After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.
"Kicking the Sh*t Out of Option B"
After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. 'I was in "the void,"' she writes, 'a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.' Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.
Robert Dorotik had died from blunt force trauma and strangulation. He had several injuries to the face and the back of the head (an expert testified the wounds were consistent with a hammer). There were defensive wounds on his hands. He was still wearing his jogging clothes although according to the detectives his shoes were tied in an odd manner. The rope used to strangle him was still around his neck and had made a laceration on his throat.
Marissa's life gets turned upside down when she lands a job at a prestigious law firm. She jumps into the adventure, leaving her small Georgia hometown right after college to pursue her dreams. Little does she know she will become an assistant to billionaire Ethan Walker! With her coming from fields and farms to tall men with suits in Lamborghinis. She will go from an inexperienced schoolgirl to a lusting CEO's assistant, with all the perks and a Large Benefits Package. Wink, Wink.
A brilliant scientist's discovery becomes a sadistic tool in a very bizarre love triangle...An assassin brings his very unique skill set to the front lines of the zombie apocalypse...A little girl held captive by a demented killer finds an unexpected, inanimate, guardian... A father makes a deal with a band of unholy creatures to protect his daughter...Hordes of the unquiet dead find an earthly champion in a troubled young man...
In the idyllic waters of the South Pacific lurks a dangerous and insatiable predator; a monster whose bloodlust and greed threatens the very survival of our planet...the oil industry. Thousands of miles from the nearest human settlement, deep on the ocean floor, ancient creatures have lived peacefully for millennia. But when an oil drill bursts through their lair, Nøkken attacks, damaging the drilling ship's engine and trapping the desperate crew.
Being a broadcast journalist provides us with the opportunity to address very large audiences all the time. You would think that when we are asked to give a speech that it would be no big deal, right? However, giving a speech can be very different from how we normally go about doing our job. A speech requires us to understand our audience, create a speech that will address their needs, and then deliver it in a way that will allow us to connect with them.
Three stories about different Pokémon and their trainers....
Ethan Ozzie Sykes is a former Navy SEAL and an underground operator for Black Knights, Inc., the covert government defense firm disguised as a custom motorcycle shop. When a black-ops international mission goes sideways, Ozzie is badly injured. Now he's stuck at BKI headquarters in Chicago, champing at the bit to get out into the field again. To his disgust, he's tasked instead with distracting the Chicago Tribune's ace reporter, Samantha Tate - someone who's been trying to dig up dirt on BKI for years.
Nightmares and Daydreams is a collection of short fiction and two novelettes culled from nearly 12 years of work from Indiana based author David Boyer, who bases some of his fiction on true life events and people he knew growing up on the streets and back roads of Southern Indiana.
Every Hungarian Grandma knows that words have power. Nana Salo never meant the words she said in anger to become a family curse, but that's just what happened. Two grandchildren have found love, but not managed to break the curse. Nana's last hope is Dori, who promises to help her break the curse when she marries...if she marries. Okay, so Dori doesn't plan to ever marry. So there's no worry about not being able to keep her promise.
Abigail is a young Amish woman who is told by her music teacher that she should pursue a career as a singer. This puts her at odds with members of her community who want her to stay put and have a family. Her boyfriend has made it clear that he wants to get married soon but when a music producer from outside the community contacts her for contract, she has a major decision to make...stay with her boyfriend or pursue her gift...but can she have both?