OVER 500,000 COPIES SOLD! In these pages, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life. As she puts it: "A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy. "I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, writer, and I know all too well that settling feeling. But over the course of the last few years, I've learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it's changing everything. "Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I’ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth." Written in Shauna's warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection. Shauna offers an honest account of what led her to begin this journey, and a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with the people that matter most to us.

Author ,
Isbn 0310343046
Genre Religion
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Author Robert W. Cole W. Cole
Isbn 1416612491
Genre Education
Year 2008-06-15
Pages 295
Language English
File format PDF

Now a Netflix Original Film! #1 New York Times bestseller An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train, setting off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista. A trio of today’s bestselling authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away. “A comedy as delicious as any whipped up by the Bard.” —Washington Post Book World

Author John Green,Lauren Myracle,Maureen Johnson
Isbn 1101575174
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2009-10-01
Pages 368
Language English
File format PDF

Inspired by Chelsea Crockett’s popular YouTube channel, Your Own Beautiful is a life, faith, and beauty guide, filled with her trademark tips on makeup and style alongside full-color photos, how-tos, and more to help young women with all the big issues they face—from self-confidence and friendship to following your dreams. With her signature grace and wit, Chelsea tackles tough questions through uplifting messages influenced by her faith and life experiences in Your Own Beautiful. “Funny, helpful, and inspirational! This book reveals the secrets to finding inner beauty and happiness.” CHARISMA STAR, Beauty vlogger

Author Chelsea Crockett
Isbn 0310762413
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
Year 2017-10-24
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

At last, freedom from burdensome regrets Everyone has regrets. But not everyone can overcome them, even whenthey interfere with the enjoyment of life. With this book as yourguide, you'll learn how to let go of past mistakes, lostopportunities, and failed expectations to live richly in a presentfilled with hope and new possibilities. This wise, compassionate, and practical guide offers profoundinsights into the nature of regrets and how to overcome them.Grounded in proven psychotherapeutic and spiritual principles, NoRegrets brings together the insights of mental healthprofessionals, spiritual teachers, and self-help experts. In No Regrets, you'll find: * A structured ten-step program for letting go of burdensomeregrets * Powerful spiritual and psychological tools for overcoming regret,including creative visualization, journaling, affirmations, thoughtanalysis, meditation, and sharing with others * Insights into toxic thought patterns that create and supportregrets * Persistent myths about forgiveness that keep us trapped in ourregrets * Inspiring stories of people who have freed themselves fromregret No Regrets will show you a way out of the pain, guilt, and shame ofthe past and how to create a rich and rewarding life in thepresent. "Hamilton Beazley has the distinct ability to understand the mostcomplex inner workings of the human spirit and mind. No Regrets isdestined to take its place alongside the other great self-helpguides of our time." -Howard J. Shaffer, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director Division on Addictions, Harvard Medical School

Author Hamilton Beazley
Isbn 9780471481799
Genre Psychology
Year 2004-01-13
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

You are a miracle! Your life is a blessing to all who know you and who pass you during your day. You have the capacity to give and receive great love—greater love than any of us have fathomed. At one time or another, you may have felt broken, lost, robbed of your innocence, different; like you didn’t belong here. You may harbor unforgiveness and anger. You may feel utterly terrified sometimes and completely alone. You may feel confused, betrayed, victimized, sorrowful, worthless, or just stuck. You are not alone in these feelings. We often get stuck here. We often mire ourselves deeper into the muck. Consider taking it a step further. Instead of just feeling the angst and fear and distracting yourself with food, television, electronics, sex, social media, alcohol or anything else, sit quietly and go inside yourself. Notice any body sensations and what you feel. Ask yourself and your body what you need to know or what it wants to tell you. Allow yourself to feel it without using words. We must feel it all in order to heal it. Allow yourself permission to feel, to acknowledge what is within. Let any tears come. The confusion, worthlessness, grief, sorrow, and sense of betrayal will die, leaving within you a beautiful, bright spaciousness that can fill you with joy and happiness in living, filled with a deliberate and happy passion for self-discovery and allowing the beauty of innocence to rekindle your gorgeous, loving heart. You are the sun that is unfolding. Let yourself shine!

Author Joelle L. Mueller
Isbn 145257443X
Genre Self-Help
Year 2013-06-05
Pages 202
Language English
File format PDF

Learn to View Your Life Through a Peaceful Lens Life can be hectic and doesn’t always seem to slow down when we want it to. This curated, 12-step, self-help guided meditative handbook by internationally recognized bestselling author Karen Casey will teach you the importance of daily meditation and contemplation. Bring peace into your daily life. Living Long, Living Passionately is a guide you will find yourself returning to often. The book is composed of 75 personal essays. Each essay addresses an aspect of life that helps you move one step closer to living a well-meaning life filled with happiness and peace. Change your mindset and learn to appreciate the now. We don’t know what the future holds, but if we dwell on the future we miss our chance to appreciate the present and all the beauty it contains. Benefit from this inspirational guide that contains: Daily meditation and prayer practices A 12-Step “Course in Miracles” Guidance on how to live the best life you can live And much more Transform your life. Throughout this book, Casey helps you explore fear and love, resistance and acceptance, willpower, and discernment. Each of her essays ends with questions and prompts that encourage you to explore your life. Savor each of the essays and practices and choose the ones that speak to you. If you enjoyed books like The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Make Your Bed, or The Gifts of Imperfection, then you’ll want to own a copy of Karen Casey's Living Long, Living Passionately.

