Underlying the vision behind democracy is the recognition that every individual has dignity, adequacy and worth. This democratic understanding of the worth and standing of the individual lies at the core of what the West calls enlightenment. The Western idea of enlightenment, rooted in the great vision of the Biblical prophets, is generally understood to have entered mainstream consciousness through the political democratic movements of the mid 18th century. Western enlightenment is primarily concerned with the democratization of political power. Classical enlightenment, sometimes called Eastern enlightenment because it was greatly emphasized in the East, is about the individual merging into the greater one. The appearance of separate self is an illusion, which must be overcome as the individual realizes that one is really not separate at all but part of the one. The goal of Eastern enlightenment is moving beyond the grasping ego and desperately seeking separate self by attaining a state of consciousness in which the illusion of separateness was dissolved in the greater one. This path of classical enlightenment is seen as the path beyond suffering. Unique Self enlightenment brings the Eastern and Western understandings about enlightenment together, into a higher Integral World Spirituality embrace. Unique Self enlightenment is based on your commitment to transcend separate self into the one, even as you realize that that essence sees through your unique perspective. Unique Self opens the door to the potential democratization of enlightenment. To awaken to your Unique Self is to be lived as God, which, in truth, means to be lived as love.
Just 2 Choices is a blueprint for understanding the power of every choice and a roadmap to manifesting the fantastic life that you desire—starting with your very next choice—today! The original, breakthrough, full-color “choice” graphics rapidly accelerate personal growth with instant “I get it!” insights into the quality of your everyday choices—so you quickly learn how to turn your ORDINARY everyday choices into EXTRAORDINARY choices – every day! And live your extraordinary life…choice by choice by choice!
Research shows that our body language accounts for more than 50% of the success (or lack of it) of our communication. This book tells you how to give out the right signals, and read other people's body language. As well as body movements, this book (complete with photos) includes specific chapters on situations such as networking, meetings, public speaking, interviews, and dating.
Sexual Addiction: One Couple's Journey will guide you to an understanding of what sexual addiction is and give you crucial insight into what it takes to recover from it. Gary and Sharon Worrell reveal their very personal story of sexual addiction and their own complex journey on the road to true, lasting recovery. Written in a He said/She said format, the reader will see sexual addiction from both sides of recovery. Rarely does a single book portray the perspectives of both the addict and the partner and all that each has experienced in the throes and the aftermath of addiction.
The hidden key to a healthy relationship is not just managing money but understanding how the other approaches money.
Every couple argues about money. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 40 years or dating for 4 months, money touches every decision you make as a couple—from the $5 cup of coffee to the $50,000 car. And when the two of you don’t see eye-to-eye on how much to spend or how much to save, that’s when arguments turn into ugly toxic fights that leave both persons feeling hurt and angry. It’s why money has become the #1 cause of divorce in the U.S. Obviously, something needs to change. The reason this crisis has not been addressed is because it has never been identified, defined, or given a name. Scott and Bethany Palmer, aka “The Money Couple,” have identified and defined this problem and offer concrete solutions to fix it.
Once you know your Money Personality, you can get to the root of money arguments and start really working together. You’ll discover what has an impact on your loved one’s money decisions, and you’ll learn how to talk about money in a way that’s actually fun! You’ll figure out how to put an end to money secrets and lies once and for all.
It’s not just about money management, and it’s definitely not just about overcoming debt. It is a whole new way of living that will change everything in your relationship. Tens of thousands have already been transformed. Are you ready?
People won't put up with being "sold" anymore. If they sense they are being pushed, their guard goes up - and even if they do comply, lingering resentment undermines the relationship...maybe forever. Yet, most books on influence still portray it as something you "do to" someone else to get your way. That out-of-date approach invites resistance or cynicism from those who recognize the techniques. Manipulative tactics might occasionally wear down a colleague's or client's resistance, but they fail to produce the mutual trust that sustains successful relationships. In short, they just won't work in our sophisticated, post-selling world. In this groundbreaking book, authors Mark Goulston and John Ullmen reveal a new model for authentic influence - the kind that creates a strong initial connection and survives long after agreement has been reached. Based on listening, genuine engagement and commitment to win-win outcomes, "Real Influence" provides a powerful four-step method you can use to: examine your priorities; learn about the key players and what they need; earn their attention and motivate them to hear more; and add value with your questions and actions. Complete with examples of the steps in action and insights from real-world "power influencers," this one-of-a-kind guide shows that being straight with everyone means winning for all.
