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By Kelley Keehn. 2019
Learn how to save and spend wisely, feel good about money, and start living a more balanced life. No matter… your age, salary, social or relationship status, money is an important part of your life. Yet, somehow, talking about your money situation is hard. Why is it that you know more about what goes on in your friend’s bedroom than with their bank account? Do you know if your parents have a will or or if they’ll leave a legacy? How many of your colleagues are still paying off student debt but are jet-setting around the globe on multiple credit cards? Since no one is talking about it, you can’t be expected to learn how to manage your money on your own. With years of experience as a personal finance advisor and educator, Kelley Keehn will answer your most burning questions about money and will talk you through how to avoid mistakes along the way. You can gain control of your debt, learn to save for your future, have a life, and feel good about money all at the same time. And—spoiler alert—you don’t need a budget to do any of this! You’ll learn: -How to build good credit (and get rid of bad credit—especially credit card debt) -What all these dreaded acronyms mean and how they can work for you—TFSA, RRSP, RESP, CFP, CPP -How and when to invest for your future -How to talk about money with your partner—and everyone else in your life -How to save for a mortgage and then work towards being mortgage-free -How to have fun, splurge once in a while, and still save money With her unique blend of empathy and no-nonsense candor, Kelley takes you through the basics of personal finance with relatable anecdotes that expose the most common money pitfalls—and how to avoid them—so you can make financial decisions that are right for you.
By Kelly S. Thompson. 2019
At eighteen years old, Kelly Thompson enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. Despite growing up in a military family --… she would, in fact, be a fourth-generation soldier -- she couldn't shake the feeling that she didn't belong. From the moment she arrives for basic training at a Quebec military base, a young woman more interested in writing than weaponry, she quickly realizes that her conception of what being a soldier means, forged from a desire to serve her country after the 9/11 attacks, isn't entirely accurate. A career as a female officer will involve navigating a masculinized culture and coming to grips with her burgeoning feminism. In this compulsively readable memoir, Thompson writes with wit and honesty about her own development as a woman and a soldier, unsparingly highlighting truths about her time in the military. In sharply crafted prose, she chronicles the frequent sexism and misogyny she encounters both in training and later in the workplace, and explores her own feelings of pride and loyalty to the Forces, and a family legacy of PTSD, all while searching for an artistic identity in a career that demands conformity. When she sustains a career-altering injury, Thompson fearlessly re-examines her identity as a soldier. 2019.
By Anna Mehler Paperny. 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLERAward-winning journalist Anna Mehler Paperny's stunning memoir chronicles with courageous honesty and uncommon eloquence her experience of depression and… her quest to explore what we know and don't know about this disease that afflicts almost a fifth of the population--providing an invaluable guide to a system struggling to find solutions. As fascinating as it is heartrending, as outrageously funny as it is serious, it is a must-read for anyone impacted by depression--and that's pretty much everybody. Depression is a havoc-wreaking illness that masquerades as personal failing and hijacks your life. After a major suicide attempt in her early twenties, Anna Mehler Paperny resolved to put her reporter's skills to use to get to know her enemy, setting off on a journey to understand her condition, the dizzying array of medical treatments on offer and a medical profession in search of answers. Charting the way depression wrecks so many, she maps competing schools of therapy, pharmacology, cutting-edge medicine, the pill-popping pitfalls of long-term treatment, the glaring unknowns and the institutional shortcomings that both patients and practitioners are up against. She interviews leading medical experts across Canada and the US, from psychiatrists to neurologists, brain-mapping pioneers to family practitioners, and others dabbling in strange hypotheses--and shares compassionate conversations with fellow sufferers.Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me tracks Anna's quest for knowledge and her desire to get well. Impeccably reported, it is a profoundly compelling story about the human spirit and the myriad ways we treat (and fail to treat) the disease that accounts for more years swallowed up by disability than any other in the world.
By Penelope Quest. 2007
Best known as a gentle, hands-on healing technique for physical ailments, Reiki is also a holistic system that can be… used for healing body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This accessible overview of Reiki addresses a wide range of topics, including the origins and development of Reiki as a healing system; what to expect when receiving a Reiki treatment; how Reiki treats both the symptoms and the causes of illness; and how to use Reiki for self-healing as well as for healing other people, animals, plants, and the environment. Practical exercises and visualizations designed to encourage relaxation and develop insight and energy awareness are also provided.
