New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Iyanla shares why everything we need to learn is reflected in our relationships and the strength and wisdom she has gained by supporting others in their journeys to make sense out of the puzzle pieces of their lives.
Daily Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace of Mind
Author: Iyanla Vanzant
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Trade Division)
Category: African Americans
Bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant has had an amazing and difficult life - one of great challenges that unmasked her wonderful gifts and led to wisdom gained. Now, in the inspiring tradition of ACTS OF FAITH - a publishing phenomenon with almost 1 million copies in print - UNTIL TODAY! provides a year's worth of daily inspirational quotes, explanations from Iyanla, and brief exercises or actions for readers to perform. UNTIL TODAY! provides a meaningful but bite-sized foray into a deeper, more satisfying spiritual and emotional life.
Prayer as a spiritual discipline is the highest form of soul nourishment. It is the process and practice of establishing connection, communication, and communion with the Divine. Cultivating a consistent prayer life will not only lift your spirit but also help you develop a greater sense of empowerment and personal peace. The MasterPeace Prayer Cards are designed to support seekers' exploration of daily affirmative prayer—the art of talking to God. Each of the 50 prayer-card principles serves as a spiritual oracle and invitation to clear and surrender outmoded beliefs and toxic emotions, raise your energetic vibration, and align your mind with life's most benevolent and powerful truths. These inspiring, easy-to-use cards will teach you how to trust the prayer process, deepen your practice, discipline your mind, and follow Spirit until you are connected to a new level of consciousness—where every thought you think is a prayer, each word you speak is a prayer, and everything you do is a prayer.
"You just can’t trust anyone!" seems to be a constant refrain in the modern world. Indeed, learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult lessons. "That’s because trust is not a verb," says legendary life coach Iyanla Vanzant, "it’s a noun. Trust is a state of mind and a state of being." In this wise book, the New York Times best-selling author and host of OWN’s popular reality TV show Iyanla: Fix My Life reveals how to cultivate this liberating power—by exploring what trust really is, how to trust, and why to trust. She outlines the special rewards that come from mastering the four essential trusts: trust in God, trust in yourself, trust in others, and trust in life. And she challenges us to see how each of these are actually deeply interconnected. Too often our fear of whether or not we can really trust an individual or an institution and what they represent erodes our confidence and undermines our relationships. When trust is broken or there is a betrayal, it can bring us face-to-face with our shadow, revealing that someone has failed to live up to our expectations and thus "outs" our hidden beliefs. "You never get what you ask for; you always get what you expect," says Iyanla. When someone betrays our trust it reveals the high price paid for such deep disconnection. This book’s pragmatic trust-building prescriptions demonstrate how communication, consistency, and cooperation can antidote trust-destroying behaviors and revitalize us with increased authenticity, greater resilience, and renewed peace in every part of our lives.
Lessons Learned Along The Way: Students’ Performance And Achievement Gaps
Author: Patricia L. Pickles, Ph.D.
Patricia L. Pickles, Ph.D. is a native of Illinois and the mother of one daughter, one son and four grandchildren. She is currently retired from the public school system but runs her own consulting company, A+ Standards of Excellence and Equity in Education. Dr. Pickles enjoys giving back to the community, closing achievement gaps, swimming, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends. Now that the author drives her own company and priorities, she finally found the time to speak out through her writing. She shares her stories and how to strategies for improving students’ performance and closing achievement gaps. She talks candidly about lessons learned in education and leadership that you won’t get from a regular textbook. Readers are encouraged to persevere through challenges, barriers and setbacks. Future suggestions for education are provided.