Get ready to laugh, cry, smile and think. Twenty-six years ago, my mission in life was to win a New York State Wrestling Championship. I committed myself to a lifestyle, I made the sacrifices, I put in the time. I had the hunger, the desire, and the determination, but I came up short. For many years, after I graduated it seemed like I got nothing out of my six years of total dedication to the sport.
The trade-off for what I gave and what I got in return to this sport was way out of whack. I hated wrestling for it. To put every ounce of your soul into achieving something and to get nothing out of it in return was beyond my comprehension and I just could not justify it in my head. Until I had adversity in my life. And slowly but surely, I started realizing how much the sport of wrestling actually has given back to me. Much more than I ever knew.
Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider these aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define.
In ‘The Untethered Soul’, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves, and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-actualisation.
Funny and deeply personal, ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ recounts Glee star Naya Rivera’s successes and missteps, urging young women to pursue their dreams and to refuse to let past mistakes define them.
Navigating through youth and young adulthood isn’t easy, and in ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, Naya shows us that we’re not alone in the highs, lows, and in-betweens. Whether it’s with love and dating, career and ambition, friends, or gossip, she inspires us to follow our own destiny and step over – or plod through – all the crap along the way. After her rise and fall from early childhood stardom, barely eking her way through high school, a brief stint as a Hooters waitress, going through thick and thin with her mom/manager, and resurrecting her acting career as Santana Lopez on Glee, Naya emerged from these experiences with some key life lessons:
Do you want to turn your writing hobby into a lucrative part or full-time career? What if you had the freedom to choose when and where you work? Maybe you’ve considered becoming a freelance writer for the web, but weren’t sure how to you get started. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Heck, you might have already read a book or two on this exact topic – there are a few out there.
So why would we write another one? Because rarely will you find a book that shows you the exact steps you need to take to accomplish a specific goal. And one that’s enjoyable to read to boot! No fluff, no information you don’t really need just to fill up space. In Make Money as a Freelance Writer, Gina Horkey and Sally Miller give you only the information you need to start a freelance writing business from scratch.
“If you really want to make a change in your life, gain health in body and mind, read Cameron’s book. He’s improved my life and I hope you allow him to improve yours.” – NBC’s Maria Menounos, author of ‘The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life’.
“The Guru in You will gently guide you to a more conscious and meaningful life. [Cameron] will teach you how to lead a nourishing life by making wellness part of the superstar you truly are.” —Kris Carr, author of Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor
International supermodel turned Ayervedic yogi, Cameron Alborzian, offers an inspirational guide to unlocking the secret power of health and healing that exists within all of us – a handbook for accessing ‘The Guru in You’.
Many successful songs are very simple in terms of the musical structure and rhythmic patterns they employ. This is very good news for the aspiring songwriter because we know that, if we learn those success formulas, there is no reason that we too cannot succeed in producing excellent, original material.
This book, which is the distillation of my many years of experience as a songwriter, can help you to find your voice and put you on the road to writing the kind of songs that will truly set you apart.
Suppose you have a teacher who knows the secret of life. A teacher who can show you what it takes to live to the fullest, to love until your heart bleeds out—to have it all, and then to let it all go. Now, suppose your teacher is only five weeks old.
When the Sullivans are told their unborn child has a congenital heart defect, they have no idea where the news will lead them. Their dreams of bedtime cuddles and soft baby coos give way to the incessant beeping of hospital machinery and the sharp smell of antiseptic. With two young children in tow, the uprooted family takes an unexpected journey discovering the truth of love, sorrow, and ultimately, the gift of life.
This true story – comprised of journal entries, letters, and emails – is the legacy of one small boy’s lifetime.
We start out with the best intentions. We’re going to exercise more and get in shape! Then five days a week at the gym turns into two … then becomes none. We hit the snooze button and skip the morning run. We really do want to be healthy and fit, but we’re over whelmed and overextended—and exercise feels like another chore to complete. Is it any wonder we don’t stick with it?
Behavior expert Michelle Segar has devoted her career to the science of motivation. In No Sweat, she reveals that while “better health” or “weight loss” sound like strong incentives, human beings are hardwired to choose immediate gratification over delayed benefits. To achieve lasting fitness, we have to change our minds—before we can change our bodies.
In this D.I.Y. guide to the good life, readers learn how to edit their lives, since in the long run, less is more — pedal now or paddle later! Readers and their families can live more joyfully and far more creatively, all on a dime. The best things in life are free – or very nearly free – and author Billee Sharp shares her freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom.
Based on a sensible foundation of global responsibility and foresight for the next seven generations, Billee Sharp’s philosophy is compelling. From the radical common sense introduction to the practical how-tos and yummy recipes, ‘Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It’ is a step-by-step handbook to revolutionizing spending habits and reclaiming quality of life in the process.
‘You are a Badass’ is the self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don’t want to get busted doing it.
In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises (and the occasional swear word).
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.