When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection—which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world. A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts” are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life. Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.

Author Brené Brown
Isbn 1592859895
Genre Self-Help
Year 2010-09-20
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. We live in a world constantly listening to the lies our fears and shame tell. They counteract gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—the good parts of us. They keep telling us, “I am not worthy,” even when you are worthy. You’re worthy of self-discovery, personal growth, and love. Brené Brown’s New York Times bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection, has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 languages and was recently named by Forbes as one of the “Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life.” And it shares the mission of helping us find courage in overcoming paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, cultivating our connection to the world. Brené Brown, Ph.D. is an inspiring guide to help us live a wholehearted life and she creates more than just the typical self-help book—she boosts our self-esteem and personal development through her honest and warm storytelling. With extensive research to back her stories, she shares the psychology of an “imperfect” life and embracing life with authenticity. Her ten guideposts show how we can cultivate authenticity in our lives—a perfectly imperfect life. We are beginning to have a need to nurture our self-worth. This includes self-acceptance and self-love. In a world full of criticism and fear, we can dig deeper and find the truth and gratitude hidden in our lives. We can now pave a new path forward without holding onto self-defeating thoughts or pain. We can now begin to embrace imperfection. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

Author Goldmine Reads
Isbn
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2019-07-03
Pages 60
Language English
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In her latest book, Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.” In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection. Over the past two decades, Brown’s extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as on Brown’s singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn’t give the experience more power—it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice. Brown shares, “I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves.”

Author Brené Brown
Isbn 0399592571
Genre Psychology
Year 2021-11-30
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

Bestselling author Harriet Lerner focuses on the challenge and the importance of being able to express one's "authentic voice" in intimate relationships. The key problem in relationships, particularly over time, is that people begin to lose their voice. Despite decades of assertiveness training and lots of good advice about communicating with clarity, timing, and tact, women and men find that their greatest complaints in marriage and other intimate relationships are that they are not being heard, that they cannot affect the other person, that fights go nowhere, that conflict brings only pain. Although an intimate, long-term relationship offers the greatest possibilities for knowing the other person and being known, these relationships are also fertile ground for silence and frustration when it comes to articulating a true self. And yet giving voice to this self is at the center of having both a relationship and a self. Much as she did in THE MOTHER DANCE, Lerner will approach this rich subject with tales from her personal life and clinical work, inspiring and teaching readers to speak their own truths to the most important people in their lives.

Author Harriet Lerner
Isbn 0061851833
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 272
Language English
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The #1 New York Times bestseller. More than 2 million copies sold! Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us! From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, MSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.” Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

Author Brené Brown
Isbn 1101594993
Genre Self-Help
Year 2012-09-11
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

Researcher, thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown offers a liberating study on the importance of our imperfections—both to our relationships and to our own sense of self The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is the leading authority on the power of vulnerability, and has inspired thousands through her top-selling books Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and The Gifts of Imperfection, her wildly popular TEDx talks, and a PBS special. Based on seven years of her ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together. Brown writes, “We need our lives back. It’s time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection—the courage to be real, the compassion we need to love ourselves and others, and the connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life. These are the gifts that bring love, laughter, gratitude, empathy and joy into our lives.”

Author Brené Brown
Isbn 1440622221
Genre Self-Help
Year 2007-02-01
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

A revolutionary approach to overcoming perfectionism! A recent, randomized study—published by Mindfulness Journal—shows that Present Perfect is effective as a standalone intervention. The study found that those who had read the book experienced a statistically significant reduction of self-criticalness, a result that was still maintained at a six weeks follow-up (Wimberley, Mintz, & Suh, Mindfulness, Nov. 2015). While there's no doubt that setting high standards for yourself is a good thing, you've probably already noticed that perfectionism can come at a high price. And when you take steps to try to change, it's easy to be too hard on yourself and fall into the same traps that keep you feeling stressed and disappointed. This book presents a revolutionary approach to overcoming perfectionism—a way to transform your need for precision into self-acceptance, compassion, and love for each perfectly imperfect passing moment in our lives. In Present Perfect, you'll use the Buddhist psychology of mindfulness to learn to accept the present moment in all of its ordinary perfection. This book is filled with over 150 exercises and meditations that you can practice to become more flexible toward yourself and others without losing your love of a job well done. With this compassionate approach, you'll soon be able not only to accept life as it is, but also become more accepting and forgiving of yourself and others.

