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More and more children are expressing spiritual qualities, and parents, caregivers, pediatricians, teachers, and therapists are increasingly taking notice of children's spiritual lives. Mollie Painton, Psy.D., a well-known child therapist, helps parents understand this phenomenon in the framework of spiritual intelligence. By understanding this concept, we can honor our children's gifts and develop our own spiritual intelligence along the way. Any parent whose child has had an imaginary friend, talked with a deceased relative, or been receptive to the pain and emotion of others will find guidance and inspiration in Encouraging your Child's Spiritual Intelligence. Dr. Painton's thoughtful quizzes and advice provide added support and insight throughout the book. Adults, who have had their own spiritual experiences in childhood dismissed, will rediscover their original spiritual connection and become valuable spiritual partners with their children.
How do you conjure a life? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere--preferably at the beginning--and see how one young woman's alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways.An ordinary life, perhaps, but an extraordinary book.From the Hardcover edition.
A nationally revered minister and certified grief specialist shares words of comfort for Africans Americans in mourning. Every culture has unique ways of coping with the devastating loss of a loved one, but in some households these important traditions have succumbed to the modern emphasis on returning to the business of life. Knowing from firsthand experience that these rituals of mourning are essential to a survivor's emotional well-being, renowned counselor and minister the Reverend Dr. Arlene Churn now offers a special book that restores African American customs for honoring the deceased. Unlike Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' stages of grief, the Rev. Dr. Churn maintains that people experience different kinds of mourning depending on how their loved one died -- the passing of an elderly grandparent is different than the grief a mother experiences when she has lost a child. Enhancing this process with poignant testimonials and wisdom tailored for African American readers, she addresses a range of specific end-of-life circumstances that will guide them through their natural and varied reactions, leaving them with a wealth of memories of their beloved. Imparting beautiful philosophies for difficult days,The End is Just the Beginningheals life's most inevitable sorrow. From the Trade Paperback edition.
With this simple, straightforward solution, you can switch your brain's autopilot from habitual stress and anxiety to a mindset that is calm and wired for success.Stress debilitates and even damages the brain, inhibiting you from living life to the fullest. From your career to your family to your golf score, everything depends on higher brain networks functioning at optimum. That's why alleviating stress is the key to success--and why changing your brain is the first step to sustaining more joy, peace, and fulfillment at every level of life.In The End of Stress, Don Joseph Goewey offers an easy, four-step method that will increase your brainpower and end anxiety. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and neuroplasticity, Goewey's cutting-edge approach has been tested through webinars and seminars in high-stress environments and proven effective from chief executives, managers, and engineers to blue-collar construction workers.You have the power to reach your highest potential--but it all starts with the brain. The End of Stress gives you the tools you need to transcend stress and make every day your best day.
Easy to understand and practical, a psychiatrist and an Anglican vicar show us how to diffuse worry by offering practical solutions and long-term hope.We live in a paradox: While life has never been safer statistically, worry has reached epidemic proportions. So what has gone wrong? Many Christians suffer in silence, unsure whether to turn to psychological solutions or biblical teaching. Now, in The End of Worry, these people have a fresh solution. Integrating cutting-edge psychology and orthodox theology, William van der Hart and Rob Waller explain why simply having more faith and trusting in God is only part of the solution to worrying. The authors approach worry as a process rather than a feeling, and produce proven techniques for retraining worrisome thought patterns. By exploring concrete concepts such as "worry rules" and "four worry themes," the authors provide readers with an understanding of why they worry, how it affects them and their problem, and how to break the cycle of worrying altogether. From tolerating uncertainty to the role of faith in worrying (for better or worse), the wide-ranging insights in these pages offer real relief for everyone who has ever looked for a way out of their own worries.
Barbara Holland takes up arms against America's current ethic of industrious virtue. We work longer than we did twenty years ago and eat more vegetables, but why get rich and live forever if our lives are gray and arduous? Holland persuades us to notice and guard the small delights that cheer our day.
