Allison Vesterfelt and her friend were just a few weeks into a 50-state road trip when their car broke down in Wyoming. Unsure of what to do, the two girls found themselves stranded in a small town and dependent on the help of strangers. Through the questions and uncertainty, they contemplated what it means to live life without regret and when it’s worth it to live with less baggage. Read this small section of their road trip story, or find the whole story in Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage. Moody Collective Portions are short pieces of content taken from our full-length books. Our goal is to introduce our readers to a complete idea in a brief, concise, and inexpensive format. Most portions will take about 20 minutes to read.
The effects of dyslexia are more than just bad spelling and illegible handwriting. I didn't realise I was dyslexic until I was forty-one and by that time I had lost my job more times than I can remember. Sometimes dyslexia can go unnoticed for years, almost half a lifetime in fact. When I finally realised why I could never hold onto a job, it came as a huge shock but it was also liberating. It gave me the freedom to make mistakes.
365 Ways to Find Connection and the Sacred in Everyday Life
Author: Aria Campbell-Danesh
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
From two experts on the psychology of behavior change comes A Mindful Year, the first book of its kind to join the age-old wisdom of mindfulness with cognitive behavioral science—the best-tested set of practices for alleviating stress and anxiety. At a time when there have never been more ways to connect with one another, it has also never been easier to lose track of the people and passions we hold most dear. The demands of the day can leave us feeling exhausted and uninspired, while alerts and notifications constantly tug at our attention. We fall into unhealthy patterns that can be all too difficult to break. Written from friend to friend, one day at a time, A Mindful Year invites you to start a new pattern—one that begins with taking just a few quiet moments to reconnect with what is most important, each day. As practical as it is inspirational, A Mindful Year marries moments of mindful reflection with calls to action—daily nuggets of wisdom paired with friendly encouragement to live in a way that is grounded, authentic, and compassionate. It’s so easy to get caught up in the flood of everyday life, to become disconnected from the things that really make us us—to get lost. Thankfully, simply being open and attentive to the present moment can help us find a sense of space and ease and get back on the right track. With A Mindful Year as your guide, reconnect with what matters most.
New Jerusalem, Multiverse, and Eternal Rewards (Volume 2)
Author: Marty A. Cauley
Publisher: Misthological Press
Misthological Models Part 2 continues the investigation of the models of the outer darkness posed by Dillow, Cauley, and Crawford. The latter two writers affirm that procreation continues in the eternal state by those believers who live until the end of the millennium and enter the eternal kingdom in physical bodies. Dillow’s affirmation of eternal rewards and his acknowledgement that mankind will rule the galaxies is sound and shown to refute his objection to eternal procreation. The infinite growth of the human population in eternity future must expand beyond the confines of our finite universe. Multiverse cosmology is thus supposed. Acceptance of the multiverse model and eternal populational growth has practical ramifications on misthology (i.e., the doctrine of rewards). For example, how will the humans in this universe be able to populate galaxies in other universes? Suggestions are offered for how this interdimensional travel might be accomplished. Affirmations of the literal nature of such matters and how they relate to New Jerusalem leads to a discussion of UFOs and how they might be used at the time of the rapture. Additionally, the multiverse theory and interdimensional travel is used to offer an explanation as to how unregenerate tares can be removed out of the kingdom. Competing theories as to how the tares can be removed out of the kingdom are entertained as complementary vantage points. Dual vantage points are posed for several soteric-mistholic texts. Soteric-mistholic litotes are shown to have a limited reversal that is limited to the misthological arena. The reversal cannot be applied to the soteriological foundation. Neither the doctrine of eternal security nor the doctrine of eternal rewards is impacted by acknowledging that there is a sense in which unfaithful believers can be hurt misthologically by the second death. Being least versus greatest in the kingdom is explained with both binary and fuzzy logic.
