The Road Ahead: Inspirational Stories of Open Hearts and Minds

Post Hill Press
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Each of us knows the absolute joy that a new relationship, or the birth of a child, or fulfilling your heart’s desire can bring. But it’s the life events that aren’t so euphoric that test how we weather those storms.

 

Jane Seymour learned from her mother that, when your life is tough, the road becomes easier when you help others. In The Road Ahead, she shares inspirational stories from readers around the world who’ve overcome when the “happily ever after”—isn’t. Using a three-step process of

           

o   Acceptance

o   Unconditional forgiveness

o   Selfless acts of kindness

 

you can take heart as you face your road ahead.

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About the author

A multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner, recipient of the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the year 2000, which was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, Jane Seymour has proven her talents in virtually all media, the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. Her love of art and color has led to her great success as a painter in watercolors and oils, as a sculptor and as a designer.

 

Seymour’s past films include the James Bond movie Live and Let Die, the cult classic Somewhere in Time, and the comedy smash Wedding Crashers. Her television credits include the Emmy® Award Winning performance in Onassis: The Richest Man in the World as Maria Callas, East of Eden for which she was awarded a Golden Globe®, the mini-series War and Remembrance and her Golden Globe® winning role as “Dr. Quinn” on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman which ran for six seasons.

 

In addition to acting, Seymour has written over a dozen books, including The Wave, Open Hearts Family, Among the Angels, Open Hearts, Making Yourself At Home, and Remarkable Changes.

 

When she is not acting or writing Seymour can be found in her painting studio. An accomplished fine artist, her art serves as inspiration for Open Hearts by Jane Seymour®, a jewelry line she designs for KAY® Jewelers in the U.S., Peoples in Canada and H. Samuel in the U.K. Seymour’s Open Heart philosophy reflects her mother’s philosophy. By providing expertise, resources and tools, the Foundation enables these nonprofits to not only raise their profile but also further their mission and objectives.  

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Publisher
Post Hill Press
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Published on
Dec 5, 2017
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Pages
259
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ISBN
9781682614648
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Language
English
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Genres
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness
Self-Help / Spiritual
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In this inspiring memoir, internationally beloved actress Jane Seymour shows how she has learned to embrace and learn from the many changes in her life

Now fifty, Jane Seymour––the eternally beautiful star of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and countless other television shows and films––is a living testament to the rewards of embracing midlife and its challenges eagerly and gracefully.

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