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Amazing Women: Powerful Stories about Resilience, Confidence, Passion and Ambition (Inspiring Women Stories Book 1)
Amazing Women: Powerful Stories about Resilience, Confidence, Passion and Ambition (Inspiring Women Stories Book 1)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinarily ordinary, September 22, 2014
We have the tendency to think that in order to have an impact, we need to live extraordinary lives, have rare experiences or be larger than life ourselves.
Well Audrey Soekhradj and the women she interviewed for her book Amazing women puts paid to that myth.
What Audrey discovered was that all of us, no matter how insignificant we might think ourselves to be, can make an impact, can make a contribution to a better world and leave our mark.
What you need most is to maintain your integrity, listen to your heart and the voice in your head, your inner compass that, if you trust it, will not steer your wrong. This will tell you what your purpose is in this life. And for everyone that is different.
The women in Audrey’s book couldn’t be more diverse. From the single mom on benefits to the college graduate with her own business, they have one thing in common. They live authentic, purposeful lives and get things done. Taking their example, what can you do to make an impact and implement change?

The Healing Code: 6 minutes to heal the source of your health, success or relationship issue
The Healing Code: 6 minutes to heal the source of your health, success or relationship issue

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A short break every day will change your life, June 20, 2013
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well worth the read. It will change your outlook and your quality of life. It's quick and easy and will increase your happiness

Now, Discover Your Strengths
Now, Discover Your Strengths
by Donald O. Clifton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.32
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last, a book that makes sense!, February 28, 2010
How many of us, well into our careers, still live with the mistaken idea that the purpose of most of our activities is to work on those weaknesses and somehow turn them into strengths? I would venture to say, the majority of us, certainly those of us who grew up with post war parents who themselves believed that success in working life and achievement can be measured by the extent to which his has been accomplished.
In the meantime, strengths, natural aptitudes, and in most cases the activities that enhance our well being are almost ignored, simply because so much energy goes into working on those weaknesses.
When put this simply, none of us should be surprised at the level of unhappiness sustained by a lot of people in their jobs.
So, in the face of this general discontent, Marcus Buckingham comes along to shake us up and wake us up. With the help of his, dare I say it, easy to understand theory, we can turn our professional and personal lives around.
What you need to do, is rediscover the strengths that are an integral part of your own personality, and by strengths he means, not only the things you excel at but that also give a sense of satisfaction and contentment. Then to increase well being it is essential to take these discoveries seriously and ensure they can be put to use to either help you choose a new career path or to improve your situation in your current job.
Bosses, he says, must be aware of the natural strengths of employees and work on finding ways of utilising these instead of regularly planning training programmes to help them identify weaknesses that subsequently should be worked on to transform them into strengths because that just isn't about to happen. It takes much more energy and investment to work on weaknesses than it does to enhance strengths.
Simple, yet it took Marcus Buckingham to point it out. A definite eye opener. I recommend it to bosses and employees alike.

The Book Thief
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Edition: Paperback
Price: $7.60
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely amazing!, October 2, 2009
This review is from: The Book Thief (Paperback)
This book is so good I don't even know if I can do it justice in a review. It is as good as perfect. The narrative is tight, not a word too much. The plot glides smoothly forward, encorporating a wide range of issues, including first and foremost WWII in Germany, the meaning of parental love, friendship and loyalty, and the impact of sudden, violent death. It talks of sacrifice and risk, and growing up. The narrator is a very down to earth 'Death' without the black cloak, bag of bones image. This is death with compassion and a sense of humour.
It is a 'can't put down' read, of the like I haven't had in years. As all encompassing as War and Peace, but a lot easier to read!

SOUL Stories
SOUL Stories
by Gary Zukav
Edition: Hardcover
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat disappointed, March 27, 2001
This review is from: SOUL Stories (Hardcover)
After having read The Seat of the Soul, and been totally blown away by the ideas presented, I did not expect the let down that Soul Stories turned out to be. I had expected this, companion book, to dig deeper into the philosophies presented in the first book, but by comparison this is a much shallower, more commercial book, where little supplementary wisdom can be found.

The Seat of the Soul
The Seat of the Soul
by Gary Zukav
Edition: Paperback
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a life transformation, March 27, 2001
This review is from: The Seat of the Soul (Paperback)
I bought this book after seeing Gary on Oprah, thinking it was going to be a self help book! And it was, but one with a difference. This book shows you how to help yourself by letting go of the need for external power (money, prestige, performance and approval from those around us) and teaches us to be still, listen to the soul, present in all of us. The soul has much more important, divine tasks to fulfill than those that can be measured in wordly terms. Sometimes, a soul completes its task to perfection when, to the eyes of the world, the person (the seat of that particular soul) is a failure. Authentic power happens when the person listens to the voice of the soul, performs its tasks and seeks no external reward. Gary looks at our society, analyses it using element out of western and eastern ideology and comes up with a new way of life.

Here Among the Living
Here Among the Living
by Joan Lenherr
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.15

4.0 out of 5 stars a modern day twist in the tale with a classical background, December 17, 2000
This review is from: Here Among the Living (Paperback)
Joan Lenherr draws us in to Island life in Southern Ireland like a fisherman drawing in his catch. With her clever character development and her the vivid and colourful language, depicting Ireland at its most rugged most mysterious, she carries us on a journey of romance, suspense, and danger. The story is consistent, the plot truly believable, and yet, the unravelling of the mystery, is a complete surprise, despite the clues she drops along the way. This is a finely written book, with a slight nod to Agatha Christie. Well done Joan!

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