Author: Darlene Montgomery
Publisher: White Knight Press
The second in the series Conscious Women-Conscious Lives offers more extraordinary stories of healing and transformation by some of North America's leading women authorities on healing, spirituality and body mind wisdom. Each story is true and each brings healing, understanding, comfort and proof of women's courage. These stories show how the journey of facing some of life's greatest obstacles can be followed by a joyous emergence from the darkness of despair, and a return to the light of life, love and new wisdom. Themes include: Finding Meaning in Loss, Finding Life's Purpose, Learning to let go of a Loved one, The Gift in Illness and Loss, Turning Life's Obstacles into Stepping Stones, Rising to the Challenge, Overcoming the Fear of Death, Surviving and triumphing after life threatening illness. These true stories written by women, for women, help open the heart, heal the spirit, and bring peace of mind during some of life's most challenging times. As each author brings a treasure from her own rich experience, she contributes to the pool of wisdom we share on this planet of how each of us can meet our greatest fears to rise again with wisdom, grace and courage. Whatever challenges you presently face, these stories offer hope, reassurance, comfort and proud examples of the resilient nature and courage of women.
The Power of Awareness in Business and Life
Author: Bob Rosen,Emma-Kate Swann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Conscious is a deeply human approach to personal change Our world is changing faster than our ability to adapt. Ambushed by speed, complexity, and uncertainty, many of us are unprepared for this acceleration. We act on autopilot as new challenges confront us. We are too reactive to problems and miss out on opportunities. We get hijacked by conflicting values and polarizing relationships. We face uncertainty with fear and mistrust. Stress and burnout are pervasive as many of us do not perform up to our potential. Organizations are not adapting well either. Seventy percent of change efforts fail. Slow execution, unrealized growth, unhealthy cultures, and obsession with short-term results undermine long-term success. Inside communities, there is more tension, diminishing trust in our institutions, and a growing inability to solve our most complex social problems. The primary culprit for these maladies is our lack of awareness. Let’s face it: Our current approach to change is running out of steam. And the cost of unaware people is too high to pay. In this age of acceleration, we need a fresh approach to living and leading. CONSCIOUS is our wake-up call – to be aware, awake, and accountable. Nothing is more important than understanding ourselves, our relationships, and our surroundings. Being conscious helps us think deeper, learn faster, and collaborate better. The more conscious we are, the faster we adapt, and the higher performing we become. Conscious is the new smart. As one of the premier global experts on leadership and transformation, Bob Rosen and Healthy Companies have revealed a profound truth about modern-day change: the most successful people, at all levels of society, follow four powerful practices of being conscious: Go Deep – Discover your inner self Think Big – See a world of possibilities Get Real – Be honest and intentional Step Up – Act boldly and responsibly Conscious is your personal roadmap through transformation – helping you adapt and accelerate into the future. To create sustainable change for yourself and your business. Why not be the one with your head lights on while others are driving in the dark?
Women's Work, Women's Consciousness, and the Meaning of Daily Experience
Author: Bettina Aptheker
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Category: Social Science
Uses selections from stories, oral histories, and poems to depict the daily life of contemporary women, and covers work, racism, poverty, lesbians, and spirituality
Embrace & Savor Your Next Chapter
Author: Ron Pevny
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
"As the baby boomer population begins to retire healthier than any generation before them, retirement is about to look a whole lot different. No longer are seniors satisfied with their retirement years being defined by wasting away their days on the porch or puttering around the house. In Conscious Living, Conscious Aging, Ron Pevny presents an empowering vision and practical tools that help one to age consciously for a passionate, fulfilling second half of life. This contemporary model for aging focuses on the potential for growth, passion, purpose, service, and spiritual exploration while also offering wisdom for dealing with inevitable losses. Conscious Living, Conscious Aging helps readers: -Identify unfulfilled goals; -Find ways to contribute their skills to society; -And, spend their retirement years as a time of profound personal development. Today, retirement presents a whole new opportunity to engage with life, community, and the world with vigor. Don't merely grow old, age consciously"--
How to Find the Love of Your Life & The Life That You Love
Author: David Steele
Publisher: Relationship Coaching Institute
We want to be happy in relationships, but don't know how. The old way of dating and mating simply doesn't work anymore. The rules have changed and most of us don't know what the new rules are. In searching for love, most singles are using trial and error, flying by the seat of their pants, or following bad advice. Conscious Dating does not offer manipulative or deceptive practices that compromise who you are, in fact it helps singles celebrate who they are and see being single as an opportunity and not a disease. This is not just another dating book filled with tired ideas about how to get a man or woman. Conscious Dating provides relationship information and strategies proven and tested with thousands of singles worldwide from a pioneering leader in the field of relationships.
