The Gift of Anger

Author: Marcia Cannon

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608822768

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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It's Time to Listen to Your Anger Anger is a natural response to feelings of hurt, betrayal, and embarrassment, and a reliable outlet when we feel just plain stressed out. Yet many of us see anger as a negative, potentially dangerous emotion that should be suppressed. But the truth is, anger is a gift—a natural, internal signal that unfailingly identifies an opportunity for healing and growth. The Gift of Anger shows you how to recognize this signal, discover the deeper meaning behind your anger, and change the relationships and situations in your life that frustrate you. In seven simple and effective steps, this book guides you past any level of anger, from mild irritation to rage, and toward a balanced approach to using anger for greater understanding and well-being. By learning to see anger as a gift, you'll be able to: •Regain emotional balance after becoming angry •Identify and name the unmet needs at the root of your anger •Create an action plan for ensuring your needs are met •Understand and forgive others and have compassion for yourself

The Gift of Anger

Author: Carroll Saussy

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664255336

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 4750


This book provides a biblical basis and a very practical and viable methodology for using and expressing anger in a healthy and redemptive way.

The Gift of Anger

Author: Joe Solmonese

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626565899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 2029


Under Joe Solmonese's leadership, the Human Rights Campaign became the model other organizations look toward to create effective social and political change. Against daunting odds, HRC was instrumental in passing landmark national legislation such as the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act; repealing “Don't Ask, Don't Tell”; and passing marriage equality acts in eight states. How did Solmonese and HRC do it? What Solmonese reveals in this book is that for him, the key to success was learning to harness his anger. Essentially it's just a form of energy. Channeled, it can keep you moving forward on a long journey. But uncontrolled, it can blow everything up. With this as his guiding principle, Solmonese uses stories from his work with HRC and his previous position as CEO of the powerful women's organization EMILY's List to share a series of often-surprising lessons. For example, empathize with your enemies instead of shaming them, find allies wherever you can, and ask for the doable, not the impossible (even when the “impossible” is your ultimate goal). Most striking in this book are the stories of Solmonese's ability to draw some kind of win—however small—from seeming adversaries. But at every step of the way he emphasizes the importance of managing the yin-yang tension of anger. Particularly when one is dealing with irrational and offensive attitudes, the temptation is ever present to give in to righteous indignation. While it's fine to feel it, Solmonese's advice is to always be strategic with your outrage.

The Gift of Anger

Author: Arun Gandhi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476754853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1560


The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi shares ten vital and extraordinary life lessons imparted by the iconic philosopher and peace advocate, sharing Gandhi's particular insights into how emotions like anger can be guiltless motivational tools if properly used for good purposes.

Be Free! the Gift of Freedom

Author: Ricardo C. Castellanos,Ricardo Castellanos,Allienne R. Becker

Publisher: Allienne Becker

ISBN: 0595305393

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 181

View: 1098


Be Free! The Gift of Freedom explains how to find freedom and transform our lives making us people of great joy and happiness, by showing how to overcome fear, deception, anger, guilt, feelings of inferiority, and other things that keep us from being free. In today's world we seem to be losing more and more of our freedom. Be Free! The Gift of Freedom demonstrates what we can do to throw off all the bondage that enslaves us, impeding our happiness and stifling our joy. Ricardo C Castellanos and Allienne R. Becker describe the peace and contentment that flow from those who have attained freedom and liberty.

The Gift of Pain

Author: Paul Brand,Philip Yancey

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310363055

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 3169


Pain is not something that most of us would count as a blessing; however, renowned surgeon Dr. Paul Brand and award-winning writer Philip Yancey shed fresh light on the purpose of our pain. Wouldn't it be nice to never experience pain or never have to take drugs to deal with pain? Many people think so, but they're missing one key piece of information: Pain is the body's built-in warning system that something is wrong and needs to be fixed. Follow world-renowned physician and surgeon Dr. Paul Brand around the world as he shares his humble beginnings as the son of medical missionaries in India to his medical training in London during the Blitz to his groundbreaking medical research with leprosy patients in the United States and India. His work with leprosy patients is what convinced him that pain truly is one of God's great gifts to us. In these pages he shares what he's learned about pain, its purpose in our lives, the impact it has on our daily lives and overall health, and how we can better respond to it. Perfect for those in the medical field or those looking for a firsthand look into the mystery of pain, this book will give you a new perspective on the gift that none of us want and none of us can do without. You'll never look at pain the same way again. Spanish edition also available. Note: The book includes some frank descriptions of medical procedures, illnesses, and diseases

