From award-winning musician turned communications expert Peter Himmelman, science-based techniques and simple exercises to get unstuck and unlock your creative potential.
Do you want to stop procrastinating? Would you love to be more creative? Is there an idea you’ve dreamt of making a reality? Whether it's learning ragtime piano, losing 30 pounds, or starting an organic jellybean company, Himmelman's unique, inspiring methods will give you the tools and confidence you need to harness your fear and take steps to make your goals a reality.
Using practices mined from his years as a successful musician, Himmelman shows you how to open your mind and unite left AND right-brained thinking through powerful and deceptively easy exercises that will enable you to:
Create more fearlessly, whether it's an ad campaign, a song, or a new business
Communicate more effectively
Finish projects that have stayed in the "bits and pieces" phase forever
Make your ideas take shape in the real world
The perfect tool for anyone in a mental rut, Let Me Out will force you to stop listening to the negative thoughts that hold you back and achieve the professional and personal success you deserve.
No matter who you are, your story is a part of something big, the fabric of history and the human experience. Once written and shared, your story will change someone. And that someone is most likely you.
A Story that Matters offers an accessible and simplified way to get your stories written. Each chapter is divided into three sections: the first discusses memoir writing in the context of themes, motherhood, childhood, relationships, professional life, and spiritual journey; the second provides basic writing and editing prescription, with a focus on common beginner mistakes and roadblocks; and the third provides a sample story related to the life theme discussed in the first section of the chapter. Chock full of writing and editing lessons that focus on how to get a first draft written and how to craft the draft into a compelling story, A Story That Matters explores our ability to help, heal, and connect to others through story, reminding us of the greater need for a broader array of authentic voices in the story-sharing universe.
Activate your bigger intelligence. Most of us walk through life relying on rational thinking and half-baked ideas as our guide. This clear and refreshing book will help you get out of the old rut of thinking only with your brain. Dr. Mayfield has cracked the code on the mysteries of how the body and mind (actually a bodymind) function together. By combining western medical physiology with classical acupuncture theory, he has pulled back the curtain with stories and simple understanding that let everyone feel their own bodymind connection. With seven simple habits, he shows us how to step out of the pain and suffering of mind-centered consciousness and fully live in the heart-centered world of our own making. You will learn how to: • Release painful memories and old traumas • Take control of your multi-dimensional body intelligence • Tune into “first feelings” and listen to your innate wisdom • Rediscover the joy of movement you felt as a child • Bring your life into harmony with how all your organs operate • Experience your best, illuminated self • Achieve peace of mind
You’ve heard about the Law of Attraction. Maybe you’ve even tried to create abundance in your own life. Did you succeed? This author has. Boni went from living the nightmare (foreclosure and bankruptcy) to become a multi-millionaire—and she created it consciously. The power to create anything already exists within us. You are no exception. If you can think and feel, you can learn to work with energy to create abundance. The Map to Abundance will help you take your inborn creation abilities to the next level—the fully-conscious, totally-at-your-fingertips level, where money flows like water and joy is an everyday reality. Boni has created a literal “map” to help you change your relationship to money and abundance.
You will learn:
Why money is different and why you need to approach it differently from anything else you manifest.
Step by step guidance to discover your hidden blockages to abundance and resolve them once and for all.
How to test yourself for limiting beliefs and (better yet) how to change them permanently.
How to tell when your energy is shifting towards an abundant future and how to accelerate that movement.
The actions to take in the physical world to anchor in the energetic changes you’re making.
How to shift and change your image around money so that when the abundance arrives you don’t un-create it.
It’s time to claim the abundant life you were born to live. Are you ready to change your financial reality … forever?
Writing for Bliss is most fundamentally about reflection, truth, and freedom. With techniques and prompts for both the seasoned and novice writer, it will lead you to tap into your creativity through storytelling and poetry, examine how life-changing experiences can inspire writing, pursue self-examination and self-discovery through the written word, and, understand how published writers have been transformed by writing.
"Writing for Bliss is about the profound ways in which we may be transformed in and through the act of writing. I am grateful to Diana Raab for sharing it, and I trust that you will feel the same as you read on. May you savor the journey." -from the foreword by MARK FREEMAN, PhD
The American workplace has become toxic to mental, emotional, and physical health. A book for our complex and challenging times, Happier at Work offers a practical path for leaders and employees to shift a culture of fear and reactivity to one of communication and collaboration. Mindfulness and compassion come naturally to all of us, as does a fundamental goodness; in these pages, readers will discover how to access that true nature. Van Gils also explores the science behind practices that not only decrease stress, overwhelm, and chronic illness but also develop authentic, emotionally fit leaders and a compassionate workplace. Accessible and inspiring, Happier at Work is a guide to a transformed workplace—one of enhanced creativity, innovation, engagement, performance, and joy!
What does our future hold? Is it possible for humanity to exist indefinitely in a world overrun with wars, intolerance, and terrorism? Will our civilization that is steeped in centuries of violence eventually learn how to interact with one another in respectful and compassionate ways?
The Evolving Peacemaker: A Commitment to Nonviolence seeks to address these issues by taking a compelling look at the timeless teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the most respected and influential figures of the twentieth century.
