Outlines an alternative approach for setting boundaries without jeopardizing important relationships, in a guide for women that draws on the insights of celebrities, a former first lady, and two police chiefs to help readers authenticate their true feelings while maintaining their values about caring and generosity. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Aimed at daughters experiencing the emotional abuse of narcissistic mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? helps readers overcome the challenges and reclaim their lives. The first book for daughters who have suffered the abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? provides the expert assistance you need in order to overcome this debilitating history and reclaim your life. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a therapist specializing in women’s health and hundreds of interviews with suffering daughters, Dr. Karyl McBride helps you recognize the widespread effects of this emotional abuse and create an individualized program for self-protection, resolution, and complete recovery. Narcissistic mothers teach their daughters that love is not unconditional, that it is given only when they behave in accordance with maternal expectations and whims. As adults, these daughters have difficulty overcoming feelings of inadequacy, disappointment, emotional emptiness, and sadness. They may also have a fear of abandonment that leads them to form unhealthy romantic relationships, as well as a tendency to perfectionism and unrelenting self-criticism or to self-sabotage and frustration. Dr. McBride’s step-by-step program will enable you to: (1) Recognize your own experience with maternal narcissism and its effects on all aspects of your life (2) Discover how you have internalized verbal and nonverbal messages from your mother and how these have translated into overachievement or self-sabotage (3) Construct a personalized program to take control of your life and enhance your sense of self, establishing healthy boundaries with your mother and breaking the legacy of abuse Warm and sympathetic, Dr. McBride brings a profound level of authority to Will I Ever Be Good Enough? that encourages and inspires you as it aids your recovery.
Beloved author and teacher Cheryl Richardson updates her classic, New York Times best-selling self-care manual, giving you the permission and practical tools you need to dramatically upgrade your life. "For the last 20 years I've dedicated my personal and professional life to the importance of self-care by teaching from my own experience," writes Cheryl Richardson. "In the past, I've sacrificed my health and my relationships for work, given to others at the expense of my own needs, and watched my dreams slip through the cracks of a busy life. As a result, I've learned a lot about what it takes to put an end to the madness. . . . From years of personal experience, as well as coaching great men and women, I've come to understand that selfishness leads to selflessness. When we care deeply for ourselves, we naturally begin to care for others - our families, our friends, our greater global community, and the environment - in a healthier and more effective way. We tell the truth. We make choices from love instead of guilt and obligation. And we soon realize that we're all connected and that our individual actions affect a greater whole." This updated edition of Cheryl's best-selling handbook The Art of Extreme Self-Care brings her message home to readers with a new section about forming and running a successful support group, as well as updated resources so readers stay inspired and motivated. Her practical, action-oriented program outlines 12 strategies to transform your life one month at a time, each one challenging you to alter one behavior that's blocking your path. Chapters include "End the Legacy of Deprivation," "Find Your Passion," "The Absolute No List," and "Does That Anger Taste Good?" (Hint: it really doesn't.)
BEST FRIENDS MONICA YATES, AND YVONNE DAWSON HAS BEEN INSEPARABLE SINCE GRADE SCHOOL HAVING EACH OTHERS BACK THROUGH THICK, AND THIN; BOTH MONICA, AND YVONNE GREW UP WANTING DIFFERENT THINGS OUT OF LIFE. PERUSING THEIR GOALS AND DREAMS BOTH MONICA, AND YVONNE LOST CONTACT WITH ONE ANOTHER. YVONNE NOW A WIFE, MOTHER, AND A TOP CITY OFFICIAL IN HER HOME TOWN, WHILE MONICA'S IN THE NEWS. BOTH WOMEN WERE REUNITED THROUGH TURMOIL AND TRAGEDY. WHILE YVONNE'S MARRIAGE IS FALLING APART, AND MONICA'S LIFE IS IN A WORLD WIND, STABILITY, FRIENDSHIP, AND INTEGRITY IS PUT TO THE ULTIMATE TEST, WHILE THESE WOMEN STRUGGLE TO PUT THEIR LIFE, FAMILY, AND FRIENDSHIP IN TACT.....
