Creating a Haven of Peace

Author: Joanne Fairchild Miller
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630477729
Format: PDF, ePub
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An inspiring personal story of overcoming hardship and finding comfort in the midst of chaos: “Great practical ideas . . . They’ll work for you too” (Dave Ramsey). “SANCTUARY! SANCTUARY! SANCTUARY!” yells Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame as he enters the cathedral to escape his tormentors. Sanctuary: A place of asylum and immunity. A place of peace and unconditional love. A place to escape from the everyday stressors of life. An attainable retreat accomplished through intentional living. Creating a Haven of Peace provides a formula for creating Sanctuary in your own home—an escape from the busyness and chaos surrounding our families today. Here are very attainable steps to creating the life you desire—as well as real-life stories and advice that explore such topics as: How incorporating the five senses can turn your home into a Sanctuary of peace and love that supersedes the “security” you think money can provide How relationship trumps all in building a foundation for peace How “being your own boss” isn’t all it’s cut out to be—the myths and realities of living the unpredictable entrepreneurial life When the business failed, the IRS was knocking at the door, the kids were hungry, and they had borrowed a beat up car from a friend, Joanne Fairchild Miller assumed this was the beginning of poverty and embarrassment. Instead, it turned out to be the wakeup call for her family’s greatest and most successful adventure. Here, she shares her own personal experience of how “The Ugly Year” led to unexpected life change, and how you too can change your own life story.

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

Author: Steven Hayes
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458717089
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For a scientist committed to empirical evaluation, it is important to show that materials can be helpful outside the context of a therapeutic relationship, so, generally speaking, we know that a book like this is likely to be helpful. Several of the specific components in this book have been tested, sometimes in a form very similar to the way you are contacting this material. For example, several studies evaluated the impact of short passages drawn nearly word for word from ACT materials (very similar to what you've read) that were recorded on audiotape, read aloud by a research assistant, or were presented to the participants to read. Typically, these studies focused on the ability of participants to tolerate distress of various kinds, such as gas-induced panic-like symptoms, extreme cold, extreme heat, or electric shock. A few studies looked at the distress produced by difficult or intrusive cognitions, or clinically relevant anxiety. Some were done with patients, others with normal populations. The specific ACT components that have been examined so far include defusion, acceptance, mind-fulness, and values. The techniques included exercises, metaphors, and rationales, including several that can be found in this book (e.g., word repetition, physicalizing, leaves on a stream, the quicksand metaphor, the Chinese finger trap metaphor, and so forth). Thus, it seems fair to say that it is known that at least some of what you've read can be helpful at least some of the time outside of the context of a therapeutic relationship, when presented in a form similar to the form in which you have contacted this material.

The Short Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684842505
Format: PDF, Docs
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F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.

What If It Were All Possible

Author: Joanne Fairchild Miller
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630476412
Format: PDF
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What if it were possible. . .for a dog to climb a tree? What if it were possible to climb like you and me? What if pretty butterflies could spread their wings and swim? And elephants could wear their trunks while working out at gyms? Anything can happen if you think it might. In your imagination, ANYTHING is RIGHT! Clara is an 8-year-old with a vivid imagination. One day while visiting her Yia-Yia (Joanne Miller) they watched while Clara’s dog, Harley, tried desperately to climb a tree to get a squirrel. Joanne asked Clara, “What if it were possible for a dog to climb a tree?” and the rest is history. Joanne and Clara had lots of giggles coming up with crazy lines for this book and Clara drew each illustration with water color pencils. Clara and her Yia Yia don’t believe play and imagination should be relegated only to children. "What If It Were Possible?" Gives creative illustrations of what can be imagined can be possible if you think it up.

Messy Journey

Author: Lori Wildenberg
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
ISBN: 1596699760
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Messy Journey is for parents walking the difficult road with a wayward child. Be inspired to drink the deep waters of peace as you draw closer to the Father of all prodigals. Author and licensed parent and family educator Lori Wildenberg offers practical grace- and truth-filled ways of navigating your relationship with a detoured child—whether they are rejecting faith, dabbling in sin, or wholeheartedly embracing sinful behavior. There is hope. After all, their struggle isn’t really with you—it’s with God.

Confessions of a Terrible Husband

Author: Nick Pavlidis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692462676
Format: PDF
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"A must-read for anyone looking to improve their relationship." - John G. Miller, Bestselling author of QBQ!, Parenting the QBQ Way, & Outstanding! "Nick's honesty, transparency and humor throughout the book is truly a breath of fresh air. From his own confessions to helping you with yours, this is a book that will not only help you become a stronger person; it may even save your marriage." - Jevonnah R. Ellison, Leadership Strategist and Founder of Maximum Potential Academy "Today's pressure of the professional family man are too overwhelming. I highly recommend entering into Nick's world through stories, perspective, and transparency. You will find you are not alone and there is opportunity to become the husband you were meant to be!" - Darryl Lyons, author of Small Business Big Pressure: A Faith-based Approach for the Ambitious Entrepreneur "Confessions of a Terrible Husband(tm) is a fascinating book about the mind of a young husband working hard to serve his family well. Nick's honesty is refreshing and the process he undertook can serve as a model for others to improve their marriages." - Derek and Carrie Olsen, authors of One Bed, One Bank Account For years, Nick Pavlidis felt stuck. He worked hard, believing he was doing what was best for his family. Over the years, the combination of long hours, unpredictable schedules, and a growing family took its toll. Nick tried everything he could think of to improve his marriage, but nothing worked - including nights on that old couch. Nick soon realized he was not only the problem in the relationship, but also the solution. In Confessions of a Terrible Husband(TM): Lessons Learned from a Lumpy Couch, Nick takes you inside the mind (and house) of a husband who thought he knew it all. Nick's story is honest, funny, and hopeful. Both husbands and wives will enjoy the process he undertook to become a more loving and engaged husband and father - a process you can explore to grow your relationship, too, no matter how great it already is.

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest

Author: Ken Kesey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143129511
Format: PDF
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"Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a seminal novel of the 1960s. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants--a counterculture classic that inspired the 1975 film adaptation, widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made"--