Home / Self-Help

Self-Help

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Pdf Self-Help The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Pdf:The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts.About the Author GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com. Read more

Continue Reading »

2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Navy Floral Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf Self-Help 2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Navy Floral Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf:2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Navy Floral Cover | January 2019 through December 2019.19 Navy Floral Planner | Pretty Simple Planners Our new 2019 Academic Planner is finally here! This beautiful planner is printed on high quality interior stock with a gorgeous navy floral cover. Each monthly spread (January 2019 through December 2019) contains an overview of the month, a notes section, inspirational quotes, and fun holidays such as National Donut Day! The cute weekly spreads include space to write your daily schedule as well as a to-do list. Grab your colored pens and washi tape and let's get organized! (Pssst - These also make wonderful gifts for the planners, teachers and floral lovers in your life!) This Beautiful Planner Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Perfectly sized at 8" x 10"

Continue Reading »

Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Pdf Self-Help Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Pdf:Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.Review “Whether you are already in a long term committed relationship or are just starting one, Eight Dates is an essential guide to building and maintaining true and lasting love.  Based on decades of scientific studies and clinical wisdom from our world’s leading visionaries in romance, this fabulous book will enable you to engage in fun and constructive conversations to nurture a love that can grow for a lifetime!” —Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author, Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence 'Brilliant' —The Chicago Tribune Read more About the Author World-renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, John Gottman, Ph.D., has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples.  His work on marriage and parenting has earned him numerous major awards, including four National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards. He is the author or coauthor of more than 40 books, including the bestselling The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; What Makes Love Last; The Relationship Cure; Why Marriages Succeed or Fail; and Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child. Dr. Gottman’s media appearances include Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, and Oprah, as well articles in the New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman’s Day, People, Self, Reader’s Digest, and Psychology Today. Cofounder of the Gottman Institute with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, John was also the Executive Director of the Relationship Research Institute. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he founded 'The Love Lab' at which much of his research on couples’ interactions was conducted. He lives in Seattle.Julie Gottman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the cofounder and President of The Gottman Institute. She is the cocreator of the immensely popular The Art and Science of Love weekend workshops for couples, and she also co-designed the national clinical training program in Gottman Couples Therapy. She is Author/co-author of five books: Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, And Baby Makes Three, 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy, The Man’s Guide to Women, and The Marriage Clinic Casebook. Julie lives in Seattle.Doug Abrams is president and founder of Idea Architects, a literary agency, as well as an author and editor. His most recent bestseller is The Book of Joy, with The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. He lives outside Santa Cruz, CA.Rachel Carlton Abrams, M.D., is an integrative physician and the author of the book BodyWise. She and Doug live outside Santa Cruz, CA, and have three young adult children. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Big Activity Book For Couples

Pdf Self-Help The Big Activity Book For Couples

Pdf:The Big Activity Book For Couples.About the Author LoveBook is a group of individuals who want to spread love in all its forms. We believe love fuels the world, and every relationship is important. We hope all of our works build upon this belief. Read more

Continue Reading »

Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist

Pdf Self-Help Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist

Pdf:Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist.Review Best Craft Books of 2014 —ABC News   “A short treatise on behalf of the medium. Paint small and often, [Marine] encourages in her 182-page tome, part how-to, part history lesson. She outlines the power of daily painting, the materials to get your started, the tips to keep you going and the best solutions for creative block.” –Huffington Post   “Artist Carol Marine wisely proposes that art can be made in tiny increments and become a daily practice, much akin to ritual or prayer. Her new guide, Daily Painting, will open up a plot of fertile ground in your artistic imagination... Previous experience is unnecessary: Her book gives you all the tools you’ll need to become a daily painter, with well-organized and encouraging advice.”—Book Page Read more About the Author CAROL MARINE is an artist and the creator of the popular blog A Painting a Day (or Almost). She is a member of Daily Paintworks, a distinguished group of daily painters, and she teaches daily painting workshops around the country. Marine lives in Eugene, Oregon. Visit www.dailypaintworks.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

Pdf Self-Help To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

Pdf:To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others.Review 'Full of aha! moments . . . timely, original, throughly engaging, deeply humane.'—strategy + business“A fresh look at the art and science of sales using a mix of social science, survey research and stories.”—Dan Schawbel, Forbes.com'Artfully blend(s) anecdotes, insights, and studies from the social sciences into a frothy blend of utility and entertainment.'—Bloomberg 'Excellent…radical, surprising, and undeniably true.'—Harvard Business Review Blog“Pink has penned a modern day How to Win Friends and Influence People... To Sell Is Human is chock full of stories, social science, and surprises…All leaders—at least those who want to ‘move’ people—should own this book.”—Training and Development magazine'Vastly entertaining and informative.'—Phil Johnson, Forbes.com'Pink one of our smartest thinkers about the interaction of work, psychology and society.'—Worth'A roadmap to help the rest of us guide our own pitches.'—Chicago Tribune“Like discovering your favorite professor in a box…packed with information, reasons to care about his message, how and why to execute his suggestions, and it's all accentuated with meaningful examples… this book deserves a good, long look.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)'An engaging blend of interviews, research and observations by [this] incisive author'—The Globe and Mail  Read more About the Author Daniel H. Pink is the author of four books, including the long-running New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind. His books have been translated into thirty-three languages and have sold more than a million copies in the United States alone. Pink lives with his family in Washington, D.C. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Floral Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf Self-Help 2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Floral Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf:2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Floral Cover | January 2019 through December 2019.19 Floral Planner | Pretty Simple Planners Our new 2019 Planner is finally here! This beautiful planner is printed on high quality interior stock with a gorgeous floral cover. Each monthly spread (January 2019 through December 2019) contains an overview of the month, a notes section, inspirational quotes, and fun holidays such as National Donut Day! The cute weekly spreads include space to write your daily schedule as well as a to-do list. Grab your colored pens and washi tape and let's get organized! (Pssst - These also make wonderful gifts for the planners, teachers and plant lovers in your life!) This Beautiful Planner Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Perfectly sized at 8" x 10"

Continue Reading »

2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly (Let Me Pencil You In): Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Lettering Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf Self-Help 2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly (Let Me Pencil You In): Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Lettering Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf:2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly (Let Me Pencil You In): Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Lettering Cover | January 2019 through December 2019.19 Let Me Pencil You In Planner | Pretty Simple Planners Our new 2019 Planner is finally here! This beautiful planner is printed on high quality interior stock with a fun inspirational cover. Each monthly spread (January 2019 through December 2019) contains an overview of the month, a notes section, inspirational quotes, and fun holidays such as National Donut Day! The cute weekly spreads include space to write your daily schedule as well as a to-do list. Grab your colored pens and washi tape and let's get organized! (Pssst - These also make wonderful gifts for the planners, teachers and plant lovers in your life!) This Beautiful Planner Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Perfectly sized at 8" x 10"

Continue Reading »

2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Fancy Cactus Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf Self-Help 2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Fancy Cactus Cover | January 2019 through December 2019

Pdf:2019 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar Schedule + Organizer | Inspirational Quotes And Fancy Cactus Cover | January 2019 through December 2019.Be a cactus in a planner world full of florals! Our new 2019 Planner is finally here! This beautiful planner is printed on high quality interior stock with a gorgeous cacti cover. Each monthly spread (January 2019 through December 2019) contains an overview of the month, a notes section, inspirational quotes, and fun holidays such as National Donut Day! The cute weekly spreads include space to write your daily schedule as well as a to-do list. Grab your colored pens and washi tape and let's get organized! (Pssst - These also make wonderful gifts for the planners, teachers and plant lovers in your life!) This Beautiful Planner Contains: Premium matte cover design Printed on high quality 60# interior stock Perfectly sized at 8" x 10"

Continue Reading »

Birds in a Book (A Bouquet in a Book): Jacket Comes Off. Branches Pop Up. Display Like a Bouquet! (UpLifting Editions)

Pdf Self-Help Birds in a Book  (A Bouquet in a Book): Jacket Comes Off. Branches Pop Up. Display Like a Bouquet! (UpLifting Editions)

Pdf:Birds in a Book (A Bouquet in a Book): Jacket Comes Off. Branches Pop Up. Display Like a Bouquet! (UpLifting Editions).About the Author Lesley Earle (a.k.a Lesley the Bird Nerd) posts bird-watching photography and videos on her YouTube channel and Facebook page. She resides in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.  Rachel Grant is an illustrator and pattern designer whose clients include Midwest CBK, Design House Greetings, The Boston Globe, Simple Things Magazine, and more. She lives in North Staffordshire, England. Read more

Continue Reading »

Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets

Pdf Self-Help Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets

Pdf:Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets.Rose and Rosie are known for their candid and hilarious YouTube videos...but now they are taking oversharing to a whole new level. Discussing sexuality, revealing secrets and empowering others, Overshare is a book packed with Rose and Rosie's unique take on friendships, fame, mental health and LGBT issues.As visibly out members of the LGBT community, they open up about their own experiences, both together and as individuals, and have written this book in the hope that it gives strength to those who have faced similar difficulties. They are spreading a message of positivity and inclusivity, and want everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin, no matter what their sexuality. Delve deep into the unfiltered highs and lows of Rose and Rosie's life: family relationships, secrets of a happy marriage, struggles with OCD and anxiety, finding love and navigating the world as a gay couple. Get ready to laugh, cry, cringe and overshare.

Continue Reading »

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Pdf Self-Help How to Win Friends & Influence People

Pdf:How to Win Friends & Influence People.You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you! Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to present one of the best-selling books of all time, Dale Carnegie's perennial classic How to Win Friends and Influence People, presented here in its entirety. For over 60 years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this audiobook has carried thousands of now-famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. With this truly phenomenal audiobook, learn: The six ways to make people like you The twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking The nine ways to change people without arousing resentmentAnd much, much more!There is room at the top, when you know...How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Continue Reading »

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

Pdf Self-Help How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

Pdf:How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships."You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills." -Larry King"The lost art of verbal communication may be revitalized by Leil Lowndes." -Harvey McKay, author of How to Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten AliveWhat is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover). In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people.The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book How to Talk to Anyone, Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques - she takes the listener from first meeting all the way up to sophisticated techniques used by the big winners in life. In this information-packed audiobook you'll find:9 ways to make a dynamite first impression14 ways to master small talk, "big talk," and body language14 ways to walk and talk like a VIP or celebrity6 ways to sound like an insider in any crowd7 ways to establish deep subliminal rapport with anyone9 ways to feed someone's ego (and know when NOT to!)11 ways to make your phone a powerful communications tool15 ways to work a party like a politician works a room7 ways to talk with tigers and not get eaten aliveIn her trademark entertaining and straight-shooting style, Leil gives the techniques catchy names so you'll remember them when you really need them, including: "Rubberneck the Room," "Be a Copyclass," "Come Hither Hands," "Bare Their Hot Button," "The Great Scorecard in the Sky," and "Play the Tombstone Game," for big success in your social life, romance, and business.How to Talk to Anyone, which is an update of her popular book, Talking the Winner's Way (see the 5-star reviews of the latter) is based on solid research about techniques that work!By the way, don't confuse How to Talk to Anyone with one of Leil's previous books, How to Talk to Anybody About Anything. This one is completely different!

Continue Reading »

How To Win Friends and Influence People

Pdf Self-Help How To Win Friends and Influence People

Pdf:How To Win Friends and Influence People.About the Author Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) described himself as a 'simple country boy' from Missouri but was also a pioneer of the self-improvement genre. Since the 1936 publication of his first book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, he has touched millions of readers and his classic works continue to impact lives to this day. Read more

Continue Reading »

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Pdf Self-Help Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Pdf:Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In.Review “This is by far the best thing I’ve ever read about negotiation.”—John Kenneth Galbraith“The authors have packed a lot of commonsensical observation and advice into a concise, clearly written little book.”—Businessweek“A coherent brief for ‘win-win’ negotiations.”—Newsweek“Getting to Yes has an unrivaled place in the literature of dispute resolution. No other book in the field comes close to its impact on the way practitioners, teachers, researchers, and the public approach negotiation.”—National Institute for Dispute Resolution Forum“Getting to Yes is a highly readable and practical primer on the fundamentals of negotiation. All of us, as negotiators dealing with personal, community, and business problems need to improve our skills in conflict resolution and agreement making. This concise volume is the best place to begin.”—John T. Dunlop“This splendid book will help turn adversarial battling into hardheaded problem solving.”—Averell Harriman“Getting to Yes is a highly readable, uncomplicated guide to resolving conflicts of every imaginable dimension. It teaches you how to win without compromising friendships. I wish I had written it!”—Ann Landers“Getting to Yes is powerful, incisive, persuasive. Not a bag of tricks but an overall approach. Perhaps the most useful book you will ever read!”—Elliot Richardson“Simple but powerful ideas that have already made a contribution at the international level are here made available to all. Excellent advice on how to approach a negotiating problem.”—Cyrus Vance Read more About the Author Roger Fisher is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law Emeritus and director emeritus of the Harvard Negotiation Project. William Ury cofounded the Harvard Negotiation Project and is the award-winning author of several books on negotiation. Bruce Patton is cofounder and Distinguished Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project and the author of Difficult Conversations, a New York Times bestseller. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

Pdf Self-Help What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People

Pdf:What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People.From School Library Journal Adult/High School—This book illustrates which nonverbal clues telegraph untrustworthiness and deception and which radiate sincerity and compassion. In this fascinating take on body language and the ability to decipher it for use in everyday life, Navarro emphasizes that while knowing the reasons for certain behaviors—like touching one's neck—can be useful in 'reading' people, they are not foolproof barometers of deception. A former FBI agent who commonly used these techniques to help crack cases, the author cautions about jumping to conclusions and encourages using clusters of nonverbal patterns to help discover whether a person is lying or just under stress. One chapter is devoted to the brain and its limbic system, which controls those involuntary quirks of behavior. Black-and-white photos illustrate different points throughout. This book is a worthy research tool, and a good addition to larger collections.—Charli Osborne, Oxford Public Library, MI Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review “A masterful work on nonverbal body language by an exceptional observer. Joe Navarro’s work has been field-tested in the crucible of law enforcement at the highest levels within the FBI. I cannot praise the book enough.” (--David Givens, Ph.D., author of Crime Signals and Love Signals) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

Pdf Self-Help What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

Pdf:What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People.He says that's his best offer. Is it? She says she agrees. Does she? The interview went great - or did it? He said he'd never do it again. But he did. Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover: The ancient survival instincts that drive body language Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person's true feelings What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority Filled with examples from Navarro's professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

Continue Reading »

Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead

Pdf Self-Help Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead

Pdf:Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead.Review Advance praise for Playing Big 'At last. At last this very important book has been written, encouraging women to take up all the creative space they deserve in the world. I hope it will empower legions of women to step into their greatness. I couldn't be happier about this publication.'—Elizabeth Gilbert'Tara and I share the same philosophy: we hope inspirational ideas will ignite you to go out and make an impact in your own life. Whether she’s writing for mariashriver.com or urging others to become a change agent through her book, Tara is practicing the Playing Big words she preaches.'—Maria Shriver'Tara Mohr offers a new model of leadership, one that acknowledges and embraces the complex realities of women's lives. She shows us how to take the leap, even when we don't feel ready. Playing Big is the perfect catalyst for any woman who wants to go outside her comfort zone, find her voice, and embrace the biggest possibilities of her life.' —Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of The Willpower Instinct 'While reading Playing Big I kept thinking of the many people I knew (men too!) who would love it. With clarity, warmth and deep wisdom, Tara shines a light on our blocks to manifesting our potential, and offers practical, well-honed strategies that move us toward fulfillment. This is a book that can transform the trajectory of your life.'—Tara Brach, PhD, author of  Radical Acceptance and True Refuge 'Tara Mohr shows us how to replace self-doubt, inadequacy, and worry with confidence, self-worth, and courage. She is a brilliant writer and teacher whose warmth and passion fill these pages. Full of examples and practical tools, this is a gem of a book.'—Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence 'Don't try to change the world before you read this book!  In Playing Big Tara Mohr offers you the keys to unlocking your gifts, your potential and your  power to make a difference. I guarantee that you will find yourself and your dreams somewhere in this book and when you do Tara's deep insights, her practical action steps and her real life stories will set you free.'—Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings 'Luminous, deep, and practical. I've asked every woman in my all-woman company to put Playing Big first on their reading list. We want to make a difference in the world, we want to live full-on, and we know that our passion is powerful. We need this! Playing Big is like a torch that shows you where assumptions you've been holding could be holding you back -- even if you think you're using your power to the fullest.'—Danielle LaPorte, author of The Desire Map and The Fire Starter Sessions 'For anyone who's afraid they don't have what it takes to live a bigger life, Playing Big shows you unquestionably do. Thought-provoking coaching and exercises help us access our existing inner resources by grounding us in reality and possibility instead of fear. Mohr's goal is not about getting the next promotion (although that may come too) but something much more lasting and limitless: true empowerment from the inside, and the capacity to change the world.'—Patty Chang Anker, author of Some Nerve 'When I was at a critical career juncture, I took Tara's online leadership course and it was transformative. After just three sessions, I had decided to quit my current job, start my own consulting practice, and follow my passion around developing leadership for large-scale social impact. While I'd already had some success, Tara's work was instrumental in helping me find my own inner calling, unhook from other's expectations, and start playing really big. Her book captures the key lessons of the course in a compelling format, and is sure to help countless women and social entrepreneurs achieve even greater impact in the world.'—Heather McLeod Grant, coauthor of Forces for Good 'This is the how-to manual we've been waiting for. Tara cuts through our playing small strategies with every brilliant word and liberating idea.  This book will be passed from friend to friend, given as a graduation gift, and lauded in women's lists of 'books that changed my life.' May this powerful book help us create a more just and happy world.'—Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman's Comfort Book and The Woman's Retreat Book 'If you've ever struggled (as I have!) with feeling like you have so much more to offer the world yet are unsure of the next step, Playing Big will give you the road map. Chapter after chapter I felt Tara was speaking directly to my soul... there's not a trick for hiding and playing small that she misses. Tara's tools will help you excavate your voice, clarify your mission & message, and fuel yourself renewably from the inside out. Playing Big is a must read for every woman with a dream.'—Manisha Thakor, CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management 'There's nothing small about Tara Mohr's Playing Big. Deeply insightful, well-researched, and action-packed, Playing Big is destined to become a part of the canon on women's leadership, right alongside Sheryl Sandberg, Brené Brown and Arianna Huffington.'—Whitney Johnson, author of Dare, Dream, Do 'Playing Big enables the modern day woman at ANY age to face her career and life with a sense of curiosity and confidence rather than fear and regret.'—Sarah Brokaw, author of Fortytude 'I have been searching for a book to recommend that will solve the epidemic in women of thinking they're not enough. Playing Big is that book. It's an answered prayer for me and women all over the world. Smart, practical, profound, and heart centered—Tara Mohr nailed it'—Kate Northrup, author of Money: A Love Story'Tara has her finger on the pulse of what holds too many women back—and, even better, she's got concrete tools to help us face the fears that keep us from seizing our potential. If you’re ready to look inside and claim your power and potential, this is the book to read, and the partner to work with.'—Rachel Simmons, author of The Curse of the Good Girl  'I have seen hundreds of women with big dreams get stuck behind wall of fear just as they are about to create something great. Playing Big holds the key to gently and firmly pushing down the wall so that no woman is held from her rightful destiny.'—Pamela Slim, author of Body of Work  Read more About the Author Tara Mohr has an MBA from Stanford and an undergraduate degree from Yale. Mohr has been a columnist with the Huffington Post since 2010 and has been featured on the Today show, in MORE, ForbesWoman, Harvard Business Review, Whole Living, The Financial Times, and numerous other media outlets. She lives in San Francisco. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

Pdf Self-Help Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

Pdf:Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.An innovative, groundbreaking book that will captivate listeners of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, The Power of Habit, and Quiet For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return. Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, this landmark book shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed - without ever looking at a single number. Praised by best-selling authors such as Dan Pink, Tony Hsieh, Dan Ariely, Susan Cain, Dan Gilbert, Gretchen Rubin, Bob Sutton, David Allen, Robert Cialdini, and Seth Godin - as well as senior leaders from Google, McKinsey, Merck, Estée Lauder, Nike, and NASA - Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.

Continue Reading »

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Pdf Self-Help Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Pdf:Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success.Review “Give and Take just might be the most important book of this young century. As insightful and entertaining as Malcolm Gladwell at his best, this book has profound implications for how we manage our careers, deal with our friends and relatives, raise our children, and design our institutions. This gem is a joy to read, and it shatters the myth that greed is the path to success.”—Robert Sutton, author of The No *sshole Rule and Good Boss, Bad Boss “Give and Take is a truly exhilarating book—the rare work that will shatter your assumptions about how the world works and keep your brain firing for weeks after you've turned the last page.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind “Give and Take is brimming with life-changing insights. As brilliant as it is wise, this is not just a book—it's a new and shining worldview. Adam Grant is one of the great social scientists of our time, and his extraordinary new book is sure to be a bestseller.”—Susan Cain, author of Quiet “Give and Take cuts through the clutter of clichés in the marketplace and provides a refreshing new perspective on the art and science of success. Adam Grant has crafted a unique, ‘must have’ toolkit for accomplishing goals through collaboration and reciprocity.”—William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. “Give and Take is a pleasure to read, extraordinarily informative, and will likely become one of the classic books on workplace leadership and management. It has changed the way I see my personal and professional relationships, and has encouraged me to be a more thoughtful friend and colleague.”—Jeff Ashby, NASA space shuttle commander “With Give and Take, Adam Grant has marshaled compelling evidence for a revolutionary way of thinking about personal success in business and in life. Besides the fundamentally uplifting character of the case he makes, readers will be delighted by the truly engaging way he makes it. This is a must read.”—Robert Cialdini, author of Influence “Give and Take is a brilliant, well-documented, and motivating debunking of ‘good guys finish last’! I've noticed for years that generosity generates its own kind of equity, and Grant's fascinating research and engaging style have created not only a solid validation of that principle but also practical wisdom and techniques for utilizing it more effectively. This is a super manifesto for getting meaningful things done, sustainably.”—David Allen, author of Getting Things Done “Packed with cutting-edge research, concrete examples, and deep insight, Give and Take offers extraordinarily thought-provoking—and often surprising—conclusions about how our interactions with others drive our success and happiness. This important and compulsively-readable book deserves to be a huge success.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home “One of the great secrets of life is that those who win most are often those who give most. In this elegant and lucid book, filled with compelling evidence and evocative examples, Adam Grant shows us why and how this is so. Highly recommended!”—William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes and author of The Power of a Positive No “Good guys finish first—and Adam Grant knows why. Give and Take is the smart surprise you can't afford to miss.'—Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness “Give and Take is an enlightening read for leaders who aspire to create meaningful and sustainable changes to their environments. Grant demonstrates how a generous orientation toward others can serve as a formula for producing successful leaders and organizational performance. His writing is as engaging and enjoyable as his style in the classroom.”—Kenneth Frazier, Chairman, President, and CEO of Merck & Co. “In this riveting and sparkling book, Adam Grant turns the conventional wisdom upside-down about what it takes to win and get ahead. With page-turning stories and compelling studies, Give and Take reveals the surprising forces behind success, and the steps we can take to enhance our own.”—Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations, Google “Give and Take dispels commonly held beliefs that equate givers with weakness and takers with strength. Grant shows us the importance of nurturing and encouraging prosocial behaviors.”—Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational “Give and Take defines a road to success marked by new ways of relating to colleagues and customers as well as new ways of growing a business.”—Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com and author of Delivering Happiness “A milestone! Well-researched, generous, actionable and important. Adam Grant has given us a gift, a hard-hitting book about the efficacy of connection and generosity in everything we do.”—Seth Godin, bestselling author of The Icarus Deception and Tribes “Give and Take will fundamentally change the way you think about success. Unfortunately in America, we have too often succumbed to the worldview that if everyone behaved in their own narrow self-interest, all would be fine. Adam Grant shows us with compelling research and fascinating stories there is a better way.”—Lenny Mendonca, Director, McKinsey & Co. “Adam Grant, a rising star of positive psychology, seamlessly weaves together science and stories of business success and failure, convincing us that giving is in the long run the recipe for success in the corporate world. En route you will find yourself re-examining your own life. Read it yourself, then give copies to the people you care most about in this world.”—Martin Seligman, author of Learned Optimism and Flourish “Give and Take presents a groundbreaking new perspective on success. Adam Grant offers a captivating window into innovative principles that drive effectiveness at every level of an organization and can immediately be put into action. Along with being a fascinating read, this book holds the key to a more satisfied and productive workplace, better customer relationships, and higher profits.”—Chip Conley, Founder, Joie de Vivre Hotels and author, Peak and Emotional Equations “Give and Take is a game changer. Reading Adam Grant's compelling book will change the way doctors doctor, managers manage, teachers teach, and bosses boss. It will create a society in which people do better by being better. Read the book and change the way you live and work.”—Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice and Practical Wisdom “Give and Take is a new behavioral benchmark for doing business for better, providing an inspiring new perspective on how to succeed to the benefit of all. Adam Grant provides great support for the new paradigm of creating a ‘win win’ for people, planet and profit with many fabulous insights and wonderful stories to get you fully hooked and infected with wanting to give more and take less.'—Jochen Zeitz, former CEO and chairman, PUMA “Give and Take is a real gift. Adam Grant delivers a triple treat: stories as good as a well-written novel, surprising insights drawn from rigorous science, and advice on using those insights to catapult ourselves and our organizations to success. I can’t think of another book with more powerful implications for both business and life.”—Teresa Amabile, author of The Progress Principle “Adam Grant has written a landmark book that examines what makes some extraordinarily successful people so great. By introducing us to highly-impressive individuals, he proves that, contrary to popular belief, the best way to climb to the top of the ladder is to take others up there with you. Give and Take presents the road to success for the 21st century.”—Maria Eitel, founding CEO and President of the Nike Foundation “What The No *sshole Rule did for corporate culture, Give and Take does for each of us as individuals. Grant presents an evidence-based case for the counterintuitive link between generosity and finishing first.”—Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, coauthors of Difficult Conversations “Adam Grant is a wunderkind. He has won every distinguished research award and teaching award in his field, and his work has changed the way that people see the world. If you want to be surprised—very pleasantly surprised—by what really drives success, then Give and Take is for you. If you want to make the world a better place, read this book. If you want to make your life better, read this book.”—Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Happier “In an era of business literature that drones on with the same-old, over-used platitudes, Adam Grant forges brilliant new territory. Give and Take helps readers understand how to maximize their effectiveness and help others simultaneously. It will serve as a new framework for both insight and achievement. A must read!”—Josh Linkner, founder of ePrize, CEO of Detroit Venture Partners, and author of Disciplined Dreaming¶ Read more From the Inside Flap Recognition for Give and Take: Amazon's best books of 2013 Financial Times books of the year Wall Street Journal favorite books of 2013 Oprah's riveting reads Fortune must-read business books Washington Post books every leader should read Apple iTunes best of 2013 Inc.'s best books for entrepreneurs Amazon customer favorites: one of the top 100 print books of 2013Translated into two dozen languages Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Padre Rico, Padre Pobre (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Self-Help Padre Rico, Padre Pobre (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Padre Rico, Padre Pobre (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) (Spanish Edition).About the Author Robert T. Kiyosaki es un inversionista multimillonario, emprendedor, educador, conferencista y autor bestseller de la serie Padre rico, Padre pobre. Después de retirarse, a los 47 años, fundó CHASFLOW Technologies y creó la Compañía de Rich Dad, que hoy en día ofrece a millones de personas en el mundo consejospara ser financieramente independientes. Robert ha escrito 16 libros que han vendido más de 27 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo. En su serie Padre rico, Padre pobre Robert T. Kiyosaki transformó radicalmente la forma en la que millones de personas perciben el concepto del dinero. Con perspectivas que contradicen el conocimiento convencional, Kiyosaki se ha ganado una gran reputación por su irreverencia y claridad para expresar susideas. Es reconocido alrededor del mundo como un defensor apasionado de la educación financiera. Entre sus obras se encuentran Niño rico, niño listo, Segunda oportunidad, El negocio del siglo XXI, Escapa de la carrera de la rata, Guía para invertir, Retírate joven y rico, La conspiración de los ricos, Despierta el genio financiero de tus hijos, y más. https://www.facebook.com/RobertKiyosaki Donald J. Trump es la definición de una historia de éxito americano. Sus desarrollos de bienes raíces son los más prestigiosos a nivel nacional e internacional, así como el resto de sus múltiples negocios de golf, hotelería y más. http://www.trump.com/ Read more

Continue Reading »

The Tactical Guide to Women: How Men Can Manage Risk in Dating and Marriage

Pdf Self-Help The Tactical Guide to Women: How Men Can Manage Risk in Dating and Marriage

Pdf:The Tactical Guide to Women: How Men Can Manage Risk in Dating and Marriage.Review “Lots of great gems for men here: about understanding (and improving) their own dating patterns, about how to screen potential partners for likely trouble and how to be happy in a relationship. Dr. Smith knows what he’s talking about, using a wide range of helpful case examples—of failure and success—in this very encouraging book.”—Bill Eddy, lead author of Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality and co-author of Dating Radar Read more

Continue Reading »

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

Pdf Self-Help Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

Pdf:Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition.About the Author Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler are cofounders of VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and organizational performance. Together they have developed award-winning training products based on more than thirty years of ongoing research and have helped more than 300 of the Fortune 500 realize significant results by driving behavior change.www.vitalsmarts.com Read more

Continue Reading »

Co-Active Coaching, 3rd Edition: Changing Business, Transforming Lives

Pdf Self-Help Co-Active Coaching, 3rd Edition: Changing Business, Transforming Lives

Pdf:Co-Active Coaching, 3rd Edition: Changing Business, Transforming Lives.When Co-Active Coaching was first released in 1998, this pioneering work set the stage for what has become a cultural and business phenomenon and helped launch the profession of coaching. Published in more than 10 languages now, this book has been used as the definitive resource in dozens of corporate, professional-development, and university-based coaching programs, as well as by thousands of individuals looking to elevate their communication, relationship, and coaching skills. This fully revised third edition of Co-Active Coaching has been updated to reflect the expanded vision of the newly updated Co-Active Model and coaching course curriculum at The Coaches Training Institute, the training organization founded and run by the authors for 20 years. The third edition emphasizes evoking transformational change in the client and extends the use of the Co-Active Model into leadership management and its effectiveness throughout organizations.

Continue Reading »

1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

Pdf Self-Help 1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

Pdf:1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married.From the Back Cover 'An important and essential book for all couples contemplating marriage.'--Dr. Barry G. Ginsberg, Executive Director, Center of Relationship Enhancement Love can be bliss, but marriage takes work. Communication, compromise, and joint decision making are key ingredients to a successful marriage. Using a variety of fun, interactive formats, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and hypotheticals, relationship expert Monica Mendez Leahy brings to the table these and many other important issues that will arise in every marriage--including the ones that may blindside you. 1,001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married will help you and your partner explore your common goals and perspectives as well as celebrate your unique differences as you prepare for your life journey together. Through the questions posed in this book, you and your betrothed will explore fundamental questions about nature, thought processes, lifestyle, and marital expectations, including: Is there such a thing as innocent flirting? Do you both want children? How important is religion in your life? Do you think couples should share the same political views? Read more About the Author Monica Mendez Leahy has been helping couples prepare for marriage for twenty years. She hosts a series of couples' workshops in the Los Angeles area and has been featured in the Ladies Home Journal and the Wall Street Journal and on Lifetime Television. Read more

Continue Reading »

Como ganar amigos e influir sobre las personas (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Self-Help Como ganar amigos e influir sobre las personas (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Como ganar amigos e influir sobre las personas (Spanish Edition).Cómo ganar amigos e influir sobre las personas es uno de los primeros "best-sellers" de autoayuda publicados. El único propósito de este libro es ayudar al lector a que descubra, desarrolle y aproveche esos poderes latentes que no emplea. OCHO OBJETIVOS QUE ESTE LIBRO LE AYUDARÁ A LOGRAR 1. Salir de una rutina mental, concebir nuevas ideas, adquirir nuevas visiones, descubrir nuevas ambiciones. 2. Hacer amigos rápida y fácilmente. 3. Aumentar su popularidad. 4. Lograr que los demás piensen como usted. 5. Aumentar su influencia, su prestigio, su habilidad de lograr que las tareas se realicen. 6. Proceder ante las quejas, evitar discusiones, preservar sus relaciones humanas afables y agradables. 7. Convertirse en un mejor orador, un conversador más jovial. 8. Despertar entusiasmo entre sus asociados. Este libro ha logrado todas esas cosas para más de quince millones de lectores en treinta y seis idiomas.

Continue Reading »

ABA/AARP Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans and Final Wishes

Pdf Self-Help ABA/AARP Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans and Final Wishes

Pdf:ABA/AARP Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans and Final Wishes.About the Author Sally Balch Hurme is an elder law attorney currently with the AARP Health Education team explaining the workings of the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplaces. She has also worked on a wide variety of issues including advance care planning, surrogate decision making, consumer fraud, elder abuse and financial security. Ms. Hurme was an advisor to the Uniform Law Commission in the drafting of the uniform guardianship jurisdiction act. She also was a member of the U.S. State Department delegation that drafted the Hague International Convention on the Protection of Adults. She has authored 20 law review articles and book chapters on various elder law issues and taught elder law at George Washington University Law School. She is author of The ABA Checklist for Family Heirs and ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Survivors. She received her law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University, Washington, D.C., and her bachelor's degree from Newcomb College, Tulane University in New Orleans. Read more

Continue Reading »

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Pdf Self-Help Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Pdf:Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most.Review “Does this book deliver on its promise of an effective way through sticky situations, whether ‘with your babysitter or your biggest client’? It does.”—The New York Times“These talented communicators blend a daunting array of disciplines into highly readable and practical advice.”—Booklist“I’m on my third reading. Half the pages are dog-eared. This is a mind-bogglingly powerful book. For life.”—Tom Peters“A user-friendly guide to mastering the talks we dread . . . a keeper.”—Fast Company “Emotional intelligence applied to life’s toughest moments.”—Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Working with Emotional Intelligence“The only people who shouldn’t read Difficult Conversations are those who never work with people, anywhere.”—Peter M. Senge, bestselling author of The Fifth Discipline“How do you confront your ex-spouse who’s late picking up the kids? How do you tell a client their project took longer than expected and the bill is twice as high? How do you say ‘I’m sorry’? Start by picking up Difficult Conversations.”—Citizen“Difficult Conversations will be appreciated by readers who wish to improve oral communication in all aspects of their daily lives.”—Library Journal“Stone, Patton, and Heen illustrate their points with anecdotes, scripted conversations and familiar examples in a clear, easy-to-browse format.”—Publishers Weekly“The central insights of Difficult Conversations so resonate with common sense that it is easy to overlook just how remarkable of a book it is . . . a must-read.”—Harvard Negotiation Law Review“Examples more clear-headed and advice more precise than we’ve seen before.”—Dallas Morning News“Stone, Patton, and Heen have written an extremely clear and unpretentious exposition of how to develop effective communication skills and a guide to achieving openness and constructive outcomes in dialogue . . . this book is, and probably for some time to come will be definitive.”—Southern Communication Journal  Read more About the Author Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen teach at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Negotiation Project. They have been consultants to businesspeople, governments, organizations, communities, and individuals around the world, and have written on negotiation and communication in publications ranging from the New York Times to Parents magazine. Bruce Patton is also a co-author of Getting to Yes. Each of them lives in Boston, Massachusetts.Stone and Heen are the authors of Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well (Even When It Is Off Base, Unfair, Poorly Delivered, and Frankly, You're Not in the Mood) (Viking/Penguin, 2014)Roger Fisher is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law Emeritus, Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project, and the founder of two consulting organizations devoted to strategic advice and negotiation training. Read more

Continue Reading »

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Pdf Self-Help Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Pdf:Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most.Everyone has difficult conversations, no matter how confident or competent they are. And too often, no matter what you try, things don't go well. Should you say what you're thinking and risk starting a fight? Swallow your views and feel like a doormat? Or should you let them have it? But...what if you're wrong? Difficult Conversations shows you a way out of this dilemma; it teaches you how to handle even the toughest conversations more effectively and with less anxiety. Based on 15 years of work at the Harvard Negotiation Project and consultations with thousands of people, the authors answer the question: When people confront the conversations they dread the most, what works? Difficult Conversations walks you through a proven, step-by-step approach for understanding and conducting tough conversations. It shows you how to get ready, how to start the conversations in ways that reduce defensiveness, and how to keep the conversation on a constructive track regardless of how the other person responds. Whether you're dealing with your baby-sitter or biggest client, your boss or your brother-in-law, Difficult Conversations can help.

