The Way Of Transition

Embracing Life's Most Difficult Moments

Author: William Bridges

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 9780738205298

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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William Bridges' lifelong work has been devoted to a deep understanding of transitions and to helping others through them. When his own wife of thirty-five years died of cancer, however, he was thrown head-first into the kind of painful and confusing abyss he had known before only in theory. An honest account of being in transition, this uncommonly wise and moving book is a richly textured map of the personal, professional, and emotional transformations that grow out of tragedy and crisis. Demonstrating how disillusionment, sorrow, or confusion can blossom into a time of incredible creativity and contentment, Bridges highlights the profound significance and value of endings in our lives.
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Making Sense Of Life's Changes

Author: William Bridges

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738211427

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 6966

Whether it is chosen or thrust upon you, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. Since first published 25 years ago, Transitions has helped hundreds of thousands of readers cope with these issues by providing an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap of the transition process. With the understanding born of both personal and professional experience, William Bridges takes readers step by step through the three stages of any transition: The Ending, The Neutral Zone, and, in time, The New Beginning. Bridges explains how each stage can be understood and embraced, leading to meaningful and productive movement into a hopeful future. With a new introduction highlighting how the advice in the book continues to apply and is perhaps even more relevant today, and a new chapter devoted to change in the workplace, Transitions will remain the essential guide for coping with the one constant in life: change.
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Broken Open

How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

Author: Elizabeth Lesser

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9781588361592

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 9726

“If we can stay awake when our lives are changing, secrets will be revealed to us—secrets about ourselves, about the nature of life, and about the eternal source of happiness and peace that is always available, always renewable, already within us.” —ELIZABETH LESSER During times of transition, amid everyday stress, and even when we face seemingly insurmountable adversity, life offers us a choice: to turn away from change or to embrace it; to shut down or to be broken open and transformed. In the more than twenty-five years since she cofounded the Omega Institute—now the world’s largest personal-growth and spiritual retreat center—Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways in which human beings deal with change, loss, and difficulty. She herself has struggled to submit to what she calls the “Phoenix Process”— allowing herself to be broken open in order to rise like the mythical bird from the ashes of past mistakes and suffering. In this beautifully written, often funny, and always inspiring book, Lesser has gathered together true stories about ordinary people who by design or disaster decided to step boldly into a fuller life. Here are profoundly moving narratives of fears overcome and risks taken; of hard times and difficult passages; of betrayal, divorce, sickness, and death; and of the day-to-day challenges of raising children, earning a living, and growing older. By sharing her own most human traits, Lesser helps us feel less lonely in our own struggles, and more optimistic about the possibility of transformation. Broken Open also introduces us to some of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers—both ancient and living—and imparts the wisdom of various traditions, from Buddhist meditation to Sufi dance, and from Christian prayer to contemporary psychotherapy. Eminently practical, Lesser provides tools to support us in our quest for a clearer sense of purpose and a new passion for life. Broken Open is not only a testament to the inner richness and potential of every life but also a deeply trustworthy guide to the dynamics of healing and growth—how we resist and how we surrender, how we stay stuck and how we grow, and how we can turn misfortune into insight, and grief into joy. It helps us to discover within ourselves a fearless heart, a clear mind, and a shining soul. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It

Author: Peggy Klaus

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 0446550310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4173

It is well-documented that working hard isn't enough to keep your professional star rising: Self-promotion is recognized as one of the most important attributes for getting ahead.
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Living Beautifully

with Uncertainty and Change

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828138

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 5925

We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn’t we cling to the certainty of the shore—to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chödrön teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here—known as the "Three Commitments"—provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. When we learn to let go of our protective patterns and do that, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live that way, but, as a wonderful side effect, we find that we begin to naturally and effectively reach out to others in care and support.
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Creating You & Co

Learn to Think Like the CEO of Your Own Career

Author: William Bridges

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey International

ISBN: 9781857881547

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

View: 5056

"In today's new business environment, workers must begin to think of themselves as independent contractors, not lifetime employees"
Posted in Business & Economics


How to Prosper in a Workplace Without Jobs

Author: William Bridges

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857881134

Category: Career changes

Page: 262

View: 8300

What is disappearing today is not just a certain number of jobs, or jobs in certain industries, or jobs in some parts of the UK - or even jobs in the West as a whole. What is disappearing is the very thing itself: the job. In fact, many organizations are today well along the path towards being de-jobbed.
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Managing Transitions

Making the Most of Change

Author: William Bridges

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 9822

From the most trusted voice on transition, this is a thoroughly updated and expanded edition of the classic guide to dealing with the human side of organizational change. Directed at managers and employees alike in today's business world where constant change is the norm and mergers, redundancy, bankruptcy and restructuring have become common phenomena, this work addresses the fact that it is people that have to embrace a new situation and carry out the corresponding changes. This is an expanded and revised third edition with new introduction and afterword.
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The Age of Miracles

