From award-winning musician turned communications expert Peter Himmelman, science-based techniques and simple exercises to get unstuck and unlock your creative potential.
Do you want to stop procrastinating? Would you love to be more creative? Is there an idea you’ve dreamt of making a reality? Whether it's learning ragtime piano, losing 30 pounds, or starting an organic jellybean company, Himmelman's unique, inspiring methods will give you the tools and confidence you need to harness your fear and take steps to make your goals a reality.
Using practices mined from his years as a successful musician, Himmelman shows you how to open your mind and unite left AND right-brained thinking through powerful and deceptively easy exercises that will enable you to:
Create more fearlessly, whether it's an ad campaign, a song, or a new business
Communicate more effectively
Finish projects that have stayed in the "bits and pieces" phase forever
Make your ideas take shape in the real world
The perfect tool for anyone in a mental rut, Let Me Out will force you to stop listening to the negative thoughts that hold you back and achieve the professional and personal success you deserve.
When facing setbacks, simply ask yourself, “What would North Denver Johnnie do?”
North Denver Johnnie isn’t your typical teenager. His street smarts and innate ability to see things differently take him from one of the most dangerous high schools in the city to highly sought-after positions in successful companies (stopping at the pool hall, disco, and car dealership along the way). Turning adversity into a platform for life lessons, this charming and beloved protagonist provides invaluable insight into career management and workplace advancement.
From the Author: For more than forty years, my impassionate curiosity has driven me to discover how the seemingly impossible plans and dreams are transformed into reality. Who are the individuals who push the limits of what's possible? What is their secret? How do they defy the odds? You will meet such people in this book. More importantly, you will learn the seven powers that, when developed, can thrust you into their circle of high-achievers with the confidence to step away from the naysayers and blaze your own trail. The jaw-dropping achievers you'll meet in this book soared to success in business, education, high tech careers, the military, sports, writing, real estate, and so much more despite unrelenting barriers and naysayers shouting—You can't! Faced with advice to give up on their life-long dreams, they determined they would prove them wrong and they would be the ones to make it happen. More importantly, they'll tell you how they did it! Get ready to discover and harness the incredible power that is waiting to go to work for you today!
Award-winning Wild Ideas: Creativity from the Inside Out takes you on an intimate journey through the seven stages of the creative process. All along the way, counselor and artist Cathy Wild interweaves her own deeply personal story as well as provocative insights gleaned from her many years in private practice. Discover your authentic voice while exploring timeless themes that compel creative expression--curiosity and imagination, mystery and mourning, chaos and clarity, suffering and gratitude and many more. Reading Wild Ideas is a dynamic experiential process that will support you on a profound personal journey of transformation.
No matter who you are, your story is a part of something big, the fabric of history and the human experience. Once written and shared, your story will change someone. And that someone is most likely you.
A Story that Matters offers an accessible and simplified way to get your stories written. Each chapter is divided into three sections: the first discusses memoir writing in the context of themes, motherhood, childhood, relationships, professional life, and spiritual journey; the second provides basic writing and editing prescription, with a focus on common beginner mistakes and roadblocks; and the third provides a sample story related to the life theme discussed in the first section of the chapter. Chock full of writing and editing lessons that focus on how to get a first draft written and how to craft the draft into a compelling story, A Story That Matters explores our ability to help, heal, and connect to others through story, reminding us of the greater need for a broader array of authentic voices in the story-sharing universe.
Activate your bigger intelligence. Most of us walk through life relying on rational thinking and half-baked ideas as our guide. This clear and refreshing book will help you get out of the old rut of thinking only with your brain. Dr. Mayfield has cracked the code on the mysteries of how the body and mind (actually a bodymind) function together. By combining western medical physiology with classical acupuncture theory, he has pulled back the curtain with stories and simple understanding that let everyone feel their own bodymind connection. With seven simple habits, he shows us how to step out of the pain and suffering of mind-centered consciousness and fully live in the heart-centered world of our own making. You will learn how to: • Release painful memories and old traumas • Take control of your multi-dimensional body intelligence • Tune into “first feelings” and listen to your innate wisdom • Rediscover the joy of movement you felt as a child • Bring your life into harmony with how all your organs operate • Experience your best, illuminated self • Achieve peace of mind
You’ve heard about the Law of Attraction. Maybe you’ve even tried to create abundance in your own life. Did you succeed? This author has. Boni went from living the nightmare (foreclosure and bankruptcy) to become a multi-millionaire—and she created it consciously. The power to create anything already exists within us. You are no exception. If you can think and feel, you can learn to work with energy to create abundance. The Map to Abundance will help you take your inborn creation abilities to the next level—the fully-conscious, totally-at-your-fingertips level, where money flows like water and joy is an everyday reality. Boni has created a literal “map” to help you change your relationship to money and abundance.
You will learn:
Why money is different and why you need to approach it differently from anything else you manifest.
Step by step guidance to discover your hidden blockages to abundance and resolve them once and for all.
How to test yourself for limiting beliefs and (better yet) how to change them permanently.
