“Why do they keep locking me up?”Rusty’s Story is Carol Gino’s account of the extraordinary life of the woman she undertook to help - the woman who ended up teaching her an invaluable lesson about the will to live, the strength of hope...Rusty used to wonder if she would make it through the day, seeing danger in everyday living. Rusty has epilepsy.She was 20 when Carol Gino met her and learned of her past ordeals: the stigma of mental illness, the drugs that took away her self-control, the treatments that only worsened her symptoms.Carol and Rusty set out to prove that illness can be overcome, and that there is no substitute for love and care. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Hazard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176333/bk_acx0_176333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a number of years of being chronically ill with Lyme disease, Jenny Rush had a momentary realization that she was overlooking a lesson that was resulting in continued ill health. As she went into her last year of dealing with chronic illness at a physical level, Jenny shifted her primary focus from the illness itself to addressing the multitude of experiences that the illness was provoking. This resulted in ongoing shifts in perspective, a process of awakening to her true self that resulted in quantum healing. This is a raw, honest and inspiring story that takes the listener through the common struggles of chronic illness such as resistance, resignation, lack of self-worth, loss of identity, suicidal depression, guilt and exhaustion into acceptance, surrender, awakening and true healing. It describes the process of an ordinary person traveling through the eye of the needle into self-realization. While Jenny's revelations were similar to those described in near death experiences, there were no exotic or elaborate visuals. She was a normal person lying on sofa and staring at cobwebs on the ceiling when she had her first of many epiphanies. This book is for anyone dealing with chronic illness who longs for peace and fulfillment. It is the story of how true healing is available to, and possible for, anyone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenny Rush. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071375/bk_acx0_071375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Children grow up to be adults. The lessons they learn as children will be carried with them as they become students, employees, husbands or wives, parents, and grandparents. If they learn the lessons when they are younger, the mistakes in adulthood are less frequent and less disastrous. Some of those lessons learned in childhood relate to love, work, and values. You teach your children the things that are important to you and the lessons you want them to learn to be successful, happy, and productive. Unfortunately, one that is often neglected is the lesson of money. Whether it is because parents don't feel confident talking about money or feel it is unimportant, many children grow up without money skills. This is not a lesson that you want to learn when you are an adult. The consequences are too significant. They include financial stress, which can cause illness. Other consequences are debt, no savings, living paycheck to paycheck, and a life that is more difficult than it needs to be. As parents there is a responsibility to teach your child to be money smart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Staci D. Mims. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045484/bk_acx0_045484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Electric Woman is Tessa Fontaine's astonishing audiobook memoir about a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery. Narrated by the author, this audiobook recounts Tessa's life on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother. Turns out, one lesson applies to living through illness, keeping the show on the road, letting go of the person you love most, and eating fire: The trick is there is no trick. You eat fire by eating fire. Two journeys - a daughter’s and a mother’s - bear witness to this lesson in The Electric Woman. For three years Tessa Fontaine lived in a constant state of emergency as her mother battled stroke after stroke. But hospitals, wheelchairs, and loss of language couldn’t hold her mother back; she and her husband would see Italy together, come what may. Thus Fontaine became free to follow her own piper, a literal giant inviting her to “come play” in the World of Wonders, America’s last traveling sideshow. How could she resist? Transformed into an escape artist, a snake charmer, and a high-voltage Electra, Fontaine witnessed the marvels of carnival life: intense camaraderie and heartbreak, the guilty thrill of hard-earned cash exchanged for a peek into the impossible, and, most marvelous of all, the stories carnival folks tell about themselves. Through these, Fontaine trained her body to ignore fear and learned how to keep her heart open in the face of loss. A story for anyone who has ever imagined running away with the circus, wanted to be someone else, or wanted a loved one to live forever, The Electric Woman is ultimately about death-defying acts of all kinds, especially that ever constant: good old-fashioned unconditional love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tessa Fontaine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003474/bk_aren_003474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She came to China with a lesson plan. What she found was a new sense of purpose. Amy Young traveled to China in the mid-1990s to teach English to educators. But she never expected the profound way they would enrich her soul. With the influence of the enchanting country and its extraordinary everyday people, Amy extended a two-year assignment to nearly two decades far away from home. Starting shortly after her arrival, Amy shared her stories and her unique perspective through a series of letters. Her nine years of correspondence