The Courage to Be Kind

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Author: Jenny Levin,Rena Rosen

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480837180

Category: Education

Page: 36

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Have you been at the grocery store and your child points at someone who looks different and asks loudly, Whats wrong with that person? or Why does he need a wheelchair? Your first reaction is usually to hush your child and apologize to the person or hope he or she didnt notice. Telling a child to be quiet and not look can be shameful for both the child and the person with the difference. Instead of silencing our children and ignoring their curiosity, we should embrace uniqueness in a positive way. In The Courage to Be Kind, authors Jenny Levin and Rena Rosen teach children and parents how to act and respond when they see someone who looks different. Learn with Sam and Ellie as they encounter and interact with several kids in different ways. Ellie is blunt and often offensive. Sam tries to find common ground with each person and provides an example of how to behave. The dramatization of each difference includes photographs and a list of frequently asked questions so kids and parents can learn about various syndromes together. Through a series of scenarios, The Courage to Be Kind offers a tool to facilitate conversations about kindness and to teach with the art of compassion.

What Does It Mean to Be Kind?

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Author: Rana DiOrio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939775092

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The newest addition to Rana DiOrio s award-winning "What Does It Mean To Be ...?(r)" series helps start the kindness conversation with altruistic suggestions that foster empathy and enlighten the world."

Have Courage, Be Kind: The Tale of Cinderella

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Author: Brittany Candau

Publisher: Disney Press

ISBN: 9781484723616

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Ella is different than most young women in the kingdom. She can quote any Shakespearean play. She befriends every animal she meets, including the scurrying mice living in the walls. She believes in the power of kindness, in changing customs that are not so kind. Ella has faced unspeakable tragedy and loss, and is at the mercy of her cruel stepfamily. And yet, Ella tries to keep a brave face, no matter how difficult this becomes. Kit has always been deemed a "dreamer." He values peace above all else. He's never understood the point of certain royal traditions and rituals. He'd rather spend time in his mother's garden than learn to fence or sit for a portrait. And as a prince, this has been somewhat problematic. This is a story about kindness and courage, about love lost and love found, about the power of names. This is the story of Cinderella.

The Courage to Hope

How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear

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Author: Shirley Sherrod,Catherine Whitney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451651015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Traces how the author was forced to resign from the USDA in the wake of unsubstantiated accusations, tracing the media and legal efforts that enabled her ultimate vindication and drew apologies from the NAACP and the White House. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

The Courage to be Profitable

Get and Stay Profitable in Less than 30 Minutes a Month

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Author: Ruth King

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614484635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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In "The Courage to be Profitable", small business financial expert Ruth King shows business owners the easy steps to really understanding the financial part of their businesses. Written in English rather than accounting babble, profit and loss statements, balance sheets, proper pricing, and cash flow come alive and are easily understood. Anyone can follow this simple, three step process to avoid being another failure statistic. "The Courage to be Profitable" shows business owners how to get and stay profitable.

The Courage Habit

How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life

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Author: Kate Swoboda

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626259895

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

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What kind of life would you live if you didn’t allow your fears to hold you back? The Courage Habit offers a powerful program to help you conquer your inner critic, work toward your highest aspirations, and build a courageous community. Are your fears preventing you from living the life you truly want? Do you ever wish that you had a better job, lived in a different city, or had more authentic and nurturing relationships? Many people believe that they would do more, accomplish more, and feel more fulfilled if only they could rid themselves of that fearful inner voice that constantly whispers, “you can’t do it.” In The Courage Habit, certified life coach Kate Swoboda offers a unique program based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you act courageously in spite of fear. By identifying your fear triggers, releasing yourself from your past experiences, and acting on what you truly value, you can make courage a daily habit. Using a practical four-part program, you’ll learn to understand the emotions that arise when fears are triggered, and to pause and evaluate your emotional state before you act. You’ll discover how to listen without attachment to the self-defeating messages of your inner critic, understand the critic’s function, and implement respectful boundaries so that your inner voice no longer controls your behavior. You’ll reframe self-limiting life narratives that can—without conscious awareness—dictate your day-to-day decisions. And finally, you’ll nurture more authentic connections with family, friends, and community in order to find support and reinforce the life changes you’re making. If you feel like something is holding you back from landing your dream job, moving to a new city, having a satisfying love relationship, or simply taking advantage of all life has to offer—and if you have a sneaking suspicion that that something is you—then this one-of-a-kind guide will show you how to finally break free from self-doubt and start living your best life.