Continue Reading »

Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

Pdf Self-Help Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

Pdf:Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World.Review “A generous book conceived and executed by a compassionate…mind.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)“An absorbing chronicle of discovery.”—Booklist “This is an insightful and terribly personal memoir of an active and successful life, and of how [Pipher’s] almost desperate need for inner peace amid the noise of her world has dominated so many of her days.”—Lincoln Journal Star Read more About the Author Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Another Country, as well as Seeking Peace and Writing to Change the World. She lives in Nebraska. Read more

Continue Reading »

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Pdf Self-Help Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Pdf:Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.Review “The brilliantly insightful Brené Brown draws upon extensive research and personal experience to explore the paradoxes of courage: we become strong by embracing vulnerability, we dare more greatly when we acknowledge our fear. I can’t stop thinking about this book.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project'A wonderful book: urgent, essential and fun to read. I couldn't put it down, and it continues to resonate with me.'—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin'In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown refers to herself as both a mapmaker and a traveler. In my book, that makes her a guide. And I believe the world needs more guides like her who are showing us a wiser way to our inner world. If you'd like to set your course on being more courageous and connected, engaged and resilient, leave the GPS at home. Daring Greatly is all the navigation you'll need.'—Maria Shriver'Daring Greatly is an important book -- a timely warning about the danger of pursuing certainty and control above all. Brené Brown offers all of us a valuable guide to the real reward of vulnerability: Greater courage.'—Daniel Pink'What I find remarkable about this book is the unique combination of solid research and kitchen table story-telling. Brené becomes such a real person in the book that you can actually hear her voice asking, 'Have you dared greatly today?' The invitation in this book is clear: We must be larger than anxiety, fear, and shame if we want to speak, act, and show up. The world needs this book and Brené’s unique blend of warmth, humor and ass-kicking makes her the perfect person to inspire us to dare greatly.' —Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.'One of the tragic ironies of modern life is that so many people feel isolated from each other by the very feelings they have in common: including a fear of failure and a sense of not being enough. Brené Brown shines a bright light into these dark recesses of human emotion and reveals how these feelings can gnaw at fulfillment in education, at work and in the home. She shows too how they can be transformed to help us live more wholehearted lives of courage, engagement and purpose. Brené Brown writes as she speaks, with wisdom, wit, candor and a deep sense of humanity. If you're a student, teacher, parent, employer, employee or just alive and wanting to live more fully, you should read this book. I double dare you.'—Sir Ken Robinson'In an age of constant pressure to conform and pretend, Daring Greatly offers a compelling alternative: transform your life by being who you really are. Embrace the courage to be vulnerable. Dare to read this book!'—Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup'Here's the essence of this book: Vulnerability is courage in you but inadequacy in me. Brené's book, weaving together research and Texan anecdote, shows you some paths forward. And don't for a moment think this is just for women. Men carry the burden of Being Strong And Never Weak, and we pay a heavy price for it. Daring Greatly can help us all.'—Michael Bungay Stanier, author of Do More Great Work'I deeply trust Brené Brown--her research, her intelligence, her integrity, and her personhood. So when she definitively lands on the one most important value we can cultivate for professional success, relationship health, parental joy, and courageous, passionate living...well, I sit up and take notice . . . even when that one most critical value turns out to be the risky act of being vulnerable. She dared greatly to write this book, and you will benefit greatly to read it and to put its razor-sharp wisdom into action in your own life and work.'—Elizabeth Lesser, Cofounder, Omega Institute, author of Broken Open'A straightforward approach to revamping one's life from an expert on vulnerability.'—Kirkus Reviews'Will draw readers in and have them considering what steps they would dare to take if shame and fear were not present.' —Publishers Weekly'Offers good insights into how people don personal armor to shield themselves from vulnerability.'—The Wall Street Journal'Brene's down-to-earth approach to vulnerability resonates with me.' —Katie Couric Read more About the Author Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation–Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection. Her fifth book, Dare to Lead, will go on sale in October 2018. Her TED talk—“The Power of Vulnerability”—is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world with more than thirty-five million views. Brown lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Pdf Self-Help Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Pdf:Emotional Intelligence 2.0.Review 'Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a fast read with compelling anecdotes and good context in which to understand and improve your score.'--NEWSWEEK'Surveys of 500,000 people on the role of emotions in daily life have enabled the authors to hone EQ assessment to a 28-question online survey that can be completed in seven minutes.'--The Washington Post'Read worthy strategies for improving emotional intelligence skills make this our how-to book of the week. It's nice to know that average IQ doesn't limit a person to average performance. And who can resist an online quiz with instant feedback?'--Newsday Read more From the Inside Flap 'Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way.'--THE DALAI LAMAFor the first time ever in a book, TalentSmart's revolutionary program helps you identify your EQ skills, build these skills into strengths, and enjoy consistent performance in the pursuit of important life objectives. The book contains 66 proven strategies from a decade-long effort to accurately measure and increase emotional intelligence. These strategies will help you to capitalize on the skills responsible for 58% of performance in all types of jobs.Includes a passcode for online access to the world's bestselling emotional intelligence test, the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal®, which will show you where your EQ stands today and what you can do to begin maximizing it immediately.Rooted in sound research involving more than 500,000 responses, this new edition of the test will:-- Pinpoint which of the book's 66 emotional intelligence strategies will increase your EQ the most.-- Reveal the specific behaviors responsible for your EQ scores.-- Allow you to test yourself a second time to measure how much your EQ has increased from your efforts.The book's smooth narrative style turns rigorous research into memorable stories and practical strategies that anyone can use to his or her advantage.With 90% of top performers high in EQ, and EQ twice as important as IQ in getting where you want to go in life, who can afford to ignore it?--- Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Pdf Self-Help Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Pdf:Emotional Intelligence 2.0.Knowing what emotional intelligence is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a step-by-step program for increasing your emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills-self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management-to exceed your goals and achieve your fullest potential. In this audiobook, Drs. Bradberry and Greaves offer a revolutionary program to help people identify their EQ skills, build these skills into strengths and enjoy consistent performance in the pursuit of important life objectives. This audiobook contains proven strategies from a decade-long effort to accurately measure and increase emotional intelligence. This audiobook will also give you access to the new, enhanced online edition of the world's bestselling emotional intelligence test, the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal. The test will show you where your EQ stands today and what you can do to begin maximizing it immediately. The new test will: Pinpoint the emotional intelligence strategy that increase your EQ the most Reveal the behaviors responsible for your EQ score Allow a second test to measure how much your EQ has increased from your efforts With 90% of top performers high in EQ and EQ twice as important as IQ in getting where you want to go in life, who can afford to ignore it? Please note: Listeners who purchase this title at Audible are emailed a unique ID that provides access to accompanying online material: TalentSmart's best-selling emotional intelligence test, the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal, which will show you where your EQ stands today and what you can do to begin maximizing it immediately. Disclaimer: Your purchase of this audiobook includes one complimentary passcode to access TalentSmart's emotional intelligence test, the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal. If you purchased an edition of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 from Audible.com, your unique code is distributed by Audible.com and has been sent to the email address you registered with Audible.com. If you purchased your download from any other certified audiobook or ebook provider, please email your purchase receipt to [email protected] to receive your access code. If you are listening to or reading this program on loan or cannot provide proof of purchase, then access to the emotional intelligence test must be made upon separate terms with TalentSmart.

Continue Reading »

How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

Pdf Self-Help How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

Pdf:How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age.Celebrating the 75 anniversary of the original landmark bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People, comes an up-to-the-minute adaptation of Carnegie's timeless prescriptions for the digital age. Dale Carnegie's principles have endured for nearly a century. Since its original publication in 1936, his timeless classic How to Win Friends and Influence People has gone on to sell 15 million copies. Now, introducing new listeners to Carnegie's words of wisdom, comes How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age, a new guide for a new era. Dale Carnegie could never have predicted the trajectory that new media would take, and the ways that the simple television screen would be adapted into computers and handheld communication devices. He didn't know the term "social media" and Facebook was something not even dreamed of in Buck Rogers cartoons. And yet his lessons remain relevant for everyone who communicates online today. In fact, with problems such as cyber bullying and email etiquette, we need Carnegie's help more than ever. Dale Carnegie and Associates, Inc. has re-imagined Carnegie's lasting lessons for this difficult digital age, reframing Carnegie's insights about communication, self-expression, and leadership. This book is a must-have guide for anyone who wants to find success on Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter, and any social media format today and in the future.

Continue Reading »

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

Pdf Self-Help How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

Pdf:How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships.Review 'You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills.''The lost art of verbal communication may be revitalized by Leil Lowndes.'Leil Lowndes' How to Talk to Anyone offers 101 time-tested hints, tips, and techniques for confidently communicating with others. A bestselling author and renowned communications consultant, Lowndes focuses on ice-breaking skills and communication techniques that are proven successful when making a positive first impression, establishing instant rapport and credibility, and more. Packeed with basic, no-nonsense advice and solid research evidence about which techniques work best in which areas, How to Talk to Anyone show readers how to: Read more From the Back Cover 'You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills.'--Larry King 'The ultimate guide to the thinking person . . . an invaluable tool for conversations.'--Sally Jesse Raphael Become a master communicator and succeed in life, love, and business Have you ever admired those successful people who seem to have it all? You see them chatting confidently at parties and being listened to in business meetings. They're the ones with the best jobs, nicest parties, and most interesting friends. But wait a minute. They're not necessarily smarter than you or even better looking. What it comes down to is their more skillful way of communicating with other people. Now How to Talk to Anyone reveals the secrets of successful communication. With Leil Lowndes's ninety-two easy and effective techniques, you will discover how to become a master communicator in life, love, and business. Combining the latest research with Leil's trademark wit and warm-hearted observations of human foibles, How to Talk to Anyone shows you how to: Make an unforgettable entrance and meet the people you want to meet Sound like an insider in any crowd, no matter how little you have in common Use body language to captivate audiences of all sizes Work a party the way a politician works a room Always come across confident, credible, and charismatic wherever you are How to Talk to Anyone, which is an update of her popular book, Talking the Winner's Way (see the 5-star reviews of the latter) is based on solid research about techniques that work! Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others

Pdf Self-Help To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others

Pdf:To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others.From the best-selling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising - and surprisingly useful - new book that explores the power of selling in our lives. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than 15 million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight. Whether we're employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others. Like it or not, we're all in sales now. To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he did in Drive and A Whole New Mind, Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it's no longer "Always Be Closing"), explains why extroverts don't make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an "off-ramp" for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds. Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another's perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more. The result is a perceptive and practical book - one that will change how you see the world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home.

Continue Reading »

The Knot Book of Wedding Lists: The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Day, Down to the Smallest Detail

Pdf Self-Help The Knot Book of Wedding Lists: The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Day, Down to the Smallest Detail

Pdf:The Knot Book of Wedding Lists: The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Day, Down to the Smallest Detail.About the Author Carley Roney is editor in chief of The Knot, the number one wedding brand worldwide, as well as its sister brand, The Nest. Roney has authored nine wedding books for The Knot and appears regularly on TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Live with Regis and Kelly, and Today. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After

Pdf Self-Help The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After

Pdf:The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After.New York Times Best SellerAs a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more - a powerful exhortation to the living."An exquisitely moving portrait of the daily stuff of life." (The New York Times Book Review - Editors' Choice)That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with 300 other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age 37, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began.The Unwinding of the Miracle is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. When she was first diagnosed, Julie Yip-Williams sought clarity and guidance through the experience and, finding none, began to write her way through it - a chronicle that grew beyond her imagining. Motherhood, marriage, the immigrant experience, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, fortune-tellers, grief, reincarnation, jealousy, comfort, pain, the marvel of the body in full rebellion - this book is as sprawling and majestic as the life it records. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep - an incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously. With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life.Praise for The Unwinding of the Miracle"Everything worth understanding and holding on to is in this book.... A miracle indeed." (Kelly Corrigan, New York Times best-selling author)"A beautifully written, moving, and compassionate chronicle that deserves to be read and absorbed widely." (Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies)

Continue Reading »

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Pdf Self-Help Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Pdf:Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High.From the Back Cover 'Most books make promises. This one delivers. These skills have . . . generated new techniques for working together in ways that enabled us to win the largest contract in our industry's history.'--Dain M. Hancock, President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Learn how to keep your cool and get what you want when emotions flare. When stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: Avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences; handle the conversation badly and suffer the consequences; or read Crucial Conversations and discover how to communicate best when it matters most. This wise and witty guide gives you the tools you need to step up to life's most difficult and important conversations, say what's on your mind, and achieve positive outcomes that will amaze you. You'll learn how to: Prepare for high-impact situations with a six-minute mastery technique Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive Keep listening when others blow up or clam up Turn crucial conversations into the action and results you want Whether they take place at work or at home, with your neighbors or your spouse, crucial conversations can have a profound impact on your career, your happiness, and your future. With the skills you learn in this book, you'll never have to worry about the outcome of a crucial conversation again. Read more About the Author Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler are top international corporate consultants and cofounders of Vitality Alliance, Inc., and VitalSmarts. Together they have developed dozens of corporate training programs for dozens of Fortune 500 companies. Read more

Continue Reading »

Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life

Pdf Self-Help Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life

Pdf:Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life.Negotiation is part of every human encounter, and most of us do it badly. Whether dealing with family, a business, or diplomacy, people often fail to meet their goals in every country and context. They focus on power and "win-win" instead of relationships and perceptions. They don't find enough things to trade. They think others should be rational when they should be dealing with emotions. They get distracted from their goals. In this revolutionary book, leading negotiation practitioner and professor Stuart Diamond draws on the research and practice of 30,000 people he has taught and advised in 45 countries over two decades to outline specific, practical and better ways to deal with others. They range from country and corporate leaders to administrative assistants, lawyers, housewives, students, and laborers. To this he adds his 40-year experience as an executive, Harvard-trained attorney, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Getting More is based on Professor Diamond's award-winning negotiations course at The Wharton Business School, where it has been the most sought-after course by students for 13 years. It contains a powerful toolkit that can be used in any situation: with kids and jobs, travel and shopping, business, politics, relationships, cultures, partners and competitors. The advice is addressed through the stories of hundreds of people who have used Diamond's tools with great success. A 20% savings on an item already on sale. An extra $300 million profit in a business. A woman from India getting out of her own arranged marriage. A four-year-old willingly brushing his teeth and going to bed. Instead of "win-win", it sometimes makes more sense to lose today to get more tomorrow. The use of power, Diamond cautions, too often causes retaliation, harms relationships, and costs credibility. Walking out is almost never as good as understanding the other person's perceptions and fixing the problem.

Continue Reading »

The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life

Pdf Self-Help The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life

Pdf:The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life.Review 'I used this exact strategy to get to the top of my sport. This is truly what elite professionals do to win. This book is a gift!' ~ Frank Shamrock, UFC Champion, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist'My first thought: 'This book is going to change minds and change lives.' My second thought: 'How can I get this book into all of my clients' hands!'' ~ JJ Virgin, Celebrity Nutritionist, Fitness Expert & NYT Bestselling Author'This needs to be required reading for every ambitious soul! Finally, a book to help conquer the challenges of doing hard stuff by someone that's coached top performers!' ~ Brian Smith, UGG Founder & Bestselling Author'In this book, Todd takes you on a mind-expanding journey to find your Heroic Self. If you want a stronger mental game-get this book!' ~ Emily Fletcher, Founder Ziva Meditation, Author of Stress Less, Accomplish More and Former Actress'Todd has written the definitive playbook for people striving to achieve great things! This will not only inspire people but give them a real tool to help win at life.' ~ Neil Patel, Entrepreneur and Author Read more From the Inside Flap What if the games you played as a child were the greatest gift to helping you achieve more today?Before stage fright, impostor syndrome, emotional baggage, and the other dubious gifts of adulthood, everyone pretended to be a superhero, a favorite athlete, an inspiring entertainer, a nurse, a firefighter, a lion or whatever captured their imagination. And yet, that natural creativity is slowly squeezed out of us because we think it's childish or it's 'time to grow up.' Now, Todd Herman--backed by scientific research and countless stories from the real world--will show you how to tap into the human imagination to unleash a new version of yourself, ready-made to kick-ass. Herman has been coaching champions in every field for over twenty years, and he's helped them bring out their Heroic Self to transcend the forces pulling them into the Ordinary World. While anyone attempting ambitious things faces adversity, resistance and challenges, Herman, asks a new question: 'Who or what needs to show up to make success inevitable?'In The Alter Ego Effect, Herman shows you how to activate the Heroic Self already nested inside of each of us, through countless stories from salespeople, executives, entertainers, athletes, entrepreneurs, creatives and historical figures. He reveals that you may not be using those traits in the moments when you need them the most. From the creative entrepreneur who resisted their craft, to the accomplished military officer who wanted to be a warmer dad at home, Todd Herman's clients have discovered there is no end to the parts of their lives they could improve by using Alter-Egos. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen

Pdf Self-Help What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen

Pdf:What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen.Review Praise for What Made Maddy RunSemi-Finalist for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting'A poignant study of the converging pressures of mental illness, college athletics and social media.'―Carlos Lozada, Washington Post'Gripping and universal'―Trevor Noah, The Daily Show'Fagan does an exceptional job laying out [Maddy's] pain in a narrative style that is both persuasive and honest . . . a comprehensive, essential, and well-written piece about mental health, as well as a small step toward reducing the stigma around anxiety and depression.'―Erin McCarthy, Philadelphia Inquirer'A compassionate and frank look at depression and the social pressure faced by many college students as seen through the eyes of one young woman.'―Kirkus'With immense empathy, [Fagan] shares insights particular to student athletes, but presents them in universally accessible language and connects with the non-athlete through vivid examples'―Shelf-Awareness'Fagan delivers the sequence of events in such a heartfelt but very real way'―Caitlyn Pilkington, Women's Running'Holleran seems so alive on the page; her messages and Fagan's prose create someone who seems a real, living thing, so much so that by the end, this reader was rooting for her to talk to someone'―Flotrack'The book goes beyond telling a heartbreaking story; it encourages compassion toward young adults struggling with mental health issues and will ultimately help us think about ways to prevent similar tragedies.'―National Book Review Read more About the Author Kate Fagan is a columnist and feature writer for espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. She is also a regular panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn and can also be seen on Outside the Lines, First Take and His & Hers. Previously, Fagan spent three seasons covering the 76ers for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of a memoir, The Reappearing Act, and co-host of the espnW podcast, Free Cookies. Kate lives in Brooklyn, New York with her girlfriend Kathryn Budig, and their two dogs. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

Pdf Self-Help The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

Pdf:The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death.From The New England Journal of Medicine The locked-in syndrome is a complication of a cerebrovascular accident in the base of the pons. The patient is alert and fully conscious but quadriplegic, with lower-cranial-nerve palsies. Only vertical movements of the eyes and blinking are possible. At the age of 43, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who was editor of Elle and a robust bon vivant, suffered such a stroke. After 20 days in a deep coma, he gradually regained consciousness. His right eyelid was sutured shut to prevent corneal ulcerations, he was fed through a gastric tube, he drooled uncontrollably, he breathed through a tracheostomy tube, his urine drained from a catheter, and his bottom was wiped by others. He felt as if he were trapped in a diving bell, but his mind was free as a butterfly. Bauby wrote The Diving Bell and the Butterfly solely by blinking his left eye in response to the reading of an alphabet, arranged according to the frequency with which each letter occurs in French (E, S, A, R, I,... W). A friend read off the letters, pausing when Bauby blinked. Letters laboriously became words, and then sentences. I brought this book along on an airplane that took me to a meeting in a distant city. Reading it made me hope that air traffic would delay our arrival. It is a remarkable tribute to the human spirit -- a book that will inspire any physician, medical student, nurse, or patient. There is no self-pity and no thought of physician-assisted suicide. The tone is as ironic and dry as perhaps only the French can be. In a seaside hospital, Bauby, imprisoned in his paralyzed body, recounts his days. He notes that a stroke such as his is usually fatal, but 'improved resuscitation techniques have prolonged and refined the agony.' Now, instead of directing one of France's leading fashion magazines, he is strapped in a wheelchair, completely dependent on others for the simplest demands of life: shut the door, roll me over, fluff up a pillow. 'A domestic event as commonplace as washing can trigger the most varied emotions.' And then there was the boor who, with a conclusive 'Good night,' turned off the Bordeaux-Munich soccer game at halftime and left. Bauby's attendants dressed him not in hospital garb, but in his own clothes ('Good for the morale,' according to the neurologist). Bauby comments, 'If I must drool, I may as well drool on cashmere.' He is, as he says, a 'voiceless parrot' who has made his nest in a dead-end corridor of the neurology department. When the stretcher-bearer who returns him to his room leaves with a hearty 'Bon appetit!' the effect on Bauby is the same as 'saying `Merry Christmas' on August 15.' Fed by two or three bags of brownish fluid instilled into a gastric tube, Bauby recalls his culinary skills -- boeuf en gelee and homemade sausage -- and melon, red fruit, and oysters, but above all, sausage. He imagines spending a day with his children, lying in bed beside his lover, and flying to Hong Kong, and he dreams that Radovan Karadzic, leader of the Bosnian Serbs, is performing a tracheotomy on him. In the Cafe de Flore, noxious gossip from the lower depths of Parisian snobbery poisons the air: 'Did you know that Bauby is now a total vegetable?' Bauby, 'to prove that my IQ was still higher than a turnip's,' begins a remarkable correspondence, not by pen but by blinks. 'The arrival of the mail [had] the character of a hushed and holy ceremony.' Every sentence of this arduously written book is a jewel burnished by a rare disease and still rarer intelligence. Bauby died only two days after the publication of his book in France. Reviewed by Robert S. Schwartz, M.D. Copyright © 1998 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved. The New England Journal of Medicine is a registered trademark of the MMS. Read more From the Inside Flap In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book. By turns wistful, mischievous, angry, and witty, Bauby bears witness to his determination to live as fully in his mind as he had been able to do in his body. He explains the joy, and deep sadness, of seeing his children and of hearing his aged father's voice on the phone. In magical sequences, he imagines traveling to other places and times and of lying next to the woman he loves. Fed only intravenously, he imagines preparing and tasting the full flavor of delectable dishes. Again and again he returns to an 'inexhaustible reservoir of sensations,' keeping in touch with himself and the life around him. Jean-Dominique Bauby died two days after the French publication of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. This book is a lasting testament to his life. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

Pdf Self-Help The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

Pdf:The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything.From Stephen R. Covey's eldest son comes a revolutionary new path towards productivity and satisfaction. Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents—is the essential ingredient for any high–performance, successful organization. For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship—from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction—and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time–killing, bureaucratic check–and–balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.

Continue Reading »

The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

Pdf Self-Help The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

Pdf:The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything.From Publishers Weekly Trust is so integral to our relationships that we often take it for granted, yet in an era marked by business scandals and a desire for accountability this book by leadership expert Covey is a welcome guide to nurturing trust in our professional and personal lives. Drawing on anecdotes and business cases from his years as CEO of the Covey Leadership Center (which was worth $160 million when he orchestrated its 1997 merger with Franklin Quest to form Franklin Covey), the author effectively reminds us that there's plenty of room for improvement on this virtue. Following a touching foreword by father Stephen R. Covey (author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and related books), the junior Covey outlines 13 behaviors of trust-inspiring leaders, such as demonstrating respect, creating transparency, righting wrongs, delivering results and practicing accountability. Covey's down-to-earth approach and disarming personal stories go a long way to establish rapport with his reader, though the book's length and occasional lack of focus sometimes obscure its good advice. (Oct.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review Covey convincingly validates our experience at Dell -- that trust has a bottom-line impact on results and that when trust goes up, speed goes up while costs come down. This principle applies not only in our professional relationships with customers, business partners, and team members but also in our personal relationships, which makes this insightful book all the more valuable.' -- Kevin Rollins, President and CEO, Dell Inc.'This book can change lives. Covey helps us understand how to nurture and inspire immediate trust in every encounter, which is the foundation for true and lasting success in life. A very interesting and enlightening read.' -- Larry King'Covey brilliantly focuses on that overlooked bedrock of democratic capitalism -- trust. Like the air we breathe, we too often take this critical intangible for granted. As Covey makes clear, we do so at our ultimate competitive peril.' -- Steve Forbes, President and CEO, Forbes'Want to be an irresistible positive force? Combine personal responsibility with compassion and respect for others. Want to know how to do this perfectly? Read The Speed of Trust.' -- Dr. Laura Schlessinger, internationally syndicated radio host and author of The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage'Covey's book underscores the single most important factor -- the substrate -- that will determine the success (or failure) of any organization in the 21st century: TRUST. This is a powerful read: brave, imaginative, amazingly prescient, and backed up by empirical and analytical heft. A must-read for anyone in a position of responsibility, from a support group to a global corporation.' -- Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, USC, and author of On Becoming a Leader'This much-needed book provides many practical examples of how greater trust produces better results, at less cost, sooner -- at work and in life. It's invaluable.' -- Spencer Johnson, M.D., author of Who Moved My Cheese? and coauthor of The One Minute Manager'Stephen Covey's work changed the world. I'd bet the price of this exciting book and more that his son, Stephen M. R. Covey, will have at least as much impact. The Speed of Trust is an amazing book, starting with its novel and powerful title -- my greatest wonder was why it hadn't been written before. From the epigraph -- 'Speed happens when people truly trust each other' -- to the closing bell, this is a book worth savoring -- and implementing.' -- Tom Peters'When I received this book and was asked to read it and offer my comments, my first impulse was, 'I don't have the time.' However, as I read the foreword, then the first few chapters, I could not put it down. It is exactly what business leaders need today. This book gets to the core roots of ethical behavior and integrity and how 'trusted' leaders and organizations do things better, faster, and at lower cost. Everyone should make the time to read this book.' -- Nolan D. Archibald, Chairman and CEO, The Black & Decker Corporation'I am happier when I am trusted, and I bet you are too. Covey has done a masterful job teaching that trust is conditioned on our behavior and that we can consciously shift our behavior to deserve trust. This one realization can change your life. This is the best book by a Covey since 7 Habits.' -- Richard Carlson, Ph.D., author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and Don't Get Scrooged Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition

Pdf Self-Help Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition

Pdf:Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition.Review 'Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen is a pioneer in the medicine of the future. With the elegance of simplicitym, she shows how physicians can become healers by no longer remaining mere technicians of the human body, but by becoming alchemists of the soul.' --Deepak Chopra, M.D.'Rachel Naomi Remen is nature's gift to us, a genius of that elusive and crucial capacity, the human heart. She has much to teach us about healing, loving, and living.' --Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence 'A book of stunning radiance, authenticity, and power. I laughed and cried my way through it, from beginning to end... Come share in this extraordinary outpouring of human wisdom.' --Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., author of Wherever You Go, There You Are 'Read these gorgeous, from-the-soul stories at the risk of burying cynicism, finding hope, learning a good deal more about life and living-- and having a damned good time.' --Norman Lear Read more About the Author Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. has been counseling those with chronic and terminal illness for more than twenty years. She is cofounder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, and is currently clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. Read more

Continue Reading »

Joy Enough: A Memoir

Pdf Self-Help Joy Enough: A Memoir

Pdf:Joy Enough: A Memoir.Review “Written with enough beauty to stop clocks ticking and heart's beating.... McColl's resonant first book is resplendent with love, and the hope she finds in discovering that her unfathomable grief also carved a space for more profound joy.” - Annie Bostrom, Booklist (starred review)“Even a well-worn topic can become the occasion for stunningly original writing, and such is the case with McColl’s exquisite memoir, Joy Enough.... McColl’s gift is in distilling a lifetime ― the relationships, hopes nurtured then dashed, joys still sought, even at life’s end ― into vignettes of great beauty, ordinary moments held up for loving examination.... The book begins, slyly enough, with a literary question: ‘I loved my mother, and she died. Is that a story?’ It turns out that the answer is yes, and if the mother is anything like Allison, you will want to read it, and to know her.” - Kate Tuttle, Los Angeles Times“Joy Enough is so compelling that I stayed up most of the night while traveling by train in a sleeper car. Sarah McColl’s exquisite memoir is the perfect balm for anyone who has experienced the sharp sting of loneliness or inhabited the liminal space between grief and happiness.” - Michele Filgate, writer and contributing editor at LitHub“Sarah McColl’s Joy Enough resonates with the immediacy of a love letter and the dark wonder of a dream. A tender, candid, force field of an elegy, compressed and expansive at once.” - Paul Lisicky, author of The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship“In beautiful, spare prose, Sarah McColl offers an elegant and deeply-felt meditation on loss that is steeped in the pleasures of this life: in good bread and soft sweaters, friendship, flirtation, and especially love. Joy Enough is a memoir about the death of a mother and a marriage, yes, but more than that, it’s about the new life that can spring from those empty spaces. A gorgeous, painful, exhilarating debut.” - Kirstin Valdez-Quade, author of Night at the Fiestas“How can a memoirist take as her subject such a dark night of the soul―a simultaneous divorce and the death of a beloved mother―and forge such greedy, life-affirming grace? Sarah McColl’s dense and lyrical narrative vignettes are rich with insight and enlivened with humor. Joy Enough will fill every reader with joy.” - Beth Ann Fennelly, author of Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs“Joy Enough is a diamond in book form, a beauty forged by the weight of loss and learning. It stunned me with its taut clarity, with the way it probes - quietly, gently, unflinchingly - the parts of life that a lot of us don't like to look at: death, divorce, the pleasures and pitfalls of the body. This may be Sarah McColl's debut, but it's a towering achievement by any standard. McColl has a rare talent, and it shines.” - Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life and Delancey“Beautifully tender; a deceptively delicate slow-burn story of grief and love and the desire to hold close those we love.” - Sophie Mackintosh. Booker Longlisted author of The Water Cure“'Some books are so profound they need to be shared immediately. Others are so sacred, you can't bear to loan them out. Joy Enough is both―so consider buying two copies. McColl's remarkable, pitch-perfect memoir is an exploration of the choices we make, and the ones beyond our control. Within that is a masterfully written, musically paced narrative that rocks awake your emotional center. It's not simply that McColl is a uniquely gifted writer―she is―it's that she's generous with her gifts. This book has a transformative, healing quality―it's the kind of book that will remain your dear friend, that will be there for you, long after you've finished the last page.” - Piper Weiss, author of You All Grow Up and Leave Me“Oh, my heart. Joy Enough is a stunningly beautiful and meditative map of loss―a mother, a marriage, an idea of what life is supposed to be. In prose both poetic and laser-focused, Sarah McColl gives us the seemingly small and gut-punch memories that make up the truth about living through loss and living through love: a garden, a grocery list; a regret, a realization; that thing he said that we wish we could forget and that thing she said that we’ll carry with us for the rest of our goddamn lives. I will carry this book with me for the rest of my goddamn life: a manual, a friend, an inspiration.” - Megan Stielstra, author of The Wrong Way to Save Your Life Read more About the Author Sarah McColl was founding editor-in-chief of Yahoo Food and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her essays have appeared in the Paris Review, StoryQuarterly, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere, and she has been a MacDowell Fellow and Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Los Angeles. Read more

Continue Reading »

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

Pdf Self-Help The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

Pdf:The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't.In a landmark article published in the esteemed Harvard Business Review, Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton addressed a taboo topic that affects every workplace: employees who are insensitive to their colleagues, corporate bullies, bosses who just don't get it, the kind of people who make you exclaim in exasperation, "What an asshole!" Now, in a definitive book that addresses this growing problem, Sutton shows you how you can work with unsavory people without becoming one of them yourself.

Continue Reading »

BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns

Pdf Self-Help BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns

Pdf:BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns.Review 'I used Bill Eddy to deal with a very difficult personnel situation. I implemented his advice. Instead of pursuing endless, frustrating conflict and confrontation, I adopted an entirely different approach, with excellent results. Bill gave me a pathway when I thought all roads were blocked.'— Dan Solin, author of the Smartest series of books'I used Bill Eddy to deal with a very difficult personnel situation. I implemented his advice. Instead of pursuing endless, frustrating conflict and confrontation, I adopted an entirely different approach, with excellent results. Bill gave me a pathway when I thought all roads were blocked.'― Dan Solin, author of the Smartest series of books Read more From the Inside Flap We live in an age of rapid change and instant communication. We also live in a Culture of Blame and Disrespect…A BIFF Response can be applied in any communication anywhere – online, social media, in a letter or even in person. It can be used at work, earning you respect and success. It can help you get along with difficult family members, friends, neighbors and others anywhere in your life.BIFF was designed to protect you and your reputation by responding quickly and civilly to people who treat you rudely, while being reasonable in return.BIFF stands for Brief, Informative, Friendly, and Firm.A BIFF response is easy to remember, but hard to do. It takes practice! This little book gives over 20 examples of BIFF responses for all areas of life—plus additional tips to help you deal with high-conflict people anywhere.See if you can do a BIFF! Not everyone can!Author bio:Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator, and the President of the High Conflict Institute. He developed the “High Conflict Personality” theory and has become an international expert on managing disputes involving high-conflict personalities. Eddy is the author of several books, including It’s All Your Fault at Work! and High Conflict People in Legal Disputes.Testimonial:'I used Bill to deal with a very difficult personnel situation. I implemented his advice. Instead of pursuing endless, frustrating conflict and confrontation, I adopted an entirely different approach, with excellent results. Bill gave me a pathway when I thought all roads were blocked.'Dan Solin, Author of the Smartest series of books.Second edition info: This Second Edition includes a new chapter on Coaching for BIFF Responses. Anyone can use this method to help someone else with a BIFF response – by asking 10 simples questions to make it even more effective. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think

Pdf Self-Help Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think

Pdf:Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think.Why do some people succeed at change while others fail? It's the way they think! Liminal thinking is a way to create change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs. What beliefs are stopping you right now? You have a choice. You can create the world you want to live in or live in a world created by others. If you are ready to start making changes, listen to this book.

Continue Reading »

Resolving Conflicts at Work: Ten Strategies for Everyone on the Job

Pdf Self-Help Resolving Conflicts at Work: Ten Strategies for Everyone on the Job

Pdf:Resolving Conflicts at Work: Ten Strategies for Everyone on the Job.About the Author Kenneth Cloke (Santa Monica, CA) is Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution and founding President of Mediators Beyond Borders. He is a mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant, and trainer, specializing in communication, negotiation, and resolving complex multi-party conflicts, including community, grievance and workplace disputes, collective bargaining negotiations, organizational and school conflicts, sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits, and public policy disputes, and in designing preventative conflict resolution systems for organizations.His coaching, consulting, facilitation, and training practice includes work with leaders of public, private and non-profit organizations on effective communications, collaborative negotiation, relationship building, conflict resolution, leadership development, strategic planning, team building, and organizational change.He is a nationally recognized speaker and author of many journal articles and books. Joan Goldsmith (Santa Monica, CA) has been an educator, organizational consultant, mediator, and trainer for forty-five years, specializing in collaborative negotiation, high performance teams, leadership development and organizational change.  She was a co-founder of Cambridge College and a life member of its Board of Trustees.She has been a leader in mediation, public education and higher education as a professor, administrator, consultant, facilitator and trustee. In partnership with Ken Cloke and the Center for Dispute Resolution she has been a mediator and trainer in conflict resolution.She is the author with Warren Bennis of Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader. Read more

Continue Reading »

How to Deal with Difficult People: Smart Tactics for Overcoming the Problem People in Your Life

Pdf Self-Help How to Deal with Difficult People: Smart Tactics for Overcoming the Problem People in Your Life

Pdf:How to Deal with Difficult People: Smart Tactics for Overcoming the Problem People in Your Life.Don't let problem people get to you! Whether it's a manager who keeps moving the goal posts, an uncooperative colleague, negative friend, or critical family member, some people are just plain hard to get along with. Often, your immediate response is to shrink or sulk, become defensive or attack. But there are smarter moves to make when dealing with difficult people. This book explains how to cope with a range of situations with difficult people and to focus on what you can change. This book will help you to: Understand what makes difficult people tick and how best to handle them Learn ways to confidently stand up to others and resist the urge to attack back Develop strategies to calmly navigate emotionally-charged situations Deal with all kinds of difficult people - hostile, manipulative and the impossible Know when to choose your battles, and when to walk away Why let someone else's bad attitude ruin your day? How to Deal With Difficult People arms you with all the tools and tactics you need to handle all kinds of people - to make your life less stressful and a great deal easier.

