Teenager Danae Jacobson, an exciting new voice in young adult publishing, offers insights and asks questions gleaned from a perceptive and refreshingly simple view of the world around her. In a debut book, Things I've Learned Lately, her short essays on the life lessons she's experienced discuss everything from love and relationships to the meaning of seasons and of death. Chapters include "Midnight Laughing Cleanses You," "There Is a Time for Everything," and "The Stars Shine Brighter When There Is No Moon." Danae explores simple truths such as, "Forgiving someone is proof of your love," and, "Coincidences are really 'God-things,'" offering an honest, hopeful approach to young people who, like herself, are striving to match the challenges of life with a firm faith.
Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me)
Author: Nicole Curtis
Pubpsher: Artisan Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them. Nicole Curtis is the tough, soulful, charismatic dynamo who for the past twenty years has worked tirelessly to restore historical houses, often revitalizing neighborhoods in the process. And also, in the process, drawing millions of fans to her television show, Rehab Addict, where they follow each step of the hard work and singular vision that transform the seemingly lost cause of a run-down building into a beautifully restored home. But there is so much more to this self-taught expert and working mom. With hersignature irresistible honesty and energy, Curtis writes about a project that every reader will find compelling: how she rehabbed herself. Better Than New reveals what’s not seen on TV—Curtis’s personal battles and her personal triumphs, her complicated relationships, her life as a single mother, the story of how she got started remodeling houses, and the consuming ins and outs of producing a megahit television show while keeping up with two kids, two rescue dogs, and countless tasks on her home renovation punch lists. Followers of the show will get an inside look at some of her most famous restorations, including the Dollar house, the Minnehaha house, the Campbell Street project, and the Ransom Gillis mansion. Part inspirational memoir and part self-help guide, Better Than New is a journey ineight chapters—each pinned to the story of a house that Curtis has remodeled, each delivering a hard-fought lesson about life—that takes readers to the place we all want to be: home.
From the beloved author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, deeply moving and illuminating reflections on what it means to live a good life. As a congregational rabbi for half a century and the best-selling author of twelve books on faith, ethics, and how to apply the timeless wisdom of religious thought to everyday challenges, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner has demonstrated time and again his understanding of the human spirit. In this compassionate new work, his most personal since When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Kushner relates how his time as a twenty-first-century rabbi has shaped his senses of religion and morality. He elicits nine essential lessons from the sum of his teaching, study, and experience, offering a lifetime’s worth of spiritual food for thought, pragmatic advice, inspiration for a more fulfilling life, and strength for trying times. With fresh, vital insight into belief (“there is no commandment in Judaism to believe in God”), conscience (the Garden of Eden story as you’ve never heard it), and mercy (forgiveness is “a favor you do yourself, not an undeserved gesture to the person who hurt you”), grounded in Kushner's brilliant readings of Scripture, history, and popular culture, Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life is compulsory reading from one of modern Judaism’s foremost sages. Distilling the wisdom of an extraordinary career, this profoundly inspiring yet practical guide to well-being is truly the capstone to Kushner’s luminous oeuvre. From the Hardcover edition.
"I am a work in progress. There are times when I feel in control and like I know what I'm doing...and there are times (quite a few)(actually lots) when I've got no idea whats going on, where to turn, what to do, how to behave, and those are the times I've sought help! I have been helped by some extraordinary people. I've been supported and counselled through my recovery from drugs and alcohol. I've been hypnotised to get me through going to the bottom of the sea in a sub (life at the extreme). I've read a squibillion (that's a lot) of fantastic self help books and I have shared and shared with the greatest girlfriends and family of all time. These nuggets of wisdom have at times literally kept me going, so I thought I'd pay it forward and share them with you." Presenter, wife, mother, fundraiser, fitness inspiration and now bestselling author,is there nothing Davina McCall cannot do? But success didn't come easy for Davina, and she has faced many challenges along the way. In this long-awaited book, she shares all the tips and wisdom she has picked up on her 'work-in-progress' journey. Written in the accessible, easy-going and humorous way that Davina has become famous and loved for, Lessons I've Learned will motivate readers to reach their goals, find happiness and fulfillment, and feel more confident.
