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'The Frog Whisperer' Offers Strategy for Finding Lasting Love(January 09, 2012)
TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/12 -- After years of "kissing frogs" in the dating game, author Jane Atkinson stepped back, came up with a plan and... married her Prince Charming. She shares her story and her strategy in her new book, "The Frog Whisperer: A 3-Step Approach to Finding Lasting Love," www.frogwhisperer.com.
"If you're building a house, you don't just start randomly digging up the ground. You have specs, drawings and a time line in place," she writes. "So why, when we decide we want love in our life, do we just dive right in?"
Atkinson had dated a long line of Mr. Wrongs when, still single at age 40, she had an epiphany.
"I wasn't truly open to love," she says. "I was way too comfy and safe in my stylish little condo built for one. I had a successful consulting business, travel, great friends and family. The walls had gone up and even though I said I wanted true love, I kept it at bay."
She realized the vibe she exuded had a lot to do with the types of men she attracted. If she wanted an open, self-confident man willing to commit to a relationship, she had to be an open, self-confident, ready-to-commit woman.
"'The Frog Whisperer' is not about controlling the 'Frogs,' the people you date; it's about aligning with your best self and being as happy as possible so that you don't have to kiss frogs anymore," she writes.
Her strategy entails three steps -- Ready, Set, Leap -- which she fleshes out with humorous storytelling and step-by-step exercises in "The Frog Whisperer."
"Ready" involves serious work deciding just who and what you're looking for. "Set" is getting rid of the problems that prevent you putting your best self forward. And "Leap" is diving back into the dating world -- armed with new tools.
"I believe your perfect mate -- someone who is right for you -- is out there," Atkinson writes. "John is my proof... But even though I call him my prince, he didn't save me; I saved myself and then he came along."
About Jane Atkinson
Jane Atkinson is the author of "The Frog Whisperer" and "The Frog Whisperer Journal" as well as a Positive Practice audio CD to help women (and men) get mentally ready for meeting their perfect mate. She lives in London, Ontario, with husband John.
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