Author Karen Casey
Isbn 1609259998
Genre Self-Help
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

Praise for Measuring Sky Without Ground "No one can write as you do without it being forged in the bliss of Her divine fire, no one comes to Her knowledge without being prepared to offer themselves in the flames... only they know the passion of this surrender! Beautiful poet, i salute you, for you are doing the work, the great work of preparing the vessel so She may flow through... oh how i too ardently long for there to be nothing left of me but the Goddess! I appreciated DRAGON SIGHT deeply... i have absorbed it and pay homage to you for not only attempting but actually executing such a work. Thank goodness, thank Goddess , for beings like you. --Penny Slinger, author of THE PATH OF THE MYSTIC LOVER The Mirage and the Mirror: Thoughts on the Nature of Anomalies in Consciousness and The Goddess and the Godman: An Explorative Study of the Intimate Relationship of the Goddess Kali with Sri Ramakrishna of Dakshineswar have already been published as one book by 1st Books. This text, Measuring Sky Without Ground: Essays on the Goddess Kali, Sri Ramakrishna and Human Potential is the compilation of the remaining six texts in that series. Please see The Mirage and the Mirror for a description of the eight texts. The topics of this present book on Tantra and Vedanta are as follows. Kalee and the Sacred Feminine: An Initial Blessing of Her Direct Reality. Groundwork for New Edition of 'Measuring Sky Without Ground' is on the Self as Atma and the Divine Mother. The Goddess' Primordial Formula is on the Primal Principles of the Waking, Dreaming, Deep Sleep, Self Paradigm. Clear Consciousness is on Waveless Thought. The Creatrix Kalee. The Goddess' Tantra. Kalee Kunda. Kalee Bhava I: The Heroic Moods of Friendship, Wisdom and Oneness in the Goddess Kali. What Ego Might Be (A Quick Journey of Discovery). The Source of All Ideas (On Bhavamukha: The Divine Mood of The Goddess Kali). The Unqualified Power of The Divine Mother as Pure Being (On the Apparent Dualism Of Bhavamukha and Nirvikalpa). Measuring Sky Without Ground (A Pragmatic Psychology Of Non-Duality). The Lucid and the Elucidation (The Non-Dualism of Light and Emanation in the Three States of Consciousness). Inextinguishable Feeling: Goddess Centered Poetics On Love As The Central Emotion. Defining the Groundwork On The Skills of Kalee. Clearing Consciousness and Creating an Opening to Happiness. Absolute Self Bliss is Primordial Power. Kalee Bhava IV: The Causeless Jewel Of Happiness. Rendering the Indefinable: Primary Emotion and Its Conscious Connection in Spiritual Feeling. The Deathless Self and the Dramatics of the Psyche is on Consciousness as Just Consciousness, Kali's Image and Kali's Play, Kali's Nose Ring and Her Symbols, Kali as Kha, Kali as Kama, Kali as Radha and Krishna, and Kali as Her Self Uniquely Free, Ishta: The Chosen Ideal and the Revolution or Turnabout in One's Own Consciousness, Imagination and Reality, and The Threshold of Response. Because of Atma is on being nourished, staked out, caused, and fulfilled in the Self as expressed in waking, dreaming, deep sleep and the Transcendent. Soaring Thoughts: A Reconveyance of Non-Dual Goddess Consciousness. Sahaja Sakti: Immediate Power in the Direct State of the Goddess Purely Unfettered by the Four Conditions of Consciousness. Wisdom, Self Balance and the Great Sentiment: Vijnana Bhava: A Particle of Bhavamukha. Ignorance, Knowledge and Perfect Wisdom. Fear, Love and the Great Sentiment. Phenomena, Noumenon and Self Balance. Existence, Pure Existence and Self Existence. Nitya Mukha and Lila Bhava. Neti Neti, Brahmajnana and Iti Iti. Wisdom, Self Balance and the Great Sentiment. Sublime Emotion and the Face of the Goddess. The Day and Night of Kali (The Lila, the Nitya and Vijnana). Turiya Bhava: In The Mood Of The Fourth State. Her Footprints Through Time: The Old Goddess Tradition in the Far East, origins, the ten Wisdom Goddesses, the Goddess and Narada and the Transcendent Function. Goddesses of the Rigveda: A Questioning of Origins comparing Tantra and Veda. Bursting the Sharp Mid Point of the World Mind Cultus: On the Subject of the Cultic Mind Set. The Guru Problem: Spiritual Trauma and Abuse in the Causal Dynamic of the Guru Dilemma. Spiritual Solutions to Psychological Equations. Spiritual Moments in High Sakti and the Problem of Return to Complex Cognition. Living Sakti: Attempting Quick Knowing in Perpetual Perception and Continuous Becoming. Living Sakti Within Physics, Psychology, and Spirituality. Kali: The Allayer of Sorrows: On the Spontaneous Experience of Innate Non-Dualistic Subjective Consciousness. The Empress Kali: The Pure Power of Her Sakti In Independent Natural Spirituality. Moving, Feeling, Being with the Mystic Sage of Kali's Dakshineswar. The Radical View of Kali: A Study in Religious Distortion. Great Delight: On the Primary Emotion of Love and Its Paradoxical Relation to Our Spiritual and Sexual Nature. Defining The Groundwork for Kalee Kunda: The Goddess' Flower (Poetics On Rapture And Ecstasy In Goddess Consciousness, Within The Symbols Of The Sacred Feminine). Free Thoughts: Tremendous Love, Kalee Lovers, Primary Spirituality, Consciousness and Neural Activity, Ineffability.

Author Richard Chambers Prescott
Isbn 9781420898910
Genre Education
Year 2002-07-01
Pages 521
Language English
File format PDF