Saving Her, Saving Me
In this compelling and emotionally resonant memoir, Bonita carries readers through her nightmare of almost losing her first born child and a lonely marriage, to rise up and reinvent herself. Her journey was supported by a major lifestyle shift and a change of attitude and by taking control of her life. By losing weight and getting physically healthy, she became strong from the outside in. Bonita - now a strong warrior - powered through many heart- wrenching challenges to rise victorious.
About the Author
International best-selling author Bonita Lehmann lives in Alberta, Canada, with her two daughters and Odie, their wonderful Miniature Schnauzer. Her career has been varied: from a dental technician and a college instructor to an educator and a trainer for a large dental manufacturing company. Recently, having changed careers midlife, she is enjoying being a playground designer. Bonita loves inspiring others by speaking and sharing her story. She was interviewed by Natalie Ledwell on "The Inspiration Show" (www.theinspirationshow.com) and by Joel Boggess and Dr. Pei on their "ReLaunch Radio Show" (http://fyvradio.com/90). She was also interviewed for an article in "Performance" magazine (Winter 2014) (an Animas® Canada publication). Bonita is a coauthor with Aimee Hutton and 29 other authors of the international best-selling book, "Inch by Inch—Growing in Life." She supports, mentors, and inspires audiences to find their inner warrior as well as something magnificent for themselves. Giving back to the community, Bonita loves volunteering and supports the local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Bonita enjoys a high level of physical fitness by working out in the gym with kettlebells and weights. She loves the outdoors and, in the warmer months, she can be found on her hometown river valley trails, searching for mud on her mountain bike. In winter, she braves the weather by cross-country skiing. She also loves the mountains and has been known to hike, bike, and kayak all in the same weekend! www.dreambig-liveamazing.com
A story of hope, courage and resilience. Bonita's memoir is one that will inspire and give hope to people facing challenges and change in their life. Saving Her. Saving Me is one woman's journey to creating a magnificent life and what I appreciated most was the depth of honesty and personal learning that Bonita shares with the reader. Thanks Bonita for sharing your story with us, and for reminding us the importance of resilience.
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This is on of those books I just could not put down. I love the honesty and truth behind the story. Bonita bares all in this story of love and compassion. I am not a mother but I could totally relate to the writer story of life and it's challenges. I would recommend this a book to anyone.
I took this book on vacation, and couldn't put it down. A wonderful, deep and intimate story of a women's struggle to become who she was meant to be while being devoted to being a great mom and caregiver to a child with an illness. So many lessons to be learned from this book. So much courage to put her stories and struggles for all to read.
The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems caused by Pornography
Breaking the silence, removing the shame.
In this highly acclaimed recovery guide, renowned sex and relationship therapists Wendy and Larry Maltz shed new light on the compelling nature and destructive power of today's instantly available pornography. Weaving together poignant real-life stories with innovative exercises, checklists, and expert advice, this groundbreaking resource provides a comprehensive for understanding and healing porn addiction and other serious consequences of porn use.
The Porn Trap will help you:
- Decide whether it's time to quit using porn.
- Learn how to stop using porn and deal with cravings.
- Improve self-esteem and personal integrity.
- Heal an intimate relationship harmed by porn use.
- Develop a healthy sex life.
About the Author(s):
Wendy Maltz (LCSW, DST), is an internationally recognized sex and relationship therapist at a private practice in Eugene, Oregon. She is a frequent lecturer and media guest, and her other books include Private Thoughts, Passionate Hearts, and Intimate Kisses.
Larry Maltz is an experienced therapist and the executive director of Maltz Counselling Associates in Eugene, Oregon.
