Each one of us is called to greatness. We can have a significant impact on the world around us—if we so choose. If you are looking to craft an extraordinary life, The Greatness Guide is the powerful and practical handbook that will inspire you. Passionate, provocative, and full of big ideas that will challenge and transform, The Greatness Guide is one of those rare books that will release your potential and awaken your best self.
Make the leap today and learn what the best do to become even better. The Greatness Guide will show you exactly how to experience remarkable results in business and in life. The Greatness Guide will help you discover the personal practices of truly successful people, learn powerful tools for achieving work-life balance, and get to your highest potential, fast.
Sue Hadfield - Gill Hasson - How to be Assertive in Any Situation
Be confident, self-assured and stand up for your right to be yourself.The ability to make clear decisions, to approach your life with confidence and self-assurance, and to believe in yourself are all crucial to success. And in both work and life, assertiveness holds the key to your self-respect and self-esteem.This remarkable guide is packed with real-life examples, motivating scenarios, quick wins and loads of friendly advice that will show you how to make your voice heard, take control of your destiny, feel empowered and motivated and begin to live the life you want, without apology.Learn powerful, life-changing techniques to make sure your opinions are always respected; deal confidently and effectively with other people, their assumptions and their demands. Learn to be decisive, confident and self assured. Understand that, whilst you have rights, so do those around you. Learn to say what you mean, mean what you say and know that you really do have the right to say no'.How To Be Assertive is a fun read and a great friend to have around. It's written by two experienced, down-to-earth and real-world experts and with just one read it really could change your life forever.
Robin Sharma - The monk who sold his Ferrari
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny by motivational speaker and author Robin Sharma is an inspiring tale that provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life, and the subsequent wisdom that he gains on a life-changing odyssey that enables him to create a life of passion, purpose and peace.
Carole Kammen - Jodi Gold - Call to Connection
A Unique Approach to Modern-Day Isolation! In these modern and complex times, many of us feel isolated and alone. Much of society has lost the sense of belonging, a feeling of connectedness to community, to the earth and to the sacred. Many of us may long for simpler times when people lived in villages, depended on one another, engaged in rituals, and honored the spirit of life. This extraordinary work explores ways to bring ancient values to our contemporary lifestyles. Part One sets the scene, and sounds the Call: to connection, to the sacred, and for living a tribal philosophy. Part Two teaches the Seven Sacred Tribal Values of Belonging, Recognition, Rites and Rituals, Education, Service, Trust and Faith, and Completing the Circle. In Part Three, the reader is invited to Practice the Values of Tribe in Modern Life with exercises based on the Ten Core Tribal Practices. If offers simple tools for community building with family, friends, intimated relationships, in the workplace, and with the self. The profound message in this book is as applicable today as it was in ancient times. Its message is a call, an invitation to become a member of a sacred tribe: the tribe of humanity.
Ilona Ciunaite - Elena Nezhinsky - Gateless Gatecrashers
This book recounts the journeys of 21 ordinary people who dared to investigate whether the self they had always taken for real actually exists. Transcripts of 21 guided conversations record the process step by step, line by line, as each seeker sees through the illusion, and is liberated from belief in a separate self. No such resource for spiritual seekers has ever been published, nor such a large collection of awakening accounts ever been assembled. Completely accessible, totally practical and wholly transparent for all who are interested, Gateless Gatecrashers makes a unique contribution to spiritual literature, and perhaps will lead you – when you are ready - to gatecrash! Liberation Unleashed is a movement of volunteer guides who are dedicated to helping you end the spiritual search. We strive to transmit the message that separation is only a thought, that there is no entity behind the word "I", and all one needs to do is to look.
Joy Manne - Soul Therapy
In this caring guide, psychotherapist and Buddhist practitioner Joy Manne suggests that by differentiating between the Ego, the focus of Western Psychotherapy, and the Soul, the spiritual/ ethical part of one's consciousness, we can most to a Soul Path, where we strive for harmony and balance. Manne envisions this Soul as a creative, healing inner shaman. Blending a number of contemporary therapies with ancient practices of purification and breathwork, Manne touches both body and soul.
