Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner
After successfully helping hundreds of thousands of people take responsibility for their own actions, Dr. Phil McGraw now turns his expertise to the primary area of concern troubling most people: their relationships. In his tell-it-like-it-is style that already has influenced millions of Oprah viewers, Dr. Phil blows the whistle on the rhetoric of traditional couples therapy and instead tells you thatno matter what state your relationship is innot only are you responsible for it, you are responsible for getting it back on track. By doing this, he offers readers the chance for further happiness through meaningful, fulfilling relationships that work.
Dad will have a happy Father’s Day—or any day—when he opens this collection meant just for him. More than 270 memorable quotations —some wise, some thoughtful, some hilarious—reveal different aspects of the father/child relationship. The sayings range from the thoughts of an expectant dad to musings on becoming a grandfather, and they’re culled from sources as varied as famous writers, actors, athletes, comedians, captains of industry, politicians, and philosophers: fathers all.
Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide to Success and Sanity
Kathy Ireland communicates with moms every day: online, at the grocery store, at church, at speaking engagements, and on her company website. She is grateful that her conversations don't center around beauty tips or requests for autographs or advice on how to dress. Rather, she has the honor of hearing from real women who struggle with balancing the responsibilities of marriage, raising children, managing a household or career or both, and finding any time left to take care of themselves. As the involved mom of three very active children, the supportive wife of an emergency room doctor, and a dynamic businesswoman, Kathy knows of these struggles firsthand. She credits her strong faith in God and her parents' love and support for any success she has today and dedicates her days to finding the solutions that can make life easier for busy moms in all phases of life. As she tackles the tough financial concerns families feel today and many other issues, Kathy offers empathy and encouragement. She shares stories from her own life and wisdom she has gained through her years from teenager with a paper route to successful supermodel to mom to entrepreneur with a dream for big business big business which was realized by building what Forbes now calls the "Billion Dollar Brand."
Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life
1Prep TalkLife is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. -- John LennonIf we are fortunate in our lives, somewhere along the way we encounter at least a few special people who change us in powerful, positive, and sometimes unexpected ways. These individuals, although wise, are sometimes not at all persons you would consciously seek out for counsel. One such person I was blessed to have in my life was a flight instructor I met back in the sixties, a man from whom I expected to learn how to get airborne and nothing more. I could not have been more wrong, because he proved to be one of the great "gifts" in my life.Bill was, by his own account and all appearances, just a good ol' flying cowboy without a lot of formal education who happened to love anything that had to do with flying. But his contributions to my life ultimately proved to include much more than flying, as this very book will attest.I was just a teenager when I started taking lessons, but he "saw" into my future in that airplane. About the time I was finishing my training, he told me that I had checked all the boxes, done all the drills, met all of the requirements, and could certainly go get my license and wing happily off into the wild blue yonder. He then paused and said something that really got my attention. I have never forgotten that moment standing next to the plane on a grass landing strip outside a small town in north Texas. "Phil," he said, "you've got the basics, you know how to get 'er up and down and around the 'patch,' and frankly you ain't half bad. But I have come to know you, and I know just as sure as I'm standing here that you are going to need more than you got. You won't play at this flying stuff, you will attack it and make it a big part of your life rather than flying to Grandma's house on a nice clear Sunday afternoon. You're going to be out there 'mixing it up' come rain or come shine, daylight or dark, and that's okay, but the truth is things just happen when you mix it up. Maybe it will be your fault for being too aggressive, or maybe you will just be in the wrong place at the wrong time, but chances are that somewhere along the way this plane will carry you into a crisis. When you are airborne, all you've got is yourself. You'd have to depend on who you are, and if you aren't prepared for it ahead of time you can die in this airplane. So it's up to you -- but know that it may come and if it does, you will be one of two types of pilots: one who was ready and survives to tell the story, or one who wasn't and doesn't."He didn't wait for a response; he had spoken his piece and that was that. Even then I realized the significance of that exchange, mostly because he had just spoken more words than I had ever heard him say at once in the entire time I had known him. Now, you have to understand here that I was a teenager in the worst sense of the word. I suspect a lot of people who knew me then probably figured I had eaten a lot of paste as a child! Boy oh boy, did I have