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By David Usher. 2016
A national bestseller, Let the Elephants Run is the essential guidebook for anyone looking to reignite their creativity.Creativity is in…everyone’s DNA, not a select few. Award-winning musician and founder of CloudID Creativity Lab David Usher believes we just need the right tools to help us reconnect with our imaginations in our day-to-day lives, whether in the head office, the home office, or the artist’s studio. Using a mix of personal anecdotes and professional examples from the worlds of industry, technology, science, music, and art, he shows us that creativity is not magic; it is a learnable skill that any person or business can master. The dynamic full-colour design includes photographs, artwork, and illustrations, as well as action pages to help readers start cultivating the habit of documenting their ideas for future execution. Based on his wildly popular speaking engagements, Let the Elephants Run is the essential guidebook to reigniting and nurturing our creativity in accessible and productive ways.
By Sharon Blackie. 2018
Taking as her starting point the inspiration and wisdom that can be derived from myth, fairy tales, and folk culture,…Dr. Sharon Blackie offers a set of practical and grounded tools for enchanting our lives and the places we live, so leading to a greater sense of meaning and of belonging to the world. Enchantment. By Dr. Blackie’s definition, a vivid sense of belongingness to a rich and many-layered world, a profound and whole-hearted participation in the adventure of life. Enchantment is a natural, spontaneous human tendency — one we possess as children, but lose, through social and cultural pressures, as we grow older. It is an attitude of mind which can be cultivated: the enchanted life is possible for anyone. It is intuitive, embraces wonder, and fully engages the mythic imagination — but it is also deeply embodied in ecology, grounded in place and community.To live this way is to be challenged, to be awakened, to be gripped and shaken to the core by the extraordinary which lies at the heart of the ordinary.
By Jean Vanier. 2003
One of our deepest human desires and needs is to live in peace. We all yearn for peace, but what…is it exactly? How do we find it, and how can we bring peace to our lives and our communities? Jean Vanier reflects on recent world events, identifying the sources of conflict and fear within and among individuals, communities, and nations that thwart us in our quest for peace. Peace is not just the work of governments or armies or diplomats, he argues, but the task of each one of us. We can all become makers of peace. We can do our part. And though it's easy to be a love of peace and much more difficult to be a worker for peace, Vanier shows us that ordinary people, unknown and unrecognized, are transforming our world little by little, finding peace in our neighbourhoods and lighting the way to change.
By Dr David Posen. 2013
From the bestselling author of Authenticity and The Little Book of Stress Relief comes the definitive guide to treating —…and eliminating — excessive stress in the workplace.Dr. David Posen, a popular speaker and a leading expert on stress mastery, identifies the three biggest problems that contribute to burnout and low productivity: Volume, Velocity, and Abuse. He shares revealing anecdotes and offers clear descriptions of the biology of stress to illustrate how downsizing, economic uncertainty, and technology have made the workplace more toxic than ever. Most importantly, he offers practical advice and easy techniques for managing the harmful symptoms and side effects of stress.Witty, engaging, and accessible, Is Work Killing You? touches on everything from meetings to tweeting, from fake work to face time, from deadlines to dead tired, and more. With this book, Dr. Posen gives us the tools to stop harming our most valuable resource — ourselves.
By Ruth Haley Barton. 2006
Winner of a 2006 Logos Book Award! Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God?…Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Do you wonder how you might truly live your life as God created you to live it? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God's transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a "rule of life" that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life. Each chapter includes exercises to help you begin the practices--individually and in a group context. The final chapter puts it all together in a way that will help you arrange your life for spiritual transformation. The choice to establish your own sacred rhythm is the most important choice you can make with your life.
By Anne Johnson, Claire Delduca, Reg Morris. 2021
This valuable self-help book for people affected by cancer, their loved ones and friends focuses on self-care when life hurts.…It explores the impact of cancer and explains why the usual ways of coping may leave people stuck. The first book of its kind to focus on the scientifically based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach, it helps people to find ways to cope with painful thoughts and feelings, and to rebuild a meaningful life despite the cancer. With an emphasis on value-based living the book illustrates skills such as mindfulness and the development of acceptance to help people affected by cancer to participate in a fuller life and gain a greater sense of well-being. It combines evidence-based practice with the experiences of people who are living with cancer in the form of numerous quotations throughout, as well as paper and pencil ‘thought’ exercises. Living Your Life with Cancer through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy helps people affected by cancer to feel more able to sit with the uncertainty of their future, show themselves kindness and compassion and to learn to be true to themselves, no matter what the cancer throws at them. It is also important reading for psychological therapists working in oncology.
