How to Be Awake & Alive


Author: Mildred Newman,Bernard Berkowitz
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0399590374
Category: Self-Help
Page: 112
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Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz show, in a common-sense way, how ideas, prejudices, and fears developed when we were very young, can prevent us from achieving happiness today.

Why Wait to Be Great?

It's Either Now or Too Late
Author: Terry Hawkins
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609948939
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Discover Your Super Power! We all want to change something about ourselves: lose weight, quit smoking, improve our finances, and so on. But change is hard, even painful, and it’s our nature to avoid pain. In this inspiring how-to guide, Terry Hawkins provides exactly what we need: a straightforward way to break free of old habits that hold us back and adopt new ones that move us forward. It’s a process Hawkins herself used to rise above poverty, abuse, and serious health problems. Two fictional characters—Pitman and Flipman—demonstrate two possible ways of being. As Pitman, we’re trapped in the Pit of Misery, chained to our past, a helpless victim of circumstance. As the superhero Flipman, we are powerful, courageous, loved, successful, and able to flip negative thoughts and habits into positive ones. Hawkins illustrates precisely what feelings, thoughts, and behaviors send us to the pit and provides a detailed action plan for getting out of it. This wonderfully human and honest book will help you create the life you want once and for all. “Terry Hawkins is a positive force of nature. Let her enthusiasm and optimistic approach to life’s challenges rub off on you as you turn the pages. You’ll be a better person for having read this book.” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow “I was about to take antidepressants to stop my spiral downward—then I was handed Why Wait to Be Great? I feel so empowered. It was like it was written just for me and everything I was going through.” —Ishbel MacConnachie, Director of Studies, GoodStart Training College “Possibly the best book I have read on overcoming depression, lethargy, negative self-talk, and more. Every high school student should be given a copy when he or she leaves school—skills for life.” —Vivien Wornell, Social Worker/Counselor, St. George Private Hospital

The Soft Addiction Solution


Author: Judith Wright
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440649928
Category: Self-Help
Page: 368
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Have you ever wondered how you might carve more meaning and purpose out of your crowded days? The answer is simple: cut out the "soft addictions." As Judith Wright reveals in this revised and expanded edition of her classic self-help book There Must Be More Than This, many of us are addicted to seemingly harmless and socially sanctioned habits such as shopping, watching TV, and gossiping-robbing us of our time, clouding our clarity of mind, and masking our deeper longing for lasting joy. According to Wright, soft addictions are seductive because they satisfy powerful desires-and we easily become hooked because they are perceived as "normal" behavior, behavior that doesn't seem to demand the extraordinary measures of a drug or alcohol addiction. Yet soft addictions do call out for action and in this groundbreaking book, Judith Wright explains why they are so damaging and outlines an effective plan for overcoming these negative habits to discover more passion, love, commitment, and meaning in our lives.

Meditations of Henry David Thoreau

A Light in the Woods
Author: Chris Highland
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975108
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
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A selection of 60 thoughtful Thoreau quotations and placed them alongside the wisdom words of writers, philosopohers, and teachers from around the world. Bound in a lovely and compact format, the book totes easily along in your pocket, backpack, or picnic basket. Solitude never felt so cozy.

Holy Clues

The Gospel According to Sherlock Holmes
Author: Stephen Kendrick
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307426246
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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If God is the greatest mystery of them all, then why not, in pursuit of God, consult the greatest detective of them all? In this imaginative and surprisingly profound book, Stephen Kendrick reveals Sherlock Holmes as spiritual guide. Drawing on the teachings of Christianity, Buddhism, and Judaism--as well as a host of thinkers as varied as Albert Einstein, Gandhi, and Vincent van Gogh--Kendrick explores the stories of Sherlock Holmes and finds remarkably prescient religious insights. He shows us the link between careful observation of clues and the Buddhist concept of "Bare Attention." He illuminates the parallel between the great sleuth's pursuit of justice and God's actions on the scene of the first murder, when Cain slew Abel. And in the detective's open, engaged mind, Kendrick finds a model for uniting the principles of science with a sincere spiritual quest. The result is a book of inspiration for the modern, skeptical searcher--and an entertaining work that sheds new light on the methods of the world's greatest detective. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition)

Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345539729
Category: Self-Help
Page: 720
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The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for Full Catastrophe Living “To say that this wise, deep book is helpful to those who face the challenges of human crisis would be a vast understatement. It is essential, unique, and, above all, fundamentally healing.”—Donald M. Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement “One of the great classics of mind/body medicine.”—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom “A book for everyone . . . Jon Kabat-Zinn has done more than any other person on the planet to spread the power of mindfulness to the lives of ordinary people and major societal institutions.”—Richard J. Davidson, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin–Madison “This is the ultimate owner’s manual for our lives. What a gift!”—Amy Gross, former editor in chief, O: The Oprah Magazine “I first read Full Catastrophe Living in my early twenties and it changed my life.”—Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google and author of Search Inside Yourself “Jon Kabat-Zinn’s classic work on the practice of mindfulness to alleviate stress and human suffering stands the test of time, a most useful resource and practical guide. I recommend this new edition enthusiastically to doctors, patients, and anyone interested in learning to use the power of focused awareness to meet life’s challenges, whether great or small.”—Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health “How wonderful to have a new and updated version of this classic book that invited so many of us down a path that transformed our minds and awakened us to the beauty of each moment, day-by-day, through our lives. This second edition, building on the first, is sure to become a treasured sourcebook and traveling companion for new generations who seek the wisdom to live full and fulfilling lives.”—Diana Chapman Walsh, Ph.D., president emerita of Wellesley College

8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well-being (8 Keys to Mental Health)


Author: Manuela Mischke Reeds
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393709094
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Learning how to pay attention to the present moment. Becoming mindful is about the small, everyday things such as pausing to take a breath before you drive off in a hurry or considering the food that will nourish your body before a meal. Or it can mean checking in with yourself before responding to a challenging email or text. Every moment of our lives can become an opportunity to practice mindfulness. This book will invite you to sharpen your awareness and ask yourself with more frequency, “What do I notice right now?” or “How do I need to respond or be with this situation?” These seemingly tiny moments of noticing yourself can have a major impact on your life as you learn to track habitual patterns and awaken to change. Practicing mindfulness is not about being better by figuring it all out. It is about tolerating the moments when you don’t know or learning to be more curious about the struggle. Here you will learn how to establish a basic practice with guidelines for posture and breathing as well as various options for meditations that involve sitting, walking, gently moving or lying down. You can try these exercises at your lunch break, before you rise or fall asleep. But best of all is for you to sprinkle mindfulness throughout your day. Whether you are new to mindfulness or a seasoned practitioner, you can make the conscious decision to change your approach to life. Moment by moment you have the opportunity to cultivate awareness that will make a difference in how you engage with the world on a daily basis.

The Complete Tassajara Cookbook

Recipes, Techniques, and Reflections from the Famed Zen Kitchen
Author: Edward Espe Brown
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834822016
Category: Cooking
Page: 544
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California's Tassajara Zen Mountain Center has long been renowned for its gourmet vegetarian cuisine. In this comprehensive guide to the Tassajara way of cooking, the retreat center–spa's most celebrated chef, Edward Espe Brown, presents hundreds of recipes using fresh, whole foods; detailed notes on preparing seasonal ingredients; and, perhaps most important, inspiration for cooking with joyful intention and attention. Presented with humor and warmth, this book is full of insights for living a life that celebrates simple food.