To Find the Way Of Love discusses the evolution of human relationships, which are influenced by and dependent on some fundamental forces that appeared at the moment the universe was created.
Oliver Deehan asserts that our relationships are the most important elements in our lives; they define our lives more than our achievements, and the choices we make to shape them involve the greatest exercise of our free will.
We are constantly faced with choosing between self-interest and altruism, and all too often, except for essential needs of family, we choose self-interest. But our life choices don’t seem to bring happiness or satisfaction to our lives. We need to achieve a better balance.
Throughout her life, Kathleen felt men tended to stereotype her in the “cheerleader” category, but her soul wanted more out of her relationships. Kathleen’s story is a FUNNY thirty-year chronicle of her dating blunders, from the third grade until she miraculously met her husband at the age of 39 in a yoga class. Her story reveals the lessons she felt God was trying to teach her (repeatedly) with each new dating experience. The most important lessons being, Self-love and Union with God. She helps the reader identify destructive dating patterns, and how to change to attract the right partner. This book will make you laugh and look deeper within yourself, to help you remember you are worthy of a healthy and loving life partnership/marriage. Now that’s something to cheer about!
Single, in a relationship, or married: people of all walks of life and all ages are finding The Soulmate Experience inspiring, accessible, and truly transformational. This revolutionary guide will help you create and sustain a relationship that is intimately connected on all levels—emotional, intellectual, sexual, and spiritual—and a continual source of love, inspiration, and joy.
Whether you're on a quest for your soulmate, looking for deeper connection in the relationship you have right now, or just want to experience much more love in your life, the ground-breaking ideas in this book—and the many stories of real people putting them into practice—will fill you with love, inspiration, and possibility. Because The Soulmate Experience isn't just a book. It's a great way of living life.
'Thou shalt not commit adultery' (Exodus 20:14). Have you found yourself contemplating committing adultery? Are you currently in an adulterous relationship? Have you been affected by an act of adultery? If you answered yes to any of these questions, No Innocent Affair: Making Right the Wrong of Adultery is the tool you need. An avid student of the Word, Ed Mrkvicka addresses the fact that adultery is one of the main contributors to the destruction of the American family and seeks to reverse this terrifying statistic. Mrkvicka posits that few who engage in adulterous relationships realize the enormity of the cost of infidelity, both to themselves and innocent people in their lives. Beginning by comparing God's view of adultery to society's view, No Innocent Affair explains in frank yet loving terms that unrepentant adultery is more than just an innocent affair. It is choosing Satan over Jesus and death over life. Mrkvicka desires to lead adulterers to repentance and eternal life with Jesus Christ. Most importantly, No Innocent Affair takes you on a step-by-step biblical progression that leads to the sin of adultery being forgiven and salvation reclaimed. Infidelity is no easy subject to discuss, but it is one that must be addressed. Follow along on this exploration of the consequences and ways out of adultery.
Man stopped evolving 45,000 years ago; his violent behavior reveals an affinity for war and the destruction of his environment. Woman must break free of man's domination and harness his destructive nature or face extinction. Man's Greatest Fear is to be controlled by woman.
The purpose of this book is to dispel any misconception that the Bible condones racism, to better enlighten the public about the seriousness of institutional racism that does indeed exist in America against minorities today, to encourage more individuals to speak out against racism when the opportunity arises in their circles, and to redirect, as many as possible, those who misuse the Bible as a weapon to justify racial hatred. An comprehensive history on racial discrimination in America is included. The book's unique perspective: Racism is not just a social issue, it is a moral issue as well.
