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Access a level of creativity you never thought possible, using techniques Tom Sturges--former head of creative at Universal Music Publishing Group--learned in his 25-plus years in the music industry. Everyone is innately creative. But many of us--especially those trying to develop careers in music and the arts--wish we knew how to better tap into our creative potential. Is there a way to more easily connect with the part of our minds that knows how to complete a song, finish a poem, or solve a problem? Music industry veteran Tom Sturges argues that there is. Sturges--who, in his 25-plus-year career, has worked with artists including Carole King, Paul Simon, Elton John, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins and Outkast--has developed dependable techniques to help you recognize and harness your own creative power, whenever and wherever you need it Get insight and knowledge of the creative process from Sir Paul McCartney and other. . Every Idea Is a Good Idea invites readers to find the pathway to their own creative endeavors.
the challenge every man faces...the fight every man can winFrom the television to the Internet, print media to videos, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations... but, thankfully, not impossible to rise above them. Shattering the perception that men are unable to control their thought lives and roving eyes, Every Man's Battle shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual purity-perfect for men who have fallen in the past, those who want to remain strong today, and all who want to overcome temptation in the future. Includes a special section for women, designed to help them understand and support the men they love. From the Trade Paperback edition.
52 Mondays, 52 Activities, 52 Ways to Make a Life-Enhancing Difference.Monday used to be the least favorite day of the week. Monday was the day that ended the weekend; the day you had to go back to work; and the day you started a diet or decided to quit smoking...again. Not anymore! Authors Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza do a total makeover on the bad image of Mondays and make that day mean something amazing, something incredible, something unbelievable. Every Monday Matters does this by taking 52 Mondays, providing 52 creative but doable activities, giving 52 down-to-earth ways to make a difference, one for each Monday of the year. It's a perfect way to have a positive impact, get others involved, and make a difference in your life and the lives of others.
Is there a reason some girls grew up worshipping The Cure while others were hot for Mötley Crüe? Could your love of the Beastie Boys have anything to do with your current beau's commitment issues? Have you ever wished for the kind of timeless romantic wisdom that can only come from years spent listening to David Bowie in your bedroom? Wonder no more! EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN: A ROCK N ROLL FIELD GUIDE TO GUYS is here to help (and/or moderately entertain) you. Packed with quizzes, true life tales, lots of words, and illustrations in glorious black and white, this book will help you better identify and understand the rockstars and wanna- be's you'll meet on romance's bumpy tour. What kind of guy . . . Owns a gorilla suit, but not an interview suit? Uses a broomstick as a curtain rod and a T-shirt as a pillowcase yet spends entire paychecks optimizing the gaming capabilities of his computer? Wants sex but not as much as he wants to watch Adult Swim? See Chapter 4. What kind of guy . . . Considers a car, a job, and a place to live "nice to have" but mostly optional? Has a life story that reads like a reverse Horatio Alger novel? Is self-proclaimed "lazy" about: brushing his teeth, returning monies borrowed, dressing open wounds? See Chapter 1. What kind of guy . . . Can school you on complicated investment strategies but keeps sending you viruses on Facebook? Arrives at your 40's Party in period clothes with a martini shaker, instead of in an Adidas sweatsuit with a case of malt liquor? Has lots of baggage but really nice luggage? See Chapter 9. .
This wee book is full of inspiring ideas, and good pointers on how to be the best teacher you can be. Written by two noted Special Educators these pointers apply to any teacher from Nursery school to a Ph.D. adviser. Worth the look if you are or want to be a teacher. "People with disabilities are just like everybody else. They have dreams, goals, and aspirations just like their neighbors and peers. When they are children, they deserve the same educational experiences as their neighbors and peers: Good teachers who hold high expectations for success; good teachers who know how to manage classrooms to maximize learning opportunities for all students; and, good teachers who teach them to read, to do mathematics, or to do anything else they need or want to learn. Nothing about having a disability limits an individual's desire to learn. Nothing about having a disability should limit the willingness of a teacher to teach. Good teaching is good teaching and there are no boundaries on where it can occur and who will profit from it. We believe this and try to make it happen whenever we teach. Now it is up to you."
When Daryl Ott Underhill sent out a general request for stories written by women about their lives, she had no idea the response would be so phenomenal. She heard from over 500 women of all ages and from all backgrounds. The authors wrote about a wide range of subjects, including friendship, love, turning 30, motherhood, losing parents, surviving the empty nest syndrome, and fulfilling dreams. Now readers can experience this remarkable collection of powerful and inspiring stories and share the heartbreak, joy, and wonder of what it means to be a woman in today's world.
When does an affair begin? Not with the first forbidden touch... but with the first forbidden thought. Unexpectedly, you find yourself enjoying a powerful emotional bond with another man. You feel like you matter to someone again. And the door you thought was locked so firmly--the door to sexual infidelity--is suddenly ajar. The only way women can survive the intense struggle for sexual integrity is by guarding not just your body, but your mind and heart as well. Every Woman's Battle can help you learn to do that. Using real-life stories and examples from her own struggle, Shannon Ethridge helps women like you--whether married, engaged, or planning to marry someday.
