She Went Out On A Limb

Author: Sandy Gingras
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449432093
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“She went out on a limb, had it break off, and realized she could fly.” We’ve all been there on occasion. We’ve over-reached and achieved success by reaching deep within, rallying, and overcoming life’s difficulties and challenges that would keep us from our goals. For every woman who has said, “I can” in place of, “I can’t,” author and illustrator Sandy Gingras offers inspiration inside She Went Out on a Limb, an illustrated list book of positive and affirming phrases, some original, some quoted. She Went Out on a Limb offers the inspirational power of words for putting your heart on the line, the value of dreaming and hope, trusting yourself, combating fear and adversity, getting out of your own way, not thinking too much, avoiding procrastination, stirring up inspiration, loving yourself, believing in yourself, and just doing it. The thoughtful and poetic prose along with original watercolor illustrations combine to focus on the positive and remind you to combat fear and adversity through affirmation in your own beliefs and abilities. The limb may break, but the flight holds exhilarating promise.

Out On A Limb

Author: Shirley MacLaine
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553273701
Size: 35.92 MB
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Shirley MacLaine's account of her spiritual journey that leads her around the world and beyond.

100 Hugs

Author: Sandy Gingras
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449446248
Size: 27.22 MB
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There are times in life when all you need to find solace is a small gesture of consolation. 100 Hugs, a collection of everyday comforts, offers such solace. Each hug is a reminder to slow down and take comfort in the little things, from indulging in warm cookies and milk to watching fireflies on a summer evening. Sandy Gingras’s “hugs” are the beacons of light that shine through the fog of everyday life. Sandy Gingras’s uplifting words illustrated with her original watercolor art create pretty little “hugs.” These hugs are perfect to give as a gift or to keep for your own personal growth. They are nourishment for the body, mind, and soul, reminding you to take a step back and become that flourishing version of you again.

Lessons Of A Turtle

Author: Sandy Gingras
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740790439
Size: 47.63 MB
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Long ago, Sandy Gingras read "The Tortoise and the Hare," a fable that teaches "slow and steady wins the race." But she didn't learn the lesson! Instead she lived the race of hurry-up and do-it-all every day. And it was tiring. But now, Gingras presents readers with a different kind of lesson from a different kind of turtle in the charming book Lessons of a Turtle. And it's a good lesson: Go with the slow! Life is about enjoying what's around you now and finding your own path. It's about the beauty of the journey more than the achievement of the finish line. So be like the turtle . . . notice, savor, bask, risk, grow. Put some life back in your life! Gingras helps readers get through life by using charming "turtlisms" that complement her just-as-cute turtle illustrations. She teaches us about life's little lessons with little treats like, "You can't move forward until you stick your neck out." and "The slower you go, the more you see." The author's little observations make a big difference on the journey through life. This book makes a lovely and inspiring gift.

Through The Glass

Author: Shannon Moroney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145167824X
Size: 52.58 MB
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A remarkably compelling and harrowing story of love and betrayal and one woman’s pursuit of justice, redemption, and healing. “One month into our marriage, my husband committed horrific violent crimes. In that instant, the life I knew was destroyed. I vowed that one day I would be whole again. This is my story.” An impassioned, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful story of one woman’s pursuit of justice, forgiveness, and healing. When Shannon Moroney got married in October 2005, she had no idea that her happy life as a newlywed was about to come crashing down around her. One month after her wedding, a police officer arrived at her door to tell her that her husband, Jason, had been arrested and charged in the brutal assault and kidnapping of two women. In the aftermath of these crimes, Shannon dealt with a heavy burden of grief, the stress and publicity of a major criminal investigation, and the painful stigma of guilt by association, all while attempting to understand what had made Jason turn to such violence. In this intimate and gripping journey into prisons, courtrooms, and the human heart, Shannon reveals the far-reaching impact of Jason’s crimes and the agonizing choices faced by the loved ones of offenders. In so doing, she addresses the implicit dangers of a correctional system and a society that prioritize punishment over rehabilitation and victimhood over recovery.

