Recovery from active addiction is a lifelong journey that can take many paths. By aligning yoga philosophy and poses with each of the Twelve Steps, Kyczy Hawk presents a physical and spiritual guide that complements and augments any twelve-step practice. Readers will investigate how they think, feel, and believe by using a new vocabulary to process traditional recovery principles.
Most of us want to be happy and comfortable in life, but what if staying comfortable was the very thing keeping us from our happiness? In Choose Resilience, Jen Shirkani challenges the notion that comfort always equals good and she inspires readers to break out of their safe spaces to achieve the personal and professional lives of their dreams. With the backdrop of her own story of struggle woven throughout, Jen shares practical strategies for overcoming personal challenges with her unique MOST model, built on Motivation, Optimism and Stress Tolerance. With the addition of useful emotional intelligence skills, readers learn the importance of leaving their comfort zone behind in order to reengage in life and gain more confidence by learning to get comfortable with risk. After working with hundreds of organizations and thousands of employees, Jen has seen the power of emotional intelligence build interpersonal strength, stamina and resilience. This book provides a motivating and inspiring message that helps readers see how maintaining a healthy level of challenge and struggle can enable everyone to be more powerful at work and in every aspect of life.
For any mom who typically runs around with her hair on fire and needs a break!
It’s so easy to find yourself constantly overwhelmed or burned out in the hustle and bustle of society today. But it is important to slow down and take a minute to focus on the things that matter most—and the first step is to connect with yourself again. This book will show women that by caring for themselves first, they can better care for everyone they love.
In her first book, Ali has woven together a compilation of all the tools she used to transform herself from “hot mess” to “mindful mom,” and is divided helpfully into three parts:
• Everyday practices • Tools used as needed • Attitude adjustments made along the way
Readers will learn how small tweaks and changes can lead to huge results, and that they too can leave stress behind in favor of calm and peace. With humor, grace, and an extremely relatable manner, Ali gives women the tools to make the same changes in their own lives.
This book is for any woman who wants to live a BIGGER life. It is for you if you are feeling a call to bring your voice to the world, your community, your relationships or your career. The women we admire today got to where they are because they had a vision, they activated their creativity, they up-leveled their skill sets, and they dared to be bold. They are not the exception. I Choose Me includes narration from the author, tools and exercises to support the reader in a holistic approach to living a thriving, powerful and joyous life, and contributions from women who have dared to step out and claim their freedom. Take-Aways from I Choose Me Learn to Create the Life of your Dreams Expand Visibility on the World Stage Establish Health in Relationships Re-learn the Power of Play Create Powerful and Engaged Teams
The Best Inspirational Quotes by Women. Features 60 pages of quotes to color--including new quotes by women and favorite quotes by women from other books in the Doodle Art Alley Books series.
Inspire the Spirit. Relax the Mind. Focus on Fun.
Independence Is Happiness features 60 doodle art images of inspiring quotes by famous women. Images are printed on one side of the page for all ages to color.
These quotes have stood the test of time. The words of wisdom come from more than 30 amazing women well worth celebrating, including Susan B. Anthony, Jane Austen, Elizabeth Blackwell, Emily Dickinson, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, and more.
The notable women featured in this book were activists, advocates, authors, humanitarians, lecturers, novelists, poets, pioneers, scientists, and more. The appendix shares brief profiles of these extraordinary trailblazers and wonderful women all.
Each doodle art image has been carefully selected to provide plenty of enjoyment, inspiration, and relaxation.
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.
This is not your Nana's praybook. Have you given up on prayer? Does it feel like God ignores you? Have you stopped believing in God? Could it be that you aren't broken, you have just been using the wrong tools or the right tools ineffectively?
Brandon Kneefel breaks down myths about what prayer is and explains how to do it most effectively. "Defining Moments" is all about standing in the light of the Spirit when it matters most, offering prayers around relationships and work, to dealing with finances or grief.
Brandon Kneefel is a Certified Spiritual Counselor and Practitioner with Inspire Spiritual Communities who draws upon his experiences from homelessness and addiction, to coming out and even his time on reality TV to offer tools and examples on how to use the words of prayer to redirect your life.
Prayer is practical when you know that thoughts inform your feelings and feelings inform your actions, and prayer alters those root thoughts. Brandon believes that we have inside of us all we need to realize our dreams and to live beautiful, loving and powerful lives. The sun can come out at any time, the light can burst forth and your reality can be altered dramatically, all you have to do is turn inward and open your eyes to the truth of who you are.
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.
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