“An excellent, thoughtful, and hopeful guide providing effective help for those who struggle with our newest and most challenging mental health problem--pornography addiction.” (Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., author of Don't Call It Love and In the Shadows of the Net)
“Larry and Wendy have done a masterful job of defining the problem of porn and giving the reader a marvelous plethora of treatment options. This is a must read for anyone who cares about someone hurt by porn addiction. For those struggling themselves, this book is a lifesaver!” (Dr. Ted Roberts, pastor, counselor, and author of Pure Desire)
“An extremely helpful and much needed resource for a very destructive addiction. The Porn Trap includes clear and practical guidance for healing the emptiness caused by porn. I highly recommend it.” (Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want and Receiving Love)
“This intelligent book brings a healing voice to an issue that too often divides and devastates partners-it goes way beyond ‘just say no,’ to offer heart-opening guidance that will help you explore new dimensions of sexual desire and intimacy.” (Gina Ogden, Ph.D., author of The Heart and Soul of Sex and The Return of Desire)
“With clarity, compassion, and understanding, Wendy and Larry Maltz help readers comprehend the magnitude of the problem and porn’s highly addictive nature. Their vast knowledge of healing and regaining a healthy sexuality embedded in a true relationship, provides readers with a wise and helpful guide.” (Charlotte Sophia Kasl, Ph.D., author of Women, Sex, and Addiction and If the Buddha Dated)
“Groundbreaking. This is the best book on the market to help compulsive porn users and the people who love them to confront and change this destructive pattern.” (Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., author of Men's Sexual Health and Rekindling Desire)
Rewire Your Brain for Love: Creating Vibrant Relationships Using the Science of Mindfulness
In 'Rewire Your Brain for Love,' neuropsychologist and psychotherapist Marsha Lucas, PhD, helps you untangle those relationship snarls, bringing together the latest neuroscience with a practice consistently heralded by top academic institutions for its effectiveness in changing the brain: the practice of mindfulness meditation.
Dr. Lucas's clear, unintimidating, often laugh-out-loud style invites you to explore how the brain functions in relationships, helping you understand how your current relationship wiring developed and showing you how you can rewire your relationship brain through mindfulness meditation.
A down-to-earth therapist and self-described neuroscience geek, Dr. Lucas has written a chapter-by-chapter guide with compassion, wisdom, and humor. In 'Rewire Your Brain for Love', she takes you on a journey through seven high-voltage relationship benefits-everything from keeping your fear from running the show to cultivating healthy, balanced empathy-and offers specific mindfulness practices to help bring those benefits into your life.
With a few minutes of practice a day, you can change the way you interact with everyone around you . . . especially those closest to you. You can transform your brain from an enemy to an ally in all matters of the heart, creating more loving communication, building emotional resilience, and reducing overreactivity-not to mention enjoying better sex.
You don't have to become a monk, or a vegetarian, or spend hours contemplating your navel-you just need to update the relationship wiring of your brain. The simple practice of mindfulness can help get you there, with Dr. Lucas showing you how.
About the Author:
Marsha Lucas, PhD., is a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist, and has been practicing psychotherapy and studying the brain-behavior relationship for nearly twenty years. Prior to entering private practice, she was a neuropsychologist on the faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine.
She fell in love with interpersonal neurobiology in a conference room full of 750 other people-finding herself getting some odd looks when she had tears of joy rolling down her face at the mention of the anterior cingulate and the insula in the same sentence as "greater empathy." She appreciates the integration of mindfulness, neuroscience, and relationships as a perfect confluence of many of the previously unintegrated aspects of her life.
"Rewire Your Brain for Love is delightfully engaging and easy to read. Everyone will find something life-enhancing inside these pages. Christiane Northrup, MD, author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause Honest, warmhearted, and funny. Marsha Lucas explains neuroscience in plain English and gives us a wonderful introduction to mindfulness meditation and its benefits." -Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness
There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program
Diabetes has become a seemingly unstoppable national epidemic, affecting more than twenty million Americans. Conventional wisdom calls it incurable, but renowned Dr. Gabriel Cousens counters that claim with this breakthrough book. There Is a Cure for Diabetes lays out a three-week plan for reversing the negative genetic expression of diabetes to a physiology of health and well-being. Dr. Cousens’s method, widely tested at his famous Tree of Life centers, is to reset the DNA through green juice fasting and a 100% organic, nutrient-dense, vegan, low-glycemic, low-insulin-scoring, and high-mineral diet of living foods in the first twenty-one days. Both practical and inspirational, the book explains how to abandon the widespread “culture of death”–symbolized by addictive junk food–that fosters diabetes in favor of a more natural, nurturing approach. The program renders insulin and related medicines unnecessary within four days as the blood sugar drops to normal levels; and the diabetic shifts into a non-diabetic physiology within two weeks. The third week focuses on live-food preparation, featuring 100 delicious raw recipes. Dr. Cousens emphasizes regular consultations, monitoring blood chemistries, and emotional support, and includes a one-year support program to help maintain a diabetes-free life.
