Saturday, December 27, 2008

Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight by Karen Scalf Linamen

I like instant change. In fact, friends who know me well can vouch that when I want change, I usually grab some scissors and start cutting on my hair. Reading Karen Scalf Linamen's book, Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight, makes more sense than grabbing the scissors. This little book should be read with a pen in hand so you can underline, jot notes to yourself, and smiley faces. Linamen knows how to encourage. Of course, we've all heard her common sense advice, probably more than once, but there's something about her voice, her tone, that makes us want to succeed this time.

This book is the perfect New Year's gift to yourself. Linamen's 52 ideas can work no matter what you want to change. Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight is easy to read, and a fun one.

Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight


Every woman longs for change in some area of her life. Unfortunately, fear, fatigue, adversity, heartbreak, past failures, and even the choices of other people get in the way and make lasting change seem out of reach. Having been there herself, Karen Linamen knows exactly how to take readers from where they are to where they want to be.

In Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight, she examines 52 powerful actions readers can apply to any change they long to embrace. Her insights apply to career, finances, personal health and fitness, relationships, faith—in fact, every facet of a woman’s life. Blending laugh-out-loud humor and sage advice, Linamen shows readers the link between dissatisfaction and transformation, how to remodel habits, the little-known truth about procrastination, how to generate the energy they need to pursue the life they desire, how to benefit from options and resources they never dreamed they had, and much, much more!

Author Bio:
Karen Linamen is a popular speaker and the celebrated author of ten books for women, including Due to Rising Energy Costs the Light at the End of the Tunnel Has Been Turned Off and Just Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt. She has been featured on more than one hundred radio programs, including FamilyLife Today. Publishers Weekly describes her as “funny, forthright and unforgettable.” Linamen lives with her family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. more about Karen, please visit her website here.

Want to make a change in your life?
To win Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight, leave a comment with your email address. I have two copies to give away.


Karin said...

Would love to be entered-- thank you!

(I have cut my own hair a few times. Only once did I get it perfect!)

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

Yes, I can think of a few changes I'd like to make in 2009. Sign me up!

Linda Ford said...

I have some habits I'd like to change. Please enter me in the draw.


Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Oh yeagh I need all the help I can get. HAPPY NEW YEARS! Sign me up.

Sharon A. Lavy said...

Count me in. I need all the help I can get!!!

Sylvia Dickey Smith said...

What great titles she has for her books! I always seek for ways to change my habits--particularly those around FOOD! Put me down!

Conni said...

This book sounds as if it was written for me. I'd love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jess! I had to laugh about your hair-cutting comment. I can SO identify! I've been hearing some good buzz about this book. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you!
saaliasone at mac dot com

jess said...

Ann Wehner wrestled blogger, trying to leave a comment. She finaly gave up and contacted me by email. Boy, she really wants this book! I'm adding her to the drawing which will take place the latter part of next week. I wish I had a book for each of you!

Missy Tippens said...

What a cute, cute title!

And it sounds like something I can really use.

Please enter me, Jess!

missytippens [at]

Jane Kirkpatrick said...

Karen's book sounds great. I'd love to win it. Her other titles sound pretty inventive too, but this topic is dear to my heart. Jane Kirkpatrick

Lanell Brown Stuart said...

I have been thinking of some changes myself for about a month now and have been procrastinating. I need that part of the book that tells some truth about procrastination. Please enter my name in the drawing!

Mindy Blanchard said...

Change is my middle name - or needs to be...sign me,me,

Winona said...

Well, Jessica, drop the scissors and keep the gorgeous hair! Sounds like a great book--I may have to buy it.

Congrats on a great first meeting as president of Bayou Writer's Group.

Love--Nona, Mindy, Chris, Rhegan, Lynn