About Book

About Tao Flashes

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Have you ever heard the saying, “The Journey of a Thousand Miles Starts with a Single Step?” It comes from an ancient classic called the Tao Te Ching.

Imagine a book that takes some of that ancient wisdom and interprets it from the point of view of a midlife woman.

That’s exactly what Lisa Froman does in Tao Flashes, A Woman’s Way to Navigating the Midlife Journey with Integrity, Harmony and Grace.

Commenting on the midlife transition, Froman says, “Just as we become wiser, more pliable, more beautiful, just as we begin to have clarity, we also begin to notice the signs of aging, the wrinkles, the sagging skin. At menopause, we battle hot flashes and watch as our bodies reshape themselves into something we may no longer recognize. At the time when we are gaining power, we often feel we are losing our beauty. But the life lessons we wear on our faces are actually the subtle reminders of a rich and beautiful life executed with grace through times of pain and glory.”

Using the 81 verses of the Tao Te Ching, she offers readers inspiration and guidance with reflections, journal questions and affirmations.

Tao Flashes is a very personal interpretation of the ancient Chinese classic, written from the perspective of a female in the throes of midlife. Drawing from her own experience after being “unearthed” after the ending of a 20-year marriage, job loss, and a general reordering of her life, Froman says a midlife crisis can be reframed into midlife consciousness.

Order Tao Flashes

Tao Flashes is published by Balboa Press.  Books may be ordered through publisher Balboapress.com or booksellers Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

Softcover editions are available for $13.99; hard cover copies cost $30.99. The book is also available in an e-format for $3.99.  The ISBN numbers are: ISBN: 978-1-4525-6172-1 (soft cover);

ISBN: 978-1-4525-6174-5 (hard cover); ISBN: 978-1-4525-6173-8 (e format).



If contemporary women breezed through their middle-age years, there’d be no need for books like Tao Flashes. But they don’t—we don’t. This knowledge prompted local author Lisa G. Froman to publish this gift-worthy collection of reflections. Read the review here: http://inregister.com/42013/Tao_Flashes .

-In Register Magazine, Donna Perreault


Every once in a long while I discover what I consider to be a shining star in the field of midlife literature. The new book Tao Flashes is certainly one of those! Here you will find the perfect book to help you sit and consider the natural changes brought on by the midlife mind. Lisa G. Froman, a new author, has discovered for herself what a special journey midlife can be, one filled with rough terrain and amazing power. http://www.midlifecrisisqueen.com/2013/03/12/tao-flashes/  –

-author Laura Lee Carter/Midlife Crisis Queen

Tao Flashes is a beautifully written, thought-provoking book that stays with you well after you read it for the first time. And it’s the kind of book you will pick up again and again for inspiration and some soul-searching. Highly recommended for any woman who wants to explore what it really means to be a woman.T. Lachey



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