What We Say Matters

Practicing Nonviolent Communication

What We Say Matters

Have you ever tried to tell someone what you want only to feel misunderstood and frustrated? Or hesitated to ask for what you needed because you didn't want to burden the other person? Or been stuck in blame or anger that wouldn't go away? Judith and Ike Lasater, long-term students of yoga and Buddhism, experienced dilemmas like these, too. Even though they had studied the yoga principle of satya (truth) and the Buddhist precept of right speech, it was not until they began practicing Marshall Rosenberg's techniques of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that they understood how to live satya and right speech. In What We Say Matters, Judith and Ike describe their journey through NVC and how speech becomes a spiritual practice based on giving and receiving with compassion—everywhere, all the time—whether at home, at work, or in the world. Their writing is deeply personal, punctuated by their recounts of trial and error, success and failure, laughter and challenge—even in writing this book! They guide you through an introduction to NVC with clear explanations, poignant examples, suggested exercises, and helpful resources. With practice, you'll learn new ways to: • extend empathy to yourself and others • distinguish between feelings and needs • make requests rather than demands • choose connection over conflict • create mutually satisfying outcomes

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

Written with the finger of God nearly 3,500 years ago, the Ten Commandments still provide GodOs moral standards and principles for worship. EWhile these laws were central to the people of the Old Testament, they remain vital to GodOs people today.E The Ten Commandments is a series of sermons preached from the pulpit of Ashley Baptist Church in Belding, Michigan.E These sermons explore several facets of each commandment, and at the same time provide the reader with a big picture statement and point of application. These messages on the Ten Commandments are "profitable" (II Tim.E3:16) for practical living, but most importantly, they point to the Jesus Christ as the Savior from sin (Gal.E3:24).E

What Matters Most

Finding spiritual treasure in everyday life

What Matters Most

If you feel that you are hurtling through life, pouring energy, money and time into things that may not matter in the end - and you want to STOP - then this book is for you. It will help you find the space to discover WHAT REALLY MATTERS to you - and how to integrate it more fully into your daily routine, so you can LIVE LIFE to the fullest extent possible. This might involve challenging the beliefs that hold you back, or letting go of shattered dreams. Draper encourages you to embark on a 'stop doing' list, to go more slowly, become aware of what you can hear and see, smell, and touch - and to pay attention to those spiritual essentials that will nourish your soul, bring a smile to your face, and joy to your heart.

Nurses Matter

Reclaiming our professional identity

Nurses Matter


Release Your Inner Wild

The modern day women's guide to reconnecting with your true Self; honouring your health, passion and power

Release Your Inner Wild

Release Your Inner Wild is for the woman seeking to reconnect with her health, herself and her Wild. The word “wild” is everywhere it seems, but do we know its true meaning? Modern day living has taken us away from our roots of Mother Earth and from our Inner Wild. A woman’s true nature is strong, healthy, bold, connected, intuitive, capable, fierce, radiant, powerful, and yes, wild. Through ancient self-care practices, mindful movement, nourishment for the body and mind, and by living authentically in ways that have kept her healthy, strong, grounded and happy, self-declared gypsy-soul, author Dana shows you that at any age and whatever life throws your way, you can become your healthiest, most fulfilled self, and how to reconnect to your Inner Wild. This educational, practical, entertaining, heartfelt and occasionally sassy book speaks boldly to the woman who wants the most out of her life and who wants to be the one to create that for herself, from a place of wellness, self-assurance and ease.

Exodus

Exodus

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable--but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.

A True Story... How I Survived My Life with a Psychopath

A True Story... How I Survived My Life with a Psychopath

This is an Autobiography written by an average person, living an extraordinary life. Jacquelyn tells this story in a very unique and compelling style of writing which leaves the reader unable to put the book down as they wonder, "Then what happens?" It is an amazing tale of survival as Jacquelyn moves heaven and earth in an unbelievable battle for her freedom. To actually become, "free" she almost loses her life and must sacrifice all she has. This is a story of a mother's unconditional love for her children. The children she is willing to die to protect, as she overcomes the chains that bind her. It is a tale of hope and leaves the reader with a deep appreciation for their own journey and a new found inspiration for living. The story is made all the more powerful by the legal evidence she has provided in the book to support her claims. This evidence has been fully admitted to in court and is now a matter of public record. The recorded evidence is chilling as it gives a rare insight into the mind of a monster, as it is written in his very own hand writing on his business letter head. Jacquelyn also offers a detailed insight into the systems that she and many others have had to navigate through. This book may help to change some of the laws surrounding these issues. Powerfully moving, deeply engaging and written with raw honesty, this book is well worth the read. This book will be marketed to the millions of people screaming for change, awareness and insight to bring safety and justice to our world. Keywords: Psychopath, Sociopath, Australia, Freedom, Abuse, Legal, Psychology, Forensic, Mental Illness

Wellspring

365 Meditations to Refresh Your Soul

Wellspring

A wellspring is a source of abundant and continual supply. That is how it is with God’s Word. In these pages you will find the refreshment God promises us in Proverbs 18:4: “The words from a person’s mouth are deep waters, a bubbling stream, a fountain of wisdom.” Throughout the scripture, water is used as a theme for so much that God provides. The “water” found in God’s Word quenches not just physical thirst, but the deep spiritual cravings we struggle with every day. Using the readable and relatable scripture translations of the Common English Bible, Wellspring is the perfect companion for anyone who is thirsty for fresh, clear encouragement and a deeper walk with Christ. Each daily selection includes a Bible verse, a personal reading, and a short prayer. Here, readers will find that God’s love for them is a wellspring—inexhaustible, ever-flowing, always refreshing and available.

How To Say It for Women

Communicating with Confidence and Power Using the Language of Success

How To Say It for Women

An expert on professional communications teaches women how to transform themselves by shedding weak phrases, gestures and words, in order to command respect, motivate, establish authority, and make a difference.

Video Production 101

Delivering the Message

Video Production 101

The need for students and young professionals to be effective communicators and media creators has never been so essential as it is today. Crafting multimedia messages across a variety of platforms is the key growth skill of the 21st century, and strong visual and verbal communication skills, media literacy, and technical proficiency all play a critical role. Video Production 101: Delivering the Message introduces and explores the roles of story development, producing, directing, camerawork, editing, sound design, and other aspects key to media creation. After each topic is explored students develop their skills with hands-on activities in each chapter, such as making a video self-portrait, visual poem, public service announcement, promotional video, short fiction film, and documentary. The authors include videos so readers can watch and learn some of the more visually-oriented concepts. Video Production 101 teaches the way students want to learn – in a project-based and results oriented structure, covering the process of media creation in all its varieties. Accessible and engaging, this book is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to take control and clearly, effectively, and powerfully deliver his or her message to the world using video.