Continue Reading »

Dealing with Difficult People (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Pdf Self-Help Dealing with Difficult People (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Pdf:Dealing with Difficult People (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series).About the Author Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 13 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.Author social media/website info: hbr.org; @HarvardBiz; linkedin.com/company/harvard-business-review; facebook.com/harvardbusinessreview; youtube.com/user/harvardbusinessreview Read more

Continue Reading »

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Pdf Self-Help Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Pdf:Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well.Review 'Thanks for the Feedback is an extraordinarily useful book.  It's full of helpful techniques that can be put to use by anyone seeking to manage an organization, lead a team, engage a business partner, or navigate a relationship.... Stone and Heen have done a remarkable job of showing individuals and organizations how to leverage the enormous value of feedback, one of the most powerful instruments available for human learning.'  ~strategy+business magazine Surprisingly little attention has been focused on being an effective recipient of feedback. Enter Stone and Heen with a well-rounded consideration of 'the science and art of receiving feedback well.” As they write, both of those disciplines are required to receive feedback in productive ways—not only in the workplace, but in personal life as well....the authors do an excellent job of constraining the applications to feedback usefulness while also exploring some of the other ways we can define what 'feedback' consists of in our lives. With a culture increasingly focused on the individual and the self, this book on developing the ability to accept and utilize the input of others constructively deserves a wide readership.~Kirkus Reviews 'I'll admit it: Thanks for the Feedback made me unconformable. And that's one reason I liked it so much. With keen insight and lots of practical takeaways, Stone and Heen reveal why getting feedback is so hard -- and then how we can do better. If you relish receiving criticism at work and adore it in your personal life, then you may be the one person on earth who can safely skip this book.'~Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive 'Thanks for the Feedback is a potentially life-changing look at one of the toughest but most important parts of life: receiving feedback.   It's a road map to less defensiveness, more self-awareness, greater learning, and richer relationships.  Doug Stone and Sheila Heen have delivered another tour de force.'  ~Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of Give and Take 'Imagine an organization where everyone is actually good at receiving feedback. Collective anxiety would be reduced.  People would learn and grow. Impossible you say?  Thanks to this insanely original and powerful book, maybe not.'~Judy Rosenblum, Former Chief Learning Officer of Coca-Cola, and Founder of Duke Corporate Education 'Startlingly original advice for how to make feedback truly useful.'~Chris Benko, Vice President of Global Talent Management, Merck 'If you want to lead a learning organization, improving the quality of feedback is job one. This book is an essential guide to making that happen.'~Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School, and author of Teaming “Learning and HR professionals aren’t the only ones who will love this book.  It should be required reading for anyone receiving a performance appraisal -- and anyone who is striving to improve.'~B. Alan Echtenkamp, Executive Director, Global Organization and Leadership Development, Time Warner Inc. “Accepting feedback at work is important, but in families, it’s vital. This simple, elegant book teaches us how.”~Bruce Feiler, New York Times columnist and author of The Secrets of Happy Families  Read more About the Author DOUGLAS STONE and SHEILA HEEN are lecturers on law at Harvard Law School and cofounders of Triad Consulting. They both live in New England. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills -- and Leave a Positive Impression!

Pdf Self-Help The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills -- and Leave a Positive Impression!

Pdf:The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills -- and Leave a Positive Impression!.From Publishers Weekly Would-be social butterflies will get encouragement but little inspiration from this not quite scintillating self-help primer. Fine, a conversation consultant, insists that small talk is the necessary overture to deeper communication, the key to generating business leads and dates and a pathway to a richer life in which strangers are magically transformed into acquaintances. She covers such cocktail-party conundrums as how to spot 'approachable' interlocutors, how to make introductions, how to butt into an intriguing conversation, resuscitate a flagging one and bail out of a boring one, and how to resist one-uppers, know-it-alls, motormouths and other abusers of talk. Given the ingrained human reluctance to talk to strangers, will, not technique, is the real issue. Much of the book is taken up with motivational pep-talks to get readers to initiate contact (one agonizing exercise suggests 'walk through the mall and just say hello to ten people as you pass them'); in a world where everyone feels at a loss for words, Fine argues, saying virtually anything makes one a 'hero.' Unfortunately, it doesn't necessarily make one a great conversationalist. The heart of Fine's methodology consists of long lists of icebreakers and inviting questions that she instructs readers to memorize and regurgitate as needed to jump-start and sustain conversations, and these read like rather bad small-talk-dull ('How has the internet affected your life?'), stilted ('Do you have a personal motto or creed?') and awkward ('Describe an embarrassing moment you've had.'). Tongue-tied readers can benefit from her pointers and exhortation, but one hopes they will think a little harder before they speak.Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review Among Fine's best tips are how to deal with these so-called conversation criminals, and how not to be one. -- USA Today, October 17, 2005The meatiest part of Fine's book is a classification of common behaviors that can kill a conversation. -- USA Today, October 17, 2005 Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

Pdf Self-Help How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

Pdf:How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age.About the Author Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) described himself as a 'simple country boy' from Missouri but was also a pioneer of the self-improvement genre. Since the 1936 publication of his first book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, he has touched millions of readers and his classic works continue to impact lives to this day. Read more

Continue Reading »

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships

Pdf Self-Help I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships

Pdf:I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships.About the Author Michael S. Sorensen is a marketing executive by day, and an avid reader, researcher, and personal development junkie by night. Obsessed with finding the best principles and practices for living a rich, fulfilling, and connected life, he seeks out and experiments with new and interesting ideas to discover what actually *works.* Having benefitted from years of mentoring from coaches, counselors, and executives (and the wisdom of countless self-help books), he’s set out to share his explorations, insights, and discoveries with others. Read more

Continue Reading »

Persuasion: Dark Psychology - How People are Influencing You to do What They Want Using Manipulation, NLP, and Subliminal Persuasion

Pdf Self-Help Persuasion: Dark Psychology - How People are Influencing You to do What They Want Using Manipulation, NLP, and Subliminal Persuasion

Pdf:Persuasion: Dark Psychology - How People are Influencing You to do What They Want Using Manipulation, NLP, and Subliminal Persuasion.If you feel lost, or perhaps dependent on others, then you might be the victim of Manipulation. You might feel like others control you too easily, or perhaps you end up in situations you try to wish your way out of. If you often feel lost, or like others have too much power over you, it’s time to start identifying the ways that you might be being manipulated.Manipulation is a dangerous tool that can find itself in the hands of anyone. Those who are aware of their influence over other people can choose to do two things with that amount of control. They can use it for good, to lead others and help a community thrive. It can also be used to take advantage of people, and unfortunately, this is the path that many choose.Stanley Milgram’s psychological study on the influence people can have over each other proves that anyone can be manipulated under the right circumstances.It’s never easy for an individual to admit that they might be the victim of manipulation, but it’s an important step in order to recover from the damage manipulation has caused. Those that have been manipulated often feel like they don’t have a strong individual sense. They might become codependent on the person that has manipulated them for so long.It can be a hopeless feeling for a person to realize they have been manipulated. Although it’s not always easy to overcome, breaking free of manipulation is possible. There are a few important steps it takes to become free of manipulation in one’s life.First, they have to confront the fact that they have been manipulated. They then have to figure out who is doing the manipulation and how it’s being done. After that, they have to confront the manipulator as well as the issue that has caused the problematic situation.The book will aim to explore what manipulative behavior is at its core. In Persuasion, you will discover:How you are being manipulatedWhat happens to victims of manipulationThe profile of a manipulatorHow your map of reality is createdWays you’re being subliminally persuadedWhat a cold reading isHow to confront your manipulatorAnd much, much more!Even if you feel as though you have a good control over yourself and don’t let others manipulate you, there are still some important tools to be learned throughout this book. The more you know about manipulation, the better you’ll be able to stop it, even if you don’t think you’re being that manipulated.The book will also discuss two more very insidious and dangerous ways that someone might manipulate others. The first one is by using NLP tactics, which basically aims to alter the beliefs and ideas of a person. The last method of manipulation discussed is that of subliminal persuasion. This is a very dangerous form of manipulation that goes unnoticed by most people.The book is one in a series, so it is best to be read with the others. There still lies important information in each individual book that can help a person recognize, remedy, and resolve their manipulation. Not everyone is going to be capable of breaking through all the challenging steps, but everyone has the ability to self-reflect and discover the things that might be holding them back in their life. Grab this book and discover the dark secrets of persuasion and manipulation today.

Continue Reading »

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, 20th Anniversary Edition

Pdf Self-Help Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, 20th Anniversary Edition

Pdf:Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, 20th Anniversary Edition.Review Praise for Tuesdays with Morrie, the timeless classic, by the author of The First Phone Call from Heaven“Mitch Albom’s book is a gift to mankind.” —Philadelphia Inquirer“A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul.” —Los Angeles Times“An extraordinary contribution to the literature of death.” —Boston Globe“One of those books that kind of sneaked up and grabbed people's hearts over time.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel“An elegantly simple story about a writer getting a second chance to discover life through the death of a friend.” —Tampa Tribune“As sweet and nourishing as fresh summer corn . . . the book begs to be read aloud.” —USA Today Read more From the Inside Flap Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final 'class': lessons in how to live. 'Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world. 'From the Hardcover edition. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Tuesdays with Morrie: 20th Anniversary Edition

Pdf Self-Help Tuesdays with Morrie: 20th Anniversary Edition

Pdf:Tuesdays with Morrie: 20th Anniversary Edition.It's been 10 years since Mitch Albom first shared the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world. Now, 12 million copies later, in a new foreword, Mitch Albom reflects again on the meaning of Morrie's life lessons and the gentle, irrevocable impact of their Tuesday sessions all those years ago. Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient, and wise who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class": lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

Continue Reading »

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson

Pdf Self-Help Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson

Pdf:Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson.Amazon.com Review This true story about the love between a spiritual mentor and his pupil has soared to the bestseller list for many reasons. For starters: it reminds us of the affection and gratitude that many of us still feel for the significant mentors of our past. It also plays out a fantasy many of us have entertained: what would it be like to look those people up again, tell them how much they meant to us, maybe even resume the mentorship? Plus, we meet Morrie Schwartz--a one of a kind professor, whom the author describes as looking like a cross between a biblical prophet and Christmas elf. And finally we are privy to intimate moments of Morrie's final days as he lies dying from a terminal illness. Even on his deathbed, this twinkling-eyed mensch manages to teach us all about living robustly and fully. Kudos to author and acclaimed sports columnist Mitch Albom for telling this universally touching story with such grace and humility. --Gail Hudson Read more From Library Journal A Detroit Free Press journalist and best-selling author recounts his weekly visits with a dying teacher who years before had set him straight.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness

Pdf Self-Help Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness

Pdf:Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness.Amazon.com Review Anne Hobbs is a prim and proper 19-year-old schoolteacher who yearns for adventure. She finds this and much more in a town with the unlikely name of Chicken, located deep in the Alaskan interior. It is 1927 and Chicken is a wild mining community flaming with gold fever. Anne quickly makes friends with many of the townspeople, but is soon ostracized when she not only befriends the local Indians but also falls in love with one. A heartwarming story in the tradition of Benedict Freedman's classic, Mrs. Mike, Tisha is one of those rare books that stays with the reader for years, beckoning to be read again and again. --Maudeen Wachsmith Read more Review “The memoir reads like an old-fashioned novel, a heartwarming love story with the added interest of frontier hardships and vividly portrayed characters.”—Publishers Weekly Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness

Pdf Self-Help Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness

Pdf:Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness.Review “The memoir reads like an old-fashioned novel, a heartwarming love story with the added interest of frontier hardships and vividly portrayed characters.”—Publishers Weekly Read more About the Author Robert Specht was born and brought up in New York City. A late starter, he graduated from CCNY at the age of thirty-two after winning top awards in both short story and essay competitions. Soon afterward he headed for California, where he became an editor in the Los Angeles offices of a major book publishing firm. It was then that he met the heroine of this book and became fascinated with her story. Not until years later, however, after he became a freelance writer, was he able to sit down and devote his full energies to writing it. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

Pdf Self-Help The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

Pdf:The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business.In Culture Map, renowned expert Erin Meyer offers highly practical and timely perspective on one of today's most pressing business issues: How do different cultures influence the way to do business when working globally. And she explains how to dramatically increase business success by improving one's ability to understand the cultural drivers of colleagues, clients, and suppliers from different countries. With the rapid increase in global call centers, outsourcing, supply chains, and project teams, cultural diversity touches almost everyone. Globalization has led to the rapid connection of internationally based employees from all levels of multinational companies. The advent of information and communication technology means that work itself has globalized. Where once you might have been expected to collaborate with colleagues from one or two foreign territories, today many people are part of global networks connected with people scattered around the world. Yet most managers have little understanding of how local culture impacts global interaction. Even those who are culturally informed, travel extensively, and have lived abroad often have few strategies for dealing with the cross-cultural complexity that affects their team's day-to-day effectiveness. Culture Map provides a new way forward, with vital insights for working effectively and sensitively with one's counterparts in the new global marketplace.

Continue Reading »

Create This Book 2 (Volume 2)

Pdf Self-Help Create This Book 2 (Volume 2)

Pdf:Create This Book 2 (Volume 2).With all the same fun and inspiration power as the original, Create This Book 2 includes a fresh set of 100 unique prompts designed to get your creativity flowing. Each prompt will get you thinking outside the box and making something amazing! Great for all ages and anyone who likes to get creative. Join the Create This Book online community. Check out Author, Moriah Elizabeth, on Youtube for ideas, tips and inspiration.

Continue Reading »

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook

Pdf Self-Help The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook

Pdf:The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook.Review 'The 7 Habits encompasses timeless principles that can help guide and company towards success.' (Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.) Read more About the Author Recognized as one of Time magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than twenty-five million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, a leading global training firm. Read more

Continue Reading »

Conversationally Speaking: Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness

Pdf Self-Help Conversationally Speaking: Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness

Pdf:Conversationally Speaking: Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness.Review 'To be successful, you have to connect with people, and Conversationally Speaking is the best book on how to do that.  Period.  Within a month after reading it, I used its simple tools to sign a major client.  So Buy It.  Now!'    - Don Passman, Lawyer and Author of All You Need to Know about the Music Business'Conversationally Speaking is the classic how-to book in social communication.'-Toastmaster Magazine'Conversationally Speaking is of great value for people who want to sharpen their skills in interpersonal relations. I routinely recommend it.'-Aaron Beck, MD, University Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania'An exceptionally clear, highly effective book on conversational skills that uniquely includes a very sensible and useful section on rational thinking.'-Dr. Albert Ellis, Founder of the Rational Emotive Behavioral School of Psychology'Alan Garner is brilliant at teaching social skills to those who need or want to start at the beginning- who feel they somehow missed out on life classes that everyone else got to attend.' -Carolyn Hax, Columnist for the Washington Post Read more From the Author I teach these skills because I once needed to learn them- and nobody was there to help me.  I had no friends, was not at all socially confident, was wandering around Europe after having dropped out of UCLA because of loneliness and depression. .One day I stumbled upon an article about some universities which were teaching conversation skills to groups like men who never date, women who have no friends, and couples who seldom talk to each other.  After learning these skills, the men, women and couples all did considerably better..I was intrigued, and made it a point to learn these skills upon my return.  Much to my amazement, they worked!  It was as though I'd been trying to drink soup with a fork or cut a steak with a spoon- the wrong tools.  Once I had the right tools, the right skills, things went considerably smoother..My life improved so dramatically, I decided to dedicate myself to teaching these skills to others.  I finished UCLA and went to a master's program at the University of Oregon that focused on teaching social skills. .After I graduated, I returned to California, got a job teaching speech at a junior college, and devoted the rest of my time to teaching these skills to students at community service and university extension programs throughout the state. I also began training others to teach these skills and began working on Conversationally Speaking, the book you now have in your hands- or in your Kindle..There's a special chapter there- Chapter 12- that I want to draw your attention to.  In it, I attempt to summarize what Dr. Albert Ellis and Dr. Aaron Beck, the modern founders of cognitive therapy, teach about becoming less shy and more confident. I'm especially interested that you read that chapter- and proud that both Drs. were kind enough to endorse this book..It's now many years later and I and others have taught these skills all over the world. Conversationally Speaking has become the most popular book ever written for teaching social skills- with almost 1 million copies sold..  I do hope you enjoy this book and practice the skills I teach in it.  Being able to teach you was always my dream. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

You Can Read Anyone: Never Be Fooled, Lied to, or Taken Advantage of Again

Pdf Self-Help You Can Read Anyone: Never Be Fooled, Lied to, or Taken Advantage of Again

Pdf:You Can Read Anyone: Never Be Fooled, Lied to, or Taken Advantage of Again.Review 'Don't lie to David Lieberman.' -- The New York Times, interview October, 1999'In my more than 20 years of laws enforcement, I've never seen any lie-detecting techniques so uncannily accurate.' -- Sheriff Richard Mack, popular consultant and media expert'You Can Read Anyone,' a new book by legendary behaviorist Dr. David J. Lieberman, uses proven psychological techniques to help figure out a person's thoughts and feelings in minutes. An expert in human behavior and interpersonal relationships, he's written two New York Times bestseller titles on the subject - 'Never Be Lied to Again' and 'Get Anyone to Do Anything and Never Feel Powerless Again.' Lieberman harnesses specific psychological techniques that can be applied to any person in any situation - with startlingly accurate results. Whether it is in a poker game, a high-stakes negotiation, or a sales pitch, you can tell within minutes whether people are bluffing or telling the truth, bored or interested, an ally or saboteur. He has also appeared on more than 200 television shows as an expert in the field. He has even gone 'head-to-head' on live television, pitting himself against skilled polygraph examiners and scoring just as well every single time. ''You Can Read Anyone' is not a fluffy collection of ineffective tips. Lieberman offers proven psychological techniques that deliver on their promise to get inside a person's head . . .with eerie accuracy. Of all his books, his latest, 'You Can Read Anyone' is superior in every way . . . Dr. Lieberman's insights into human nature are breathtaking and practical. --- Focus Magazine -- review, Focus Magazine Read more About the Author David J. Lieberman. Ph.D. is an award-winning author and internationally recognized leader in the fields of human behavior and interpersonal relationships. Techniques based on his five books, which have been translated into eighteen languages and include two New York Times bestsellers, are used by the FBI, The Department of the Navy, Fortune 500 companies, and by governments, corporations, and mental health professionals in more than twenty-five countries. He has appeared as a guest expert on more than two hundred programs, and is a frequent guest on such as The Today Show, Fox & Friends, The Montel Williams Show, and The View. Dr. Lieberman, whose Ph.D. is in psychology, lectures and holds workshops across the country on a variety of topics. He lives in New Jersey. Read more

Continue Reading »

Cengage Advantage Books: Looking Out, Looking In, 14th Edition

Pdf Self-Help Cengage Advantage Books: Looking Out, Looking In, 14th Edition

Pdf:Cengage Advantage Books: Looking Out, Looking In, 14th Edition.About the Author Ron Adler is professor emeritus at Santa Barbara City College, where he developed programs in interpersonal communication, business and professional communication, and communication theories. He has co-authored and edited several textbooks that address communication contexts and topics including interpersonal communication, small group communication, public speaking, assertiveness, and social skills. In addition to writing and teaching, he works with professional and business people to improve their communication on the job. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Art of Crossing Cultures, 2nd Edition

Pdf Self-Help The Art of Crossing Cultures, 2nd Edition

Pdf:The Art of Crossing Cultures, 2nd Edition.Review A masterful, credible overview of the reentry process. Corporations,government bureaus, the military, and missionary groups would be wiseto purchase a copy of Craigâ??s book for each expatriate family.―Clyde Austin, Professor, Abilene Christian UniversityAs enlightening to the university student as it is to the practical-minded businesspersonâ?¿the selected quotations from literary sources are themselves worth the price of the book.―L. Robert Kohls, author of Survival Kit for Overseas LivingAny person facing the prospect of going abroad...would do well to start with [The Art of Crossing Cultures].―Soundview Executive Book Summaries Read more About the Author Craig Storti is founder and co-director of Communicating Across Cultures, a Washington, D.C.-based intercultural communication training and consulting firm. With work appearing in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune, he is the author of six books. Having lived nearly a quarter of his life abroad, he lives now in Maryland. www.craigstorti.com Read more

Continue Reading »

People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts

Pdf Self-Help People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts

Pdf:People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts.About the Author Robert Bolton, Ph.D., is president of Ridge Consultants in Cazenovia, New York, a firm that specializes in improving human performance in industry, health care, education, and government. His staff has taught communication skills to thousands of managers, salespersons, first-line supervisors, secretaries, customer-relations personnel, teachers, members of the clergy, health-care workers, couples, and others. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. CHAPTER ONESkills for Bridging the Interpersonal GapI wish I had some way to make a bridge from man to man...Man is all we've got.Cross Daman in Richard Wright's OutsiderCOMMUNICATION: HUMANITY'S SUPREME ACHIEVEMENTWhen one person communicates to another through the medium of language something takes place between them that is found nowhere else in nature. This ability to turn meaningless grunts into spoken and written words constitutes humanity's most important distinction. Language has made possible the development of those characteristics that differentiate Homo sapiens from all other creatures. No wonder the German philosopher Karl Jaspers claims, 'Man's supreme achievement in the world is communication from personality to personality.'THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF MOST COMMUNICATIONAlthough interpersonal communication is humanity's greatest accomplishment, the average person does not communicate well. One of the ironies of modern civilization is that, though mechanical means of communication have been developed beyond the wildest flight of the imagination, people often find it difficult to communicate face-to-face. In this age of technological marvels we can bounce messages off the moon and land space probes on Mars, but we find it difficult to relate to those we love.I have become increasingly aware of the inadequacy of most communication. In our society it is rare for persons to share what really matters -- the tender, shy, reluctant feelings, the sensitive, fragile, intense disclosures. It is equally rare for persons to listen intently enough to really understand what another is saying. Sometimes people fix their gaze on a friend who is talking and allow their minds to wander off to other matters. Sometimes, while the friend speaks, they pretend to listen but are merely marking time, formulating what they will say as soon as they discover a way to begin talking. Nathan Miller caustically remarked that 'conversation in the United States is a competitive exercise in which the first person to draw a breath is declared the listener.'Ineffective communication causes an interpersonal gap that is experienced in all facets of life and in all sectors of society. Loneliness, family problems, vocational incompetence and dissatisfaction, psychological stress, physical illness, and even death result when communication breaks down. In addition to the personal frustration and the heartache resulting from it, the interpersonal gap is now one of the major social problems of our troubled society.THE ACHE OF LONELINESSMany people today yearn for warm, positive, meaningful relatedness to others, but seem unable to experience it. The psychiatrist Harry Stack Sullivan put it this way:The deepest problem of people is loneliness, isolation, and difficulty of self-esteem in our society. Whereas the problem in Freud's early decades was sexual repression, and the chief problem in the early thirties, when Karen Homey wrote, was disguised hostility, today it is loneliness.There are two kinds of aloneness. Solitude can be a creative, joyous, full aloneness. But loneliness is a painful, dead, empty aloneness. Loneliness is being acutely aware of one's isolation and alienation from others. As David Riesman pointed out, when one is not vitally in touch with oneself or others, loneliness can occur even in the midst of a crowd.'Loneliness' -- the sound of the word conveys some of the heartache associated with it. Try saying the word aloud several times in a sorrowful voice: 'Loneliness...loneliness...loneliness...' The very word has a melancholy ring to it. It represents much pain for many people.Several reasons have been given for the increased ache of loneliness in modern times. Materialism (finding one's solace in things rather than in people), the mobility of people, uprootedness of families and the bureaucratic structure of organizations -- these are just a few. I am convinced that another major cause of this interpersonal gap, and the one that may be easiest to rectify, is inadequate methods of interpersonal communication.SO MUCH LOST LOVEUnfortunately, the most intense loneliness today is often found in the family where communication is breaking down or is in a shambles. Marriage, the most complicated of human relationships, cannot flourish without effective communication. Couples hoping to establish an enriching marriage often lack the needed relational skills and end up living parallel lives in a marriage without intimacy. The often-quoted words of the poet T. S. Eliot describe what may be a typical family:Two people who know they do not understand each other, Breeding children whom they do not understand And who will never understand them.Proximity without intimacy is inevitably destructive. When communication is blocked, love's energy turns to resentment and hostility. Frequent bickering, withering sarcasm, repetitious criticism, or an icy retreat into silence and sexual unresponsiveness result. One woman, after describing her family's dysfunctional patterns of communication said, 'I live in a psychological slum, not a home.'As most parents can attest, it is no easy thing to raise children today. Virginia Satir, a leader in the family therapy field, writes:Parents teach in the toughest school in the world -- The School for Making People. You are the board of education, the principal, the classroom teacher, and the janitor....You are expected to be experts on all subjects pertaining to life and living....There are few schools to train you for your job, and there is no general agreement on the curriculum. You have to make it up yourself. Your school has no holidays, no vacations, no unions, no automatic promotions or pay raises. You are on duty or at least on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for at least 18 years for each child you have. Besides that, you have to contend with an administration that has two leaders or bosses, whichever the case may be -- and you know the traps two bosses can get into with each other. Within this context you carry on your people-making. I regard this as the hardest, most complicated, anxiety-ridden, sweat and blood producing job in the world.Healthy communication is vitally important in raising a family. For couples who have competence in communication skills, parenthood can be one of the most rewarding and joyous experiences of their lifetime. When parents have not mastered skills for accurate, congruent communication, the resulting anguish, alienation, and loneliness for parents and children alike can be devastating.Readers of Ann Landers's advice column were shocked when they read that 70 percent of the people responding to her survey said they were sorry they had children. Though her sample was not a true cross-section of the population, and though Landers admitted that readers with negative feelings had a stronger compulsion to respond than those with positive feelings, there was considerable evidence to support her survey's general results. Dr. Harcharan Sehdev, Director of the Children's Division of the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, said, 'The Landers letters appear to reflect the general changing trends and opinions of family systems and the place of children in our homes and society.'Communication is the lifeblood of every relationship. When open, clear, sensitive communication takes place, the relationship is nurtured. When communication is guarded, hostile, or ineffective, the relationship falters. When the communication flow is largely obstructed, the relationship quickly deteriorates and ultimately dies. Where communication skills are lacking, there is so much lost love -- between spouses, lovers, friends, parents and children. For satisfying relationships, it is essential to discover methods that will help us to at least partially bridge the interpersonal gaps that separate us from others.A KEY TO SUCCESS AT WORKEighty percent of the people who fail at work do so for one reason: they do not relate well to other people. One's productivity as a supervisor or manager, nurse or secretary, mental health worker or janitor, laborer, attorney, physician, clerk, or minister is greatly enhanced by the ability to communicate well. In fact, it is difficult to think of a single job in which communication is unimportant.A mechanical engineer mused, 'I thought my engineering training was all I would need. But I spend most of my time on people problems.' A teacher commented, 'I was educated to be a physics teacher. Since I've been in the classroom, I discovered I teach people. I spend most of my energy trying to restore order. Why didn't my graduate program help me with this?' Communication skills are clearly keys to on-the-job success.A LIFE-OR-DEATH MATTERMost human interaction is for better or for worse. Each moment with another person can be an opportunity for discovery and growth or for the erosion of identity and the destruction of one's personhood. Our personality development and mental and physical health are linked to the caliber of our communication. One does not become fully human without interaction with other human beings. Indeed, the philosopher Martin Heidegger refers to language as 'the dwelling place of being.'People need people. As the title of one book had it, 'You can't be human alone.' Each person matures through enhancing dialogues with others. In The Mystery of Being, Gabriel Marcel observes, 'When somebody's presence does really make itself felt, it can refresh my inner being; it reveals me to myself, it makes me feel more fully myself than I should be if I were not exposed to its impact.'Conversely, lack of communication or frequent exposure to poor communication diminishes one's selfhood both emotionally and physically. Many believe that mental illness is primarily a problem of inadequate communication. The psychologically sick individual has not achieved good human relationships. According to Carl Rogers, 'The whole task of psychotherapy is the task of dealing with a failure in communication.'Deficient communication can affect a person's physical health. The extent to which constructive or destructive dialogue influences bodily functions, however, comes as a surprise to many people.Emperor Frederick, the thirteenth-century ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, wanted to know what language had been spoken at the birth of mankind in the Garden of Eden. Was it Hebrew, Greek, or Latin? He ordered an experiment in which the original circumstances would be re-created as closely as possible. A group of infants were to be isolated from hearing human speech from the moment of birth until they spoke their language. The babies were to be raised by wet nurses who were strictly charged to maintain complete silence when with the babies. All the conditions of the experiment were successfully carried out. The result? Every one of the babies died. The lack of communication is often toxic and can be lethal.The film Second Chance provides a clinical portrayal of this type of physical deterioration in modern times. The fifteen-minute movie shows how lack of human interaction slowed the growth of twenty-two-month-old Susan so drastically that her size and weight were that of a child half her age. Susan's deterioration was dramatically arrested when, during hospitalization, she was given loving interaction and care for over six hours a day for two months.YOU CAN CHANGEThere is one thing certain about your methods and style of communication: they are primarily learned responses. Your most influential instructors were probably your parents, who in turn learned their approach to communication from their parents. Teachers, scout leaders, friends, and many others added their input. Through radio, television, and other sources, our culture has influenced the way you communicate.Not many people have had models of effective communication in their home environments. The lucky few who have had such models seem to be 'naturals' at communicating well. What seems natural, however, is usually the result of their good fortune at having learned to communicate effectively from early childhood. Many of us, however, were taught to communicate poorly by well-intentioned people who themselves were taught inadequate ways of relating. As far as communication is concerned, many of us are victims of victims.We first experienced the training process at an early age. Parents or parent-substitutes rewarded some kinds of nonverbal behavior, like smiling, and they communicated displeasure over other kinds of nonverbal behavior such as 'temper tantrums.' When we were still quite young, they helped us frame our first words. Then they trained us to speak in certain ways. No matter how badly you hated the annual Thanksgiving visit to your aunt's house, you may have been told, 'Thank your Aunt Edith for the lovely time you had.' When you interrupted two adults who were talking, you may have been taught, 'Don't interrupt. Say, 'Excuse me.' 'There are many other common training phrases like 'Quit complaining'...'Stop that whining'...'Don't ever speak to your mother that way'...'Charles, stop using that horrible language.'Relatives, babysitters, Sunday school workers, and a host of others soon joined the process. 'Why, Bobby, I am surprised at you for shouting at Johnny. You are usually such a good boy.' 'Raise your hand before you speak. I'll call on you when it is your turn.' 'Susan, don't tell Terry he can't play with your truck. You are not using it now. How can you be so selfish?' 'There is no such word as 'ain't.'' 'Mind your own business.' 'Don't contradict.'In addition to the admonitions they gave, the important adults in our lives were modeling certain ways of behaving. Perhaps they rarely disclosed their feelings. Or they may have been sarcastic, used put-downs, or screamed out polluted anger. As children, we learned by the example of the significant others in our lives as well as from their instructions to us. Cultural norms in our society reinforce much of the training we received. Some of these norms are less rigid than they were several decades ago, but many are still firmly entrenched.Numerous dysfunctional ways of relating that are typically learned by children in our culture are listed by Gerard Egan, a priest-psychologist:how to remain superficial,how to build facades,how to play interpersonal games,how to hide from [ourselves] and others,how to downplay risk in human relating,how to manipulate others (or endure being manipulated)...how to hurt and punish others, if necessary.Some people may object that the processes and outcomes described are inaccurate. The portrayal is undoubtedly oversimplified. How one responds to the predominant communication patterns in one's early environment varies from individual to individual. Twin brothers growing up in a home where one parent has a volatile temper may develop very different approaches to handling anger. One twin may repress it, the other may express it belligerently. Many (and maybe most) of us, however, were trained in some very ineffective and destructive ways of relating. A vicious spiral has resulted where the communications faults of parents are visited upon their children. The spiral can be broken. You can unlearn those methods of relating that do not work well for you. This book can help you spot some of the areas that most need attention and help you learn specific skills that lead to more personal fulfillment, warmer and richer relationships, and greater effectiveness at work.People are frequently fatalistic about their ways of communicating. They tend to think that their way of talking and listening, like the color of their eyes, is a 'given' in their lives. To try to change one's style of communication, so the argument goes, is impossible. Or it leads to phoniness. As one physician said, 'Relating to people is a gift. Either you have it or you don't. I don't have it and there is nothing I can do about it.'My experience and that of my colleagues in teaching communication skills to thousands of people leads us to just the opposite conclusion. We have noted major changes in our own lives and in the lives of trainees. Patterns that were acquired in childhood have been replaced by more effective responses. At any period of life, the average person of sound mind and determination can learn improved ways of communicating. The research of a number of highly regarded behavioral scientists documents the fact that adults can learn to communicate more effectively.Of course, it is not easy to alter methods of relating. Years of habit have ingrained certain tendencies for so long that it feels unnatural to relate differently. Any 'new' approach seems awkward, and people are tempted to abandon their quest. But once they gain increased awareness of how dysfunctional some of their typical responses are, many people become highly motivated to change. After they have effectively used a communication skill, they often say with excitement, 'It works! It really does work!'YOU WILL CHANGE!Change is inevitable. Erik Erikson, Robert Havighurst, and others have pointed out that people go through developmental stages from infancy to old age. It is impossible to live the evening of life in the same manner as the morning.The world is changing, too. We speak of the everlasting hills, but in the course of time they rise and sink. We refer to the eternal stars, but they too are in flux: they have their beginnings and ends, they expand or shrink, become brighter or descend toward darkness.Change has been an integral part of human culture from the beginning. Nicholas Murray Buffer insisted that in the Garden of Eden, Adam paused at one point to say, 'Eve, we are living in a period of transition.'In this century, the changes in cultures have been so breath-takingly rapid and all-embracing that Alvin Toffler declares we are living in a period of 'future shock.' What he means is that change is avalanching down upon our heads at such a dizzying pace that we have great difficulty coping with it.With change continually occurring within us, in other people we relate to, in the physical world, and in our culture, it is impossible to remain the same.Even when we try to cling to old ways, they are different. As H. Richard Niebuhr put it, 'When we do today what we did yesterday, we actually do something different since in the interval both we and our environment have changed.'The law of change says, 'Things do not stay the same. If they don't get better, they get worse.' If relationships do not get stronger, they will get weaker; if they do not become closer, they will become more distant; if they do not become more productive, they will become less productive.You not only can change the way you relate with others, you inevitably will change your way of relating. It is better to manage changes skillfully than to just let life happen to you. This book teaches skills that allow for and indeed foster the kinds of changes that are desirable.MANAGING YOUR RESISTANCE TO LEARNINGAfter years of trying to improve my own ways of relating and after teaching communication skills to many others, I have an awareness of and respect for the resistance most of us have to new learnings -- especially if they demand behavioral change on our part. When the change is as fundamental as basic ways of relating to loved ones and business associates, the stakes are indeed high and reworking patterns of behavior can be an act of considerable courage.When people begin to learn new skills of communication, they often say these kinds of things to themselves:Will these skills really work or is this lust another of those psychological fads that come and go every few years? Suppose the skills are truly effective -- will I be able to learn them? I've never been especially good at learning new things, especially skills where I must break one set of habits and develop a new set. Gosh, when I think of the trouble I had trying to stop smoking....But suppose I do learn the skills, and they do change my relationships: how can I be sure the change will be an improvement? What I experience interpersonally right now may not be great, but things could be far worse. These skills could get me out of the frying pan and into the fire! Then, too, there is always the possibility that these skills will make me a different person. Though I'd really like to be a better me, suppose I end up as a casualty -- a psychological disaster. Part of me is very leery of this whole venture.Many of us have more resistance than we realize because much of it is buried in the subconscious.We need to protect ourselves. Homo sapiens is a vulnerable creature in a dangerous world. However, some methods of protection arrest our development while others work positively for us. One of the key elements in learning communication skills is to discover how to protect oneself adequately while reducing unnecessary defensiveness. Guidelines in various sections of this book will help you protect yourself from needless risk while you learn to use these new skills.FIVE SETS OF SKILLSFive clusters of skills critical to satisfying interpersonal relationships are taught in this book:Listening skills: These methods enable a person to really understand what another person is saying. They include new ways of responding so that the other person feels his problems and feelings have been understood. When these methods are used appropriately, the other person often solves his problems without becoming dependent on you.Assertion skills: These verbal and nonverbal behaviors enable you to maintain respect, satisfy your needs, and defend your rights without dominating, manipulating, abusing, or controling others.Conflict-resolution skills: These abilities enable you to deal with the emotional turbulence that typically accompanies conflict -- abilities that are likely to foster closer relationships when the strife is over.Collaborative problem-solving skills: These constitute a way of resolving conflicting needs that satisfies all parties -- it is a way of solving problems so they stay solved.Skill selection: These guidelines enable you to decide what communication skills to use in any situation in which you find yourself.These are the basic communication tools required for effective human relationships. They are the fundamentals.Part of the strength of this program of communication training lies in the wide range of skills it includes. Many programs concentrate on listening skills, but do not teach people how to assert constructively. In recent years, people have been flocking to programs that help develop assertiveness, but ignore the need for attentive listening. Courses that combine listening and assertion seldom give adequate attention to methods of resolving the conflicts and solving the problems that are inevitable in all human relationships. It is even more unusual to find a communication skills program that helps you figure out when to use the skills being taught and when they are inappropriate. It is futile to use a skill well but use it in the wrong situation. Our program includes what we believe are the most fundamental skills of interpersonal communication.What is excluded from this book, however, is as important as what is included. Many books on interpersonal communication include such a broad range of skills to be developed and theories to be explored that the reader's energy is dissipated. Skill development requires a sharp focus -- a concentration of energy. In the teaching of basic communication skills, as in so many other areas, the guideline of a famous architect holds true -- 'Less is more.' One of the reasons for our success in helping people communicate better has been our insistence on sticking to the fundamentals. People learn best when they are not overwhelmed with too many topics and too much detail.SUMMARYAlthough interpersonal communication is humanity's greatest accomplishment, the average person does not communicate well. Low-level communication leads to loneliness and distance from friends, lovers, spouses, and children -- as well as ineffectiveness at work.Research studies indicate that, despite a tendency toward defensiveness, people of all ages can learn specific communication skills that lead to improved relationships and increased vocational competence. These more desirable ways of relating will be presented in succeeding chapters of this book.Copyright © 1979 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Read more

