Losing It All Finding Yourself
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|Author||: Richard W. Dortch|
|Editor||: New Leaf Publishing Group|
No matter what you do, you cannot stop God from loving you! Richard Dortch knows what it means to lose it all. Fired from his job, forced out of his home, dismissed from his denomination, and facing an eight-year prison sentence for his involvement at PTL, he hit rock bottom. He lost his integrity, his reputation, his freedom, and his sense of self-respect. Standing among the ruins of his life, Richard Dortch dusted himself off and began the journey back. Only someone who has been there and back can take you up on the mountains and into the valleys and point out the way. With remarkable insight, Richard Dortch shares the secrets of his heart and gives you a glimpse into his soul. You'll come away marveling at the grace of a loving Heavenly Father and strengthened in your own spirit to face whatever life may bring. And, hopefully, you, too, will look deep within and find something you may have lost along the way - yourself.
|Author||: Haruki Murakami|
In this haunting work of journalistic investigation, Haruki Murakami tells the story of the horrific terrorist attack on Japanese soil that shook the entire world. On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system. In attempt to discover why, Haruki Murakmi talks to the people who lived through the catastrophe, and in so doing lays bare the Japanese psyche. As he discerns the fundamental issues that led to the attack, Murakami paints a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere.
|Author||: John Kim|
|Editor||: Parallax Press|
Tackling relationships, career, and family issues, John Kim, LMFT, thinks of himself as a life-styledesigner, not a therapist. His radical new approach, that he sometimes calls “self-help in a shot glass” is easy, real, and to the point. He helps people make changes to their lives so that personal growth happens organically, just by living. Let’s face it, therapy is a luxury. Few of us have the time or money to devote to going to an office every week. With anecdotes illustrating principles in action (in relatable and sometimes irreverent fashion) and stand-alone practices and exercises, Kim gives readers the tools and directions to focus on what's right with them instead of what's wrong. When John Kim was going through the end of a relationship, he began blogging as The Angry Therapist, documenting his personal journey post-divorce. Traditional therapists avoid transparency, but Kim preferred the language of "me too" as opposed to "you should." He blogged about his own shortcomings, revelations, views on relationships, and the world. He spoke a different therapeutic language —open, raw, and at times subversive — and people responded. The Angry Therapist blog, that inspired this book, has been featured in The Atlantic Monthly and on NPR.
|Author||: Victoria Secunda|
An eloquent book that explores the impact on one's life of losing a parent as an adult, and the effect it has on families, careers, and friendships -- now in paperback. Losing a parent is an event that happens, sooner or later, to nearly everyone. Yet seldom has the impact of parental death on the identities of adult offspring been examined. This book fills that gap. Backed by her original study and filled with compelling case histories, Secunda's book explores what happens to men and women when they are on their own in ways they have never been before. She addresses myriad issues, including: What does it mean to be living without parents to please or rebel against? How does adult "orphanhood" alter relationships with one's siblings, partner, friends, children, or one's career choices? How does it reshape one's sense of self? Losing Your Parents, Finding Your Self offers the assurance that out of loss can come unforeseen gain -- that on the other side of sorrow, we can discover new hope, wisdom, and strength.
|Author||: Juliana Buhring|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton & Company|
This Road I Ride is the remarkable story of one woman’s solo journey around the world by bicycle. Juliana Buhring had been mired in a dark hole of depression after the death of a man she loved, and when an acquaintance suggested they honor his memory by biking across Canada, she thought, “Canada? Why not the world?” And why not alone. She had never seriously ridden a bicycle before. She had no athletic experience or corporate sponsorship, but with just eight months of preparation, Juliana Buhring departed from Naples, Italy, in July 2012 aiming to become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. She set out believing she might not ever return, but that she had nothing to lose. Over 152 days, Juliana’s ride spanned four continents and 18,060 miles. She traversed small-town and big-mountain America, Australian desert expanses, South Asian rainforests and villages, and Turkish plains. She suffered innumerable breakdowns, severe food poisoning, hostile pursuers, and the international longing for a good Italian espresso. When she crossed the finish line into Naples before the end of the year, she officially became the fastest woman to cycle the world (beating prior men’s records, to boot). Accomplishing what she never thought she could, buoyed by the outpouring of support from friends and strangers, Juliana rediscovered herself. In the process she proved that there are no extraordinary people—there are only people who decide to do extraordinary things.
