Author: Dr Jeffrey L Gurian
Publisher: Jeffrey L. Gurian
Have you ever felt that you were more sensitive than you wanted to be? Has anyone ever hurt your feelings, lied or broke a promise to you? Does the concept of "heart wounds" mean anything to you or resonate with you on any level? Have you ever felt that things just don't work out for you the way they seem to for most other people? Do you feel that life has burdened you with obstacles you can't overcome? Does this statement make sense to you? " You can't get better with the same mind that got you sick!" We need new knowledge and new thoughts in order to be healed! Imagine if you could learn how to eliminate things and thoughts that seemed to be blocking you from achieving a state of Happiness. Dr. Jeffrey Gurian shares in his book " Healing Your Heart, By Changing Your Mind- A Spiritual and Humorous Approach To Achieving Happiness" how he has learned through his own personal experience and through many years of study, to overcome all of the above and more. Burdened with a severe stutter well into his 20's and beyond, seemingly unable to be helped by therapy, combined with the often overwhelming confusion of A.D.D. and a bit of O.C.D. thrown into the mix, he was faced with having to deal with that burden for the rest of his life. His low self-esteem and low confidence level told him he would never have the things that other people had. He engaged in negative thinking. He felt he would never marry, have children, have a successful career or even something as simple as having his own apartment. Being "Graced" with the knowledge that there was really nothing wrong with him, he worked on basically "taking his mind apart," and examining all of his thoughts to see which of his thoughts were not valid, so he could replace them with positive thoughts" that would work for him and not against him. He used this technique to heal himself and go on to achieve all the things he feared he would never have, along the way becoming a husband, father and homeowner. He also became a Cosmetic Dentist, a Clinical Prof. at a major New York university in the Oral Medicine/Oro-Facial Pain Department, a lecturer, a comedy writer for famous stars, a comedian, an author, a radio and television personality, and a Healer. It's this journey and how he did it that he wants to share with you! The Spiritual approach, which is explained fully in the book, is that if something can work for one person it can work for every person because inherently we are all the same. We all have the same 46 chromosomes, the same brain and body parts and therefore are all capable of achieving great things in our lives. There is an abundance available in The Universe and we are all welcome to share in it. And being one of the only doctors with a longtime successful career in comedy has given him a very unique perspective, allowing him to teach you how to be "silly" and incorporate humor into your life. Understanding things like "you can't change your past, the only thing you can change is your perspective of your past, ... thereby changing your future" is key to getting the most out of this book. In this book you will learn: -How to over come the fear that's stopping you from accomplishing your goals. -How to release the 'heart wounds" that affect every decision you make. -How to create your own "Happiness Center." -How to examine your own thoughts to discover which ones are not valid. -How to reprogram your mind and create positive thoughts through the use of affirmations. -How to incorporate ancient Spiritual wisdom into your life in order to stay "sane" and centered through the hard times. -How to change your cellular memory with new techniques like "Verbalization." -How to stay connected to your "inner child" This book was written in the hopes of helping each person who reads it learn to achieve a state of Happiness. It's out there waiting for all of us!
Author: Kathleen Hall
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Nautilus Book Awards Winners for 2007 (category: Self-Help/Psychology/ Personal Growth) "Like many people, Kathleen Hall found that despite great success and material wealth, she had yet to identify purpose, meaning, and balance in her work and her life. She left her Wall Street firm and devoted herself to understanding the relationships between mind, body, and spirit, and between professional and personal fulfillment. Since then, she has studied with great spiritual leaders including the Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and the exiled Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. She has also learned from medical experts like Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Dr. Herbert Benson at the Harvard Mind-Body Institute. Inspired by those diverse influences, Dr. Hall has written A Life in Balance, a guided journey to joy, peace, and an intentional life grounded in the four roots of the SELF: * Serenity. Find what brings us peace, and channel it into everything we do * Exercise. Align the body with energy and health through walking, yoga, martial arts, and more * Love. Build community and relationships that heal others as well as ourselves * Food. Pay attention not just to what we eat, but to what we experience through all our senses Our lives pull us in many different directions; to find happiness, we must first create balance. Filled with wit, wisdom, and compassion, A Life in Balance will help any reader identify and stay true to his or her authentic self."
