Finding Peace When Your Heart Is In Pieces: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Other Side of Grief, Loss, and Pain
A sensitive approach to overcoming loss!
Behind every tragedy and loss lies a tranquil reality just waiting to be found. Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces shows you how to use the Four Paths of Transformation–acceptance, inspiration, release, and compassion–to move past your suffering and discover inner peace. Author Paul Coleman, PsyD, guides you through every chapter with powerful exercises that help you evaluate your current emotional state and how the hardship has impacted your life. With his guidance and insight, you will learn how to transform your pain into positive thinking, find perspective through charitable acts, and hone in on what you need to do to step into a brighter future.
Whether mourning the loss of a romance, health, a loved one, or coping with any of life’s upheavals, Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces will help you overcome your pain and finally find peace within yourself.
One reviewer had this to say about Father: “A commanding, ultimately satisfying tale of interwoven lives, unanticipated miracles, surprises and fulfillments…”
Bob Shepherd is the workaholic accountant of Birch Woods Nursing Home in Neumann, Connecticut. He’s at the end of his rope. One of his few friends is dying. It looks as if his boss is about to fire him. And Bob’s wife, Sylvia, pregnant with their third child, is thinking about divorce.
Kevin Moore, the newly appointed priest at St. Catherine’s Catholic church in Neumann, has already established himself as a strong presence in the community. Dreaming of greatness, Kevin wants to believe the strange symptoms he’s been experiencing are a sign from the divine. Tom Ryan, the pastor of the church, is worried that his assistant is letting his ego get the better of him.
Rudy Samson is the elderly caretaker of Mills Park—just across the street from St. Catherine’s church. He tries to hide himself away in his stone shed, but there is no escaping his shame. Rudy even keeps his closest friend, Lem Harris, at a distance. Forty-five years earlier, Rudy left his wife for an affair that cost him his only son.
During the course of one week, extraordinary events occur that will transform the pain of these three men into hopes for a future that none of them could have imagined.
You, Him, and the Other Woman
The phrase “three’s a crowd” is never more
true than when referring to a marriage. Yet
affairs affect almost a third of all couples.
Wronged women need a place to turn when the situation “that could never happen to them” suddenly does. In this book, relationship expert
Dr. Paul Coleman helps women:
• Process the terrible news
• Confront the unfaithful spouse in the most useful way possible
• Create an effective short- & long-term action plan
• Learn about the nature of love triangles: how they persist & how they disintegrate
• Handle encounters with the other woman
• Decide whether the marriage can be salvaged or not
• Come to a difficult-but crucial-emotional acceptance of the affair
• Rebuild trust in order to heal & move forward should they choose to stay together
A cheating husband can make a woman feel like her life is over. But women can put the affair behind them and save their marriage with Dr. Coleman’s realistic, down-to-earth strategies. Or, they can decide that she deserves better and move on. This groundbreaking book will show women how.
We Need to Talk: Tough Conversations With Your Spouse
BRAND NEW! Sometimes the most important topics a married couple discusses are also the most delicate. How do you steer through a thorny issue where the wrong word can lead to hurt feelings or a deep emotional rift? How do you tell the person you love something he or she might not want to hear? What do you do when your partner gets defensive?
This book is designed to help you navigate choppy conversational waters with two essential skills: consideration and know-how. It will provide you with indispensable scripts and power-phrases to move you and your mate quickly past the various tricky spots couples encounter when discussing touchy subjects, while offering a treasure-trove of cutting-edge tips and tools.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Intimacy
This book is “rocket-fuel for your relationship” according to million-selling author and romance expert Greg Godek, author of “1001 Ways to Be Romantic.”
“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Intimacy” is essential reading for those wishing to creatively improve intimacy in their most important relationships (and let’s face it, almost every couple needs some help in this area), or discover why some people’s efforts to put sizzle in their love life simply fizzle.
