Overcoming the Curveballs of Life

In Your Lifetime, Follow the Light . . . the Story of My Visionary, Out-Of-Body Near-Death Experience

Author: Michelle Petersen



Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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Michelle Petersen has been a mother-baby nurse for forty-plus years. At the age of fifteen, she had a visionary, out-of-body near-death experience that led her to the skirts of the heavenly realm then back again. Transformed by what she experienced and what she was told, she now shares with the world the valuable lessons that were revealed to her at a very young age and throughout the course of her life.

Overcoming Life's Curveballs

Author: Sonya May





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Sonya May is absolutely transparent describing the curveballs that almost knocked her off the base! The curveballs came in the form of abuse, spiritual and physical. They came in the form of disappointments homelessness and hunger. But this story is one of hope and faith and she just kept believing. Life was not easy and she didn't give up.

When Life Throws You a Curve

Author: Billy Joe Daugherty

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 161

View: 970

These practical sports analogies are applicable to many everyday situations. Daugherty shows readers how to reach their destiny and how to help others reach theirs by developing a winning attitude.

How to Hit a Curveball

Confront and Overcome the Unexpected in Business

Author: Scott R. Singer

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 588

"None of us knows what the future holds. But once you've learned how to confront and overcome the unexpected, this lack of knowledge will cease to make you anxious. Tomorrow will no longer be something to fear. And believe me, that's a great feeling" As a professional, you want to be ready for anything. You'll spend hours, days, even years, perfecting your technique, studying the competition and stepping up to challenges in order to make yourself an all-star. But at some point in your life, regardless of what you do or how far up the ladder you've climbed, you will be thrown a curveball-an unexpected challenge that comes at you quickly and without warning. The kind that forces you to rethink, well, everything. Whether it's the loss of a job, a newly assigned responsibility at work, or a global recession that threatens your entire company or industry, an unanticipated change can knock even the most experienced among us off guard. So if you want to succeed in business-and in life-it's not enough to be the smartest in the room or even the hardest working; you have to be a great curveball hitter. Investment banker Scott R. Singer learned this lesson the hard way. But after a series of career challenges and personal setbacks, he started to develop a new approach to dealing with unforeseen problems by adopting a new attitude toward life. He realized that curveballs are a part of the game and the greatest players know how to knock them out of the park. Singer shares his personal story and insights as well as those of some prominent curveball hitters he interviewed, such as Leslie Moonves of CBS, Alan Schwartz of Bear Stearns, and actor Michael J. Fox. Singer's rules for surviving and thriving when faced with uncertainty include: Step up to the plate: Accept what's happened; don't fight it. Tell others right away, and let them help. Be the batter, not the ball: Don't let your imagination get the best of you. Be a realist, not a pessimist. Keep your eye on the ball: Focus on what you can do instead of worrying about what might happen or what's beyond your control. This fun yet practical book is full of valuable advice and anecdotes that can help anyone avoid striking out at work (or at home) and maybe even turn those surprising challenges into tremendous opportunities. Visit www.hitacurveball.com

Gratitude; Overcoming a Dysfunctional Life

Author: Donna Claybourn

Publisher: Lulu.com


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

View: 854

This book is a true story of hope, courage and strength. In this personal Autobiography, Donna Claybourn tells how she turns dysfunction into Gratitude. She shares her story of calamity, dysfunction and her past-state of disillusionment, as all that any little girl could hope for? of sugar and spice and everything nice was the opposite of what her home-life and reality brought. Here, in ?Gratitude; Overcoming a Dysfunctional Life?, she shares her story, how when the pain was too great, and she was at threat of crumbling beneath the weight like a heap of ruin, she turned her situation around by showing gratitude while yet sitting in ashes. With her book she blazes new terrain encouraging the disheartened on how they may find hope, strength and courage to face their tomorrow, regardless of how bleak their present circumstances may seem. After reading this book you'll be filled with new hope, that you can make it, even through the darkest night... there is light even in the midst of your tunnel.

