Reclaim Your Heart is not just a self-help book. It is a manual about the journey of the heart in and out of the ocean of this life. It is a book about how to keep your heart from sinking to the depths of that ocean, and what to do when it does. It is a book about redemption, about hope, about renewal. Every heart can heal, and each moment is created to bring us closer to that transformative return. Reclaim Your Heart is about finding that moment when everything stops and suddenly looks different. It is about finding your own awakening. And then returning to the better, truer, and freer version of yourself. Many of us live our lives, entrapped by the same repeated patterns of heartbreak and disappointment. Many of us have no idea why this happens. Reclaim Your Heart is about freeing the heart from this slavery. It is about the journey in an out of life's most deceptive traps. This book was written to awaken the heart and provide a new perspective on love, loss, happiness, and pain. Providing a manual of sorts, Reclaim Your Heart will teach readers how to live in this life without allowing life to own you. It is a manual of how to protect your most prized possession: the heart.
Have you ever wondered where the abundant life Scripture promises is, and how you seem to have missed it? Do you ever catch yourself saying, “Those were the best years of my life?” A failed relationship, a health crisis, a job loss, the death of a loved one—all can cause us to hide out, go numb, give up. Before we even know it, we’re simply coping with life instead of living it to the fullest. It happens to most of us at one point or another. For author and Bible study teacher Denise Hildreth Jones, it happened in the wake of her devastating divorce. But she fought desperately to reclaim her God-designed heart, and now, in her transparent, authentic style, Denise challenges you to do the same. Sharing stories from her own journey and others she’s walked alongside, Denise will help you identify ways you’ve given your heart to “lesser gods” like performance, people-pleasing, and control, and how to find your way back to God’s design for your life—to laughing, loving, and living life to the fullest.
Aku memutuskan untuk memberikan suara pada hidupku. Semua hal tentangnya: air mata, rasa sakit, dan hikmah yang kudapat. Hal-hal yang kulihat, kupelajari, dan kuperoleh sepanjang perjalanan kehidupanku perlu suara. Aku ingin memberikan balasan atas apa yang kudapat selama ini dengan harapan bisa membantu diriku dan orang lain untuk tetap bertahan. Namun, ini bukan hanya tentang bertahan semata. Aku tak ingin orang hanya berusaha bertahan dalam badai kehidupan mereka. Aku ingin mereka bertahan dan mengangkasa dalam badai kehidupan mereka. Aku menulis karena, seperti saat kita jatuh dalam hidup, kita juga akan bangkit lagi. Begitulah dunia ini. Hidup tak pernah hanya memberi satu jalan untuk ditapaki. Memang, ada rasa sakit. Ya. Dan kehilangan. Bahkan kegelapan. Tetapi, cahaya akan selalu ada. Harapan. Dan keindahan. Dan, akan ada cinta dan bahagia. Sekapur Sirih Segala sesuatu bisa berantakan. Kadang, hancur berkeping. Seperti banyak di antara kalian, perjalananku juga tak selalu mudah. Rasa sakit sangatlah nyata. Juga kehilangan. Terkadang, terasa lebih mudah untuk menyerah pada beban yang menekan atau kenangan tentang kehilangan. Banyak dari kita mengalami kerasnya perjuangan hidup, dan begitu banyak yang menderita dalam diam. Memang sulit. Dan sulit untuk tidak menyerah saat kita berhadapan dengan kekecewaan hidup berkali-kali. Seperti beberapa di antara kalian, aku juga mengenal makna kesepian. Aku mengenal apa itu kekalahan. Jatuh berkali-kali hanya demi mengejar fatamorgana, dan mengalami luka hanya demi membangun istana pasir yang memudar ditelan kehidupan. Terkadang, hanya butuh satu gelombang kuat untuk menghancurkan kehidupan yang telah kubangun selama bertahun-tahun. Jadi, aku memutuskan untuk memberikan suara pada hidupku. Semua hal tentangnya: air mata, rasa sakit. Dan, hikmah yang kudapat. Hal-hal yang kulihat, kupelajari, dan kudapat sepanjang perjalanan kehidupanku perlu suara. Aku ingin memberikan balasan atas apa yang kudapat selama ini dengan harapan bisa membantu diriku dan orang lain untuk tetap bertahan. Namun, ini bukan hanya tentang bertahan semata. Aku tak ingin orang hanya berusaha