How to tell when your energy is shifting towards an abundant future and how to accelerate that movement.
The actions to take in the physical world to anchor in the energetic changes you’re making.
How to shift and change your image around money so that when the abundance arrives you don’t un-create it.
It’s time to claim the abundant life you were born to live. Are you ready to change your financial reality … forever?
Writing for Bliss is most fundamentally about reflection, truth, and freedom. With techniques and prompts for both the seasoned and novice writer, it will lead you to tap into your creativity through storytelling and poetry, examine how life-changing experiences can inspire writing, pursue self-examination and self-discovery through the written word, and, understand how published writers have been transformed by writing.
"Writing for Bliss is about the profound ways in which we may be transformed in and through the act of writing. I am grateful to Diana Raab for sharing it, and I trust that you will feel the same as you read on. May you savor the journey." -from the foreword by MARK FREEMAN, PhD
The American workplace has become toxic to mental, emotional, and physical health. A book for our complex and challenging times, Happier at Work offers a practical path for leaders and employees to shift a culture of fear and reactivity to one of communication and collaboration. Mindfulness and compassion come naturally to all of us, as does a fundamental goodness; in these pages, readers will discover how to access that true nature. Van Gils also explores the science behind practices that not only decrease stress, overwhelm, and chronic illness but also develop authentic, emotionally fit leaders and a compassionate workplace. Accessible and inspiring, Happier at Work is a guide to a transformed workplace—one of enhanced creativity, innovation, engagement, performance, and joy!
What does our future hold? Is it possible for humanity to exist indefinitely in a world overrun with wars, intolerance, and terrorism? Will our civilization that is steeped in centuries of violence eventually learn how to interact with one another in respectful and compassionate ways?
The Evolving Peacemaker: A Commitment to Nonviolence seeks to address these issues by taking a compelling look at the timeless teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the most respected and influential figures of the twentieth century.
Beginning with a foreword by Arun Gandhi, celebrated peace activist and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, The Evolving Peacemaker takes the reader on a compelling journey of self-discovery.
This volume weaves Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence with author Leona Evans’s personal journey toward inner peace.
Deep Living is a spiritual and culturally critical self-help book for the millions looking for direction or inspiration during our present global existential crisis and consciousness shift. From a synoptic view, the book associates this widespread environmental, economic, and cultural breakdown with an outdated consciousness that lacks connection with the spiritual. Deep Living invites the reader to redefine the cultural values and beliefs behind our relationships with nature, agriculture, food, people, and our bodies in order to create a meaningful, sustainable, healthy, and socially responsible life. The narrative interweaves personal experience with research, cultural criticism, and end-of-chapter advice lists.
All I want is to bring him home! He is crying and pleads with me, "Please, won't you take me home? Please? My kids will help you take care of me, please?" It is like someone has plunged a knife into my chest and is turning the blade slowly . . .
Heal Yourself & Transform Your Life Thanks To This Amazing Book Brought To You By Mel Bowers! Do you feel that your life is dysfunctional and need a way to sort things out? Do you find yourself looking in the mirror and feeling desperate with the lies, deceit, and abandonment that seem to have penetrated almost any human relationship? Would you opt for someone to guide you on how you could heal your past traumas and strengthen Your soul for a brighter future? If so, then this incredible book is just the thing you, looking for! Follow Mel Bowers, an A&M University graduate and Marketing guru, on a journey that will help you detoxify your life from negativity and darkness, and surround it with a bright, transparent light!
Is the thrill gone? What to do when your mojo's missing at work . . . For many employees, feeling burned out and uninspired is nothing new. But going through the motions impairs more than just work performance-it affects your well-being. Wouldn't it be better to feel as engaged and energized as you were on day one? Fortunately, everyone has the ability to rekindle inspiration. The key is to quit waiting for it to happen and take control of the process yourself. Whether you're wrestling with fear, disconnectedness, boredom, lack of creative outlets, overwhelm, or other issues, Find the Fire helps shake off the malaise and dial up the motivation. Packed with insights, exercises, inspiring stories, checklists, and more, this potent self-help guide identifies nine forces that drain inspiration and delivers tips and advice for turning things around, including how to: Start learning and growing again * Reconnect with coworkers and your boss * Stop procrastinating * Empower yourself * Stay in control during tough times * Overcome fear and embrace risk * Produce work you're proud of * Boost your self-confidence and personal presence * Leave your mark * And more Instead of asking what inspires you, the deeper question is, how did you lose inspiration in the first place? Learn to find it again-and fuel greater fulfillment and success.
Offering hope to a world in turmoil, Breathing Love is a spiritual guide to living love as an embodied meditation practice. Uniting us in a universally understandable goal, Jennie Lee builds immediate bridges of peace by changing how we look at love; from something to be acquired and preserved, to something to be realized and breathed.
Active conscious loving is the basis of the meditation practices offered in Breathing Love, providing you with inner solace and a deep sense of purpose. Whether in a relationship or not, in the prime of life or nearing death, you'll be encouraged to move beyond the pain, pride, and fear that keep you from love.