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My belief is that we can all find the rhythms and harmonics of our celestial music, and that our efforts will enable us to live extraordinary lives filled with peace, passion, health, and a sense of unity with the universe. We are all familiar with the tremendous power of sound to energize our bodies and soothe our spirits, whether we experience it in the form of rousing music or in the hushed noise of waves on a beach at night. A pioneer in the revolutionary new field of sound medicine, Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, a leading oncologist and director of integrative medicine at the Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center, has been using sound as complementary therapy in the form of chanting, music, and quartz crystal bowls to treat patients since 1991 with remarkable results. In Sounds of Healing, he shares his philosophy and sound-based techniques for self-healing, which can be used by anyone, whether faced with a life-threatening disease or simply seeking relief from the stresses of daily life. Sound, voice, and music are potent tools for restoring the inner balance of the body and awakening the spirit. Dr. Gaynor explores the science behind how and why sound and vibration affect us on a physiological level and outlines the sound traditions and practices that promote relaxation and body-mind healing. Rooted in the musical principles of entrainment, resonance, toning, and harmonics, his methods help us achieve overall wellness, greater energy, and the realization of our highest spiritual potential. His easy-to-follow exercises include: Life Songs--Discover your personal, mantra-like song that resonates with your own particular essence and use it as a means to healing and self-discovery; Essence Sound Meditation--Use your voice or another instrument to help you rise above everyday worries, relieve stress, and begin the healing process; Energetic Re-creation--Give voice to your emotional conflicts and create new blends of sound to help you resolve them. Dr. Gaynor also describes his unique vision for a holistic approach to medicine that treats the whole person and creates the conditions for a higher quality of life. An extraordinary blend of science, music, and spirituality, Sounds of Healing is an enlightening, inspiring guide to fostering inner harmony and tuning in to the music of our own souls.
The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Lossby Arthur Agatston
A three-phase plan to loosing weight and keeping it off. Includes eating plans, recipes and a glycemic index. Diabetics may found some of the recipes to be useful. Also includes a history of popular fad diets. A sensible approach which recognizes individual differences and preferences. Recommends walking as a safe and readily available exercise tool. Includes a plan to help nonwalkers work up to walks that will burn significant numbers of calories.
Twenty-six point two miles isn't enough anymore. Obstacle course racing, which combines the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way, is taking the world by storm. At the center of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race. De Sena offers a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done. From that philosophy, as played out first in his own life and now for millions across trails, through mud, and up mountainsides, Spartan Race was born. Now in Spartan Up! De Sena gives you a life strategy guide that takes you out of your comfort zone and into a combat zone. As he breaks down obstacles from his many races, detailing how each parallels real life experiences, you will learn how to: * conquer your greatest obstacle--your will* embrace your greatest friend--discipline* make limitations vanish and establish a new normal* achieve the ultimate: obstacle immunity Other events breed sheep; Spartan Race breeds wolves. Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help anyone reach their full potential--in life, business, relationships, indeed anything one sets out to do. It is the blueprint that takes you right past Go to your finish line.
Here are all the techniques and shortcuts today's top speakers use to generate annual fees of up to $800,000 and more! Now you can use these techniques to generate the same kind of income for yourself through a career in paid, professional speaking. This revised and expanded edition of the "bible" of the speaking industry will show you how to identify the best sources of income for professional speakers, tips for targeting marketable topics and titles, guidelines for setting fees, how to enhance your image as the expert and leading authority, techniques for designing attention-getting brochures and promotional packages, tips for working with a speakers' bureau, and much more. You'll also discover new information on using such 21st-century electronic marketing tools as websites, fax-on-demand, E-mail newsletters, virtual seminars, fax campaigning and video conferencing. Plus, you'll find dozens of helpful lists, tools, and techniques to help you every step of the way to a satisfying, high-income professional speaking career!
This is an excellent guide for gaining the ability to persuade an audience to your concepts or to promote interest for a cause. Wonderful guidelines for speaking effectively regardless of the circumstances.
