In this unique, profoundly inspirational memoir, Divorce Court star Judge Lynn Toler shares her mother's wisdom for learning to conquer anger and become immune to insult. Toler credits her mother's "rules" for life - a life that saw her grow up the daughter of a poor teen mother and endure a husband who suffered mental illness and alcoholism - with providing the grounding for her own success and happiness. Toler shows how the mindset of "a black woman who knew how to make things work" taught her the power of knowing how to manage one's emotional business-lessons that this book offers in wrenching stories written in spare and graceful prose. My Mother's Rules is an unforgettable book that will captivate readers with its illustrations of how to rise above the most difficult circumstances and find peace and success in life.
©2007 Lynn Toler (P)2014 Lynn Toler
I would recommend this to to anyone and everyone. It's informative, perceptive and funny. It's a great read full of advise on how to tackle everyday annoyances and get by in life without losing it. Five stars!
AWSOME BOOK.A STORY I WILL NEVER FORGET.THE NARATION PERFECT.JUDGE TOLER IS MY MENTOR.I'VE LISTENED TO HER BOOK 3 TIMES.SUCH GREAT ADVICE,WHAT A SMART MOTHER.I ONLY WISH I COULD MEET JUDGE TOLER.IVE GOT QUESTIONS ONLY SHE CAN ANSWER.5STAR ALL THE WAY.
"Loved it...just one little thing"
I loved the story Judge Lynn shares in her book. After hearing so many audiobooks, I wish the production could have been less rushed. Sometimes you needed to take a breath after her wisdom before jumping right into the next thing. Again not a critique on Judge Lynn at all. I'm going to listen again and write the rules out (or just buy a copy of the book).
"advice severly lacking that may cause happiness "
this is advice that I find lacking for most people and if one person can appy these rules, it will make everyone around that person happier.
my reason for reading this book is because want as much control over my emotions as possible. I am a very sensitive person and I cant stand that everyone knows ( and I dont even act out). I want tools to deal with myself because I am making it my mission to live my best and happiest life. this means not only having power over myself, but effectively communicating with my loved ones- especially my lover, so that our bonds can be tighter & they can lean in. I am the QUEEN of my home: my state of being affects everyone. the men in my home do not believe in self help books and my son says they are fraudsters. as I read this book, I tried some of the techniques given: my son didnt think much about it, but my love paused the first time and then the next time he expressed his relief in my understanding him (even though he ended up totally agreeing with me).
some of the rules were already in rotation for me and maybe for many, but as a whole the advice is practical and phenomenal. it's as though village elders got together and gave thier collective advice from their experiences. this book should taught along with health in high school. I wish it can be made into an adult seminar because so many people lack communication skills. this is a personal issue for me so I will be listening to this book in a loop until the rules become 2nd nature.
It was the same joy of listening to an aunt regale you with her brilliance and challenges in the living room during a family holiday!
"Excellent and thought provoking"
Enjoyed listening to the book. Selected the audio version because I wanted to hear her tone as she relayed lessons learned. I wished I had a mother as thoughtful and supportive as Toler's mother. Grateful that she shared her story, connected the dots, and continues to prosper in her life. Going to pass book along to my daughter and recommend to friends.
"THE ELEMENT OF PURE BRILLIANCE OF RULES!!!"
The Honorable Judge Lynn whom I Truly Respect and Highly Admire has Gifted The World with her Mother's Wisdom. This Element of Pure Brilliance of Rules on how to Manage your Emotions in challenging situations. The Most Precious Gift of Love is My Mother's Rules. I Highly Recommend this Book to All!!!
Thank you, Judge Lynn and Most of All Your Mother of Pure Wisdom!!!
- Cretia Springs -
you will learn through real life examples,how to get your emotions in control .
I enjoyed the real story of the Judges story, I can relate with to all of her mother's rule. When I am available my husband and I enjoy Divorce Court. I'll be waiting for your next book.
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