The end of her high-profile broadcasting career came too soon for TV journalist Alison Reynolds - bounced off the air by executives who wanted a "younger face". With a divorce from her cheating husband of 10 years also pending, there is nothing keeping her in L.A. any longer. Cut loose from her moorings, Ali is summoned back home to Sedona, Arizona, by the death of a childhood friend. Once there, she seeks solace in the comforting rhythms of her parents' diner, the Sugarloaf Café, and launches an online blog as therapy for others who have been similarly cut loose. But when threatening posts begin appearing, Ali finds out that running a blog is far more up-close and personal than sitting behind a news desk. And far more dangerous. Suddenly something dark and deadly is swirling around her life...and a killer may be hunting her next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristen Kairos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001674/bk_harp_001674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Millions of mothers are born each year. From the moment a baby is born, the world seems to focus on childcare, but what about mothercare? Enter Dayna Kurtz, the brains behind Huffington Post's Mother Matters blog. From postpartum depression and "baby blues" to healing meals and postnatal exercise, Kurtz guides new and veteran mothers alike through the best practices to care for themselves as they care for their children. Her unique approach also includes less common methods like acupressure, expressive arts therapy, and more to help mothers boost their mental health and reclaim their identity. Backed by irrefutable research and personal anecdotes, Mother Matters is the guide every mother needs to not only survive but thrive! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristen S. Osborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116825/bk_acx0_116825_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The dead rise… A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. Humanity falls… A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days. The end of the world has begun… Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves. Armed only with makeshift weapons and the will to live, this survivor will give mankind one last chance against…Apocalypse Z. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004373/bk_brll_004373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the creator of the blog Renegade Mothering, Janelle Hanchett's forthright, darkly funny, and ultimately empowering memoir chronicling her tumultuous journey from young motherhood to abysmal addiction and a recovery she never imagined possible. Pregnant at 21 by a man she'd known three months, Janelle Hanchett embraced motherhood with the determined optimism of the recklessly self-confident. After giving birth, she found herself bored, directionless, and seeking relief in wine, which she justified as sophisticated and going well with chicken. But over time, her questionable drinking habit spiraled into full-blown dependence, until life became bedtime stories and splitting hangovers, cubicles and multi-day drug binges - and eventually, an inconceivable separation from her children. For 10 years, Hanchett grappled with the unyielding progression of addiction, bouncing from rehab to therapy to the occasional hippie cleansing ritual on her quest for sobriety, before finding it in a way she never expected. Hers is a story we rarely hear - of the addict mother not redeemed by her children; who longs for normalcy but cannot maintain it; and who, having traveled to seemingly irreversible depths, makes it back, only to discover she is still an outsider. Like her irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, and unflinchingly honest blog, Hanchett's memoir calls out the rhetoric surrounding "the sanctity of motherhood" as tired and empty, boldly recounting instead how she grew to accept an imperfect self within an imperfect life - and think, "Well, I'll be damned, I'm just happy to be here." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janelle Hanchett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004405/bk_hach_004405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stop making decisions based on fear of failure, rejection, and judgment. Break out of your shell and live boldly. All the goals you have, all the people you are jealous of, and the life you want to live are unlocked by one simple key: Bulletproof Confidence. Everybody wants it, but how do you get it? More than "fake it 'til you make it" or "just smile more". Bulletproof Confidence is filled with real, actionable advice for your life today. It's not generic, borderline useless advice you can read in any blog post online. This book will take you on a deep dive into the depth of confidence, self-perception, and the psychology of confidence - understand yourself so you can break through your mental barriers. Everything from psychology, biology, and even cognitive behavioral therapy is referenced in giving you the tools to feel more invincible on a daily basis. Finally feel comfortable in your own skin. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and sought-after social skills coach and trainer. He was also one of the roundest children you've ever seen, and understands the pains and processes of confidence like few others. This book was written by someone who knows exactly what you're thinking and how you're hurting. Quiet the voice in your head and live how you want to Learn the subconscious triggers that make you fearful and what to do about them Smash imposter syndrome, analysis paralysis, and perfectionism The life-changing magic of taking action How to change your self-perception and feedback loops Become bolder, more fearless, and good enough How to prepare yourself for any obstacle Mindsets for success and mindsets to avoid How cognitive behavioral therapy can help you Why to embrace the zone of "mere discomfort" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wes Super. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093990/bk_acx0_093990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On today's show, you'll meet a transgendered listener in "Tell Me Your Sex Story". Susie and "Allie" talk about what it was like growing up as a male and then transitioning to female. This very frank discussion covers how her orgasms changed when she went from penis to clit, how her libido disappeared during hormone-replacement therapy, and what it was like to feel sexual as she changed genders. Next, Susie takes you into the world of futurist sex. Does sci-fi have it right? Are we destined to separate from our urgings and assume a more perfect, robotic, sexless self? Susie reads from an article that argues that even though sex is satisfying for our bodies, it really messes with our minds. Then, in the "Try This at Home" mailbag, a listener worries about her friend's third-grader, who openly masturbates. What's the best age to start talking to kids about sex? And what's the first thing you say? Have a question? You can call Susie's hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Episode 426, March 26, 2010) Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/100326/pf_suzy_100326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week we present the birth of a blue-movie critic. It's a look at how Susie went from being what Roger Ebert called an "innocent lesbian virgin" to the Pauline Kael of porn. Reading from her just-released ebook The Erotic Screen, Volume 1: 1969-1987 - The Golden Hardcore and the Shimmering Dykecore, she tells us about being hired by Penthouse Forum to write a pocket-sized journal focusing on sexy words rather than sexy pictures as she reviewed X-rated films. Our young Susie got a first-hand look into the world of porn movies, and oh what stories she has to tell! Then in our "Try This at Home" mailbag, Susie gets a phone call from a listener whose father confessed to having low testosterone - and now he's found out that his own levels are low as well. "Will drugs help me get a hard on?" Here's the real deal on testosterone therapy. Have a question? You can call Susie's hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to email@example.com. [Episode 499, October 28, 2011] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/111028/pf_suzy_111028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Big news! As well as doing her weekly In Bed podcast, Susie is now an Editor at Large at Audible.com - and she needs your help! Susie is charged with expanding and increasing Audible's selection of audiobooks. She talks about her ideas for finding more titles, including S&M stories and all sorts of kinky good stuff. She wants input from you about your favorite books. What would you like to hear? Next, in our ongoing "Tell Me Your Sex Story" segment, we meet a listener who became famous when she went head-to-head against a cantankerous Tea Party Republican. It was Melissa, a Post Office employee who kept her cool as Congressman Joe Walsh went berserk at a local "meet and greet". (Check it out on YouTube.) Susie and Melissa talk about sexual politics, government corruption, and just what happens to mail carriers when the homeowner wants more than just letters delivered. Then, in our "Try This at Home" mailbag, Susie gets a letter from a online counselor. She asks: "How can I give a 10-minute therapy session to guys who have performance anxiety?" Susie has some advice - and cautions. Have a question? You can call Susie's hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Episode 511, February 10, 2012] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/120210/pf_suzy_120210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take a splash of betrayal, add a few drops of outrage, give a good shake to proper behavior and take a big sip of a cocktail called…Ladies' Night! Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style. Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is attending court-mandated weekly "divorce recovery" therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality. When their “divorce coach” starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday "Ladies' Night" sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there? Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns. Mary Kay Andrews' Ladies' Night will have you raising a glass and cheering these characters on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001594/bk_aren_001594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.