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We all get "stuck" at times. You may be creatively blocked, spiritually burned out, or in some other way stalled, paralyzed, or simply bored. The good news is, there is always something you can do to move forward. In this thoughtful book, Vinita Hampton Wright offers sixty practical and possible suggestions and meditations to help propel you out of gridlock and into a richer life.
In Simple Spells for Love, Barrie Dolnick helps us harness the power of our wishes and the universe to ensure fulfillment and satisfaction in our relationships. This modern-day guidebook for benevolent charms and easy-to-cast spells offers ways to: - Heighten your allure with glamours- Attract romantic prospects with fresh lavender and water- Increase your personal magnetism by bathing with orange peel- Enhance your lover's devotion by cooking with cumin seeds- Ease heartache with sea salt and amethyst Basic ingredients that are easy to find, like candles and herbs, turn ancient spells into effective modern rituals. With Simple Spells for Love you'll also learn how to invite passion into your life with scent and color. If you're seeking love, connection, or greater understanding with your partner, these spells will help you strengthen commitment and enhance romance.
We want life to be less arduous and more delightful. We want to be able to think differently about how to organize human activities. Our book springs from these desires. It explores a different way of thinking about life and about how organizing might occur. Our primary question is: How could we organize human endeavor if we developed different understandings of how life organizes itself? We ask this question for all of us, for there is no one who is unaffected by the organizations we humans have created.
What is at the root of the problem of humanity? Is it pride or lack of self-esteem?Do we love ourselves too much or too little?The debate about the human condition has often been framed this way in both theological and psychological circles. Convictions about preaching, teaching, marriage and child rearing, as well as politics, social welfare, business management and the helping professions, more often than not, fall on one side or the other of this divide. With theological and psychological insight Terry D. Cooper provides trenchant analysis of this centuries-long debate and leads us beyond the usual impasse. Humanistic psychology has often regarded traditional Christianity as its archrival in assessing the human condition. Cooper demonstrates how the Christian doctrine of a sinful and fallen humanity sheds light on the human condition which exhibits both pride and self-denigration. Bringing theological insights ranging from Augustine and John Calvin to Reinhold Niebuhr together with the psychological theories of Freud, Jung, Carl Rogers, Gerald May and Karen Horney, Cooper guides readers through the maze of competing claims to a resolution which affirms Christian conviction while critically engaging modern psychological theory. A model of the proper integration of Christian theology and the discipline of psychology,Sin, Pride & Self-Acceptance will be of special help to students and practitioners of psychology, pastoral counseling and clinical psychology.
Since Strangling Isn't an Option: Dealing With Difficult People: Common Problems and Uncommon Solutionsby Sandra A. Crowe
Do certain people have you gritting your teeth, biting your tongue, and (metaphorically, at least) banging your head against the wall? Do you feel like you're expending too much energy either engaging in conflict or desperately trying to avoid it? There really are better, easier ways to deal with difficult people. This refreshing, realistic guide, with revealing selfquizzes and engaging exercises included, will provide you with real solutions to the oftentimes "unreal" problems. YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT ... · why dealing with a difficult person doesn't have to ruin your day · the habits that cause continued conflict-and the techniques that can turn things around · how developing an "attitude of gratitude" helps smooth the way · your own power in shaping relationships (it can make a bigger difference than you think!) · snakes and lizards, donkeys and hyenas: specific advice for specific personality types With mindfulness, compassion, and common sense, it is possible to deal successfully with difficult people. And with enough practice of the principles in this book-and a healthy dose of patience-you might even get to like them. "Dealing with difficult people is an unavoidable fact of life in our fast-moving, competitive society. This book shows you how to defuse the negative aspects of another's behavior and be more effective in every situation." -Brian Tracy, author of Maximum Achievement
If you are single and struggling with its attendant "stigma," The Single Truth offers you God's liberating truths about singleness. Lori Smith clears away the fog and lies surrounding singleness and challenges you to live a full life and to see your singleness as a part of God's good plan. She powerfully affirms that: You are deeply loved by God. Marriage isn't better or worse-it's different. You have no need to be ashamed about your singleness. You can be content.
Spong, an Episcopal bishop, shares his views on Bible passages that have been wrongly used to discriminate or oppress. He asserts that such interpretations distort the truth of Christianity and do not accurately represent God's love.
