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Beaten and Bruised, But Not Broken
Terrah Hancock suffered a childhood of pain, manipulation, and abuse at the hands of her parents and uncle. Refusing to submit to their cruelty, Terrah rebels as a teenager, puts herself in dangerous situations, and is raped. At seventeen she leaves home, gets pregnant, and makes the impossible choice to give her baby up for adoption.
Barraged by relentless challenges, tumultuous relationships, and another pregnancy, Terrah saves her second child from a rare illness through her own tenacious research, giving her the confidence to enroll in college. But with fragile mental health, Terrah would need to summon strength she didn’t know she had in order to uncover the truth of her past and overcome deep wounds of generational abuse.
In writing this raw and poignant personal narrative, Terrah Hancock speaks out against the shame of keeping secrets and the stigma against seeking care for mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and complex PTSD. Her journey of self-discovery reveals deeply observed lessons about valuing mental health treatment and how to thrive after abuse with courage and grace.
Author Aaron Anderson shares an up-close, authentic account of how Kundalini dramatically appeared and then upended his life. Over ten years, this “Universal Energy” completely transformed the physical, emotional, mental, sexual, and spiritual aspects of Aaron’s being. Narrated from a Western perspective, American Kundalini intends to help other modern laypeople deal with Kundalini. The book also aims to introduce the idea of Kundalini to the general public.
Ted Kraver’s remarkable life story traces the transformation of technology and education in Arizona through the personal history of an innovative engineer and civic entrepreneur.
You Have the Power to Create Your Own Happiness
Using simple, doable techniques, Dr. Peggy DeLong shows you how to cultivate joy, even on a difficult day. These 35 proven ways to happiness require little time or energy–and little to no money! When you’re feeling down or lack motivation, you’ll now know what to do to feel good again.
As a psychologist with twenty years of experience helping people with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and loss, Dr. DeLong provides relevant and timely psychological research that demonstrates the proven effectiveness of each technique for feeling good. After reading about how real people, including Dr. Peggy herself, have applied these happiness principles in their lives, you’ll get concrete actions to take to implement any of the techniques in your own life.
Begin your journey toward feeling good now by learning . . .
- The #1 factor related to happiness in life and how you can foster it.
- How to train your brain to effortlessly think more positively.
- How to use easily accessible objects to boost your mood, anytime and anyplace.
- Why processing your painful emotions is the key to happiness.
- You’re a powerful human being in charge of your thoughts and feelings.
- Improving your mood and your life is easier than you think.
In Finding Feminism, Rachel Overvoll tells a story about what it’s like growing up in fundamentalist Evangelical Christianity. She shows how her well-meaning parents and her indoctrination within a rigidly religious community affected her sense of self and the decisions she made as an obedient child, teenager, and young wife. Throughout her memoir, Rachel shares how religious indoctrination influenced her relationships with men and her view of her own sexuality.
This book is a triumphant account of how one young woman learned to heal from traumatic experiences, including an abusive engagement, crippling depression, and sexual assault. After finding feminism by chance in a library, Rachel courageously learns to live life according to her own evolving beliefs and values. Her story reminds all women to find their voice and stand strong for themselves and each other.
Want to make sure they’re listening?
Whatever action you want your audience to take to effectively influence those listening to you as a speaker, you must capture and hold their attention–and be memorable in a good way. To do that you must use humor!
But what if you’re not funny? In Hook ‘Em With Humor you’ll discover:
- The 7 Deadly Humor Mistakes Speakers Make and How to Avoid Them.
- The 5 Major Obstacles to Using Humor and Being Funnier.
- A Complete Humor Tool Kit for Generating Laughter
The Humor Tool Kit provides you the processes you’ll need:
- The Laugh Generator Process
- The Laugh Troubleshooting Process
- The Laugh Multiplier Process
- The Laugh Amplifier Process
- The Safe Humor Solution
- The 90-Day Humor Improvement Plan
Rhonda Willford Eberst tells hilarious stories that capture the heart-warming moments and exasperating challenges educators face daily. Eberst turns her funny, entertaining, and often enlightening conversations with kids into adventures in everything from “Surviving the Gig” to “Discovering You Matter.” This book reminds librarians, teachers, and school administrators to laugh at their students, even when they might want to cry. Ultimately, this zany, loving librarian demonstrates the real difference that one educator can make in the quality and direction of a child’s life by showing each student that she or he matters.
