Inspired by Viktor Frankl, 10 Foundations teaches how to say a wholehearted yes to creating a meaningful life, no matter what’s happened.
It’s one thing to want a meaningful life; it’s another to know how to create one.
In this personal, wise, and generous book, Pam Cordano, MFT outlines 10 Foundations anyone can follow to build a meaningful and joyful life, despite loss and suffering.
Drawing from her personal story as the first woman in four generations not to lose a baby to authorities, Pam shares insights from her beginnings as a perpetual outsider, to her young adulthood as she struggled with addiction and aimlessness, to her awakening at 46 years old when she finally and definitively chose life.
Pam was deeply moved by Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. In it he wrote, “It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.” These words provided the impetus for Pam to find out what life was asking of her. She devoted herself to discovering how to live a life of meaning, and how to help others do the same.
Based on her work with cancer patients, widows, and adoptees, this book distills the day-to-day methods to get unstuck and find meaning, no matter what’s happened.
Among Pam Cordano’s most valuable insights:
- Why we can heal only when we’re in Direct Experience
- How responsibility bolsters true freedom
- How to tap into the wisdom of our Future Self
- How to distinguish between our Coping Identity and Essence Identity
- Why Meaning is the only antidote to despair