“Me time” is the cure for what ails you. You know you need it. Here’s how to take care of yourself so that you can be the very best version of you! Do you ever say that you’ll take care of yourself after you finish your to-do list? The personal, revealing stories in this book will convince you to put yourself at the top of that list. Self-care and life balance are what we all neglect most. These 101 true stories from people who turned their lives around will show you how to take care of your physical and mental health. You’ll be inspired by people who have taken back control of their lives and carved out that all-important “me time,” whether that means exercising, reading, meditating, seeing friends, or communing with nature. Whatever your psyche needs is your form of “me time” and that’s something that you deserve. There are many approaches, and at least one of them is bound to work for you. In these pages, you’ll read about men and women who: Put an hour for themselves on their daily to-do lists Pursued long-delayed sports, hobbies, or volunteer work Discovered themselves through travel, fitness, or new careers Learned to ask for help instead of doing it all Started treating themselves as well as they would treat a guest Stopped seeing the people who weren’t making them happy Rediscovered the benefits of exercising and being outside in nature Created their own personal spaces in their homes or outdoors Decluttered their calendars or their homes—and felt liberated
Think positive and live happier! These 101 true stories show you how to find joy, peace and happiness in your own life. You already have all the necessary tools to find your happiness – you just need to learn how to use them. These inspirational, personal stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library provide role models and tips so you can apply these keys to happiness to your own life. Each chapter starts with a guided tour, too, to help you best utilize the lessons inside. You don’t have to implement all 10 keys, by the way. Even one will make a huge difference! In these pages, you will learn how to: 1. Count Your Blessings – use the power of gratitude 2. Free Yourself with Forgiveness – put the past in the past 3. Help Someone Else – make a difference and feel empowered 4. Have Less Stuff – find joy in decluttering your home 5. Think Positive – change your thoughts to change your world 6. Make Me Time – carve out time and make yourself a priority 7. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone – try new things and face your fears 8. Be Yourself – discover the unique superpower that only you have 9. Pursue Your Passion – discover excitement and purpose again 10. Get Outside in Nature – de-stress and put things in perspective Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible. Chicken Soup for the Soul solicits and publishes stories from the LGBTQ community and from people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.
How can you find true happiness? It may not be as difficult as you think. In fact, you already have the necessary tools - you just have to learn how to use them. Read 101 inspirational, true stories about the ten keys we can all use to unlock the doors to true happiness. Real people share their stories of simple, easy-to-implement life skills that helped them pursue their passions, discover their purpose, reach their potential, reclaim joy, and ultimately, find true happiness. Your Ten Keys to Happiness are: 1. Gratitude 2. Forgiveness 3. Giving back 4. Less is more 5. Positive thinking 6. Going with your gut 7. Making me time 8. Stepping outside your comfort zone 9. Getting out in nature 10. Being yourself Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible. Chicken Soup for the Soul solicits and publishes stories from the LGBTQ community and from people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.
With 101 stories from published writers who stuck with it and succeeded, you will be inspired and encouraged, whether you’re an aspiring author, a blogger, or a bestselling writer. No matter the genre, no matter the medium, the writing process is hard! But you will find inspiration, encouragement, and advice in these 101 stories from others who have stuck with it, through the setbacks and struggles, and successfully went from dreaming about writing to being a writer.
Some of the simplest, yet most powerful lessons we learn are often taught by the least likely of our family members - our dogs! We can learn something from them every day if we just open our minds and our hearts to the valuable lessons they are trying to teach. What do we learn from our dogs? Everything. Our dogs make us better people. If we rescued them, they rescue us back. If we’re sad, they comfort us. If we need to have more fun, they show us how. They are our protectors, our role models, and our best friends. You’ll laugh a lot, tear up at times, and nod your head in recognition as you read these tales about the wonderful experience of sharing life with a dog. Lessons learned from our dogs come in many forms, from the hilarious to the heroic. You’ll enjoy a wide variety of entertaining stories in these 11 chapters: • Be Ready for Adventure • Be a Friend • Step Outside Your Comfort Zone • Be Open-Minded • Find Your Purpose • Find Your Inner Strength • Live in the Moment • Miracles Happen • Get On with Life • Saying Goodbye with Gratitude • Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh And your purchase of this book will help support the important work of American Humane, creating a better life for dogs everywhere. Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible. Chicken Soup for the Soul solicits and publishes stories from the LGBTQ community and from people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.
The Principles Always Work If You Work the Principles Get ready to transform yourself for success. Jack Canfield, cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, turns to the principles he's studied, taught, and lived for more than 30 years in this practical and inspiring guide that will help any aspiring person get from where they are to where they want to be. The Success Principles™ will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Not merely a collection of good ideas, this book spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history. And the fundamentals are the same for all people and all professions -- even if you're currently unemployed. It doesn't matter if your goals are to be the top salesperson in your company, become a leading architect, score straight A's in school, lose weight, buy your dream home, or make millions of dollars–the principles and strategies are the same. From learning these basics, you can then tackle the important inner work needed to transform yourself. After this inner work, you can turn to building a "success team" and the important ways of transforming your relationships for lasting success. Finally, because success always includes a financial dimension, you can learn to develop a positive money consciousness along with the habits that will ensure that you have enough to live the lifestyle you want, while keeping the importance of tithing and service central to your financial practice. Taken together and practiced every day, these principles will transform your life beyond your wildest dreams! Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO's, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, The Success Principles™ will give you the courage and the heart to start living the principles of success today. Go for it!
52 easy ways to find your joy! All the wisdom and advice you expect from Chicken Soup for the Soul, in a fun package. Real-life examples from people who show you how to use the tools you already have inside you, just waiting to make you happy, purposeful, and positive. Guided journal entries will help you focus on your own strategy as you try out these simple tips. This is an eminently practical motivational guided journal for anyone looking to make positive change—and have it work, quickily and easily. Any one of the 52 lessons will change your life. You’ll learn: How to change the dynamics of difficult situations How to quiet your biggest critic—that little voice in your own head That you’re not the only one who has imposter syndrome Why you shouldn’t strive for perfection Why you should treat yourself as well as you would a guest How to declutter your home How to clear your calendar and focus on what matters How to spot those frenemies How to make "fake it till you make it" a reality How to get the best from people, even strangers How to use the power of no Why you should be bold and speak up Why every little thing you do makes a difference The life-changing impact of smiling How to follow your gut even when it might be embarrassing How to get those long overdue projects done How to turn procrastination into your superpower How to stop taking things personally How to change your life through forgiveness Why you should pursue your passions How to add value and purpose to your life How to use the power of gratitude to change everything How to make that all important “me time” What you can learn while you’re asleep How to use your dreams as a GPS for your life Why you should listen to your mother forever How to maintain connections with your loved ones who have passed How to be your own therapist once in a while How doing a simple good deed can change your life Why you get to choose your friends When saying yes will energize your life Why you should step outside your comfort zone How to love the messes in your life How to make friends with your body Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible. Chicken Soup for the Soul solicits and publishes stories from the LGBTQ community and from people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.
Presents simple healthy recipes seasoned with inspiring stories to help rekindle a mother's spirits after a busy day, including step-by-step instructions for baked apple pancakes, fast chicken fajitas, strawberry cream dip, and steak pizzaiola.