Author: Charles Glassman
What is it that keeps so many people mired in a bad relationship, unable to break free or to do what it takes to fix it? Why do some people always seem to be sick, or too exhausted to enjoy life? How about you—do you find yourself wondering, “Is this all there is?” To you, does the grass always seem greener in someone else’s life? Maybe you have difficulty making decisions and sticking to them. Or maybe you know you have bad habits, but you can’t seem to break them. Why is it that your to-do list becomes the most important thing in your life, the second your head hits the pillow? When things are going great do you find yourself constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop? When someone cuts in front of you on the road, are you consumed with anger and find that it affects the rest of your day? If someone in your family leaves the cap off the toothpaste tube, do you react far out of proportion to the seriousness of the offense? During my career as a medical doctor I have discovered that the key to nurturing the mind-body connection is dealing with questions like these. Our brain runs everything we do; it is omnipresent as it directs, plots, and maneuvers us through our lives. Of course, we also need it to keep our heart beating and our lungs breathing. It is the same brain, for the most part, that has existed in the heads of Homo sapiens for more than 200,000 years. A few years ago, a patient encouraged me to “motivate him” with a weekly email message. I decided others might benefit from the same kind of motivation, and so began my weekly message series. As my messages explored more and more subjects and the number of readers grew larger, I began to receive emails from people who told me that what I wrote seemed to be speaking directly to them. This ability to connect might have something to do with the fact that I have been an internist for more than twenty years and have a lot of experience dealing with all aspects of my patients’ lives. My patients always inspire me. Nevertheless, everything I write is based directly on my personal insight and experience. I am now excited to share with you the continuation of my journey, so it can become part of yours. When you learn to stop your own personal brain drain, you will remove the single greatest obstruction to the flow of positive energy into your life. You will understand and take control over that which makes you feel endangered, threatened, or vulnerable and not react automatically to it. You will begin to see life through your mind, and understand that you will always find a way and a way will always find you, attracting the abundance that you deserve.
Author: Milana Perepyolkina
The history of the Roma people, commonly known as Gypsies, was for centuries troubled by persecution, rejection, and isolation on the fringes of society. Yet somehow the Roma were always able to persevere and triumph over their hardships. How were these people able to achieve such high levels of passion, courage, and energy in spite of their dire circumstances? In Gypsy Energy Secrets, author Milana Perepyolkina reveals these secrets, sharing the ancient power of Gypsy rituals, traditions, and magic-showing us how this knowledge can turn an unsatisfying life into a richer and more cherished experience. Most people do not understand how dissatisfied they actually are-or how low their expectations have fallen. By teaching us how to use Gypsy customs to seek out the importance of every one of our experiences and to use that silver lining to alter our point of view for the better, Milana Perepyolkina shows us what it truly means to celebrate life. The wisdom and rare cultural secrets shared in Gypsy Energy Secrets will revitalize how we approach any given situation and allow us to embrace a more fulfilling life.
Author: Jane Doyle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
You Heal You is a collection of inspirational and miraculous healing stories by the author, Jane Doyle, and seventeen others who not only survived but thrived after major life challenges. Jane carries readers along her life's journey, her stairway to joy, to recovery. Storytellers share similar triumphs of self-healing from obstacles such as addiction, loss, physical disease, and suicide. You Heal You inspires others to take control of their lives and become a modern day warrior by rescuing themselves. Take the stairs with Jane. Let life changing stories change your life.
