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The Language of Emotions wins! Now with more bling!

Wow! Silver and Gold!

In May, we found out that The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You (Sounds True, June 2010) won two national book awards:

Gold medal for The Language of Emotions 2010 Gold Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (in Self Help)

The Independent Publisher Book Awards recognizes the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles produced each year, and rewards those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing. In 2010, 3,907 entries from nine countries competed; 346 medals were awarded.

Silver medal for The Language of Emotions 2010 Silver Medal from the Nautilus Book Awards (in Personal Growth/Self-Help/Psychology)

The Nautilus Awards recognizes distinguished literary titles that promote conscious living, high-level wellness, spiritual growth, green values, responsible leadership, and positive social change. Award-winning titles stimulate the imagination and offer the reader new possibilities for a better life and a better world.

But what we didn’t know is that there would be jewelry involved!

The Language of Emotions is the first book to explain all of the emotions in functional, everyday contexts. Each emotion gets its own chapter that explores what it’s for, why it arises (and in what forms), how it’s connected to your other emotions, and how to work with it in yourself and others,” says Karla McLaren.

Emotions—especially the dark and dishonored ones—hold a tremendous amount of energy. We’ve all seen what happens when we repress or carelessly express them. In The Language of Emotions, Karla McLaren shows you how to meet your emotions and receive their life-saving wisdom to safely move toward resolution and equilibrium. Through experiential exercises covering a full spectrum of feelings from anger, fear, and shame to jealousy, grief, joy, and more, you’ll discover how to work with your own and others’ emotions with fluency and expertise. This book is a much-needed resource filled with revolutionary teachings and breakthrough skills for cultivating a new and empowering relationship with your feeling states through The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You.

Thanks to the Independent Publishers Book Awards for the honor and the gold medal, and thank you for supporting my work in the world!

15 Responses

  1. Gai Kenny
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    Karla – I love, love, LOVE, your book! Congratulations on your awards!

    • Karla
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      Thank you Gail! And thanks for bringing your empathy to a waiting world!

  2. Eden Alexander
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    CONGRATULATIONS!!! LOVE AND EMPATHY to YOU and BECAUSE of YOU! Thank You dear lady <3

    • Karla
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      Thank you Eden! I miss your voice!

  3. D.L. Hubbard
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    I’m so proud. I love you but that doesn’t mean I understand you.

    Love always,

    • Karla
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      Hah Dad! I think that children who are understood by both of their parents don’t grow up to be writers. That’s my working theory. Heehee!

  4. Betsy Walker
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    Whoo-hoo is right! Great book, lovely bling. Just one question – does the Kindle version of your book now show the medal???

    • Karla
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      Oh, Kindle bling app? If they don’t have one, they need one!

  5. Alex Horvath
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    Congrats on the awards! Awesome news.

    • Karla
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      Thanks Alex! You were my first writing partner, and now look at us! Remember the comedy bits we wrote? We were two funny kids. Now we’re funny old people. Yes I said it!

  6. Terre Spencer
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    Hi Karla, gave your books a plug on The Good Men Project:

    It is a slightly different take on guilt/shame. And in the context of those who just have blobs of bad feelings and run for the hills of denial/projection/sexualization/fill-in-the-defense-mechanism, all clarity helps immensely.

    If I have your email address, I could not find it this morning. Time to make coffee and wake up for real. :)

  7. Jennifer
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    Love love love the book revolutionizing my own healing and how I will work with others!

    • Karla
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      Hello Jennifer! I’m so glad my work is useful for you. Thanks for bringing your empathy and your emotional awareness to a waiting world.

  8. Sue barclay
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    Dear Karla
    Your book has led me finally to many very helpful answers to my question … what are emotions ? Your insight and ability to put your own insights into easily understandable language has changed for ever the way I relate to myself. As someone I was working with recently said ‘I no longer have an abusive relationship with myself’. I am learning that all
    of me is acceptable and loveable, and needs to be listened to and appreciated. And as a result I believe my sense of self and self esteem are growing.
    With much appreciation and thanks

    • Karla McLaren
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      Thanks so much, Sue.

      I’m so glad that this work is supporting you and helping you care for yourself!

      Self-empathy for the win!

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