Beginning with a foreword by Arun Gandhi, celebrated peace activist and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, The Evolving Peacemaker takes the reader on a compelling journey of self-discovery.
This volume weaves Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence with author Leona Evans’s personal journey toward inner peace.
Is the thrill gone? What to do when your mojo's missing at work . . . For many employees, feeling burned out and uninspired is nothing new. But going through the motions impairs more than just work performance-it affects your well-being. Wouldn't it be better to feel as engaged and energized as you were on day one? Fortunately, everyone has the ability to rekindle inspiration. The key is to quit waiting for it to happen and take control of the process yourself. Whether you're wrestling with fear, disconnectedness, boredom, lack of creative outlets, overwhelm, or other issues, Find the Fire helps shake off the malaise and dial up the motivation. Packed with insights, exercises, inspiring stories, checklists, and more, this potent self-help guide identifies nine forces that drain inspiration and delivers tips and advice for turning things around, including how to: Start learning and growing again * Reconnect with coworkers and your boss * Stop procrastinating * Empower yourself * Stay in control during tough times * Overcome fear and embrace risk * Produce work you're proud of * Boost your self-confidence and personal presence * Leave your mark * And more Instead of asking what inspires you, the deeper question is, how did you lose inspiration in the first place? Learn to find it again-and fuel greater fulfillment and success.
Offering hope to a world in turmoil, Breathing Love is a spiritual guide to living love as an embodied meditation practice. Uniting us in a universally understandable goal, Jennie Lee builds immediate bridges of peace by changing how we look at love; from something to be acquired and preserved, to something to be realized and breathed.
Active conscious loving is the basis of the meditation practices offered in Breathing Love, providing you with inner solace and a deep sense of purpose. Whether in a relationship or not, in the prime of life or nearing death, you'll be encouraged to move beyond the pain, pride, and fear that keep you from love.
INTRODUCTION The objective of this book is to stimulate ideas, to provide a platform for creativity, to provide space for idle thoughts and concepts; a book to personalize and to keep over the years. The book is for creative people and thoughtful people, for people who are interested in the visual ideas of the past and the present: for designers, artists, students, architects, mathematicians, historians, and for the idly curious. WHAT ARE MIND DOODLES? Mind Doodles are visual puzzles - the product of various types of logic developed by cultures past and present. Each design has been selected to stimulate your visual perception or to challenge your logic.
"Soul Bursts guides you quietly and lovingly back home." - Kristine Carlson, co-author of the bestselling Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series
So many of us are in search of the same thing: a peaceful, relaxed, love-filled life. Sometimes, though, this desire gets covered up by the busyness and heaviness of life: the have-tos, the suffering, the people pleasing, and the running around on autopilot. When this happens, we can sometimes find ourselves disconnected from ourselves, our souls, and our lives.
Whether you've experienced this before or are experiencing it now, one thing is certain: you can embrace your life again. You already have the tools to do so, but reminders or "Soul Bursts" can help you stay on track. They can provide support when you're wavering and guide you in finding your way back to yourself, which is where this book comes in. It offers inspiration and helps you remember that you are worthy of living a life that you're excited about, that feeds you, and that directly reflects who you are at the soul level.
Each short piece includes uplifting artwork and journaling questions to help you take the words straight into your heart and apply them to your own life.
This book lovingly reminds you of the following:
The complete knowing that you are made of pure love and are infinitely loved.
The complete knowing that all of the answers have always been inside of you.
The complete knowing that this life is yours to live.
Our soul is always with us. And it's constantly giving us little bursts of wisdom. It's up to us to slow down and listen. If you're ready to open your heart, reconnect to life, surround yourself with positivity, see the world from a new perspective, put yourself back on your priority list, and embrace your gifts, this book is for you! Its nuggets of inspiration will help you live your best life!
Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed? Do you want easy and actionable steps to help you create and sustain a peaceful life? Be Calm is a guide of 31 action steps, quotes, reflections, and affirmations that will guide you towards living a peaceful life. Complete this guide at your own pace. Focus on each step for a day, a week, or a month. This is your journey so take your time and enjoy the process of living calm and happy.
What if your biggest challenge, deepest vulnerability, or worst fear was only leading you to more of your own inner light? In this special collection of female experiences, meet 24 real women - who feel like new friends - as they openly and courageously share with you their private struggles and unexpected life developments. From divorce, friendships ending, questioning her life direction, and life-threatening health challenges, to losing her mom, becoming a mom, moving through inner pain, spiritual growth, and many more topics, every story is shared openly and from her heart. As each woman reemerges on the other side of a hardship and dark period, she offers you greater wisdom, forgiveness, strength, and trust to support you in your own life. Be prepared for greater healing and peace as you emotionally connect with each woman who hopes to inspire you through life’s challenges and unexpected turns. She reminds you that no matter what may be unfolding, every journey is ultimately an invitation to know more of your soul and self, while fully embracing yourself as a modern heroine.