Author: Amy B. Scher
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Be You, Be Happy, Be Free Using energy therapy and emotional healing techniques, How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can shows you how to achieve complete and permanent healing by loving, accepting, and being yourself no matter what. Energy therapist Amy Scher presents an easy-to-understand, three-part approach to removing blockages, changing your relationship with stress, and coming into alignment with who you truly are. After overcoming a life-threatening illness, Amy had an epiphany that healing is more than just physical. Her dramatic story serves as a powerful example of how beneficial it is to address our emotional energies, particularly when nothing else works. Discover areas of imbalance and easy ways to address them on your healing journey. Whether you are experiencing physical symptoms or are just feeling lost, sad, anxious, or emotionally unbalanced, this book can change your life. Praise: "Amy has seen the truth and can be a coach to all those who seek healing and authenticity."—Bernie Siegel, MD, bestselling author of Love, Medicine, & Miracles and The Art of Healing "[Amy Scher is] an inspiration, not just because she teaches us how to take healing into our own hands, but because she’s living proof that it works."—Pam Grout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of E-Squared and E-Cubed "Amy Scher has penned a remarkable book about the pivotal role of the body, mind, and spirit in attaining true and complete healing. There is much wisdom in this book, written with exceptional clarity, love, and wisdom."—Sanjiv Chopra, MD MACP, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, motivational speaker, and bestselling author of Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra "Amy Scher takes you on a guided journey to resolve emotional, physical, and energetic blockages that get in the way of true healing. You will feel like you have a loving expert coach by your side along the way."—Heather Dane, co-author with Louise Hay of Loving Yourself to Great Health
Author: Dalai Lama
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Everyone wants to be happy. Here in this profound volume is a road map for discovering a life filled with happiness, joy, and a sense of purpose. The Dalai Lama’s basic premise is that each of us is responsible for our own health and happiness and for the health of society. He further asserts that health and happiness are within our reach—both individually and collectively. How a person thinks, behaves, and feels ultimately impacts not only their own lives, but also the society in which they live. If you desire to attain happiness, you must understand that the journey begins with you. It is only then that you can reach out and touch the lives of others and change society. In this anthology, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with characteristic wisdom, humor, and kindness, directs readers toward a happy, healthy, and peaceful life. Talking about universal themes such as compassion, peace, non-violence, secularism, and the pursuit of a healthy mind and body, he reminds us that the responsibility to change our thoughts, actions, and lives lies within our power. This is a book for fans of His Holiness, for spiritual seekers, and for those interested in the spiritual and emotional health of individuals and societies.
Author: Jeffrey Gurian, Richie Tienken
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Once in a lifetime a venue comes along that changes show business dramatically, that fosters growth and camaraderie, experimentation and freedom. The Comic Strip is one of those places, and Laughing Legends is an inside look at how it all happened, straight from the mouths of the stars who built their careers on its stage. Owner Richie Tienken and a wealth of comics open their hearts and souls to share their most intimate memories, the laughs and tears, the good times and the bad, in order to paint an all-encompassing, behind-the-scenes history of this iconic club. Interviews include famous comedians, such as: Jerry Seinfeld Gilbert Gottfried Paul Reiser Lisa Lampanelli George Wallace Billy Crystal Jim Breuer Susie Essman Lewis Black Ray Romano And many more! Relive the excitement as these comics explain how they came to belong to the Comic Strip family, and how they went on to enjoy huge careers, bringing laughter to millions of people all over the world. This book is a must for any comedian or comedy lover's library!
Author: Habib Sadeghi
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
A liberating 12-step guide to recognizing the emotional issues that hold us back, with strategies to increase our energy and help us reach our potential by the health and spiritual advisor to Gwyneth Paltrow. Based on the powerful mind-body strategy Dr. Habib Sadegh developed to help himself recover from cancer more than twenty years ago, THE CLARITY CLEANSE will enable you to help your mind clear and your body heal. A regular GOOP contributor in health and spirituality, Dr. Sadeghi shows you how to turn obstacles into healing and energizing opportunities. Because negative emotions actually do damage on the cellular level, THE CLARITY CLEANSE offers guidance for cleansing both your body and your mind. You will learn how to: --Create a clear intention --Purge negative emotions --Practice compassionate self-forgiveness --Refocus negative energy to move beyond doubt and fear --Ask the kind of questions that will help your relationships. THE CLARITY CLEANSE includes Dr. Sadeghi's Intentional Unsaturation Diet, which helps support emotional cleansing by removing the residue of repressed negative emotions. The diet is designed to reduce congestion in the liver, gallbladder, lungs, kidneys, and pancreas-the organs most affected by feelings such as resentment and anger. Dr. Sadeghi's friends at GOOP have offered eighteen recipes to help make this cleanse delicious. Following the twelve steps in this book will help you to achieve a sense of peace and control, raise your self-esteem, and assert yourself in new ways to achieve positive and lasting change. Then, finally, you will be able to express your true, authentic self.
