You are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. Is the self help book for people who desperately want to improve their loves but don’t want to get busted doing it. In this refreshingly entertaining how to guide, bestselling author and work traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-side chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: identify and change the self sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want. Create a life you totally love. And create it now. Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.
By the end of You are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass. Jen is a #1 NYT bestselling author, speaker, and success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives.
“The little box of inner calm”, by Christopher Titmouse. Tools have been used for spiritual practices for hundred of years, and are common to many of the world’s major religions. This book shows you show to use the tools provided in the kit to develop spiritual awareness. You will be introduced to methods of reflection and meditation, and receive advice on how to encourage a state of inner calm in everyday life. These tools and practices will contribute to a warm heart, a clear mind, and an acknowledgement of our profound interconnection with all of life.
Great easy read that takes less then hour but gives you the tools for inner calm. The book goes over “63 learning abouts”, the tools, reflection, meditation, and daily life. Great book to help find inner calm, inner life!
“Living in Balance” , by Joel and Michelle Levey. Offering a synthesis of ancient wisdom traditions such as mindfulness with cutting edge research on peak human performance and effective, easy-to-implement tools, the Levey’s pioneer in stress mastery and mind body health, answer the questions, “How can we master the art of balancing within the modern environment of accelerating change?
This books is an inspiration to find balance all around you, in nature and within self. I love the quotes on each page that goes with the message. I will be picking this book up when my life is not balanced or in chaos.
“Farewell to Manzanar”, by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston. Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp with ten thousand other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton-twirling lessons, and a dance band called the Jive Bombers, who would play any popular song except the nations’s number one hit: “Don’t Fence me in.”
Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese American family’s attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention.. and of a native born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.
“Daring Greatly,” by Brene Brown. Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measures of courage. In a world whee “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive, uncomfortable, even a little dangerous sometimes. Without question, putting ourselves there invites a far greater risk of being criticized or feeling hurt. But Brene Brown explains that when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance
ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives, and that nothing is as dangerous, uncomfortable, or hurtful as standing on the outside looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena. Daring Greatly is a practice and powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.
“The Five Love Languages,” by Gary Chapman. People express and receive love in different ways. Dr. Gary Chapman identifies these as the five languages of love: Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Acts of Service, Physical Touch. If you express love in a way your spouse doesn’t understand, he or she won’t realize you’ve expressed your love at all. The problem is that you’re speaking two different languages. Perhaps your husband needs to hear encouraging rods, but you feel cooking a nice dinner will cheer hi up. When he still feels down, you’re puzzled. Or, maybe your wife craves time with you- time away from the kids and television. The flowers you gave her just don’t communicate that you care.
This book has helped me learn how to love my husband and children in their love language. It opened my eyes to my true love language that I would of never thought would of been my love language. This book is great eye opener to how one should be loved and how you should be loved! What’s your love language?
The Power of now by Elkhart Tolle. To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and it’s false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of this extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “the eternal, ever present One life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Elkhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question-and-answer format to guide us.
Tolle is a contemporary spiritual teacher who is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition. He writes with the timeless and uncomplicated clarity of the ancient spiritual masters and imparts a simple yet profound message: there is a way out of suffering and into peace.
Unfu*k Yourself, by Gary John Bishop. What’s standing in the way of you living your best life? Most people would reference things like relationships with other people, money. Their job, or unfortunate circumstances. none of these explanations make any difference. Through decades of working with people as a personal development coach, Gary John Bishop has discovered that the barrier is one thing only: you. If you’re easily offended, stop reading now. This isn’t the book for you. But if you’re looking for a book that gives you the power to ind everything you ever wanted residing within you like a well of potential, waiting to be expressed, you’re in luck. Unfu*k Yourself is the handbook for the resigned and
defeated, a manifesto for real life change and unleashing your own greatness. Bishop is one of the leading personal development experts in the industry. His “urban philosophy” approach represents a new wave of personal empowerment and life mastery that has provided miraculous results for People in the quality and performance of their lives.
Making Home from War by edited by Brain Komi Dempster. “These stories tiptoe gently into the heart, wipe clear the windows of our memories, and release the frozen tears of our outrage and triumphs. A deeply moving account of life after imprisonment, its lingering stigma, and the true meaning of freedom” Dr Satsuki Ina. In the early Days of World War II more then 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry roughly two-thirds of whom were American citizens were taken from their hoes along the West
Coast and imprisoned in concentration camps. When they were finally allowed to leave, they faced a new challenge: how do you resume a life so interrupted?Twelve memoirs that comprise Making Home from War spotlight the thinly documented and sorely understudies chapter of Japanese American history generally known as “Resettlement.” This collection not only gives voice to an untold history but also informs, inspires, and heals.
The Grace Year, By Kim Liggett. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can turn purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive. Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life- a society that doesn’t pit friend
or woman against woman but as her wn grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in th woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the clack marker. Their greatest threat may very well be each other. With sharp, gritty prose, The Grace Year is a story of survival and freedom, about fighting for what’s right, no matter the cost, and finding hope in the darkest of circumstance.
Drive, by Daniel H. Pink. Most of is believe that the best way to motivate ourselves and others is with external rewards like money. That’s a mistake, says Pink. The secre to performance and satisfaction at work, at school, and at home-is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch
between what science knows and what business does-and how that affects every aspect of life. Drawing on four decades of scientific researchIn Drive, he examines the three elements of true motivation, autonomy, mastery, and purpose and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action. Bursting with big idea, Drives is the rare book that will change how you think and transform