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Most women know that God loves them, but might he love them more if they finally lost that last ten pounds, or got their hair to lay right, or finally found a pair of jeans that looked good and let them breathe? Well, maybe God doesn't care about jeans, but women do, and all the talk about inner beauty hasn't kept all of us from staring into a mirror and taking an inventory that never quite measures up. Enough Already will: Elevate the soul-freeing, spiritual truth that God is the Creator of beauty and that women are called to appreciate and care for themselves as his own. Enable women to accept God-given beauty so that when they look in the mirror they see his handiwork, not their flaws. Equip women to win the ugly struggle with beauty once and for all.
Does it seem like everything is moving so fast these days you can barely keep up? Do you sometimes feel that your life is spinning out of control? Most of us are so overwhelmed by the stuff in our daily lives -- work, bills, family commitments, demands from our kids' schools -- that we rush from person to person and place to place. For many of us, life feels completely out of balance because we give one area of our lives too much attention and the other areas nowhere near enough. This crazy imbalance and the resulting stress and unhappiness you feel are the clutter that Peter Walsh wants to help you tackle in Enough Already!: Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You. Peter examines the six key areas of your life -- Family, Relationships, Work, Health, Money, and Spirituality -- and shows how these unique parts of your life are so interrelated that if just one is cluttered, that clutter will creep into the other areas and throw your life off balance. He then offers a step-by-step plan that helps you acknowledge and address the emotional and mental clutter that holds you back from living the richly fulfilling life you deserve. Peter knows that freeing up a cluttered life (and mind) can sometimes take even greater work and commitment than clearing out a cluttered home, but he is determined to help you change. With his wry humor, his constant encouragement, and the specific tips and practical advice he offers, Peter helps you prioritize what matters in your life. Then his straightforward approach shows you how to let go of the stress and clutter and regain your balance, focus, energy, and purpose. By following his simple plan you will begin to view your life and how you spend your time and energy in a completely new way. You will finally be able to live a stress-free life of balance and fulfillment -- the life that's been buried under all your emotional clutter for years and the one you've always imagined.
Money has great power in our lives. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life purpose. In recent years, many of us ignored the wisdom of the past when it came to managing and spending our money. Credit card debt soared, savings rates plummeted, and our home equity became something to be tapped into and spent rather than a source of security in retirement. We felt an insatiable desire for more. And we found ourselves spending tomorrow's money today in order to have what we hoped would satisfy. The result of all of this was not greater happiness and satisfaction, but greater stress and anxiety. Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bible's wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. In these pages are found the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. This book could change your life, by changing your relationship with money. "We Americans love our stuff. We're living in a fast-paced, me-first, instant-gratification world, and it's finally catching up to us. Debt is out of control, homes are in foreclosure ... even banks are going out of business. What the world needs today is the message of contentment and simplicity, and that's exactly what Pastor Adam Hamilton delivers in Enough." Dave Ramsey, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host "Once again, Adam Hamilton is leading the church; 'Enough is enough' was once a Wesleyan watchword. Adam breathes new life into the Wesleyan commitment to simplicity. Amid a culture of greed and conspicuous consumption Adam calls us to a biblically based, evangelical joy of having the faith to say 'enough is enough.'" Bishop Will Willimon United Methodist Church, Birmingham Area "I pay close attention to whatever Adam Hamilton writes. His books are marked by extraordinary pastoral insight, biblical and theological depth, courage to speak the truth, and down-to-earth practicality. Enough comes like an antidote in the middle of a pandemic. I hope that classes, groups, couples, and individuals will use this book--and the economic crisis it addresses--as a challenge to get healthy again by deepening our discipleship in the vital area of money and possessions." Brian McLaren, Author/Networker (brianmclaren.net)
