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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Over 7 million copies sold in 30 languages! Simple Abundance is a book of evocative essays - one for every day of the year - for women who wish to live by their own lights. A woman's spirituality is often separated from her lifestyle. Simple Abundance shows you how your daily life can be an expression of your authentic self ... as you choose the tastiest vegetables from your garden, search for treasures at flea markets, establish a sacred space in your home for meditation, and follow the rhythm of the seasons and the year. Every day, your own true path will lead you to a happier, more fulfilling, and contented way of life. Embrace its gentle lessons, savor its sublime common sense, and dare to live its passionate truth. The authentic self is the Soul made visible.
If your life was a story, what would it say? Would it be about pain or purpose, tragedy or triumph, loss or love? We each have a choice in the story we tell. In Step OUT, Step UP, Step FORWARD: How To Walk in Your Purpose, you will learn to embrace and overcome your challenges. The focus of wholeness in mind, body, and spirit, ignited a spark to find and share those answers, those “ah-ha’s” with you. Right now, is the greatest and most important time of your life. This journey is yours. You may struggle and fall, but you will learn to honor the steps taken, and live each day transformed. Lori’s mission is to empower you to re-envision your life, embrace your authentic self and to walk your path with intention and grace. No matter HOW you came to hold this book in your hands, you were meant to; for no other reason but to embrace YOU, and your story. Get ready to learn, listen to your voice within, and walk a path that “fits” for you. Praise for STEP OUT, STEP UP, STEP FORWARD: “When you step into your true self—not who society says you are, but your true, authentic self—your whole life begins to turn around. Lori Dixon shows you how to walk the path to your own authenticity, with kindness and support. An insightful book for women seeking personal expansion.” —Sara Wiseman, author of Messages from the Divine: Wisdom for the Seeker’s Soul, www.sarawiseman.com “Lori masterfully weaves her incredible and inspiring story with layered and important wisdom to create a book that not only entertains but becomes a powerful coaching session (or five!) for you on its own. If you are looking for more clarity, more direction, more motivation and more forward movement, this is your book.” —Joanna Lindenbaum, author, master coach, and master facilitator, www.joannalindenbaum.com “If you’re being called to get clear on your purpose or take it to the next level, this is THE book for you. It’s never too late to align to your soul’s purpose and share it with the world as you’ll learn from this enlightening book!” —Jennifer Longmore, founder of Akashic Record Training, www.souljourneys.ca “I am impressed by Lori’s commitment to rising above perceptions especially those around health & happiness. Lori continues to break through inner glass ceilings and therefore emerges to new levels of self-healing and expression.” —Dr. Ellie Drake, founder of Braveheart Women International “Lori Dixon’s book, Step Out, Step Up, Step Forward: How to Walk in Your Purpose, is set to launch soon and I can’t contain my excitement. Finally, Finally, Finally, everyone everywhere can witness this powerhouse as she teaches us to understand our purpose and own it every step of the way! I’ve witnessed her magic firsthand, and there’s not a day that goes by that I am not grateful for this pure light in my life. I ask you all to take a moment, buckle up, and get ready for one wild ride as Lori teaches you How to Walk in Your Purpose. Enjoy your life changing journey. xo” —David D’Orso, creative producer, Real Housewives of Dallas Season 2
Economic collapse, poverty, disease, natural disasters, the constant threat of community unrest and international terrorism--a quick look at any newspaper is enough to cause almost anyone to feel trapped and desperate. Yet the recent election also revealed a growing search for hope spreading through society. In the timely Hope in the Age of Anxiety, Anthony Scioli and Henry Biller illuminate the nature of hope and offer a multitude of techniques designed to improve the lives of individuals, and bring more light into the world. In this fascinating and humane book, Scioli and Biller reveal the ways in which human beings acquire and make use of hope. Hope in the Age of Anxiety is meant to be a definitive guide. The evolutionary, biological, and cultural roots of hope are covered along with the seven kinds of hope found in the world's religions. Just as vital, the book provides many personal tools for addressing the major challenges of the human condition: fear, loss, illness, and death. Some of the key areas illuminated in Hope in the Age of Anxiety: How do you build and sustain hope in trying times? How can hope help you to achieve your life goals? How can hope improve your relationships with others? How can hope aid your recovery from trauma or illness? How does hope relate to spirituality? Hope in the Age of Anxiety identifies the skills needed to cultivate hope, and offers suggestions for using these capacities to realize your life goals, support health and healing, strengthen relationships, enhance spirituality, and inoculate yourself against the despair that engulfs many individuals.