Continue Reading »

Thirty-One Prayers For My Husband: Seeing God Move in His Heart

Pdf Self-Help Thirty-One Prayers For My Husband: Seeing God Move in His Heart

Pdf:Thirty-One Prayers For My Husband: Seeing God Move in His Heart.Review July Religion Bestsellers: Self-Published Authors Take Over, Wanda Brunstetter Stays #1 'Marking the first time self-published authors made PW's Religion Bestsellers list, the husband and wife duo Aaron and Jennifer Smith took #4 and #9 respectively in Nonfiction with their books 31 Prayers for My Wife and 31 Prayers for My Husband. Encouraging readers to 'intentionally pray and petition' for their spouses' - publishersweekly.com'Jason and I started 31 Days of Prayers for each other, this week and it has been amazing! Plenty of Tears and then laughs and a whole bunch of hugs and kisses in between! One of my main goals this year is to become a more Godly wife to my husband! I am so thankful for these books from @unveiledwife and her husband! I can't wait to watch God work in our lives! I would definitely encourage all couples to participate in this 31-day Challenge to see what it can do for you!' - Sabrina M.'Last night my husband and I started these two books! It's only been 1 day but I can already feel a change and see that God is about to wreck us.' - Stacy U.'Today we finished our 31-day Prayers challenge! This resource has really brought out the prayer warrior inside of me to spiritually fight and pray for my marriage. I've never felt more confident as a wife, and more comfortable with my husband. We've learned how to better serve each other and the importance of praying as a couple daily. God has really transformed my heart. I'm so thankful for this. It's been an amazing blessing.' - Nalani B. Read more From the Author Prayer is the gift God gave us to be able to have direct access to His throne room to communicate with Him.  This book of 31 marriage prayers is purposed to encourage and guide you as you pray for specific aspects of your husband's life and character. My hope is that this marriage resource motivates you to intentionally pray and petition for your husband and your marriage on a daily basis through the power of prayer. There is even free writing space for you to add your own thoughts and prayers to each marriage prayer, to make them your own, and to lift up specific prayer requests your husband may have.  I urge you to consider the importance of being a wife of faithful prayer, to commit to praying for your husband and marriage daily, and watch God move in both your hearts! If you have been blessed by the marriage book, 'Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian', you will also be inspired by 31 Prayers For My Husband. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Thirty-One Prayers For My Wife: Seeing God Move In Her Heart

Pdf Self-Help Thirty-One Prayers For My Wife: Seeing God Move In Her Heart

Pdf:Thirty-One Prayers For My Wife: Seeing God Move In Her Heart.Marriage is one of the most beautiful things God ever created & prayer for your marriage is one of the most essential parts of sustaining a Christian marriage. Prayer is the gift God gave us to be able to have direct access to His throne room to communicate with Him. This book of 31 marriage prayers is purposed to encourage and guide you as you pray for specific aspects of your wife's life and character. My hope is that this marriage resource motivates you to intentionally pray and petition for your wife and your marriage on a daily basis through the power of prayer. There is even free writing space for you to add your own thoughts and prayers to each marriage prayer, to make them your own, and to lift up specific prayer requests your wife may have. I urge you to consider the importance of being a husband of faithful prayer, to commit to praying for your wife and marriage daily, and watch God move in both your hearts! If you have been blessed by the marriage book, "Power of a Praying Husband by Stormie Omartian", you will also be inspired by 31 Prayers For My Wife. This compilation of marriage prayers was carefully composedbased on areas of life that almost every wife faces. As you use this resource to pray over your wife you will: Be encouraged to pray for specific areas of her life. Be challenged to make prayer a priority in your marriage. And your heart desires will align with God's

Continue Reading »

Husband After God: Drawing Closer To God And Your Wife

Pdf Self-Help Husband After God: Drawing Closer To God And Your Wife

Pdf:Husband After God: Drawing Closer To God And Your Wife.About the Author Aaron Smith is a husband and father who has always had a passion for sharing the gospel with the world. After getting married in 2007 to Jennifer Smith ( Unveiled Wife ), he and his wife became missionaries in Africa. Throughout the first four and a half years of marriage he and his wife experienced many struggles but found restoration through the grace of God, and out of those trials was birthed an on-line marriage ministry (HusbandRevolution.com). His heart now is directed towards encouraging husbands in their walks with Christ and their marriage. His hope is to see a revival in the hearts of husbands around the world. He believes that if husbands would humble themselves and turn toward God that marriages would be saved and the message of Christ would be advanced greater than ever before. Read more

Continue Reading »

Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication

Pdf Self-Help Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication

Pdf:Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication.About the Author Ronald B. Adler is Professor Emeritus of Communication at Santa Barbara City College. He is coauthor of Understanding Human Communication, Eleventh Edition (OUP, 2012), Looking Out, Looking In (2011), and Communicating at Work: Principles and Practices for Business and the Professions (2010). In addition to his academic pursuits, Ron works with businesses and nonprofit agencies to improve communication among coworkers as well as with clients and the public.Lawrence B. Rosenfeld is Professor of Communication Studies and Co- Chair of the Social- Behavioral Institutional Review Board, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of articles appearing in journals in communication, education, social work, sport psychology, and psychology, and of books on small group, interpersonal, and nonverbal communication. His most recent book is When Their World Falls Apart: Helping Families and Children Manage the Effects of Disasters (NASW Press, 2010). In 2000, Lawrence received the Donald H. Eckroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education from the National Communication Association, and in 2006 received the Gerald M. Phillips Award for Applied Communication Research from the same national communication organization.Russell F. Proctor II is Professor of Communication Studies at Northern Kentucky University. He primarily teaches courses in interpersonal communication and interviewing, and he won NKU's Outstanding Professor Award in 1997. In addition to his work on Interplay, he is also coauthor of Looking Out, Looking In (2011). Russ has written and presented extensively on the use of feature fi lms as instructional tools in communication courses (including Now Playing for OUP). Read more

Continue Reading »

The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples

Pdf Self-Help The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples

Pdf:The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples.From the writers of the number-one New York Times best-seller The Love Dare. Love is a choice. A daily choice. The Love Dare Day by Day is a daily reminder of how it's done - and done well - taking the source material's original experience to the next level. With 52 weekly dares, this one-year devotional invites you to go deeper into the scriptural principles of The Love Dare and is meant to enrich your relationship with God and your spouse through a daily time of listening, prayer, and action. Make this more than a year of your life. Make it your bold next step to a lifetime of love. Features of this audiobook include: A total of 365 devotional readings on unique aspects of genuine loveA total of 52 weekly dares to help you express love in your marriageDozens of specific prayers to pray for yourself and your spouseQuestions to get you thinking strategically about your relationshipMore than 100 "Go Deeper" sections that enhance personal Bible study

Continue Reading »

Real Girl Talk: An Everyday Devotional

Pdf Self-Help Real Girl Talk: An Everyday Devotional

Pdf:Real Girl Talk: An Everyday Devotional.Real Girl Talk is an everyday devotional that addresses issues that women face daily. A woman wear so many hats and her struggles with marriage, children, being a woman, bitterness and fears are real. Sometimes, as mothers, we don't particularly like our children. This devotional acknowledges such and encourages you not to quit. It's a journey of hope in helpless situations.

Continue Reading »

Midnight Chicken: & Other Recipes Worth Living For

Pdf Self-Help Midnight Chicken: & Other Recipes Worth Living For

Pdf:Midnight Chicken: & Other Recipes Worth Living For.Review “A big old massive heart exploding love story . . . This is the first recipe book that should be made into a film.” ―The Times (UK)“One of the things that makes Midnight Chicken such a very good book is how hard it is to say exactly what it is. Yes, to be sure, it's a cookbook, but it is also a manual for living and a declaration of hope.” ―Nigella Lawson“A moving testimonial to the redemptive power of cooking. Risbridger knows that it offers not just solace but a map; cooking can save you. Generous, honest and uplifting. I wish I'd had this book when I was in my twenties.” ―Diana Henry“A wholly unconventional cookbook.” ―The Guardian“The new Nigella.” ―Good Housekeeping Read more About the Author Ella Risbridger is a writer and poet. She has written for the Guardian, Prospect, Grazia and Stylist, and she is the beauty columnist for the i. Midnight Chicken is her first book. She lives in London.eatingwithmyfingers.com / @missellabell Read more

Continue Reading »

After the Funeral

Pdf Self-Help After the Funeral

Pdf:After the Funeral.“Please, please, please make me executor of your will!” said no one, ever. And yet someone has to do the job. If you find yourself responsible for administering a friend or family member’s estate — or if you see it coming down the road — you don’t want to enter the fray unarmed. You also don’t want to read through a 400-page tome of legal terms just to find out how to claim a savings account.Enter this short and sassy look at estate administration, through the eyes of one who has lived it and who now makes a living from helping others successfully resolve their loved one’s estate. The “beautiful characters” who were the author’s parents inspired her to spread the knowledge and the love. Use this surprisingly lighthearted guide to learn the steps to identify and claim all of your loved one’s assets and get to know the beautiful characters in your life even better by doing so.

Continue Reading »

How to Cope with Difficult People: Making Human Relations Harmonious and Effective

Pdf Self-Help How to Cope with Difficult People: Making Human Relations Harmonious and Effective

Pdf:How to Cope with Difficult People: Making Human Relations Harmonious and Effective.There are different kinds of difficult people, and what you'll learn first in this audiobook is to recognize them for who they are. You won't be able to cure them, they would have to go into therapy most of the time to become better versions of themselves. But you'll also find your weapons to overcome the obstacles these aggressive, negative, or just silent people erect on your path. Working in stages to assess the situation and the profile of the difficult people you face, you'll be able to shield yourself and turn their shortcomings into an opportunity for both of you.You can reach your objectives without resorting to force. You have a number of weapons at your disposal whose effectiveness will astonish you once you learn how to use them.Whatever type of difficulties you encounter, you need a strategy to deal with difficult people effectively and make the occasions a cause for success instead of for failure.Here's what you're going to learn inside:What if others consider you a difficult person?Recognizing the aggressive typeOvercoming the negative typeOpening up the clam typeVerbal ping-pong or the dangers of playing offenseFour important stagesThe weapon of wordsShields and inner strengthThe supreme weapon: humor!How will this audiobook improve you?Never fall for people's dirty argument tricks.Always find the better arguments to stop confrontation.You'll radiate positivity, a positivity that circles and comes back to you.You'll listen to people in a way that makes them confident about you.Finally, dealing with difficult people also means dealing with your own fears - dispelling those old demons and making your life a harmonious experience that others can share in and admire. Your relationships will improve and grow with ease, trust, and honesty.Know exactly how to capitalize on your strengths and minimize your weaknesses with others. It's time to break out of your rut and discover what it takes to cope with difficult people.

Continue Reading »

Through, Not Around: Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

Pdf Self-Help Through, Not Around: Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

Pdf:Through, Not Around: Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss.Review To say this powerful book of essays is a fascinating read would be an understatement. This invaluable book shows the challenges of fertility. Beautifully written, these essays are full of love and hope. It’s like getting on the phone with the best experts and your best friend at the same time. Highly recommended. (Rebecca Eckler, author Of Blissfully Blended Bullshit and executive editor of SavvyMom.ca)Miscarriage and infertility are such common experiences for women, yet they're also some of the most lonely, as so many grieve in silence. Through, Not Around is breaking the silence and bringing these stories into the mainstream. This collection is heartbreaking, beautiful and important. (— Amanda Laird, author of Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation and host of the Heavy Flow podcast)…a collection that opens eyes and hearts. (Novellum blog) Read more About the Author Allison McDonald Ace is a writer and communications manager for GoJava.ca, as well as the community board member on the Maternal Mental Health Committee at Sunnybrook Hospital. After experiencing a late-term miscarriage with her second pregnancy, she became an advocate for sharing stories of child loss to help others know they aren’t alone. Allison lives with her son and husband in Toronto. Caroline Starr is a writer, editor, and community advocate. After being diagnosed at twenty-one with PCOS and later suffering a miscarriage, Caroline became committed to building a community surrounding infertility and miscarriage and openly discussing their impact on families. She lives with her son and partner in Toronto. Ariel Ng Bourbonnais was diagnosed with premature ovarian aging at the age of thirty-three. She found strength and resolve in knowing that sharing her experience helps others. She works for the University of Toronto and is in the process of completing a memoir based on her personal experience with infertility through U of T's Creative Writing program. She is a proud Torontonian, wife, and (dog) mom. Read more

Continue Reading »

Running Home: A Memoir

Pdf Self-Help Running Home: A Memoir

Pdf:Running Home: A Memoir.In the tradition of Wild and H Is for Hawk, an Outside magazine writer tells her story - of fathers and daughters, grief and renewal, adventure and obsession, and the power of running to change your life.I'm running to forget, and to remember. For more than a decade, Katie Arnold chased adventure around the world, reporting on extreme athletes who performed outlandish feats - walking high lines a thousand feet off the ground without a harness or running 100 miles through the night. She wrote her stories by living them, until eventually life on the thin edge of risk began to seem normal. After she married, Katie and her husband vowed to raise their daughters to be adventurous, too, in the mountains and canyons of New Mexico. But when her father died of cancer, she was forced to confront her own mortality. His death was cataclysmic, unleashing a perfect storm of grief and anxiety. She and her father, an enigmatic photographer for National Geographic, had always been kindred spirits. He introduced her to the outdoors and took her camping and on bicycle trips and down rivers, and taught her to find solace and courage in the natural world. And it was he who encouraged her to run her first race when she was seven years old. Now nearly paralyzed by fear and terrified she was dying, too, she turned to the thing that had always made her feel most alive: running. Over the course of three tumultuous years, she ran alone through the wilderness, logging longer and longer distances, first a 50-kilometer ultramarathon, then 50 miles, then 100 kilometers. She ran to heal her grief, to outpace her worry that she wouldn't live to raise her own daughters. She ran to find strength in her weakness. She ran to remember and to forget. She ran to live. Ultrarunning tests the limits of human endurance over seemingly inhuman distances, and as she clocked miles across mesas and mountains, Katie learned to tolerate pain and discomfort, and face her fears of uncertainty, vulnerability, and even death. As she ran, she found herself peeling back the layers of her relationship with her father, discovering that much of what she thought she knew about him, and her own past, was wrong. Running Home is a memoir about the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of our world - the stories that hold us back, and the ones that set us free. Mesmerizing and transcendent, it is a book for anyone who has been knocked over by life, or feels the pull of something bigger and wilder within themselves. "A beautiful work of searching remembrance and searing honesty... Katie Arnold is as gifted on the page as she is on the trail. Running Home will soon join such classics as Born to Run and Ultramarathon Man as quintessential reading of the genre." (Hampton Sides, author of On Desperate Ground and Ghost Soldiers)

Continue Reading »

Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions

Pdf Self-Help Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions

Pdf:Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions.Review “Extraordinary. I'll return to this book over and over during the years to come: for its gifts of insight and delight, for the primal and powerful gift of its company.” ―Leslie Jamison, author of THE EMPATHY EXAMS and THE RECOVERING“An exceptional work: an expert tangle of memoir, literary criticism, pop cultural analysis and political meditation that is warm, buoyant, connective, and smart as hell.” ―Rebecca Traister, author of ALL THE SINGLE LADIES and GOOD AND MAD'In her rousing essay collection Hard To Love, Hopper takes us into her unusually expansive love life, complete with knotty familial relationships, deep friendships, and emotional investment in the fictional and material worlds . . . Daring . . . brilliant . . . ingenious.' - NPR.org'An incredibly thoughtful examination of the various ways we depend upon others, through an expansive and engaging look at love outside a traditional romantic sphere . . . Hopper’s ability to reimagine and celebrate the ties that bind us are something to celebrate.' - The New York Observer“In a society that often values romantic love above all else, nothing is as invigorating as a strong feminist accounting of the different roles women assume throughout life. Hopper discusses an Emersonian boyfriend; spinsters past and present; being and not being a mother; and the power of friendship.” ―Ms. Magazine“Stunning . . . Prepare to underline vigorously, nod along, and ultimately call your friend to say, 'Thanks.'” ―Refinery 29“The perfect book to give to a friend and read together.” ―Nylon“I found myself deeply comforted by Hard to Love. Hopper lets us know: We are not alone in the universe after all.” ―Jami Attenberg, author of ALL GROWN UP“Hopper's essays seem like love songs . . . delicate, thoughtful elegies to friendship, compassion, and grace. A fresh, well-crafted collection.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“I adored Hard To Love and its miraculous intermingling of revelatory criticism and soulful memoir. In its excesses of tenderness, intelligence, and pleasure, this book brilliantly puts the lie to the idea that a single life is less full--or less complicated--than a coupled one.” ―Alice Bolin, author of DEAD GIRLS“The best essay collection I've read in ages. Hopper's rare gifts of intellectual rigor, spiritual depth, and genuine curiosity make her a must-read voice on everything she turns her brilliant mind to. She's earned a place as the poet laureate of single womanhood.” ―Ada Calhoun, author of WEDDING TOASTS I'LL NEVER GIVE“In deft strokes, Hopper reminds us that death-do-us-part romance is not the only way to love, or to live. A satisfying, eye-opening examination.” ―Esmé Weijun Wang, author of THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS“Our culture often tells us we have two options: coupled and loved, or alone and unloved. Hopper posits a third option: uncoupled but very much loved and loving. These essays refute our binary assumptions by teasing out the satisfying complexities that lie between and beyond the old poles.” ―Anne Fadiman, author of THE WINE LOVER'S DAUGHTER and THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN“With intrepid imagination, Hopper conjures a world beyond our most imperious cultural assumptions. Read this book.” ―Gregory Pardlo, author of AIR TRAFFIC“A compelling, smart collection of essays on relationships of many kinds--hoarding, dependence, female friendship, marriage or lack thereof--from a widely published literary scholar.” ―LitHub“A smart group of essays on contemporary relationships. A literature scholar, Hopper cultivates a voice that is sophisticated and analytical, but also earnest and eager, and her strongest essays balance these qualities.” ―Publishers Weekly“Smart and studied reflections on the power of friendship . . . While families are bound by blood and couples often by the law of marriage, the bonds of friendship expand and contract over time. Hopper fervently embraces this and the rich intimacies it affords.” ―Booklist“A refreshing collection that probes the expanse of the human heart.” ―BookPage Read more About the Author Briallen Hopper writes about pop culture, religion, politics, friends, family, and herself for New York Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, the New Republic, the New Inquiry, Avidly, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Killing the Buddha, among many others. Her essays have been cited or recommended by sources like the New York Times, the Rumpus, Flavorwire, Longreads.com, and Slate. She has a PhD in American literature from Princeton and teaches writing at Yale. [email protected] briallenhopper.tumblr.com Read more

Continue Reading »

Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship

Pdf Self-Help Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship

Pdf:Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship.Review Praise for Text Me When You Get Home“A memoir of female friendship issues a call to action for BFFs everywhere.” —New York Times Book Review“Text Me has the thrills and laughs of a romantic comedy, but with an inverted message: ‘There just isn't only one love story in our lives,’ Schaefer writes. If you're lucky, friends will be the protagonists in these multiple love stories. It's high time that we start seeing it that way.”—NPR.org “Schaefer traces the evolution of female friendship in this thoughtfully reported book. Its insightful cultural criticism makes for an especially valuable read in the #MeToo era.”—Entertainment Weekly  “Uplifting.” —People  “Text Me When You Get Home is journalist Kayleen Schaefer’s love letter to her friends. Schaefer rejects the idea that women’s friendships are rife with dysfunction and that women themselves are somehow dysfunctional, a concept that she shows remains strong in popular culture…Schaefer shows that, contrary to pop culture’s emphasis on catfights and frenemies, women’s friendships are stabilizing and joyful.” —The Washington Post “[A] witty, deep memoir [that] digs into the power and the glory of female friendships...Where to start unpacking the good news that Kayleen Schaefer broadcasts in her timely, nimble, essential memoir...Every page of this book has something valuable to impart about the necessity of fostering female bonds and tending them with the same care we give to our relationships with family, spouses, and children.”—Elle “Reading Text Me When You Get Home feels like experiencing its subject—the intimate, slow-burning, miraculously comfortable thrill of making and keeping a lifelong friend. Kayleen Schaefer’s affectionate and clear-sighted exploration of female friendship is as romantic as a movie and as honest as the conversation on the third day of a road trip; reading it is as delightful as walking into a bar on a weeknight to see your friend already seated and ordering your drink.”—Jia Tolentino, staff writer at The New Yorker“Schaefer certainly puts friends first in Text Me When You Get Home, a love letter to the power of female friendships in a world that would rather believe women are catty. From the friendship stories of everyday women to the evolution of cultural representation of women’s friendships, this uplifting book celebrates the friends who can be just as important (or more so) than our romantic partners.” --Parade.com “Illuminating and uplifting… Text Me When You Get Home will remind you of what a good friendship is supposed to look like, and inspire you to nurture your relationships with the strong women around you.” —Bustle “A hopeful celebration of women's friendships.”—Kirkus Reviews   “The title speaks for itself: I constantly say those exact words to my friends when we part ways or to my sister when she goes out for a run alone…Schaefer’s work is a great addition to this trend (and your bookshelf).” —Outside Magazine  “Schaefer creates a beautiful portrait of how modern female friendship has evolved to be a positive force that is making women stronger than ever....She artfully explains how the intense bond we experience as friends carries us through many different eras of our lives and dispels the idea that female friends are less important than romantic relationships, family, or careers....You will find something in this book that will make you want to text your own person and tell her how much she means to you.”—Buzzfeed, Favorite Books of 2018'‘Text me when you get home.’ Those six words aren't just about getting home safely at the end of the night – they're really a story about how special and fierce friendships are between women.” —NPR's Book Concierge “[Schaefer’s] book about the incredible, complicated bonds of female friendship is relatable, familiar, and subverts the false notion that women are predisposed to hating each other.” —Mental Floss“This is a really good summer read to make you appreciate your friends. So just pick up a copy and you can finish it at the pool in like, a day. Just try not to cry in public.” —The Betches“Text Me When You Get Home offers a new sociological perspective — as well as a celebration — of female friendships today.” —PopSugar'I went to an all-girls boarding school, so I thought I had a PhD in female friendship, but Text Me When You Get Home put me in my place.'  —Town & Country, Editor's Pick “I was deeply moved by this book. I cried and I laughed. I recognized myself in it. I felt raised up and also challenged. It felt like a delicious, long overdue conversation with a best friend I didn’t know I had. I will be giving this book to all my girlfriends.”—Lennon Parham, creator, writer and star of Best Friends Forever and Playing House   “Warning: this absolutely delightful and insightful book on the immense power of female friendship will make you book a trip to visit your college best friend immediately. You might even buy Beyoncé tickets. It’s that good.”—Jessica St. Clair, creator, writer and star of Best Friends Forever and Playing House “Here’s a book to devour in two sittings....Readers of all generations will enjoy her engaging writing and may see their own friendships reflected in her stories.”—Booklist “Part social history, part personal narrative, Text Me When You Get Home is a Valentine to female friendship.” —ShelfAwareness “A refreshing read that really gets at the heart of why portrayals on Insecure, Broad City, and everything in-between so greatly resonate.” —Bitch Media “This in-depth look into the evolution of female friendship is one all women will benefit from this year.”—Working Mother Read more About the Author Kayleen Schaefer is a journalist and author of the bestselling Kindle Single memoir Fade Out. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Vogue, and many other publications. She currently lives in New York City, and Text Me When You Get Home is her first book. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation

Pdf Self-Help Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation

Pdf:Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation.Review 'This book makes a wonderful contribution to the deeper understanding of the ancient tool of the Enneagram. Doug and Adele and Clare and Scott masterfully weave deep insight along with helpful spiritual direction and application on every page. Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram is not just an invitation to gain more information but an opportunity for personal transformation as well. I encourage you to not only read this book but allow it to read you!' (Joe Walters, executive director, Potter's Inn Soul Care Institute)'Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram is a unique contribution to Enneagram literature. The authors invite us to experience the Enneagram in a contemplative, healing way. Through Scripture, penetrating questions, and spiritual practices appropriate to each Enneagram space, they call us to a richer, deeper self-awareness. This is not a book to guzzle. It is a book to digest slowly. It is a meal to consume alone or with friends. It is a feast for the soul.' (Alice Fryling, author of Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram)'As the modern teaching of the Enneagram is rapidly evolving to meet the urgent need of helping clarify identity, what the Calhouns and Loughriges have done in Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram is nothing short of remarkable. This fresh and timely contribution to the Enneagram's tradition offers a seamless integration of faith and identity. Engaging, compelling, and courageous, Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram provides practical application on some of the Enneagram's more under-explored concepts. There's no doubt the depth of spirituality embodied in the authors' personal lives animates these pages with profound clarity, offering contemporary applications for an ancient tool.' (Christopher L. Heuertz, founding partner of Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism, author of The Sacred Enneagram)'For me, identifying my Enneagram type was like the dog who caught the car―now what? I knew there was more than just becoming a better version of myself. Thanks to Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram I now know and appreciate concepts like head, heart, and gut IQs; spiritual rhythms; and the Ignatian practices of discernment, and consolation and desolation. This handbook serves as a trusted advisor, reflecting the four authors' life experiences and deep expertise. I now have an inspiring resource for how to return to my true self.' (Joan O. Wright, O'Sullivan Wright Inc.)'As valuable as this book is for getting an in-depth view of each Enneagram type, it is an essential resource for understanding how the head, heart, and gut can work together, empowered through spiritual practices to have dynamic, harmonious relationships. In these pages, you will find a variety of ways to discover more deeply who you are, are not, and who you can love more fully. The depth of information and the comprehensive resources make this a unique Enneagram handbook that you will want to reference often. I use the insights and practices in these chapters every single day in my relationships with family and friends as well as in spiritual direction, teaching, and team building. This is the Enneagram book I have been waiting for―applying what is in these pages will change your relationships and your life.' (Mary Albert Darling, associate professor of communications, Spring Arbor University)'A fantastic book! The authors of this comprehensive handbook deliver on their promise to help readers answer next-steps questions. The embedded narratives allow readers to go beyond system and theory to experience an embodied Enneagram. This useful resource provides practices and pathways for my own continued spiritual transformation and in my work with others. Exceptional!' (Nina Barnes, vice president of student life, University of Northwestern-St. Paul, conflict coach, spiritual director)'What a welcome contribution to the literature on the Enneagram, particularly from the Christian perspective! Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram delivers on its commitment to answer this important question: I know my number; what do I do now? It does so in a clear, accessible, and practical way. Their deep work on the Harmony Triads is both newsworthy and noteworthy. Congratulations to the four authors bringing forth this important material and doing so with one voice.' (Ginger Lapid-Bogda, author of Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work)'People ask, Now that I know my type, what do I do with it (or myself)? After reading Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram, you will know.' (From the foreward by Jerome Wagner)'Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram is an accessible volume that will take your understanding of the nine personality types to the next level. In beautifully written prose, the authors present useful concepts and skills that will help you better understand yourself and others―equipping you to gracefully navigate the complexities of life.' (Kimberly June Miller, counselor, author of Boundaries for Your Soul)'The journey that this new transformative work on the Enneagram invites you to take will change you . . . for good. With practice in the spiritual rhythms, you will not only know where you identify on the Enneagram, but will become an expression of the beauty and life that that number is meant to reveal to the world. The authors bring their personal journeys, extensive study, pastoral experience, and Enneagram expertise to this book. If you embark on this journey you will become more of who God created you to be and do.' (Sibyl Towner, codirector of The Springs Retreat Center, coauthor of Listen to My Life)'I am deeply indebted to Doug and Adele Calhoun, for they introduced me to the Enneagram. They gave me hope that the wayward motivations of an Eight to control and confront could be redeemed into the desire to serve and release the potential in others. The Calhouns and Loughriges have laid out a process of harmonizing your head, heart, and gut into wholeness. If you truly want to fulfill the potential for which you have been made, this is the book for you. You will need to marinate in the carefully structured exercises and stories. Yet what awaits you is a treasure-trove of discovery that will set you free to flow in the stream of God's original design. Great payoff requires great investment.' (Greg Ogden, author of Discipleship Essentials)'The first thing that struck me in reading this comprehensive dive into Enneagram awareness, practice, and spiritual literacy was the section on empathy and the way aspects of ourselves are reflected in our resistance and openness to others. The authors understand the humbling truth that as we awaken together, it's much less easy to hide from our egotism! Savor this guide because there is an abundance of solid practices to support your development. Using the Harmony Triads and their understanding of timeless religious wisdom, the Loughriges and Calhouns have generously offered countless reflections to digest and deepen communion with ourselves, others, and the God who is One.' (Leslie Hershberger, Enneagram/integral course developer of Coming Home, editor of IEA Nine Points Magazine) Read more About the Author Adele Ahlberg Calhoun and her husband Doug have served on the pastoral staff of four churches and are currently copastors of spiritual formation at Highrock Covenant Church in Arlington, Massachusetts. As certified Enneagram instructors, they enjoy resourcing spiritual leaders and pastors through spiritual direction and teaching the Enneagram. Adele is the author of Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, Invitations from God, and coauthor of True You. Doug Calhoun and his wife Adele have served on the pastoral staff of four churches and are currently copastors of spiritual formation at Highrock Covenant Church in Arlington, Massachusetts. As certified Enneagram instructors, they enjoy resourcing spiritual leaders and pastors through spiritual direction and teaching the Enneagram. Doug is adjunct faculty at the Transforming Center and at Potter’s Inn Soul Care Institute, and he is board chair of Del Camino Connection. Clare Loughrige and her husband Scott are cofounders and lead pastors of Crossroads Church in Marshall, Michigan, where they have served for over twenty-five years. They are both certified Enneagram instructors, using the tool to engage professionals, small groups, and a two-year formational community. Clare is the author of two guidebooks on the Enneagram. Scott Loughrige and his wife Clare are cofounders and lead pastors of Crossroads Church in Marshall, Michigan, where they have served for over twenty-five years. They are both certified Enneagram instructors, using the tool to engage professionals, small groups, and a two-year formational community. Read more

Continue Reading »

Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism

Pdf Self-Help Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism

Pdf:Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism.In this groundbreaking audiobook, clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships. Exploring how individuals come to have this shortcoming, why you get drawn into their perilous orbit, and what you can do to break free, Hotchkiss describes the "Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism" and their origins. You will learn to recognize these hallmarks of unhealthy narcissism - shamelessness, magical thinking, arrogance, envy, entitlement, exploitation, bad boundaries - and to understand the roles that parenting and culture play in their creation. Whether the narcissist in question is a coworker, spouse, parent, or child, Why Is It Always About You? provides abundant practical advice for anyone struggling to break narcissism's insidious spread to the next generation and for anyone who encounters narcissists in everyday life. 

Continue Reading »

A dos pasos de la locura / Two steps from madness (Como Saber Si Estas) (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Self-Help A dos pasos de la locura / Two steps from madness (Como Saber Si Estas) (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:A dos pasos de la locura / Two steps from madness (Como Saber Si Estas) (Spanish Edition).About the Author Silvia Olmedo es doctora en psicología, sexóloga y diplomada en psicología forense.  Con 4 millones de seguidores en sus redes, cuatro bestsellers y una trayectoria de más de doceaños ininterrumpidos en televisión dedicada a la divulgación, su quinto libro es un viaje al mundo de los padecimientos mentales. Con él descubrirás si podrías tener una personalidad anancástica, si tu tristeza es causada por la depresión, o si lo que tienes no es una superstición sino un Trastorno Obsesivo Compulsivo. Te cuestionarás si esa obsesión por el gimnasio podría ser vigorexia o si tu timidez podría deberse a una fobia social. También acabarás con ciertas ideas erróneas relacionadas con la esquizofrenia y comprenderás hasta qué punto tener el infortunio de que se cruce en tu vida un psicópata integrado puede llevarte a la locura. Negar la existencia de un padecimiento es hacerlo más grande. Perder temporalmente la razón por un acontecimiento externo o por un desequilibrio químico puede ser una  oportunidad para salir más fuerte.Un padecimiento mental no es una sentencia sino una advertencia de que eres único y vulnerable y como todos, tú también estás a dos pasos de la locura. Read more

Continue Reading »

Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life)

Pdf Self-Help Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life)

Pdf:Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life).About the Author Thomas Erikson is an expert on communication. He works with developing organizations from a leadership perspective. In the past eighteen years he has trained more than five thousand executives to be better and more efficient leaders. Thomas has written several popular science books on communication and human behavior. Surrounded by Idiots is one of Sweden’s best-selling non-fiction books with over 450,000 copies sold in Sweden alone. The book is sold in 21 other languages around the world. Read more

Continue Reading »

Energy Vampires: How to Protect Yourself from Toxic People with Narcissistic Tendencies

Pdf Self-Help Energy Vampires: How to Protect Yourself from Toxic People with Narcissistic Tendencies

Pdf:Energy Vampires: How to Protect Yourself from Toxic People with Narcissistic Tendencies.I'm guessing that you have either had one person or a number of people in your life that have sucked you dry emotionally and mentally, right? Those people, on the surface at least, should be the people that love and support you the most in many ways. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and the polar opposite can happen. We can feel attacked, used, and emotionally abused in a variety of different ways. Many times these people can be family members, friends, or even work colleagues which makes life even more difficult. You often feel obligated to keep the relationship on an even keel despite being used as a human emotional punching bag! Other times these people sneak under the radar unchecked and appear in our lives out of nowhere. This is why it is so important to shield and protect ourselves in order to cope in a world where narcissistic tendencies and toxic people appear to be on the increase! This is where this audiobook will help you in that it will deliver the following: How to spot an energy vampire and recognize the early signsWhat to do if there is a narcissist or energy vampire close to youHow to set strong boundaries with these people in order to shield yourself from any abuseHow someone becomes an energy vampire in the first placeHow to protect yourself if you are sensitive or an empathThe classic empath narcissist relationship The consequences to you if you keep an energy vampire close to youIf dealing with these people has been a constant in your life then you can overcome and find the strength to move through these very tough situations. When listening this audiobook you will know that you are not alone and there is a multitude of help out there for you. You don't have to take it anymore! If this sounds like you and you want to move forward in your life free from these people to focus on your own path and becoming the best version of you, then get this audiobook now. 