ants in my pants to "sky up" and go for it. Yet for some reason (and certainly out of character for me), I actually listened to his wise counsel. We weren't even almost done because I wasn't even almost prepared for when things would go wrong, and though I didn't know it then, they would in fact go wrong -- way wrong.Fast-forward four years and several hundred hours of flying later. I took off in a high-performance single-engine airplane just before midnight (some would call such behavior crazy) and on the heels of a strong winter storm that had blown through the Midwest like a freight train (some would repeat themselves). The flight started like every other I had flown, but it ended very differently. I was cruising at 10,000 feet when all of a sudden the engine just quit -- and I mean quit. It didn't sputter, it just quit. The sky was pitch black without even the tiniest sliver of moon to illuminate it, and there were two feet of fresh snow blanketing the gr
Are you wondering what the next killer app will be? Do you want to know how you can maintain and add to your value during these rapidly changing times? Are you wondering how the word love can even be used in the context of business? Instead of wondering, read this book and find out how to become a lovecat—a nice, smart person who succeeds in business and in life. How do you become a lovecat? By sharing your intangibles. By that I mean: Your knowledge: everything that comes from all the books that I’ll encourage you to devour. Your network: the collection of friends and contacts you now have, which I’ll teach you how to grow and nurture. Your compassion: that human warmth you already possess—in these pages I’ll convince you that you can show it freely at the office. What happens when you do all this? * You become a rich source of information to all around you. * You are seen as a person with valuable insight. * You are perceived as generous to a fault, producing surprise and delight. * You double your business intelligence in one year. * You triple your network of personal relationships in two years. * You quadruple the number of colleagues in your life who love you like family. In short, you become one of those amazing, outstanding people to whom everyone turns, who leads rather than follows, who never runs out of ideas, contacts, or friendship. Here’s the real scoop: Nice guys don’t finish last. They rule! From the Hardcover edition.
On Leadership: Practical Wisdom from the People Who Know
There have been many books on leadership, but here at last is one that actually draws on the wisdom of those in the know. Acting on his belief that you get the most done in the first twenty minutes of a meeting, Allan Leighton invited Britain´s top businessmen and women to spend just twenty minutes talking about their views on leadership. And he has talked to an astonishing range of them - the established giants such as Philip Green and Rupert Murdoch; the new generation of leaders, such as Andy Hornby at HBOS and Justin King at Sainsbury; and entrepreneurial figures who include James Dyson and Gulam Noon at Noon Foods. He has gone further too - interviewing the nation´s top financial journalists, whose views can help make a company soar or sink; the money men, whose support is critical for investment and acquisition; the politicians, who help create the climate in which businesses can thrive or falter. The result is a fascinating, 360 degree view of what it takes to be a business leader in today´s cut-throat global economy - thought-provoking, often surprising, always insightful.
Empty Arms: Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tuba l Pregnancy
They are the most dreaded words an expectant mother can hear. As joy and anticipation dissolve into confusion and grief, painful questions refuse to go away: Why me? What did I do wrong? Doesn't God care? With the warmth and compassion of a licensed counselor and a Christian woman who has suffered miscarriage herself, Pam Vredevelt offers sound answers, advice, and reassurance to the woman fighting to maintain faith in this heartbreaking situation. Now in a fresh, contemporary cover, Empty Arms: Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy is the essential guidebook through the agony of losing a child.
The Intimate Self: A Guide To Women's Sexual Health
An Invaluable Guide For Women Of All Ages This Book Addresses Every Health Concern That A Woman May Have About Her Body. Beginning With An Exhaustive Description Of The Female Anatomy, It Discusses A Variety Of Subjects - Common And Complex-Related Not Only To A Woman S Body, But Also To Her Emotional And Psychological Responses. Dr Shelly Batra, Gynaecologist And Leading Expert To Women S Health, Draws On Twenty Years Of Medical Experience To Demonstrate Concrete Steps That A Woman Can Take Towards Identifying And Solving Her Problems In Order To Lead A Healthy And Satisfying Life. Full Of Interesting Anecdotes, Wise Advice And Shared Experience, This Book Encourages Every Woman To Be Fully Informed About Her Body And Celebrate Her Potential. Supplemented With Detailed Illustrations, The Intimate Self: A Guide To Women S Sexual Health Includes Up-To-Date Information On: - Puberty, Sex And Contraception- Infertility- Menopause- Abortion And Miscarriage- Effects Of Smoking And Alcohol- Cancer Risks
A selection of letters written by the general public to Louise Hay's "Dear Louise" agony aunt column. These address difficulties which affect many people, such as relationships and parenting, illness and grief, and work and finances. Louise Hay provides words of advice and encouragement.
