This Messy Magnificent Life is a brilliant, bravura meditation on who we take ourselves to be, what enough means in our gotta-get-more culture, and being at home in our minds and bodies.
Author: Geneen Roth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Geneen Roth, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Women Food and God, explains how to take the journey to find one’s own best self in this “beautiful, funny, deeply relevant” (Glennon Doyle) collection of personal reflections. With an introduction by Anne Lamott, This Messy Magnificent Life is a personal and exhilarating read on freeing ourselves from daily anxiety, lack, and discontent. It’s a deep dive into what lies behind our self-criticism, whether it is about the size of our thighs, the expression of our thoughts, or the shape of our ambitions. And it’s about stopping the search to fix ourselves by realizing that on the other side of the “Me Project” is spaciousness, peace, and the capacity to reclaim one’s power and joy. This Messy Magnificent Life explores the personal beliefs, hidden traumas, and social pressures that shape not just women’s feelings about their bodies but also their confidence, choices, and relationships. After years of teaching retreats and workshops on weight, money, and other obsessions, Roth realized that there was a connection that held her students captive in their unhappiness. With laugh-out-loud humor, compassion, and dead-on insight she reveals the paradoxes in our beliefs and shows how to move beyond our past to build lives that reflect our singularity and inherent power. This Messy Magnificent Life is a brilliant, bravura meditation on who we take ourselves to be, what enough means in our gotta-get-more culture, and being at home in our minds and bodies.
This Messy Magnificent Life is about the path I followed and the obstacles I
encountered along the way. It also challenges the conviction that everyday ease
and freedom, no matter what the external situation, are reserved for the very few
Author: Geneen Roth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Embraced by Oprah, the #1 New York Times bestselling guide that explains the connection between eating and emotion from Geneen Roth—noted authority on mindful eating. No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all. After three decades of studying, teaching, and writing about our compulsions with food, bestselling author Geneen Roth adds a powerful new dimension to her work in Women Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: the way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God. A timeless and seminal work, Women Food and God shows how going beyond the food and the feelings takes you deeper into realms of spirit and soul—to the bright center of your own life.
What if someday never happens? As the Buddha said, “The thing is, we think we have time.” Sam Horn is a woman on a mission about not waiting for SOMEDAY ... and this is her manifesto.
Author: Sam Horn
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
"Inspired me to ask myself why and to stop postponing the forgotten dreams." —Geneen Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God and This Messy Magnificent Life Full of inspirational insights and advice, lifehacks, and real-world examples, Someday is Not a Day in the Week is CEO Sam Horn’s motivational guide to help readers get what they want in life today rather than "someday." Are you: • Working, working, working? • Busy taking care of everyone but yourself? • Wondering what to do with the rest of your life? • Planning to do what makes you happy someday when you have more time, money, or freedom? What if someday never happens? As the Buddha said, “The thing is, we think we have time.” Sam Horn is a woman on a mission about not waiting for SOMEDAY ... and this is her manifesto. Her dad’s dream was to visit all the National Parks when he retired. He worked six to seven days a week for decades. A week into his long-delayed dream, he had a stroke. Sam doesn’t want that to happen to you. She took her business on the road for a Year by the Water. During her travels, she asked people, “Do you like your life? Your job? If so, why? If not, why not?” The surprising insights about what makes people happy or unhappy, what they’re doing about it (or not), and why...will inspire you to carve out time for what truly matters now, not later. Life is much too precious to postpone. It’s time to put yourself in your own story. The good news is, there are “hacks” you can do right now to make your life more of what you want it to be. And you don’t have to be selfish, quit your job, or win the lottery to do them. Sam Horn offers actionable, practical advice in short, snappy chapters to show you how to get started on your best life — now.