Continue Reading »

What to Expect When You're Not Expecting: Navigating Infertility

Pdf Self-Help What to Expect When You're Not Expecting: Navigating Infertility

Pdf:What to Expect When You're Not Expecting: Navigating Infertility.Have you been actively trying to conceive for the past 12 months or more to no avail? If you answered "Yes", then welcome to infertility. It's a journey like no other. It's one you never wanted to embark on, and it's definitely one you don't want to stay on for very long. But since you're here, let this audiobook be your traveling companion! In What to Expect When You're Not Expecting: Navigating Infertility, Frances Hoelsema uses her own personal experiences, as well as those of many other women, to guide and inspire you on this ultra-frustrating, highly emotional, and what feels like an extremely lonely journey. If you've got questions...there are answers! If you need tips...plenty are provided! If you need someone to understand...these women do! If you're feeling alone...be assured you're not! Whether you've just begun your infertility journey or have been on it for quite some time, there is something for everyone. From astounding statistics, to real-life examples, to concrete sources of hope, this is one audiobook you won't want to be without. So sit tight and buckle up! The journey will be bumpy, but with What to Expect When You're Not Expecting: Navigating Infertility by your side, you've got this! Disclaimer: As a matter of legality, please know that this audiobook is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any part of infertility or any other disease you may be experiencing. This audiobook is in no way meant to substitute consulting with your physician. Please also know you will not find any special diets and get-pregnant-quick tricks because these things simply don't exist, and there won't be any pointing fingers or commands on what to do or not to do because as part of an infertility community, those things are not in our genetic makeup. What will you find? You will find useful information regarding infertility that, whether you are a new or seasoned traveler, will help you navigate your own journey. There are plenty of statistics, tips, real-life examples, and more that not only validate the things you're going through, but that can be used for inspiration while you cope. I, Frances Hoelsema, as well as the many other women who contributed to this content, want nothing more than for you to find comfort in knowing you're not crazy, you're not alone, and there is always hope. Also, as a side note, please know that this audiobook will contain some religious references, including multiple Bible verses. If this is not your type of thing, please feel free to bypass those sections, or perhaps pass on this audiobook altogether. I in no way want to offend anyone, so please proceed in the way that best suits your comfortability.

Continue Reading »

How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

Pdf Self-Help How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

Pdf:How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less.Looking to jump-start your GPA? Most college students believe straight As can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don't study harder - they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master. You will learn how to:Streamline and maximize your study time Conquer procrastinationAbsorb the material quickly and effectivelyKnow which reading assignments are critical - and which are notTarget the paper topics that wow professorsProvide A+ answers on examsWrite stellar prose without the agonyA strategic blueprint for success that promises more free time, more fun, and top-tier results, How to Become a Straight-A Student is the only study guide written by students for students - with the insider knowledge and real-world methods to help you master the college system and rise to the top of the class.Includes a PDF of Time Management Tips. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Continue Reading »

The Anatomy of Loneliness: How to Find Your Way Back to Connection

Pdf Self-Help The Anatomy of Loneliness: How to Find Your Way Back to Connection

Pdf:The Anatomy of Loneliness: How to Find Your Way Back to Connection.Following in the footsteps of the success of The Completion Process, best-selling author and modern spiritual leader Teal Swan offers an in-depth exploration and understanding of loneliness. Drawing on her extraordinary healing technique, the Connection Process, Teal offers a way to experience connection once again.Loneliness is reaching endemic proportions in our society, reflected by rising suicide rates and increased mental illness. Now, more than ever, we need to find a way to connect. Loneliness is a feeling of separation or isolation; it is not necessarily the same as the physical state of being alone. This book is for people who suffer from loneliness, the kind that cannot be solved by simply being around other people. Their aloneness is a deeply embedded pattern that is both negative and painful; it is often fueled by trauma, loss, addiction, grief, and a lack of self-esteem and insecurity. In The Anatomy of Loneliness, Teal identifies the three pillars or qualities of loneliness: separation, shame, and fear, and goes on to share her revolutionary technique, the Connection Process, a form of intuitive journeying, usually involving two people, a "receiver" and a "journeyer". Through a series of exercises, each person experiences "walls" and "blockages"; as they move through the process, both participants face their fears, learning from these to reach a place of unconditional love and acceptance.

Continue Reading »

A Beginner's Guide to the Universe: Uncommon Ideas for Living an Unusually Happy Life

Pdf Self-Help A Beginner's Guide to the Universe: Uncommon Ideas for Living an Unusually Happy Life

Pdf:A Beginner's Guide to the Universe: Uncommon Ideas for Living an Unusually Happy Life.The beloved creator of Notes from the Universe distills a career's worth of inspiration into elegant, brief lessons for making our way through the world.Mike Dooley is a former PricewaterhouseCoopers international tax consultant turned entrepreneur. He's the founder of a philosophical Adventurers Club on the Internet that's now home to more than 750,000 members from almost every country and territory on earth. His inspirational books emphasizing spiritual accountability have been published in 25 languages, and he was one of the featured teachers in the international phenomenon The Secret. Today Mike is best known for his free "Notes from the Universe" e-mailings, social network postings, and his New York Times best seller, Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams and Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life's Magic. He lives what he teaches, traveling internationally to speak on life, dreams, and happiness.

Continue Reading »

Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

Pdf Self-Help Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

Pdf:Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.Find your voice, speak your truth, listen deeply - a guide to more meaningful and mindful conversations.We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic - relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way, without needing to get defensive or go on the attack? In this groundbreaking synthesis of mindfulness, somatics, and nonviolent communication, Oren Jay Sofer offers simple yet powerful practices to develop healthy, effective, and satisfying ways of communicating.The techniques in Say What You Mean will help you to:Feel confident during conversationStay focused on what really matters in an interactionListen for the authentic concerns behind what others sayReduce anxiety before and during difficult conversationsFind nourishment in day-to-day interactions

Continue Reading »

The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose

Pdf Self-Help The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose

Pdf:The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose.Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, "Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible."That journey starts right here.In her latest audiobook, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The audiobook's 10 chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment and what life's detours are there to teach us.Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring listeners to consider what they're meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. These renowned figures share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose.The Path Made Clear provides listeners with a valuable resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling - whatever it may be.This program is read by Adyashanti, Alanis Morrissette, Amy Purdy, Barbara Brown Taylor, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Brene Brown, Brian Grazer, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Bryan Stevenson, Carole Bayer Sager, Caroline Myss, Charles Eisenstein, Cheryl Strayed, Cicely Tyson, Cindy Crawford, Dani Shapiro, Daniel Pink, David Brooks, Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Eckhart Tolle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Elizabeth Lesser, Ellen Degeneres, Fr. Richard Rohr, Gabrielle Bernstein, Gary Zukav, Glennon Doyle, Goldie Hawn, India.Arie, Iyanla Vanzant, Jack Canfield, Jane Fonda, Janet Mock, Jay-Z, Jean Houston, Jeff Weiner, Vice President Joe Biden, Joel Osteen, US Congressman John Lewis, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jordan Peele, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lynne Twist, Marianne Williamson, Mark Nepo, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Michael Singer, Mindy Kaling, Mitch Albom, Nate Berkus, Pastor A. R. Bernard, Pema Chodron, President Jimmy Carter, Rev. Ed Bacon, Rob Bell, Robin Roberts, RuPaul Charles, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Shauna Niequist, Shawn Achor, Shonda Rhimes, Sidney Poitier, Sister Joan Chittister, Stephen Colbert, Sue Monk Kidd, T. D. Jakes, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, Tim Storey, Tracey Jackson, Tracy McMillan, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Wes Moore, William Paul Young, and Wintley Phipps. 

Continue Reading »

Where Did You Go?: A Life-Changing Journey to Connect with Those We've Lost

Pdf Self-Help Where Did You Go?: A Life-Changing Journey to Connect with Those We've Lost

Pdf:Where Did You Go?: A Life-Changing Journey to Connect with Those We've Lost.An acclaimed grief educator and the author of Second Firsts teaches listeners how everyday people can communicate with loved ones who have passed away in this groundbreaking, science-driven guide to connecting with the afterlife.Christina Rasmussen has helped countless people break out of the "waiting room" of grief and rebuild their lives through both her "life reentry" program and her respected book Second Firsts. Yet she discovered that even as her students rebuild their lives and thrive again, many are left with the same burning questions: What happens when we die? Are we capable of connecting to those who have passed on?Christina herself wrestled with these spiritual questions after losing her 35-year-old husband to cancer. As a professional grounded in science, Christina was a skeptic who shied away from the conventional mystical, supernatural, and religious descriptions of the afterlife - but her loss, pain, and deep need to understand drove her to find answers about what really happens after we die.With Where Did You Go?, Christina reveals we all have the ability to connect with our loved ones who have passed on and teaches us how to harness that power - so we may at last say the unsaid, discover peace in our own lives, and see a world in which we will all continue to exist, far beyond death. A step-by-step guide to journeying to the other side - as well as a groundbreaking exploration of what happens after we die - Where Did You Go? leads listeners through practical exercises that serve as tools to help us experience the unseen world for ourselves, become comfortable with the experience, and trigger it whenever we desire - no psychic abilities required.Fiercely honest and practical, Where Did You Go? bridges the gap between the metaphysical and the measurable, changing the way we grieve, the way we live, and how we define our potential - in this life and the hereafter.Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Continue Reading »

The Art of Showing Up: Bringing Your True Self to All Your Relationships

Pdf Self-Help The Art of Showing Up: Bringing Your True Self to All Your Relationships

Pdf:The Art of Showing Up: Bringing Your True Self to All Your Relationships.Discover the art of creating deep and loving relationships - starting with yourself."You cannot give what you do not have," teach HeatherAsh Amara and don Miguel Ruiz Jr. To build stronger and more loving relationships with others, the starting point is always your relationship with yourself. With The Art of Showing Up, Amara and Ruiz bring you a powerful audio workshop to undo the inner patterns that keep you trapped in cycles of conflict and misunderstanding - and help you build a foundation for all your relationships to flourish and grow.Dispelling the illusion of conditional loveMost of us have been indoctrinated in the illusion that we should be rewarded with love when we are worthy and punished with abandonment when we are not. That is called conditional love - which leads to power struggles, deception, and the need to "domesticate" each other. Yet conditional love is learned, and can be unlearned. Using insights and guided meditations, Amara and Ruiz offer seven essential arts to help you locate the places where you are stuck in conditional thinking, so you may open again and again to a love that reflects the purest expression of yourself.In the Toltec wisdom taught by HeatherAsh Amara and don Miguel Ruiz Jr., you learn to replace the conditions of love with agreements. These agreements arise freely from a place of mutual respect, curiosity, and honesty. With The Art of Showing Up, these masterful teachers reveal how you can cast aside the masks you wear in relationship with others and yourself - and discover the joy of unconditional love you were meant to share.Highlights  The Art of Commitment: embracing your power of choice  The Art of Loving: coming back to unconditional love  The Art of Trust: how to stop undermining your trust in yourself and others  The Art of Healing: how to soften in the face of pain  The Art of Communication: creating a new language based on respect and compassion  The Art of Pleasure: bringing sensual joy to every aspect of your relationship  The Art of Releasing: embracing change as an essential part of love

Continue Reading »

Rapid Weight Loss for Women: Meditations, Affirmations and Hypnosis: Condition Your Mind and Body to Naturally Lose Weight, Look Amazing, Stay Fit and Healthy for Life. Fat Burn and Calorie Blast

Pdf Self-Help Rapid Weight Loss for Women: Meditations, Affirmations and Hypnosis: Condition Your Mind and Body to Naturally Lose Weight, Look Amazing, Stay Fit and Healthy for Life. Fat Burn and Calorie Blast

Pdf:Rapid Weight Loss for Women: Meditations, Affirmations and Hypnosis: Condition Your Mind and Body to Naturally Lose Weight, Look Amazing, Stay Fit and Healthy for Life. Fat Burn and Calorie Blast.If you're looking for a way to naturally lose weight, burn fat, and transform your body, then pay attention....Here's the deal. You're tired of scouring the internet in hopes of finding one diet that will work. You've tried pumping iron at the gym, guzzling down supplements, and exercising your butt off. And the results are still the same. The same old flabby pockets of fat still hang off your body, and your overall health isn't satisfactory. You need a way to lose weight fast and naturally. Sound familiar? If it does, then the information inside this audiobook is your answer.In this audiobook, you will learn the secret to rapid weight loss and getting the body of your dreams. It is proven that using meditation, hypnosis, and affirmations can help you burn fat, blast calories, and naturally lose weight. Do you want to shed the fat that burdens your body? Do you want to look and feel better than you ever have before? Do you want to finally see results for your efforts? If so, then what are you waiting for?In this rapid weight-loss guide, you will discover:How to lose weight naturally using meditationThe most effective way to burn fatAffirmations for beauty and calorie blastingFour easy steps to weight reduction using meditationHow food invades the mindMeditation strategies and sessionsThe power of positivityHow to use hypnosis to burn fatThe best tips to overcoming mental barriersThe number one method to overcome issues with food cultureThe relationship between food and emotionsHow to understand nutrition and geneticsMaybe you are concerned that you won't be able to lose weight using meditation, hypnosis, and affirmations. Perhaps you're thinking that this rapid weight-loss plan isn't for you. This audiobook gives you simple and easy-to-follow steps to achieving your goals in burning fat.If you want to learn more about how to rapidly lose weight using meditation, hypnosis, and affirmations, then simply scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button on this page to get started today!

Continue Reading »

Confidence & Self-Love Secrets: 4 Manuscripts: Jealousy, Self-Esteem for Women, Self-Compassion, Mental Toughness (Psychology Self-Help, Book 14)

Pdf Self-Help Confidence & Self-Love Secrets: 4 Manuscripts: Jealousy, Self-Esteem for Women, Self-Compassion, Mental Toughness (Psychology Self-Help, Book 14)

Pdf:Confidence & Self-Love Secrets: 4 Manuscripts: Jealousy, Self-Esteem for Women, Self-Compassion, Mental Toughness (Psychology Self-Help, Book 14).Confidence & Self-Love Secrets is the ultimate guide on how to live a meaningful, fulfilling, and harmonious life. It's a combination of four audiobooks, stacked one on top of the other.Each edition includes vital information on how to downplay the negative sides of excessive and unhealthy emotional reactions while building up your character and resolve in the process!Jealousy: A Psychologist's Guide to Overcome Envy, Codependency & Possessiveness in Any Relationship - Trust, Love & Be Happy Self Esteem for Women: A Psychologist's Guide to Overcome Self-Doubt, Stress & Anxiety - How to Build Confidence & Happiness InsteadSelf-Compassion: A Psychologist's Guide to Care for Yourself More - Mindfulness & Self-Acceptance Practices for Ultimate Self-Love Mental Toughness: A Psychologist's Guide to Becoming Psychologically Strong - Develop Resilience, Self-Discipline & Willpower on Demand

Continue Reading »

Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life

Pdf Self-Help Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life

Pdf:Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life.Review “Brilliant, compassionate, and radically optimistic, Salt in My Soul captures the heartbreaking beauty of being alive. I feel fuller, more educated, and more human having read this book. Mallory Smith may have salt in her soul, but she’s all firecracker. She is a gift and so is her writing—every grain of it.”—Beck Dorey-Stein, New York Times bestselling author of From the Corner of the Oval“In Salt in My Soul, Mallory Smith is bracingly candid and unflinching in her portrayal of life with chronic illness. Yet she also writes with warmth and humor about the everyday experiences of growing up as a young woman in search of meaning, purpose, and love while knowing her life will likely be cut short. This is a deeply moving book full of wisdom about health, life, and love—and about the importance of finding happiness wherever and whenever we can. Salt in My Soul broke my heart but also inspired me to make the most of every day.”—Will Schwalbe, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club“Those of us fortunate enough to know the amazing Mallory Smith learned that no matter how sick, she would find escape from the prison of her illness to play water polo, to be prom queen, to go to Stanford, to graduate Phi Beta Kappa, and to know true love in her twenty-five years. With the strength of her parents, the support of her many friends, and her own great grit, Mallory lived her ambitions. Salt in My Soul is a beautiful, brave, unsparingly insightful account of a courageous girl who becomes a woman warrior and fights for her life while living it fully.”—Eric Lax, author of The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat“With spicy wit and brutal honesty, Salt in My Soul reveals the heartache and courage of a young woman who always knew that her life would be cut short by a chronic disease. Read this memoir and you’ll be astonished by Mallory’s bravery and uplifted by her vivacious spirit.”—Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH, writer in residence, Yale Medical School, author of Aroused Read more About the Author Mallory Smith, who grew up in Los Angeles, was a freelance writer and editor specializing in environmental issues, social justice, and healthcare-related communications. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and worked as a senior producer at Green Grid Radio, an environmental storytelling radio show and podcast. Her radio work was featured on KCRW, National Radio Project, and State of the Human. She was a fierce advocate for those who suffered from cystic fibrosis, launching the viral social media campaign Lunges4Lungs with friends and raising over $5 million with her parents for CF research through the annual Mallory’s Garden event. She died at the age of twenty-five on November 15, 2017, two months after receiving a double-lung transplant. Mallory’s Legacy Fund has been established in her memory at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships

Pdf Self-Help The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships

Pdf:The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships.Review “Filled with wise guidance based on decades of clinical experience and scientific training, Dr. Poole Heller provides a wealth of clear, practical tools that anyone can use to improve their relationships and enrich their lives. With warmth, honesty, and a gift for teaching, she weaves together insights from attachment research, neurobiology, and life experience to provide easy-to-use tools to connect more deeply to others and heal our hearts and minds in the process—creating a valuable resource for us all.” —Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems   “In The Power of Attachment, Diane Poole Heller fearlessly and compassionately explores our innate capacities for truly enriching relationships and the tragedies and terrors that can derail them. Diane’s clinical expertise in attachment and trauma guides the reader through many exercises that radically and effectively transform the early perceptions of broken connections into new experiences of genuinely fulfilling, resonant connections. The science is solid; the stories are compelling; the style is engaging; the wisdom is a tremendous gift.” —Linda Graham, MFT, author of Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster   “Diane Poole Heller has written a gem of a book that clearly conveys what decades of attachment research have taught us about how we become who we are and how we can change.  Drawing on her experiences as a person, therapist, and student of psychological science, Heller offers the reader a wealth of insight.  The book is a gift—practical and, yes, inspirational—from a very special writer whose depth of understanding, compassion, and humanity shine through on every page.” —David Wallin, PhD, author of Attachment in Psychotherapy   “Written with great warmth and clarity, this beautiful book turns the scientific insights of attachment theory into practical healing and help for our most important relationships. It is full of examples, experiential exercises, and deep insights into the lingering effects of childhood. Dr. Heller has a depth of heart, intellect, and experience that is rare and remarkable, and it shows on every page.” —Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness   “Diane Poole Heller brings us good news—a healthy romantic relationship is attainable, despite  whatever attachment wounds we’ve survived. Reading this book can be the first step to your own recovery and ability to connect intimately with another. Diane Poole Heller’s knowledge of trauma and recovery begins with her own hard-won experience, shared here as the inspiration for her life’s work.  Whether clinician or client, yoga therapist or student, The Power of Attachment is an essential read and reference. Keep this book within easy reach for the moments you fall away from your own sense of compassionate connection. The exercises here helped me grow in love and understanding of my own and my partner’s attachment styles and brought us to a new level of intimacy.” —Amy Weintraub, Founder of LifeForce Yoga, author of Yoga Skills for Therapists and Yoga for Depression   “Diane Poole Heller has given us a new primer on attachment theory that breaks down some basic concepts for readers. She describes the characteristics of the various attachment styles and gives readers some elementary ways to begin to track their own behaviors and skills. The chapter specifically devoted to understanding attachment in relationships can serve as a good introduction for couples or anyone interested in coupling. Diane’s warm and personal writing style makes this an easy read.” —Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT) and author of Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship   “What maintains the grip of painful patterns that play out again and again in our relationships? The Power of Attachment answers that big question and shows why liberating change is possible. Diane Poole Heller is a superb guide for finding your way in the deep, compelling domain of attachment, and her warmth creates a healing connection with the reader.” —Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT, co-creator of Coherence Therapy and co-author of Unlocking the Emotional Brain   “The Power of Attachment is a beautifully written book, exploring the definitions and manifestations of attachment styles from a strengths-based perspective. Diane’s warm and optimistic voice continually empowers the reader to reaccess and strengthen their capacity for secure attachments and to heal relational wounds. Powerful creative exercises, guided imagery, and concrete strategies help the reader to be more internally resourced while deepening their ability to forge secure relationships through repair, empathy, corrective experiences, and compassion. For anyone who works with traumatized clients or has experienced attachment wounds firsthand, this book is a gift—nurturing, enlightening, and healing.” —Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, author of Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist’s Couch   “The Power of Attachment is a masterful compendium of how to understand and bring healing to the major attachment styles. Equally valuable for both therapists and the general public, this book possesses comprehensive modes of assessment and countless, evolved, effective exercises. Kudos to Dr. Poole Heller for her book that both explores the brain and engages the heart.” —David Grand, PhD, author of Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change   “Diane Poole Heller proves herself a superb guide to the new exciting science of attachment theory. In clear, readable, touching prose, The Power of Attachment gives you the practical tools you need to understand yourself and your partner at the deepest level. It has the power to change your life.” —Terrence Real, founder of the Relational Empowerment Institute and author of The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work   “We blame ourselves or our partners when intimacy goes south without awareness of the unconscious relationship template that organizes those failures. With clear illustrations and practical exercises, Diane Poole Heller helps you understand and change this powerful inner operating system that came from your childhood attachment history, thereby defusing the mines in the minefields that love has been for most of us.” —Richard Schwartz, PhD, founder of the Internal Family Systems method and author of You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For Read more About the Author Diane Poole Heller, PhD, is an established expert in the field of Adult Attachment Theory, the Somatic Experiencing® method of trauma resolution, and a synthesis of integrative healing methods. She is a trainer and presenter who offers workshops and educational materials on trauma, attachment models and their dynamics in childhood and adult relationships, and other topics.   For several decades, Dr. Heller has lectured and taught around the world as both a Somatic Experiencing trainer and special topics presenter, most recently with her popular DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning experience) series on Adult Attachment.   She began her work with Dr. Peter Levine, founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment, now the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, and the Somatic Experiencing method of trauma resolution. As a senior faculty member for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, she teaches work based on Dr. Levine’s model in the US and worldwide, including Denmark, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, Germany, and Australia.   She weaves her 30 years of experience in the Diamond Approach spiritual practice with principles from the fields of body, mind, and spiritual sciences in a holistic approach to trauma healing.   Her book Crash Course, a guidebook on how to resolve auto accident trauma, is used as a resource for healing many types of trauma, both in the US and internationally.   Dr. Heller presents at national seminars and conferences, and is the author of numerous articles in the field, as well as the documentary “Surviving Columbine,” featured on CNN. As president of DARe and Trauma Solutions, a psychotherapy training organization, she concentrates her efforts to support the helping community through an array of specialized psychotherapy topics. Learn more at dianepooleheller.com. Read more

Continue Reading »

Brothers: Every Man Needs Strong, Authentic Friendships

Pdf Self-Help Brothers: Every Man Needs Strong, Authentic Friendships

Pdf:Brothers: Every Man Needs Strong, Authentic Friendships.About the Author Kim Evensen, twenty-six, is the CEO and founder of Brothers. He was born in Norway but lives in Australia. He has three years of leadership education, four years of acting education, and he studies men's development and friendships independently. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships

Pdf Self-Help The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships

Pdf:The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships.About the Author Diane Poole Heller, PhD, is a therapist, author, and leading expert in Adult Attachment Theory and Models, trauma resolution, and integrative healing. Based in Louisville, Colorado, she presents at conferences, teaches workshops, and authors articles in her fields of expertise. Learn more at dianepooleheller.com. Read more

Continue Reading »

Embracing Life After Loss: A Gentle Guide for Growing through Grief

Pdf Self-Help Embracing Life After Loss: A Gentle Guide for Growing through Grief

Pdf:Embracing Life After Loss: A Gentle Guide for Growing through Grief.Review “Serendipitously, I was asked to review Allen Klein’s book Embracing Life After Loss directly following my mother’s passing. Reading this book has been a gift to me during this difficult transition. As the sting of loss begins to wane, the words in this wonderful book continue to resonate in my heart and in my healing. This book does the impossible―it turns the dark into something beautiful. This is a moving, provocative book about life, death, and most importantly, perspective.”-Joseph J. Luciani, author of Self-Coaching: The Powerful Program to Beat Anxiety & Depression'If life sometimes feels like a bucket full of small dark stones, Allen Klein's insights are like bright pennies waiting to be found. This collection of brief sermons on grief and recovery can help turn fear into forgiveness, wounds into wisdom and losses into laughter.'-Stephen Kiernan, author of Last Rights“This book is a wonderful companion in your darkest hours. It feels like a warm, nourishing hug from a dear and loving friend. It will soothe your heart and warm your soul. It will help you to find that sacred place within you that is never lost and never changes―your spiritual heart, your soul, which can be gracefully awakened through the mystical, transformational, holy experience of laughter.”-John E. Welshons, author of When Prayers Aren’t Answered 'Like a dear friend, this beautiful book takes us by the hand and walks us through the stages of loss and recovery. Allen Klein has inspired us all to define ourselves, not by our grief, but by our joy.'-Susan Sparks, Pastor, author of Laugh Your Way to Grace 'This is an easy-to-read, compassionate and useful book for dealing with loss and grief. Allen Klein addresses different aspects of the grieving process, all of which speak to the heart of what it is to deal with and recover from loss. This is a wonderful addition to the current literature on grief, and would make a wonderful condolence gift.'-Judy Tatelbaum, author of The Courage to Grieve 'Raising Lazarus from the dead is less miraculous than raising ourselves from the loss of a loved one. Allen Klein, invoking his decades of experience 'lightening the load of grief' offers an unexpected grace, a slight levitation of the heart, into the healing process.' -Stephen Levine, author of A Year to Live'With great love and humor, Allen Klein shares his wisdom, wisdom which shows us the path to healing the wounds uncovered by our grief, wisdom that he has clearly earned through his own deep practice. He walks the walk. We are all grieving. Allen shows us the way, as Rumi says, to use grief as the garden of compassion.'-Dale Borglum, Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project 'Klein has written a poignant and easily readable guide to the grieving process based on his personal and professional experiences. Grieving people will find some solace and professionals will gain insight from someone who has been on both sides of grieving and helping the bereaved.' -Stephen R. Connor, author of Hospice and Palliative Care: The Essential Guide 'As a hospital chaplain I witnessed the unwelcome burden that grief added to a person’s life. In his book, Allen Klein gives a realistic and sensitive vision that will sustain the hope necessary for grief’s journey.' -E. T. (CY) Eberhart, author of In the Presence of Humor “Whew…what a book! Allen sings a simple song: embrace life, remember the joy, and find gratitude in knowing you have been loved.”-Darcie D. Sims, Director, American Grief Academy® and Grief Inc. 'Embracing Life After Loss is a great gift to bereaved individuals. Klein offers sound wisdom, based on experience. He speaks here from the heart...with both humor and compassion.'-Kenneth J. Doka, Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America “Allen Klein’s new book, Embracing Life After Loss, is touching, informative and heartwarming. Allen’s ability to find the perfect quotations over the years adds to the lovely journaling in this treasure. A must for anyone and everyone!”-Ester Leutenberg, co-author of GriefWork; Healing from Loss 'Allen Klein shows his readers how to find the joy and laughter that continues even after the loss of a loved one. Read this book and begin your own transformation from grief to joy.'-Nancy Weil, Director of Bereavement Support, Catholic Cemeteries 'Allen Klein has just written the handbook on how to cope with suffering. This book has all the tools you need to bounce back from loss of any kind.'-Steve Rizzo, author of Becoming A Humor Being “Allen Klein has such a beautiful perspective! His book is an important, authentic, and liberating look at how we can move through loss with compassion, humor, and peace. If you’re dealing with a loss of any kind, this book will support you in your journey.”-Mike Robbins, author of Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken 'Allen Klein is a counselor, a philosopher, a theologian. His pain, from losing his young wife, and his healing, from moving beyond her death, are evident in every word he writes. In easy-to-take doses, he offers practical advice on seeing the light in the darkest of times. He shares the secret that survivors ― of everything from cancer to the Holocaust―have learned.'-Steve Lipman, author of Laughter in Hell“There are very few books that everyone can identify with and benefit from. This is one of those books. We’ve all experienced a loss that leaves us dispirited and adrift. Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying: Embracing Life After Loss recognizes that even on hallowed ground, we lose our footing and our bearings. Allen Klein encourages us to find our way and teaches us the five ‘stages of living’ after loss, so that we can not only survive, but thrive, enjoy, and embrace our lives.” -----Alan Gettis, author of It’s All Part of the Dance: Finding Happiness in an Upside Down World“Klein's lucid writings make compelling connections with psychology, religion, history, philosophy, and good ole' common sense. His personal experiences, clinical examples, and delightful humor is like viewing a trapeze artist who lets go of one rope, and gracefully takes hold of another, without a misstep. This is a penetrating treasure-trove of profound insights and skillfully blended constructed tools.”-Earl A. Grollman, author of Living When a Loved One Has Died Read more About the Author Allen Klein, aka “Mr. Jollytologist”®, is no stranger to quotation books. His previous uplifting and motivational books in this genre have sold over 400,000 copies. Add to that another 200,000+ units sold domestically in non-quotation categories and the nine language translations. In addition, the author is the recipient of a number of national awards including both the Best New Book of the Year Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, a Communication and Leadership Award from Toastmasters, as well as being a Hunter College, The City University of New York, Hall of Fame honoree. Through his books, workshops and keynote presentations, the author has devoted over 30 year of his life to encouraging people to lighten up, to embrace a positive attitude, and to take back their power. This book will further that goal and validate what comedian Jerry Lewis said about the author: Allen Klein is “a noble and vital force watching over the human condition.” Read more

Continue Reading »

Make It Work: 22 Time-Tested, Real-Life Lessons for Sustaining a Healthy, Happy Relationship

Pdf Self-Help Make It Work: 22 Time-Tested, Real-Life Lessons for Sustaining a Healthy, Happy Relationship

Pdf:Make It Work: 22 Time-Tested, Real-Life Lessons for Sustaining a Healthy, Happy Relationship.Proven principles - drawn from real-life failures and successes - for building and sustaining a loving, healthy relationship in today's trying times, from celebrity life coach and motivational speaker Tony Gaskins, Jr. After speaking out about how weak and insecure men control women in relationships in 2009 on several globally televised shows, Tony Gaskins launched his career as a life coach and relationship counselor. Since then, Gaskins, who has been a faithful and committed husband for more than a decade, has counseled thousands and inspired millions online, becoming one of America's foremost experts on love and relationships. Practical and accessible, and delivered in the empowering, empathetic tone his devoted following has come to love and trust, Make It Work walks you through a series of essential lessons on how to maintain a healthy and long-lasting relationship. Drawing inspiration from the Bible and from his own personal failures and successes, Gaskins offers a framework for how to recognize the right person to settle down with, how to set standards that promote loving relationships - and what to avoid in a successful union.Make It Work arrives as a hopeful response to a culture where breakups and divorces are all too common, and it serves as a vital resource to help your relationship thrive today.

Continue Reading »

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

Pdf Self-Help The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

Pdf:The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children.A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field.What's an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration - crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave his or her parents feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Most of these parents have tried everything - reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication - but to no avail. They can't figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don't work for theirs; and they don't know what to do instead.Dr. Ross Greene, a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, has worked with thousands of explosive children, and he has good news: These kids aren't attention-seeking, manipulative, or unmotivated, and their parents aren't passive, permissive pushovers. Rather, explosive kids are lacking some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving, and they require a different approach to parenting.Throughout this compassionate, insightful, and practical book, Dr. Greene provides a new conceptual framework for understanding their difficulties, based on research in the neurosciences. He explains why traditional parenting and treatment often don't work with these children, and he describes what to do instead. Instead of relying on rewarding and punishing, Dr. Greene's "Collaborative Problem Solving" model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaching these kids the skills they lack.

Continue Reading »

Best Self: Be You, Only Better

Pdf Self-Help Best Self: Be You, Only Better

Pdf:Best Self: Be You, Only Better.Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw.Ask yourself...are you truly who you want to be? Is this the life you really want? Are you living each day as your best self? What can you change today?How would you answer those questions? Think about your daily life. Are you thriving or going through the motions? Are your days full of work, relationships, and activities that are true to your authentic self, or do you feel trapped on a treadmill of responsibility? If you dream of a better life, now is the time to turn your dream into reality. The tools you need are within your grasp to design a life that is fulfilling on the deepest levels. Best Self will show you how.Mike Bayer, known to the thousands of clients whose lives he has changed as Coach Mike, has helped everyone from pop stars to business executives to people just like you discover the freedom to be their best selves. By asking them and leading them to ask themselves a series of important but tough questions - such as "What are your core values?", "Do you go to bed each day more knowledgeable than when you woke up?", and "Am I neglecting some aspect of my physical health out of fear or denial?" - he helps them see what their best selves and anti-selves really look like. As a mental health specialist, a personal development coach, and an all-around change agent, Mike has seen the amazing ways in which lives can improve with honesty and clarity. He understands our struggles intimately, because he's faced - and overcome - his own. He knows that change is possible. By working through each of the seven SPHERES of life - social, personal, health, education, relationships, employment, and spiritual development - Best Self is an accessible and interactive audiobook that distills all of Coach Mike's wisdom into a compact, focused guide that will ignite anyone's desire for change. Best Self will empower you to embrace your authenticity, acknowledge what is holding you back, and break through to live a passionate life to the fullest, forever.Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

Continue Reading »

Atomic Attraction: The Psychology of Attraction

Pdf Self-Help Atomic Attraction: The Psychology of Attraction

Pdf:Atomic Attraction: The Psychology of Attraction."20 percent of men get 80 percent of women." (Source: Medium | Data Science) If you want to be a man that 80 percent of women desire, this book is your key. Based on over 120 scientific studies, this book is the ultimate guide to creating and maintaining attraction with women. Attraction doesn't grow in a warm, safe environment, it grows in a swamp of discomfort and anxiety. This is just one of many truths you're about to discover. In Atomic Attraction Christopher Canwell takes us on a journey through the dark waters of attraction. What turns women on? What makes them choose one man over another? And how can you become truly desirable and attractive? This book answers these questions by combining the latest scientific research with real-life case studies to show you, the listener, how to ignite the fires of attraction and captivate those around you. From this audiobook, you'll discover:How to get more sex, love, and affectionHow to increase your sexual market value How to use body language to attract womenHow to create instant attraction with womenHow to keep your girlfriend/wife interested in youHow to maintain attraction in long-term relationshipsHow to become the most attractive version of yourselfHow to build attraction online by text and social media Everything you need to know about creating, building, and maintaining attraction with women can be found within this audiobook.*This book includes 40 real-life case studies.                              