Author Pavel G Somov
Isbn 9781608820450
Genre Self-Help
Year 2010-06-03
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

A How-To Guide to Accessing Your True Self and Living Abundantly A book based on the teachings of Jesus and Buddha. Learn how to create an abundant life by focusing your attention on your connection with the vibrant presence of the divine within. From the bestselling author of Writing Down Your Soul. Lotus and the Lily offers a new 30-day program for accessing your true creativity, breakthrough thinking, and divine guidance. Janet Conner continues her unique method of deep soul writing by showing readers how to exit their conscious minds, get in touch with their authentic selves, and activate the voice of wisdom within. For those seeking the riches that lie beyond the popular explanation of the Law of Attraction, Lotus and the Lily cracks the abundance code by linking the wisdom of the inner voice with the surprising parallel teachings of Jesus and Buddha. In a profound yet simple program, Conner sheds radical new light on how to: Awaken your inner shaman Discover the power of naming your past and your future Experience the generative power of your own voice Each day is reflective of you. Lotus and the Lily is a book with an array of prompts for reading, reflection, writing, exploring, and nourishing one's soul. Each week Janet Conner takes you through a program of rich exploration and redirects you from asking for things, to creating the receptive conditions that nourish a bountiful life. If you learned from books like The Gifts of Imperfection, The Untethered Soul, or The Power of Now, then you’ll want to read Lotus and the Lily.

Author Janet Conner
Isbn 160925726X
Genre Self-Help
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us! REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK “True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, MSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.” Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, “The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.”

Author Brené Brown
Isbn 0812995856
Genre Social Science
Year 2017-09-12
Pages 208
Language English
File format PDF

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us! Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort. Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are. ONE OF GREATER GOOD’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR “[Brené Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate. . . . Brené empowers us each to be a little more courageous.”—The Huffington Post

Author Brené Brown
Isbn 081299583X
Genre Self-Help
Year 2015-08-25
Pages 352
Language English
File format PDF

Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework, and new fiscal concerns often lead to conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings. In And Baby Makes Three Love Lab™ experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the skills from their successful workshops, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood by: • maintaining intimacy and romance • replacing a culture of criticism and irritability with one of appreciation • preventing post-partum depression • creating a home environment that nurtures physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as cognitive and behavioral development for your baby Complete with exercises that separate the “master” from the “disaster” couples, And Baby Makes Three helps new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy.

Author John Gottman, PhD,Julie Schwartz Gottman
Isbn 0307382001
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2007-01-09
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

Today’s parents are working harder than ever. Never have parents been asked to do so much with such little support. Parents today can feel alone and judged for not doing things right. Randine is a relatable modern parent. She gets the joys and appreciates the challenges of showing up every day to parent. Randine is not afraid to be real. She shares personal stories throughout the book that will capture your heart, make you laugh and bring a tear to your eye demonstrating how well she knows the realities of parenting today. Readers will turn the pages feeling understood, validated and appreciated for who they are and for all of their efforts. Randine demonstrates that caring for parents is caring for children. Randine unlocks what is key to parenting. She captures what decades of clinical and academic training, coupled with raising two boys, has taught her about what matters. Spoiler... the key is not about being perfect. If you are interested in optimizing your child’s development and increasing your confidence and your fulfillment as a parent - Connected ~ Before Birth and Beyond is your next read. Expect to feel energized, inspired and supported. Parents will come away with a deeper awareness and relationship with themselves and their children. What will be different after reading this book? Possibly everything...

Author Randine Mariona
Isbn 1039101135
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2021-06-08
Pages 228
Language English
File format PDF

A guide to writing a full-length transformational nonfiction book, from an editor with two decades' experience working with authors from all walks of life. "I know I have a book in me." "I've always wanted to be an author." "People always ask me when I'm going to write my book." "I have a story to tell, but I never seem to make time to write." These are just a sampling of the messages Kelly Notaras hears every day from would-be authors around the globe. Life coaches with new methodologies for living on purpose . . . energy workers who've discovered new ways to prevent disease and teach self-healing . . . everyday heroes and heroines who have made it through difficult circumstances and want to inspire others to do the same. In today's tumultuous world, we need these voices in the marketplace. Moreover, publishing a book has never been so simple, accessible, or affordable as it is today. So why are so many thought leaders, healers, and change-agents stuck at the starting line? This book will light the way--offering a simple, step-by-step path that takes authors from concept to finished book. In it, publishing veteran Kelly Notaras demystifies the publishing process and gives writers the tools, insider information, and inspiration to start strong, keep going, and get across the finish line as quickly as possible.

