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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.
In this book, Yalom shows how an awakening experience can be the turning point for a more meaningful life, how people can make definitive changes in their lives after they expose their fear of death, rearrange their priorities, recognize their power to choose, communicate with those they love, appreciate more keenly the elemental beauty and value of life and eliminate interpersonal fears of rejection, and increase a willingness to take risks for personal fulfillment and a life filled with love.
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?
Start Where You Are is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön presents down-to-earth guidance on how we can "start where we are"--embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chödrön frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as: "Always apply only a joyful state of mind," "Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness," and "Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment. " Working with these slogans and through the practice of meditation, Start Where You Are shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our inner pain and discover joy, well-being, and confidence.
This volume details how to begin or improve a career in broadcasting, with advice from many in the field, such as Bob Costas, Larry King, Jim Lampley, E. D. Hill, Rene Syler, station managers, and educators. Schneider relates how many stars got their start, and incorporates stories about their background and experiences throughout the book, from Walter Cronkite to Garrison Keillor.
A Blackened Chicken Soup for the Artistic Soul. Passion, humiliation, and depravity are the cornerstones of the artistic spirit. How else to rationalize one's deliberate choice to face a life of unsigned rejection letters, calls from worried parents and collection agencies, and cups and cups of ramen noodles? Being a noble artiste is a rough gig. It's one part denial, one part masochism. And it gets all the respect of being a fry cook, without the convenient minimum wage. Only a fool would agree to such soul crushing -- until now. The Starving Artist's Survival Guide boldly reassures both the dreamer and the doer that you are not alone. Regardless of whether you are a painter, a poet, a musician, a writer, an actor, or simply paralyzed by an English lit or fine arts degree, help has arrived. Topics include the pros and cons of various artistic day jobs ("People love clowns, except for the 80 percent who want to beat them up and the 20 percent who do"), coping with form-letter rejections through the healing power of haikus ("You, blinking red light, / A call back from my agent? / No, just goddamn Mom"), a survey of artists' dwellings (from the romanticized loft to Mama's rent-free attic), and most important, "Holding On: Ten Good Reasons to Keep Your Head out of the Oven. "Both celebrating and satirizing the pretentious poor, The Starving Artist's Survival Guide recognizes that the best way to cope with self-inflicted poverty is with unbarred humor, not macramé and coupon clipping.
Stations of the Light: Renewing the Ancient Christian Practice of the Via Lucis as a Spiritual Tool for Todayby Mary Ford-Grabowsky
This is the first book to introduce the fourteen joyful and highly symbolic events that make up the Via Lucis, the Christian Way of Light, an ancient spiritual tradition celebrating the post-Resurrection life of Christ on Earth. The Stations of the Light, with its "good news" of healing and salvation, is becoming an increasingly popular devotion throughout the United States and the world, and was recognized by the Vatican in its Jubilee 2000 campaign. While Christians of all denominations are familiar with the Stations of the Cross, few know how to celebrate the Stations of the Light, a practice that came into being through inspiration from ancient Roman sources. Stations of the Light is a clear and inspiring guide to making this ancient ritual part of contemporary Christian life. The stations mark the fourteen sacred events in the post-Easter story, from "Jesus Rises from the Dead" to "Pentecost: The Risen Lord Sends the Holy Spirit." For each one, Mary Ford-Grabowsky presents a variety of spiritual practices that invite readers to form their own realistic and sacred image of the event. Beginning with relaxation and releasing the imagination, these exercises are designed to help convey the story and foster inspiration, and include ancient and contemporary meditations, reflections, and prayers; as well as journal writing, artwork, music, and mantras.
"Those who received help from The Power of Positive Thinking will find in these pages further guidance toward a more dynamic and creative life." -- Norman Vincent Peale What's the secret to feeling alive all your life? A positive attitude. In this upbeat and practical guide to joyous living, Dr. Peale shows in example after example how the magic of attitude can perform miracles in your daily existence. He proves that only with deep and honest belief -- in yourself, your work, and in God -- can these miracles occur. He also makes clear that the achievement of lasting fulfillment is an active process and shows you how to: put positive thinking into action use the magnificent power of belief learn from your mistakes make enthusiasm work wonders attain self-confidence move beyond pain and suffering lift depression and live vitally
This Relapse Prevention Model accepted by many rehab facilities and is a definite read for those who struggle with addictions.
A classic of counterculture literature and one of the most influential and controversial documents of the 20th century, this is an instruction manual for young activists and radical social change.
In the tradition of her bestseller, "Finding Your Own North Star", Oprah Magazine columnist Martha Beck reconnects readers with their best destinies. Now, in "Steering by Starlight", Martha Beck describes the step-by-step process she uses with her private clients to help them navigate the terrain of their best lives. Bringing together cutting-edge research in psychiatry, neurology, and related fields in an accessible, substantive, original way, Dr. Beck offers powerful new methods for solving the problems that beset ordinary people. Using her trademark wisdom, empathy, and engaging style, she connects readers with fresh, never-before published strategies that have proven most effective and efficient for the hundreds of people she has coached.
"Step by Step is a fresh, up-to-date, biblical, edifying, and well-written approach to the old but important Christian question: How can I know the will of God for my life? ... I commend this wise and balanced book to everyone." James M. Boice
This book was created to provide an accessible book that would be useful to all students, whatever their backgrounds or their college goals. Students are most likely to succeed if they follow the twelve steps covered in this text.