Internationally renowned motivational teacher, spiritual instructor, and popular theologian Caroline Myss has created a transcendent work of unique insight and revelation in Entering the Castle. This exciting new teaching of contemporary mysticism is also a brilliant synthesis of the psychology of consciousness and of Eastern and Western mystical traditions. Myss provides a highly original inner path to self-knowledge -- which is also the road into a spiritual knowledge of God and your own soul -- as she reveals a necessary external path, one that takes you out into the world to serve God and others as a mystic without a monastery -- without having to retreat into total silence, self-denial, or isolation. As her main template for this extraordinary, modern spiritual journey, Myss uses the beloved, revered writings of The Interior Castle by Teresa of Ávila. Adapting Teresa's vision of the soul as a beautiful crystal castle with many floors, or mansions, and many rooms within those mansions, Myss guides us from room to room, helping us meet different aspects of our self, our soul, and our spirit -- preparing us for the ultimate encounter with God and our own divinity. Through intense practices and methods of spiritual inquiry adapted for contemporary life, she helps us to develop our personal powers of prayer, contemplation, and intuition and to ascend the seven levels of soul knowledge that build an ever stronger interior castle of our own -- a soul of strength and stamina. As in all her books, Myss also recounts stories of profoundly moving real-life experiences -- of her own, as well as of her students and of renowned spiritual figures -- that bring home the universal truth of her insights. Presiding over the entire book and journey are the great mystics, ancient and contemporary, of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism with their inspiring lives and discerning spirits. And over all, the benevolence, truth, and gentle and tough love of Teresa of Ávila shine through. Doubtless Myss's most deeply personal, revealing, compassionate, and transforming book yet, Entering the Castle is a comprehensive guidebook for the journey of your life -- a journey into the center of your soul. There, peace, God, and a fearless bliss wait for you to discover them. . . and claim them for your own.
Internationally renowned motivational teacher, spiritual instructor, and popular theologian Caroline Myss has created a transcendent work of unique insight and revelation in Entering the Castle. This exciting new teaching of contemporary mysticism is also a brilliant synthesis of the psychology of consciousness and of Eastern and Western mystical traditions. Myss provides a highly original inner path to self-knowledge -- which is also the road into a spiritual knowledge of God and your own soul -- as she reveals a necessary external path, one that takes you out into the world to serve God and others as a mystic without a monastery -- without having to retreat into total silence, self-denial, or isolation. As her main template for this extraordinary, modern spiritual journey, Myss uses the beloved, revered writings of The Interior Castle by Teresa of Ávila. Adapting Teresa's vision of the soul as a beautiful crystal castle with many floors, or mansions, and many rooms within those mansions, Myss guides us from room to room, helping us meet different aspects of our self, our soul, and our spirit -- preparing us for the ultimate encounter with God and our own divinity. Through intense practices and methods of spiritual inquiry adapted for contemporary life, she helps us to develop our personal powers of prayer, contemplation, and intuition and to ascend the seven levels of soul knowledge that build an ever stronger interior castle of our own -- a soul of strength and stamina. As in all her books, Myss also recounts stories of profoundly moving real-life experiences -- of her own, as well as of her students and of renowned spiritual figures -- that bring home the universal truth of her insights. Presiding over the entire book and journey are the great mystics, ancient and contemporary, of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism with their inspiring lives and discerning spirits. And over all, the benevolence, truth, and gentle and tough love of Teresa of Ávila shine through. Doubtless Myss's most deeply personal, revealing, compassionate, and transforming book yet, Entering the Castle is a comprehensive guidebook for the journey of your life -- a journey into the center of your soul. There, peace, God, and a fearless bliss wait for you to discover them...and claim them for your own.
In today's highly competitive and dynamic business environments, corporations can no longer afford to rely on the static strategic management constructs of the past. Enterprise-wide Strategic Management is a leading-edge work that shows how business leaders can take better advantage of their opportunities by taking a broader perspective of the world in which they operate. David Rainey advocates a holistic approach to the business environment, arguing that managers must work with all stakeholders, both internal and external, to create long-term success. Including numerous case studies featuring global corporations and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the book provides guidance and support in formulating, developing, and implementing business strategies and action plans. It also includes advice on how to develop and deploy strategic management systems, management constructs, and organizational structures. This gives executives, strategic leaders, professionals, and practitioners the tools they need to create value and achieve sustainable success.
