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It Wasn't Your Fault

It Wasn't Your Fault

Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion

  • Author: Beverly Engel
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • ISBN: 1626251010
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 240
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Shame is one of the most destructive of human emotions. If you suffered childhood physical or sexual abuse, you may experience such intense feelings of shame that it almost seems to define you as a person. In order to begin healing, it’s important for you to know that it wasn’t your fault. In this gentle guide, therapist and childhood abuse expert Beverly Engel presents a mindfulness and compassion-based therapeutic approach to help you overcome the debilitating shame that keeps you tied to the past. By following the step-by-step exercises in this book, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the root cause of your shame. And by cultivating compassion toward yourself, you will begin to heal and move past your painful experiences. Recent studies show that trauma survivors, particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from abuse, can greatly benefit from incorporating elements of self-compassion into their treatment. Furthermore, the practice of self-compassion has been shown to decrease PTSD symptoms, including, self-criticism, thought suppression, and rumination. This book is based on the author’s powerful and effective Compassion Cure program. With this book, you will develop the skills needed to finally put a stop the crippling self-blame that keeps you from moving on and being happy. You’ll learn to focus on your strengths, your courage, and your extraordinary ability to survive. Most of all, you’ll learn to replace shame with its counter emotion—pride.

Soul Talk

Soul Talk

The New Spirituality of African American Women

  • Author: Akasha Gloria Hull
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1594775214
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 272
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• A celebration of the journey of African-American women toward a new spirituality grounded in social awareness, black American tradition, metaphysics, and heightened creativity. • Features illuminating insights from Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, Lucille Clifton, Dolores Kendrick, Sonia Sanchez, Michele Gibbs, Geraldine McIntosh, Masani Alexis DeVeaux and Namonyah Soipan. • By a widely published scholar, poet, and activist who has been interviewed by the press, television, and National Public Radio's All Things Considered From the last part of the twentieth century through today, African-American women have experienced a revival of spirituality and creative force, fashioning a uniquely African-American way to connect with the divine. In Soul Talk, Akasha Gloria Hull examines this multifaceted spirituality that has both fostered personal healing and functioned as a formidable weapon against racism and social injustice. Through fascinating and heartfelt conversations with some of today's most creative and powerful women--women whose spirituality encompasses, among others, traditional Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism, Native American teachings, meditation, the I Ching, and African-derived ancestral reverence--the author explores how this new spiritual consciousness is manifested, how it affects the women who practice it, and how its effects can be carried to others. Using a unique and readable blend of interviews, storytelling, literary critique, and practical suggestions of ways readers can incorporate similar renewal into their daily lives, Soul Talk shows how personal and social change are possible through reconnection with the spirit.

Pinocchio Parenting

Pinocchio Parenting

21 Outrageous Lies We Tell Our Kids

  • Author: Chuck Borsellino
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416542566
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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Are you a Pinocchio Parent? You may be asking yourself these very questions: What lies, clichés, and half-truths do I tell my children? How do these lies hurt my children and my relationship with them? Clinical psychologist and author Chuck Borsellino claims that our culture condones all sorts of lies -- from "tiny fibs" to calloused misrepresentations. Though well-intentioned in our unintentional lies, we set our children up for failure and disappointment and undercut our credibility. In the pages of this book, Dr. Chuck Borsellino helps you sort out fact from fiction, intention from outcome. Most important, you'll learn a better way -- a way to help your children live life within the bounds of reality while fully exploring the dreams of their heart.

Plane of the Ecliptic

Plane of the Ecliptic

  • Author: Karen Estes
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1440189129
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 216
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Maggie MacKenzie believes her existence to be as orderly as the books on her library shelves. She has a devoted husband, wonderful stepdaughter, and loyal best friend. But her perfect life is shattered on the night she experiences a mystifying tie to her newborn granddaughter. When she becomes obsessed with haunting dreams of two young girls in seventeenth-century Scotland, Maggie wonders if it's all a case of synchronicity, genetic memory, or reincarnation. Her buried emotions begin to surface as the lines of reality and dreams blur together. Ultimately, she discovers how lives can be intertwined beyond the veil of time and space. Filled with intrigue and inspiration, this novel presents a unique look at an ordinary woman's desperate attempt to find meaning and reason in her life. Maggie accepts the help of a former student turned astronomer, a girlfriend dealing with her own peculiar relationship, a feisty Italian neighbor, and a young, hip clergyman to journey where the moon meets the sun and Earth a place where truth is revealed in Plane of the Ecliptic. Please visit www.planeoftheecliptic.com

