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Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have inspired millions with their timeless tales of everyday life. Now they team with noted women's issues expert Stephanie Marston in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Women. Extraordinary recipes for living will improve lives in nine simple steps. Women will benefit from getting to know themselves in a journal that truly celebrates life. The basic premise of the Chicken Soupseries--the power of friendship, the joy of the small moment, and importance of relationships--has been reborn into a step-by-step primer for a better life. The advice in Life Lessons is aimed specifically at women and their everyday concerns, such as finding time, making ends meet, and balancing priorities; it is straightforward yet perceptive, and combined with powerful stories, it overflows with inspiration and direction for creating a significant life.
In the decade since it was first published, the magic of Chicken Soup for the Soul touched the hearts and minds of nearly 70 million readers from all walks of life with its stories of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. With its powerful message of hope and inspiration, the series that Newsweek called "a publishing phenomenon" has taught readers that dreams really do come true for those who dare to believe that any obstacle, no matter how daunting, can be overcome with persistence, patience, and belief in oneself. In this commemorative tenth anniversary edition, readers will find fifty of the best-loved stories from the series, those that exemplify the spirit of Chicken Soup and its ability to illuminate the path we all walk on. Included are poignant letters from readers whose lives were transformed by what they read and a special section written by coauthors, master motivators Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, on the special principles of living your dreams that everyone can follow. This keepsake edition is a must-have for every reader who has ever opened his or her heart to the goodness and grace that is Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul: Stories of Adventure, Inspiration and Insight to Celebrate the Spirit of Travelby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Steve Zikman
Whether your idea of travel at its finest is trekking through Europe with a backpack, a map and a foreign-language dictionary; road-tripping across America in a fully loaded RV; or cruising the Caribbean aboard a luxury liner, Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul celebrates the people you'll meet, the lands you'll discover and the lessons you'll learn. Like traveling itself, the stories in this book will take you on a journey of adventure, insight, and discovery. Through the real-life experiences of others, you'll see that regardless of the destination, it is the journey that provides the fondest memories. You'll be inspired by these treasured tales of fellow travelers who formed lasting friendships, fell in love, challenged themselves, and cherished the hospitality of others. These stories show that when traveling--as in life--sometimes it's the unplanned adventures that provide us with the most opportunities for growth; that a twist in the road or a change in our itinerary teaches us not to fear the unknown, but to welcome and savor its surprises. With chapters including Living Your Dream, Getting There, Our Common Bond, Making a Difference, On Healing, On Love, A Matter of Perspective, The Kindness of Strangers, and Wisdom Along the Way, this book will guide you to where you want to go and celebrate the places you've already been. Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul will rekindle the spirit of every traveler, offer a deeper connection to people across the globe and provide you with a richer appreciation of the journey.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrates Cats and the People Who Love Them: A Collection in Words and Photographsby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Sharon J. Wohlmuth
From the impishness of kittens, to the regal mystery of adult cats, our feline companions never cease to captivate our hearts and imagination. This wonderful volume celebrates the moments we share with our feline friends--those both tender and amusing. It reminds us of the unique idiosyncrasies that keep us in their thrall: their independence and their affection, their mystique, their playfulness and, yes, even their disdain. Deep down, all cat lovers know that the animals they love are great big lions in disguise. This romantic notion is captured in the photographs, stories, poems, and witticisms that grace these pages.
Dogs. Our best friends. From the dawn of civilization, we have cherished them as our loyal companions, exuberant playmates, and as healing and gentle souls. From adorable puppies with floppy ears and wobbly steps to full-grown guardians of our love and trust, there is no other animal that compares to the dog. A playful growl, a boisterous bark, a cock of the head, an inquisitive stare--each inspires us with love and adoration. The stories and photographs in this wonderful volume celebrate the humor, loyalty, love, courage, and healing power of our canine companions. Each page in this book rejoices in the wonderful and poignant moments we share with our furry friends and the lessons of love they teach us each and every day.
This is just "A Taste of Chicken Soup to Inspire a Woman's Soul. " Stories celebrating the wisdom, fun, and freedom of midlife.
Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul: Stories to Stir the Pride and Honor the Courage of Our Veteransby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Sidney R. Slagter
Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul will inspire and touch any veterans and their families, and allow others to appreciate the freedom for which they fought. A compelling collection of the true-life experiences of extraordinary men and women in every branch of service, who changed the course of history by their acts of valor in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War. Their experiences offer a glimpse of timeless history, revealing moments of compassion, bravery, respect, and reverence. With chapters including Above and Beyond, The Home Front, The Front Lines, Coming Home, Healing, Brothers in Arms, and Honoring Those Who Served, this collection relays heroic deeds, acts of compassion and empathy, fears confronted, and victories attained. This is a wonderful tribute to anyone who gave in service to their country, as well as to their families.
Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul 2: More Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Mothersby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marci Shimoff Carol Kline
She nurtured you from a helpless infant to a successful adult. She calmed your fears and dried your tears. She praised you when you needed encouragement and pushed you when you needed motivation. She was your nurse, your maid, your coach, your chauffeur, your teacher, and your friend. She was there for you and loved you no matter what. She has the most rewarding, yet most difficult job in the world. She is your mother. This poignant collection of stories for and about the most important woman in our lives features chapters on Love, Becoming a Mother, Mothers and Daughters, Miracles, Special Moments, Letting Go, and more. It is a delightful anthology that will touch and warm the hearts of readers of all ages and from all walks of life.
We can all remember a time when we were young and under-the-weather, and Mom soothed and nurtured us back to health with her magical chicken soup elixir. Now we can revisit those cherished moments with a delightful batch of stories for and about mothers. Celebrity contributions include Barbara Bush, Reba McEntire, Erma Bombeck, and Montel Williams.
Work is an important part of living, whether you wait on customers, build a business, or cook for your family. As such, we all have important stories to tell about our work. From this rich treasure chest of experiences, Canfield, Hansen, and company have gathered a special collection of inspiring tales that share the daily courage, compassion, and creativity that take place in workplaces everywhere. Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work will nourish your spirit with stories of courageous leaders and will foster your creativity with examples of inspiring breakthroughs. It will also teach you how to enrich yourself and your coworkers through heartfelt acknowledgment. This powerful book gives you new options, new ways to succeed, and, above all, a new love and appreciation for yourself, your job, and those around you. Share it with your mentor, coworkers, or staff, and enjoy renewed joy and pleasure in your chosen vocation. Special stories by Dilbert's Scott Adams, Beverly Sills, Dave Thomas, and many more make this collection complete.
Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul: Stories to Celebrate the Spirit of Courage, Caring and Communityby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Arline Mcgraw Oberst John T. Boal Tom Lagana Laura Lagana
Deep within each one of us lies the ability to step up and care for those in need, even though we often feel overwhelmed by a complex world. In fact, more than 200 million people throughout the world offer their time and love to volunteering. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul highlight the efforts of everyday people in the United States and around the globe who volunteer with the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, the Peace Corps, Points of Light, Rotary, and many, many other nonprofit organizations. Lovingly chosen from more than six thousand stories, poems, and cartoons, these tales will inspire readers to do everything in their power to help those in need. Chapters include: The Rewards of Volunteering, Giving Back, Making a Difference, New Appreciation, Love and Kindness, Defining Moments, A Matter of Perspective, Overcoming Obstacles, and On Wisdom. Readers will cherish the story of a community that rallied together to send warm winter coats to refugee families in Kosovo. They'll be moved by the tale of a woman with a "smiley voice" who made audiotapes for the visually impaired despite a losing battle with cancer. They'll never forget the eight-year-old boy without arms or legs who fearlessly wielded a tennis racquet to propel a ball down the length of a room. And they'll be charmed by a rabbit named Cadberi who brings boundless joy to residents of a nursing home.
Barbara Russell Chesser, Ph. D. , Amy Seeger, and Paul J. Meyer join Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen in compiling Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul. This collection offers readers loving insights and wisdom--all centering on the prime of life. Contributors to this volume include Erma Bombeck, Ruth Stafford Peale, Tom Landry, Florence Littauer, Roy Rogers, and Max Lucado. Readers of all ages are sure to cherish this invaluable collection as a reminder that the soul of those young at heart is truly "golden. " Divided into chapters on letting go, giving, learning, the lighter side, across the generations, overcoming obstacles, perspective, believing, living your dream, reminiscing, and ageless wisdom, this book celebrates the myriad joys of living and the wisdom that comes from having lived. Readers at every stage of life will turn to this book again and again for the timeless wisdom that will help them live their lives to the fullest.
More than 100 cancer survivors share their personal stories in this touching new collection of Chicken Soup. These heartwarming accounts of courageous people who found the power to battle cancer in their endless hope, unwavering faith, and steadfast determination will inspire you to adopt a positive attitude, discover your faith, and cherish every moment. Just what the doctor ordered for healing your body, mind, and soul.
For a shy girl like Julie, there couldn't be anything worse than the very first day at a brand new school. What if the kids don't like her? What if no one ever talks to her at all? Julie's big sister has some advice--and a plan--that just might help. But will Julie be too scared to even give it a try? Little souls will cheer for Julie and celebrate her transformation as a terrible day turns into a wonderful one in this tender story of overcoming limitations. And the funny, surprise ending will help readers realize that no matter how bad a situation seems, a happy solution is always close at hand.
Make way for the Goodness Gorillas! These self-appointed kindness-spreaders are turning their classroom, their families, and their whole community topsy-turvy with good deeds! Peter sharpens all his classmates' pencils for them . . . Jessica pulls out a mat for everyone in her gymnastics class . . . Tina packs up her old toys and gives them to a charity . . . the whole group cleans up the neighborhood park. But the Goodness Gorillas are about to face their toughest challenge ever. What will they do about Todd, the meanest boy in class? Is Todd really bad through and through, or is it true that there's goodness hiding within every little soul?
When Ben and his friend Kelly spontaneously decide to rescue an abused dog, they can't possibly foresee the obstacles that accompany such a decision. Armed with patience and the immense power of his never-wavering love, Ben works toward--and waits for--his most cherished goal. A Dog Of My Own is a tender story of the healing power of love--one that will long live in the hearts of all little souls. This heartwarming story was beautifully illustrated by Katya Krenina, whose stylized, contemporary illustrations have been lavishly praised by reviewers and heralded as "stunning" by the New York Times Book Review. Publishers Weekly has compared her style to that of Chagall, for its intuitive, dreamlike quality.
The authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, now team up with the Acts of Kindness authors to bring forth yet another collection of sentimental anecdotes. These stories are grouped into the categories of love, kindness, parents and parenting, teaching and learning, death and dying, gaining perspective and overcoming obstacles. Most are personal experiences illustrating moments of tenderness, justice, self-sacrifice, appreciation, pride or the bonding of people to one another. Some are parables, a few are genuine epiphanies and one or two, as welcome relief, are actually humorous. Following the stories is a section entitled "Eclectic Wisdom," which offers a few poems, and a list of "101 Gifts to Give All Year Long," such as "smile," "say something nice to someone," "be optimistic," and "use just one parking space. " Readers who loved the first three servings of this fare will not be disappointed in this latest effort.
Wearing poppies on your lapel during the month of November. Enjoying local fiddlers playing music on Cape Breton Island. Cheering your favorite team on during Hockey Night. Swatting mosquitoes in Muskoka on the first long weekend in May. Driving the Trans-Canada Highway. Questioning why the ABC song ends in "z" and not "zed. " All these things are distinctly Canadian and now there's another one more: Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul. Written by fellow Canadians from Cape Breton Island to Prince Edward Island, from Montreal to Vancouver, this book reveals the people, the history and the special moments that give Canada such a distinctive charm and character. With chapters including: On Being Canadian, Living Your Dream, Overcoming Obstacles, On Love, On Kindness, and Making a Difference, these stories weave a rich tapestry of life from the people who call Canada home. Notable stories include: hockey player Paul Henderson's "Goal of the Century," Chief Dan George's recounting of his great land, Marilyn Bell DiLascio's historic 1954 Lake Ontario swim, cartoonist Lynn Johnston's delightful story of an encounter with Wayne Gretzky, and journalist Sally Armstrong's details of Princess Diana's first trip to Canada. Like hearing a heartfelt version of "O, Canada!" this book will instill renewed pride and patriotism in a well-deserving country and its people.
Certain to appeal to all parents--whether they are expecting or raising their first new addition, in-the-trenches veterans or empty-nesters--this delightful Chicken Soup book offers a collection of inspiring and entertaining stories that relate to the triumphs, tribulations, challenges, and joys of raising a family. Chapters include: The Joys of Parenting, A Mother's Love, A Father's Love, Special Connections, Special Moments, Insights and Lessons, Overcoming Obstacles, Surviving Loss, Across The Generations, and Letting Go. With contributions from celebrity and "ordinary" parents alike, each story speaks to the range of emotions and experiences of all types of parents--single parents, foster parents, parents of adopted children, or part of a two-parent family with biological children. By sharing the personal experiences of others, this book will offer inspiration and advice to parents going through a difficult time, provide reassurance to those who worry that they're not living up to the Supermom or Superdad ideal, and share a wealth of experiences that show why being a parent is such a worthwhile and rewarding vocation. This book is a must-read for any parent or parent-to-be!
