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This 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying organizing and storing Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category-by-category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three-month waiting list With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire
Falling in love is easy Staying in love-that s the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands and conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life In the 1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing Dr Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner-starting today If we learn to meet each other s deep emotional need to feel loved and choose to do it the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we ve ever felt -Gary ChapmanThe 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships in today s world this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant actionable wisdom in ways that work Practice the simple steps outlined in each chapter and you ll be on your way to a healthier mutually beneficial relationship Also includes an updated version of The 5 Love Languages personal profile
Uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year by missionary Sarah Young Jesus Calling is a devotional filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year After many years of writing in her prayer journal missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her It was awkward at first but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is but journaling helped her grow closer to God Others were blessed as she shared her writings until people all over the world were using her messages They are written from Jesus point of view thus the title Jesus Calling It is Sarah s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever With more than two million copies sold around the world The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic universally admired Paulo Coelho s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us as only a few stories can about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts learning to read the omens strewn along life s path and above all following our dreams
Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will become filled with grace peace and unconditional love
In The Gifts of Imperfection Bren Brown a leading expert on shame authenticity and belonging shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who what and how we should be We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives we d no longer feel inadequate So most of us perform please and perfect all the while thinking What if I can t keep all of these balls in the air Why isn t everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations What will people think if I fail or give up When can I stop proving myself In her ten guideposts Brown engages our minds hearts and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think No matter what gets done and how much is left undone I am enough and to go to bed at night thinking Yes I am sometimes afraid but I am also brave And yes I am imperfect and vulnerable but that doesn t change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging This important book is about the lifelong journey from What will people think to I am enough Brown s unique... ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts of Imperfection like having a long uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion wisdom and great advice Harriet Lerner New York Times best-selling author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection Bren Brown courageously tackles the dark emotions that get in the way of leading a fuller life read this book and let some of that courage rub off on you Daniel H Pink New York Times best-selling author of A Whole New Mind Courage compassion and connection Through Bren s research observations and guidance these three little words can open the door to amazing change in your life Ali Edwards author of Life Artistmore
After decades of failed relationships and painful drama Donald Miller decided he d had enough Impressing people wasn t helping him connect with anyone He d built a life of public isolation yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships So at forty years old he made a scary decision to be himself no matter what it cost From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind a strong family and a satisfying career And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend smart funny true important Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best
They all thought he was gone But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years In January 1988 Martin Pistorius aged twelve fell inexplicably sick First he lost his voice and stopped eating Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact Doctors were mystified Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound Martin s parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children The stress and heartache shook his parents marriage and their family to the core Their boy was gone Or so they thought Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy s return to life through the power of love and faith In these pages readers see a parent s resilience the consequences of misdiagnosis abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers and the unthinkable duration of Martin s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body We also see a life reclaimed a business created a new love kindled all from a wheelchair Martin s emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others
Researcher and thought leader Dr Bren Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly to embrace vulnerability and imperfection to live wholeheartedly and to courageously engage in our lives It is not the critic who counts not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly Theodore RooseveltEvery day we experience the uncertainty risks and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly Whether the arena is a new relationship an important meeting our creative process or a difficult family conversation we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts In Daring Greatly Dr Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability Based on twelve years of research she argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage engagement and meaningful connection The book that Dr Brown s many fans have been... waiting for Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth and trust in our organizations families schools and communities more
A revelatory look inside the world s most dangerous terrorist group Initially dismissed by US President Barack Obama along with other fledgling terrorist groups as a jayvee squad compared to al-Qaeda the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ISIS has shocked the world by conquering massive territories in both countries and promising to create a vast new Muslim caliphate that observes the strict dictates of Sharia law In ISIS Inside the Army of Terror American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who behead Western hostages in slickly produced videos and have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain Beginning with the early days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi the founder of ISIS s first incarnation as al-Qaeda in Iraq Weiss and Hassan explain who the key players are from their elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the former Saddam Baathists in their ranks where they come from how the movement has attracted both local and global support and where their financing comes from Political and military maneuvering by the United States Iraq Iran and Syria have all fueled ISIS s... astonishing and explosive expansion Drawing on original interviews with former US military officials and current ISIS fighters the authors also reveal the internecine struggles within the movement itself as well as ISIS s bloody hatred of Shiite Muslims which is generating another sectarian war in the region Just like the one the US thought it had stopped in 2011 in Iraq Past is prologue and America s legacy in the Middle East is sowing a new generation of terror more
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