The Courage to Be Free

Discover Your Original Fearless Self

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Author: Guy Finley

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609251666

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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We were not born with the persistent negative, self-doubting, self-limiting thoughts and feelings most of us carry around. Those limitations are not part of our “original equipment.” In the words of bestselling author and beloved teacher Guy Finley, “When you realize no else on this earth can be like you... that no other soul may know the beauty, sorrow, light and darkness you alone are given to see, then you will no longer want to be like anyone else on this earth. You will, at last, be the fearless individual your heart of hearts has called you to be.” There is a world of wisdom in this small gem of a book. Guy Finley is a master at opening our eyes, ears, and hearts to the plain and simple truths of this life. We are not our sense of inadequacy, our compulsions, our defeated thoughts and feelings. We can choose the fearless path because we were, in fact, born fearless.

The Courage to Write

How Writers Transcend Fear

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Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805074673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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The Courage to Write is an invaluable book and essential reading for anyone who wishes to learn how to write well. Katherine Anne Porter called courage "the first essential" for a writer. "I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence," agreed Cynthia Ozick, "sometimes every syllable." E. B. White said he admired anyone who "has the guts to write anything at all."An author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, In The Courage to Write, Ralph Keyes, an author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, assures us that anxiety is felt by writers at every level, especially when they dare to do their best. He describes the sequence of "courage points" through which all writers must pass, from the challenge of identifying a worthwhile project to the mixture of pride and panic they feel when examining a newly published book or article. Keyes also offers specifics on how to root out dread of public "performance" and of the judgment of family and friends, make the best use of writers' workshops and conferences, and handle criticism of works in progress. Throughout, he includes the comments of many accomplished writers -- Pat Conroy, Amy Tan, Rita Dove, Isabel Allende, and others -- on how they transcended their own fears to produce great works.

The Courage to be

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Author: Paul Tillich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300170023

Category: Anxiety

Page: 197

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The Courage to Be Queer

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Author: Jeff Hood

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498221912

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 9585

God is Queer. In a world of normative paradigms, God will never fit in and nor should we. That twitching and itching for something more will consistently be present until we step out of our closets and into the Queer. The Courage to Be Queer is about the wildness and beauty of an indescribable and uncontainable God. What is the Queer calling us to be? We are to be the ones shouting for justice. We are to be the ones dancing for freedom. We are to be the ones dreaming for hope. We are to be the ones . . . In the midst of the spectacle of it all, there will be those observers who hear the knocking and lean in. Will you open the door?

Freedom from Fear

Finding the Courage to Act, Love, and Be

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Author: Forrest Church

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780312325343

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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A guide to recognizing and overcoming personal fear identifies five fear-related instincts while offering practical advice on how to move beyond debilitating levels of fear, naming key literary works recommended by the author for additional reading. 12,500 first printing. Reprint.

The Courage to Try

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Author: C.A. Popovich

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1626395292

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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From Great Danes to Pomeranians to polydactyl cats, in the rural town of Novi, Michigan, veterinarian Dr. Jaylin Meyers treats them all. But being brought up in the foster care system, she’s learned not to count on anyone staying around. New vet tech Kristen Eckert has no time for a relationship. She’d much rather take care of horses, shoot skeet, or ride her Appaloosa. Their mutual attraction takes them both by surprise, and they are drawn into a relationship. But Jaylin is frightened by the idea of relying on someone else and withdraws. When Kristen is injured in an auto accident, can Jaylin find the courage to risk her heart with Kristen or will she let her chance at love vanish forever?

Integrity

The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality

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Author: Henry Cloud

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0060849681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Integrity. It is more than simple honesty. It's the key to success. A person with integrity has the -- often rare -- ability to pull everything together, to make it all happen no matter how challenging the circumstances. Drawing on experiences from his work with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and individual leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud, a clinical psychologist and nationally syndicated radio host, shows how our character can keep us from achieving all we want to (or could) be. In Integrity, Dr. Cloud explores the six qualities of character that define integrity. He uses stories from well-known business leaders like Michael Dell and sports figures like Tiger Woods to illustrate each of these qualities. He shows us how people with integrity: Are able to connect with others and build trust Are oriented toward reality Finish well Embrace the negative Are oriented toward increase Have an understanding of the transcendent Success is not related to only talent or brains. There are a lot of bright, talented people who are never successful. And the most successful are not only the ones with the most talent. The real factor, Cloud demonstrates, is the makeup of the person. All of us can grow in the kinds of real character that bring about fruitful relationships and achievement of purpose, mission, and goals. Integrity is not something that you either have or don't, but instead is an exciting growth path that all of us can engage in and enjoy.