By Kyle Ferguson. 2021
A holistic method for practicing hot yoga--a new 40-pose series of postures based on modern understandings of anatomy and movement.Bringing…hot yoga beyond Bikram and into the 21st century, Beyond Hot Yoga offers a bold new science-backed 40-pose sequence. Built on up-to-date insights on bodily movement--and the understanding that all bodies are different--author, practitioner, and teacher Kyle Ferguson challenges the long-held belief that all yoga poses are right for all people. He also opens up a vital conversation regarding the principles of embodiment and interconnectedness in yoga, doing so with humor, erudition, and tongue-in-cheek wit.More than just a practice guide, Beyond Hot Yoga is a shake-it-up investigation of ideas: it encourages a new exploration of the social nature of human beings, emphasizes the harmony between physical design and mental process, and explores the philosophy of embodiment and the spiritual value of practice. Included are quarantine-tailored adjustments for reaping the benefits of the hot yoga sequence for when you can't get to a class, as well as tips on alignment, postures, and learning to read and listen to your body as you practice yoga.
By Amanda Gilbert. 2021
Cultivate an open heart and deepen your kindness and compassion response with this accessible, 28-day program of meditation and mindfulness…exercises for a new generation of meditators.You've heard about all the ways meditation can help improve your overall health and wellbeing. You've probably even tried it once or twice and are thinking, "Now what?"Maintaining a meditation practice can seem like a daunting task, but Kindness Now will introduce you to the basics of mindfulness meditation and guide you into a deeper practice intended to promote personal growth and connection to your authentic self. Meditation teacher Amanda Gilbert introduces the traditional Buddhist heart practices known as the brahma-viharas-- Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Equanimity--as the foundation for a successful meditation practice. Gilbert will instruct you on how to bring these heart practices into your life through her 28-day guided meditation program aimed at helping you become a kinder, more compassionate, and radically loving person. With each daily practice, you will learn how to be more resilient in the face of common stressors, including anxiety, feelings of depression, "imposter" syndrome, and social media comparison effects, and ultimately make meditation an essential part of your life and self-care practice.
By Shereen Öberg. 2021
Discover how to heal, thrive and spread love by cultivating positive thoughts, self-love and acceptance. It's time to reshape your…life and the world around you.In this empowering book, Shereen Öberg dives deep into how we can create more positivity in our lives, releasing fears, worries, and negative emotions in order to raise our vibration and reach a state of inner gratitude and abundance. Shereen's aim is to raise the collective vibration of the world through her teachings. She shows us how to raise our own vibration, feeding the world with positivity - something that is needed more than ever during an unstable time of worldwide healing and recovery.Through Shereen's well-established Law of Positivism philosophy, she will demonstrate that deep healing and transformation come from giving attention to past wounds and traumas to truly come to terms with who we are and find the ultimate self-love and acceptance. In the pages of this powerful guide, you will learn: • How to cultivate healthy, meaningful relationships • The ways that you can heal your wounds from the past • How to stop having negative thoughts about yourself and your life • The art of creating healthy boundaries • How to reverse any negative programming that has hurt your mental, emotional, physical or spiritual healthThe Law of Positivism will teach you how to fully blossom into the positive, free, blissful soul you were born to be!
By Samantha Dion Baker. 2021
See the world around you in a whole new way with this inspiring guide to nature drawing, urban sketching, travel…drawing, drawing from memory or photos, and sketch journaling.In Draw Your World, Samantha Dion Baker gives you everything you need to begin a new art practice or enliven an existing one. She shares her favorite tools and materials, simple technical lessons such as composition, shadows and light, symmetry, and perspective, plus fun motivational exercises like drawing from memory, urban sketching, travel journaling, and experimental art. With helpful step-by-steps and stunning visual examples from Baker's own work, Draw Your World will help you hone your skills and capture the details of your unique and remarkable life in a sketch journal or as finished artwork.
By Amy Newmark. 2015
Navigating eldercare can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with dementia. You&’ll find what you need in these pages, with great…advice from families who have been there, done that! These revealing stories from family caregivers—spouses, grown children and grandchildren—share the emotional support and practical tips that you need as you navigate the world of eldercare, especially when Alzheimer&’s or other dementias are part of it. You&’ll feel less alone and more empowered in your new role as you help your loved ones. Find the help you need in these stories about: • Joining your family member in his or her new reality • Understanding and accepting Alzheimer&’s and dementia • Tough choices—moving, driving, hiring help, finances • Independent living, assisted living, memory care, or staying home • Love, loss, romance and friendships • Self-care and perspective for the caregiver • Making your &“village&” and asking for help • Learning how to be patient and compassionate • Finding the humor and the blessings along the way • Strategies and tips that work for family caregivers Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible. Chicken Soup for the Soul solicits and publishes stories from the LGBTQ community and from people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.
