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Sopa de Pollo para el Alma del Adolescente consists of stories every teen can relate to and learn from — without feeling criticized or judged. This edition contains important lessons on the nature of friendship and love, the importance of belief in the future, and the value of respect for oneself and others, and much more.

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Overview

Sopa de Pollo para el Alma del Adolescente consists of stories every teen can relate to and learn from — without feeling criticized or judged. This edition contains important lessons on the nature of friendship and love, the importance of belief in the future, and the value of respect for oneself and others, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558747326
  • Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Series
  • Edition description: Spanish Language Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling co-authors, are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others.

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling co-authors, are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others.

Kimberly Kirberger is president of Inspiration and Motivation for Teens, Inc. (I.A.M. for Teens) and speaks at high schools and to youth organizations. Jack, Mark and Kimberly have formed The Teen Letter Project, a foundation dedicated to encouraging troubled teens to reach out for help and guidance.

Biography

While Jack Canfield himself may not necessarily be a household name, it's very likely that you have heard of his famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series and nearly as likely that you have at least one of them sitting on your very own bookshelf! Having got his start as an inspirational speaker, Canfield's own story is nothing less than inspirational.

Jack Canfield had been traveling around delivering key note speeches and organizing workshops to help audiences build their self-esteem and maximize their potential when he had an in-flight brainstorm that changed his life. While flying home from a gig, Canfield realized that the very same advice he had been delivering during his in-person addresses could potentially form the basis of a book. Canfield used inspirational stories he'd gleaned over the years as the basis of his speeches, and he thought it would be a terrific idea to gather together 101 inspirational stories and anthologize them in a single volume. Upon returning home, Canfield approached friend and author Mark Victor Hansen about his concept. Hansen agreed it was a great idea, and the two men set about finding a publisher. Believe it or not, the mega-selling series was not an easy sell to publishers. "We were rejected by 123 publishers all told," Canfield told Shareguide.com. "The first time we went to New York, we visited with about a dozen publishers in a two day period with our agent, and nobody wanted it. They all said it was a stupid title, that nobody bought collections of short stories, that there was no edge -- no sex, no violence. Why would anyone read it?"

Canfield wisely practiced what he preached -- and persisted. Ultimately, he and Hansen sold the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book to a small press based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, called Health Communications. The rest, as they say, is history. There are currently 80 million copies of the Chicken Soup books in print, with subjects as varied as Chicken Soup For the Horse Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup For the Prisoner's Soul. Canfield and Hansen ranked as the top-selling authors of 1997 and are multiple New York Times bestsellers. Most important of all, the inspirational stories they have gathered in their many volumes have improved the lives of countless readers.

This year, expect to see Canfield's name gracing the covers of such titles as Chicken Soup For the Scrapbooker's Soul, Chicken Soup For the Mother and Son Soul, and Chicken Soup For the African American Woman's Soul. He and Hansen have also launched the all-new "Healthy Living" series and 8 titles in that series have already been released this year. There is also the fascinating You've GOT to Read This Book!, in which Canfield compiles personal accounts by 55 people each discussing a book that has changed his or her life. The most compelling of these may be the story of young entrepreneur Farrah Gray, who read Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success at the age of 11 and made his first million dollars at the age of 14!

With no sign of slowing down, Canfield continues to be an inspiration to millions, who fortunately refused to give up when it seemed as though he would never even get his first book published. "Mark and I are big believers in perseverance," he said. "If you have a vision and a life purpose, and you believe in it, then you do not let external events tell you what is so. You follow your internal guidance and follow your bliss, as Joseph Campbell used to say."

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Canfield is the founder of two California based self-esteem programs, "Self-Esteem Seminars" in Santa Barbara and "The Foundation For Self Esteem" in Culver City.

Writing the first Chicken Soup book was a lot more daunting than Canfield expected. After the first three years of research, he and Mark Victor Hansen had only compiled 68 stories -- 33 tales shy of their goal of 101 stories.

Along with co-writing dozens of full-length books, Canfield also publishes a free biweekly newsletter called Success Strategies.

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Canfield:

"My inspiration for writing comes from my passion for teaching others how to live more effective lives. I started out as a history teacher in an all-black inner city high school in Chicago, graduated to a teacher trainer, then psychotherapist, then trainer of therapists, then large group transformational trainer and then a writer and keynote speaker. All along the way, my desire was to make a difference, to help people live more fulfilling lives. That is what I still do today. Most people don't know this but I was not a good writer in college. I got a C in composition. Nobody would have ever believed I would grow up to be a bestselling author."