Introducing us to the most famous poems of the Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran, Osho takes the reader into a mystical world, addressing essential issues in everybody's life. The famous verse that gives the title to this book is about "love"-but not the ordinary love we know from novels and movies.Speak to us of Love gives a taste of a contemporary mystic at work, trying to disrupt our dreams, illusions, and the state of unconsciousness that prevents us from enjoying life to the fullest.This is about and for the millions of people in the world who have killed their love with their own hands, and who are now miserable. They never wanted to kill it, there was no intention to kill their love, but in their unconsciousness they started possessing. Husbands possess their wives, wives possess their husbands, and parents possess their children. Teachers are trying in every possible way to possess their students. Politicians are trying to possess countries. Religions are trying to possess millions of people and control every aspect their lives.This book shows that life can only thrive in freedom. Love never allows anyone to possess it, because love is our very soul.For Osho, the basis of all our neuroses or psychoses is simple: our souls are not nourished. Love, the basic nourishment, is missing. Osho comprehensively trounces the so-called religious and philosophical approaches to life. All that is of worth is to be found, not in the extraordinary, but in the ordinary; not in fantastical ideas of the "other world" beyond death, but in this very world that we find ourselves in here and now. In short, this book shows that making a simple yet utterly basic shift in our lives will awaken the silence in our beings and bring joy into our every moment.
For many of us, public speaking is at best a chore marked by great anxiety and at worst a potential career stopper. Ours is a time when the ability to communicate in front of individuals or groups in all types of business and other situations is becoming paramount. Speak Without Fear offers a unique, practical process for combating the stage fright that plagues us every day in these situations. Unlike other books on public speaking, Speak Without Fear goes beyond the external techniques, such as how to breathe properly and keep eye contact, to delve deeply into the reason for your performance anxiety. It gets to the root of what's giving you the sweats so you can identify what's in the way and work through it to communicate naturally and comfortably before audiences of any size. Ivy Naistadt's easy-to-follow, step-by-step program will help you: Identify the degree and type of your nervousness, pinpoint the incidents and issues that, directly or indirectly, cause you fear and loathing in the spotlight, develop and master a technique for over-coming your anxiety that's adaptable to your level of experience and need, and use your new skills to shine in a variety of situations. whether speech making, interviewing, auditioning, or presenting No matter how anxious you are about going before an audience -- any audience, whether it's 1 or 1,000 -- Speak Without Fear will give you the tools to speak powerfully and persuasively.
"Who needs another book on public speaking, let alone a series of them? After all, this is a skill best learned by practice and "just doing it," you say. True, but insight from people who've already been where you are might help ease some bumps along the road and provide handy advice on handling stage fright and knotty speech assignments. After all, if practice is the best solution to public speaking excellence, why is this country so full of speakers who can't speak effectively? Consider politicians, business executives, sales professionals, teachers, and clerics who often fail to reach their audience because they make elementary mistakes, such as speaking too fast or too long, failing to prepare adequately, and forgetting to analyze their audiences."
From Stephen R. Covey's eldest son comes a revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M. R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust--and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents--is the essential ingredient for any high-performance, successful organization. For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship--from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction--and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forgo the time-killing, bureaucratic check-and-balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.
Part of the five-book Essentials for the Pre-GED Student series, Spelling Essentials reviews the fundamentals for students like you who need extra help with their spelling skills. There is both a pretest and a posttest to determine your strengths and weaknesses. The lessons are written in an easy-to-read format, and this unique guide is sure to help you gain the skills you need to prepare for the GED.
How does a New York City publicist and party girl turn into a go to guide for the next generation? In her new book,Spirit Junkie:A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles, Gabrielle Bernstein shares the story of how she transformed her life, offering her spiritual journey as a guidebook for overcoming fear, changing perceptions, and creating a life you're psyched to wake up for. Bernstein has traded self-doubt and addiction for a new kind of high. In 2005 she became a student of A Course in Miracles and since then she has been guided to teach those spiritual principles to the next generation of seekers.