"I am convinced that the fortunate individuals who achieve the most in life are invariably activated by enthusiasm." -- Norman Vincent Peale If you have a tough time coping with life's disturbances, disappointments, and challenges, this book is for you. Dr. Peale offers a simple, sure-fire solution for stress: a healthy dose of enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the magic ingredient that can make the difference between success and failure, and it can help you to: improve your problem-solving abilities overcome your fears sharpen your mind make your job more rewarding calm your tensions build self-confidence kindle the powerful motivation that makes things happen
Glencoe Entrepreneurship: Building a Business© 2011 teaches students the business and academic skills they need to build and manage a successful 21st century business. There is extensive coverage of successful young entrepreneurs and web-based businesses as well as traditional "brick and mortar" businesses. The development of a business plan is emphasized.
Cash, Coercion, Cons, Whatever it takes to get unsuspecting grads to sign that offer letter, Corporate America is game. Because once it's finally plain that the entry level, in fact, is a hellish and demeaning place of grunt-work, brown-nosing, and mental drool, the ink's already dry and the newbies in bed. Way in, what with the pressure to keep post-college resumes stocked with "respectable" Fortune 500 firms. Instead, most early-stage workers end burying their dreams underneath their paycheck, suffering quietly through the frustration, depression, and thoughts of beating their manager with a stick. No more. @ The Entry Level is designed to lead you through the psychologies, philosophies, and strategies for succeeding in business' basement, but with the single-minded purpose of finding the work you were made to do. It's the first book ever to dispel the myths, whisper the tricks, and supply the tools to help you as a young professional: *Manage the transition from college to work *Negotiate the Entry Level Rite of Passage Navigate office politics and build your personal brand *Earn the promotion or transfer with the right fit *Locate a sturdy work - life balance *Uncover your values to make intelligent, healthy career decisions *Gain the courage to follow your passion and find your calling Further taking a hard look at the seduction of money, the silliness of company loyalty, and the side-effects of waiting until midlife to figure out what your job should mean, this is the indispensable guide for career freshmen seeking a deeper, richer working life. And for those who just need to keep breathing. Michael Ball is the founder and CEO of Career Freshman Company, an organization dedicated to helping young professionals discover success, passion, and fulfillment in their work. A disillusioned Big Five (now Four) consulting veteran and Silicon Valley startup survivor, he's found his own calling as an author, speaker, and career coach to college students and corporate grunts. He lives in Los Angeles.
In a quiet moment of therapy, a breakthrough comes -- the miracle of the new. To experience an epiphany is to have sudden insight into the essential meaning of something, unleashed sometimes in exquisitely slow motion, sometimes in a flash. In an intimate, lyrical integration of the science of psychology and transcendence of spirituality, celebrated clinician Dr. Ann Jauregui introduces us to nine individuals who have undergone astonishing transformations by exploring a world quite different from the one described by our five senses. With moments of miraculous and joyful surprise, Epiphanies exposes a reality outside of everyday existence that has momentous implications for life's ultimate questions. "Shyly we venture out with these stories," Dr. Jauregui writes, "into a world where science itself is struggling to describe a realm out of time and space and language." We are the beneficiaries of these extraordinary shifts of perspective, invited into a sparkling conversation that allows us to see the potential residing in all of us.
"Epiphany" is a compilation of inspiring, life-changing moments from both nationally known figures like Dr. Mehmet Oz and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and ordinary people, including a minister, an elementary school teacher, and a former street urchin in Tanzania.
You work indoors. You're not on your feet all day and you do not do heavy lifting, and yet you feel exhausted at the end of every day. Maybe you're being attacked by your possessions. Perhaps you have an old worn out mattress, an old office chair that won't let you sit straight, a computer screen that you struggle to read. This book will show you how to find the perfect furniture to allow you to work or live in the safest, most effective, and most comfortable manner.
A one-of-a-kind collection of rare writings from one of the world's foremost spiritual leaders and thinkers. For the first time, the three hard-to-get volumes known as The Ernest Holmes Papers will be published in one volume. Transcripts of talks that Ernest Holmes gave over his career, The Ernest Holmes Papers contains Holmes's wisdom on prayer, life, prosperity, and God. Used by thousands of spiritual students around the world in previous editions, this first-ever omnibus edition will contain a new introduction from Dr. Kenn Gordon, spiritual leader of the Centers for Spiritual Living. The three volumes that are being included in this one volume are The Philosophy of Ernest Holmes, Anatomy of Healing Prayer, and Ideas of Power.
