If You Had Controlling Parents

If You Had Controlling Parents
Author: Dan Neuharth
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1998-09-09
ISBN: 9780060191917
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If You Had Controlling Parents Book Excerpt:

Do you sometimes feel as if you are living your life to please others? Do you give other people the benefit of the doubt but second-guess yourself? Do you struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, lack of confidence, emotional emptiness, or eating disorders? In your intimate relationships, have you found it difficult to get close without losing your sense of self? If so, you may be among 15 million adults in the United States who were raised with unhealthy parental control. Too much or the wrong kinds of control in childhood can cause lasting problems in adulthood, and these connections are often subtle and hard to spot. If you have problems or habits that stubbornly resist change, they may be symptoms of unresolved issues with a controlling parent or upbringing. In this groundbreaking book, accomplished family therapist Dr. Dan Neuharth offers a self-test to help you identify whether you are facing problems in adulthood caused by unhealthy control in childhood. You will understand both how and why your parents may have overcontrolled you and find dozens of practical suggestions that can help you solve your problems at the very root. This book will enable you to quiet your "inner critics," bring more balance to your moods and relationships, increase your optimism and assertiveness, and achieve greater autonomy. It offers a variety of ways to deal with stressful family holidays, parents who still control, and parental aging and mortality. It will help you to make peace with your past and break the cycle of control so you can avoid overcontrolling your own children and other loved ones. Based on extensive interviews and research and packed with thought-provoking insights, If You Had Controlling Parents also includes engaging profiles of a richly diverse group of adults who grew up overcontrolled. These inspiring examples of how others have come to grips with the detrimental consequences of early control will provide you with a road map for accelerating your own growth and healing. If you have felt driven to pursue your parents' values and dreams ahead of your own, this compassionate book explains that no one is to blame and reminds you that unhealthy control is a generations-old cycle that can stop with you. If your parents controlled you in unhealthy ways, they may have unwittingly planted land mines in your psyche. As a result, you may tiptoe through life expecting buried danger, not treasure, in your path. You may wait...and wait...for permission to love, succeed, and feel content. Permission you're not sure how to get. Permission you may have difficulty granting to yourself. This book is packed with features to help you thrive even if you had far too little permission to be yourself as a child. Knowledge is power, and powerful growth and healing come from understanding, not blaming, your parents or upbringing. You'll discover: Fifty reasons why people control in unhealthy ways--and how recognizing these reasons can help you cope with controlling mates, friends, family members, or work associates How overcontrol of your eating, dress, privacy, social life, speech, and feelings in childhood may still hamper you in adult life How controlling families use "Truth Abuse" to cement unhealthy loyalties that last for years--and how to gain autonomy The eight styles of controlling parenting--Smothering, Depriving, Perfectionistic, Cultlike, Chaotic, Using, Abusing, and Childlike If you or someone you love grew up with unhealthy control, this book offers discovery and resolution. With the guidance of accomplished family therapist Dr. Dan Neuharth, discover what may lie underneath some of your most stubborn and troubling habits, patterns, or problems and resolve your relationship with your parents, whether they are living or dead. If your childhood felt like a scene from Mommie Dearest or The Great Santini--or if you simply feel confused about how you were raised--make peace with your past so you can truly take your place in the world.

The Heart connected Life for Parents

The Heart connected Life   for Parents
Author: Susan Cottrell
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1607912015
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart connected Life for Parents Book Excerpt:

From a sea of parenting advice emerges The Heart-Connected Life... for Parents, a breakthrough, intelligent look at parents and teens. Intimate and relatable, Susan Cottrell shows parents how to decrease their teens' dependence on them and increase their dependence on Christ. You will be relieved and encouraged as you walk this entertaining and heart-rending journey with Susan. Susan Cottrell is a writer, speaker and teacher. Married for more than twenty years with five children in their teens and twenties, she is a veteran discipler, homeschooler, and sage friend. Susan is thrilled to release The Heart-Connected Life... for Parents, the first book in her Heart-Connected Life series, which focuses on the indwelling life of Christ. Her heart's desire is that people know Christ and the life He offers them. She also helps her husband in his ministry (hopekids.org) and sings with him when he leads worship. Contact her at HeartConnectedLife.org.