For use in schools and libraries only. Hayden recounts her battle to uncover the keen intelligence and touch the emotions of a troubled, sexually molested six-year-old girl who was abused as a younger child and was placed in her class for retarded preadolescents while awaiting space in a state institution.
Twilight Children: Three Voices No One Heard - Until Someone Listened
From the author of the phenomenal Sunday Times bestsellers ?~One Child?" and ?~Ghost Girl?", comes a startling and poignant memoir of three people's victimisation and abuse ?" and their heartbreaking but ultimately successful steps to recovery, with the help of Torey Hayden, an extraordinary teacher. Two children trapped in a prison of silence and a woman suffering in the twilight of her years ?" these are the cases that would test the extraordinary courage, compassion and skill of Torey Hayden and ultimately reaffirm her faith in the indomitable strength of the human spirit. While working in the children?"s psychiatric ward of a large hospital, Torey was introduced to seven-year-old Cassandra, a child who had been kidnapped by her father and was found dirty, starving and picking though rubbish bins to survive. She refused to speak, so Torey could only imagine what she?"d been through. Drake, by contrast, was a charismatic four-year-old who managed to participate fully in his pre-school class without uttering a single word. Then, there was Gerda, eighty-two, who had suffered a massive stroke and was unwilling to engage in conversation with anyone. Although Torey had never worked with adults, she agreed to help when all other efforts had failed.
In "Effective Leadership" John Adair, Britain's foremost expert on leadership training, shows how every manager can learn to lead. Drawing on numerous examples of leadership in action - commercial, historical, military - he identifies the essential requirements for good leadership and explains how you can enhance your personality, knowledge and position to become the best leader you can be. Recognized as the ultimate tool for any aspiring leader, this landmark book will help you to: understand leadership - the characteristics and skills you need to be an effective leader; develop leadership abilities - how to define tasks, plan, brief, communicate, motivate and set an example; and, grow as a leader - how to put your leadership skills into practice.
People are the most important asset in any business today. It is through great people that great results are achieved. To ensure that your business is as efficient as possible, as a manager you need to be able to motivate and draw out the best from others, which can be a difficult task in times of corporate change or personal uncertainty."Effective Motivation" is a practical guide to developing this key leadership skill. Written by John Adair, Britain's foremost expert on leadership training, this book will help you to:
-- Understand what motivates you and your staff
--Develop awareness of how you can increase energy and motivation, in yourself and others, in order to achieve your goals
--Grow as a leader by putting your motivational skills into practice
--Based on scientifically proven motivational methods, and presented in a clear, easy-to-use style, Effective Motivation will tell you everything you need to know to enable you and your team to perform to the best of your abilities and be as energetic and dynamic as you can be.
Innovation - the process of taking new ideas through to satisfied customers - is the lifeblood of any organization today. Nothing causes a company and the individuals working in it to lose enthusiasm more than a lack of interest in positive change. You cannot stand still: either you go forwards or you move backwards.
In "Effective Innovation" John Adair, Britain's foremost expert on leadership training, looks at both creativity and innovation and tells you everything you need to know to enable you to generate new ideas and bring them to market. Based around Adair's 'seven habits of successful creative thinkers', this landmark book will tell you how to:
-Generate the best possible ideas from yourself and the people around you
-Listen and learn - how being curious, keen to learn and observant of others will help you to think in a more imaginative way
-Use constructive criticism to improve upon existing ideas
-Filter out those ideas that should not be further progressed
As a self-taught chef and creator of The Amateur Gourmet website, Adam Roberts knows the challenges you face in bringing fresh, creative homemade meals to the table without burning down the house or bruising your self-esteem. But as he shows in this exciting new book, the effort is worth it and good eating doesn’t have to be difficult. To prove his point, Roberts has assembled a five-star lineup of some of the food world’s most eminent authorities for your culinary education.In this illuminating and hilarious “Kitchen 101,” Adam Roberts teaches you how to bring good food into your life. Learn the “Ten Commandments of Dining Out” courtesy of Ruth Reichl, editor in chief of Gourmet magazine. Discover why the New York Times’s Amanda Hesser urges you never to bring a grocery list to the market. Get knife lessons from a top sous-chef at Manhattan’s famous Union Square Cafe, and accompany the intrepid author as he dines alone at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris.
From how to chop an onion to how to cook a seven-course meal that dazzles your friends, Roberts shares the skills you need to overcome your food phobias, impress your parents, woo a date, and create sophisticated dishes with everyday ease.
