Are you living your best life now ? Do you know the right kind of environment in which you could be your happiest and do the things you have always wanted to do? Is this your time to finally have the life you want ?

This thought provoking book can help you find the answer to these questions. It is the personal story of one woman's journey to having the life she loves in an environment in which she can be and do what she wants at long last. It is the story is of her struggle for many years to give herself permission to go on the journey. She describes how she identified what her true self was, and how she determined what a life true to herself could be like.

If you are looking for ways to stop the pain of living a life that meets the expectations of others and never your own, this book can help you.

It can help you revise the rules handed down to you through parental control, society's mores, or professional demands, and write your own.

In this memoir the author invites us into her thought process as she looks back at the beginnings of her life to find the real ME. Early memories give her clues of the self she was born to honour. She tells how life experiences submerge her original desires and lead her onto paths that follow the expectations of others. Not to be denied, however, those desires keep surfacing and prompt her to explore, study, understand, and take other paths to meet her own expectations. Her triumph is to finally give herself permission to go and to live that joyful life, a life true to her SELF.

PERMISSION GRANTED: How to Find and Follow a Path to a Life True to Your Self is a guide that offers tools to:

• identify the true self you were born with

• determine who and what made the rules you feel obligated to live by

• learn to come unstuck from old beliefs

• create a plan for a new life

• discover no matter what your age that you can give yourself permission to live life on your own terms

Follow the suggestions in this book and you too can have the life you dream about.

What's stopping you ? Don't come to the end of your life with regret that you did not listen to your own heart, your own rules¸ and never choosing the life possible for your True Self.

What People Are Saying...


I really enjoyed reading it. I've read some self-help books in the past. This one is different, in a VERY good way. It reads like a conversation, or storytelling, or a memoir [...] this feels like having a fireside chat with a mentor while indulging in too much hot cocoa...

H. Elaine Roughton

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The author is a wonderful storyteller that will bring a sense of purpose to your life by sharing her wisdom. This is a fascinating book on how you can bring your personal powers to fruition. She is clear, inspirational and intuitive as she shares her courage to help her readers find happiness. Excellent book. I couldn't put this book down.

Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL - Center For Pet Loss Grief

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I believe life is to be lived fully which translates into a life that is successful to the individual living it. But so many of us flounder in this pursuit - me including. I would have given anything to have been able to tap into this wonderful, thought provoking, insightful, courageous, persevering process described and outlined so masterfully in this book, "Permission Granted". Congrats to you Judith. This book is not only inspirational but is a valuable "how to" on navigating your own successful life journey. Would highly recommend it to all I come I contact with.

Judith Blake

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Beautifully written, with a very uplifting message. There are two themes that stood out for me.

1- The idea that your life is in two layers. The one you 'do' daily based on what society expects from you and the other your natural/instinctive way of being. The instinctive way of being is who you were born to be. It was there when you were a child. Your natural personality, the ways you found joy. It gets lost because of the rules that society imposes. But it still shows up and if you pay attention you can have it in your life now.

2- The other thing that I loved about this book was the questions that it asked. The author asked it of herself but it is great questions to ask yourself. They are: Is this the life I want? Does this memory tell me something about my true self? Short, beautiful and impactful book!

Susan H