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    “Excellent sayings… live life to the fullest!”–G. Thrower


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    Are you putting off living the life you’ve always longed for? Do you find yourself saying things like:

    “When things slow down…when I finish my degree…when I get certified… as I acquire a deeper knowledge base…when I have kids…when the kids are grown…when I get well…when I marry…when I divorce…when I retire…when I get that promotion…that raise…that job…that house…that whatever the fill-in-the blank is for your specific postponing of life?”

    Is there ever a perfect time to start living your dream life...yes, it is now. Don’t waste another day. Mary Anne Radmacher invites you to begin the true work of your life right now. Your Life Begins When You Do.

    Decades ago, Mary Anne wrote a statement of purpose for herself and makes all decisions by this standard:

    Live with intention.
    Walk to the edge.
    Listen hard.
    Play with abandon.
    Practice wellness.
    Continue to learn.
    Choose with no regret.
    Appreciate your friends.
    Lead or follow a leader.
    Do what you love.
    Live as if this is all there is.

    Since Mary Anne was 14 years old she has collected quotes and started putting them into what she calls a “common place book.” It is a practice she read about that Thomas Jefferson practiced. Mary Anne shares her collection of quotes plus wonderful stories to inspire you to, as Mark Twain put it, “…throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

    A contributor to the publishing and gift industry for almost thirty years, Mary Anne’s unique prose will get you moving. In just 12 chapters, Life Begins When You Do, offers up a nurturing bowl of inspiring, thoughtful soup for the spirit.

    • Details:
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Trim Size: 6.5" x 6.5"
    • Page Count: 112
    • eBook Format: .pdf

    About Author

    MARY ANNE RADMACHER loves to craft words and understand, in the silences between them, the way to create meaning in art and in life. Her words and works have been available commercially for decades in the form of books, greeting cards, posters, and assorted gift products. She is included in the Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations. Her words and stories of inspiration taken from her words circle the globe. Mary Anne enjoys offering inspiration through speaking and teaching. She leads guided writing processes online and in person that help others pursue their own writing practice.

    Mary Anne has published several books with Conari Press, among them Courage Doesn’t Always Roar, May Your Walls Know Joy, and Promises to Myself, all available at or wherever books are sold. While Mary Anne is honored by the variety of places in which her words and works appear, still, she insists, the greatest honor is when a child says she is “fun” person and assesses that she knows how to play and dance well.

    What Readers are Saying

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    5.0 (based on 23 reviews)

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    07/211/2018 07/31/2018
    • 5.0
    Purchased more copies
    I purchased copies for some co-workers, found it so enlightening and insightful I purchased more copies for "new" employees joining our company.
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      Jim the speaker
      11/320/2014 11/17/2014
      • 4.0
      Book for a friend 1
      I have a friend that needs help with life and I've introduced her to Simple Truth and this book is in my library and hopefully this book will be the beginning of her Simple Truth collection.
        Bottom Line:
        Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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        Gay Thrower
        03/73/2014 03/15/2014
        • 5.0
        Great Book
        Excellent sayings that cause reflection and encourage the decision to live life to the fullest!
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          Kasha Young
          11/311/2013 11/08/2013
          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
          • 5.0
          Life Begins When You Do
          This book had a choke full of anecdotes. Its a fun but powerful read anyone can benefit from. It incorporates inspiration coupled with being more active in the areas of your life that will better serve you. Thank you for sharing your words. =)
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            Greg High
            03/73/2013 03/15/2013
            • 5.0
            Life Begins When You Do
            Outstanding read. Another great life lifter from Mary Anne Radmacher! Highly recommend as gift for someone struggling or experiencing a life event that has left them hurting or frustrated.
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