The Art of Connection by Michael J. Gelb

The Art of Connection by Michael Gelb

In the opening to his book The Art Of Connevtion the pioneer in the field of creative thinking Michael J Gelb observes that three primary myths exist about leadership. These are that leadership is a function of position, title, or seniority; that it requires charisma and extroversion; and that leaders are born and not made.   Given that this is true what exact qualities are needed to forge, and maintain harmonious, creative and mutually-sustaining relationships within any group environment? Changing Times Gelb points out that over the decades the role…

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Overcoming Your Difficult Family by Eric Maisel

Overcoming Your Difficult Family by Eric Maisel

It is often said that we can choose our friends but not our families – which is a bit of a pity given that we have, for better or worse, such a intricate and complex relationship with them. In his book Overcoming Your Difficult Family retired family therapist Eric Maisel tackles many of the problematic aspects to family life and offers eight specific skills tailored to help his readers deal with even the most challenging relationships. He also highlights several common types of dysfunctional family structures as well as offering…

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The Heartspace Portal by Mark L Collins

The Heartspace Portal by Mark L Collins

Mark L Collins (Sriman Das) is a freelance writer and columnist who has written for publications such as Intrepid Magazine, and TAPS Paramagazine. His primary goal in life is to grow, to learn, in a sense of spirit and love – which, incidentally, also happens to underpin the main theme to his book The Heartspace Portal. Collins is clearly a man thirsty for knowledge and to glean as much insight as he can into life and its spiritual meaning. He opens his book by highlighting what he has discovered so far in…

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The Compassion Revolution by Amy Leigh Mercree

The Compassion Revolution by Amy Leigh Mercree

Amy Leigh Mercree is a medical intuitive, author and wellness coach with a mission. She is someone who has made it her personal intention to introduce a greater level of compassion into society. The plan that she has formed to achieve this she calls The Compassion Revolution – a thirty-day programme of practical spiritual work which focuses upon the development and expression of a deeper and more empathetic way of living. Each day of her programme is devoted to a particular range of actions that a reader can take and…

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Raindrops of Love for A Thirsty World by Eileen Workman

Raindrops of Love for A Thirsty World by Eileen Workman

LIFE is either something that happens to you or is something that flows through you. How you choose to determine your destiny or otherwise simply respond to what external circumstances throws at you is largely determined by the degree to which you accept that all-important principle of self-love. Assuming that you choose to become a channel for LIFE then what exactly are the means, the methods and the motivations that stream forth from the centre of all things? In her book Raindrops of Love author Eileen Workman steps back and…

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The Power of Forgiveness by Emily J. Hooks

The Power of Forgiveness by Emily J. Hooks

Very few emotions tear our Soul apart more than those of anger, hatred, and loathing and yet it is exactly these instinctual responses to the hurt and pain inflicted upon us by others that we can feel the most justified in expressing. Yet when you analyse the need for revenge, or some other form of payback for those who have damaged us emotionally or psychologically, it is we, rather than they, who end up being the most acutely disempowered. If we truly want to heal from our wounds then it…

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The Grace in Living by Kathleen Downing Singh

The Grace in Living by Kathleen Downing Singh

Life is a journey of discovery, revelation and continuous insight into the mysteries of life. The more years that pass and the further down that road we travel on our journey the more we become aware that the path we follow is a constant stream of personal transformations. To not engage with this constant inner drive towards enlightenment is a dereliction of our duty to engage with life itself. Life as a Pilgramage Kathleen Downing Singh is a Dharma practitioner who lives in Sarasota, Florida. She is also a speaker, teacher and…

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No Greater Love by Mother Teresa

No Greater Love by Mother Teresa

Very few people who were alive some thirty years ago can fail to recall the televised images of Mother Teresa weaving her way through crowds of poor, impoverished and downtrodden third world people in such a powerful, reverential and statesmanlike manner. Both back in the day and even today her Christian healing work has become so iconic that her name has entered common English language usage as a way of recognising the love and goodness at the heart of all remarkable and loving human beings. A Life of Devotion Mother…

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The Strength of Sensitivity by Kyra Mesich PsyD

The Strength of Sensitivity by Kyra Mesich PsyD

The idea that there exists a wave of lightworkers on this planet—all of whom are busy working within society for the betterment of mankind—has been a feature of contemporary spirituality for the past couple of decades. Several sources in many different fields of spirituality maintain that whole armies of spiritually-evolved, incarnated souls have entered our 3D experience specifically to help the planet to transit into a body of light. This may seem a little far-fetched but there is a lot of evidence available to support the idea. Whilst it might…

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Whatever Arises, Love That by Matt Khan

Whatever Arises, Love That by Matt Khan

“A new spirituality has dawned, one that acknowledges your energetic sensitivity and unravels every burden by inspiring your deepest vulnerability to come out and play. This is a heart-centered journey of infinite joy and endless self-discovery, rooted in the beauty of compassion and anchored by the embodiment of your highest wisdom.” With those inspiring words author, spiritual teacher and highly attuned empath Matt Kahn opens his book of spiritual teachings – a book that compliments his work in his YouTube channel. Whilst the teachings are fresh and the medium for…

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Compassion is the Key to Everything by Alexandra Chauran

Compassion is the Key to Everything by Alexandra Chauran

Do you consider yourself to have a compassionate nature? Most spiritual people are involved in some sort of work to help humanity or who are engaged in caring for another person on an individual basis would quite naturally consider themselves to be capable of expressing a high level of compassion towards those who might be less fortunate than themselves. But what exactly are the practical challenges involved in acting emphatically towards others? Do we put others needs before those of our own? Do we know when it is entirely appropriate…

