Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from Where Do I Go From Here?- Life happens. Jobs are lost. Children leave. Homes foreclose. Spouses die. Everyone experiences the loss of something or someone precious at some point. And more often than not a loss is unexpected, certainly unwanted, and can be our undoing. Miriam Neff, M.A. in counseling, has experienced loss in many manifestations from her beloved soul mate Bob going home to the Lord to a close family member's incarceration. Yet, she has learned "that good things are still possible." "Life is like a kaleidoscope. We point our sphere toward the light, peer in, and see a beautiful array of glass and stones reflecting beauty, diversity, and contrast. We adjust the lens, and another beautiful, yet different combination of color evolves. Then suddenly the kaleidoscope is thrust to face a black hole. No light means no beautiful display. When you timidly, maybe fearfully, tilt your kaleidoscope back toward the light, you'll see a new combination you've never seen before, colors you didn't know existed. Location and contrast create new and unexpected beauty." More than a "survival" book, Where Do I go From Here raises the bar in life after loss to include love, laughter, and adventure. This is a book about facing forward, not backwards. It is about purposely moving into a bolder and broader future. Includes practical help and chapter discussion questions for individual or group study.
Life has a way of tilting. Jobs are lost. Children leave. Homes foreclose. Spouses die. Everyone experiences the loss of something or someone precious at some point. And more often than not a loss is unexpected, certainly unwanted, and can be our undoing. Miriam Neff, M.A. in counseling, has experienced loss in many manifestations from her beloved soul mate Bob going home to the Lord to a close family member’s incarceration. Yet, she has learned “that good things are still possible.” “Life is like a kaleidoscope. We point our sphere toward the light, peer in, and see a beautiful array of glass and stones reflecting beauty, diversity, and contrast. We adjust the lens, and another beautiful, yet different combination of color evolves. Then suddenly the kaleidoscope is thrust to face a black hole. No light means no beautiful display. When you timidly, maybe fearfully, tilt your kaleidoscope back toward the light, you’ll see a new combination you’ve never seen before, colors you didn’t know existed. Location and contrast create new and unexpected beauty. “ More than a “survival” book, Where Do I go From Here raises the bar in life after loss to include love, laughter, and adventure. This is a book about facing forward, not backwards. It is about purposely moving into a bolder and broader future. Includes practical help and chapter discussion questions for individual or group study.
The purpose of this book is to empower YOU to take the wheel of life and become an assertive driver by learning how to transform adversity into high-grade fuel on YOUR journey toward success. Drive Yourself Successful: 11 Inner States to Personal Empowerment offers you a driver’s view of what keeps your gear shift stuck in park on the road of life. Author Rachel Lynn illustrates what keeps you from setting goals and accelerating toward them and challenges you to realize that you hold the key to your own life experiences. Following the analogy of driving your car, Rachel helps you identify items stored in your trunk that weigh you down emotionally and keep you from moving forward. She supplies you with crucial tools to carry with you in case you break down or run out of gas; demonstrates how thoughts serve as your life GPS; assists you in developing a clear vision for the future—steering you away from focusing on what is in the rear-view mirror; educates you on how to regain your spark, embrace detours and prevent them from turning into roadblocks, and when to stay in your own lane by setting personal boundaries and not comparing yourself to others. Make a wrong turn? Rachel challenges you to recognize when it is time to change gears and go in a different direction while helping you develop an internal sense of self-confidence and motivation to get behind the wheel. This book draws from others’ real life experiences to challenge you to closely examine what lies underneath the hood of your car in regard to your thinking and personal beliefs and how you can redirect your thoughts to accelerate toward the life you desire.
Author: Dr. John Luke Terveen
Publisher: David C Cook
Release Date: 2013-03-17
This book grew out of Dr. John Luke Terveen's own experience with grief and loss resulting from his fourteen-year-old daughter's death. he scoured books looking for comfort but found the Bible itself to be his greates source of hope, comfort, wise counsel, and encouragement. After reviewing more than 200 books on grief and loss, he discovered that none investigated biblical passages discussing grief and loss. He set out to fill the huge, unmet need for a book that helps Christians embrace relevant Scriptures more fully and seriously in the midst of their mourning. The biblical selections deal with the hard questions, honest passions, and divine hope that only one who has walked down the path of sorrow could write about. Topics such as resurrection, the second coming, heaven, the resurrection body, doubt, anger, guilt, and dashed dreams are covered with great care to minister to the hearts of those who are grieving.
