Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN: 1611806836
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking the Leap Book Excerpt:

Learn to free yourself from destructive habits and live a life of courage and compassion with these heart-to-heart teachings from "one of the world's wisest women" (O, the Oprah Magazine). Ever feel trapped in the same old habits and painful emotions time and time again? These are patterns we all face, and sometimes they feel impossible to shake. So how can we get unstuck? Drawing on time-honored Buddhist teachings on shenpa (all the attachments and compulsions that cause us suffering), Pema Chödrön shows how certain habits of mind tend to “hook” us and get us stuck in states of anger, blame, self-hatred, addiction, and so much more—and, most of all, how we can liberate ourselves from them. “This path entails uncovering three basic human qualities,” explains Pema. “They are natural intelligence, natural warmth, and natural openness. Everyone, everywhere, all over the globe, has these qualities and can call on them to help themselves and others.” Pema shares insights and exercises from her lifetime of practice that we can immediately put to use in our lives to awaken these essential qualities and help us to take a bold leap toward a new way of living—one that will bring about positive transformation for ourselves and for our troubled world.

Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap
Author: Kristen Ashley
Publsiher: Blue Box Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN: 195245767X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking the Leap Book Excerpt:

From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes the new book in her River Rain Series, Taking the Leap. Alexandra Sharp has been crushing on her co-worker, John “Rix” Hendrix for years. He’s her perfect man, she knows it. She’s just not his perfect woman, and she knows that too. Then Rix gives Alex a hint that maybe there’s a spark between them that, if she takes the leap, she might be able to fan into a flame. This leads to a crash and burn, and that’s all shy Alex needs to catch the hint never to take the risk again. However, with undeniable timing, Rix’s ex, who broke his heart, and Alex’s family, who spent her lifetime breaking hers, rear their heads, gearing up to offer more drama. With the help of some matchmaking friends, Rix and Alex decide to face the onslaught together… As a fake couple.

Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap
Author: Pema Chödrön
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Spiritual life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking the Leap Book Excerpt:

Pema Chödrön presents the Buddhist concept of "shenpa"--which can be translated as "getting stuck" or "getting hooked"--and shows readers how they can liberate themselves from it.

The Era Almanack

The Era Almanack
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Actors, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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100 Unexpected Statements about Taking the Leap

100 Unexpected Statements about Taking the Leap
Author: Jonathan Penning
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-04
ISBN: 9785458801546
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Unexpected Statements about Taking the Leap Book Excerpt:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Playing Big

Playing Big
Author: Tara Mohr
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 1473505194
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing Big Book Excerpt:

'At last. At last this very important book has been written . . . It will empower legions of women to step into their greatness.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of EAT, PRAY, LOVE What could you achieve if you were confident enough to take risks? How much more fulfilled would you be if you ignored other people's perceptions and forged your own path? All too often talented women feel unable to share their opinions, challenge the norm or take the lead. But now it's time to play big. As the founder of a global leadership programme for women, Tara Mohr has spent her career teaching exceptional women to find their voice and their confidence. In Playing Big she shares her proven techniques for mastering self-doubt, dealing with criticism and communicating with authority. She also demonstrates how to become self-assured enough to stop planning and take a leap forward so that you can achieve the things you want most. 'The perfect catalyst for any woman who wants to go outside her comfort zone, find her voice and embrace the biggest possibilities of her life.' Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of The Willpower Instinct

Harlequin Special Edition October 2015 Box Set 1 of 2

Harlequin Special Edition October 2015   Box Set 1 of 2
Author: Christine Rimmer,Tracy Madison,Shirley Jump
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN: 1459290720
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harlequin Special Edition October 2015 Box Set 1 of 2 Book Excerpt:

Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: The Good Girl's Second Chance The Bravos of Justice Creek by Christine Rimmer Single dad Quinn Bravo and Chloe Winchester plan to spend only one night together. But the former bad boy finds he can't get the beautiful blonde out of his system that easily. Factor in his little girl, who desperately wants a mommy, and he's got the recipe for a perfect instant family! Rock-a-Bye Bride The Colorado Fosters by Tracy Madison Anna Rockwood hadn't expected a fling with Logan Daugherty to result in a pregnancy, let alone a marriage! She wants real love, while he insists on doing the "honorable thing." But their hopes and dreams collide when they form the family of a lifetime. The Tycoon's Proposal The Colorado Fosters by Shirley Jump Workaholic CEO Mac Barlow wants Susannah Hillstrand's company—and she really needs his business acumen. So she proposes a plan that will cater to both their interests. But what Susannah doesn't count on is the warm heart buried deep in Mac's brawny chest, or the love that will. Look for Harlequin Special Edition's October 2015 Box set 2 of 2, filled with even more stories of life, love and family! Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Special Edition!

