Friday, December 10, 2004

Local author details A, B, Cs of emotions

Adjusting your attitude in time for the holidays

Express Staff Writer

In her own words, for 30 years Alexandra Delis-Abrams has been "hot on a pursuit of self realization." As a legacy to her grandchildren and, not incidentally, to perhaps help others, the Ketchum-based counselor, wrote and published "Attitudes, Beliefs and Choices: Are Yours Creating the Life You Desire."

Lecturer and counselor Delis-Abrams, who is sometimes referred to as the "attitude doc," is doing a signing of her book at Chapter One in Ketchum Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. She also plans on discussing "how you can create a magical attitude during the holidays."

We can do this and make any adjustment to our attitudes, "because we've given free will," she said.

The book encompasses "three decades of accumulated wisdom from people I've met who've shared their inspiring journey with me, children's art, poetry, client case histories, research and, of course, my personal experience," she said.

It's broken into chapters according to the alphabet and pertaining to emotions and qualities, from "acknowledgment" to "zonked." For instance, "S is for feeling ... Sensitive, Separate and Supported." Or "H is for feeling ... happy, hopeful, hurt."

Each emotion chapter is accompanied by Delis-Abram's take and advice on the subject, quotes and to-do reflections.

"It's a communications tool," she said. "It's to help people who're going through something."

In the middle section there is an array of photos that correspond to and illustrate the chapters.

The book is dedicated to Delis-Abrams granddaughters. "It's a legacy I'd like them to know about life."

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