By Mark Hasara, Rush Limbaugh. 2017
From a veteran air-refueling expert who flew missions for over two decades during the Cold War, Afghan War, and Iraq… War comes a thrilling eyewitness account of modern warfare, with inspirational stories and moral lessons for people on the battlefield, in boardrooms, and in their everyday lives.Get a glimpse of life in the pilot’s seat and experience modern air warfare directly from a true American hero. Lt. Col Mark Hasara—who has twenty-four years experience in flying missions around the world—provides keen and eye-opening insights on success, failure, and emphasizes the importance of always being willing to learn. He provides twelve essential lessons based on his wartime experience and his own personal photographs from his missions during the Cold War, Gulf War, and Iraq War. With a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Rush Limbaugh, this is a military memoir not to be missed.
By Ruth H. Jacobs. 1997
In a society that worships youth and relegates its seniors to second-class citizen status many elderly women end up… ignored mourning their lost youth It doesn t have to be that way says Dr Ruth Harriet Jacobs Remarkable Aging Smart Person and self-proclaimed troublemaker Her solution Be An Outrageous Older Woman A unique guide to living it up in the senior years this feisty book addresses the many issues faced by older women in a sassy humorous and yes even outrageous way Drawing from her personal experience and from years of meticulous research Dr Jacobs covers such areas as Sexuality an A-to-Z list of different ways to keep the fires of passion burning Reinventing yourself Having fun on a tight budget Fostering relationships and social groups Being outrageous with your descendants The benefits and bonuses of aging -- the most freedom since puberty Much much more Filled with practical advice and innovative ideas Be an Outrageous Older Woman gives readers the knowledge and inspiration they need to live as first-class citizens and make their golden years shine
By Noah Galloway. 2016
Military hero and beloved Dancing with the Stars alum Noah Galloway shares his life story and how losing his… arm and leg in combat forced him to relearn how to live--and live to the fullest Inspirational humorous and thought provoking Noah Galloway s LIVING WITH NO EXCUSES sheds light on his upbringing in rural Alabama his military experience and the battle he faced to overcome losing two limbs during Operation Iraqi Freedom From reliving the early days of life to his acceptance of his new normal after losing his arm and leg in combat Noah reveals his ambition to succeed against all odds Noah s gripping story is a shining example that with laughter and the right amount of perspective you can tackle anything Whether it be overcoming injury conquering the Dancing with the Stars ballroom or taking the next steps forward in life with his young family - Noah demonstrates how to live life to the fullest with no excuses
By Krista Tippett. 2016
I m a person who listens for a living I listen for wisdom and beauty and… for voices not shouting to be heard This book chronicles some of what I ve learned in what has become a conversation across time and generations across disciplines and denominations Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and National Humanities Medalist Krista Tippett has interviewed the most extraordinary voices examining the great questions of meaning for our time The heart of her work on her national public radio program and podcast On Being has been to shine a light on people whose insights kindle in us a sense of wonder and courage Scientists in a variety of fields theologians from an array of faiths poets activists and many others have all opened themselves up to Tippett s compassionate yet searching conversation In Becoming Wise Tippett distills the insights she has gleaned from this luminous conversation in its many dimensions into a coherent narrative journey over time and from mind to mind The book is a master class in living curated by Tippett and accompanied by a delightfully ecumenical dream team of teaching faculty The open questions and challenges of our time are intimate and civilizational all at once Tippett says - definitions of when life begins and when death happens of the meaning of community and family and identity of our relationships to technology and through technology The wisdom we seek emerges through the raw materials of the everyday And the enduring question of what it means to be human has now become inextricable from the question of who we are to each other This book offers a grounded and fiercely hopeful vision of humanity for this century - of personal growth but also renewed public life and human spiritual evolution It insists on the possibility of a common life for this century marked by resilience and redemption with beauty as a core moral value and civility and love as muscular practice Krista Tippett s great gift in her work and inBecoming Wise is to avoid reductive simplifications but still find the golden threads that weave people and ideas together into a shimmering braid One powerful common denominator of the lessons imparted to Tippett is the gift of presence of the exhilaration of engagement with life for its own sake not as a means to an end But presence does not mean passivity or acceptance of the status quo Indeed Tippett and her teachers are people whose work meets and often drives powerful forces of change alive in the world today In the end perhaps the greatest blessing conveyed by the lessons of spiritual genius Tippett harvests in Becoming Wise is the strength to meet the world where it really is and then to make it better
By Connie Dawson, Jean Illsley Clarke. 1998
Growing Up Again offers guidance on providing children with the structure and nurturing that are so critical to their healthy… development -- and to our own.As time-tested as it is timely, the expert advice in Growing Up Again Second Edition has helped thousands of readers improve on their parenting practices. Now, substantially revised and expanded, Growing Up Again offers further guidance on providing children with the structure and nurturing that are so critical to their healthy development -- and to our own. Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson provide the information every adult caring for children should know -- about ages and stages of development, ways to nurture our children and ourselves, and tools for personal and family growth. This new edition also addresses the special demands of parenting adopted children and the problem of overindulgence; a recognition and exploration of prenatal life and our final days as unique life stages; new examples of nurturing, structuring, and discounting, as well as concise ways to identify them; help for handling parenting conflicts in blended families, and guidelines on supporting children's spiritual growth.About the Authors:Jean Illsley Clarke is a parent educator, teacher trainer, the author of Self-Esteem: A Family Affair, and co-author of the Help! for Parents series. She is a popular international lecturer and workshop presenter on the topics of self-esteem, parenting, family dynamics, and adult children of alcoholics. Clarke resides in Plymouth, Minnesota.Connie Dawson is a consultant and lecturer who works with adults who work with kids. A former teacher, she trains youth workers to identify and help young people who are at risk. Dawson lives in Evergreen, Colorado.
