This international best seller shows why the Danes are happy and how we can be, too. For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world's happiness surveys. How is it that these 5.6 million Danes are so content when they live in a country that is dark and cold nine months of the year and where income taxes are at almost 60 percent? At a time when talk across the Western world is focused on unemployment woes, government overreach, and anti-taxation lobbies, our Danish counterparts seem to breathe a healthier and fresher air. Interweaving anecdotes and research, Malene Rydahl explores how the values of trust, education, and a healthy work-life balance with purpose - to name just a few - contribute to a "happy" population. From eye-opening stories about open-air vegetable stands to babies safely left unattended while parents have coffee, to very generous paternity leave policies, Rydahl provides tips that we can all apply to our daily lives regardless of where we live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002135/bk_gdan_002135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Play It Forward details the remarkable journey of Joan Barnes, founder and former CEO of Gymboree, and how she learned to align her inner life with outward success. Forty years ago Joan Barnes founded a play center in a church basement with $3,000. Determined to enable women to achieve personal and entrepreneurial success, Barnes led Gymboree to become an innovative leader in a new industry: activity-based early childhood development. The company eventually became a global billion-dollar brand. But this dramatic entrepreneurial memoir is also a cautionary tale and redemption story. When Gymboree's IPO became a phenomenal success story, Barnes was nowhere near Wall Street. She had left the company because of an eating disorder that threatened to destroy her and everything she had built. Barnes overcame the disorder, charting a path that replaced demons with an enduring sense of worth and hope. She eventually resumed her business career on healthier terms, with a line of yoga studios, in an inspiring example of how women can triumph through reinvention. Published to coincide with Gymboree's 40th anniversary, Play It Forward offers listeners a deeply honest perspective of the challenges of business building and seeking a work-life balance in tune with personal values. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000119/bk_inbl_000119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dawn and Autumn are young adults out on their own and making their own decisions, but can they be sure they are the right ones? Growing up with an addict for a father, their source of strength came from their mother; however, all that has changed now. Their dad is sober with a new family, while they watch their mother spiraling out of control. Meanwhile, they both are in relationships where the risks are high. Dawn is with a controlling, NBA-bound alpha male. Is she making the right decision to stay with him after she ends up in the hospital for not bending to his will?Autumn is in a relationship with a loving man of a different race. Can she trust he is sincere, or will she allow fear and prejudice to rule her life and drag her sister along with her?Get ready to face some emotional times with Dawn and Autumn as they seek balance with their family - where the drama never stops, in their relationships and in their souls. Just maybe, Finding Him will mend the broken pieces of their past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: BritVoicesRosi Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131523/bk_acx0_131523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The division between conventional and traditional medicine is as artificial as the division between science and nature. They can be woven together in a fashion that meets our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This is the foundation upon which integrative medicine is built. —Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. In Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every age. This is a book that can be listened to from beginning to end but also dipped into for inspiration or insight about a particular physical or mental health issue or remedy. We learn that, despite the widespread availability of pharmaceutical medications, advanced surgical care, and state-of-the-art medical technology, chronic illness now affects more than 50 percent of the American population. The evidence is overwhelmingly clear that much of the chronic disease we are confronting in the United States has its roots in the way we live our lives. Research shows that if Americans embraced a healthier lifestyle—which includes a balance between rest and exercise, wholesome nutrition, healthy weight, positive social interactions, stress management, not smoking, limited alcohol use, and no or limited exposure to toxic chemicals—then we could prevent 93 percent of diabetes, 81 percent of heart attacks, 50 percent of strokes, and 36 percent of all cancers. This means that each one of us has the power to shift the odds of being healthy in our favor. If you do get sick, being fit gives you a much better chance for getting well. Your health has a great deal more to do with your lifestyle and a lot less to do with taking prescription drugs than most people realize. Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., with the charisma of a Native American elder, represents a 21st-century wise woman actively building a platform in the new landscape of self-he 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005215/bk_blak_005215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.