Fierce, Funny, and Female is the prequel to the critically acclaimed, nationally award-winning and bestselling memoir, Never Give in to Fear. In her raw, vivid, and unabashed style, author Marti MacGibbon delivers a sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, always engaging account of her passage through trauma, betrayal, and loss in adolescence and young adulthood to discover her inner badass self. As one of the first women to work as a laborer in the Texas oil field, she set off explosives and staked oil wells before realizing her childhood dream of becoming a successful standup comic. Marti introduces readers to a wide range of characters in her life: from sleazy authority figures, wannabe Sixties musicians and crazed Corn Belt cult leaders, to Texas oil billionaires and wildcatters, to wild-eyed redneck coworkers who robbed banks on their lunch hour, in the company truck. The book includes scenes with iconic comedians, Hollywood entertainment industry moguls, and a legendary bluesman, and offers insights into resiliency, courage, and self-empowerment.
Imagine sending your spouse to war with a heavy heart, then receiving a life-shattering phone call telling you he's been badly injured. Your beloved returns to your arms, but changed, broken, angry, conflicted, and in need of around-the-clock care. What do you do?
Meet the women who drew upon their inner resilience and prevailed. Their vivid personal accounts provide inspiration to those who face daunting challenges, and offer a path forward. Each one of these brave, strong military spouses shares her personal tale of reuniting, recovering, and rebuilding with her catastrophically wounded warrior.
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife offers an intimate look into the chaotic and demanding lives of military spouses as they adjust to living with injured combat veterans. These women are thrust into caretaker roles for service members who return home with amputated limbs, brain injuries, burns, and disabilities, with virtually no support or training. Posttraumatic stress tears their families apart, and they must wrestle with huge, imposing questions: Does he still love me? Must I sacrifice my career forever? How will this affect my kids, my sex life, my happiness?
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife reveals the innermost thoughts of women who faced these challenges and prevailed--to not just survive, but thrive.
There is no safety in silence, only the loss of "self." We hide our dirty little secrets because we fear the judgement of others. Alone, we ask "Can I bear myself? Can I stand the truth?" Until we shatter our secrets and share our stories in order to be released from shame, we cannot find the freedom, joy, and love that's waiting for us on the other side. Picking up the pieces after emotional and financial devastation, Ann Peck revisits the hidden stories that shaped her self-concept and self-doubt. Anxiety, rape, domestic violence, a husband's sex addiction, failed relationships, codependency, resentments, and sexual shame, they're all there in her unblinking search for empowerment and self-love.
Ensoulment is an encounter with a young filmmaker struggling to explain the feminine, according to psychologist Carl Jung’s theories. She interviews authors and leaders including Dr. James Hollis, Dr. Abigail Disney, Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, Dr. Cynthia Eller and Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, amongst others, to broaden her perspective about what the feminine is and how it takes place in Western culture. What starts out as an attempt to make a film, ends in a search of meaning, belonging and the path back to her true self.
Do you ever say, “I can only do ten things at once!”
Is your “to-do” list as long as the menu at The Chessecake Factory?
Is “down time” riding in the elevator on the way to your next meeting?
If this sounds familiar, Success Without Stress is the book for you and your overwhelmed friends. It’s full of smart, effective strategies to “calm the hell down!” The writing is fun, informative and snappy. It’s like a big sister sharing her inside secrets to success.
Do you know that you can actually make more money with less stress? You’re not successful because you’re able to go in five directions at once. You’re successful in spite of it. The calmer and more grounded you become, the more success you’ll experience. You’ll have the presence of mind to make decisions thoughtfully, communicate clearly, and build your business purposefully.
The chapters in the book are short. You’ll have time to read them. Learn a new technique at lunch and try it out in the afternoon. Find a chapter that resonates while waiting in your client’s reception area. Then give it a whirl in the meeting. Read a chapter in the bathroom. When you leave, wearing your power lipstick, test-run a new strategy on your staff.