By Patrician Mccarthy. 2007
Discover someone's true personality by looking at their face Have you ever wondered if the person you are about to… hire is a natural leader? What if you can measure a person's ambition by the bridge of their nose? Did you know that you can determine a person's fidelity by the markings around their eyes? Mien Shiang, the ancient practice of Chinese Face Reading, gives you answers to all of these questions- and more. Fully illustrated with examples of each technique, The Face Reader is a fascinating look at how this practice can be applied at home, in the workplace, and throughout our lives.
Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides From the waterfalls of Yosemite and the colorful Grand Canyon to the Hollywood… Walk of Fame and the Golden Gate Bridge cruise through the best of the West with Moon California Road Trip Inside you ll find Maps and Driving Tools Over 40 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway along with site-to-site mileage driving times and detailed directions for the entire routeEat Sleep Stop and Explore With lists of the best hikes views restaurants and more you can ride a cable car in San Francisco or hike Half Dome descend deep into the Grand Canyon or hit the waves in a classic SoCal surf town Wander through history at Alcatraz snap a photo at Big Sur or marvel at jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Chow down on an authentic Mission burrito lunch on fish tacos by the beach or watch the sunset from a rooftop bar in Los AngelesFlexible Itineraries Drive the entire two-week Best of the West mix and match destinations for shorter road trips or follow strategic itineraries for spending time in San Francisco Yosemite Las Vegas the Grand Canyon Los Angeles and smaller towns along the Pacific Coast HighwayLocal Insight Surfer and adventurer Stuart Thornton shares his thirst for the next secluded beach quirky pit stop and mountaintop vista Planning Your Trip Know when and where to get gas how to avoid traffic tips for driving in different road and weather conditions and suggestions for international visitors LGBTQ travelers seniors and road trippers with kidsWith Moon California Road Trip s practical tips detailed itineraries and local expertise you re ready to fill up the tank and hit the road Doing more than driving through Check out Moon California Moon Grand Canyon or Moon Yosemite Sequoia Kings Canyon
Stop Biting the Tail You're Chasing: Using Buddhist Mind Training to Free Yourself from Painful Emotional Patterns
By Anyen Rinpoche, Allison Choying Zangmo. 2018
How to be free from bondage to your emotions a practical and powerful Buddhist teaching for training the mind… to be content in any circumstance Are emotions our friends or our enemies Is it possible to free ourselves from emotional conflict The Buddhist practice of lojong is a way of letting go of attachment to both positive and negative emotions and leads to profound insight and compassion unbounded by our habitual reactions This book provides a set of tools that you can apply in daily life to gradually relieve your own suffering and extend that relief to everyone you encounter
By Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Goulston. 2018
Goulston s ideas are a bit counter-intuitive but they really do shift the dynamic and help people diffuse… and disarm the irrational person leading to more positive outcomes -- Online MBA Because some people are beyond difficult Let s face it we all know people who are irrational No matter how hard you try to reason with them it never works So what s the solution How do you talk to someone who s out of control What can you do with a boss who bullies a spouse who yells or a friend who frequently bursts into tears In his book Just Listen Mark Goulston shared his bestselling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life Now in his breakthrough new book Talking to Crazy he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all the downright irrational As a psychiatrist Goulston has seen his share of crazy and he knows from experience that you can t simply argue it away The key to handling irrational people is to learn to lean into the crazy to empathize with it That radically changes the dynamic and transforms you from a threat into an ally Talking to Crazy explains this counterintuitive Sanity Cycle and reveals Why people act the way they do How instinctive responses can exacerbate the situation and what to do instead When to confront a problem and when to walk away How to use a range of proven techniques including Time Travel the Fish-bowl and the Belly Roll And much more You can t reason with unreasonable people but you can reach them This powerful and practical book shows you how
By Joanna Faber, Julie King. 2017
A must-have resource for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of… How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.”For over thirty-five years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk for its respectful and effective solutions to the unending challenges of raising children. Now, in response to growing demand, Adele’s daughter, Joanna Faber, along with Julie King, tailor How to Talk’s powerful communication skills to children ages two to seven. Faber and King, each a parenting expert in her own right, share their wisdom accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents and a broad variety of professionals. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, they provide concrete tools and tips that will transform your relationship with the young kids in your life. What do you do with a little kid who…won’t brush her teeth…screams in his car seat…pinches the baby...refuses to eat vegetables…throws books in the library...runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized according to common challenges and conflicts, this book is an essential emergency first-aid manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders. This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers of young children to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year-olds, and the occasional semi-civilized seven-year-old. And, it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers.
