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By M.J. Ryan
Be Empowered in the Face of Change
Change your mindset to change for the better. These are challenging times. Chances are, at this moment, you’re confronting some change you never asked for—perhaps a life crisis, like a loss of job or the failure of a dream. Maybe you have to learn to work in new ways or find a new place to live. Bestselling author, thought leader, and change expert M.J. Ryan is here to help. Within the pages of her book How to Survive Change . . . You Didn't Ask For, you’ll find the support and practices you need to successfully ride the wave of this change, whatever it may be.
Discover tools for coping with the changes of life. Change is always hard, and it's even harder when it's thrust upon us, unbidden. But with every change, there is also opportunity. In this book, Ryan provides strategies to retain your brain and optimize your response to life change, step by step. Best of all, as your adaptability increases, so does your confidence—with her guidance, you will be able to survive and thrive no matter what life throws your way.
Turn life transitions into opportunities for success. With both detailed chapters explaining how to embrace change and twenty quick tips for adapting to change you didn't ask for, Ryan's advice can be used in any evolving situation. This book will teach you how to:
- Accept change
- Expand your options
- Take action, and
- Strengthen your adaptability
If you liked Switch or books by Gretchen Rubin like Better than Before and The Four Tendencies, you'll love How to Survive Change . . . You Didn't Ask For.
By Karen Casey
Is there a silver lining to growing up in a dysfunctional family?
Bestselling recovery author Karen Casey looks at stories of people who grew up in dysfunctional families and "the good stuff" that can come from the experience. "Throughout my many decades in recovery rooms I have interacted with thousands of women and men whose journeys reveal, in detail, the harrowing history of dysfunction that has troubled their lives," says Casey. "But what is also apparent in their stories is their eventual and quite triumphant survival, often against extreme odds."
Casey interviewed more than 24 survivors of families rife with dysfunction; survivors who willingly shared their stories and came to realize they had, surprisingly, thrived as the result of their often harrowing experiences. In The Good Stuff from Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family, Casey shares the stories and the skills these survivors developed to live more creative and fulfilling lives.
By Karen Casey
True health and serenity come from learning to set boundaries and take care of one's own needs first.
In Getting Unstuck, bestselling recovery writer Karen Casey invites readers to work through the 12 principles in Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow and to dig deep into their own patterns of behavior, to determine where they've gotten stuck in their lives. Presented in a workbook format, readers write down and explore their answers to specific questions both to discern what's causing them unhappiness or stress and to develop strategies for getting unstuck.
Getting Unstuck helps readers to:
- Learn where the boundaries should be drawn between themselves and others
- Stop holding others emotional hostage
- Avoid turning caring into control
- Let loved ones find their own Higher Power
- Find their own free and peaceful life.
Getting Unstuck deepens and broadens readers' understanding of the peace that comes from being responsible for themselves and letting others do the same.
Casey's characteristic gentle prodding and profound insight help readers discover their own wisdom and strength.
By Karen Casey
A Meditation-A-Day to Aid the Addiction 12-Step Recovery Process
Help in staying centered and finding inner peace. Karen Casey’s daily meditation book Peace a Day at a Time offers 365 reminders to help strengthen those traveling the path to recovery from addiction. In this powerful set of daily reminders, Karen draws from her bestselling Each Day a New Beginning, which has helped millions recovering from addiction.
Grow stronger every day with this classic meditation-a-day book. Karen Casey's daily meditation books have guided millions through their recovery and their daily lives, providing serenity and a happier more peaceful life. She has written eloquently about almost every facet of recovery and how to live a sober, balanced life by trying to live in the present, one day at a time. Peace a Day at a Time offers a meditation for every day of the year, opening with a quote and following with a brief essay and a takeaway message. This beautiful book is your powerful set of daily reminders on how to stay centered and find inner peace. Karen also provides a companion index with key theme words to reference any issue you may be struggling with.
In Peace a Day at a Time learn to:
- Pay attention and listening to your inner voice
- Avoid drama and to let go of blame
- Stop living from crisis to crisis
- Cope with fear, sorrow, anger, and pain
- Embrace change
- Practice kindness, joy, hope, and acceptance
If you have been aided by books such as The Language of Letting Go, The Road Back to You, or Let Go Now; then Peace a Day At a Time can help you heal.
By Phillip H. Friedman
Dr. Friedman believes that at the root of almost all emotional problems is unforgiveness (grievances, judgments and attack thoughts) towards others, ourselves, our circumstances, God, anyone or everyone. The Forgiveness Solution is an easy to learn, practical and integrative process whereby we learn to shift and release our perceptions, attitudes, images, energy and distressing feelings (anger, guilt, hurt, shame, anxiety, panic, trauma etc) and simultaneously reempower ourselves by choosing and deciding to forgive. He teaches us many powerful exercises, tools and techniques that show us exactly how to forgive rather than just talking about forgiveness. In The Forgiveness Solution Dr. Friedman introduces us to the new, highly effective healing techniques of Transformational Forgiveness and Energetic Forgiveness. When we forgive we find within ourself the capacity to feel an authentic sense of peace and contentment when thinking about the person or situation we previously perceived as hurting or harming us while giving up the desire for retribution, punishment, or harm. This almost always leads to much greater happiness and joy. The next step in the Forgiveness Solution process is learning to develop positive, compassionate and often loving feelings toward the people and circumstances (including ourselves) that we previously perceived as hurtful. Finally, we learn to interpret and then realize that these upsetting experiences are opportunities for profound personal and spiritual healing and growth.
