Balance your military career and motherhood - without guilt or stress. Being a mom is hard. Being a mom in the military is like earning a PhD in hard. There is always the underlying uncertainty of what the military will bring next. You worry about deploying and how the kids will manage. You feel guilty for making career choices that take you away from your family. Benefsheh Verell understands. A mother of two, she’s married to a service member and served 20 years on active duty, including multiple deployments and a four-and-a-half-year stint during which she and her husband were stationed in different places. Benef discovered the keys to being both a successful mom and military leader. She now shares her triumphs and her failures so that you can better manage your career while nurturing your family. In Military and Mindful, Benef teaches you:The real culprit behind all your stress and guilt - and how to control itTips for dealing with exhaustion and burnoutThe secret to getting everything done and organizedHow to handle emotional overload (before you lose your cool)How to be the best mother and Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine you were meant to beYou don’t have to struggle, and you don’t have to do this alone! If you want to manage being in the military and being a mom, then Military and Mindful will show you the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Imai. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154550/bk_acx0_154550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Military and Mindful , Benefsheh Verell combines her knowledge of mindfulness practices with over twenty years in the Army as a Military Police and Information Operations officer to educate service members and their families about the mental, emotional, and physical benefits of yoga and meditation. Being a mom in the military is very difficult because there is always the underlying uncertainty of what the military will bring next. A mom in the military worries about deploying and how her kids will manage once she does. The feeling of guilt emerges for making career choices that take a mother away from her family. In Military and Mindful , mothers in the military learn how to balance their military career and motherhood without the feelings of guilt or stress. Unlike any other resource currently available for active-duty moms, Military and Mindful offers a template to unleashing one´s internal power. In addition to promoting a focused and positive mindset, Benefsheh Verell reveals how harnessing one´s internal power is essential to living a First-Class life.
Military And Mindful:Eight Essential Elements to Manage Your Military Career and Motherhood Lieutenant Colonel-Retired Benefsheh Verell
San Francisco, 1968: Jeannie and Kip are lost and half-orphaned, their mother dead under mysterious circumstances, and their father - a decorated WWII veteran - consumed by guilt and losing sight of his teenage children. Kip, a dreamer and swaggerer prone to small-time trouble, enlists to fight in Vietnam; Jeannie finds a seemingly safe haven in early marriage and motherhood. But when Kip is accused of a terrible military crime, Jeannie is seduced - sexually, emotionally, politically - into joining an ambiguous anti-war organization. As Jeannie attempts to save her brother, her search for the truth leads her into two dangerous relationships, with a troubled young woman, and a grievously-wounded veteran, that might threaten her marriage, her child, and perhaps her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert, Michael Crouch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002321/bk_aren_002321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the best-selling author of The Piano Maker comes a stunning, profoundly moving story about motherhood, grief, marriage, and friendship. For fans of M. L. Stedman´s The Light Between Oceans. Margaret Bradley is the most senior associate at a prestigious law firm, and she is on track to make partner. It is the 1970s; her climb up the career ladder in this male-dominated profession has been difficult, but with hard work she has made herself one of the best in it. She is dedicated to her work and is happily married until one day her entire world is shattered by the sudden death of her son Andrew, a military pilot. Now, Margaret lives with a heavy, all-encompassing sense of loss and regret that is pushing her further and further away from the person she once knew herself to be, and from her husband, Jack, a successful geologist and a loving and loyal partner. Consumed by her sorrows Margaret is drawn back to the family summer home in Sweetbarry, a small town off the coast of the North Atlantic, where she spent much of her childhood. Her lifelong best friend, Aileen, is close by. When Aileen´s adult son, Danny, is questioned by local police in connection with a violent crime that shocks the community, Margaret provides legal and moral support. And it is while doing so that an opportunity presents itself for her to confront her sorrow. She sees ´´a door opening. A way forward´´, and she boldly reaches out with an act of courage and humility that has profound consequences. Set against the backdrops of the rugged Atlantic coast, Toronto, and Paris, The Hour of the Fox is emotionally resonant, atmospheric, and unforgettable in its depiction of motherhood and loss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nina Richmond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000593/bk_prhc_000593_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Antiquarian bookshop owner Dido Hoare has a lot on her mind these days. In her second appearance, Dido is trying to run her store, juggling single motherhood with her infant son Ben, worrying about her aging father, Barnabas, and her on-again, off-again relationship with a married police officer. The last thing she needs is to find Tom Ashe, a homeless man with whom she has struck up an odd friendship, apparently deathly ill on her doorstop. Ashe´s illness turns out to be a relatively mild reoccurrence of the malaria he picked up in his military service - a relief that turns to bewilderment when Ashe first disappears, then shows up, hands Dido an exotic necklace, mutters a few mysterious words, and drops out of sight again. The next day Dido discovers he has been murdered. Determined to find Ashe´s killer, and convinced that the necklace is a clue to his secret, Dido and Barnabus begin a search that leads to a surprising truth about Ashe´s past life and the bearing of a nightmarish past full of deceit and treachery, as well as peril for Dido and her father. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008904/bk_adbl_008904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Illicit uncovers passions longed for even in marriage. One woman´s decision to surrender to forbidden desires seems simple, especially when the choice is between an abusive and unfaithful husband and a sexy security lieutenant. But that is not how she wants to do things. Instead, she gets wrapped up in a whirlwind of temptation that neither she nor the lieutenant can deny. Even when her nine-year marriage had long ago begun to crumble, ever-loyal Odyssey Greene hung in there. She thinks it is only the stress and frustrations of marriage that causes her husband´s cruel behavior, but she soon finds out that there is much more to it than that. Like the vows she took, she chose to love and commit herself to her verbally abusive husband even while his faithfulness was in question. Odyssey met every challenge head on: trying to please her husband, juggling motherhood and a new career as an executive assistant, and even fighting the magnetic attraction she develops for another man. She thought she had enough on her plate when dealing with her husband until Lieutenant Blaze Rodriguez comes into her life. Blaze, who is the lieutenant over Calico Enterprises security firm on a military base, is everything her husband is not: respectful, patient, and powerful. While he tries to focus his attention on solving mysterious thefts around the camp, he quickly discovers that the beautiful new assistant has mysteries of her own. Blaze and Odyssey´s attraction brings them closer together and they become enraptured in an emotional affair. They soon realize that they share a lot more in common than having an ever-present undercurrent of desire between them and they soon develop a strong friendship that only strengthens with time. But like anything that is denied for too long, when it all comes out, the virulent force of it all will be something neither of them can stop. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steyn Maree. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083377/bk_acx0_083377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age During the Civil War explores gender, age, and Confederate identity by examining the lives of teenage daughters of Southern slaveholding, secessionist families. These young women clung tenaciously to the gender ideals that upheld marriage and motherhood as the fulfillment of female duty and to the racial order of the slaveholding South, an institution that defined their status and afforded them material privileges. When differences between the North and South proved irreconcilable, Southern daughters demonstrated extraordinary agency in seeking to protect their futures as wives, mothers, and slaveholders. From a position of young womanhood and privilege, they threw their support behind the movement to create a Confederate identity, which was in turn shaped by their participation in the secession movement and the war effort. Their political engagement is evident from their knowledge of military battles, and was expressed through their clothing, social activities, relationships with peers, and interactions with Union soldiers. Confederate Daughters reveals how these young women, in an effort to sustain their families throughout the war, adjusted to new domestic duties, confronting the loss of slaves and other financial hardships by seeking paid work outside their homes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lillian Rathbun. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050273/bk_acx0_050273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? Capturing historical events, terrifying moments of danger, tragedy, the price of war, and the invincible spirit of a woman of honor, The Award is a monumental tale from one of our most gifted storytellers-Danielle Steel´s finest, most emotionally resonant novel yet. Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin to occur. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate. The local German military commandant makes Gaëlle´s family estate outside Lyon into his headquarters. Her father and brother are killed by the Germans; her mother fades away into madness. Trusted friends and employees become traitors. And Gaëlle begins a perilous journey with the French Resistance, hoping to save lives to make up for the beloved friend she could do nothing to help. Taking terrifying risks, Gaëlle becomes a valuable member of the Resistance, fearlessly delivering Jewish children to safety under the eyes of the Gestapo and their French collaborators. Then she is suddenly approached by the German commandant with an astonishing, dangerous plan to save part of France´s artistic heritage. Conducted in secret, flawlessly carried out, her missions will mark her for years, when she is falsely accused of collaboration at the end of the war. Orphaned and alone, she begins a new life in Paris, with the ghosts of the past always close at hand. Gaëlle´s life will take her from Paris to New York, from a career as a Dior model to marriage and motherhood, unbearable loss, and mature, lasting love. She returns to Paris to run a small museum, honoring victims of the Holocaust. But her label as a collaborator remains, until her granddaughter, a respected political journalist, ensures that her grandmother´s brave acts are recognized. Now a grateful nation will finally absolve this remarkable woman and honor her as the war hero she was.