The moment the second line on the pee stick turns pink, women discover they've entered a world of parenting experts. Friends, family, colleagues, the UPS delivery guy -- suddenly everybody is a trove of advice, much of it contradictory and confusing. With dire warnings of what will happen if baby is fed on demand and even direr warnings of what will happen if he isn't, not to mention hordes of militant "lactivists," cosleeping advocates, and books on what to worry about next, modern parenthood can seem like a minefield. In busy Mom-friendly short essays, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay delivers the empathetic straight dirt on parenting, tackling everything from Mommy & Me classes ("Your baby doesn't need to be making friends at three months old -- you do! But not with people you'll meet at Mommy & Me") to attachment parenting ("If you're holding your baby 24/7, that's not a baby, that's a tumor"). Stefanie Wilder-Taylor combines practical tips with sidesplitting humor and refreshing honesty, assuring women that they can be good mothers and responsibly make their own choices. A witty and welcome antidote to trendy parenting texts and scarifying case studies, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay provides genuine support, encouragement, and indispensable common-sense advice.
This small book is taken from the spoken message of evangelist Watchman Nee in China before the Japanese war. A study in Ephesians.
People make spelling mistakes simply because they have never formed the right spelling habits. Here is a proven method that will make you a master speller.
In this penetrating and provocative book, Dr Nathaniel Branden demonstrates the importance of self-esteem in our quest for psychological health, personal achievement, and positive relationships. Six action-based practices for daily living, simple but powerful exercises for increasing personal awareness and effectiveness. It explores the importance of self-esteem in the workplace, parenting, education, psychotherapy and society. Immense in scope and vision, filled with brilliant insights into human nature, this is the ultimate work on the psychology of self-esteem.
You have the right to bare arms! Nutrition-and-fitness-coach-to-the-stars JJ Virgin's simple, no-fail program will trim, tone, and transform your arms into your hottest accessory. You don't even need to go to the gym. JJ's fun, tell-it-like-it-is method will teach you: * A no-fuss approach to eating that will increase your energy, help you build muscle, and get you off diets for good * Simple strategies for avoiding the common mistakes that can derail your progress--including how to reduce stress and change poor sleeping habits (that means you, party girls) * The keys to building lean arms--and why your muscles will never get bigger from lifting weights (only smaller and more defined) * Tips for showing off your hot new assets--flattering outfits, how to pose for pictures, plus more insider secrets!
You have the right to bare arms! Nutrition-and-fitness-coach-to-the-stars JJ Virgin's simple, no-fail program will trim, tone, and transform your arms into your hottest accessory. You don't even need to go to the gym. JJ's fun, tell-it-like-it-is method will teach you: "A no-fuss approach to eating that will increase your energy, help you build muscle, and get you off diets for good". Simple strategies for avoiding the common mistakes that can derail your progress---including how to reduce stress and change poor sleeping habits (that means you, party girls) "The keys to building lean arms---and why your muscles will never get bigger from lifting weights (only smaller and more defined) "Tips for showing off your hot new assets---flattering outfits, how to pose for pictures, plus more insider secrets!
Dr. Verma's advice for a stress-free work environment begins with a daily yoga program-easy exercises that take a total of sixteen minutes a day! She shows you how to recognize the three basic Ayurvedic types so you can "read" the people you work with. Do you have a project that requires long-term careful attention? Give it to a kapha constitution and assign the tight deadlines to the person with a vatta or pitta constitution. The pitta type tends to overreact-but do you appreciate the initiative and abundant creative energy this person offers? Can you accept the various types-including yourself? Dr. Verma describes them so you can work better as part of a team. You will also learn how to balance your type with various foods and spices. This is not a diet book-instead, Dr. Verma offers a way to balance your energy so you get the most out of yourself that you can. Basic Ayurvedic information brings a whole new approach to food, for spices and food choices can help rebalance energy when you have pushed yourself too far, as we all sometimes do. Dr. Verma is practical. She teaches in Europe and all over India-her books have been translated into many languages, and she has a wealth of experience with balancing the demands of a busy schedule and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The 5000-year-old-system that she teaches has worked for her and countless others. Why don't you give it a try? If you are a take-charge kind of person-whether you work at home, in an office, or on a freelance basis-you'll get something from reading this book!
Beauty tips and the secret of true inner beauty are revealed in this interactive, inspirational, fun addition to the Faithgirlz!
What's good for the bitch is good for the bastard. Hundreds of thousands of women have been inspired to "use their head" and get real about the food they eat after reading the best-selling manifestoSkinny Bitch. But it turns out some men have been reading over their girlfriends' shoulders. Professional athletes such as Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Fielder and the Dallas Mavericks' Jerry Stackhouse have adopted a whole new eating plan because of the book. Now authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin think it's time for the guys to have a book of their own. InSkinny Bastard, they'll explain why the macho "meat and potatoes" diet is total crap, why having a gut is un-cool (and a turn-off), and how to get buff on the right foods. Eating well shouldn't be a "girlie" thing-and the Bitches will whip any man into shape with their straight-talk, sound guidance, and locker room language.
