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Courage To Thrive

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The Courage to Thrive is a unique and fresh approach to personal growth and development. Dr. Trudeau synthesizes academic theory with deeply personal stories. Our traumas and hurts contribute to our erroneous beliefs. We must eliminate maladaptive strategies and employ adaptive strategies. Triumph over adversity takes Courage.

Rise

Author : Scott Dawson
ISBN : 1508719829
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A book of True Adversity stories. You will be drawn in by the amazing stories of these incredible people. All went through incredible odds and came out shining on the other end. They inspire to help you on your journey.

The Essence Of Resilience

Author : Tanya Lauer
ISBN : 9780757319419
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When trauma enters the lives of the unsuspecting, it steals from their very soul. It not only robs them of peace and joy, it can take years and decades from their lives while they desperately try to fill the hole in their heart, pretending that their soul isn't leaking out of it. No one is ever prepared for trauma and no one is ever left unchanged by traumatic events. In the face of such adversity, what allows one person to find the gift in their wound and another to suffer endlessly? Enter Tanya Lauer and Kathleen Parrish, professional counselors at the internationally renowned residential treatment center, Cottonwood Tucson. With over 40 years combined experience helping people survive trauma and find the "gift in their wound," Lauer and Parrish offer The Essence of Resilience an urgent and vital answer to this all-too-common marauder. Topical tools for healing include: Story, Relationships, Trust, Compassion, Gratitude, Animals and Pets, Nature, Humor, and Spirituality. Through stories, compassion and understanding, they guide readers straight to the heart of resilience that place where we learn to heal and thrive. "

Choose Your Energy Change Your Life

Author : Deborah Jane Wells
ISBN : 9781452573205
Genre : Self-Help
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When love transforms your relationship with yourself, it transforms your personal life, your work, and the world. When your birth includes a near-death experience, you know you are in for a wild ride. A fifty-five-year roller coaster of triumph and burnout led to finding my life purpose more than five decades later. Mine is a story of hope. Yours can be too. As a board-certified empowerment coach, organization transformation consultant, Reiki master teacher, artist, author, and broadcast personality, I have pursued a lifelong passion for the transformative power of love. I help individuals and organizations learn to harness that power to step into their greatness. When we choose fear as our fuel, any of usindividuals and organizations alikecan become stuck in the hamster wheel approach to life. Trapped by the mistaken belief that busyness is the same as purpose, we cant stand the way were living but feel powerless to change. As we work together, my clients discover what I discovered: when you fall in love with yourself, everything else falls into place, personally and professionally. Choosing love as your core energy automatically enhances every aspect of your life: your perceptions, opportunities, relationships, and priorities. You get unstuck, reclaim your personal power, and recapture your zest for living, moving yourself forward into a life you love. Instead of choosing to live as a victim of circumstance, consider embracing the power of loving yourself unconditionally through insights, encouragement, clear strategies, and practical tools built on my personal journey, including a sustained eighty-pound weight loss, freedom from a ten-year bout of debilitating depression, and finding my purpose sharing hope, possibilities, and empowerment with the world; living in flow, a fluid journey to wholeness grounded in who you are being not what you are doing; the Discovery Framework that grew out of my experience, including core energy, sensory balance, and your personal board of directors; and Lessons in Living inspired by the journeys of my clients.

Scared Selfless

Author : Michelle Stevens, PhD
ISBN : 9780698185562
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A riveting memoir that takes readers on a roller coaster ride from the depths of hell to triumphant success.”—Dave Pelzer, author of A Child Called “It” Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her: She’s only eight years old, posing for her mother’s boyfriend, Gary Lundquist—an elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. Later that night, Gary locks Michelle in a cage, tortures her repeatedly, and uses her to quench his voracious and deviant sexual whims. Little does she know that this will become her new reality for the next six years. Michelle can also pinpoint the moment she reconstituted the splintered pieces of her life: She’s in cap and gown, receiving her PhD in psychology—and the university’s award for best dissertation. The distance between these two points is the improbable journey from torture, loss, and mental illness to healing, recovery, and triumph that is Michelle’s powerful memoir, Scared Selfless. Michelle suffered from post‐traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression, and made multiple suicide attempts. She also developed multiple personalities. There was “Chelsey,” the rebellious teenager; “Viscous,” a tween with homicidal rage; and “Sarah,” a sweet little girl who brought her teddy bear on a first date. In this harrowing tale, Michelle, who was inspired to help others heal by becoming a psychotherapist, sheds light on the all-too-real threat of child sexual abuse, its subsequent psychological effects, and the best methods for victims to overcome their ordeals and, ultimately, thrive. Scared Selfless is both an examination of the extraordinary feats of the mind that are possible in the face of horrific trauma as well as Michelle’s courageous testament to their power.