By Janet Conner
#1 Best Seller in Graphology ─ Write to Explore Your Deep Soul
“I am a writer. Today I write.” Those are the opening lines in the Writing Blessing that author Janet Conner has spoken daily since 2007.
Devine dialogue. Janet Conner is a writer, poet, and spiritual field guide─but first and always a deep soul explorer. Since she discovered how to activate a divine Voice by slipping into the theta brain wave state (the intriguing border between the conscious and the subconscious) while writing, Janet has dedicated herself to exploring and sharing what it means to live at the vibrant intersection of the visible and the invisible. In Writing Down Your Soul, Janet transforms journal-writing from self-reflection in the alpha brainwave state into divine dialogue in theta.
Life-changing power of writing. Of all the ways to get in touch with God, as you understand God, why take the time to write? One reason: it works. It works amazingly well. If you want to engage in a vibrant conversation with the wisdom that dwells just below your conscious awareness, write. Write every day, at approximately the same time, with passion, honesty, and the intention of speaking with and listening to the voice within.
Your healing inner voice. After hitting rock bottom while escaping a terrible situation of domestic abuse, Janet’s inner voice told her to start writing. As she wrote, her inner voice gained clarity and strength, and she felt an incredible connection to the divine. Miracles began to happen. Today, research scientists are providing peeks into what consciousness is and how it works. Their findings give us intriguing clues as to what is actually happening in and through our bodies, minds, and spirits as we roll pen across paper. Writing Down Your Soul explores some of this research and instructs how to access the power and beauty of our own deepest selves.
If you liked books such as Expressive Writing, Opening Up by Writing It Down, or Writing as a Path to Awakening; you’ll love Writing Down Your Soul.
By Karen Casey
Codependency--living as if what others think matters more than what we think, and trying to please or change othersis an insidious and pervasive addiction. And there is a simple way out of it: detachment.
In Codependence and the Power of Detachment, bestselling author Karen Casey shares her story and the story of others who have suffered from codependency. Based on the insights and tools she's discovered during her many years of sobriety to address codependency, Casey takes readers through the steps of detaching from a bad situation: admitting the attachment, surrendering the outcome, forgiving, and focusing attention on what works. She describes how to pay attention, be aware, and take care of ourselves, and let others--husbands, family, and coworkers--become accountable for themselves.
Codependence and the Power of Detachment shows that detachment is a power anyone can claim. It is the power of sanity, of peace, of finding one's own inner strength.
By Karen Casey
Seven morning and evening practices to revolutionize your life. This small book will change everything if you let it. It's Up to You is based on the twelve principles in Casey's Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow tending to our own gardens, focusing on solutions not problems, letting go of preconceived solutions, changing our minds, acting instead of reacting, giving up judgments, giving up trying to control, discovering our own lessons, doing no harm, quieting our minds, treating every encounter as the holy, and discerning our mind's own truth.
It's Up to You invites readers to do three simple things: meditate, pay attention, and make choices to change their livesfor a few minutes each morning and evening, one principle a week for twelve weeks. As we reflect on Casey's insight into the insidious ways we create misery or drama, try to impose will, and suffer needlessly, and as we follow her gentle prompts to make different choices, we begin to see that we can change just about anything in our lives by taking these small steps. Nothing could be simpler, and nothing could be more effective. Or as Karen Casey puts it, "Progress is guaranteed. Perfection isn't expected." Karen Casey's message is simple--show up, pay attention, and your world will change.
By Karen Casey
By Karen Casey
By Hugh Prather
Begin Each Day in the Right State of Mind
These morning meditations by author Hugh Prather are just what you need to start your day right. His words will put you on the path to living a more loving and fulfilling life.
Daily reflections to kickstart your day. Start each morning this year with the words of bestselling author, counselor, and minister Hugh Prather. Prather asks readers to consider the holistic nature of our lives—noting that how we start our day affects everything, from our mind and spirit to our family and work. If we start in an agitated mood, we face the day with a combative spirit. But when we begin in a peaceful mood, we open the door to welcome in more opportunities and graces.
Renew your determination to become a better person. With each page of this spiritual book, you are invited to live as if you think our world and the people in it are worth caring about and worth making time for. Because when we realize that they are, and that we are all united in a unique relationship (ourselves, others, and God), we wake up to our own responsibility for what happens to us. These daily meditations ask us to reflect on the spiritual task ahead of us.
Learn more about:
- The benefits of beginning each day with a peaceful mindset and a spiritual goal in mind
- Mindfulness meditations that awaken the mind and replenish the spirit
- How to start over and become a better person
If you enjoyed books like Power Thoughts Devotional, Good Days Start with Gratitude, Sacred Rhythms, or Little Book of Mindfulness, then you’ll love Morning Notes.
