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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.
David Holloway takes you through all the steps needed to stain and varnish wood. Chapters start from the basics and takes the reader to more advanced staining tips and techniques.
Stand and Deliver gives you everything you need to know to become an incredibly poised, polished, masterful communicator. Someone who can hold an audience of 1, 10, or 1000 in the palm of your hand, from the first word you speak to them until the last. You will learn. . . - How to identify your authentic self so that you project an original and unique style - How to win over any audience in ONE MINUTE - A 5-point checklist that will make stage fright disappear - A powerful tactic for getting your listeners to act the way you want them to (works equally well with colleagues, children. . . anyone you talk to!) - The renowned "Magic Formula" technique -- a no-fail 3-step process that ensures your listeners not only remember what you say, but make immediate and positive changes based on it - The secrets to handling hostile or potentially embarrassing questions with ease and professionalism Stand and Deliver is packed with tips, strategies, and secrets you can use immediately to begin dramatically improving all of your communications. You'll be surprised and thrilled by how frequently you find yourself reaching into this amazing arsenal of techniques to help you achieve your goals, and what an enormous impact they will have on every facet of your life.
Through their own voices and spirited calls to action, 75 of the world's most dynamic young activists share their extraordinary stories in this generation-defining collection for students, parents, teachers, volunteers, and community service leaders. Tapping into today's global youth movement where social entrepreneurship and activism merge at the intersection of business, pop culture, and nonprofit work, these stories showcase young men and women--some of whom started their efforts as early as three years of age--bringing savvy compassion and unstoppable courage to and from locations all over the world, including Africa, Pakistan, India, Peru, Colombia, Afghanistan, and the United States. Whether building freshwater wells in developing nations, fighting discrimination, saving animals, or honoring heroic soldiers, these are the young people on the frontlines, from mountain peaks to rainforests to school gardens and classrooms, changing the world for the better.
Stand Up For Yourself and Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness, and Finding a Better Way (American Girl)by Angela Martini Patti Kelly Criswell
Girls will learn how to stand up against bullying. Includes quotes from real girls, and "what would you do?" scenarios. Plus, there are clever comebacks, ways to ask adults for help, and tear-out tips.
A first-of-its-kind exploration of black men and depression from an award-winning journalist The first book to reveal the depths of black men's buried mental and emotional pain, Standing in the Shadows weaves the author's story of his twenty-five-year struggle with depression with a cultural analysis of how the illness is perceived in the black community--and why nobody wants to talk about it. In mainstream society depression and mental illness are still somewhat taboo subjects; in the black community they are topics that are almost completely shrouded in secrecy. As a result, millions of black men are suffering in silence or getting treatment only in the most extreme circumstances--in emergency rooms, homeless shelters, and prisons. The neglect of emotional disorders among men in the black community is nothing less than racial suicide. John Head's explosive work, Standing in the Shadows, addresses what can be done to help those who need it most. In this groundbreaking book, veteran journalist and award-winning author John Head argues that the problem can be traced back to slavery, when it was believed that blacks were unable to feel inner pain because they had no psyche. This myth has damaged generations of African American men and their families and has created a society that blames black men for being violent and aggressive without considering that depression might be a root cause. The author also explores the roles of the black church, the black family, and the changing nature of black women in American culture as a way to understand how the black community may have unwittingly helped push the emotional disorders of African American men further underground. As daring and powerful as Nathan McCall's Makes Me Wanna Holler, Standing in the Shadows challenges both the African American community and the psychiatric community to end the silent suffering of black men by taking responsibility for a problem that's been ignored for far too long. Additionally, Standing in the Shadows gives women an understanding of depression that enables them to help black men mend their relationships, their families, and themselves.
This is book six of the Kernel Series. The ways of overcoming challenges that face individuals who want a normal life in spite of blindness is revealed in these short true-to-life stories.
When trying seasons come -- as they often do -- women seek firm ground on which to stand. Author Susan Wales shares wisely from a lifetime of personal experience and communication with other women who have coped with the sometimes-piercing hurts within marriage, motherhood, infertility, divorce, financial loss, career, family, friendships, illness, aging, and the death of a loved one. "We all suffer disappointments in our lives," says Wales. Her true-life "survival stories," selected Scripture promises, and contemporary woman's counsel for difficult times will reach readers where they hurt and guide them gently on from fear to faith to freedom from emotional pain. The essential female reference -- for you or a hurting friend!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Written in Irv Yalom's inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal experience, Dr. Yalom helps us recognize that the fear of death is at the heart of much of our anxiety. Such recognition is often catalyzed by an "awakening experience"--a dream, or loss (the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job or home), illness, trauma, or aging.<P><P> Once we confront our own mortality, Dr. Yalom writes, we are inspired to rearrange our priorities, communicate more deeply with those we love, appreciate more keenly the beauty of life, and increase our willingness to take the risks necessary for personal fulfillment.
Over and over, people share their fears with David Bach, America's leading money coach and the number-one national best-selling author of "The Automatic Millionaire. "If only I had started saving when I was younger!" they say. "Is there any hope for me?" There IS hope, and help is here at last! In "Start Late, Finish Rich, David Bach takes the "Finish Rich" wisdom that has already helped millions of people and tailors it specifically to all of us who forgot to save, procrastinated, or got sidetracked by life's unexpected challenges. Whether you are in your thirties, forties, fifties, or even older, Bach shows that you really can start late and still live and finish rich - and you can get your plan in place fast. In a motivating, swift read you learn how to ramp up the road to financial security with the principles of spend less, save more, make more - and most important, LIVE MORE. And he gives you the time tested plan to do it. The "Start Late, Finish Rich promise is bold and clear: Even if you are buried in debt - there is still hope. You can get rich in real estate - by starting small. Find your "Latte Factor" - and turbo charge it to save money you didn't know you had. You can start a business on the side - while you keep your old job and continue earning a paycheck. You can spend less, save more and make more - and it doesn't have to hurt. David Bach gives you step-by-step instructions, worksheets, phone numbers and website addresses --everything you need to put your Start Late plan into place right away. And he shares the stories of ordinary Americans who have turned their lives around, at thirty, forty, fifty, even sixty years of age, and are now financially free. They did it, and now it's your turn. With David Bach at your side, it's never too late to change your financial destiny. It's never too late to live your dreams. It's never too late to be free.
"I challenge you to make a difference in the world, to reach higher than you ever imagined. I challenge you to start something." Tiger Woods, from the foreword. Are you ready for a challenge? Are you ready to make a real difference in your life?
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