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Lighten Up

Author : Chieko N. Okazaki
ISBN : 0875796680
Genre : Religion
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International Journal Of Mormon Studies Volume 6 2013

Author : David M. Morris
ISBN : 9781291670318
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Love Life Again

Author : Tracie Miles
ISBN : 9780781414456
Genre : Religion
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In Love Life Again, Tracie reminds readers they each get only one life to live and inspires them not to take it for granted. Through compelling personal stories and powerful insights from Scripture, she helps women identify the stumbling blocks to their joy and offers tools and insights to take back control of their happiness. Every chapter ends with a practical call to action to motivate readers to begin loving their lives again. She also offers reflection questions, prayers, and creative ideas to help readers smile. Love Life Again helps readers learn how to live the abundant lives Jesus died for them to have, despite the circumstances they may face.

Lighten Up

Author : Peter Walsh
ISBN : 9781439155158
Genre : House & Home
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Offers advice on how to enjoy life with less, explaining the methods for achieving a balance between an affordable and a desirable life.

The Book Of Joy

Author : Dalai Lama
ISBN : 9780399185069
Genre : Self-Help
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An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.

We Brake For Joy

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ISBN : 0310220424
Genre : Religion
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Those wild and wonderful women are at it again! Campaigning for a joy-filled outlook instead of a gloomy perspective on life, the Women of Faith crew has made thousands of women laugh, lighten up, and face the challenges of life with a smile. We Brake for Joy! is a brand new devotional straight from the hearts of these extraordinary women. We Brake for Joy! offers ninety upbeat devotions to help you live out your faith with verve and style. Like its predecessor, Joy Breaks, this new devotional offers a spirited view of tackling the challenges of life, taking an honest look at what we face as women every day -- and how we can add joy to our lives in spite of the problems we encounter. Each devotion includes a Scripture passage, a meditation, a closing prayer, and wisdom from traveling companions who know how tough the journey can be -- and how good God is. If the road feels rough and rocky and you think you're running out of gas, let these seasoned women of faith offer you a life. We Brake for Joy! will make you laugh, keep you smiling, and encourage your heart so you can get going again!

My House Burned Down And Now I Can See The Stars

Author : Ann Hisle
ISBN : 9780486806372
Genre : Self-Help
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"Bereavement counselor Ann Hisle's book of stories, poems, and quotations illustrates spiritual practices that strengthen and prepare us to meet and adapt to the inevitable losses of daily living. The practices help us navigate through these losses so there can be findings. The book is comforting and challenging, personal and professional, inspiring and practical. The eleven spiritual practices/chapters can be read independently for reflection or sequentially as a spiritual journey. This book is a unique gem." — Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Mourning Handbook Losing and finding are equally fundamental to life ― and loss is not the end of the story. Psychotherapist and bereavement counselor Ann Hisle offers sound advice and uplifting spiritual practices that help people cope with loss. Hisle's inspiring stories of hope, along with her selections of thought-provoking quotations, form the foundations for deeper living, greater loving, and a more powerful sense of humanity. Starting with an acknowledgement of the need for both good and bad luck, the author discusses how we can learn from our suffering, the value of sharing our experiences, and the appreciation of apparent coincidences. She considers the innate rewards of forgiving and asking forgiveness, letting go and lightening up, and opening to a higher power. In addition, Hisle explores how our personal histories can instruct us; the balance of mental, physical, and spiritual needs; and the pulling together of collective wisdom for personal growth. Anyone who has struggled with accepting loss and moving beyond heartbreak toward a more balanced perspective will appreciate this book's practical and philosophical encouragement. "Ann Hisle has written a wonderful book about life, loss, and coming to terms with grief. It is not a panacea for grief or a superficial 'fix it' book but it is insightful, thoughtful, and profound." — Books and BBQ

Eating Disorders Anonymous

Author : Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)
ISBN : 9780936077864
Genre : Self-Help
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Eating Disorders Anonymous: The Story of How We Recovered from Our Eating Disorders presents the accumulated experience, strength, and hope of many who have followed a Twelve-Step approach to recover from their eating disorders. Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA), founded by sober members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), have produced a work that emulates the “Big Book” in style and substance. EDA respects the pioneering work of AA while expanding its Twelve-Step message of hope to include those who are religious or seek a spiritual solution, and for those who are not and may be more comfortable substituting “higher purpose” for the traditional “Higher Power.” Further, the EDA approach embraces the development and maintenance of balance and perspective, rather than abstinence, as the goal of recovery. Initial chapters provide clear directions on how to establish a foothold in recovery by offering one of the founder’s story of hope, and collective voices tell why EDA is suitable for readers with any type of problem eating, including: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, emotional eating, and orthorexia. The text then explains how to use the Twelve Steps to develop a durable and resilient way of thinking and acting that is free of eating disordered thoughts and behaviors, including how to pay it forward so that others might have hope of recovery. In the second half of the text, individual contributors share their experiences, describing what it was like to have an eating disorder, what happened that enabled them to make a start in recovery, and what it is like to be in recovery. Like the “Big Book,” these stories are in three sections: Pioneers of EDA, They Stopped in Time, and They Lost Nearly All. Readers using the Twelve Steps to recover from other issues will find the process consistent and reinforcing of their experiences, yet the EDA approach offers novel ideas and specific guidance for those struggling with food, weight and body image issues. Letters of support from three, highly-regarded medical professionals and two, well-known recovery advocates offer reassurance that EDA’s approach is consistent with that supported by medical research and standards in the field of eating disorders treatment. Intended as standard reading for members who participate in EDA groups throughout the world, this book is accessible and appropriate for anyone who wants to recover from an eating disorder or from issues related to food, weight, and body image.

Being Enough

Author : Chieko N. Okazaki
ISBN : 1590385675
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Simple Happiness

Author : Jim Ryan
ISBN : 0978545141
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 83. 17 MB
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For Less stress—More joy, this elegantly simple book removes some of the mystery and confusion of an informational bombardment in everyday life. It offers straightforward solutions to relax and be in the moment. Motivational and inspirational author/speaker Jim Ryan delivers short chapters to read, reflect and read again to gain the message and insight and application for daily life. The concrete, practical steps inspire you to lead a more focused and productive life. Original.

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