Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Conversations with Calliope- Book Release- Navigating Life

JOE: Good morning Calliope. I have some news for you to read.
CALLIOPE: I'm ready. Go ahead.


Do you hope for a new America? A crisis in how the world sees us, economic upheaval and feeling stuck with our problems tosses us in a perfect storm on troubled seas. How can you set a new course for yourself and make a contribution to the world community?

Are you ready to change your life and help create a new society? Navigating Life: Commonsense Reflections for the Voyage shows you 13 ways to do it:

  • Appreciate the life you have.
  • Take your goals with you into each new day.
  • Discover your powers and use them wisely.
  • Find your place in the world community.
  • Live each day with passion.
  • Fire up your creativity.
  • Let stress spur you to action rather than cripple you.
  • Meet people who have taken the first step.
  • Say what you mean. Hear what others say. See where silence fits.
  • Treasure the people who mean the most to you.
  • Hear what it feels like to be different.
  • Set boundaries on toxic people.
  • Sort out what's important to you.

Navigating Life: Commonsense Reflections for the Voyage by Joseph G. Langen is available from in paperback or e-book format and from and in paperback format. Read the first chapter at:

What readers say about Dr. Langen's writing:

  • "Lovely thoughts."
  • "I Thank God for your light in my life."
  • "I wanted to thank you for being honest with your writing."
  • "Very inspirational and thought provoking."
  • "I keep your book by my bed and read a selection each night."

Contact: Joseph G. Langen
5 Franklin Ave.
Leroy, NY, 14482
Phone: (585)768-9966

About the author:

Dr. Langen learned to reflect on life living in a monastery. He has worked as a psychologist for many years with individuals, couples and families.He has written a previous book of reflections, Commonsense Wisdom for Everyday Life, a memoir of his seminary and monastery experience,Young Man of the Cloth, and a novel about an abusive priest's search for redemption, The Pastor's Inferno. He writes a biweekly column on commonsense wisdom topics and maintains a blog, Conversations with Calliope, a dialogue with his muse about the writing life. See more about his writing

Watch a brief video of Dr. Langen introducing his book at

Available at:
$14.95 paperback, $8.95 e-book.

Coming soon to:

JOE: Talk with you on Friday.
CALLIOPE: Thanks for the info. See you then.

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