Journalist Leslie Anne Bruce acknowledges that, yes, motherhood is a total mind f*ck, and offers the self-empowerment lessons new mothers need to get through the psychic upheaval and emerge stronger. After childbirth, a woman's body, her relationships, and her sense of self are tested like never before. Bruce encourages readers to look past sugarcoated truisms about child-rearing in order to embrace the real joys of motherhood, spit-up stains and all.
- Author:Bruce, Leslie AnneSummary:
- Author:Adolphe, MattSummary:
This book includes 10 tips that will help you successfully navigate the changing world of work and excel in your job. Follow these tips to become an essential employee and discover that job security and leadership positions are naturally within your reach. Not only will you excel in your career, but you will also make your workplace better for those around you. Why not be the most you can be? Read on and start today!
- Author:Kerpen, CarrieSummary:
Carrie Kerpen shares her own career lessons as well as those from a board of fifty powerful women in a wide range of industries to help women everywhere make their aspirations a reality.
- Author:Scher, AndreaSummary:
Modern life makes us busier than ever, but we are somehow feeling more distracted, overwhelmed, disconnected, and lonely. Day-to-day stresses make us forget the simple joys that help us feel more vibrant and alive. For Andrea Scher, the antidote to the negativity and pessimism that threatens our well-being is in cultivating wonder--looking for the simple beauty and creative joy of everyday activities.
Following Antonietta and Loris's first kiss in the shadows of the Italian Alps barely a year after the end of the Second World War, the couple was divided by a distance far greater than could ever have been imagined. With Antonietta's family moving to Montreal, migration entered the couple's intimate worlds, stretching the distance between them from the two hundred kilometres separating Ampezzo and Venice to the ocean between Montreal and Venice. Throughout their transatlantic separation, the young lovers fervidly wrote each other until they were reunited in Canada in 1949. With Your Words in My Handstells a story about love and migration as written and read, idealized and imagined, through daily correspondence. Sonia Cancian recovers a rare complete epistolary record of an immigrant experience defined by love and sustained in writing, translating the letters with deftness and an ear for the immediacy of emotion and longing they embody. Cancian gives context to these exchanges dating from the beginning of the largest migration movement from Italy to Canada, showing how love, frustration, fear, sadness, and empathy were palpable elements that inflected the quotidian - bureaucratic processes, employment, family life - and defined immigrant experience. For the countless couples whose love is fragmented by separation but woven together with envelopes and stamps, or onscreen in today's instant messaging, these letters remind us how the experience of distance and proximity, absence and presence, can be reconfigured within the world of intimate correspondence.
- Author:Shah, RaniSummary:
We could all learn a thing or two about living in balance from our friends in the plant and animal kingdom. We need look no farther than nature for small and simple things we can do to slow down, recharge, and living more thoughtfully, lovingly, and harmoniously.
- Author:Gulotta, NicoleSummary:
This guide for the next generation of writers includes self-care rituals, creativity-generating rhythms, and personalized strategies for embracing your craft no matter what life throws at you.
- Author:Smith, JulieSummary:
Drawing on years of experience as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Julie Smith provides the skills you need to navigate common life challenges and take charge of your emotional and mental health.
- Author:Morrow, JudeSummary:
Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is a poignant and honest memoir detailing Jude Morrow’s journey to parenthood, and how his autism profoundly affected that journey, for both better and worse, bringing hope to all who live with autism as well as those who care for someone on the spectrum.
I knew that Jupiter has seventy-nine known moons and where the swimming pool was located on the Titanic, yet I didn’t know how to connect with this beautiful child who called me “Daddy.”
Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is a candid view of life and love through the eyes of an autistic adult—who went from being a nonverbal and aggressive child to a hard working and responsible father to a non-autistic son.