Economic downturns and terrorist attacks notwithstanding, America's love affair with luxury continues unabated. Over the last several years, luxury spending in the United States has been growing four times faster than overall spending. It has been characterized by political leaders as vital to the health of the American economy as a whole, even as an act of patriotism. Accordingly, indices of consumer confidence and purchasing seem unaffected by recession. This necessary consumption of unnecessary items and services is going on at all but the lowest layers of society: J.C. Penney now offers day spa treatments; Kmart sells cashmere bedspreads. So many products are claiming luxury status today that the credibility of the category itself is strained: for example, the name "pashmina" had to be invented to top mere cashmere. We see luxury everywhere: in storefronts, advertisements, even in the workings of our imaginations. But what is it? How is it manufactured on the factory floor and in the minds of consumers? Who cares about it and who buys it? And how concerned should we be that luxuries are commanding a larger and larger percentage of both our disposable income and our aspirations? Trolling the upscale malls of America, making his way toward the Mecca of Las Vegas, James B. Twitchell comes to some remarkable conclusions. The democratization of luxury, he contends, has been the single most important marketing phenomenon of our times. In the pages of Living It Up, Twitchell commits the academic heresy of paying respect to popular luxury consumption as a force that has united the country and the globe in a way that no war, movement, or ideology ever has. What's more, he claims, the shopping experience for Americans today has its roots in the spiritual, the religious, and the transcendent. Deft and subtle writing, audacious ideas, and a fine sense of humor inform this entertaining and insightful book.
Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products--books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers--is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight. Rather than seeing narcissism at the root of the self-help craze, as others have contended, McGee shows a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how to cope in an increasingly volatile and competitive work world. Self-Help, Inc. reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles of self-invention and overwork as they struggle to stay ahead of a rapidly restructuring economic order. A lucid and fascinating treatment of the modern obsession with work and self-improvement, this lively book will strike a chord with its acute diagnosis of the self-help trap and its sharp suggestions for how we can address the alienating conditions of modern work and family life.
A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them
Author: Bryan E. Robinson
Publisher: NYU Press
As seen on 20/20, The Early Show, and ABC World News Tonight Americans love a hard worker. The man or woman who works eighteen-hour days and eats his or her meals on the run between appointments is usually viewed with a combination of respect and awe. But for many, this lifestyle leads to family problems, a decline in work productivity, and ultimately to physical and mental collapse. Chained to the Desk, best-selling author and widely respected family therapist Bryan E. Robinson’s groundbreaking book, originally published in 1998, was the first comprehensive portrait of the workaholic. Thousands benefited from this innovative book, which profiles the myths behind this greatly misunderstood disorder and the inner psychological battle that work addicts wage against themselves. Intended for anyone touched by what Robinson calls “the best-dressed problem of the twenty-first century,” the author also provides an inside look into the impact on those who live and work with them —partners, spouses, children, and colleagues—as well as the appropriate techniques for clinicians who treat them. In this new and updated edition, Robinson portrays the many different kinds of workaholism, drawing on hundreds of case reports from his own original research and years of clinical practice. From California to the Carolinas, men and women tell of their agonizing bouts with workaholism and the devastations left in its wake, struggles made all the more challenging in a world where the computer, cell phone, and Blackberry allow twenty-four-hour access to the office, even on weekends and from vacation spots. Adult children of workaholics describe their childhood pain and the lifelong legacies they still carry, and the spouses or partners of workaholics reveal the isolation and loneliness of their vacant relationships. Employers and business colleagues discuss the cost to the company when workaholism dominates the workplace. Chained to the Desk both counsels and consoles. It provides a step-by-step guide to help readers spot workaholism, understand it, and recover. Robinson presents strategies for workaholics and their loved ones on how to cope, and for people in the workplace on how to distinguish between work efficiency and workaholism.
Caring for Mom is a touching collection of reflections that speak to all who have, are or will care for an aging parent and facing all the challenges of being a member of the sandwich generation. While describing the process of care giving and all that implies, Dorothy Sander has left her heart on every page of this important book. This is not a standard or sugar coated instruction manual. Dorothy tackles issues concerning every aspect of agingâ€”our own and those for whom we care. Dealing with stress, money, family, how to say goodbye, exhaustion, and coping with grief all find pages in Caring For Mom.Dorothyâ€™s experience is invaluable. Her style resembles a chat with a good friend. Those who read her account will find wisdom, comfort, and support.She writes with compassion, honesty and a deep commitment to all that is good in life. Caring for Mom is a book you can read again and again.
Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age
Author: Barna Group,,Claire Diaz-Ortiz
Remember when all you needed was a cool business card for cocktail parties? Now social status is determined in a hundred ways that all come with their own pressures-how many Twitter followers do you have? How many facebook page likes? How much traffic does your site get? Are you speaking? Traveling? How full is your inbox? While pressure has always been there, in many ways that pressure is more public than ever. The world is both bigger and smaller today. With access to so much media and so quickly, we know everything that's going on in the world. We are bombarded with possibilities and opportunities. It seems like we have limitless choices. It's easy to feel like your life is small, that you aren't doing enough, that other lives, careers, and even cities are more exciting than yours. The challenge today is, with limitless public pressure on how your life measures up against everyone else's, how do you find contentment in this context? Join Claire Diaz-Ortiz, an author, speaker, and Twitter employee, in this Barna Frame as she explores this timely issue.
Every womans guide to timeless wisdom and modern science to help you discover how to: Awaken to your natural power, energy, wisdom and healing to attract love, health, wealth, and happiness. Transform yourself into the radiant, contented, self assured person you are born to be. Carry with you only the most positive and uplifting thoughts that will attract to you the same in experience. Create magical days with your words as your wand to bring in all that you wish for. Access your personal support staff who surround you, always joyful to assist you in any matter at all times. Let go and enjoy your lifes new ease and peace. Use the secret key already in your possession and unlock your souls treasure chest for a life to enjoy. Artistically create the grandest masterpiece of all-- your life. ...and much more!
Wie eine im Alltag gelebte Spiritualität uns und die Welt verändert
Author: Arjuna Ardagh
Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag
Wie eine im Alltag gelebte Spiritualität uns und die Welt verändert Unsere Welt ändert sich. Das, worauf uns die spirituellen Meister seit Jahren hingewiesen haben, scheint jetzt Form anzunehmen. Das Wachstum geschieht nicht spektakulär, sondern mehr hinter den Kulissen. Menschen aller Gesellschaftsschichten durchlaufen eine deutliche Metamorphose - aber sie sprechen nicht darüber. Sie haben eine spirituelle Transformation hinter sich, die so tief war, dass sie ihre Weltsicht und ihr Verhältnis zu sich selbst deutlich verändert hat. Mutig bringen sie ihre neue Erfahrung in den Alltag ein, stellen sich der Welt und leisten ihren ureigenen Beitrag für den Fortschritt unsere Gesellschaft.
Vom Glück der Stille in einer Welt, die den Mund nicht mehr hält
Author: Anne D. LeClaire
Ausbruch aus dem kommunikativen Chaos Das Bedürfnis nach Stille ist etwas zutiefst Menschliches – davon zeugen spirituelle Praktiken in allen Religionen. Aber in einer Welt, in der rund um die Uhr auf allen Kanälen kommuniziert und informiert wird, scheint es unmöglich, einfach einmal nichts zu sagen. Die Schriftstellerin Anne D. LeClaire hat sich das Schweigen zurückerobert. Sie ermutigt jeden dazu, sich solche Auszeiten vom Alltag zu gönnen, um zu innerer Ruhe und neuer Kraft zu finden. Es war im Januar 1992, als Anne D. LeClaire beschloss, einen ganzen Tag lang nichts zu sagen. Dies ist inzwischen zu ihrem festen Ritual geworden: Zwei Tage pro Monat zieht sich die Schriftstellerin zurück aus dem Dauerrauschen des Alltags, um zu schweigen – auch wenn Familie und Freunde anfangs mit Befremden reagierten. In ihrem Buch nimmt sie uns mit auf ihre Reise in die Stille. Sie zeigt, welche Bereicherung Zeiten des selbstgewählten Schweigens für unser Leben sein können: Weil wir lernen, Grenzen zu ziehen, Kontrolle abzugeben und den Dingen und Ereignissen die richtige Bedeutung beizumessen. Weil wir erfahren, was es bedeutet, wirklich zuzuhören – nicht nur unseren Mitmenschen, auch unserer inneren Stimme. Weil uns Schweigen schöpferisch macht. Weil wir so einen neuen Zugang zu anderen und zur Natur finden. Und weil durch den zeitweisen Rückzug aus der Welt eine neue, tiefere Bindung zu ihr entsteht. In einer poetischen Mischung aus Autobiografie und philosophischer Reflexion schildert Anne D. LeClaire das Schweigen als einen großen Lehrmeister des Lebens. • Das Bedürfnis nach Ruhe und Rückzug aus dem lauten Alltag ist bei allen Menschen groß • Die Kommunikationsflut und wie man ihr entkommt • Ein ermutigender Appell – poetisch und praktisch zugleich
Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos. When we offer thanks to God or another human being, gratitude gifts us with renewal, reflection, reconnection. Now, in this companion volume to the "New York Times" bestseller "Simple Abundance," author Sarah Ban Breathnach provides the perfect journal to help you experience the healing, joy, and wholeness that gratitude brings.