Author Kelly Notaras
Isbn 1401955614
Genre Reference
Year 2018-11-13
Pages 296
Language English
File format PDF

Ignorance is bliss—except in self-awareness. Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile share their Enneagram wisdom and help you grow in knowledge of yourself, compassion for others, and love for God. Witty and filled with stories, this unique approach gives you a peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types, taking you further into who you really are and leading you into spiritual discovery.

Author Ian Morgan Cron,Suzanne Stabile
Isbn 083089327X
Genre Religion
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 240
Language English
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Shame is everywhere. Whether it's related to relationships, body image, work difficulties, or a secret sin, we all experience shame at some point in our lives. While shame can manifest itself in different ways—fear, regret, and anger—it ultimately points us to our most fundamental need as human beings: redemption. Shame never disappears in solitude, and Heather Davis Nelson invites us to not only be healed of our own shame but also be a part of healing for others. She shines the life-giving light of the gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, giving us courage us to walk out of shame’s shadows and offering hope for our bondage to brokenness. Through the gospel, we discover the only real and lasting antidote to shame: exchanging our shame for the righteousness of Christ alongside others on this same journey.

Author Heather Davis Nelson
Isbn 1433550733
Genre Self-Help
Year 2016-06-14
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

Be the Best Version of Yourself Being a unicorn means being the magnetic person that everyone in the room is drawn to. It means being honest and true to yourself every day, no matter what. When you are really, really good at being yourself, you’ll make other people feel really, really good about themselves, too. In Be That Unicorn, Jenny Block, author of several best sellers for women, shows you how to stop putting yourself down and start finding your magic. 100% That Unicorn. The horn may be mythical, but the unicorn is real. This book offers you the confidence to be authentic and original in every aspect of your life―at home, at work, and in relationships. Sometimes it’s about how to make your bed in the morning, and sometimes it’s baking treats to make yourself and others feel good. You are a badass! It’s time to share that shine. Just Keep Prancing. The art of not giving a f… is knowing that sometimes you do feel like s... That’s ok! Being a unicorn is about feeling your feelings. Be angry or sad when you need to be. Then get out of your own way and move on with your day. In Be That Unicorn, Jenny Block shows you how to be a badass unicorn in so many ways, including: • Parenting and taking care of the people you love • Volunteering your time and inspiring your community • Learning and growing into your best self • Playing and loving with a full heart Be That Unicorn is a get your s… together book that’s more about celebrating than punishing yourself. If you liked the Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life workbook, Be More Unicorn: How to Find Your Inner Sparkle, Un.… Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life, and How to Stop Feeling Like S…, you’ll love this fun new approach to taking control of the life you want.

Author Jenny Block
Isbn 1642501859
Genre Self-Help
Year 2020-02-04
Pages 160
Language English
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A fresh interpretation of the healing process established by the Twelve Steps, with an eye toward the social, cultural, and psychological factors that affect men--and thus their recovery from addiction. In A Man's Way through the Twelve Steps, author Dan Griffin uses interviews with men in various stages of recovery, excerpts from relevant Twelve Step literature, and his own experience to offer the first holistic approach to sobriety for men. Readers work through each of the Twelve Steps, learn to reexamine negative masculine scripts that have shaped who they are and how they approach recovery, and strengthen the positive and affirming aspects of manhood.This groundbreaking book offers the tools needed for men to work through key issues with which they commonly struggle, including difficulty admitting powerlessness, finding connection with a Higher Power, letting go of repressed anger and resentment, contending with sexual issues, and overcoming barriers to intimacy and meaningful relationships.A Man's Way through the Twelve Steps offers practical advice and inspiration for men to define their own sense of masculinity and thus heighten their potential for a lifetime of sobriety.

