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Douglas

Douglas Auburn, WA, United States Member Since 2008

College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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  • "A Very Good Book..."

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    with a very interesting turn on Darwinian psychology/sociology. Haidt does a deft and often humorous job of translating current neo-Darwinian science of the mind into lay terms (though he is not as deft or humorous as Steven Pinker--whose books are better), and his metaphors for how the mind works and for how the mind works in a complex society are well crafted. I did have a couple of reservations: the first is his breezy treatment of drugs like Prozac and Paxil as treatment for "everyday" anxiety and depression (that is, problems not bad enough to be labelled "disorder" in correlation with the DSM-IV description)--despite a vast amount of evidence regarding what sometimes amount to devastating side effects, especially in children and young adults, and the incredible over-medication of our society at large, Haidt encourages use of such drugs for NOS anxiety and depression without reservation. Also, if you have read Pinker, Wright, Dawkins, Dennett, or many of the other current Darwinian psychologists, you are going to have encountered A LOT of this stuff before. When explaining Darwinian psychology and sociology, Haidt doesn't bring a lot of new stuff to the table--unless this is the first book on the topic that you have read. The same old examples, ants, bats, etc... But these are relatively minor complaints... the application of the Darwinian style of seeing the human mind in regard to happiness and the use of ancient wisdom to back up his points make this book well worth reading.

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    The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

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    • By Jonathan Haidt
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
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    This is a book about 10 "Great Ideas". Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations - to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives.

    David says: "Exceptional synthesis of psychology and philosophy"
  • "Don't Come Expecting Tolstoy..."

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    At the end of a premiere of one of Steve Martin's early films, a hostile critic approached him afterward and snapped, "it's not exactly Doestoyevski, is it?!" Martin retorted, "no, it wasn't meant to be..." And so it would be just as unfair to accuse Gallagher's straightforward little book of basic ethical behavior and social interaction of not being Kant, Rousseau or Tolstoy. It simply isn't meant to be. What it is meant to be is a compact iteration of the simplest principles of morality which, ironically, remain some of the most difficult to put into practice. It is fine to ponder the complexities of Anna Karenina, The Critique Of Pure Reason or Morality As Natural Law, and we should be able to delve to those depths, but first and foremost, we must find our own central moral core, unmolested by worldly opinion and pressure, exploring the profoundly simple but remarkably difficult "do unto others" that alone has the power to transform ourselves and the world--if we ever find a way to truly lay hands on it.

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    The Nude Ethicist: A Simple Path to the Good Life

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    Today, in a world filled with half-truths and scant accountability, millions of people feel stripped of their dignity and power. Having bought into "the good life" and now finding themselves paying too high a price for the life they're leading, they're barren of hope and struggling with the stress of making some sense out of life's demands and complexities. Facing naked truths takes courage and clarity. While many are saddened to find that "the good life" is perhaps not so good for them after all, there is another path. A path that cuts through the clutter....

    Douglas says: "Don't Come Expecting Tolstoy..."
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    because the points made are excellent, and individual free will rational decision making is certainly a vital aspect of morality--but it is certainly not the only factor, and it certainly cannot function alone. (Mackay's insinuation that we can just turn our backs on immoral institutions and society ignores a very vital part of us, what Jonathan Haidt calls "hiveishness," the need for the approval of society, and our often unconscious willingness to bend our morality to fit in.) In fact, after reading this book (or before--I would not go so far as to say "instead of"), read Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind: it is a much more realistic take on human morality. For instance, Haidt insists that we are 90% chimp (self-interested) and 10% bee (concerned with group approval), and while Haidt does not throw self-determination out the window, he does make an unpleasant truth clear: that we most often "decide" what our morality is by intuition and then make up logical (or, often enough, illogical) reasons to support our intuitive/emotional moral choice (often guided by what WE want to do!) The two books are complementary, I suppose, but do read Haidt to fill in the holes this book leaves in moral theory.

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    Right & Wrong: How to Decide for Yourself

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    In life there are few, if any, moral absolutes for us to rely on, and facing an increasing array of choices, we often lack the confidence of knowing we have made the right choice. In Right & Wrong, respected social commentator Hugh Mackay suggests some personal strategies that will make it easier to work out what is right and wrong for each of us in a particular situation.

    Douglas says: "I am giving this four stars..."
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  • Memories of the Afterlife: Life-Between-Lives Stories of Personal Transformation

    "Someone needs to get fired..."