The Gift of Change

Author: Constance Clancy-Fisher, EdD

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452568367

Category: Self-Help

Page: 162

View: 5464


In this place and time, we all face challenges that very often include the need for change. This book presents a series of problems that lead us to examine how we react in our attempt to make changes that reflect who we are and what we want to achieve. The purpose of this book is to present ways of exploring what behaviors determine how we react to the challenges we face. It offers information that may help us make better choices that lead to a life filled with more happiness and joy. This is the gift that change can give us.

Seven Transforming Gifts of Menopause

Author: Cheryl Bridges Johns

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1493422286

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 5629


Menopause is a dramatic but largely overlooked developmental window to the second half of life. Although today's women are more aware of and actively involved in mapping their menopausal journey than generations before, many still do not see menopause as a time of important psychological and spiritual transformation. This book goes far beyond hot flashes and gets to the very heart of the midlife journey, helping women find their unique voice and speak their truth in an era of #MeToo and #ChurchToo. Coming alongside readers as a wise spiritual guide, pastor and theologian Cheryl Bridges Johns identifies seven key developmental "tasks" of menopause and gives practical ways women can embrace each one. She encourages women to view these tasks as gifts as they experience the remarkable physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation that occurs in this stage of life. Written in a warm and conversational tone, this book helps women chart a course for the future, leading them to a renewed sense of identity, a more focused vision for life, and a deeper spirituality. Each chapter includes guided questions for personal reflection and study questions for group discussion.

The Gift of Anger

Author: Arun Gandhi

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9781405931090

Category:

Page: 400

View: 3356


'Anger is good. It is an energy that compels us to define what is right and wrong' - Mahatma Gandhi, to his grandson, Arun This major new work of non-fiction illuminates 10 vital, extraordinary life lessons taught to Arun Gandhi by his beloved grandfather. Told through the author's moving, often irreverent story of his years being raised at the iconic Sevagram ashram, Arun's charming memories of his grandfather are an engaging and often surprising read. They reveal a rare insight into Gandhi the man rather than the icon, but throughout are balanced with the inspirational lessons themselves. Arun believes that the violence in the world today makes Gandhi's teachings more vital than ever, and The Gift of Angerplaces these lessons in a modern context, shedding new light on how Gandhi's principles can - and must - be applied to today's concern

Accepting the Gifts of Forgiveness

Author: Donna Ing

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146703309X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 202

View: 1249


This book is about revealing to yourself your own power through forgiving the idea that anyone else in your life is stronger than you are. What does acceptance of the gifts of forgiveness mean? From love flows forgiveness. In love forgiveness is received. Who can this book help? This book is for all who are seeking peace in times of crises. Key points: 1. Forgiveness means giving over, not giving up. 2. Forgiveness flows from the awareness of love. 3. Find the love within self so that forgiveness comes naturally. What are the gifts of forgiveness? You will receive a sense of freedom, a sense of personal awareness, a sense of peace and personal power. The power of peace is a part of the revelation that comes from forgiving all the limits that have kept you so occupied in the world that you couldn't understand who you are. The gift is recognizing that you have a right to something better, the right to be free, and the right to live comfortably without asking anyone else's permission. Forgiveness brings about inner illumination - enlightenment. What's the process of forgiveness? First, recognize what is required to be forgiven and understand that you are required to forgive yourself as you forgive others. Thinking, "I have nothing to forgive myself about," is delusional and a denial of your greatest capabilities. Second, be willing to allow yourself to be all right (even if you are wrong). Forgiveness doesn't make you wrong, but the ego makes you believe that if you forgive, it is an admission of giving up. Third, feel the willingness to let the situation go. Finally, realize that you are a container for greater things than you have allowed. Let yourself be filled up with a whole new viewpoint, feeling about the person or situation, and a whole new perspective of how it can work.