Author Dan Griffin
Isbn 1592858902
Genre Self-Help
Year 2010-02-01
Pages 288
Language English
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From the creators of When Kids Ask Hard Questions comes MORE questions – and thank goodness, responses! – on today’s tough topics. In an increasingly complex world, children deserve thoughtful responses informed by our progressive faith values. In this second volume for parents, teachers, and faith leaders, respected experts, pastors, and parents address more than two dozen tough topics, offering theological perspectives and suggestions for comforting and spiritually guiding children. Topics include: racism and white supremacy; vaping and illegal drugs; domestic abuse and family stigma; pornography and sexuality; mental illness and teen suicide; social media and isolation; and terminal illness and grief.

Author Bromleigh McCleneghan, Karen Ware Jackson
Isbn 0827243383
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2021-11-09
Pages 224
Language English
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Before you were told to "Lean In," Dr. Lois Frankel told you how to get that corner office. The New York Times bestseller, is now completely revised and updated. In this edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors--over 130 in all--that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as: Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics. If you don't play the game, you can't possibly win. Mistake #21: Multi-tasking. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it. Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate. Don't equate negotiation with confrontation. Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media. Once it's out there, it's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube. Mistake #82: Asking permission. Children, not adults, ask for approval. Be direct, be confident.

Author Lois P. Frankel
Isbn 145555412X
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2014-02-18
Pages 384
Language English
File format PDF

Get on track for a lifetime of personal greatness with this guide to achieving—and maintaining—peak performance. As the CEO and founder of The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance, Alvin Brown has helped countless individuals discover their personal power. In Journey to Personal Greatness, he provides a blueprint for a life of balance and self-mastery, so you can get the most out of your health, family, and career. Journey to Personal Greatness will teach you how to balance the six life essences: mental, emotional, physical, chemical, material, and spiritual. When you learn to integrate mind, body, and soul, you will discover that you have the energy and power to make “whatever you affect that much better when you leave.” In simple, practical steps, Brown helps you leave behind the fast-paced treadmill of life, and step onto the track of life change.

Author Alvin Brown
Isbn 1612548784
Genre Self-Help
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 232
Language English
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This book draws from and analyzes teachers’ and students’ stories of great classes in order to promote teachers’ development of pedagogical tact and to encourage flow states for students. Taken together, these theoretical lenses—pedagogical tact and flow—provide a valuable framework for understanding and motivating classroom engagement. As the authors suggest, tactful teachers are more likely to see their students in flow than teachers who struggle with basic classroom routines and practices. Grounded in narrative research, and written for pre-service teachers, the book offers strategies for replicating these first-hand accounts of peak classroom teaching and learning.

Author Susanna M. Steeg Thornhill,Ken Badley
Isbn 1000227448
Genre Education
Year 2020-11-26
Pages 150
Language English
File format PDF

Write more with less pain! Why Aren’t You Writing?: Research, Real Talk, Strategies, & Shenanigans describes research on how bright and otherwise fairly normal people lose their minds when it comes to writing, and then shows the reader how to stop being one of those people. Author Sharon Zumbrunn designed this brief text for beginning and struggling academic writers so they can understand the psychological hang-ups that can get in the way of productivity. This book intertwines social and behavioral science research and humor to offer tips and exercises to help writers overcome their hurdles. Each chapter includes a description of findings from psychological and related research on writing hurdles and personal experiences of the writing process. Within the chapters, the author provides practical strategies and resources to help writers move beyond the challenges holding them back. Why Aren′t You Writing? acknowledges how emotionally and mentally challenging it can be to be a "writer." This book helps readers to balance the hard work required for change with a bit of levity often necessary for withstanding sustained difficult thinking and meaningful change. Together, the components of this text present a systematic approach for beginning and struggling academics to become aware of what might be happening in their heads when they (don’t) write, and harness that knowledge to build a healthier and more resilient relationship with writing.