If I Only Knew: First-Time Bestselling Authors Reveal Insider Secrets to Writing a Book recognizes that new authors share some (or all) of the same legitimate fears, questions, and concerns:
- I’ve always wanted to write a book, but I don’t know where to start.
- I’m worried that I stink at grammar and that I don’t know how to write well enough to become the author of a book.
- I’m afraid people won’t read my book, or, if they do read it, they’ll be critical of my ideas.
- I stop myself from writing because I don’t know how I’ll publish my book, even if I do finish writing it.
The insider secrets and advice these authors share will answer many of your questions and show you how you, too, can courageously move forward to experience multiple, unforeseen benefits—even beyond the immediate thrill of publishing your book.
In addition, you get detailed, practical information and guidance from writing and publishing experts. They will help you find time to write, learn how to work with an editor, finance your writing, choose the right publisher, and more!
Charles Billups displayed pivotal leadership during the climax of the entire civil rights movement—Martin Luther King’s campaign in Birmingham. But little of Billups’ story has been told. Until now. In this book, Billups’ daughter, Rene Billups Baker, relates his torture by the Ku Klux Klan. For the first time, she reveals his participation in King’s key strategy sessions at the Gaston Motel.
More fully than anyone else, Rene records her father’s courageous direction of a march that serves as one of the peak moments of American nonviolence. King himself deemed the march “fantastic.” Rene also tells about her own encounters with King, encounters that have never before appeared in print. And she recalls an experience of unthinkable trauma in Chicago. This dramatic account illuminates the horrors of white supremacist violence, as well as the triumph and cost of resisting it.
Mukee Okan tells a candid, moving story of her conservative upbringing in Sydney, Australia and how she became a paid escort, a certified sexual surrogate partner, and a spiritual sexuality teacher. Her frank, often comical stories about her first adolescent sexual experiences show how little she and other young people had been taught about sex. Struggling to learn her parent’s rules for living, she always has a “knowing” that their rules are not her own. After a pivotal incident, she leaves home at seventeen. Later, while living in an Ashram, Mukee’s life transforms as she experiences psychic visions and Kundalini. Then, the birth of her son profoundly changes her relationship to herself and the power of the womb. As Mukee’s own sexual knowledge and experience expands, she becomes a passionate advocate for awakening others to the life-force energy. Ultimately, her life’s work culminates in educating women and men about their intimate anatomy through her now award-winning documentary films, The Pussy Talks and The Cock Tales.
Have you ever felt a subtle nudge that there’s MORE for you in life?
Maybe a message that you want to share or a passion project you want to create?
Is there a bigger purpose for you to fulfill?
A lot of us women feel these subtle love taps from our souls, but it takes a special kind of woman to follow her nudge–someone like you.
Whether you’re already crystal clear about your purpose, or you’ve simply felt a subtle nudge that you are meant for more, this interactive book will show you how to leverage the power that’s already within you to make your mark on the world.
You’ll learn how . . .
- You always have access to confidence and how to tap into it.
- Comparing yourself to others kills off all your creativity and what to do about it.
- Releasing the death grip you have on your comfort zone will allow you to fly.
- Leveraging the power of language can manifest results quickly.
- Mastering these simple concepts gives you the ability to create results in ANY area of life that’s important to you.
A trio of callous murderers. A seasoned officer charged with connecting the bloody dots.
Phoenix, 2006. Detective Clark Schwartzkopf never flinched from delivering justice. Investigating arbitrary shotgun violence, the veteran cop was quick to make disturbing links to a chilling streak of cold-hearted shootings of people and animals. Convinced he finally had the perpetrators within reach, Schwartzkopf battled interference from intrusive feds and nosy reporters, all while the dead and wounded kept coming.
This expert investigator’s first-hand account of a blood-stained hunt for criminals reveals the inner workings of law enforcement and a detective’s extraordinary care for over thirty-five victims. Unpacking the case with meticulous scrutiny and remarkable storytelling, Schwartzkopf reveals the wanton pathology of a psychopath and the undercover moves it took to catch and convict the killers, including the heavy toll of pursuing them day and night.