Do not underestimate the toll of opting for a life of 'immaculate mediocrity', trading
long-term fulfilment for short-term comfort. It might look ... As Geneen Roth
pointed out in This Messy Magnificent Life, 'fear isn't a monster, it's a feeling'. One
Author: Margie Warrell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A masterclass to build self-trust, beat self-doubt and make your boldest aspirations a reality. Does fear hold you back? We all have moments when we succumb to doubt and let our fears call the shots. Each time they do, we limit our lives. It’s why learning to trust in ourselves is crucial to rising above our biggest challenges and enjoying true happiness and success — in our careers, relationships, leadership and life. Written with heart and humour but grounded in research, You’ve Got This! is a handbook for unleashing our untapped potential and passion, creativity and courage, to thrive in today’s uncertain world. Filled with compelling stories and hard-won wisdom, author Margie Warrell draws on her background in business, coaching and doctoral studies as well as her challenges raising four children while living and working around the world. Applying the practical advice and twelve powerful principles in this book will help you: Defy negative self-talk and take the bold actions you’ve been putting off Become your greatest cheerleader, not your loudest critic Embrace vulnerability and trust your intuition Combat stress and thrive amid uncertainty Amplify your power as a leader and ‘change maker’ Hailed as a “high five to the human spirit”, You’ve Got This! is a must-read for everyone, from seasoned leaders, to those embarking on their adult lives, and anyone in between who just needs encouragement to rise to their take that leap. When we trust ourselves to handle anything, it liberates us for everything.
The Living Experiment podcast, and for not letting me quithalfway through. ... for
luminous truthtelling (if you haven't read her most recent book, This Messy Magnificent Life, please do), and for the long-distance daily meditation
experiment that ...
Author: Pilar Gerasimo
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
What kind of society makes being healthy and happy so difficult that only a single-digit percentage of the population can hope to pull it off? The answer: A sick society. And within a sick society—one where illness, anxiety, and depression are the prevailing norms—what does it mean to be one of the few people to beat those unhealthy odds? It means bucking a lot of your society’s norms and rejecting a lot of its conventional health prescriptions. It also means acknowledging a disturbing truth: If you aren’t breaking the rules, you’re probably breaking yourself. That’s the simple, provocative philosophy behind The Healthy Deviant, one seasoned health journalist’s quest to reframe healthy choices as a positive form of social rebellion. Combining hand-drawn infographics and statistics with insights from sociology, psychology, evolutionary biology, functional medicine, and the school of hard knocks, this category-defying book rejects the idea that diet and exercise alone can save us—or are even the best places to start. Part manifesto, part whispered wake-up call, The Healthy Deviant is a modern-day survival guide for being a healthy person in an unhealthy world. Starting now.
Imagine what your life would be like if you laughed through all the mayhem? Biracial and bicoastal, Berlinski spent her childhood flying between the dysfunctional families of her divorced parents, always feeling like an outsider.
Author: Ali Berlinski
Publisher: Pubslush Press
Imagine what your life would be like if you laughed through all the mayhem? Biracial and bicoastal, Berlinski spent her childhood flying between the dysfunctional families of her divorced parents, always feeling like an outsider. Fortunately, she never lost her sense of humor, which is apparent on every page of her debut essay collection, a riotous and revealing expose of the new normal and the consequences of too much air travel, cultural diversity, and conflicting and conflicted parents. With an open heart, she recounts her somewhat misspent youth and a wildly exciting (though equally torturous) love affair with the guy of her dreams, eventually leaving it all to start again abroad. She s Carrie Bradshaw reimagined as a third grade teacher in Brooklyn with zero interest in Manolo Blahnik. She s a tough New Yorker with a tender twist of California sunshine whose journey will be oddly familiar and utterly unique to anyone who s ever believed that love would save them if not with this guy, then maybe with the next. As her grandfather once said, Well, it may not be the party you hoped for, but since we re here, we might as well dance. So now she lives in Spain and, despite everything, continues to dance through this messy, magnificent life. Say yes to your mess.
of life, to see it all through, without pause, staying in relationship to the music of life and each other, adjusting as we go, not knowing what will happen next. Yet
even out of tune, this messy and magnificent practice, so essentially human, will
Author: Mark Nepo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Poet, philosopher, and cancer survivor Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years. In his latest book, the #1 New York Times bestselling author “writes reflectively and poetically about the lifelong spiritual journey” (Publishers Weekly). Called one of the finest spiritual guides of our time, Nepo explores what it means to become our truest self as we face life’s challenges—as well as its joys. Navigating some of the soul’s deepest, most ancient questions, he asks: How do we stay vital and buoyant amid the storms of life? What is the secret to coming alive? The soul’s journey is inevitable, and no matter where we go we can’t escape this foundational truth: What’s in the way is the way. As Nepo writes, “The point of experience is not to escape life but to live it.” Featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday program, and a key presenter in Oprah’s nationwide The Life You Want Weekend Tour, Nepo inspires each of us to discover who we were born to be. Like his bestselling The Book of Awakening, The Endless Practice is filled with insights and stories, guidance and practice that will bring you closer to living life to the fullest.
