EVEN THE TREES WERE CRYING does not flinch from what sexual abuse entails. It unveils the debilitating effects of such abuse, delineates signs to look for in loved ones, and, most importantly, reveals the secrets to healing from this ugly perversity plaguing humankind.
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.
Based on the premise that no one is born a failure, author James A. Barlow maintains it is necessary for young people, particularly those of color, to view themselves from a different perspective-one that embraces their strengths, defies racism, and rejects the self-destructive behavior that has contributed to the perpetual state of turmoil in which many find themselves. In From the Corner to the Corner Office, Barlow offers an autobiography that narrates his life story and then outlines the steps others can take to lead better lives. He discusses his struggles as a child and his experiences as a hustler. He highlights his achievements after turning his life around and illustrates how hard work, determination, goal-setting, and a positive attitude are the best remedies to counter Racism, Institutional failure, and Parental neglect ("Rip"). Barlow presents a blueprint, laying out the basic steps to improve one's life by emphasizing the importance of education, cultural awareness and self-determination.
What do you love to do? Why don't you do it more often? For many, the reason is stuff. We've got to clean, organize and work to pay for stuff. Turns out, less stuff, means more time to do what you love to do. For five years Felice Cohen lived in an apartment with 90 square feet of floor space, the area approximately the same as a Honda Accord. During that time she realized that living with less gave her more. After a YouTube video of her astonishing use of space went viral with millions of hits, she heard from people around the globe, many requesting the outlines of her methods. Felice's highly organized approach, gleaned from more than 20 years as a professional organizer, prepared her for the challenge of a tiny space, smack in the middle of Manhattan, where the city itself became her "extra rooms." 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or more) is a "want to" guide on how to "live large" in any size space, the message being: eliminate clutter and focus on the things that matter. Whether you live in 90 or 9,000 square feet, this book will be of real practical and immediate value.
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.
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
This book is a gift from the battlefield of adversity. Through the voices of ten individuals and their stories of adversity comes one ringing message for anyone who is doing it tough: This is not the end of your story. You have the power to reinvent your life, and to write a new chapter that is meaningful and forward focused. Rick Warren says that our greatest ministry will flow out of our pain. It is not the absence of pain that makes a good life. It is when we accept pain, set our hearts to learn and grow from it, and begin to take responsibility for our lives and choices, that great things start to happen. If the stories resonate with you, it is because we are human – we share the same fears and hopes, the same dreams, the same struggles. Which means that whatever situation you are in right now, you are not alone, and you need not fight alone. We invite you to meditate on the lessons and strategies shared, to fill up your tank with encouragement, hope, and fresh ways of responding to life, and to start writing your own beautiful and inspiring new chapter.
You will discover:
Secrets to a thriving life in spite of ongoing health challenges
Keys to reclaiming your personal power after an abusive relationship
How to lead, help, and influence others without exhausting your own reserves
How to find new meaning and purpose after grief and loss
Bless your clutter. Yes, you heard right: Bless it. Bless everything in your life that is superfluous, broken, burdensome, and overwhelming—because it is all here to teach you an important lesson, perhaps the most important lesson there is: what really matters.
Everyone’s lives could use some serious decluttering. But decluttering isn’t just about sorting junk into piles and tossing things in the trash. Decluttering can inform us of our burdens, help us to understand our attachments, and aid us in identifying what is truly valuable in our lives.
Written by a medical doctor and a spiritual intuitive, with case studies of people just like you, Breathing Room takes you on an enlightening room-by-room tour where each room in your home corresponds to a “room” in your heart, and where decluttering will not just make space but improve the spirit.
So, if it’s weighing you down, if it’s become an obstacle, if it’s making it near impossible for you to find the things you really love—it’s time for you to let it go and find a little breathing room.
Are you longing for your life to be easier and more fun? Would you like to stop pushing, micromanaging, and forcing things so you can relax? What if you could enjoy what you have instead of always lusting for “more”? What if you could live in “the zone,” propelled by powerful currents toward the right people and opportunities? What if you could stop worrying about money and live with more emotional ease in the moment? If you answer “yes” to all these questions and desire lasting positive change, then prepare to experience the ecstasy of surrender.
The art of letting go, Dr. Judith Orloff explains, is the secret key to manifesting power and success in all areas of life, including work, relationships, sexuality, radiant aging, and health and healing. In our superconnected world where emails and text messages constantly interrupt us, it’s easier to let go than you think. Once embraced, surrendering removes roadblocks and the exhaustion that comes from “trying too hard”—and it helps you achieve goals more effortlessly and brings ongoing happiness.
With her stunning gift for storytelling coupled with her unique, results-oriented approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual health—marrying neuroscience, psychiatry, intuitive medicine, energy techniques, and more—Judith provides a powerful, practical, and accessible map for anyone who is longing to be happier but who feels stuck, burned-out, tense, worried, or afraid to let go.
In this life-changing book, you’ll learn ten pathways of success that will help you redirect your mistakes and make way for success—physically, personally, and spiritually.
Everyone makes mistakes, big and small. Sometimes our mistakes take us down the wrong path and send us spiraling into destructive life patterns, and sometimes we learn a lesson and never make the same mistake again. But how? How do we recognize our destructive patterns, make new choices, and then follow through?
In Never Go Back, bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud shares ten doorways to success—and once we walk through these new pathways, we never go back again. His proven method—based on grace, not guilt—outlines ten common life patterns that sabotage success and lays out clear, concrete steps you can take to overcome them. You’ll see your relationships flourish, your personal life enhanced, and your faith strengthened. Dr. Cloud’s powerful message reveals doorways to understanding—once you enter them, you will get from where you were to where you want to be.
With a winning combination of eternal principles, spiritual wisdom, and modern scientific data, Never Go Back will put your heart in the right place with yourself and with God.