The Creative Journal

The Art of Finding Yourself

The Creative Journal

A recognized classic in the field of art therapy and creativity, this book is a perfect guide to discovering and releasing your inner potential through writing and drawing. It contains over 50 writing and drawing exercises to help you find and love one's self, get in touch with ones' feelings, and dreams. It will also show you how to: * Play with new media of expression (color, images, symbols) * Sort out the seemingly random experiences in your life. * Deal with creative blocks to get a clearer picture of your potential and how to use it. * Define and implement changes. * Enrich your relationship with yourself and others Written for both novice and veteran journal keeper, as well as group leaders and counselors, it is a visually stunning book illustrated by the author, her students and clients.

The Art of Finding Yourself

Live Bravely and Awaken to Your True Nature

The Art of Finding Yourself

What happens when everything you thought you knew about yourself is untrue? In The Art of Finding Yourself, author Fiona Robertson—senior facilitator and trainer of Scott Kiloby’s Living Inquiries method of self-inquiry and exploration—reflects on her own experience of discovering and living with this life-changing process. The Living Inquiries invite you on an inner journey to examine and dispel the stories that make you feel separate, inadequate, or otherwise “wrong.” With this book, you’ll begin to learn how to deal with “the stuff of life” both before and after that false sense of self and separation has slipped away. Our identities are built on the stories we tell ourselves about our experiences, other people, and the world, and on the beliefs that we’re truly separate beings and that there’s something wrong with us—the roots of all suffering. But when you have the courage to really inquire, you discover that your story is not the whole truth, your self-image is not real, and even your woundedness is not what you thought it was. All that’s left is truth: you are not the person you’ve taken yourself to be, and you’re certainly not alone. With the Living Inquiries, you have an effective, structured method for realizing that you are not separate or deficient. In The Art of Finding Yourself, Robertson shares how her own sense of suffering—especially the deep, painful belief that there was something wrong with her—led her to the Living Inquiries, and what this self-inquisitive process looks like in real life. In reflecting on her own personal journey, she helps you explore and unravel the stories that keep you feeling isolated and not good enough. “Living the inquiries” means approaching life without protecting your story, defending your self-image, or hiding from your deepest pain. It’s living with no added analysis, interpretation, judgment, or theorizing, and it can transform your life! No matter how flawed or enlightened you think you are, no matter how much work you think you’ve done or left undone, you’re always faced with life and influenced by your own stories—and moving beyond those stories requires a deep, inward journey. With this book, you’ll discover what it means to realize you are not the separate self you thought you were, and find engaging, insightful reflections on how to move forward in life using the transformative Living Inquiries.

The Art of Loving Myself

The Art of Loving Myself

"For those who generally loathe the self-help genre, Kis-Lev's book is a breath of fresh air. Kis-Lev takes an orderly, methodical approach to finding affection for himself. And you can't not fall in love with him on the way." -Laila Hoja, The Book Reviewer "Practical and never preachy... Gave me many good ideas, some of which I use ever since. The analysis of our brain-chatter patterns was absolutely brilliant." -Daily Preacher "Packed with fascinating insights about the reasons why we tend to put ourselves last on our list, this book will show you how to do otherwise. I only wish I had read it earlier." -Alison Kahn, Peace For The Future "Wonderful. . . . Kis-Lev shows how you can be happier with who you are, starting right now, with small, actionable steps accessible to everyone." -Dr. John Vitals "Kis-Lev exudes warmth from every page. As you read it you'll be inspired by his emotional confessions and liberating wisdom." -Aven K. Lint, author and speaker

The Art of Self-kindness

The Art of Self-kindness

This book is for you, the one with sensitivity as a super-power, though you're still learning to offer it to yourself. You, the first to share a kind word with others even when you're not gently on yourself. You, known for your generosity but who forgets to give to yourself. This book is in your hands now because it's time to befriend yourself. Dr Rebecca Ray is a writer, speaker and clinical psychologist. She invites you into the practice of self-kindness as the bravest of human art forms. Cast aside the bullet-point lists or assembly instructions in favour of self-care that seeks flow over force and progress over prescription. Come on a journey back to yourself through the art of self-kindness. This is a specially formatted fixed-layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.