Packed with recipes, menus plans, shopping tips, and anecdotes, The Amateur Gourmet provides you with all the ingredients for the foodie lifestyle. All you need is a healthy appetite and a taste for adventure!
Positive Words, Powerful Results: Simple Ways to Honor, Affirm, and Celebrate Life
Although we live in an ocean of words, we rarely acknowledge their power to uplift or put down, to inspire or discourage, to help or hurt. But in this jewel of a book, Hal Urban -- parent, award-winning teacher, and author of the classic Life's Greatest Lessons -- shows us simple and immediate ways that we can use language to change lives -- both our own and those around us.
Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson
Over the last 20 years, Michael Eric Dyson has become one of Americas most visible-and quotable-public intellectuals. Whether in his sixteen books, or in countless newspapers, television and radio appearances, or on stages, podiums, and pulpits across the world, Dyson has spun an enchanting web of words that has caught the attention of the masses and elites alike. He has weighed in on a myriad array of topics - from faith to fatherhood, and from race to sex, as well as sports, manhood, gender, music, leadership, politics, language, love, justice, literature, suffering, death, hope, relationships and much, much more.Can You Hear Me Now?, offers a sampling of Dysons sharp wit, profound thought, and edifying eloquence on the enduring problems of humanity, from love to justice, and the latest topics of the day, including race and the presidency. It is both revealing and relevant, and at once thoughtful provoking and uplifting.Whether he is writing about Jay-Z or Barack Obama, addressing racial catastrophes or opportunities, or speaking about religion or the felicities of Kings rhetoric, Dysons intellect shines with insight and inspiration. Can You Hear Me Now? captures Dysons incredible facility with words, and his prodigious intelligence, at a time when he has gained greater fame as a public intellectual, university professor, best-selling author, and most recently, as one of the first prominent blacks to endorse President Barack Obama.The time is ripe for his wit, wisdom and worldview, and this book is Dysons most accessible compendium of thinking on a broad range of topics that haunt and shape the nation.
The "Which?" Guide to Employment ("Which?" Consumer Guides)
A guide to surviving and thriving in the work environment, this book covers rights and tactics at work for employers and employees. Working patterns have changed radically over the last few years of the 20th century. Many people are unsure where they stand when it comes to negotiating a job contract, asking for a payrise or qualifying for fringe benefits. This "Which" guide asks and answers questions on all the legal asoects of being employed. It covers every type of emplyment - full-time, part-time, fixed-term and open-ended contract, job share and flexible working - explaing employee's and employers' rights and obligations on: dismissal and redundancy, including employmnet tribunals; maternity and paternity entitlement, parental leave and time off to care for dependents; discrimination and harassment; email and Internet usage; fringe benefits; unpaid bonuses and holiday pay; IR 35 and its impact on the self-employed; and health and safety matters. The guide explains the maze of legislation concerning employment (including EU directives) and includes dozens of real life examples to illustrate points of law.
Angela Best offers help and guidance to women going through the menopause. The book helps the reader recognize, and deal with, the symptoms of the menopause giving advice such as: what foods to eat, how to exercise effectively and the latest nutritional and herbal remedies. The book also deals with all aspects of HRT. Using the knowledge she has gained through a lifetime of working with the rich and famous she sets out to show women that the second half of their lives can be even better than the first.
Lydia Beaucoup and Acey Allen are two childhood friends who've grown up to become successful mid-career professionals. But, turning forty, their career success far outstrips their romantic and sexual contentment. They hatch a plan to turn the world's oldest profession on its head: why not develop a new business aimed at meeting the needs of women, in an environment that's discreet, safe, and more importantly, completely focused on their pleasure? Thus is born the idea for A Sister's Spa - a 'full service' facility that supplies handsome men willing and able to fulfil their clients' every desire. But launching their enterprise is a struggle: even as their customer base grows, they face attacks from grandstanding church and community leaders, and a hostile media.
