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Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Yur Life...and Maybe the World
McRaven, William H.
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.
Good Intentions identifies nine common mistakes of nice people, including taking on too much, telling little lies, giving advice, rescuing self-destructive friends, reasoning with irrational people, and suppressing anger. Hardcover, 266 pages.
Recovering from Losses in Life
Wright, H. Norman
Life is marked by losses. Some are life changing, such as leaving home, the effects of natural disasters or war, the death of a loved one, or divorce. Others are subtle, like changing jobs, moving, or a broken friendship. But whether you encounter family, personal, or community disaster, there is always potential for change, growth, and new insight. Writing from his own experience and expertise, certified trauma expert and best-selling author H. Norman Wright shows you how to work through loss and come out a stronger person on the other side. He tackles tough issues such as the meaning of grief, blaming God, and learning how to express yourself and share your pain in times of loss.
A guided journal to help you unlock the secret to health and happiness.You can eat healthy, stay active, and keep stress under control but still be overlooking a huge part of the health and happiness equation. That’s the headline from experts who study the longest-living people in the world. The missing piece: knowing and honoring your ikigai, or “reason for being.” My Little Ikigai Journal is just what you need to discover a sense of purpose worth up to 7 years of extra life expectancy!- Over 120 pages of thoughtful questions, creative exercises, and little inspirations to guide you to your unique ikigai - Grow in understanding of what you love, where you excel, how you see the world, and where you can make a difference - Just moments spent with this journal each day will illuminate your purpose and increase your joy!
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. In his bestselling An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories, his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth - especially your own.
10 Time Management Choices That Can Change Your Life
Get more out of every day From goal setting, project management, and to-do lists to daily scheduling, creating new habits, and curing chronic lateness, this book will change busy readers' lives. Everyone from free-wheelers to perfectionists will love these solutions for both home and work.
Have a New You by Friday: How to Accept Yourself, Boost Your Confidence & Change Your Life in 5 Days
How many times have we tried to change our own habits, only to find that changing ourselves is even harder than trying to change someone else? Now, what the bestselling Have a New Kid by Friday has done for families and Have a New Husband by Friday has done for couples, Have a New You by Friday will do for individuals. With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, Dr. Kevin Leman will walk readers through their own personal five-day action plan. Readers will come to: accept the truth about themselves; boost their confidence by identifying the lies they're telling themselves--and putting them to rest for good; change their lives by concentrating on becoming who they really want to be.
Spy School: Are You Sharp Enough to Be a KGB Agent?
Learn the secrets to a vastly improved memory and see if you have what it takes to be a Russian spy in this "found" KGB manual--a #1 bestseller in Russia.When most people think of the word spy, they imagine gadgets – laser pens and exploding cigarette lighters – but the most important piece of equipment an agent has is their brain. Memory is vital to the work of an agent. The need for total secrecy often prevents them from recording anything, so operatives have to rely on their brains to retain and reproduce an incredible amount of information with absolute accuracy.Inside this book we will teach you how to enhance your memory and sharpen your mind with a range of exercises developed over many years and used to train the most skillful spies the world has ever seen. You will develop skills tested in the most extreme of environments and unlock the full capability of your brain.Full of puzzles, tests tricks and brain hacks, all interspersed with a cold war spy story, the Russian bestselling phenomenon Spy School is now translated into English for the first time.
God Guy (Becoming The Man You're Meant To Be)
For more than half a decade, Hungry Planet has been mentoring teens through books on topics ranging from dating and sex to modesty and meanness. Many of those resources have aimed squarely at the needs of teen girls--with Hayley DiMarco playing a big sister role to thousands of them. Now it's time for the guys to have a book that's focused entirely on what it means to apply God's truth to the issues that matter most to them. In God Guy, Michael DiMarco helps young males realize that being a man is not just related to age, but rather developing the character and principles befitting a man of God
How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety
Up to 40% of people consider themselves shy. You might say you’re introverted or awkward, or that you're fine around friends but just can't speak up in a meeting or at a party. Maybe you're usually confident but have recently moved or started a new job, only to feel isolated and unsure.If you get nervous in social situations - meeting your partner's friends, public speaking, standing awkwardly in the elevator with your boss - you've probably been told, "Just be yourself!" But that's easier said than done - especially if you're prone to social anxiety.Weaving together cutting-edge science, concrete tips, and the compelling stories of real people who have risen above their social anxiety, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen proposes a groundbreaking idea: you already have everything you need to succeed in any unfamiliar social situation. As someone who lives with social anxiety, Dr. Hendriksen has devoted her career to helping her clients overcome the same obstacles she has. With familiarity, humor, and authority, Dr. Hendriksen takes the reader through the roots of social anxiety and why it endures, how we can rewire our brains through our behavior, and - at long last - exactly how to quiet your Inner Critic, the pesky voice that whispers, "Everyone will judge you." Using her techniques to develop confidence, think through the buzz of anxiety, and feel comfortable in any situation, you can finally be your true, authentic self.
