Adam Kirk Smith
The Bravest You
Feeling directionless, or perhaps too intimidated to make a necessary change in your life? Tired of letting your fears keep you from achieving your goals or becoming healthier, happier, or more successful? Adam Kirk Smith discusses common fears people face, from the fears of inadequacy and being judged, to rejection, failure, loss of control, and loneliness, and he presents a way to master them. Adam is an entrepreneur, life coach, consultant, and public speaker. Named one of the most influential people of 2014 by American Genius, he has written for Entrepreneur and Success magazine, among other publications. Adam is the author of The Bravest You.
Be, Feel, Think, Do
At the age of 23, Anne Bérubé’s life was interrupted by a near fatal car accident. Trapped in the car, unable to breathe, she had a vision that forever changed her life’s path. The following years were marked by chronic pain, emotional turmoil, and fatigue. That journey led to profound insights around self-healing and inner peace. Anne discusses how to prioritize being and feeling in order to experience life richly, fully. Through her workshops called The Happy Sessions, she helps individuals discover an inner freedom and a connection to their own unique source of wisdom. She is the author of Be, Feel, Think, Do.
Think Outside the Shoe
Born without arms, Jessica Cox could have lived down to the low expectations that ushered her into this world. In spite of them all, she learned to swim, drive a car, fly an airplane, earn two black belts in tae kwon do, graduate from college, surf, scuba dive, and live independently using her feet in ways others who take their hands for granted can only imagine. Yet, her greatest triumph in life stands far above any physical feat. It is her unrepentant regard for herself a whole person, her high degree of self-acceptance that gives her the freedom and power to insist that society accept her, too, just as she is.
Tame that Voice
Award-winning ABC News anchor Dan Harris has covered wars and presidential campaigns; he’s investigated human traffickers and been chased by wild elephants. But by far his most challenging assignment involved something much more personal: taming the voice in his head. In his book, 10% Happier, Dan tells the story of how he learned to quiet that voice without losing his edge. Dan is co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline and also co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He has reported from all over the planet, covering wars in Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, and Iraq; and produced investigative reports in Haiti, Cambodia, and the Congo. Dan has received Murrow and Emmy awards for his reporting.
Are You Happy?
What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn’t take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out – no matter what’s going on in your life? Marci Shimoff offers an approach to being happy that doesn’t depend on achievements, goals, money, relationships, or anything else “out there.” Marci is a number one New York Times bestselling author of the runaway bestsellers Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason. She is also the woman’s face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Marci is a featured teacher in The Secret.
Have you ever wondered if the dying communicate with us? Author and hospice nurse, Maggie Callanan, who has spent her professional career taking care of the terminally ill, explains how communication at end of life takes on special meaning and how approaching death can give a clarity and importance to how we all relate to one another. From experience Maggie has learned that we can live fully to the very end, and that the final gifts received by caregivers can outweigh the burdens they must carry. Practical suggestions on how to respond to the requests of the dying will be of value to anyone in a caregiving role.