Wired To Create

Author : Scott Barry Kaufman
ISBN : 9780698191259
Genre : Self-Help
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Discover the ten things highly creative people do differently. Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire’s popular article in the Huffington Post, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the “messy minds” of highly creative people. Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history, the book shines a light on the practices and habits of mind that promote creative thinking. Kaufman and Gregoire untangle a series of paradoxes— like mindfulness and daydreaming, seriousness and play, openness and sensitivity, and solitude and collaboration – to show that it is by embracing our own contradictions that we are able to tap into our deepest creativity. Each chapter explores one of the ten attributes and habits of highly creative people: Imaginative Play * Passion * Daydreaming * Solitude * Intuition * Openness to Experience * Mindfulness * Sensitivity * Turning Adversity into Advantage * Thinking Differently With insights from the work and lives of Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Edison, Josephine Baker, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, musician Thom Yorke, chess champion Josh Waitzkin, video-game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and many other creative luminaries, Wired to Create helps us better understand creativity – and shows us how to enrich this essential aspect of our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Unstoppable

Author : Cynthia Kersey
ISBN : 1570713383
Genre : Self-Help
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Shares the stories of those who overcame great odds or persevered to make their dreams come true while offering a seven-step plan for developing purpose, passion, belief, teams, creativity, and determination

Turning Adversity Into Opportunity

Author : James M. Kouzes
ISBN : 9781118914311
Genre : Business & Economics
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Leaders are no strangers to challenges; in recent years, businesses have experienced unprecedented layoffs, dismal sales, dwindling retirement accounts, and the bankruptcy of once-heralded institutions. While these uncertain times are difficult, they also provide the opportunity for great leadership. Over three decades of research, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge, have asked thousands of leaders to describe their personal leadership best. Across the board, people say their greatest moments arise out of the most difficult periods of their careers. Turning Adversity Into Opportunity reveals how leaders at any level can transform difficult circumstances into opportunities for growth and success. Kouzes and Posner offer a clear set of six actionable strategies, showing how extraordinary leaders navigate through uncertainty, hardship, disruption, transformation, transition, recovery, new beginnings, and other significant challenges. Exemplary leadership disrupts the status quo, and Kouzes and Posner show how to awaken and pursue new possibilities and opportunities, no matter what the circumstances. Wherever you find yourself in your organization or community, Turning Adversity Into Opportunity will help you embrace the chance within any challenge to make a real difference.

Overcomers Inc

Author : Lynne Klippel
ISBN : 1934509264
Genre : Self-Help
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"I travel the world teaching about diversity and empowerment, and how we can all rise above our own personal circumstances and become better people. When I read Overcomers, Inc., I was struck by the diversity of the authors and their stories, yet the book comes together around a strong message: that no situation is hopeless, that no one is ever alone, and that everyone can reach beyond their circumstances and triumph. This is a book for everyone. It will empower and uplift all who read it. Highly recommended." - Dr. Maura Cullen, Leading Diversity Speaker, author of 35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say, TheDiversitySpeaker.com "One of my favorite sayings is 'The only way out is through!' This wonderful book is full of stories about people who didn't let fear, pain, or discouragement stop them from pursuing their paths. Very inspiring and highly recommended!" ~ Dale Goldstein, LCSW, author of the award-winning book, Heartwork: How To Get What You Really, REALLY Want – AwakenTheHeart.org "Life is always a series of challenges. Some small - some beyond challenging. And as this book so beautifully promises, always there is hope. So expect to be inspired and uplifted by these real life stories of triumph and spiritual expansion. And it's a good read!” ~ Judith Sherven, PhD, and Jim Sniechowski, PhD, authors of #1 best seller The Heart of Marketing, JudithandJim.com. "The stories in this book are not only inspiring, they are also thought provoking. They make you look at your life and want to do more and be more. They provide both hope and optimism and give you a sense that you can truly accomplish anything.” ~ Kimberly A. Mylls, co-author of Boys Before Business: The Single Girl's Guide to Having it All, co-founder of DearGodLetter.com. “A seriously terrific book. I was moved to tears and laughter within pages, and can't wait to order a box to give as gifts. Overcomers, Inc. also happens to be a genuine reflection of the humanity of the authors. Both book and authors are wise, light, and make the world a better place." ~ Andrea J. Lee, Author, How I Wonder...Thought Leadership in a Noisy World, AndreaJLee.com. It is no coincidence that happiness, gratitude in practice, and simple yet time-honored truths are key themes in this beautiful collection of stories where faith, hope, optimism, and sheer determination triumph over the worst of odds. If you're stuck in a rut, or doing well, either way you'll enjoy the unfailingly positive message and relish the tools Overcomers, Inc. provides to surface deep gratitude and awareness to empower your life." ~ Maryam Webster, author, Everyday Bliss For Busy Women, MaryamWebster.com.

Tears To Triumph

Author : Dawn Marie Daniels
ISBN : 9780758248480
Genre : Self-Help
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Learn to embrace the adversity in your life--and be happier. Women today face bigger personal challenges than ever before. Balancing increasing responsibilities at work while managing a household and caring for children--and more and more often grandparents--is enough to drive anyone to the edge. But every bad boss, souring relationship, and personal struggle is a chance to test your own strengths and resourcefulness. Tears to Triumph shares a new framework that will help move you beyond just surviving. Here, real women share their stories of triumph over life's difficult and sometimes tricky, unfair hardships. Most importantly, it shows you how to use your own adversities as a blueprint for future success. You will learn: • How to identify the lesson in the moment • The cause of stressful behaviors--and the solutions • What to look for, how to react, and where to go for more help • Specific ways to insure emotional, interpersonal, and career success • Identify your success pattern based on your unique experience You can be happy and live a healthy, fulfilling life while rising to meet today's difficult challenges. Dawn Marie Daniels is the editorial force behind a number of award-winning authors, and has utilized her position to ensure that African American projects get the attention they deserve. Daniels has established a commanding presence in adult nonfiction with such books as In the Meantime and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up, both New York Times bestsellers by Iyanla Vanzant. Candace Sandy is the President of Candace Sandy Communications, a multi-media cooperative that targets women. For eleven years, she has also served as the Communications Director for Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY). Sandy has conducted celebrity radio interviews with stars such as Pam Grier, Stevie Wonder, and Will Smith.

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