Imagining Eternity a Journey Toward Meaning

Imagining Eternity  a Journey Toward Meaning
Author: William E. Marsh
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2008-03-11
ISBN: 9781467831994
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Eternity a Journey Toward Meaning Book Excerpt:

We’re all on a journey. We all want more meaning than what we have at the present moment. We wouldn’t be human if we did not. Imagining Eternity is about one person’s journey. It’s an honest and forthright account of a human being looking for lasting value and purpose in his life. In this, Imagining Eternity is everyone’s story, a thoroughly human sojourn into the dreams, pain, hopes, and longings which all of us explore and encounter. It’s a mirror, not so much of content, but of form, of the universal realities we all face in our quest to find value in our existence. We’re all looking for permanence. Imagining Eternity is one person’s telling of how he found it.

The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity

The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity
Author: Justin Beaumont
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-10-26
ISBN: 1315307812
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity offers an internationally significant and comprehensive interdisciplinary collection which provides a series of critical reviews of the current state of the art and future trends in philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual terms. The volume likewise presents a range of empirical knowledges and engagements with postsecularity. A critical yet sympathetic dialogue across disciplinary divides in an international context ensures that the volume covers a wide and interrelated intellectual and geographical scope. The editor’s introduction with Klaus Eder offers a robust foundation for the volume, setting out the central aims and objectives, the rationale for the contributions, and an outline of the structure. Thorny issues of normativity and empirical challenges are highlighted for the reader. The handbook comprises four interrelated sections. Part I: Philosophical meditations discusses postsecularity from philosophical standpoints, and Part II: Theological perspectives presents contributions from a variety of theological viewpoints. Part III: Theory, space, social relations contains pieces from geography, planning, sociology, and religious studies that delve into theoretically informed empirical implications of postsecularity. Part IV: Political and social engagement offers chapters that emphasize the political and social implications of the debate. In the Afterword, Eduardo Mendieta joins the editor to reflect on the notion of reflexive secularization across the volume as a whole, alluding to new lines of inquiry. The handbook is an invaluable guide for graduate and advanced undergraduate teaching, and a key reference for students and scholars of human geography, sociology, political science, applied philosophy, urban and public theology, planning, and urban studies.

Drive to Passion

Drive to Passion
Author: Ted Obomanu
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2011-11-08
ISBN: 1467041076
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drive to Passion Book Excerpt:

The methods of attaining great heights are frequently discussed, with many postulations propounded by pundits and individuals of phenomenal accomplishments, yet reaching the pinnacle of such heights remains ever so elusive to the masses; hence, only a select few are able to make these extraordinary strides. In Drive to Passion, Ted Obomanu chronicles the lives of a few highly accomplished individuals: • Harland Sanders, a perfectionist, who was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC); • Winston Churchill, the vivacious and popular prime minister of Britain, who led his country to victory during the Second World War; • Joseph Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, business mogul, and kingmaker; • Sidney Poitier, acclaimed actor and the first African-American movie star to receive an Oscar in a leading role; • Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents of the United States, responsible for the abolition of slavery; • Suze Orman, financial guru and popular TV host who epitomizes passion; • Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States, who accomplished this unprecedented feat despite its improbability; • Oprah Winfrey, owner of a TV network, one of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world, and was the host and producer of one of the most popular TV shows ever. Obomanu does this to explore firsthand how these individuals were able to reach the summit of their vocations. He also turns the chronicling of these great individuals’ lives into an intriguing narrative, without compromising the lessons. Obomanu makes significant findings in this book: Passion more than anything else is responsible for success and greatness, which is self-evident in the lives of the great individuals he chronicles; to attain distinction, the quest for passion should always be centered around a niche; passion is fueled by drive, and a shift in focus from passion to the rewards of accomplishments, such as wealth, may potentially derail the attainment of success and greatness; mentors play a huge role in the accomplishment of our goals. At the conclusion of this great reading, Obomanu delves into how spirituality and personal development can greatly enhance the quest for passion and how the pursuit of passion can trigger happiness and longevity. He sums up by asserting that the aspiration of success and greatness should be driven by all the components of passion to ensure its sustainability and potential value to society.

Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Introduction to the Alexander Technique
Author: Bill Connington
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN: 1350052930
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Alexander Technique Book Excerpt:

Introduction to the Alexander Technique, part of the brand-new Acting Essentials series, is the first textbook about the Alexander Technique written specially for undergraduates. This eight-week program can be taught over the course of half a semester, a full semester, or dipped into as needed to address students' issues with physicality, movement, breathing, voice and performance habits. The Alexander Technique has been a vital part of training for performers since the early 20th century. It is a core part of the curriculum at most acting conservatories and in many BFA programs. Sometimes considered purely a movement discipline, the Alexander Technique in fact takes into consideration the entire person-mind, body, voice, emotions, and imagination. Introduction to the Alexander Technique addresses the student's self as a whole and is suitable for beginning acting students in any academic setting, including those who take performance classes as an elective. The book also includes more than 150 practical, easy-to-follow exercises that help students reduce tension and improve their alignment, flexibility, and poise. The textbook is supported by a range of online videos demonstrating key exercises described throughout the book.

The Horse in the Stable and the Field

The Horse  in the Stable and the Field
Author: John Henry Walsh,James Irvine Lupton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 622
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Horse in the Stable and the Field Book Excerpt:

Discovering the Joys of Life

Discovering the Joys of Life
Author: Rev. Fr. Joe Blas Nolasco
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2021-09-09
ISBN: 109806643X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering the Joys of Life Book Excerpt:

This is an invitation that, before the big sleep, we must learn to discover the joys of life where peace, love, and serenity thrive; that God’s love is the foundation of all forms of love and a driving force to share the love through our compassion and charity. Being self-aware is an essential step in our understanding of who we are, what we do, and why we do it, and what gives meaning to us in life. The mystery of prayer is key to understand the mystery of human life; that living the present moment is the grace that we have every day. Being grateful of life, of people, of events, and moments that we are called to take an adventure and learn to be playful as children of God. I love this book. So simple and powerful! Thank you Fr. Joe for refreshing my spirit with your words and life. Bo Sanchez Best Selling Author and Inspirational Preacher Fr. Joe Blas Nolasco’s book is a very helpful guide to living a truly meaningful, happy, and fruitful life. It is the fruit of his prayerful and biblically guided reflection on his many years of experience as a priest-chaplain dialoguing with thousands of patients and people in difficulties. Fr. Joe writes engagingly and challenges you to reflect and act on your own life. Reading this book will be a grace for you as it has already been for me. Most Rev. Teodoro Bacani, D.D. This book is a ray of hope in this troubled time. It will restore our conviction and strengthen our faith in a God who assures us, “BE NOT AFRAID!” (Mt. 14:27) Most Rev. Gerardo A. Alminaza, D.D. Bishop of the Diocese of San Carlos, Philippines I commend Fr. Nolasco for writing this book and for sharing the fruits of his pastoral experience to us all. His work will surely aid us in our journey towards spiritual maturity and realization as Christians. Its publication is definitely timely. The book creatively spells out moments of joy even in most difficult situations in our lives. His Eminence Jose Cardinal F. Advincula, Jr. D.D. Archbishop of Manila

Expectation Hangover

Expectation Hangover
Author: Christine Hassler
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-01-15
ISBN: 1608683842
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expectation Hangover Book Excerpt:

When our expectations are met and things go according to plan, we feel a sense of accomplishment; we feel safe, in control, and on track. But when life does not live up to our expectations, we end up with an Expectation Hangover. This particular brand of disappointment is profoundly uncomfortable and can cost us valuable time and energy if not treated and leveraged effectively. Christine Hassler has broken down the complex and overwhelming experience of recovering from disappointment into a step-by-step treatment plan. This book reveals the formula for how to process Expectation Hangovers on the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual levels to immediately ease suffering. Instead of wallowing in regret, self-recrimination, or anger, we can see these experiences as catalysts for profound transformation and doorways that open to possibility. Often it is only when life throws us a curveball (or several) that we look in a different direction and make room for the kinds of unexpected things that lead more directly to a life we love. By the time you finish this book, you’ll understand why your Expectation Hangover happened and have your own treatment plan — a clear course of action to pursue your goals while preventing future disappointment.

On the End of Privacy

On the End of Privacy
Author: Richard E. Miller
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN: 0822986515
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the End of Privacy Book Excerpt:

In preparation for this book, and to better understand our screen-based, digital world, Miller only accessed information online for seven years. On the End of Privacy explores how literacy is transformed by online technology that lets us instantly publish anything that we can see or hear. Miller examines the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a young college student who jumped off the George Washington Bridge after he discovered that his roommate spied on him via webcam. With access to the text messages, tweets, and chatroom posts of those directly involved in this tragedy, Miller asks: why did no one intervene to stop the spying? Searching for an answer to that question leads Miller to online porn sites, the invention of Facebook, the court-martial of Chelsea Manning, the contents of Hillary Clinton’s email server, Anthony Weiner’s sexted images, Chatroulette, and more as he maps out the changing norms governing privacy in the digital age.