The Art of Civilized Conversation

A Guide to Expressing Yourself With Style and Grace

The Art of Civilized Conversation

For those intimidated by the complexity of personal interaction, or those simply looking to polish their speaking skills, The Art of Civilized Conversation is a powerful guide to communicating in an endearing way. In our fast-paced, electronic society, the most basic social interaction—talking face-to-face—can be a challenge for even the most educated and self-assured individuals. And yet making conversation is a highly practical skill: those who do it well shine at networking parties, interviews, and business lunches. Good conversation also opens doors to a happier love life, warmer friendships, and more rewarding time with family. In The Art of Civilized Conversation, author Margaret Shepherd offers opening lines, graceful apologies, thoughtful questions, and, ultimately, the confidence to take conversations beyond hello. From the basics—first impressions, appropriate subject matter, and graceful exits—to finding the right words for difficult situations and an insightful discussion of body language, Shepherd uses her skilled eye and humorous anecdotes to teach readers how to turn a plain conversation into an engaging encounter. Filled with common sense and fresh insight, The Art of Civilized Conversation is the perfect inspiration not only for what to say but for how to say it with style.

The Art of Authenticity

Tools to Become an Authentic Leader and Your Best Self

The Art of Authenticity

"The Art of Authenticity is an in-depth leadership development guidebook, designed to help its readers become the very best versions of themselves by replacing habitual reactions with authentic ones. It answers the most asked questions on authentic leadership: What can I do to become genuinely authentic in a way that befits my personal values? How can I be an honest, loyal, ethical, considerate person yet still lead a team or organization ... and maintain authenticity? Based in validated psychological research, The Art of Authenticity will equip its readers with practical real world tools to become a more authentic leader over time via reflection, action, and conscious choice"--

The Art of Surrender

A Practical Guide to Enlightened Happiness and Well-Being

The Art of Surrender

For seekers of truth, Al Zaabi is a wise and intrepid guide through the wilderness of the self. In plainspoken and heartfelt language, she shine light on the spiritual path and reveals the beauty and necessity of surrender, which has for too long been misunderstanding in the west. -Krista Bremer, author of A Tender Struggle What would it be like to reach the end of your life feeling satisfied that you have lived fully and joyously? How would your life change if you moved through each day with a sense of meaning and purpose? What would it be life to feel whole, supported, and deeply connected to the world around you? The Art of Surrender offers a blueprint for true peace and authentic living. Whether you are taking the first steps on your spiritual journey or have long traveled such a path, this book will transform your relationship with yourself, the Divine, and the world around you. You’ll learn the deepest needs of your soul and discover how to meet them. You’ll be guided through the four stages of the spiritual journey: finding Source, knowing Source, aligning with Source, and surrendering to Source. You’ll master the delightful art of spiritual inquiry, investigating ideas for yourself and incorporating only those truths that resonate deeply. Drawing on her Muslim heritage and her wise and careful exploration of a variety of spiritual traditions, Eiman Al Zaabi shows how the soul’s journey can lead us to the ultimate state of fulfillment and joy: surrender.

The Art of Knowing Yourself

The Art of Knowing Yourself

Yvonne Fuchs shares her wisdom on personal development in this engaging and practical guide to personal creativity.

FACES: Photography and the Art of Portraiture

FACES: Photography and the Art of Portraiture

There is so much detail to be captured in a face. Cicero (106-43 BC) said: "The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter." To capture a person's personality, there are many things to keep in mind, and the authors of FACES show us how to match up a personality with lighting, posing, and composition. Portraiture is truly an art, and this book dives deep into the details so that you end up with a gorgeous portrait that both you and your subject love. Not only is this book the most comprehensive title available on portraiture, but it contains stunning images. Each image is paired with a lighting diagram, a description of why the type of image was chosen, and then takes you through postproduction to put the finishing touches on. The authors also showcase a gallery of portraits by renowned photographers.

Stella Adler - The Art of Acting

preface by Marlon Brando compiled & edited by Howard Kissel

Stella Adler - The Art of Acting

(Applause Books). Stella Adler was one of the 20th Century's greatest figures. She is arguably the most important teacher of acting in American history. Over her long career, both in New York and Hollywood, she offered her vast acting knowledge to generations of actors, including Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, and Robert De Niro. The great voice finally ended in the early Nineties, but her decades of experience and teaching have been brilliantly caught and encapsulated by Howard Kissel in the twenty-two lessons in this book.