Problems are Opportunities

Problems are Opportunities
Author: Yvonne A. Posthuma
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2011-05
ISBN: 1613793367
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problems are Opportunities Book Excerpt:

Tragedy strikes a family, and the father rejects the mother's entire family. She losses her zest for life, and their daughters, Yvonne and Mary Ellen, live with a fear of rejection. Would their parents reject them, too? Mary Ellen walks away from everything that she sees as unpleasant, and her parents don't discipline her. She later marries, walks out on two husbands, and divorces them. She also rejects two of her children, leading to rejection going to the third and fourth generation. Yvonne tries to avoid rejection by pleasing her parents, but her father abuses her. In the midst of this turmoil, Yvonne experiences God's grace. She now talks to Him about her problems. She later marries a Christian man, and they have problems with finances and her husband's poor health. She realizes that these problems are opportunities to grow in God's grace and experience His faithfulness. Yvonne Posthuma became a Christian at the age of twelve through the ministry of the American Sunday School Union. She is the mother of two sons, who are in ministry, and a grandmother of four: Daniel, Melody, Alyssa, and Joshua. She went to a one-room schoolhouse through sixth grade. She graduated from Bear Lake High School in Bear Lake, Michigan, and Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was a member of Lunch Bunch Toastmasters for five years, and served as Vice-President of Education for two years, and President for one year. She was a member of the West Michigan Fellowship of Christian Writers for one year, and is currently a member of Word Weavers of West Michigan. She was an Administrative Assistant in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College for twenty-one years. She now enjoys her retirement.

AARP Healing Your Emotional Self

AARP Healing Your Emotional Self
Author: Beverly Engel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2011-12-19
ISBN: 1118246802
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AARP Healing Your Emotional Self Book Excerpt:

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. In Healing Your Emotional Self, Beverly Engel provides a program to help readers raise their self-esteem, quiet their inner critic, and overcome their shame. Those who were emotionally abused or neglected in childhood tend to suffer from self-criticism, low self-esteem, self-doubt, a poor body image, perfectionism, and unhealthy shame. Now renowned psychotherapist Beverly Engel presents a psychologically sound, step-by-step program to help adult survivors heal the damage to their self-image caused by negative parental messages and treatment. Healing Your Emotional Self shows readers how to become reunited with their true self, quiet their inner critic, raise their self-esteem, and begin to love their body. Engel also teaches survivors how to separate emotionally from their parents and provide for themselves what they missed as a child.

Something Untoward

Something Untoward
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2012-10-25
ISBN: 1444767186
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something Untoward Book Excerpt:

Six short tales of chilling suspense from bestselling author of Haven't They Grown Sophie Hannah, plus an exclusive extract from her new psychological thriller, THE CARRIER, coming out in February 2013.

UNDERSTANDING NARCISSISTIC ABUSE

UNDERSTANDING NARCISSISTIC ABUSE
Author: ANNU PANDEY
Publsiher: Authors Tree Publishing
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2022-05-06
ISBN: 9391078958
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UNDERSTANDING NARCISSISTIC ABUSE Book Excerpt:

This is the first book on this issue by an Indian author. English is very simple and easy to understand by anyone not having English as their first language. In “Understanding Narcissistic Abuse”, I have imparted experience and wisdom gained from five years of book and research articles reading, observing behavioural patterns of narcissistic people around me, academic studies through my psychology graduation and writing career as a relationship and mental health blogger on my website www.theexhaustedsouls.com. I aim to clear the emotional and irrational fog covering the cognition and reveal the narcissistic relationship dynamics that are hard to understand, even by the victims who are directly involved and abused on a daily basis by the narcissists in their life.

How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty

How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty
Author: Connie V Hatch,Patti Breitman
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN: 1446460991
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty Book Excerpt:

'How to Say no without feeling guilty teaches practical skills for embracing what's important and getting rid of what is keeping us from living the lives we want to live. It's a book to consult over and over again. I highly recommend it' John Gray By learning to say no without feeling guilty, you will find time you never dreamed you had. Even more important, you will learn to say yes to all those things that you hold most dear to your heart. Your life will become yours again. As you learn to say no, you become more available, compassionate, effective, energetic and generous to the people, organisations and causes dear to you. With the authors' help you will be able to identify what is truly important in your life and realise that vision. Whether your dream is to write a great novel, have more leisure time, or travel the world, both your life and the world around you will be better off because you have learned to say no.How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty devotes a chapter each to saying no: --at work;--to kids, family and friends;--to invitations, dates and romantic entanglements;--to requests for money whether from friends or charities;--to high maintenance people;as well as a chapter on all-purpose no's, difficult no's with extra bite, and excuses.