Growing up autistic, Jude Morrow faced immense challenges and marginalization, but he was able to successfully—though not without difficulty—finish university and transition into a successful career and eventually parenthood. Those with autism can have difficulty understanding the world around them and can find it hard to find their voice, but in this poignant and honest memoir, Jude defiantly uses his found voice to break down the misconceptions and societal beliefs surrounding autism, bringing hope to all who live with autism as well as those who care for someone on the spectrum. Jude views his autism as a gift to be shared, not a burden to be pitied, and as he demonstrates through his honest recollections and observations, autistic people’s lives can be every bit as happy and fulfilling as those not on the spectrum.
- Author:Roberts, Dr. Jillian, Revell, CindySummary:
Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family. Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter. Why Do Families Change? is part of the Just Enough series. Other topics in the series include birth, death and diversity. For more information, visit www.justenoughseries.com.
- Author:Jakes, T. D.Summary:
In a time when women carry more influence than any other generation, the power of prayer has never been more important to remind us that we do not have to bear our crosses alone. We need prayer to stand guard over our hearts and minds and over the hearts and minds of our families. This book presents a clarion call for women to continue their progressive march of empowerment by dreaming like their daughters and praying like their grandmothers.
- Author:Hamilton, JoanSummary:
What do you tell children when a parent has been diagnosed with a serious illness? What should you do? What should you talk about? When do you ell them? What words do you use? This book provides parents and other caregivers with suggestions on how to approach children with the information that their parent is seriously ill. There are lots of examples of how and what to say to children and teens.
- Author:Roberts, Dr. Jillian, Revell, CindySummary:
Whether children are experiencing grief and loss for the first time or simply curious, it can be difficult to know how to talk to them about death. Using questions posed in a child’s voice and answers that start simply and become more in-depth, this book allows adults to guide the conversation to a natural and reassuring conclusion. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter. What Happens When a Loved One Dies? is the second book in the series. For more information, visit www.justenoughseries.com.
- Author:Pond, Michael, Palmer, MaureenSummary:
Psychotherapist Michael Pond is no stranger to the devastating consequences of alcoholism. He has helped hundreds of people conquer their addictions, but this knowledge did not prevent his own near-demise. In this riveting memoir, he recounts how he lost his practice, his home, and his family—all because of his drinking. After scores of visits to the ER, a tour of hellish recovery homes, a stint in intensive care for end-stage alcoholism, and jail, Pond devised his own personal plan for recovery. He met Maureen Palmer and together they investigated scientific alternatives to the rigid abstinence doctrine pushed by 12-Step programs.
- Author:Manning, Lauren, Manning, JeanetteSummary:
As a troubled teen, Lauren Manning sought refuge online in the angry world of black metal music. When she met a recruiter who offered her the acceptance she craved, the doctrine of white supremacy supplanted the values of her middle-class upbringing, and Lauren traded suburbia for a life of violence and criminality on the streets of Toronto. Told from the perspective of both mother and daughter, Walking Away from Hate chronicles Lauren’s descent into extremism, her life within the movement and her ultimate reconnection with the family she once denounced and the mother who refused to give up on her.
- Author:Kempton, BethSummary:
This is the definitive guide that teaches you how to use the Japanese concept of wabi sabi to reshape every area of your life and find happiness right where you are. Fed up with the exhausting challenges of our fast-paced, consumption-driven existence, millions of people worldwide are turning to timeless cultural traditions to find true meaning. In this transformative handbook, Beth Kempton introduces you to wabi sabi, a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics that offers a whole new way of looking at the world.
- Author:Vachon, GilbertSummary:
Ce livre raconte l'histoire d'une mère bienveillante qui, une fois placée en CHSLD, est décédée à la suite de négligence dont elle a été victime, mais aussi d'un fils aimant qui, en plus de l'avoir soutenu jusqu'à la fin, a décidé, par tous les moyens, de rassembler les morceaux du casse-tête afin de comprendre la situation, mais également de rendre justice à sa mère morte dans des circonstances inhabituelles. Ce roman, parfois dénonciateur, parfois inspirant, est basé sur un fait vécu écrit avec le cœur, mais également en toute authenticité et simplicité. Découvrir l'envers de la médaille et tout ce qu'implique certains choix pris dans le passé en CHSLD sur la qualité de vie de nos aînés ne laissera personne indifférent. Ce livre s'adresse à tous ceux et celles qui sont sensibles à la réalité de ceux et celles qui ont construit le Québec, mais surtout aux proches aidants, au personnel du domaine de la santé et aux personnes œuvrant de près ou de loin auprès de cette clientèle, y compris la fonction publique. Tout le monde le sait que l'usure et les rides de leur visage et de leurs mains sont comme une carte géographique qui nous montre les chemins qu'ils ont parcourus au fil du temps. Ensemble, servons-nous de cette histoire pour apprendre de nos erreurs du passé, mais surtout bâtir un avenir meilleur pour que nos sages puissent vivre dans la dignité jusqu'à leur dernier souffle. Un pas à la fois, si la famille, le personnel et le gouvernement travaillent de concert nous pouvons y arriver.