bertahan dalam badai kehidupan mereka. Aku ingin mereka bertahan dan mengangkasa dalam badai kehidupan mereka. Jadi, aku pun menulis, sembari menjalani badaiku sendiri. Kata-kata yang ada dalam buku ini menjadi suara dan suratku kepada dunia. Kata-kata itu adalah usahaku, untuk tak hanya bangun dari kejatuhanku, tetapi juga untuk membantu orang lain di sepanjang jalan. Aku menulis karena, seperti saat kita jatuh dalam hidup, kita juga akan bangkit lagi. Begitulah dunia ini. Hidup tak pernah hanya memberi satu jalan untuk ditapaki. Memang, ada rasa sakit. Ya. Dan kehilangan. Bahkan kegelapan. Tetapi, cahaya akan selalu ada. Harapan. Dan keindahan. Dan, akan ada cinta dan bahagia. Yasmin Mogahed [Mizan, Mizan Publishing, Inpirasi, Religi, Motivasi, Remaja, Dewasa, Indonesia]
Offering Catholic women a Christ-centered approached to love and healing, this guide taps into the latest trend on college campuses and church grounds across the country in mapping out a 40-day fast from dating that provides frustrated women an opportunity to regain their clarity about romantic love. With each day structured with brief affirmations and practical activities—such as prayer, reflection, forgiveness, and thanksgiving—Catholic women will find a cleansing ritual sure to resolve the emotional trauma of painful pasts, and reaffirm an orthodox belief in romantic love.
This exploration of Islamic spirituality delves into the psychological diseases and cures of the heart. Diseases examined include miserliness, envy, hatred, treachery, rancour, malice, ostentation, arrogance, covetousness, lust, and other afflictions that assail people and often control them. The causes and practical cures of these diseases are discussed, offering a penetrating glimpse into how Islam deals with spiritual and psychological problems and demonstrating how all people can benefit from these teachings.
How do modern Muslims maintain a spiritual connection with Allah and how do they address major challenges facing the ummah today? These questions and more are answered by Nouman Ali Khan, with his profound engagement with the Qur'an, in this inspiring collection of reminders that exhort us to remember our place in this world.
Sometimes the truth hurts. Sixteen years ago, Tyne Whitlock cut all ties to her past and left town under the shameful shadow of a teenage pregnancy. Now her fifteen-year-old son is in trouble with the law, and she is desperate for help. But reaching out to high-powered attorney Lucas Silver Hawk will tear open the heart-wrenching past in ways Tyne never imagined. Forced to return to the Delaware Indian community where Lucas was raised, Tyne and Lucas are tempted by the heated passion that consumed them as teens. Tyne rediscovers all the reasons she found this man irresistible, but there are scandalous secrets waiting to be revealed, disgraceful choices made in the past that cannot be denied. Love is a powerful force that could heal them both--if the truth doesn't rip them apart.
Do these sound like qualities you express each day? Have you tried to get rid of them? Have you not been successful? What if you could replace them with happiness, peace, and forgiveness? What if these were qualities that could triumph in your life and finally bring you the joy you have searched for? In a world filled with unimaginable pain, suffering, and hardship, God has promised us abundant, overflowing joy, joy that is deeper than any situation we face and greater than any person we meet. Can you imagine such joy? A joy that overflows during the good times of life and a joy that carries us through the difficult valleys as well, a joy that does not depend on people or on circumstances. This is what God readily offers us. It is part of our birthright as children of God. But are we willing to claim it? Join author Lorraine Hill as she guides you through an eight-week daily Bible study to find joy for your life. Follow along asReclaiming Your Joyteaches you about your God-given privilege to find everlasting joy through him. This inspirational study will encourage and guide you to find solutions that will allow you to reclaim your joy: how to be obedient, how to overcome worry, how to promote peaceful relationships, and so much more. Prepare for the most important growth in your life, the growth from achieving eternal joy!
