Creating a Haven of Peace

Author: Joanne Fairchild Miller
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630477729
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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“SANCTUARY! SANCTUARY! SANCTUARY!” yells Quasimodo (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. 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. How The Ugly Year turned into success and unexpected life change and how you can change your own life story. When the business failed, the IRS was knocking at the door, the kids were hungry and we had borrowed a beat up car from a friend, I assumed this was the beginning of poverty and embarrassment. Instead, it turned out to be the wakeup call for our greatest and most successful adventure. “Our family never had ‘problems’. We always had ‘Opportunities for Solutions’ and we could get mighty creative with figuring out the solutions!”

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

Author: Steven Hayes
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458716937
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

What If It Were All Possible

Author: Joanne Fairchild Miller
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630476412
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Ambition

Author: Seth Buechley
Publisher: Elevate Publishing
ISBN: 1943425841
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Seth Buechley tackles the plaguing question of why ambitious people struggle to find satisfaction and reveals what they can do about it. His exceptional perspective, which began in a commune in the woods and led him to financial success through several multi-million dollar businesses, shines through his candid and direct insights into the advantages and disadvantages of ambition. A seasoned entrepreneur and leader of high-growth companies, Buechley illustrates the fundamental nature of gratitude in making the shift to lasting leadership impact.

The Collapse of Parenting

Author: Leonard Sax
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465073840
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In The Collapse of Parenting, physician, psychologist, and internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax presents data documenting a dramatic decline in the achievement and psychological health of American children. Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people—as well as the explosion in prescribing psychiatric medications to kids—can all be traced to parents letting their kids call the shots. Many parents are afraid of seeming too dictatorial and end up abdicating their authority rather than taking a stand with their own children. If kids refuse to eat anything green and demand pizza instead, some parents give in, inadvertently raising children who are more likely to become obese. If children are given smartphones and allowed to spend the bulk of their free time texting, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, they become increasingly reliant on peers and the media for guidance on how to live, rather than getting such guidance at home. And if they won't sit still in class or listen to adults, they're often prescribed medication, a quick fix that actually undermines their self-control. In short, Sax argues, parents are failing to prioritize the parent-child relationship and are allowing a child-peer dynamic to take precedence. The result is children who have no absolute standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction, instead of looking to their parents. But there is hope. Sax shows how parents can help their kids by reasserting their authority—by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table and at bedtime, and by teaching humility and perspective. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers across the United States and around the world, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relationships with their children to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Format: PDF
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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.

The Power of Positive Thinking

Author: Norman Vincent Peale
Publisher: Touchstone Books
ISBN: 9780743234801
Format: PDF, Kindle
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WIth more than seven million copies sold, this 50th anniversary edition delivers a message about the power of faith and how positive thinking can lead to the secret of success.

Liar s Poker

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066258
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.