Tianna Bartoletta is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the long jump and short sprinting events. She is a two-time Olympian with three gold medals. At the 2012 Summer Olympics she placed fourth in the 100m race then won her first gold by leading off the world record-setting 4 × 100 m relay team.

  • A Still Quiet Place for Athletes

    ???,Are you looking for unique ways to “get into the game”? To enhance your training and find focus? You aren???t alone. Increasingly, athletes and coaches???from amateur leagues to professional football champs to Olympic athletes???are incorporating , practices into their training. That???s because mindfulness can help you lower your stress levels, connect with the moment, and mentally bounce back after setbacks. So whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a professional athlete, mindfulness can also help you deal with physical aspects of training, such as fatigue, aches, pains, injury, burnout, and exhaustion.,Written by holistic physician, mindfulness coach, and long-time athlete Amy Saltzman, this practical workbook offers mindfulness-based skills you can use any time throughout your athletic career, as well as in daily life. You???ll discover what the author fondly refers to as the ???still quiet place,??? and from the vantage point of that stillness, you???ll be able to observe your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations???before and during practice and competition, between events, after a miss or significant loss, or exhilarating win. You???ll also find skills for dealing effectively with teammates and coaches, as well as skills for coaching mindfully. A parents guide is also included. ,No matter what sport you play, 90 percent of performance is mental. With this workbook as your guide, you can use mindfulness to enhance your training, competitive performance, and your life beyond athletics.

  • Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself

    You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible. Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, but you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!

  • Daily Enlightenments

    Discover spiritual guidance for every day of the year with ,. In only five minutes of reading each morning, this easy-to-understand and practical tool presents a spiritual truth to keep you grounded throughout the day.,These daily contemplations cover a variety of topics designed to encourage self-reflection and mindfulness, including expressions of gratitude for life, how to form good habits, challenging questions about your actions, and more. Each entry concludes with a “take away” summary affirmation about how to effectively apply the spiritual concept to your life. With inspirational images to accompany the entries–including a bonus day for the leap year–this daily reader will bring higher consciousness and serenity to the way you live all year.

  • Daring Greatly

    ???It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.??????Theodore Roosevelt,Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Bren?? Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.,Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: ???When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.???,Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It???s about courage. In a world where ???never enough??? dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It???s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there???s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena???whether it???s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

  • Find a Way

    On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours. Diana carried three poignant messages on her way across this stretch of shark-infested waters, and she spoke them to the crowd in her moment of final triumph:,Millions of people around the world cheered this maverick on, moved by her undeniable tenacity to be the first to make the historic crossing without the aid of a shark cage. At the end of her magnificent journey, after thirty-five years and four crushing failures, the public found hope in Diana???s perseverance. They were inspired by her mantra???find a way???that led her to realize a dream in her sixties that had eluded her as a young champion in peak form.,In ,Diana engages us with a unique, passionate story of this heroic adventure and the extraordinary life experiences that have served to carve her unwavering spirit.,Diana was a world champion in her twenties, setting the record for swimming around Manhattan Island, along with other ocean-swim achievements, all of which rendered her a star at the time. Back then, she made the first attempt at the Mount Everest of swims, the Cuba Swim, but after forty-two hours and seventy-nine miles she was blown desperately off course. Her dream unfulfilled, she didn???t swim another stroke for three decades.,Why, at sixty-four, was she able to achieve what she could not at thirty? How did her dramatic failures push her to success? What inner resources did Diana draw on during her long days and nights of training, and how did the power of the human spirit trump both the limitations of the body and the forces of nature across this vast, dangerous wilderness? This is the gripping story of an athlete, of a hero, of a bold mind. This is a galvanizing meditation on facing fears, engaging in our lives full throttle, and living each day with no regrets.

  • Relentless

    For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats???Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life???and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.,Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In ???The Relentless 13,??? he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. ,shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent???s weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients??????don???t think??????and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, ,shows you how even the best get better . . . and how you can too.

  • Start Right Where You Are

    What Are You Waiting For?,An overwhelmed procrastinator, frustrated overachiever, and recovering perfectionist herself, Sam Bennett knows all the ways we avoid pursuing our dreams and reaching our goals. She also knows how to ???get it done.??? , is an easy-to-read, easy-to-do guidebook for anyone who wants to change their life but doesn???t know where or how to begin. Of course, the process of getting out of your own way, raising your self-esteem, improving your relationships, and making better choices can be a bumpy road. But Bennett???s fun, original voice lets you know that you???ve got a friend along the way, a friend who offers a comforting cup of tea ??? or a bracing shot of whiskey, depending. Her gentle-kiss-on-the-cheek and loving-thwack-upside-the-head attitude gives us what we all need: inspiration, shortcuts, and breathing room.

  • The Bhagavad Gita

    Easwaran???s best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita is reliable, readable, and profound. His 55-page introduction places the Gita in its historical context, presents key concepts, and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. This edition includes chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary.,Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West. He is a gifted teacher and an authority on the Indian classics and world mysticism. ,The Gita opens, dramatically, on a battlefield, as the warrior Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Yet the Gita is not what it seems ??? it???s not a dialogue between two mythical figures at the dawn of Indian history. ???The battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita???s subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage if he or she is to emerge from life victorious.???

  • The Champion’s Comeback

    Your ultimate guide to overcoming losses and injuries and achieving greatness???on and off the field.,Leading sports psychologist Jim Afremow, author of ,, knows what makes good athletes great, especially when they come back to win after facing devastating injuries, tough obstacles, or seemingly insurmountable odds. Making a comeback isn???t just about raw talent or athletic ability???it???s the mental game that counts most.,In ,, he offers winning strategies for athletes of any age or skill level to get mentally psyched for competition, quickly rebound after a loss, and overcome injuries (and the fear of re-injury). Afremow explores the psychology of commitment and shows you how to develop the core confidence of repeat champions.,Featuring unique tips and advice, including guided imagery scripts, easy-to-follow mental training exercises, and motivating stories of famous ???comeback??? athletes, , is the ultimate athlete???s handbook, encouraging you to not only stay in the game but also achieve greatness, no matter what.

  • The Power of Broke

    Daymond John has been practicing the power of broke ever since he started selling his home-sewn t-shirts on the streets of Queens. With no funding and a $40 budget, Daymond had to come up with out-of-the box ways to promote his products. Luckily, desperation breeds innovation, and so he hatched an idea for a creative campaign that eventually launched the FUBU brand into a $6 billion dollar global phenomenon. ??But it might not have happened if he hadn???t started out broke – with nothing but a heart full of hope and a ferocious drive to succeed by any means possible.,Here, the FUBU founder and star of ABC???s Shark Tank shows that, far from being a liability, broke can actually be , as an entrepreneur. Why? ??Because starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively. ??It forces you to use your resources more efficiently. It forces you to connect with your customers more authentically, and market your ideas more imaginatively. It forces you to be true to yourself, stay laser focused on your goals, and come up with those innovative solutions required to make a meaningful mark. ,Drawing his own experiences as an entrepreneur and branding consultant, peeks behind-the scenes from the set of Shark Tank, and stories of dozens of other entrepreneurs who have hustled their way to wealth, John shows how we can all leverage the power of broke to phenomenal success. You???ll meet:,When your back is up against the wall, your bank account is empty, and creativity and passion are the only resources you can afford, , Here you???ll learn how to tap into that Power of Broke to scrape, hustle, and dream your way to the top.