The vibrant and beloved star of Once and Again and Sisters offers a story about her journey home to recapture the magic of youth in the deep South for her children and to make peace with the death of her mother. At a time when much of America is yearning to recapture the spirit and feelings of a more innocent era, comes the paperback edition of this exceptional book, from one of our most beloved actresses: a story of one woman’s journey to reconnect with the landscape of her childhood.
Though best known today as the star of the television series Once & Again and Sisters, Sela Ward considers herself first and foremost a small-town girl. The eldest of four children, she was raised by a father who helped her believe in herself, and by a mother who taught her a sense of the importance of virtues like self-respect, grace, and sacrifice. In her hometown of Meridian, Mississippi, within a tightly-knit community of neighbors and kin, Sela learned ways that would remain with her throughout life—humble virtues that were ‘forged in the hearth of a loving home.’
Long after she had established herself as a successful model and Emmy Award winning actress, Sela started her own family, and found herself pining for the comforts of her small-town childhood. In an effort to balance her children’s West Coast upbringing with a taste of a more natural way of life, she and her husband built a second home on a farm in Meridian, Mississippi so that her family could retreat there several times each year.
Even as Sela was reconnecting with the rhythms of home, though, her world was rocked by a crisis the family had long anticipated but never quite prepared for—the death of her mother. As her family gathered around her mama’s bedside, Sela’s simple journey home became something far deeper: a turning point in her own life, as she pondered her mother’s complicated legacy, and came to terms with just what it was she herself was searching for.
Filled with warmth, storytelling, and laughter, Homesick is a book to treasure: an exploration of the lessons we carry away with us from childhood, and a celebration of the bittersweet legacy of home.
Identify the signs
Ask the right questions
Get to the truth
Spy the Lie is a fascinating study of deception and a comprehensive lesson in how to identify and combat it.
Featuring case studies based on the authors’ real-life experiences in the field – involving ‘turned’ assets, KGB moles and criminal government officials – it reveals the methodology developed and used by the CIA to detect deception in the realms of counterterrorism and criminal investigation, and shows you how you can apply these techniques in your daily life.
Whether hiring a new employee, investing money, knowing whether your boss is being straight with you, or finding out what your kids have been up to, this ingenious book will enable you to identify deceptive behavior in all its forms, and show you the techniques that will help you reach the truth.
If we're suffering from stress, have a headache or simply feel listless, most of us tend to reach for the aspirin. The Complete Self Massage Workbook offers a great alternative: 100 quick-and-effective exercises designed to relieve stress and other minor health problems. Drawing on Taoist studies as well as shiatsu, reflexology and Indian Head Massage, Kristine Kaoverii Weber shows you how to harness the healing power of self-massage. All the techniques are explained with step-by-step pictures alongside clear instructions, so they're easy to understand and perform. Plus, each exercise focuses on accessible areas of the body - hands and feet, face and head, neck, shoulders and lower back - making them ideal for use in the office, at home and even when travelling. This is the perfect self-help guide for anyone interested in improving their physical, mental and emotional well-being through the healing power of touch.
In his first major book since the legendary bestseller The Seat of the Soul, Gary Zukav reveals a revolutionary new path for spiritual growth. What began with an introduction to a major paradigm shift in The Dancing Wu Li Masters turned into a discussion of aligning our personalities with our soul in The Seat of the Soul; finally, in Spiritual Partnership, Zukav guides the reader on this practical path to authentic power.
Have you ever wondered what self confidence is all about? Here are the ultimate secrets on the art of self confidence!
How does one go about improving self reliance and achieving constructive change when you’ve been downtrodden for so long?
I wondered those same questions just a few years ago. After surviving a difficult childhood, my self-esteem was shot and unfortunately it was carrying over into my adult life and career. My friends, what few of them there were noticed it and whenever I made an attempt to socialize it was painfully obvious that I had issues. I didn’t want to live my life like that any longer.
That’s when I decided I had to find out the right way to achieve self reliance and constructive change. I knew I owed it to myself to get a handle on this once and for all!
You’ll be amazed at how simple and easy it is to achieve self reliance and constructive change with The Art of Self Confidence. Feel more confident and secure when you master the incredible techniques in this report.
Learn to make dozens of unique gifts packaged perfectly in glass jars of various shapes and sizes. Do you have an aspiring gardener on your list? Make a plant bomb” jar with your favorite flower seeds or an adorable terrarium featuring easy-to-grow air plants. Headed to a bridal shower? Pamper your friend with a manicure kit or mint mojito lip scrub. Who wouldn’t love some homemade sugar cookie mix or healthy and delicious granola in an attractive and reusable jar?Glass jars are easy to come by, cute, and incredibly versatile. Fill them with customized treasures to delight anyone on your list. Projects include:Light-Up Fairy JarBarbecue RubHot Fudge ToppingSnowglobe ScenesVanilla Citrus Sugar Hand ScrubCitronella Oil LampBird FeederAnd more!Complete with tips for decorating jars, suggestions for gift tags, and inspiring full-color photographs, Gifts in Jars is here to make your holiday gift list a whole lot more fun.
Spiritual healing is an ancient art which has been practised for thousands of years in many different cultures. Today healers are working more closely with doctors as spiritual healing effectively complements orthodox medicine. But spiritual healing extends to other levels of our being, to discover the causes of illness, and heal body, mind and spirit. This practical guide outlines: what spiritual healing is how healing relates to human energy system how spiritual healing can work for you how and where to find a healer how to use self-healing techniques