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Whether juggling career and family, or tackling the feat of being a stay-at-home mom, mothers have a strenuous job. The endearing elves on these pages offer busy moms affirmation, inspiration, and nurturing advice on how to care for themselves as they care for their families. For every mom who's ever gotten bogged down in the home trenches, Elf-help for Busy Moms is just the pick-me-up needed!
Elf-help for Coping with Cancer suggests how you can react to your illness and also act in ways that will help you heal. It will also help you see how having cancer, despite the limitations and downright terrors it may present, can offer opportunities to grow closer to God and those around you, and to focus on what's really important.
This book offers no quick-fix solutions. What it does offer are gentle reminders that any journey from woundedness to wholeness is a process and not to be traveled alone. There are things we can do to make the trip easier--and blessings to be found along the way.
Some people are just plain difficult--or, at least, we have difficulty dealing with them. Elf-help for Dealing with Difficult People is a sensible little guidebook empowering readers to achieve peace and harmony in life's inevitable problem relationships.
Elf-help for Healing from Divorce is written for anyone whose life has been touched by divorce. It features 38 small ways to face the reality of divorce, and to begin the healing that needs to happen. The book helps people to realize that, although something has ended, life will continue, and be good again.
In Elf-Help for Living with Joy, author Karen Katafiasz--with the help of the whimsical illustrations by R. W. Alley--offers insights into how to hold onto a spirit of true, profound joy that can remain with us, even when things seem to be at their worst. The clear, life-affirming wisdom of this small book will truly help you discover the passion of being fully alive and the elation of living with joy!
Elf-help for Overcoming Depression shows how to look into your own heart and soul, as well as to others, for help in managing emotions. Linus Mundy has written a number of books for children and grown-ups, as well as articles for the religious press. The founder of the popular CareNotes and CareNotes for Kids booklet series from Abbey Press, he has written Slowdown Therapy and Keep-life-simple Therapy, and several books on prayer and spiritual growth. Linus and his wife, Michaelene, wrote the Bringing Religion Home newsletter for a number of years. R. W. Alley is the illustrator for the popular Abbey Press adult series of Elf-help books, as well as an illustrator and writer of children's books. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with his wife, daughter, and son. See a wide variety of his works at: www.rwalley.com.
Practical advice is highlighted with whimsical illustrations.
Wise and whimsical advice and inspiration for about-to-be mommies!
Are you one of the thirty percent of women who has difficulties with orgasm? Do you want to experience greater sexual satisfaction? In easy to read language, The Elusive Orgasm provides a full overview of women's sexual pleasure, covering sexual triggers, stages of arousal, the power of mind, and how women differ from men. Longtime clinical psychologist and sex therapist Dr. Vivienne Cass reveals all the causes of women's orgasm difficulties - and how to remedy them. In The Elusive Orgasm, you'll learn: What an orgasm is How the clitoris is much more than "a little button" The stages of a woman's arousal The five types of orgasm difficulties The twenty-five causes of those difficulties Self-awareness via quizzes and questionnaires Sexual and non-sexual changes to help you orgasm Step-by-step plans to help you and your partner An extraordinarily thorough, all-inclusive exploration of every possible reason why women have orgasm challenges, The Elusive Orgasm gives you the tools to discover the source of your own orgasm difficulties, along with straightforward remedies.