By Cara Alwill Leyba. 2018
Can you imagine what life would be like if you could accept failure cellulite wrinkles imperfection … screw-ups and vulnerability I ll tell you what would happen you would finally take that weight off your shoulders and build unshakeable sustainable confidence The truth is that confidence isn t about living up to anyone s expectations it s about affirming every day that you re an effing boss It s not the result of being skinny making a six figure salary finding your dream partner or drinking a green juice every day It requires patience dedication forgiveness bravery and an incredible amount of self-compassion You ve probably read that confidence is a choice and while that s true it s more accurate to say that confidence is a series of repeated choices to accept yourself To choose pride over insecurity And to fearlessly show up in the world as the truest expression of yourself It took me a long time to overcome all the BS It took me a longer time to develop a rock-solid sense of inner-peace and become intimate with my intuition To achieve real confidence that lasted longer than a sugar rush My goal with this book is to share with you how I have arrived here how I ve helped my clients arrive here and hopefully save you years of pain shame and uncertainty Because girl I know how rocky this road can be I m going to show you how to block out all the noise around you and how to free yourself from the opinions and judgment of others I m going to teach you how to trust your gut reclaim your life and rock what you ve got I m going to show you how to own the place
By Stephen Cope. 2012
From the director of the Institute for Extraordinary Living at the famed Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health comes an… incisive and inspiring meditation on living the life you were born to live In this fast-paced age the often overwhelming realities of daily life may leave you feeling uncertain about how to realize your life s true purpose--what spiritual teachers call dharma But yoga master Stephen Cope says that in order to have a fulfilling life you must in fact discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self In The Great Work of Your Life Cope describes the process of unlocking the unique possibility harbored within every human soul The secret he asserts can be found in the pages of a two-thousand-year-old spiritual classic called the Bhagavad Gita--an ancient allegory about the path to dharma told through a timeless dialogue between the fabled archer Arjuna and his divine mentor Krishna Cope takes readers on a step-by-step tour of this revered tale and in order to make it relevant to contemporary readers he highlights well-known Western lives that embody its central principles--including such luminaries as Jane Goodall whose life trajectory shows us the power of honoring The Gift Walt Whitman who listened for the call of the times Susan B Anthony whose example demonstrates the power of focused energy John Keats who was able to let his desire give birth to aspiration and Harriet Tubman whose life was nothing if not a lesson in learning to walk by faith This essential guide also includes everyday stories about following the path to dharma which illustrate the astonishingly contemporary relevance and practicality of this classic yogic story If you re feeling lost in your own life s journey The Great Work of Your Life may provide you with answers to the questions you most urgently need addressed--and may help you to find and to embrace your true calling Advance praise for The Great Work of Your Life Stephen Cope is a national treasure He is an incredibly rare combination of brilliant spiritual thinker elegant prose stylist and empathic grounded teacher The dharma stories threaded throughout The Great Work of Your Life are moving and instructive Keep a pen and paper handy as you read this remarkable book It s like an owner s manual for the soul --Dani Shapiro author of Devotion I am moved and inspired by The Great Work of Your Life the clarity and beauty of the lives lived in it and the timeless dharma it teaches --Jack Kornfield author of A Path with HeartFrom the Hardcover edition
By Maxwell Gillingham. 2006