Virgos are suckers for roleplaying fantasy games.Cancers crave good food and great sex--but not necessarily in that order.No wimps need apply for the job of Scorpio's lover.In this wickedly informative book, noted astrologer and tarot card reader Phyllis Vega reveals how the moon, Mars, and Venus affect our heavenly human bodies--in and out of bed. Part One is all about sex, and how the Sun and Mars together determine our sexual personalities and rule our sex drives--for better or for worse. Part Two is all about love, and how the Moon and Venus influence and illuminate our love natures--and what that means for us sexually. You'll also learn how to:Find true love and lasting passion by the light of the starsDetermine their Venus, Mars, and Moon signsPlease any and all lovers, sign by signDecide if they are sexually compatible with their partnerExperience sexual ecstasy day in and night out, no matter what their signThanks to this book, you will enjoy a sex life that's out of this world!
Virgos are suckers for roleplaying fantasy games. Cancers crave good food and great sex-but not necessarily in that order. No wimps need apply for the job of Scorpio's lover. In this wickedly informative book, noted astrologer and tarot card reader Phyllis Vega reveals how the moon, Mars, and Venus affect our heavenly human bodies-in and out of bed. Part One is all about sex, and how the Sun and Mars together determine our sexual personalities and rule our sex drives-for better or for worse. Part Two is all about love, and how the Moon and Venus influence and illuminate our love natures-and what that means for us sexually. You'll also learn how to: Find true love and lasting passion by the light of the stars Determine their Venus, Mars, and Moon signs Please any and all lovers, sign by sign Decide if they are sexually compatible with their partner Experience sexual ecstasy day in and night out, no matter what their sign Thanks to this book, you will enjoy a sex life that's out of this world!
The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable has a subtle narrative wherein author Gay Walley weaves love with life, art with making a living, and inspiration with the banal realities of daily life. The book shows how passion is to be found in every moment, none the least in a passion for independence. Beginning with "Why Women Fight Pirates," Walley covers such disparate topics as "The Disappointments of Infidelity," "Talk in Love," "Writers," "Work and its Punishments," "The Importance of the Argument," "The Ocean," "New York," and ends on "Deathbed."This unflinching narrative is a journey through an artist's mind, taking us outside the usual confines, to lovers and ex-husbands, traveling, solitude, money and the importance of rebellion.
Challenging accepted theories about what makes for terrific sex, The Erotic Mind is a breakthrough exploration of the least understood dimensions of human sexuality--the psychology of desire, arousal, and fulfillment. Nationally known sex therapist Dr. Jack Morin offers a bold new perspective that celebrates the joys of Eros without denying its risks. Based on an in-depth analysis of over 1,000 provocative stories of peak sexual experiences, The Erotic Mind offers clear, accessible guidance on how anyone can utilize his or her own peak encounters and fantasies as powerful tools of self-discovery. The Erotic Mind explains the many paradoxes of erotic life, such as: why we're most excited when we must overcome obstacles; how anxiety, guilt, and anger--generally thought to have a negative impact on sexual arousal--often turn out to be aphrodisiacs; how we use unresolved issues from our early lives to intensify passion; and why the best sex is dynamic and unpredictable, rather than static and safe. These and other insights, combined with concrete suggestions for increasing our enjoyment, overcoming our problems, and revitalizing our relationships, will change forever the way we think about our eroticism.
In Erotic Power, Scott delves into the psychological and sexual dynamics of the D&S power exchange through interviews with female dominants, their clients, various group participants, as well as her personal experiences. The many different kinds of D&S relationships, conflict between fantasy and reality, the public and private faces of the D&S community, and the commercial side of dominance are also discussed, with an emphasis on female dominance and male submission. This book will enlighten anyone who is beginning to explore the world of BDSM or curious about the psychology of varied sexual practices.
Guide to consensual erotic owner/slave relationships, which sets forth the fundamental principles with 50 lessons for the erotic slave.
