As the leader of wilshire boulevard temple, located in the heart of los Angeles, Rabbi Leder has witnessed a lot of pain: "It’s my phone that rings when people’s bodies or lives fall apart, one of America’s largest and most important congregations, " he writes. The hell of being hurt, the hell of hurting another.
It breaks us. Pain cracks us open, " he writes. In the spirit of such classics as when bad things happen to good people, and When Things Fall Apart, More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us examines the many ways we can transform physical, psychological, A Grief Observed, or emotional pain into a more beautiful and meaningful life.
In this elegantly concise, healing, beautifully written, and deeply inspiring book, Rabbi Leder guides us through pain’s stages of surviving, and growing to help us all find meaning in our suffering. The hell of knowing that this year, like any year, may be our last. The couch in my office is often drenched with tears.
After 27 years of listening, a new understanding unfolded before him as he felt pain’s profound effects on his body, and holding so many who suffered, spirit, he thought he understood pain and its challenges—but when it struck hard in his own life and brought him to his knees, comforting, and soul.
Every one of us sooner or later walks through hell.
The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things
Ordinary things--a pet frog, a weekend fishing trip, a roller coaster ride--become extraordinary when reexamined through Jewish eyes. Discover the Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things. Whether recalling a memorable walk along the beach with Dad, or stepping into the shoes of an anxious father-to-be as he paces the halls of the maternity ward, teaching a child the commandment of tzedakah, these stories reveal Judaism's power to illuminate our lives.
On child-rearing: eleven suggestions for Raising a Mensch On the paradox of modern life: You can't put one tuchus in two chairs. Used book in Good Condition. Finding meaning in the mundane is just a matter of knowing where to look. On miracles: the miraculous is the common and the constant: birth, teaching, our breath.
Through vignettes at turns funny and poignant, Rabbi Leder points out those easily overlooked connections between everyday experiences and the teachings of Judaism. Woven throughout rabbi leder's essays are midrashic texts, talmudic excerpts, and passages from the Torah, reflecting thousands of years of Jewish wisdom.
God and spirituality can be found in every aspect of our daily routines. Herewith, the miraculous nature of everyday life is explored.
I've Been Thinking . . . The Journal: Inspirations, Prayers, and Reflections for Your Meaningful Life
Now, shriver has created a journal that encourages readers to write about their own lives and what really matters to them. This journal is yet another gift. Is one of my favorite books of all time and this journal is the perfect companion. With an inspiring new introduction and creative, and complete with many of Shriver's own prayers and quotes, thought-provoking prompts, it's a perfect companion to I've Been Thinking.
This inspiring, interactive journal encourages readers to explore what they've been thinking--the perfect way to start the new year. I've been Thinking. It's a great way for us all to think about our lives. Hoda kotbin her instant #1 New York Times bestseller I've Been Thinking. And gives readers the space to reflect on what a meaningful life looks like to them.
Maria's book was a gift to the world; inspiring, uplifting, and empowering. Maria shriver shared her own insights, and the ways she has learned to create a deeper, thoughts and prayers, more spiritual and more meaningful life. It's here to hold our own thoughts, our own stories, our fears and hopes and joys.
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A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies
This book's anthologized selections make it truly exceptional. Her sixteen-year-old son, Alexander, was killed in a car accident in 1991. The chapters are organized thematically and chronologically, " the point at which parents first learn they have lost a child, to "The Legacy of Loss, from "Thunderstruck, " wherein the authors and the anthology selections speak to the "steely hard and cold" life lessons this type of bereavement brings.
While nothing can mute the pain after the death of a child, this compilation of poetry, stages, grief, fiction, and essays about the pain, and coping offer inspiration and comfort in the wake of tragedy. How two grieving mothers found inspiration and Comfort There are few, events in life as traumatic, if any, heart-wrenching, and crushing as the death of a child.
She lives in baltimore, Maryland, Tom, and her daughter, with her husband, Hollis. She lost her five-year-old son, Jake, in 1989. While nothing can mute the pain of such a life-shattering loss, eventually, others who know this experience can help those suffering articulate the chaos of their feelings and see that they can, feel whole again.
As one who has experienced the tragic, untimely death of a child, I have found this anthology of similar experiences an excellent source of comfort and healing. George mcGovern, former U. S. A broken heart still beats-- expresses the universal themes of grief--and the common points of these experiences and feelings--in language and imagery that goes straight to the heart.
More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life Without Losing Your Soul
In this beautifully written and moving book, what kind of moral code to live by while seeking the comfort that money brings, how to teach children about values involving money, author Steven Leder uses his 15 years of experience as a religious leader and spiritual counselor to tackle the questions with which all of us wrestle on a daily basis: How to keep money from being a focal point, how to understand the difference between wants and needs, and more.
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I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life
Instant #1 new york times bestseller“i've been thinking… is beautiful. I felt your soul on these pages. Oprah winfrey“if you are feeling stuck, or you just need a pick-me-up, lost, this is the book for you. A broken heart still Beats: After Your Child Dies. Is ideal for anyone at any point in her life.
. If you are feeling stuck, lost, or you just need a pick-me-up, this is the book for you. In this moving and powerful book, get them laughing, she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, purpose, get them feeling, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field--a place of acceptance, and passion--a place of joy.
I've been Thinking. Whether you feel like you've got it all together or like it's all falling apart--whether you're taking stock of your life or simply looking to recharge, this is the book you will turn to again and again. Shriver's wisdom will fill you up. Hoda kotb, coanchor, The Today Show. A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, encouragement, guidance, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life.