Have you ever wanted to travel back through time to right a wrong, meet someone you never knew, or perhaps to find your one true love? Well I have! My name is Kenneth Alexander Pfeiffer and after my graduation ceremony my destiny was there waiting for me. Sure, I had to make some choices along the way, but there seemed to be a force pulling me along a path of its choosing. The pieces of my life that would ultimately take me on my journey were all there. I had a God-given ability for mathematics and abstract thought; a grandmother that I loved very much; a grandfather I never knew because he died in the attack on Pearl Harbor; a position on a top-secret project at a NSA research facility; and then there was this huge gapping hole in my heart that could only be filled by my one true soul mate. So, you see, all the pieces were there, and now I just had to piece them all together. I never could have guessed in a million years what those pieces of my life once put together would look like, but I can tell you now that they created an amazing life filled with all my heart's desires!
It was just the two of them in the gallery. Lobo turned to JK, Van Gough was intensely disturbed you know. He saw the world through different eyes. Just look. Who in their right mind could imagine a night like that? He swept his long arm out and pointed at the painting in front of them. The tiny canvas contained an image of stars surrounded by halos of light through blue-black space and a landscape undulating with energy. His mind reeled as he was abruptly dragged back toward the dreamscape. His heart raced as he struggled to compose himself. Im sorry. This is fascinating but Im late for a meeting. I have to run. Lobo laughed and the shadow of something alarming emerged from within his sophisticated exterior. The eyes that looked back at JK glittered with an animal intensity. Well you can run, but you cant hide Mr. Kimble. JKs life is in ruin. He is a reluctant dreamer in a world where dreaming is a disease. He has lost his status, his job all his money and is on the run to save his life. His only allies are a street gang, a madman and a beautiful angel he doesnt believe in. His only hope lies at the entrance to The Portal of Dreams.
A lightly paranormal lesbian romance series about four witches learning, growing, and finding love. Read the complete Ashland Witches series in this special omnibus edition, which contains all four books in one collection. A Charmed Life Fiona thought she knew what she wanted: travel, excitement, and a new lover every week. Everything changes when she loses her father, returns to the Midwest, and reunites with her best friends, a circle of elemental witches. There’s no place like home, but it’s Gabrielle, a gorgeous bartender, who gives her a reason to stay. Will Fiona and Gabe be able to release the past, so they can they weave the magick of their present lives together? A Garden Dream Emma and Crystal have been together for seven years, but now it looks like it’s over. The pain of infidelity lingers between them. Vowing to give their relationship another chance, Emma and Crystal go on a road trip. After a mysterious desert encounter, they set their feet on a new path – a path to forgiveness. Will they each come into their own as women and witches, and let go of the past betrayals? A Magick Dance With a gift for dance and perfect technique, Waverly could have been a world-class ballerina. But her empathy is a curse she cannot bear. Only one thing brings her peace: music. When Lark, an up-and-coming violinist, comes into her life, Waverly isn’t sure she’s ready to share herself with another person. Will Waverly bring her dark secrets into the light and open herself to Lark, or run away from love? A Prairie Love Avery has everything: looks, a prestigious career, and a flawless life. Everything, that is, except somebody to love. While her covenmates think she’s too cool and logical for romance, the truth Avery hides is very different. But there’s no hiding her feelings when Isabelle, the girl who taught her how to love ’em and leave ’em, shows up in Ashland. Will Avery reconcile her feelings for the woman who broke her heart and give Isabelle a second chance? Celebrate the wheel of the year as the lives of one small coven change thanks to the magick of love! Search terms: lesbian romance, lesbian fiction, lesbian paranormal romance, lesbian second chance romance, lesbian enemies to lovers romance, lesbian witch romance, lesbian box set, lesbian collection, lesbian omnibus, bisexual romance, pansexual romance, lgbt romance
In 2005, Dee Coulter is a single, professional photographer finally receiving the recognition she deserves, when a terrible accident changes everything. As her professional ambitions slip away, she has a dream about Cherie, a woman who was born in 1881 in Paris and had an intense affair with a handsome artist. Cherie met an untimely death and Dee will find out--did Cherie lose the artist forever, or will she meet him again in another life-time? Dee longs for the powerful love that Cherie found, but is Dee too scared to recognize love when it comes to her? Read along as Cherie’s artist paints a clue to lead Dee to romance. Travel with Dee to Nairobi, Paris, New York and San Francisco through time to discover the deep power of forever love.
