Coping with cancer is hard. It is an emotional ordeal as well as a physical one, with known and somewhat predictable psychological responses. And yet, patients often feel isolated and alone when dealing with the stress, anxiety, depression, and existential crises so typical with a cancer diagnosis.The Big Ordeal, written in collaboration with a psychologist and two oncologists, tackles the emotional side of the experience head-on, to help newly diagnosed patients and their loved ones anticipate, understand, and deal with the psychological turmoil ahead. Based on interviews with scores of patients and experts across a variety of fields, combining patient stories with medical insights and advice from those who have been there, and structured around the typical phases of the process, this book is an accessible resource for anyone who receive a cancer diagnosis.
The Flight to Excellence makes a great gift for entrepreneurs and anyone running or starting a business.
Attaining the Unattainable Is Within Our Reach.
Captain William ”T.” Thompson’s accomplishments are many: US Air Force pilot, Delta Airlines captain, lawyer, award-winning businessman, and professional speaker.
But Thompson did not start out in life with any special advantages. In fact, being born and raised in segregated South Carolina meant that the difficulties he faced growing up were many. But realizing his aspiration to become a pilot and becoming the first African American from the state to be accepted into the prestigious United States Air Force Academy was just the beginning of a pattern of successes in a life that extended far beyond its origins.
Thompson uses his life’s challenges and his personal story to prove that we can all accomplish much more than we previously considered possible-and that we should strive for things that we have even considered unattainable. It doesn t take special gifts or talents either, the author insists. He credits his P4 System (Principles, People, Flight Plan, and Performance) as the foundation that enabled him to literally pilot his way to success and ultimately become a multimillionaire in the process.
With an attractive and distinctive aviation motif, The Flight to Excellence inspires and instructs executives, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a strong desire to reach extraordinary heights on how we can each build a ”Culture of Excellence” in our own professional and personal lives by applying his methodical process and concepts and our own discipline and hard work.
The proof is in the captain’s own successes.
All Is Not LOST is the story of what happened when one woman set aside a lifelong dream in favor of her kids, only to find herself battling her own ego and unfulfilled ambition. Shannon Kenny Carbonell — wife of actor Nestor Carbonell of LOST, Bates Motel, and The Morning Show fame — knew she was making the better choice for her, no matter how painful, when she decided on full-time motherhood over career. Little did Shannon know she would soon find herself desperate to feed the part of her that was suddenly starved of creativity and accomplishment.
When she found out her family would be relocating to Oahu, Hawaii, while Nestor shot LOST, Shannon helped uproot their lives with as much true love and support as she could muster, thinking, ”I’ll just have to be lost in the midst of LOST.” But not long after the move, a torturous family fight revealed the burden of her loss was also weighing upon those closest to her. Just like the LOST survivors, she had crashed on an island that would test her, heal her, and surround her with the people who would eventually show her the way home.
With a no-holds-barred honesty that is raw, sometimes heartbreaking, and often hysterical, former working actress Shannon Kenny Carbonell tells her tale of attempting to reconcile her growing feelings of failure and sudden loss of her identity. This is her journey.
In INSPIRE ME: RAW, Sonia Iris Lozada reveals the unspoken hidden moments, speaking courage and faith for all to move on. Traveling through the lands of her life from Chicago to Los Angeles, Lozada’s unique bi-cultural perspective captures incidents and images of rough terrain with honesty and wry acceptance. As a singer and performer, she moves her words through the body and soul; and by giving a glimpse into our spirits’ reconciliation with difficult days, her deft words lighten all our paths.
Take a walk into this riveting, true story of terror, survival, faith, and finally, forgiveness as Nikki reveals her explicit first-hand accounts of her memories.
A chilling tale of a southern raised musician whose horrific childhood caused her great pain and distrust.Nikki Lee Brannon endured a life of extreme domestic violence fueled by alcoholism, sexual abuse, and poverty which fostered an atmosphere of complete chaos.Nikki was very fortunate to have an influential Christian mother who instilled the forgiveness of Christ into her life in spite of their daily struggle to survive the rage of her alcoholic father.
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