The autumn 2002 publication of Ruby Wax's memoirs was greeted with shock - and delighted acclaim. In the tradition of the best memoirs, such as The Moon's a Balloon and Billy, Ruby Wax revealed, surprised and captured the public more than was ever predicted. How Do You Want Me? was critically acclaimed as brutally honest, vivid and gripping. Ruby Wax's unflinching revelation of a childhood poisoned, and a youth spoiled, culminates in a moving account of her breakdown and recovery. But How Do You Want Me? is also funny, rude and irreverent. It's unusually honest about fame and celebrity and happy to burst ego-balloons and golden myths. A brilliantly fast, furious and surprising read from the inimitable Ruby Wax.
In the first book of its kind to address office support staff rather than management, business ethics expert Nan DeMars documents 100 provocative examples of complex office situations--and offers thoughtful, practical solutions to each scenario.
"How do You love ME" is not just a question; it's a journey that you take with the author... but pack light. You'll need to leave space to collect jewels. When we operate under the spirit of rejection, we take people on a trip... forcing them to prove their love for us or admit that they don't.The purpose of this book is to lead the reader to freedom; freedom from rejection and every accessory that comes along with the spirit of rejection. In order for something to grow, it has to be watered, nurtured and fed. The spirit of rejection is the same; in order for the spirit of rejection to grow, it has to be watered, nurture, fed and an environment has to be created for it to grow. Through her own life story, the author takes you on a trip, revealing ways we nurture and harbor rejection. Rejection is a seed that's planted within us and grows slowly. This book is a journey to freedom.
Breaking new ground in family psychology, an exploration of the intricacy, friction, and love in the bonds between in-laws. When we marry, we believe the bond is between only two individuals. Few of us realize the power that inlaws will exert over our lives. But the in-laws we acquire when we marry affect our quality of life—our marriage, family, personal comfort, and long-term well-being—for better or worse. What Do You Want From Me? takes a fresh look at the age-old problem of managing conflict with in-laws, offering practical help for dealing with problems that are both immediate (“How do I deal with my in-laws now?”) and strategic (“How can I change the nature of my in-laws’ demands?”). Terri Apter, a psychologist whose books on family dynamics have received international acclaim, draws on nearly two decades of psychological research to pinpoint the sources of tension between in-laws and explore the ways in which we can build healthy relationships with the in-laws in our lives.
Is it Love? Is it a Lie? Is it Deceit? Three Women and the men in their lives. Mysti believes she is on top of the world with her career and her loving man. What could possibly happen to turn her whole world upside down? One thing is for sure the damage will leave a print in her spirit for life. Carma is confident about her relationship with a very discreet and distinguished man. Is their relationship really as strong as she thinks? Can it live up to her ultimate request? As she puts it, "it's too perfect, because it's too convenient, so what could go wrong?" Shae and Craig are perceived as a happy couple but are they? In the midst of figuring it out Shae has to decide the best route to maintaining the happiness within their family. Considering the fact, Craig is a father to his children, but not quite the husband to her. Is it Love? Is it a Lie? Is it Deceit? Is this life's way of teaching us about pitfalls within a Relationship that sometimes we just don't want an answer to. Maybe we need to believe what it is we need to believe in order to keep the relationship. Or is it because, knowing the truth can actually hurt worst than the lie itself? Well there's a major Town Hall Meeting coming to Chicago with the very renowned Motivational Speaker as the Moderator, Dr. Joanne Smith. Can Dr. Smith help the people to see that life is its best teacher and nobody can teach you better? Can Dr. Smith possibly help you? Well it's only one way to find out
Cassandra is haunted by the death of Mariz Sanchez, an author she exposed as a fraud. He committed suicide after extensive media exposure. Mariz' ghost has taken up residence in Cassandra's Santa Monica home and he is demanding she follows him. Into death or out of the house? She doesn't know, and the more she drinks the less sense she is making of the situation. Maybe death is her punishment. Dying would be easier than confronting the ghost, the evil of the darkness and her emotional upheaval. Some people say there are some things worse than death and to a writer, the cliche always raises the hackles. Cassandra has seen death and what she sees would even make God shudder. With a bottle of whisky in one hand and her medications in the other she decides to survive. If she doesn't die first, of course. Do You Want to Live Forever? takes place in a world of Goths, strip clubs, bars and an apartment so void of light it makes the dark of night gleam. Welcome to Cassandra's world.