- Author:Portelance, ColetteSummary:
Ce 5e ouvrage de Colette Portelance sera sans doute comme les précédents un autre best-seller. Forte de près de 40 années de vie de couple heureuse et réussie avec le même conjoint, l'auteur nous convie à la mise au grand jour des secrets de ceux qui cultivent encore le sentiment amoureux après de nombreuses années de vie communes. Elle affirme qu'à l'aube du 3e millénaire il est toujours réaliste de rêver d'une vie de couple durable et satisfaisante. Pour elle, la relation amoureuse peut traverser l'épreuve du temps, l'amour, le désir et la passion n'étant pas uniquement réservés à l'enfance des relations de couple. En écrivant ces pages, Colette Portelance veut donner l'espoir à ceux qui s'aiment, à ceux qui veulent une vie de couple plus harmonieuse mais qui connaissent des difficultés relationnelles et à ceux qui sont seuls. Ce livre fournit à toutes ces personnes qui rêvent d'une vie de couple réussie, des bases solides et réalistes sur lesquelles ils pourront construire leur relation amoureuse de façon à ce qu'elle gagne chaque jour en profondeur sans perdre en sensibilité, en intérêt et en liberté. «en nourrissant nos yeux et nos coeurs d'images réelles et encourageantes en rapport avec la relation de couple, nous sèmerons un espoir constructeur dans le coeur des hommes et des femmes qui veulent être heureux ensemble et nous contribuerons ainsi plus facilement à former des couples qui s'aiment assez pour offrir à leurs enfants et à leur entourage des modèles d'épanouissement et de réalisation.».
- Author:Doyle, GlennonSummary:
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ; “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick) In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” ( People ) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine ; The Washington Post ; Cosmopolitan ; Marie Claire ; “ Untamed will liberate women—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal. ”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love This is how you find yourself. There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent—even from ourselves. For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is . At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice—the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl she had been before the world told her who to be. Glennon decided to quit abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world’s expectations of her. She quit being good so she could be free. She quit pleasing and started living. Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is . Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.
- Author:Robbins, TonySummary:
Unavailable in book form! Multimillion copy bestselling audio superstar Anthony Robbins offers his blockbuster original audio program for the retail market in both CD and audio download formats! How do you really want to live? What are you most excited about? What are you grateful for? Do you often feel "stuck" in your life? Are you unable to make changes or break through past beliefs? We often look outside ourselves for these answers. When we do, we give away our power. It's time to find your own answers...uncover your own internal motivations...and set your own rules! In Tony Robbins's exciting live audio seminar Unleash the Power Within you'll discover how to transform your limiting beliefs, adding new meaning and depth to your life. You'll learn to tap into your deepest, most personal resources, to become all the you truly desire and deserve. And when you begin to claim the abundant rewards your future has in store, you'll not only make a remarkable improvement in your life—but consequently, in our world. Tony shows you how to live your life not by hope...not by chance...but by design. You'll learn to: -Break old patterns and destroy limiting beliefs -Become a decisive person who takes massive, intelligent action -Condition yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically to create staggering results -Find and develop a strategy of success -Have more confidence and self-esteem -Develop new communication skills -Generate more passion and enthusiasm -Become aware of the higher purpose of your life -Discover what drives you and what holds you back -And much, much more!