The Toxic Parents Survival Guide

The Toxic Parents Survival Guide
Author: Bryn Collins
Publsiher: Health Communications, Inc.
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 0757321046
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Toxic Parents Survival Guide Book Excerpt:

If you or someone you love grew up with an emotionally unavailable, narcissistic, or selfish parent, you probably struggle with residual feelings of anger, abandonment, loneliness, or shame. For anyone who endured a nightmare or a wasteland instead of a nurturing childhood, The Toxic Parents Survival Guide will offer you the clinical insights and the day-to-day tools so you can break the chains of toxicity that bind you in a mess you didn't create. Psychologist Bryn Collins pulls back the layers to explore the very complicated relationship with an emotionally unavailable parent. Whether they were unavailable because of addiction, mental illness, or being overly controlling or an iceberg, this imminently practical book will help validate your frustration and emotional struggles, help you set clear boundaries, and learn how to un-mesh yourself and move forward to a place of strength and peace without any guilt. Using case studies, quizzes, and jargon-free concepts, Collins profiles the most common types of toxic parents and offers the tactics and tools you need to change and break free of these painful associations. Your wounds can be healed and you can move forward. The Toxic Parents Survival Guide will help you find different ways of dealing with your parents' painful legacy so that you don't suffer and don't pass along emotional unavailability to the next generation or your current relationships.

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder
Author: Randi Kreger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-06-03
ISBN: 1592857833
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder Book Excerpt:

Gentle counsel and realistic advice for families contending with one of today's most misunderstood forms of mental illness. "Randi Kreger has done it again! With her new book, she continues to make the dynamics of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) readily accessible to those of us who love, live with and treat people who suffer from this complex condition." Blaise Aguirre, MD, Medical Director, Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Residential Program, McLean Hospital"Kreger's communication techniques, grounded in the latest research, provide family members with the essential ability to regain a genuine, meaningful relationship with their loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder." Debra Resnick, Psy.D., President, Psychological Services and Human Development Center"This book offers hope for those who think their situation has none." Rachel Reiland, author of Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality DisorderFor family members of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbearable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, unfair blaming and criticism, and suicidal tendencies common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless.In Stop Walking on Eggshells, Randi Kreger's pioneering first book which sold more than 340,000 copies, she and co-author Paul T. Mason outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with BPD relate to the world. Now, with The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder, Kreger takes readers to the next level by offering them five straightforward tools to organize their thinking, learn specific skills, and focus on what they need to do to get off the emotional rollercoaster:Take care of yourselfUncover what keeps you feeling stuckCommunicate to be heardSet limits with loveReinforce the right behaviorsTogether the steps provide a clear-cut system designed to help friends and family reduce stress, improve their relationship with their borderline loved one, improve their problem-solving skills and minimize conflict, and feel more self-assured about setting limits.Randi Kreger is the co-author of Stop Walking on Eggshells and the author of The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook. She operates bpdcentral.com, one of the top web-based resources for those living with BPD, and runs the Welcome to Oz online family support groups based at her web site. Cofounder of the Personality Disorder Awareness Network, Kreger is frequently invited to lecture on BPD and related issues, both for clinicians and laypeople.

