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Come Matter Here: Your Invitation to Be Here in a Getting There World
From viral TED Talk speaker and founder of The World Needs More Love Letters, Hannah Brencher's Come Matter Here is the power read you need to start living like you mean it here and now.Life is scary. Adulting is hard. When faced with the challenges of building a life of your own, it’s all too easy to stake your hope and happiness in "someday." But what if the dotted lines on the map at your feet today mattered just as much as the destination you dream of? Hannah Brencher, TED Talk speaker and founder of The World Needs More Love Letters, thought Atlanta was her destination. Yet even after she arrived, she found herself in the same old chase for the next best thing . . . somewhere else. And it left her in a state of anxiety and deep depression. Our hyper-connected era has led us to believe life should be a highlight reel - where what matters most is perfect beauty, instant success, and ready applause. Yet, as Hannah learned, nothing about faith, relationships, or character is instant. So she took up a new mantra: be where your feet are. Give yourself a permission slip to stop chasing the next big thing, and come matter here. Engage the process as much as you trust the God who lovingly leads you.If you are tired of running away from your life or tired of running ragged toward the next thing you think will make you feel complete, Come Matter Here will help you do whatever it takes to show up for the life God has for you. Whether you need to make a brave U-turn, take a bold step forward, or finish the next lap with fresh courage, find fuel and inspiration for the journey right here.
Now in trade paperback, the ground-breaking and carefully documented book that shows how couples come apart.
In his first major work since "The Seat of the Soul," Zukav introduces a profound new relationship dynamic which enables and empowers individuals to reach their true potential and discover what Zukav calls authentic power.
The Value in the Valley
Is it the job you hate but need in order to pay the rent? Is it that relationship that you gave your all to only to end up with a broken heart . . . again? Perhaps it's your children, a family member, or a life-long friend doing you in, dragging you down, pushing you to the brink. If you are an honorary member of the Black Woman's Suffering Society, you have probably been told that it's all your fault. Or that struggling and suffering is your lot in life. Iyanla Vanzant says, No! Life is an Act of Faith and suffering is optional! Those everyday challenges, obstacles, and dilemmas are what Iyanla calls "valleys." As bad as they may seem, there is a purpose or, as Iyanla says, "There is so much value in the valley." If you've ever been disappointed, betrayed, rejected, abandoned, or just plain old scared to let go, then you've been or may still be in a valley. Iyanla knows - she's been there and on a bad day she's still there, but now she shares the way out with you.
Whether in the workplace, at the opera, or on an overnight stay at as friend's, it is always important to observe the rules of proper behavior. In this volume, Kate Spade sets forth her own solutions for successfully navigating a variety of social situations.
Tapping Into Wealth: How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Can Help You Clear the Path to Making Mor e Money
Lynch, Margaret M
Following in the footsteps of New York Times bestseller The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner, this book from renowned Tapping expert Margaret Lynch teaches us how to use Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to clear the blocks to achieving greater wealth. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also known as Tapping, have become a popular tool for realizing personal goals. For many of us, increasing our wealth is one of our greatest ambitions, but also an area where we feel the most stuck because we have limiting fears and beliefs that sabotage our success. EFT uses the fingertips to tap on acupuncture points while emotionally tuning in to negative attitudes and past experiences, thereby clearing the inner blocks to attracting and managing wealth. Tapping Into Wealth includes QR codes that link to video demonstrations of Tapping techniques. Discover how Tapping can help you release your old views of money and open the door to more wealth than you ever imagined.
The Five Archetypes: Discover Your True Nature and Transform Your Life and Relationships
Discover the personality archetypes within you and improve your life and relationships with a new self-guided system of personal transformation.In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophy, the elements Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water are the foundation of how nature grows and evolves. They are believed to help us understand everything from illness and healing to the fundamental processes of child development—and they continue to inform Chinese medicine practice today. But as Ayurvedic nutritionist, reiki master, and Tournesol founder Carey Davidson demonstrates in this book, each of the five elements can also be seen as a personality archetype—and inside all of us is a unique blend of these archetypes that serves as a window into living a more fulfilling life on every level.In The Five Archetypes, Davidson explains that by knowing the personality traits associated with each type and using what she calls the Five Archetypes method, you can actually start to predict your behavioral patterns—not only with yourself but also with your friends, your romantic partner, your children, and even your colleagues. By practicing this method, you will also:-Learn how to exercise more control over behaviors that thwart your potential-Hone your self-awareness and self-regulation skills in the face of day-to-day stress-And understand what really makes people tick, so that you spend less time in stagnant relationships and more time in gratifying onesThrough her study of the elements and the observations she’s made in her work with individuals, couples, companies, parents, kids, and educators, Davidson has created a simplified and practical guide to harnessing the strengths of our five archetypes. Complete with an assessment designed to help you discover your primary, secondary, and lowest types, The Five Archetypes will not only teach you more about yourself and others but also transform your relationships and set you on the path to personal and interpersonal harmony.
The Marshmallow Test: Why Self-Control Is the Engine of Success
Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life?The world's leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught? In The Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life--from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be.
Sleep Affirmations: 200 Phrases for a Deep and Peaceful Sleep
The perfect bedside companion, with 200 affirmations that will help you get to sleep - and stay asleep - and wake up refreshed.One out of three American adults have trouble getting to sleep each night - chances are you’ve spent some nights either tossing and turning, or waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep.This book helps you get into the best mindset for sleep, allowing you to enjoy deeper, more restful sleep through the power of 200 short affirmations, easily accessible in a flip-through format. These soothing messages will encourage you to leave the stressors of the day behind - and get ready to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow.
The Work: Searching for a Life That Matters
The Work is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to find his life’s purpose. Wes Moore graduated from a difficult childhood in the Bronx and Baltimore to an adult life that would find him at some of the most critical moments in our recent history: as a combat officer in Afghanistan; a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters at home; and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis. In this insightful book, Moore shares the lessons he learned from people he met along the way - from the brave Afghan translator who taught him to find his fight, to the resilient young students in Katrina-ravaged Mississippi who showed him the true meaning of grit, to his late grandfather, who taught him to find grace in service.Moore also tells the stories of other twenty-first-century change-makers who’ve inspired him in his search, from Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND, to Esther Benjamin, a Sri Lankan immigrant who rose to help lead the Peace Corps. What their lives - and his own misadventures and moments of illumination - reveal is that our truest work happens when we serve others, at the intersection between our gifts and our broken world. That’s where we find the work that lasts.An intimate narrative about finding meaning in a volatile age, The Work will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world.
Further Along the Road Less Traveled: The Unending Journey Toward Spiritual Growth
Peck, Scott M.
Further Along the Road Less Traveled takes the lectures of Dr. Peck and presents his profound insights into the issues that confront and challenge all of us today: spirituality, forgiveness, relationships, and growing up. In this aid for living less simplistically, you will learn not to look for the easy answers but to think multi-dimensionally. You will learn to reach for the "ultimate step," which brings you face to face with your personal spirituality. It will be this that helps you appreciate the complexity that is life. Continue the journey of personal and spiritual growth with this wise and insightful book.
You'll See It When You Believe It
Dyer, Wayne W.
Live the life you've always wanted. Wayne W. Dyer takes us to new plateaus of self-awareness with You'll See It When You Believe It. He shows that you can direct the course of your own destiny by tapping the truly amazing power that lies within you. This book demonstrates that through belief you can: make your impossible dreams come true; turn obstacles into opportunities; rid yourself of guilt and inner turmoil; spend every day doing the things you love to do.
In Deepak Chopra's groundbreaking and imaginative new work, a unique blend of storytelling and teaching, the New York Times bestselling author explores the evolution of God. By capturing the lives of ten historical prophets, saints, mystics, and martyrs who are touched by a divine power, Chopra brings to life the defining moments of our most influential sages, ultimately revealing universal lessons about the true nature of God.
Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything
If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we're finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz.For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters), popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part--collecting, exploring, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others. She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life. In her friendly, relatable style, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray.
Loving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What's Right in Front of Me
In a world of comparison and discontent, it can feel impossible to be happy with life as we know it. Other people seem to have it all together, to be finding success, to be having more fun. But we weren't meant for a life characterized by dissatisfaction.In this entertaining and relatable book, Alexandra Kuykendall chronicles her nine-month experiment to rekindle her love of her ordinary "actual" life. After wiping her calendar as clean as a mother of four can, Kuykendall focuses on one aspect of her life each month, searching for ways to more fully enjoy her current season. By intentionally adding one thing each month that will make her jump for joy, she provides a practical challenge women can easily replicate. With humor, poignancy, and plenty of personal stories, Kuykendall weaves together spiritual themes and practical application into a holy self-awareness, showing women how a few small changes in their routines can improve their enjoyment of this crazy-busy life.
Produced by Faith
Straight From Hollywood comes a dynamic business model for building a thriving career without compromising your faith. DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, shares how being bold about his Christian faith while being driven and ambitious has actually worked in his favor to help him excel in a high-profile, fast-paced, competitive industry.
