Find A Way

Author: Diana Nyad
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804172919
Size: 49.54 MB
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"On September 2, 2013, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad emerged onto the shores of Key West after completing a 110 mile, 53 hour, record-breaking swim through shark-infested waters from Cuba to Florida. Her memoir shows why, at 64, she was able to achieve what she couldn't at 30 and how her repeated failures contributed to her success."--

Women Amplified

Author: Lisa Bennett
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1626346925
Size: 39.94 MB
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Contained within this book are words of wisdom carefully handpicked from 20 years’ worth of speeches delivered at the annual Texas Conference for Women in Austin. Each chapter includes quotes from remarkable women, such as Amal Clooney, Brené Brown, Viola Davis, Melinda Gates, and Anita Hill. From executives to Olympic athletes, each speaker explores the obstacles and experiences facing professional women in the modern world, including imposter syndrome, work-life balance, and influencing others for good. This is a collection of inspiration and insights for professional women, straight from some of the world’s most successful creatives, CEOs, and other trailblazing leaders. Thoughtfully curated by Lisa Bennett, Communications Director for the Conferences for Women, Women Amplified offers compelling insights designed to capture the electric, infectious enthusiasm of a world-class leadership conference. The Texas Conference for Women is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to promote, communicate, and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond. It was founded in 2000 and has attracted more than 100,000 women and men to its annual conferences during its first two decades. This event is part of what has become the largest network of women’s conferences in the United States, which includes the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, and the Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley. The four conferences attract more than 45,000 people a year. Lisa Bennett is the Communications Director for the Conferences for Women. A former Harvard University fellow, she is co-author with emotional and social intelligence expert Daniel Goleman of Ecoliterate. She has also contributed to other books, including The Compassionate Instinct, Smart by Nature, and A Place at the Table.

Performance Excellence

Author: Michael L. Sachs
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 153812890X
Size: 32.62 MB
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Performance Excellence: Stories of Success from the Real World of Sport and Exercise Psychology provides concise and effective lessons on a variety of psychological skills and broader concepts within the domains of exercise, sport, and performance psychology. These skills and concepts include team cohesion, dynamics, and leadership; goal-setting, motivation, and adherence; exercise identity, athletic identity, transitions, and self-awareness; mental training; mindset; and facing and overcoming challenges such as anxiety, burnout, and rehabilitation. Each chapter includes a short educational piece that centers on the select concept and subsequent examples that highlight how the concept works in real life. At the end of each lesson a few takeaways are provided. Over 60 stories of real-world examples provide poignant and compelling lessons and make the material come alive. These stories show the reader in an accessible and engaging way how to apply the sport and exercise psychology concepts outside the classroom. Ultimately, Performance Excellence serves as a wonderful resource for students, as well as for sport and exercise practitioners.

Double Blessing

Author: Mark Batterson
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0735291128
Size: 74.69 MB
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New York Times bestselling author and pastor Mark Batterson believes the key to radically increasing your faith, joy, and abundance can be found in these three words: Flip the blessing. His discovery started with a simple experiment. Whenever Batterson received a blessing, he would give a similar blessing away. If someone paid him a compliment or gave him a gift or went out of their way to help him, he would return the favor by doing something similar for someone else. We flip the blessing by blessing others in the way God has blessed us. That’s how the blessing becomes a double blessing. It turns giving into a game—one we can’t win because God will always outgive us! It’s an ancient truth found within the Abrahamic covenant: “I will bless you . . . and you will be a blessing.” In other words, we are blessed to bless. The first blessing is receiving, but it doesn’t end there. The second blessing is giving it away! That’s the double blessing. And that’s where double joy is found. In a day and age where the idea of blessing has been reduced to a hashtag (#blessed), Batterson challenges readers to pursue true, God-glorifying blessing and experience an exponential impact by participating in the double blessing. Don’t settle for half of what God offers. Discover how you can both get it and give it . . . in Double Blessing.

How Women Make Money

Author: Julie V. Watson
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459720679
Size: 44.30 MB
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How Women Make Money is an inspiring collection of profiles, anecdotes, and practical advice and guides that will help women take control of their lives and attain their financial goals. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established one, supplementing a pension, working for "extras" for the family, or striving to fulfill a lifelong dream, this book will nurture your entrepreneurial spirit and give you the tools you need to achieve success.