As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows justow surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be. Spend the weekend reading it cover to cover, or keep it on your nightstand to flip to the chapter you need most.
Losing My Best Friend: Thoughtful support for those affected by dog bereavement or pet loss
In these pages jeannie wycherley has created a loving tribute to Herbie, and delivers support with a light and loving touch that validates what you’re going through. There is no goodbye if you carry me in your heart. Remember me though it hurts to do so, because the pain you have is equal to the love we shared.
. A broken heart still Beats: After Your Child Dies. If you are feeling stuck, or you just need a pick-me-up, lost, this is the book for you. Jeannie wycherley chose to write this book after the loss of her beloved boy, Herbie, because she was hurt by the repetition of the phrase, “he was just a dog. She realised that her grief transcended that tired notion - one tritely rolled out by people who think they’re being helpful and supportive, failing to realise the guilt and shame many pet owners already experience when they are locked deep in mourning.
Losing my best friend: thoughtful support for those affected by dog bereavement or pet loss’ offers practical advice about what to do when your dog passes away, designing your own ceremony to celebrate your dog’s life, including tips on helping your children or other pets cope with the loss, and creating memorials.
Remember all the joy we shared, because there was so much of it for both of us. Herbie longfellow alderdiceare you a dog owner who is in the process of losing your best friend to illness? Or have you lost your beloved friend and you are struggling to get over them? Pet bereavement is tough. Shriver's wisdom will fill you up.
Hoda kotb, coanchor, The Today Show.
You Are My Happy
With charming and lush illustrations from bestselling artist Suzie Mason, this soothing yet playful lullaby explores the simple joy of taking a moment to be grateful. Perfect for fans of ainsley earhardt, Kelly Clarkson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jimmy Fallon’s books for children. Used book in Good Condition.
. From hoda kotb, the today show co-anchor and the #1 new york times bestselling author of I’ve Loved You Since Forever, comes a book about gratitude for the things in life—both big and small—that bring us happiness. As mama bear and her cub cuddle together before closing their eyes for a good night’s sleep, they reflect on the everyday wonders of life that make them happy.
Inspired by her own nighttime routine with her daughter, Haley Joy, Kotb creates another beautiful treasure for parents and children to enjoy together. A broken heart still Beats: After Your Child Dies. If you are feeling stuck, lost, or you just need a pick-me-up, this is the book for you. Shriver's wisdom will fill you up.
Hoda kotb, coanchor, The Today Show. A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life. As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows justow surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be.
The Broken Ornament
A fairy emerges from the shattered ornament. More. When a beloved ornament breaks, will it ruin the holidays or save them? New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi offers a brand-new Christmas story that is sure to be a holiday classic. Jack wants this to be the best christmas ever, more presents, and he knows just how to make it happen… More! More lights, more cookies, more treats.
So it’s up to jack to make some Christmas magic of his own. Used book in Good Condition. But she can’t. And jack has a lot to learn about the true meaning of Christmas. All of it is so perfect, or it would be if she could fix Mom’s ornament. More! so, when jack breaks a dusty old ornament, he’s not sure why his mom is so upset.
Shriver's wisdom will fill you up. Hoda kotb, coanchor, The Today Show. A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, encouragement, guidance, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life. As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows justow surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be.
. Suddenly trees are sprouting, reindeer are flying, and snowmen are snowball fighting.
Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day
She was ill equipped to deal with the emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of dealing with her mom’s illness. Each chapter is a study and lesson in coping with loss:chapter 1: we’ve been duped, everyone dies!Chapter 2: The truth about my moderately dysfunctional familyChapter 3: The Art Of LosingChapter 4: The how of grievingChapter 5: How to be obsessively gratefulChapter 6: Dear Mama Used book in Good Condition.
For alexander, the grieving process is one that she lives with day-to-day. The pain of loss is universal. She wrote things i wish i knew before my mom died: coping with Loss Every Day to help others find the “best” way to cope and move on, however one personally decides what that means. Mourning and remembrance: in the chapters of this soul-touching book, mourners will find meaning and wisdom in grieving and the love that will always remain.
If you are feeling stuck, lost, or you just need a pick-me-up, this is the book for you. From grief counseling to sharing insightful true stories, Alexander offers comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow. Coping with loss: in her early 20’s reality smacked Ty in the face. She has a tremendous personal connection with her readers.
1 amazon best seller ─ coping with lossThe grieving process: Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey is one of the top bloggers today. This is never more apparent than when she speaks about her mother.
The Mindfulness Journal for Anxiety: Daily Prompts and Practices to Find Peace
A broken heart still Beats: After Your Child Dies. Shriver's wisdom will fill you up. Hoda kotb, coanchor, The Today Show. A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life. As a prominent woman juggling many roles, unpredictable, Maria Shriver knows justow surprising, and stressful everyday life can be.
Helping you organize your thoughts and give them structure―with ample space for real reflection―this mindfulness journal gets anxiety out of your head and onto paper where you can find peace from perspective. Take a deep breath, and dive in with:writing prompts that provide guidance for understanding the root of your anxiety, grab your favorite pen, accepting its presence, and taking control of how it manifests.
Mindfulness exercises that teach you techniques for cultivating awareness and reducing anxiety in the moment. Space for reflection that allows you to fully explore and react to writing prompts and exercises. Embrace mindfulness and let go of anxiety with insightful prompts and practices from The Mindfulness Journal for Anxiety.
Find peace from anxiety with daily prompts and practices from The Mindfulness Journal for Anxiety. Mindful journaling is a powerful way to gain awareness and control anxiety. If you are feeling stuck, lost, or you just need a pick-me-up, this is the book for you.