About the Author:
Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD(H), DD, is a holistic medical doctor, best-selling author, and founder-director of the Tree of Life Foundation and Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona. The host of the radio programs “Physician of the Soul” and “Creating Peace by Being Peace,” he is the author of numerous books including Conscious Eating, Spiritual Nutrition, and Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine.
“With this book, Gabriel Cousens, MD, takes his place among the world's leading physician-healers. A synthesis of his thirty-five years of clinical experience, There Is a Cure for Diabetes presents a practical, comprehensive, and highly effective holistic approach for treating and curing one of our most common diseases. It is the greatest contribution to the treatment of diabetes I've encountered in the forty years since I began my medical training.”
—Dr. Rob Ivker, DO, ABHM, co-founder and past president of the American Board of Holistic Medicine and author of Sinus Survival
“Gabriel Cousens, MD, has clearly established himself as the world's leading medical authority on diabetes. His Tree of Life program is proven to completely reverse Type-2 diabetes and markedly improve the condition of those suffering from Type-1 diabetes.”
—David Wolfe, author of Eating for Beauty and The Sunfood Diet Success System and founder of Sunfood Nutrition and The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
“There is abundant evidence that people with even long-standing diabetes can improve their health dramatically—and practically reverse their condition. Gabriel Cousens, MD, shows you how to tackle this disease through lifestyle intervention, explaining how a low-fat, vegan diet could save your life. There Is a Cure for Diabetes is an extraordinary tool that will guide you in your journey to fight diabetes and regain your health.”
—Neal Barnard, MD, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
“As a doctor who has treated diabetes for nearly thirty years, I can tell you with certainty that the standard medical protocols and management of this illness are not only inappropriate, they’re absurd. In sharp contrast, Gabriel Cousens, MD, has developed a protocol for successfully restoring the health and well-being of diabetics, sparing them the pain and agony of unnecessary and inevitable amputations, obesity, blindness, and premature death. If followed, his advice in There Is a Cure for Diabetes provides diabetics freedom from their illness and enriches the quality of their lives.”
—Daniel Nuchovich, MD, director of Jupiter Gardens Medical Center and Jupiter Institute of the Healing Arts
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health
In The China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.”
The China Study is not a diet book. Dr. Campbell cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and those concerned with the effects of aging.
About the Author:
"The China Study" gave us a simple but powerful answer: Eat a diet based on whole, plant-based food, and dramatically reduce your risk of a broad spectrum of diseases, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.
"Reflects the profound changes that industrialization is bringing to diet and disease patterns in China, statistics that have had an impact on reevaluating dietary policy in the United States and worldwide." —Washington Post
"This is one of the most important books about nutrition ever written—reading it may save your life." —Dean Ornish, MD, author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Love & Survival
"Today, AICR [American Institute for Cancer Research] advocates a predominantly plant-based diet for lower cancer risk because of the great work Dr. Campbell and just a few other visionaries began 25 years ago." —Marilyn Gentry, president, AICR
"The most important book on health, diet and nutrition ever written. Its impact will only grow over time and it will ultimately improve the health and longevity of tens of millions of people around the world." —John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods
Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating
Why do we eat too much? Because we are hungry-but not for more food. On Feeding the Hungry Heart, you will learn how a deep internal hunger for self-respect and fulfillment often translates into compulsive eating. Geneen Roth- a "no more diets pioneer" for more than 15 years-has helped thousands of women look at the real truth about the unconscious motivations that can lead to distorted eating patterns. Diets fail to work, Roth says, because they treat the symptoms of overeating, not the real problems. By looking at childhood programming, and learning to pay attention to what your body really needs, you can restore balance in your life, and heal at the deepest level. Feeding the Hungry Heart has helped a generation of women live diet-free by encouraging them to replace overeating with self-awareness and compassion. This live recording documents many exercises, visualizations, and Roth's powerful "Four Principles for Breaking Free" eating guidelines. Includes study booklet.