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    Someone needs to get fired, dismissed without reference, for the audio production of this book. I don't blame the narrators, since both the male and female narrators, use the same breathless, idiotic delivery. It's the sing-song voice adults use to talk baby talk to infants. Let me ask you this, would a physics book be performed this way? I hated it so much this book sat in my library for about six months, even though I'd enjoyed Michael Newton's earlier work, until I realized that I could put the book on "faster" speed and that helped a little bit. At least enough so that I was able to listen to it.

    Still, if you have a choice, get the written version of this. You'll thank me.

  • The Power of Your Spirit: A Guide to Joyful Living

    "Not her strongest."

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Almost every single example she cited was someone discovering they needed to become healers, life coaches, etc. Disappointingly out of touch.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not Sonia, and I'm a fan of her books. I'm interested in solutions for people who aren't ditching their responsibilities, but living up to them.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope, as a writer and teacher, Sonia Choquette returns to her previous form with her feet back on the ground.

  • Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges

    "Clear hypothesis, weak data."

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I found the thesis clearly stated and Deepak Chopra's performance just fine. But I was not convinced, the book seemed to be lacking evidence or supporting proofs, either scientific or anecdotal. Not his strongest outing.


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  • "See It Through To Get The Value"

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    I am part of the generation who worshiped Dilbert. Being an office dweller, I can fondly recall seeing Dilbert cartoons posted on the door's of office colleagues, and sometimes having my own favorite Dilbert cartoons that speak directly to the idiocy of the situation I find myself in.

    Thus I am already predisposed to like a serious business book written by the author of Dilbert.

    That being said, the book starts off with many many example of where the author has failed in life. The ideas he had before Dilbert that didn't work, the investments he's made in businesses after Dilbert became a success that failed, his personal medical problems that left him unable to speak in public for a long period of time. None of which are particularly funny, but serve the purpose of how he failed much more times than he has succeeded. Yet he's done very well.

    The latter half of the book is where the real meat of it is. Concrete advice on how to arrange your life. What subjects to study, where to invest your time, and little tips on how to increase your communication skills, speak in public, topics of small-talk conversations, and the like.

    It's not the perfect book. It's not something I recommend in lieu of the classics in the field of business or self-improvement. But it's worth your Audible credit and worth a listen. You'll be thinking of this book for days after you've finished reading it.

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    How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

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    Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

    VyTri says: "Sucess advice from a cartoonist!"

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    The Late Bloomer: Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype

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    Are you waiting for New Life, for your talents to bloom? With The Late Bloomer, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes presents volume four of her masterwork on the Wise Woman archetype, bringing you six sessions of origial tales, stories from her ethnic families, poems, blessings, and psychological commentary exploring the cycles of "burgeoning, blooming New Life."

    Die Falknerin says: "Water the soul's garden so you can bloom"
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    Longing and Belonging: The Complete John O'Donohue Audio Collection  by John O'Donohue Narrated by John O'Donohue

    Longing and Belonging: The Complete John O'Donohue Audio Collection

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    John O'Donohue was a one-of-a-kind force of nature: a genius with words, a brilliant thinker, and a professional excavator of the soul. In the course of his extraordinary life, this Irish poet and teacher touched the hearts of millions with his unique blend of philosophy, instruction, and spiritual insight. For over a decade, Sounds True had the privilege of working with John, and Longing and Belonging presents the full collection of his recordings for both long-time listeners and those discovering his legacy for the first time.

    Kathryn says: "Finally-- words that describe my inner landscape"
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    Your Right to Be Rich (






UNABRIDGED) by Napoleon Hill Narrated by Napoleon Hill

    Your Right to Be Rich

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    The principles and philosophy of success that Napoleon Hill outlined in his masterwork, The Laws of Success, and his international best seller, Think and Grow Rich, have served as the foundation for every motivational speaker since. Now, in these rare recordings, you will hear a complete and thorough exposition of Napoleon Hill's life-altering philosophy of personal achievement in his own voice.

    Alandra T. says: "Napoleon Hill's Energy makes the Difference!"
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    A Course in Miracles: Manual for Teachers, Vol. 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Dr. Helen Schucman (scribe) Narrated by Jim Stewart

    A Course in Miracles: Manual for Teachers, Vol. 3

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    • By Dr. Helen Schucman (scribe)
    • Narrated By Jim Stewart
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    Book 3: Manual for Teachers is written in question and answer form, and provides answers to some of the more likely questions a student of A Course in Miracles might ask. It also includes a clarification of a number of the terms the Course uses, explaining them within the theoretical framework of the Text.