A Fearless Heart

How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives

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Author: Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069818646X

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary book, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more. Based on the landmark course in compassion training Jinpa helped create at Stanford Medical School, A Fearless Heart shows us that we actually fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of, and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we will turn into slackers. Using science, insights from both classical Buddhist and western psychology, and stories both from others and from his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world. Practical, spiritual, and immediately relevant, A Fearless Heart will speak to readers of The Art of Happiness and Wherever You Go, There You Are.

The Way of Rest

Finding The Courage to Hold Everything in Love

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Author: Jeff Foster

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622037928

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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The Way of Rest gathers nearly 200 of Jeff Foster’s most inspiring essays, poems, and reflections on restoring and reviving ourselves when we feel exhausted or defeated. Drawing from his personal journey—including his own struggles with illness and depression—Jeff invites us to contemplate “the Way of Rest” and its potential to transform our experience of: • Imperfection—how we are “gloriously flawed” yet complete exactly as we are • Not knowing—how we come to trust in the greater intelligence of life • Melancholy and loneliness—how we learn to release the healing energies of “exquisite sensitivity” • Ordinary moments—recognizing and receiving “the closest thing of all” • Discomfort and discontent—how our frustrations become an opening to deep peace • Love—rediscovering who we are beyond our carefully constructed facades • Silence—discovering the vibrancy of living by letting go of thoughts and concepts “I hope the words in this book inspire, challenge, and encourage you. But most of all, I hope they help you remember that you are life, inseparable from the power that grows the flowers and gives birth to galaxies,” writes Jeff Foster. The Way of Rest brings you his companionship and support whenever you need it most.

The Courage to Be Present

Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom

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Author: Karen Kissel Wegela

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834827318

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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The quality of presence a psychotherapist or counselor brings to the therapeutic relationship makes all the difference in effective treatment. With this application of Buddhist practice to psychotherapy, Karen Kissel Wegela offers mental health professionals a new perspective on bringing compassion, patience, generosity, and equanimity to their work with clients. She also shows how counselors can apply this wisdom in their own lives, and how they can help their clients to cultivate these qualities in themselves.

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun

Having the Courage to Be Who You Are

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Author: Maria Dismondy

Publisher: Maria Dismondy Incorporated

ISBN: 9780615473932

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Even though she is teased by a boy at school for being different, Lucy has the courage to be herself and comes to the boy's aid when he is in need of help.

Dare to Be Kind

How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World

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Author: Lizzie Velasquez

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316272450

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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"Sometimes we are met with overwhelming challenges that knock us off our feet-but [Lizzie has] been able to embody the power of hope and compassion in everything [she does]." --Michelle Obama Born with a rare genetic condition, Lizzie Velasquez always knew she was different, but it wasn't until she was older that she understood what that meant to herself and others. In this daring, inspirational book, Lizzie reveals the hidden forces that give rise to self-doubt and empowers us to unlock empathy and kindness for ourselves and others. Through her own battles with anxiety and depression she demonstrates how we can overcome obstacles and move forward with greater positivity and hope. Dare to Be Kind offers the path to self-acceptance, love, and tolerance, and provides a framework for living with confidence and resilience, and ultimately, forging a radically compassionate world.

The Courage to be a Stepmom

Finding Your Place Without Losing Yourself

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Author: Sue Patton Thoele

Publisher: Council Oak Books

ISBN: 9781571781291

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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"Sue Patton Thoele, popular aiuthor, psychotherapist, mother and stepmother, navigates the emotional labyrinth of ""stepmothering"" -- offering hands-on advice and practical skills for women who want not only to be good stepmothers but also to take good care of themselves. Thoele has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1974 and a stepmother for more than twenty-five years. She offers women more than the standard nuts-and-bolts advice; she offers women in transitional families fresh ideas and emotional support as they confront the complex demands of the stepmother role."

The Courage to Survive

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Author: Dennis J. Kucinich

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597775687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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The power of courage and faith transform this inspiring political autobiography of presidential candidate Kucinich into a compelling self-help book for those who are searching for the key to achieving their own dreams.