Drowning - Tödliches Element

Drowning - Tödliches Element

  • Author: Rachel Ward
  • Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
  • ISBN: 364697463X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
  • View: 5969
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Das Böse lebt bis über den Tod hinaus... "Er kommt zu sich. Ein Tropfen trifft sein linkes Auge. Dann schießt Regen aus dem grauen Himmel. Er dreht den Kopf zur Seite, spuckt Schlamm und Kies aus, entdeckt ein Gesicht, wenige Meter entfernt. Haare kleben wie dünne Schlangen auf der Stirn. Aus dem Mundwinkel rinnt Wasser. Bleiche Haut, dreckverschmiert, geschlossene Augen. Es ist sein eigenes Gesicht!" Wasser ist der Ursprung alles Lebens, sagt man. Für Carl ist es nur eins: tödlich! Es war ein tragischer Unfall, sagt die Polizei. Carl soll mit seinem Bruder Rob und dessen Freundin Neisha am See gewesen sein. Jetzt ist Rob tot, Neisha hat panische Angst und Carls Gedächtnis ist wie ausgelöscht. Alles ist ihm fremd – seine Mutter, sein Zuhause, seine Sachen. Und obwohl jeder behauptet, dass die Brüder sich nahe gestanden haben: Carl empfindet keine Trauer. Dafür fühlt er sich zu Neisha hingezogen. Ist er ein gefühlskaltes Monster? Und wieso glaubt er, Robs Stimme zu hören, wenn der doch ertrunken ist? Ein düsterer Thriller, der unter die Haut geht - von Bestseller-Autorin Rachel Ward!

The Universal Laws of Marco

The Universal Laws of Marco

  • Author: Carmen Rodrigues
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442485116
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 432
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Perfect for fans of Adam Silvera, this stunning novel, told through the lens of a guy in love with the cosmos (and maybe two girls), explores the complicated histories that bring us together and tear us apart. In the summer before eighth grade, Marco Suarez kissed his best friend Sally Blake. This was his first spark. And since then, whenever he’s thought about that moment, he’s traveled through a wormhole—of sorts—to relive those brief seconds when time sped up (or, rather, his view of time distorted) and he kissed her. And then, at the end of that year, she disappeared, leaving in that way that people sometimes leave—alive and well and somewhere out there but gone, nonetheless. She never even said why. And now in their senior year, Sally unexpectedly returns and Marco is shaken. Still, he holds tightly to his carefully choreographed life. A life that is full of reasons why first sparks don’t matter: Reason 1: He has a girlfriend. Her name is Erika Richards. Reason 2: He’s leaving on a full scholarship to college. Reason 3: He’s busy with his friends and making money to help support his family. But as Marco navigates the final days of high school, he learns that leaving home is never easy and a first spark is hard to ignore.

The Land the World Forgot

The Land the World Forgot

  • Author: Celine Habbal
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 148344905X
  • Category:
  • Page: 216
  • View: 6860
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Aurea, the Golden City, is home to sacred spirits of ancient realms and the birthplace of many of humanity's myths and legends-even though most of humanity has never heard of it. While the world may consider it long gone, time refuses to let it drift out of memory. Now the tales it spins are no longer those of ancient, noble heroes that come to us as bedtime stories-but of their descendants. So if you're wondering if you might have some link to Aurea-if you believe you're secretly descended from one of its spirits or if you're curious about the story it might have to tell-then, by all means, proceed. But take heed: plunge too deep into this world and its history, and you might find yourself being tugged through a hurricane and eventually washing up someplace unknown. And then perhaps you'll understand why most books are better believed to be fiction. This fantasy novel for young adults introduces a mystical land of legend lost to time and rediscovered by a group of modern teenagers.

Perfect For You

Perfect For You

  • Author: Sylvia Lett
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • ISBN: 0758281684
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
  • View: 4962
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Just because we have a past, doesn't mean we can't have a future. You think that because we've known each other forever, because we've been friends, we can't be lovers. You are absolutely wrong. You think that if you push me away, find me another woman, that I will give up the possibility of us. Wrong again. You think that what is between us can be ignored, but I think love always finds a way. . . Perfect For You "Sylvia Lett is a magician at creating heroes to die for." --Evelyn Palfrey "With Perfect for You, Sylvia Lett offers a story of sizzling romance and dramatic suspense. A new writer to watch for." --Deirdre Savoy, author of Body of Lies

Accessory to Marriage

Accessory to Marriage

  • Author: Ann Voss Peterson
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 146035088X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7360
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HE WAS THE ONLY MAN WHO COULD PROTECT HER Special agent Trent Burnell was Risa Madsen's only hope to help her rescue her sister from a dangerous marriage and keep Risa alive in the process. But having the sexy agent this close, touching her, holding her, only reminded her of all she'd lost…all she still wanted. SHE WAS THE ONLY WOMAN HE HAD EVER LOVED As an FBI agent,Trent Burnell was just doing his job. But as a man who had—who still—loved this woman, protecting Risa from a killer was no longer just standard procedure…it was crucial to their long overdue lifetime of happiness.

A Vision of Murder:

A Vision of Murder:

A Psychic Eye Mystery

  • Author: Victoria Laurie
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101100004
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
  • View: 2077
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Professional psychic Abby Cooper has invested in a fixer-upper, hoping to make a killing in the real estate market. But a killing of another kind puts her plans awry, as the ghost of a murdered woman and some troublesome poltergeists lead her into a mystery that stretches all the way back to World War II.