Relaxation, Focus, and Memory Training: A Guided Brain Health Program (Amen Clinics Audio Learning Series)
Amen, Daniel G.
Research at the Amen Clinics verifies that the brain can heal itself at any stage of life - and that we can amplify the process through simple measures. With Relaxation, Focus, and Memory Training, Daniel Amen, MD, provides us with one of the most effective tools he uses with his own patients: a visualization and stress-reduction session presented by Dr. Amen himself.Dr. Amen created this recording for use as a self-contained program as well as a support for the millions who have benefitted from the principles taught in his best-selling books and public television specials. Used for just 25 minutes a day, this guided relaxation and visualization tool has been shown to enhance blood flow throughout the brain - improving attention, memory, and emotional well-being in as little as one week.
Everybody's Got Something
"Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, "Everybody's got something." So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts's new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the way. With grace, heart, and humor, she writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she will need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her triumphant return to GMA after her medical leave, and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times. Following her mother's advice to "make your mess your message," Robin taught a nation of viewers that while it is true that we've all got something -- a medical crisis to face, aging parents to care for, heartbreak in all its many forms --- we've also all got something to give: hope, encouragement, a life-saving transplant or a spirit-saving embrace. As Robin has learned, and what readers of her remarkable story will come to believe as well, it's all about faith, family and friends. And finding out that you are stronger, much stronger, than you think.
You Meet You: A Journal to Unlock, Explore & Love Your Inner Self
Through guided journaling, get to know an important person you'd like to know better: yourself!In a world of uncertainty and misdirection, it can be difficult to find a well-worn path, a trusted mentor, or a guiding hand. On the pages of a beautiful guided journal, you can unlock the door to a world of wonder and wisdom inside yourself. You Meet You is a journal designed to help you meet the real you - the person who brings you confidence and joy, and makes your own world a place you want to be. Through guided inspirations and writing prompts, you can tap into your own special domain of self-discovery, follow your inner compass, and feel confident in your worth. Find the best relationship yet to come with You Meet You!
The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully
Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most.Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation.The Five Invitations• Don’t Wait• Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing• Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience• Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things• Cultivate Don’t Know MindThese Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with loss or navigating any sort of transition or crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life’s preciousness. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us.
One Question a Day: My Life So Far: A Daily Journal for Recording Your Life Story
St. Martin's Press
Write your autobiography in just one question a day!Everybody has a story, and this book enables even reluctant journal writers to record an autobiography. By answering just one thought-provoking question for each day of the year, it's easy to write your life story! For anybody who has ever given up writing after being intimidated when facing a blank page, this book makes it easy to take a snapshot of your history and inner life in just a few minutes each day. This specially-sized package features a printed flexi-bound cover, four-color endpapers, quality paper, and a bookmark ribbon.
Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret: The Power of a Lot of Little Things Done Well
At the first practice of each season, legendary coach John Wooden taught his players how to put on their socks and shoes a very particular way. When asked about this, he replied, "The little things matter. All I need is one little wrinkle in one sock to put a blister on one foot--and it could ruin my whole season. I started teaching about shoes and socks early in my career, and I saw that it really did cut down on blisters during the season. That little detail gave us an edge." Coach Wooden knew the long-term impact of "little things done well." Now Pat Williams takes Coach Woodens lesson, along with stories of people whose lives have exemplified the importance of little things done well, and shows readers how the small things one does or doesn't do drastically affect one's integrity, reputation, health, career, faith, and success. People who want to do their best in life, family, work, and faith will benefit from this entertaining and inspirational book.
A Little Book of Japanese Contentments: Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-sabi, and More
Longhurst, Erin Niimi
With the longest healthy life spans in the world, Japanese people understand the art of living well. This beautiful book distills traditional Japanese philosophies intrinsic to wellbeing, providing easy-to-follow exercises to inspire those who want to live a happier, more balanced life. With sections on kokoro (heart and mind) and karada (body), plus a guide on how to form and nurture good habits, the book includes entries on ikigai (living with purpose), wabi-sabi (the beauty of imperfection and impermanence), shinrinyoku (forest bathing), ikebana (the art of flower arranging), and much more. Richly illustrated, A Little Book of Japanese Contentments is a warm invitation to cultivate contentment in everyday life.
Simple Abundance: 365 Days to a Balanced and Joyful Life
Breathnach, Sarah Ban
In times of crisis, countless women have turned to Simple Abundance for comfort and joy -- and now this mega-bestselling guide is updated and expanded for everyone who loved the original book, as well as a new generation that needs it now more than ever.First published in 1995, Simple Abundance topped the New York Times Bestseller list for over two years and is responsible for introducing two hugely popular concepts -- the "Gratitude Journal" and the term "Authentic Self." With daily inspirational meditations and reflections, the Simple Abundance phenomenon became a touchstone for a generation of women, helping them to reclaim their true selves, find balance during life's busiest moments, and rediscover what makes them truly happy.Simple Abundance's powerful messages are needed now more than ever, as we navigate the discord and stress instigated by a constant stream of "breaking news" cycles, and our 24/7 social media culture. Sarah Ban Breathnach has refreshed her bestselling phenomenon to address the needs of a new generation, with her signature candor, wit, and wisdom that made her a trusted and compassionate confidant for millions of women.A perennial classic whose time has come again, Sarah's work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures, and well-spent moments and reminds us how to find the beauty in the everyday.
