When Mary Lou Quinlan’s beloved mother, Mary Finlayson, dies, her family is bereft - until Mary Lou searches for her mother’s ´´God Box´´, her private cache of notes to God on behalf of family, friends, and strangers. To Mary Lou’s amazement, she finds not one but 10 boxes stuffed with hundreds of tiny petitions that span the last 20 years of her mother’s life. Note by note, Mary Lou unearths a treasure of her mother’s wishes and worries and insight. Mary asked God for everything from the right flooring for her daughter’s home to a cure for her own blood cancer. Her requests, penned on scraps of paper, were presented without expectation - the ultimate expression of letting go. Follow Mary Lou’s emotional journey as she uncovers her mother’s innermost thoughts - nostalgic, surprising, and even shocking. As she recalls life with the woman who was her best friend, Mary Lou discovers her own more empathetic, engaged self - the woman her mother had believed in all along. Poignantly narrated, The God Box is a gift for every mother, every daughter, every person who, regardless of beliefs, trusts in the permanence of love and the power of family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Lou Quinlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004512/bk_brll_004512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to create a positive work environment by accentuating the positive and illuminating the negative. Illuminate argues that we can´t create positive work environments without accepting the existence of the negative. Though ´´positive thinking´´ has its place in the work world, we can´t ignore the negative, whether it be in the form of challenges, problems, limitations, or other negative business realities. In order to foster healthy, functional business, we have to create a culture that allows for open expression and the sharing of ideas-especially when those ideas are negative in nature. The key is that negative situations and conditions should be introduced and dealt with in a strictly positive light. The result is an organization able to look at itself honestly and stay alert to possible threats. A unique kind of business book, Illuminate is written in the style of an allegorical fable that teaches you a three-step process for confronting, examining, and fixing any problem in the office. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001644/bk_adbl_001644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sex Begins in the Kitchen shows couples everywhere how to bring more passion into their marriages. Best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman explains how sexual intimacy is an expression of the care a couple shows each other in all areas of life - in communicating, sharing thoughts and feelings, and even in helping out around the house. With insightful - and often hilarious - examples, Dr. Leman shows couples how to create new joy and excitement in their relationships and make their marriages more satisfying both emotionally and physically. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Kevin Leman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001025/bk_hove_001025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you or someone you love suffered from sexual abuse? Over 32 years of working with people with all sorts of problems, I think one of the biggest challenges is helping somebody who has to admit that they were abused as a child - especially if they were sexually abused. I´m making this very special audio recording to help you to heal and feel safe, so that you can enjoy pleasurable loving sex. Hypnosis can help you heal and be able to enjoy sex as the pleasurable fight that is your birthright! Just let yourself open up as you listen to allow and welcome all of the suggestions that I make that can help you heal and feel good about pleasurable, loving sex. You can see that the time of hurt, that time of betrayal, that time of abuse, that time of sadness and loss of innocence should not have happened. Let that pain disintegrate, melt away. Let it go. Breathe it out. Let yourself heal. You´re not alone anymore. You have permission to be a sexually, strong, loving, caring adult - a whole and loving person. Give yourself permission to believe the positives about sex as a gift. Positive beliefs you can now have include: Sex is a controllable energy. Sex is a choice. Sex is a natural drive. Sex is uniquely valuable. Sex requires communication. Sex is private and respectful Sex is nurturing and healing. Sex is sharing with someone. Sex is an expression of love. You deserve to be loved and loving, to share love from the heart, to share words of love. You deserve to feel safe. You deserve to feel good about initiating sex and welcoming sex, to give and receive, to enjoy sex and have fun, to make a baby if you choose, to feel good to be in a sexual body. Being able to have pleasurable loving sex is your birthright, so give yourself permission now and forevermore. As you relax, let yourself give yourself permission to think of sex as loving and delightful, pleasurable, passionate, playful and sensational. Just breathe and listen. Relax and step into your power 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Hall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/hall/000047/sp_hall_000047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one woman, Masih Alinejad, an awe-inspiring journalist and activist from a small village in Iran, overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of her hijab. It all started with a single photo, a bold statement on Masih´s Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, her face bare, her beautiful, curly hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: simply removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the photo that sparked a social-media liberation movement, ´My Stealthy Freedom´. Across Iran, women started posting pictures of their uncovered hair on Masih´s page