Paula M. Reeves - Heart Sense
Paula Reeves explores the bounties of the heart in this inspiring book. Here is an except on the wisdom of the heart. • "Your heart 'knows' that every living thing on this planet is connected, and when we grieve we are grieving not only for others but for our own loss. • "Your heart knows how often you visit its sanctuary and what you have found there. You cannot fool your heart into a pretense of not needing God or love or compassion. Your heart knows better and will intensify its aching to wake you to the reality of your unexplored spirituality. • "Your heart senses your profound need for contact, for reassurance that you are not alone, that there is meaning and purpose in your loss, and it will compel you to reach out even as you are wishing to run, to escape, to wake up and find that the sorrow has all gone away. • "And, your heart senses the embodied resources you have not yet called upon. It breaks open to make room for the depth of your sorrow and the ever-present energy of healing to enter your heart at this time. • "A heart broken open is not a shattered heart. It is a heart unafraid to shed tears, unafraid to be vulnerable, unafraid to weep, unafraid to name its own demons and to refuse to project them on others. • "A heart broken open is a heart full of receptivity to the healing love of strangers, of animals, of prayer, of compassion, and of memory. • "A heart broken open offers you a sanctuary in which you can find God so that you are never alone. • "A heart broken open links you forever to the family of humanity. • "A heart broken open is an invitation to become real — to stand before the altar of your soul and pledge that you will no longer waste this precious life on unconsciousness."
Jed McKenna - Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment
THE MARK OF A TRUE MASTER is that he can express a subject of the utmost complexity with uncanny simplicity. Jed McKenna is such a master, and spiritual enlightenment is his subject. His first book, Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing, was an instant classic and established him as a spiritual teacher of startling depth and clarity. Now, his second book, Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment, takes us on a fascinating tour of the enlightened state — what it is and what it's not, who's there and who's not, how to get there and how to get somewhere better. Delightful surprises abound, including the dramatic unveiling of perhaps the greatest spiritual masterpiece of all time — long hidden in plain view and well known to all. Whitman, Melville, Thoreau, Mark Twain and U.G. Krishnamurti all appear, and a student from the first book returns to share her Spiritual Autolysis journals. Also surprising are the author's gentle efforts to guide the reader away from enlightenment toward a more desirable and accessible state. Failing to fetch me at first, keep encouraged, Missing me one place, search another, I stop somewhere, waiting for you. — Walt Whitman — Jed McKenna's books aren't for everyone. They're for people who are tired of the spiritual merry-go-round and ready to confront the unadorned reality of the awakening process. If you like your teachers with all the spiritual trimmings and trappings, Jed may not be right for you, but when you're ready to jump off the merry-go-round and begin your journey, Jed McKenna is the guy you want to see standing there — waiting for you.
Gretchen Rubin - The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. "The days are long, but the years are short," she realized. "Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account of that year, Rubin carves out her place alongside the authors of bestselling memoirs such as Julie and Julia, The Year of Living Biblically, and Eat, Pray, Love. With humor and insight, she chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Rubin didn't have the option to uproot herself, nor did she really want to; instead she focused on improving her life as it was. Each month she tackled a new set of resolutions: give proofs of love, ask for help, find more fun, keep a gratitude notebook, forget about results. She immersed herself in principles set forth by all manner of experts, from Epicurus to Thoreau to Oprah to Martin Seligman to the Dalai Lama to see what worked for her—and what didn't. Her conclusions are sometimes surprising—she finds that money can buy happiness, when spent wisely; that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that "treating" yourself can make you feel worse; that venting bad feelings doesn't relieve them; that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference—and they range from the practical to the profound. Written with charm and wit, The Happiness Project is illuminating yet entertaining, thought-provoking yet compulsively readable. Gretchen Rubin's passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire you to start your own happiness project.