"I play guitar, and I am learning to play the piano. I love movies and some TV shows. My favorites are Six Feet Under, Grey's Anatomy, House and Lost. I love to play Scrabble, poker and backgammon with my in-laws, nieces and nephews. We really get into it. I love to travel. I have been to 25 countries and try to add two or three new ones every year."

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    1. Hometown:
      Santa Barbara, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 19, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Worth, Texas
    1. Education:
      B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
    2. Website:

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1
Sobre Las Relaciones

L-as relaciones, de cualquier tipo, son como arena en la mano. Si la sostienes suelta, con la mano abierta, la arena se queda donde está. En el instante en que cierras la mano y la comprimes para retenerla, la arena se te desliza entre los dedos. Tal vez conserves un poco, pero la mayor parte se te escurrirá. Una relación es algo similar. Si la dejas suelta, confiriendo respeto y libertad a la otra persona, lo más probable es que se mantenga intacta. Pero si la atrapas demasiado, si eres demasiado posesivo, la relación se escabulle y se pierde.

Kaleel Jamison, The Nibble Theory

Después de un tiempo

Después de un tiempo aprendes la sutil diferencia entre sostener una mano y encadenar un alma,
Y aprendes que amar no significa apoyarte y compañía no significa seguridad,
Y empiezas a aprender que los besos no son contratos y que los obsequios no son promesas,
Y comienzas a aceptar tus derrotas con la cabeza en alto y los ojos abiertos, con la gracia de un adulto, no con el pesar de un niño,
Y aprendes a construir todos tus senderos en el ahora porque el terreno del mañana es demasiado incierto para hacer planes.
Después de un tiempo aprendes que hasta el sol quema si recibes demasiado.
Así que siembra tu propio jardín y decora tu propia alma en lugar de esperar a que alguien te traiga flores.
Y aprendes que en verdad puedes resistir . . .
Que en verdad eres fuerte,
Y que en verdad vales.

Veronica A. Shoffstall escrito a los 19 años

Espíritus afines

A menudo he narrado a mi hija Lauren la historia de cómo su padre y yo nos conocimos y de nuestro ena­moramiento. Ahora que tiene 16 años, está preocupada porque comprende que su espíritu afín puede estar sentado junto a ella en una clase o hasta le puede pedir una cita, pero todavía no se siente preparada para hacer el mismo compromiso que sus padres hicieron años atrás.

Conocí a Mike el 9 de octubre de 1964. En la fiesta de nuestra amiga Andrea se encontraron de extremo a extremo del patio nuestros tímidos ojos. Nos sonreímos y después de un rato nos encontramos enfrascados en una conversación que duró toda la noche, excluidos todos los demás. Yo tenía 11 años, y él 12. A los tres días ya salíamos juntos, lo que terminó después de un mes algo tumul­tuoso.

Meses después, Mike todavía me invitó a su espectacular bar mitzvah e incluso me sacó a bailar. (Años más tarde me confesó que a pesar de mis frenos, mis piernas flacuchas y mi cabello estrambótico, pensaba que yo era bonita.)

Mike y yo teníamos muchos amigos en común, y en la escuela pertenecíamos al mismo grupo social, por lo que a lo largo de los siguientes años nuestros caminos se cruzaron de continuo. Cada vez que yo terminaba con un novio u otro me rompía el corazón, mi madre exclamaba, 'No te preocupes, tú vas a terminar con Mike Leb'. Yo gritaba, '¡Jamás! ¿Por qué piensas eso?'. Me recordaba lo mucho que aparecía su nombre en mis conversaciones y lo buen muchacho que era.
Por fin llegué a la secundaria, llena de nuevos muchachos agradables. Estaba lista. ¿Y a mí qué me importaba si Mike salía con mi mejor amiga? ¿Por qué, me preguntaba, me estaba volviendo esto loca poco a poco? ¿Por qué nos encontrábamos conversando mientras esperá­bamos nues­tros autobuses? Jamás olvidaré los mocasines azul marino que usaba. Nadie más, que yo conociera, usaba unos zapatos tan extraordinarios. Las palabras de mi madre aparecían a menudo en mi cabeza, pero yo todavía las quería borrar.