Author Sharon Zumbrunn
Isbn 1544341148
Genre Study Aids
Year 2020-11-21
Pages 192
Language English
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Liisa Halme read countless self-help books, attended dozens of seminars and did all the right things, but still found herself struggling with painful emotions and difficult relationships. Through decades of work she discovered the path that lead to the end of emotional suffering, internal chaos, and unfulfilling relationships – and she shares the exact steps in this crash course to emotional freedom. She answers questions such as: • How can you get to fully know yourself – and why is it essential? • How can you recognize, process and express emotions in a healthy way? • How can you stop dysfunctional relationship patterns and create more love and intimacy? Liisa covers everything you need to know in order to take life’s challenges in your stride and use them as opportunities for healing and transformation. Each juicy topic is packed into a short, easy to read, but slow to digest chapter. Drawing on humor and personal examples, she encourages you to discard beliefs that no longer serve you and embrace a new reality of freedom and choice. Change how you relate to yourself, your emotions and others – and fast-track your way to thriving with the practical lessons in this guide.

Author Liisa Halme
Isbn 150431896X
Genre Self-Help
Year 2019-11-13
Pages 226
Language English
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As a faithful Christian, you attend church, read your Bible, and talk to God in prayer. Yet something is missing. You know the steps and walk them consistently. But your spiritual life lacks vibrancy, and God feels far away. A Life on Gods Terms has no rules, prescriptions, or admonishments you have not heard before. Instead, this book encourages you to embrace a closer, more authentic relationship with God, one in which you will truly flourish. The beginning of this journey does not lie in earning Gods favor but in recognizing that you already have it. When you accept that you cannot change Gods love for you, you will ask that all-important question, Whats next? A Life on Gods Terms leads you to the joyous answers.

Author Twila Jensen
Isbn 1973619040
Genre Religion
Year 2018-02-26
Pages 184
Language English
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In A Daily Sip of Joy and Peace, Eleanor Hooks assures us that joy and peace are always present in our lives, in spite of daily challenges and failed attempts to make sense out of the pain and suffering. Each daily essay is a sip -- a small, soothing elixir much like a calming cup of tea. With the authors guidance, we explore our relationship with a powerful presence; learn the importance of kindness and compassion; appreciate and honor all livings things; and set aside all worries and fears. We explore what it means to work with integrity, and to value the creative energy we all have within us. We learn to notice how love shows up for us and through us, and to ultimately become aware that nothing is lacking in our lives. Eleanor Hooks shares lovingly her insights into the nature of joy and peace, and invites you to enjoy the daily sips.

Author Eleanor Hooks PhD
Isbn 1504366808
Genre Self-Help
Year 2016-11-03
Pages 494
Language English
File format PDF

This book is a compilation of personal leadership and development blogs written by Nathan S. Collier, a real estate developer, entrepreneur, attorney, general contractor and certified public account. His words of wisdom are meant to help, motivate and encourage those looking to improve in different aspects of their lives by focusing on goal-setting, motivation, positive affirmations, leadership, life work balance, personal awareness, habit creation and continual learning techniques. His thoughts are based on real life experiences rooted in great challenges and extraordinary success.

Author Nathan S. Collier
Isbn 1312127732
Genre Self-Help
Year 2014-08-19
Pages N.A
Language English
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Time is a precious gift. When you invest it well, it's marked with meaning and unforgettable moments of joy. But if you're like so many, you feel rushed. Overwhelmed. Pressured by your daily obligations and others' expectations. The need to please, to succeed, and to make a difference wears away at your joy and leaves you feeling empty or exhausted. Elizabeth Grace Saunders, internationally recognized time management expert, has helped everyone from busy moms to small business owners to corporate clients reorder their lives for success. She knows there are endless apps, books, and useful methods for becoming self-disciplined, organized, and more successful, but these tools alone aren't enough to provide true freedom from the stress of how to best manage time. Yet when Elizabeth's longtime faith intersected with her work, it unlocked the power of DIVINE TIME MANAGEMENT. After a season of unusually high stress, where traditional time management methods fell short, she found a transformative sense of peace by surrendering her plans to God. Pursuing God's wisdom in time management, Elizabeth discovered that by trusting Him she could achieve the happy, prosperous, confident life He lovingly planned for her. Now she shares how you can find purpose, joy, and the peace that comes from letting God guide your actions. DIVINE TIME MANAGEMENT offers you: a path to deeper intimacy with God centered on trust in Him; an understanding of what God wants for your life, to inform how you set priorities; biblical and personal encouragement to embrace your God-given desires; effective ways to faithfully navigate major decisions; and proven time-saving methods. God delights in His children experiencing His best. DIVINE TIME MANAGEMENT will help you align your life with God's best for you, for lasting joy with Christ at the center of your world.

