Habits of Resilience: Learning to Live Fully in the Midst of Loss
by: Twenty-Third Publications
Product rating: 5.0 with 5 reviews
When the unthinkable happens, how do we move on? How can we face the next ordinary day, when it seems nothing will ever be ordinary again? Certified chaplain Beryl Schewe has stood with hundreds of families and individuals at these heartbreaking yet defining moments. Her compassionate and tender stories take us into hushed waiting rooms, peaceful hospices, and hopeful candlelight vigils. We meet those in sorrow, denial, anger, contemplation, and healing. Through their stories, we learn 13 practices of resilience that can move us beyond our grief and toward a full, rich life. Regardless of our disposition, says Schewe, resilience is a skill that can be developed…strengthened and cultivated. Written for those who grieve as well as for caregivers and pastoral ministers, this powerfully insightful and practical book includes sections on decision making, speaking to the dying, helping children cope with loss, and the importance of community support. Reflection questions and a gentle, 21-day challenge make this book a sure companion for anyone who seeks healing, and for all who need to remember that love always triumphs over death.
Posted in Grief & Bereavement Tagged with: Fully, Habits, Learning, Live, Loss, Midst, Resilience, Twenty-Third Publications
The Novel Habits of Happiness: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (10)
Product rating: 4.4 with 48 reviews
The insatiably curious Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie returns, taking on a case unlike any she’s had before—this one with paranormal implications—in the eagerly anticipated new installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved and best-selling series.
Through a mutual acquaintance, Isabel is introduced to a six-year-old boy who has been experiencing vivid recollections of a past life, which include a perfect description of an island off the coast of Scotland and a house on the island where he claims to have lived. When the boy’s mother asks Isabel to investigate, Isabel naturally feels inclined to help, and so she, her husband, Jamie, and their son, Charlie, set off for the island. To their great surprise, they actually locate the house that the boy described, which leads to more complicated questions, as Isabel’s desire to find rational explanations comes up against the uncanny mystery unfolding before her. It’s an extraordinarily delicate situation that will require all of her skills, as both sleuth and philosopher, to solve.
Back home, as she begins to prepare the next issue of the Review of Applied Ethics, Isabel confronts a threat to her professional well-being in the form of two visiting academics—Lettuce and Dove—who she fears will be a destabilizing influence on her cozy perch in enlightened Edinburgh.
But no matter the trials she faces, Isabel is blissfully content in her personal life, which is centered on her young son and devoted husband. Readers will be filled with happiness as they once again spend time with their beloved heroine and the people she holds dear.
Posted in Contemporary Women Tagged with: Dalhousie, Habits, Happiness, Isabel, Novel, Pantheon
Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destruc tive Behavior
Product rating: 4.4 with 43 reviews
The bestselling author of Undoing Depression offers a brain-based guide to permanently ending bad habits
Richard O’Connor’s bestselling book Undoing Depression has become a touchstone in the field, helping thousands of therapists and patients overcome depressive patterns. In Rewire, O’Connor expands those ideas, showing how we actually have two brains—a conscious deliberate self and an automatic self that makes most of our decisions—and how we can train the latter to ignore distractions, withstand temptations, and interrupt reflexive, self-sabotaging responses. Rewire gives readers a road–map to overcoming the most common self-destructive habits, including procrastination, excessive worrying, internet addiction, overeating, risk-taking, and self-medication, among others.
Posted in Personal Transformation Tagged with: Addictions, Behavior, Brain, Break, Change, Conquer, Habits, Overcome, Plume, Rewire, Self-Destruc, tive, Your