Contemplative Youth Ministry

Practicing the Presence of Jesus
Author: Mark Yaconelli
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
ISBN: 0310829666
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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“Contemplative Youth Ministry is refreshing rain for dry youth workers and barren youth ministries. More than the same old youth ministry tips and tricks, it gives principles and practices to soak in God’s grace, love, and power. I wish I had read it 15 years ago.” - Kara Powell, Ph.D., executive director, Center for Youth Ministry and Family Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary “Mark invites readers to be encountered by the presence of Jesus who is always near. This book is transparent about the challenges that churches and families face as they desire to be effective in youth ministry. The book is filled with the honest stories of different kinds of youth ministries representing the breadth of Christianity in the United States. I heartily endorse Contemplative Youth Ministry as a rich encounter with the souls of youth and adults whose lives have been transformed by our very present God.” - Bill Kees, director of youth ministries, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) “Mark Yaconelli not only reminds us of some of the long-forgotten pathways of faith, he shares with us how it actually looks when men and women who love God practice it with young people. I especially appreciate Mark’s optimism in his perspective of today’s kids, for his insights are grounded in God’s view of them.” - Chap Clark, Ph.D., associate professor of youth, family, and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary “Mark Yaconelli was experimenting with contemplative youth ministry practices before contemplative youth ministry practices became cool. This book has about it the unique air of authenticity. He shares with us in these pages his own journey as a youth worker who actually believes that God’s still small voice speaks louder than the roaring windstorm of our busy youth ministry calendars. It’s a book about creating for our students places of silence and opening up spaces for God to speak.” - Duffy Robbins, professor of youth ministry, Eastern University; author of Enjoy the Silence and This Way to Youth Ministry “Mark Yaconelli has emerged as one of youth ministry’s most provocative ‘voices in the wilderness,’ calling us back to our theological taproots: The contemplative practices that bind our lives to the life of Christ. If Mark’s research has taught us anything, it’s that these practices do not cause youth ministry to take fl ight into a spiritual never-never land; rather they anchor young people—and their churches—in the fertile soil of Christian tradition, in the nitty-gritty of daily life, and in the explosive transformation that awaits us when we wait upon God.” - Kenda Creasy Dean, parent, pastor, and professor of youth, Princeton Theological Seminary; author of Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church

Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts

Reflections of a Hospital Chaplain
Author: Gretchen Tenbrook,Harold G Koenig
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317789377
Category: Medical
Page: 188
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Witness the wonder of divine power when faith in God overcomes human frailty! Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts: Reflections of a Hospital Chaplain provides chaplains, doctors, nurses, psychologists, and counselors with insight into the experiences of individual hospital patients. You'll learn of the suffering that they endure, and what patients and caretakers can learn about themselves and God through their ordeals. This is a wonderful collection of descriptive, personal, and heartfelt essays, each derived from a visit with a particular patient. These episodes demonstrate the wonder of divine strength manifested in human frailty. You'll see the spiritual aspects of both significant and common events, inspiring you to contemplate and appreciate all of your life experiences. Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts will help you unravel daily questions and problems and encourage you to seek God's eminent presence in all of your experiences. This intriguing collection demonstrates what it means to be human and what it means to be made in God's likeness. You will explore the heartwrenching struggles of unique individuals, such as: Jimmy Meyer, a three-year-old toddler with a terminal brain tumor, who takes each day for whatever it could offer him. His simple trust teaches us all to grow in our faith and seek the child within ourselves Mr. Nelson, who after suffering a heart attack and facing the possibility of death, recounts how the experience served to turn his life from one of anger and resentment to one of peace and freedom, reminding us all of the healing power of grace when we are willing to receive it Martha Claxton, a fifty-eight-year-old woman battling leukemia. In finally letting go she experiences God's eternal security, inviting each of us to surrender our lives to the One who knows our every need Ms. May, a thirty-eight-year-old with Down's Syndrome, who touches all those whom she comes in contact with. Her ability to live fully in the present moment reminds us that whatever is happening now is worth our undivided attention Enlightening and moving, Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts reveals the presence of God in the lives of patients, chaplains, and all those who care for others. You will discover the connection between human vulnerability and spiritual growth.