Author Elizabeth Grace Saunders
Isbn 1478974354
Genre Religion
Year 2017-11-14
Pages 272
Language English
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Bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker, and life and business coach Romi Neustadt has a message for women: You CAN have it all--just not at the same damn time. Romi Neustadt is a mom of two, a wife, a daughter, bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and coach. What's more, she's achieved these things without a staff of 10, the ability to sleep two hours a night or driving herself batsh*t crazy. She's figured out the key to having it all: Priorities, babe. In her second book, Romi provides a no-BS blueprint for women to figure out what to focus on and what not to. She explains why saying YES to everything and everyone really means saying NO to the things that matter -- to your goals, your dreams, and your true self. The key to achieving your wildest dreams isn't to downsize them. It's to embrace them more fully, and discard everything that isn't serving them. This book will teach you how to: • Zone in on what really matters to you, so you can ditch everything that isn't serving your dreams. • Recognize and embrace your true worth as a provider, partner, and all-around kickass human. • Say no to the millionth request from your kid's school for home-baked goods--without experiencing mom guilt. • Establish boundaries that stick with coworkers, friends, and family. • Ditch toxic relationships and the soul-sucking drama that accompanies them. • Stop feeling like an imposter in your own life. • Create habits that protect your time and energy. • Kick fear (of not being lovable, pretty, or good enough) to the curb once and for all. Written in the same down-to-earth, accessible style that made her first book, Get Over Your Damn Self, a beloved bestseller, this book is for every woman who wants to live a fulfilled, authentic life without feeling stressed and exhausted. Romi is living proof that it's possible, and you will be too.

Author Romi Neustadt
Isbn 0593085965
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2020-01-14
Pages 224
Language English
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A handbook created for practitioners working in health and well-being who want to build a thriving, sustainable practice, their way. Whether they are new or have been in practice for years, many find marketing and running a business overwhelming. This book simplifies the process and supports practitioners in making the right choices for themselves. By creating their own recipe for their business based on their values, strengths, and the people they help, they can succeed where others fail. Exercises and action points help them move through the process and address any mindset challenges as they go.

Author Helen Harding
Isbn 1913504298
Genre Medical
Year 2020-09-17
Pages 180
Language English
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Find peace with daily reflections that will help ground you on your life-long journey in overcoming your alcoholic upbringing. From dealing with ruminating thoughts and anxiety to stopping dysfunctional behaviors that you learned as a child in an alcoholic home, Let Go and Be Free: 100 Daily Reflections for Adult Children of Alcoholics (Volume 1) will help you learn about common traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics, shine a light to dispel the shame you have lived with, and provide easy to learn meditations and visualizations that will help you center yourself and live a healthier life. Filled with personal stories, meditation tips, and an intimate look at living as an Adult Child of an Alcoholic, this book (232 pages) is an authentic daily resource to guide you on your journey.

Author Ron Vitale
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Genre Self-Help
Year 2020-03-20
Pages 226
Language English
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Teachers want more. Daniel Shindler's In Search: Reimagining What it Means to be a Teacher, is an optimistic, necessary book that invites us to identify our core values as teachers, school leaders, and policy-makers. With those values, we journey with him through a series of fundamental requisites that we can apply and nurture in our lives and places of work. Using his teaching experiences, practical examples, and storytelling, Daniel illustrates the requisites we should strive for - honing our expertise, creating powerful and memorable teaching experiences, enquiring with honesty about ourselves and those we teach, building meaningful one-to-one conversations, fostering curiosity and resilience, and building a wider school culture of community and pastoral care. By asking the biggest questions of what it means to be an educator and not seeking simple answers, the book is saying here is what is possible. For Daniel, teaching is alchemy and craft that goes beyond career, intertwining our personal and professional lives. Only a holistic approach will do, if we are to create longevity, which is why Daniel is asking us to reimagine what it means to be a teacher by placing it in the intersection of the private and public self. Why else teach, if not to live? How many of us live in our careers but not our craft? In short, it speaks to the complexity of the human condition of teaching. Our journey is enhanced by Daniel's extensive experience as a teacher of drama, wellbeing and project–based learning within inner cities and internationally, and as lead architect of School21's ground-breaking oracy curriculum. The book includes a compelling foreword by Jeffrey Boakye, teacher and bestselling author of Black, Listed and Hold Tight. In a world of constant change and shifting priorities, never has the search for craft and meaning been more necessary. ‘Teaching is a search. It’s the effort to walk towards, not forward, or upwards, but inwards towards the self and outwards towards others, at the same time. We’ve all got a search in us and trust me, In Searchis 100% a jumping off point for your own journey, whatever that may be.’ Jeffrey Boakye – Bestselling author of Black, Listed and Hold Tight I loved its scope, the depth of thinking, the range of references, the way public and private, school and life, cross over. It got me thinking differently about things. It’s also the perfect antidote to all the books around that reduce teaching to chunks, or a series of moves and techniques. Peter Hyman, Co-Director of Big Education, Co-founder of School 21

