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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Papa Spy

A True Story of Love, Wartime Espionage in Madrid, and the Treachery of the Cambridge Spies
Author: Jimmy Burns
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408827735
Category: History
Page: 416
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In the 1930s Tom Burns was a rising star of British publishing, whose friends and authors included G. K. Chesterton, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, the artist Eric Gill and the poet David Jones. And among his glittering social circle he had set his heart on the beautiful Ann Bowes-Lyon, cousin of the Queen. When war was declared in 1939, Burns joined the Ministry of Information, effectively the propaganda wing of the secret services. Sent to Madrid as press attaché at the British Embassy, where the Ambassador was the formidable and very Protestant Sir Samuel Hoare, Burns used his faith and his deep love of Spain in the propaganda war against the Nazis, who at the time had pretty much unrestricted access to the Spanish media. Burns' brief was to do all in his power to keep Franco neutral and so protect Gibraltar and access to the western Mediterranean. The strategy was simple, but the tactics were more complicated, especially when Burns found he had begun to make enemies at home, not least among them Kim Philby and Anthony Blunt, head of the MI6's Iberian section. By 1941 he felt far from the real fighting, Ann had pledged herself to another man, and Burns was spending as much time protecting his back as fighting the Nazis. How he overcame these odds, was involved in the Man Who Never Was decoy plot, arranged Leslie Howard's fatal propaganda trip to Portugal and Spain, and finally found true love while loyally serving his country is the story told in this extraordinary book by his son.

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.

How to Survive a Horror Movie

All the Skills to Dodge the Kills
Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594741791
Category: Humor
Page: 175
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Teaches readers how to cope with every kind of horror movie obstacle, from ax-wielding psychopaths to haunted Japanese VHS tapes, and is full of illustrated instructions on avoiding ghosts, serial killers, haunted cars, murderous pets, telekinetic prom queens, and countless other hazards. Original.

Last Seen Alive


Author: Carlene Thompson
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 142999052X
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Chyna Greer was sixteen when her best friend, Zoey, disappeared. Though very different in looks and temperament, the two girls shared a bond that was stronger than blood. But even Chyna's urgent warnings couldn't prevent a love-struck Zoey from sneaking out to the lake to meet her secret crush—and being swallowed up into the warm summer night forever.... Now Chyna has come back to her West Virginia hometown of Black Willow to lay her mother to rest. But memories of Zoey are everywhere...and then, out of nowhere, Chyna hears a voice—Zoey's voice—begging for her help. As Chyna delves into Black Willow's past, she learns that two other teenagers also went missing. Soon Chyna's search for answers becomes a desperate race to uncover a chilling secret that strikes at the heart of everything she holds dear—and reveal the remorseless evil that has been hiding in plain sight....

Walden X 40

Essays on Thoreau
Author: Robert Beverley Ray
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253223547
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 189
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In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved from his parents' house in Concord, Massachusetts, to a one-room cabin on land owned by his mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson. After 26 months he transformed his stay in the woods into one of the most famous events in American history. In Walden x 40, adopting Thoreau's own compositional method, Robert B. Ray takes up several questions posed in Walden. Thoreau developed his books from his lectures, and his lectures from his almost-daily journal notations of the world around him, with its fluctuating weather and appointed seasons, both forever familiar and suddenly brand new. Ray derives his 40 brief essays from the details of Walden itself, reading the book in the way that Thoreau proposed to explore his own life—deliberately. Ray demonstrates that however accustomed we have grown to its lessons, Walden continues to be as surprising as the November snowfall that, Thoreau reports, "covered the ground... and surrounded me suddenly with the scenery of winter."

Fully Awake and Truly Alive

Spiritual Practices to Nurture Your Soul
Author: Jane E. Vennard,Rami Shapiro
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594734739
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 178
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With stories from her personal life and her experience as a spiritual director, Rev. Jane Vennard illustrates the joys and frustrations of spiritual practice, with insights from various religious traditions and exercises and meditations for your journey.

How To Uncover Your Past Lives


Author: Ted Andrews
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738716391
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
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Have you ever experienced a feeling of déjà vu . . . or had recurring dreams of a particular place or time . . . or felt instantly close to some person? All these experiences provide clues to past lives. With How To Uncover Your Past Lives, you'll learn how knowledge of past lives can help you gain clear insight into your spiritual purpose for this lifetime. Popular author Ted Andrews teaches you how to safely and easily explore past-life memories using self-hypnosis, meditation, dowsing, fragrance, and crystals. Discover how to: Use past-life awareness as a tool for spiritual growth Recognize soul mates and their role in your life Understand the true meaning of a twin soul Let go of self-defeating behaviors and beliefs from past lives Gain insight into your life's purpose