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Shannon O'Hara, skating down the ice chasing after the puck, comes face to face with a larger-than-life opposing team player. Never one to back down from anything, barely five feet fall, Shannon tangles with the player and ends up with a penalty. As she sits in the penalty box-only thinking about getting out in two minutes-no one would ever imagine that this beautiful, vibrant, and competitive young spirit will be gone in 54 days. The devastating news that 12-year-old Shannon is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor is unfathomable, surreal, and unimaginable. This is the raw and emotional story of the O'Hara's as they prepare for the fight of their lives, and their ultimate loss.Written and inspired by a blog that Dan and Jen O'Hara wrote to keep in touch with their family, friends, and supporters near and far, the story follows the yearlong battle from diagnosis to death and exemplifies how to live the "new normal" every day, no matter what it entails. Shannon's struggle reveals why family, faith, and hope are so important in our daily lives and how the support of a community plays such a vital role through the good times and especially the bad.
Since 1990, Jean Driscoll has been one of the most inspiring leaders in women's sports. Her tenacity for winning at women's wheelchair racing has delivered her into the record books, and her charisma and enthusiasm for life has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Best known for her eight victories at the Boston Marathon and her two Olympic silver medals (1992, 1996), Jean has inspired both men and women, athletes and non-athletes, and those with and without physical disabilities. She's been featured on "Good Morning America, ABC Nightline, " and the "Today Show, " and twice in "USA Today. " A documentary highlighting Jean's life story, "Against the Wind, " has aired on over 400 PBS stations nationwide. In addition to training and racing, Jean serves as a corporate spokesperson for Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. As a motivational speaker, she delights in sharing her "Dream Big, Work Hard" message at conventions, corporations, schools, and with the media. Now in trade paperback, Determined to Win, chronicles Jean's journey from physical paralysis to true spiritual freedom.
After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the author takes a road trip to meet others like herself
Have you experienced those times in life when you're zooming along on a course bound for your destination when suddenly, CLANK-some outside force beyond your control (be it accident, event, circumstance, or someone else's decision or action) changes your direction? Then off you go down another road, one you wouldn't otherwise have traveled. Maybe you're in the midst of a detour right now. The road is rough. The scenery is strange. The landmarks are unfamiliar. Clark Cothern invites you to travel with him on a few of his detours and discover a renewed sense of purpose. Yes, He is Lord of those smooth, wide interstates in your life. But He is also Lord of the detours.
What stops you performing at your best? Your ego.Your ego is your natural defence system, triggered when strong emotions such as anxiety and fear sweep through you. When you're doing something important - preparing for an exam, taking a driving test, speaking in public, making a business presentation, or striving to improve your performance in sport - your ego is sure to interfere. By enabling you to understand your underlying motivations and anxieties, DETOX YOUR EGO helps you improve the way you go about achieving those goals.DETOX YOUR EGO takes you on a journey of self-discovery, a process that enables youto master your own ego in order to increase your health, happiness and purpose. Psychologist Steven Sylvester's inspiring and ground-breaking approach focuses on a brand new approach to winning. In DETOX YOUR EGO, Sylvester shares for the very first time the seven easy steps to be freer, happier and more successful in your life. DETOX YOUR EGO liberates you to be the best that you can be.
Develop Your Leadership Skills is John Adair's most accessible title on leadership. Full of exercises and checklists, it will boost your confidence levels, inspire you and guide you on your journey to becoming a leader of excellence.Acknowledged as a world expert, John Adair offers stimulating insights into recognizing and developing individual leadership qualities, acquiring personal authority and, most importantly, mastering core leadership functions such as planning, communicating and motivating. Suitable for anyone who wishes to improve or develop their leadership skills, this guide distills the essence of John Adair's teaching and provides a framework for becoming an effective leader.The creating success series of books...With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topics and is written by an expert team of internationally best-selling authors and business experts. This indispensable business skills collection is packed with new features, practical content and inspiring guidance for readers across all stages of their careers.
Develop Your Leadership Skills is John Adair's most accessible title on leadership. Full of exercises and checklists, it will boost your confidence levels and guide and inspire anyone on their journey to becoming a leader of excellence. Acknowledged as a world expert, John Adair offers stimulating insights into recognizing and developing individual leadership qualities, acquiring personal authority and, most importantly, mastering core leadership functions such as planning, communicating and motivating. Suitable for anyone who wishes to improve or develop their leadership skills, this guide distills the essence of John Adair's teaching and provides a framework for becoming an effective leader.
We are all born with psychic abilities and use them every day, whether knowingly or not. The skill is in recognizing those abilities and knowing how to cultivate them to understand our innate potential. In Develop Your Psychic Abilities, world renowned clairvoyant and medium, Litany Burns will guide you step by step in simple but powerful techniques that will allow you to work toward realizing your own vast psychic potential. You will learn to:* Listen to your gut response and trust your intuition* Communicate with your spirit guides* Sense the presence of nonphysical energy* Explore eight different psychic abilities* Remember your dreams and understand their deeper meaningsIn this book Litany Burns will help you exercise your psychic muscle and help you develop a richer and fuller life by developing a balanced relationship between your body and spirit.