Becoming Ginger Rogers

Author: Patrice Tanaka
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1936661039
Size: 38.41 MB
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The author shares her story of how, at age fifty, she started ballroom dance lessons and used the life lessons learned during her classes to cope with the loss of her business and death of her husband.

The Will Of Heaven

Author: Debbie Ethell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781733588706
Size: 10.76 MB
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The Will of Heaven is the powerful true story of how one woman overcame a debilitating addiction-rising from the courtrooms of her past to the grass plains of Kenya as a conservation research scientist. It was there she could finally fulfill her lifelong dream of working with wild elephants. Debbie Ethell became obsessed by a group of elephants in Kenya when she was eight years old after seeing them on a PBS nature show. Over the next several years, her obsession grew-until a group of school bullies left her contemplating suicide. By the time she was twenty-six, an addiction to alcohol robbed her of nearly everything except her dreams ... and it nearly took those too. Left with one final option and more judges in her life than friends, she entered a treatment center and then a halfway house, where she slowly learned how to live life sober. The Will of Heaven vividly captures her serendipitous journey as she discovers her inner strength-not unlike that of the elephants whose stories she tells. Part biography, part revelation, this story will inspire others to reach further than they ever thought they could. Above all, it conveys a strong message of hope, both for elephants fighting to survive poaching and for alcoholics fighting to survive addiction.

Crazy Old Lady

Author: Brenda Barrett
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519397072
Size: 34.42 MB
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By the age of sixteen, Brenda Barrett realizes the answers offered by traditional orthodox religion don't satisfy the burning questions deep within her. Obsessed with questions about the nature of truth, existence, heaven, hell, and the purpose of her life, Barrett launches herself on a journey of exploration through multiple faith and spiritual practices. Grappling with issues of grief, abandonment, depression, and fear, Barrett turns to the Jehovah's Witness tradition to soothe her soul. Instead of finding solace, Barrett is kicked out from the fellowship and forced to look beyond for answers. As her search takes her further into the heart of life's universal questions-and farther from home-Barrett comes to understand the best source of meaning and hope for her life comes from the most surprising and yet obvious place: inside herself. An inspiring tale of one woman's quest to better understand herself and her destiny, "Crazy Old Lady" offers hope and solidarity to others searching for their spiritual home in a chaotic and confusing world.

Chicken Soup For The Unsinkable Soul

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Publisher: Hci
ISBN: 9781558746985
Size: 17.60 MB
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Collects life stories celebrating the power of love, courage and determination, taking a challenge, and living one's dream

Grace Grit And Gratitude

Author: Grace Gawler
Publisher: Grace Gawler
ISBN: 0980394171
Size: 79.90 MB
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In 1975, Grace Gawler had a promising future. A brilliant young vet nurse planning to study veterinary medicine, she received a lucrative modelling offer, which would have paid her university fees. Concurrently, her boyfriend lost his leg to bone cancer. Grace was at a vital choice point - either pursue glamorous, well-paid modelling work, while studying to become a vet, or support her boyfriend through his dying months. The latter meant foregoing her personal and financial independence - and lifelong dreams of becoming a vet. Grace chose to support Ian. Believing that his cancer was curable, she directed her passion into his healing, dedicating 18-hour days - focussing on juicing, massages, and pain management, whilst researching every cure imaginable. With just a few weeks to live - Ian proposed. Grace accepted, taking him to the Philippines for a healing honeymoon, the beginning of a long road to recovery. He survived and together they established the Gawler Foundation, helping thousands of cancer patients gain hope and lead better lives. Now a mother of four and with Ian in remission, Grace developed her own methods for helping women with breast cancer and authored her first book, WOMEN OF SILENCE, in 1994. Life was good. Disaster struck in 1997; Ian left the family, then her own major health crisis began. Soon the healer of thousands was struggling for her own life. For nine years, she battled on with little support. Horrendously ill, she faced death many times. A beautiful woman, her shining light was almost extinguished. With amazing tenacity, drive, and passion, Grace survived. Near-death experiences have enhanced her passion for living, which bursts through in this book; her enthusiasm for life is contagious. Her only struggle is to contain the adjectives she uses. Now an international wellness leader, this modern day heroine inspires all with her story of GRACE, GRIT AND GRATITUDE.