Step Into the Moment Inspired by President Obama's call to action, Spirit of Service is a daily devotional that explores the many ways you can get involved in service to others. With 365 specific suggestions, it shows there is truly a calling for everyone. Every week offers seven different ways to serve . . . Money: Donate-find ways your money can make a difference. Energy: Volunteer-put intention into action. Focus: Create interest in a cause to bring about change. Influence: Use your personal equity to help others. Compassion: Open your heart to the needs of others. Support: Get involved-stand up for those without a voice. Passage: Join someone on their journey as a guide or mentor. Spirit of Service also lists over 500 organizations with information about how you can help. It provides daily ways to serve in every arena, including the environment, human rights, elder care, youth services, hunger relief, animal conservation, troop support, green living, the arts, literacy, historic preservation, civic participation, and more. To learn more visit www.spiritofservice365.com. Get into the Spirit of Service Today!
How to Live as Jesus Lived. Dallas Willard, one of today's most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of The Divine Conspiracy (Christianity Today's 1999 Book of the Year), presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest. The Spirit of the Disciplines is for everyone who strives to be a disciple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.
Practical guide to individual and social transformation.
Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our journey toward intimacy with Christ and shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for--the transformation only Christ can bring. This Handbook is full of practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually do them.
Underhill guides the seeker in an exploration of spiritual life: what it means and how to achieve it. "My object was to present some of the great truths concerning man's spiritual life in simple language; treating it, not as an intense form of other-worldliness remote from the common ways and incompatible with the common life, but rather as the heart of all real religion and therefore of vital concern to ordinary men and women."
"I write this book because I assume that you, like me, now feel a yearning for a simpler life and for relationships that last. There is unquestionably a way for you to have the life you long for. I now know this beyond any doubt. Clearly an ego is not all we are. Nor is the ego's puny range of experience all we believe in. Most individuals have had at least a moment when they felt joined with something greater than themselves. Perhaps they felt swept up in the strains of extraordinary music, or felt utter stillness before the magnificence of nature. Perhaps they experienced an instant of perfect love for a child or an animal and the joy they felt was beyond human description. Perhaps they sensed the existence of an order or a perfection and suddenly they knew that it included everything and everyone. Maybe there was no outward evidence of this perfection or order, but they had a deep knowing nonetheless. Others have felt the touch of God's peace at the very moment of tragedy or loss. Here the evidence before their eyes refuted what they felt, but somehow they sensed the unshakable grounds for that peace. As the old hymn says, "My God is real... 'cause I can feel ... Him in my soul." That experience is undeniable. It is more powerful and intimate than anything in the world. Just one instant of the knowledge of God destroys even the laws of physics. It brushes aside time and space. It brushes aside death. For within the peace of God we can feel the presence of a loved one who may be continents away, or that someone who has died and no longer "exists" in the world in any meaning' ful sense is now with us, a living presence we cannot lose." Other books by Hugh Prather are available from Bookshare.
The following core qualities are unconditional expressions of the soul and form the basis of this course. When self-esteem is based on these qualities, it never wavers. In each person they are interconnected; if one quality stands out it pulls the others along. For instance, true assertiveness cannot be expressed without love, wisdom comes from a calm mind, and joyful people are forgiving.
John Bonesio had a serious heart attack in 2005. When he thought it might be the end of his life, he was faced with two questions, "Did I love people well?" and "Did my life matter?" Ultimately, he found that living a legacy that outlives one's life is the only way to answer these questions well. In this book, Splash!, you will find: Seven steps to take control of your time, energy and money, discover your purpose, and make a meaningful impact in the world A collection of mindsets that create new ways of thinking about what is possible Stories that inspire and provide real life examples Splash! will empower you to find that sweet spot, where your greatest strengths combine with your deepest passions to make the most meaningful contribution to the world possible. Go ahead and make a splash!
A nuts-and-bolts survival guide for teens living in a dual custody arrangement, this practical yet humorous self-help book is packed with tips and strategies to help teens deal with the frustrations of life in two households.