New Practical Arithmetic

New Practical Arithmetic
Author: Henry Bartlett Maglathlin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arithmetic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Practical Arithmetic Book Excerpt:

The Most Important Thing

The Most Important Thing
Author: Adyashanti
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 1683641922
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Most Important Thing Book Excerpt:

From esteemed teacher Adyashanti, a collection of writings on the search for the ultimate reality beneath the narrative of our lives “Our inner lives are every bit as astonishing, baffling, and mysterious as the infinite vastness of the cosmos.” —Adyashanti We all define our lives through the lens of stories. Whether we see ourselves as heroes or victims, good people or bad, everyone lives according to interwoven strands of narrative. “And yet,” teaches Adyashanti, “the truth is bigger than any concept or story.” Drawn from intimate, deep-dive talks, The Most Important Thing presents writings devoted to the search for the ultimate reality of a self that exists beyond the bounds of storytelling. Here you will find vivid anecdotes and teaching stories that illuminate the felt experience of Adyashanti’s teachings—those moments of grace in which every stone, tree, ray of light, and fraught silence reveal that none of us is alone and no one is ever truly isolated from the whole of existence. These selections consider: Exploration of the true meaning of birth, life, and death Why grace can arrive both through struggle and as an unexpected gift Meditation as the art of “listening with one’s entire being” Why a good question can be far more powerful than a concrete answer How the things you choose to serve shape your life Discovering the wisdom found in surprise, sadness, and uncertainty Embodying your innate and inextricable connection with the total environment The nature of ego and the ways it manifests The moments of grace upon which all great religions pivot What is the story of your life? Is it happy or adventurous? Sad or lonely? In The Most Important Thing, Adyashanti shows you how to look past your personal narratives, delve inward, and connect with the truths that fundamentally animate all of us.

Communication at A Distance

Communication at A Distance
Author: David S. Kaufer,Kathleen M. Carley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN: 1136477489
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communication at A Distance Book Excerpt:

This book bridges an important gap between two major approaches to mass communication -- historical and social scientific. To do so, it employs a theory of communication that unifies social, cultural and technological concerns into a systematic and formal framework that is then used to examine the impact of print within the larger socio-cultural context and across multiple historical contexts. The authors integrate historical studies and more abstract formal representations, achieving a set of logically coherent and well-delimited hypotheses that invite further exploration, both historically and experimentally. A second gap that the book addresses is in the area of formal models of communication and diffusion. Such models typically assume a homogeneous population and a communication whose message is abstracted from the complexities of language processing. In contrast, the model presented in this book treats the population as heterogeneous and communications as potentially variable in their content as they move across speakers or readers. Written to address and overcome many of the disciplinary divisions that have prevented the study of print from being approached from the perspective of a unified theory, this book employs a focused interdisciplinary position that encompasses several domains. It shows the underlying compatibility between cognitive and social theory; between the study of language and cognition and the study of technology; between the postmodern interest in the instability of meaning and the social science interest in the diffusion of information; between the effects of technology and issues of cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity. Overall, this book reveals how small, relatively non-interactive, disciplinary-specific conversations about print are usefully conceived of as part of a larger interdisciplinary inquiry.

Guerrilla Marketing Success Secrets

Guerrilla Marketing Success Secrets
Author: Anthony Hernandez,Jay Conrad Levinson
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780976849186
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guerrilla Marketing Success Secrets Book Excerpt:

THIS BOOK WILL GROW YOUR PROFITS! Marketing (mar.ket.ing): Three syllables that fill most small business owners and entrepreneurs with dread. If this describes you, then you need to read this book because marketing and managing a thriving and profitable business is nothing to fear, nor does it have to be overly expensive or complicated. In fact, growing your business can be both a lot of fun and very, very profitable. This book is written as a series of conversational articles organized into chapters. Each article/chapter contains lots of great advice on such topics as: . Marketing . Customer Service . Management . Sales . Productivity . & much more... If you're in business or thinking of going into business, then you owe it to yourself to read this book and put the advice it contains to work for you. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Jay Conrad Levinson is the father of the worldwide Guerrilla Marketing revolution with over 14 million Guerrilla books published in 42 languages sold around the world. Anthony Hernandez is a Certified Guerrilla Marketing Association Business Coach, consultant, trainer, and speaker on business marketing and management topics.

To Be or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be
Author: Abigail Steele
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1512758183
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Be or Not to Be Book Excerpt:

Have you ever told yourself you would never do something or be a certain kind of person? Have you always had in the back of your mind exactly how your life was going to turn out? To Be or Not to Be entails a journey in which it takes one person over ten years before they finally figure out their true path is not of their own but Gods will. This author will take you through various events (both good and bad) that in the end will fall together for Gods own purpose. We are still struggling in places, but now we know God has a reason for everything.