He leaves no doubt of the depth to which Balanchine's creations permeated and
animated his interior life , even as a teacher . Each new work ... He looks at the
whole company and pays tribute to its magnificent variety . He gives us ... He lets
the reader in on some of the messy conditions that might disfigure his reasoning .
So childbirth, the bloody wonder, the messy, magnificent spectacle of it, took me
by surprise: the power housed in pain, ... For an instant there amidst blood and
water, torn flesh and new life, celebrations begun before the suffering is over, we
Author: Joy Jordan-Lake
Category: Social Science
Established in 1968, the Wheaton Literary Series provides insightful books for the thoughtful reader, inspiring imagination, and reflection. These beautifully produced volumes feature prose and poetry of high literary, academic, and artistic merit, written by and about Christian artists of significant stature.
However, it was the walk of a lifetime—one of the most wonderful blessings of my life. During the Last Supper before Jesus was ... Living out our salvation as we
live in this world is a messy thing. Jesus, in His endearing way, is teaching us that
Author: Connie Becker
Publisher: WestBow Press
Like puzzle pieces falling into place as they form a picture, step by step a clear overview of God's magnificent plan for the salvation of humankind emerges, giving a deeper understanding of the Christian faith and why it works. The author shares her journey as age-old questions are answered: What happened that caused the need for a plan of salvation? Why did God create Earth, and why does He allow it to continue to exist? What is so special about Jesus that He could die for the sins of all humankind? Why was His death a requirement for salvation to be accomplished? What takes place in the soul and spirit as we hear the gospel of Christ? What are the changes that occur in those who accept Jesus as their savior? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the plan of salvation? Is salvation a gift or a work? Can a Christian lose his or her salvation?
I count this work an important resource in the struggle of the Christian community
to embody the vision of life in God within the messy , finite , magnificent realm of
human affairs . DONALD F. BEISSWENGER Director of Field Education ...
A pragmatic, step-by-step guide to streamlining and beautifying your home, from garage to attic and beyond, allows homeowners to take charge of their spaces one room, closet, and obsession at a time all in one weekend.
Author: Don Aslett
Publisher: Marsh Creek Press
Category: House & Home
A pragmatic, step-by-step guide to streamlining and beautifying your home, from garage to attic and beyond, allows homeowners to take charge of their spaces one room, closet, and obsession at a time all in one weekend. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Grow the brain and reach your potential. Good Brain Bad Brain Your Brain is about how your brain thinks and how to grow, understand and reclaim your mental cognizance.
Author: Michaelene Conner
Publisher: Convert a Book
Category: Change (Psychology)
The brain is the most complex and magnificent organ of the human body represented by a mesh of biology, genetics, and temperament. Composed of 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Our brains are filled with mystery and revelations processing a constant stream of sensory data. Our brain controls awareness of the environment including voluntary and involuntary movement. It looks forward to life with optimism and fervent aspirations. It can promote success or demise depending on how and what it thinks. Every creative thought, feeling and idea is imagined and developed by our brain. Our brain has the power to provide us with infinite possibilities - retrain the brain and change your life. Grow the brain and reach your potential. Good Brain Bad Brain Your Brain is about how your brain thinks and how to grow, understand and reclaim your mental cognizance.
... and stories that transform our understanding of the world into a place and time
charged with life-saving purpose. ... Whipsawed between the magnificent and the messy, it's no wonder that out of a sheer need for survival we look for an easy ...
Author: John W. Frye
A personal and practical guide to help pastors find Jesus as their mentor.For decades, Paul has been the model for today’s pastors. But Pastor John Frye says we must instead look to Jesus as our model. "While we may lift Christ up as Savior, as we bow down to him as Lord, as we marvel at his offices of Prophet, Priest, and King, as we walk with him as Friend, we seem to ignore him as the supreme Senior Pastor." Sharing thought-provoking, biblical insights and personal experiences, Frye calls other pastors to become apprentices to Jesus himself. He is the One who invites pastors to watch him in action and draw close so he can shape who they are and how they fulfill their ministry."Why have pastors and churches not been driven to Jesus as the central and controlling focus for the pastoral vocation and ministry in the local church? He’s been relegated to other dimensions of Christian and local church experience. Jesus is shoved into our shadows as we read our management books, do our cultural surveys, attend our leadership seminars, and applaud or criticize one another’s endeavors"--John Frye in Jesus the Pastor
gamut from tears to laughter...to the point where Istop to examine my own life and
the masks we Christians wear. ... life as it should be; Lisa Samson writes about life the way it truly is fiery and fragile, tender and tragic, messy and magnificent.