How to Screw Up Your Marriage: Do-Over Tips for First Time Failures Let's face it. People keep getting married. Yet over 40% of first marriages end in divorce and up to 67% of second do, too, with statistics becoming predictably more dismal as the number of trips to the altar rack up. It seems like, for many of us, the longing to be half of a couple so in love they make other people want to puke is too strong to ignore. The problem is, we've all grown up to expect that fairytale endings happen by accident, that if we wish upon a star, or let down our golden hair, then, blammo, we'll get our happily ever after. In other words, we're lazy and feel entitled to have the one thing we want most in the world—the one thing we should work hardest to create and nurture—without doing squat to make our dreams reality. We fall in love, we marry, we pout, we nag, we sulk, and we sabotage. Love Gone Viral interrupts the pity party with a no-nonsense formula for couplehood success, written by a human relations expert who is herself in a wonderfully nauseating marriage with a passel of his and hers kids.
The Apple Computer management team is among the very best in the world. Why not give them a crack at improving the operations of our Federal government?
Although the title Apple for President! is, I hope, somewhat provocative, the subject matter is serious. As citizens, we can no longer stand around passively hoping that a new economic platform will somehow spontaneously take shape and raise us out of our economic difficulties.
Our government's unapologetic addiction to borrowing and the pervasive financial challenges of many of our citizens are two clear indicators of the magnitude of the challenge.
Our current form of government--operating under the same structure first adopted when our Constitution was ratified in 1788--has not kept up with the complexity and pace of our times. Consequently, no individual president--no matter how brilliant or gifted with leadership and other skills--can show the way forward in the creation of a new economic platform. We need a flexible democracy to meet the challenges of the times.
Creating a shift of the magnitude now required will necessitate applying the best of our political leadership and the best of our private sector acumen and brilliance--all in the service of reengineering our government and economy.
Apple for President! is an idea whose time has come.
Kris Anderson, a top-producing realtor, speaker, and author of the book KISSING FROGS- TALL TALES AND INSIGHTS FROM THE DATING POND brings a critical message to the world. There are 95.9 million unmarried people. 53% of those unmarried people are females. Most of those unmarried females date, almost with a fever, in search for their Prince Charming. Female dating stories are pathetically hilarious and need to be shared... Female readers the world over want to know: ? That other women in the dating pond also have terrible experiences and actually find some sense of normalcy in hearing about dating stories. ? How a woman can develop ?TOAD-AR? (the ability to recognize toady behavior). ? The three things a woman must do immediately when entering the dating pond. ? How women can prevent future dating catastrophes. ? The five most important dating guidelines for the single or divorce woman in the dating pond. KISSING FROGS- TALL TALES AND INSIGHTS FROM THE DATING POND features 21 chapters that highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly in the dating pond. Every woman hopes that one frog will eventually show prince qualities. Kris Anderson, a native Arizonan, can explain her stories and insights from dating over 412 frogs in over 5 years in search for Prince Charming. Dating is a numbers game. The dating pond is a necessary evil where women must kiss a lot of frogs to find their one valiant prince.
Are you in a significant relationship with someone who has an addiction?
Are you frustrated with watching your addicted loved ones destroy their lives?
Whether your relationship is with a family member, friend, or partner, caring about an addicted person can feel like a nightmare. If someone you love is abusing drugs or alcohol or is engaging in addictive behaviors such as disordered eating, problem gambling, smoking, Internet addiction, a controlling relationship, or compulsive overspending, there is hope!
Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Workbook will show you how your life can improve by helping you to understand what will and won’t work in your relationship with your addicted loved one—and in your relationship with yourself.
As you become familiar with the top ten survival tips for loving someone with an addiction, you will learn how to offer healthier and more effective choices to your addicted loved one. Once you do this, you will feel a sense of realistic control in your life. In turn, this will increase your self-respect, which is, without a doubt, the most important thing you can change about yourself.