Embody: A Guide to Celebrating Your Unique Body (and quieting that critical voice!) brings to life the work of The Body Positive, a non-profit organization founded in 1996 by Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, LCSW.This book's message is rooted in the philosophy that people inherently possess the wisdom necessary to make healthy choices and to live in balance. It emphasizes that self-love, acceptance of genetic diversity in body size, celebration of the unique beauty of every individual, and intuitive self-care are fundamental to achieving good physical and emotional health. It encourages readers to shift their focus away from ineffective, harmful weight-loss efforts towards improving and sustaining positive self-care behaviors. Initial research indicates that this work significantly improves people's ability to regulate eating, decreases depression and anxiety, and increases self-esteem-all critical resources that promote resiliency against eating and body image problems.Embody guides readers step-by-step through the five core competencies of the Body Positive's model: Reclaim Health, Practice Intuitive Self-Care, Cultivate Self-Love, Declare Your Own Authentic Beauty, and Build Community. These competencies are fundamental skills anyone can practice on a daily basis to honor their innate wisdom and take good care of their whole selves because they are motivated by self-love and appreciation. Rather than dictating a prescriptive set of rules to follow, readers are guided through patient, mindful inquiry to find what works uniquely in their own lives to bring about-and sustain-positive self-care changes and a peaceful relationship with their bodies.Through workshops, lectures, and leadership trainings, Sobczak and Scott have helped thousands of people of all sizes, ages, sexual orientations, genders, ethnicities, and socioeconomic levels to lead healthier and more meaningful lives by learning how to cherish their unique bodies-no small task given today's barrage of thin images and emphasis on dieting.Embody offers practical tools as well as personal stories to bring Sobczak and Scott's work into one's own life. It is a resource that can be read cover to cover as well as revisited time again while moving through the inevitable changes that come with personal growth. A lifeboat in the sea of messages that demean the bodies of both men and women, Embody is a safe haven for all.
Like many of us, Bob Miglani felt overwhelmed and anxious. He worried constantly about his job, his finances, and his family. It was a chance invitation to India, the land of his birth, that finally freed him. India, Miglani writes, is "the capital of chaos": over a billion people living on one-third the space of the United States. And it was there that he learned to let go. The secret is to stop trying to control the chaos and focus on what you can control--your own actions, words, and thoughts. Move forward, make mistakes, trust your intuition, find your purpose. In this inspiring book, Miglani shares the experiences and encounters that helped him finally get it. What happens when you find yourself in an Indian village with no money and a plane to catch? How could an educated urban woman agree to a marriage after two dates? What keeps a rural health worker motivated despite the enormous need and such limited ability to help? What does trying to catch an insanely overcrowded bus teach you about perfection? Embracing the chaos, Miglani found, "leads us down paths we never would have walked on...It brings out strengths we never knew existed inside of us."
Many women not only struggle to understand who they are, they struggle to believe Whose they are. As daughters of the King we are not just precious but deeply loved. Babbie Mason shares her personal journey to understanding how very much God loved her, not as a singer or teacher but as His child. Here she equips readers to accept that love, and grow their confidence because of it. The book features three sections: * Understanding God's embrace * A Twenty-One Day Journey to Receive God's Embrace * Stepping Out in Faith Knowing You Are Embraced by God. Babbie's warm, creative and friendly approach will engage readers and encourage them on this blessed journey. Mason lives near Atlanta, Georgia. Her most recent releases include "Embrace."
Stephen and Ondrea Levine have devoted more than eighteen years to investigating the mind/body relationship, particularly as it relates to the states healing, dying, and grieving. Their work has affected healing and medical practices worldwide. Now, inEmbracing the Beloved,the Levines turn their attention to what has been "our most significant spiritual commitment-our own relationship. " In this groundbreaking book, they demonstrate how to use a relationship as a means for profound inner growth and healing. Their insights and anecdotes will benefit all who are drawn to looking inward, and all who seek a relationship as a path for spiritual renewal and merciful awareness of life.
A revolutionary, refreshingly no-fault, no-nonsense approach to relationship! The Stones, who introduced you to your inner family of selves using the Voice Dialogue process, show how understand, learn from, and enjoy the dance of these selves in relationship.
