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Everywhere she looked, the world was in poor shape. And because she’d quit drinking, she no longer had the comfort blanket of alcohol to tamp down her anxiety. How did sober people stay sane?
In recent times, the self-help industry has exploded into a multi- billion dollar global industry – and along with it has come every imaginable type of therapy, healing or general woo-woo. In the past, Rebecca scoffed at this industry, mocking its reliance on half-baked science and the way it appears to prey on the mentally fragile.
But as she searched for a meaning of life that did not involve booze, she found it increasingly hard to rationalize her default scepticism. This shit really seems to work for some people, she reasoned. And it’s not like I have any particularly solid alternatives.
Rebecca lives in Cape Town, the undisputed epicentre of ‘alternative’ paths to peace and enlightenment in South Africa. She decided that over the course of a year, she would embark on a quest for personal wellness, spiritual enlightenment and good old-fashioned happiness. She was willing, within reason, to try anything. She would open herself to even the most outlandish contemporary fads in self- improvement.
What followed was a twelve-month immersion in the world of auras, chakras, hallucinogenic drugs, sweat lodges, sangomas, past lives and more.
And by the end of it? Maybe she would find some new ways of thinking and living. Or maybe she would emerge with her prejudices untouched.
Either way, it would be a good story.
Letters Of Alchemy is a journey which unveils various cycles of growth from the darkness of fear, grief and heartbreak to the light of love, self-awareness and empowerment - expressed through the art of poetry and prose.
This thought-provoking collection of words pulls the reader into new worlds of expanse bringing strong images, memories and feelings to mind resulting in a visceral adventure. For best results, savour each sentence and brace yourself for a heart- and mind-opening experience.
Shakeela Kingzley is a South African writer and filmmaker who has profound love for the arts. She received her BA Degree in Motion Picture Medium in 2010 and has since worked in the South African film industry and explored the world whenever adventure called her soul.
“Writing this piece of art was a beautiful journey in itself. In my mindfulness I discovered that I am a translator - when I receive the visuals I need to translate it into the English language as best I can so that when you read it you see it and feel it.” - Shakeela Kingzley
An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBC’s This Is Us.
When This Is Us debuted in fall 2016, a divided America embraced a show that celebrates human connection. The critically acclaimed series became America’s most watched—and most talked about—network show, even building on its fan base in the drama’s second season. As Kate Pearson, Chrissy Metz presents a character that has never been seen on television, yet viewers see themselves in her, no matter what they look like or where they come from. Considered a role model just for being her authentic self, Chrissy found herself on magazine covers and talk shows, walking red carpets, and as the subject of endless conversations on social media “I don’t know what you’ve been through to play her,” she is often told by fans, “but it was something.”
In This is Me, Chrissy Metz shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave readers both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissy’s This is Me is so much more than your standard Hollywood memoir or collection of personal essays. She embraces the spirit of Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes, and shares how she has applied the lessons she learned from both setbacks and successes. A born entertainer, Chrissy finds light in even her darkest moments, and leaves the reader feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it.
Chrissy Metz grew up in a large family, one that always seemed to be moving, and growing. Her father disappeared one day, leaving her mother to work a series of menial jobs and his children to learn to live with the threat of hunger and the electricity being cut off. When her mother remarried, Chrissy hoped for “normal” but instead experienced a form of mental pain that seemed crafted just for her. The boys who showed her attention did so with strings attached as well, and Chrissy accepted it, because for her, love always came with conditions.
When she set out for Los Angeles, it was the first time she had been away from her family and from Florida. And for years, she got barely an audition. So how does a woman with the deck stacked against her radiate such love, beauty and joy? This too is at the heart of This is Me.
With chapters that alternate from autobiographical to instructional, Chrissy offers practical applications of her hard-won insights in a series of “Bee Mindful” interstitials. There she invites you to embrace gratitude in “Say Thank You” or to be honest with your partner and yourself in “The Shrouded Supreme.” Blending love and experience, Chrissy encourages us all to claim our rightful place in a world that may be trying to knock us down, find our own unique gifts, and pursue our dreams.
Erik Kruger is a high-performance coach and founder of the Mental Performance Lab. He writes an email early each morning which he sends to many thousands of subscribers. The aim of his daily message is to inspire people, asking them to reflect and act. Packed with more than 160 thoughtful reflections on what it takes to live a life of action and not words, Acta Non Verba’s purpose is to get people moving, creating, and generating an unstoppable drive in both their business and personal journeys.