Expecting wedding perfection is setting oneself up for disaster. Attitude is everything. IMPERFECT WEDDINGS ARE BEST! gives a quick and easy overview of 135 topics, showing the ins-and-outs of how to plan a wedding. This guide is informative, filled with tips and don't-eventhink- of-doing-this admonitions. Dr. Meinberg relates anecdotes from her personal experiences and observations, as well as that of friends. Pay close attention to the information in each vignette, as these examples might save you from costly pitfalls. Know what to expect, and how to respond to the unexpected. A great combination of information and entertainment. For readers who are not themselves planning a wedding, who may have already been there and done that, or are simply interested in the subject, or want a good laugh, there are historical traditions and superstitions to ponder, and over 300 examples to peruse, that are poignant, jaw-dropping, or hysterical. An easy and fun vehicle for learning!
Do you want a relationship worth having? Strategic Planning for Love and War, Relationships and Adult Conversations captures the realities of everyday life in a relationship, the complexities, the anxieties, the dilemmas, the good and the bad moments. It’s not a book; it’s an experience that pairs life’s relationships, with a soulful backdrop of the best R&B music from the past 30 years. For every relationship high and low, there is a song that tells the story. The authors of the book, Jo Lena Johnson and Steven Charles Martin, are a couple and you get to see the real problems they have experienced in their relationship. Sensitive issues like cheating, lying, threesomes and taboo topics like body odor and bad breath are shared. The book is complemented by interviews and testimonials from real people about challenges they have experienced in their relationships and marriages, as well as the book’s artfully chosen soundtrack provided by radio legend, Kevin B. Fleming. For those single, dating, married, divorced, looking, or anywhere in between, it’s all in Strategic Planning for Love and War. Get to the heart of why people struggle, why men and women see love and relationships differently, and what to do about it. Can you stand the rain? Let the rhythm get into you. With Strategic Planning for Love and War, Relationships and Adult Conversations, you can have the greatest love of all.
No matter how much passion there is at the beginning of a relationship, for love to last it must be actively created. For thirty years, Dr. Bill Cloke, an innovative and successful couples’ therapist, has been helping couples create lasting connection, commitment, and intimacy by learning the essential relationship skills he now reveals in Happy Together.
With sensitivity and practicality, Happy Together pinpoints the issues and actions that can make or break our relationships. Step by step, it will show you:
How to identify and overcome personal barriers to meaningful and satisfying connections
The defensive ways we unknowingly kill love and how to learn from conflict to create deeper intimacy
The role of passion and sexuality in our relationships
How to understand and deal with issues of shame and rage that can impact our ability to love
Why deeply held myths about family, marriage, and idealized romance can create expectations that damage our connection with each other
How to become partners in problem-solving
How to effectively use the tools of compassionate communication and “constructive complaining”
Rich with practical tips and techniques, including sample dialogues to help you make meaningful changes, Happy Together will guide you in perfecting the skills you need to create a positive vision for your relationship and a roadmap for happiness.
"If someone said you could transform your life and enhance your relationships by using a few simple communication techniques that can be applied in almost any setting, wouldn’t you want to do that? Wouldn’t you want to learn those skills? If the answer is yes, you’ve picked up the right book. This easy to read guide is loaded with simple skills that have been scientifically shown to have a huge impact on our relationships!" This is what Beth Borg, RN, MHA, Clinical Operations Administrator for the Mayo Clinic, states in her opening comments for the forward she wrote about this unique, color illustrated guidebook for transforming any relationship through easy to learn, proven communication skills. Ground breaking, hospital tested research is engagingly presented in this beautifully illustrated large size book that explores our behaviors and relationships, including the most important relationship of all - the one we have with ourselves. James O. Prochaska, PhD, author of Change for Good and renowned expert and researcher on behavior change, says this about Changing Behavior and about the subject of the book, Behavioral Engagement™, a proven behavior change model which has been pilot tested for over 30 years in Boston area hospitals and healthcare environments: "The model of Behavioral Engagement has the potential to transform relationships that are suffering or struggling to ones that are thriving!" Whether you are looking to bring your personal relationships to a whole new level of intimacy and fulfillment or if you desire to transform your professional communication skills, Changing Behavior provides the knowledge and tools to create lasting change for all types of relationships.