Forget the frump. Wave goodbye to those leggings ndash; there's a new breed of mothers on the baby block. Yummy Mummies don't leave their sense of style in the maternity ward ndash; the loving hands that rock today's cradles are manicured and moisturised. Becoming a mother, however Yummy, is still as challenging as it ever was. RELAX: help is at hand, with this no-holds-barred guide to surviving the biggest transition of your life. Liz Fraser is a (mostly) stylish mother of three young children, and offers a much-needed, fresh look at what happens to us, our relationships and our wardrobes when we take the plunge and fill our tidy homes with Lego. Hilarious, honest and poignant, Liz uses her experiences of motherhood to help you through pregnancy and the first year with your baby, making the whole event seem manageable ndash; even desirable. Along with stylish, practical advice and searingly frank entries from Liz's diaries, other new mums have their say, including well-known Yummy Mummies such as Jemima French and Tamara Mellon. This indispensable guide is the stylist, personal trainer, box of anti-depressants, bar of chocolate and best friend which every woman can carry around in her handbag. Because becoming a mother doesn't mean you stop wanting to look and feel fabulous ndash; it just becomes a little trickier!
Magic of Healing: Heal Yourself and Others With These Ancient and Modern Techniques
The natural, supernatural, physical, and paranormal aspects of life are all interconnected. Explaining how to make the most of these connections, Richard Lawrence, the world's leading psychic and paranormal expert, presents a comprehensive guide to how you can tap into your psychic powers to bring about your own natural and supernatural healing, including: -- Psychic Powers -- intuitive prescriptions, psychic consultations, intuitive dreaming-- Animal Therapy -- healing power from pets to dolphins-- Angelic Forces -- how to contact guides through telepathy and mediumship-- The Right Spirit -- prayer, spiritual healing and invocation
The Best Friends' Guide to Pregnancy (Best Friends)
Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real story when you're pregnant? Your best friends of course - at least the ones who've been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Now, four-time delivery-room veteran Vicki Iovine helps you through the next nine months the way only a best friend can. Here is straight talk about those little things that are too embarrassing to ask about, practical tips and hilarious tales on anything pregnant. From learning that you're expecting ('Oh my God, how do I get out of this?') to the day your newborn arrives ('You mean I have to take it home with me?'), Iovine gives you the low-down on: What really happens to your body - from morning sickness and wind to eating everything in sight; what to expect when going from being a babe to having one Common fears and paranoia - from turning into your mother to leaving the baby on the car roof The many moods of pregnancy - or why you're so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (well, more than you usually are) The pregnancy experts - from your mum to his mum, they think they know everything and they don't hesitate to tell you what you are doing wrong How to have sex during pregnancy, should you so desire - bearing in mind you'll have no interest afterwards Looking and feeling your best - cautionary style tips from your best friend, who really would tell you if your perky new-mum haircut makes you look like a pinhead whale
101 Ways to Better at Business Writing: How to Express Yourself More Powerfully and Improve Your Written Communication Skills
Do you need to improve an area of your business skills? Do you need a quick source of information? Each title contains 101 ways in which to learn and improve new skills to make you a success at work and at home.Awarded the Clear English Standard by the Plain Language Commission.
An invaluable sourcebook which gives unique access to the Home Front experts. Creating the home of your dreams is not always easy, particularly if you're looking for style at an affordable price. Help, however, is at hand as the Home Front team draw on their years of professional experience to put together an invaluable directory of over 2,500 stockists and suppliers, covering everything from where to buy a shaker-style chair to getting hold of the latest in light fittings. Home Front is regularly watched by 5.4 million viewers with a TV audience share of 24%.
Oliver James - leading psychologist and bestselling author of Affluenza - presents real-life interviews, fascinating research and clear guidance to ensure we don’t f *** up our under-threes
Are you confused by parenting advice from experts who contradict each other? Concerned about the possible effects of being a working mother? Terrified of turning into your own parents?
Parents today are overwhelmed with elaborate advice on how to raise babies. In How Not to F*** Them Up leading child psychologist Oliver James argues that it’s not our children that must be trained … it’s us.
Meticulously researched, inspiring and yet provocative, How Not to F*** Them Up raises important questions about the way in which we bring up our children: Do we, as a society, provide enough support for parents? How has the role of the father changed in recent years? Can a working mum ever reconcile her career with her family life?
Drawing on extensive interviews, James identifies three basic types of mum: the Hugger, the Organiser and the Fleximum. Outlining the benefits and pitfalls of each, James offers simple strategies to reconcile parents’ personal ambition and desire for a career with the needs of the family and maintaining a work/life balance.
By challenging our ingrained and often flawed beliefs, James shows us how our own childhood experiences can impact on our perception of ‘the family’, and how ultimately we can provide the happy, and stable, environment that all babies and toddlers need, regardless of our own upbringing.