By Charlotte Joko Beck. 2021
Fresh and never-before published talks on the crux of Buddhist practice and how to uncover wonder in your daily life…from legendary Zen teacher and bestselling author Charlotte Joko Beck."As you embrace the suffering of life, the wonder shows up at the same time. They go together."--Charlotte Joko BeckIn this collection of never-before published teachings by Charlotte Joko Beck, one of the most influential Western-born Zen teachers, she explores our &“core beliefs&”—the hidden, negative convictions we hold about ourselves that direct our thoughts and behavior and prevent us from experiencing life as it is. Wryly humorous and relatable, Beck uses powerfully clear language to show how our lives present us with daily opportunities to move from thinking to experiencing, from compulsivity to confidence, and from anguish to peace. Whether you are a Zen practitioner or a reader interested in exploring these teachings for the first time, Ordinary Wonder offers the depth and breadth of Beck&’s remarkable experience in an accessible guide to practice amidst the struggles of daily life.
By Gary Zukav. 1973
The author of the legendary #1 New York Times bestseller The Seat of the Soul shows us step-by-fascinating-step how to…create a life of love and where that now leads.Internationally acclaimed author and teacher, Gary Zukav, shares a new vision of power and hope in this time of extraordinary transformation. Universal Human gives us new tools to grow spiritually and shows us how to transform everyday experiences of hopelessness, emptiness, and pain into fulfillment, meaning, and joy. It points us toward a startling new destination—a species that is beyond culture, religion, nation, ethnic group, and gender, a species whose allegiance is to Life first and all else second—and shows us how to get there. Universal Human examines our disintegrating social structures and the new social structures that are replacing them. It shows us a new creation story—our new creation story—as we create it with our choices, our deeds, and our words. A new human consciousness is replacing the old human consciousness. Authentic power—the alignment of the personality with soul—is replacing external power, the ability to manipulate and control. Zukav explains that the potential of a new era of humanity based on love instead of fear is upon us, but only we can bring it into being. Universal Human shows us how. It is a book that you will never forget.
By Todd And Tilghman. 2021
What does a forty-two-year-old, small-town pastor do when he wins one of the most popular singing competitions in the world?…Todd Tilghman and his wife, Brooke, share how decades of unrelenting challenges have taught them a joyful mindset of embracing not only winning The Voice but also "every little win" along the way.When Todd Tilghman, pastor and father of eight from Meridian, Mississippi, auditioned for The Voice,he counted it as a win simply to sing in front of an audience other than family and church members. Despite no music or vocal training, he not only made it through the blind audition--with all four celebrity judges vying to coach him--he also won the show's entire eighteenth season. Fans were drawn to Todd's tremendous joy on stage, giving them much-needed inspiration during the hard challenges of a global pandemic.In their first book, Todd and Brooke share how their focus on joy and celebrating every little win has helped them to overcome numerous challenges over their twenty-plus-year marriage. From adopting two children from South Korea to fighting for their newborn son's life to pastoring a small congregation through periods of adversity, Todd and Brooke share the lessons they've learned and the strategies that have moved them from fear to faith to ever-present joy.
By Ryan Leak. 2021
By blending personal stories, inspirational anecdotes, riveting psychology, get-up-and-go encouragement, and just plain practical step-by-step advice, Ryan Leak shows how…chasing failure just may be the quickest way to success.We all have something we&’d love to do, but often our fear of failure outweighs the potential of our destiny. But what if we found out that failure could actually help us succeed? Through Ryan Leak&’s journey of chasing the girl of his dreams to his NBA fantasy and his encounter with five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, Chasing Failure helps us remove every excuse for not pursuing the life we want to live.In this book Ryan also talks about the science behind why people are afraid to fail, mixing in real-life stories and adding practical steps to help us intentionally chase failure. As he says, &“God promises to be with you always, even through the failure.&” This book is for the dreamers who have been afraid to move—and even those who have been afraid to dream. Ultimately, Chasing Failure will help us build confidence in what God has called us to do. As a motivational speaker, whether addressing people in corporations, churches, or youth events, Ryan has a message of hope: failure is right around the corner, so be brave enough to chase it! The good life is on the other side.
