The Inward Outlook
Conscious Choice as a Daily Practice
She Writes Press, April 4, 2023
“The Inward Outlook is what we all require if we are to pursue our true nature and lives. Read and learn and find your true self.”
- Bernie Siegel, MD, author Love, Medicine & Miracles
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“One of the great benefits of understanding how to live from an inward outlook is the resulting ability to establish rapport between people in pretty much any circumstance. There is a thread of commonality that runs through all of us, in spite of culture, gender, or generation. This common unifying thread transcends the details and content of any situation. Cultivating an inward outlook reveals the commonality of our humanity.”
~ from The Inward Outlook, by Dr. Laura Basha
"The Inward Outlook: Conscious Choice as a Daily Practice by Laura Basha PhD is the most direct read I’ve come across getting to the nuts and bolts of how to live a more authentic and productive life. As much as us humans like to complicate things, Dr. Basha brings the reader right back to where the problem and the solution live, which is within us. I love the way she explains the inward outlook paradigm, and then sets the reader up to take the simple steps to start making it work in their lives. For a person ready to become more conscious, grounded, and authentic, The Inward Outlook simplifies the path to living a life of purpose through conscious choices."
~ Rachael Wolff, podcaster and author of Letters from a Better Me
Imagine Dr. Laura Basha in conversation with Epictetus or Marcus Aurelius, considering perspective as our life’s construction materials.
Dr. Basha lights the road that leads to balance in an environment gone off-kilter. An affirmation for those acquainted with stoic philosophies. For those seeking internal peace in a chaotic world, this is an invitation.
~ MaryAnne Em Radmacher, author of Courage Doesn’t Always Roar & Live With Intention
"How refreshing to read THE INWARD OUTLOOK and be reminded that how we think affects who we are and how we are in the world. I’m grateful for Dr. Laura Basha’s teachings which offer a path toward living a more joyful, peaceful, and authentic life through finding and expressing our truest self."
~ Judy Reeves, author of Wild Women, Wild Voices and A Writer's Book of Days
“Grounded in age-old wisdom, The Inward Outlook is a valuable tool for helping readers live in, and think from, the present, juicy moment. Living in and thinking from the moment gives us the opportunity to move through our days more productively, humorously, and peacefully. Life is much more fulfilling and fun when we are adept at consciously choosing our thinking habits. Dr. Laura Basha’s The Inward Outlook--complete with a Practices section—gives you the why’s and how-to’s for creating such life-enhancing habits.”
~ Sue Patton Thoele, author of The Woman’s Book of Strength, The Mindful Woman, and The Courage to Be Yourself
"As we navigate the waters of these troubled and remarkable times, The Inward Outlook: Conscious Choice as a Daily Practice offers a perspective that guides people in the awakening of personal consciousness with a compassionate lightheartedness. Bringing decades of study and experience to her work, Dr. Laura Basha articulates the essential importance of developing an inner place of awareness to bring to the struggles of daily life and speaks to the transformation that can emerge by opening to the possibilities of growth and happiness within. Moving from the inside to the outside, we can be the creators of our lives and, as Basha writes: “This is a powerful freedom and a gift to give to yourself.” Awakening to the self takes focus and the workbook format of The Inward Outlook provides the reader with a structure to explore and discover not only who they are but who they want to be. In this book, Dr. Basha gives a hopeful point of view of the immeasurable ways that transformation can occur."
~ Cheryl Krauter, MFT, author of Odyssey of Ashes: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Letting Go
“After 91 years of an intensive quest to find the causes of human suffering, trying to reduce or alleviate it, I can summarize my conclusion in one sentence: There can be no freedom possible unless each one of us is free from ourself. Dr. Basha’s book presents one path toward that freedom. She states that there is nothing real externally, that each one of us creates our own reality.
We can change the acculturated reality of ourselves to our satisfaction by the intellectual understanding of Mind and Thought, clarity of purpose and by accessing an internal space of Silence to let eternal wisdom flow through us. Through understanding the Inward Outlook process, we can develop a perceptual shift and learn to make conscious choices to create a life of fulfillment and peace of mind.”
~ R.K. Janmeja Singh, PhD, “Meji”, published author; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the California State Psychological Association; a multiple award recipient from the U.S. Surgeon General, the U.S. Congress, and the Oxford Symposium; adjunct Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley; an award-winning founder and developer of many community mental health programs spanning from 1966 to 2023.
“This work is phenomenally empowering.”
~ Xavier Dubois, CEO, EVOX Omnimedia
“Dr Laura Basha has an indelible charisma and a personal presence in her writing and delivery. Within what may be intellectually familiar themes of The Inward Outlook, reading it, I found as you may, that I actually experienced the meanings of these themes, like a ringing bell, bringing forward from past thoughts and memories, new connections to my own complex present day perception of reality."
~ Margaret Barbee, PhD, Senior Human Resources Consultant
Former Professor and Director of Organizational Psychology Programs, JFK University
“As both a CEO and personally, I found the insights and lessons developed in the Inward Outlook to be both profound and impactful on me. The lessons and principles explained by Dr. Laura Basha will help anyone to be a more effective leader, better parent and spouse, while growing and deepening their own understanding of their human experience. I utilize the principles she describes in the book to great success and since embracing this understanding of life being experienced from the inside out, I've been able to put them to work and triple the size of our company, resulting in our best performance in over 35 years. I would encourage everyone to explore the principles for themselves, the benefits will be profound.”
~ Jim Hart, CEO, Senn Delaney Leadership Consulting, A Heidrick & Struggles Company
“The message is clear and it is beautifully written. It is obvious that Dr. Basha is one with her work, as well as with the message in the book. After reading The Inward Outlook I smiled because it demonstrates how finding joy or putting a positive spin on whatever is going on is possible.”
~ Larry Robinson, MFA, Instructor of Visual Arts, UC Berkeley Extension
“I’ve read Dr. Basha’s book. It is life-changing.”
~ Paul Taylor, CEO Webmarketing Emeryville, CA
"Open this book, read a little or a lot at a time, and you will find food for your intellect, your heart and your soul."
~ Joan Hause, Former Teacher; Retired Real Estate Broker
“The Inward Outlook reminds us that our ever present center is challenged by the fast paced, technically minded world we live in. With insight and down to earth humor, Dr. Basha helps us to find our awareness again.”
~ Mona Adisa Brooks, Owner Trumpet Gallery, Peterborough, NH
"Brava to Dr. Basha! Her book not only creates for us a transformative world that works, it is also chock-a-block with examples of the miracles which happen when human beings alter their focus from "me" to "us". The Inward Outlook is a great read!"
~ Pat Henderson, CEO, Pat Henderson, INC.
“I have been studying and teaching various aspects of healthy functioning for individuals, teams and organizations for over twenty-seven years and found The Inward Outlook to be one of the best, most thoughtful approaches. Dr. Basha’s clear and simple-yet-profound message resonates with our innate health and wisdom. I am blessed to know Laura personally and know that she truly lives what she teaches. As a result, her sincerity and practical application come through in every facet of this wonderful book.”
~ John McKay, Senior Vice President
Senn Delaney Leadership Consulting, A Heidrick & Struggles Company
“There is absolute simplicity inherent in the Inward Outlook, as its principles reveal the complexity of our habitual and familiar ways of thinking and functioning. Recognizing the complexity of our habitual thinking allows us to make changes toward simplicity, thus actualizing the qualities
and choices of who we dream ourselves to be.”
~ from The Inward Outlook, by Dr. Laura Basha