Aims to help readers find more time by shifting their very perception of time itself, in a book that includes real-life examples and unique art projects. Original.
“I have long thought that what the Buddha taught can be seen as a highly developed science of mind which, if made more accessible to a lay audience, could benefit many people. I believe that Dr. Weiss’s book, in combining such insights with science and good business practice, offers an effective mindfulness based program that many will find helpful.” --His Holiness, the Dalai Lama A practical guide to bringing our whole selves to our professional work, based on the author’s overwhelmingly popular course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In today’s workplace, the traditional boundaries between "work" and "personal" are neither realistic nor relevant. From millennials seeking employment in the sharing economy to Gen Xers telecommuting to Baby Boomers creating a meaningful second act, the line that separates who we are from the work we do is blurrier than ever. The truth is, we don’t show up for our jobs as a portion of ourselves—by necessity, we bring both our hearts and our minds to everything we do. In How We Work, mindfulness expert and creator of the perennially-waitlisted Stanford Business School course "Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion" Dr. Leah Weiss explains why this false dichotomy can be destructive to both our mental health and our professional success. The bad news, says Weiss, is that nothing provides more opportunities for negative emotions—anxiety, anger, envy, fear, and paranoia, to name a few—than the dynamics of the workplace. But the good news is that these feelings matter. How we feel at and about work matters—to ourselves, to the quality of our work, and ultimately to the success of the organizations for which we work. The path to productivity and success, says Weiss, is not to change jobs, to compartmentalize our feelings, or to create a false "professional" identity—but rather to listen to the wisdom our feelings offer. Using mindfulness techniques, we can learn how to attend to difficult feelings without becoming subsumed by them; we can develop an awareness of our bigger picture goals that orients us and allows us to see purpose in even the most menial tasks. In How We Work, Weiss offers a set of practical, evidence-based strategies for practicing mindfulness in the real world, showing readers not just how to survive another day, but how to use ancient wisdom traditions to sharpen their abilities, enhance their leadership and interpersonal skills, and improve their satisfaction.
A too-busy brain can interfere with attention, concentration, mood and even the ability to make decisions and solve problems. Annibali shows you how to restore cognitive calm, and provides useful suggestions to help you understand your own brain functions so you can discover which techniques will work for you.
A guided tour through the body’s innate healing powers Many of us have learned to ignore, deny, or even mistrust the wise messages our bodies give us. The result is that when trauma strikes, a time when we need every aspect of our beings to master the challenge, we may find ourselves disconnected from our greatest strengths. Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, who has spent thirty years studying the gifts of the body and teaching thousands how to reclaim them, began to recognize this strength, which she likens to a GPS, when she herself experienced a life-threatening trauma. Here she walks readers through different areas of the body, revealing the wisdom they hold and how to reconnect with that wisdom. As she shows in this warm, compassionate book, the body’s abilities are always available; we must simply reconnect with them.