Letting Go of Self Destructive Behaviors

Letting Go of Self Destructive Behaviors
Author: Lisa Ferentz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN: 1317626648
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letting Go of Self Destructive Behaviors Book Excerpt:

Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors offers inspiring, hopeful, creative resources for the millions of male and female adolescents and adults who struggle with eating disorders, addictions, any form of self-mutilation. It is also a workbook for the clinicians who treat them. Using journaling exercises, drawing and collaging prompts, guided imagery, visualizations, and other behavioral techniques, readers will learn how to understand, compassionately work with, and heal from their behaviors rather than distracting from or fighting against them, which can dramatically reduce internal conflict and instill genuine hope. Techniques are provided in easy-to-follow exercises that focus on calming the body, containing overwhelming emotions, managing negative and distorted thoughts, re-grounding from flashbacks, addressing tension and anxiety, decreasing a sense of vulnerability, strengthening assertiveness and communication skills, and accessing inner wisdom. This workbook can be used in conjunction with Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors, 2nd ed, also by Lisa Ferentz, to allow therapists and their clients to approach the behaviors from the same strengths-based perspective. Workbook exercises can be completed as homework assignments or as part of a therapy session. In either case, the client is given the opportunity to process their work and share their insights with a compassionate witness and trained professional, making the healing journey even safer and more rewarding.

I m OK You re My Parents

I m OK  You re My Parents
Author: Dale Atkins,Nancy Hass
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN: 1466856823
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m OK You re My Parents Book Excerpt:

A guilt-free guide for adults seeking more satisfying relationships with their parents In a recent study, half of all Americans rated their relationship with at least one parent as either "poor" or "terrible," and more than a third felt this way about both parents. As life expectancy continues to rise and the parent-child relationship extends further into adulthood, this problem is becoming more prevalent than ever. Now, psychologist Dale Atkins presents a step-by-step plan for adults trying to come to terms with parents who are only human--before it is too late. In I'm OK, You're My Parents, Atkins applies the same intelligent, no-nonsense approach that's made her a frequent guest on top-rated TV shows. She urges a restructuring of the relationships between adults and their aging parents and gives practical, specific advice on how to exorcise the demons of anger and resentment, untangle financial arrangements that cause stress and feelings of powerlessness, set limits on your parents' demands for time and attention, turn a spouse or friends into a powerful resource, overcome your own resistance to change, and discover the redemptive power of humor. This book draws on Atkins' twenty-five years of experience as a relationship expert to present a comprehensive guide to repairing difficult relationships, gaining control, and building a life that you and your parents can live with for years to come.

Coercive Relationships

Coercive Relationships
Author: Jennifer C. Parker
Publsiher: Black Rose Writing
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN: 1684336678
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coercive Relationships Book Excerpt:

Coercive Control provides a beacon for survivors of partner abuse. Parker's nonjudgmental, empathic voice offers knowledge gleaned from years of experience. Survivors gain answers to frequently asked questions: • Am I being abused? • Why do they hurt me? • Why do I feel so crazy? • What can I change? • Why do they believe they should control us? • How do I recognize abuse of power? • How do I heal? Each chapter contains illustrative vignettes and suggestions for reflection to assist readers in discovering what they want. Coercive Relationships lifts the private shame survivors feel by connecting their abusers' actions to societal values and beliefs that permit all forms of violence.

A Wife s Guide to In laws How to Gain Your Husband s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents

A Wife s Guide to In laws  How to Gain Your Husband s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents
Author: Jenna D. Barry
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2008-11-24
ISBN: 0557025001
Category: Married people
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wife s Guide to In laws How to Gain Your Husband s Loyalty Without Killing His Parents Book Excerpt:

You can have a GREAT marriage, even if your in-laws aren't so great! When a man marries, he is supposed to transfer his loyalty from his parents to his wife. His behavior plays a key role in how well you get along with his parents. As a wife who has personally experienced the despair that comes from having an unsupportive partner, Jenna D. Barry suggests specific things to say and do to gain your husband's loyalty. A Wife's Guide to In-laws has over 40 cartoons, 2 chapters written just for Hubby, and 20+ worksheets to help you reach loving compromises about common problem issues. If you need hope and encouragement, this book is for you! "Jenna D. Barry's witty and insightful book gives hope to women and men who struggle with overbearing, over-involved, or downright malicious in-laws. She gives useful, humorous, and down-to-earth advice that says: 'I've managed to do it, you can do it, too!'"--Dr. Scott Haltzman, Best-selling author of The Secrets of Happily Married Women

Listen to Your Heart

Listen to Your Heart
Author: Philippe Isler
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2015-12-23
ISBN: 1460267818
Category: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Listen to Your Heart Book Excerpt:

If you have ever struggled with decision-making, with wondering what is the right or the best thing to do; if you have ever regretted choices you have made and wished you had a reliable and consistent method of knowing you are making the right choice, this book is for you Among the many works written about mindfulness, Listen to Your Heart is unique, presenting the concept as a means to an end: how to obtain tangible benefits in your life by utilizing mindfulness to make consistently good decisions. Listen to Your Heart describes a mindfulness-based approach that will teach you to identify and let go of the types of thoughts that lead to anxiety and indecision. Instead, focusing on internal, bodily signals that clearly and consistently indicate what choices are congruent with your overall well-being, will enable you to eliminate the stress that comes from doubt and uncertainty. Best of all, you will learn to apply this awareness within the context of every new situation. Each stage of this simple five-step process is thoroughly explained, with multiple practice exercises to enable you to develop these techniques easily and quickly. It is greatly empowering to know and trust what you feel is right. The skills learned through this book go beyond making life simpler and less stressful; they help you to develop a sense of confidence, empowerment and accurate intuition....

The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook

The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook
Author: Randi Kreger
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002-08-09
ISBN: 1608824292
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook Book Excerpt:

The symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) include severe mood shifts, unfounded accusations and wildly inappropriate displays of anger, a range of self-destructive behaviors, and frantic efforts to avoid abandonment. For the friends and families of people with BPD, The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook supports and reinforces the ideas in its partner book Stop Walking on Eggshells. The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook can be used by itself, or as an accompaniment to the first book. A practical guide to successfully navigating life with someone with BPD, it’s chock full of worksheets, checklists, and exercises to help them apply what they’ve learned to their own relationship. It includes a form to help to fill in when looking for a clinician, a list of phrases to use, and a glossary of BPD-related terms. The book is easy to read and right to the point.

Basic Concepts in Family Therapy

Basic Concepts in Family Therapy
Author: Linda Berg Cross
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN: 1317789822
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Concepts in Family Therapy Book Excerpt:

Gain confidence and creativity in your family therapy interventions with new, up-to-date research! Basic Concepts in Family Therapy: An Introductory Text, Second Edition, presents twenty-two basic psychological concepts that therapists may use to understand clients and provide successful services to them. Each chapter focuses on a single concept using material from family therapy literature, basic psychological and clinical research studies, and cross-cultural research studies. Basic Concepts in Family Therapy is particularly useful to therapists working in a family context with child- or adolescent-referred problems, and for students and clinicians treating the problems they see every day in their community. The book builds on the strengths of the first edition, incorporating ideas and articles that have become worthy of investigating since 1990 into the original text. This new edition also introduces five new chapters on resiliency and poverty, adoption, chronic illness, spirituality and religion, and parenting strategies. The new chapters make the book far more relevant for students and clinicians try ing to use family theory and technique in response to the problems they see in their communities. Basic Concepts in Family Therapy will assist you in offering clients better services by providing a deeper understanding of the contemporary family in its various forms, the psychological bonds that shape all families, and the developmental stages of the family life cycle. This exploration of how family demography, stages and life cycles affect family functions is a solid foundation from which all of the therapeutic concepts in this book can be explored. Some of the facets of family therapy you will explore in Basic Concepts in Family Therapy are: the importance of spirituality and religion in family therapy generational boundaries, closeness, and role behaviors managing a family's emotions defining problems and generating and evaluating possible solutions teaching children specific attitudes, values, social skills, and norms transracial adoptions and normative processes and developmental issues of adoptive parents strategies for reducing conflict . . . and much more! Basic Concepts in Family Therapy will help to broaden your understanding of the ways families function in general. You can use the effective concepts explored in this text to make a thorough assessment of the impact of a disorder on a child and on the rest of his or her family, as well as how family dynamics might have shaped or exacerbated the problems. The concepts described in this text can be customized to clients’cultural values to avoid unnecessary resistance. As a new therapist, you will gain confidence in your assessments, and if you are already a seasoned professional, you will gain creativity in your interventions.