Philipp Keel - Keel’s Simple Diary
In a world where products are out as soon as they are in, where communicating without wires doesn't come without strings, where even our accessories require accessories, we need simple tools. Keel's Simple Diary helps us look inside even when we are overloaded outside. The book offers structure for those who don't have time to wonder, making it easy to record life's moments. It gives the pleasure of a quick response and the sense that no matter what's wrong, more is right. What is Simple Diary ?An assistant for life, a book for any occasion, for any person at any age. On every page you will discover a taste of philosophy, a pinch of psychology and a twist of insight. Here are three things Simple Diary can do for you: 1. Entertain the mind. 2. Help you focus. 3. Keep you company. Simple Diary Volume One, The Cloverleaf Edition, comes in six colors: red, orange, yellow, brown, royal blue, lime green. Simple Diary Let it happen.
Gretchen Rubin - Better Than Before
The author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, tackles the critical question: How do we change? Gretchen Rubin's answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives. So if habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits? Better than Before answers that question. It presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits—and to change them for good. Infused with Rubin’s compelling voice, rigorous research, and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, Better than Before explains the (sometimes counter-intuitive) core principles of habit formation. Along the way, Rubin uses herself as guinea pig, tests her theories on family and friends, and answers readers’ most pressing questions—oddly, questions that other writers and researchers tend to ignore: • Why do I find it tough to create a habit for something I love to do? • Sometimes I can change a habit overnight, and sometimes I can’t change a habit, no matter how hard I try. Why? • How quickly can I change a habit? • What can I do to make sure I stick to a new habit? • How can I help someone else change a habit? • Why can I keep habits that benefit others, but can’t make habits that are just for me? Whether readers want to get more sleep, stop checking their devices, maintain a healthy weight, or finish an important project, habits make change possible. Reading just a few chapters of Better Than Before will make readers eager to start work on their own habits—even before they’ve finished the book.
Lorin Roche - The Radiance Sutras
The gateways to wonder and delight are flung open wide for all to enter. At once a beautiful love song and an encyclopedia of yogic techniques, the coveted text known as the Bhairava Tantra shimmers with new effulgence in Lorin Roche's The Radiance Sutras. Lorin brings us fresh commentaries on each of 112 Sanskrit teachings along with his one-of-a-kind guidance in how to meditate with, embody, and practice them-what he calls "answering the call of the sutras you love." Here is an invitation to experience directly the ecstatic depths of tantric yoga as revealed by the divine partners Shiva and Shakti, through an intimate exploration of: . The divinity that is permeating your body at this very moment . The alchemical power of Sanskrit . Yoga meditation-harmonizing all the elements and levels of your being . The depths of our connection to the energies of life "Taken as a whole, this teaching is startling in its breadth, in the huge range of human experience that it encompasses," writes Lorin. "This is a book to savor one phrase at a time, over a period of days or years or a lifetime." With The Radiance Sutras, now yoga students everywhere can nurture their own relationship with these living wisdom teachings.
Marguerite Elsbeth - Kenneth Johnson - The Silver Wheel
Celtic heroines come to us full of fire and spirit, fresh from the Otherworld and part of wild Nature. Their stories speak the eternal truths about power, self-identity, relationships, love, creativity, passion and death. The Silver Wheel is a direct exploration of women's mythic past, and it offers exercises aimed at awakening and integrating the archetypes within the female personality.