Being a writer can be a lonely and frustrating experience. The stories in this book--by a wide range of professional writers, novelists, journalists, freelancers, poets, and screenwriters--will give readers insight into the human trials, tribulations, and triumphs of writers, and writers a source of inspiration and commiseration. Whether readers are beginning writers, seasoned pros, or wannabes, the stories of purpose, passion, endurance, and success contained in Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul will inform, entertain, uplift, and inspire them. In its pages, they will learn important lessons on: the importance of perseverance, the value of being yourself, the process of discovering your own voice, the need for mentors and allies, and the power of following your heartfelt dreams. Contributors include: Sue Grafton, Steve Allen, Dave Barry, Agatha Christie, Art Linkletter, Terry McMillan, and more.
As an original hardcover, each of these books sold more than 150,000 copies. Due to frequent requests, the stories are now available in one volume. Each offers a lesson on how to make the world a better place. These inspirational stories are sure to put smiles on the faces of children everywhere. In "The Goodness Gorillas," the friends of the Goodness Gorilla Club have lots of great plans! But what will they do about Todd, the meanest kid in the class? In "The Best Night Out with Dad," Danny has a new friend, and an important decision to make. Will he get to see the circus after all? In "The Never-Forgotten Doll," Ellie want s to give a special gift to Miss Maggie, the best babysitter in the world. But everything is going wrong! How will she show Miss Maggie how much she loves her?
Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul: Inspirational Stories of Baseball, Big-League Dreams and the Game of Lifeby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Chrissy Donnelly Mark Tommy Lasorda
"Play Ball!" These words resonate with special meaning in the minds of anyone who has ever enjoyed a game of baseball. Every fan will be amused and touched by stories of sportsmanship and victory gathered from the clay diamonds of America. A tribute to America''s favorite past time, Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul is written by people at every level of competition, from World Series champions to tee-ball moms. Their inspiring stories highlight the best of baseball, the importance of sportsmanship and a love of the game. Whether these stories take place on the field of a local YMCA or under the bright lights of a major league ballpark, the focus is the same: The Love of the Game.
Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover's Soul: Celebrating Pets as Family with Stories About Cats, Dogs and Other Crittersby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Carol Kline Marty Becker D.V.M.
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul spoke directly to the hearts of all readers whose lives have ever been changed by the love of a pet. Now the coauthors bring readers this volume, honoring the unique and enduring love that people share with their cats and dogs. Like its predecessor, this book is a joyous and inspiring collection--sometimes poignant, sometimes amusing, always filled with the special and incredibly unconditional love only cats and dogs can give. The stories in this collection celebrate those lovable furry, four-legged creatures that bring out the best in all of us, inspiring us to be happier, kinder, more understanding, and more loving. Readers will discover that many of humanity's greatest heroes, healers, and teachers are not humans at all, but those amazing cats and dogs that brighten all our lives.
Animals bring out the goodness, humanity, and optimism in people and speak directly to our souls. This joyous, inspiring, and entertaining Chicken Soup collection relates the unique bonds between animals and the people whose lives they've changed. Such as the dolphins who helped a paralyzed woman heal when doctors offered little hope, the dog who brought life into a failing marriage, the kitten who helped a mother mourn, and the flying squirrel who taught a man the power of laughter. Packed with celebrity pet-lore, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul relates the unconditional love, loyalty, courage, and companionship that only animals possess. Just like our furry, feathered and four-legged friends, this enchanting book will bring a smile to any pet lover's face . . . and it's housebroken!
Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul The 2nd Round: More Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Linksby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Mark Donnelly Chrissy Donnelly Jeff Aubery
Whether readers are relatively new to the game of golf or old hands with impressive handicaps, most golfers share an unbridled enthusiasm for the game as proven by the blockbuster success of the first Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul. Due to popular demand, the coauthors have compiled this follow-up filled with more stories to celebrate the foibles, feats, and famous people on the fairway. Written by professional and amateur golfers, caddies and weekend hackers, these stories reveal the most universal aspects of the game so many millions enjoy. With stories about sportsmanship, overcoming obstacles, connecting generations, and savoring each moment, this book is an entertaining read as well as a profound reminder for lessons learned both on and off the greens.
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