Oliver James trained and practised as a child clinical psychologist and, since 1988, has worked as a writer, journalist, broadcaster and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include the bestselling They F*** You Up, Affluenza and Contented Dementia. www.oliver-james-books.com
" Bringing up baby is a daunting task for all parents. But it's a thrilling one too. And one which any parent can achieve if they follow their own instincts. I'd like this book to give you faith in yourself because no-one knows your baby like you do. " Dr. Miriam Stoppard bull; A tried and tested handbook on caring for your baby during the first three years of life from leading baby and childcare expert Dr. Miriam Stoppard bull; Features hundreds of practical solutions to the challenges every new parent faces bull; Includes a stage-by-stage guide to your baby's physical, emotional and intellectual development Provides authoritative advice on child health, hygiene, safety, home medicine and first aid.
My Friend Leonard is the story of an extraordinary friendship formed in the most unlikely of circumstances. When James Frey first meets Leonard in the rehabilitation centre so powerfully described in A Million Little Pieces they are both recovering drug addicts. Despite their highly unreliable track records their shared grit and humour sparks a mutual admiration which quickly transforms into firm loyalty. Leonard himself is charismatic and contradictory; at once a magnetic father-figure and a shady mafia boss. When he leaves rehabilitation it is to return to this dubious yet prosperous life in the criminal underworld of Las Vegas. In contrast, when James leaves the centre his world seems set to implode. Unsure where to turn, James calls Leonard and he answers. Paradoxically, it is in Leonard's lawless underworld that James discovers the courage and humanity needed to rebuild his life.
Takes the commonest sexual problems and for each suggests practical strategies couples can choose from and explore together. The book aims to enable couples to discover, or rediscover, a happy and fulfilling sex life. A range of stories offer insight into overcoming difficulties.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with the Family: Simple Ways to Keep Loved Ones and Household Chaos from Taking Over Your Life
A collection of 100 strategies for greater peace with our families. It discusses deepening our appreciation of being with our families and learning to be an attentive parent. There is also advice for stay-at-home mums and dads on how to decrease stress when caring for children around the clock.
Everything you need to know about how to cut your tax billWill include all the major changes from the 2002 BudgetAdvertising and editorial coverage in the Daily TelegraphAuthor PR with Niki Chesworth, including post-Budget radio interviews and phone-ins
Three Shoes, One Sock and No Hairbrush: Everything You Need to Know About Having Your Second Child
A handbook of advice on all aspects of life with a second child. Having two children is different from having one in almost every respect. The book looks at the demanding task of looking after two children, showing parents how to handle the time squeeze, feeling over-stretched, tantrums and confrontations, the complicated dynamic of the threesome, marital disharmony and returning to work.
A disabled young girl, lost for hours, reports that a "shining lady" brought her home. An angel comes to a woman in a dream, shaking her and rousing her from a near-fatal diabetic coma. A pair of angels delivers wood to a family snowed in by a blizzard. Are angels for real? Of course they are. George Washington was inspired and comforted by an angel who visited him as he stood by his ragged troops during a difficult winter at Valley Forge. This angel laid out for him the promise and vision of a new nation.
Charles Lindbergh saw "friendly, vaporlike shapes" who guided his voyage across the Atlantic in 1927. While praying for the safety of his son, a soldier, J. R. R. Tolkien received "a vision of divine light, which connected every human soul directly to God." And George Frideric Handel,at fifty-two, with one arm paralyzed, exclaimed on finishing the "Hallelujah Chorus," "I think I did see all Heaven open before me and the great God Himself." Along with these incredible, comforting stories, The Big Book of Angels answers specific questions: * What angels can and can't do* Why they appear when they do* What their purpose and nature is* Whether we have guardian angels* Whether it is possible to call angels in prayer or in times of need The Big Book of Angels will help you surround yourself with love in your darkest moments, encourage you when hope is dim, and reassure you that you are not alone,that God is always close and always ready, willing, and able to reach out to you through his loving helpers.