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Happily Ever After…and 39 Other Myths About Love by Linda & Charlie Bloom

Happily Ever After and Other 39 Myths About Love by Linda & Charlie Bloom

As we all are aware all great romantic fairy and love stories end “And they both lived happily ever after.” These words have become so engrained within our minds that it is now a cultural belief that all loving relationships should strive towards this outcome as an optimum condition. In the opening to their book Happily Ever After and Other 39 Myths About Love Linda & Charlie Bloom say the following about accepted cultural beliefs. “Myths may or may not contain some truth, but whether or not they do, we…

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Mala of Love: 108 Luminous Poems by Ravi Nathwani (Editor), Kate Vogt (Editor)

Mala of Love: 108 Luminous Poems by Ravi Nathwani (Editor), Kate Vogt (Editor)

To those who love the printed word a good book is a real and living encapsulation of mental energy, divine inspiration, passionate creativity coupled with no small amount of perspiration! To lovers of occult and spiritual books in particular the energy within their pages carries real power and etheric resonance. Whilst most books are magickal as an extension of their content it is interesting to ponder on whether a book can be created from esoteric principles – formulated deliberately in order to reflect divinity. The Number of the Book ‘Mala…

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Love and the Mystery of Betrayal by Sandra Lee Dennis

Love and the Mystery of Betrayal by Sandra Lee Dennis

Just a few weeks prior to their impending marriage, Sandra Lee Dennis, was suddenly confronted with the heart-wrenching fact that her husband to be, and close soul companion of six years, wanted out of their relationship. In one swift moment her world turned into one of utter confusion – one that was rapidly taking her away from what she thought was going to be an exciting future with a man with whom she become deeply emotional bonded. The result of the breakdown in her relationship invoked from within her deep…

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Succulent Wild Love by SARK and Dr. John Waddell

Succulent Wild Love by SARK and Dr. John Waddell

Finding true love and the accompanying desire for a strong emotion bond with a loving and committed partner are probably two of the most powerful motivating principles that we experience in our lives. In their book ‘Succulent Wild Love’ SARK and John Waddell ask where there an ideal form of relationship – one that suits the requirements of both partners and which acts as a foundation for the continuing growth of love and emotional happiness of all? In their book the authors identify six specific habits or tendencies that lovers…

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Breathe Through This by Eline Snel

Breathe Through This by Eline Snel

There is little doubt that becoming a parent to one or more evolving souls is a challenge worthy of both saints and warriors! How you tackle the task is not so much determined by yourself as it is by the unique characteristics of your offspring. This means that, by being a parent, it is yourself that experiences true spiritual transformation and not so much the other way around. Breathe through This succinctly encapsulates the task in hand when she states that “The challenge when raising children is to achieve a…

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The Kindness Handbook by Sharon Salzburg

The Kindness Handbook by Sharon Salzburg

The Kindness Handbook is a collection of stories, meditation exercises, inspirations, poems and teachings all of which are designed, as the author, Sharon Salzberg, puts it ‘…as a guidebook through the wide-ranging landscape of kindness.’ In this sense it is a book that is not designed to be read in a linear fashion but instead to be opened at any page and consulted for its insights and advice. Sharon Salzberg is a life-long student of Buddhism and has taught meditation all over the world. In her book she introduces readers…

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Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers by Lucy Jo Palladino

Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers by Lucy Jo PalladinoParenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers by Lucy Jo Palladino

We no longer livE in a time in which youngsters are having to adapt to the challenges of a newly-evolving technological age. Instead, children from the very earliest age are now being introduced into a seductive, deeply-engaging and over-stimulating electronic world from the very moment that they are born. Grandparents who stare in wonder at the way in which their four year old kids so freely and intuitively navigate portable media devices such as the tablet and smart phone will wonder at the way in which young minds appear to…

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Parenting With Presence by Susan Stiffelman

Parenting With Presence by Susan Stiffelman

In life, there are very few roles that we are called upon to play for which we are quite so unqualified to carry out as that of child-rearing. For the most part, parents bluff their way through the job—usually learning along the way and hoping that they do not leave too much carnage in their wake. Raising a child or children is undeniably the most challenging job that we ever have to undertake and most of us do so with love and a deep commitment to providing the best for…

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Find Your Happily Ever After by Tiffany Johnson

Find Your Happily Ever After by Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany Johnson is a natural-born psychic whose psychic experiences began when she was contacted by spirits of the dead late at night around the age of three years. Her parents divorced when she was just five years of age and the experience taught the psychic a great deal about the issues that arise when relationships fall apart. She has now been working as a professional psychic for over twenty years and often works with clients who raise issues that relate to their love-lives and personal relationships. In her book Find Your Happily…

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Deeper Dating by Ken Page

Deeper Dating by Ken Page

Love, the desire to experience a deep connection with our friends and romantic partners, is a powerful, motivator in everyone’s lives. Sometimes though, in the rush and confusion of trying to find a suitable partner, we resort to expressing our extrovert or egoic nature in an attempt to impress a potential mate. This approach to dating might serve to create a certain impression of ourselves on first meeting but it leads to confusion and misunderstanding about our motives later on. Ken Page, author of Deeper Dating: How to Drop the…

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The Relationship Handbook by Shakti Gawain

The Relationship Handbook by Shakti Gawain

The deep desire to form and nurture close harmonious relations with others is such an intrinsic part of who we are as human beings. Today, as our society becomes so homogenous, the form and nature of those close, emotional connections between us and our fellow man grows ever wider. It is common to come across others in same sex relationships, multi-ethnic and other socially-challenging forms of relational couplings. Shakti Gawain has been fascinated by relationships ever since she was young. In her book The Relationship Handbook, she takes a detailed examination of the…

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