Manly, Carla Marie
How does a woman embrace her maturity with joy and strength when her body changes year to year? Psychologist Dr. Carla Marie Manly provides an important and meaningful window into womanhood for those approaching fifty and beyond. A must-read book for any woman approaching the age of fifty, Aging Joyfully touches the sensitive reality of the transition from a life filled with new beginnings to a graceful process filled with freedom, beauty, and joy. Includes chapters on:• Loving Your Changing, Maturing Body• Your Health: What to Expect with Menopause, Memory Changes, and More• Shifting Relationships: Understanding and Adapting to Natural Changes in Relationship Dynamics• The Worlds of Work and Retirement: Facing Ageism and Retirement with Awareness• Aging Parents, Caregiving, and Loss: Gracefully Caring for Others and Letting Go• Slowing Down as the Time Speeds Up: The Art of Transitioning into a New Life Role
Fearless Living (Revised and Updated)
For more than ten years, Fearless Living has been inspiring readers to take back their lives and "live the life their soul intended." As a survivor of personal trauma, Rhonda Britten understands the challenge of mastering fears-whether it's a fear of rejection, looking stupid, not getting the job, or not being good enough. With her acclaimed Fearless Living program, however, she has helped hundreds of thousands of people get unstuck, gain clarity of purpose, and take life-changing risks. Featuring inspiring true stories and practical Fearbuster exercises, Fearless Living exposes the roots of our fears and gives us the tools to move beyond them. The result is a blueprint for success, happiness, and peace of mind.
A Beginner's Guide to the End; Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death
“There is nothing wrong with you for dying,” hospice physician B.J. Miller and journalist and caregiver Shoshana Berger write in A Beginner’s Guide to the End. “Our ultimate purpose here isn’t so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.”Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. Their book offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you’re sick. Get advice for how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you’d hoped, and how to talk to your children about your will. (Don’t worry: if anyone gets snippy, it’ll likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how to shut down a loved one’s social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy.An honest, surprising, and detail-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, A Beginner’s Guide to the End is “a book that every family should have, the equivalent of Dr. Spock but for this other phase of life” (New York Times bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese).
The Calling: 3 Fundamental Shifts to Stay True, Get Paid, and Do Good
A game-changing book offering a six-step approach on how to find and follow your true calling and redefine success from entrepreneur and soul coach Rha Goddess.Are you willing to believe in you?Every single one of us has a calling.For most it’s the thing you have to force yourself not to do.When you try to ignore it, you can’t stop thinking about. It is the thing that both terrifies you and brings you the most joy. Already living yours? Great! How do you make the most of it?The Calling will provide readers with a road map, via 3 fundamental shifts, on how to stay true, get paid and do good. The steps that will help lead you there include:RECOGNIZING - it always begins with awareness. If you can’t see it then you can’t do anything about it.ACCEPTING - means embracing, and taking responsibility for yourself, your life, and the things that want or need to be changed.FORGIVING - yourself and others.AND MORE!The Calling will be the resource that people have been asking Rha to write for years, and there has never been a better time for her to share her proven method.
Think Happy, Be Happy
Workman Publishing Company Staff
The gift of art, the gift of inspiration, the gift of joy. This dynamic illustrated book is brimming over with encouragement and wisdom and delivered with a fresh, modern twist. Pairing quotes with original graphic art that brings the words to life, Think Happy, Be Happy is a gallery of beauty and cheer inspired by the letterpress and screenprint art that’s hot on Etsy and pinned and re-pinned by Pinterest’s millions of fans.
Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More
Courtney Carver shows us the power of simplicity to improve our health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in our professional and personal lives.We are often on a quest for more - we give in to pressure every day to work more, own more, and do more. For Carver, this constant striving had to come to a stop when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Stress was like gasoline on the fire of symptoms, and it became clear that she needed to root out the physical and psychological clutter that were the source of her debt and discontent. In this book, she shows us how to pursue practical minimalism so we can create more with less—more space, more time, and even more love. Carver invites us to look at the big picture, discover what's most important to us, and reclaim lightness and ease by getting rid of all the excess things.
Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side
Van Praagh, James
Everyone loves a good ghost story. Perhaps the human fascination with the supernatural stems from the fact that most of us, at some point in our lives, have experienced something we couldn't quite explain. From a very young age James Van Praagh was aware of a dimension that most of us cannot see, and he has dedicated his life to explaining it to the rest of us. Ghosts Among Us takes us on an incredible journey into the spirit world that brings to light one of our greatest mysteries - what happens to us after we die?
A Standard of Grace: Guided Journal
Are you standing in the middle of opportunity and being overwhelmed of crazy when you really need calm? Not sure where to start to simplify and bring grace and peace to your home?A Standard of Grace is a gorgeous four-color, joy-inspiring guided journal designed to help you nurture your dreams, discover your hopes, and pay attention to those things you hold dearest to your heart. With quotes, journaling prompts, and Scripture, bestselling author of Grace, Not Perfection and A Simplified Life Emily Ley, encourages you to reach for the life of you want - all while holding to a standard of grace.Both gorgeous and useful, A Standard of Grace will make a lovely gift and keepsake as well as be a powerful tool for both embracing where you are while reaching for your goals and dreams. Through practical, easy-to-follow prompts for journaling and reflection, Scriptures, and inspiring imagery, you'll find an accessible, inspirational journal that to enjoy personally and to share with friends.
The 30-Day Faith Detox: Renew Your Mind, Cleanse Your Body, Heal Your Spirit
Smith, Laura Harris
In our fallen world, invisible toxins like doubt, disappointment, and discouragement can contaminate even the strongest of faiths, leaving behind symptoms that affect our entire being--body, mind, and spirit.Using a one-month detox structure, spiritual wellness expert and certified nutritional counselor Laura Harris Smith uncovers 30 universal faith-toxins that affect us all. Each day you will discover Scripture, prayers, and faith declarations to cleanse yourself spiritually and emotionally with truth and a biblical perspective. In addition, she includes a simple, corresponding nutritional cleanse using detoxifying foods from your own kitchen.Prayer by prayer, thought by thought, day by day, refresh and refuel your faith and bring healing to the whole temple--spirit, mind, and body.
The Perfect You
There are a lot of personality and intelligence tests out there designed to label you and put you in a particular box. But Dr. Caroline Leaf says there's much more to you than a personality profile can capture. In fact, you cannot be categorized!In this fascinating book, she takes readers through seven steps to rediscover and unlock their unique design--the brilliantly original way each person thinks, feels, relates, and makes choices--freeing them from comparison, envy, and jealousy, which destroy brain tissue. Readers learn to be aware of what's going on in their own minds and bodies, to lean in to their own experience rather than trying to forcefully change it, and to redefine what success means to them. Released from the suffocating box of expectations, they'll embrace their true identity and develop a clear sense of divine purpose in their lives.Knowing and understanding our identity empowers our choices. Unlocking one's you quotient is not optional--it is essential.
I Am Beauty: Timeless Skincare and Beauty for Women 40 and Over
A groundbreaking celebration of ageless beauty, providing the ultimate skincare and makeup guide for women in their forties and beyond from celebrity makeup artist Riku Campo.The first makeup guide to celebrate and support women forty and over, I Am Beauty is Riku Campo’s labor of love. Riku has worked with some of the most beautiful and recognized faces in the world, like Cindy Crawford, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Anne Hathaway. But he has always wanted to create a book honoring those women we don’t always see on the runaways and in magazines—women like his mother, whose beauty is everlasting. I Am Beauty includes step-by-step tutorials, advice from skincare experts, and Riku’s best behind-the-chair tips every woman needs to revitalize her routine, including:• Day and night skincare routines that keep you fresh and beautiful, whether you’re in your forties, fifties, sixties, or beyond• At-home facial massages to stimulate collagen production and optimal skin health• Must-have everyday makeup tools• Choosing the right foundation for all skin tones, types, and textures• Tricks for modern, elegant eyebrows and keeping lipstick fresh all day• Eyeshadow colors and types that work best on mature skin• Finding the eyeglass designs that best complement your style and daily makeup• Riku also has one-on-one conversations and day-and-night makeovers with sixteen incredible women—each with her own unique style—and shares their secrets for finding beauty in all parts of life. Comprehensive, practical, and inspiring, packed with more than 100 full-color photos, I Am Beauty is the ultimate resource for women to maintain their glow and live their most joyful, beautiful lives.
Emotional Chaos to Clarity
Despite our best-laid plans, life is difficult, and we sometimes experience anger, anxiety, frustration, and doubt. This emotional chaos can negatively affect the way we live our lives. Yet, Phillip Moffitt shows us that by cultivating a responsive mind rather than a reactive one, we can achieve a state of emotional clarity that allows us to act with a calm mind and a loving heart. Drawing on both Western psychology and Buddhist philosophy, Moffitt's step-by-step exercises help us to: * Know and act from our core values at all times. * Gain wisdom from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences. * Free ourselves from the past. * Achieve a peaceful inner life, even if our outer life is filled with challenges.