Life in this present time can be difficult and unpredictable. Some days may be uneventful, but others may present situations that leave us feeling distracted and overwhelmed. However, within our life experiences, whether good or bad, there are often valuable lessons to be learned from the situations and people we encounter. In Lessons I've Learned: A Scriptural Perspective, the author weaves her personal experiences into practical life lessons related to topics such as the importance of maintaining intimacy with God, the evil of prejudice, forgiveness, honor in the family, friendship, virtuous living and more. The book offers readers a rich selection of scriptures that speak to God's guidance for living in His will, as well as assurances on His promises of love, healing, protection, and hope for an abundant, peace-filled life.
In Better Golf the Sam Snead Way: The Lessons I've Learned, the inimitable pro interweaves engaging anecdotes of golf's winningest players with time-tested advice on grip, putting, stance, trouble shots, and getting around the greens. 67 photos. Four 2-pp color inserts.
The Life Lessons I've Learned from the Best Teacher I Ever Had
Author: Gordon Docking,David Smale
Pubpsher: Outskirts Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Blake and Me: The Life Lessons I Learned From the Best Teacher I Ever Had is the story of a father's love for his son, and the lessons that father learned through the years from that son. From the day he found out that Blake had Down syndrome, Gordon Docking has been learning. First, he learned about the obstacles that his son--and his whole family--would have to face. It didn't take long for him to learn that those obstacles could be cleared with the right attitude. Mostly, he learned that Blake had the extraordinary ability to teach him real life lessons if he only would look past the problem and see the future. Blake is far more normal than not. Though he had some early struggles, Blake was a relatively healthy toddler who had to learn to do all the things that most kids had to do. He had to learn those things in spite of difficulties that would derail many people with less of a support system than Blake enjoyed. The family learned how to come to grips with the pain of an unexpected diagnosis of Down syndrome, deal with the fear and anxiety of open-heart surgery, and evolve to enjoy Blake's journey of celebrating life's accomplishments, both big and small. People with Down syndrome are famously happy, but Blake stands apart from most of them. Five seconds into meeting Blake, you realize that he is special. The world may say he has special needs, but the truth is, he's simply special. The operative word is simple...in a good sense. Blake can take the most complex situation and make it simple, and that's what this book is about. For example, many people spend too much time getting ready to do great things instead of just doing them. Others spend too much time dwelling on the things in their lives that aren't going well instead of celebrating the things that are successful. Readers will be inspired to look for the good in everything through the narrative of a professional storyteller. There will be times the natural reaction is laughter, and many others where readers are compelled to reexamine their own approach to adversity. Blake and Me draws you in, and you'll feel like you know this "celebrity magnet." Through the eyes and words of a former television sports reporter, you will realize that life is not that complicated. Meet a challenge, then defeat a challenge. And have fun doing it.
Lessons I've Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes
Author: Billie Jean King,Christine Brennan
Pubpsher: Lifetime Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The tennis star recounts her life and athletic career, from childhood, through her athletic successes, to her life after professional tennis, and discusses the life lessons that she learned at every stage along the way.
Since catapulting to reality TV stardom on the hit MTV series Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant, Maci Bookout has become a mother of three, a successful businesswoman, and a sought-after motivational speaker—all by the tender age of 25. As she traveled across the country, speaking to young people and sharing her inspiring story, the one comment Maci kept hearing over and over was, “You’re so strong. You make it all look so easy.” But Maci was not born “bulletproof.” She taught herself to be strong despite her struggles and to turn adversity into advantages. In I Wasn’t Born Bulletproof, bestselling author Maci shares with readers the truth behind her Teflon exterior and offers fun, inspirational advice for everyone.