Words have power. The very words we say and think not only describe our world but actually create it. They have a profound impact on our lives; in fact, our self-talk produces 100 percent of our results. In this pioneering, practical book, Yvonne Oswald teaches us how to fi lter unsupportive words to produce outstanding results, changing our perspective, relationships, and ability to manifest our deepest desires. The easy-to-follow formula holistically blends the science of language, physical well-being, and emotional cleansing. The "Keys to Success and Happiness" reconnect you with your original empowerment blueprint and develop your understanding for a lifetime of success. Every Word Has Power charms all of the senses and delivers powerful, easy tools for change. Tips, exercises, scripts, stories, metaphors, and science are interwoven to create a dynamic blend of quantum self-growth that immediately jump-starts your transformation.
How many times have you heard grown-ups say, 'Just be yourself'? But how can you be yourself when that self always seems to be different---depending on where you are, who you're with, or what you're doing? Your parents see you as their little girl and your friends think you're a cool chick ... while you feel like a big geek who can't do anything right. And that cute boy in math? Who knows what he's thinking! If you think it's easy to say 'just be yourself' but it's not so easy to do it, then this book is so for you! It will help you figure out who you really are deep down inside. You'll learn to be that person no matter who you're with through surveys, helpful tips, and places to write down your thoughts. You'll learn to be the young women God created you to be!
Every couple has disagreements. All too often, though, when we engage in arguments, our goal is not to resolve the conflict at hand, but rather, to win the fight. Unfortunately, when you win an argument, your spouse is the loser, and nobody wants to be or live with a loser. When you resolve a conflict, your spouse becomes your friend. Good marriages are based on friendship, not on winning arguments. Now, Gary Chapman provides couples with a simple blueprint for achieving win-win solutions to everyday conflicts and disagreements. By learning how to listen empathetically, respecting each other's ideas and feelings, and understanding why particular issues are so important to their spouse, couples can find solutions that result not only in resolving the conflict at hand, but also leave both partners feeling loved, listened to, and appreciated.
"Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, "Everybody's got something." <P> So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts's new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the way. With grace, heart, and humor, she writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she will need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her triumphant return to GMA after her medical leave, and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times. <P> Following her mother's advice to "make your mess your message," Robin taught a nation of viewers that while it is true that we've all got something -- a medical crisis to face, aging parents to care for, heartbreak in all its many forms --- we've also all got something to give: hope, encouragement, a life-saving transplant or a spirit-saving embrace. As Robin has learned, and what readers of her remarkable story will come to believe as well, it's all about faith, family and friends. And finding out that you are stronger, much stronger, than you think.<P>
-- The need for community is woven into the very fabric of our being. Nothing else can substitute for the life-giving benefits of connecting with others--not even God. He won't preempt the way he himself has designed us to reflect his own intensely relational nature. But there's a hitch in our experience of community, says John Ortberg: We're all weird. Folks around us may seem normal enough, but just wait till we get to know them--and they get to know us. The unhealthy, sinful ways we respond to life in a fallen world are hardly God's idea of "normal," and they can make us as unhuggable as porcupines. We face the "porcupine dilemma," says Ortberg: We need each other, but how do we get close without getting hurt? How do we get past all those quills and grow together in Christ? In Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, Ortberg once again reveals his gift for sharing profound insights using a lighten-up approach. With winsome humor and a fondness for well-spun stories, he pops the myth of normalcy and hands us the keys to creating and sustaining relationships. "God's dream for community encompasses the redemption of all spheres of life," he says. Who doesn't want to be liked, to be wanted, to have solid, satisfying friendships? Ortberg shows what such relationships are made of. He reveals the benefits of authenticity--what it means to live with an "unveiled face," as the Bible puts it. He encourages us to trade the stones it's so easy to cast at others for acceptance. He opens our eyes and hearts to empathy, the art of reading people. And he takes us through the ins and outs of conflict, forgiveness, confrontation, inclusion, and gratitude. The principles and discussion questions in this book are down-to-earth. They're for real people living in a real world, and are intended to help us count the practical cost of relationship and then pay it--because in all the rewards and struggles of community, we're investing in something beyond our comprehension. You could call it heaven. You could call it home. It's the place where all of us are headed, all of us belong, and all of us will be normal at last. "
Everyday Activities to Promote Visual Efficiency: A Handbook for Working with Young Children with Visual Impairmentsby Rona Shaw Ellen Trief
Early intervention services are essential for infants and toddlers who are visually impaired and have some functional vision that they will be able to use for everyday activities--not only to ensure their early development but also to help them learn to use their vision with maximum effectiveness, right from the start. Everyday Activities to Promote Visual Efficiency offers guiding principles for early intervention with very young children who are visually impaired and who may also have additional disabilities. This important new resource provides simple activities that can be incorporated easily by families and service providers into the everyday routines of a baby or child to facilitate early visual development and use of functional vision.
