Category Archives: Self-Help

The Successful Single Mom by Honoree Corder

The Successful Single MomHonorée Corpron Corder, former single mom and business coach, gives single moms the tools they need to quickly and effectively get moving — personally and professionally — in the direction they want to go.

Single moms will find immediately applicable and practical procedures for creating success through the creation of a support system, upgrading their attitudes, creating a vision, creating goals and identifying actions that will lead them to the attainment of the life they desire. Includes the Successful Single Mom Principles.

I wish I had discovered this series about ten years ago when I was recently a single mother of four, without a high school education and no prospects. While I have since found my way in the world, I obviously have a few things to learn and reading this book was very helpful.

It is good to know that this series exists so that I can pass them on to my daughters and other women that I know would benefit from their contents. I know too many women that spend too much time frustrated and wondering which way to turn, especially if they’ve been a stay-at-home mom and become single.

I will be recommending this book (and others by this author) to the many women I know in similar situations and hopefully they will be as inspired as I was.

Stepping Stones to Greater Resilience by Marquita Herald

Stepping Stones to Greater Resilience: Empowering you to create your own life experience ...Unexpected trials will always be a part of life … a lost set of keys, the stress of a botched work assignment, or the heartache of a full-blown health or relationship crisis. If we can accept that it is unrealistic to deny or run away from life’s inevitable challenges, we’re left with the only question that really matters, how we will choose to view adversity … obstacle or opportunity.

Try to imagine for a moment what it could mean to the quality of your life, if you were able to redefine your view of adversity – from the perspective of an unfortunate victim, to that of an empowered individual, confident in your ability create your own life experience? This is the power of resilience, the characteristics that help us deal with sudden and unexpected obstacles, as well as those we anticipate and cannot avoid.

The good news is studies show that we all have at least some natural resilience characteristics, however – much like unused muscle – if we don’t exercise and strengthen these skills, eventually they become weak and far less resistant.

Stepping Stones to Greater Resilience by Marguita Herald is described as a guide to cultivating the skills that empower you to avoid getting sidetracked by life’s inevitable challenges and thrive as a result of the experience.

This description more than adequately describes Herald’s self help book. I am confident that this book will help anyone going through a tough time if they are open to learning skills on how to be resilient, how to strengthen their confidence in their abilities and boost coping skills.

Personally I wish I had this book a few years ago when my life was in chaos and I did not know how to face some of the issues I was facing in a positive matter. While I read it after the fact, I am pleased to see that I had somehow developed these skills along the way. This manual would have definitely have sped up the process I went through of having to learn this on my own through trial and error.

By following this “manual to success” readers will develop the necessary skills needed to become strong in the face of adversity instead of becoming a victim to the nasty details of life.

Meditation Motivation by Mia Randall

Meditation Motivation - A Quick Tour of Buddhism and 20 Easy Tips to Create a Daily PracticeStruggling to meditate regularly or new to meditation? Meditating regularly can be very difficult to do, especially when we are busy. However, to really experience the benefits of meditation, a regular practice is essential.

In this book, Mia guides the reader on a journey towards a more firmly grounded practice that can withstand the obstacles that we all, from time to time, put in the way of our meditation practice. By looking at the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, we learn how meaning and purpose can be conveyed to our meditation, giving us the will and determination to meditate on a regular basis.

Short of time to meditate? Learn 20 easy motivational tips and secrets (including charts) to create and maintain a daily practice to fit in with even the most hectic lifestyle!

I really enjoyed this book – easy to read, wonderful photographs and some wonderfully inspirational quotes. This is the first time I have looked into a book on Buddhism, and I am very glad I did. thank you for the gentle introduction.