About the Author:
Geneen Roth was born in New York City. She is a writer and a teacher who has gained international prominence through her work in the field of eating disorders. She has written several books including Feeding the Hungry Heart, Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, When Food is Love, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything, and Lost and Found: Unexpected Revelations about Food and Money. Her books focus on the link between compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight and body image. She has written monthly columns in Good Housekeeping Magazine and Prevention Magazine.
"Geneen Roth is the one you should go to if you are having issues with food and need to loose weight. She is a great speaker and puts into words most of what I have been feeling but unable to express." - Dana R. Stone
"Seems like I've tried every diet ever conceived! I rarely find new ideas, but this book is full of them! Some positive life changes happened immediately after listening to the audio book version, some happened more subtly later. I wish all of Geneen's books were available via audio book because my "me time" usually occurs during my long daily commute." - Catherine Morgan
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
The pioneering experts behind the bestselling "The Whole-Brain Child"--Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel J. Siegel, the "New York Times "bestselling author of "Brainstorm"--now explore the ultimate child-raising challenge: discipline.
Highlighting the fascinating link between a child's neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, "No-Drama Discipline "provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears--without causing a scene. Defining the true meaning of the "d" word (to instruct, "not" to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation.
Inside this sanity-saving guide you'll discover - strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy--and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart - facts on child brain development--and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages - the way to calmly and lovingly connect with a child--no matter how extreme the behavior--while still setting clear and consistent limits - tips for navigating your children through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair - twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents make--and how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors' suggestions to life, "No-Drama Discipline" shows you how to work with your child's developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family.
About the Author:
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight institute. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel is the author of several books, including the "New York Times "bestseller "Brainstorm" and the bestsellers "Mindsight, Parenting from the Inside Out" (with Mary Hartzell), and "The Whole-Brain Child" (with Tina Payne Bryson). Also the author of the internationally acclaimed professional texts "The Mindful Brain "and" The Developing Mind, "Dr. Siegel keynotes conferences and conducts workshops worldwide. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife. Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of the bestselling "The Whole-Brain Child, " which has been translated into eighteen languages. She is a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist, the director of parenting for the Mindsight Institute, and the child development specialist at Saint Mark's School in Altadena, California. She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, and she lives near Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
"Wow! This book grabbed me from the very first page and did not let go. Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson explain extremely well why punishment is a dead-end strategy. Then they describe what to do instead. By making the latest breakthroughs in brain science accessible to any parent, they show why empathy and connection are the royal road to cooperation, discipline, and family harmony."--Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of "The Opposite of Worry" " " "Using simple and clear explanations, practical advice, and cartoons that make the how-to guidance come alive, this book is a rich resource for families trying to navigate meltdowns and misunderstandings. It explains how neurobiology drives children's infuriating and puzzling behavior and will help parents make their way through the trenches of a typical day with grace, mutual respect, and a good helping of delight."--Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., author of "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee" "What a relief! Siegel and Bryson take the difficulty out of discipline, for parents or anyone who has to help kids behave. "No-Drama Discipline" offers a research-based, commonsense approach that any grown-up will be happy to use, and any kid will benefit from."--Daniel Goleman, author of "Emotional Intelligence" "Frustrated parents often ask me why the disciplinary techniques they are using with their children aren't working, or are even making things worse. I have not always known what to say, because I was not always sure I understood what was going wrong. Now I know. "No-Drama Discipline "unlocks the secrets of discipline: what works and what doesn't, and why--and what to do when you are pulling your hair out. Simply put, Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson's insights and techniques will make you a better parent. I know I will be using the concepts from this extraordinarily helpful book for years to come."--Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
Why Does He Do That?: Inside The Minds of Angry & Controlling Men
"He doesn't mean to hurt me-he just loses control."
"He can be sweet and gentle."
"He's scared me a few times, but he never hurts the children-he's a great father."
"He's had a really hard life..."