|Author||: Matthew Beaumont|
|Editor||: Verso Books|
A literary history of walking From Dickens to Zizek There is no such thing as the wrong step; every time we walk we are going somewhere. Moving around the modern city becomes more than from getting from A to B, but a way of understanding who and where you are. In a series of riveting intellectual rambles, Matthew Beaumont, retraces a history of the walker. From Charles Dicken's insomniac night rambles to wandering through the faceless, windswept monuments of the neoliberal city, the act of walking is one of escape, self-discovery, disappearances and potential revolution. Pacing stride for stride alongside such literary amblers and thinkers as Edgar Allen Poe, Andrew Breton, H G Wells, Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys and Ray Bradbury, Matthew Beaumont explores the relationship between the metropolis and its pedestrian life. He asks can you get lost in a crowd? It is polite to stare at people walking past on the street? What differentiates the city of daylight and the nocturnal metropolis? What connects walking, philosophy and the big toe? Can we save the city - or ourselves - by taking the pavement?
|Author||: Nancy Brout|
Whether losing a job by layoff or by choice, this memoir and guide offers solace, insights, and actions to navigate a transition that can be traumatic, turbulent, and triumphant. Reading Nancy's story is like having a conversation with a trusted confidant and coach.
|Author||: E.E. Cummings|
What do four little girls discover when they spend an afternoon by the sea? Maggie, a shell; Milly, a star; Molly, a "horrible thing"; and May, a smooth round stone. This seemingly simple story by American poet Edward Estlin Cummings (1894 1962), showcasing his signature quirky style, is delightful as well as profound. Readers will enjoy the day at the beach for its innate pleasures, but on contemplation may realize that objects encountered by the girls reflect parts of themselves. Marcia Perry's bright, engaging illustrations enhance the poem with her playful and introspective portraits of the characters; her beach setting sings with the ocean tide and the seagulls' squawks.
|Author||: Sarah Reinertsen,Alan Goldsher|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
See Sarah on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's first "Body Issue" Touching, funny, and honest, In a Single Bound is the story of how a feisty little girl from Long Island became one of the world's most famous disabled sports figures. An inspiring memoir of courage, spirit, and determination.
|Author||: Sharon Rampersad|
The truth of the matter is that 95% of the time, people tell you what you want to hear. I wanted to produce something unique and that other women could use to get to know themselves on a deeper level based on my own inner reflections that I know are common to many. This book is like having coffee with your best friend. And hearing things few people have the ability to say. It is easy to read and digest, written in a way that any reader can relate to. It’s more like having a conversation than reading a book. There is something for everyone who reads it with an open mind. I went through every experience without a partner, but I had my family and friends. I had to teach myself to stop thinking in lack, and start appreciating the things that were present in my life every day. We often overlook the great things about our lives because we fixate on one area. I trained my mind to identify the difference between a need and a want. The person we need to love first, is ourselves because this is the only person we can control. The intentions of this book are to offer a beacon to those who are stumbling around in the dark, trying to find their way. To offer some consolation to other women, because we often go through the same things, so there is no need to beat yourself up. To give some direction to the negative energies most people carry around because they feel obligated to hold on to that pain. Why wait till tomorrow to start being the person you want to be today.
|Author||: Aimee Whitehead|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Feeling lost is an unwelcome feeling. We become more anxious and wary of our surroundings as we make our way through unfamiliar territories and uncharted places. We feel desperate. And this is understandable. After all, you're not likely to survive in a place which you have little knowledge of. You can't make a living if you have no idea how the systems and entities around you interact. This is one of the reasons why feeling lost in life is a really unsettling feeling. It fuels our negative self-thoughts and keeps us on edge. It can compromise our relationships with others and even with our own selves. It's a dark and dreary place to be in, we know and understand, but it doesn't have to be that way. Our own internal compass is not as jeopardized as we think it is. And if we look closer, we would see that we have all the means to find our way back. This is the aim of this book. It's meant to help you clear the fog that obscures the view of the path you wish to take. And it's also meant to be a great companion you can refer back to at any point in your life.
