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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 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 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.
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 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.
Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things
By Courtenay Hameister. 2018
The hilarious and poignant story of one chronically anxious woman s quest to become braver by seeking out… the kinds of experiences she s spent her life avoiding Cheryl Strayed For most of her life and even during her years as the host of a popular radio show Courtenay Hameister lived in a state of near-constant dread and anxiety She fretted about everything Her age Her size Her romantic prospects How likely it was that she would get hit by a bus on the way home Until a couple years ago when in her mid-forties she decided to fight back against her debilitating anxieties by spending a year doing little things that scared her--things that the average person might consider doing for a half second before deciding nope Things like attending a fellatio class She did that She also spent an afternoon in a sensory deprivation tank got legally high in the middle of a workday had a session with a professional cuddler braved twenty-eight first dates and perhaps scariest of all actually met someone who might possibly appreciate her for who she is Refreshing relatable and pee-your-pants funny Okay Fine Whatever is Courtenay s hold-nothing-back account of her adventures on the front lines of Mere Human Woman vs Fear reminding us that even the tiniest amount of bravery is still bravery and that no matter who you are it s possible to fight complacency and become bold or at least bold-ish a little at a time
<p>The classic guide, revised with up-to-the-minute information! <p>Out of the Red: <p> <li>Do this month's bills pile up before you've… paid last month's? <li>Do you regularly receive past-due notices? <li>Do you get letters threatening legal action if immediate payment is not made? <li>Do the total amounts of your revolving charge accounts keep rising?</li> <p> <p>Whether you are currently in debt or fear you're falling into debt, you are not alone. Sixty million Americans--from doctors to secretaries, from executives to the unemployed--face the same problem and live under the same daily stress. Based on the proven techniques of the national Debtors Anonymous program, here is the first complete, step-by-step guide to getting out of debt once and for all. You'll learn: <p> <li>how to recognize the warning signs of serious debt <li>how to negotiate with angry creditors, collection agencies, and the IRS <li>how to design a realistic and painless payback schedule <li>how to identify your spending blind spots <li>how to cope with the anxiety and daily pressures of owing money <li>plus the three cardinal rules for staying out of debt forever, and much more!</li> <p> <p>This book is neither sponsored nor endorsed by Debtors Anonymous. A recovered debtor, the author is intimately familiar with the success of the Debtors Anonymous program.</p>
By Napoleon Hill, Dennis Kimbro. 1991
An inspiring an powerful success guide ESSENCEAuthor and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines bestseeling author Napolean Hilll s law of… success with his own vast knowledge of business contemporary affairs and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans including Spike Lee Jesse Jackson Dr Selma Burke Oprah Winfrey and many others The result is inspiring practical clearly written and totally workable Use it to unlock the treasure you have always dreamed of--the treasure that at last is within your reach From the Paperback edition
By Ryan Holiday. 2016
"While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with… sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition." --from the prologue Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to history. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by conquering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well. In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, "you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you've set out to achieve."From the Hardcover edition.
Fly Out of CHAOS Can t Have Anyone Over Syndrome Into Order--One BabyStep at a TimeWith her special blend… of housecleaning tips humor and musings about daily life Marla Cilley a k a The FlyLady shows you how to manage clutter and chaos and get your home--and your life--in order Drawn from the lessons and tools used in her popular mentoring program the FlyLady system helps you create doable housekeeping routines and break down overwhelming chores into manageable missions that will restore peace to your home--and your psyche Soon you ll be able to greet guests without fear find your keys locate your kids and most of all learn how to FLY Finally Love Yourself From the Trade Paperback edition
By Patrice Gopo. 2018
Patrice Gopo grew up in Anchorage Alaska the child of Jamaican immigrants who had little experience being black… in America From her white Sunday school classes as a child to her early days of marriage in South Africa to a new home in the American South with a husband from another land Patrice s life is a testament to the challenges and beauty of the world we each live in a world in which cultures overlap every day In All the Colors We Will See Patrice seamlessly moves across borders of space and time to create vivid portraits of how the reality of being different affects her quest to belong In this poetic and often courageous collection of essays Patrice examines the complexities of identity in our turbulent yet hopeful time of intersecting heritages As she digs beneath the layers of immigration questions and race relations Patrice also turns her voice to themes such as marriage and divorce the societal beauty standards we hold and the intricacies of living out our faith With an eloquence born of pain and longing Patrice s reflections guide us as we consider our own journeys toward belonging challenging us to wonder if the very differences dividing us might bring us together after all
By Leah Cohen. 2013
A short, concise book in favor of honoring doubt and admitting when the answer is: I don't know. In a… tight, enlightening narrative, Leah Hager Cohen explores why, so often, we attempt to hide our ignorance, and why, in so many different areas, we would be better off coming clean. Weaving entertaining, anecdotal reporting with eye-opening research, she considers both the ramifications of and alternatives to this ubiquitous habit in arenas as varied as education, finance, medicine, politics, warfare, trial courts, and climate change. But it's more than just encouraging readers to confess their ignorance Cohen proposes that we have much to gain by embracing uncertainty. Three little words can in fact liberate and empower, and increase the possibilities for true communication. So much becomes possible when we honor doubt. .
By Viviane Gamerro. 2018
Con cete y conocer s el mundo cambia y cambiar s el mundo Todos atravesamos… momentos de crisis y nos resistimos al cambio Todos nos guiamos por lo que hemos aprendido y por c mo se supone que debemos ser P P Este libro propone un enfoque diferente para superar las crisis y crecer con ellas es necesario aceptar el cambio e iniciar un viaje interior para descubrir nuestra verdadera esencia No es un camino f cil pero es posible Viviane Gamerro licenciada en Psicolog a por la Universidad de Barcelona te propone un reto y te da la soluci n abandonar los clich s abrazar el cambio desaprender lo aprendido y descubrir a esa maravillosa persona que no es otra que t misma P P Para ello preg ntate con amor Realmente me conozco o creo que soy como me definen los dem s Es posible que te hayas visto a ti misma a trav s de los ojos ajenos sin siquiera preguntarte si lo que reflejan es tu verdadero yo que durante mucho tiempo corrieras tras lo que se supon a daba la felicidad sin siquiera preguntarte si todo eso era lo que a ti te llenaba
By John Gray. 2017
The author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time returns with an updated guide for today’s… generation.Two decades ago, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus revolutionized the way we thought about love and partnership. John Gray’s work has helped countless readers improve and even save their relationships. But as society evolves, relationships do, too. It’s time to move beyond Mars and Venus, toward a new relationship model for modern couples.Today, men and women are no longer trapped by rigid societal roles. Now more than ever, we have the freedom to be our authentic selves. Women can access their masculine side, and men can embrace their feminine side. This new freedom is a good thing, but it also brings new challenges.Men and women still need the right tools and skills to help build stronger relation- ships. While previous generations sought "role mate” relationships, based on the more rigid gender roles of the time, today’s couples need a new kind of relationship: a "soul mate” relationship. These more emotionally satisfying relationships require a deeper understanding of our partners’ individual needs. In Beyond Mars and Venus, Gray teaches you how to strengthen your bond and grow in love together, so you and your loved one can meet each other’s needs in the best way possible, bringing you lasting happiness and a fulfilling partnership.