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Bloomsbury 2001 - Isabel Losada leaves no stone unturned--literally--on her trip down The Bat tersea Park Road to Enlightenment. Wishing to live her life "completely, ab undantly, joyfully and stupidly" she makes an entertaining travelling compa nion as she describes her efforts to move away from her in-a-rut life where "nothing was changing". And she takes us everywhere with her: a life-skill s course in North London; a convent retreat in Oxford; T'ai chi in France; a massage in Bath--even the past as she explores her previous incarnations. The journey is invigorating and exhausting and enriched by the numerous ch aracters she meets en route. The book is much more than a travelogue, however. Losada describes with con siderable skill and sensitivity the breakthroughs in the lives of people ar ound her--the woman who starts to work through childhood abuse, for instanc e, and another who confronts the bullies from school--and her honesty is re freshing and often surprising (her description of colonic irrigation takes the breath away). Often she picks up useful nuggets of inspiration that the reader can take away and digest and these are sprinkled through the text. Intercut throughout is her life with her daughter in a "shoebox" in Batters ea and her burgeoning romance with Mark, the man she meets at a hypnotherap y seminar. Losada has an entertaining and witty style and comes across as somewhat bossy but likeable all the same. And the stones she doesn't leave unturned? The first part of this new experience involved sitting up and lying down again on to a row of hot stones that had been laid down to head up the muscles on either side of the spine. Dam. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Infinity Books Japan]
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