Michelle Petersen has been a mother-baby nurse for forty-plus years. At the age of fifteen, she had a visionary, out-of-body near-death experience that led her to the skirts of the heavenly realm then back again. Transformed by what she experienced and what she was told, she now shares with the world the valuable lessons that were revealed to her at a very young age and throughout the course of her life.
Sonya May is absolutely transparent describing the curveballs that almost knocked her off the base! The curveballs came in the form of abuse, spiritual and physical. They came in the form of disappointments homelessness and hunger. But this story is one of hope and faith and she just kept believing. Life was not easy and she didn't give up.
These practical sports analogies are applicable to many everyday situations. Daugherty shows readers how to reach their destiny and how to help others reach theirs by developing a winning attitude.
"None of us knows what the future holds. But once you've learned how to confront and overcome the unexpected, this lack of knowledge will cease to make you anxious. Tomorrow will no longer be something to fear. And believe me, that's a great feeling" As a professional, you want to be ready for anything. You'll spend hours, days, even years, perfecting your technique, studying the competition and stepping up to challenges in order to make yourself an all-star. But at some point in your life, regardless of what you do or how far up the ladder you've climbed, you will be thrown a curveball-an unexpected challenge that comes at you quickly and without warning. The kind that forces you to rethink, well, everything. Whether it's the loss of a job, a newly assigned responsibility at work, or a global recession that threatens your entire company or industry, an unanticipated change can knock even the most experienced among us off guard. So if you want to succeed in business-and in life-it's not enough to be the smartest in the room or even the hardest working; you have to be a great curveball hitter. Investment banker Scott R. Singer learned this lesson the hard way. But after a series of career challenges and personal setbacks, he started to develop a new approach to dealing with unforeseen problems by adopting a new attitude toward life. He realized that curveballs are a part of the game and the greatest players know how to knock them out of the park. Singer shares his personal story and insights as well as those of some prominent curveball hitters he interviewed, such as Leslie Moonves of CBS, Alan Schwartz of Bear Stearns, and actor Michael J. Fox. Singer's rules for surviving and thriving when faced with uncertainty include: Step up to the plate: Accept what's happened; don't fight it. Tell others right away, and let them help. Be the batter, not the ball: Don't let your imagination get the best of you. Be a realist, not a pessimist. Keep your eye on the ball: Focus on what you can do instead of worrying about what might happen or what's beyond your control. This fun yet practical book is full of valuable advice and anecdotes that can help anyone avoid striking out at work (or at home) and maybe even turn those surprising challenges into tremendous opportunities. Visit www.hitacurveball.com
This book is a true story of hope, courage and strength. In this personal Autobiography, Donna Claybourn tells how she turns dysfunction into Gratitude. She shares her story of calamity, dysfunction and her past-state of disillusionment, as all that any little girl could hope for? of sugar and spice and everything nice was the opposite of what her home-life and reality brought. Here, in ?Gratitude; Overcoming a Dysfunctional Life?, she shares her story, how when the pain was too great, and she was at threat of crumbling beneath the weight like a heap of ruin, she turned her situation around by showing gratitude while yet sitting in ashes. With her book she blazes new terrain encouraging the disheartened on how they may find hope, strength and courage to face their tomorrow, regardless of how bleak their present circumstances may seem. After reading this book you'll be filled with new hope, that you can make it, even through the darkest night... there is light even in the midst of your tunnel.
This book started as a way to share lessons learned about living with my niece, Joi Michelle Payton. While each person has to find his or her own way in life, we can all learn worthwhile things from each other. The goal of each essay in this book is to share ideas about addressing lifes challenges. The book draws from my experiences, the experiences of my generation and others. Among the lessons learned by my generation and those who came before were: how to overcome barriers, establish your place in the world, be your true self, and be proud of your heritage. These skills are just as useful today. I hope you find these essays helpful, encourage you to share what you learn with friends, family and others, and wish you a long, productive, satisfying life that leaves the world a better place.