A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative (Revised and Updated 25th Anniversary Edition)
Von Oech, Roger
For more than a quarter of a century, one book has been a consistent leader in stimulating creativity and innovation . . . A Whack on the Side of the Head. Now Roger von Oech's classic work on creativity is back - and better than ever - in this special twenty-fifth anniversary edition. Revised and updated with new ideas, this definitive edition offers more stories, examples, and exercises to bring its famous innovation boosters to a modern generation.
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.
I'm Telling the Truth, But I'm Lying: Essays
In I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying Bassey Ikpi explores her life—as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist—through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety. Her remarkable memoir in essays implodes our preconceptions of the mind and normalcy as Bassey bares her own truths and lies for us all to behold with radical honesty and brutal intimacy.
Be More Pirate: Or How to Take on the World and Win
Allende, Sam Conniff
Pirates didn’t just break the rules, they rewrote them. They didn’t just reject society, they reinvented it. Pirates didn’t just challenge the status-quo, they changed everything. Pirates faced a self-interested establishment, a broken system, industrial scale disruption, and an uncertain future. Sound familiar?Whatever your ambitions, ideas, and challenges, Be More Pirate will revolutionize the way you live, think, and work today and tomorrow. So what are you waiting for?
Make Your Bed: A Daily Journal: A Daily Journal
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.
Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self
A razor-sharp collection from the acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist and Instagram sensation whom Vulture recently called “a remarkable young talent”With her trademark, scratchy style and keen eye for the absurd, Liana Finck has amassed a large, devoted following who love the deeply insightful, delightfully odd way she describes how we all experience the world.Excuse Me assembles more than 500 of her most loved cartoons from Instagram and The New Yorker over the past few years, in such distinctive chapters as: Love & Dating; Gender & Other Politics; Animals; Art & Myth-Making; Humanity; Time, Space, and How to Navigate Them; Strangeness, Shyness, Sadness; and Notes to Self.Melancholy and hilarious, relatable and surreal, intensely personal yet surprisingly universal, Excuse Me brings together the best work so far by one of the most talented young comics artists working today.
The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life
A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest.When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist – each pursuing a challenging quest. And, interestingly, these quests aren’t just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they’re as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment.Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. These “questers” included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world’s largest symphony, a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish, and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone - as well as a do-it-yourselfer tackling M.I.T.’s computer-science course, a nerd turning himself into real-life James Bond, and scores of others writing themselves into the record books. The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice. In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation.Equally fascinating is Chris’ examination of questing’s other side, including questers’ acute awareness of mortality, their struggle against monotony, and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded. What happens after the summit is climbed, the painting hung, the endurance record broken, the “at risk” community saved? A book that challenges each of us to take control -- to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment -- The Happiness of Pursuit will inspire readers of every age and aspiration. It’s a playbook for making your life count.
The Secret of the Ages: The Master Code to Abundance and Achievement
Publisher and businessman Robert Collier had a pitch-perfect sense of how to tell a story - and in The Secret of the Ages he happened upon one of the greatest stories of all time. After recovering from an illness with the help of mental healing, the young Collier, scion of a wealthy publishing family, immersed himself in studying the powers of the human mind. What he discovered filled him with awe: Human beings, since the dawn of history, have used the applied principles of mental visualization to improve life for themselves and those around them. In The Secret of the Ages, Collier provides simple, straight-to-the-point methods for how men and women everywhere can harness their hidden mental faculties.
An Atlas of Natural Beauty: Botanical Ingredients for Retaining and Enhancing Beauty
de Taillac, Victoire
Nothing is simpler, more enjoyable, more self-evident, or more efficient than taking good, natural care of yourself.This is the philosophy of Officine Universelle Buly, the legendary Parisian beauty emporium established in 1803. Now, the secrets of the seeds, flowers, oils, trees, fruits, and herbs that form the foundation of their irresistible creations are revealed in An Atlas of Natural Beauty, an illustrated guide to the origins, history, and practical uses of more than eighty botanical ingredients, from apricot and avocado to argan oil, jasmine, and jojoba. Elegant, sophisticated, and made from years of tradition, it is the only guide you will need to enhance and retain your natural beauty.
Clean My Space: The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster, and Loving Your Home Every Day
The wildly popular YouTube star behind Clean My Space presents the breakthrough solution to cleaning better with less effort Melissa Maker is beloved by fans all over the world for her completely re-engineered approach to cleaning. As the dynamic new authority on home and living, Melissa knows that to invest any of our precious time in cleaning, we need to see big, long-lasting results. So, she developed her method to help us get the most out of our effort and keep our homes fresh and welcoming every day. In her long-awaited debut book, she shares her revolutionary 3-step solution:* Identify the most important areas (MIAs) in your home that need attention* Select the proper products, tools, and techniques (PTT) for the job* Implement these new cleaning routines so that they stickClean My Space takes the chore out of cleaning with Melissa’s incredible tips and cleaning hacks (the power of pretreating!) her lightning fast 5-10 minute “express clean” routines for every room when time is tightest, and her techniques for cleaning even the most daunting places and spaces. And a big bonus: Melissa gives guidance on the best non-toxic, eco-conscious cleaning products and offers natural cleaning solution recipes you can make at home using essential oils to soothe and refresh. With Melissa’s simple groundbreaking method you can truly live in a cleaner, more cheerful, and calming home all the time.
You Always Change the Love of Your Life (For Another Love or Another Life)
A delightful interactive roadmap for getting over a broken heart, with quirky illustrations, song lyrics that totally get it, recipes for eating your feelings, the unique comfort of making lists, and much more.A broken heart can feel like the end of the world, but bestselling author and illustrator Amalia Andrade knows this simply isn’t true. Change is not a defeat or a surrender, but rather a promise. Because if the “love of your life” doesn’t work out, there is always a chance for something new - a new love, or a new life.When Amalia was faced with her own heartbreak, she knew she couldn’t let herself get lost in despair. With her sunshiny outlook, electrifying energy, and unique sense of humor, she constructed the ultimate first aid kit: an interactive guide to getting over someone through reflections, recipes, and lots of ingenious ideas for transforming a negative experience into a liberating one.In these pages, you’ll find the secret code for interpreting text-message read receipts, loving odes to Beyoncé, the ideal playlist for crying in the shower, and much, much more. You Always Change the Love of Your Life reveals the secret to mending your heart and maybe even opening it up again: in love and in lovelessness, we are never alone.
Seeking Slow: Reclaim Moments of Calm in Your Day
Are you being consumed by never-ending to-do lists? Are you working harder and enjoying less? Seeking Slow provides simple ways for you to slow down and reconnect with yourself, your family, and your surroundings - while finding joy in doing so.If daily life feels too busy and hectic, it's time to discover the beauty of slow living. Being fully present and intentional with your time allows you to embrace the wholehearted moments that are right in front of you every day. Take time to consider what your slow moments are, whether that is heading outdoors for a walk with family, learning to meditate, taking up a new craft, reading a book, or simply taking a long deep breath during a busy day. This soothing book includes helpful insights into:• Managing your time• Learning to nurture yourself• Making a slow home• Seasonal living• Living sustainably• Meditation and mindful living• Daily slow-living ritualsFeel your heart rate drop as you read this gentle guide to slowing down.
The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life
Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, one of Tibet's highest and most respected spiritual leaders offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attentions spans, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us.In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition--meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings--to help readers to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers, and even ourselves. In this easy to understand and helpful book, Sakyong Mipham provides inspiring ideas and practical tips on how to be more present in your day-to-day life, helping us to communicate in ways that elevates the dignity of everyone involved. Great for families, employees and employers and everyone who spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram, and feel "disconnected" in our "connected" world, Good Conversation is a journey back to basics.
Be true to yourself Help others Make friendship a fine art Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible Make each day your masterpiece Build a shelter against a rainy day by the life you live Give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day These principles were the key to Coach Wooden's greatness--and his goodness. This inspirational and conversational book will encourage, challenge, and motivate readers to build these principles into their own lives.
Emotional Detox for Anxiety: 7 Steps to Release Anxiety and Energize Joy
Author and wellness expert Sherianna Boyle shows you how to C.L.E.A.N.S.E your anxieties, clearing a path for new positive habits, behaviors, and emotions.Most of us view a detox as a physical experience, but what we don’t realize is that it’s not just our physical bodies that need to be cleansed in order to return to a healthy state. When we’re unable to process our stress and worries, they can become toxic to ourselves and those around us. Wellness expert and author of Emotional Detox, Sherianna Boyle modifies the revolutionary C.L.E.A.N.S.E method to guide you through the 7 steps to a successful anxiety detox. The 7 steps include: Clear, Look Inward, Emit, Activate Joy, Nourish, Surrender, and Ease.Experiencing reactions to worries, stress, and doubt can put obstacles in our path to a happy and fulfilled life. An anxiety detox is a systematic and mindful way to purge these harmful thoughts. Once freed from this burden, an anxiety detox returns us to our joyful, carefree state.Emotional Detox for Anxiety is a reset for the soul, flushing out negative feelings, clearing a path for new habits and behaviors, and energizing you to accept peace, acceptance, and pure joy.