Embracing the New Midlife

Author: Marianne Williamson


ISBN: 1458717550

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 7238

From THE AGE OF MIRACLES Sometimes what we appear to have lost is simply something it was time to leave behind. Perhaps our system just lets something go, our having moved through the experience and now needing it no more. A friend of mine was sitting once with two of his best friends, a couple he'd partied long and hard with during the l960s. At about ten in the evening, the couple's twenty something daughter came home, saw them on the couch, and admonished them, ''You guys are so boring! You never go out!'' To which all three responded in unison, ''We were out, and now we're in.'' The mind is its own kind of dance floor. If in fact the highest, most creative work is the work of consciousness, then in slowing down we're not doing less; we're doing more. Having slowed down physically, we're in a better space to rev up psychically. We are becoming contemplative. We are shifting from the outer to the inner not in order to begin our demise, but to reseed and re green the consciousness of the planet. And that's what is happening now: We're going slower in order to go deeper, in order to go faster in the direction of urgently needed change in the world.
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A Cat Named Darwin

Embracing the Bond Between Man and Pet

Author: William Jordan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618382286

Category: Pets

Page: 187

View: 458

The biologist author of Divorce Among the Gulls describes his detachment from animals before meeting an orange tomcat whose failing health and winning personality shifted his scientific perspectives and brought about his understanding of the evolutionary significance of kinship. Reprint.
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Disrupt Aging

A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age

Author: Jo Ann Jenkins

Publisher: Public Affairs

ISBN: 1610396766

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 7743

Posted in Family & Relationships

Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying

Embracing Life After Loss

Author: Allen Klein

Publisher: Goodman Beck Pub

ISBN: 9780979875588

Category: Self-Help

Page: 198

View: 9954

Klein has written a poignant and easily readable guide to the grieving process based on his personal and professional experiences. The book is a wonderful companion in one's darkest hours and feels like a warm, nourishing hug from a dear and loving friend. It will soothe one's heart and warm one's soul. It has all the tools one needs to bounce back from loss of any kind.
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The Courage to Walk Away

Lessons on Embracing Life Transitions

Author: Erica Anderson Thomas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983636790


Page: 90

View: 6674

Do you: Overcommit yourself? Carry problems and burdens that you know are detrimental to your peace and wellbeing? Have difficulty walking away from things that you KNOW are no longer serving you? Feel paralyzed even though you know you need to move on from something? The Courage To Walk Away was written for you. This book chronicles various life events where author, Erica Anderson Thomas, learned to navigate some of life's most chaotic moments. From challenges stemmed from childhood hurt, to the devastation of a failed marriage, Erica's story will inspire you, empower you and propel you to walk in the courage needed to move forward with your life.
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Strategies for Successful Career Change

Finding Your Very Best Next Work Life

Author: Martha E. Mangelsdorf

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307768546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5361

Are you ready for a change? Whether you’re seeking a more fulfilling job or rethinking your career goals after a layoff, the questions you face are crucial. In Strategies for Successful Career Change, seasoned business and career journalist Martha E. Mangelsdorf distills lessons from a diverse group of people who have made the leap and landed on their feet. To help you navigate the challenges, pitfalls, and rewards of career transition, this book will show you how to: • Align your professional life with your personal goals • Identify your transferable skills, strengths, and constraints • Explore possible new careers in low-risk ways • Change careers while still paying the bills You’ll assess your current work life and aspirations, while taking into account logistical realities such as finances, health insurance, and family obligations. Through exercises, resources, and inspiring stories from successful career-changers, this supportive and empowering guide will help you find your very best next work life. “If you’re considering a career change, this book should be your go-to resource for insight, strategy, and practical advice. But even better, it serves up the inspiration we all need to do something great, thanks to real stories from people who’ve discovered their best life.” --Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone and Who’s Got Your Back “The genius of this book is its integration of solid, tried-and-true principles of career change with practical, engaging real-life stories of people who used them. An essential resource for career-changers and those who love them.” --Margaret Benefiel, PhD, author of Soul at Work and The Soul of a Leader “If you’re thinking about changing careers, Martha Mangelsdorf’s book is a must-read. Even if you’re not thinking about changing careers, it’s a should-read. Her fascinating stories about successful career-changers will make you ask yourself vital questions that are all too easy to ignore.” --Bo Burlingham, editor at large of Inc. magazine and author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Accepting Death, Embracing Life

How Death Teaches Us to Live

Author: Patricia Gulino Lansky

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517722173


Page: 242

View: 7551

Accepting Death, Embracing Life: How Death Teaches Us to Live, is a spiritual and inspirational journey about overcoming the personal grief and hardships of living with the dying and death of loved ones. Patricia Gulino Lansky, gives you practical tools to use as you learn to cope with the loss of loved ones and heal your own grief. Only when you accept the eventuality of death can you truly appreciate and embrace life and all it has to offer. Lansky has over forty years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice, and is an ordained minister currently serving a spiritual community in Virginia. Whether you believe in a higher power or not, Accepting Death, Embracing Life: How Death Teaches Us to Live, is for you. It will interest anyone who has or will assist a loved one in their dying process, as well as anyone who wants to release and heal unresolved emotions of fear, confusion, and grief around death and dying.
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Training for Life