What if you could reboot your health, tap into your creative self, reclaim your wild nature, lead from your heart—and still feel well rested? As modern women, we’re taught that we can do it all, have it all, and be it all. While this freedom is beautiful, it’s also exhausting. Being a “worn-out woman” is now so common that we think feeling tired all the time is normal. According to Karen Brody, feeling this exhausted is not normal—and it’s holding us back. In Daring to Rest, Brody comes to the rescue with a 40-day program to help you reclaim rest and access your most powerful, authentic self through yoga nidra, a meditative practice that guides you into one of the deepest states of relaxation imaginable. It’s time to lie down and begin the journey to waking up Though it comes from the yogic tradition, yoga nidra doesn’t look like a typical yoga class—the entire practice is done lying down. As you listen to a guided meditation, you’re gently taken into complete inner stillness, effortlessly releasing into a healing state that works on both cellular and subtle body levels. With Daring to Rest, Brody presents a comprehensive yoga nidra program that unfolds in three phases: rest for physical exhaustion, release for mental and emotional exhaustion, and rise for tuning in to the “life purpose exhaustion” that can come when we’re not in our full power. Each phase includes a downloadable yoga nidra guided meditation and supportive practices. “By directly accessing your subconscious mind, yoga nidra helps shift the long-held patterns that prevent you from stepping fully into your purpose and power,” writes Brody. “Now is the time to break the cycle of fatigue and return to your truest self—the woman you are when you’re not constantly exhausted.”
In this easy-to-read, empowering book, Webb brings readers out of the "toxic-love fantasy land" to face reality and prepare for a positive, guilt- and shame-free change in order to obtain the love they deserve.
In You Can Heal Your Heart, self-empowerment luminary Louise Hay and renowned grief and loss expert David Kessler have come together to start a conversation on healing after loss. Louise and David discuss the emotions and thoughts that occur when a relationship leaves you brokenhearted, a marriage ends in divorce, or a loved one dies. They will also help you develop greater self-awareness and compassion, providing you with the courage and tools to face many other types of losses and challenges, such as saying good-bye to a beloved pet, losing your job, coming to terms with a life-threatening illness or disease, and much more. With a perfect blend of Louise’s affirmations and teachings on the power of your thoughts and David’s many years of working with those in grief, this remarkable book will inspire an extraordinary new way of thinking, bringing profound love and joy into your life. You will not only learn how to harness the power of your grief to help you grow and find peace, but you will also discover that, yes, you can heal your heart.
The New York Times best-selling sports star and media icon motivates readers to stop postponing dreams and start making them happen now because--this is the day. Beyond Tim Tebow's exploits as a Heisman-winning football player, he is widely known and respected for his exemplary character and personal excellence, which have made him a role model for millions. When Tim interacts with the public, he often encounters people who feel "stuck"--unable to take action on matters ranging from daily life to pursuing lifelong dreams. In response, Tim often identifies a crippling fear or lack of courage, to which he advises: "now is the time to take some risks, to quiet the voices of defeat, to step forward and make a mark, because this is the day." In this inspiring, motivational book, readers will receive the advice and encouragement to daily move from "pause" to "play" in finding deeper meaning and success. Tim illustrates the book's themes with stories from his personal life that will delight all readers, including his an update on his dream pursuit of a baseball career.
Something Has to Change… You can’t put it into words, but something is happening to you. Your stomach churns, your heart aches, and the tension in your marriage is making you feel weary and a little crazy. The constant criticism, disrespect, cruelty, deceit, and gross indifference are eroding your confidence and breaking your spirit. For any woman caught in an emotionally destructive marriage, Leslie Vernick offers a personalized path forward. Based on decades of counseling experience, her intensely practical, biblical advice will show you how to establish boundaries and break free from emotional abuse. Learn to: · identify damaging behaviors · gain the skills to respond wisely · promote healthy change · stay safe · understand when, why, and even how to leave · recognize that God sees and hates what is happening to you Trying harder to be a perfect fantasy wife won’t help fix what’s wrong your marriage. Discover instead how you can initiate effective changes to stop the cycle of destruction and restore hope for the future. “Women in an emotionally abusive marriage do not need another book on how to have a good marriage; those books rub salt in raw wounds. No, they desperately need this book so that they can diagnose just how bad their marriage is and then, with Leslie’s clear expertise, develop a plan that will either begin to turn their marriage around...or give them a wise route of escape.” —Dee Brestin, author of Idol Lies and The Friendships of Women From the Trade Paperback edition.