Author Daniel Shindler
Isbn 1839751088
Genre Education
Year 2020-05-28
Pages 450
Language English
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The renowned classic and New York Times bestseller that has transformed the lives of millions of readers, dramatically changing how women and men view relationships. Anger is something we feel. It exists for a reason and always deserves our respect and attention. We all have a right to everything we feel—and certainly our anger is no exception. "Anger is a signal and one worth listening to," writes Dr. Harriet Lerner in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers. While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless. In this engaging and eminently wise book, Dr. Lerner teaches both women and men to identify the true sources of anger and to use it as a powerful vehicle for creating lasting change. For decades, this book has helped millions of readers learn how to turn their anger into a constructive force for reshaping their lives. With a new introduction by the author, The Dance of Anger is ready to lead the next generation.

Author Harriet Lerner
Isbn 0062328522
Genre Self-Help
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 256
Language English
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A series of insightful essays to help mothers of adult children deal with difficult issues.

Author Wendy Boorn
Isbn 1939614082
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2013-03-27
Pages 205
Language English
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Wandering the Wilderness is a guidebook for individuals who are unsure of their path or are questioning the trails they were taught in the past. Author Ray Friesen is a former pastor and at the same time a life long “believing skeptic.” He’s an advocate for “abundant living” and the guideposts that mark it, as outlined by “Wholehearted Living” researcher Dr. Brené Brown (The Gifts of Imperfection). This informs Friesen’s thoughtful submission for a renewed approach to finding meaning in a life informed by the Bible in a time when the relevance of those Ancient Writings is often thrown into question. In Wandering the Wilderness, Friesen has us stop, listen, and learn at thirteen “trail posts” along life’s pilgrimage. In addition to Brown, he draws on the Ancient Writings (Bible) with the help of scholars like Walter Brueggemann, Eugene Peterson, and Peter Enns. All of this is shaped in the context of his personal life experiences, including his journey with cancer and chemotherapy. The result is a book for all who are looking for a path in their own wilderness. He invites the reader to understand that developing a Christian faith and spirituality can help re energize a life at times burdened with difficulty or plagued with aimlessness, even, maybe especially, in this post-modern age. Here is a thoughtful, informed guide for wanderers weary from the journey and skeptics wondering where or if faith still matters. Whether you read it alone or with fellow wanderers and/or skeptics wishing to believe, Wandering the Wilderness has the potential to transform your wandering.

Author Ray R. Friesen
Isbn 152556014X
Genre Religion
Year 2020-03-16
Pages 326
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Do you struggle with feeling like an impostor in your own leadership? Do you carry a secret anxiety about being revealed as a fraud? We all long to belong, especially those in positions of leadership. But deeply rooted shame can keep leaders from connecting authentically and vulnerably. Reverend Will van der Hart and Dr. Rob Waller—an experienced church leader and respected psychiatrist—integrate the story of Scripture with the science behind mental health, offering real steps for transformation. When leaders know that they belong to God—when they develop a deep sense of security in Him—they can overcome constricting shame and lead with confidence. Offering a psychological and biblical response to one of the most persistent problems in leadership, The Power of Belonging is a unique resource to help you build success from your sense of security, allowing your unique leadership gifts to flourish and grow. Each chapter includes study guide questions for group or individual use.