The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World
"The demon of speed is often associated with forgetting, with avoidance … and slowness with memory and confronting," observes Milan Kundera in his novel Slowness. With that purpose in mind - a search for slowness and tranquility - Andy Merrifield sets out on a journey of the soul with a friend's donkey, Gribouille, to walk amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of southern France's Haute-Auvergne. As Merrifield contemplates literature, science, truth, and beauty amid the French countryside, Gribouille surprises him with his subtle wisdom, reminding him time and again that enlightenment is all around us if we but seek it.
Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing
One of the most enjoyable parts of a yoga class comes when we rest in savasana - the "corpse" pose - and realize deep serenity, a sense of effortless joy, and a glimpse into our true nature as unqualified presence. How is this so? Master teacher Richard Miller explains that this experience is a manifestation of yoga nidra, the meditative state of mind-body union at the heart of all yoga practice.A powerful integration of book and CD audio learning, Yoga Nidra is an ancient tantric yoga path that leads to inner freedom. Through accessible language appropriate for any level of practice, Miller takes us step-by-step through the traditional techniques of relaxation and meditation to help us move toward the realization of "unqualified presence" - the ultimate aim of yoga - a goal unreachable through posture practice alone. Through his expert guidance, students will experience:• Deep relaxation for relief from day-to-day stress• The development of "one-pointedness"?a key to spiritual awakening• Healing from painful emotions, such as fear, grief, and anger• More effective and energizing sleep, and much moreSuitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners - but new to most Westerners - Yoga Nidra provides an unmatched way to experience the culmination of the art of yoga, and the deeper physical, emotional, and spiritual rewards that are its promise.
A beautiful meditation on the joys of being a grandparent and a practical guide to help you and your adult children make the most of your relationship with a grandchild.For many grandparents, a grandchild offers a second chance to become the parent they didn’t have the time or the energy to be when raising their own children. Being a grandparent, family relationships expert Jane Isay argues, is the opportunity to turn missed opportunities into delight.Drawing on her personal experience, dozens of interviews, and the latest findings in psychology, Isay shows how a grandparent can use his or her unique perspective and experience to create a deep and lasting bond that will echo throughout a grandchild’s life. She explores the realities of today’s multigenerational families, identifying problems and offering solutions to enhance love, trust, and understanding between grandparents, parents, and grandchildren. She also offers a wealth of practical advice, from when to get involved, when to stay away, and how to foster a strong relationship when you’re separated by long distance.Unconditional Love advocates for honest conversation, thinking in the long run and healing breaches in order to be together, understanding that most of us try to do our best and need to be forgiven if we fail. Isay argues that secrets and surprises may tilt the boat but won’t necessarily sink it and that grandparents and their grown children are happier when they give each other the benefit of the doubt. Most importantly, she writes, the advent of grandchildren offers families the opportunity for healing and redemption - if we seize the moment. In lovely prose and through delightful stories, Isay shows us how we can.A great gift for grandparents-to-be and a wonderful resource for all, Unconditional Love is a beautiful and psychologically astute look at what it means to be an engaged grandparent.
Happiness Is . . . 200 Things I Love About Mom
From the creators of the Happiness Is . . . series comes a smile-worthy gift book to show moms how much we care - on Mother's Day, their birthday, or any other day of the year. Each book features 200 reasons to treasure those only-with-Mom moments, from getting much-needed advice to learning a new recipe, building a tree fort, taking a long walk together, sharing inside jokes, or just getting a big hug. Featuring the brand's signature sweet illustrations and friendly tone, these books celebrate all the personal moments, big and small, that we love to share with Mom.
Gloria Steinem (I Know This to Be True)
In this remarkable interview, feminist icon and social justice activist Gloria Steinem shares stories from her more than fifty years working as a tireless advocate and award-winning journalist.Steinem looks back on the formative lessons of her life, including how her unconventional childhood shaped her worldview, why listening and empathy are the guiding principles in her work, and why laughter is the key to freedom.
How Your Story Sets You Free
Everyone has a story to tell. Sharing that story can change you, your community, or even the world. But how do you start? This inspirational guide invites readers to unlock their truth and share it, whether in a TED talk, a blog post, or a conversation with their loved ones. Storytelling coaches Heather Box and Julian Mocine-McQueen reveal how to embrace the power of personal storytelling in a series of easy steps. Their practical and motivating advice fills this charming book and serves as a powerful reminder that stories matter.
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