Facing the loss of a loved one in a death-avoidant culture can be excruciating. Grievers may be expected to put on a brave face, to "move on" quickly, and to seek medication if they are still grief-stricken after an "acceptable" amount of time. Psychotherapist Judy Heath draws on extensive experience as a grief specialist in private practice to help those struggling with the anguish of loss. Addressing the myths and misinformation about mourning that still abound today, Heath gently coaches listeners to understand that coping with loss is a natural process that our society tends to avoid and hurry people through, often leading to unresolved, lasting grief. No Time for Tears offers practical advice for both short- and long-term recovery, including how to manage rarely discussed physical and emotional changes: feelings of "going crazy" and inability to focus, and feeling out of sync with the world, exhausted and chilled, and crushingly lonely. This updated second edition includes new information about medication and discusses various types of loss including that of a parent, child, spouse, friend, or pet. Helpful not only to grievers but also to those who care about, counsel, or employ them, No Time for Tears is an essential resource for grief management and recovery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Boyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000081/bk_inbl_000081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Mindful Path to Freedom from the Emotions That Cause Suffering A life without stress or fear may seem like an impossible dream—yet Thich Nhat Hanh has spent a lifetime proving that it is not only possible, it is also within our grasp. On Living Without Stress or Fear, this treasured Zen master shares a message of hope: that we can, through the practice of mindfulness, find freedom from the grip of emotions like anxiety, anger, and despair. “Suffering persists because we nourish the feelings that cause it,” reveals Thich Nhat Hanh. “Through mindful living, we learn to nourish our compassionate nature instead.” Discovering Your “True Home” in the Present Moment We do not find happiness by suppressing emotions like stress or fear. As Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, you can develop a capacity to deal with such emotions by building a sanctuary—your “true home”—in the present moment. Through techniques such as “mindful breathing” and the “begin anew” practice, you purposefully expand your ability to dwell in a state of peaceful clarity, and develop the insight to see through to the underlying causes of negative emotions. By facing your inner darkness with awakened compassion, you can transform toxic energies within you—and radiate the energy of loving kindness to everyone around you. Essential Teachings from a Legendary Voice for Peace Thich Nhat Hanh has lived and taught the path of peace in the most challenging situations—carrying the light of compassion into places stricken by war, famine, and despair. Refined throughout a lifetime of mindfulness in action, he now shares his most transformative teachings and practices to guide you in your own journey to the source of happiness on Living Without Stress or Fear. Highlights Foundational mindfulness practices: being fully present while walking, breathing, and eating Seeds of happiness, seeds of suffering—how we choose which emotio 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000308/sp_true_000308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A self-made woman with a sweet, successful life discovers that even the best-laid plans are no match for unexpected passion in this brand-new series from award-winning author Laura Moore. As the responsible daughter of an irresponsible socialite, Dakota Hale has plenty of practice catering to the whims of the rich and spoiled - and she's turned that experience into a thriving concierge business serving the needs of the Hamptons' wealthy elite. But anytime the drama on land gets too outrageous, Dakota finds calm surfing the Atlantic waves. But when sexy mogul Max Carr hires her, it rocks her balance in a big way. Max works hard, but he's never had to put any effort into winning over a woman - until now. With her stunning beauty and keen intelligence, Dakota is worth the effort. But it's plain she has no interest in a casual fling, and that's all Max, with his grief-stricken heart, can offer. But one fraught night changes everything, with consequences neither Dakota nor Max anticipated. Now they must navigate the rough waters of society gossip and devastating secrets that threaten their fragile relationship. If they can trust in the strength of their growing feelings, they'll find that the dreams they've been chasing are close enough to embrace...together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorelei Avalon, Brian Rogers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025744/bk_adbl_025744_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Come Home comes a riveting thriller about one man's search for his wife's killer. When Dr. Mike Scanlon is called to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan, he’s acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will bring his wife, Chloe, and their newborn baby. And deep inside, he doesn’t think of himself as a hero, but a healer. However, in an ironic turn of events, as Mike operates on a wounded soldier in a war-torn country, Chloe dies at home in the suburbs, in an apparently freak household accident. Devastated, he returns home to bury her, only to discover that the life he left behind has fallen apart. He’s a stranger to his baby girl, and his medical practice has downsized in his absence. Worse, he learns a shocking secret that sends him into a downward spiral. Grief-stricken, Mike makes decisions upon returning to Afghanistan which will change his life forever. It’s not until he comes home for good that he grasps the gravity of his actions, and realizes he must fight the most important battle of his life, to reclaim his life and his daughter. Along the way, he