Make a Mint by Mail Order! Sell computers, vitamins, clothing, or gourmet foods. Create and sell newsletters on almost any topic. Make and sell your favorite arts and crafts. Would you like to join the booming mail-order business? You can! Bestselling author Ty Hicks shows you how. You don’t need a lot of money, years of experience, or a college education—just a mailing address and the desire to deliver products and services quickly for the best value your customers can get. Ty Hicks explains in clear, easy steps how to start your mail-order business today, including: ·Getting started quickly and easily ·Creating an e-commerce Web site to promote and sell your products or services directly ·Using proven marketing and promotion strategies ·Carving niche markets with unusual products and services ·Expanding your business for maximum profitability ·And much, much more!
“My name’s Ryan,” he said clearly. “How in the world did you get in my room?” “You know, Kay, leaving doors open the way you do this window is just an invitation for someone to come in.” He smiled at the thought. “Like me. Unfortunately you wouldn’t want people like me coming through your window.” “And why’s that? You’re going to hurt me? You’re going to steal from my house? Dude you have no idea who you’re messing with.” “That’s where your wrong. I know exactly who I’m dealing with, and in turn that’s where you fall short because you have no idea who you’re dealing with. If you did, you’d be begging for me not to kill you.” I swallowed hard knowing that he wasn’t a normal burglar. He’s someone that knows me, but just like he said I didn’t know him. Did he know I have powers? I quickly thought of pain but all he did was smile. Did he know what I was doing? He stepped forward as he tapped the side of his temple. “Don’t try to get in here little girl because you’re nowhere near my strength. In fact you’re the complete opposite of what people described you as.” My eyes widened in shock. He knew who I was and what I could do. “But how--” “How I know you? Simple, you learn about that person. That’s what you do when you go after someone before you kill them.”
In the mid sixties during the chaos of the Vietnam War, a young couple find love, only to lose it suddenly. Maura Donohue and her family endure one struggle after another and even seem to thrive on it. It makes them stronger and braver. Living through all of what would be disastrous for some people, turns into prosperity and eventually joy. Old and broken relationships are mended, they have a solid tie that binds them to one another. New friendships are forged. It is within these new friendships that murderous mysteries appear and are solved.
In this New York Times bestselling extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. "Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered. . ." Meet Dolores Price. She’s thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood good-bye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she’s determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly-up. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections. She’s Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores Price.
The same keys that open the doors to Heaven, also may open the Gates to Hell (Buddhist Proverb). Scriptures contained inside a 12th century book called the Satyagrahnac and another book called the Codex Gigas; the Devils Bible, are both said to have the same authority. When combined, these scriptures become the keys to Heaven, the librarian noted (55th Degree). Que Armani Sueas dinner arrangements were interupted by a phone call, Your Lachadeish is dead. Under suspicion himself, he (Armani Suea) is summoned to appear before his peers accused of crimes against the brotherhood in an unknown secret fraternity called the Order. Armani embarks on a quest to locate a member of the Nocentelli to help him uncovers the mastermind behind murders within the Order. From back tracking his Lachadeishs recent visit to Rome, to the revelation that one of the temples most sacred books has be stolen, Armani Suea finds himself entrenched in a mystery of biblical proportions. Reflecting on a saying from another book known too the Order, Armani whispers to himself, To expose a fox, you must burn down the fields (facade) to smoke him out, so that his skullduggery can be known.