|Author||: Arla Caraboolad,Loxlia Robb|
Arlas journey left her sure she had a self, but uncertain where to look for validation of it. Fortunately, her self lead her to question God. She began to discover that God really does LOVE people, in fact He likes them, and anything that disconnects us from Him, or causes us to deny our potential, was not from God, but was a result, directly or indirectly, of evil. Drawing from her experience as a therapist, Arla shares how evil works through authority figures to make children (and adults) doubt their value and worth. She provides very detailed and practical advice about the struggle between good and evil that pervades our world; and how this battle manifests itself in our lives. She shows how false beliefs, even if youre unconscious of them, distort self-worth and lead us to make dangerous and discouraging choices; and how a correct understanding of God can heal you and lead to discovering your true self. Why do we make the choices we do? What is it that compels us to drift in certain directions? Are there forces working behind the scenes to affect our daily life? Are there tools we can employ in our lives that will make a difference? Do we have a choice? Must we accept the lies placed on us? Is there research that supports the affect of our choices? If you have wondered why you make choices you wish you didnt make, and how to start making choices that fulfill you and bring you to experience real joy, this is the book for you. Do you feel empty, like you have no choice? Can life change? Is there hope? Are you stuck? Here is understanding. Read and find strength and hope. Awaken to the fact that you are desired as you are.
|Author||: Matthew Beaumont|
Introduction: Lost and unlost steps -- Convalescing -- Going astray -- Disappearing -- Fleeing -- Wandering -- Collapsing -- Striding, staring -- Beginning -- Stumbling -- Not belonging -- Afterword: Walking in London and Paris at night.
|Author||: Risa F. Kaparo, Ph.D.|
|Editor||: North Atlantic Books|
Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Embodied Mindfulness—Transform Pain, Stress, Trauma, and Aging offers a guide to Somatic Learning, an innovative body-oriented approach that incorporates mindfulness, visualization, breathing exercises, postures, and stretches. Developed by author, psychotherapist, and award-winning songwriter and poet Risa Kaparo, PhD, Somatic Learning is based on leading-edge research demonstrating the power of the mind to activate physiological, mental, and emotional healing. Kaparo has successfully used her approach with patients suffering from chronic pain, high blood pressure, and mood disorders including depression and anxiety. Recounting her own struggle with chronic pain, Kaparo begins with a moving description of her journey from crippling pain to renewed health and aliveness. Kaparo introduces the concepts and characteristics of Somatic Learning, a method that grew out of her personal healing experience. Incorporating the latest brain research in mindfulness and neuroplasticity, the book presents breathing exercises; postures and stretches for morning and bedtime; instructions for integrating mindfulness practice into one's daily life; and ways of deepening the practice through touch and caring interaction with others. Enhanced with over 100 detailed instructional photos and illustrations, the book includes inspiring case stories and the author's own expressive poetry that illuminate the healing power of this practice.
|Author||: Cheryl Strayed|
Traces the personal crisis the author endured after the death of her mother and a painful divorce, which prompted her ambition to undertake a dangerous 1,100-mile solo hike that both drove her to rock bottom and helped her to heal.
|Author||: Sally Clarkson,Nathan Clarkson|
Nathan was different and Sally knew it. From his early childhood, Nathan was bursting with creativity and uncontainable energy, struggling not only with learning issues but also with anxiety and OCD. He saw the world through his own unique lens—one that often caused him to be labeled as “bad,” “troubled,” or someone in need of “fixing.” Bravely choosing to listen to her motherly intuition rather than the loud voices of the world, Sally dared to believe that Nathan’s differences could be part of an intentional design from a loving Creator with a plan for his life. She trusted that the things that made him different were the very things that could make him great. Join Sally and Nathan as they share their stories from a personal perspective as mother and son. If you are in need of help and hope in your own journey with an outside-the-box child, or if you’re an adult trying to make sense of your differences, you’ll find deep insight, resonance, and encouragement in the pages of this book. Dare to love and nurture the “different” one in your life.
|Author||: A. J. Swoboda|
|Editor||: Baker Books|
Through every turn of the biblical story, God's people are a wandering people. When they are rescued from slavery in Egypt, God sends them into the desert, where they wander for a generation. Jesus and his disciples wander from town to town. In fact, some of God's most important truths are imparted to people with dusty feet as they travel on the road. With his trademark thoughtful introspection, A. J. Swoboda boldly suggests that wandering is not an absence of faith but a central component of faith. In The Dusty Ones, he leads the restless, the frustrated, and the curious on a spiritual journey to uncover the answers to questions like - Do I wander because I'm failing or because God has left me? - Is the desert something I can overcome? - Why is God sometimes "hidden" in the Bible? - What do I do when the end seems nowhere in sight? This compassionate and contemplative book offers hope and peace to Christians and seekers alike as they make their way down the winding road of faith.
|Author||: Rudolf Steiner|
This collection gathers a sequence of statements by Rudolf Steiner on how to develop the faculties of higher, or 'suprasensory,' knowing Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition.