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A. Yoshida

A. Yoshida Pasadena, CA USA Member Since 2013
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  • "Feel good therapy session"

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    Reading this book is like a "feel good" session with a therapist. It encourages you to let go of your imperfections and live more whole heartedly. When listening to the stories in the book, you realize all those little negative thoughts that stop you from being authentic (for example, "he's being a jerk" instead of "he said something that was true and painful). The journey towards wholehearted living is a practice you would do everyday (or try as much as you can). I'm sure the key points that I take away from this book now are those things meaningful to me at this point in my life. I plan to read the book again and see if I find other things to work on.

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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 (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brene Brown
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
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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"
  • "Good little book to walk you throug..."

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    The ideas in the book are simple. But that's because the method to change is simple -- find the right approach for you and identify what would motivate you to continue day after day. People often fail because of two reasons. They talk about or read about change but don't take any action. Or they start without having a plan or consider how to get back on track when slipping up occasionally.

    If you're ready to make a change, this is a great book to walk you through it. The author describes the steps (e.g., plan and prepare). She gives examples of where people have succeeded and failed in these steps. You decide what would work for you. Go through the book slowly. Absorb a few ideas and practice the techniques. Be willing to tweak it so it works for you (e.g., putting sticky notes to remind yourself rather than beat yourself up when you forget to do something). After accomplishing those steps, move on to the next section in the book.

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    This Year I Will: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True

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    • By M. J. Ryan
    • Narrated By M. J. Ryan
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    Why do people find it so hard to change? The secret is that everyone has their own formula for making changes that stick, but most people don't know what theirs is. They think there is one way to lose five pounds, and another way to stay on top of their e-mail, but they don't realize that for all changes, there is one system that works best for each individual.

    Jim Koch says: "Great content. Poor audio"
  • "Intelligence and skills can increase"

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    If you purchased this book because it sounded interesting, you probably don't need it for yourself. There are people with a "fixed" mindset - intelligence and skills are fixed; mental capacity and capabilities are limited to what you're born with. And there are people with a "growth" mindset - intelligence and skills can increase through learning and practice. So if you're interested in this book, you would be in the camp that thinks you can always do better. You don't have limiting thoughts like "I'm not a math person" or "I couldn't... if my life depended on it."

    The book provides examples and techniques in moving away from that "fixed" mindset. It covers a variety of areas: athletes, business people, people in relationships, and parents/teachers. The section on parenting/-teaching was the most useful, probably because adults could have a big impact on nurturing or limiting children's potential. Whereas in the other areas, adults make problems complicated and it's hard to get them out of a "fixed" mindset.

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    Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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    • By Carol Dweck
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

    Peter says: "Gems sparsely scattered throughout a desert"
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  • Transforming Trauma: Uncovering the Spiritual Dimension of Healing

    "Unlikely (but brilliant) pairing"

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    Caroline Myss and James Finley couldn't be more dissimilar in their delivery -- Myss is edgy and off-the-cuff, Finley is gentle and deliberate -- but these two teachers compliment each other brilliantly in this program. Myss is a wonderful "big picture" teacher, and here she presents a macro-level view of trauma, using her well-developed critique of contemporary spirituality to explain why healing from trauma is primarily a mystical experience, not a rational, linear process that one can engineer through superficial New Age means. She then wisely hands the reins over to James Finley who proceeds to present a highly detailed, multifaceted spiritual road map for how to approach healing trauma through contemplative practice. (Be prepared to review this portion of the program several times -- the information is extremely complex and cannot possibly be absorbed in a single listen.) The program wraps up with final thoughts on trauma, mysticism, and healing from Myss.

    So many people trash Caroline Myss because of her strident tone, but people have got to take into account the junk-food spiritual culture of our times and the delusional mindset of the majority of her audience. The New Age has perpetuated so many psychological and spiritual falsehoods over the last several decades that the ground has to be cleared for any kind of meaningful teaching to get through, and Myss does a fantastic job of this.

  • Your Power to Create

    "Sometimes the Truth Hurts"

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    I agree 100% with the other reviewer who advised Audible listeners to ignore the negative reviews of this fantastic audio program. "The Power to Create" is absolutely ESSENTIAL listening for anyone claiming to be on a spiritual path, because, as Myss herself states, in order to know what your power to create IS, you must first know what it is NOT. Thin-skinned fans of New Age junk lit like "The Secret" and other adherents of the spiritual entitlement culture who view God/Source/etc. as cosmic Santa Claus will no doubt dislike much of what Caroline has to say here, but then again, when have these people ever been comfortable with the truth? For all others interested in just how far our power to create really stretches (and where, god forbid, concepts like surrender and humility might fit into all this), please do yourself a favor and listen to this wonderful program.

