This book is about personal excellence – the process of self-discovery and self-renewal as you interact with others in building healthy and happy relation-ships. . It is about acquiring the attudes, skills and knowledge to be at your best with everyone, everytime. That is your most valuable contribution in life – to be at your personal best. It is the gift you give yourself and others throughout your life.
The artichoke is used as a metaphor to demonstrate the layers of reality that you need to peel away to get to your uniqueness – with all its richness, so you can feel special and share that specialness with others. It is the heart of the artichoke that you patiently work towards when you choose that delicacy to enjoy. Similarly, it is when you love and serve others, and build relationships
that nurture your growth as a better human being that you know you have discovered the best of yourself – your heart. It is about a journey to your heart, which you must take alone to find your uniqueness. The process can be uplifting and bring a brand new perspective to your life. Once you get in touch with your heart, the world not only looks different, it feels new and exciting!