Meditation Secrets for Women: Discovering Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace
The benefits of meditation are manifold - but so few practices are tailored to the special needs and interests of women. Now, with Meditation Secrets for Women, you can discover how to love your body and find a time and place to tune into yourself and restore inner balance. Get in touch with your body's natural rhythms. Honor your instincts, and tap into your feminine power so that you can emerge nourished, revitalized, and joyful. This book offers all the tools and insights necessary for women to design their own custom meditation techniques, without all the restrictions of traditional practices.
Contemplating universal issues of love, loss, forgiveness, transformation, and belief, this powerful book of poetry shines a light on our lives and provides a wholly unique and dynamic lens through which to think about ourselves and our world. Rhythmic. Original. Authentic. Inspiring. A journey to the center of the soul, Inquire Within is a provocative and entertaining debut from an award-winning poet. You'll never look at poetry the same way again.
Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life: Decode Your Emotional DNA - and Thrive
From a top wellness coach and a Harvard Medical School professor, comes this revolutionary book that will show you how to identify and decode your nine most basic emotional needs - and coach yourself to a calmer, healthier, and happier life.The more you thrive, the better your brain functions, and you’re able to perform at the best level. Your health improves. You enjoy life more. When you’re thriving, your stress level is down, your confidence is up, and the internal frenzy is tamed by a poised, self-assured mind.But if you’re like the majority of Americans, you may be, in psychological terms, languishing rather than flourishing - surviving instead of thriving. For many, feeling overwhelmed and out of balance has become normal, a consequence of overlooking basic emotional needs. The key to reaching a happy, healthy state is by tapping into, not tuning out, your distinct emotions, and listening to the inner monologue inside your mind.Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life combines the worlds of self-help, psychology, and medical science to guide you to a place of self-management and control. This insightful, approachable book will teach you how to identify, decode, and assess the nine most basic emotions that rule your brain and to recognize each of these voices and act accordingly to achieve a wide range of goals - from weight loss to career management. Coach your brain to gain deeper insight of your individual needs and live life to your maximum potential.
The Age Fix: A Leading Plastic Surgeon Reveals How to Really Look 10 Years Younger
Dr. Anthony Youn is the rare plastic surgeon who does everything he can to keep his patients out of the operating room. He's spent the past sixteen years researching the secrets of plastic surgeons, dermatologists, makeup artists, and dietitians, and he knows what works, what doesn't, and what's overpriced. Now he's compiled solutions to every cosmetic aging problem in this definitive anti-aging bible.Whether you want to stay as natural as possible or you're interested to know which creams and medical procedures actually work (and are worth the price tag), THE AGE FIX has your fix to look younger and more radiant. Dr. Youn's customizable Age Fix routine will help you improve skin health, whatever your age or concerns, and his diet-based Age Fix prescription will rejuvenate your skin and overall health from the inside out. Did you know that the foods you choose every day can contribute to fine lines and wrinkles and the likelihood of your getting a sunburn? Dr. Youn explains why you should shun soda but reach for that glass of red wine. You'll also discover which fruit can help you look younger and prevent sun damage and which supplements are proven to reduce fine lines.From your face, to your neck, your hands, your eyes, and your body, THE AGE FIX has you covered with an abundance of actionable takeaways and insider advice to help you reclaim your youthful glow-without spending a fortune or going under the knife!
Getting to Center: Pathways to Finding Yourself Within the Great Unknown
From the beloved creator, workshop facilitator, and author of How to Not Always Be Working comes an approachable and practical guide to leaning into the unknown even when it feels as though everything around--and inside--us is in flux.Picking up where How to Not Always Be Working left off, Getting to Center is an empathetic offering to those who are looking for a roadmap for finding their way back to equilibrium. This book meditates on endings, grief and joy, ease, hope, addiction, and beginnings, pairing Marlee's own experiences and wisdom with practical exercises and tools for creating balance and understanding within the natural changes of life.In her own constant shifting, improviser and entrepreneur Marlee Grace has found ways to pivot within her career, while still maintaining constant threads throughout. She has developed practices that have supported her through opening and closing multiple businesses, a divorce, several cross-country moves, choosing sobriety, and more.Essential for anyone who feels overwhelmed and anxious about these unpredictable times, this gorgeous, thoughtful book is a hand to hold to feel less alone, and a guide to cultivating resources we can replenish and depend on in ourselves.
Bryan Stevenson: In Equality, Justice & Compassion (I Know This To Be True)
The I Know This to Be True series is a collection of extraordinary figures from diverse backgrounds answering the same questions, as well as sharing their compelling stories, guiding ideals, and insightful wisdom.Bryan Stevenson has committed his career to fighting wrongful convictions, systemic poverty, and mass incarceration—here, he shares the lessons he's learned throughout his life.Stories include how his slave ancestry shaped his childhood, how a poignant conversation with a death row inmate impacted his work, and why he believes the worst thing that happens to a person shouldn't define their life.
Tiny Buddha's 365 Tiny Love Challenges
From the founder of the popular online community Tiny Buddha.com comes a daily inspirational guide of simple and creative challenges to help you actively spread love to those around you. Tiny Buddha’s 365 Days of Tiny Love Challenges is a simple guide to help readers pursue happy, connected lives and bring greater love into the world. Each week begins with an inspirational message written by members of the TinyBuddha.com online community, followed by seven days of short challenges that focus on self-love, giving and receiving love in relationships and friendships, and spreading love in the world.
Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job
The vice president of Twitter Europe and host of the top business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat offers thirty smart, research-based hacks for bringing joy and fun back into our burned out, uninspired work lives.How does a lunch break spark a burst of productivity? Can a team’s performance be improved simply by moving the location of the coffee maker? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can a walking meeting actually get decisions made?As an executive with decades of management experience at top Silicon Valley companies including YouTube, Google, and Twitter, Bruce Daisley has given a lot of thought to what makes a workforce productive and what factors can improve the workplace to benefit a company’s employees, customers, and bottom line. In his debut book, he shares what he’s discovered, offering practical, often counterintuitive, insights and solutions for reinvigorating work to give us more meaning, productivity, and joy at the office.A Gallup survey of global workers revealed shocking news: only 13% of employees are engaged in their jobs. This means that burn out and unhappiness at work are a reality for the vast majority of workers. Managers - and employees themselves - can make work better. Eat Sleep Work Repeat shows them how, offering more than two dozen research-backed, user-friendly strategies, including:• Go to Lunch (it makes you less tired over the weekend)• Suggest a Tea Break (it increases team cohesiveness and productivity)• Conduct a Pre-Mortem (foreseeing possible issues can prevent problems and creates a spirit of curiosity and inquisitiveness)“Let’s start enjoying our jobs again,” Daisley insists. “It’s time to rediscover the joy of work.”
Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life (Third Edition)
Thoroughly revised and updated for a new generation, the essential guide for men and women to help them weather the turmoil of divorce and build rich, rewarding lives.There is nothing easy about the breakup of a marriage, from coping with loss and failure to dealing with the uncertainty of the future. In this intelligent and insightful book, Abigail Trafford charts this emotional journey, identifying the common phases in the evolution from marriage to separation to divorce, and eventually to a new life.Based upon her personal experience, extensive research, and interviews with hundreds of divorced men and women. Trafford offers individuals a better understanding of their own experiences and the message that they are not alone in their pain and confusion. Crazy Time is also an investment in the future - Trafford reveals the telltale signs of a marriage in crisis, and discusses what determines whether a relationship will survive over time.This revised edition includes the most up-to-date research on the personal and economic effects of divorce in adults and children’s lives, addresses the special challenges of becoming single again in the age of the Internet, and broadens the experience of divorce to the breakup of all committed relationships. For anyone who has divorced or is considering taking that step, Crazy Time offers a sense of hope and confidence that this transition is not only an ending but can also be a valuable beginning.
Kakebo: The Japanese Art of Mindful Spending
Control your spending, save money, regain peace of mind, and make your life happier and healthier with Kakebo - the traditional Japanese method of money management that is still widely used today.Having enough money to live is one of the most important factors affecting our health. Trying to balance expenses - utility bills, housing, healthcare, food, and for many, the costs of raising children (not to mention paying for college!) - leaves us worried and stressed. But there is a solution: Kakebo, a practical, proven method that helps you keep track of every penny, manage spending, and save up to thirty percent more!With this invaluable guide you’ll interact with your spending every day for two years, and learn how to manage your personal budget. Designed like a diary, it allows you to record all your daily expenses week by week so you can see exactly where your money goes. Each day is divided into four categories: 1. primary needs - food, personal hygiene, children; 2. optional needs - shopping, cosmetics, gifts; 3. culture and free time - restaurants, books, entertainment; and 4. extras/foreseeable expenses - such as travel, repairs, tuition, and taxes.Kakebo begins with setting a monthly budget. At the beginning of each month, enter your fixed incoming funds and outgoing expenses, and set a savings target. Then, each day, record your various expenses. By keeping close tabs on what you’re spending, you’ll be able to identify the waste and see the most significant areas where adjustments can be made. Kakebo also offers practical and motivating tips that teach you how to save more successfully.Kakebo isn’t just about money - it helps to develop self-awareness, self-discipline, and self-esteem, and promotes peace of mind. Best of all, you can begin any time of year - individually marking the months and days without wasting any pages. Plus, its simple yet inviting for-color graphics help you break down each expense and easily identify see where adjustments need to be made.
Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
In seven simple steps, Uncovering Happiness uses cutting-edge mindfulness and self-compassion techniques along with innovations in neuroscience to help you combat depression and take back control of your mind, your mood, and your life.Most of us believe when we’re depressed that our situation is hopeless. That’s a mistake. Dr. Elisha Goldstein reassures us that the secret to overcoming depression is in harnessing our brain’s own natural antidepressant power to create a more resilient mind.Uncovering Happiness is grounded in two key foundations: mindfulness, which research shows reduces the risk of relapse and can be a powerful alternative to medication, and self-compassion, a state of mind in which you understand your own suffering with an inclination to support yourself. Dr. Goldstein explores these tools - as well as purpose, play, and confidence - and the specific techniques we can use to put them into action. Together, these elements can transform an experience that would typically force us into a downward spiral into an opportunity to establish self-worth.At its core, Uncovering Happiness is a persuasive argument for hope. Just because you’ve suffered from depression in the past doesn’t mean you must do so in the future. By learning to build up the sections of the brain that protect you from the disease and slow down the sections that foster it, you can enjoy the good times, survive the difficult times, and open yourself up to a life that truly feels worth living.
The coauthors of the bestselling Peak Performance dive into the fascinating science behind passion, showing how it can lead to a rich and meaningful life while also illuminating the ways in which it is a double-edged sword. Here's how to cultivate a passion that will take you to great heights--while minimizing the risk of an equally great fall.Common advice is to find and follow your passion. A life of passion is a good life, or so we are told. But it's not that simple. Rarely is passion something that you just stumble upon, and the same drive that fuels breakthroughs--whether they're athletic, scientific, entrepreneurial, or artistic--can be every bit as destructive as it is productive. Yes, passion can be a wonderful gift, but only if you know how to channel it. If you're not careful, passion can become an awful curse, leading to endless seeking, suffering, and burnout.Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness once again team up, this time to demystify passion, showing readers how they can find and cultivate their passion, sustainably harness its power, and avoid its dangers. They ultimately argue that passion and balance--that other virtue touted by our culture--are incompatible, and that to find your passion, you must lose balance. And that's not always a bad thing. They show readers how to develop the right kind of passion, the kind that lets you achieve great things without ruining your life. Swift, compact, and powerful, this thought-provoking book combines captivating stories of extraordinarily passionate individuals with the latest science on the biological and psychological factors that give rise to--and every bit as important, sustain--passion.
Your Goddess Year: A Week-by-Week Guide to Invoking the Divine Feminine
Invoke the power of these 52 goddesses throughout the year to empower yourself and improve your life.Women today are banding together in magical ways to celebrate and encourage one another, and many are turning to the sacred goddesses of the past to guide their way. Your Goddess Year provides a calendar of 52 goddesses along with fascinating background information, herstory, and reasons why invoking her power can strengthen and benefit you in your day-to-day life.Learn about the powerful goddesses from all cultures and belief systems and call upon them during different times of the year to channel their strengths when you need them most. Including rituals to summon each goddess, you’ll always have the sacred feminine power supporting you. Celebrate the reawakening of the feminine divine and feminism by inviting a goddess to assist you and find the goddess that best speaks to you.
Everyday Happiness: 365 Ways to a Joyful Life
Happiness can seem elusive at times, but focusing on the little things can really help when it feels as though life is getting you down. Everyday Happiness encourages you to make each day count - filled with inspirational quotes, positive actions, and achievable goals, this lovely little book is the perfect boost for anyone in need of a positive pick-me-up.
The Renaissance Soul
Are you unwilling to settle on doing just one thing for the rest of your life ? Do you jump at the chance to learn something new or, after achieving success in one field, find yourself yearning for new challenges and looking around for something different to do? If so, you may be a Renaissance Soul. The Renaissance Soul is the first book devoted to this personality type, and in this updated edition in paperback for the first time author Margaret Lobenstine offers a life-planning strategy perfectly in tune with those who fear becoming a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. Discover how to design a vibrant, fulfilling life and how to: Manage your time the Renaissance Soul way; Thrive on many interests without feeling scattered or overwhelmed; Pursue your passions even if they don't pay; Carry your dreams forward no matter what your day job is. Stocked with creative, doable exercises, relevant resources, and interviews with successful Renaissance Souls, this is one self-help book that is exactly as advertised, well thought out and offering sage advice.
Add More ~Ing to Your Life
Discover the thirty-day "-ing" Equation to sharpen your intuitive senses and activate untapped inspirations Lots of people are selling "happiness" these days, but in her hip self-transformation book, "Add More -ing to Your Life, " motivational speaker and life coach Gabrielle Bernstein truly shows you how to make happiness a way of life by accessing your "-ing"--your Inner Guide. In her thirty-day "-ing" Equation, Gabrielle will show you how to bulldoze negative thought patterns and create personal change through positive affirmations, physical activity, and visualization meditations. Get prepared to change your life by accessing a state of "flow" to help you connect with your "-ing." You'll release your negativity and choose happiness
Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together, the African Way
Ubuntu is a Xhosa word originating from a South African philosophy that encapsulates all our aspirations about how to live life well, together. It is the belief in a universal human bond: I am only because you are. And it means that if you are able to see everyone as fully human, connected to you by their humanity, you will never be able to treat others as disposable or without worth. By embracing the philosophy of ubuntu and living it out in daily life it’s possible to overcome division and be stronger together in a world where the wise build bridges, not walls.These 14 lessons from the Rainbow Nation are an essential toolkit to helping us all to live better, together. In stories that recognize our common humanity, our connectedness and interdependence, Everyday Ubuntu helps to make sense of the world and our place in it. Exploring ideas of kindness and forgiveness, tolerance and the power of listening, it shows how we can all benefit from embracing others. Including practical applications and mindful exercises, it is an inspirational guide to a more fulfilling life as part of the large family to which we all belong.
A Religion of One's Own
Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion. Two decades ago, Moore's Care of the Soul touched a chord with millions yearning to integrate spirituality into their lives. He now recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his monastic years, but also the more imaginative spirituality that he later embraced. Moore weaves experiences of everyday people with the wisdom of philosophers, writers and artists who have infused their lives with transcendence.
Tone It Up: Balanced and Beautiful - 5-Day Reset for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit
Hey Gorgeous!Welcome to Tone It Up, a worldwide community of amazing girlfriends who support and encourage each other to live our happiest, healthiest lives. As women, we so often focus on others, but a balanced and beautiful life means prioritizing yourself so you can truly be the version of you. The best way to do that is by combining a nutritious diet, active lifestyle, and most importantly, by spreading positivity and boosting each other up. Whether you’re sharing workouts or wine, female friendship is so important—plus it makes fitness a lot more fun!BALANCED AND BEAUTIFUL is a guide to focusing on the amazing woman that is you, with a 5-day plan to Refresh, Motivate, Inspire, Energize, and last but not least, Relax. Filled with daily fitness routines, delicious recipes, wisdom to transform your mindset, and all the love and advice of the TIU community, Karena and Katrina make it easier than ever to reach your goals and feel great. Each day, you’ll find tips and advice for every aspect of your journey, told through fun and fascinating stories and secrets that will be like having your best girlfriend along for the ride. Throughout these pages, you’ll feel empowered, uplifted, and connected—with the entire TIU community behind you, cheering you on towards your most confident, centered self. Ready to reset? Feeling BALANCED AND BEAUTIFUL is only 5 days away!
The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50
Why does happiness get harder in your 40s? Why do you feel in a slump when you’re successful? Where does this malaise come from? And, most importantly, will it ever end?Drawing on cutting-edge research, award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch answers all these questions. He shows that from our 20s into our 40s, happiness follows a U-shaped trajectory, a “happiness curve,” declining from the optimism of youth into what’s often a long, low slump in middle age, before starting to rise again in our 50s.This isn’t a midlife crisis, though. Rauch reveals that this slump is instead a natural stage of life - and an essential one. By shifting priorities away from competition and toward compassion, it equips you with new tools for wisdom and gratitude to win the third period of life.And Rauch can testify to this personally because it was his own slump, despite acclaim as a journalist and commentator that compelled him to investigate the happiness curve. His own story and the stories of many others from all walks of life - from a steelworker and a limo driver to a telecoms executive and a philanthropist - show how the ordeal of midlife malaise reboots our values and even our brains for a rebirth of gratitude.Full of insights and data and featuring many ways to endure the slump and avoid its perils and traps, The Happiness Curve doesn’t just show you the dark forest of midlife, it helps you find a path through the trees. It also demonstrates how we can - and why we must - do more to help each other through the woods. Midlife is a journey we mustn’t walk alone.