In this inclusive, illustrated history and guide to skin care and beauty, journalist and founder of Very Good Light David Yi…teaches us that self-care, wellness, and feeling beautiful transcends time, boundaries, and binaries—and that pretty boys can change the world Chanel and Goop might have seemed ahead of the curve when they launched their men&’s beauty and wellness lines, but pharaohs were exfoliating, moisturizing, and masking eons earlier. Thousands of years before Harry Styles strutted down the red carpet with multicolored fingernails, Babylonian army officials had their own personal manicure sets. And BTS might have become an international sensation for their smoky eyes and perfect pouts, but the Korean Hwarang warriors who put on a full face before battle preceded them by centuries. Pretty Boys unearths diverse and surprising beauty icons who have redefined what masculinity and gender expression look like throughout history, to empower us to live and look our truths. Whether you're brand new to beauty, or you already have a ten-step routine, Pretty Boys will inspire and teach you how to find your best self through tutorials, beauty secrets, and advice from the biggest names in the beauty industry, Hollywood, and social media. From Frank Ocean&’s skin-care routine to Clark Gable&’s perfectly styled hair, Rami Malek&’s subtle eyeliner to a face beat to the gods à la Boy George or Kimchi the drag queen, K-Beauty to clean beauty, Pretty Boys will completely change the way we all see gender expression and identity.
By Christi Johnson. 2021
Explore personal transformation through the stitching of dreams and intentions. Anything but ordinary, Mystical Stitches combines the beloved and accessible craft of embroidery with a spiritual…element, introducing a rich treasury of 200 magical symbols you can use to set an intention and create personal icons to wear or embellish items in the home. Christi Johnson offers unique patterns inspired by botanicals, animals, numbers, the cosmos, earth elements, zodiac signs, and mythical beasts, for novice or well-practiced crafters to combine into talismans with personal meaning. Johnson&’s folk art style is vibrant and unintimidating and provides a framework for bringing spiritual elements into physical form. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
By Jessamyn Stanley. 2021
Finding self-acceptance both on and off the mat. In Sanskrit, yoga means to &“yoke.&” To yoke mind and body, movement…and breath, light and dark, the good and the bad. This larger idea of &“yoke&” is what Jessamyn Stanley calls the yoga of the everyday—a yoga that is not just about perfecting your downward dog but about applying the hard lessons learned on the mat to the even harder daily project of living. In a series of deeply honest, funny autobiographical essays, Jessamyn explores everything from imposter syndrome to cannabis to why it&’s a full-time job loving yourself, all through the lens of yoke. She calls out an American yoga complex that prefers debating the merits of cotton versus polyblend leggings rather than owning up to its overwhelming Whiteness. She questions why the Western take on yoga so often misses—or misuses—the tradition&’s spiritual dimension. And reveals what she calls her own &“whole-ass problematic&”: Growing up Baháí, loving astrology, learning to meditate, finding prana in music. And in the end, Jessamyn invites every reader to find the authentic spirit of yoke—linking that good and that bad, that light and that dark.
By Teresa J. Brooks. 2021
Descubre tu destino con números: detalles cuando una persona comenzó a identificar varias causas, en su comportamiento inmediato, su entorno…y su naturaleza de control sobre su temperamento. Es una ciencia cósmica que revela los misterios ocultos de los números. Su origen se remonta a épocas anteriores, cuando una persona comenzó a identificar varias causas, en su comportamiento inmediato, su entorno y su naturaleza de control sobre su temperamento. En este libro, aprenderás: .Qué es la numerología .Los orígenes de la numerología y la rica historia que la rodea. .Por qué funciona la numerología .Una introducción básica a la numerología .Cómo usar tu nombre para descubrir tu destino. .Qué significan los números de raíz para ti. .Qué significa el número que suman tus datos en términos de tu destino También es recomendable mirar tanto el número básico como el horóscopo antes de decidir qué número de nombre vibraría mejor para ti. La numerología en palabras simples se ocupa de la predicción del futuro con la ayuda de los números.
Today's life is stressful by itself, for the vast majority, the pandemic that reached its peak in 2020, with all…its associated consequences, ultimately requires a greater capacity for recovery, but this time, from “love”. This book will ultimately be your Bible of Gratitude, Tolerance and Resilience, it does not matter if it takes you to do it in a few months, in a year or in two, what really matters is to do each task well done and with your heart.