From not enough space and too many things to not knowing what color to paint the living room walls … many of us struggle with our homes Now Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan frequent makeover expert on HGTV s Mission Organization and Small Spaces Big Style shares the do-it-yourself strategies that have enabled his clients and fans to transform their apartments into well-organized beautiful places that suit their style and budget Week by week Apartment Therapywill guide you to treat common problems eliminate clutter and revamp even the tiniest space Here is an eight-step process that includes A therapeutic questionnaire to help you get in touch with your personal taste and diagnose your home s physical emotional and energy flow issues A prescription with recommendations for each room based on your needs and lifestyle including tips on how to use color lighting and accessories A treatment plan including regular maintenance schedules to ensure the ongoing health of your space Illustrations of floor plans and decorative examples that allow you to visualize concepts before you begin With surprising ease and without elaborate professional help Apartment Therapywill help you clear a path through disorder and indecision to reveal a home you ll love From the Trade Paperback edition
By Christopher Lawford, Drew Pinksy. 2014
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford revisits addiction in his latest book, What Addicts Know, this time framing… the discussion in an entirely new way-the lessons addiction and recovery offer to those of us who haven't battled addiction.For too long, society has considered addicts as an unfortunate group that faces incredible and unique challenges. The reality is that the challenges of the addict are faced-to a greater or lesser extent-by all of us.In a "more is better" society, it's indisputable that we've all experienced cravings and denied the truth about our destructive behaviors-traits shared by addicts who've successfully overcome them. What Addicts Know offers the coping and wellness skills necessary to overcome life's obstacles and self-improvement tips for everything from conquering an unhealthy consumption of junk food, to overcoming toxic relationships. These techniques are not just for addicts; they are for all of us.No one until now has related the lessons and life skills that can be drawn from the collective experience of people in recovery from addiction, particularly the ways those lessons or principles can be used by those in the broader non-recovery community. In What Addicts Know, Lawford recounts the inspiring stories and wisdom of recovering addicts, combining them with cutting-edge scientific findings to give hands-on, practical techniques for recognizing unhealthy impulses and managing them.If you're ready to change for the better your habits, your frame of mind, your relationships, your community, and your life, What Addicts Know is the resource that will educate and inspire you along the way.
By Bruce Weber. 1993
Based on his popular New York Times series bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle… ride from coast to coast P Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill During the summer and fall of 2011 at the age of fifty-seven Bruce Weber an obituary writer for The New York Times made the trip alone and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile a vivid and immediate report of the self-powered life on the road P Now expanding upon the articles and blog posts that quickly became a must-read adventure story Weber gives us Life Is a Wheel a witty inspiring and reflective diary of his journey in which the challenges and rewards of self-reliance and strenuous physical effort yield wry and incisive observations about cycling and America not to mention the pleasures of a three-thousand-calorie breakfast P The story begins on the Oregon coast with Weber wondering what he s gotten himself into and ends in triumph on New York City s George Washington Bridge From Going-to-the-Sun Road in the northern Rockies to the headwaters of the Mississippi and through the cityscapes of Chicago and Pittsburgh his encounters with people and places provide us with an intimate two-wheeled perspective of America And with thousands of miles to travel Weber considers when he s not dealing with tractor-trailers lightning storms dehydration headwinds and loneliness his past his family and the echo that a well-lived life leaves behind P Part travelogue part memoir part romance part paean to the bicycle as a simple mode of both mobility and self-expression and part bemused and panicky account of a middle-aged man s attempt to stave off well you know Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and beguiling escape for biking enthusiasts armchair travelers and any readers who are older than they were yesterday
By S. C. Gwynne. 2014
From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of… how Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson became a great and tragic American hero.Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon, even Robert E. Lee, he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country's greatest military figures. His brilliance at the art of war tied Abraham Lincoln and the Union high command in knots and threatened the ultimate success of the Union armies. Jackson's strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged; he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future. In April 1862 Jackson was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause. By June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western world. He had, moreover, given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked--hope--and struck fear into the hearts of the Union. Rebel Yell is written with the swiftly vivid narrative that is Gwynne's hallmark and is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict between historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson's private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It traces Jackson's brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.