Item 302B: The Wholehearted Journey
360 pages,
ISBN: 09717129-0-5
$21.95 US each
  Wholehearted Journey: Bringing Qualities of Soul to Everyday Life and Work
by Denise Bissonnette

The Wholehearted Journey is a book of insights gleaned and distilled from a remarkably eclectic array of sources, drawing from the world's great wisdom traditions and culminating in a rich and illuminating guide for living a spirited and wholehearted life. Simply put, this is a personal retreat in a book. Each chapter focuses on a particular quality of soulful living and offers a self-contained tutorial for applying it to everyday life and work.

Generously sprinkled with poetry, parables, penetrating questions and practical suggestions, The Wholehearted Journey equips us for a life of greater joy and authenticity. Perspectives on the themes of the The Wholehearted Journey are enriched through the inclusion of quotations from over 400 writers, philosophers, teachers, poets, politicians, spiritual leaders and other sages.

Whether this book simply affirms and encourages you in your present journey or inspires you to head out in new and bold directions, you are sure to be delighted and inspired.

For years, many participants in Denise's seminars have reported that, beyond the valuable technical skills and knowledge that they have received, their perspectives on their own lives have shifted dramatically. Comments like "you have had just as big an impact on me personally as you have professionally" have been commonplace. (Just today, a participant in one of Denise's Job Development seminars spontaneously reported that he was leaving a "changed man" - going home with purpose to be a better father, husband, employee and human being.) With The Wholehearted Journey Denise has brought to the fore, those basic philosophical and spiritual underpinnings that have made her work so uniquely inspirational.

This is a book worthy of your time.

Totally engaging, disarmingly honest and entirely delightful, The Wholehearted Journey is nevertheless an urgent call to each of us - to be mindful of our common humanity and to embrace, honor and celebrate this unique gift that is our life.


The twenty chapters of The Wholehearted Journey include:

  1. I Dedicate This Day: Bringing the Sacred into the Everyday
  2. Unlived Dreams and Rising Bread: Shaping Fresh Hope from New Dreams
  3. Arriving: Embracing the Unknown
  4. Nurture Your Nature: Celebrating Your Gifts
  5. Rekindle the Flame: Restoring Purpose and Passion
  6. The Masquerade: Befriending Yourself and Others
  7. New Wings: Moving Through Fear
  8. Lessons from the Apple Tree: Accepting Change
  9. Meadowlarks: Renewing the Joy of Giving
  10. The Puppeteer: Pulling Your Own Strings
  11. The Beauty of Today: Seizing the Day
  12. The Journey to Belong: Employing Your Inner Compass
  13. On Second Thought: Harnessing Perspective
  14. At the Feet of the World: Becoming More Teachable
  15. A Heart Contained: Choosing Joy
  16. I want to Live in Color: Living Wholeheartedly
  17. Not One Alike: Valuing your Part in the Whole
  18. Rhythm: Cultivating Balance in Life and Work
  19. Veil of Wonder: Seeing through New Eyes
  20. A Pilgrim's Plea: Remaining True to the Soul

For those who long to put a new song in their step while traversing the unknown of each new day, in and outside the workplace, welcome to The Wholehearted Journey!