With histories, personal stories, and the latest research, this book helps readers chart their way out of addiction and back to the fullness of family by using principles that restore the "we" of lasting, loving relationships. What happens to the "we" of a family when one member opts for the blind and single-minded "me" of addiction? In an instructive, reassuring way, Craig Nakken explains just how families and couples who have spent years building a life together can lose their cohesive identity and meaning in the wake of addiction. The perfect starting point in the healing process, this book Reclaim Your Family From Addiction-also reminds us that recovery is possible--for individuals, couples, and whole families--if only we know what to do. With histories, personal stories, and the latest research, the book helps readers chart their own way out of the hell of addiction and back to the fullness of family by using principles that restore the "we" of lasting, loving relationships. Craig Nakken, M.S.W., author of The Addictive Personality and Men's Issues in Recovery, lectures, trains, and specializes as a family therapist in the treatment of addiction. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Discover the power of KAIZEN to make lasting and powerful change in your organization “Maurer uses his knowledge of the brain and human psychology to show what I have promoted for the past three decades—that continuous improvement is built on the foundation of people courageously using their creativity. Kaizen is much more than a world-class management practice; it is a technique to remove fear from our mind’s mind, enabling us to take small steps to better things. The process of change starts with awareness and desire in our minds and then leads to action and change in the physical world. Readers of this book will surely fi nd new ideas and encouragement to make improvements in personal health, performance at work, and their own well-being.” —Masaaki Imai, Chariman, Kaizen Institute KAIZEN: The Small-Step Step Solution for You and Your Company Today’s businesses love the idea of revolutionary, immediate change. But major “disruptive” efforts often fail because radical change sets off alarms in our brains and shuts down our power to think clearly and creatively. There is, however, a more effective path to change. Change that is lasting and powerful. Change that begins with one small step . . . It’s The Spirit of Kaizen—a proven system for implementing small, incremental steps that can have a big impact in reaching your goals. This step-by-step guide from renowned psychologist and consultant Dr. Robert Maurer shows you how to: Lower costs—by offering little rewards Raise quality—by reducing mistakes Manage difficult people— one step at a time Boost morale and productivity— in five minutes a day Implement big ideas—through small but steady actions Sell more—in less time Filled with practical tips and ready-to-use tools for managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs, The Spirit of Kaizen is the essential handbook for a changing world. You’ll learn how to think outside the suggestion box, remove mental blindfolds, manage stress with one-minute exercises, and handle rising health-care costs. You’ll discover the “small step” secrets for dealing with all kinds of people, from tough bosses and listless workers to stubborn clients and fussy customers. These simple but powerful techniques can be applied to almost any workplace situation, especially when you’re trying to navigate the stormy waters of radical change, high-pressure deadlines, and cutthroat competition. These are the same methods of small, continual improvement that have been tested by the largest companies, such as Boeing, Toyota, and the U.S. Navy—methods that will work for you, too. No matter how big the obstacle or how big the dream, The Spirit of Kaizen has a small-step solution to help you succeed.
From one of the nation's preeminent experts on women and emotion, a breakthrough new book about how to stop negative thinking and become more productive It's no surprise that our fast-paced, overly self-analytical culture is pushing many people-especially women-to spend countless hours thinking about negative ideas, feelings, and experiences. Renowned psychologist Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema calls this overthinking, and her groundbreaking research shows that an increasing number of women-more than half of those in her extensive study-are doing it too much and too often, hindering their ability to lead a satisfying life. Overthinking can be anything from fretting about the big questions such as "What am I doing with my life?" to losing sleep over a friend's innocent comment. It is causing many women to end up sad, anxious, or seriously depressed, and Nolen-Hoeksema challenges the assumption-heralded by so many pop-psychology pundits of the last several decades-that constantly expressing and analyzing our emotions is a good thing. In Women Who Think Too Much, Nolen-Hoeksema shows us what causes so many women to be overthinkers and provides concrete strategies that can be used to escape these negative thoughts, move to higher ground, and live more productively. Women Who Think Too Much will change lives and is destined to become a self-help classic.