Read Christopher John Campion's posts on the Penguin Blog. Indie rock raconteur Chris Campion-one of the few patients ever to escape from Bellevue's locked ward-recalls his band's tumultuous ride, his plummet into addiction, and the strange road back to sobriety Chronicling more than twenty years in the life of a Long Island kid who became a hardcore fixture of Manhattan's indie rock scene, Escape from Bellevue is a coming-of-age tale like no other. As the lead singer of New York-based indie rock band Knockout Drops, Campion got a taste of fame (but, alas, no fortune) on a wild ride that lasted from the early 1980s through the 1990s. Escape from Bellevue puts the spotlight on the collective psychosis of twenty years spent in a rolling bacchanal. Just as the Knockout Drops reached the height of their success, Campion began his downward spiral. After finally coming to grips with his addictions, Campion molded his songs and stories into a sold-out off-Broadway musical. Now, presenting these tales in a memoir of madness and redemption, Campion once again proves to possess the creative genius of a die-hard front man. .
Does your corporate career leave you stressed out, burned out, or just plain bummed out? You're not alone. The good news is that there's a way out-and you're holding it. Written by career expert and corporate escapee Pamela Skillings,Escape from Corporate Americainspires the cubicle-bound and the corner-office-cornered to break free and create the career of their dreams-without going broke. With no-nonsense advice and unflagging humor, Skillings shows you how to assess your job's "suck" factor-from terminal boredom to boss from hell identify your true calling-brainstorm fantasy careers and test-drive your dream jobs develop your Escape Plan-set goals, figure out your timing, and evaluate your finances and health insurance options find jobs that don't bite-entrepreneurial corporate environments, energetic start-ups, the nonprofit sector, and flexible work options be your own boss-explore entrepreneurship and freelancing, assemble an advisory team, and start a business while you collect a paycheck follow your creative dreams-learn how to make time for your artistic passion and develop a plan to quit your day job overcome any obstacle-deal with fear, doubt, negative people, and other bumps along the road Plus, Skillings shares success stories from dozens of corporate escape artists, including celebrity TV chef Andrea Beaman, Cranium CEO Richard Tait, and many others. Full of practical strategies and fun-to-follow exercises,Escape from Corporate Americawill help disgruntled office workers everywhere find more meaningful, fulfilling careers. "This book might just change your life!" -Barbara Sher "Pamela Skillings gives you the tools you need to take control of your career and have a more fulfilling life. " -Beth Schoenfeldt, founder of Ladies Who Launch www. escapefromcorporate. com
Schaef applies the addictions of sex, love, romance, and relationships to her broader addiction theory and clearly defines and contrasts the relationship addictions.
A leading motivational speaker on how to finally break the smoking habit-in only three hoursOf the 46 million adult Americans who now smoke, the vast majority would like to quit. In about as much time as it takes to read his new book, author Tim Williamson outlines a proven, life-changing plan that will free smokers from their addiction permanently-without nicotine patches and gums. Escape from Smoking not only offers all the tools and processes that will help smokers quit smoking for life, it's interactive workbook style allows them finally to reflect on their situation and record their thoughts and feelings about why they want to quit and what they ultimately want to get out of life.Includes additional resources and backup that enhance one's determination to quitA journey of empowerment, Escape from Smoking helps smokers reclaim their lives through a program that will enable them to feel better, look younger, save money, and experience the triumph of a smoke-free life.
The Individualized Fitness Prescription for Your Body Type Do you wonder why the latest fitness fad doesn't work for you? Have you lifted weights for months, dreaming of toned, defined muscles, with no results? Have you exercised regularly for months -- or even years -- without seeing any changes in your body? If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are your exercise routine is incomplete and wrong for your body type. Everyone -- men and women alike -- has a natural shape: Hourglass® Spoon® Ruler® Cone® And there's a right and a wrong way to exercise for each. By exercising right for your body type you'll finally see stubborn problem areas start to change in a matter of weeks -- the kind of change that will motivate you to continue until you meet your goals and beyond. You don't need to buy expensive equipment or devote hours a day to this program. Whether you're twenty-two or seventy-two, a regular at the gym or making a serious commitment to exercise for the first time in your life, the man Fit magazine calls the "Shape Master" puts the most important tool for success in your hands: a detailed step-by-step workout for your body type that you can perform anywhere. With consistent workouts fueled by quantifiable results, you will dramatically change your body for the better and for the rest of your life.
In these pages you will find more than 300 powerful and compelling quotations from a diverse group of people-business professionals, writers, activists, actors, artists, sports professionals, scientists, philosophers, politicians, and everyday people who inspire us.
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