The long-awaited companion piece to Derrick Jensen's immensely popular and highly acclaimed works A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe. Accepting the increasingly widespread belief that industrialized culture inevitably erodes the natural world, Endgame sets out to explore how this relationship impels us towards a revolutionary and as-yet undiscovered shift in strategy. Building on a series of simple but increasingly provocative premises, Jensen leaves us hoping for what may be inevitable: a return to agrarian communal life via the disintegration of civilization itself.
Whereas Volume 1 of Endgame presents the problem of civilization, Volume 2 of this pivotal work illustrates our means of resistance. Incensed and hopeful, impassioned and lucid, Endgame leapfrogs the environmental movement's deadlock over our willingness to change our conduct, focusing instead on our ability to adapt to the impending ecological revolution.
The jataka tales--stories of the Buddha's past lives (in both human and animal form)--were first said to have been told by the Buddha himself 2,500 years ago. Five hundred and fifty jataka tales comprise part of the oldest Buddhist text, the Pali Canon. From this wealth of folklore, award-winning author and storyteller Rafe Martin has chosen ten tales that illustrate the ideals of the Buddhist paramitas, or "perfections" of character: giving, morality, forbearance, vitality, focused meditation, wisdom, compassionate skillful means, resolve, strength, and knowledge. Artist and designer Richard Wehrman helps bring the spirit of these stories alive with rich illustrations that open each chapter.Endless Path presents these ancient stories, usually reduced to children's tales in the West, for adults, reconnecting modern seekers with the more imaginative roots of Buddhism. The jatakas help readers see their own lives, their failures and renewed efforts, in the same light as the challenges the Buddha faced--not as obstacles but as opportunities for developing character and self-understanding. Endless Path demonstrates the relevance of these tales to Buddhist lay practitioners today, as well as to those more broadly interested in Buddhist teaching and the ancient art of storytelling.From the Trade Paperback edition.
As a poet, philosopher, and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than thirty years. In his new book, the #1 New York Times bestselling author explores how the soul works in the world.Called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time," this beloved teacher explores what it means to become our truest self through the ongoing and timeless journey of awakening to the dynamic wholeness of life, which is messy and unpredictable. Nepo navigates some of the soul's deepest and most ancient questions, such as: What does it mean to inhabit the world? How do we stay vital and buoyant amid the storms of life? What is the secret to coming alive? Nepo affirms that not only is the soul's journey inevitable, it is essential to our survival. The human journey is how the force of life grows us, and no matter where we go we can't escape this foundational truth: What's in the way is the way. As Nepo writes, "The point of experience is not to escape life but to live it."Featured on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday program, Nepo's Seven Thousand Ways to Listen has inspired millions of people to redefine themselves in the face of life's challenges. Comforting, moving, and spiritually practical, The Endless Practice is filled with universal insights and stories woven with guidance and practice, which will bring the reader closer to living life to the fullest.
Enduring Success addresses a key question in business today: How can companies succeed over time? To learn the source of enduring greatness, author Christian Stadler directed a team of eight researchers in a six-year study of some of Europe's oldest and most stellar companies, targeting nine that have survived for more than 100 years and have significantly outperformed the market over the past fifty years. Readers may wonder, "Why European companies?" Yet, Europe is the ideal place to seek the key to long-term success; half of the Fortune Global 500 companies that are 100 years old or older can be found in Europe, as can 72 of the 100 oldest family businesses in the world. Fifteen years after Collins and Porras' Built to Last, this new book incorporates fresh insights from management science and provides the first non-US perspective on long-range success. Through Stadler's study, a counter-intuitive story emerges: the greatest companies adapt to a constantly changing environment by being intelligently conservative. Enduring Success provides a coherent framework, grounded in five principles and practical concepts, for business leaders who are prepared to learn from the history of some of the world's greatest institutions.
Leadership is more than building best practices. It's overcoming the obstacles that undermine success.