Women in abusive relationships tell themselves these things every day. Now they can see inside the minds of angry and controlling men-and change their own lives. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor shows how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship, with:
- The early warning signs
- Nine abusive personality types
- How to tell if an abuser can change, is changing, or ever will
- The role of drugs and alcohol
- What can be fixed, and what can't
- How to leave a relationship safely
About The Author:
Lundy Bancroft has spent the last fifteen years of his career specializing in domestic abuse and the behavior of abusive men and is considered one of the world's experts on the subject. He is the author of The Batterer as Parent and several journal articles on abuse that have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of Contemporary Psychology. The former co-director at Emerge, the nation's first program for abusive men, Bancroft now practices in Massachusetts while training various state and judicial agencies in dealing with domestic abuse situations.
This fascinating investigation into what makes abusive men tick is alarming, but its candid handling of a difficult subject makes it a valuable resource for professionals and victims alike. Bancroft, the former codirector of Emerge, the nation's first program for abusive men, has specialized in domestic violence for 15 years, and his understanding of his subject and audience is apparent on every page. "One of the prevalent features of life with an angry or controlling partner is that he frequently tells you what you should think and tries to get you to doubt or devalue your own perceptions and beliefs," he writes. "I would not like to see your experience with this book re-create that unhealthy dynamic. So the top point to bear in mind as you read [this book] is to listen carefully to what I am saying, but always to think for yourself." He maintains this level of sensitivity and even empathy throughout discussions on the nature of abusive thinking, how abusive men manipulate their families and the legal system and whether or not they can ever be cured. Jargon-free analysis is frequently broken up by interesting first-person accounts and boxes that distill in-depth
information into simple checklists. Bancroft's book promises to be a beacon of calm and sanity for many storm-tossed families. -- Copyright 2002 Reed Business
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Gauranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
What's being widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible. What if you could wake up tomorrow and any-or EVERY-area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It's been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life. Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life-the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined-is about to begin. It's time to WAKE UP to your full potential...
had permanent brain damage and may never walk again. After 6 days of fighting for his life, Hal proved that we all have the ability to overcome any obstacle and create the life of our dreams. Not only did he walk, he became an ultra-marathon runner, hall of fame business achiever, international Keynote Speaker, Success Coach, husband, father, hip-hop recording artist, and multiple time #1 bestselling author of "The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life... (Before 8AM)" and "Taking Life Head On: How To Love the Life You Have While You Create the Life of Your Dreams"-two of the highest rated and most acclaimed books on Amazon.com. Hal has appeared on dozens of radio and TV shows, and he's been featured in numerous books, including The Education of Millionaires, Cutting Edge Sales, Living College Life in the Front Row, The Author's Guide To Building An Online Platform, The 800-Pound Gorilla of Sales and the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
Art of Extreme Self-Care
This life-changing handbook offers you 12 strategies to transform your life one month at a time. Designed as a practical, action-oriented program, each chapter challenges you to alter one behaviour that keeps getting you into trouble.
The book is filled with personal stores of how the author and others have learned to make the practice of Extreme Self-Care their new standard of living. With chapters such as "End the Legacy of Deprivation", "Take Your Hands Off the Wheel", "The Absolute No List", and "Does That Anger Taste Good?" you will stop the endless cycle of self betrayal and neglect that stems from daily violations of self-care. Each chapter includes a relevent resource section that offers books, websites, audio programs, podcasts, and more should you want to explore a specific topic any further.
The Art of Extreme Self-Care is a sane and sensible program that gives you the permission you need to dramatically upgrade your lifestyle.
About the Author:
Cheryl Richardson: Not only is Cheryl an author of The New York Times best selling books, she is also a public speaker and has designed and presented programs to universities, Fortune 500 companies, educational conferences, and professional associations. Her work has been covered widely in the media including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS This Morning, New York Times and much more! You can also catch her talk show - Coach on Call - on Monday evenings online at www.hayhouseradio.com
An absolute must-read. Soul & Spirit Persuasive and practical Women's Fitness magazine 20090901 Whether you've always been told you're too nice, sensitive or emotional, or simply want to learn how to say no - and stick to it - this book's guaranteed to leave you feeling empowered, and ready to change your life and relationships in the most positive ways. Soul & Spirit --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.