Continue Reading »

Keep Showing Up: How to Stay Crazy in Love When Your Love Drives You Crazy

Pdf Self-Help Keep Showing Up: How to Stay Crazy in Love When Your Love Drives You Crazy

Pdf:Keep Showing Up: How to Stay Crazy in Love When Your Love Drives You Crazy.It is true that opposites attract - for a while. But often, as the years go by in our marriages, opposites may also begin to attack. The habits and characteristics we once found endearing about our significant other are the exact things that drive us crazy years later!Whether you and your spouse disagree about finances, parenting, or how to load the dishwasher, your differences don't need to divide you. They can actually bring you closer together - and closer to God.In Keep Showing Up, Karen Ehman shows you:How to play to each other's strengths as you work on your own weaknessesThe difference between having a soul mate and having a sole mateHow to become a faithful forgiver who also forgetsStrategies for avoiding the social media comparison trapWhy it's dangerous to mimic a friend's marriageHow to unearth the magic in the mundaneWhy a spouse who drives you crazy can drive you straight to JesusThroughout Keep Showing Up, Karen includes ideas to implement in your marriage right now, such as powerful statements to speak to your spouse, date-night-on-a-shoestring suggestions, and discussion starters. Discover how your "incompatibility" can become the strength of your marital team in this real-life guide to both living with and loving your spouse - differences and all.Bible verses to encourage your marriage, printable reminder quotes, and questions to discuss with your spouse are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

Continue Reading »

NLP: How to Use Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Social Influence, Persuasion, Manipulation and Mind Control, Including Tips on Dark Human Psychology, Hypnosis, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Pdf Self-Help NLP: How to Use Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Social Influence, Persuasion, Manipulation and Mind Control, Including Tips on Dark Human Psychology, Hypnosis, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Pdf:NLP: How to Use Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Social Influence, Persuasion, Manipulation and Mind Control, Including Tips on Dark Human Psychology, Hypnosis, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.If you want to discover how to get what you want out of life, then pay attention...Each of us is born with a built-in supercomputer called a brain. But, it has been said that humans can only access a small fraction of its ability. Would you like to know how to unleash your full potential so you can get what you want in life?Would you like to know how some people can seem to achieve tremendous success in everything they do? Would you like to know what differentiates the failures from the successful? This audiobook could have the answers you're looking for. NLP is a mindset where success is modeled to produce the desired outcome. The techniques learned in this audiobook will help you achieve your goals and become more self-aware in your day-to-day life. It will help you become a greater social influence and to understand the language of your mind better. You will learn how to manipulate people to gain a certain outcome by mirroring their mannerisms and then leading them in any direction of your choosing. This audiobook will serve as a guide, to enable you to inspire people to do what it is you want them to do happily.Inside you will find:Tips for becoming more successful in life and loveEasy ways to get other people to come around to your way of thinkingTricks to hypnotize yourself to successAnd much, much more...

Continue Reading »

The Naked Marriage

Pdf Self-Help The Naked Marriage

Pdf:The Naked Marriage.Imagine a marriage with complete intimacy, vulnerability, transparency, and trust. Imagine a marriage rooted in faith, friendship, and mutual fulfillment. Imagine a marriage with amazing sex, but where great sex is only the icing on the cake. This might all sound too good to be true, but it's actually what God designed marriage to be, and he doesn't want you settling for anything less.Having a "Naked Marriage" is about much more than just nakedness in the bedroom (although that's part of the fun). It means being naked emotionally and spiritually as well as physically. It also means undressing all the misconceptions our culture has used to cover God's original, beautiful design for marriage and rediscovering all marriage can be. You and your spouse can have a thriving, naked marriage with a lifetime of love and laughter together. This audiobook will show you how.

Continue Reading »

Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married

Pdf Self-Help Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married

Pdf:Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married.Abby Ellin was shocked to learn that her fiancé was leading a secret life. But as she soon discovered, the world is full of people who aren't what they seem.From Abby Ellin's first date with the commander, she was caught up in a whirlwind. Within six months, he'd proposed and they'd moved in together. But soon, his exotic stories of international espionage began to unravel. Finally, it all became clear: He was lying about who he was.After leaving him and sharing her story, she was floored to find out that her experience was far from unique. People everywhere, many of them otherwise sharp-witted and self-aware, are being deceived by their loved ones every day.In Duped, Abby Ellin studies the art and science of lying, talks to people who've had their worlds upended by duplicitous partners, and writes with great openness about her own mistakes. These remarkable stories reveal how often we encounter people whose lives beneath the surface are more improbable than we ever imagined.

Continue Reading »

This Is Me Letting You Go

Pdf Self-Help This Is Me Letting You Go

Pdf:This Is Me Letting You Go.Letting go is not a process that comes naturally to us. In a world that teaches us to cling to what we love at all costs, there is an undeniable art to moving on - and it's one that we are constantly relearning. In this series of honest and poignant essays, Heidi Priebe explores the harsh reality of what it means to let go of the people and situations we love most - often before we are ready to - and how to embrace what comes next.

Continue Reading »

We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love

Pdf Self-Help We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love

Pdf:We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love."If you and your prospective partner adopt the principles and skills I describe here, your relationship will be successful - not just for starters, but for the long run."   An indispensable guide for any couple ready to set the foundation for a loving and lasting union.   Committing fully to a loving partnership - a "we" - can be one of the most beautiful and fulfilling experiences you'll ever have. Yet as anyone in a long-term relationship will tell you, it can also be one of the most challenging. Almost half of all first marriages end in divorce, and chances go down from there. So how do you beat the odds?   "All successful long-term relationships are secure relationships," writes psychotherapist Stan Tatkin. "You and your partner take care of each other in a way that ensures you both feel safe, protected, accepted, and secure at all times."   In We Do, Tatkin provides a groundbreaking guide for couples. You'll figure out whether you and your partner are right for each other in the long term, and if so, give your relationship a strong foundation so you can enjoy a secure and lasting love.

Continue Reading »

What a Time to Be Alone

Pdf Self-Help What a Time to Be Alone

Pdf:What a Time to Be Alone.One of VOGUE's 6 Female Writers to Read in 2018It's not always easy to find self-worth in a world that seems obsessed with telling us we're not good enough. Empowering, intimate and full of heart, this highly anticipated debut audiobook from the online sensation 'The Slumflower', aka Chidera Eggerue, the unstoppable force behind the groundbreaking movement #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER, is essential listening for all young women. It's time to take charge of your life.In What a Time to Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She'll show you that being alone is not just okay: it's just about the best freaking thing that's ever happened to you. As she says, 'You're bad as hell and you were made with intention.' It's about time you realised. Peppered with insightful Igbo proverbs from Chidera's Nigerian mother and narrated by the author, this audiobook will help you to navigate the modern world. We can all decide our own fates, and Chidera shows us how, using a three-part approach filled with sass, wisdom and charm.Learn how to celebrate you - decide your self-worth, take time to heal and empower yourself in this messy world.Don't worry about them - avoid other people's demons and realize that everyone is protecting themselves from something - no matter how aggressive their method.Feel the togetherness in US - sustain and grow healthy relationships and avoid toxicity in your friendships.Own your story. Create your own narrative. Listen to this audiobook. #WATTBA

Continue Reading »

The Miracle Morning for Couples: Create Legendary Connections One Morning at a Time

Pdf Self-Help The Miracle Morning for Couples: Create Legendary Connections One Morning at a Time

Pdf:The Miracle Morning for Couples: Create Legendary Connections One Morning at a Time.Why settle for an ordinary relationship, when it can be legendary?Since 2012, The Miracle Morning has helped to empower millions with a step-by-step process for achieving goals and realizing dreams. Hal Elrod's Miracle Morning Life S.A.V.E.R.S. have been the key to extraordinary success for listeners worldwide, and now they can help take your relationships to legendary levels.These six daily practices will lead to incredible change in your relationships. The Miracle Morning for Couples uses Hal's Life S.A.V.E.R.S. to put you on a path of personal development and growth, so you can show up for your relationship and get more joy, greater intimacy, and a lifelong friendship. You'll learn:Why mornings matter more than you think How to become a "morning person" in just five minutes The secrets to a connected friendship and long-term happiness The formula for an exceptional daily routine together, right after you wake up The steps to building greater intimacy and fostering deeper vulnerability and trust How to pull all the pieces together to become a Legendary Couple! The Miracle Morning for Couples is your key to nurturing a fulfilling, lasting relationship with the one you love, and living a miraculous life together.The legend begins here: pick up your copy now. Get an early start on the relationship you deserve.

Continue Reading »

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples: Third Edition

Pdf Self-Help Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples: Third Edition

Pdf:Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples: Third Edition.This program is read by the authors. The New York Times best-selling guide to transforming an intimate relationship into a lasting source of love and companionship, now fully revised with a new foreword and a brand-new chapter. Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of people experience more satisfying relationships and is recommended every day by professional therapists and happy couples around the world. Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt explain how to revive romance and remove negativity from daily interactions to help you:  Discover why you chose your mate Resolve the power struggle that prevents greater intimacy Learn to listen - really listen - to your partner Increase fun and laughter in your relationship Begin healing early childhood experiences by stretching into new behaviors  Become passionate friends with your partner Achieve a common vision of your dream relationship                                          Become the most connected couple you know with this revolutionary guide, combining behavioral science, depth psychology, social learning theory, Gestalt therapy, and interpersonal neuroscience to help you and your partner recapture joy, enhance closeness, and experience the reward of a deeply fulfilling relationship.

Continue Reading »

On Grief and Grieving

Pdf Self-Help On Grief and Grieving

Pdf:On Grief and Grieving.Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work. Thirty-six years and 16 books ago, Kübler-Ross' groundbreaking On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Now On Grief and Grieving will profoundly influence the way we experience the process of grief. On Death and Dying began as a theoretical book, an interdisciplinary study of our fear of death and our inevitable acceptance of it. It introduced the world to the now-famous five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the process of grieving and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, all based on Kübler-Ross' and Kessler's professional and personal experiences, and is filled with brief, topic-driven stories. It includes sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, coping, children, healing, isolation, and even the subject of sex during grief. "I know death is close", Kübler-Ross says at the end of the book, "but not quite yet. I lie here like so many people over the years, in a bed surrounded by flowers and looking out a big window.... I now know that the purpose of my life is more than these stages.... It is not just about the life lost but also the life lived." In one of their final writing sessions, Kübler-Ross told Kessler, "The last nine years have taught me patience, and the weaker and more bed-bound I become, the more I'm learning about receiving love." On Grief and Grieving is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's final legacy, one that brings her life's work profoundly full circle.

Continue Reading »

Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

Pdf Self-Help Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

Pdf:Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving.The beloved creator of Blues Clues and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and protégé of Fred Rogers explores the importance of kindness and how it can change your life in this essential guide and tie-in to the PBS special The Power of Radical Kindness. Angela C. Santomero, the creator, executive producer, and head writer of many of today's most popular educational children's shows believes in the radical power of kindness, on her shows and in her life. Inspired by her mentor Fred Rogers, beloved host of the classic, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Angela has dedicated her life to teaching others that when you treat yourself and others with warmth, empathy, and respect, life-changing benefits follow. From the true meaning of self-care and the gift of vulnerability, to the importance of active listening or the magic of asking for help, Radical Kindness goes beyond the Golden Rule and entreaties to "be nice", contending that kindness is the key to recognizing others, and ourselves, as worthy of love and understanding. Much like gratitude, Angela contends we need a kindness practice. A practice in which we learn to see with our hearts and act from a place of compassion. As the Dalai Lama says, "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Through practicing radical kindness - toward ourselves, with loved ones, and to the world at large - we can transform ourselves, our neighborhood, and our world for the better.

Continue Reading »

Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate

Pdf Self-Help Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate

Pdf:Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate.Marital strife and divorce can be your chance to profoundly transform yourself, your mindset, and your relationship with a more harmonious and steady vision. While many of us may be better together, some of us can actually become better apart. What if you emerged from your divorce stronger and more resilient than ever before? Better Apart is the first book to apply the life-changing, healing wisdom of meditation and yoga, combined with practical advice, to help anyone going through the painful and seemingly intractable realities of divorce. Gabrielle Hartley and Elena Brower are warm and caring guides who can help you compassionately part from your partner. Whether your separation is amicable, or your ex is combative, Better Apart can help you find peace, calm, and hope. Blending practical advice from a legal perspective together with spiritual wisdom, Gabrielle and Elena are experts and realists who have created a simple five-step process that uses original meditations, perspective-shifting exercises, and fresh suggestions to help navigate the common legal and emotional pitfalls of divorce. Don't worry if you've never tried yoga or mediation; Gabrielle's insight buttressed by Elena's practices and exercises are accessible for all. Together, they show you how to meaningfully shift your mindset and to move forward though any - or all - parts of this emotionally fraught process.Better Apart radically reframes the way couples experience, execute, and recover from when "for better or worse" is no longer an option, and helps you find the road to a new mindset and better life.Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Continue Reading »

A Love Letter Life: Pursue Creatively. Date Intentionally. Love Faithfully.

Pdf Self-Help A Love Letter Life: Pursue Creatively. Date Intentionally. Love Faithfully.

Pdf:A Love Letter Life: Pursue Creatively. Date Intentionally. Love Faithfully..More than 2.3 million people watched as Jeremy and Audrey shared their vows and committed their lives to one another on TLC's hit show Little People, Big World. As beautiful as their wedding was, the Roloffs made a point to prepare more for their marriage than their wedding day. Their wedding day was the culmination of a bumpy and complicated dating relationship. From health problems, to emotional walls, to being separated by 1,000 miles, the couple faced daunting obstacles. Now for the first time, Jeremy and Audrey share their story in all its beauty and imperfections as they show how their unique approach to dating empowered them to write an uncommon love story and prepared them for married life.In A Love Letter Life, Audrey and Jeremy share vulnerable insights from their own journey, encourage listeners to stop settling for convenient relationships, offer perspective on male and female differences in dating, tackle tough topics like purity, give their nine rules for fighting well, suggest fun ideas for connection in a world of technology, and provide fresh advice on how to intentionally pursue a love story that never ends.As Jeremy and Audrey write, if you can fall into love, you can fall out. True love is something you choose to live out each day through your actions, decisions, and sacrifices. To find and still seek, that is love. From the moment you meet your potential spouse, you can be intentional about shaping a beautiful love story, uniquely written for who God created you both to be. A Love Letter Life will equip you to pursue an intentional, creative, and faithful love story from your first date to "I do" and beyond.Follow Audrey and Jeremy's love story with photos available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

Continue Reading »

Relationship Growth: Key Advice That Dating or Married Couples Can Use to Improve Their Communication, Set Healthy Boundaries and Restore the Lost Magic

Pdf Self-Help Relationship Growth: Key Advice That Dating or Married Couples Can Use to Improve Their Communication, Set Healthy Boundaries and Restore the Lost Magic

Pdf:Relationship Growth: Key Advice That Dating or Married Couples Can Use to Improve Their Communication, Set Healthy Boundaries and Restore the Lost Magic.Have you ever felt that your relationship is in a less-than-ideal place? Have you ever felt "stuck" and ready to give up? Whether you're in a new relationship or are several years married, there might be days when you wonder how to keep the flame alive. This guide will help you discover amazingly simple little things that you and your partner can do, even with a very busy schedule, to help maintain and cultivate love, communication, and connection. Some things you can expect to learn from this book: Discover the most effective ways to communicate with your partner so that he or she pays attention to your feelings and needs properlyHow to have healthy boundaries that will strengthen your bond with your partnerHow to avoid the most challenging mistakes that prevent relationships from lastingThe proper way to handle conflicts and discussions so that solutions are found quickly and effectivelyAnd much moreEven if you currently feel completely "stuck" and hopeless, there's almost always a solution nearby. Real adult relationships aren't just about feelings and thrills. They require some effort, plus the consistent desire to grow with our partners even through the tough times. Learn practical secrets to achieving a lasting love and a happy relationship even if you're not super creative or a hopeless romantic. The solutions for making relationships work will not magically fall upon us. But today, because you are reading this, you have just gotten closer to becoming a keeper - or a dream lover, if that's how you'd like to put it. Start improving your relationship today! 

Continue Reading »

She Ain't It - Platinum Edition: How to Expose Damaged, Desperate, and Deceitful Women & Find Your Game Changer

Pdf Self-Help She Ain't It - Platinum Edition: How to Expose Damaged, Desperate, and Deceitful Women & Find Your Game Changer

Pdf:She Ain't It - Platinum Edition: How to Expose Damaged, Desperate, and Deceitful Women & Find Your Game Changer.Finally, an audiobook that cuts through all that nice-guy nonsense and tells you the truth about dating in the 21st century and how to sidestep manipulators, gold diggers, petty brats, and messy girls that live for drama and attention. Real women still want real men! She Ain't It will go step by step to show you how to expose eye candy with daddy issues and insecurities and attain those ladies who have their sh*t together. How to meet them, how to date them, how to initiate sex, and how to test them throughout the journey so nothing slips by you. This audiobook is the ultimate guide to dating and maintaining relationships. Any sucker can get girls these days, this is about finding a woman! You can't afford to keep wasting your time with damaged goods and desperate ring chasers, it's time to upgrade to the master level of dating and find your game changer.  Ladies, don't feel left out. This could easily be called He Ain't It because these same lessons apply to women looking to upgrade themselves and attract quality men. Any woman that's willing to take a hard look at her own life, can easily use the secrets and strategies in this book to Spartan up and turn their lives around as well. Award-winning author G.L. Lambert has proven methods that have already helped countless men and women hit reset and reclaim their lives - now it's your time!

Continue Reading »

Yelling in Pasties: The Wet Coast Confessions of an Anxious Slut

Pdf Self-Help Yelling in Pasties: The Wet Coast Confessions of an Anxious Slut

Pdf:Yelling in Pasties: The Wet Coast Confessions of an Anxious Slut.Can you really be a shy, exhibitionistic, socially anxious slut all at the same time?Twenty years into her marriage, Kat and her husband faced head-on the great underlying fear of most monogamous people: My partner wants to have sex with other people. For them, that truth led to a rollercoaster of new sexual and romantic adventures. After starting things off with a fun and friendly threesome, this couple explore ethical non-monogamy through swinging, casual sex, group sex, solo dating, and eventually stumble into polyamory. Kat Stark tells the story of her first three years in non-monogamy, and how her life and relationship(s) evolved, from the dirty, dirty sex to the heartbreak and back again, without glossing over the parts where she effed it right up. Along the way, she discovers squirting orgasms, plays with all the awesome sex toys she can get her hands (and other body parts) on, and comes to a far deeper understanding about how her brain - and heart - work. Come on this very sexy journey; where asking is the key to getting what you want, and where rejecting the shame and associated with being a sexually audacious woman is the gateway to becoming the truest version of oneself.

Continue Reading »

The Arts of Seduction

Pdf Self-Help The Arts of Seduction

Pdf:The Arts of Seduction.The Arts of Seduction is a guide to having great sex in the 21st century. It seeks to make what has been largely reduced to an act of instant gratification a rather more pleasurable experience. Drawing inspiration from the Kama Sutra, whose groundbreaking attitudes towards sex remain relevant thousands of years after it was first composed, the book delves into numerous techniques and refinements that elevate sex to an altogether different level - whether it is innovative codes for love messages, the effects of applying perfume to different parts of the body, the many different types of kissing, where and how to massage your lover's feet or what kind of jewellery to wear during lovemaking. Accessible, sensuous and full of surprises, The Arts of Seduction will forever change the way you think about love and lovemaking.

Continue Reading »

Pickup Artist: Blast Your Game into the Stratosphere: Dating for Men, Picking up Women, Book 3

Pdf Self-Help Pickup Artist: Blast Your Game into the Stratosphere: Dating for Men, Picking up Women, Book 3

Pdf:Pickup Artist: Blast Your Game into the Stratosphere: Dating for Men, Picking up Women, Book 3.So you know what you're doing with girls, but you're still not able to get those really high-level girls you really want. Well, that's probably because you're lacking the strategies that you need to blast your game into the stratosphere. You're in luck today, because that's what this audiobook is all about. I'm going to share with you some of the most advanced strategies and mindsets that have ever been devised for picking up women. So if you're not getting the kinds of girls you like with what you're currently doing and you're seeking that edge, then you have found it! Look, I've tried every single strategy out there when it comes to pickup, and I've field tested them all, and most of the stuff out there doesn't work. But the stuff you'll be getting in this audiobook most definitely works! How do I know it works? Because I've field tested this stuff myself! However, the strategies and mindsets contained in this audiobook are quite powerful, so before you delve into them, just promise me that you'll use them for good, and not for evil, okay? Does that sound like a fair deal for you? Okay, great! Deal!

Continue Reading »

Réussir son couple, c'est possible !

Pdf Self-Help Réussir son couple, c'est possible !

Pdf:Réussir son couple, c'est possible !.À une époque où un couple sur deux va se séparer dans les dix ans, prenant le contre-pied de l'idéologie dominante, Brigitte Lahaie propose un véritable plaidoyer pour cette institution et n'hésite pas à nous conseiller d'assumer le couple "pour le meilleur et pour le pire". Avec un peu de "travail" et de bonne volonté, l'amour peut durer ! Si vous êtes dans une relation plutôt harmonieuse, ce livre vous permettra de l'améliorer. Si vous traversez quelques difficultés, il vous donnera des éléments qui vous permettront de reprendre espoir. Et si vous êtes à deux doigts de rompre, il vous permettra de savoir de quel côté faire pencher la balance : partir ou rebondir ?Forte de son expérience personnelle et professionnelle, ayant recueilli les confidences de milliers d'auditeurs, Brigitte Lahaie passe en revue dix points que tout couple devrait méditer, notamment l'image que l'on a du couple, la sexualité, la nécessité de la communication, l'importance d'avoir un jardin secret, l'infidélité, les questions à se poser au moment de rompre. Chaque chapitre se conclut par un test qui vous permettra de vous confronter à la réalité de votre couple. Vous trouverez dans cet ouvrage des recettes pratiques, fondées sur la communication, la compréhension, la tendresse et la complicité.Brigitte Lahaie, spécialiste des questions de couple et de sexualité, a distillé conseils et écoute attentive auprès d'un public d'auditeurs très fidèle pendant 15 ans sur RMC, et aujourd'hui sur SUD RADIO. Elle a toujours défendu une sexualité libre et responsable, sans tabou mais avec sincérité, afin de libérer la société de ses carcans moralisateurs. Elle dirige la collection Psycho-Love à la Musardine.

Continue Reading »

How to Sleep Well: The Science of Sleeping Smarter, Living Better and Being Productive

Pdf Self-Help How to Sleep Well: The Science of Sleeping Smarter, Living Better and Being Productive

Pdf:How to Sleep Well: The Science of Sleeping Smarter, Living Better and Being Productive.It has never been more important to sleep well.Stop sabotaging your own sleep, and finally wake up energized and refreshed.How to Sleep Well is a guidebook that can change your sleep and help you live your life more fully. Whether you struggle to fall asleep, sleep too lightly, wake too often, or simply cannot wake up, this book can help you get on track to sleeping well and living better. It all starts with the science of sleep: how much you really need, what your body does during sleep, and the causes behind many common sleep problems. Next, you'll identify the things in your life that are disrupting your sleep cycle and learn how to mitigate the impact; whether it's the pressure of the workplace or that you simply cannot quiet your own mind, these expert tips and tricks will help you get the sleep you need. Finally, you'll learn how to support healthy sleep during the waking hours - what works with or against your sleep - and you'll learn when the problem might be best dealt with by your GP.Don't spend another restless night waiting for a bleary, groggy morning and sleepy day. Take control of your sleep tonight!

Continue Reading »

The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever And What to Do About It

Pdf Self-Help The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever And What to Do About It

Pdf:The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever And What to Do About It.Review 'Katherine Lewis has written a smart, compassionate book for the 21st century parent. Forget the carrot-and-stick approach to redirecting children's' behavior. We can help our kids develop their inner motivation for behaving well - while simultaneously forging lasting family bonds - by following the wise guidance in Bad Behavior.'―Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When and Drive'Childhood - and parenting - have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior. That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, The Good News About Bad Behavior.'―NPR'An engaging, conversational writer, Lewis intersperses the neurological deep-dive with fly-on-the-wall reporting on families in action and examples from her parent-training group... Lewis provides a reassuring road map forward. And a little more help with the laundry won't hurt, either.'―Seattle Times'An approach to child-rearing that allows for 'the messiness of childhood.' As children today navigate tech and social media, a changing landscape of play, and a culture more oriented to personal success than family well-being, Lewis argues that we can no longer rely on old methods of discipline such as time outs.'―KQED'Lewis proposes ... that, instead of simply levying a punishment in the moment, parents come up with agreements with their kids and clearly define the consequences for violating them.'―Washingtonian'Household jobs can build a child's capability, helping them practice independence and autonomy, foster connection with the family and help them become capable adults, according to 'The Good News About Bad Behavior,' an insightful new book.'―San Francisco Chronicle'Lewis wrote her book in response to what she sees as a crisis of self-regulation among kids today. This, she explains, is the reason why nearly half of today's children will develop a mood disorder, behavioral disorder or substance abuse problem by age 18.'―CNN'At a time when families are feeling pressed for time and stressed by the demands of modern living, Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes an urgent case for connection, communication and giving children space to develop their own capability. With compelling stories and research, Lewis's book is a welcome guide through the land mines of modern parenting.'―Brigid Schulte, award-winning journalist, director of The Better Life Lab at New America, and author of the New York Times bestseller Overwhelmed 'Katherine Reynolds Lewis, armed with the latest behavioral science research and her eye-opening journalistic inquiry, introduces a new discipline model.... An absolute must-read for anyone raising or teaching 'difficult' children, and insightful to anyone eager to teach kids how to regulate their own behavior and ultimately thrive in society on their own.'―Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult and Real American'The Good News About Bad Behavior is the book parents and teachers need in order to understand the link between empathy and genuine, human connection to positive behavioral outcomes. Lewis explains how children's lack of self-regulation and resilience is at the root of so many modern parenting dilemmas and gives practical, useful advice for how to do better for our kids. The Good News About Bad Behavior is an important addition to my parenting and education library.'―Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure Read more About the Author Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning independent journalist based in the Washington, DC, area who regularly writes for The Atlantic, Fortune, USA Today's magazine group, the Washington Post, and Working Mother magazine. Lewis's byline has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, MSN Money, Money, Mother Jones, the New York Times, Parade, Slate, and the Washington Post Magazine. Her work has won awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Chicago Headline Club. She has received fellowships from the Carey Institute for Global Good, the National Press Foundation, the Poynter Institute, and the University of Maryland's Casey Journalism Center. Residencies include Le Moulin à Nef, Ragdale, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her media appearances include CNN, NPR, Bloomberg television and radio, and HuffPost Live, as well as numerous radio programs nationally and internationally. In 2008, Lewis created a website on working moms for About.com, which she ran until 2014, attracting millions of readers to the site, its blog, and a weekly newsletter. She is a certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program in Kensington, Maryland. Read more

Continue Reading »

Dragon Worriers: Stories, Worksheets & Therapeutic Tools to Overcome Childhood Anxiety

Pdf Self-Help Dragon Worriers: Stories, Worksheets & Therapeutic Tools to Overcome Childhood Anxiety

Pdf:Dragon Worriers: Stories, Worksheets & Therapeutic Tools to Overcome Childhood Anxiety.About the Author Dawn DePasquale, MA, LMHC, has over fifteen years experience treating children and their families for a variety of mental health disorders She has trained mental health professionals all over the U.S. on the treatment of anxiety disorders in children. Read more

Continue Reading »

Uproar: Calm Leadership in Anxious Times

Pdf Self-Help Uproar: Calm Leadership in Anxious Times

Pdf:Uproar: Calm Leadership in Anxious Times.Review Dr. Murray Bowen was a pioneer in his ground-breaking thinking regarding the human family. Dr. Ed Friedman extended that thinking in his area of expertise. Dr. Peter Steinke continues the process. In a clearly written and intriguingly referenced book, Dr. Steinke keeps our interest and curiosity engaged from the beginning to the end. His book combines both the theoretical and practical and does so in a straight-forward and compelling style. A job well done. (Kathy Wiseman, Bowen Center for the Study of the Family)The book is an absolute pleasure to read. I’m going to pass it around to the leadership team at my advertising agency. (Gloria Beth Amodeo, TBWA/Health Care)In industries where every day is different and performance is critical, much can be learned from the ideas presented in Uproar. Fascinating! I think the airlines would be very interested in a training module that teaches the ideas presented in the book. (Dana Stokes, United Airlines)During a season of widespread societal and organizational disruption, Peter Steinke is just the mentor that leaders need right now. He makes sense of our experience, challenges our worst inclinations, and tutors our best intentions. In words both bracing and helpful, UPROAR will be my new go-to resource for education, non-profit, and religious leaders who are striving to be calm and courageous amidst the swirl of anxious colleagues and congregations. (Tod Bolsinger, Fuller Seminary) Read more About the Author Peter L. Steinke is an internationally recognized leadership consultant who has served as a parish pastor, therapist, director of a counseling center, educator, and executive director of Healthy Congregations. He is the author of several books, including Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What. Read more

Continue Reading »

To Have and to Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma

Pdf Self-Help To Have and to Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma

Pdf:To Have and to Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma.Review “To Have and to Hold speaks to so many women’s experiences of motherhood and marriage. Molly’s expertise shines on every page, and she writes beautifully.  This book is exactly what I would be looking for if I were a new mother.” (Dr. Sue Johnson, bestselling author of Hold Me Tight)“A love note to mothers everywhere, movingly written, To Have and to Hold shines a powerful light on aspects of motherhood too long shrouded in shame. Millwood’s refrain— you are not alone, and what you’re feeling is normal—is as empowering as it is healing.” (Dr. Craig Malkin, lecturer, Harvard Medical School, author of  Rethinking Narcissism )“As a culture, we largely ignore the emotional health and wellbeing of new mothers. To Have and to Hold  provides an insightful and nuanced perspective from which to view the challenges facing so many women. Dr. Millwood’s writing is highly readable and her tone deeply kind. Thank you for pulling us out of the shame cave and into the light.” (Amy Mandeville O’Meara, WHNP, DrNP, AGNP, author of Maternity, Newborn, and Women’s Health Nursing)“In To Have and to Hold, Molly Millwood has rendered an affecting portrait of the complexities of modern motherhood with compassion and empathy. While the mundanities of caring for young children can obscure the beauty of the act—as well as disorient us from ourselves—her gentle guidance will help readers find meaning, connection, and joy amid the chaos.” (Leah Weiss, PhD, author of How We Work, Lecturer at Stanford Business School, and founding faculty member of Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program)“A compassionate book that affirms that emotional difficulties for new mothers are not anomalous but universal and can extend well past the immediate postpartum period, with profound effects on their relationships with their spouses.” (Publishers Weekly)“Although there are books on what to expect during pregnancy, there are few resources that address the major shifts that happen once a family welcomes a new baby. Drawing from research, her clinical practice, and her own life, [psychologist] Millwood explores attachment, marital strife, gender roles, and other essential topics.” (Booklist (starred review))“Informative, entertaining, and enlightening research and personal reflections on the multifaceted ways children change a person forever.” (Kirkus Reviews) Read more About the Author Dr. Molly Millwood holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with advanced specialized training in marital therapy and intimate relationships.  After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford, Dr. Millwood joined the faculty of Saint Michael's College in Vermont where she is now a tenured professor and clinical supervisor. She teaches a course in marital therapy to graduate students earning their master’s degrees in clinical psychology, and her popular undergraduate course, The Psychology of Marriage & Relationships. She has published research articles on marital distress in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented her work at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association and other national conferences. Dr. Millwood is also a licensed psychologist in private practice where she is particularly known for her work with couples and with women navigating the transition to parenthood. She was a founding member of Vermont’s Postpartum Wellness Project, a community-based initiative to promote mental and physical wellness in new mothers through the services of a multidisciplinary team of practitioners. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two young children.  Read more

Continue Reading »

Loving Like You Mean It: Use the Power of Emotional Mindfulness to Transform Your Relationships

Pdf Self-Help Loving Like You Mean It: Use the Power of Emotional Mindfulness to Transform Your Relationships

Pdf:Loving Like You Mean It: Use the Power of Emotional Mindfulness to Transform Your Relationships.About the Author Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, co-founded the Center for Courageous Living in Beverly Hills, California, and is a senior faculty member of the Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute. For over twenty years, he has provided emotion-centered, experiential therapy to individuals and couples and actively trains other psychotherapists. Frederick is the author of the bestselling book Living Like You Mean It and a recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award for his research on the fear of intimacy. He lectures and teaches workshops around the world. Read more

Continue Reading »

Five True Things: A Little Guide to Embracing Life's Big Challenges

Pdf Self-Help Five True Things: A Little Guide to Embracing Life's Big Challenges

Pdf:Five True Things: A Little Guide to Embracing Life's Big Challenges.Review “A lucid, thought-provoking, and illuminating book about the realities of human existence—a wonderfully useful guide to fluid acceptance of life as it is.” —Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star Read more About the Author David Richo, PhD, MFT, is a psychotherapist, teacher, writer, and workshop leader whose work emphasizes the benefits of mindfulness and loving-kindness in personal growth and emotional well-being. He is the author of numerous books, including How to Be an Adult in Relationships. Read more

Continue Reading »

Ethical Reporting of Sensitive Topics

Pdf Self-Help Ethical Reporting of Sensitive Topics

Pdf:Ethical Reporting of Sensitive Topics.About the Author Ann Luce is a Principal Academic in Journalism and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK. She worked for nearly ten years in journalism in the United States. She is author of The Bridgend Suicides: Suicide and the Media (2016), and editor of Midwifery, Childbirth and the Media (2017). She currently sits on the World Media Task Force for the Reporting of Suicide.   Read more

Continue Reading »

Good Grief: The Complete Set

Pdf Self-Help Good Grief: The Complete Set

Pdf:Good Grief: The Complete Set.About the Author Granger E. Westberg was a widely respected pioneer in holistic healthcare and the interrelationship of religion and medicine, and founder of the parish nurse program.Brent D. Christianson is a retired pastor (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) who served parishes in Wisconsin and Minnesota for ten years and in campus ministry for twenty-five years. His poetry has been published in books and journals, and he has written studies for the ELCA. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in Northfield, Minnesota. They have three daughters and two grandchildren.Jill Alexander Essbaum is an award-winning poet, best-selling novelist, and recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has a masters of arts in religion from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest and teaches in the University of California--Riverside Palm Desert MFA program. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Alvin, and her cat, Mavis. Read more

Continue Reading »

Good Grief: The Guide and Journal

Pdf Self-Help Good Grief: The Guide and Journal

Pdf:Good Grief: The Guide and Journal.About the Author Granger E. Westberg was a widely respected pioneer in holistic healthcare and the interrelationship of religion and medicine, and founder of the parish nurse program.Jill Alexander Essbaum is an award-winning poet, best-selling novelist, and recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has a masters of arts in religion from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest and teaches in the University of California--Riverside Palm Desert MFA program. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Alvin, and her cat, Mavis. Read more

Continue Reading »

Good Grief: The Guide and Devotional

Pdf Self-Help Good Grief: The Guide and Devotional

Pdf:Good Grief: The Guide and Devotional.About the Author Granger E. Westberg was a widely respected pioneer in holistic healthcare and the interrelationship of religion and medicine, and founder of the parish nurse program.Brent D. Christianson is a retired pastor (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) who served parishes in Wisconsin and Minnesota for ten years and in campus ministry for twenty-five years. His poetry has been published in books and journals, and he has written studies for the ELCA. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in Northfield, Minnesota. They have three daughters and two grandchildren. Read more

Continue Reading »

Sport, Violence and Society: Second edition

Pdf Self-Help Sport, Violence and Society: Second edition

Pdf:Sport, Violence and Society: Second edition.About the Author Kevin Young is Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary in Canada. His research and teaching interests bridge Criminology and Sociology of Sport and he has published widely on matters relating to violence, gender, body and health, and the use of animals in sport. Kevin is former Vice President of the International Sociology of Sport Association and has served on the editorial boards of the major journals in the field. Read more

Continue Reading »

Sex: 4 Books in 1 - How to Talk Dirty, Kama Sutra, Tantric Sex, Sex Positions

Pdf Self-Help Sex: 4 Books in 1 - How to Talk Dirty, Kama Sutra, Tantric Sex, Sex Positions

Pdf:Sex: 4 Books in 1 - How to Talk Dirty, Kama Sutra, Tantric Sex, Sex Positions.Sex: 4 Books in 1Make your partner ask for more!Thinking of what exciting activities you can do to your partner that will make your relationship hot and exciting? This book will uncover the secrets of your partner's cravings in sex and an oozing number of tips that you and your partner will enjoy together may help you in restoring and making your relationship like it's new again through your body's communication.This book includes:Book 1: How to Talk DirtyDrive your lover insane: Over 500 dirty talk examples that will have them going gonzo, scaling the walls and pleading for sex (A How-to Guide that will Unleash the Sexual Beast and Spice Up your Sex Life)A book brimming with over 500 samples of how to talk dirty. A manual on the right way to set your lover on fire with lust and desire.Book 2: Kama SutraMore than 100 old and new practices for a blissful sex lifeA book busting at the seams with over 50 simple hacks and tricks plucked straight from the Kama Sutra. A manual with Tom and Jane in mind. A manual that makes having multiple orgasm seem like a breeze and not a dream.Book 3: Tantric Sex ReduxTantric Sex 101: The How to Guide of Tantric Sex (Over 50 Hacks to Turn Your Sex Life on Its Head)No more problems with a trigger happy pistol. No more hiccups with a sexual lust that sparks out right after the opening act. No more pitfalls with not understanding what foreplay is. Drive your lover mad, drive them up the wall, drive them to that place where they can't take it anymore.Book 4: Mind Blowing Sex PositionsOver 100 erotic sex tips, hacks, and workarounds smut-filled golden nuggets of wisdom by prosIt's not just about getting into a mountain of flesh and playing hide the salami in odd and bizarre ways. It's not just about giving your love life and sexual adventures a shot of Prozac straight in the arm. It's not just about free basing Kama Sutra positions like your an addict who just discovered his genitals. It's about having fun, breaking the missionary rule, and not dying in the process.Grab you copy now and start your hot and steamy adventure with your loved one.