Seventeen-year-old Charlotte barely escaped from her abusive parents. Her little brother, Sam, wasn't as lucky. Now she's trying to begin the new life she always dreamed of for them, but never thought she'd have to experience alone. She's hired a techie-genius with a knack for forgery to remove the last ties to her old life. But while she can erase her former identity, she can't rid herself of the memories. And her troubled history won't let her ignore the little girl she sees one day in the park. The girl with the bruises and burn marks.That's when Charlotte begins to receive the messages. Threatening notes left in her apartment--without a trace of entry. And they're addressed to Piper, her old name. As the messages grow in frequency, she doesn't just need to uncover who is leaving them; she needs to stop whoever it is before anyone else she loves ends up dead.
Summers love of horses sends her on a journey to catch her dreams. She travels to Kentucky, where she helps her aunt Violet run a prestigious riding stable. With a mixture of folk tales and elegant horses, they give their clients a sense of adventure. Summer doesnt realize, however, that her own adventure is about to take a few unexpected turns. Milton works alongside his father in the horse racing industry. Their wealth provides many opportunities to help others and serve the community. Milton finds the anxiety of life interrupted when his path collides with that of an intriguing brunette. His fascination with this beauty may be the cause of more trouble than he bargained for.
Some relationships last, others fall apart, and still others seem to thrive and grow as the years go on. The Two Truths About Love is a guide to creating this third type of relationship—an extraordinary partnership wherein each partner feels fully accepted and loved as they are. Designed over the course of thousands of hours conducting face-to-face counseling sessions with clients, psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk Jason B. Fischer’s unique approach has already improved the lives of countless individuals and couples. The two secrets to creating extraordinary relationships are simple: partners must 1. Give permission for the other person to be who they truly are while also 2. Taking responsibility for their own reactions, behaviors, assumptions, and expectations of their partner and the relationship. This book gives readers the tools to start giving permission and taking responsibility in their own relationships and offers strategies for letting go of dissatisfaction and habitual conflicts. In short, accessible chapters, readers learn how to put these seemingly simple rules into practice to regain balance and peace in their partnerships.
"A murderer!" Lorenzo interjected, asserting the words she couldn't bring herself to say, watching her closely, noting the offended expression on her face. "Yes! You see him in that light, I don't. I-didn't witness that side of him, I know my dad to be a giving, gentle man. I loved him, Lorenzo, he's the only father I had and I know, deep down, I know he killed your father and he regretted it." "Regret, my ass! He didn't regret damned thing he did until he burned down the Double C farm and you survived the fire. He witnessed your suffering and you became his conscience!"
On the first day of Lillian's summer-before-college, she gets a message on her cell from her sort-of friend, Penny. Not only has Penny faked her own kidnapping, but Lil is the only one who figures it out. She knows that Penny's home life has been rough, and that her boyfriend may be abusive. Soon, Penny's family, the local police, and even the FBI are grilling Lil, and she decides to head out to Oregon, where Penny has mentioned an acquaintance. And who better to road-trip across the country with than Lil's BFF, Josh. But here's the thing: Lil loves Josh. And Josh doesn't want to "ruin" their amazing friendship. Josh has a car and his dad's credit card. Lil has her cellphone and a hunch about where Penny is hiding. There's something else she needs to find: Are she and Josh meant to be together?
Twisting the buddy cop story upside down and inside out, Penn Jillette has created the most distinctive narrator to come along in fiction in many years: a sock monkey called Dickie. The sock monkey belongs to a New York City police diver who discovers the body of an old lover in the murky waters of the Hudson River and sets off with her best friend to find her killer. The story of their quest swerves and veers, takes off into philosophical riffs, occasionally stops to tell a side story, and references a treasure trove of 1970's and 1980's pop culture. Sock is a surprising, intense, fascinating piece of work.