in open defiance of the strict religious beliefs of their country (and often their families) while sharing their personal stories about this powerful mode of expression. With the creation of ´My Stealthy Freedom´ Masih has gained over one million supporters around the world and inspired Islamic women everywhere to take a stand for their basic human rights. She´s been covered by the media from Vogue to the Guardian, the New York Times and beyond. Last year she was the recipient of the Women´s Rights Award from the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. But behind the scenes of this movement, Masih has been fighting a painful personal battle. She is a divorcee - a sin equivalent to prostitution in Iranian culture. As a reporter, Masih has been actively speaking out against the government´s corrupt policies for more than a decade and has faced abuse and slander at every turn. In 2009 she went abroad during the Iranian presidential election with hopes of interviewing Barack Obama. Before the interview could take place, the elections were stolen, Masih´s newspaper was shut down, and thousands of Iranians were arrested. She was expelled from her own country 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Henning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002184/bk_twuk_002184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is a collection of spiritual short stories of the author´s thoughts as an observer and a witness of what faith looks like to her. These inspirational essays are an expression of looking for answers and feeling okay about asking questions. These writings were first written and presented to her church over a period of years. Her hope in sharing this compilation of work in the form of a book is that her words might perhaps touch or move others in some way...the same way she was moved to write them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Sheppard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109175/bk_acx0_109175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you remember when the milkman delivered and TV was a test pattern and a snowy channer? When Fibber McGee and Molly captured your imagination on Monday-night radio and cars had rumble seats and running boards? Then you are a golden soul, someone rich with experience who can embrace life with more freedom and perspective than you ever had when you were younger. Through touching, entertaining and inspiring stories, this latest Chicken Soup collection shares the stories of people sixty and over who are redefining the expression ´´better with age´´ by greeting life´s joys and challenges with grace, vibrancy and a positive attitude. Chapters include: Staying Young at Heart, Living Your Dream, On Overcoming, Reminiscing, On Love, Sharing with Others and Ageless Wisdom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcom/000031/bk_hcom_000031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the visual ingenuity of Press Here and the emotional resonance of What Do You Do with a Problem?, this wise and timely book about the fragile art of personal connection will strike a chord with children and adults alike.In the era of social media, communication feels both more anxiety-producing, and more inescapable, than ever before. This clever, comforting book debut explores the challenges and joys of self-expression and social connection. Using an imaginative visual metaphor to bring to life how we send out (ping!) and receive (pong!) communications, Ani Castillo´s words and pictures will empower and inspire anyone who has experienced the fear of sharing themselves with the world. With an eloquent message, and a lot of heart, here is a new classic to bring courage and comfort to humans of all ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005409/bk_hach_005409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Off-Centered Leadership considers an innovative approach to business by exploring what happens when companies stop competing and start collaborating - both externally in the marketplace and internally in building a culture of communication, trust, and alignment. Brimming with lessons on entrepreneurship and culture from the founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of the fastest growing independent breweries in the country, members of his leadership team, and external mentors from the worlds of business and art, this game-changing text turns competition on its head by showcasing how competing organizations can work together - and with other local businesses - to reach a common goal. The text dives into how Dogfish Head has blazed a new trail through the development of a revolutionary business model that has called upon musicians, community organizations, and even other breweries to keep product development fresh and create engaging customer experiences. This audiobook documents and addresses the growing pains a company experiences as it evolves from the awkward early start-up years into a mid-sized, sustainable company with hundreds of coworkers. Calagione is candid in sharing his personal leadership challenges and successes and calls on other seasoned vets inside and outside the company who inform and influence the journey of growth and creative expression Dogfish Head is on. This audiobook is rich with practical information entrepreneurs and business people can apply to their own professional journeys. Competition has long been the name of the game in the business world, but what if there was a different way to approach business? The collaboration-over-competition approach to business has been proven to foster positivity, productivity, and ultimately success. By partnering with your competition instead of trying to outsell them, you could actually create a memorable customer experience that will have people coming back for more! p 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028920/bk_adbl_028920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.