  • Codependence and the Power of Detachment: How to Set Boundaries and Make Your Life Your Own

    "Doesn't quite live up to the (sub) title"

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    Karen Casey is obviously a wise and compassionate woman who has grown tremendously through her life experience with alcoholism, codependency, and 12 step recovery. In this book, Casey is great at describing what recovery from codependence looks like but not so good at actually conveying how to set the boundaries required to get there (as the subtitle promises), except to repeatedly tell people to "detach" (again, without giving much guidance on how to do this) and go to 12 step meetings. As such, the book often reads more like an advertisement for Al Anon or CoDA -- and maybe that's the whole point -- than a true self-help manual, much as her last book often felt like a trailer for A Course in Miracles.

    Bottom line is that while I enjoyed listening to the many stories of people's lives (lots to reflect on here), and even gleaned something of value from many of them, I wish Casey offered more explicit guidance for recovering codependents than simply telling people to go to 12 step meetings. (She begins to touch on this a bit toward the end in her discussion of the twelve steps themselves, but it's not much to work with.) On the plus side, I did find this book more helpful than her previous title ("Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow") and Joyce Bean's narration vastly improved, so I'd still recommend giving it a listen.

  • Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow: 12 Simple Principles

    "Not as good as I'd hoped"

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    With all the glowing 5 star reviews on Amazon, I was really hoping to get more out of this book than I did. While I didn't necessarily disagree with anything the author said (at least not strongly enough to elaborate on here), I found the writing itself to be quite repetitive and at times overly-theoretical/simplistic and preachy. (The narrator didn't help in this latter regard, as she sounded like a didactic boarding school matron rather than warm and inviting as the author herself sounds...an unfortunate choice.)

    I did find some of Casey's stances contradictory and in one case troubling, i.e. warning people about the dangers of co-dependency (the tendency to over-focus on the real or perceived needs of others) while repeatedly suggesting that we have a spiritual duty to offer acknowledgment, kindness, comfort, and validation to every single person we encounter. While this is an admirable and perhaps even spiritually "correct" way to live, it can be problematic if not downright toxic for co-dependents until we/they learn to recognize the patterns of our co-dependent behaviors and establish healthy energetic boundaries.

    Potential listeners should also be aware that much of the underlying philosophy of this book is rooted in "A Course in Miracles" more than the 12 Step program, an important point given the author's strong association with the recovery movement. As a former student of the Course, I have great respect for it as a spiritual teaching, but also find it to be extremely mental/cognitive in its approach (i.e. bypassing intuitive, emotional, and somatic forms of wisdom) and therefore not ideal for people who already live too much in their heads.

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M. Odette Daniello TACOMA, WA 12-11-04 Listener Since 2004

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  • "SUPER CLASSIC!! A MUST LISTEN..."

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    Choose this if you must buy THE self-help bible. It's the SOURCE of all self-improvement programs. Well worth my time and money ten times over.

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    The New Psycho-Cybernetics

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    • By Maxwell Maltz edited by Dan S. Kennedy
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    Since its publication in 1960, Dr. Maltz's seminal text has inspired more than 30 million readers to enhance their lives and achieve life-changing goals - from losing weight to excelling in sports to dramatically increasing their income. Now revised for a new millennium, The New Psycho-Cybernetics remains true to Dr. Maltz's visionary approach and proven groundbreaking techniques.

    Janie says: "Better than a 5!"

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    Die Falknerin says: "Water the soul's garden so you can bloom"
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    Kathryn says: "Finally-- words that describe my inner landscape"
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UNABRIDGED) by Katty Kay, Claire Shipman Narrated by Sandy Rustin

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UNABRIDGED) by Napoleon Hill Narrated by Erik Synnestvedt

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    • By Napoleon Hill
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    Dave says: "It's a must."
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UNABRIDGED) by Arianna Huffington Narrated by Agapi Stassinopoulos

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    Peter says: "Anecdotal Content, Distracting Accent"
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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

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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"
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    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!"
  • A New Earth: The Opportunity of Our Time (






UNABRIDGED) by Eckhart Tolle Narrated by Eckhart Tolle

    A New Earth: The Opportunity of Our Time

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    Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are and learn to live and breathe freely.

    Mr. Word Sponge says: "A Realized Being Shares In Person...a rare find."
  • 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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    With the clarity of a physicist and the compassion of a gifted healer with 15 years of professional experience observing 5,000 clients and students, Barbara Ann Brennan presents the first in-depth study of the human energy field for people who seek happiness, health, and their full potential.

  • 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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    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.

    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".

  • 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.