The Way Of Transition

Embracing Life's Most Difficult Moments

Author: William Bridges

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 9780738205298

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 2918

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.
Posted in Psychology

Transitions

Making Sense Of Life's Changes

Author: William Bridges

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738211427

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 935

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.
Posted in Psychology

Broken Open

How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

Author: Elizabeth Lesser

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9781588361592

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 6787

“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.
Posted in Self-Help

Radical Amazement

Contemplative Lessons from Black Holes, Supernovas, and Other Wonders of the Universe

Author: Judy Cannato

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 193349543X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 3313

Twentieth century science completely revolutionized human understanding of the world, rewriting the story of the universe with exciting discoveries and theories—the big bang, the relativity of space and time, the accelerating expansion of the universe, along with increasingly refined ideas of evolution and the origin of life. Radical Amazement unifies the worlds of science and religion, weaving profound spiritual lessons from our new knowledge. Through thoughtful and practical reflections, enhanced by prayers and meditations, Judy Cannato reveals the connectedness of all creation and invites us to explore the harmony of science and spirituality.
Posted in Religion

Jobshift

How to Prosper in a Workplace Without Jobs

Author: William Bridges

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857881134

Category: Career changes

Page: 262

View: 1592

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.
Posted in Career changes

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: 1762

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

Managing Transitions

Making the Most of Change

Author: William Bridges

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 2999

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

Living Beautifully

with Uncertainty and Change

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828138

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 5180

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.
Posted in Religion

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: 2301

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Age of Miracles

Embracing the New Midlife

Author: Marianne Williamson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458717550

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 3703

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.
Posted in Self-Help

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: 6323

Posted in Business & Economics

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: 9204

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.
Posted in Self-Help

Unexpected Study Guide

Leave Fear Behind, Move Forward in Faith, Embrace the Adventure

Author: Christine Caine

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031008931X

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 5503

In Unexpected, a five-session video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), bestselling author Christine Caine shows that while most of us have been trained to fear the unexpected and want everything to be "under control," God wants us to anticipate the unexpected with a faith-filled perspective rooted in trust. He has never been taken by surprise with the unexpected, and he wants us to move from a life filled fear, control, worry, anxiety, panic, and feeling stuck to one full of hope, walking in faith, and trusting in him. We can step into the destiny and adventure that God has for us by dealing with pain barriers, managing disappointment, strengthening our hearts, building our faith, and expanding our lives. Life is an unpredictable journey full of unexpected twists and turns, mountaintops and valleys, joys and sorrows. The good news is that while we do not always know what is going to happen, we can always trust that God uses everything in our lives as an invitation to rely on him more deeply and completely. We can walk forward in faith and not fear because our God is good, does good, and works all things together for his glory. Unexpected will show that in an age of political, social, moral, ethical, environmental, and economic upheaval, we can still expect our God to be good and do good. Sessions include: Move into the Unexpected Strengthen Your Heart Choose Your Destiny Press Through to Breakthrough Expect the Unexpected Designed for use with the Unexpected Video Study (sold separately).
Posted in Religion

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: 3599

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.
Posted in Pets

Encyclopedia of Family Health

Author: Martha Craft-Rosenberg,Shelley-Rae Pehler

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506338232

Category: Medical

Page: 1144

View: 8770

Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial What is unique about the process in the discussion of healthcare and interventions to use when working with families? What assessment tools provide guidance for healthcare providers as they determine interventions for families in their care? What are the changing dimensions of contemporary family life, and what impact do those dimensions have on health promotion for families? How is family healthcare changing in terms of practices, delivery systems, costs and insurance coverage? Students are able to explore these questions and more in the Encyclopedia of Family Health. Approximately 350 signed articles written by experts from such varied fields as health and nursing, social and behavioral sciences, and policy provide authoritative, cross-disciplinary coverage. Entries examine theory, research and policy as they relate to family practice in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free. From 'Adolescent Suicide' and 'Alternative Therapies' to 'Visitation during Hospitalization' and 'Weight Problems and Genetics', this work provides coverage of a variety of issues within a family context. The Encyclopedia of Family Health provides a comprehensive summary of theory, research, practice, and policy on family health and wellness promotion for students and researchers.
Posted in Medical

Startup Your Life

Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness

Author: Anna Akbari

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250099161

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4151

"Like any Silicon Valley startup, the business of life is not as glamorous as its Instagram account would make it seem. What do you do when planning is not an option? When control is out of your reach? You isolate the small stuff, experiment constantly, and use the results to lay a more sustainable foundation for the future. You validate your idealized vision by testing it out in bite-sized increments ... And inevitably, you experience a series of failures along the way, but those failures are key to your next success. Living a startup life is about maximizing flexibility and measuring on-going results, not avoiding failure or reaching one particular end goal. It's about embracing defeat, analyzing it, and failing up""--
Posted in Business & Economics

Leading with Authenticity in Times of Transition

Author: Kerry Bunker,Michael Wakefield

Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

ISBN: 1604917113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 102

View: 9534

Organizations today are awash in change. Managing change requires leaders to focus simultaneously on managing the business and providing effective leadership to the people. More often than not, it is the focus on the people side that loses out. This book offers a framework for understanding the issues and competencies that contribute to effective leadership during times of change. Its purpose is to help leaders determine how to choose and move among a variety of managerial approaches--to help them see what's working, what's not working, and what's missing. In this way, leaders can more clearly assess their impact and learn how to meet the demands of both managing the business and leading the people.
Posted in Business & Economics

Transitioning into Hospital Based Practice

A Guide for Nurse Practitioners and Administrators

Author: Mona N. Bahouth, MSN, CRNP,Kay Blum, PhD, CRNP,Shari Simone, MS, RN, CPNP-AC, APRN-BC, FCCM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826157335

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 8689

"This is a unique and needed addition to the nursing literature. Historically, the role of the nurse practitioner was focused on primary care, but as the healthcare environment has changed, so has the need for nurse practitioners in the hospital setting....This valuable resource is a wonderful guide for nurse practitioners and administrators working to successfully create this transition in their organizations." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews Transitioning into Hospital Based Practice: A Guide for Nurse Practitioners & Administrators is the first text to address the mutual issues of both NPs and administrators in successfully implementing NP practice in hospitals. This book addresses the planning, implementation, and evaluation process as well as the key factors that are critical to the success of the individual NP, and incorporates practical guidance from national NP experts. The NP recruitment, orientation, mentoring, and professional development are key to the individual and collective success of both the NP and the organization's outcomes. It is the commitment to this mutual success that sets this book apart from any other texts on this subject and makes it indispensible for students, practicing NPs, and administrators alike. Key Features: Provides concrete strategies for the NP and Administrator that support the transition from clinic to hospital-based APN practice Addresses a growing need for role identification and integration of the NP role into the hospital setting Covers the planning, implementation, and evaluation process of the hospital-based NP Focuses on the improvement of patient outcomes and cost reduction Written by national NP experts
Posted in Medical

Thresholds

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: 5400

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.
Posted in Self-Help

When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Author: Pema Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590302265

Category: Religion

Page: 185

View: 4068

Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodrons radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and ex pectations.--from back cover.
Posted in Religion