discovers that everything is not as it seems, and he learns ugly truths about those he loves the most, as well as the true meaning of heroism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001559/bk_aren_001559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty years ago, two spiritual seekers met at a workshop about conscious dying. What happened next is the extraordinary foundation for To Love and Be Loved - a life-changing program about what it means to be alive and in love. Together ever since that first day, Stephen and Ondrea Levine poured all of the wisdom, compassion, and courage they gained from their work with the suffering and grief stricken into the mystery of their own relationship. The result is a beautiful, unexpected unfolding, a teaching that transcends the anguish of existence to show us the way to God - through the darkest nights of our most intimate relationships. In the rich and forbidding depths of our personal pain, the Levines teach, lies the essence of intimacy, not only with one another but with God. This is why true commitment requires us to "swim across the reservoir of each other's grief". Stephen and Ondrea lead you beyond psychological explanations and show how couples together can immerse themselves in the "ocean of compassion" - where you will discover how to face and overcome the fear that closes your heart and replace it with mercy: the key to creativity, freedom, and love. Through honest, real-life sharing, To Love and Be Loved teaches you how to discover the greatest gift you can ever have: forgiveness - for yourself and your lover. The Difficult Yoga of Relationship Why are so few yogis and mystics committed to human partners? The Levines suggest that it's because they haven't recognized the profound value of so high a practice as the difficult yoga of partnership. Our intimate relationships, they teach, actually contain complete blueprints for spiritual realization. With exercises, meditations, and examples, they demonstrate how to decipher and use this priceless map. To Love and Be Loved brings you the crowning insights from these pioneering teachers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Levine, Ondrea Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000903/sp_true_000903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to practice Buddhism and find inner peace in your everyday life! The man who would come to be known as Buddha experienced the extremes of hunger and poverty on the path that he had chosen for himself. Finally enlightened to the truths of life and suffering, he set off on a mission to spread his teachings far and wide. Today, the questions that he spent his life seeking answers to are more prevalent than ever before. Siddhartha Gautama was 35 years old when he found the answers to some of life's deepest and most difficult questions. What does it mean to suffer? What are the causes of suffering? Is there a solution to the problem of suffering? Siddhartha was born a prince in a royal family, but he was not happy with all of his luxuries and riches. Constantly plagued by the suffering of all the poverty stricken people around him, he gave it all up and left his home on a journey to seek enlightenment. More of a philosophy than a religion, Buddhism has great lessons for anyone on a search to find inner peace. In this book, Buddhism: Beginner's Guide on the Journey to Enlightenment by Seeking Inner Peace Using the Art of Meditation, you will be guided through the five most important tenets of this enlightening philosophy, which are: The five precepts of Buddhism The four noble truths Walking the noble eightfold path The four foundations of mindfulness The two basic mindfulness meditation techniques The information in this book can be applied to anyone at any point in time. These lessons have been constructed to help anyone come another step closer to attaining inner peace. You don't need to give up all of your worldly possessions in order to find inner peace, and in this great beginner's guide, you'll learn exactly how to find it in any walk of life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069403/bk_acx0_069403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office chronicles the exploits of a diverse team of investigators at a coroner's office in Pittsburgh. Ed Strimlan is a doctor who never got to practice medicine. Instead he discovers how people died. Mike Chichwak is a stolid ex-paramedic, respected around the office for his compassion and doggedness. Tiffani Hunt is 21, a single mother who questions whether she wants to spend her nights around dead bodies. All three deputy coroners share one trait: a compulsive curiosity. A good thing too, because any observation at a death scene can prove meaningful. A bag of groceries standing on a kitchen counter, the milk turning sour. A broken lamp lying on the carpet of an otherwise tidy living room. When they approach a corpse, the investigators consider everything. Is the victim face-up or down? How stiff are the limbs? Are the hands dirty or clean? By the time they bag the body and load it into the coroner's wagon, Tiffani, Ed, and Mike have often unearthed intimate details that are unknown even to the victim's family and friends. The intrigues of investigating death help make up for the bad parts of the job. There are plenty of burdens - grief-stricken families, decomposed bodies, tangled local politics, and gore. And maybe worst of all is the ever-present reminder of mortality and human frailness. Deadhouse also chronicles the evolution of forensic medicine, from early rituals performed over corpses found dead to the controversial advent of modern forensic pathology. It explains how pathologists "read" bullet wounds and lacerations, how someone dies from a drug overdose or a motorcycle crash or a drowning, and how investigators uncover the clues that lead to the truth. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Lundeen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123321/bk_acx0_123321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.