Everyone wants to be happy. But what does that really mean? Increasingly, scientific evidence shows us that true satisfaction and well-being come only from within. Dr. Andrew Weil has proven that the best way to maintain optimum physical health is to draw on both conventional and alternative medicine. Now, in Spontaneous Happiness, he gives us the foundation for attaining and sustaining optimum emotional health. Rooted in Dr. Weil's pioneering work in integrative medicine, the book suggests a reinterpretation of the notion of happiness, discusses the limitations of the biomedical model in treating depression, and elaborates on the inseparability of body and mind. Dr. Weil offers an array of scientifically proven strategies from Eastern and Western psychology to counteract low mood and enhance contentment, comfort, resilience, serenity, and emotional balance. Drawn from psychotherapy, mindfulness training, Buddhist psychology, nutritional science, and more, these strategies include body-oriented therapies to support emotional wellness, techniques for managing stress and anxiety and changing mental habits that keep us stuck in negative patterns, and advice on developing a spiritual dimension in our lives. Lastly, Dr. Weil presents an eight-week program that can be customized according to specific needs, with short- and long-term advice on nutrition, exercise, supplements, environment, lifestyle, and much more. Whether you are struggling with depression or simply want to feel happier, Dr. Weil's revolutionary approach will shift the paradigm of emotional health and help you achieve greater contentment in your life.
For professional photographers, sports fans, proud parents, and anyone who wants to capture great sports pictures, this is the ultimate guide to the many facets of sports photography. Learn what it takes and how to do it from seasoned sports photographer Peter Skinner and from the photos and advice of some of the best sports photographers in the world. Whether photographing professional sports or your child's youth league games, you will be inspired to look beyond the norm to create exciting and evocative sports photographs. Renowned sports photographers such as Walter Iooss, Ben Chen, Bob Gomel, Duane Hart, Mark Johnson, Bruce Kluckhohn, Brian Robb, Steve Trerotola, Diane Kulpinski, and Bob Woodward share stunning examples from a wide variety of sports including: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, cycling, golf, gymnastics, hockey, ice skating, motor sports, rock climbing, snow sports, water sports, street and backyard games, and more. Comprehensive technical advice includes how to: --Choose and use the right equipment --Work with different formats-from point-and-shoot to SLRs --Understand the difference between film and digital capture --Shoot under varying lighting conditions --Capture action, emotion, mood, aesthetics, and nuances
Are you happy in your marriage-except for those weekly spats over who empties the dishwasher more often? Not a single complaint-unless you count the fact that you haven't had sex since the Bush administration? Prepared to be there in sickness and in health--so long as it doesn't mean compromising? Be honest: Ever lay awake thinking how much more fun married life used to be? If you're a member of the human race, then the answer is probably yes to all of the above. Marriage is a mysterious, often irrational business. Making it work till death do you part--or just till the end of the week--isn't always easy. And no one ever handed you a user's manual. Until now With Spousonomics, Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson offer something new: a clear-eyed, rational route to demystifying your disagreements and improving your relationship. The key, they propose, is to think like an economist. That's right: an economist. Economics is the study of resource allocation, after all. How do we--as partners in a society, a business, or a marriage--spend our limited time, money, and energy? And how do we allocate these resources most efficiently? Spousonomics answers these questions by taking classic economic concepts and applying them to the domestic front. For example: "Arguing all night isn't a sign of a communication breakdown; you're just extremely loss-averse and by refusing to give an inch, you're risking even greater losses." Stay late at the office, or come home for dinner? Be honest about your mother-in-law, or keep your mouth shut and smile? Let the cost-benefit analysis make the call. "Getting your spouse to clean the gutters isn't a matter of nagging or guilt-tripping; it's a question of finding the right incentives." Being too busy to exercise or forgetting your anniversary (again): your overtaxed memory and hectic schedule aren't to blame--moral hazard is." And when it comes to having more sex: merely a question of supply and demand! Spousonomicscuts through the noise of emotions, egos, and tired relationship cliches. Here, at last, is a smart, funny, refreshingly realistic, and deeply researched book that brings us one giant leap closer to solving the age-old riddle of a happy, healthy marriage.
This is a daily devotional containing thoughts and poems from many Christian sources. The second in Mrs. Cowman's devotional series.
Clearly organized room-by-room, filled with photos of inspiring rooms, and brimming with expert tips, this book shows you how to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of you home and to bring out its best to improve its value.
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