Living, Creating, and Investing with Your Values for a Sustainable New Prosperity
Author: Patricia Aburdene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Why not make money and make a difference, too? A revolutionary blueprint for growing wealth, finding fulfillment, and changing the world by living your values. In the emerging era of Conscious Money, we achieve prosperity by tapping into the power of values, consciousness, and sound economic principles. By applying the wisdom of Conscious Money to your personal finances, you can build a foundation for sustainable wealth and true fulfillment. No longer will you need to choose between your core values and your paycheck. Instead you’ll expand on-the-job creativity, grow income through conscious practices, and change the world as you: • identify your unique personal values; • break down barriers to financial success; • partner with companies that reflect your values; • express your values through conscious shopping; • tap into higher consciousness at the office; • harness your intuition to clarify financial choices; and • invest in enterprises that honor the planet.
A Woman's Guide!
Author: Robin Marvel
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Are You Ready to Awaken the Power Within? Be a woman of strength. Know you are an amazing, allcreating individual. This guide will strengthen and encourageyou to discover your inner core and create an empoweredzest for life. The exercises and crafts in this hands-on guide have beendesigned to Awaken your Consciousness on your path of selfawareness.You are on your way to ultimate love, tranquility andstrength for your mind, body and soul. Grab your power, expand your awareness and never lookback. Honor yourself by being true to who you are andsharing all that you are with the world.Readers of this book will learn how to... ChakraCize Your SpiritBuild Your Self ConfidenceRaise Your Vibrational Frequency with EaseDo Meditations to Create Your LifeDiscover Your Wisdom WithinCare for Your AuraUnlock Your Dreams ""Awakening Consciousness" encourages and guides the readerthrough fun exercises designed to get at the heart ofspirituality and the practical application of that knowledge intheir lives. Change does indeed begin from the bottom up!" --Daniel Noyes, author "The Seven Doors" Learn more at www.MarvelousEmpowerment.com From the Modern Spirituality Series at Marvelous Spirit Press www.MarvelousSpirit.com Body, Mind & Spirit: Metaphysical Phenomena
Navigating Critical Stages and Aspects of Life Successfully
Author: Funmi Oyetunji
In my observation of lives around me, I often wonder, What happened there? I imagine what that person might have done to contribute to the success or failure of their own life. Usually, a life attracts my attention because of its exceptionalityfor good or for bad. Over time, I have come to see that many people seem to wander through life, just to wake up one day, usually at about middle age, and realize that their life had happened while they were not looking! This is a clarion call and encouragement to consciousness and deliberateness in living the life one would be proud of in the end. It is also a summary of the lessons I have learned from my own experiences or from books and other resources I have used in my quest for answers on the subject of life. The chapters are arranged based on the different stages and aspects to point out signposts, road junctions, and time lines that the reader can expect to navigate on the journey of life. It is to bring consciousness to the consideration and planning that the different aspects of life need for your own particular journey. The book must not be read in a particular sequence; you can read particular chapters or aspects as required by your particular stage, situation, or need for counsel at different times. Different chapters will be more applicable and enlightening for different readers at different times. It could be growing up and career building time for some, marriage and parenting for others. It might be about maneuvering middle and old age for yet another. In the end, no one can control all aspects of life all the time, but you can be awake and write your own story by making things happen instead of just waiting and watching them happen, accepting whatever life brings. Make your life happen.