Author: Scott Reall
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Find hope and light in the face of the deepest grief. Based on the Journey to Freedom Manual, this study guide is about learning to face life after loss, whether that grief is the result of death, divorce, or other types of separation. Like the other study guides in the Journey to Freedom series, this study will focus specifically on living anew after a loss, while helping people change the things in their life that keep them from fulfilling their purpose and living their life to its fullest potential. Other guides in the series include: The Journey to a Life of Significance: Freedom from Low Self Esteem 978-1-4185-0770-1 The Journey to Healthy Living: Freedom from Body Image and Food Issues 978-1-4185-0769-5 The Journey to Living with Courage: Freedom from Fear 978-1-4185-0772-5
A guide to confronting and conquering unresolved issues of grief describes the ways unhealed emotional wounds can affect everyday life and offers a series of techniques for approaching and dealing with pain by a veteran grief counselor. 75,000 first printing.
Author: George Anderson
Release Date: 2002-10-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
For 27 years, George Anderson, widely considered the world's greatest living medium, has listened to those on the other side, gaining a unique awareness of what those souls want his millions of believers to know, to understand, and to accept. Now Anderson shares this wisdom-and offers an incomparable perspective on the questions faced in day-to-day life.
Author: M. D. Kathleen T. Baskett
Release Date: 2008-11
Genre: Health & Fitness
Moving Forward: The Weigh to a Healthier Weight guides those who are tired of following diets that don't work to finding a healthier way to lose pounds slowly and steadily, maintain the new weight, and gain a better relationship with food. Dr. Kathleen T. Baskett, bariatric physician and Medical Director of the St. Vincent Healthcare Weight Management Clinic, has helped thousands of patients struggling with weight issues and truly understands the challenges that lie ahead for those who want to lose weight. Dr. Baskett illustrates how to lose weight in healthy ways-not rigid dieting-by including real life success stories of weight loss, correct serving sizes, sample meal plans, and suggested exercise regimens, in addition to specifically discussing the: Implications of carrying around too much weight Ways to determine the right time to work on weight loss Tools to get started and maintain your weight Methods to effectively lose weight while still living life Although it can be daunting to face an eating problem and weight issue, the journey to a healthier you is what counts. Don't wait any longer to get started on creating a new you!
Author: Maurcia DeLean Houck
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Release Date: 2009-03-30
Genre: Business & Economics
The massive change in your life after a spouse leaves can be overwhelming, both emotionally and financially. With a divorce rate holding steady at 36 percent per capita, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and the wide range of individuals stricken by their spouse's early death, the dilemma of having to handle your own finances and relearn the single lifestyle can be a heavy blow. With this book, you will learn not only how to pick up the pieces and once again live alone, but how to successfully organize your finances, run your life, and keep yourself afloat. The first step in rebuilding and returning to the lifestyle you have not lived in years is to analyze how you saved and ran your finances during marriage. You will learn how to sort through your existing finances and how to redefine what kind of financial risk you present whether you are a saver or a spender, and how you can use this knowledge. You will learn when, and if, you should seek professional help in outlining your financial options and putting everything in order and how to do so. Every situation in which you find yourself alone again will affect your finances differently and so, a chapter has been provided that details how each different form of divorce and the death of a spouse directly affects you and your financial standing. You will learn how to reassess your assets and liabilities and what will have carried over from your spouse. The process of assessing your finances and looking at cash flow statements will be provided alongside a detailed walkthrough of the process involved in deciding how your future finances will be managed. The complex process of filing and filling out the necessary paperwork will be broken down into easy steps for every situation you might find yourself in, including the reallocation of powers of attorney, wills, and insurance coverage. You will learn how to reassess your career and how to restart your savings successfully, regardless of what happened. The reduction of debt and the management of existing investments are discussed in depth along with the detailed interviews and professional opinions of financial and legal experts in the field who provide tips and strategies for anyone trying to rebuild when single again. Finally, you will be shown how your restructuring can and will affect your children and why you should start planning as quickly as possible for their needs. If you have recently gone through a divorce or suffered the loss of your spouse, it can be a rough experience trying to rebuild your life, but this book will help you through the most meticulous and nerve wracking aspects step-by-step. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Instead of helping in the aftermath of loss, many of the books and strategies meant to guide us through grief only add to the sadness. No one understands the need for a new approach more than Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, who lost her husband in a tragic plane accident and became a widow overnight. In the darkest moment of her life, the mother of two young children found solace and hope in the unlikeliest of places: exercise. She recorded her journey in her blog, One Fit Widow, and soon had a huge community of devoted followers. Now, Michelle offers her revolutionary solution to grief to everyone struggling with their own loss. Healthy Healing addresses the physical, mental, and emotional effects of grief in a way that no other book in the category has ever done, offering a 12-week plan that empowers you to work through loss by using the power of exercise and endorphins, and rediscovering happiness by strengthening body, mind and spirit through fitness. And the benefits don’t end there: Exercise helps with poor sleep—a common side effect of trauma—and proper nutrition boosts immunity and fuels you through a busy, stressful time. Michelle dispels common myths about grief and replaces them with relatable advice and actionable inspiration, including: • Starting with baby steps such as taking a walk or being in nature • Learning to be comfortable with alone time and rediscovering your strength • Pairing your exact circumstances with the right form of exercise, whether it’s gentle yoga to release trapped sadness or intense kickboxing to work through anger • Embracing community and surrounding yourself with support This book is an exercise plan, nutrition guide, and, most importantly, a compassionate companion during the most difficult time in your life. With Healthy Healing, you’ll learn how to channel your pain into something productive—and use tragedy as a catalyst for inspired change.
Author: John C. Bader
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Responsive Universe is a handbook to enlightenment. Within these pages are refreshing and insightful revelations, wisdom, practices designed to help the reader find happiness in a world of indifference. Through instinctual energy and insight, the Responsive Universe offers a succinct vision of your True Nature – your intrinsic, immortal potential for reaching enlightenment that exists within the mind of every sentient being. Much like clouds can obscure blue sky; the Responsive Universe illuminates a less trodden path of mindfulness and clarity with the goal of suffering less and connecting to that inner voice within that speaks wisdom and truth. Within the inviting realm of the Responsive Universe, John C. Bader will discuss living with an open mind, creation, de-construction of organized religion, karma, energy healing, coping with loss, abuse and a complete life changing shift in social mainstream perception. Additionally, a portion of the profits for this book will be donated to help fight and cure cancer. Join John C. Bader on your very own journey to self-actualization and enlightenment. Are you ready to leave the social static of the ego driven world and embrace true illumination, happiness and understanding? Your journey begins now and as you will soon find, positivity and possibility are boundless when you live in a Responsive Universe.
Author: Raymond Moody
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Raymond Moody is the 'grandfather' of contemporary investigation into the Near Death Experience and the After Death Experience. Life After Loss examines the latest findings and developments in both of these experiences, including never-before-revealed information on latest research on life after death. Certain to be a popular resource with the millions of baby boomers facing the illness and death of their parents and their own mortality, Moody and Arcangel illuminate how knowledge of humanity's 'greatest mystery' helps to ease the grieving process, allowing those with faith in 'life after life' to transcend their fear and grief and become more spiritually enlightened in the process.
Author: Angela Roberts Jones
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release Date: 2016-02-17
Moving Forward: Finding Purpose in Your Pain taps into the deep wells of experience gained by author Angela Roberts Jones from her grief over the death of her husband. She reflects on her loss from the perspective of the Bible’s message of hope and suggests ways to find through scripture words of encouragement and guidance for living today with hope for tomorrow. Moving Forward sketches three legs for the spiritual journey from loss to hope. The grief stage takes a clear-eyed look at profound loss and the pain that accompanies it. The healing process proposes how to make adjustments, to move ahead despite one’s pain, and to sidestep barriers that would block one’s progress in healing. Finally, the strengthening phase outlines how, after the death of a spouse, one may move from marriage to singleness, let go of one’s old ways, and choose between mourning and happiness. By contemplating the author’s story and her guides for living as you read Moving Forward: Finding Purpose in Your Pain, you can face the transformative times that pain inevitably brings. You can discover how God is leading you to embark on a path that leads to healing, celebrating life, and discerning His purpose in your own pain. You can move forward knowing that the best is yet to come.