Author: Janet Jackson, David Ritz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ONE OF THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS OF OUR TIME CANDIDLY REVEALS HER VERY PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH AN ISSUE SO MANY OF US FACE EVERY DAY: SELF-ESTEEM Janet Jackson emerged from the shadows of an already famous family to become one of the most beloved, recognizable, and influential performers in the world. But at what cost? From the age of ten, when she made her acting debut on Good Times, Janet was told by Hollywood that she needed to slim down. Her well-meaning brothers, especially fun-loving Michael, teased her relentlessly until she began to believe that who she was wasn’t good enough. It was an idea that no amount of critical acclaim in television and film or, later, international platinum success in music could change. Janet turned to food for comfort and escape. She developed a self-destructive pattern familiar to so many of us: fear and uncertainty led to bad feelings about herself and ultimately depression. The depression led to overeating. And her yo-yoing weight was painfully obvious in the bright lights of the entertainment world. It has taken Janet most of her adult life to come to terms with who she is. But she has finally broken free of the attitudes that brought her down and has embraced realistic goals that help her eat better, exercise better, feel better, and ultimately be better. This book is about meeting those challenges that face all of us. With candor and courage, Janet shares her painful journey to loving herself. She addresses the crazy rumors that have swirled around her for most of her life, shines an intimate light on her family, and pulls us behind the velvet rope into her unforgettable career. She also shares lessons she has learned through contact with friends and fans and reveals the fitness secrets she has learned from her trainer. Finally, her nutritionist, David Allen, unveils the wholesome, delicious recipes and lifestyle-changing tips that helped Janet get in shape—mind and spirit, heart and soul. True You is a call to tune in to your own fundamental wisdom, to let go of the ugly comparisons, and to understand that who you are, the true you, is more than enough. *** “I’m loved, I’m valued, and I’m capable of achieving balance in my life. I can learn to eat well. I can exercise. I can express gratitude for the simple act of being able to breathe in and breathe out. I can move away from darkness and depression to light and hope. I can be happy with who I am, not what I should be, or what I might have been, or what someone tells me I must be. I am me, the true me; you are you, the true you—and that’s good. That’s beautiful. That’s enough.” —JANET JACKSON
Exciting Start of a Brand-New Series by a Contemporary Romance Fan Favorite After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now. Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother. The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John's already dating someone and Nora's not sure she's ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.
The True You
Author: Emma J. Bell
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Many of us have become used to regularly feeling out of control, highly stressed or simply unable to cope with the demands of work and life. Our self-esteem and confidence plummet as our to-do list increases, and our relationships at home and work deteriorate. The True You is a step-by-step system that will enable you to feel calm, confident and empowered every day. The True You will show you how to discard your old programming, uncover who you are authentically, and develop a powerfully positive way of seeing yourself and your potential. You will learn how to adopt the transformational habits that lead to lifelong success and happiness through a unique four-step system. You will feel calm and empowered to deal confidently with any situation—rediscovering joy at work and home. From that place of calm and confidence, you are ready to build remarkable relationships with others. The True You tells all you need to know about relationship dynamics, how they work, and how you can be remarkable in every interaction. It will take you through the ten vital aspects that enable you to lead every relationship to its highest potential. When conflict rears its head, The True You provides a three-level approach for dealing with those difficulties, and tips on how to influence others positively to get the relationship back on track. To ensure that you don’t slide back into that life of stress and chaos, The True You provides six go-to factors that will give you the tools to restore balance and enjoy a happy and successful life.
Author: Fatima Doman
Publisher: Next Century Publishing
As decades of research has shown, children who express their character strengths tend to be happier, engaged, more resilient and higher achievers. This book helps children discover their authentic character strengths and learn how to use them consistently. Consider the profound positive impact on a child's learning and overall development once they know what their best qualities are. The qualities that, when nurtured, can lead to good outcomes in every aspect of their lives. Developing an awareness of these strengths helps children to focus on "what's strong" instead of "what's wrong." True You! Authentic Strengths for Kids opens up a vital pathway to engagement--at school, in relationships and in life, bringing out the best in the children you seek to positively influence!