'Why did no one warn me?' cry new parents. 'It's a conspiracy'. Rohan knows why. Because your average Mum and Dad are far too bloody tired to worry about anyone else. Luckily Rohan likes Pro-Plus and strong coffee and he summoned just enough energy, at the end of looking after small tyrants all day, to write this brilliantly pithy, scorchingly funny book on how to survive life with young children. Don't worry, this is a parenting book with a difference-he's on your side. Here's Rohan on Dummies: Damned if you do, damned if you don't On Sleeping Patterns: Yeah right And with a Word of Warning about Bouncy Castles: The smaller the child, the higher they go,
Following in the hugely popular âAngel Saved My Lifeâ series comes a moving new collection of real-life stories from the Afterlife.A new collection of inspiring real-life encounters with the âother sideâ, including how our guardian angels often take the form of children. From angel babies that have sent messages from the womb to children with special psychic abilities who have spoken to the dead and mysterious children who have saved lives, here are dramatic stories of amazing divine intervention.â¢ the mysterious ten year old girl who saved the author's baby and then disappeared â¢ the angel babies that have appeared to parents before they were born â¢ otherworldly encounters and angelic visitations to women while giving birth â¢ messages to children from beyond the grave â¢ true stories of teenage experiences of angels â¢ plus other true stories of angels and healing, animal angels who save their owner's lives, and stories of visitations and near death experiences
DON'T SWEAT GUIDE FOR NEWLYWEDS, THE: FINDING WHAT MATTERS MOST IN THE FIRST YEAR (Don't Sweat Guides)
Every couple anticipates their wedding, but what happens when the realities of married life begin? At times the stresses of living together, having to compromise, combining finances, and other adjustments can seem overwhelming. The Don't Sweat Guide for Newlyweds shows just-marrieds how to cope. This guide is the perfect gift for those who are engaged or who have just gotten married. Book jacket.
Take center stage with your own life script to be successful in any field. Efren had a choice: Take a high-paying, big-studio role in Alamo, starring Billy Bob Thornton, or take a small, no-money-upfront role as “Pedro” in Napoleon Dynamite. Efren’s gamble launched him to international success and he has worked every day since. Chris had an idea: Why not get a corporation to pay for his college education? He became a national spokesperson for FIRST USA, a division of Bank One. He garnered over 20 million dollars in publicity for the bank and over 80 million media impressions during the campaign. He has been featured on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, ABC, NBC, FOX, MSNBC, CNN and profiled in People magazine twice, including the “25 Most Intriguing people” issue. Efren and Chris wrote the script for their own lives—and now they’re living their dreams. They share their story with tens of thousands of young adults all over the country, and now they share a five-act formula to help college students and young professionals take charge of their future.
The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable)
Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Scott Hamilton shares his eight secrets to finding happiness in the face of a life filled with challenges, difficulties, and career-canceling odds. With never-been-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the skating world, personal challenges including testicular cancer and a brain tumor, as well as divine miracles, Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Scott Hamilton shares the secrets to his lifelong journey to find the silver (and gold) lining in the clouds of life. His life principles, fashioned into eight secrets that begin with the rote of learning to skate the figure 8, are the keys. Scott says, "Skating taught me how to be happy. I have always kept these eight as my own private, personal secrets that I practiced daily with repetition, focus, and discipline. Now I want to share them with the world." "For the past twenty seven years Scott Hamilton has been a mentor and good friend. I''ve seen first hand the struggles he has had to endure and how he has continued to persevere with a confident attitude. He lives his life as a champion. Everyone needs the positive message of this greatly inspiring book." --áKristi Yamaguchi áOlympic Gold Medalist "I know and love Scotty Hamilton. You will too after you read this book."á --William Shatner á"Scott Hamilton is a champion in more ways than one. In addition to being one the world''s greatest ice skaters, he has mastered adversity and a multitude of challenges. The Great Eight is an inspiration to us all." --Donald J. Trump "Scott''s outlook on life continues to influence me in a very positive way, encouraging me to look at challenges in a larger context.á Within the metaphors of his skating career, the wisdom in this book is not only very inspiring and easy to grasp, but surrounded by great story telling.á I''m so glad he recorded it for the rest of us."áá --Brad Paisley, Grammy Award-winning Artist "It''s like my bud Scott says..."you can''t just skate through life and expect to be happy!" So anyone choosing not to buy this book is choosingá notáto be happy.ááShame on you."áá --Kevin Nealon Actor, Comedian, Saturday Night Live Alum á "A gold medal literary performance from a true Olympic star." Richard D. Lamm, Governor of Colorado " For twenty five years I have been a close friend and business advisor to Scott. áHe is an inspiration to all who know him. áI cannot imagine anyone better suited to write on the topic of happiness than Scott Hamilton. áThrough a lifetime of facing incredible odds he has learned the secrets to maintaining a positive attitude and can-do spirit. áSpend time in the pages of this book and you will walk away truly inspired." Bob Kain Former CEO, IMG Current Vice Chairman, Cleveland Browns "After a myriad of setbacks, Scott speaks eloquently about survival in the face of adversity. This book deserves a ''ten'' and a ''Personal Best'' too! Bravo!" Dick Button, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Emmy Award-winning skating analyst "In each successive chapter and challenge in his remarkable life-as Olympic champion, as cancer and brain-tumor survivor, as devoted husband and father and man of faith-Scott Hamilton has forged ahead with unquenchable spirit and uncommon joy, always emerging wiser than before.á This warm and insightful book will allow its readers to experience the blessing I''ve been privileged to enjoy in person: a delightful, practical, bracingly-honest conversation with one of our national treasures." á Ken Durham, Ph.D., Senior Minister, TheáUniversityáChurcháof ChristáatáPepperdineáUniversity
JAMES REDFIELD is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books, including The Tenth Insight, The Secret of Shambhala, The Celestine Vision and, of course The Sunday Times bestseller, The Celestine Prophecy, which also spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list. This remarkable book was also the world’s No.1 bestselling work of fiction for two consecutive years. James Redfield lives in Alabama.