Author: Lisa Samson
Competition for church members in Mount Oak has reached a furious peak. When tragedy strikes one of their hometown sons, the church women are drawn together through compassion. The Church Ladies is a contemporary tale illustrating how women can have a major impact on the church. Through friendships that reach beneath surface level -- and trials more severe than simple -- they unite with common purpose: to pray, share, and comfort. Slowly, the community of believers learns that the church grows when it is rooted in love. Characters you'll laugh and cry with, in situations every woman will instantly relate to, light up this page-turner about a miracle that could happen anywhere.
The quality of life outside the womb meant nothing to nature . Life was life . An
open raffle . Susan wouldn ' t agree , of course , which is why Carolyn , in her
transatlantic conversations , had ... Watched the whole messy magnificent
Author: Donald Olson
Publisher: Bridgecity Books
Category: Gay men
The lives of comfortably middle-class gay professionals are turned upside down when a homophobic bigot and his televangelist wife move into their all-gay neighborhood and begin a statewide antigay rights campaign. This funny and outrageous novel tackles the personal and political battles surrounding gay culture and the religious right, and deals with issues many gay people face on a day-to-day basis: group identity, personal freedom, privacy, spirituality, gay history, and AIDS. Set in Portland, Oregon, Queer Comers is a moving, humorous, and sometimes shocking portrait of a community turned on its ear.
The hard work of theological study sharpens our thinking about life, humanity and
God. Among other benefits, engaging in the study of doctrine opens our hearts to
God's magnificent transcendence and exposes us to the wisdom of the past.
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"Life is all that, Abby, and I ought to know, 'cause I've lived on both sides — but
most of all it's worth it . . . every messy, magnificent, heartbreaking, glorious
moment. Don't say no to that, Abby. Don't make me watch you turn your back on it
Author: Sarah Abbot
Arriving in Destiny Bay, Maine, to unravel the mystery surrounding her mother's tragic death, Abrielle Lancaster, falling in love with the island's dangerous beauty, refuses to be frightened away by threatening notes, strange sightings, and her attraction to Ryan Brannigan. Original.
The heart lives in the far more bloody and magnificent realities of living and dying
and loving and hating. That's why those ... But we have equated the heart with
emotion, and put it away for a messy and even dangerous guide. No doubt, many
The man was average height, elegant, and pale skinned, with white blond hair
that fell in stylishly messy clumps over his high forehead into his pale green eyes.
He moved like a dancer, ... The woman was...magnificent. She was about five feet
Author: Sam Cheever
Publisher: Electric Prose Publications
Their first “date” involved a bit of the bubbly, some dancing, and a fiery rocket thundering by overhead. Unfortunately, their second “date” was worse. Alfric thought the pretty lady with the startling blue eyes was working with the terrorists. But when those same terrorists tried to kill them both, Alfric realized he didn’t have a clue. Pleasance knew she shouldn’t try to save the auburn-haired heart-throb when he rolled his car while chasing her. But she couldn’t quite equate the man she’d been told wanted to hurt her, with the guy who’d just crashed his fancy car to keep from killing some coyote pups. It was inevitable. The moment they shared the same sphere, fireworks...in the form of bullets, rockets and incendiary devices...exploded. Now all they had to do was survive long enough to find out if the feelings they didn’t seem able to deny would grow into something that would last. “I thoroughly enjoyed this witty, romantic, electrifying read. The pace of this book was fantastic and the adventure grabbed my attention from the start. I will definitely be adding this author to my must-read list.” ~The Romance Studio “Sam Cheever creates some of the best characters you could ever find in the pages of a book. The Honeybun brothers are incredibly sexy and loyal. Everyone would want one for their very own. Any book by Sam Cheever is entertainment at its best.” ~SensualReads.com Get your copy now and start your own Honeybun adventure! And remember, when you’re done with this one, there are 7 more brothers to enjoy.