The words Acta Non Verba is the sign-off Erik uses in all his emails. This simple Latin phrase, meaning ‘Actions Not Words’, has started a movement. It’s a plea; a call to create your life instead of living it by default, a call to show your intentions instead of merely speaking about them. It’s a call to live to your fullest potential. This is not a book to read from cover to cover, in one sitting. Each day there is a new chapter waiting to be read. Put this book on your bedside table, and read a new chapter with your first cup of coffee every morning. Each message is short so you can read it quickly, in the moment, and then reflect and act on it for the entire day. It’s a book that demands action.
ACTIONS, NOT WORDS
Remember, it’s not about the words on these pages; it’s about what you do with them.
The authors spent time finding out how South African women respond to this phenomenon referred to as 'over 40'. The result is a title that a woman would give to herself, to a friend or to a daughter going through this 'big' transition period that involves psychological and physiological change that brings about much contemplation.
'Fabulously 40 and beyond' is written primarily from an extensive base of questionnaires as well as from feedback from media work during the book's development. The authors then synthesised and wrote this title from an extensive base of questionnaires and from feedback from media work to bring on important themes including identity, spirituality, body, family and other animals, leisure (and pleasure). At the centre is a certain power that women come into as they move into their 40's and beyond which is a clear measure of where women in their 40s are at. Clearly, the title demonstrates that these women have humour, lightness, know how much they own, and do juggle things to get things in life to go the way they want. The book offers practical advice as well as relevant statistics.
During the research phase 'Fabulously 40 and beyond' saw much media interest including a feature on SAFM Otherwise, in Femina magazine and on Radio 702. This is no doubt a much-needed book that fills a gap dealing with this often difficult or traumatic stage in women's lives.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships - or, as they would say, because of them - they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?
They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our times and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.
This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.
Be the best version of you that YOU can be.
How can you learn to truly love yourself? How can you transform negative emotions into positive ones? Is it possible to find lasting happiness? In this book, Instagram guru Vex King answers all of these questions and more.
Vex overcame adversity to become a source of hope for thousands of young people, and now draws from his personal experience and his intuitive wisdom to inspire you to:
In this book, Vex will show you that when you change the way you think, feel, speak and act, you begin to change the world.
We experience our environment in a unique way through our senses. Some people thrive in a busy environment with lots going on and many people involved. They like everything brighter, louder, hotter, faster and find these inputs enjoyable and stimulating. Others avoid a crowded, noisy environment and will escape to ordered tranquillity whenever they can. They prefer everything softer, milder, slower and quickly feel overwhelmed and irritated by too much fuss and flutter. Sensory intelligence explains in clear layman's terms how this works to help you understand why you and others respond to sensory input the way you do. It then tells you how to modulate your senses to adapt to your environment and other people, or change your environment to fit your sensory preferences. It will help you to function more effectively and give you greater understanding and adaptability within your relationships, both at home and at work.
The power of this book will work, even if it is not read.
The entire purpose of this book is: The full activation of the inner and outer senses, in order to dissolve the enslaving programs of belief systems.
How does your mind live in your body? How can body awareness change your life experience? Successful author and practising psychotherapist, Noa Belling, offers a practical, personal way to use your body as a direct path to mindfulness and mindful living. By waking up to how we hold life experiences in our bodies, we have the power and choice to improve physical, mental and emotional health, promote vitality, build emotional resilience and generally improve quality of life. The practices of The Mindful Body go beyond traditional mindfulness to target specific challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, confidence, zest for life, decision-making and more. Supported by psychological and neuroscientifi c studies, this book provides you with many opportunities to practise body mindfulness to experience your physical being as an empowering and intelligent resource.
In hierdie boek deel ek my eie pad wat ek met die Doodsengel gestap het en hoe my pa se afsterwe my lewe dramaties verander het. Nianell en Riana Scheepers is maar ’n paar mense wat ook hul eie ervaringe met afgestorwe siele kom deel. Sekerlik die belangrikste deel van die boek is om ons vrese vir die dood aan te spreek en die konsep vir onsself te herdefinieer, sodat ons ook nie ons eie afsterwe sal vrees nie. Ek kyk na die potensiaal wat ontstaan om te groei en te ontluik in die unieke jy, wanneer die dood jou lewe kom omvergooi.
