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"These stories made my heart smile." -Catherine Oxenberg, actress It will change your life forever. Although you undoubtedly heard those six words many times after announcing that you were expecting, you couldn't have imagined what they really meant. And then the moment came. You held your baby in your arms and felt an outpouring of emotion like you had never known before. And just like they said, nothing was ever the same. Motherhood is a lifelong journey that's as unique as every woman who embarks on it. No other role defines us as deeply and fills us with as much compassion, or tests our strength and patience more extremely! No other relationship fills our hearts with as much love, wonder and awe for another human being. Although motherhood is a timeless calling, today's moms have unique challenges and rewards. In this book you'll learn from other mothers and seasoned grandmothers who share the universal worries, the tears and the laughs that come with the job, as well as the wisdom to help you be the very best mom you can be. These stories are for every mom, whether you're an expectant or an adoptive mom, a stay-at-home or working mom, or a grandmother watching your grandchildren grow. Share this book with any mom to remind her of the profound role she will forever play in her child's life.
A Tribute to Mothers Your gentle guidance has immeasurably influenced all that I have done, all that I do, and all that I will ever do. Your sweet spirit is indelibly imprinted on all that I have been, all that I am, and all that I will ever be. Thus, you are a part of all that I accomplish and all that I become. And so it is that when I help my neighbor, your helping I land is there also. When I ease the pain of a friend, she owes a debt to you. When I show a child a better way, either by word or by example, You are the teacher once removed. Because everything I do reflects values learned from you, any wrong that I right, any heart I may brighten, any gift that I share, or burden I may lighten, is in its own small way a tribute to you.
Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul Stories of Love and Inspiration for the Single, Divorced and Widowedby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marci Shimoff Jennifer Read Hawthorne
This book is chocked full of stories of experience and advice for those of us who are single, divorced, or widowed. Stories to warm your soul and make you feel proud and O.K. to be single.
These stories honor the strength and reveal the beauty of women's spirits. You will find inspiration, joy and comfort in the special messages found in chapters on love, living your dreams, overcoming obstacles, marriage, motherhood, aging, bridging the generations, attitude, self-esteem and higher wisdom.
Everyone wants to be happy, yet so many people are the opposite of that, with increasing numbers of anti-depressants being dispensed each year. Clearly we need a new approach to life. Happy for No Reason presents startling new ideas and a practical programme that will change the way we look at creating happiness in our lives. Marci Shimoff combines the best in cutting-edge scientific research into happiness with interviews with over 100 genuinely happy people, and lays out a powerful, holistic, seven-step formula for raising our 'happiness set point'. Our happiness levels are like a neuro-physiological thermostat - we can actually re-programme ourselves to a higher level of peace and wellbeing as happiness is dependent on internal, not external, factors. With endorsements from celebrities such as Goldie Hawn, Richard Gere, Jimmy Carter and Susan Sarandon, Happy for No Reason will set readers quickly and easily on a path to lasting joy.
What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn't take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out -- no matter what's going on in your life? In Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, transformational expert Marci Shimoff offers a breakthrough approach to being happy, one that doesn't depend on achievements, goals, money, relationships, or anything else "out there." Most books on happiness tell you to find the things that make you happy and do more of them. Although there's nothing wrong with that, it won't bring you the kind of deep and lasting happiness most people long for -- the kind you'll never lose, no matter what happens in your life. Based on cutting-edge research and knowledge from the world's leading experts in the fields of positive psychology and neurophysiology, plus interviews with 100 truly happy people, this life-changing book provides a powerful, proven 7-step program that will enable you to be happier right now -- no matter where you start. Studies show that each of us has a "happiness setpoint" -- a fixed range of happiness we tend to return to throughout our life -- that's approximately 50 percent genetic and 50 percent learned. In the same way you'd crank up the thermostat to get comfortable on a chilly day, you can actually raise your happiness set-point! The holistic 7-step program at the heart of Happy for No Reason encompasses Happiness Habits for all areas of life: personal power, mind, heart, body, soul, purpose, and relationships. In these pages you'll discover moving and remarkable first-person stories of people who have applied these steps to their own lives and have become Happy for No Reason. You'll read phenomenal tales from a former drug dealer turned minister, a hit filmmaker, and a famous actress who escaped a "family curse," as well as stories from doctors, mothers, teachers, and business executives. You'll learn practical strategies that will help you experience happiness from the inside out. You don't have to have happy genes, win the lottery, or lose twenty pounds. By the time you finish this book, you will know how to experience sustained happiness for the rest of your life.
