Think about the last time you were forced to let go of something. Of a dream. Or a job. Maybe it was a relationship. For many people, letting go means change--and that's not something everyone handles with grace.Take Ingrid Watson for example. She simply can't seem to let go. Of anything. Ever. But when her hand is forced it's the changes that result from the fallout---moving across the country, a new job, a dying musician--that teach Ingrid letting go doesn't always mean the end. Sometimes being strong enough to let go of our fantasies grants us a beautiful new beginning.
"Willing victim: For the past couple years Laurel's been coasting, hiding in the backseat while her life drifts off course. Then one summer afternoon a tall, built bruiser named Flynn strides in and steers her straight into an infatuation she never saw coming. Flynn introduces Laurel to things she's never imagined - to the violent but exciting realm of the underground boxing circuit, to rough sex and even rougher role-playing, and to an attraction she craves even as it intimidates her. As Flynn invites her deeper into his world and his life, Laurel has to make a choice - let fear keep her holed up where it's safe, or take a chance and fight for the man who makes her feel more alive than she'd dreamed possible. Reader advisory: Although all sex acts are 100-percent consensual, Willing victim contains role-playing scenarios that may upset some readers who are sensitive about rape, even in a simulated capacity. Curio: Caroly Evardt never expected to find herself patronizing a male prostitute. Then again, she never expected to be weeks from her thirtieth birthday and still a virgin. When a friend mentions that a gorgeous male model in Paris sells his body as well as his image, Caroly's intrigued. Finally, a chance to sample the gifts of a beautiful man - no strings, no stakes, no fear of rejection. But she soon discovers that Didier Pedra amounts to more than a striking face and talented body. He's a kind, charming, damaged man, and after a few evenings of pleasurable education, Caroly's interest blossoms into something far deeper than mere lust. Her simple arrangement is suddenly feeling downright dangerous..." --Publisher description.
Ten minutes ago, I was just an American student studying abroad in Spain. But now? Now I'm a professional soccer player's good luck charm...RHYSMy recovery from a football injury is destroying my career--until one night with a beautiful American and a few terrible pick-up lines changes everything. With Laura by my side, I play smarter, run faster, and fight harder than I ever have on the pitch. She's just the muse I need to turn my football career around.LAURAMy semester abroad in Madrid is the fresh start I need. I've got plans to ditch bad habits and worse boyfriends. Then a one night stand with a super hot British footballer leads to an A-list entanglement I wasn't looking for.But I refuse to be just arm candy for Rhys. I'm trying to shake off the superficial mindset I've always had. Still, he won't let me go without a fight. He's just as lethal in bed as he is on the field. And now he's pulling out all the stops, trying to convince me he wants more than just a good luck charm.This sexy footballer plays dirty...LESSONS IN LETTING GO is a STANDALONE romance in the STUDY ABROAD series. The books in this series are complete standalones with interconnected characters, and can be read in any order.
A insightful and humorous look at modern life helps today's women come to terms with the seemingly unattainable example set by the woman of Proverbs 31, filled with inspirational and helpful advice. Original.
Lessons on Change, Loss, and Spiritual Transformation
Author: Lama Surya Das
The beloved American Lama, a spiritual leader whose inimitable light and lively universal teaching style has awakened the spirituality of thousands, now shares an enlightened approach to change and loss, dealing with difficult emotions such as fear, grief, and anger, and the role of crisis in uncovering our authentic selves. For many people, recent years have been characterized by profound change, whether it relates to financial upheaval, political shifts, or even massive losses of life to disease and violence. Even on the personal level each person must confront the curves life throws his or her way. Buddhism has a great deal to say about change and impermanence and how to meaningfully deal with it. Change--whether on a large or small scale--provides our most important opportunity for learning about ourselves and the nature of reality. From this essential insight Lama Surya Das has crafted a fulfilling and important path to understanding and healing ourselves and finding peace. Full of personal stories, anecdotes, practical exercises, guided meditations and reflections, and pithy original aphorisms, Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be addresses life's most universal difficulties in a way that is accessible to all. By using memorable concepts such as The Virtues of Adversity, The Pearl Principle ("No inner irritation, no pearl"), and Gaining through Loss, Surya reminds readers that hiding from change and loss is futile. Learning to consciously accept and embrace change leads to a better understanding of ourselves and our own innate divine light.