Being a good parent is a skill that is acquired over time, one that requires constantly adapting to the rapidly changing times. In today’s world, where academics, extra-curricular activities and distractions in the shape of numerous gadgets make heavy demands on children’s time, it is tough to communicate with them. Dr Anupam Sibal, through his experience as father, paediatrician and Group Medical Director of Apollo Hospitals Group, outlines his approach to effectively getting through to children and mastering the art of parenthood. Focusing on the different values and qualities that make a good person, Dr Sibal has a hands-on approach to instil each of these in a child. Exploring the crux of parenting, this book asks and answers whether your child is ready to face the world.
Be Special, Be Yourself is a collection of short stories for teenagers, dealing with conflict between the desire to be unique and the desire to be loved and accepted. Whether they are different, from the future, from a different country or have unusual circumstances, the characters of Be Special, Be Yourself, teenagers and adults deal with the dilemma of giving up their significance to gain love. They struggle with body image, social acceptance, family relationships, school, diversity and inclusion. Invariably it's their attitude that determines their fate.
Why do some companies succeed better than others? It is well known that there are many variables such which may impact a company's performance. The authors present their new model for Market Proactiveness which shows organizations how to anticipate change and respond to it before they are forced to do so, and improve their overall performance.
Autism 360 uses a hybrid and transdisciplinary methodology to identify mechanisms on how autism is prevented, diagnosed, treated and managed within personal and social constructs around the world. Adopting a lifespan approach, the book discusses lifestyle challenges and emphasizes issues relating to neurodiversity, individuality, best practices, and support of both people on the spectrum and their families. This book will help change population and individual attitudes and behaviors regarding autism. Its ultimate goal is to empower readers to become both agents of change and an integral part of the solution. Covers topics from the prevention and treatment of autism and how to live with it Adopts an integrated methods approach Features field experiences Provides valuable syntheses of scattered material Compares cross-cultural learnings Discusses the education and employment of those with autism
Theories and Practices of Radical Free School Education
Author: Max A. Hope
Reclaiming Freedom in Education examines the notion of ‘freedom’ within educational settings. Following an investigation of the new ‘Free Schools’ in the UK, it argues that this name is a misnomer, and instead explores the original free schools of the 1960s and 1970s, using these models as a lens through which to explore contemporary examples of radical schooling, notably those which describe themselves as democratic and/or progressive. By arguing that in radical educational contexts both ‘positive freedom’ and ‘negative freedom’ are apparent, and that the notion that ‘responsible freedom’ is more pertinent than that of ‘absolute freedom’, this book posits that freedom can be seen to operate in a number of ways including ‘freedom to be’, ‘freedom to think’, ‘freedom to choose’ and ‘freedom to self-govern’. The book: Describes how freedom can be used to inform educational structures, policies, pedagogies and practices across a range of settings Features illustrative case studies of radical free schools and alternative education spaces which have been underpinned by a commitment to freedom and to advancing social justice Critiques the current policy agenda to use ‘freedom’ to make education more competitive through claims that it correlates with higher test scores and academic success Considers some of the challenges for teachers, educators and students of offering and experiencing freedom in education, and argues that despite these, the case for advancing freedom is both urgent and compelling Creating discussions about the new meaning and role that ‘freedom’ can have in improving education, Reclaiming Freedom in Education is a practical contribution to educational activism, which will be a key point of reference for teachers, parents, researchers and students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Education Studies, Early Childhood Studies and doctorates.
Conquering the Five Core Problems Facing Leaders Today
Author: Timothy H. Warneka
Publisher: Asogomi Pub International
Category: Business & Economics
Get ready to discover the secrets of successful leaders. In his important new book Leading People the Black Belt Way: Conquering the Five Core Problems Facing Leaders Today, author Tim Warneka combines cutting-edge research in Emotional Intelligence with principles from the revolutionary non-violent martial art of Aikido in exciting new ways. This practical guide to today's leadership technology helps aspiring leaders attain even higher levels of success in their careers and lives. With a foreword by human potential expert Wendy Palmer, Leading People the Black Belt Way is a state-of-the-art blueprint that gives today's leader the confidence and skills they need to start living the principles of successful leadership.