Soul Truth is a journey of self-discovery, self-awareness and awakening. It reveals universal truths that apply to all, from the lifeless to the living. Above all it is the revelation that as a human, your greatest foe is your mind and its treachery, and how its purpose is to hold and hide you from your destiny. Unknowingly we are dominated by the deceptive fears and desires of our mind's dark influence. We become addicted to our mind's created needs. We become victims of our poorly constructed and self-destructive choices; with this we lose touch with ourselves and our truth. Furthermore, in the hope of finding meaning to escape from the pressures of our chaotic lives, we chase the elaborate and convincing external 'red herrings' the mind deceptively scatters around us to distract us from our Soul. The purpose of Soul Truth is to help the reader unlock and reveal the truth of the game of life' to expose 'the illusion' we have all been deceived into purchasing. This is achieved through a greater understanding of how the unseen consciousness 'mechanisms' of which we are both comprised and part of, operate and function. Soul Truth is not a religious, esoteric or ethereal quest. It is a practical approach to helping you reveal your purpose and destiny.
Tap into your extraordinary human capacity for healing, using the miraculous power of group intention and its 'mirror effect' In The Power of Eight, Lynne McTaggart - an expert on the science of spirituality - reveals her remarkable findings from 10 years of experiments designed to discover how group intention can heal our lives - and change the world for the better. When individuals in a group focus their intention together on a single target, a powerful collective dynamic emerges that can heal long-standing conditions, mend fractured relationships, lower violence and even rekindle life purpose. But the greatest discovery of McTaggart's experiments is that group intention has a mirror effect, not only transforming the recipient but also reflecting back on the senders. This book chronicles McTaggart's own journey to make sense of all the miracles she witnessed, delving into the larger context of the science behind this phenomenon. With inspiration from the riveting stories of hundreds of people who have experienced life-altering transformations and a complete how-to of McTaggart's techniques, you will learn to harness the collective energies of The Power of Eight and unleash the power you hold inside of you to heal your own life - and the world around you.
Achieve more with this fifteen-minute meditation programme. In Stress Less, Accomplish More Emily Fletcher shares an ancient meditation technique designed for busy lives. The focus of the practice is stress relief, mental clarity and improved productivity, so it's perfect for the fast pace of modern life. This style of meditation was developed specifically for people with a lot of demands on their time - those with busy jobs, lives and families - and so it has been designed to work anywhere, anytime. All you need is somewhere to sit, a little training and a few minutes to yourself. Throughout the book, Emily explains what meditation is, how you do it and the many exciting ways that it can change your life. Stress Less, Accomplish More destigmatises meditation for the average person, making it attractive, understandable and easy to implement for all. This book has a very simple message: do less - without the stress - and accomplish more. Emily Fletcher is a leading expert in meditation for high performance and has taught meditation to executives at global corporations like Google, Barclays and Viacom as well as busy parents, NBA players, Oscar winners, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.
Positiewe selfgesprek is noodsaaklik vir doeltreffende kommunikasie. En doeltreffende kommunikasie is die grondslag van goeie verhoudings op alle vlakke. Hierdie titel bied jou die teorie asook 'n magdom praktiese voorbeelde om jou op albei gebiede sukses te laat smaak. Verbeter selfvertroue en bekwaamheid; hanteer misbruik tuis en by die werk; staan jou man teen moeilike mense; hanteer die verantwoordelikheid van ouerskap; raak ontslae van verslawings; boue vertroue en elimineer enigiets wat kommunikasie verhinder.
Do you want to be an inspired, more innovative you? Tap into your creativity every day with this motivating collection of imaginative and crafty ideas, top tips, invigorating activities and wise words. Light up your mind with this little book of inspiration.
This self-help guide shows readers step-by-step how to perform at their peak while gaining emotional and financial freedom, attaining leadership and self-confidence, and winning the confidence of others. It should enable the reader to gain the knowledge and courage to remake themselves.