En el verano después del décimo grado, Mike y yo pasamos más tiempo juntos, en compañía de su novia, también conocida como mi mejor amiga, y otros. Ese ve­rano Mike partió hacia México en un programa para aprender español. Me di cuenta que en verdad lo extrañaba. Cuando regresó en agosto, me llamó y vino a casa. Se veía tan adorable con la piel bronceada y su porte mundano. Todavía no hablaba una palabra de español, pero estaba tan guapo. Era el 19 de agosto de 1968 cuando nos miramos frente a la puerta de mi casa y nos dimos cuenta que necesitábamos estar juntos. Claro que teníamos que esperar hasta después de la cita que yo tenía esa noche con otro muchacho. Le dije a mi preten­diente que iba a empezar a salir con Mike, por lo que tenía que regresar a casa temprano. Mike le dijo a su novia, con quien rompía y volvía una y otra vez, que rompían otra vez y para siempre.

Mantuvimos nuestra relación en secreto hasta que la pudiéramos anunciar orgullosamente en la siguiente fiesta. Llegamos tarde, y abiertamente anunciamos a todos nuestros amigos que oficialmente éramos una pareja. Nadie pareció sorprendido, ya que todo lo que se oyó fue, 'por fin'.
Después de graduarme de secundaria me fui a la universidad. Aguanté 10 semanas hasta que pude hacer mi cambio a una universidad más próxima para estar cerca de Mike. El 18 de junio de 1972 nos casamos. Yo tenía 19 años, y Mike 20. Establecimos nuestro nido de amor en la residencia para casados mientras ambos terminábamos la universidad. Yo me gradué de maestra de educación especial, mientras que Mike continuó en la escuela de medi­cina. Ahora, 25 años después, yo les sonrío a nuestra hermosa hija Lauren y a nuestro guapo hijo Alex. Aunque el legado de sus padres hace que ellos vean las relaciones de secundaria algo diferente, ellos jamás tendrán que preocuparse de que sus padres les digan 'No lo tomes tan en serio; es sólo un amor de adolescencia'.

Fran Leb

Cómo perdí a una señorita maravillosa

Jamás pierdes cuando amas. Siempre pierdes cuando te cohibes.

Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D.

Jamás olvidaré el día en que vi por primera vez 'un sueño caminando'. Su nombre era Susie Summers (cambié el nombre para proteger lo fantástico). Su sonrisa, que brillaba debajo de dos ojos que centelleaban, era fabulosa y hacía que quienes la recibían (en especial los muchachos), se sintieran algo muy especial.
Aunque su belleza física era sorprendente, su invisible belleza es la que siempre recordaré. Su preocupación por los demás era verdadera y tenía un extraordinario talento para escuchar. Su sentido del humor hacía que tu día completo brillara y sus sabias palabras eran siempre exactamente lo que necesitabas escuchar. No sólo era admirada por todos, sino genuinamente respetada. Con todo en el mundo para ser vanidosa, era sumamente modesta.

No es necesario decir que era el sueño de todos los muchachos. En especial el mío. Conseguí acompañarla a clase una vez al día, y una vez incluso llegué a almorzar solo con ella. Me sentí en la cumbre del mundo.

'Si pudiera tener una novia como Susie Summers, jamás volvería a poner mi vista en otra mujer', solía pensar. Pero consideraba que alguien tan maravilloso sólo podría salir con alguien mucho mejor que yo. Y aunque yo era presidente del cuerpo estudiantil, sabía que no tenía ni la más remota posibilidad.
Así que al graduarme le dije adiós a mi primer gran amor.

Un año después encontré a su mejor amiga en un centro comercial y almorzamos juntos. Con un nudo en la garganta, le pregunté por Susie.
'Bueno, ya se recuperó de ti', fue la respuesta.
'¿De qué hablas?', le pregunté.

'Fuiste en verdad cruel con ella al hacerla pensar que la cortejabas, siempre acompañándola a clase y haciéndola creer que te interesaba. ¿Recuerdas aquella ocasión en que comieron juntos? Bueno, estuvo frente al teléfono todo el fin de semana, estaba segura de que la llamarías y le pedirías que saliera contigo.'
Temía tanto el rechazo, que nunca me arriesgué a que conociera mis sentimientos. Supón que le hubiese pedido que saliera conmigo y que me hubiese respondido que no. ¿Qué es lo peor que podría haber sucedido? Que no hubiese salido con ella. Bueno, ¿sabes qué? DE CUALQUIER MODO NO SALÍ CON ELLA. ¡Lo que peor sienta es pensar que tal vez pude haberlo hecho!

Jack Schlatter

©2008. Fran Leb and Jack Schlatter. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Sopa de Pollo para el Alma del Adolescente by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street , Deerfield Beach , FL 33442.

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