A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection)
Author: Alan Lurie
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
Master Powerful Ways to Find Purpose, Fulfillment, and Greatness at Work! Four great books show you how to find purpose, fulfillment, and greatness at work--no matter where you work or how fast your workplace is changing! Imagine the leaders of one of New York’s top real-estate firms coming together every Monday morning to hear…the moral and spiritual thoughts of a Rabbi. Wouldn’t you like to hear the paths Alan Lurie traced for his listeners, how he helped them bring together their spiritual and business lives, the sacred and the profane? Five Minutes on Mondays compiles these talks for the first time, sharing Lurie’s deep and profound inspiration on the challenges we all face--at work and in life. Lurie draws on millennia of philosophy, theology, and science to help us answer our deepest questions, comfort our deepest yearnings, and become better people: more connected to each other and to the Greater Purpose. Next, in Touchdown! Achieving Your Greatness on the Playing Field of Business (and Life), Dr. Kevin Elko shows how to build your success one brick at a time…so when it happens, it happens huge. America’s #1 performance consultant, Elko shares all he’s learned working with legendary athletes such as Emmitt Smith, championship coaches like Nick Saban, and thousands of the world’s top businesspeople. If you’re good, he’ll make you great. If you’re great, he’ll make you the best! Next, Four Secrets to Liking Your Work offers the first practical, start-to-finish program for transforming your work life: all the tools, tricks, ideas, examples, and proven research you need to make your work life more fulfilling and joyful, wherever you work--starting right now. Finally, in Your Job Survival Guide: A Manual for Thriving in Change, Gregory Shea, Ph.D., and Robert Gunther help you thrive amidst the challenges of your permanent “whitewater world” of change at work. Drawing on extensive research, they show how to protect your career, improve your resilience, and rediscover play and adventure as you “ride the workplace rapids.” From inspirational business leaders, trainers, and authors, including Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward Muzio, Deborah Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, and Robert Gunther
In The Rules of Life , Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that make a powerful difference. Templar offers real wisdom on telling the difference between what's important and what isn't... focusing on changes you really can make... using your intuition... learning positive lessons from your regrets... having great dreams and making practical plans... staying young... forgiving without becoming a pushover. The first edition of The Rules of Life became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes nine brand-new rules to take you further, faster. Follow The Rules of Life. You'll feel better. You'll be a better friend, partner, and parent. And you'll leave the world a better place. Richard Templar's The Rules of Parenting, Expanded Edition presents the principles to follow which you can adapt to suit you and your children. Templar -- author of The Rules of Life and many other best-sellers -- has brought together 100+ parenting tips you can start using instantly. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, Templar's rules address everything you need to know from start to finish. Beginning with the first rule "Relax" and continuing through 100+ rules, this book presents a guide to everything a parent needs to know from toddling, school, boyfriends or girlfriends, through driving lessons and college. The book begins with a section that covers the most important rules, The Rules for Staying Sane. The rest of the sections cover some of the big questions of parenting, including the Attitude Rules, the Discipline Rules, the Sibling Rules, the School Rules, the Teenage Rules, the Crisis Rules, all the way up to the Grown-up Rules.
One word changes everything... For more than twenty centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a riddle, and that once you solve the riddle—once you uncover the mystery—a new world will appear before your eyes. In The Magic, Rhonda Byrne reveals this life-changing knowledge to the world. Then, on an incredible 28-day journey, she teaches you how to apply this knowledge in your everyday life. No matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter what your current circumstances, The Magic is going to change your entire life!
The Nature of Liberty trilogy presents an ethical case for individual liberty, arguing from the philosophy of Ayn Rand and citing the findings of evolutionary psychology to demonstrate the compatibility between human nature and laissez-faire liberty. The first installment, The Freedom of Peaceful Action, makes the philosophic case that an approach starting from observational reason will indicate the practicality and ethical desirability of a free-market system based on rights.