Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are
Author: Jack Kornfield
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
In this landmark work, internationally beloved teacher of meditation and “one of the great spiritual teachers of our time” (Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple) Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be instantly happy with the keys to inner freedom. Through his signature warmhearted, poignant, often funny stories, with their a-ha moments and O. Henry-like outcomes, Jack Kornfield shows how we can free ourselves, wherever we are and whatever our circumstances. Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, Jack provides keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing us to “grapple with difficult emotions” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) and know how to change course, take action, or—when we shouldn’t act—just relax and trust. Each chapter presents a path to a different kind of freedom—freedom from fear, freedom to start over, to love, to be yourself, and to be happy—and guides you into an active process that engages your mind and heart, awakens your spirit, and brings real joy, over and over again. Drawing from his own life as a son, brother, father, and partner, and on his forty years of face-to-face teaching of thousands of people across the country, Jack presents “a consommé of goodness, heart, laughter, tears, and breath, nourishing and delicious” (Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird). His keys to life will help us find hope, clarity, relief from past disappointments and guilt, and the courage to go forward.
Sam Foster is a fairly typical modern American teenager-who just invented a time machine. Sam didn't mean to bring back anything from his first trip to the past, but he returned home to 2005 with more than he bargained for, in the form Meg Clayton, a spirited pioneer girl from Oregon. Sam would be only too happy to obey Meg's demand the she be taken home at once, but he encounters technical difficulties-and a stranger who may threaten more than just Meg's life.
A sharply observed new novel about post-apartheid South Africa from the Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer is one of our most telling contemporary writers. With each new work, she attacks—with a clear-eyed fierceness, a lack of sentimentality, and a deep understanding of the darkest depths of the human soul—her eternal themes: the inextricable link between personal and communal history; the inescapable moral ambiguities of daily life; the political and racial tensions that persist in her homeland, South Africa. And in each new work is fresh evidence of her literary genius: in the sharpness of her psychological insights, the stark beauty of her language, the complexity of her characters, and the difficult choices with which they are faced. In No Time Like the Present, Gordimer trains her keen eye on Steve and Jabulile, an interracial couple living in a newly, tentatively, free South Africa. They have a daughter, Sindiswa; they move to the suburbs; Steve becomes a lecturer at a university; Jabulile trains to become a lawyer; there is another child, a boy this time. There is nothing so extraordinary about their lives, and yet, in telling their story and the stories of their friends and families, Gordimer manages to capture the tortured, fragmented essence of a nation struggling to define itself post-apartheid. The subject is contemporary, but Gordimer's treatment is, as ever, timeless. In No Time Like the Present, she shows herself once again a master novelist, at the height of her prodigious powers.
Sometimes a murder mystery is the least of life's challenges... This sequel to Hiding Behind The Couch finds Josh and The Circle fighting to prove the innocence of one James Brown, a well-liked and respected MD of a pizza restaurant chain. But his past is far from helpful in freeing him of suspicion, and Eleanor is all set to call it a day. It's the perfect time to make new friends, make amends...and solve a murder case. * * * * * "...a beautiful tapestry which is a story encompassing so many lives and their interconnections." "I wanted more just so I could find out what the future held for my newfound 'friends'." "All I can hope is for the possibility that Debbie McGowan might like to make this into a trilogy, or even a series that I can keep indulging in for either the rest of my own or the characters' lives!!" NOTE: contains Hiding Behind The Couch plot spoilers - it is therefore recommended that these novels are read in order. * * * * * No Time Like The Present is season two in the Hiding Behind The Couch series. The story follows chronologically from Hiding Behind The Couch (Season One) and continues in The Harder They Fall (Season Three).
Three astronauts are about to make history in this stage dramatisation when their space mission goes wrong. The author has magnified the diversity of the characters in order to contribute to the plot. A new facet of the Christmas story is chiselled out of this diamond! Be sure not to miss the subtle unveiling at the end.
This book was written to help strengthen the faith of the Believers. Its purpose is to encourage those who feel as if what they have is not enough. It is to help those who are not secure in the power God has given them. As Christians, when we rely on our own power, we will become discouraged and discontent. We need to remove self and see we are nothing without the power of God. So many of us are waiting on God to do something but God is waiting on us! This book gives insight through scripture and inspiration. There's no time like the present to try God and see God for Himself.
Chineme Noke helps people to overcome the very real problems they face which can overwhelm and rob them of their well-being and future happiness. She does this by dealing effectively with what she refers to as the mountains and molehills that we all encounter in our daily lives. She formulated these seven action steps in order that anybody can take charge of their present to create for themselves a better future. They are action steps that will change your attitude and, ultimately, your life. As a woman working in a male-dominated corporate world for over 20 years, Chineme realised early on that it was essential for her to be able to deal effectively with the ongoing challenges and opportunities with which her rapid career progression inevitably presented. Her daughter has learning difficulties and Chineme's past experiences served her well in dealing with the challenges and opportunities that her daughter faced within the educational system.
Positive Notebook, Journal, Diary (110 Pages, Blank, 8 X 10)
Author: Notebooks For Everyone
Perfect for personal use, or for your whole office. Get yours today! Specifications: Cover Finish: Matte Dimensions: 8" x 10" (20,32 x 25,4 cm) Interior: Blank, White Paper, Unlined Pages: 110 A magical notebook waiting to be filled with your thoughts, fantasies. Regardless of whether it is a beautiful detailed sketch or a funny drawing, this notebook is the perfect place to create a masterpiece. This drawing book, filled with over 100 blank pages with decorative finishes, is perfect for children, girls, teenagers who like to create. With standard 8 x 10 inch pages and high-quality glossy colored coverage, this book is perfect for school, home or work. It's also great holiday gifts for your loved ones.