Die innere Arbeit


Author: Reshad Feild
Publisher: Chalice Verlag
ISBN: 3905272210
Category:
Page: 400
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Zweisprachige Ausgabe grundlegender Studientexte der von Reshad Feild geleiteten lebenden esoterischen Schule. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. >Ich betrachte >für die Eingeweihten oder die Vorbereiteten als die beste Definition des Begriffs esoterisch

The Inner Restoration of Christianity


Author: Efstratios Papanagiotou
Publisher: Theosis Books
ISBN: 0985907401
Category: Religion
Page: 443
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From the author: "The Christian way is a way of metamorphosis that leads from egoism to Love." In this important work, the reader will find a treasure trove of ancient spiritual wisdom from the Christian East. Still little known to the Western world, the first thousand years of Christianity taught a transformational, psychotherapeutic theology which has been virtually lost to our part of the world. The author’s exceptional breadth of knowledge and scholarship in the field of Eastern Orthodox spirituality offers the reader direct contact with the spiritual Masters who were the Grace-filled light-bearers of this universal Truth originally made known by Yeshua the Anointed One. The reader will find countless citations – pearls of wisdom – gathered here in a unique fashion, along with the author’s own profound understanding of these teachings that have immediate impact on daily human life and the power to awaken and transform the consciousness of every human being.

Living in the Now

How to Live as the Spiritual Being That You Are
Author: Gina Lake
Publisher: Gina Lake
ISBN: 1456472119
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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The 99 essays in Living in the Now provide practical wisdom that will help you live in this world as the spiritual being that you are. They can be read in any order and used in daily contemplation. They address many questions raised by the spiritual search, offering insight on fear, anger, happiness, aging, boredom, desire, patience, faith, forgiveness, acceptance, commitment, love, purpose, meaning, fulfillment, meditation, being present, quieting the mind, letting go of the past, healing conditioning, dealing with emotions, trusting life, trusting your Heart, and many other deep subjects. These essays will help you become more present and aware of your true nature and feel more loving, happy, grateful, and at peace.

50 Ways to Grow Confidence


Author: Tobby Fried
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598587218
Category: Self-Help
Page: 152
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50 Ways to Grow Confidence is designed to be a manual for developing more selfconfidence. By becoming more centered in yourself you gain access to personal power. When we're able to turn down the volume on the "mind chatter," we become clear-headed and grounded. We are then better able to access problem solving skills, and are better equipped to be responsive rather than reactive in our lives.Why is this useful? It's useful because when our mind is clear, we think well, we feel better, and we function better. Our lives become less stressful, more focused, harmonious, and best of all, we can access our creative powers, which enable us to live our life purposefully. Do I say, "read this and you're problems melt away?" No, I say practice these steps, follow the suggestions, and I guarantee that your thoughts will shift, your feelings will shift, your actions will shift, and then your results will shift. In the end, ask yourself what might be possible in your life if you had more confidence than you have right now. Ask yourself what might be possible for the future of humanity if our children could grow up to be powerful, confident human beings, and then read this book. Ever say to yourself: "I wish I could do that;" "I wish I was like that person;" or "If only I could improve my life."? We all do that, not realizing we CAN do it. Tobby Fried's book will put you on the road to changing your life using 50 simple steps. Those laments and wishes will be turned into your new reality. -Charles Chauncey Wells, historian and author. www.chaunceyparkpress.com Tobby Fried has done her research and is her own walking testimonial. She exudes confidence!! Tobby's new book 50 ways to Grow Confidence is not only an excellent book filled with invaluable resources, it provides the reader with simple yet effective ideas and tools to build and sustain your confidence container. I love the idea of sharing this book and the exercises within it, with a friend. Your accountability factor doubles and your confidence level is sure to grow. Inspiration is the thread that runs through every page. Congrats Tobby, I give it 4 stars. Laura Eisenberg-Jachim, CMT Life Coach and Holistic Health Practitioner www.healingsoulutions.com You have assimilated in a magnificent recipe the essence of confidence-how to develop it, sustain it and leverage it. Bravo! Melissa Giovagnoli Author of 11 books including Networlding www.networlding.com For the past 20 years, Tobby Fried has been investigating emotional, mental and physical ways of challenging herself. From "ropes courses," fire-eating, walking on broken glass, to vision quests and a myriad of personal development/transformational seminars, she has sought out ways to go beyond her limitations. Why, you might ask? She has sought and continues to seek ways to stretch herself, so that she may conquer fear, build confidence, and ultimately share the resulting discoveries with others. What she has found out is that there is nowhere to get to. There is only now this moment and the joy of the wonderful lightness of being.

Zen Confidential

Confessions of a Wayward Monk
Author: Shozan Jack Haubner
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611800331
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 269
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Essays relate how the author, who was raised in a convervative Catholic family, went on to study philosophy and become a monk, chronicling his humorous and unconventional experiences in a Zen monastery.

Time to Be Alive


Author: Mary Electra
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0578031043
Category: Self-Help
Page: 212
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How do you choose to Live? Is existing day to day enough? Is living only for survival your true life's ambition? Find the vital, creative and powerful person living within you. Now is the Time To Be Alive! This book can be YOUR answer in awakening to your full power and potential.

Alive on the Andrea Doria!

The Greatest Sea Rescue in History
Author: Pierette Domenica Simpson
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614481415
Category: Transportation
Page: 316
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A breathtaking minute-by-minute account of the most catastrophic tragedy-at-sea since the sinking of the Titanic—told by a survivor. More than one half-century later, the catastrophic ramming of the MS Stockholm into the Italian luxury liner, the SS Andrea Doria in 1956, is relived in this candid, heartrending account. Author Pierette Domenica Simpson, who, with her grandparents, survived the tragedy off the shoals of Nantucket, shares the human and technical aspects of what has become known as the greatest sea rescue in history. As only an eyewitness can do, Simpson shares the survivors’ harrowing recollections that meticulously recreate the terrifying and heart-wrenching tragedy that united poor immigrants and wealthy travelers alike. They give their accounts of ultimate despair and infinite elation after staring at their own reflections in the black ocean that night and seeing death stare back. Equally dramatic are the revelations of new facts exposed by nautical experts from two continents that finally solve the mystery of who was to blame for this most improbable collision between two random ships on the open Atlantic.

Seduced by the Billionaire


Author: Barb Han
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1628304960
Category: Fiction
Page: 286
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Seducing Avery Avery McAdams believes in order to truly be herself she needs to keep her head down, her guard up, and her focus on her career. When she's hired by sexy, charismatic Ryker Li to pull off the event of the century, a piece of her wants him to see her as attractive, which goes against everything she's convinced herself she believes. Rich, powerful Ryker has made an art form of getting what he wants, when he wants it, and then moving on. But something about Avery makes him want to stick around. Can the billionaire playboy commit to the biggest deal of all? Or will a lifetime of mistrust and suspicion turn them forever into rivals? The Billionaire Bargain By choice or by force, everyone eventually walks out of Rae Stevens' life. Wealthy, powerful, and sinfully gorgeous Daegen Tan has it all. Except the one thing he truly wants: Rae, the woman who ended their passionate affair three years ago. He is determined to have her back in his bed. This time, he'll take pleasure in seducing her--and then he'll be the one to leave. Except his heart has other ideas. Can Rae stay long enough to give him a chance? And will Daegen be able to convince her that he isn't going anywhere?

The One Decision

Make the Single Choice That Will Lead to a Life of More
Author: Judith Wright
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101099569
Category: Self-Help
Page: 352
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Why make New Year's resolutions you know you won't keep? According to seminar leader and cofounder of the Wright Institute, Judith Wright, there are any number of ways you can better your life-you can quit smoking, start exercising, save toward a bigger house-but the attainment of real life satisfaction requires a fundamental shift in perspective, the ability to make the One Decision that will completely transform the fabric of one's life. This powerful book demonstrates how to isolate and articulate the One Decision that will lead to the life you want to live, and how to allow this simple yet profound choice to become the guiding force in everything you do. Follow the "30 Days to Your One Decision" program at the end of the book and watch your life transform for the better . . . forever.

Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English


Author: Bob Sharples
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861712862
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
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Meditation is supposed to help people cope with stresses encountered each and every day, but many books on the subject are so complex that they end up being stressors themselves. Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English avoids this pitfall, presenting techniques that focus on achieving calmness and clarity without a ton of confusing language. Written by a meditation instructor with years of experience, the prose is easy to follow and informed by the author's learned experitse. For anyone who has ever wanted to enjoy pain management, better health, and greater relaxation, Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English provides potent tools that are easy to learn and easy to enjoy.