What is holding you back from a healthy deeply fulfilling relationship?
Intuition is a birthright, but many have lost touch with it. If embraced and followed, intuition can be an accurate force that permeates all facets of life. Shakti teaches readers how to tap into their inner knowledge and use it to enhance their lives and attain their goals. Chapters explore the role of intuition in health, creativity, work, and prosperity. Exercises based on Shakti's workshops and seminars help readers listen to their inner guide but also evaluate the worthiness of such knowledge in the context of the real world. Stories from her clients and her own life illustrate the practical advice she gives.
Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell's first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. It is a lofty calling to lead a group-a family, a church, a nonprofit, a business-and the timeless principles in this book will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you. You will learn: The True Definition of Leader. "Leadership is influence. That's it. Nothing more; nothing less. " The Traits of Leadership. "Leadership is not an exclusive club for those who were 'born with it. ' The traits that are the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire, and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader. " The Difference Between Management and Leadership. "Making sure the work is done by others is the accomplishment of a manager. Inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of a leader. " God has called every believer to influence others, to besalt and light. Developing the Leader Within You will equip you to improve your leadership and inspire others.
In the Developing the Leader Within You Workbook, John Maxwell examines the differences between leadership styles, outlines specific ways each reader can apply principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others. These principles can be used in any organization to foster integrity and self-discipline and bring a positive change.Developing the Leader Within You Workbook also allows readers to discover how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set "leader managers" apart from "run-of-the-mill managers." In this companion to the bestseller, John Maxwell shows readers how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders.
Readers know from his now classic "Lenin's Tomb" that Remnick is a superb portraitist who can bring his subjects to life and reveal them in such surprising ways as to justify comparison to Dickens, Balzac, or Proust. In this collection, Remnick's gift for character is sharper than ever, whether he writes about Gary Hart stumbling through life after Donna Rice or Mario Cuomo, who now presides over a Saturday morning radio talk show, fielding questions from crackpots, or about Michael Jordan's awesome return to the Chicago Bulls -- or Reggie Jackson's last times at bat. Remnick's portraits of such disparate characters as Alger Hiss and Ralph Ellison, Richard Nixon and Elaine Pagels, Gerry Adams and Marion Barry are unified by this extraordinary ability to create a living character, so that the pieces in this book, taken together, constitute a splendid pageant of the representative characters of our time.
In Devotional Stories for Christian Moms, you'll find three touching, biblical-themed stories written by devoted mothers who have welcomed the Lord into their daily lives. Celebrating the God-given beauty, strength, and wisdom of mothers everywhere, these reflections will inspire and delight you. Being a good mother is never easy. But with Devotional Stories for Christian Moms, you have all you need to help deepen your faith in God, family, and the power of a mother's love.
In Devotional Stories for Christians, you'll find three stories that provide a devout dose of comfort, strength and inspiration. These stories combine biblical passages and commentary with touching stories that will warm your heart. You'll be inspired when you celebrate these cherished stories of Jesus entering into everyday life.
Being a woman is a blessing--and a challenge. Juggling all those roles--daughter, mother, sister, friend, colleague, wife, and more--isn't easy. And without God's grace, it often seems impossible. In Devotional Stories for Women, you'll find three biblical passages and accounts of women's real-life encounters with God. These stories extend a sisterly hand to help you stay on the path of Christian love and devotion.
These brief, easy-to-use devotions are ideal for use during choir rehearsal or before a choir program. Each devotion includes Scripture, devotional reflection, and a prayer.
Getting out of debt, and staying out, is more than a financial formula--it's a daily choice that you can make. Filled with one hundred and twenty devotions that will help you break the habits that lead to debt and Scriptural passages to meet the very real needs of this difficult journey, Devotions for Debtors is a handy, helpful guide to learning to live within your means. Meditations address such topics as gift-giving temptation, the joys of no-money fun, and how to ask God for help dealing with the rollercoaster of emotions debt can bring on. Each devotion also includes thoughts for further reflection and exercises that may inspire you to pursue wellness in other areas of your life as well. An inspired, practical guide to changing your life, Devotions for Debtors is here to help.
Discover your true colors! A personality test that goes beyond language: Your color preferences quickly reveal who you are--not who you believe yourself to be. Discover your motivations, passions, and powers with the Dewey Colors System, a groundbreaking, fun, and remarkably accurate personality test, now easier to use than ever in our new deck format. Just choose your favorite and least favorite from a selection of 66 different hues, then flip the card over for valuable insights into your true nature.