How to Overcome Life's Endless Trials

Valuable Lessons from the Life of Joseph

Author: Ray Comfort

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 570

Diamonds, gold, and precious pearls don't lie on the earth's surface. We have to search for them. And so it is with the precious gems of the Bible. We have to dig for them. They have been hidden from the eyes those who fail to "search the Scriptures." The life of Joseph in particular is filled with enigmatic meaning and biblical types that are easily missed by a superficial reading of the wonderful story. From his initial strange dreams, to the continual attempts to seduce him by Potiphar's unfaithful wife, to being thrown in jail as an accused sexual predator, to his divinely assisted interpretations of the bizarre dreams of the butler, the baker, and Pharaoh-all carry amazing truths that will comfort, encourage, and thrill the godly soul. And how we need comfort, because almost every day has a fresh curveball-the unexpected job loss, bills that come from nowhere, sickness, the neighbor's barking dog, and the car that breaks down. It seems that the whole world has conspired to make our short life miserable. And it certainly would be, if we missed the great lessons from a young man whose life was as colorful as his famous coat.

Overcoming Anxiety, Second Edition

Author: Joni E. Johnston, PsyD

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 844

Manage and overcome your anxious thoughts with this essential guide! Millions of people suffer from various types of anxiety-related disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, social phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD, PTSD, and others. Idiot's Guides: Overcoming Anxiety, Second Edition helps readers pinpoint which type of panic disorder is affecting them and how to alleviate the symptoms and get to the cause of it. In it, readers get: - Worksheets for self-evaluation, which also make it easier to communicate symptoms to others. - Calming strategies for dealing with irrational fears and debilitating anxieties. - Methods for interpreting the past and understanding the present to attain peace and perspective. - Relaxation techniques to rely on when panic sets in. - Practical steps to put a stop to the thoughts that make anxiety escalate. - Natural ways to alleviate the physical symptoms that accompany the emotions, including exercise, rest, nutrition, yoga, and more. - Guidance for selecting and working with a professional and considering medications.

When Life Throws You a Curveball, Hit It

Simple Wisdom for Life's Ups & Downs

Author: Criswell Freeman

Publisher: Walnut Grove Press


Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 791

If life has tossed you a curveball, this book was written with you in mind. It is my sincere hope that you will find the following stories and concepts helpful. Whatever you do, don't despair and don't give up. Simply keep reading, keep your spirits up, and above all, keep swinging. Your persistence and your courage will be rewarded.

Pages in My Life

The Expected and Unexpected

Author: Albrishia Lyons

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

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Pages in My Life: The Expected and Unexpected prepares you for expected and unexpected challenges that life hands you, helps you overcome old issues, and gives you the experience of knowing you are self-aware. I am who I am. Deep down inside, do I really have a clue of who I am? As adults, life starts throwing us curveballs, a struggle almost every adult goes through. One day, we may be dealing with relationship problems; the next day, it may be a problem within ourselves. But how we deal with it will ultimately determine our happiness. It took me a long time to be comfortable with who I am and where Im at in life. Pages in My Life: The Expected and Unexpected taught me how to become a better me. It prepared me for future expectations, opened my mind to new ideas, and showed me that having a positive outlook on life will get me to where I want to be in life. Not everyone is going to agree with what Im saying, but changing the way we view the past and bringing our future into existence prepares us for the expected and unexpected views of life. Do you have a clear mind-set of who you truly are? The truth is, someone else may have a better understanding of your personality than you because you are not self-aware and you dont know who you are. Try changing your lifestyle up. Do things you have never thought to do, like facing your fears. How can you face your fears? Write about it, speak it into existence, and motivate yourself to overcome it. Overcoming problems that life hands you is not a simple task. When you start to work on your life, challenges become much easier to accomplish. Let Pages in My Life: The Expected and Unexpected help you overcome lifes challenges.

The Fearless Living Experience

Author: Cheryl M. Wood



Category: Self-Help

Page: 174

View: 699

In this anthology, 27 women share their compelling stories of fearlessly overcoming life's curveballs. Included are topics on resilience after divorce, death & bereavement, and attempted suicide.

A Winner by Any Standard

A Personal Growth Journey for Every American Teen

Author: Rob Garofalo, Jr.

Publisher: Teen Winners Pub


Category: Self-Help

Page: 244

View: 347

Presents a set of growth challenges for teenagers, including thinking of others, valuing mistakes, being a true friend, avoiding gossip, dealing with emotions, examining alcohol use, and building self-esteem.