Following on from New York Times bestseller Happy for No Reason, Marci Shimoff introduces a new paradigm of love in Love For No Reason, describing it as a state of being that doesn't depend on external circumstances. When a person experiences love for no reason, they don't need to get it from other people, the right partner, the perfect body or a great job. They bring love to the world around them, rather than expect love from it. In short, they aren't looking for love - they are love. Supported by the latest findings in neuroscience, Love For No Reason offers readers breakthrough methods to experience unconditional love in every area of their lives. The book begins by defining this new paradigm of love, underscoring why there has never been a more important time to cultivate it. It then outlines a practical programme to develop and nurture this love from the inside out. Love For No Reason introduces the groundbreaking concept of the 'Love Body' - a positive energy field that encompasses and enriches the body and mind. This revolutionary programme is based on the most recent scientific research on the biochemistry of love - including cutting-edge studies and interviews with experts such as Dr Mehmet Oz. In the final section of the book, Marci supplies readers with strategies for maintaining unconditional love in the face of everyday challenges in the areas of relationships, work and overall health and wellbeing.
What if you could live in a state of unconditional love all the time? If you could love people, not because they fill your needs or because they love you, but because you're connected to a state of pure love within yourself? What if you could bring the highest and best part of yourself to your family and friends, to your work, to your community, and even to the things that you find most challenging in your life? You can, when you learn to Love for No Reason.In this compelling and life-changing follow-up to her New York Times bestselling book Happy for No Reason, transformational expert Marci Shimoff now offers a breakthrough approach to experiencing unconditional love--the kind of love that doesn't depend on another person, situation, or romantic partner. This is the deepest and truest form of love and is the key to lasting joy and fulfillment in life.Love for No Reason introduces a new paradigm--love as an inner state of being that you can access at any time and in any circumstance. In this state, instead of trying to get love from the outside, you bring love to everyone and everything around you. Supported by the latest scientific research on the biochemistry of love along with ancient, time-tested wisdom from cultures across the globe, Shimoff offers a revolutionary 7-step program to develop and maintain unconditional love from the inside out.Combining practical tools and cutting-edge methods, this program empowers you to bring an open heart and unconditional love to every aspect of your life, including your relationships with yourself, your family, your friends, and your work. You'll learn how to break through the boundaries that block love's flow--whether these are past negative experiences, limiting beliefs about love, judgments, or self-doubt. You'll also gain insights from Marci's interviews with 150 Love Luminaries--world-renowned scientists, spiritual leaders, psychologists, and other experts on love, as well as people living in the state of Love for No Reason in their everyday lives. Many of these people--including a Grammy Award-winning singer, a woman who has lost and gained over a thousand pounds, and a man whose loving actions have made him a national icon--share their extraordinary and moving personal stories.Whatever your experiences of love have been in the past, you can begin to love at a higher level today. Love for No Reason is your essential guide. This one-of-a-kind book shows you how to strengthen the foundation of love within to become an unshakeable source of love for yourself and everyone around you.
A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Womenby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marci Shimoff Jennifer Read Hawthorne
This latest collection of stories celebrates the shared experiences of being a woman in a 101 new ways. You will be moved by these true accounts of how women like you have embraced life's defining moments by finding love, dealing with loss, overcoming obstacles and achieving their dreams and goals. Like spending time with a trusted friend, A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul will put difficult times into perspective, renew your faith in yourself and make you aware of the miracles in your own life.
Podemos recordar todos un tiempo cuando éramos jóvenes, Mamá calmada y nos nutrió la salud con su elixir de sopa de pollo mágico. Ahora podemos visitar de nuevo aquellos momentos apreciados con una jornada encantadora de historias para y sobre madres.
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