Chop Wood Carry Water
Chop Wood, Carry Water contains much ancient wisdom, but the emphasis is on contemporary perceptions. Many of our guides have been known to humanity for millennia: they are the world's great spiritual teachers --Christ, the Buddha, Lao Tse, Confuscius. Others are contemporary teachers and healers, widely recognized and respected. All offer ways to integrate the events of modern living - our work and play, our efforts at health and learning, our focus on relationships and family, our struggle with technology, money, politics, and more-into the quest for spiritual fulfillment. SC, 286 pages.
Exploring the Labyrinth
West, Melissa Gayle
From congregants at Manhattan's Riverside Church to patients at San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center, thousands of Americans from all denominations are turning to labyrinth walking for healing and quiet meditation. Now seasoned labyrinth guide Melissa West presents an inspiring, comprehensive handbook for this soothing, transformational tool. Exploring the Labyrinth blends the timeless wisdom and meaning derived from labyrinths with West's practical instructions for constructing a wide variety of indoor and outdoor ones. Unlike tricky mazes, labyrinths follow one continuous route that leads to the center and back out again. Exploring the Labyrinth takes readers through the meditation process naturally born from this journey while illuminating the messages encountered along the way.
Unlock the power of personality types using the wisdom of the enneagram so you can strengthen your personal, professional, and romantic relationships today!The enneagram is an effective personality classification system that describes the characteristics, behaviors, and core values of nine different personality types—enneatypes—each identified by a number. The Enneagram & You helps you identify your personality type so you can discover how to best interact with your family, friends, coworkers, and love interests. You’ll also learn about each type pairing—from Type 1 with Type 1 to a Type 9 with Type 9 and every combination in between—as well as the harmonies and challenges each pairing faces and advice on how to effectively communicate and better understand what each personality type needs to feel fully engaged, known, and valued.Armed with this knowledge, you’ll begin to anticipate your reactions and responses to the various people in your life. And you’ll also be able to better comprehend their reactions and responses to you. By understanding your own strengths and recognizing areas for growth, you can improve your relationships in ways that might have previously seemed impossible. Applying the wisdom of the enneagram-based personality types can lead to better connections and a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you!
Slow Death by Rubber Duck (Updated and Expanded)
The landmark book about the toxicity of everyday life, updated, revised and re-issued for its 10th anniversary, along with the experiments from Smith and Lourie's second book, Toxin Toxout.It's amazing how little can change in a decade. In 2009, a book transformed the way we see our frying pans, thermometers and tuna sandwiches. Daily life was bathing us in countless toxins that accumulated in our tissues, were passed on to our children and damaged our health. To expose the extent of this toxification, environmentalists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie offered themselves to science and undertook a series of over a dozen experiments to briefly raise their personal levels of mercury, BPA, Teflon and other pollutants. The ease with which ordinary activities caused dangerous levels to build in their bodies was a wake-up call, and readers all over the world responded. But did government regulators and corporations? Ten years later, there is good news. But not much. Concise, shocking, practical and hopeful, this new combined edition of one of the most important books ever published about green living will put the nasty stuff back where it belongs: on the national agenda and out of our bodies.
Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone
Can you live your life by what The Twilight Zone has to teach you? Yes, and maybe you should. The proof is in this lighthearted collection of life lessons, ground rules, inspirational thoughts, and stirring reminders found in Rod Serling’s timeless fantasy series. Written by veteran TV critic, Mark Dawidziak, this unauthorized tribute is a celebration of the classic anthology show, but also, on another level, a kind of fifth-dimension self-help book, with each lesson supported by the morality tales told by Serling and his writers.The notion that “it’s never too late to reinvent yourself” soars through “The Last Flight,’’ in which a World War I flier who goes forward in time and gets the chance to trade cowardice for heroism. A visit from an angel blares out the wisdom of “follow your passion” in “A Passage for Trumpet.” The meaning of “divided we fall” is driven home with dramatic results when neighbors suspect neighbors of being invading aliens in “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.” The old maxim about never judging a book by its cover is given a tasty twist when an alien tome is translated in “To Serve Man.”
The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry
Breuning, Loretta Graziano
Learn the scientific benefits of positivism!Sometimes it's easiest to look for the worst in every situation--our brains have evolved to scan for problems in order to help avoid them. But you can transcend this natural negativity--if you know how.The Science of Positivity teaches you how cynical thought habits are formed, and how you can rewire yourself to go beyond them. Neurochemical expert Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD, empowers you to transcend negativity by creating new thought habits. You'll learn simple, practical actions you can take to shift your thinking to a way that causes your brain to reward optimism with the release of happy chemicals. You can even permanently replace cynical thought patterns with realistic and optimistic thoughts.In just minutes a day for six weeks, you will build new pathways to see the world in new ways. Frustration is an inevitable part of life, but rather than using cynicism to manage frustration, you can rewire your brain to get beyond it.
Dare to Fly: Simple Lessons in Never Giving Up
Martha McSally is an extraordinary achiever whose inner strength and personal principles have helped her overcome adversity throughout her life. Initially rejected from Air Force flight school because she was too short, she refused to give up, becoming the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and the first to command a combat fighter squadron in United States history. During her twenty-six-year military career, she fought to free American servicewomen stationed in the Middle East from restrictions requiring them to don full-body, black abayas and ride in the backs of cars - and won. McSally has continued to serve America, first in the House of Representatives, and now as a U.S. Senator from Arizona.McSally is also a survivor. She shares how her experiences propelled her to become a fighter for justice in and out of the cockpit. In this powerful, uplifting book, McSally reflects on her successes and failures, shares key principles that have guided her, and reveals invaluable lessons to break barriers, thrive through darkness, and make someone proud in your life. "Courage isn't magic or genetics. It is a choice. By choosing to do things afraid, you discover your own power to overcome."Filled with fresh stories and insights, Dare to Fly will help each of us find the courage inside to break our barriers, endure turbulence, and keep flying high.
The impact of depression on couples and what you can do to preserve the bond. Using poignant, real-life stories from her on-line support group, Anne Sheffield paints a vivid portrait of what happens to a loving relationship when depression enters the picture.
I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better
Combining a psychotherapist's clinical expertise with anecdotes, case studies and how-to's, this book presents six practical principles to empower others to solve their own problems while enriching relationships.
The Wander Society
wanÂ·der verb \ˈwÃ¤n-dər\ to walk/explore/amble in an unplanned or aimless way with a complete openness to the unknown Several years ago when Keri Smith, bestselling author of Wreck This Journal, discovered cryptic handwritten notations in a worn copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, her interest was piqued. Little did she know at the time that those simple markings would become the basis of a years-long, life-changing exploration into a mysterious group known only as The Wander Society, as well as the subject of this book. Within these pages, you'll find the results of Smith's research: A guide to the Wander Society, a secretive group that holds up the act of wandering, or unplanned exploring, as a way of life. You'll learn about the group's mysterious origins, meet fellow wanderers through time, discover how wandering feeds the creative mind, and learn how to best practice the art of wandering, should you choose to accept the mission.
The Success Commandments: Master the Ten Spiritual Principles to Achieve Your Destiny
DeVon Franklin, New York Times bestselling author of The Wait and prominent Hollywood producer, reveals that secular and spiritual success are not opposites. To have one, you need the other.Are you tired of living a life paralyzed by fear? Are you anxious to break free of the “beware mentality” that has kept generations of well-meaning people living beneath the fullness of their calling?You’re unfulfilled because you’ve been convinced that you would lose your faith if you pursued the secular ambitions God has put in your heart. However, until you pursue those ambitions you will miss out on the fullness of God and the success you were created to have.For too long there’s been a line drawn between the spiritual and the secular, and we have been conditioned to believe that if we cross this line in either direction, we will have gone too far. It’s time to break down this barrier so you are free to go further than any believer has gone before.The Success Commandments combines spiritual teachings with secular strategies to help you achieve unprecedented success and live the life you were destined to live.
52 Lists for Togetherness: Journaling Inspiration to Deepen Connections with Your Loved Ones
Discover new ways to connect and love through the power of list making! Learn more about who you are, how you see your loved ones, and how you can thrive together by creating 52 lists, one for every week of the year in this undated journal meant for celebrating and cherishing the many relationships that make up a community.
