Way of Change

Author: Hailey Klein
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917461
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Way of Change offers and easy, effective program—complete with stories and exercises that are both inspiring and fun—to show you how to embrace the changes you need to live a joyful life. Knowing how to create change your life can be both powerful and rewarding—it doesn't have to be a daunting or confusing process. By using your thoughts and emotions—not actions—to initiate change, the process can become both encouraging and energizing. This simple 3-step program shows you how to: Evaluate "where you are now," with techniques that help you get invaluable perspective on where you're starting from—and where you're going. Focus on what you want to change, and develop an honest understanding of what's possible—and achievable—for you. Methods for creating, maintaining, and expanding your progress on the path of change. With its down-to-earth approach and inspirational message, The Way of Change provides both the encouragement and the practical tools you'll need to create the life you want.

Choosing Gratitude

Author: Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575673684
Format: PDF, ePub
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Gratitude is a choice. If we fail to chose it, by default we choose ingratitude. And once allowed into the heart, ingratitude does not come by itself but with a lot of other seedy companions that only succeed in stealing joy. To not choose gratitude - daily and deliberately - is more costly than we usually realize. And when we do choose a lifestyle of heartfelt, humble gratitude, we are mindful of the benefits received from our gracious Savior and those He has placed around us. By intentionally thanking God and others, bitterness and entitlement are replaced with joy and the humble realization of just how undeserving we really are. Derived from a popular Revive Our Hearts radio series, Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy challenges and equips the reader to live a life of intention. A life based on thankfulness - for the freedom Christ has provided and for the blessings of others. As a bonus, a 30-day plan of journaling, prayer and activities to help the reader on her path to joy is included.

The OPA Way

Author: Alex Pattakos
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 194036325X
Format: PDF, Docs
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In chasing “the good life,” many of us sacrifice our relationships, our health, and our sanity, but at the end of the day, we still find ourselves with lives and work that bring us little fulfillment. Life isn't about the pursuit of happiness, which is superficial and fleeting. It’s about meaning, which helps us realize our full potential, and knowing that our lives and work matter—regardless of circumstances. Dr. Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon, two bestselling authors and leaders of the Meaning Movement, give readers The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work. Inspired by the wisdom of ancient Greek philosophy and traditional village values, and backed by years of research, The OPA! Way provides a breakthrough approach and practical tools to renew your outlook and rejuvenate your life. Pattakos and Dundon demystify the subject of meaning by sharing insights, stories, and three core lessons to guide you on your odyssey: Connect meaningfully with Others Engage with deeper Purpose Embrace life with Attitude Stop searching for happiness and start searching for meaning. Create the life you want, The OPA! Way.

Finding Joy

Author: Charlotte S. Kasl
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060925884
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Combining spiritual insight with pragmatic guidance, this lighthearted yet practical handbook shows readers how to live a more balanced, richer life.

Finding JOY in the JOurneY

Author: Anne Joy
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490886001
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Live life to the fullest and really experience finding the joy in the journey of life. Just as everyone has a unique set of fingerprints, everyone has a unique journey through life. Experiences in every day of the journey through life and how you react to and handle those experiences are unique to each individual. Make the most of opportunities and coincidences that come your way to navigate through the twists and turns on the path of your life’s journey.

218 Ways to Own Joy

Author: Lisa Miller-Rich
ISBN: 9781946889126
Format: PDF, ePub
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Through a combination of journaling and engaging observations by the author, the reader will explore all 218 verses in the Bible containing the word 'joy'. Prepare for a joy-aha journey.

The Book of Joy

Author: Dalai Lama
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399185062
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.

Joy in the Journey

Author: Steve Hayner
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899669
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Hearts & Minds Bookstore's Best Books of 2015, Memoir Steve Hayner was serving as president of Columbia Seminary and was healthy and fit when he found out he had terminal pancreatic cancer. He and his wife, Sharol, embarked on a journey together with their children that soon included tens of thousands of visits from friends and acquaintances via the CaringBridge website. The overwhelming response to their posts on this website attested to the surprising and engaging way that they chose to live in the face of death. As a result they uncovered the remarkable truth that God, our good Shepherd, provides a feast for us when we are in the valley of the shadow of death as well as in the green pastures. Steve was always known for signing letters and emails, "joyfully." These pages, including reflections from some of those closest to Steve and Sharol, offer us a hope-filled glimpse into what it means to walk with God in honesty, with joy, even through great pain.

Life Is a Journey Not a Destination

Author: T. C. Downing
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466912650
Format: PDF, ePub
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Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination will teach, inspire, and coach you to discover peace, joy, and happiness in your everyday life. With the combination of stories and practical action steps, you will be guided to discover who you really are, forgive your past mistakes, reconnect with your spouse, and be present with your kids. Are you unhappy? Do you often find yourself stressed? Are you struggling with trying to juggle the areas of your life? This easy-to-read book will help you in these areas along with many other challenges you may face in your day-to-day life. This lighthearted advice book will have you getting back to the basics, starting with yourself and moving on to other areas of importance in your life. You will gain a newfound appreciation for the wonderful people around you and discover how to diminish the effects negative people and stressful situations have on your emotional well-being. This book through connection, nonjudgment, and wisdom will change your life for the better . . . Enjoy!

Finding Joy After Loss

Author: Vashon Sarkisian
ISBN: 9780615728698
Format: PDF, Docs
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Finding Joy After Loss is one woman's journey to finding her joy after the tragic death of her husband, Patrick James McCarty. Patrick, a well-known natural healer in the macrobiotic world, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005. After three years of fighting cancer with both natural and Western medicine, he lost the fight. Two years after his death, Vashon began writing as a way to come to terms with their family's tragedy. With time, she discovered a path to her healing, and ultimately, she found a path to finding her Joy. Vashon discovered seven simple steps that helped her to find joy again. Along the way, she found that her joy had always been there, but it had been hidden by her grief. Come journey with Vashon as she discovers these steps and puts them to the test. In the end she finds something she never expected.