It's Time to Take Back Your Life Fear takes many forms -- dread, panic, anxiety, self-consciousness, superstition, and negativity -- and manifests itself in many ways -- avoidance, procrastination, judgment, control, and agitation, to name just a few. Whether we are afraid of the dark or being alone, of failure or commitment, of public speaking or flying, fear dominates our lives, affecting nearly every decision we make. Combining compelling stories from the author's twenty-five-year practice, examples from his own struggles with addiction and depression, and practical exercises and tools, Embracing Fear does not pretend to teach the impossible and eliminate fear, but rather shows us that once we understand it we can live beyond its tyrannical control. Instead of repressing or ignoring the voices of panic and dread, we learn that it is only through facing, exploring, accepting, and responding to fear that we free ourselves from its paralyzing grip.
This startling new book explores how the two paths of Pagan and Christian can converge.
This highly acclaimed, groundbreaking work describes the Psychology of Selves and the Voice Dialogue method. Internationally renowned psychologists Hal and Sidra Stone introduce the reader to the Pusher, Critic, Protector/Controller, and all the other members of your inner family. They have refined the process to the point where voice dialogue is considered one of the most effective techniques in psychology today.
A compassionate look into managing anxiety disorders, simple phobias, panic disorders, and agoraphobia, Embracing the Fear offers effective techniques in visualization, meditation, and inner-dialogue. The book and audiocassette (sold separately) help us accept and change panic and avoidance responses, and assist us in identifying anxiety triggers.
A compassionate look into managing anxiety disorders, simple phobias, panic disorders, and agoraphobia, Embracing the Fear offers effective techniques in visualization, meditation, and inner-dialogue. This book helps us accept and change panic and avoidance responses, and assists us in identifying anxiety triggers.
In a world of nonstop digital communication, it can be hard to hear the voice of God. What fans of Pastor Taffi Dollar already know--and what you will soon discover--is that we are never far away from His Grace. Embracing the Love God Wants You to Have is a powerful and practical guide to transforming our lives by nurturing our relationship with God first, then ourselves, and then others.In this treasured read, Taffi Dollar enlightens us on why it's not selfish to love ourselves because God loves us first, and always will. She teaches that it's normal to make mistakes, endure disappointments, and experience heartbreak. But through it all we can embrace God's love by the power of His Word. Drawing from her own life and marriage as well as from the wisdom she derives from ministering to hundreds of thousands of women, she counsels with warmth and compassion, offering solutions, suggestions, and the reminder that God's love is an ever-present wellspring of second, third, and fourth chances. Love is the most powerful gift we can give and the most enduring gift we will ever receive. Embracing the Love God Wants You to Have reminds us that our relationship with God is a love story, one that begins with opening our hearts and then sharing all of our light and love with the world.
Unfortunately, in today's world many people fail to experience the freedom and healing power of God's grace. Even Christians too often experience judgement, rather than the love that is the vital essence of Christian life. A visionary guide in the spirit of Celebration of Discipline, Embracing the Love of God calls Christians back to the basics -- to understanding the promise of God's love to transform our most important relationships and fulfill our deepest spiritual needs.Here James Bryan Smith launches readers on a revitalizing spiritual journey. He distills the basic principles of Christian love and provides a new model for relationship with God, self, and others that is based not on fear and judgement, but rather on acceptance and care. Smith's moving insights illuminate the gentle nature of God's love and teach readers how to continue on the path of love by embracing it day by day. For both new Christians and those desiring renewal, Embracing the Love of God offers hope, peace, and guidance for spiritual growth.
Hal and Sidra Stone are the creators of "Voice Dialogue" process, a therapy that transforms the inner critic from crippling adversary to productive ally.The inner critic. It whispers, whines, and needles us into place. It checks our thoughts, controls our behavior, and inhibits action. It thinks it is protecting us from being disliked, hurt, or abandoned. Instead, the critical inner voice causes shame, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and low-self-esteem. It acts as a powerful saboteur of our intimate relationships and is a major contributor to drug and alcohol abuse.Through examples and exercises, the Stones show us how to recognize the critic, how to avoid or minimize "critic attacks," and, most important, how the inner critic can become asn intelligent, perceptive, and supportive partner in life.