Simple Abundance

A Daybook of Comfort of Joy

Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446545317

Category: Self-Help

Page: 528

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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.


Self Help, Inc.

Makeover Culture in American Life

Author: Micki McGee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199883688

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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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.

The Power of Hope

Overcoming Your Most Daunting Life Difficulties--No Matter What

Author: Anthony Scioli,Henry Biller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757393446

Category: Self-Help

Page: 408

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The must-read inspirational book of the year designed to combat a global "hope shortage." Following in the footsteps of successful inspirational books like The Power of Positive Thinking and The Purpose Driven Life comes the definitive guide for understanding, developing, and strengthening our most important emotion: Hope. The timing couldn't be better. In this engaging self-help "tour de force" authors Anthony Scioli, Ph.D., and Henry Biller, Ph.D., two renowned clinical psychologists, offer thought-provoking insights, compelling case studies, and practical "hope" exercises rooted in spirituality, religion, psychology, and philosophy, as well as their own personal stories of resilience. The result: a deeper assimilation of hope in daily life. In The Power of Hope, readers will encounter: Strategies for overcoming nine kinds of hopelessness as well as for combating depression and suicide Advice on utilizing hope to manage the "day-to-day"—from work and relationships to serious illness, grief, or loss Ways in which hope can impact overall health, exercise, and diet Hope self-assessments, including a hope provider and spiritual intelligence scale Whether one is dealing with a serious health issue, a traumatic past, or just trying to thrive in a time of political and economic unrest, hope is the key to fostering success, love, and survival. The Power of Hope will inspire readers with renewed faith and possibility. "This book is a must read for anyone dealing with adversity and a resource that every healthcare professional should own."—Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Help Me to Heal

Hope in the Age of Anxiety

Author: Anthony Scioli,Henry Biller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199758573

Category: Self-Help

Page: 440

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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.

A Man's Journey to Simple Abundance

Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach,Friends

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743221893

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

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The Authentic Journey Continues -- for Women to Understand Men, and for Men to Understand Themselves.

Living It Up

Our Love Affair with Luxury

Author: James B. Twitchell

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231500564

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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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.

The Red Book

A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark

Author: Sera J. Beak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118040910

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The Red Book is nothing less than a spiritual fire starter -- a combustible cocktail of Hindu Tantra and Zen Buddhism, Rumi and Carl Jung, goddesses and psychics, shaken with cosmic nudges, meaningful subway rides, haircuts, relationships, sex, dreams, and intuition. Author Sera Beak's unique hybrid perspective, hilarious personal anecdotes, and invaluable exercises encourage her readers to live more consciously so they can start making clearer choices across the board, from careers to relationships, politics to pop culture and everything in between. For smart, gutsy, spiritually curious women whose colorful and complicated lives aren’t reflected in most spirituality books, The Red Book is an open invitation to find your true self and start sharing that delicious truth with the world.

Greater Expectations (Frames Series), eBook

Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age

Author: Barna Group,,Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310433797

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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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.

Chained to the Desk (Second Edition)

A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them

Author: Bryan E. Robinson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814776248

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

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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.


Awaken Your Magic

Enjoy the Power You Possess to Create Your Dreams

Author: Dr. Cathy Lomartra

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469114453

Category: Self-Help

Page: 225

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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!

Selkirks Insel

die wahre Geschichte von Robinson Crusoe

Author: Diana Souhami

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442152629

Category:

Page: 252

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Moving on

Creating Your House of Belonging with Simple Abundance

Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach

Publisher: Meredith Books

ISBN: 9780696225574

Category: Self-Help

Page: 284

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The author offers an inclusive, inspirational guide to help readers understand themselves and use their insights to accept change and move on after life-changing events.

Die lautlose Revolution

Wie eine im Alltag gelebte Spiritualität uns und die Welt verändert

Author: Arjuna Ardagh

Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag

ISBN: 3958832598

Category: Self-Help

Page: 472

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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.

The Donut Theory

Meditations and Inspiration for the Church Office

Author: Linda Gillis

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449781284

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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The Donut Theory is written not only for church staff members, but also for all who are familiar with church ways. Through firsthand experience, Linda Gillis shares meditative, folksy parables, and facts. If you wonder what goes on in the church office from Monday through Friday, you’ll find out in The Donut Theory. “Church staff will identify with The Donut Theory, and church members will be entertained and enlightened.” —Reverend Gerald W. Nelson, retired ELCA pastor “These folksy meditations (part narrative, part advice) express the messy mix of human and divine in the church administrative experience, by one who’s been there.” —Sara Dyrud Bryan, former church secretary and pastor’s wife “After reading The Donut Theory, I gave it to my church secretary. The next time I saw her, she said, ‘I found myself laughing out loud … many of the stories could have been written about my office!’ ” —Gwynne, Sun City, Arizona “Linda’s meditations are rich in learning experiences and are reinforced by her faith and ability to find humor in any situation.” —Shirley Cunningham, LCSWW, spiritual director, and author of Chasing God The Donut Theory is a compilation of Linda’s first three books released in 2009, 2010, and 2012, under the title Incidents (and Inspiration) from the Church Office I, II, and III—52 Meditations for Church Support Staff. Copies of all of Linda’s books are available through her website: http://souly4youbylindagillis.com.

Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude

Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach,Gardella

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 9780446523950

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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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.