Break free from the destructive power of guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. Divorce. Job loss. Estrangement from family members. Broken friendships. The difficult circumstances you are dealing with today are likely being fed by one of four emotional forces that compels you to act in undesirable ways, sometimes even against your will. Andy Stanley explores each of these destructive forces--guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy--and how they infiltrate your life and damage your relationships. He says that, left unchallenged they have the power to destroy your home, your career, and your friendships. In Enemies of the Heart, Andy offers practical, biblical direction to help you fight back, to take charge of those feelings that mysteriously control you, and to restore your broken relationships. Includes a six-week discussion guide--a valuable resource for small groups!From the Trade Paperback edition.
There are a lot of frustrated people in most workplaces today. WeÆre not talking about the incorrigible office grump or the permanent slacker. Instead, weÆre referring to dedicated workers who are being prevented from achieving their peak potential by organizational obstacles. Better enabling these employees to succeed represents an untapped avenue for radically improving productivity. Packed with the latest research findings from the prestigious Hay Group, The Enemy of Engagement uncovers the hidden impediments to performanceùexcessive procedures, lack of resources, overly narrow roles, and moreùand outlines best-practice solutions for eliminating them. This is not an insignificant issue facing businesses today. According to Hay GroupÆs study, depending on the industry, between one-third and one-half of employees report work conditions that keep them from being as productive as they could be. The Enemy of Engagement gives managers powerful new insights and research-based tools for ensuring their teams are both willing and able to make maximum contributions.
The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you'll enjoy the ride of your life!
In the style of other bestselling business fables, The Energy Bus takes you on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals ten secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment at work and at home. Author Jon Gordon shows you how to turn negative energy into positive achievement.
Tired even after a full night's rest? Gaining weight and having trouble losing it? Craving sweets? Is your mind fogging when forced to make quick decisions? All these symptoms can result from a lack of energy. In The Energy Edge, you'll discover how to combat the energy "vandalizers" that drain your energy supply, including lack of sleep, depression, junk food, anxiety, and unhealthy relationships. You'll also find meal plans and recipes along with practical tips for: Eating well when dining out. Beating the afternoon energy slump. Strengthening your immune system. Increasing your sex drive. Boosting memory and concentration. Losing weight without losing vitality. And much more with The Energy Edge, you'll go from exhausted to elated - and have energy that lasts as long as your days!
Energy Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body's Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and VitalityUpdated and Expandedby Donna Eden David Feinstein
In this updated and expanded edition of her alternative-health classic, Eden shows readers how they can understand their body's energy systems to promote healing.
A healer removes the pain of a broken wrist in fifteen minutes. Another removes an ovarian tumor in a couple of weeks. Still another, from thousands of miles away, regenerates the nerves of an injured spine for a patient on whom the doctors had given up. These sound like tabloid stories but could they be true? They are just three out of millions of instances in which healers have claimed to manipulate energy fields to cure the body. Books on vibrational medicine, prayer, and spiritual healing present readers with an array of historical and current discoveries and techniques. But so far nobody has addressed the reality of healing through comprehensive scientific research. The Energy Healing Experiments fills that void. Harvard-educated Dr. Gary E. Schwartz provides scientific experiments and evidence to reveal the truth about the existence of energy fields and unlocks their potential for enhancing your health.