How Mind and Brain Interact to Create Our Conscious Lives
Author: Michael S. Gazzaniga
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Examining mind-brain interactions in mental states such as anxiety, pain, dreams, depression, love, phobias, and obsessions, the author discusses the complicated way in which the mind interprets the chemical changes in the brain
The Power of Conscious Living : how Transformative Communication Can Change Your Life
Author: David Wolf
Publisher: Mandala Publishing Group
The fundamental necessity in any good relationship is simple: both parties must first tend to their own spiritual growth. David Wolf understands this intimately, and his book elucidates that approach to relationships by revealing an effective and accessible model for self-fulfillment. By applying the strategies of conscious living, and leaving behind limiting patterns of thought and behavior, one becomes able to bring about positive change in ones' self and ones' environment. The effect that these positive changes has on a relationship can be transformative, leading to sustained happiness and growth.
A Guidebook for Spiritual Transformation
Author: Swami Rama
Publisher: Lotus Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Based on the lectures delivered by the author in Singapore during 1991 and 1992.
Creating Your Reality
Author: Ramon Stevens
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"You create your own reality." Conscious Life means reclaiming the power to create the life of our dreams. Since our bodies, thoughts, and experiences are all energy, we magnetically draw to ourselves, through the power of thought, the people and events of our lives. Spirit teacher Alexander illuminates how consciousness blends with matter to create our experienced reality. More, he gives us simple, practical techniques to harness the unlimited power of thought to attract a life filled with love, health, and abundance-a Conscious Life. Eric Leskowitz, M.D. of Harvard Medical School says, "The collected teachings of Alexander contain the most accessible explanations of the mechanics of health, illness and life on this planet that I have yet encountered. The processes and techniques he first described 20 years ago are now being validated by modern scientific research, and suggest that he has presented a blueprint for 'How it works' that can be utilized by all of us."
Your Journey From An Unconscious To A Conscious Life
Author: Ulrik Nerloe
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Ever asked yourself whether you are living the life you really dreamed of? Whether the choices you made were really yours? Could things be better? Do you know where you're heading? Simple questions that many of us find surprisingly hard to answer. "The Life Bridge" was written to guide you towards those answers, and to help you identify, attract and turn your dreams, wishes and goals into a reality. It was written for anyone looking for both meaning and practical guidance - and works for everyone, at any stage of life. You cannot go back and start from scratch, but you CAN create a new and different path forwards in this complex, ever-changing world we live in. What it takes is a new mind-set. Step-by-step, " The Life Bridge" will lead you on a personal journey of inner growth from the unconscious to the conscious and show you how to: - Identify, visualize and attract what you dream of. - Create the balance between the present and the future that opens the door to growth. - Challenge and change habits that prevent positive change - Find your authentic self and channel your energy - Let go and ask the universe for help, and listen to the answers it provides - Get in touch with your intuition and live by it. Decide with your heart not your head - Identify types of energy and their impact on you and others These simple concepts are presented in a down-to-earth, conversational style that will leave you wondering why you hadn't thought of this before! Useful, practical exercises are included to lead you along your path to a more rewarding future, and help you discover a deeper meaning in life. Ulrik NerlØe, founder of Unified People, has been transforming international organisations and creating winning cultures that bring world-class results since 2010. An "energy and freedom creator," he has extensive experience in executive mentoring, organisational development, leadership development, and one-on-one life coaching. He passionately believes that anyone can turn their dreams into a reality using the steps illustrated here. He is working to create a worldwide movement that will lead to a better tomorrow. As he puts it: "The things we do now define our future. Don't let your present pass you by. We have all been given a gift. Follow your dream. It's all up to you." The Life Bridge will show you how.
Cultivating the Seven Qualities of Authentic Adulthood
Author: Fran Cox,Louis Cox
Publisher: Red Wheel
This exploration of adulthood and redefinition of the age of consent tosses out the old, generational model and redefines adulthood for our time--according to consciousness rather than chronology. A welcome departure from the accepted norm of guaranteed adulthood at the age of 21, the authors' model offers easily accessible guidelines and suggestions for achieving an examined life.
