On the Verge; Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine
“If you are ready to make changes to your relationship to yourself, this book will be a study guide for the hard work ahead. This isn’t about making yourself into something you’re not. It’s about showing up and fully embracing who and what you already are.”
Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), author, A Mindful Nation
View an excerpt as seen on Oprah.com
Living on the verge is not about doing more, but about being more.
It isn’t about achieving more, it’s about experiencing more.
It’s not about being someone different
– as there’s no “better version of you” on the horizon.
Everything you’re searching for is available to you in this moment.
Everything you need is right here on the verge
Have you ever hoped to recapture the powerful sense of aliveness you’ve felt at the best moments of your life? I can show you how. With enlightening stories and fresh practices, my book will teach you how to experience what I calls “high-definition, high-voltage living” on purpose, every day. I will expertly guide you through the process toward an indescribable sense of fulfillment and empowerment that you may not have thought possible but that was always there, on the “verge” of happening, ready to erupt. My user-friendly book also offers:
- the encouragement to not be a spectator of life but to instead cultivate ways to live beyond your busy mind and be present in each moment.
- the coaching you need to stay consistent with transformative daily practices
- the guidance to trust that, like spiritual sages and Olympic athletes, your brilliance and strength are available to you at any time.
“Cara Bradley has been awake for most of her life — awake in the sense that she is fully engaged in the experiences of her own life. Not many of us can say that. Her gift is sharing those experiences and the mindful focus that makes us fully present to what is going on around us. If you are ready to make changes to your relationship with yourself, this book will be a steady guide for the hard work ahead. This isn’t about making you into something you’re not. It’s about showing up and fully experiencing what and who you already are.”
Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH),
Author of A Mindful Nation
“What an exciting and enjoyable journey! Cara Bradley offers helpful and unique ways to move from being a bystander in life to a full-on participant. . . . Blending her own experiences with tried-and-true meditation and mindfulness techniques, she offers us easy and accessible ways to be joyful and present and to find peace and quiet in our lives every day.”
Beryl Bender Birch,
director and founder of The Hard & The Soft and The Give Back Yoga Foundation
“This is an important book for anyone seeking clarity, purpose, and meaning in their life. Cara Bradley draws on her extensive experience as a teacher and a coach to offer specific tools for everyday life and an approach to applying them that works.”
author of Meditations from the Mat and Meditations on Intention and Being
“On the Verge is a book about the essence of living fully. Cara Bradley has discovered that the secret to everything is found in our relationship to the present moment because we live on the verge that marks the transition between who we are and who we will become. In straightforward language packed with supportive examples, Bradley offers practices and strategies that liberate your attention from the consternations of a busy mind so that all your energy, attention, and care are available to inform your ongoing emergence into the future. I have no doubt that those who follow the advice in this book will discover the wonder and joy of a life fully lived.”
author of The Soul of a New Self: Embracing the Future of Being Human
“Daily practices designed for well-being, health, and happiness can get us out of our emotional ruts and disrupt our usual habits. But sometimes even these practices slip into the realm of regimen and routine. Why do we not notice? Why don’t we pay attention? Why do we keep falling asleep? In this book, Cara Bradley gives us much-needed insights on how to keep our practices sharp and our attitude alert. The core question that drives this book is ‘How can we be most alive in every single moment?’ Cara provides us with Primer Practices and Gut Checks we can use to keep tuning up our daily practice and stepping up our game.”
founder of Alderlore Insight Center,
assoc. ed. of Integral Review Journal,
MA in Consciousness Studies program coordinator at the Graduate Institute
“If you’ve ever longed to tap into the power and energy of your very best moments again and again, Cara Bradley will show you how. On the Verge helps you access your natural potential and shine brightly in all aspects of your life.”
Internationally bestselling author of Voice of Reason and United Nations Global Champion
“A must-read for anyone who is passionate about peak performance at home, work, and at play.”
Head Coach of Villanova University men’s basketball, 2016 Coach of the Year and NCAA National Champion
On the Verge is a book that speaks to you from the first pages about the movement from busy mind to a life of natural clarity and joy. Cara Bradley is encouraging and practical in guiding you. She not only describes what it takes to awaken to your full potential but her book gives you simple tools and practices to make it happen for you. I highly recommend this book.”
Loch Kelly, M.Div, LCSW author of
Shift Into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness
“You can tell that Cara Bradley walks her talk. Her advice on mindful movement comes from lived experience, and it’s not about having a big special project in addition to everything else you’re doing. It’s about how to incorporate movement and meditation into the life you already have. Whoever you are — an athlete, a mom who runs a business, a retiree — there ’s something here for you.”
Barry Boyce, editor in chief
of Mindful magazine and Mindful.org
“It is possible to rediscover our natural confidence and express such strength and clarity into our everyday lives? Cara Bradley’s book offers us a resounding ‘yes’ — that each of us is always on the verge of waking up — all we have to do is fearlessly make the leap.”
author of Awake at Work
“Every coach and athlete knows that it takes more than advice to succeed, and Cara Bradley goes beyond the usual advice giving. She points you to the place within where you already know how to tap your personal power and thrive in every moment of every day.”
Head Coach of Villanova University football and AFCA Coach of the Year
“On The Verge offers the most practical and useful advice of how to live in the present moment in complete awareness of reality, good or bad, and how best to be with that awareness, rather than resisting it and suffering the consequences of doing so.”
Founder, bWell International, Inc.
founder of Women for One