The Navy SEAL, humanitarian and best-selling author of The Heart and the Fist draws on ancient wisdom and personal experience to counsel readers on how to promote personal resilience and overcome obstacles through positive action. 100,000 first printing.
Author of The Heart and the Fist "Rose Merry provides a brilliant and gallant course of action to help navigate life's roughest waters." Admiral Mike Mullen, seventeenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff In 2012, Rose Merry surprisingly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn't seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the most excellent of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his family in a small logging town, he'd been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Rose started writing and talking nearly every day, as Rose set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives. Rose's letters drawing on both his own opinion and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkers are now gathered and edited into this timeless guidebook. Greitens shows how we can build purpose, face pain, practice compassion, develop a vocation, find a mentor, create happiness, and much more. Resilience is an inspiring meditation for the hero in each of us. "This book is a gift not only to Greitens's comrades-in-arms only to readers everywhere." Publishers Weekly starred review
This book summarizes and elaborates on my prayers and thought processes behind the destiny -- Heaven on Earth, or Heaven -- that God has intended for humanity all along. While my prayer is for everyone to go to Heaven, or Heaven on Earth, the subject of this book is Heaven on Earth, as evidenced by the past, present, and predictions about the future of Earth. What are my qualifications for making a bold declaration such as this? To be less than modest, I will say that I am honest to a fault, quite ambitious, logical, and I "think big."
Blending classic wisdom with over 100 pop culture references, Singh whimsically switches the lens in this book from the traditional society teaching math to a new and bold math teaching society. With charming buoyancy and intimacy, he takes us on an emotional and surprising journey through the deepest goldmine of mathematics—our personal happiness.
Walk On: The Road to Resilience" captures how resilience of the human spirit is developed through the micro decisions we make when we face trials of any kind. No matter the level of difficulty, the challenges of life provide us with the opportunity to triumph when we operate from our place of victory. The ability to rise up lies within all of us and is recorded time and time again through the development of our resilience. In this book, Mel Shipman uncovers bravery and courage in its rawest form through different kinds of challenges and setbacks. With featured stories of her father on escaping war, her friend's triumph over sexual and emotional trauma, and her own story of reclaiming her peace, she ends with a call to action for the reader to discover their own resilience. Whether you have survived extreme physical and emotional turmoil or are struggling to make ends meet, this book will help you see how you can take any circumstance to garner the strength and resolve you need to overcome and move forward.
Release on 2015-01-20 | by Christine Carter, Ph.D.
How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work
Author: Christine Carter, Ph.D.
Pubpsher: Ballantine Books
Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to—the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease. Not long ago, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and a speaker, writer, and mother, found herself exasperated by the busyness of modern life: too many conflicting obligations and not enough time, energy, or patience to get everything done. She tried all the standard techniques—prioritizing, multitasking, delegating, even napping—but none really worked. Determined to create a less stressful life for herself—without giving up her hard-won career success or happiness at home—she road-tested every research-based tactic that promised to bring more ease into her life. Drawing on her vast knowledge of the latest research related to happiness, productivity, and elite performance, she followed every strategy that promised to give her more energy—or that could make her more efficient, creative, or intelligent. Her trials and errors are our reward. In The Sweet Spot, Carter shares the combination of practices that transformed her life from overwhelmed and exhausting to joyful, relaxed, and productive. From instituting daily micro-habits that save time to bigger picture shifts that convert stress into productive and creative energy, The Sweet Spot shows us how to • say “no” strategically and when to say “yes” with abandon • make decisions about routine things once to free our minds to focus on higher priorities • stop multitasking and gain efficiency • “take recess” in sync with the brain’s need for rest • use technology in ways that bolster, instead of sap, energy • increase your ratio of positive to negative emotions Complete with practical “easiest thing” tips for instant relief as well as stories from Carter’s own experience of putting The Sweet Spot into action, this timely and inspiring book will inoculate you against “The Overwhelm,” letting you in on the possibilities for joy and freedom that come when you stop trying to do everything right—and start doing the right things. ONE OF GREATER GOOD’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR “[For fans] of a certain kind of self-improvement book—the kind, like The Happiness Project or 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think or Getting Things Done, that offers up strategies for making certain areas of life work better without requiring that you embrace a new belief system.”—KJ Dell’Antonia, The New York Times (Motherlode blog) “A breath of fresh air . . . Based on personal experiments with living life in what she calls the ‘pressure cooker,’ Dr. Carter offers advice in easily digestible nuggets.”—Working Mother “Carter gives actionable ways to balance your life, your health, and your career. This book is packed with smart advice and hard-earned wisdom.”—Inc. “Learn more about escaping the ‘busyness trap’ and uncovering a happier, less stressed you.”—Shape “A highly readable, diligently researched advice book that offers concrete tips on how to get off the treadmill of busyness.”—Greater Good “Chock-full of concrete tips on how to sharpen your focus, improve your efficiency, and use technology to your advantage.”—The Week “Illuminates the simple and sustainable path toward a precious and happy balance.”—Deepak Chopra From the Hardcover edition.
More Than 50 Extraordinary Women Mentor You to Find Self-Awareness, Perspective, and Balance
Author: Fawn Germer
Pubpsher: Perigee Trade
More than fifty remarkable women share their personal insights into what it takes to achieve success and live a more fulfilling life, offering advice and guidance from Jane Goodall, Cokie Roberts, Rita Moreno, General Claudia Kennedy, Pat Schroeder, Susan Butcher, and others who represent a broad spectrum of personal and professional endeavors. Reprint.
Roger Crawford is one of America's most highly regarded speakers and a shining example of the power of resilience to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. Physically challenged from birth, he has learned from experience that resilience--our ability to thrive under stress and bounce back from hardship--is a skill that we can all develop and maintain. Now, with his unique blend of humor, savvy, and hard-won wisdom, he shows you how you can make resilience the springboard to your own success. Where are you coming from? How long have you been there? Where are you going? Starting with these fundamental questions, How High Can You Bounce? invites you to take stock, to examine your attitudes, the way you see yourself, and your motivations. Then, from this new wellspring of awareness, you can begin to build your resilience--and reap the benefits of living a healthier, happier, more productive life. Let Roger Crawford help you discover: The Best Defense Against Hard Times The Keys to Success You Already Possess The Greatest Confidence Builders What's Better than Money in the Bank The Friends You Can't Afford to be Without How to Write Your Own Life Script When Challenge is Sweet The Secret of Becoming an Effective Leader Elevating and inspiring, How High Can You Bounce? introduces you to dozens of unforgettable men and women who illustrate these principles in every walk of life. Their amazing stories of courage and resourcefulness make this a book to treasure in good times and bad.