In "Caring for Our Aging Parents," Michele Howe provides practical and necessary guidance to help readers navigate the uncertain and emotional territory of caring for elderly parents. This book addresses the mental and emotional aspects of growing older, and offers sound biblical advice on how to care for your loved ones with positivity and respect. "Caring for Our Aging Parents" will guide adult individuals who are facing the obvious and subtle changes that take place as their parents age. It addresses a variety of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual areas of decline. Readers will learn how to deal more effectively with their own emotional responses to these ever altering shifts in their parents personalities with good grace and by utilizing sound biblical principles. This resource offers real life stories of individuals who have found positive and life-affirming methods to communicating respectfully and lovingly to their aged parents. Readers will also be heartened to find practical suggestions for mending broken relationships and gaining new ground with their parents, even when their past has been checkered by pain and difficulty. Chapters Include: They re My Parents Too, Love and Respect Defined, When Finances Become Deal Breakers, Learning to Let Go of the Past, Focusing on the Eternal When the Temporal Feels Too Painful, Seeing Older Parents Through the Lens of Grace, Recognizing Your Parents Personalities May Completely Disappear, Gently Challenging Parents to Keep Using Their Gifts and Talents, Sharing Your Faith with Unbelieving Parents, "and many more." "
Awaken the Peace, Power, and Happiness in Your Heart
Author: Guy Finley
Publisher: Red Wheel
In Let Go and Live in the Now, best-selling author Guy Finley brings the great Wisdom Teachings of centuries past into our lives in an intimate, accessible way. Each chapter of Let Go and Live in the Now tackles a hurt that keeps us from experiencing inner peace and happiness. Every chapter includes a brief essay and a contemporary teaching story followed by exercises to help readers incorporate the teaching into everyday life. Each chapter ends with "Ask the Masters," a question-and-answer format with such historical and modern-day spiritual masters as Buddha, St. Augustine, G.I. Gurdjieff, Henry David Thoreau, Peter Matthiessen, and Jeanne Guyon. "It only seems as though there's something more important for you to do than just quietly be yourself," writes Guy Finley. Imagined heavens never last, but eternal principles empower readers to live in "the now." From the first story of Katie, her broken heart, and the doctor who shows her how to heal it to the very last lesson of Paul who relocates himself from the city to the country and still can't see "the forest for the trees," readers see themselves in these eloquent retellings of ancient spiritual principles. Guy Finley is the best-selling author of The Secret of Letting Go, The Essential Laws of Fearless Living, and 35 other works that have sold over a million copies in 18 languages worldwide. His work has been featured on hundreds of radio and TV networks including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, NPR, and PBS. Guy has spent the last 30 years showing individuals the authentic path to a higher life filled with happiness, success, and true love. Finley lives and teaches in Merlin, Oregon where he is Director of non-profit Life of Learning Foundation.
Far from being a personal journey with insights only for the author, Letting Go of Baggage is a lesson in life itself for all of us. Peter Kalellis, a practicing psychotherapist, reflects on his own life and shares with the reader the wonderful gems that he has learned along the way. The book tells us about maintaining relationships, about parenting, and about becoming independent and happy-the ultimate goal of letting go of our baggage. It is inspiring and courageous, and is filled with practical help for letting go of the past, enriching the present, and enjoying the future. The lessons and reflections at the end of each chapter will appeal to all readers who know what it means to reflect on life and the situations that confront us as we grow through the various stages of our existence-and also to those readers who need to know and those who want to know. Book jacket.