Striving for personal happiness, however one defines it, is a goal that many people have in common, and this book teaches readers how to find that joy using modern and spiritual means. Happiness seekers will learn how karma blocks personal happiness and how to dissolve it on a moment-by-moment basis, learn how to activate their personal GPS system to guide them out of negative reactions and old patterns, and learn simple techniques to transform everyday, stressful situations into positive energy and self-awareness. Written for those beginning their spiritual journey of self-discovery, lighthearted dialogue and hands-on exercises give readers an accessible way to vanquish potential roadblocks to happiness.
With this angelic almanac, Eckersley and Quinn offer a daily guide to attracting angels into your life. Experience how the angels are by your side throughout the year, guiding you through the seasons and watching over you with love.
With this angelic almanac, Eckersley and Quinn offer a daily guide to attracting angels into your life. Experience how the angels are by your side throughout the year, guiding you through the seasons and watching over you with love. .
The bestselling author of "The Secret Language of Birthdays" returns with the definitive astrology handbook.
Everyday Bicycling is a guide to everything you need to know to get started riding a bicycle for transportation. Elly Blue introduces you to the basics, including street smarts, bike shopping, dressing professionally, carrying everything from groceries to children to furniture, and riding in all weather. With its positive, practical approach, this book is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of riding a bicycle for transportation.
The bestselling author of Wherever You Go, There You Are (more than 1,000,000 total copies in print) and Full Catastrophe Living joins forces with his wife, Myla, in this groundbreaking revised edition of the classic book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages.Updated with new material--including an all new introduction and expanded practices in the epilogue--Everyday Blessings remains one of the few books on parenting that embraces the emotional, intuitive, and deeply personal experience of being a parent, applying the groundbreaking "mind/body connection" expertise from global thought-leader, Jon Kabat-Zinn and his wife, Myla Kabat-Zinn.
The Elves offer help and hope to readers seeking to summon courage and thereby expand and enrich their lives.
A guide to understanding how to deal with everyday cruelty: bullying, witnessing child abuse, road rage, etc. This book examines how everyday cruelty affects us physically, cognitively, emotionally, spiritually, and behaviorally. It looks closely at what it is about everyday cruelty that "gets to us" so deeply, and then offers hundreds of practical strategies for dealing with it on a physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and behavioral level. Clear, direct, supportive and creative.
In The Everyday Dharma, Willa Miller, an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, reworks ancient Buddhist techniques and adapts them for western readers seeking personal transformation. Becoming a Buddha, Lama Miller explains, means observing the mind and actions and then doing the physical, psychological, and spiritual work to move closer to one's wisdom nature. Dharma is spiritual practice; it's what one does every day to make one's mind and world a better place to live. Each chapter includes a passage to read, an exercise of the day that relates to each week's topic, a quote from a sage, and tips on how to make daily practice a little easier. The book shows that it's not necessary to subscribe to a particular -- or any -- belief system to benefit from this program. "It's only necessary," says Lama Miller, "to believe one deserves to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life."
In Everyday Dharma, Willa Miller, an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, reworks ancient Buddhist techniques and adapts them for western readers seeking personal transformation. Becoming a Buddha, Lama Miller explains, means observing the mind and actions and then doing the physical, psychological, and spiritual work to move closer to one's wisdom nature. Dharma is spiritual practice; it's what one does every day to make one's mind and world a better place to live. Each chapter includes a passage to read, an exercise of the day that relates to each week's topic, a quote from a sage, and tips on how to make daily practice a little easier. The book shows that it's not necessary to subscribe to a particular - or any - belief system to benefit from this program. "It's only necessary," says Lama Miller, "to believe one deserves to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life."
Description: In this comforting,inspirational companion to the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson returns to her spiritual roots, writing on the art of nurturing a thriving soul in a harsh world. What do your spiritual convictions have to do with traffic jams, job anxiety, reading the newspaper, or arguing with your spouse? Everything, according to Marianne Williamson. It is the way we live in our everyday world that determines the shape of who we are. So Buddhist or Muslim, Christian or Jew, it is the moment when your child fails an exam, when your best friend lands your dream job, or your business instinct tells you to watch your back, that tests and builds our living faith. With an attitude of hope, a call to forgive, a celebration of miracles, and the promise of strength and grace, Williamson helps us find our sacred footing on ordinary ground. No matter where we are or what we're doing, no matter what difficulties we face, there is always an opportunity to be happy, to connect with the spiritual - and to open our hearts and our minds. In the book of hours, Marianne Williamson teaches us to ride the currents of life and to seek out the sacred that will bring forth a sea change of the soul.
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