Love may be sweeter the second time around, but once the bliss of a newfound relationship wears off a little, the reality of being part of a stepfamily sets in. If you are one of the millions of remarried Americans facing the challenge of blending two existing families into one cohesive whole, you are part of a stepcouple--and you know all too well how hard it can be to make your marriage work in sometimes tough terrain. Different parenting styles, finances, relationships with ex-spouses, legal matters, and even seemingly simple issues such as the kinds of chores assigned to children can chisel away at your union if you don't always make your marriage a priority. Stepcoupling offers advice for stepcouples on how to do just that--all the while strengthening their blended family with a healthy marriage. Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green provide tips and strategies on dealing with the issues remarried couples face, with a wealth of advice from real-life stepcouples, such as: * Learning to tailor your expectations of your spouse or children and remembering that no family is perfect * Knowing where your boundaries are, whether involving a hostile ex-spouse or a stepchild who demands too much attention * Realizing that traits like flexibility, tolerance, forgiveness, and openness are especially essential in a stepfamily situation * Making "us" time for talking, problem-solving, weekends away, and enjoying your marriage to constantly renew and strengthen your bond as a couple Let this invaluable remarriage manual help you make your stepcouple the foundation of a strong, happy, and successful stepfamily. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Personality types and relationships.
As men, all of us face decisions in life that demand courage. Big or little, complex or straightforward, these choices--let's call them battles--matter a great deal. One courageous choice leads to another; tomorrow's integrity depends on today's bravery.
Through myths and legends, the knowledge of the power of certain gems and crystals has been preserved over generations. However, the practical aspects of how to use these precious stones to promote spiritual development have been lost to all but a few initiates. In Steps on the Stone Path, Robert Sardello offers strategies and rituals for recapturing that lost power. Sardello starts with guided meditations and rituals for developing awareness of, and the ability to experience, stone qualities such as deep silence, form, transparency, and color as modes of spiritual consciousness. Entering these modes of silent, creative consciousness requires befriending the elemental angelic beings embodied in stones. Sardello develops these initial practices into a sensory yoga of stones, in which the connection between the self and the Divine Self manifests through the medium of stone-awareness. He encourages readers to wear certain gems or to keep specific crystals close to their body, allowing them to enter the world of spirit. Steps on the Stone Path explores the possibility of uniting our soul being with the soul of specific stones, reveals unknown inner qualities and dimensions of humankind, and presents a dazzling theory of stones as critical tools in the making of a New Heaven and a New Earth.
The booklet is designed to help learning disabled (LD) adults become economically independent and fulfill their potential. Introductory chapters define LD and specify such types of LD as auditory perceptual problems, catastrophic responses, directional problems, disinhibition, perceptual problems, and short term memory problems. Psychological effects of never being diagnosed are noted as well as potential dangers of being labeled. Suggestions for securing a professional diagnosis and for diagnosing one's self are given. Parents are encouraged to find practical solutions to family life problems and to teach independent living skills. Vocational aspects are examined, including searching for a job, choosing the right one, and being proud of one's job. Ideas are listed for analyzing strengths and weaknesses to overcome one's own handicap. The importance of social skills training is stressed. Practical coping strategies for dealing with perceptual problems (visual perception, dyslexia, and auditory perception) and central nervous system disorganization (directionality, hyperactivity, disinhibition, catastrophic response, and perseveration) are addressed. A final chapter lists sources of further information, professional help, and self help groups.
This is the book that started it all for the Geranium Lady! Sharing her own difficult experiences, Johnson proves that while pain is inevitable, misery is optional. If you need a fresh breath of joy in your life, this book is just the prescription for you. Barbara Johnson can help you look for "life's little sparkles," even in the midst of life's most crippling sorrows.
For young adults and people who want help achieving their goals, Wes's advice based on his life experiences as the "Godfather of Canadian Hip Hop" will guide them on the right path.As someone who has experienced the highs and lows that come with being a performer, Wes "Maestro" Williams has had to overcome many challenges in his life. These are also the same challenges that we all face on the way to where we want to be, and Wes's practical and empowering strategies will help you get there. Sometimes these obstacles come from within, whether it's a fear of failure or low self-esteem. Sometimes they come from your circumstances; perhaps there are people around you who are keeping you down or "in your place," even if they don't mean to. In Stick to Your Vision, Wes shows you how to define your vision, how to achieve it, and what to do once you're there. He offers useful tips and advice, as well as inspirational stories and quotes, and exercises that will keep you moving towards your own vision.From the Hardcover edition.
Simple words and real-life examples help kids build genuine self-esteem, assertiveness skills, responsibility, and relationships.
This new guide to finding a happier way of life draws on the ancient wisdom of the stoics to reveal lasting truths and proven strategies for enhanced wellbeing. By learning what stoicism is, you can revolutionise your life, learning how to - properly - 'seize the day', how to cope in the face of adversity, and how to come to terms with whatever situation you're in
In Stop Acting Rich, Dr. Stanley, uncovers the truth about millionaires' spending habits and unlocks their secrets. The book challenges our perceptions about what being rich is all about and shows us an achievable path to wealth and happiness.