You won’t find a more thorough or up-to-date guide on all facets of intimacy. Perfect for singles, couples, and romancers of every age. Each page contains state-of-the-art advice and each chapter is loaded with tools and exercises to help you unlock your intimacy potential and discover new ways to add closeness to your current or future relationships.
Intimacy is not just about sex. This book reveals the four pathways to intimacy and how to make the most of each of them. Wouldn’t you want to know the following?
Your IQ (Intimacy Quotient)?
The subtle and often hidden obstacles to achieving intimacy?
The words and short phrases that even the least talkative person can easily say that will pack an emotional wallop and send intimacy levels soaring?
How to go from warm to hot in mere seconds?
The secret inner conflict that every man wishes every woman understood?
The secret inner conflict that every woman wishes every man understood?
And much, much more.
How to Say It™ For Couples: Communicating with Tenderness, Openness, and Honesty
“This book is about how to have meaningful conversation with your partner when the right words aren’t obvious or don’t come easily.”
That is the opening line of the book that is designed to be like no other communications book you’ve read.
Publishers Weekly says “this clear, well-organized, reassuring book will benefit many couples.” The reason for that is so much of the current advice on how to communicate effectively is actually outdated and not as useful as previously thought. (For example, while unhappy couples might complain, “Stop interrupting me!” the truth is that the happiest of couples interrupt one another more often than unhappy couples and show no ill-effects from it. What gives? This book explains why.)
The truth is that the most important conversational tools can be remembered easily using the mnemonic GIFTS. If you put into practice these five, most essential rules, your communication efforts will dramatically improve.
Part One of the book describes these most important tools. Part Two provides one-hundred scenarios faced by practically every couple—from dealing with financial problems, child-rearing, in-laws, sex, adversity, and so forth—and provides numerous examples of the best—and worst—ways to have those conversations. This book is a must-have if communication problems have ever complicated your life.
How to Say It™ To Your Kids: The Right Words to Solve Problems, Soothe Feelings, and Teach Values
“A no-nonsense yet warm and caring book full of specific advice and words that you can put to use immediately.”
-Jean Marzollo, author of the “I Spy” books
A perennial favorite. The book is designed so that a parent can quickly locate a problem or issue that needs addressing (there are over a hundred scenarios that most parents will face eventually) and immediately come away with examples of how best to talk about it to the kids. The book describes the six approaches we use when talking to children (those approaches form the mnemonic TENDER) and reveal the benefits and cautions of each approach for each topic that is presented. Want to know what to say when your child acts defiant? When his friends are mean to him? When she’s frustrated by her homework? When a pet dies? When he overhears you arguing with your spouse?
The book is one you will use again and again as your children get older and new issues and concerns are faced.
How to Say It™ To Your Child When Bad Things Happen
This one is going fast and will soon be out of print. How can you talk to your children about the scary events taking place in the world? What do you say when they ask you about terrorism? Child kidnappings? Violence? What do you say if your child has experienced some kind of emotional trauma or upsetting event such as a serious car accident or medical problem that requires hospitalization?
This book explains the concept of emotional trauma and how it can affect your child. Then it offers specific, sound advice on what to say, how to say it, and when to say it.
30 Secrets of Happily Married Couples
Completely Revised and Updated! – February 2006!
Another perennial favorite. First published in 1993, this book keeps on ticking because it offers reading essential advice in a short, easy to apply format. No wading through pages and pages of theory and filler. The book is designed to be highly practical and immediately put to use. No need to start at the beginning. Jump around to whatever chapters suit your interest. Each chapter ends with an average of five exercises you can do to help enhance your love life.
-Illustrated by Elizabeth Wilda
This is a short story of fiction, intended for children between the age of 5-12. It is the story of Corey and what he does to cope after his beloved grandmother dies. The book is ideal for parents wishing to deal with the death of a beloved family member or pet but who are unsure how best to proceed when talking to their children.
The story is colorful, rich, and warm hearted. A perfect way to help your child sort through his or her feelings when a loved one dies.