ARD Book Services presents: Over Coming You: Stepping Out on Faith to Create the Life you Want by Latoya T. Underwood. This book is about "Life is what you Make it." But what happens when life throws you a Curveball? Do you lay there and Die? Or do you continue to play the game? Obstacles are sure to come but a Victorious Mindset is everything. Entrepreneur Latoya Underwood shares her experiences living the life of a Goalgetter! We all have dreams but its up to you to Pursue It!! This Book is a MUST Read. Written from a Christian perspective, learning how to achieve your personal goals, your dreams, and business aspirations through trials and through Over coming your Faith!
Pages in My Life: The Expected and Unexpected prepares you for expected and unexpected challenges that life hands you, helps you overcome old issues, and gives you the experience of knowing you are self-aware. I am who I am. Deep down inside, do I really have a clue of who I am? As adults, life starts throwing us curveballs, a struggle almost every adult goes through. One day, we may be dealing with relationship problems; the next day, it may be a problem within ourselves. But how we deal with it will ultimately determine our happiness. It took me a long time to be comfortable with who I am and where Im at in life. Pages in My Life: The Expected and Unexpected taught me how to become a better me. It prepared me for future expectations, opened my mind to new ideas, and showed me that having a positive outlook on life will get me to where I want to be in life. Not everyone is going to agree with what Im saying, but changing the way we view the past and bringing our future into existence prepares us for the expected and unexpected views of life. Do you have a clear mind-set of who you truly are? The truth is, someone else may have a better understanding of your personality than you because you are not self-aware and you dont know who you are. Try changing your lifestyle up. Do things you have never thought to do, like facing your fears. How can you face your fears? Write about it, speak it into existence, and motivate yourself to overcome it. Overcoming problems that life hands you is not a simple task. When you start to work on your life, challenges become much easier to accomplish. Let Pages in My Life: The Expected and Unexpected help you overcome lifes challenges.
If life has tossed you a curveball, this book was written with you in mind. It is my sincere hope that you will find the following stories and concepts helpful. Whatever you do, don't despair and don't give up. Simply keep reading, keep your spirits up, and above all, keep swinging. Your persistence and your courage will be rewarded.
What guy doesn't need some pointers on how to be the man he wants to be? And we know that being a man is so much more than building a successful career and mastering the mechanics of daily life (like oil changes), those functional things are really important too. By addressing the basic, primal, and archetypal moments that all men experience, this book helps men become more invested in their passions, their families, their lives, and God.
Curveballs. Life throws them and we all face them. But sometimes they come out of nowhere at a speed that's too quick to bear. They knock you off your feet and leave you flat on your back wondering if you'll ever stand again. How can you press on while feeling pressed down? How do you cope with the unknowns? What happens when you find yourself confused and angry-even with God? Staying Resilient When Life Throws You More Than a Curveball offers hope both for surviving and thriving when facing a medical diagnosis-or curveball-that has you reeling. But when the devastating numbness wears off, adversity can become the catalyst for resiliency. This book provides: - Guidance for seeking God's perspective - Help for developing a plan to not only cope, but to overcome and thrive - Encouragement to share your story to help others who are living in the same batter's box
In this anthology, 27 women share their compelling stories of fearlessly overcoming life's curveballs. Included are topics on resilience after divorce, death & bereavement, and attempted suicide.
A cold chill ran down Anika’s back as she recognized the voice. She tried to turn around, but his grip tightened and prevented her from doing so. Please don’t let it be him, she thought to herself. But she already knew deep down inside that it was. “Did you miss me?” Jay said as his hands began to grope her in a sexual manner. Anika Washington had more than her fair share of bumps along the way. Being abandoned by her mom, mugged, and almost raped, Anika had the strength and support of her grandmother to overcome what curveballs life had thrown her way. Now Anika is living her best life, which includes hopefully meeting the man of her dreams. Kendrick Watts, who had a late start in life, is a college student just a few credits shy of graduating. Out of fate and obligation, the two meet and sparks immediately ignite between them. Anika believes he could possibly be the one until both of their pasts crash into the present. Will this be enough to tear them apart? Or will it ultimately bring on a more permanent end?