Quiet Spaces is a spirituality resource that offers four months' worth of Bible reflection, prayers and creative ideas for meditation inspired by different spiritual traditions. The material is organised in fortnightly sections and is equally suitable for daily use, for dipping into at different points during the week, or for working through at a weekend. Topics and contributors The feminine face of God by Joy MacCormick The well of life by Janet Fletcher Writing to the people of Philippi by Sally Smith `The Canticle of Brother Sun' by Janet Lunt Places of prayer by Lynne Chitty Lent laments by Karen Herrick Giving up, taking in, giving out by Claire Musters Participating in the saving work of God by Jean Marie Dwyer OP The Emmaus road by Eirene Palmer
Marcus Aurelius kan as 地 ware filosoof-koning beskou word. Ten spyte van sy roem en weelderige lewe aan die hof, het hy voortdurend gestreef na 地 eenvoudige lewe, innerlike vryheid en persoonlike spirituele groei. Sy Meditasies of Bepeinsinge wat tydens sy laaste lewensjare neergeskryf is, is in 12 boeke verdeel en is nie filosofiese teoriee nie, maar praktiese oefeninge om die filosofie in die leser se gedagtes en optrede te laat deurwerk. Hy besin oor die heelal en die mens as deel daarvan, die verantwoordelikhede van die mens as 地 sosiale wese, verdraagsaamheid teenoor alle mense, hoe om in harmonie met ander en in ooreenstemming met jou ware aard te leef, hoe om te aanvaar wat met jou gebeur, en uiteindelik ook die dood te aanvaar. Tydens Marcus se heerskappy is die Christene kwaai vervolg, maar tog het sy denke oor 地 ingetoe leefwyse wat nie deur drif nie, maar deur verantwoordelikheid en plig beheer word, 地 groot invloed op die Christendom uitgeoefen. Sy werk word vandag nog gelees en het in 地 era waarin waarde aan spirituele groei geheg word, nuwe betekenis gekry.
Buckle up folks, this is one wild ride. Brimming with true-life shockers and candid confessions, My Scandalous Little Rule Book is a self-help book like no other. Part naughty memoir, part advice column, author Jacquie Somerville irreverently spells out her rules for embracing risk, challenging the perceived "norm," and living a more exciting life. Using her "insane" stories (real-life escapades) to illustrate her "sane" solutions, Jacquie shows you how to be your own soul mate, reject mediocrity, and achieve a life without regrets. Enlightened by Jacquie's vulnerability and honesty, My Scandalous Little Rule Book flies in the face of tradition. The premise of the book is to encourage people to "stop being so cautious -- take a risk, achieve some major shit, and have some fun!" Jacquie argues that people typically play this game of life way too cautiously, and, in doing so end up slipping safely into the grave, having never lived. My Scandalous Little Rule Book aims to show readers how to avoid compromise and the "abyss of mediocrity." Society is obsessed with the notion that in order to be happy, we have to find our "soul mate." Jacquie is driven to debunk this myth and, as illustrated by her first "rule", proves that the key to a life filled with love, happiness, purpose and passion lies in being your own soul mate! My Scandalous Little Rule Book opposes the notion of looking outward for fulfillment and argues that we need to start looking inward. We don't need to find our soul mate; we need to be our own soul mate -- a critical key message for this book. My Scandalous Little Rule Book inspires readers to embark on the journey of self-trust, embrace opportunities fearlessly, reject conformity and start living an exciting, adventurous life.
You already work with crystals every single day - even if you don't know it. Some 10 billion quartz crystals are used every year in electronic devices: from smartphones to credit cards and more. These same crystals that are driving our digital revolution have been used for centuries by many cultures around the world for healing. Today, contemporary healers are still harnessing the energy of quartz crystals to help alleviate suffering. In this book, crystal expert Beatriz Singer explains how the qualities that make crystals desirable in technology are the very same qualities that give them their healing power and that have compelled our fascination for millennia. She offers practical tools for understanding and using these extraordinary stones to improve our lives. In this book you'll find: - a compelling look at quartz crystals from the perspective of neuroscience, history, quantum physics, theories of consciousness and crystal healing - insight into understanding how your own 'crystal blueprint' can connect you to your authentic self - guidance on how to use crystals for healing the mind and body - from identifying conditioned patterns and sources of illness to bringing your body back to wholeness - in-depth practices for working with crystals that encompass symbols, sacred geometry, electromagnetic energy and our crystalline biology Quartz crystals can be so much more than a pretty placebo - they can change your life and heal our world. 'The Crystal Blueprint is required reading for any lover of crystals - and anyone who believes in transformation from the inside out.' Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, founders and creators of Energy Muse and authors of Crystal Muse
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