Dunnam gives a brief history of the braille writing slate, contrasts it to modern technology, then provides a step-by-step instructions for writing effective with this tool--the blind person's equivalent to a pen or pencil.
For years Richard Lederer has enthralled fans of the English language with his keen insights, commonsense advice, and witty presentation. Now Lederer has teamed up with Richard Dowis to take readers on another journey through the world's most wonderful, albeit perplexing, language. How many times have we all heard the word viable used in company meetings? Lederer and Dowis show us how "viable," somewhere along the line, was extracted from medical books, where it literally means "capable of living," and placed into the business lexicon, where it means. . . well, who knows? The authors clear up once and for all the confusion between lay and lie and put to rest some common myths about language. The book's finale is a ten-minute writing lesson from which everyone, from rank amateur to seasoned pro, can benefit. These and dozens of other features make this book pure pleasure for language buffs, writers, and teachers. Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay is useful and authoritative as well as fun to read, with humorous touches often popping up where least expected and most needed.
Change your workout, change your life. In Slow Burn, endurance master Stu Mittleman delivers a program for creating energy and increasing endurance so you can go the distance and feel great doing it every day, week, and year. Stu shares his proven formula for breaking down seemingly insurmountable goals into a series of manageable tasks. Learn to understand your body's signals and refocus your training so that the movement -- not the outcome -- is the reward. Stu teaches you how to make nutritional choices that leave you energized -- not exhausted -- all day long.You really can accomplish more -- with less effort -- than you ever imagined. All you have to do is change your focus and you'll change your life. Let Slow Burn show you how to enjoy the journey and achieve the results.
Small Business Accounting is a jargon-free joy for the small business owner or manager, providing practical examples of real businesses to show the reader, step by step, how to record each transaction. This book does not assume that you know anything at all about business records and accounts and gives a system for real businesses to be operated by real business people who want a simple, easy and, above all, quick system of book keeping. Forget about debits and credits, journal entries, ledgers and day books. If you can read a bank statement this book will teach you how to prepare accounts, make cashflow forecasts and prepare a budget. And when you do need to use an accountant, it tells you how best to find a reliable one. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of small business accounting. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Many people dream of starting a business, but fear that without an MBA they'll get lost in the maze of government red tape. Here's the handbook they need. Step-by-step, The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California outlines how to set up a business in the Golden State quickly and easily, pointing out the hurdles, fees and forms along the way. In language that is clear, readable and straight to the point, the book explains how to: choose the best business structure, write an effective business plan, file the right forms in the right place, be prepared for, and file, the required taxes, acquire good bookkeeping and accounting habits. This completely revamped and updated book provides the latest rules and regulations, all the required forms and an expanded discussion of running a business on the Internet. Includes a sample partnership agreement; county, state and tax forms, and instructions to filling them out.
Where should I live? Is it time to switch careers? What is the best course of action for me? Decisions shape our experiences, from choosing which job offer to accept, to buying the right car, to selecting a good accountant. How do we know which choice is the smart one? How can we be consistent and confident in our decisions? In this book from the three leading authorities on decision-making, readers learn how to approach all types of decisions with a simple set of skills developed by professors from Harvard, MIT, and the University of Southern California. Combining solid research with common sense and practical experience, this user-friendly guide shows readers how to assess deep-seated objectives, create a comprehensive set of alternatives, determine likely consequences, make tradeoffs, and grapple with uncertainty. Not only will readers learn how to make decisions, they will learn how to make the smartest decisions. For anyone caught at a confusing crossroad-whether you're choosing between mutual funds or deciding where to retire-the Smart Choices program will improve your decision-making abilities immediately, and make your life more rewarding and fulfilling.
From first-time newlyweds to people on their second or third marriage, couples face an overwhelming task when it comes to money management. Nationally renowned financial advisor and bestselling author David Bach knows that it doesn't have to be this way. In Smart Couples Finish Rich, he provides couples with easy-to-use tools that cover everything from credit card management, to investment advice, to long-term care. You and your partner will learn how to work together as a team to identify your core values and dreams, creating a financial plan that will allow you to achieve security, provide for your family's future financial needs, and increase your income. Together, you'll learn why couples that plan their finances together, stay together!
A Smart Girl's Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself and Other Stuff! (American Girl)by Nancy Holyoke
A preteen girl's guide to relationships with boys.
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