A favorite among entrepreneurs, Speak with Confidence, Sell with Authority is a book for those who both hate and love sales. With over 30 years experience, Jane M Powers uses her straightforward, big-hearted style to guide thousands in transforming their message to money from any platform, with her “Speak to Profit” Formula.
After decades of successful speaking, coaching, and perhaps most of all, her real-life experience founding and running multi-million dollar businesses, Jane appreciates that success is truly about the power of your message.
- Learn to speak with confidence and sell with authority from any platform, whether it is video, podcasts, the big stage, webinars, or networking events.
- Turn your message to money with big impact and generate big income, whether it is an audience of 1 or 1,000 for 7 seconds or 7 hours.
- Deliver a powerful, heartfelt, influential message in just 17.5 seconds that will have the audience sit up and pay attention like never before.
- Learn to influence others and mobilize your ideal clients to take action with a simple formula.
- Discover how to connect, capture, and close your ideal client, time and time again with authenticity and confidence. Understand how to overcome the toughest of objections and get them to their YES!
Carole K. Zingula tells a powerful story about her personal journey recovering from online dating fraud, as well as the specific precautions you should take before dating online. Having lost hundreds of thousands of dollars, Carole courageously shares how her lack of self-love, loneliness, and not knowing the “red flags” that signaled fraud all set her up as easy bait for con artists. Her story also demonstrates that criminals can scam anyone. She provides valuable information about how to protect yourself from fraud, while sharing how she recovered from shame, guilt, and low self-esteem using meditation, hypnotism, and drawing on her deep spiritual faith.
Every day you’re driven nuts by the people around you making common sense errors and irrational decisions. Imagine what life would look like if you didn’t have to waste time and energy dealing with stubborn, clueless, argumentative, defensive, or apathetic coworkers! Thank goodness Eric Bailey translates decades of brain science research into every-day language, helping you break through common communication barriers that will improve every relationship in your life. Whether you work in the executive suite or on the front-line, this book will teach you how to cure the stupidity all around you.
Do You Believe in Miracles and Divine MAGIC? KaRin’s Life Story Shows How You, Too, Can Realize Your Own Deepest Spiritual Potential. As a young mother and Pentecostal minister, KaRin seemed to have it all—an Ordained Minister husband, three beautiful children, and a nice home in the suburbs. But one day, a mother grieving the loss of her young son challenged KaRin with angry words: “You wouldn’t have such faith in God if you ever lost a child!”These words shook KaRin to the core. What did she know of the suffering of others when her life felt so blessed?
During one sleepless night of anguished self-reflection, KaRin asked herself Five Questions about her faith that turned her world upside down. Seeking answers to these questions, KaRin started on a sometimes painful but always joyful spiritual journey. As part of her story, she shares about extraordinary miracles she has experienced in her life and what she learned about the strength of her faith under very difficult circumstances, including losing a troubled son in a horrible tragedy and living with multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer. Through it all, KaRin put her faith in Spirit, all while helping others on their own spiritual journeys.
Communicating is tougher than ever. Our relationships are suffering.
We are losing our ability to relate and interact with each other. Despite our advances in technology, people feel lonely and disconnected. The Internet has further enabled bullying. And how our leaders communicate—in business, politics, and entertainment—often makes matters worse. Schools get caught up in standardized tests that fail to teach interpersonal skills.
Brett Keirstead, a thirty-year sales professional, wants to do something about it. We Are All Sales, People teaches five key steps in sales that anyone can adapt to dramatically improve the quality of their communication and relationships at home, at school, and at work. You’ll learn how to know yourself, sincerely understand others, focus on positive outcomes, negotiate, and “close the deal.” Applying these five steps will transform the quality of your personal and professional life, while also making a difference for others.
As a nurse or palliative caregiver, do you want to take better care of terminally ill patients, their loved ones, and yourself? Would you like to be empowered under difficult circumstances and feel more comfortable about what to say when providing palliative care? Based on thirty years of experience as an oncology nurse, Meina Dubetz shares real-life stories that will enable you as a nurse or palliative caregiver to fully support your patients facing death. Reading these stories, you will learn how to say the right things and reassure your patients’ loved ones that providing quality care and comfort is your priority. You will also become more comfortable answering difficult questions that patients and their family members may ask you about death and dying. Equally important, you will learn how to take better care of yourself as you care for your patients.