"Even the most hard-nosed doctor will admit that some people have a healing presence that makes us--and our immune systems--better than before. Donna Eden is one of those rare healers." --Gloria Steinem Energy Medicine for Women was awarded the prestigious 2009 Nautilus Gold Award in the Health, Healing & Energy Medicine category. A women's guide to using energy medicine to promote and maintain optimal physical and mental well-being. For more than three decades, Donna Eden has been teaching people to understand the body as an energy system, to recognize their aches and pains as signals of energy imbalance, and to reclaim their natural healing capabilities. In this long-awaited new book, Eden speaks directly to women, showing them how they can work with energy to tackle the specific health challenges they face. Hormonal health is essential to a woman's well-being, and in this groundbreaking book Eden reveals that a woman can manage her hormones by managing her energies. In fact, energy medicine is effective in treating a host of health issues. From PMS to menopause, from high blood pressure to depression, it offers solutions to women's health issues that traditional medicine often fails to provide. In Energy Medicine for Women, Eden shows women how they can work with energy to strengthen their immune, circulatory, lymphatic, and respiratory systems to promote health, vitality, and inner peace. Blending a compassionate voice with a profound grasp of how the female body functions as an energy system, Eden presents what is sure to become a classic book on the subject of women's health.
"Would it be all right with you if life got easier?" Thousands worldwide have answered yes to that question at Dr. Maria Nemeth's breakthrough workshops, "You and Money," where they have learned how to build a powerful new relationship with money and bring their dreams to fruition. Now in The Energy of Money, Dr. Nemeth synthesizes spiritual and practical techniques to create a unique, authoritative program for achieving personal life goals and financial wealth.Combining a thorough self-help and self-discovery regimen with proven methods of money management from Nemeth's nationally successful seminars--including four steps to establishing a healthier relationship with money--this powerhouse guide to prosperity will help you uncover the hidden landscape of beliefs, patterns, and habits that underlie and sometimes subvert your everyday use of money and personal resources. Through exercises and meditations, worksheets, and other interactive processes, Dr. Nemeth takes you on a journey from which you will discover your sources of personal power and financial fulfillment; work through inner obstacles to your success and happiness; and harness the energy of money to realize your most cherished goals and aspirations. "Money is congealed energy," said Joseph Campbell, and releasing it releases life's possibilities.The Energy of Money is clear, down-to-earth, and inspiring. It will guide you to financial success and help you manifest your special contribution to the world.From the Hardcover edition.
The Energy Prescription: Give Yourself Abundant Vitality with the Wisdom of America's Leading Natural Pharmacistby Constance Grauds Doug Childers
Are You Suffering from a Personal Energy Crisis? In this groundbreaking book, renowned educator, natural medicine pharmacist, and initiated shamana Connie Grauds helps you tap into the wellsprings of vital positive energy that lie within you----but are often blocked by the dispiriting negative energy of fear. Combining cutting-edge Western science with the ancient healing principles of shamanism, Grauds explains how fear and its side effects are at the root of a variety of ailments.
Energy Work incorporates thought-form imaging, intention, elemental properties, self-healing practices, and essential grounding exercises to put readers in touch with their energy bodies. Presented in non-esoteric language and embellished with easy-to-follow illustrations, this is an invaluable guide for anyone seeking to take charge of their energy body, transcend spiritual plateaus, and escalate their evolution as a spiritual being.
Engineering Culture is an award-winning ethnography of the engineering division of a large American high-tech corporation. Now, this influential book--which has been translated into Japanese, Italian, and Hebrew--has been revised to bring it up to date. In Engineering Culture, Gideon Kunda offers a critical analysis of an American company's well-known and widely emulated "corporate culture. " Kunda uses detailed descriptions of everyday interactions and rituals in which the culture is brought to life, excerpts from in-depth interviews and a wide variety of corporate texts to vividly portray managerial attempts to design and impose the culture and the ways in which it is experienced by members of the organization. The company's management, Kunda reveals, uses a variety of methods to promulgate what it claims is a non-authoritarian, informal, and flexible work environment that enhances and rewards individual commitment, initiative, and creativity while promoting personal growth. The author demonstrates, however, that these pervasive efforts mask an elaborate and subtle form of normative control in which the members' minds and hearts become the target of corporate influence. Kunda carefully dissects the impact this form of control has on employees' work behavior and on their sense of self. In the conclusion written especially for this edition, Kunda reviews the company's fortunes in the years that followed publication of the first edition, reevaluates the arguments in the book, and explores the relevance of corporate culture and its management today.