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The Other Side of Organized - Linda Samuels

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The Other Side of Organized


In The Other Side of Organized, Linda Samuels, CPO-CD will encourage you to get organized enough to reduce the stress of life's details and make time to embrace your passions. Already, thousands of clients and readers have found help and inspiration in her advice, personal reflections on change and connection, and vision of what can be accomplished when you find that sweet spot between chaos and perfection.

Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds - Ping Fu, MeiMei Fox

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Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds


“Bamboo is flexible, bending with the wind but never breaking, capable of adapting to any circumstance. It suggests resilience, meaning that we have the ability to bounce back even from the most difficult times. . . . Your ability to thrive depends, in the end, on your attitude to your life circumstances. Take everything in stride with grace, putting forth energy when it is needed, yet always staying calm inwardly.” —Ping Fu’s “Shanghai Papa”

Ping Fu knows what it’s like to be a child soldier, a factory worker, and a political prisoner. To be beaten and raped for the crime of being born into a well-educated family. To be deported with barely enough money for a plane ticket to a bewildering new land. To start all over, without family or friends, as a maid, waitress, and student.

Ping Fu also knows what it’s like to be a pioneering software programmer, an innovator, a CEO, and Inc. magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year. To be a friend and mentor to some of the best-known names in tech­nology. To build some of the coolest new products in the world. To give speeches that inspire huge crowds. To meet and advise the president of the United States.

It sounds too unbelievable for fiction, but this is the true story of a life in two worlds. Born on the eve of China’s Cultural Revolution, Ping was separated from her family at the age of eight. She grew up fighting hunger and humiliation and shielding her younger sister from the teenagers in Mao’s Red Guard. At twenty-five, she found her way to the United States; her only resources were $80 in traveler’s checks and three phrases of English: thank you, hello, and help. Yet Ping persevered, and the hard-won lessons of her childhood guided her to success in her new home­land.

Aided by her well-honed survival instincts, a few good friends, and the kindness of strangers, she grew into someone she never thought she’d be: a strong, independent, entrepreneurial leader. A love of problem solving led her to computer science, and Ping became part of the team that created NCSA Mosaic, which became Netscape, the Web browser that forever changed how we access information. She then started a company, Geomagic, that has literally reshaped the world, from personalizing prosthetic limbs to repair­ing NASA spaceships.
 
Bend, Not Break depicts a journey from imprisonment to freedom, and from the dogmatic anticapitalism of Mao’s China to the high-stakes, take-no-prisoners world of technology start-ups in the United States. It is a tribute to one woman’s courage in the face of cruelty and a valuable lesson on the enduring power of resilience.

Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story - Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor

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Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story


An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and her daughter

Sue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction. In this intimate dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, offer distinct perspectives as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other.

Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with aging, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect with her grown daughter, struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel. Ann, just graduated from college, heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life, grapples with a painful depression. As this modern-day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites, they also each give voice to that most protean of connections: the bond of mother and daughter.

A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds, spiritual growth, and renewal, Traveling with Pomegranates is both a revealing self-portrait by a beloved author and her daughter, a writer in the making, and a momentous story that will resonate with women everywhere.

Guided Meditations for Self-Healing - Jack Kornfield

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Guided Meditations for Self-Healing


With 'Guided Meditations for Self Healing', Jack Kornfield guides listeners through meditations created specifically to ease physical and emotional suffering and activate a powerful capacity for restoring yourself to wholeness.

The Heart of Pastoral Counseling: Healing Through Relationship, Revised Edition - Richard Dayringer

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The Heart of Pastoral Counseling: Healing Through Relationship, Revised Edition


The Heart of Pastoral Counseling: Healing Through Relationship, Revised Edition lays the foundation for utilizing the pastoral counseling relationship to bring about positive change as it explores topics such as observation, listening, communication, handling transference, and termination of therapy. Dr. Richard Dayringer explores these topics through research from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, marriage counseling, family therapy, and pastoral counseling to help pastoral counselors understand how to use the relationship to bring about the desired ends in the therapeutic process.

Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-76 - Phyllis Hobson

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Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-76


Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Ihastuttavat, vihastuttavat tunteet: Opi tunteiden säätelyn taito - Marja Kokkonen

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Ihastuttavat, vihastuttavat tunteet: Opi tunteiden säätelyn taito


Teos tuo esille, kuinka tärkeää tunteiden tasapaino erilaisissa elämäntilanteissa on, ja auttaa ymmärtämään tunteiden säätelyn haasteita läpi ihmisen elämänkaaren. Kirjan avulla voit oppia säätelemään tunteitasi niin töissä kuin vapaa-ajalla. Samalla se kertoo, miten voit auttaa muita oppimaan tunteiden säätelyä. Kiinnostavasti etenevää kerrontaa elävöittävät eri-ikäisten ihmisten kanssa käydyt keskustelut sekä heidän aiheesta kirjoittamansa kirjeet.

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