Author: Eric Schwitzgebel
Publisher: MIT Press
Do you dream in color? If you answer Yes, how can you be sure? Before you recount your vivid memory of a dream featuring all the colors of the rainbow, consider that in the 1950s researchers found that most people reported dreaming in black and white. In the 1960s, when most movies were in color and more people had color television sets, the vast majority of reported dreams contained color. The most likely explanation for this, according to the philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel, is not that exposure to black-and-white media made people misremember their dreams. It is that we simply don't know whether or not we dream in color. In Perplexities of Consciousness, Schwitzgebel examines various aspects of inner life (dreams, mental imagery, emotions, and other subjective phenomena) and argues that we know very little about our stream of conscious experience.Drawing broadly from historical and recent philosophy and psychology to examine such topics as visual perspective, and the unreliability of introspection, Schwitzgebel finds us singularly inept in our judgments about conscious experience.
5 Steps to Living Happily Even After
Author: Katherine Woodward Thomas
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
"With the first book on conscious uncoupling, bestselling author and licensed psychotherapist Katherine Woodward Thomas forges a new path for those in the midst of a breakup or divorce. Thomas's groundbreaking work and five-step plan promises a new way to end a failing relationship that isn't bitter and needlessly painful, but is instead characterized by goodwill, generosity, and respect. With its precepts, couples learn how to do minimal damage to themselves, each other, and their children"--
Wake Up from the Collective Coma and Walk the Path of Your Great Work
Author: Robin Wildt Hansen
Publisher: Robin Wildt Hansen
All around you, minds are shaped by commercials, social media, junk food, drugs, the news, reality TV and other stimulation. It is easy to give in to these influences and be a mindless employee, a greedy consumer and a generous patient. It is easy to never give your gift to the world. Yet, as human beings we have a need for our lives to be meaningful. This book will show you how to strengthen your willpower and consistently take the action that will raise your level of consciousness and improve your existence so that you infuse it with more and more meaning, and breathe life into your Great Work. You may well know what your Great Work would be; but it is likely that you don't believe you would have the willpower to carry it out completely. This is a practical guide that will help you identify the factors that aid you in your Great Work as well as those that hold you back. It will help you enhance your strengths and overcome your inner resistance.
Author: Molly McCord
Publisher: Spirituality University Press
The second book in the Awakening Consciousness Series is a must-have guide for any contemporary seeker who is curious about their spiritual journey. Referencing Joseph Campbell's highly influential the hero's journey alongside her bestselling memoir, Molly McCord, M.A., asks the reader to reflect on their own life journey with consciousness-raising wisdom and insights. "The Modern Heroine's Journey of Consciousness" offers an original exploration through 11 phases of spiritual growth, from answering the Call of her Soul and Opening Up To A Greater Power, to Surrender, Awakening to Deeper Soul Power, and Mastery of Her Consciousness. Inspiring, original spiritual concepts include: - Differences between spirituality and religion - The five types of consciousness on the planet now - The Elevator and the Spiral - Soul Mates, Soul Contracts, Soul Agreements, Soul Groups, Karmic Relationships - Past life connections to geographic locations - Surrender and supreme separation from God - Being conscious in an Unconscious World - And more "a-ha" connections and breakthroughs for conscious living "The Modern Heroine's Journey of Consciousness" brilliantly explains the gifts at every phase of spiritual growth and reveals how the inner journey is an awakening to more of herself.
A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Author: Sy Montgomery
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year “Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk did for raptors.” —New Statesman, UK “One of the best science books of the year.” —Science Friday, NPR Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig, this “fascinating…touching…informative…entertaining” (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways: escaping enclosures like an orangutan; jetting water to bounce balls; and endlessly tricking companions with multiple “sleights of hand” to get food. Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animal’s color-changing techniques. With her “joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures” (Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick), Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.
Author: Sheila Rowbotham
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: Social Science
A groundbreaking contribution to debates on women’s oppression and consciousness, and the connections between socialism and feminism, this foundational text shows how the roles women adopt within the capitalist economy have shaped ideas about family and sexuality. Examining feminist consciousness from various vantage points – social, sexual, cultural and economic – Sheila Rowbotham identifies the conditions under which it developed, and how the formation of a new “way of seeing” for women can lead to collective solidarity. From the Trade Paperback edition.