The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone
The nation's #1 real estate broker and charismatic costar of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York shares his secrets on how to be successful. In the ten years since moving from Sweden to New York City, with no experience in real estate and no contacts, Fredrik Eklund has transformed himself into the best seller in the most competitive real estate market on the planet. In The Sell, Eklund leverages his years of experience to create the go-to manual for self-promotion and sales. At the core of the book are chapters tied to Eklund's 10-step program for "selling anything to everyone," and he shares his secrets on everything from personal authenticity and looking your very best to crafting the perfect sales pitch, negotiating with savvy, and closing deals promptly and efficiently . . . lest they slip away. Whether you're just starting a job as a sales rep at Verizon, navigating your career as an executive or entrepreneur, or hitting your stride closing big transactions as a banker at Goldman Sachs, The Sell will show you how to improve your game and radically increase the money you're bringing home. The Sell is a vital resource for anyone who wants to have an impact in his or her personal and professional life, with a razor-sharp focus on selling: selling yourself--or your brand--no matter your background.
Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time
Rory Vaden (Take the Stairs) brings his high-energy approach and can-do spirit to the most nagging problem in our professional lives: stalled productivity. Whether we're overworked, organizationally challenged, or have a motivation issue that's holding us back, millions of us are struggling to get things done.In this simple yet powerful new book, Procrastinate on Purpose, Vaden presents the five permissions that set us free to do our best work - on time and without wasting energy battling stress and anxiety.Using the POP model, readers will learn to: * Eliminate * Automate* Delegate * Consolidate* Procrastinate (yes, you heard that right)Anyone seeking to up their game, do meaningful work, and ditch the stress of looming deadlines and too many tasks on the front burner will embrace this smart, insightful guide.
SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully
An innovative guide to living gamefully, based on the program that has already helped nearly half a million people achieve remarkable personal growth.In 2009, internationally renowned game designer Jane McGonigal suffered a severe concussion. Unable to think clearly or work or even get out of bed, she became anxious and depressed, even suicidal. But rather than let herself sink further, she decided to get better by doing what she does best: she turned her recovery process into a resilience-building game. What started as a simple motivational exercise quickly became a set of rules for "post-traumatic growth" that she shared on her blog. These rules led to a digital game and a major research study with the National Institutes of Health. Today nearly half a million people have played SuperBetter to get stronger, happier, and healthier.But the life-changing ideas behind SuperBetter are much bigger than just one game. In this book, McGonigal reveals a decade's worth of scientific research into the ways all games--including videogames, sports, and puzzles--change how we respond to stress, challenge, and pain. She explains how we can cultivate new powers of recovery and resilience in everyday life simply by adopting a more "gameful" mind-set. Being gameful means bringing the same psychological strengths we naturally display when we play games--such as optimism, creativity, courage, and determination--to real-world goals.Drawing on hundreds of studies, McGonigal shows that getting superbetter is as simple as tapping into the three core psychological strengths that games help you build:* Your ability to control your attention, and therefore your thoughts and feelings* Your power to turn anyone into a potential ally, and to strengthen your existing relationships* Your natural capacity to motivate yourself and super-charge your heroic qualities, like willpower, compassion, and determinationSuperBetter contains nearly 100 playful challenges anyone can undertake in order to build these gameful strengths. It includes stories and data from people who have used the SuperBetter method to get stronger in the face of illness, injury, and other major setbacks, as well as to achieve goals like losing weight, running a marathon, and finding a new job.As inspiring as it is down to earth, and grounded in rigorous research, SuperBetter is a proven game plan for a better life. You'll never say that something is "just a game" again.
Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind
A Harvard psychiatrist and brain-imaging researcher introduces a revolutionary way to become a sharper thinker and get things done - in the boardroom, living room, or classroom - by harnessing your mind's innate tendency to wander, stall, rest, and unfocus.
From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York magazine’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to navigating 200 difficult professional conversations - featuring all-new advice!There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does - and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when:• coworkers push their work on you - then take credit for it• you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all”• you’re being micromanaged - or not being managed at all• you catch a colleague in a lie• your boss seems unhappy with your work• your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal• you got drunk at the holiday party
Beyond Awkward Side Hugs: Living as Christian Brothers and Sisters in a Sex-Crazed World
When it comes to relationships between men and women, we have more questions than answers:• How do we keep relationships with the opposite sex healthy - and still hug each other after small group?• Is it possible for married men and women to be friends with people of the opposite sex?• What does it mean to be a woman if you’re not a wife, or a man if you’re not a husband?Jesus’ pattern for church living was one of family - of brothers and sisters living in intimate, life-giving community with each other. With story, sensitivity, and hope, Beyond Awkward Side Hugs invites us to leave behind eroticized, fear-based patterns and move toward gendered, generous relationships between men and women of character as we love one another as Jesus did.
Pantsdrunk: Kalsarikanni - The Finnish Path to Relaxation
Danes have hygge. Swedes have lagom. But the Finns have the best - "kalsariokanni" or pantsdrunk – drinking at home, alone, in your underwear.When it comes to happiness rankings, Finland always scores near the top. Many Finnish phenomena set the bar high: the best education system, gender equality, a flourishing welfare state, sisu or bull-headed pluck. Behind all of these accomplishments lies a Finnish ability to stay calm, healthy and content in a riptide of endless tasks and temptations. The ability comes from the practice of "kalsarikanni" translated as pantsdrunk.Peel off your clothes down to your underwear. Place savory or sweet snacks within reach alongside your bed or sofa. Make sure your television remote control is nearby along with any and all devices to access social media. Open your preferred alcohol. Your journey toward inner strength, higher quality of life, and peace of mind has begun.
Good Company: The Fear(less) Issue (Issue 2)
Inspired by her New York Times bestseller In the Company of Women, Grace Bonney’s Good Company is the innovative and supportive journal for women and nonbinary creatives at every stage of life, founded on the power of inclusivity, diversity, and celebrating the differences that unite. Its mission is to provide motivation, inspiration, advice, and a vital sense of connection and community. The Fear(less) Issue tackles the subject at the heart of any kind of ambition—failure—with articles from Luvvie Ajayi, Jenna Wortham, Rhea Butcher, and others on how to turn fear into creative fuel, facing the dreaded sophomore slump, the power of co-working spaces to help create a fearless sense of community, and so much more.The Fear(less) Issue continues Good Company’s mission to provide an energetic and highly stimulating place to connect, learn, grow, and work through the challenges that women across the spectrum experience in pursuing their passions and dreams. We all fail—but it’s how we fail, and how we recover, that separates a positive experience from a negative one. This issue shares words, stories, life lessons, and more as it explores something we all shun, yet which has a power unlike any other to help us succeed.
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.
Take Back Your Time
We all get 24 hours in a day--but it never seems like quite enough time, does it? Morgan Tyree wants to help you take back your time with her proven time management system. With energy and enthusiasm, Morgan shows you how to organize and manage your time using her simple three-color time zone system of green, yellow, and red--moxie time, multitasking time, and me time. She shows you how to- identify your most productive times each day- regulate between essentials and nonessentials- schedule your three time zones- match your time zones with your capacities- welcome the season of life you're in- set achievable goals that align with your valuesIf you've struggled to find balance and direction in your overloaded life, let Morgan's system help you discover the freedom of less hustle and more harmony.
Choose to Win: Transform Your Life, One Simple Choice at a Time
The secret to winning at life is one good choice at a time.Are you frustrated with your job, career, or relationships? Are you unsure if what you are doing right now in your life is the right thing? In this revolutionary new book, success and motivation expert Tom Ziglar shares the good news that you can change and that, in fact, you can win at life.Choose to Win shows you how to achieve massive change without massive upset. It all starts with identifying your why, which reveals the how that opens multiple doors of what. His revolutionary plan guides you through making one small choice at a time through a sequence of easy-to-follow steps in seven key areas: mental, spiritual, physical, family, finance, personal, and career. Ziglar also helps you identify the life-killing, unhealthy habits that cause misery, dissatisfaction, and lack of success - and, more importantly, how to implement positive habits through the trinity of transformation: desire, hope, and grit. The result is a more productive, more fulfilling, and more meaningful life. You can take control of your destiny and leave the lasting legacy you've dreamed about and deserve. You simply need to choose to do so.
The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life
Nelson, Sophia A.
Every woman lives by a code, whether she realizes it or not. It informs how she treats others and herself, how much she expects of herself, and how far she is willing to go in order to find success. But is the code we're living by truly helping us create the lives of purpose and fulfillment we desire? Or are we sacrificing the deeper things for mere achievement? In this inspiring book, Sophia A. Nelson calls women to live out a powerful life code that will lead them to purposeful and successful lives. With the wisdom that comes from experience, Nelson reveals to women• the true meaning of "having it all"• how to take better care of their minds, bodies, and souls• how to achieve professional excellence without compromising their values• how to find lasting love and purpose in life beyond their accomplishments• how to navigate the sisterhood of women, to build collaboration rather than competition• how to heal from past hurts, rejection, and life's inevitable storms• and much moreThe Woman Code is a way of living, of navigating life's challenges, and of interacting positively with other women. It's a way of pursuing our dreams and our deepest desires. It reveals a universal and timeless set of principles of the mind, body, and spirit that help women balance the demands of work, home, family, and friendship. The Woman Code not only calls on women to practice purpose in their lives, it shows them how to do it with grace.