The Dewey Color System for Relationships: The Ultimate Compatibility Test for Love, Friendship, and Career Successby Dewey Sadka
DO YOUR RELATIONSHIPS MIX, MATCH, OR CLASH? More than 70 million people have discovered hidden truths about their personality using the Dewey Color System®, a highly accurate self-test that shows what the colors you like and dislike reveal about you. Now, The Dewey Color System for Relationships helps you determine your compatibility with other color types in romantic, platonic, and professional relationships. Using this innovative yet surprisingly simple system, you can easily discover whose true colors are the best match for yours. Are you always attracted to adventurous blue-oranges? Will a friend who loves yellow calm you down or drive you crazy? Do you work best with the colleague who's a take-charge red-green? With The Dewey Color System for Relationships, you can discover the secrets of successfully communicating with your romantic partner, friends, family, and even your coworkers and boss. Just choose your colors and have the other person do the same. Then compare personalized profiles to gain insight into why you interact the way you do. The Dewey Color System for Relationships is your key to a life full of colorful characters.
Provides basic and easy to understand information on what diabetes is, what impact it has on your body and how the various treatments work. Provides a check list and a sample care plan.
Diabetes Burnout is an interactive book that addresses the emotional issues that contribute to poor glycemic control and provides guidance to overcoming the barriers to good self-care. Worksheets help you assess your current state of motivation and establish a successful plan of action. This book addresses not only your frustrations, but also how burnout may contribute to poor self-care, high blood glucose & later complications. A series of interactive questionnaires and self-evaluations guide you toward overcoming barriers to good control.
The essential cookbook and everyday guide on what to eat when you have diabetes Diabetic Living® magazine's trustworthy resource for anyone living with diabetes gives over 200 recipes and essential advice on what to eat in order to control blood sugar, feel better, and enjoy delicious meals every day. Enjoy carb-smart recipes like Beef Fajitas, Panko-Crusted Chicken, Speedy Pizza Bites, and Layered Brownies. In addition, you'll find the information every newly diagnosed individual needs to know to eat right--from how to shop for groceries and read food labels to counting carbs--all clearly explained in the magazine's friendly, approachable style. Features include: Chapters covering breakfast, salads, soups, sandwiches, main dishes and slow-cooker suppers, desserts, snacks, and drinks More than 200 beautiful full-color photographs A complete intro chapter on controlling blood sugar, counting carbs, navigating the grocery store, stocking your pantry, and more Full nutrition information and highlighted carb counts provided for every recipe
Do you struggle with anger? Is it hurting your relationships and holding you back from living the life you want? This book offers powerful, proven-effective dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills to help you understand and manage anger before it gets the better of you. Anger is a natural human emotion, and everyone feels it at some point in their lives. But if you suffer from chronic anger, it can throw your life out of balance and wreak havoc on relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and work colleagues. So, how can you get your anger under control before it causes real consequences? Written by two world-renowned researchers in the field of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT),The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anger offers evidence-based skills designed to help you understand, accept, and regulate chronic anger and other intense emotions. DBT is a powerful and proven-effective treatment for regulating intense emotions such as anger. With its dialectical focus on acceptance and change, its roots in basic behavioral and emotion science, and its practical, easy-to-use skills, DBT provides a unique and effective approach for understanding and managing anger. If you're ready to move past your anger once and for all--and start living a better life--this book will show you how.
Follow an ordinary woman's quest for answers to life's most universally pondered questions. . . If you could chat with the creator of the universe, what would you say? Exciting, right? On second thought, sounds a bit intimidating! But what if you could experience--risk free--someone else's conversation with God? It may just stimulate your own. Dialogues with the Divine follows Sondra Sula's quest to find answers to age-old questions, straight from the source: God. At the beginning of her journey, she interacted with flora, fauna, and objects as the intermediary between her and God. She'd "talk" with a particular subject (praying mantis, flower, tree or whatever she gravitated to at that particular time) recording her side of the conversation and the subject's side. After several years, she discovered she no longer needed a mediator and she felt comfortable addressing God directly. At first, Sula came to God only when she had a problem to solve, but when she quickly ran out of "problems," she simply spent time conversing. They talk about generosity, compassion, illness, fear, serenity, gratitude, and so much more. Throughout their conversations, God plays a variety of roles from best friend to therapist to parental figure, but above all--Divine Being. As their intimacy evolves, layers of Sula's previously unknown dishonesty peel away, replaced by a transparency that lays bare her soul. Dialogues with the Divine will help readers reignite their desire for personal enlightenment by simply eavesdropping on conversations with the potential to change their lives. The unwavering message throughout the book is that we are each loved for our unique selves with the potential to access God at any time. "Please take what moves you from this book to draw closer to God, and what does not resonate, let it pass by you like the wind on its journey toward another soul. " -Sondra Sula
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