Since her arrival in the US from Venezuela, Valentina Goldman isn't exactly living the American dream. She is living the American nightmare. Her late husband, Max, has left her a young widow, an angry ex-wife who is keeping the secret of Max's untimely departure, plus an American step-daughter Valentina cannot figure out.
After her husband's unexpected departure a year ago, poor Valentina is stuck. Help arrives in the form of an unwelcome guest: her mother, who shows up unannounced at Valentina's doorstep to take her on a 12-day Mediterranean cruise full of unexpected detours. If you've always longed to go on a cruise, ship out with Valentina. And if you've never wanted to go on a cruise, go anyway. You are likely find yourself alternately delighted and surprised by her quirky encounters at sea and alluring ports of call.
Mindfulness can help us to improve our physical and mental well-being by helping us to improve our awareness of ourselves and our surroundings. As a tradition, mindfulness has deep roots stretching back thousands of years into the timeless wisdom of the East. Scholars have detailed how mindfulness practices can be used as a way to wisdom while people from the worlds of sport, business, and government today adopt mindfulness as part of their strategies for success.
If you want to discover how to be a good grandmother, then get this guide. In this step-by-step guide, you will find out real-life lessons on how to be a better grandmother and have a better relationship with your grandchildren.
Non-profit organization founders Amy Beatty and Stacey Ritz discuss in detail the ins and outs of running a successful non-profit organization. From the early days of animal shelter volunteer work to currently running a sustainable and viable organization within their community, the authors discuss both their successes and failures in forming and running their organization. While non-profit organizations are often characterized as a labor of love, keen business sense, ingenuity, and dedication to one's passion are essential ingredients for any business.
Secretly raised as a boy in her father's caravan and schooled in languages and the fine art of negotiation, Adira rejects the looming changes of womanhood that threaten her nomadic life and independence. With the arrival of two mysterious Northmen, rumored to be holy men, Adira's world unravels. She loses everything she values most, including the "Angel" who has awakened her desires.
"An insightful twist that brings the ancient, biblical world alive."
Creativity is a gift shared by all, yet most of us have been led to believe that if we are not starving artists, musicians, or writers, then creative thinking is not something we are capable of. This just isn't true and to prove it I've brought together some of the best methods to trigger and retain that creative spark within.
This book was inspired after I attended my first Toastmasters meeting. Part of the meeting was calling up newcomers and giving them a Table Topic to speak about for seven minutes; designed for encouraging quick thinking. It seemed like a miracle to me that the topic I was given was to explain the difference between living and existing. I had just finished outlining all the situations in my life in which I had experienced miracles...ones that were sandwiched between all the challenges.
The Land of Mark is a tale woven from my personal experience while participating in the Landmark Education/Forum many years ago. There is what happened in our life and the stories we made up about what happened in our life. What most people don't realize (and I certainly didn't) are things I concluded about myself when I was barely three years old. I hope you can find some truth about yourself and those you love in this story.