A Practical Guide to Career and Life Planning

Author: Fred J. Hecklinger,Bernadette M. Black

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 9780787292461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 3055

Posted in Business & Economics


How to Thrive Through Life's Transitions to Live Fearlessly and Regret-Free

Author: Sherre Hirsch

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307590852

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 5767

Whether it’s our cozy bedroom, our toy-strewn family room, or our newly renovated kitchen, we all have our favorite rooms in our homes. But when do we ever think about the thresholds? We spend a lot of time traversing thresholds - both in our homes, and in our lives. Of course, this is not a book about how to build a house; it is book about how build a rich and rewarding life. When I talk about the thresholds of life, I am referring to those times of transition; when we are moving from the way we were accustomed to living to a new way of thinking, feeling, and being. Every one of us will experience many such moments. Some will be exciting - a new job, a marriage, the birth of a child. Others - the death of a parent, an empty nest, a divorce – will be painful. Either way, crossing from a “room” that is comfortable and familiar into one that feels uncertain and unpredictable, can be terrifying. But what if, instead of viewing these thresholds as barriers or obstacles, you could see them as doorways to bigger and better opportunities? If you could embrace change as a wellspring of motivation rather than a source of fear? If the thought of the unknown future left you feeling empowered and excited, instead of paralyzed? Here, Sherre Hirsch draws on decades of counseling individuals of all faiths and religions, the wisdom of ancient stories, research from psychology, and tales from real life, to help readers summon the faith, courage, and confidence to embrace the exhilarating new possibilities and experiences that lie across the threshold. With her signature warmth and empathic style, Hirsch, like a trusted friend, wise counselor, and spiritual advisor rolled into one, guides readers through the most challenging – and the most blessed – transitions of their one precious life.
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The Next Happy

Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward

Author: Tracey Cleantis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616495766

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 8855

When the best option is to let go of the life you planned for yourself and find a new path, a world of possibilities can surprisingly open up. Learn whether it is time to let go, and if so, how to move through your grief and find your way forward in The Next Happy.If you believe, you can do anything.Although well-meaning, these intended words of inspiration can make us feel like failures. The reality is that no matter how positive our outlook or how tenacious our approach, our dreams simply do not always come true--and there is nothing we can do about it.After multiple fertility treatments and years of hardship in her pursuit to have a child, Tracey Cleantis was forced to face this reality head-on. Yet, through this process and her work counseling hundreds of clients through the loss of their goals and aspirations, she discovered one simple truth: Sometimes there comes a time when the smartest, healthiest, and sanest thing to do is to let go of the original plan in order to find a new way forward toward happiness. And with this critical shift, a world of possibilities opens up to us. New, tangible dreams take shape.In The Next Happy, Cleantis offers a roadmap for that journey, teaching you how toface the possibility of letting go of a dream that isn’t workingaccept and face sadness, anger, and shameunderstand the true reasons why you wanted what you wanted and the real-life causes for why you didn’t get itask the questions that will let you move on and set realistic goals for finding a new way forward.With down-to-earth wisdom and humor, this enlightening counterpoint to the popular self-help notion to “follow your dream, no matter what it takes” provides the guidance and support to help you make the decision of whether it is time to give up an impossible dream, and if so, move through your grief, and discover the next happy.
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A New Way

Embracing the Paradox as We Lead and Serve

Author: Matthew Dowd

Publisher: Anam Cara

ISBN: 9781544500324


Page: N.A

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The United States is in a time of profound change and division. Americans are desperate for leaders with integrity to help them thrive during this troubling period, but their search has increasingly come up empty. They need leaders who can place country over political party, community over profit, and the Constitution over personal power. These people must balance old values with contradictory new ideas. They must be able to embrace paradox and be humble servant leaders. In A New Way, New York Times best-selling coauthor and strategist Matthew Dowd, inspired by turbulent times in his own life, shares his model for leadership. He also breaks down the eight paradoxes an innovative leader must embrace: Truth and Uncertainty Fear and Love Confidence and Humility Heart and Head Big Vision and Local Action Realism and Idealism Boundaries and Openness Delegation and Accountability A New Way offers a model for leadership when America needs it most. It allows us to maintain values from our past while looking to the future and working for a better tomorrow.
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Radical Acceptance

Author: Tara Brach

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553901023

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 6123

For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn’t take much--just hearing of someone else’s accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work--to make us feel that we are not okay. Beginning to understand how our lives have become ensnared in this trance of unworthiness is our first step toward reconnecting with who we really are and what it means to live fully. --from Radical Acceptance Radical Acceptance “Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering,” says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork--all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach’s twenty years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students. Writing with great warmth and clarity, Tara Brach brings her teachings alive through personal stories and case histories, fresh interpretations of Buddhist tales, and guided meditations. Step by step, she leads us to trust our innate goodness, showing how we can develop the balance of clear-sightedness and compassion that is the essence of Radical Acceptance. Radical Acceptance does not mean self-indulgence or passivity. Instead it empowers genuine change: healing fear and shame and helping to build loving, authentic relationships. When we stop being at war with ourselves, we are free to live fully every precious moment of our lives. From the Hardcover edition.
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