demonstrated a country going through growing pains: from political unrest to the SARS epidemic to budding prosperity. Amy battled language barriers, cultural faux pas, and invasive mice with nothing to lose. She even fought for her life with a potentially deadly illness, unsure if she'd survive to share her tale. Throughout her journey, Amy drew strength from God and came to appreciate the beauty and power of an ordinary life lived well. Love, Amy: An Accidental Memoir Told in Newsletters from China is one woman’s deeply moving journey of self-transformation. If you like humorous anecdotes, immersions in Eastern culture, and honest stories that aren’t afraid to dig deep, then you’ll love Amy Young’s heartfelt tale. Buy Love, Amy for an inspirational guided tour into the heart of China today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109830/bk_acx0_109830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over a decade ago, Martin Seligman charted a new approach to living with "flexible optimism". Now, in his most stimulating and persuasive book to date, the best-selling author of Learned Optimism introduces the revolutionary, scientifically based idea of "Positive Psychology". Positive Psychology focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses, asserting that happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Seligman teaches readers that happiness can be cultivated by identifying and using many of the strengths and traits that they already possess: kindness, originality, humor, optimism, and generosity. By frequently calling upon their "signature strengths" in all the crucial realms of life, listeners will not only develop natural buffers against misfortune and the experience of negative emotion, they will move their lives up to a new, more positive plane. Drawing on groundbreaking psychological research, Seligman shows how Positive Psychology is shifting the profession's paradigm away from its narrow-minded focus on pathology, victimology, and mental illness to positive emotion, virtue and strength, and positive institutions. Our signature strengths can be nurtured throughout our lives, with benefits to our health, relationships, and careers. The life-changing lesson of Authentic Happiness is that by identifying the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and sustainable levels of authentic contentment, gratification, and meaning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Dossett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000851/bk_sans_000851_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Living for 20 years with undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by military sexual trauma (MST) and Gulf War Illness (GWI) has not made life an easy path for Sergeant Stephanie J. Shannon. In this first audiobook, Battling the Storm Within, Stephanie shares how her time of military service, and the resulting trauma she experienced, continues to affect her daily life, even 20 plus years later - a common story among military veterans.A brave and deeply personal memoir that details Stephanie's military experiences, and especially her struggles when transitioning back to civilian life, this book is a bold step on the path for recovery for all veterans. This audiobook serves not only as a lesson of how to reclaim your life after PTSD, GWI, and MST, but also a call for change in legislation, government policies, the VA system, and military practices and procedures that impact the veteran population and their families.Stephanie's story is a story of struggle, survival, and healing; that empowers others to address their own personal traumas and overcome them, bring awareness to the public the many issues the veteran population face, and provide resources and solutions to veterans and others in need.Her mission is to empower others to face their own personal traumas, be healed, be restored and live again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: B. A. Washington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028769/bk_acx0_028769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty years ago, while riding in the back of a New York City taxicab, syndicated columnist and business consultant David J. Pollay had an awakening - and he converted the lesson he learned that day into a life philosophy: By letting other people's garbage - their negativity - simply pass by, and not dumping garbage on others, you can become happier and more successful, both personally and professionally. Since David published the Law in his newspaper column three years ago, more than 1,000 blogs have posted it, millions more have read it, and organizations worldwide have adopted it. And the numbers keep growing. Translated into nearly 50 languages, people from more than 100 countries have taken David's No Garbage Trucks! Pledge. All over the world people remember the focusing metaphor of the garbage truck for what can be achieved in life by not staking success and happiness on the behavior of others. Powerful and easily understood, The Law of the Garbage Truck will guide and inspire listeners everywhere, every day. Now Pollay shows you how to apply his Law in this remarkable audiobook that can help you: Avoid getting dumped on by rude, thoughtless, and angry people Stop reliving the negative in your past, and fearing the future Focus on what you can control, not the negative things you can’t Reduce incivility wherever you find it, and stop bullies in their tracks Improve your relationships by not dumping on your friends, parents, spouse, or coworkers Find happiness again after dealing with illness, loss, and personal tragedy Increase productivity, respect, and cooperation by creating a No Garbage Trucks! Zone in your business, school, and home Gain the courage to enjoy every day, do what you love, and make a difference 1. Language: English. Narrator: David J Pollay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000452/bk_gdan_000452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.