The Art of Flaneuring: How to Wander with Intention and Discover a Better Life
A fun and practical guide to cultivating a more mindful and fulfilling everyday life by tapping into your inner flaneur - perfect for fans of Marie Kondo and The Little Book of Hygge.Have you ever been walking home from work and unexpectedly took a different path just to learn more about your neighborhood? Or have you been on a vacation and walked around a new city just to take it all in? Then chances are, you’re a flaneur and you didn’t even know it! Originally used to describe well-to-do French men who would stroll city streets in the nineteenth century, flaneur has evolved to generally mean someone who wanders with intention. Even if you’ve already embraced being a flaneur, did you know that flaneuring has benefits beyond satisfying your craving for wanderlust?In The Art of Flaneuring, discover the many ways flaneuring can spark creativity, support a more mindful mentality, and improve your overall well-being, including:-How flaneuring your mundane daily routine can boost your mental health-Why flaneuring isn’t just for jet-setters - you can flaneur anywhere!-How to manage your stress at the office by doing fun flaneur-inspired activities-How to use flaneuring to connect on a deeper level with your friends and partner-And so much more!With this practical and engaging guide, you can learn how to channel your inner flaneur and cultivate a more creative, fulfilling, and mindful everyday life.
Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found
Even a darkening world can be brilliantly lit from within. Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher syndrome type III, Rebecca Alexander has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a child, and she was told that she would likely be completely blind and deaf by thirty. Then, at eighteen, a fall from a window left her athletic body completely shattered. None of us know what we would do in the face of such devastation. What Rebecca did was rise to every challenge she faced. She was losing her vision and hearing and her body was broken, but she refused to lose her drive, her zest for life, or - maybe most important - her sense of humor. Now, at thirty-five, with only a sliver of sight and significantly deteriorated hearing, she is a psychotherapist with two masters' degrees from Columbia University and an athlete who teaches spin classes and regularly competes in extreme endurance races. She greets every day as if it were a gift, with boundless energy, innate curiosity, and a strength of spirit that have led her to places we can't imagine. In Not Fade Away, Rebecca tells her extraordinary story, by turns harrowing, funny, and inspiring. She meditates on what she's lost - from the sound of a whisper to seeing a sky full of stars, and what she's found in return - an exquisite sense of intimacy with those she is closest to, a love of silence, a profound gratitude for everything she still has, and a joy in simple pleasures that most of us forget to notice. Not Fade Away is both a memoir of the senses and a unique look at the obstacles we all face - physical, psychological, and philosophical - exploring the extraordinary powers of memory, love, and perseverance. It is a gripping story, an offering of hope and motivation, and an exquisite reminder to live each day to its fullest.
God's Weapons of War
For years, we have learned principles of individual spiritual warfare. Yet as the end times are upon us, the forces of darkness are intensifying their attacks around the world. For this next season, says renowned prophetic leader Dr. Bill Hamon, we as the church must up the ante and learn to fight on a higher level than we ever have, in corporate spiritual warfare.With wisdom, urgency, and keen prophetic insight, Hamon lays the biblical foundation for this final level of warfare and shows how we, as the church, can prepare to work in unity to become the army of the Lord. He lays out the weapons available to us in this new battle front and reveals a plan for destroying the works of the devil and advancing God's kingdom on earth. Now is the time to rise up, fight back together, and secure the ultimate victory in Christ.
Just Sit: A Meditation Guidebook for People Who Know They Should But Don't
From the cofounders of The Well Daily, a playfully-illustrated, informative, and easy-to-use meditation guidebook - including an eight-week plan for busy novices - that helps even the busiest would-be meditator incorporate this practice into their lifestyle and enjoy its many physical and emotional benefits.We’ve all heard the reports about meditation: that it helps us relieve stress and anxiety, improve our moods, lose weight, and sleep better. We know that it can make us healthier, nicer, a kinder parent, a better coworker, a more thoughtful spouse. But there’s a catch - you actually have to do it.Written for the many, many people whose schedule or skepticism has kept them from trying meditation, Just Sit is an approachable and visually engaging beginner's guide. Assuaging fears, answering questions, and providing real-world information to demystify the process, Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz provide a hands-on look at what meditation really is, what is does, and how to do it. The authors make clear that meditation doesn't have to be complicated or follow a specific protocol. The most important part, to "just sit," can lead to a lifelong practice, tailored to anyone's lifestyle.A perfect blend of information and instruction, Just Sit covers everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. Sukey and Elizabeth address meditation myths and realities, offer advice on how to combat awkwardness, extol the physical and emotional benefits of meditation, show readers how to find those precious minutes to meditate every day, and more. They also include an eight-week plan to get help readers kick start - and stay with - their own daily practice.Time to ditch the excuses. With this warm, encouraging, sassy guide, everyone will want to show up - and sit down - every day.
Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor's Personal Journey through Depression
As a board-certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson sees the devastation of depression. Early on, she practiced the most effective treatments and prescribed them for her clients. But when she experienced depression herself, she found that the treatments she had recommended were lacking. Her experience showed her the missing component in treating depression.In Hope Prevails, Dr. Bengtson writes with deep compassion, blending her training and faith, to offer readers a hope grounded in God's love and grace. She helps readers understand what depression is, how it affects them spiritually, and what, by God's grace, it cannot do. The result is an approach that offers the hope of release, not just the management of symptoms.For those who struggle with depression and those who want to help them, Hope Prevails offers hope for the future.
Discover the forty-four laws of life that are the missing link between the desire to meditate and the motivation needed to maintain a regular meditation practice, process the emotional fallout of meditative experiences, and find spiritual fulfillment.Biet Simkin knows from personal experience that finding your way to transformation and mindfulness isn’t always easy. Drawing on hard-won wisdom from her journey through addiction, personal tragedy, and the New York rock-n-roll scene, Biet shares the guidance you’ll need to move from meltdowns to miracles.Don’t Just Sit There! is a guidebook that will empower you to dive into meditation by helping you work through the not-so-peaceful side of achieving peace. With insights on forty-four laws of human experience, it provides week-by-week instructions to process each one. From the Law of Focus to the Law of Desire, these aspects of spiritual life can become obstacles without the tools to properly face them.Experienced and novice meditators alike can benefit from Biet’s frank, freeing advice on how to establish a lifelong practice in an often chaotic modern world. By confronting the disruptive quality of spiritual life, you can motivate yourself to realize the meditative practice of your dreams.
Believe It to Achieve It: Overcome Your Doubts, Let Go of the Past, and Unlock Your Full Potential
Letting go of negative thoughts is one of the most important steps to living a successful, fulfilling life, but also often the most difficult. In this practical, research-based guide, bestselling authors Brian Tracy and psychotherapist Christina Stein present their "Psychology of Achievement" program to help you identify and overcome detrimental patterns and ideas preventing you from achieving your goals or feeling happy and satisfied in your life. Whether this negativity stems from a past relationship that ended badly, a childhood trauma, a business or career failure, or general insecurity, Tracy and Stein help you recognize how conscious--and more oftentimes unconscious--negativity affects your personality, your outlook and your decisions. Along the way, they show you how to regain control of your thoughts, feelings, and actions, turn negatives into positives, and learn to accept unexpected life changes without falling back into old negative patterns.Essential reading for anyone feeling stuck, BELIEVE IT TO ACHIEVE IT offers an important roadmap to conquer negativity and embrace the power of positive thinking to live a happy, successful life.
For Parents and Teenagers
Dr. William Glasser - a world-renowned psychiatrist who has healed shattered families and changed lives with his advice - urges parents and teachers to reject the "common sense" that tells them to "lay down the law" by grounding teens, or to try to coerce teens into changing their behavior. These strategies have never worked, asserts Dr. Glasser, and never will. Instead he offers a different approach, one based upon Choice Theory. Dr. Glasser spells out the seven deadly habits parents practice, and then shows them how to accomplish goals by changing their own behavior. Most important, however, is the groundbreaking method that all parents and teachers can use with confidence to maintain strong and loving relationships with today's teenagers.
There's No Plan B for Your A-Game: Be the Best in the World at What You Do
Do you want to change the course of your life?Do you want to be the best?The best manager, the best athlete, the best artist, the best speaker, the best parent?In There’s No Plan B for Your A-Game, former pro athlete, playwright, and acclaimed leadership coach Bo Eason shows you exactly what it takes to be the best. His proven tools and training have worked for Olympic medalists, military leaders, bestselling authors, professional athletes, and business executives and their teams.There’s No Plan B for Your A-Game explains how to develop the character, integrity, and commitment it takes to become the best. Bo Eason focuses on a winning four-step process that helps you attain the skill, maintain the effort, and persist through challenges:Declaration: What do you want to achieve?Preparation: How can you make it happen?Acceleration: Where will you find the stamina to reach your goal?Domination: Why do you take others with you?With inspiring, specific, real-word guidance, There’s No Plan B for Your A-Game teaches the best practices that lead to the best results, in every walk of life.
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