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I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

Maya Angelou

Letter to My Daughter

Letter to My Daughter audiobook cover art
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
The Happiness Project audiobook cover art
One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.
Rewire Your Brain audiobook cover art
By focusing on possibilities, you can see more than a potential light at the end of the tunnel. The light doesn't have to be at the end of the tunnel; it can illuminate an opportunity wherever you are.
When Things Fall Apart audiobook cover art
When we are training in the art of peace, we are not given any promises that, because of our noble intentions, everything will be ok. In fact, there are no promises of fruition at all. Instead, we are encouraged to simply look deeply at joy and sorrow, at laughing and crying, at hoping and fearing, at all that lives and dies. We learn that what truly heals is gratitude and tenderness.
You Are a Badass audiobook cover art
You are perfect. To think anything less is as pointless as a river thinking that it’s got too many curves or that it moves too slowly or that its rapids are too rapid. Says who? You’re on a journey with no defined beginning, middle or end. There are no wrong twists and turns. There is just being.
Meaty audiobook cover art
You know what makes me happy? Unexpected phone calls in the middle of the day. Remembering what I liked at that one restaurant we went to that one time. Half-dead grocery store flowers just because they were on sale. A good morning text that says, 'Have a good day and try not to burn anything to the ground in a furious rage.'
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success audiobook cover art
The past is history, the future is a mystery, and this moment is a gift. That is why this moment is called 'the present.'
In the Country We Love audiobook cover art
Human beings are not categorically bad because of their mistakes. They can learn from their errors and get back on track. No one should be forever written off because of one part of his or her history.
The Slumber of Christianity audiobook cover art
The world’s bumper sticker reads: Life sucks, and then you die. Perhaps Christian bumper stickers should read: Life sucks, but then you find hope and you can’t wait to die.
Unfu*k Yourself audiobook cover art
Remember, everything is solve-able, and if you can’t see a solution, it only means you haven’t worked it out yet.
Creative Quest audiobook cover art
There's species-wide programming and then there's individuality. The overlap between those two opens up a space for creativity. Live in that space. I'm here too. Maybe I'll see you around sometime.
Work Wife audiobook cover art
This evolution in the business world coincides, unsurprisingly, with a long-overdue cultural shift that recognizes that female friendships aren’t all about backstabbing and cattiness. The Mean Girls narrative got hit by a bus and in its wake came #squadgoals and Shine Theory.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck audiobook cover art
The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.
Moby-Dick audiobook cover art
I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.
Joyful audiobook cover art
From the moment I first started studying joy, it was clear that the liveliest places and objects all have one thing in common: bright, vivid color. Whether it’s a row of houses painted in bold swaths of candy hues or a display of colored markers in a stationery shop, vibrant color invariably sparks a feeling of delight.
A New Earth audiobook cover art
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
What I Know for Sure audiobook cover art
What I know for sure is this: You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more. To be more splendid. To be more extraordinary. To use every moment to fill yourself up.
The Secret Garden audiobook cover art
Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,' he said wisely one day, 'but people don't know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.'
Joyful audiobook cover art
Joy isn’t just something we find. It’s also something we can make, for ourselves and for those around us.
Agnes and the Hitman audiobook cover art
You have to open up to the world and learn optimism...Contentment with the past, happiness with the present, and hope for the future. Learned optimisim.
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela audiobook cover art
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.
How to Be a Good Creature audiobook cover art
I am still learning how to be a good creature. Though I try earnestly, I often fail. But I am having a great life trying...
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) audiobook cover art
Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.
Nomadland audiobook cover art
Being human means yearning for more than subsistence. As much as food or shelter, we require hope.
Homo Deus audiobook cover art
To attain real happiness, humans need to slow down the pursuit of pleasant sensations, not accelerate it.
Shortest Way Home audiobook cover art
Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us; so be quick to love, make haste to be kind, and go in peace to follow the good road of blessing.
Man's Search for Meaning audiobook cover art
Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.
Being Mortal audiobook cover art
A seemingly happy life maybe empty. A seemingly difficult life may be devoted to a great cause. We have purposes larger than ourselves.
This Naked Mind audiobook cover art
Mental peace is having no distress. It is a feeling you can never achieve with a drug.
Everything I Never Told You audiobook cover art
You don't feel like smiling? Then what? Force yourself to smile. Act as if you were already happy, and that will tend to make you happy.
The Sun Does Shine audiobook cover art
Right now, wherever you are, whoever you are, you can reach out to your fellow man or woman and bring your own light to the dark places.
Mastery audiobook cover art
Everything that happens to you is a form of instruction if you pay attention.
Discover Your True North audiobook cover art
You only go around once, and you've got to grab for all the gusto you can.
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