Author Will van der Hart,Rob Waller
Isbn 0830777164
Genre Religion
Year 2019-02-01
Pages 224
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The second edition of Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students presents a comprehensive treatment of social and emotional development in high-ability learners. This text: Discusses theories that guide the examination of the lived experiences of gifted students. Features new topics, such as cyberbullying and microaggressions. Covers social and emotional characteristics and behaviors evidenced in gifted learners. Includes considerations for gifted underachievers, gifted culturally diverse students, twice-exceptional students, LGBTQ gifted students, and young people from low-income backgrounds. Describes gifted students' friendships and family relationships that support them, contextual influences that shape their social and emotional lives, and identity development. The author provides a wealth of field-tested strategies for addressing social and emotional development. In addition, the book offers a plan for designing a gifted-friendly classroom environment to support the social and emotional well-being of gifted students and a comprehensive collection of resources to support professionals in gifted education research and practice.

Author Thomas P. Hébert
Isbn 1000490203
Genre Education
Year 2021-10-08
Pages 500
Language English
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Linda Kohanov is beloved for her groundbreaking articulation of “the way of the horse,” an experiential wisdom known to riders for centuries but little studied or adapted to off-horse use. Now Kohanov takes those horse-inspired insights on the nonverbal elements of exceptional communication and leadership into the realms of our workplaces and relationships. Here we explore the benefits of “nonpredatory power” in developing assertiveness, fostering creativity, dealing with conflict, and heightening mind-body awareness. In “A Brief History of Power,” the first part of this far-reaching book, Kohanov profiles cultural innovators who employed extraordinary nonverbal leadership skills to change history, usually on horseback: Winston Churchill, George Washington, Alexander the Great, and Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), among others. She also draws on the behavior of mature horse herds, as well as the herding cultures of Africa and Mongolia, to debunk theories of dominance hierarchies, challenge ingrained notions of “survival of the fittest,” and demonstrate the power of a consensual leadership in which governing roles are fluid. Kohanov then adapts these lessons into twelve powerful guiding principles we can all incorporate into our work and personal lives. Eloquent and provocative, this is horse sense for everyone who seeks to thrive in the herds we all run in — our communities, careers, families, and friendships.

Author Linda Kohanov
Isbn 1608683729
Genre Pets
Year 2015-07-20
Pages 464
Language English
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What do rocks have to do with body image? With personal stories and actionable steps, body image activist and educator, Teri Hofford helps women reconstruct the relationship they have with their body using geodes as a metaphor. Portraying the harmful belief systems, thought processes, trauma, and past experiences connected with how we view and treat our bodies every day as the gritty, grey, and hardened outer shell of a geode, Teri explains how these things keep us from following our hearts and revealing our true, glittery inner selves. At the end of each chapter, she asks the reader a number of questions and gives them ways to chip away at these outer layers so that by the end of the book, the reader will understand that by embracing their imperfections, developing a positive relationship with their body, and honouring the person within, they will begin to appreciate their authentic self, thus leading them to live a more fulfilling and sparkly life.

Author Teri Hofford
Isbn 1525587080
Genre Self-Help
Year 2020-12-22
Pages 202
Language English
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Get ready for transformation! Live an extraordinary life, take responsibility for your happiness, eliminate the stories that no longer serve you, discover the gifts you were innately born with, and truly believe in the abundant possibilities surrounding you. This book will provide you with dynamic, out-side-the-box tools to discover the power within yourself to create the life of your dreams. They are designed to unlock the blocks to the unconscious mind that keep you stuck in the muck and to embrace your extraordinary self! The time is now! Start taking the steps to —own your own happiness, —eliminate your head trash, —play outside your comfort zone, —create your rockstar team, —embrace gratitude, —celebrate, and —take inspired action. Teri Karjala’s infectious enthusiasm fills the pages to inspire, motivate, and be the guide to support your transformational process. Are you ready to create more in your life? We have all been told that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear, so let’s get started in creating your success story! Unlock, Embrace, Experience Extraordinary!

Author Teri Karjala LPC LMFT
Isbn 1504388135
Genre Self-Help
Year 2018-01-13
Pages 188
Language English
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