Continue Reading »

Class Dismissed: Why College Isn't the Answer

Pdf Self-Help Class Dismissed: Why College Isn't the Answer

Pdf:Class Dismissed: Why College Isn't the Answer.Today, a college degree is not necessary to achieve the American dream and live a fiscally successful life.You're just about to graduate high school. Your parents, your friends, your teachers, and society all tell you that the next step is college, that without higher education, you won't be able to get a quality job, you'll struggle to pay your bills, and you'll fail. They're wrong.Sure, for many, college can be the perfect launching pad. The societal aspect of school can be transformative, and the exposure to different people, different thoughts, and different ideas is crucial.But for millions of young Americans, college is not the answer. What about the teenager for whom sitting in a classroom is unfulfilling and frustrating? What about the kid with a skill set that can't be nurtured on campus?In Class Dismissed: Why College Isn't the Answer, Nick Adams explains how you can achieve the American dream without receiving a traditional education. An essential tool for parents and grandparents, this audiobook discusses how families can recognize whether their child will get more from a trade school or a mentorship than they will from four years of study.In a warm, engaging, and often humorous fashion, Adams will inspire individuals who want to march into their professional life with a sense of empowerment that can only be attained by recognizing and doing what's right for you.

Continue Reading »

Embracing the Unknown: Life Lessons from the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Pdf Self-Help Embracing the Unknown: Life Lessons from the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Pdf:Embracing the Unknown: Life Lessons from the Tibetan Book of the Dead.Life, death, and rebirth - Pema Chödrön on the Tibetan Book of the DeadWhat happens when we die? One of the most treasured resources for understanding this essential question is the Tibetan Book of the Dead. With Embracing the Unknown, Pema Chödrön delves into the teachings of this extraordinary Buddhist text - not only for what it tells us about the journey of the soul beyond this life but also as a source of profound wisdom for navigating the uncertainty we face each day in "the bardo of this life". In this landmark appearance recorded live at the Omega Institute, Pema explores the universal mystery of life, death, and rebirth, including:What is the bardo? How any state between an ending and a beginning gives us an unparalleled opportunity for transformationWhat is rebirth? Pema takes a deeper look at this concept and how it also occurs in our moment-to-moment experienceCan we let go? Guidance for honoring the difficult emotions of fear, sadness, and grief with an open and curious heartHow can we prepare? Meditation techniques and everyday practices for befriending change, groundlessness, and the unknownWhat can we really know about death? Why the teachings of the Book of the Dead are valuable no matter what you believe"Death isn't just something that happens at the end," teaches Pema. "Life is continually arising, dwelling, ceasing, and arising. It's a cycle that goes on every day, and continues to go on forever." Featuring insightful Q&A sessions with a live audience, Embracing the Unknown invites you to explore the most daunting and liberating truth of our human experience - guided by Pema Chödrön's hallmark blend of insight, humor, and fearless love. 

Continue Reading »

Mama: Blank Lined Notebook to Write In for Notes, To Do Lists, Notepad, Journal, Funny Gifts for Mom, Mama Bear

Pdf Self-Help Mama: Blank Lined Notebook to Write In for Notes, To Do Lists, Notepad, Journal, Funny Gifts for Mom, Mama Bear

Pdf:Mama: Blank Lined Notebook to Write In for Notes, To Do Lists, Notepad, Journal, Funny Gifts for Mom, Mama Bear.Lined Notebook Features:110 blank lined white pagesDuo sided college ruled sheetsProfessionally designed soft matte cover6" x 9" dimensions; portable and lightweight size for work, desk or schoolPerfect for jotting down thoughts, taking notes, writing, organizing, goal setting, meeting notes, doodling, drawing, lists, journaling and brainstormingNotebooks and journals make a great gift for a friend or relative for any occasion

Continue Reading »

As We Grow: A Modern Memory Book for Married Couples

Pdf Self-Help As We Grow: A Modern Memory Book for Married Couples

Pdf:As We Grow: A Modern Memory Book for Married Couples.About the Author Korie Herold is an artist who explores watercolor, calligraphy, hand-lettering, design, and visual interest. She lives in Kingwood, TX with her husband, Joel, and her two boys, Xander and Jonah. She loves brunch, fresh flowers, and connecting with others. She enjoys making her house a home, and thinks the home is such an important place to nourish. She is the gal behind The Weekend Type, which began as a calligraphy business, and has since expanded to include more art mediums, exploration, and creating for the sake of the process. Her skillset comes from a blend of studies at Abilene Christian University, going to workshops from skilled artists she admires, as well as simple trial and error in her own studio. She will forever be a student of the arts, and that alone keeps her curiosity for trying new things piqued! Connect with her and learn more at www.theweekendtype.com. Read more

Continue Reading »

Let's Talk About... Sexual Fantasies and Desires: Questions and Conversation Starters for Couples Exploring Their Sexual Interests (Beyond The Sheets)

Pdf Self-Help Let's Talk About... Sexual Fantasies and Desires: Questions and Conversation Starters for Couples Exploring Their Sexual Interests (Beyond The Sheets)

Pdf:Let's Talk About... Sexual Fantasies and Desires: Questions and Conversation Starters for Couples Exploring Their Sexual Interests (Beyond The Sheets).Are you ready to turn up the heat and sizzle in your sex life? Whether you're stuck in stale sexual patterns and want to explore fantasies with your partner, or you're in a new relationship and eager to learn your lover’s desires, this book of sexy questions and conversation starters will spark sultry discussions between you and that special someone. Explore what turns you both on and inspire new sexual adventures both in and out of the bedroom.Whether a hetero or same-sex couple, newly dating or married for a decade, there’s something here for everyone. Ignite your passion and crank up the erotic energy as you push each other’s boundaries and discover secret desires while asking and discussing these sexy questions.

Continue Reading »

Rebel Love: Break the Rules, Destroy Toxic Habits, and Have the Best Sex of Your Life

Pdf Self-Help Rebel Love: Break the Rules, Destroy Toxic Habits, and Have the Best Sex of Your Life

Pdf:Rebel Love: Break the Rules, Destroy Toxic Habits, and Have the Best Sex of Your Life.In Rebel Love, Dr. Chris Donaghue, PhD (The Amber Rose Show with Dr. Chris), reveals how traditional dating "rules" are toxic, why everything you've learned about dating and relationships are wrong, and how to have the best sex of your life.Dr. Chris is the sex expert for whom you've been waiting. He refuses to pathologize those whose sexuality doesn't fit in a neat little box, and he doesn't just pay lip service to the pro-sex, feminist, and body-positive mores of the day - he demands them.Rebel Love welcomes all sexualities and identities no matter where you fall on the spectrum and empowers people to be authentically who they are both in and out of the bedroom. Dr. Chris' prescription for hotter, healthier sex - the two go hand in hand - encourages you to stop participating in patriarchal stereotypes, broaden your sexual horizons, and have amazing sex. Best of all, he shows you how with real-world examples and inspirational case studies.

Continue Reading »

Love Understood: The Science of Who, How and Why We Love

Pdf Self-Help Love Understood: The Science of Who, How and Why We Love

Pdf:Love Understood: The Science of Who, How and Why We Love.Poets, philosophers and artists have been trying to explain romantic love for centuries, but it remains one of the most complex and intimidating terrains to navigate. Most people have been afraid to be open and honest about their relationships...until now.   For Love Understood, Laura Mucha has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings and insights about love. These intimate and illuminating conversations raised important questions, such as: How does your upbringing influence your relationships? Does love at first sight exist? Should you 'just know'? What should you look for in a partner? Is monogamy natural? Why do people cheat? How do you know when it's time to walk away?  Drawing on psychology, philosophy, anthropology and statistics, Love Understood combines evidence, theory and everyday experience and is the perfect listen for anyone who is curious about how we think, feel and behave when it comes to love.

Continue Reading »

Love Factually: The Science of Who, How and Why We Love

Pdf Self-Help Love Factually: The Science of Who, How and Why We Love

Pdf:Love Factually: The Science of Who, How and Why We Love.Poets, philosophers and artists have been trying to explain romantic love for centuries, but it remains one of the most complex and intimidating terrains to navigate. Most people are afraid to be open and honest about their relationships...until now. For Love Factually, Laura Mucha has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings and insights about love. These intimate and illuminating conversations raised important questions, such as:How does your upbringing influence your relationships?Does love at first sight exist? Should you 'just know'?What should you look for in a partner?Is monogamy natural?Why do people cheat?How do you know when it's time to walk away?Drawing on psychology, philosophy, anthropology and statistics, Love Factually combines evidence, theory and everyday experience and is the perfect read for anyone who is curious about how we think, feel and behave when it comes to love.

Continue Reading »

The Big Black Book of Sex Positions: Take Your Sex Life From Boring To Mind-Blowing in a Few More Than 69 Moves

Pdf Self-Help The Big Black Book of Sex Positions: Take Your Sex Life From Boring To Mind-Blowing in a Few More Than 69 Moves

Pdf:The Big Black Book of Sex Positions: Take Your Sex Life From Boring To Mind-Blowing in a Few More Than 69 Moves.About the Author Jennifer Baritchi is the co-founder of “Ask Dan and Jennifer,” a blog and online resource that has been referred to as “Today’s #1 Love & Sex Resource.” “Ask Dan and Jennifer” has achieved a reader base of more than one million readers per month, and their very successful YouTube channel has accumulated more than sixty-five million views. Dan and Jennifer live, work, and play in Frisco, TX. Rob Alex, PhD is known as the Guru of Getting It On or 'Mr. Frisky' as Janelle calls him. In 2009, he started writing Sexy Challenges, which are sacred and sensual scenarios for lovers. After his spiritual awakening in 2010, which happened due to transcendent lovemaking experiences, he brought more spiritual perspectives into his work. He teaches men and couples how to use ancient wisdom to deepen their intimacy, create more sexual energy and direct that sexual energy to develop amazing relationships, manifest more income and live the life of their dreams. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love, and Orgasms

Pdf Self-Help The Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love, and Orgasms

Pdf:The Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love, and Orgasms.About the Author Olive Persimmon decided her name would be more fun if it involved food. After a failed attempt at writing under the alias Mashed Potato Candy, she settled on Olive Persimmon. She's been creating content and working under that nom de plume for seven years Read more

Continue Reading »

I Just Haven't Met You Yet: Finding Empowerment in Dating, Love, and Life

Pdf Self-Help I Just Haven't Met You Yet: Finding Empowerment in Dating, Love, and Life

Pdf:I Just Haven't Met You Yet: Finding Empowerment in Dating, Love, and Life.About the Author Tracy Strauss, named by Bustle as one of eight women writers with advice to follow, is former essays editor of The Rumpus and winner of the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award for nonfiction. A contributor to Glamour’s sex and relationships column, she has appeared on television as a relationship blogger for the Huffington Post. She teaches writing, and Zumba, in Boston.  Read more

Continue Reading »

Summary of Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds. +1 Hour Analysis & Key Takeaways

Pdf Self-Help Summary of Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds. +1 Hour Analysis & Key Takeaways

Pdf:Summary of Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds. +1 Hour Analysis & Key Takeaways.(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)This summary highlights key ideas and captures important lessons found in the original book. The strategies covered in this audiobook will be relevant to anyone looking for a step-by-step system for improvement.It provides up to date real-world examples. If you've already read or heard the original, this summary will serve as a reminder of main ideas and key concepts.It also includes:The book in three memorable sentencesChapter by chapter summaryAn in-depth analysis of the key-elementsQuotes of the most important sections of the bookThe main key takeawaysI believe the wisdom in this audiobook summary to be well worth its value. This audiobook allows you to skip to the nuggets of wisdom and actionable content in a very easily absorbed way. This audiobook contains a wealth of knowledge at a fair price with no risks. Save yourself time and money!Amplify your knowledge in a simple, efficient manner. Take action. Get your copy today!

Continue Reading »

Summary of Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead by Swift Reads

Pdf Self-Help Summary of Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead by Swift Reads

Pdf:Summary of Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead by Swift Reads.Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts (2018) by social researcher and best-selling author Brené Brown explains how to create an organizational culture built upon principles of vulnerability, connection, and meaning. For 20 years, Brown has researched vulnerability, and Dare to Lead incorporates her extensive data around shame and its cure, empathy; in addition, she interweaves the results of a seven-year education project on vulnerability and leadership, which Brown designed and implemented...Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)

Continue Reading »

Summary of Jon Gordon’s The Energy Bus by Swift Reads

Pdf Self-Help Summary of Jon Gordon’s The Energy Bus by Swift Reads

Pdf:Summary of Jon Gordon’s The Energy Bus by Swift Reads.The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy (2007), by Jon Gordon, is an allegorical tale that teaches people to cultivate an optimistic attitude for increased personal and professional fulfillment. The audiobook focuses on the fictional story of a miserable worker named George whose pessimism has nearly cost him both his job and his marriage....Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Continue Reading »

Summary of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

Pdf Self-Help Summary of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

Pdf:Summary of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear.Important note: This is an audiobook summary of Atomic Habits by James Clear and not the original book.This summary highlights key ideas and captures important lessons found in the original book.The strategies covered in this audiobook will be relevant to anyone looking for a step-by-step system for improvement.Up-to-date, real-world examples are included. If you've already read or heard the original, this summary will serve as a reminder of main ideas and key concepts.It also includes:The book in three sentencesChapter-by-chapter summaryAn in-depth analysis of the key elementsQuotes of the most important and memorable partsThe main key takeawaysI believe the wisdom in this audiobook summary to be well worth its value. This audiobook allows you to skip to the nuggets of wisdom and actionable content in a very easily absorbed way.This audiobook contains a wealth of knowledge at a fair price with no risks. Save yourself time and money! Amplify your knowledge in a simple, efficient manner. Take action, and get your copy today!

Continue Reading »

Summary of Allan Pease’s The Definitive Book of Body Language by Swift Reads

Pdf Self-Help Summary of Allan Pease’s The Definitive Book of Body Language by Swift Reads

Pdf:Summary of Allan Pease’s The Definitive Book of Body Language by Swift Reads.The Definitive Book of Body Language (2004) by body language experts Allan and Barbara Pease is a comprehensive guide to non-verbal communication. An expanded version of Allen Pease's Body Language (1981), The Definitive Book of Body Language outlines the basics of body language, including expressions, gestures, and physical movements, and offers supporting scientific data to explain what body language telegraphs in everyday exchanges...Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon.)

Continue Reading »

Summary of Daniel J. Siegel’s Aware by Swift Reads

Pdf Self-Help Summary of Daniel J. Siegel’s Aware by Swift Reads

Pdf:Summary of Daniel J. Siegel’s Aware by Swift Reads.Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence (2018) by psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel is a comprehensive guide to cultivating attention, awareness, and intention through mindfulness. Siegel developed the Wheel of Awareness, a visual metaphor designed to help anyone cultivate heightened awareness and focused attention....Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Continue Reading »

Summary of Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Pdf Self-Help Summary of Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Pdf:Summary of Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams (1994) by best-selling author and New Age thought leader Deepak Chopra outlines essential spiritual wisdom for how to achieve success. Success is not simply about acquiring prestige and wealth....Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.Please note: This is a summary of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and not the original book.

Continue Reading »

Summary: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Pdf Self-Help Summary: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Pdf:Summary: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.What is the future of our species? What will the world look like in the coming decades? It is extremely challenging to maintain a clear vision in this modern world, in the flood of irrelevant information, clarity is power. As a chronicler, it's my duty to educate people about the future of our species.I'm a historian. I can't offer food nor money to people, but what I can do is to empower people by offering them some clarity about the future of our species. I have tried to do so through my books.In this book, we will cover topics such as:What are the current affairs in the world?What are the challenges and problems we are facing today?Do you know where technology is taking us?Will religion play a part in the future?Does climate change matter?What is terrorism?What is the post-truth era?And much much more...Attention: This is a supplementary guide meant to enhance your reading experience of Yuval Noah Harrari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century book. It is not the original book, nor is it intended to replace the original book.

Continue Reading »

Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health

Pdf Self-Help Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health

Pdf:Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health.A licensed marriage and family therapist and YouTube personality, Kati Morton answers the most commonly asked questions about mental health, including when to get help and where to find it.Everyone struggles with mental health issues from time to time, but the greatest level of misunderstanding comes from knowing the difference between mental health and mental illness, figuring out whether we need professional help and, if so, how to find it. Are u ok? walks listeners through the most commonly asked questions about mental health and the process of getting help. From finding the best therapist to navigating harmful and toxic relationships and everything in between, licensed marriage and family therapist and YouTube sensation Kati Morton clarifies and destigmatizes the struggles so many of us go through, and encourages listeners to reach out for help. What are the red flags of a mental health issue? How do you go about making a first therapy appointment? How do you know if your therapist is a good fit for you? What are the best ways of talking about mental health with your family, friends and colleagues? There are so many questions and concerns, and in the down-to-earth, friendly tone that makes Kati Morton so popular on YouTube, Are u ok? informs and reminds us that we can get through the difficult times and we are never alone.

Continue Reading »

Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets

Pdf Self-Help Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets

Pdf:Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets.Review Dix and Spaughton, married British comedians whose Rose and Rosie YouTube channel has more than 819,000 subscribers, spare no secrets in this thoroughly enjoyable joint memoir.―Publishers Weekly Read more About the Author Rose and Rosie are a married couple and hugely successful British YouTubers who regularly vlog about sexuality and LGBT issues. They won the Best British Vlogger at the 2017 BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, SitC Vlogger of the Year 2017, 2016 Celebrity Rising Star award at the British LGBT Awards and were named on the Pride Power list in 2016. Their videos have amassed over 160 million views.https://www.youtube.com/user/RoseEllenDixhttps://www.youtube.com/user/TheRoxetera Read more

Continue Reading »

Shark Proof

Pdf Self-Help Shark Proof

Pdf:Shark Proof.About the Author Drenda Keesee is a speaker, pastor of Faith Life Church, host of the daytime television show Drenda, and author of The New Vintage Family, Better Than You Think and She Gets It. Drenda has ministered on television and radio, and at churches, seminars, and conferences for more than 20 years. She is mother of 5 children and 6 grandchildren, and she lives in New Albany, Ohio. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Art of Hard Conversations: Biblical Tools for the Tough Talks That Matter

Pdf Self-Help The Art of Hard Conversations: Biblical Tools for the Tough Talks That Matter

Pdf:The Art of Hard Conversations: Biblical Tools for the Tough Talks That Matter.About the Author Lori Stanley Roeleveld has degrees in psychology and biblical studies, but learned most of what she knows in life's trenches, raising children and working with families in crisis. She currently works in Rhode Island with at-risk families or those who have a child with a serious emotional disorder. Lori's previous books include Jesus and the Beanstalk and Running from a Crazy Man (and Other Adventures Traveling with Jesus). She also writes a popular blog at www.loriroeleveld.com. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships

Pdf Self-Help The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships

Pdf:The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships.About the Author Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., is an internationally known authority on addiction and recovery issues. He has authored more than twenty books including the bestselling titles Out of the Shadows: Understanding Addiction Recovery, Don't Call It Love, and A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps. Dr. Carnes' research provides the architecture for the 'task model' of treating addictions that is used by thousands of therapists worldwide and many well-known treatment centers, residential facilities, and hospitals. He is the executive director of the Gentle Path Program, which specializes in dedicated treatment for sexual addiction. Visit Dr. Carnes at www.patrickcarnes.com. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. What Trauma Does to People After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return  at any moment. ―Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery A key skill to navigating life's inevitable stressors and challenges is our brains' ability to maintain flexibility and make choices on how to respond when faced with a threat or a challenge. This capacity involves primarily the prefrontal area of the brain and emerges slowly during the course of development. Those who have experienced trauma may find that they blow up in response to minor provocations, freeze when frustrated, or become helpless in the face of trivial challenges. This inflexibility diminishes the capacity to choose, and without understanding the context of the reactions, their behavior can appear bizarre or out of control. 'Neuroimaging technology has revealed that when people are reminded of a personal trauma they activate the areas of the brain regions that support intense emotions while decreasing activity of brain structures involved in the inhibition of emotions and the translation of experience into communicable language' (van der Kolk, 2006 p. 2). Simply it becomes difficult to choose an appropriate behavioral response in the face of intense emotions. Due to the reality that most traumas occur within the context of interpersonal relationships the problem becomes even more complex. One significant factor in the development of the prefrontal areas of the brain and the ability to respond to emotions effectively occurs as a child is able to develop in the presence of familiar and trusted people in his or her life. These significant relationships are critical to development and later to the ability to emotionally regulate. The child being in distress signals caregivers to respond with an appropriate action. They discover what is troubling the child and how to respond in a way to comfort and help the child to soothe the emotional reactions. This process becomes thwarted when the caregiver is unable to respond to the emotional needs of the child and developmentally the child does not learn the process of self-soothing. Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. He is a professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School and serves as the director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Complex Trauma Network. He states, 'Most traumas occur in the context of interpersonal relationships, which involve boundary violations, loss of autonomous action, and loss of self-regulation. When people lack sources of support and sustenance, such as is common with abused children, women trapped in domestic violence, and incarcerated men, they are likely to learn to respond to abuse and threat with mechanistic compliance or resigned submission' (van der Kolk 2006, p. 7). Interpersonal relational trauma occurs where there is exploitive harm done to one person by another within the context of a personal relationship. This can occur in the context of many human relationships such as marriage, family, parent/child, work, or dating in the form of betrayal, addiction, abuse, violence, or exploitation. There is significant impact on the victim and often results in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma can restrict the ability to resolve future stressful and painful situations. Simply put, it undermines resilience. One long-term impact of trauma is the fact that often-traumatized individuals have difficulty recognizing how they are feeling and then fail to respond in an appropriate and helpful way. They become out of touch with their own feelings, bodies, and needs, which in turn makes it more difficult to respond to the feelings, sensations, and needs of others in their lives. The pathway of healing includes learning to reconnect to our feelings, bodies, and the others in our lives. We learn to be present again with ourselves and the world around us. Being present and paying attention changes our lives. Most cultures and religions have practices that help us in this pursuit. The goal often has been to enrich our personal awareness and knowledge of self. Dr. Daniel Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. Siegel emphasizes how being fully aware individually helps us to attune to another person, not only changing us but changing the very nature of our personal relationships. Simply put, 'attuned relationships promote resilience and longevity' (Siegel 2010a, p. 13). This attunement helps with neural integration, which allows us to be more flexible and resilient as we deal with the curveballs of life. Siegel discusses how our resilience can be undermined by past trauma, addiction, and loss when we begin to respond to life's challenges in a restricted manner. He states in his book Mindsight that 'when we block our awareness of feelings, they continue to affect us anyway. Research has shown repeatedly that even without conscious awareness, neural input from the internal world of body and emotion in?uences our reasoning and our decision making. Even facial expressions we're not aware of, even changes in heart rhythm we may not notice, directly affect how we feel and so how we perceive the world. In other words, you can run but you cannot hide' (Siegel 2010, p. 124). This book highlights how attachment can become toxic; these are the underpinnings of trauma bonds. Our bonding in attachment can be undermined by trauma, either in the past or in our present. What Is Trauma? Throughout our life spans, we are all introduced to trauma in one way or another. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk states, 'As human beings we belong to an extremely resilient species. Since time immemorial we have rebounded from our relentless wars, countless disasters (both natural and man-made), and the violence and betrayal in our own lives. But traumatic experiences do leave traces, whether on a large scale (on our histories and cultures) or close to home, on our families, with dark secrets being imperceptibly passed down through generations. They also leave traces on our minds and emotions, on our capacity for joy and intimacy, and even on our biology and immune systems' (van der Kolk 2014, p. 1). Unresolved trauma undermines our resilience and our capacity to connect both to ourselves and to those around us. At its core, the human response to trauma is about the loss of connection, the loss of connection to our identity, our bodies, our memories, and to the people surrounding us in our lives. The loss of connection can be hard to recognize at times, but the result is recognizable. Trauma has the capacity to undermine our sense of self, feelings of well-being, and connection to life. The world within and around us can become very restrictive, limiting our ability for choice, creativity, and connection. Dr. Peter Levine, a clinical consultant at The Meadows, developed Somatic Experiencing, a naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma, defines trauma as 'any experience which stuns us like a bolt out of the blue; it overwhelms us, leaving us altered and disconnected from our bodies' (Levine and Klein, 2006, p. 4). When individuals are in the overwhelmed state, their previously held coping mechanisms no longer function, and they can be left feeling hopeless and helpless. The impact of trauma is psychological, neurobiological, and psychobiological. In other words, it affects our mind, body, spirit, and relationships. This loss of connection to ourselves affects us in many different ways. One of the most pronounced is in our ability to emotionally regulate and in our perception of ourselves and those around us. Often the result is emotional reactions that are under- or overregulated. Dr. Daniel Siegel refers to this process as the window of tolerance in which arousal fluctuates between high arousal and low arousal. In the middle is the optimal arousal zone. Those who have suffered through traumatic situations often have a narrow band of optimal arousal and fluctuate between high and low arousal. At times they may overreact to something relatively minor and underreact when action is preferred. One of the goals in the healing process is to widen this 'window of tolerance' and increase the optimum zone. Working in therapy, attending recovery groups, talking with trusted friends, mindfulness, connection to our bodies, and attention to self-care are all ways of increasing our internal integration and promoting connection. In this process the window of tolerance is widened, which allows us to regulate in the presence of stress or intense emotions in a way that we would not have been able to do prior. (Siegel 2010b). Interpersonal Relational Trauma This book focuses on the impact of interpersonal relational trauma. We will be exploring the impact of betrayal and exactly what traces are left behind. There are unique qualities when the trauma is by the hand of those who are expected to love, protect, and cherish us. This type of trauma is interpersonal relational trauma. When we are hurt, it is natural to turn to those we are closest to for comfort and healing. However, when these people are also the source of our trauma and pain we are lost in a painfully difficult double bind. It is confusing and difficult to navigate. Before delving into relational trauma, it is important to understand the nature of trauma and its impact. Since the original publication of this manuscript, our understanding of trauma has expanded through the work of neuroscience. ©2019 Patrick J Carnes, Ph.D. All rights reserved. Reprinted from The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships (Revised Edition). 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. Read more

Continue Reading »

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Pdf Self-Help Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Pdf:Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.Review Praise for Brené Brown’s Rising Strong “[Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate. . . . [She] empowers us each to be a little more courageous.”—The Huffington Post “It is inevitable—we will fall. We will fail. We will not know how to react or what to do. No matter how or when it happens, we will all have a choice—do we get up or not? Thankfully, Brené Brown is there with an outstretched arm to help us up.”—Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last“With a fresh perspective that marries research and humor, Brown offers compassion while delivering thought-provoking ideas about relationships—with others and with oneself.”—Publishers Weekly Read more About the Author BRENE BROWN, Ph.D., LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past fifteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers - The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong. Her TED talk - The Power of Vulnerability - is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 25 million views. Brené is the Founder and CEO of both COURAGEworks - an online learning platform that offers classes for individuals and families on braver living and loving, and BRAVE LEADERS INC - a platform that brings her latest research on leadership development and culture change to teams, leaders, entrepreneurs, change makers, and culture shifters. Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children Ellen and Charlie. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

His Bright Light

Pdf Self-Help His Bright Light

Pdf:His Bright Light."This is the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, and a tortured soul. It is the story of an illness, a fight to live, and a race against death.I want to share the story, and the pain, the courage, the love, and what I learned in living through it. I want Nick's life to be not only a tender memory for us, but a gift to others.... I would like to offer people hope and the realities we lived with. I want to make a difference. My hope is that someone will be able to use what we learned, and save a life with it." (Danielle Steel)From the day he was born, Nick Traina was his mother's joy. By 19, he was dead. This is Danielle Steel's powerful, personal story of the son she lost and the lessons she learned during his courageous battle against darkness. Sharing tender, painful memories and Nick's remarkable journals, Steel brings us a haunting duet between a singular young man and the mother who loved him - and a harrowing portrait of a masked killer called manic depression, which afflicts between two and three million Americans.At once a loving legacy and an unsparing depiction of a devastating illness, Danielle Steel's tribute to her lost son is a gift of life, hope, healing, and understanding to us all.

Continue Reading »

The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery

Pdf Self-Help The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery

Pdf:The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery.Review “Powerful... Cregan writes lucidly of her illness and offers hope as well as valuable insights for those living with depression.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)“An insightful account of the significant physical and emotional scars caused by depression... Inspiring and illuminating testimony.” - Kirkus“Compulsively readable... Written matter-of-factly, without recourse to melodrama or a facile assigning of blame, Mary Cregan explores the roots of her own depression and hospitalization with a candor that is all the more effective because it is set against an informed historical overview of the treatment of mental illness... The Scar will make you think differently about this condition and its debilitating effects, bringing out into the light a disease that has all too often been shrouded in stigma and shame.” - Daphne Merkin, author of This Close to Happy“What makes this immensely helpful and beautifully written book so moving is the way the author keeps unpeeling one layer after another of her experience, with such exquisite patience and intelligence that it is impossible not to care or identify with her.” - Phillip Lopate, author of A Mother’s Tale“In The Scar, Mary Cregan has set herself the challenge of describing her personal anguish while educating the reader about the history of the treatment of depression. With a rare combination of clearsightedness, a novelist’s sense of narrative presence and cultural texture, and an ability to synthesize and explain an enormous quantity of scientific data, Cregan makes an entirely original and invaluable contribution to the literature of this illness that has cast its mysterious shadow over so many lives.” - Mary Gordon, author of There Your Heart Lies“A searingly honest and riveting book. In prose that is vivid and exact, Mary Cregan describes her experience of deep depression. With skill and serious research, she also charts changes in the way this illness has been treated by doctors. This is a book that will really matter to anyone who has been through the experiences of depression or who has witnessed the suffering. What makes the book stand out is the sheer clarity of the writing, the personal fragility and the wrestling with demons emerging here with a kind of grace, a hard-won heroism.” - Colm Tóibín, author of House of Names“The Scar is a memoir unique in my experience: intensely personal, warmly and unflinchingly intimate, yet wide-ranging, informative, even scholarly―beautifully and persuasively written. Unlike any other memoir I have read touching on psychological vulnerability and the risk of suicide, The Scar reaches beyond its immediate subject to provide a cultural and historical context for that most mysterious of afflictions, 'depression'―or, in more Romantic terms, 'melancholia'―making it particularly valuable at the present time.” - Joyce Carol Oates“A truly exceptional book. All those who know depression first-hand will surely recognize themselves in Mary Cregan’s account. This beautifully written and informative work will no doubt be critically important for those who read it.” - David Karp, author of Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection, and the Meanings of Illness Read more About the Author Mary Cregan attended Middlebury College and received her PhD from Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education and in the Financial Times. A lecturer in English literature at Barnard College, she lives in New York. Read more

Continue Reading »

Keep Showing Up: How to Stay Crazy in Love When Your Love Drives You Crazy

Pdf Self-Help Keep Showing Up: How to Stay Crazy in Love When Your Love Drives You Crazy

Pdf:Keep Showing Up: How to Stay Crazy in Love When Your Love Drives You Crazy.About the Author Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for First 5, a Bible study app that reaches over 2 million people daily. She has written thirteen books including Let. It. Go., Keep It Shut, and Pressing Pause. Her passion is to help women to live their priorities as they reflect the gospel to a watching world. Married to her college sweetheart, Todd, and the mother of three, she enjoys antique hunting, cheering for the Detroit Tigers, and feeding the many people who gather around her kitchen island for a taste of Mama Karen's cooking. Connect with her at www.karenehman.com   Read more

Continue Reading »

The Naked Marriage: Undressing the truth about sex, intimacy and lifelong love

Pdf Self-Help The Naked Marriage:  Undressing the truth about sex, intimacy and lifelong love

Pdf:The Naked Marriage: Undressing the truth about sex, intimacy and lifelong love."Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame." (Genesis 2:25) Imagine a marriage with complete intimacy, vulnerability, transparency and trust. Imagine a marriage rooted in faith, friendship and mutual fulfillment. Imagine a marriage with amazing sex, but where great sex is only the icing on the cake. This might all sound too good to be true, but it's actually what God designed marriage to be, and He doesn't want you settling for anything less. Having a "Naked Marriage' is about much more than just nakedness in the bedroom (although that's part of the fun). It means being naked emotionally and spiritually as well as physically. It also means undressing all the misconceptions our culture has used to cover God's original, beautiful design for marriage and rediscovering all marriage can be. You and your spouse can have a thriving, Naked Marriage with a lifetime of love and laughter together. This book will show you how. About the Authors: Dave and Ashley Willis have become some of America's most trusted teachers on marriage. Their books, blogs, videos and speaking events reach millions of couples worldwide. They are part of the team at XO Marriage and MarriageToday, which is the largest marriage-focused ministry in the USA. Dave and Ashley have four young sons and live near Dallas, TX.

Continue Reading »

A Love Letter Life: Pursue Creatively. Date Intentionally. Love Faithfully.