The True You
Author: Jennifer M. Blair
Are you living a full life today? Do you feel alive and passionate about what you are doing? Do you want more love, freedom, passion, peace, abundance, life balance, confidence, or joy in your life? In The True You, author and life coach Jennifer M. Blair helps you uncover your authenticity, inspire your creativity, break down barriers, and empower yourself to live your best life A compilation of fifty-three previously published essays, The True You provides provocative life perspectives and life coaching exercises to help you gain insight into what is truly important in your life. She gives you the tools to make lasting change. Through gentle, probing questions, concrete tips, and writing prompts, Blair addresses the timeless and universal struggle to free yourself from societal and personal shackles in order to reach your full potential. The True You examines who you really are; explores the depths of your own greatness while discovering how it matches your dreams and desires; and then assists you to evolve into the best version of yourself, fully living the life you want.
Also known as "the science of life," Ayurveda is a complete system of knowledge that deals with physical health, mental balance, spiritual well-being, social welfare, relationships, environmental issues, dietary and lifestyle habits, as well as the treatment of specific ailments. This deep knowledge has been passed down to us through the last fifty generations of Ayurvedic teachers in India, and its reputation is now growing internationally as a rich, coherent, and effective system of natural living and healing. Discovering the True You with Ayurveda guides readers to optimum health and happiness through the seven pathways of Ayurveda. Beginning by helping you to discover your natural constitutional type, the book gives recommendations on the diet, exercise, and mental and spiritual outlook that you as an individual will benefit from. With your new understanding of your true constitution, you can use the information in Discovering the True You with Ayurveda to tailor a lifestyle and fitness program that works on all levels so you can live a truly authentic life. In all the essential aspects of contemporary life, from the food you eat to the work you do, from the relationships that sustain you to the natural world that nurtures you, it can guide you to health and happiness by teaching you how to fulfill your potential, empower yourself, and find meaning and purpose in everything you do. The book is divided into chapters relating to a specific area of wellbeing: Constitution, Nourishment, Cleansing, Rejuvenation, Strength and Stillness, Ecology, and Relationship. Author Sebastian Pole, an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner, packs the book with philosophical insights, dietary and nutritional information, massage and rejuvenation plans, meditation and yoga exercises, and Indian parables to illustrate Ayurvedic principles and impart some of its cultural background. The book also includes the Pukka Pantry, an appendix of Ayurvedic herbs and their benefits. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A relationship with the same man brings about self discovery in three women including artist Medora, who longs to cut him loose despite her feelings for him; widow Ana, who seeks a second chance at love; and Taylor, who sees him as a means to her success. Reprint.
True Power of You
Author: Marios Skarvellis
Publisher: Balboa Press
Through his work and study as a mindbody mentor and success coach, author Marios Skarvellis has discovered humans collectively experience the same emotions, stress, depression, loneliness, and fears, but on different levels of awareness and attitude. The common enemy is the inner demons that continually challenge us. In True Power of You, Skarvellis offers a guide on battling those demons and finding greater peace and happiness. He shares the importance of acknowledging your achievements, being aware of your experiences, and giving gratitude and praise to your failures and successes. These actions help unite the mind, body, and spirit, which makes you complete with the true power of you, your creator, and the unity of the oneness. Filled with principles of self-care to overcome the stresses in life, True Power of You describes ways to maintain the bodys balance to enhance self-healing, achieve well-being, and bring balance.
A Montana Man risks everything for the woman he loves . . . Undercover DEA Special Agent Dawson King spent five months in a Montana prison establishing a fake identity to take down a ruthless drug dealer and put him behind bars. Except there’s a wild card . . . the killer’s beloved daughter. Cara Potter may appear to be on the right side of the law, but King has learned the hard way to trust no one—even someone as tantalizing as the coffee shop owner. She’s irresistible . . . but is she also dangerous? From the moment he enters her life, King makes Cara . . . nervous. The handsome drifter says he wants to get his life together . . . but there is something about him that doesn’t quite ring true. Cara wants to believe in him, yet she holds back despite the way he awakens dormant dreams and leaves her breathless with his sexy smile, steamy kisses, his every touch. When the explosive truth comes out and she’s betrayed by the ones she loves, Cara must decide—can she trust her heart, or should she listen to her head?
