The Secret of Water
Dr. Masaru Emoto's stunning water-crystal photographs have enchanted millions of people in his many books. His groundbreaking work has shown that thoughts and words have a direct effect on water- crystal formation, and since our bodies are mostly water, our thoughts and words certainly affect not only ourselves but the world around us. In The Secret of Water, Dr. Emoto brings water's message of love, peace, and hope to the next generation in his first children's book. Entertaining and educational, this book offers an understanding of water that will encourage parents and children alike to value and give thanks to our most precious resource. In 2003 the United Nations proclaimed the years 2005 to 2015 as its International Water for Life Decade, which urges citizens of the world to take individual responsibility to learn all about water. In a time wrought with environmental catastrophes and natural disasters, The Secret of Water shows the necessity of protecting water and offers a message of hope and empowerment. Help us shift consciousness
Love Sweeter Love
How do we find the time to nurture relationships with the people we love? By simplifying. And Love Sweeter Love teaches us how to decide who and what is most important, work together as a couple, and savor life's sweetest moments. Mitchell has warm, practical, easy-to-understand advice for everyone--young, mature, single, married, or divorced--interested in creating simple, sacred time for love.
AIDS "None of us is so unique as to be exempt from the human condition." As the numbers of reported AIDS cases continue to climb, and the disease continues to take more and more lives, those who have to deal with the complexities of this problem continue to ask: "How do we care for these terminally ill?" Using letters from patients, questions and answers between patient and doctor, and other compassionate tools, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the world's foremost expert on death and dying, shows us how to comfort the seriously ill and help AIDS patients through the critical "stages of dying" She addresses the stigma surrounding AIDS as a "gay disease" and makes a special plea for prisoners with AIDS, for women and children with AIDS, and for babies with AIDS. This remarkable book is warm and informative on one of the most important subjects of our time.
As I See It
An inspirational memoir of a man's rich life experiences without sight, but with an enormous sense of wonder in the world around him. Bestselling author Tom Sullivan explores life without sight and finds it rich and rewarding. In fact, he's gleaned a number of gifts from his affliction, including: • I've never assessed my relationship with people according to the limits of labels or assumption. • I've enjoyed a world of senses available to all of us but almost never explored by the majority of those with sight. • I've made challenge my road to limitless opportunity. • I've cultivated a clear sense of my own purpose. • I've learned to be passionate, celebrating my own uniqueness through the expression of that passion. • I've found a powerful faith that has become my foundation for living. • I've learned to love unconditionally through the interdependent relationship I share with my wife, Patty, and my children. Through insightful stories and emotive writing, Tom describes a life of fullness, not lack, as he's made blindness a positive. For Tom Sullivan author, actor, athlete, singer, entertainer, and producer a life with blindness has been a life with very few true limits. In this elegant exploration of the senses, he considers the different challenges he's faced and explains the wonder he carries because, not in spite, of his blindness. *** . . . I realize that my way of looking at the world is unique and, yes, special. I'm sure that in God's essential plan I was chosen to be blind, and after many years of struggle I've come to terms with that remarkable truth. Along my journey I have learned much that I hope to pass on to you, but for now here's what I want you to understand: blindness is the best thing that has ever happened to Tom Sullivan. Would I like to be able to see? Certainly; to see the beauty of nature in all of its forms, the faces of the people I love, and the myriad colors of a sunset. I'd love to play center field for the Red Sox or catch a touchdown pass from Tom Brady and the Patriots. But I have not only become content with my lot, I now celebrate my own uniqueness with closed eyes but a completely open soul. The joy in writing this book is in my knowing that even though I quite likely will never see as you do, I might just be able to change your perceptions and broaden the possibilities for your own appreciation for the grace God has provided us with and the life we're so blessed to live. So, take a look as I see it inside out, rather than outside in. Tom Sullivan, from the Prologue
The Unheard Cry for Meaning
In our age of depersonalization, Frankl teaches the value of living to the fullest.Upon his death in 1997, Viktor E. Frankl was lauded as one of the most influential thinkers of our time. The Unheard Cry for Meaning marked his return to the humanism that made Man's Search for Meaning a bestseller around the world. In these selected essays, written between 1947 and 1977, Dr. Frankl illustrates the vital importance of the human dimension in psychotherapy. Using a wide range of subjects including sex, morality, modern literature, competitive athletics, and philosophy he raises a lone voice against the pseudo-humanism that has invaded popular psychology and psychoanalysis. By exploring mankind's remarkable qualities, he brilliantly celebrates each individual's unique potential, while preserving the invaluable traditions of both Freudian analysis and behaviorism.
Teach Only Love
Dr. Jampolsky believes there is another way of looking at life that makes it possible for us to walk through this world in love, at peace and without fear. This other way requires no external battles, but only that we heal ourselves. It is a process he calls attitudinal healing, because it is an internal and primarily mental process. Jampolsky believes that attitudinal healing, when properly practiced, will allow anyone, regardless of her circumstances, to begin experiencing the joy and harmony that each moment holds, and to start her journey on a path of love and hope.The mind can be retrained. Within this fact lies our freedom. Our attitudes determine whether we experience peace or fear, whether we are well or sick, free or imprisoned. Love, in its true meaning, is the attitude that this book is about. Love is total acceptance and total giving with no boundaries and no exceptions. Love, being the only reality, cannot be transformed. It can only extend and expand. It unfolds endlessly and beautifully upon itself. Love sees everyone as blameless, for it recognizes the light within each one of us is. Love is the total absence of fear and the basis for all attitudinal healing.The principles of attitudinal healing have been expanded since Teach Only Love was first published in 1983. There are now twelve principles, which are used in the 150 Centers for Attitudinal Healing around the world. Dr. Jampolsky believes that these principles have a universal appeal that crosses cultural and religious barriers. He has repeatedly seen how people's lives have transformed when these principles became their heartbeat and their way of communicating with others.
This handsome little book is unique in that it is about practical spirituality and is written, like Dr. Jampolsky's other books, in very simple, down-to-eart, easy-to-understand language. It explains why many of us find it so difficult to fogive, why we shoudl fogive, how to forgive, and why we don't forgive. Forgiveness also explains how the mind works in this process and points out the toxic, negative side effects of being unforgiving and the havoc it can play on our body and on our life. It also shows the physical and spiritual benefits of forgiving.
Home Sweeter Home
We search the world for spirituality and peace--only to discover that happiness and satisfaction are not found "out there" in the world but right here, in our houses and in our hearts. "There's no place like home" holds true whether we live in a castle or a condo, a mansion or a studio apartment. Home Sweeter Home offers creative insights and suggestions for making our home life more nurturing, spiritual, and rewarding for ourselves, our families, and our friends.
Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul
Play Ball! These words resonate with special meaning in the minds of anyone who has ever enjoyed a game of baseball. Every fan will be amused and touched by stories of sportsmanship and victory gathered from the clay diamonds of America.
This is the remarkable and inspiring story told largely in his own words of American diplomat Elihu Washburne, who heroically aided his countrymen and other foreign nationals when Paris was devastated by war and revolutionin1870 71. Elihu Washburne rose from a hardscrabble existence in New England and the Midwest to become a congressman and diplomat. A confidante of Lincoln and Grant during the Civil War, Washburne was appointed Minister to France by Grant in 1869, arriving in Europe shortly before the outbreak of the Franco- Prussian War. When Bismarck ordered the Prussian army to lay siege to Paris, intent on forcing the French to surrender, Minister Washburne alone among major power diplomats remained at his post, determined to protect Americans and German nationals trapped in Paris. After the French capitulation, new horrors struck Paris. The government was toppled by a band of violent revolutionaries, known as the Commune, who embarked on a reign of terror that filled the streets with blood. Once again, Washburne stepped forward to help wherever he could until the Commune collapsed and its bloody orgy ended. During his ordeal Washburne endured cannon bombardments, brutally cold weather, dwindling food supplies, bouts of ill health, and long separations from his family. He witnessed the plight of starving women and children, riots in the streets, senseless executions, and countless acts of unspeakable violence and bloodshed. In the midst of it all, Washburne kept a remarkable personal diary that chronicled the monumental events swirling about him. He knew he was at the center of history and was determined to record what he saw. The diary and letters he wrote to family and officials in Washington provides a vivid personal account of life during some of Paris's darkest days. Filled with political and military insight, Washburne's writings also have an unmistakable charm, at times blending homespun expressions with quotations from Shakespeare and the Bible. Michael Hill provides essential background information and historical context to the excerpts from Washburne's diary and letters, which are drawn from the original manuscript sources and collected into one volume for the first time. Through his own words, we come to know and admire Washburne as he struggles to stay alive, perform his duty, and not let his country down. The story of Elihu Washburne is a great American story the tale of an American hero rising to greatness in the midst of difficult and extraordinary times.
Harriet Evans Boxed Set
A trio of novels from international favorite and bestseller Harriet Evans! This eBook boxed set includes three of Harriet Evans's compelling and heartrending novels about love, heartbreak, and family relationships, and an excerpt from Love Always. Going Home Leaving her tiny flat in London and a whole host of headaches behind Lizzy Walter is making the familiar journey back home to spend Christmas with her chaotic but big-hearted family. And by the time the Walters gather for a summer wedding, the stakes have never been higher for Lizzy, for her family, and for love. A Hopeless Romantic With her life in tatters around her, Laura Foster agrees to go on vacation with her parents. After a few days of visiting craft shops and touring the stately homes of England, Laura is ready to tear her hair out. And then she crosses paths with Nick, the sexy, rugged estate manager. She finds she shares more than a sense of humor with him in fact, she starts to think she could fall for him. But is Nick all he seems? Or has Laura got it wrong again? Will she open her heart only to have it broken again? The Love of Her Life Kate Miller, a Londoner-turned-New Yorker, is in love with the pace and rhythm of Manhattan. But deep down, she knows that there is something someone more to love. But when her father becomes ill, Kate realizes it's time to return and face the friends and the memories she left behind. What really happened before Kate left London? Can she pick up the pieces and allow herself to love life again? Love Always When Natasha Kapoor returns to her grandparents' idyllic coastal home for her beloved grandmother's funeral, her life is at a turning point. After the funeral, Natasha's grandfather gives her the long-lost diary of her aunt Cecily. Is it possible the diary is just the inspiration Natasha needs to take a fresh look at her future, and maybe even give love a second chance?
Beneath the Abbey Wall
Booklist called A Double Death on the Black Isle, a stunner with lots of action, lots of atmosphere. Now the acclaimed mystery series about a newspaper staff in a 1950s Highlands town continues everything is quiet and quaint until one of their own is murdered. The third lyrical, evocative, and character-driven entry in A.D. Scott's mystery series set in the 1950s in the Scottish Highlands. As a decade of change comes to a close, murder hists close to home in a small Scottish town... On a dark, damp Sunday evening, a man taking a shortcut home sees a hand reaching out in supplication from a bundle of sacks. In an instant he knows something terrifying has happened. In the Highlands in the late 1950s, much of the local newspaper's success was due to Mrs. Smart, the no-nonsense office manager who kept everything and everyone in line. Her murder leaves her colleagues in shock and the Highland Gazette office in chaos. Joanne Ross, a budding reporter and shamefully separated mother, assumes Mrs. Smart's duties, but an intriguing stranger provides a distraction not only from the job and the investigation but from everything Joanne believes in. Beneath the Abbey Wall brilliantly evokes a place still torn between the safety of the past and the uncertainty of the future, when rock 'n' roll and television invaded homes, and a change in attitudes still came slowly for many. As the staff of the Highland Gazette probes the crime, they uncover secrets deeply rooted in the past, and their friend's murder becomes the perfect fodder for strife and division in the town and between her colleagues.
Alison Espach, acclaimed author of The Adults, brings her razor sharp insight and storytelling magic to bear in this entrancing tale.
Four-time New York Times bestselling author and talk show host Bethenny Frankel makes her fiction debut with the novel Skinnydipping: A totally fun, dishy read. This is the kind of book that is perfect to pack in your beach bag (Hollywood Reporter).Beloved by countless fans for being devilishly dishy, outrageously funny, and always giving it to us straight, four-time New York Times bestselling author Bethenny Frankel now makes her fiction debut with the story of Faith Brightstone. Faith is an aspiring actress just out of college who moves to LA determined to have it all: a job on the most popular TV show, a beach house in Malibu, and a gorgeous producer boyfriend. But when reality hits, she finds herself with a gig as a glorified servant, a role that has more to do with T&A than acting, and a dead-end relationship. Finally, Faith decides she's had enough of La La Land and moves back to New York with just a suitcase and her dog, Muffin. Five years later, Faith has finally found her groove as an entrepreneur and manages to land a spot on a new reality TV show hosted by her idol the legendary businesswoman and domestic goddess, Sybil Hunter. Diving into the bizarre world of reality TV, Faith's loud mouth and tell-it-like-it-is style immediately get her in trouble with her fellow contestants, and she learns about betrayal. As the show comes to a dramatic close, Faith discovers that the man of her dreams may have just walked into her life. Will she choose fame or love? Or can she have it all?
A vivid portrait of faith lost and found through the eyes of a Japanese Buddhist monk in America (Shelf Awareness) as he makes his way from an isolated monastery in Japan to the bustling streets of Brooklyn, New York.Seido Oda spent his boyhood in a small mountainside village in rural Japan. When his parents hand him over to the monks at the nearby Buddhist monastery, he devotes himself to painting, poetry, and prayer and avoiding human contact. But his quiet life is unexpectedly upended when he is ordered by his superior to open a temple in Brooklyn. New York is a shock to the introverted Oda, who now must lead a ragtag army of eccentrics who make up the local Buddhist community. After tragedy strikes, Oda finally realizes his own long-buried sadness and spiritual shortcomings. It is only with newly opened eyes that Oda comes to find in Brooklyn the home he has always sought.
A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul
In days past, people sat around the kitchen table and talked. Laughter was shared between husband and wife, and wisdom was passed from grandparent to child. The stories that were told were the glue that bonded hearts and held families and friends together.
The Call of Sedona
The Call of Sedona?speaks to anyone seeking greater fulfillment and deeper meaning in their lives. With practical advice on meditation and profound insights on the healing power of the earth, this book gives you the guidance you need to embark on your own journey of the heart.?
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
With more than five million copies in print all around the world, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the ultimate teenage success guide—now updated for the digital age.Imagine you had a roadmap—a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future. Your goals, your dreams, your plans…they are all within reach. You just need the tools to help you get there. That’s what Sean Covey’s landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, has been to millions of teens: a handbook to self-esteem and success. Now updated for the digital age, this classic book applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and get along with their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, teachers, counselors, or any adult who works with teens, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.“If The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens doesn’t help you, then you must have a perfect life already.”–Jordan McLaughlin, Age 17
The Presidents and the Supreme Court
Collected together, James F. Simon's books share the bitter struggles and compromises that have characterized the relationship between the presidents and the Supreme Court Chief Justices across US history.The bitter and protracted struggle between President Thomas Jefferson and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall; the frustration and grudging admiration between FDR and Chief Justice Hughes; the clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. These were the conflicts that ended slavery, that rescued us from the Great Depression, and that defined a nation for better and for worse. And, Simon brings them to brilliant and compelling life.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.
Never Go Back
Dr. Henry Cloud, bestselling author of the Boundaries series, offers a life-changing book that provides ten strategies for overcoming self-defeating life patterns that will help you redirect your mistakes and make way for success physically, personally, and spiritually.Everyone makes mistakes, big and small. Sometimes our mistakes take us down the wrong path and send us spiraling into destructive life patterns, and sometimes we learn our lesson and never make the same mistake again. But how? How do we recognize destructive patterns, make new choices, and then follow through? In Never Go Back, bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud shares ten doorways to success and once we walk through these new pathways, we never go back again. His proven method based on grace, not guilt outlines ten common life patterns that sabotage success and lays out clear, concrete steps you can take to overcome them. You'll see your relationships flourish, your personal life enhanced, and your faith strengthened. Dr. Cloud's powerful message reveals doorways to understanding once you enter them, you will get from where you were to where you want to be. With a winning combination of eternal principles, spiritual wisdom, and modern scientific data, Never Go Back will put your heart in the right place with yourself and with God.