Ellen L. Walker - Complete Without Kids
In Complete Without Kids, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Ellen L. Walker examines the often-ignored question of what it means to be childfree, by choice or by circumstance, in a family-focused society. Recognizing that there is no one childfree adult, the author guides the reader through the positive and negative aspects of childfree living, taking into consideration the different issues faced by men or women, couples or singles, whether gay or straight. As a woman who is childfree by choice, Walker draws upon her personal experience while also offering the reader numerous interviews with other childfree adults, revealing behind-the-scenes factors that influenced their personal journeys. She approaches the tough-decision making process of whether or not to have children from a biological, historical, and societal perspective, offering valuable information on: The unique set of problems that childfree adults face simply due to living in a culture that celebrates babies and traditional families; Methods to cope with the pressure to have children from media, family, and friends in a healthy way; How to create balance and approach the leisure time allowed by a childfree lifestyle and; Financial, health, and personal benefits associated with childfree living. Offering support, guidance, and thought-provoking questions, Complete Without Kids is a productive guide for any reader considering the childfree path.
Miranda Kerr - Empower Yourself
Following the overwhelming response to Treasure Yourself, Miranda Kerr continues to explore similar themes in her latest title, providing insight on what she believes it means for young, modern women to be empowered in all areas of life and how this can be achieved. For Miranda, one of the most powerful tools to facilitate change, both in her own life, and in the lives of others, is the use of positive affirmations. Here, she has written over 250 personal affirmations that can be used to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, harmonious relationships, fulfilling career, and happiness.
Siobhan Vivian - Same Difference
Sometimes a girl just needs a change . . . The last thing Emily wants is another summer of tanning and pool hopping in Cherry Grove. Now that her best friend has a boyfriend, everything feels different in a way she doesn't quite understand. So when offered a spot at a prestigious art program in Philadelphia, Emily jumps at the chance to leave her hometown for a few hours a day. But it takes more than a change of scenery and a new group of friends to discover yourself. As Emily bounces between a suburb where everyone tries to fit in and a city where everyone wants to be unique, she struggles to find her own identity. And while the rules may change, the pressures remain the same. Friendships can be hard to navigate. Boys can be both mysterious and predictable. And the line between right and wrong can be a little blurry. . . .
Connie Zweig - Steve Wolf - Romancing the Shadow
"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious." --C. G Jung Within each woman and man, the dim cavern of the unconscious holds our forbidden feelings, secret wishes, and creative urges. Over time, these "dark" forces take on a life of their own, forming an intuitively recognizable figure--the shadow. A recurring theme in literature and legend, the shadow is like an invisible twin, a stranger that is us, yet is not us. When it acts out in the public domain, we witness our leaders, like hero-villains, fall from grace in scandal. Closer to home, we may feel overcome with rage, obsession, and shame or succumb to self-destructive lies, addiction, or depression. These appearances of the shadow introduce us to the Other, a powerful force that defies our efforts to tame and control it. Steve Wolf, Ph.D., and Connie Zweig, Ph.D., innovators in the use of shadow-work in psychotherapy, have helped hundreds of clients in their encounters with the dark side. Seeing it--meeting the shadow--is a first step. Learning to live with it--romancing the shadow--is a life-long challenge. It means reading the messages encoded in the events of daily life in such a way that we gain consciousness, substance, and soul. In fact, shadow-work is soul work. With shadow-work, we cultivate a deeper self-knowledge and authenticity. When we identify family shadow patterns, we move toward cultivating family soul. When we untangle romantic projections, we begin to build the soul of a relationship. When we face descent at midlife and meet the underworld shadow, we reclaim the unlived life of the soul. And when we retrieve our lost vitality and creative fertility--the gold in the dark side--we nurture the hungry soul. The authors weave together the rich perspectives of Carl Jung and James Hillman, timeless Greek myths, and universal archetypal images with insightful contemporary stories from their clients' lives. They show that the shadow is not an error or a flaw; it is part of the natural order of who we are. And it is not a problem to be solved; it is a mystery to be faced. It has the power to connect us to the depths of our own imaginations. This book, breathtaking in scope and eloquent in style, is a landmark investigation of the personal and archetypal dimensions of the soul's hidden face--the shadow.
