and how to be happy in the face of life’s most challenging circumstances ….

Well then, join Erika Gombosova and mary anne radmacher on the next Wise Chick Show as they explore the topic of LIVING AN INSPIRED LIFE with Mary Anne Radmacher co-author of the book SIMPLY AN INSPIRED LIFE.

Here is your call in number: (347) 215-8754

WHEN: OCTOBER 7, at 7PM EASTERN (4PM PACIFIC)

WHERE: WWW.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/THEWISECHICKSHOW

What they will talk about:

- the keys to living an inspired life

- the importance of conscious choices in your life

- how to bring focus and clarity to your every day

- why suffering is optional

- how to choose joy and what the authors mean when they use the word “JOY” It may not be what you think!

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