By Hugh Prather
Start Your Day with a Dose of Happiness
This 30-day course composed of insightful thoughts and reflections will give you the encouragement you need to find happiness and inner peace.
A guide to happiness. On our journey to a happy life, sometimes we need a little help. Author Hugh Prather steps in to take the role of our compassionate and thoughtful guide in this course for finding happiness. He spent his life not only as an author but as a minister and counselor, and so lends the wisdom and comfort that he provided in those roles to readers of this inspirational book.
Quiet power in unsettled times. Prather’s signature way of writing makes this book a potent and refreshing source of truth amidst the troubles we face in our daily lives. His reflections on how to be happy are rooted in human experience, and call on us to consider our connection with others. His words call on the spiritual and yet remain relatable to all people seeking personal growth, particularly as it relates to our happiness.
Open up Hugh Prather’s Shining Through. Switch on your life, ground yourself in happiness and learn more about:
- Reflections on Prather’s own pain, observations, and ways of coping with modern life
- The art of happiness and how we can find it
- Life-changing practices that can shift how we face tragedies and fears
If you enjoyed books like A Short Guide to a Happy Life, How Happiness Happens, Getting to Good, or Lovingkindness then you’ll love Shining Through.
By Margie Lapanja
Everybody loves food. Everybody loves music. Put the two together and you have a sumptuous, one-of-a kind cookbook guaranteed to stir the senses and tickle the taste buds. 'Kitchen Goddess' Margie Lapanja and rocker Cindy Coverdale have cooked up sheer delight where everybody gets a front row seat, a backstage pass, and dinner (actual interviews) with the band.
Cleverly organized like a concert, Lapanja and Coverdale start with 'Opening Acts.' Taste Patti LaBelle's 'Potato Salad' and David Coverdale's 'Soulful Shrimp Soup' before trying the 'Amped-up Appetizers.' 'Electrifying Entrees' zing the page with Ted Nugent's 'Bubble Bean Piranha' la Colorado Moose.' Desserts worthy of a standing ovation -- such as Sarah McLachlan's 'Current Cake' -- also belt out from these pages.
Guaranteed to satisfy every taste, Food That Rocks also spotlights musician-owned restaurants, musical cookbooks, and songs about food, writers who rock, and chefs who jam. Meet the real Rolling Stone's Ben Fong Torres of Almost Famous, and Rock Bottom Remainders literary band of Amy Tan and Stephen King, led by Kathy Goldmark. Food That Rocks heats up the kitchen with red-hot rock, outstanding food, and recipes you will not find anywhere else.
Foodie-author Margie Lapanja and Cindy Coverdale, wife of David Coverdale, bring backstage access right up to the kitchen table with a smorgasbord of music stars and their favorite recipes: Patti LaBelle, Shania Twain, Sarah McLachlan, Ted Nugent, Bob Weir, Joe Satriani, Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez, and more. More than just a cookbook, these stories about the stars and their recipes pepper the pages and keep reading red hot.
By Hugh Prather
Tidbits of Truth Guaranteed to Make You Think
Best-selling author and counselor Hugh Prather demonstrates how a subtle shift in perspective can change your line of thinking—for the better.
Intensely personal and universal. Lessons learned in life most often come from experience, our own or that of others. In this little volume by Hugh Prather, we dive into life lessons that stem from Prather’s personal experiences and encounters that can be applied universally. From mundane recollections to aphorisms and mantras, Prather examines things from a point of view that is both enlightening and refreshing. No matter where you are in your life journey, this book is packed with motivational thoughts that can lead to growth and change.
Perceive something different—about yourself and others. A simple shift in perspective can go a long way toward adapting our thinking and bringing about personal transformation. Prather introduces various phrases throughout his book that carry a great truth in a simple way—such as, “"I have to act the way I am before I can become something else." By calling on us to examine these little truths in a different light, we can more easily see how they apply to our own lives and the lives of those around us.
Learn more about:
- Yourself—this book promises an ongoing journey of self-discovery
- How a shift in thinking can change your life
- Universal life-lesson quotes that you can turn to again and again
If you enjoyed books like Heart Talk, The Mindful Life Journal, or The Gifts of Imperfection then you’ll love < em>Standing on My Head by Hugh Prather.
By Margie Lapanja
A lively and delectable tribute to the sensuous arts of cooking, loving, and living, Romancing the Stove is sure to stir the senses, and tickle the taste buds Combining crowdpleasing original recipes, mythology, and failsafe trade secrets, chef and culinary courtesan Margie Lapanja (famous for her Cowboy Cookie reciperevealed for the first time in this book) has concocted the most unique, engaging collection of mouthwatering menus and fun stories.
Romancing the Stove is a delicious read, filled with goddess tales, practical tips, fascinating food facts, divine dishes, and a fine seasoning of quotes. Lapanja reveals the pleasure of the table for everyone from skilled gourmets to the ultimate kitchen klutz. Recipes include dishes as diverse as classic Pain Perdu (known to the French as "Lost Bread")a resourceful resolution for those unloved loaves that were destined to go staleto Love Apple Linguine and Deepest, Darkest Devil's Food Cake.