God Distorted

God Distorted
Author: John Bishop
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN: 1601424868
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Distorted Book Excerpt:

God is not a bigger version of your earthly father. When you hear the word “father,” do you think of someone who is loving…or angry? Someone who is pleased with you…or constantly disappointed? Someone who is always available…or someone who is too busy, preoccupied, or distant? When you think of “Father God,” what images come to mind? Regardless of the type of father you grew up with—or without—it is likely that your view of God is influenced by the relationship you had with your father. Author John Bishop wants to help you discover that God is not just like your dad. Instead, God is the Father revealed in Scripture, where the truth is clear. God is a father who is: • always there • up close and personal • fully pleased • in complete control • completely safe Filled with biblical insight and practical tools for reflection, healing, and restoration, God Distorted will enable you to break free from the lies of the enemy and see your heavenly Father as He truly is.

Three Hundred and Sixty Five Health Happiness Boosters

Three Hundred and Sixty Five Health   Happiness Boosters
Author: M. J. Ryan
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 1609250826
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Hundred and Sixty Five Health Happiness Boosters Book Excerpt:

Daily tasks to improve how you feel—mind, body, and spirit—from the New York Times-bestselling author of Attitudes of Gratitude. Happiness begets happiness. When a person is happy, the feeling ripples out to others nearby. Research has shown that happiness also leads to better health. One third of the population knows the secret to happiness is an inside job—that is, not contingent on possessions, status, or even life circumstances. Fortunately there is hope for the other two thirds! We can all be happier. In 365 Health & Happiness Boosters, a book of daily reflections, M.J. Ryan shows how to be happier by employing a wide variety of simple spiritual, emotional, and practical suggestions. Discover 365 concrete ways to experience more happiness. Some of the tasks are lighthearted, others quite serious. They all will have a positive effect on mind, body, and spirit. Learn how to: · Cultivate contentment · Change your outlook · Lift your spirit in the moment · Address eating habits · Improve interactions with others · Develop better sleeping patterns · Improve nutrition · And much more “Reading this book is like lifting my face to the sun each morning.”—Sue Patton Thoele, author of The Courage to Be Yourself

Dear Mom and Dad

Dear Mom and Dad
Author: Georgia Lee McGowen
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2012-07-06
ISBN: 1475931697
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Mom and Dad Book Excerpt:

Much has been written both about and by people who feel they were assigned the wrong body at conception, exploring the struggles and too often the tragedies that result from that mismatch of nature. Very little has been written, however, to chronicle the lifelong struggle of people to understand and come to terms with two distinct sets of emotions, one male and one female – a single soul, at times divided, at times united, by two clearly identifiable spirits. Dear Mom and Dad: You Don’t Know Me, But ... traces the life of George through the eyes of Georgia, the female half of their soul, from early childhood in the post war Texas oil fields through the innocence of his early school years in northeastern Oklahoma. With the onset of puberty, Georgia watches the omnipresent feeling of not being normal cast a destructive pall over nearly everything George attempts. After the collapse of his lifelong dream, George begins again with hopes, new dreams and the love they’ve both longed for. Georgia finally emerges, but understanding her part in their soul comes slowly and is complicated by a tragedy of profound proportion. Dear Mom and Dad considers the ultimate understanding of God’s will for both George and Georgia and its unusual conclusion, sharing a story of struggle and self-acceptance.

Your Spiritual Dictionary

Your Spiritual Dictionary
Author: Erishka Fridman-Catt
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2015-04-27
ISBN: 1452528438
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Spiritual Dictionary Book Excerpt:

Being human is full-time job that does not always pay well. While spiritual evolution occurs collectively, personal growth takes place individually. We are all here on our personal journeys together. As we grow individually, we contribute to collective advancement, and as we evolve collectively, we improve our personal lives. When you feel stuck, it is natural to think, If only I were somewhere elsethings would be different. If only something in my environment (my partner, my kids, my parents, my job, my home) were different, Id be okay. The good news is that you are able to craft the life you desire from where you currently are. For each of us, different ways will work best at different stages of life. When something isnt working for youwhether it is your job, marriage, conflict with friends or children, or your pet just stops listeninga natural reaction is to withdraw or to leave. Sometimes it is the only solution left, and this is exactly what needs to be done. However, this is not always the case, especially if the situation involves children or other loved ones. There are times when we are simply not happy with where we are in life. And there are times when we see what we want and dont know how to get it. Your Spiritual Dictionary offers practical tools for resolving issues, dealing with everyday routine situations, transforming daily obstacles in to opportunities for growth, and making the most out of present life.