Bill Cullen, legendary head of Renault Ireland, went from selling apples on the streets of Dublin to owning a company with an annual turnover of over $400 million. He credits much of his success to the women in his life: his mother, Mary, and his grandmother, Molly Darcy, whose fierce intelligence and homespun wisdom were a constant motivation and whose stories he told so vividly in his bestselling memoir, It's a Long Way from Penny Apples. Now Bill shares those memories, and interprets them for the twenty-first century. Under his inspirational guidance, you can transform your career and your life.
Is a trip to the local coffeehouse part of your daily routine? Are you transformed by the ritual of selecting and grinding the perfectly roasted bean for a midday treat? Whether you take it black, with sugar, or with cream, the stories in Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul will delight you.
This delectable collection of stories is full of interesting facts and anecdotes about coffee's history and culture, how a bean goes from field to cup, and the many varieties available.
From meeting a blind date to sharing quality time with treasured family and friends, any expedrience is better served with coffee. In Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul, you'll laugh along with others who are obsessed with brewing the "perfect cup." You might even recognize yourself in the confessions of so many who can't--or won't--live without their favorite daily blend!
You'll be reminded of cherished memories when the aroma teased you awake at the crack of dawn or when a thermos full of hot, strong coffee warmed you on a cold winter day.
A simple "cup of Joe" now shares the counter with a "grande triple mocha latte" and creative barristers have developed coffee service into an art form, all to the delight of coffee lovers who can't imagine life without a daily cup.
So curl up with a freshly brewed cup of your favorite blend and prepare to indulge your passion for one of the world's most popular and beloved beverages.
A psychologist and bestselling author shows couples how to head off problems and create a healthy, immensely satisfying relationship
Leonard Felder has been counselling couples for more than 20 years. In his experience, it is much better for couples who experience boredom within the relationship or indications of more serious future problems to start addressing the issues sooner rather than later. By following the eight specific and realistic steps he outlines, couples can navigate their way through the problem areas that most often drive people apart, overcome the odds against staying together after things have started to go wrong, and create a truly satisfying relationship. Upbeat and non-judgmental, Wake Up or Break Up offers advice to partners in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
Entering The Castle - An Inner Path To God And Your Soul
Internationally renowned motivational teacher, spiritual instructor, and popular theologian Caroline Myss presents her most important transformational work yet with Entering the Castle. It is a comprehensive inner guide to caring for your soul and finding a deep, true mysticism and a connection with the Divine - without having to give up the everyday world. Taking inspiration from the revered writings of Teresa of Ávila, Myss adapts Teresa's vision of the soul as a beautiful crystal castle with many facets and rooms, each of which represents a stage of spiritual development and of coming to know God. The book presents an entirely new, seamless synthesis of ancient Eastern and Western insights, reinterpreted for today. Readers will learn how to build an interior castle sustained by prayer and the practices of silence, healing, channelling grace and forming circles of soul companions.
Dear G-Spot is New York Times bestselling author Zane's long-awaited guide to what she knows better than anyone else: love and sex. Dear G-Spot includes real letters from real people, both women and men, who have sought Zane's advice over the years -- the preacher's wife worrying about being judged, the virgin, the guy next door, the gay man next door, the woman with low self-esteem, and the other woman with a sex drive over the moon. In her own uniquely can-did and humorous way, Zane answers all your questions -- even questions you never thought to ask -- about making whoopee.