PROLOGUE "You know what your problem is?" Gatlin bit out. "You're too damn naïve. Not everything in life is all butterflies and sunshine Kylie." "And do you know what your problem is?" Kylie shot back. "You're too damn jaded. You wouldn't know happiness if it bit you in the ass," she continued. "You're content being miserable — and I'm going to leave you to that because it has no place in my world of butterflies and sunshine," she ended, storming past Gatlin. His arm snaked out and grabbed her. "Let go … of … me," Kylie bit out as she fought against her rising tide of passion. Gatlin's heat-seeking tongue melted her last bit of resistance. Kylie dug her hands into his thick, dark hair. Gatlin slowed his assault on her mouth, moving to the golden column of her neck. "No, no, no … stop. Stop Gatlin," her words slowly penetrated his aroused state. "This doesn't solve anything," she said, tears rolling down her cheeks. It's never been our problem … and it won't be our salvation." Shaking off his desire to focus as best as he could, Gatlin responded, "It's a damn good place to start," and reached for her again. "Gatlin stop!" Kylie yelled. "Don’t you see? This is just another way for you to not deal with your real feelings. … I'm looking for real, lasting, soul-connecting love; not some casual roll in the hay!" "You know you mean more to me than just a roll in the hay," Gatlin said. "I really care about you Kylie." "I love you Gatlin. And I know it's not something a modern woman is supposed to say so early in a relationship. But there it is. And I don't expect you to do anything or say anything. I just wanted you to know where I'm coming from." "In my world, love is not complicated. Difficult at times? Yes. But hard? No. You're absolutely right, I do believe in butterflies and sunshine. I believe in love — and I won't let anybody make me feel bad about that or take that away from me." "The thing is, I know you love me too. But you just won't let yourself trust that what we have is real. And I refuse to spend my life trying to prove it to you." ### "Stop hitting my mom!" Gatlin yelled, jumping in front of his mother to prevent his father from landing another blow. "This is between your mother and me boy!" his father said in his drunken slur. "Go to your room. I'm ok honey." "I'm not leaving you," Gatlin cried, his seven-year-old voice cracking with fear as he tried to drag his mom from the room. As his father prepared to land another blow, Gatlin kicked him in the groin. He doubled over in pain, shouting, "You miserable little piece of shit! I'll kill you for this!" Gatlin's mother ran to his side. "Honey are you alright? " she said, wiping blood from the side of her lip with one hand while she consoled his father with the other. ### Gatlin had mentally catalogued hundreds of these memories from his childhood. But this particular one stuck with him vividly. He realized why when Kylie said, "I believe in love and I won't let anybody take that away from me." When his mother had gone to his father to comfort him, instead of coming to him, a frightened 7-year-old, he realized the power of love. His mother had loved his father beyond all rhyme and reason — even beyond her child. He didn't realize it, but that had been the moment he'd stopped believing in love. Love hurt. It was cruel. It wasn't kind. It was loyal to the wrong people. ### Can Kylie trust that what's between them will blossom into everlasting love, or will Gatlin's painful past always be a barrier to their happily ever after? ### african american romance, contemporary romance, interracial romance, bwwm romance, multicultural romance, drama romance, short romance, steamy romance, suspense romance
Based on the highly popular and successful book, How to Hear God’s Voice, this exciting new book emphasizes the 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice. “When I learned to hear God’s voice after 11 years as a believer without it, every part of me was radically transformed. Thousands have told me they have had this same metamorphosis, and I believe that this will become your testimony also,” writes co-author, Mark Virkler. The keys that are examined, discussed in detail, and can be immediately applied to your life are: How to recognize God’s voice as spontaneous thoughts. Learning how to become still before the Lord. Looking for vision as you pray. Realizing the importance of two-way journaling. Filled with insights from years of hearing from God, 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice also includes visual aids that enhance the teaching and learning experience. Very reader-friendly, you will find that the concepts and principles are easily adapted to your personal circumstances and lifestyle. Designed to bring even more depth to your relationship with God, this book is part of an integrated package that includes a DVD and seminar guide for either individual or group study. Either as a stand-alone book or as part of a package, you are sure to gain valuable encouragement and motivation to seek intimate communication with God, your heavenly Father.
An innovative yet practical new approach to reaching goals and attaining success. This book offers a direct link to understanding one?s own motivations and goals, and guides readers through a self-exploratory process that begins with four simple questions: ? Who are you and what do you want? ? Where are you and why are you here? ? What will you do and how will you do it? ? Who are your allies and how can they help? Based on the authors? decades of work as executive coaches and leadership trainers, the insights, reallife anecdotes, and exercises in Who Are You and What Do You Want? allow readers to shape their own unique life plan, tailored to their own needs and to gain clarity about their purpose, passions, and values.