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    The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant: Twelve Keys to Successful Living (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Felber Narrated by Brandon Batchelar

    The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant: Twelve Keys to Successful Living

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    Be a minister in the marketplace. Terry Felber's story of the monk and the merchant, set in Rome during the Renaissance, is full of 16th-century adventure and real-world truth. As his tale unfolds, Felber asks and answers questions about family, creativity, innovation in business, and God. As he explains in a new foreword, this book helped Dave Ramsey rediscover the marketplace as a mission field - and merchants as ministers. Now let it open your eyes to the opportunities for service and leadership all around you.

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    Lo Mejor De Ti [Become a Better You] (






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    Lo Mejor De Ti [Become a Better You]

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    En este nuevo libro, Lo Mejor de Ti, Joel Osteen ofrece siete pasos sencillos pero impactantes que ayudarán a los lectores a descubrir su propósito personal, así como todo lo bueno que Dios ha planeado para ellos. Osteen incorpora principios bíblicos claves y testimonios personales que edificarán la vida espiritual de los lectores.

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    Tu Puedes Sanar Tu Vida [You Can Heal Your Life] (






ABRIDGED) by Louise H. Hay Narrated by Nelly Maria Rodriguez Orrostieta

    Tu Puedes Sanar Tu Vida [You Can Heal Your Life]

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    En este audiolibro, Louise L. Hay nos explica que la causa de las enfermedades, en la mayoría de los casos, son las creencias e ideas limitantes y nos enseña con ejercicios muy sencillos y afirmaciones, cómo cambia nuestra manera de pensar para mejorar la calidad de nuestras vidas, "Nuestros pensamientos y las palabras que utilizamos al hablar, crean nuestras experiencias", Su mensaje clave es: "Si estas dispuesto a trabajar con tu mente, cualquier cosa se puede curar".

    Kat says: "Este Libro Puede Savar Su Vida"
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    Traveling Light (






ABRIDGED) by Max Lucado Narrated by Max Lucado

    Traveling Light

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    • By Max Lucado
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    Fear. Worry. Discontent. No wonder we get so weary. We're worn out from carrying that excess baggage. Wouldn't it be nice to lose some of those bags? That's the invitation of Max Lucado. With the 23rd Psalm as our guide, let's release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear.

    Colette says: "Puts you in a great frame of mind"
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  • 4.8 (16 ratings)
    El Quinto Acuerdo: Una guía práctica para la maestría personal (Un Libro De Sabiduria Tolteca): The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery (A Toltec Wisdom Book) (






ABRIDGED) by don Miguel Ruiz, don Jose Ruiz, Janet Mills Narrated by Rubén Moya

    El Quinto Acuerdo: Una guía práctica para la maestría personal (Un Libro De Sabiduria Tolteca): The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

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    • By don Miguel Ruiz, don Jose Ruiz, Janet Mills
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    En Los Cuatro Acuerdos, don Miguel Ruiz revelaba cómo el proceso de educación, o «domesticación», nos hace olvidar nuestra sabiduría innata. Ahora don Miguel Ruiz, junto con su hijo don Jose Ruiz, nos ofrece una nueva perspectiva de los Cuatro Acuerdos y un acuerdo nuevo y poderoso para transformar nuestra vida en nuestro cielo personal: el quinto acuerdo. El Quinto Acuerdo nos permite adquirir una conciencia más profunda del poder del yo verdadero.

    Jacqueline says: "Excelente."
  • 4.9 (15 ratings)
    You Are Made for More!: How to Become All You Were Created to Be (






UNABRIDGED) by Lisa Osteen Comes Narrated by Lisa Osteen Comes

    You Are Made for More!: How to Become All You Were Created to Be

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    "Whatever difficulties you face," Lisa Osteen Comes encourages readers, "I believe you are made for more." Lisa shares from her own life stories of facing birth defects, limiting labels as a young woman, an unwanted divorce, criminal attack, infertility, and broken dreams. With every story, in every chapter, she delivers biblical truths and practical help for overcoming hardship and loss.

    Carolyn Bowlen says: "Interesting and Inspirational"
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen R. Covey Narrated by Stephen R. Covey

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Anita says: "Excellent Insights"
  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Harris Narrated by Dan Harris

    10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works

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    After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

    Lela says: "insightful, deep and highly entertaining"
  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Scott Adams Narrated by Patrick Lawlor

    How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
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    Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

    VyTri says: "Sucess advice from a cartoonist!"
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (






UNABRIDGED) by Greg McKeown Narrated by Greg McKeown

    Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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    By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

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  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (






UNABRIDGED) by David Allen Narrated by David Allen

    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

    Greta says: "Get the "Paper Book" instead."
  • The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know (






UNABRIDGED) by Katty Kay, Claire Shipman Narrated by Sandy Rustin

    The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know

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    Working women today are better educated and more well-qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence.

    Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition - with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business - Kay and Shipman go beyond admonishing women to "lean in".

  • Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder (






UNABRIDGED) by Arianna Huffington Narrated by Agapi Stassinopoulos

    Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

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    In Thrive, Arianna Huffington has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplaces, and our lives.

    Peter says: "Anecdotal Content, Distracting Accent"
  • Think and Grow Rich (






UNABRIDGED) by Napoleon Hill Narrated by Erik Synnestvedt

    Think and Grow Rich

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    Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie - and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original.

    Dave says: "It's a must."
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  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (






UNABRIDGED) by Brene Brown Narrated by Lauren Fortgang

    The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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    Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

    Laura says: "Really powerful"
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (






UNABRIDGED) by Brené Brown Narrated by Karen White

    Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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    Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

    Fulfillment and Exuberance says: "Love Brene Brown, didn't like the narrator"
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage  by Brené Brown Narrated by Brené Brown

    The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

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    On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

    Elaina says: "Wonderful!"
  • Awaken the Giant Within (






ABRIDGED) by Anthony Robbins Narrated by Anthony Robbins

    Awaken the Giant Within

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    Anthony Robbins has already unlocked the personal power inside millions of people worldwide. Now, in this revolutionary new audio production based on his enormously popular Date with Destiny seminars, Robbins unleashes the sleeping giant that lies within all of us, teaching us to harness our untapped abilities, talents and skills.

    Adam says: "Bring clarity and strategy to your life!"
  • The Silk Merchant: Ancient Words of Wisdom to Help You Live a Better Life Today (Inspirational Books Series) (






UNABRIDGED) by R. L. Adams Narrated by D. J. Holte

    The Silk Merchant: Ancient Words of Wisdom to Help You Live a Better Life Today (Inspirational Books Series)

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    Contained in this self-help audiobook, are the ancient words of wisdom and success principles that have been passed down for generations. These ancient words of wisdom and laws of success provide a framework for you to truly live a better life no matter what your present situation is today. The 12 immutable laws discovered by Pontus, The Silk Merchant, can help anyone to better guide their life and lead a more happy and fulfilled existence today.

  • Hands of Light (






UNABRIDGED) by Barbara Brennan Narrated by Susan Denaker

    Hands of Light

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  • Dollars Want Me: The New Road to Opulence (






UNABRIDGED) by Henry Harrison Brown Narrated by Denis Daly

    Dollars Want Me: The New Road to Opulence

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    The secret to success has been around since our ancestors crawled out of their cave, and went looking for a Mastodon for lunch. It’s a positive attitude. But even those with that attitude need a boost now and then, and here’s an hour of great ideas to listen to on that commute, so you will hit the ground running. A story masterfully told by that voice from “Down Under”, Denis Daly.

  • How to Control Fate through Suggestion (






UNABRIDGED) by Henry Harrison Brown Narrated by Denis Daly

    How to Control Fate through Suggestion

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    After early adventures as a soldier, journalist and lecturer Henry Harrison Brown established himself as a practitioner and teacher of metal healing in 1893. In 1900 he became editor and publisher of NOW magazine in San Francisco which became a popular vehicle for his distinctively muscular presentations of the New Thought philosophy. In the first decade of the Twentieth Century Brown produced a number of tracts, which he categorized as "Lessons in Soul Culture."

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  • Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing (






UNABRIDGED) by Barbara Brennan Narrated by Susan Denaker

    Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing

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    • By Barbara Brennan
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    In a unique approach that encourages a cooperative effort among healer, patient, and other health-care providers, Light Emerging explains what the healer perceives visually, audibly, and kinesthetically and how each of us can participate in every stage of the healing process. Presenting a fascinating range of research, from a paradigm of healing based on the science of holography to insights into the "hara level" and the "core star," Light Emerging is at the leading edge of healing practice.

  • The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know (






UNABRIDGED) by Katty Kay, Claire Shipman Narrated by Sandy Rustin

    The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know

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    Working women today are better educated and more well-qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence.

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  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (






UNABRIDGED) by Greg McKeown Narrated by Greg McKeown

    Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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    By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff That Keeps You Down) (






UNABRIDGED) by Nick Vujicic Narrated by Nick Vujicic

    Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff That Keeps You Down)

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    With no arms, no legs, and no defense, Nick Vujicic was once a bully’s target and knows what it feels like to be picked on and pushed around: It makes your stomach hurt, gives you nightmares, and feels like there is no hope in sight. But Nick shows how you too can overcome and rise above bullying. Nick has experienced bullying of all kinds for being “different.” But he’s learned that he doesn’t have to play the bully’s game - and neither do you.