The TRUE You
Author: Erica Rock
People from all over the world are initiating their Enlightenment by reading The TRUE You! Erica Rock's new book, The TRUE You ignites your inner Divine light, taps you into Source energy and gets you on the road to self mastery. This journey is a path of EASE and simplicity.The TRUE You teaches you how to connect with the Divine within, what to expect as your Authentic self is revealed and how to allow this process to be EASY and delicious! Your consciousness will expand and you will wake up finding your life is somehow easier, you are in the flow and you haven't "worked" on a thing! You will receive Grace Blessings through reading this book, which initiates your enlightenment and awakening process. This occurs by gazing at the Grace infused art that is found inside. This book is meant to be read time and again, as each read expands your consciousness further, assisting you in letting in even more of the good that is trying to come to you! All of your hearts true desires can and will be fulfilled as you read The TRUE You. You can live a life of ease, flow, joy, abundance, health, vitality and overflowing creative expression! You will find yourself so tapped into the Divine that you are no longer knocked off your center by outer people, events and circumstances. You learn to master your mind and emotions and become free of seeking, suffering and move into living you life full out as the TRUE You!
Author: Mark Batterson
Publisher: Xulon Press
Navigating a quarter-life, midlife, or fourth-quarter crisis? This book is a compass that will help you discover the true you: the person God created you to become. You'll never see yourself the same way!
A nationally recognized author and codependency expert examines the roots of shame and its connection with codependent relationships. Learn how to heal from their destructive hold by implementing eight steps that will empower the real you, and lead to healthier relationships. Shame: the torment you feel when you’re exposed, humiliated, or rejected; the feeling of not being good enough. It’s a deeply painful and universal emotion, yet is not frequently discussed. For some, shame lurks in the unconscious, undermining self-esteem, destroying confidence, and leading to codependency. These codependent relationships—where we overlook our own needs and desires as we try to care for, protect, or please another—often cover up abuse, addiction, or other harmful behaviors. Shame and codependency feed off one another, making us feel stuck, never able to let go, move on, and become the true self we were meant to be. In Conquering Shame and Codependency, Darlene Lancer sheds new light on shame: how codependents’ feelings and beliefs about shame affect their identity, their behavior, and how shame can corrode relationships, destroying trust and love. She then provides eight steps to heal from shame, learn to love yourself, and develop healthy relationships.
Be True to You
Author: RuthAnn Wilson
Ruthann M. Wilson once lived her life from the outside in, accommodating others and trying to fit in. Outwardly successful, she felt as if she lost a little more of herself every day. She wasn't being true to herself. Everything changed with a powerful spiritual awakening. Reconnecting with her spiritual core gave Ruthann the strength and guidance to begin living a life of personal truth, authenticity, and joy. Be True to You is both Ruthann's story and an engaging approach to self-renewal and personal leadership. You'll learn to explore your true purpose, passions, and abilities; assess who you really are; and make room for new beginnings and new opportunities. Ruthann guides you through the process of personal renewal with powerful tools and practical advice, ending with a daily framework that cultivates balance and harmony in your life. You'll discover the power of grace and gratitude, and how to move forward one day at a time while building yourself a compelling future. It's time to stop living from the outside in and let your heart guide you from within.
Author: Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, Tracey D. Bianchi
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Encourages women in any life stage to get in touch with the truest parts of themselves through personal reflection and practice.
Author: Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, Tracey D. Bianchi
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Act like a lady. Land a career. Find a man. Learn how to cook. Rear amazing kids. Oh! And be sure you stay thin. Pressure to perform and conform starts early in a woman's life and never stops. In attempts to compensate and keep up appearances, we lose our ability to keep in touch with the truest parts of ourselves. We put on masks and hide the painful parts of our stories. If we get a quiet moment, we are ambushed with doubts: Who am I? This book serves as a companion as we find ourselves, our sense of community and our identity in God. Designed to take you deeper with God on your own or with a group of sisters, journey alongside experienced ministers Adele Ahlberg Calhoun and Tracey Bianchi into some of the places where women struggle—no matter what their age or life-stage. Personal resources like journaling questions and a small group guide help women support each other on the way. These pages offer a reminder that there is a beloved, "true you" waiting to be known in each of us and that a world in need awaits the unique stories that each of us were made to tell.