Author: Dr. Caroline Leaf
Publisher: Baker Books
According to researchers, the vast majority--a whopping 75-98 percent--of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives readers a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology. She shares with readers the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives where we achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent. She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life.
Author: Sara Avant Stover
Publisher: New World Library
"Ancients lived in accordance with daily, seasonal, and yearly rhythms by necessity. But modern life overrides these cycles -- from weather and food to work and recreation. Because they are inherently cyclical and instinctually caregivers, women are especially affected. Millions of women trying to do it all, all the time, end up feeling depleted and defeated. In these pages Sara Avant Stover shows how simple, natural, and refreshingly fun practices can put women back in sync with their own cycles and those of nature. When we honor spring's seedlings, summer's color, fall's harvest, and winter's quietude, we harmonize our inner and outer worlds. Stover's suggestions nurture the body, invigorate the mind, and lift the spirit, yielding the same benefits as a getting-away-from-it-all retreat. Illustrated yoga poses, inviting recipes, and innovative journaling, meditation, and brainstorming techniques make reconnecting to the essential easy -- not just for a weekend or week but year-round and lifelong"--
Author: Anna Yusim
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Are you living the life you thought you always wanted but feel that something is still missing? Do you think you should be happier than you are, considering all that you have? Have you achieved your professional or personal goals but still feel racked with insecurities, anxiety, or depression . . . and can't figure out why? Psychiatrist Anna Yusim knows just how you feel. Not only has she struggled with these feelings herself, but she has also worked with patients upon patients who have expressed the same bewildering concern: they have everything they've always wanted, and yet deep down they don't feel fulfilled. Determined to help herself and her patients, Dr. Yusim spent more than fifteen years studying and conducting research and came to a startling conclusion: this lingering feeling of dissatisfaction coincides with spiritual neglect. Once she helped her patients address their spiritual and psychological needs, she saw radical improvements in their happiness levels and quality of life. Now science is catching up with her innovative approach to therapy as groundbreaking medical research and studies substantiate what Dr. Yusim and many others have suspected for years: spirituality is a powerful path to healing. Drawing from the best in Western medicine, as well as teachings from Kabbalah, Buddhism, and shamanistic traditions, Dr. Yusim has developed a program that marries empirical science and spirituality to help you: Discover your life's true purpose Eliminate self-defeating patterns and roadblocks that are keeping you from living your most authentic life Understand the scientific underpinnings behind "answered prayers" and "random coincidences"-and why having faith in them can change your outlook for the better Appreciate how consciousness shapes your reality and how to harness this understanding to live a life of abundance. Filled with exercises, guided meditations, fascinating scientific research, and inspiring success stories, FULFILLED integrates the best of Western medicine with universal spiritual principles to help you find more meaning, more joy, and more fulfillment in your life.
Author: Ravi Nair
No one can offer you readymade solutions for theproblems in your life, and neither can I. But, restassured, by the time you finish reading this book,you will be self-equipped to create your ownsolutions, for any and every challenge that lifethrows up. My sincere hope is that you will startwriting a new chapter in your life, something youmay have always wanted to do.All I ask is that you keep an open mind and believeme when I say, "Everything is possible, theimpossible just takes a little longer".
Author: Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.
Author: Jeffrey Gurian, Richie Tienken
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
This behind-the-scenes history of the legendary New York City club includes interviews with many top standup comedians. The Comic Strip on New York’s Second Avenue is a historic landmark as a comedy showcase, and generations of standup comedians have cherished it as a venue that fosters growth and camaraderie, experimentation and freedom. This is an inside look at how it all happened, straight from the mouths of the stars who built their careers on its stage. Owner Richie Tienken and a wealth of comics open their hearts and souls to share their most intimate memories, the laughs and tears, the good times and the bad, painting a lively picture of this iconic club. With an introduction by Chris Rock, Make ’Em Laugh also includes reminiscences from: • Jerry Seinfeld • Gilbert Gottfried • Paul Reiser • Lisa Lampanelli • George Wallace • Billy Crystal • Jim Breuer • Susie Essman • Lewis Black • Ray Romano • Jim Gaffigan • Judah Friedlander • Colin Quinn • and many more