Just Desserts

Author: Patti Massman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595157599
Size: 77.77 MB
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Diana Lowe has everything—marriage to a Beverly Hills dentist, two bright teenage children, a beautiful home in a suburb of Los Angeles, friends who actually like her and a Mercedes-Benz. When her overweight mother suffers a heart attack, Diana’s perfect world turns upside down. Her frustrated husband, Harvey, threatens to leave Diana if she doesn’t solve her own weight problem. Diana adopts a new eating regimen, and when Harvey finds it includes chocolate candy, it’s all he can handle. He follows through on his threat and moves out. Alone for the first time, Diana feels the acute emotional and financial pain of the deserted wife. She doubts herself and loses sight of who she is. And though her well-connected friends are there for her, it’s Alison Rifkind, the wife of Harvey’s professional rival, who champions Diana’s cause and offers a way out. Transforming her life slowly, a wiser, more mature Diana experiences a quixotic, adventure filled romance carrying her to farthest reaches of the globe, and rediscovering love where she least expects it.

In A Single Bound

Author: Sarah Reinertsen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762767065
Size: 66.37 MB
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See Sarah on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's first "Body Issue" Touching, funny, and honest, In a Single Bound is the story of how a feisty little girl from Long Island became one of the world's most famous disabled sports figures. An inspiring memoir of courage, spirit, and determination.

Living With Hope

Author: Sandy Gingras
Publisher: Sellers Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781416209188
Size: 52.33 MB
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Living with Hope is for anyone who is coping with an illness or knows someone who is. It is an invitation to set aside the fear and seek hope. Author and artist Sandy Gingras has created the perfect gift of counsel, encouragement, and reassuring consolation for the friend, family member, or loved ones struggling with the many terrifying and often disheartening life changes that come after a diagnosis of a chronic condition or even a life-threatening illness. "Hope is sometimes easy to find. On sunny days, it's shining all around us. It's in the opening of a flower, in the butterfly's emergence from a cocoon, and in the way the butterfly lands in our hands — gently. But sometimes, life gets dark, and hope is harder to find, harder to see. (It's like just when you need it most, your flashlight goes out . . .). Let this little book be a kind of flashlight. And let's go find hope together. Because we know it's right here — within ourselves and our lives. We are all 'Living with Hope' every day." Gingras brings her popular, hallmark style of a few, carefully chosen words and evocative watercolors to this enchanting, heartfelt book that celebrates the many ways you can encourage and support someone who is ill.

The Courage To Take Command Leadership Lessons From A Military Trailblazer

Author: Jill Morgenthaler
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780071834940
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POWERFUL LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM A TRAILBLAZING FEMALE COLONEL IN THE U.S. ARMY When Jill Morgenthaler arrived at boot camp in 1975 as part of the inaugural class of women in the Army, she was one of 83 female cadets . . . on a base of 50,000 men. So she knows a thing or two about conquering obstacles. In The Courage to Take Command, Colonel Morgenthaler provides invaluable leadership lessons drawn from her three decades of military service--from her first days in ROTC to combat in some of the world's most dangerous war zones. Ironically, the military taught her that leadership isn’t about "command and control." Rather, it requires a fine balance of reason and emotion, distance and familiarity, hard and soft power. Learn how to lead your team to success by: Being true to your vision--but being open to new ideas Tackling obstacles head-on--but using finesse to arrive at solutions Focusing on the mission--while protecting your people Projecting strong leadership presence--but serving every member of your team, especially the weakest and most vulnerable Maintaining team spirit--but refusing to tolerate mediocrity Accepting and embracing your fears--but never letting them control you Always having a plan--but also trusting your gut Expressing a healthy self-confidence--with a side of humility It took both a spine of steel and a smart sense of people for Morgenthaler to get where she did. Now she draws on the wisdom garnered from her experience to help you develop an authentic brand of leadership and succeed at all levels of any organization. The Courage to Take Command provides the strategies and tactics you need to follow through with your leadership vision, inspire your team, and execute your mission—even when the odds may seem overwhelming.

Out Of The Dust

Author: Avis Goodhart
Publisher: Aneko Press
ISBN: 1622452275
Size: 62.23 MB
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“Don’t waste your pain,” says unlikely missionary Avis Goodhart. She didn’t – and neither should you. Despite a background of childhood abuse, dyslexia, and marital infidelity, Avis took her first international mission trip at age fifty. The church, school, and orphanage she later founded in northern Peru, all products of both her pain and her radical obedience to the Lord, have brought thousands of others out of the dust. This compelling story of an ordinary woman who serves God in extraordinary ways will challenge, inspire, and empower you to: * Eliminate excuses from your life * Recognize that in God’s kingdom, availability matters more than ability * Allow your pain to produce – not prevent – your obedience * Serve the Lord with the same abandon shown by one unlikely missionary