Michael J. Roads - Journey Into Oneness
Having passed the initiations posed by Pan, Michael Roads has earned the right to enter into the non-physical realms. “When I stepped through those Doors, linear time and a normal reality abruptly ended. Everything of the known was abruptly replaced by the vast unknown. Time, if it had any meaning at all, was spherical, so that all points of a sphere were the same time – always.” Michael finds himself in his Light-body. Catapulted through one spiritual doorway after another, he meets numerous Beings who expand his awareness of the dimensions of reality. Step-by-step, Michael is led to the greatest understanding of his journey into Oneness. As consciousness, he evolves from gas, to mineral, to plant, to animal, and finally to human, experiencing the pull of Self to express itself through physical form. By exploring the metaphysical universe, Michael comes to know the true meaning of who I Am . . . Self. Excerpt: “No matter how noble the motive, fear is not the basis of unity. Fear-based actions threaten the extinction of many species of trees, yet if the defense of the trees is also based on fear, in consciousness nothing creative happens. Fear is a force of restriction, of separation. If a thousand fearful people plant a thousand trees a day, then fear plants the trees, and fear will just as surely remove them. In a year or a hundred years, a fear-based action will reap the harvest of separation and more fear. If, however, a person plants a single tree each month, or each week or each year, and planting that tree is a pure expression of that person’s love, with no motive other that the joy of sharing life with that tree, then in consciousness this act will affect the entire universe – and Beyond. Love connects and creates
Brad Blanton - Radical Honesty
The first edition of Radical Honesty became a nationwide best seller in 1995 because it was not a kinder, gentler self-help book. It was a shocker! In it, Dr. Brad Blanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explored the myths, superstitions and lies by which we all live. And this newly revised edition is even worse! Blanton shows us how stress comes not from the environment, but from the self-built jail of the mind. What keeps us in our self-built jails is lying. "We all lie like hell," Dr. Blanton says. "It wears us out...it is the major source of all human stress. It kills us." Not telling our friends, lovers, spouses, or bosses about what we do, feel, or think keeps us locked in that mind jail. The way out is to get good at telling the truth, and Dr. Blanton provides the tools we can use to escape from that jail of the mind. This book is the cake with the file in it. In Radical Honesty, Dr. Blanton coaches us on how to have lives that work, how to have relationships that are alive and passionate, and how to create intimacy where none exists. As we have been taught by the philosophical and spiritual sources of our culture for thousands of years, from Plato to Nietzsche, from the Bible to Emerson, the truth shall set you free.
Steven Harrison - Doing Nothing
Doing Nothing is for those who have found themselves religiously following practices that have not fundamentally changed their lives: new therapies, ancient meditations, exotic religions, or old-time religion. It encourages them to find the truths of life through the simple act of stopping the search. What do you do after you've tried everything to find enlightenment or happiness? "Do nothing," writes Steven Harrison. "As it turns out, nothing is a surprisingly active place, but it is here that we discover who and what we are."
Pauline Edward - The Power of Time
Don't wait around for life to just "happen." Develop a solid, successful life plan with guidance from astrologer-numerologist Pauline Edward. Whether your goals are personal or professional, The Power of Time will help you take advantage of the powerful natural cycles at work in your life. Is this a time of new beginnings or are you ready to reap the rewards of your efforts? Simple calculations based on numerology (derived from your birth date) will reveal where you are in each nine-year cycle and what to expect from each year, month, and day. With your life path clearly mapped out, it will be easy for you to pin-point the best times to start a new job, focus on family, launch a business, take time to reflect, make a major purchase, complete a project, expand your horizons, and more. By reading this book, you will: Gain a deeper understanding of your life purpose. Learn how to sort out what is important to you from what is not. Learn how to focus on your needs and opportunities given your trends. Learn how to make your action plans even more effective. Identify and learn how to deal with potential obstacles. Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to achieve your goals. Mostly, you will feel much more in tune with your natural cycles and will experience increased confidence, greater success and an overall sense of satisfaction. It includes practical exercises for uncovering your unique life cycles as well as helpful worksheets for effective goal setting. Having completed the exercises in the book, you will have a much clearer picture of where you are going in life.