The Anatomy of a Calling

A Doctor's Journey from the Head to the Heart and a Prescription for Finding Your Life's Purpose

The Anatomy of a Calling

In The Anatomy of a Calling, Lissa Rankin, MD, makes a simple yet revolutionary claim: We are all, every single one of us, heroes. We are all on what Joseph Campbell calls "a hero's journey;" we are all on a mission to step into our true nature and fulfill the assignment our souls were sent to Earth to fulfill. Navigating the hero's journey, Dr. Rankin argues, is one of the cornerstones of living a meaningful, authentic, healthy life. In clear, engaging prose, Dr. Rankin describes her entire spiritual journey for the first time--beginning with what she calls her "perfect storm" of events--and recounts the many transformative experiences that led to a profound awakening of her soul. Through her father's death, her daughter's birth, career victories and failures, and an ongoing struggle to identify as both a doctor and a healer, Dr. Rankin discovers a powerful self-awareness. As she shares her story, she encourages you to find out where you are on your own journey and offers wisdom and inspiration in the form of "Hero's Guideposts" along the way. Dr. Rankin weaves in lessons on trusting intuition, surrendering to love, and learning to see adversity as an opportunity for soul growth. Much more than a memoir, The Anatomy of a Calling guides you to make a powerful shift in consciousness and reach your highest destiny.

The Daily Flame

365 Love Letters from Your Inner Pilot Light

The Daily Flame

Receive daily messages of love, wisdom, and encouragement with a 365-day reader from New York Times bestselling author, physician, and mystic Dr. Lissa Rankin. If your deepest, most divine self had a message for you, what would it be? In The Daily Flame, acclaimed physician Dr. Lissa Rankin presents 365 love letters from your Inner Pilot Light—the guiding voice of your innermost truth. As Lissa explains: "This book is intended to support the kind of intimacy, comfort, nourishment, and grace that happens when you make contact with the Source of all love that fuels your very existence. Regardless of your spiritual orientation, consider this book a prayer of sorts, one that invites you to gently, quietly reunite with the purest, most loving core of your being, the part that will help you navigate the in-between space in your spiritual life." Each new message from your Inner Pilot Light will bring you inspiration and encouragement for the day ahead. The letters cover a wide range of themes, from abundance and health, to following your dreams, to finding your tribe, and persevering through challenges. Some readings offer practices and reflection questions, while others offer deep wisdom and spiritual insights. You might get a motivating kick in the patooty one day, and an unbridled love letter the next! As you read each day, you’ll learn to embrace your own authentic knowing and trust the voice of your divine self. Enter the mysterious landscape of the soul and let your light shine bright with The Daily Flame.

The Anatomy of a Game

Football, the Rules, and the Men who Made the Game

The Anatomy of a Game

Looks at how rule changes have shaped the game of college football

The Anatomy of a Museum

An Insider's Text

The Anatomy of a Museum

What is a museum -- Museum governance -- Museum directing -- Curating = connoisseurship = collecting -- Managing in museums -- Audience: a matter of definition -- Fundraising -- Collection management -- Museum education -- Numbers -- Conservation: the preservation imperative -- Exhibitions: show and tell -- Maintenance and security -- Museums and the media -- Architecture -- Volunteers -- Behavior -- Museum ethics -- What's next for museums.

Bringing Your Shadow Out of the Dark

Breaking Free from the Hidden Forces That Drive You

Bringing Your Shadow Out of the Dark

"Our shadow," teaches Robert Augustus Masters, "is our internal storehouse for the parts of us that we’ve disowned or rejected, or are otherwise keeping in the dark." Everyone has a shadow, but all too many of us are unaware of it. It holds the feelings and beliefs that we are most ashamed of or cannot accept about ourselves. For some, it may contain unacknowledged anger or grief. For others, pain or fear. Our shadow contains our unfaced conditioning. And the more unaware we are of our shadow, the more it influences and controls us. Based upon Masters's four decades as a psychospiritual therapist and guide, Bringing Your Shadow Out of the Dark invites readers to understand and skillfully work with this rich yet neglected dimension of ourselves. With depth and clarity, he illuminates the process of meeting our shadow in beneficial ways, and how we can embody a more complete and life-giving experience of who we are. In this book you’ll discover: • The nature of our shadow and how to optimally work with it—exploring our conditioning and core shadow elements, including in the domains of shame, fear, aggression, resistance, addiction, death, and spirituality • How to work with the child within, self-sabotage, narcissism, sexuality, dreams, and other matters deeply influenced by our shadow • Why turning toward our pain is an essential part of shadow work—making wise use of our pain • Collective shadow domains we share with family, social groups, political party, or nation—bringing them and their associated traumas into the light When we uncover and work in-depth with our shadow, we free ourselves from its control and gain the opportunity to put its contents to work for us instead of allowing them to work against us. Bringing Your Shadow Out of the Dark shows us how to navigate the full terrain of our emotions, drives, needs, and depths of who we are. Foreword by Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling.

Hearing God's Call

Ways of Discernment for Laity and Clergy

Hearing God's Call

"God is still calling believers today, just as He did in earlier times, and God's empowering call extends to clergy and laity alike. ... this book will help anyone seeking to hear God's call with greater clarity and act on it with greater conviction" -- BACK JACKET.

The Anatomy of a Growing Company

The Anatomy of a Growing Company

The Anatomy of a Growing Company examines the challenges and opportunities that define what a management team in a growing company faces. How do you position your management team for success? Dick Dadamo provides you with the knowledge you need to: Make changes in your management style to adapt to the environment of the growth company. Borrow money for a business for the first time to fund the growth that the company is building upon. Begin to trust subordinates and be able to delegate important tasks to them. Pay lawyers in spite of your perceived idea of exorbitant rates in order to protect the future of your growing business. Prepare a forecast that extends beyond a week and become an expert in cash management. Develop and execute a formal plan that will guide your company through the growth to profitability. Recruit an A Team of superstars who will grow your revenue so that you can exceed the barriers of $10 million, $50 million, and $500 million. Enter into potentially new and exciting markets and focus upon new product development.

Thomas Reid: Ethics, Aesthetics and the Anatomy of the Self

Thomas Reid: Ethics, Aesthetics and the Anatomy of the Self

This book is a critical exposition of Reid's philosophical anatomy of the self, his moral philosophy and his aesthetics, and is aimed at an advanced undergraduate and graduate readership. Those familiar with Reid scholarship will be only too aware of how little attention has been paid of late to Reid's accounts of beauty, of sublimity and aesthetic assessment, compared with his moral philosophy and philosophy of action. One main purpose of this book is to help remedy this imbalance, if only because of the very considerable impact of Reid's aesthetic thought in nineteenth century France. Notoriously Reid presents his accounts of moral and aesthetic judgment as the fruits of a sense of morals and of taste. Accordingly his position on the nature of a sense needs to be carefully considered, as well as his position on the origin of conceptions needed for the deployment of a sense. The Lehrer-Smith III computational computer model of Reidian faculties is assessed at some length as a serious contribution to this task, especially since its employment would seem to presuppose positions at odds with crucial components in Reid's account, which is also presented in the book, of the self as thinker, decision-maker and moral agent exercising both active and speculative power.