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Precious Nuggets of Possibility Thinking with Daily Meditation Books
Every morning I
take some quiet time to reflect on my life's journey.
I set my intention for myself and my life
and how I want to be in relationship to myself, other people that I come into
contact each day, and the world at large.
Some days I may find
myself feeling fragmented, confused, and overwhelmed. I find it especially
helpful at these times to read over some inspiring wisdom from other people. I
have learned everything I know from everyone else! I feel SO GRATEFUL for the
amazing collective wisdom that is available to explore!
Develop Your Spiritual Sanctuary
Take time daily for developing your “personal sanctuary”—a shelter from
Take time to go
What do you need to be a healthy, happy camper?
To set the stage consider:
Celebrate Personal Quiet Time—Spiritual Connection,
Each Day a New Beginning: Daily
Meditations for Women by
With over two million copies in print,
this classic women's daily meditation book offers inspiration and guidance for
dealing with the challenges of recovery.
I LOVE this book! I read through it many times. The book says it is for WOMEN,
but it works very well for MEN too!!!
Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services; Reissue edition (July 1, 1996)
for Joy : Daily Affirmations by
Words can inspire, motivate and change us if we let them. Words can lift us to
action. Words can move us to anger and rage or to love and tears. Most
important, words can heal.
words in this book be an inspiration for you when and as you need it. Read it by
the page, one day at a time, or at random as you are so moved. Know that you are
worthy of joy, that you deserve to have joy in your life. May you take this time
to find joy and may you know peace and love.
Publisher: HCI (October 1, 1998)
Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics
(November 1, 1996)
Reviewer: A reader
I am not the adult child of an alcoholic. I am, however, the product of a
dysfunctional family, and recommend daily use of this book for all who struggle
with the self-image issues born of family (or non-family!) histories that are
fraught with obsessive or abusive behavior.
This is a wonderful work; a work to
USE, not just to read. Each time through, these affirmations grow in meaning.
Take the time to feel these truths each time you work with one: Imagine yourself
owning -- actually believing and feeling -- that which graces these pages.
Regardless of the origin of your pain, these affirmations are a true and helping
Joyful Child: A Sourcebook of Activities and Ideas for Releasing Children's
Natural Joy, By Peggy
Jenkins, Ph.D., Aslan Publishing,
This book is not just for the children
in your life. It is also for you!
As you learn to guide your children's
discovery of joy your awareness will expand and you will grow more in touch with
your own inner joy. It is both a source and a
resource book. Between its
covers is a wealth of ideas and activities. In
addition it is liberally sprinkled with quotations and references to lead you to
a wide variety of excellent resources.
When Self-Improvement Gives Way
Welcome relief for those who have
labored on self-improvement.
Illuminating insights on quitting the
fixing game, taking back your power, and
getting on with the life you were born
to live . Touching, humorous, and
acclaimed as "the Bible for Self-Help
survivors." This book will surely help
you to take your power back and remember
that what you are seeking already lives
within you, as you.
Bob's review: This book is really FUN!
It plants numerous nuggets of
transformative thinking. I love the:
Attitude Of Gratitude, Doors To The
Light, I'm Off To Be The Wizard, Follow
Your Spirit...well, really all of them!
The book is FUN to just open any section
and start reading!
Some resources for
encouragement for self-exploration and support for the journey of change from
order materials contact their Web site:
www.overeatersanonymous.org or an online
literature catalog or contact their mailing address: PO Box 44020 * Rio
Rancho, NM 871740-4020 USA
1-505-891-2664 Fax: 1-505-891-4320
Portland, Oregon-area meeting information:
Check out: the
of the 12-Step Programs, Recovery Groups, and Recovery Resources
section for additional ideas.
Some really helpful titles
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous-An excellent
description of the program and how to apply the steps to achieve personal
The Twelve-Step Workbook of
Overeaters Anonymous (a really excellent book!)
Lifeline Journal of Recovery
meditation book by
Contact OA to find out about location of groups in your area and for other
Online Recovery Discussion Groups for compulsive overeaters & support meetings
on the Internet. Go to
for information and list of “specialty loops”.
Peace Cards by
Wayne W., Dr. Dyer
Wayne Dyer-- internationally renowned psychotherapist,
author, and teacher--is affectionately known as "the
father of motivation" by his many fans. Every book that
I've read by Dr. Dyer has been a gift of encouragement,
common sense, and clarity-and his 50 card deck Inner
Peace Cards is no exception. As with most Hay House
motivational decks, Inner Peace Cards are a high-gloss
kaleidoscope of color and inspiration, measuring 4.12 x
4.13 inches. They come in a convenient flip-top box that
is covered in illustrations...both inside and out.
Dyer's purpose for these cards
is to help you feel the love of God deep within you on a
daily basis as you're guided to drawn upon the inner
peace that lies within.
I was having a particularly
stressful day yesterday, and as I opened the box, there
was a bright golden card that said: "Once you have
learned how to enter your inner kingdom, you have a
special retreat within that is always available to you."
I immediately felt a sense of peace. Sometimes, when the
outside world seems to be crowding in, it only takes a
small reminder that we have the kingdom of God
within...and it can be accessed at any time.
Each card is not only
lavishly illustrated in every color imaginable, but also
bears an inspirational phrase on both sides. Some of my
If you meet someone whose soul
is not aligned with yours, send them love and move
along. (I align myself with people who support my
If you are suffering in your
life right now, I can guarantee that this condition is
tied up with some kind of attachment to how things
should be going. (I release the need to determine how
things "should" be.)
One of the highest places you
can get to is to be independent of the good opinions of
others. (What other people think of me is none of my
You can't go around being what
everyone wants you to be, living your life through other
people's rules, and expect to be happy and have inner
peace. (I live my life in my own way.)
No one can create negativity or
stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how
you process your world. (I create the world that I live
I fill myself with love, and I
send that love out into the world. How others treat me
is their path; how I react is mine. (Love is my gift to
As you can probably tell, these
cards not only inspire, but also challenge us to examine
our perspectives and the choices we are making. Leading
us into a deeper, more mindful way of living, Inner
Peace Cards are a wonderful way to re-connect with the
Divine, our higher wisdom, and others.
The cards come in a
high-quality, colorful little box with a lid. The cards
are really a reminder of what you know to be true.
Sometimes you just need that little affirmation and you
can continue on in your life path. These cards propelled
me forward into my future.
“I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
Walt Whitman, from Song of