In 2007, pitcher Barry Zito signed a seven-year, $126 million contract with the San Francisco Giants. At that time, it was the largest contract ever given to a pitcher. He was at the top of his game, in peak physical condition, and had the kind of financial security most people can only dream of. He was also miserable. And it began to show. Zito’s career declined over the next few years until he hit rock bottom—watching from the bench as his team won the World Series in 2010. In the months that followed, Zito came face-to-face with the destructiveness of his own ego—his need to be viewed as the best. He also came face-to-face with God and with the truth that he was loved no matter what he achieved. In Curveball, Zito shares his story with honesty and transparency. The ups and the downs. The wins and losses. By sharing his experiences as a man who had everything except happiness, Zito offers readers a path through adversity and toward a life defined by true success.
This book aims to give readers a full understanding of the how and why of the human stress response. While once a vital ancient survival tool, our biological stress response may now be in overdrive when confronted by the modern world around us. Research has repeatedly shown that stress can cause physical illness if undetected and unmanaged. And is not always your stress that gets in the way of your success and happiness. Usually it is someone else's stress that gets in the way of your success and happiness. What can you do to help someone else with their stress so you can both be more successful? Dr. Shrand addresses the deeper biological and survival reasons we experience stress, exploring ways to relieve your own stress but at the same time breaking new ground when he demonstrates how helping someone else with their stress actually helps you to be more successful -- because you are seen as benefactor, a person of value. The underlying biological roots of stress have to do with survival -- we feel stress when we worry we are inadequate to the task ahead of us. If we feel inadequate can we still retain our value to the group on which we depend, or will be cast out to fend for ourselves in a world of predators. Managing your stress in the modern-day world has to include managing the stress of those around you, and this book will show you how! This book provides readers with psychological and physical strategies necessary to keep stress from undermining their health, their joy, and the happiness of those around them. These simple and practical strategies help relieve our stress, and the stress of those around us.
Author Steve Ward is all too familiar with overcoming obstacles and challenges, having experienced a diagnosis of cancer along with subsequent treatment and then suffering a heart attack requiring rehabilitation a year later. The combination of these two life-threatening challenges caused him to view life from a perspective of greater awareness and consciousness and to appreciate the good both within and surrounding him. In Life’s Notes, his second book, Ward shares a collection of more than seventy insightful messages meant to help others follow the path of goodness and find peace and contentment in everyday life. Following the common theme of goodness for well-being, the notes address a wide range of issues, including virtue, inspiration, spirituality, laughter, the grace of forgiveness, the power of gratitude, the curveballs of life, relationships, life skills, and other meaningful topics. Ward understands from personal experience that life is not always a bouquet of roses. In Life’s Notes he discusses facing life’s toughest challenges and encourages others to follow the path of goodness in order to restore or sustain a healthy and balanced life.
Lights. Camera. Lupus. is an inspirational and personal lupus survivor's testimony of privately dealing with a chronic illness while living in a very public world. Amanda gives us a firsthand account of the very real near-death expereinces she has undergone over and over during her life. Amanda illuminates the devastation and frustration of being sick and not having anyone give her the answers she needed to heal. Her fight is one of courage and strength, showing that everyone - both the sick and well alike - can be empowered to learn and to teach others how to overcome the curveballs life throws.
When our expectations are met and things go according to plan, we feel a sense of accomplishment; we feel safe, in control, and on track. But when life does not live up to our expectations, we end up with an Expectation Hangover. This particular brand of disappointment is profoundly uncomfortable and can cost us valuable time and energy if not treated and leveraged effectively. Christine Hassler has broken down the complex and overwhelming experience of recovering from disappointment into a step-by-step treatment plan. This book reveals the formula for how to process Expectation Hangovers on the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual levels to immediately ease suffering. Instead of wallowing in regret, self-recrimination, or anger, we can see these experiences as catalysts for profound transformation and doorways that open to possibility. Often it is only when life throws us a curveball (or several) that we look in a different direction and make room for the kinds of unexpected things that lead more directly to a life we love. By the time you finish this book, you’ll understand why your Expectation Hangover happened and have your own treatment plan — a clear course of action to pursue your goals while preventing future disappointment.
This workbook has been written to help individuals walk into healing when life has thrown them curveballs, and they have a desire to get their life back on track. The teaching will help you obtain all God has for you. Jesus promises in his Word that he will heal your heart and set you free. The workbook will show you the steps to obtain that healing.