Reflections From the Home Team...: STAYING POSITIVE When Life Throws You a Curve!

Author: David Welter

Publisher: Xulon Press


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 298

View: 115

Reflections from the Home Team... STAYING POSITIVE When Life Throws You a Curve! is intended to be a resource you can turn to each day for hope and encouragement as you take on the daily challenges that life may "pitch" your way. The book is a go-to resource for injecting a healthy dose of positivity into your daily life. Positivity has been proven to make a difference in overcoming negativity and adversity, and each reflection in the book examines positive perspectives and approaches to dealing with those life challenges.Each reflection includes an encouraging attitude, a spiritual insight and a step to consider which are frequently blended with baseball analogies and metaphors. Life's challenges are not easy, just as baseball isn't always easy. The game provides many lessons about success and failure, and those lessons can often be applied in our life journeys. As life's curveballs and challenges come our way, Welter encourages reaching out to our "Home Teams" (both human and divine) for the strength, love, support and comfort needed to meet them.The book can be used as a daily reflection to find a way forward, one step at a time, to help create some positive momentum whenever you may feel discouraged and may need a boost. Remember, life is like a baseball game; when you think a fastball is coming, you have to be ready to hit the curve!

Staying Resilient When Life Throws You More Than a Curveball

Author: Lawrence R. Blundred



Category: Christian life

Page: 112

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Curveballs. Life throws them and we all face them. But sometimes they come out of nowhere at a speed that's too quick to bear. They knock you off your feet and leave you flat on your back wondering if you'll ever stand again. How can you press on while feeling pressed down? How do you cope with the unknowns? What happens when you find yourself confused and angry-even with God? Staying Resilient When Life Throws You More Than a Curveball offers hope both for surviving and thriving when facing a medical diagnosis-or curveball-that has you reeling. But when the devastating numbness wears off, adversity can become the catalyst for resiliency. This book provides: - Guidance for seeking God's perspective - Help for developing a plan to not only cope, but to overcome and thrive - Encouragement to share your story to help others who are living in the same batter's box

Overcoming You: Stepping Out on Faith to Create the Life You Want

Author: Latoya T. Underwood

Publisher: Independently Published


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 54

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ARD Book Services presents: Over Coming You: Stepping Out on Faith to Create the Life you Want by Latoya T. Underwood. This book is about "Life is what you Make it." But what happens when life throws you a Curveball? Do you lay there and Die? Or do you continue to play the game? Obstacles are sure to come but a Victorious Mindset is everything. Entrepreneur Latoya Underwood shares her experiences living the life of a Goalgetter! We all have dreams but its up to you to Pursue It!! This Book is a MUST Read. Written from a Christian perspective, learning how to achieve your personal goals, your dreams, and business aspirations through trials and through Over coming your Faith!


Author: William Gibbs

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 585

A cold chill ran down Anika’s back as she recognized the voice. She tried to turn around, but his grip tightened and prevented her from doing so. Please don’t let it be him, she thought to herself. But she already knew deep down inside that it was. “Did you miss me?” Jay said as his hands began to grope her in a sexual manner. Anika Washington had more than her fair share of bumps along the way. Being abandoned by her mom, mugged, and almost raped, Anika had the strength and support of her grandmother to overcome what curveballs life had thrown her way. Now Anika is living her best life, which includes hopefully meeting the man of her dreams. Kendrick Watts, who had a late start in life, is a college student just a few credits shy of graduating. Out of fate and obligation, the two meet and sparks immediately ignite between them. Anika believes he could possibly be the one until both of their pasts crash into the present. Will this be enough to tear them apart? Or will it ultimately bring on a more permanent end?