Krystle J Bailey has a passion for encouraging women to live their best life from the inside out. Doing so begins with learning to love and embrace the beautiful soul living within you. In Nourish, Krystle shares her journey from self-hate, negative self-talk, comparison traps, and depression to living a life of fullness, gratitude, freedom, and passion. With each chapter, Krystle shares pieces of her story as well as practical tools for the reader to begin her own journey to acceptance, contentment, and peace. Her stories are raw and authentic while her words are gentle and encouraging. Krystle becomes friends with the reader through her words. The 11 "Life mantras" that make up Nourish represent the word "NOURISHMENT". Chapters include: N: Nix the comparison game O: Open your heart U: Unleash the strongholds R: Realize your truths I: Invite God in S: Struggles create your story H: Heal your heart M: Main thing E: Empowering the women around us N: Nurturing your relationships T: Trust the journey You are enough. You've always been enough. You'll always be enough. Learning to love and embrace that truth is the first step in the direction of true self-acceptance and love.
Peace is possible. Peace is our power. Peace is the New Success®.
Constantly striving to achieve one goal after another and investing more in our careers than in our actual lives have left many of us feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and disconnected from who we are—anything but happy.
Take Sheri Riley. She rose to the top of her field and was miserable. Sure she was successful, but she couldn’t buy peace, and material possessions didn’t bring her clarity.
Now an empowerment speaker and life strategist, Sheri Riley shares the secret that helped her regain her sense of self and purpose. In Exponential Living, she offers nine principles to help the busiest goal-oriented people integrate their professional success with whole-life success:
Live in Your P.O.W.E.R. (Perspective, Ownership, Wisdom, Engagement, Reward)
Healthy Living Is More Than Just a Diet
Pursue Peace and a Positive Mind
Have a Servant’s Heart and a Giving Spirit
Stop Working, Start Maximizing
Happy Is a Choice, Joy Is a Lifestyle
Build Lasting Confidence
The Courage to Be Faithful
Sheri’s plan will help you to stop spending 100% of your time on 10% of who you are.
MOTIVATED BY THE IMPOSSIBLE: RECOGNIZING YOUR INVISIBLE MENTORS offers a fresh perspective on how to overcome each difficult circumstance that life presents.
LEARN HOW TO...
IDENTIFY the faces of your invisible mentors
EMBRACE the process of their mentorship
RISE above every impossibility you encounter
Created as an interactive guide, the book intertwines biblical and psychological principles with the author's personal stories offering relevant, practical, and life-changing tools.The poetical writing and analogies used in the book, turn complex themes into easily understood principles, drawing you on a journey to discover how to live a life of wholeness, authenticity, resilience, and joy.
EVEN THE TREES WERE CRYING does not flinch from what sexual abuse entails. It unveils the debilitating effects of such abuse, delineates signs to look for in loved ones, and, most importantly, reveals the secrets to healing from this ugly perversity plaguing humankind.
In Native American culture, they speak about individuals called Contraries. Contraries are considered clowns (not as we think of them) and doing everything backwards—except in battle, they are fierce warriors. They are also considered healers and teachers (especially of children). My poetry is a journey that began as an earthquake of the mind with a sudden traumatic occurrence in 1993. The kind no one else sees but you. As you read, you will walk with me from my now (my present) back to the first poem I ever wrote in 1977. For me, it has been a journey of remembering who I am, who I have been, and who I will fiercely fight with heart, soul, spirit, and mind to continue to be.
Do you want to improve your health? Manage a chronic condition or figure out how to cope with a sudden health issue, like an accident or illness? In his book Change the Story of Your Health: Using Shamanic and Jungian Techniques for Healing, Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD—an award-winning author, clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, and shamanic practitioner—shows how you can identify your health story and use journaling and expanded-awareness practices to begin changing it, leading to better health and wellness.
In this companion to his best-selling and multi-award-winning Change Your Story, Change Your Life, Carl Greer explains that by using the practices offered in this book—many of which are influenced by Jungian and shamanic traditions—anyone can tap into hidden resources for healing. The practices empower you to gain insights, balance energies, dialogue and interact with nature, and work with dreams, your inner healer, your symptoms, and more. Whether you are dealing with aging, unexpected health challenges, or ongoing concerns, you will find in this book tools for writing and bringing to life a new health story.
Fed up with happiness gurus telling you that you can't be happy unless you get rid of all of your negativity? Sick of all those perky Positive Pollys receiving all the happiness glory? Negatively Ever After will provide the guidance you need to find happiness without the impossible task of eradicating negativity from your life. This book debunks the popular misconception that being positive and being happy are synonymous. Using a simple “Happiness Bank” analogy, the author shares her research, experiences, and missteps in discovering that negativity is not the enemy. From achieving self-adoration and learning what gratitude truly means to determining whether sharing happiness is really a good idea, this book explains how to develop “Negativity Wisdom” in order to embrace and effectively utilize your inherent negative tendencies. Realistic and accessible, Negatively Ever After will help you harness your negativity and find your own inner happiness.
Recovery from active addiction is a lifelong journey that can take many paths. By aligning yoga philosophy and poses with each of the Twelve Steps, Kyczy Hawk presents a physical and spiritual guide that complements and augments any twelve-step practice. Readers will investigate how they think, feel, and believe by using a new vocabulary to process traditional recovery principles.