In her innovative debut book, Lifting Heavy Things, Laura Khoudari, a certified strength trainer and trauma practitioner, takes a fresh approach to healing and thriving after trauma. Khoudari tenderly takes readers through the stages of healing from the ground up, offering practical applications of strength training to lift heavy things both physically and figuratively. With irreverence, wit, and deep knowledge, Khoudari weaves in her own personal journey going from an angry and alienated teen smoker and gym class truant, to a twenty-seven year old with the back of a sevent... keep reading
When Brad Aronson’s wife, Mia, got sick with leukemia, they were overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness from friends, family members, and complete strangers. Often they were rescued by the smallest of gestures during that dark time. Aronson spent a lot of time in the hospital as Mia underwent two-and-a-half years of ultimately successful chemotherapy and so a patient advocate suggested he create a project to provide purpose and focus. During his wife’s treatment, Aronson realized fully, and for the first time, how life-changing a small act of kindness can be. So he began compiling an... keep reading
After the death of a neighbour and fellow Olympic athlete, Melinda Harrison felt deeply moved to examine the difficulties faced by many high-performers after reaching what seemed to be the height of their careers or lives. Focusing her lens on elite athletes in particular, Harrison interviewed more than 100 high-achievers who have successfully navigated the transition from a life filled with peak performance to a new arena.
Personal Next describes the arc of transition common to all high-performers, including the ascent to peak achievement, the messy middle of change... keep reading
So many of us strive to live a purposeful life, yet we struggle to move past subconscious internal obstacles that prevent us from feeling truly fulfilled or joyful. Stress and self-sabotage can cause us to feel tired, even burnt out, and removed from a greater sense of meaning in what we do every day. This sense of detachment suggests that the intelligence we’ve brought to bear on our life’s direction has somehow been disconnected from the deeper wisdom of our heart, an inner guidance urging us toward those actions that will give us a felt sense that we are fulfilling our potential.... keep reading
A successful entrepreneur and accomplished market research executive, Claire Booth has been striving for decades. Driven by ambition, competition and an unquenchable thirst for praise, she pushes herself hard toward professional and athletic goals in an attempt to quiet the voice in her head that insists: “You’re not trying hard enough. You’re a loser. You failed.” Her career is flourishing, but she is not. Tired, unhappy and full of self-doubt, Claire finally realizes something has got to change. Maybe it’s her.
A whiz at capturing consumer insights for her Fortune 500 cli... keep reading
Romantic relationships can bring both great joy and deep anguish. At any moment, millions of men and women are seeking relationships, while millions more are ending them. Why are we so fervently drawn to romantic relationships if it’s so hard to find lasting fulfillment in them?
The answer, according to existential spiritual philosopher Gerald Sze, is that we misunderst... keep reading
Girls today face an astounding degree of pressure to grow up fast. They yearn to connect, but sometimes this yearning turns into negative, even destructive behavioral patterns such as gossiping, being passive aggressive or mean, becoming screen-addicted, or disengaging from school. It’s heartbreaking to watch even the most confident little girls disconnect and lose their sparkl... keep reading
Many individuals go through life avoiding conflict and dreading confrontation. And yet, there is no escaping the need to negotiate with family members, employers, business partners and tradespeople.
What if you could approach your next difficult conversation with genuine confidence that you can reach the best possible resolution without losing face or damaging your relationship with your counterpart?
Confidence is not the same thing as self-esteem or bravado, according to psychologist and negotiation expert Hal Movius. To handle all of life’s negotiations more effectively and... keep reading
Lifestyle mentor and fitness coach Dai Manuel’s Whole Life Fitness Manifesto is a new kind of fitness book. It’s not just about physical health but whole-life fitness that blends mindfulness and personal development with equipment-free workouts. This sustainable lifestyle extends beyond the book, allowing Whole-Lifers to connect with like-minded people in a supportive online community.
The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto provides the tools you need to create a “FUN-ctionally fit” lifestyle at any age or level of ability, in 30 minutes a day.
The Whole Li... keep reading
At the core of our existence is the undeniable and natural desire to create life. Every year, however, millions of people around the globe are shocked to find themselves facing fertility challenges. Whether you are just embarking on starting a family or have been struggling with infertility for years, this book offers real hope of healing.
Pathways to Pregnancy is a collection of personal and powerful stories of real women who have overcome infertility, shared by a clinician who has also experienced the pain and joy of t... keep reading