Life’s Notes

Down-to-Earth Insights for Well-Being

Author: Steve Ward

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 775

Author Steve Ward is all too familiar with overcoming obstacles and challenges, having experienced a diagnosis of cancer along with subsequent treatment and then suffering a heart attack requiring rehabilitation a year later. The combination of these two life-threatening challenges caused him to view life from a perspective of greater awareness and consciousness and to appreciate the good both within and surrounding him. In Life’s Notes, his second book, Ward shares a collection of more than seventy insightful messages meant to help others follow the path of goodness and find peace and contentment in everyday life. Following the common theme of goodness for well-being, the notes address a wide range of issues, including virtue, inspiration, spirituality, laughter, the grace of forgiveness, the power of gratitude, the curveballs of life, relationships, life skills, and other meaningful topics. Ward understands from personal experience that life is not always a bouquet of roses. In Life’s Notes he discusses facing life’s toughest challenges and encourages others to follow the path of goodness in order to restore or sustain a healthy and balanced life.


My Story of Resilience and Overcoming the Odds

Author: Trudy Vains

Publisher: Yoga with Trudy



Page: 152

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Have you been thrown some curve balls in life that almost seem insurmountable? How would you cope with being told you might never do the things you love again? This must-read book is one woman's battle through 5 car accidents, 3 major surgeries, alcoholism, the loss of a child, suicidal thoughts, unbelievable pain, and everything in between. Trudy taught yoga from a wheelchair, told the doctors to fuck off after being told she could never teach again....twice. Being told the pain was in her mind., to deal with it, or take pills. Her life has always been hard, but when the Doctor called in August 2019 her life was turned upside down. Possible cancer, urgent pelvic surgery and urgent spine fusion. BAM. Well......fuck! Emotions were raw, she was terrified, there was no information or resources about how to cope with this shit. Through it all she was terrified, but Trudy sought out ways to make each of the life changing processes easier to cope with, and the people that she met along the way. Life is what you make it

Mind Before Body

Finding the Courage to Take Control of Your Life, Overcome Adversity, and Live the Life You Deserve.

Author: Rita K Long




Page: 172

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Are you ready to achieve a level of mindfulness and fulfillment in your life? Are you ready to take control of your life?Are you ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime? If you answered YES to the above statements, then Mind Before Body is the book for you.I have written this book to help readers discover their full potential while also achieving a passion for continual growth and development. Why is this important? Adversity is the most significant indicator of one's resilience, which is why Mind Before Body focuses on the impact of imbalance in our mental and physical well-being. This imbalance can affect our daily personal and professional lives.Sometimes, our adversity can be a barrier; we should not be held back by our mistakes or traumas. On the contrary, these should be the foundation for thriving and succeeding. Will the journey to resilience hurt? Yes, nothing in life worth having is pain-free. Are you ready to stop being held down? Are you prepared to take the reins and move forward? Mind Before Body is ready to guide you every step of the way, showing you that what you may think impossible is possible-all you need is time.When you start your journey with Mind Before Body, you will learn about: Practicing self-love and setting boundariesThe power our thoughts have on how we live and make decisionsGoal setting for the present and the futureCreating balance for your mental and physical well-beingCoping with adversity and the tribulations of life And much, much more! What can I provide you through my book, Mind Before Body? I can provide the support and foundation to help everyday individuals recognize when they are on their last straw. More importantly, I can show you what to do when faced with life's curveballs. Everyone has a story of overcoming life's obstacles and trying to bounce back after a bad scenario. Using my personal experience, I want to help those facing similar adversities and show them that you can make a comeback. You can bounce back: more importantly, if you believe you are worthy of more, you can achieve whatever you put your mind to!Take a step back and surprise not just those around you, but yourself. You may hear a thousand nos; however, when you get that "yes," it will be well worth it. Patience is everything: never give up or ignore your intuition. A mind is a powerful tool, and Mind Before Body is ready to help you achieve a level of success, peace, and recovery. If you are ready and committed to living a better and fuller life, click "Add to Cart" and let me be your guide through the journey. I promise you that by the end of this book, you will be living the life you deserve. So, just what a deserved life? A life that creates a symbiosis between the body and mind for a lively, resilient life.

Breaking Free and Healing the Heart Workbook

Overcoming Obstacles to Healthy Relationships

Author: Sydney Gienty M.A. LMHC

Publisher: WestBow Press


Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 233

This workbook has been written to help individuals walk into healing when life has thrown them curveballs, and they have a desire to get their life back on track. The teaching will help you obtain all God has for you. Jesus promises in his Word that he will heal your heart and set you free. The workbook will show you the steps to obtain that healing.