The book is designed to develop new habits. For example, how do you fire an abusive client with grace? How can you organize your schedule so you feel accomplished at the end of the day? How about learning to keep a professional distance between you and your employees?
You deserve a life. A good one. Having a business doesn’t mean you need to give that up. Isn’t it time to reduce feeling overwhelmed? Once you master the techniques in Success Without Stress, you’ll achieve more success and make more money. Oh, and be happier.
Emily Addams, foodie professor of women’s studies at Arbor State, a land grant university in Northern California, finds herself an unlikely suspect in the poisoning of a man she barely knows: Professor Peter Elliott of Plant Biology, the hotshot developer of a new genetically modified corn.
How did her cornbread end up in his hand as he lay in the smelly muck of a pig’s pen?
As Emily and her colleagues try to identify who and what has poisoned Peter, they also struggle to keep a new and corporate-minded administration from defunding the women’s and ethnic studies programs.
In the process of solving the mystery, Emily and her network deepen their ties to each other and uncover some of the dark secrets of a university whose traditionally communal values are being polluted by a wave of profit-fueled ideals.
Kate D. Mahoney is a miracle and she wants you to know you are too, even if that's not what you'd call it. The Misfit Miracle Girl: Candid Reflections is an inspirational, humorous and inviting collection of essays.
Diagnosed with stage four germ cell ovarian cancer while on summer vacation, Kate' s world changed overnight. Then there was her recovery from multi-system organ failure that doctors said could not explain medically. Kate's story, as the title suggests, is a collection of candid reflections from her life before, during, and after a Vatican approved miracle.
Kate shares, "I woke up from a coma to this declaration that I was a miracle. In everyone else's eyes I was instantly the face of something bigger than myself and my immediate, human set of circumstances, like walking, talking or feeding myself were seemingly overlooked because I was labeled miracle girl."
In her inspirational memoir, "The Misfit Miracle Girl: Candid Reflections" join Kate on the tumultuous, hilarious journey of personal transformation as she humanizes her experiences as patient, caregiver, and life as an often misplaced, misunderstood mis-fit miracle girl.
Kate wants you to know that what you think, what you feel and who you are matters. You always have a voice.
Writing with her characteristic boldness, grace, and gut-level honesty, Michelle McKinney Hammond challenges women to unearth the hidden gift of their femininity.
Readers will gain a new, biblically based perspective on their femininity and a few laughs along the way as they experience Michelle's refreshing take on the real feminine mystique. They will discover:
the power of influence
the pitfalls of manipulation
the strength of vulnerability
how to make up for their mate's weaknesses
how to take advantage of his strengths
Instead of being threatened by men and unsure of their own value, readers can truly embrace the precious value of being women as they inspire the world with their intrinsic strength, intuition, sensitivity, and yes, sexuality.
Found Treasures launches women on an unforgettable journey of personal and spiritual discovery. With biblical references and an application-based approach, ordinary objects become the tools to discover deeper meaning for their lives as self-worth is uncovered. A meaning that seeps into every aspect of life: the skills she offers God, relationships, ministry, and her legacy.
At this moment, one in three Americans is entering midlife, and many are wondering, "How did I get to be this old?" Plenty will turn to miracle creams, injections, fillers, and surgery to reverse the hands of time, but Kessler investigates the largely unexplored side of anti-aging: what it takes to be younger, not just look younger. Guided by an open but pleasantly skeptical mind, a thirst for adventure, and a sense of humor, she investigates America’s youth obsession and decides, on a very personal level, what to do about it. She is at once the careful reporter, the immersion journalist, the self-designated lab rat, and a midlife woman who is not interested in being as old as her driver’s license insists she is.
Counterclockwise is a lively quest to discover how to maintain stamina, vitality, fortitude, and creativity right to the very end.
"The human smile is an anti-gravity device. Kessler’s delightful, witty book actually takes 20 yearsoff your face!"