Pdf Self-Help A Love Letter Life: Pursue Creatively. Date Intentionally. Love Faithfully.

Pdf:A Love Letter Life: Pursue Creatively. Date Intentionally. Love Faithfully..About the Author Jeremy Roloff grew up on a 110-acre farm in Helvetia, Oregon, alongside his twin brother and two younger siblings. Jeremy helps his parents, who are both dwarfs, run Roloff Farm’s pumpkin patch, which brings in thousands of visitors from around the world every weekend in October. Jeremy has a degree in professional photography, and is the co-founder of Beating50Percent.com, a marriage ministry on mission to revive covenant marriages. He also grew up filming for a reality television show called Little People, Big World, which has been following his family since he was fourteen years old. He is a 9 on the enneagram, loves old cars, and will never pass up an evening by the campfire. Read more

Continue Reading »

Ready or Knot? 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage

Pdf Self-Help Ready or Knot? 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage

Pdf:Ready or Knot? 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have before Marriage.From the Back Cover Twelve conversations to have before you say 'I do'Your wedding day is just one day in your life as a couple. But God designed your marriage to last a lifetime. So what can you do to prepare for a healthy, successful marriage before you tie the knot?Pastor Scott Kedersha has helped more than five thousand couples prepare for marriage. In Ready or Knot? he leads you through twelve essential conversations you and your significant other need to have so your marriage will be built on the right foundation. Through authentic stories from real couples about the decisions they made (or wish they'd made), you'll be ready to experience much more than just a great wedding day.'I have watched Scott lead so many couples through this message, and lives have been changed! Take every encouragement and challenge he has written, have the conversations, and I guarantee your marriage will be better for it.'--Jennie Allen, author of Nothing to Prove; founder and visionary of IF:Gathering'Our generation needs this book. We need to learn the truth about love, sex, and covenantal marriage. Even more than that, we need to be reminded that marriage is a good gift from a good God.'--Ryan and Selena Frederick, authors of Fierce Marriage; founders of FierceMarriage.comScott Kedersha is the director of marriage ministry at Watermark Community Church, where he has served on the marriage team since 2006. Through this ministry, he has helped more than five thousand couples answer the question, 'Ready or knot?' He lives in the Dallas area with his wife and four sons. Learn more at www.scottkedersha.com. Read more About the Author Scott Kedersha is the director of marriage ministry at Watermark Community Church, where he has served on the marriage team for more than 12 years. Through this ministry, he has helped more than 5,000 couples answer the question, 'Ready or Knot?' He lives in the Dallas area with his wife and four sons. Learn more at www.scottkedersha.com. Read more

Continue Reading »

Ready or Knot?: 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage

Pdf Self-Help Ready or Knot?: 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage

Pdf:Ready or Knot?: 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage.The wedding day is just one day in the life of a couple. But God's design is for marriage to last a lifetime. So how can someone know that the person they're with is the one they can truly build a life with - especially when so few marriages around them work?   Pastor Scott Kedersha has worked with more than 5,000 premarital couples to prepare them for the biggest decision of their lives. In Ready or Knot?, he offers practical and Christ-centered guidance for couples for all of the days after the wedding day. Through authentic stories from real couples about the decisions they made (or wish they'd made), Scott asks the hard questions so his listeners can break free from the watered-down Hollywood version of marriage and build their lives together on the right foundation - the unchanging Word of God.

Continue Reading »

Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together

Pdf Self-Help Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together

Pdf:Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together.Review In these pages, Aaron and Jen have fantastically conveyed the purpose of the mission and meaning of marriage. A powerful read that left us both inspired and awed that we get to participate in something so powerful -marriage -designed and created by a mighty God for an amazing adventure. No doubt this will become a must-read for decades to come! Religion -- Aaron and Jennifer Smith know from experience that a marriage wholeheartedly dedicated to God is a powerful thing. And if couples fight to remain unified, devoted to God and His purposes, the impact of such a bond can be incredibly influential for the kingdom. Prepare your heart to be encouraged and generously equipped as this book will challenge you to not only hear God's Word, but to trust it, believe it, and put it into action. Anne-Renee Gumley, coauthor of Shiny Things: Mothering on Purpose in a World of Distractions and cohost of All the Mom Things Podcast --Marriage is hard. We need people who are brave enough to share honestly about the challenges couples face as they try and live out a marriage after God. That's exactly what Aaron and Jennifer do in this book. They share their story, but even more, they point us back toward the bigger story of God and the truth of his Word.Jerrad Lopes, Host of the Dad Tired Podcast & Author of 'Stop Behaving' & 'Fully Engaged' -- In Marriage After God, Aaron and Jennifer Smith have boiled the complexity of a godlymarriage down to its essential nuggets. This book is honest, straightforward, biblical and a great tool for any couple that aims to honor God in the midst of real life.  Dr. Juli SlatteryPsychologist, author of Rethinking Sexuality --The Smiths possess a wisdom that has been hard-won as a married couple. I respect them deeply for how they have taken what they've been learning and present it to the rest of us wrapped in so much truth and grace. Marriage After God helps create stronger marriage relationships while urging couples to honor God above all else. It's an amazing resource!  Amanda BaconProverbs 31 Ministries, author of Shiny Things: Mothering on Purpose in a World ofDistractions, co-host of All the Mom Things podcast --Every couple should read this book as will help them discover God's blueprint for their marriage! In Marriage After God, Aaron and Jen challenge every couple to evaluate if their perspective of their own marriage is founded on God's purposes by teaching the core elements of biblical marriage and taking inventory of their gifts, talents, and experiences so that they can fulfill the unique purposes God has designed for them. Isaac & Angie TolpinHosts of Courageous Parenting PodcastAuthor of Redeeming Childbirth and Founder of Courageous Mom Ministries Read more About the Author Aaron & Jennifer Smith have been married for over 12 years and currently, have 4 young children. Ever since they married they have purposed to serve God and build His kingdom together. In 2011 they started blogging to encourage husbands and wives to center their marriage relationship on God. The newest addition to their ever-growing online ministry is their Marriage After God site, Podcast, and Book. The Marriage After God podcast is published every week. Aaron and Jennifer share candidly and honestly about personal stories of failure and victory in Christ in hopes of encouraging other couples to be used by God for His extraordinary purposes. You can find them on social media @HusbandRevolution and @Unveiledwife. Read more

Continue Reading »

Love Across Latitudes: A Workbook on Cross-cultural Marriage

Pdf Self-Help Love Across Latitudes: A Workbook on Cross-cultural Marriage

Pdf:Love Across Latitudes: A Workbook on Cross-cultural Marriage.Review We hope you will get this book into the hands of anyone thinking about marriage, especially those going into international and cross cultural marriages. We have used this book in OM for many years to help prepare couples entering cross cultural marriages. Many couples dream of a life in missions together, but for many that dream does not come true. Financially, mission life is demanding. Often the couples have not counted the cost of the thousands of miles between their home countries where their parents and loved ones are and the cost of travel in visiting. When their mission dream collapses and they return, they sometimes have trouble finding a job or it is hard to re enter life at home and their church situation. Hearts break, marriages break and children are impacted. So you can understand why we believe this important book is a must read! --Dr George Verwer, Founder, Operation MobilisationLove Across Latitudes is more than an interesting book to be merely read and appreciated; rather, it is a valuable workbook that provides insightful discussion questions on varying life topics for people who are serious about understanding, overcoming and capitalizing on differences in culture and worldview. If you re looking for a practical resource that will enhance a bicultural relationship and help facilitate bridging any cultural divide, I highly recommend this time tested book. --Bob Sayer, Director of Arab World Initiatives for Pioneers USAMarriage is one of God s most precious gifts. But it s also hard work. Cross cultural marriages can bring extra blessings and also extra challenges. Love Across Latitudes is a great resource to help couples, and the churches and communities who support them, to think through the blessings and challenges of cross cultural marriages. I m so pleased this book is being reprinted. Highly recommended. --Anna Bishop, Minister (World Mission), All Soul s, Langham Place, London Read more About the Author Janet and her husband Keith, have worked for two international missions for most of their lives. They live in Leeds and have 3 grown up children. Janet s interest in cross-cultural issues began in childhood and developed into a focus on cross-cultural marriage whilst living outside the UK. She has spoken and written for many years on cross-cultural marriage. Read more

Continue Reading »

Reimagining Your Love Story: Biblical and Psychological Practices for Healthy Relationships

Pdf Self-Help Reimagining Your Love Story: Biblical and Psychological Practices for Healthy Relationships

Pdf:Reimagining Your Love Story: Biblical and Psychological Practices for Healthy Relationships.Offers perspective and guidance on how to love without fear"At the end of the day, none of us have a fairy godmother or pixie dust at our disposal. And so we must do the work ourselves."--Dr. Andrea GurneyWe've all grown up watching the fairy tales that promise happily ever after with our one true love. Whether we like it or not, whether we think we believe it or not, chances are we've internalized that story of love. And despite the technology to find connection with more people than ever before, somehow we are also lonelier than ever before--even when we're in relationships.Although we were created for loving, intimate relationships, we've lost our understanding of how to find and maintain them. Andrea Gurney wants readers to discover more authentic connections that aren't made of wishes, so she equips us with practices from psychology, biblical truths, and lessons from relationship science. She also helps us examine our developmental history, including how cultural and familial messages take root in our psyches. Together, these tools craft a solid foundation on which lasting love can be built, rather than a pumpkin carriage that disappears when the clock strikes midnight.If you are disillusioned by unattainable societal standards, in need of healing from damaged relationships, or simply want to improve at relating well with others, you're ready for Reimagining Your Love Story.

Continue Reading »

Hope After Betrayal: Healing When Sexual Addiction Invades Your Marriage

Pdf Self-Help Hope After Betrayal: Healing When Sexual Addiction Invades Your Marriage

Pdf:Hope After Betrayal: Healing When Sexual Addiction Invades Your Marriage."All I thought I knew about my husband was a lie."  The deceit of sexual addiction is shrouding marriages in darkness and hopelessness. Countless women are discovering the shocking history of their husbands' sexual compulsions, and are left angry, depressed, numb, and asking themselves, "Why is this happening?" The dream of the perfect marriage and family has been shattered.  Meg Wilson watched her world fall apart when her husband confessed years of sexual addiction. She has an intimate knowledge of all you may have felt-and she's lived to tell about it.  "I have been to the depths of pain unimaginable, but God was deeper still. Peace and healing are within your grasp. You can be whole again. Because regardless of what your husband has done, or is doing, there is always hope for those who seek help."  With honesty and hopefulness, Meg uses her own story, along with other examples and Scripture, to help women cope and find their way out of the darkness of their husbands' sexual compulsions. She wants you to know that God's first concern is for your relationship with Him - not your circumstances.  Though it may seem out of reach, there is hope after betrayal!

Continue Reading »

God's Design For Marriage: Marital and Premarital Enhancement Workbook

Pdf Self-Help God's Design For Marriage: Marital and Premarital Enhancement Workbook

Pdf:God's Design For Marriage: Marital and Premarital Enhancement Workbook.Finally, a marital resource that combines practicality with Christian ethics and principles! Truly a ground-breaking work that challenges your understanding of marriage, its purpose, and how you practice your role as a husband or wife. This book contains a revolutionary conceptualization of marriage and articulates it with sound biblical truth. Prepare to delve deep, as the authors leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of helping couples reclaim true emotional and spiritual connectedness. The authors explore the dynamics of complementarianism in God’s creation of Adam and Eve, and the secret implications. God has revealed through this design. With over 100 combined questions and activities, you will learn eye-opening truths about the covenant ministry of marriage. God has designed in every person five psychological needs, all of which are explored in this book. These needs provide the groundwork that couples use to work through difficulties and strengthen their marriage. Designed as a 20 session-based workbook, each session contains thought-provoking, exploratory questions that will challenge you to confront your past, examine your present, and create your future. With exercises in every session, there is no shortage of activities to complete. God’s Design for Marriage has been used in counseling, workshops, marriage retreats, and a host of other settings. If you are searching for something with the power to transform your marriage while reconnecting you to Christ, then God’s Design for Marriage will aid you in this process.

Continue Reading »

10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love That Lasts a Lifetime

Pdf Self-Help 10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love That Lasts a Lifetime

Pdf:10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love That Lasts a Lifetime.Most guides on marriage rightly address communication and conflict as key issues, then advise listeners on how to fight fair since conflict is an inevitable reality and cannot be avoided. But Dr. Ron Welch asks the provocative question, is it? Is every marriage doomed to one conflict after another? Shouldn't we expect better than that?  In this practical and encouraging audiobook, Welch offers a far more positive approach to marriage, outlining 10 specific choices couples can make to minimize or even avoid conflict and increase joy. With his expert guidance, couples will learn how to employ proven strategies to:  Communicate accurately and positively Choose forgiveness over unforgiveness Understand their marriage type And make decisions more effectively  Whether they are engaged, newly married, or have been married for decades, couples will find that this audiobook will transform their relationship.

Continue Reading »

Staying I Do: Committed, Connected & Crazy in Love for a Lifetime

Pdf Self-Help Staying I Do: Committed, Connected & Crazy in Love for a Lifetime

Pdf:Staying I Do: Committed, Connected & Crazy in Love for a Lifetime.About the Author Ted and Charity Bradshaw both grew up in the area of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. As the children of multiple divorces, they decided they wanted something different than what they saw growing up. From the very beginning of their married life in 2002, they crafted healthy boundaries and open lines of communication that have allowed for honesty, love, and respect to flow freely. They have a passion for helping other couples build strong, loving, and fun marriages. Charity is an author, business and writing coach, speaker, and president of LifeWise Books. She received a bachelor's degree in music from Oral Roberts University. A registered nurse, Ted earned his bachelor of science degree in nursing from Middle Tennessee State University. The Bradshaws reside in northwest Houston with their four children. Read more

Continue Reading »

Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home

Pdf Self-Help Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home

Pdf:Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home.D'Anne Burwell's smart, athletic son - raised in a loving and prosperous home - begins abusing OxyContin as a teenager, and within a year drops out of college, walks out of rehab, and lands homeless on the streets of Boulder. Struggling with fear, guilt, and a desperate need to protect her son, D'Anne grapples with her husband's anger and her daughter's depression as the family disease of addiction impacts them all. She discovers the terrifying links between prescription-drug abuse and skyrocketing heroin use. And she comes to understand that to save her child she must step back and allow him to fight for his own soul.  Saving Jake gives voice to the devastation shared by the families of addicts, and provides vital hope. Above all, it is a powerful personal story of love and redemption.

Continue Reading »

Even if Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin

Pdf Self-Help Even if Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin

Pdf:Even if Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin.About the Author Elise Schiller has been writing fiction and actively participating in writing groups since adolescence. After a thirty-year career in education and family services in Philadelphia, she retired to write full time. She is currently working on a fiction series about Philadelphia; SparkPress will be publishing the first book in the series. Schiller sits on the advisory board of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), and she has served on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic. When not writing, reading, or volunteering, she enjoys visiting museums and historical sites, often with one of her seven grandchildren or various nieces and nephews in tow. Read more

Continue Reading »

Lukelove. My Boy, My Grief, My Journal: Losing a Child to Opioids

Pdf Self-Help Lukelove. My Boy, My Grief, My Journal: Losing a Child to Opioids

Pdf:Lukelove. My Boy, My Grief, My Journal: Losing a Child to Opioids.On average, over 175 Americans die every day from substance use disorder. They are all someone's sons and daughters. That's 175 mothers every day who lose their child to drugs. On October 1, 2016, I became one of them. Blindsided, lost, debilitated, enraged, deep in my grief, I journaled. This is my journal from the first year, unfiltered, unedited - a mother tortured by the loss of her high-functioning son to opioids, exploring the insanity in grief and trying to figure it out, calling for change, calling for an end to stigma, and calling for her son.

Continue Reading »

The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution (The ACR Practitioner’s Guide Series)

Pdf Self-Help The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution (The ACR Practitioner’s Guide Series)

Pdf:The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution (The ACR Practitioner’s Guide Series).Review A Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution is an outstanding contribution to the conflict management field. With Michaels’ creative insights, practical case examples, and innovative techniques, he inspires practitioners to examine and understand what guides the strategic and tactical choices we make in our work. This book is a must-read for practitioners who strive to bring their personal best to their work and for educators and trainers who strive to inspire learners to do so. (Cinnie Noble, CINERGY® Coaching, author of Conflict management Coaching: The CINERGY Model and Conflict Mastery Questions to Guide You)Michael Lang has been a leading voice in bringing reflective practice methodology to the field of mediation. In this book, he enables the mediator to draw out their learning from their own work. His style engages the reader, his exercises evoke reflection and learning, and his case examples provoke new thinking. (Dr. Delma Sweeney)Lang’s much anticipated Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution is an indispensable resource for conflict specialists who prize excellence over experience. It is also an essential guide for those of us supporting new practitioners in thoughtfully navigating the inherent uncertainties of working with conflict. In candid and conversational style, complete with vivid examples and practical exercises, the book itself is a beautifully tangible illustration of the reflective practice mind-set as it applies to our field. (Rochelle Arms Almengor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice - CUNY)Michael Lang’s reflective practice guide is a gift to current and future practitioners, from students to novices to the most experienced experts. Rather than a prescription for a specific practice model, it is a delightful and accessible reference, full of examples from actual cases as well as exercises designed to help people continuously become more effective throughout their careers. (John Lande, Isidor Loeb Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri School of Law)Grab this wise and wonderful book plus five mediator friends and form your own reflective practitioner group. Lang's book asks just the right questions to start you on your journey. You'll never regret it. (Ava J. Abramowitz) Read more About the Author Michael Lang is a mediator with more than 30 years' experience in the areas of family, workplace, organizational, congregational and public policy disputes. Michael is the founding Director of the Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution at Antioch University. Read more

Continue Reading »

Forbidden Psychology 101: How to Use Psychology to Influence Human Behavior and Read People (Unknowingly)

Pdf Self-Help Forbidden Psychology 101: How to Use Psychology to Influence Human Behavior and Read People (Unknowingly)

Pdf:Forbidden Psychology 101: How to Use Psychology to Influence Human Behavior and Read People (Unknowingly).Warning! Buy this audiobook at your own risk: Once you learn these techniques, there's no going back....Do you want to be more likable, respected, admired, loved, and adored? Do you feel like you're being manipulated by others and doing things you don't wish to do? Are you sick and tired of getting taken advantage of by others? Do you want to stand up for yourself, be in control, and never feel disrespected?What If I told you I could make you a master persuader who gets whatever you want almost effortlessly and most importantly...unknowingly? In Forbidden Psychology 101, that's exactly what you'll get. You'll learn the forbidden, secret psychological techniques that will turn your life upside down, and there won't be any obstacles preventing you from gaining the respect and freedom you want and deserve. I've broken them down to see exactly how you can use their findings to your advantage. Every piece of advice in this audiobook is 100 percent backed by in-depth, peer-reviewed research.You can never underestimate the power of manipulation. The psychological techniques that are contained in this audiobook have to be treated with extreme care and respect since they can be a double-edged sword. If you are applying these techniques in your life, you will enjoy the endless benefits that come with them.The richest and most influential people on the globe use these secret manipulation tactics in one way or another, which is why they have the tremendous success that they do. Now, you're just minutes away from becoming just like them!Here is a sample of the powerful techniques you will learn:Convince even the most stubborn person in the world and make him or her obey your commands almost blindly!Make friends wherever you go - it's easy once you know a few "mind tricks" that will make you likable anytime, anywhere.Get anyone to obey your commands so subtly that they wont even realize what's happening. "Manipulation secrets" will teach you proven strategies to always win any argument!Immediately gain control of any social circleAs well as:How to get the truth out of anyone at any time.How to tell exciting and attention-grabbing stories.How to transform yourself into a super-confident person and make others find you attractive! Effectively convince and persuade anyone.Be irresistibly attractive and interesting to others.And much, much more.What are you waiting for? Time's ticking! Take charge of your life today by making the smartest investment you could possibly make: an investment in yourself and your future.  Click the "Buy Now" button at the top of this page!

Continue Reading »

Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder

Pdf Self-Help Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder

Pdf:Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder.Review “I love this book! A timely message for girls and women of all ages: perfection isn’t just impossible but, worse, insidious.  The prose is so clear, so honest — you feel like you’re sitting across from Reshma sharing stories.” -Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania and New York Times Bestselling author of Grit  “The perfect is not just the enemy of the good; the pressure to be perfect is the enemy of girls around the world. In this courageous, convincing book, Reshma Saujani shares a bold vision to free girls—and women—from the shackles of social expectations.” -Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS, GIVE AND TAKE, and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg 'For any woman who has ever thought to herself  'I just can't...” or 'I'm just not...,' this eye-opening book will help you showing up every day as brave, not perfect changes how the world sees you, but more importantly, how you see yourself - and what you are capable of. This book is great reminder that having the courage to stare your mistakes and your imperfections in the face is one of the most overlooked sources of power.' – Amy Cuddy, Harvard lecturer and Bestselling author of Presence Read more About the Author RESHMA SAUJANI is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology while teaching girls confidence and bravery through coding. She's been named one of Fortune's 40 under 40, a WSJ magazine innovator of the year, one of the 50 most powerful women in New York by the New York Daily News,Forbes's Most Powerful Women Changing the World, Business Insider's 50 Women Who Are Changing the World, and an AOL/PBS MAKER. She is the author of Girls Who Code, a New York Times bestselling book for young readers. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse

Pdf Self-Help Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse

Pdf:Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse.From a leading voice on recovering from toxic relationships, a deeply insightful guide to getting back to your "old self" again - in order to truly heal and move on.Jackson MacKenzie has helped millions of people in their struggle to understand the experience of toxic relationships. His first book, Psychopath Free, explained how to identify and survive the immediate situation. In this highly anticipated new audiobook, he guides listeners on what to do next - how to fully heal from abuse in order to find love and acceptance for the self and others.Through his work with thousands of survivors of abusive relationships, Jackson discovered that survivors frequently have symptoms of trauma lasting long after the relationship is over. These may include feelings of numbness and emptiness, depression, mood swings, isolation, perfectionism, rumination, caretaking and people-pleasing, a need for control, physical maladies, substance abuse, and more.But he also found that it is possible to work through these symptoms and find fulfillment and love on the other side. In Whole Again, he shares insights and tools for working through the protective self we've developed so that we can finally move on to live a full and authentic life - to once again feel light, free, whole, and ready to give and receive love.Like Brené Brown's The Gifts of Imperfection and John Bradshaw's Healing the Shame that Binds You, Whole Again offers hope and multiple strategies to anyone who has survived a toxic relationship, as well as anyone suffering the effects of a breakup involving lying, cheating, and other forms of abuse - to release old wounds and safely let the love back inside where it belongs.

Continue Reading »

It's Not Love: Uncover the truth, Understand the disorder and Undo the damage of a narcissistic relationship to obtain the love You deserve

Pdf Self-Help It's Not Love: Uncover the truth, Understand the disorder and Undo the damage of a narcissistic relationship to obtain the love You deserve

Pdf:It's Not Love: Uncover the truth, Understand the disorder and Undo the damage of a narcissistic relationship to obtain the love You deserve.Review Drawing on encounters over the past 15 years, Susan's 'It is Not Love' offers a tangible lifeline to those who are struggling to understand and disentangle themselves from impossible relationships and patterns.-Mario Duff ' 'It is Not Love' is real talk from the trenches, of first-hand experience and years of earning the trust of others to help work through the confusing, crazed pain of loving someone who has trapped them emotionally. A must-read book if you want a candid and honest guide to understanding what you should and should not do to protect yourself from those who have hurt you while also building the loving relationship you deserve. ' -Michelle Levin, Ph.D Read more About the Author Susan A. Broussard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and life coach. She has helped countless individuals achieve the love they want in their lives. With over 15 years of experience helping individuals, children, couples and families she has developed a step by step way to reclaim your life. Read more

Continue Reading »

It's Not Love: Uncover the Truth, Understand the Disorder and Undo the Damage of a Narcissistic Relationship to Obtain the Love You Deserve

Pdf Self-Help It's Not Love: Uncover the Truth, Understand the Disorder and Undo the Damage of a Narcissistic Relationship to Obtain the Love You Deserve

Pdf:It's Not Love: Uncover the Truth, Understand the Disorder and Undo the Damage of a Narcissistic Relationship to Obtain the Love You Deserve.Review 'Drawing on encounters over the past 15 years, Susan's 'It is Not Love' offers a tangible lifeline to those who are struggling to understand and disentangle themselves from impossible relationships and patterns.'-Mario Duff ''It's Not Love' is real talk from the trenches, of first-hand experience and years of earning the trust of others to help work through the confusing, crazed pain of loving someone who has trapped them emotionally. A must-read book if you want a candid and honest guide to understanding what you should and should not do to protect yourself from those who have hurt you while also building the loving relationship you deserve.' -Michelle Levin Ph.D Read more

Continue Reading »

The Art of Persuasion

Pdf Self-Help The Art of Persuasion

Pdf:The Art of Persuasion.You may think you know what you want in life, but having the idea, the goal, the means, the business plan or the enthusiasm will only get you halfway there. Whatever it is that you want to make happen - whether a new business, community project or innovative idea - the one crucial factor by which it will stand or fall is how well you can communicate it to others. This invaluable audiobook explains just why good communication is so critical and reveals the secrets of honing your skills to ensure your goal is realised. From planning your initiative to making an effective pitch when the stakes are high, international communication coach Juliet Erickson presents the best insights and techniques of persuasive communication that are essential to really make your great ideas happen.

Continue Reading »

The Truth About Men

Pdf Self-Help The Truth About Men

Pdf:The Truth About Men.Review Filled with powerful gems for someone ready to begin living a life free of addictive behaviors that drain away self-awareness.-- 'Ebony on The Wait' Read more About the Author DeVon Franklin is a growing force in entertainment and media. Beliefnet named him one of the ''Most Influential Christians under 40.'' The bestselling author of Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success without Losing Your True Self, he is also president and CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a preacher, and a motivational speaker. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Heart Is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai

Pdf Self-Help The Heart Is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai

Pdf:The Heart Is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai.Review “The book not only charts the winding course of three marriages in one of the world’s largest and fastest growing metropolises, but also provides a detailed portrayal of a rapidly changing India. Flock’s telling of these six middle-class lives is deeply sympathetic but unsentimental.” (NPR)“Fascinating.” (People)“The book not only charts the winding course of three marriages in one of the world’s largest and fastest growing metropolises, but also provides a detailed portrayal of a rapidly changing India. Flock’s telling of these six middle-class lives is deeply sympathetic but unsentimental.” (Vogue)“In The Heart is a Shifting Sea, Flock seeks to understand the evolution of Indian marriage.... What unfolds is a book that truly is impossible to put down.” (Washington Post)“People come together, grow apart, struggle to hold on to love and family. It’s an old story, of course, but a new book offers an unusually intimate focus in a place where tradition is colliding with 21st century global culture, Mumbai, India.” (PBS Newshour)“Among the book’s many strengths, Flock abstains from generalizing about India or Indian marriages. Instead, she nimbly captures the interiority of her subjects.... Although they are imperfect people in imperfect marriages, in these resplendent passages, their humanity shines through.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune)“While this book is a nonfiction look at love, marriage and shifting cultural norms in Mumbai, specifically tracking three married couples through a span of about a decade, it reads like a novel. Thoroughly researched, it’s also haunting and lovely. You’ll find yourself strangely riveted as you follow the lives of each couple.” (New York Post, “This Week’s Must-Read Books”)“Elizabeth Flock takes us on an intimate cruise on the shifting sea of the heart, in the best book set in Bombay that I’ve read in years. Flock’s total access to her characters, and her highly sympathetic and nonjudgemental gaze, prove that love and literature know no borders. Easily the most intimate account of India that I’ve read, and of value to anybody that believes in love and marriage.”  (Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City)“An intimate portrait of three marriages.... Because Flock goes deep, rather than broad... she makes readers feel as though they are peering through a window into these couples’ lives.... Flock writes about... sensitive topics with generosity and empathy in this beautifully rendered, intricate, and human exploration of love and marriage.” (Library Journal)“The Heart is a Shifting Sea is an intimate look at life in India, yet its intricately reported, novelistic portraits of marriage will resonate regardless of where you live. This book will keep you up reading deep into the night; it will make you ignore your loved ones, shirk your responsibilities. It is that good.” (Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex) Read more From the Back Cover In twenty-first-century India, tradition is colliding with Western culture, a clash that touches the lives of everyday Indians from the wealthiest to the poorest. While ethnicity, class, and religion are influencing the nation’s development, so too are pop culture and technology—an uneasy fusion whose impact is most evident in the institution of marriage.The Heart Is a Shifting Sea introduces three couples whose relationships illuminate these sweeping cultural shifts in dramatic ways: Veer and Maya, a forward-thinking professional couple whose union is tested by Maya’s desire for independence; Shahzad and Sabeena, whose desperation for a child becomes entwined with the changing face of Islam; and Ashok and Parvati, whose arranged marriage, made possible by an online matchmaker, blossoms into true love. Elizabeth Flock spent close to a decade getting to know these couples—listening to their stories and living in their homes, where she was privy to marital joy, inevitable frustration, dramatic upheaval, and whispered confessions and secrets. The result is a phenomenal feat of reportage that is both an enthralling portrait of a nation in the midst of transition and an unforgettable look at the universal mysteries of love and marriage that connect us all. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Addicted to Love: Recovery, Empowerment and Finding Your True Self

Pdf Self-Help Addicted to Love: Recovery, Empowerment and Finding Your True Self

Pdf:Addicted to Love: Recovery, Empowerment and Finding Your True Self.About the Author Lacy A. Bentley graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s in psychology. A wife, mother, women’s recovery coach, and author, Lacy works to empower women to live without compulsive, self-destructive behaviors. Her own recovery efforts inform her work, allowing her to lead compassionately, without judgement, but full of love and understanding. Lacy grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and currently lives in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Read more

Continue Reading »

CounterCulture Marriage: Finding #happilyeverafter in a #marriagesucks world

Pdf Self-Help CounterCulture Marriage: Finding #happilyeverafter in a #marriagesucks world

Pdf:CounterCulture Marriage: Finding #happilyeverafter in a #marriagesucks world.Review Counter Culture Marriage is everything the title says...[it's] that roadmap whether you are just getting started and want to navigate away from the rocks or if your ship is sinking with no help in sight....CounterCulture Marriage will show you the truths in God's Word that have stood the test of time in every culture, in every century, and in every tongue. --Jentezen Franklin (Senior Pastor, Free Chapel and Author of New York Times Best Seller, Fasting)The traditional notion of marriage is slowly headed toward extinction. Our culture is plagued with ideals of how relationships should work in the 21st century, but our family unit is in disarray more so now than ever before. Robert and Gloria take couples back to the basics in Counter Culture Marriage, reestablishing God s authority on marriage and making happy marriages a possible option. --Mark Cole (CEO, John Maxwell Enterprise)Counter Culture Marriage is for today's couples. Easy to understand concepts that are in touch with issues marriages face today. Robert and Gloria Stella understand culture, but more importantly, God's plan for marriage! --Andy Brent MS, LPC (Director of Counseling, Free Chapel) Read more About the Author ROBERT STELLA worked in corporate America before being called into ministry as the Pastor of Discipleship Ministries for Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia. He writes and speaks frequently on topics associated with leadership, business and discipleship. GLORIA STELLA is a film producer and co-founder of En val Entertainment. Robert and Gloria developed CounterCulture Marriage during their time leading and teaching in the marriage ministry at Free Chapel. Robert holds a Masters Degree in Ministry from Richmont Graduate University and Gloria is a graduate of Augusta State University. They were married in 2004 and reside in Atlanta, Georgia with their three children. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at @robertstella and @thegloriastella. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Marriage of Space and Time

Pdf Self-Help The Marriage of Space and Time

Pdf:The Marriage of Space and Time.Review 'These poems find the strange and beautiful in everyday moments: visiting a deli, flying on a plane, sitting on the back steps, noticing a stray cottonwood tuft, recalling a walk with a child now grown. In this poet's gaze, each element of the quotidian becomes particular, luminous, and finally, universal. This effect comes from fresh and powerful imagery; from surprising diction, uniquely-apt words used in new ways, as in 'each of us / hung out to die, a wish out of water.' The poems move with a freedom born of familiarity with meter and rhyme, and the lines reverberate with subtle music.' --Rebecca Foust, Marin County Poet Laureate and author of Paradise Drive, winner of the Press 53 Award for Poetry 'The Marriage of Space and Time is more often than not local in its concerns, even intimate. Such is the nature of this particular marriage, in which we all live. And die. This ongoing here and now. Also then. 'Our sorrows meet in one shadow, ' he writes; later on, he concludes, 'I'm old. I'm coming to life.' Myers aims to see as closely and accurately as he can, and in his seeing, he gives his readers a way to see as well, and thus to be genuinely alive, in our own time and space, for as long as we have it.' --Robert Wrigley, author of Box and The Church of Omnivorous Light: Selected Poems Read more

Continue Reading »

Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying Together

Pdf Self-Help Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying Together

Pdf:Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying Together.Review “Few things are more important than the quality of our relationships—and especially the one we build with our life partners. Belinda Luscombe has written a smart and funny book to help anyone work toward a stronger and more fulfilling marriage.”—Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org   “I’d recommend this book to anyone who is married. Or thinking of getting married. Or knows anyone who is married. Or who is simply interested in getting along with other human beings. Belinda Luscombe combines science, memoir, and sharp wit in this fascinating and useful book. She takes on myths about everything from soul mates to finance to going to bed angry (her advice: Do it!). Skip the gravy boat and give this as a gift to all your engaged friends.”—A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically   “If I could talk about marriage to my wife with the intelligence and humor that Belinda Luscombe does in this book, I’d be having a lot more sex.”—Joel Stein, author of Man Made   “Staying together in the age of Tinder is no mean feat. Thank goodness Belinda Luscombe’s wise, funny, scientifically rigorous book is here to improve our odds. Henceforth, exiting the chapel, couples should be pelted with copies of Marriageology instead of rice.”—Ada Calhoun, author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give Read more About the Author Belinda Luscombe is an award-winning Time magazine journalist and essayist. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Vogue. She won the Council on Contemporary Families Media Award for her reporting on marriage. She and her husband have been realizing how deeply unsuitable they are for each other but still figuring it out somehow for almost thirty years, often while being laughed at by their two children. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Craft of Dying: The Modern Face of Death (The MIT Press)

Pdf Self-Help The Craft of Dying: The Modern Face of Death (The MIT Press)

Pdf:The Craft of Dying: The Modern Face of Death (The MIT Press).Review Lofland makes a strong case that, like feminism, death acceptance movements should be seen as waves, building and course-correcting on previous attempts at reform. The Craft of Dying is necessary context for any death historian.―Caitlin Doughty, Founder of The Order of the Good Death and author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the CrematoryLofland's brilliant insights have not dated in forty years. Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the death awareness movement and how it promotes certain kinds of dying and grieving.―Tony Walter, Emeritus Professor of Death Studies, University of Bath and author ofThe Revival of Death Read more About the Author Lyn H. Lofland is Professor Emerita in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. Read more

Continue Reading »

Widows' Words: Women Write on the Experience of Grief, the First Year, the Long Haul, and Everything in Between

Pdf Self-Help Widows' Words: Women Write on the Experience of Grief, the First Year, the Long Haul, and Everything in Between

Pdf:Widows' Words: Women Write on the Experience of Grief, the First Year, the Long Haul, and Everything in Between.Review “Women have learned to find fortitude in sharing the truth of their lives - not because we have the same truth, but because we find community and support there. The stories in this honest and loving book will give strength to those experiencing widowhood and wisdom to those trying to help them build the rest of their lives.”   (Suzanne Braun Levine Suzanne Braun Levine, author Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood)“Widows’ Words is an invaluable tool for understanding loss, mourning and grief, and an equally fascinating and compelling read with diverse and varied points of views, which proved to me that every loss is unique yet universal. Nan Bauer-Maglin has brought together many strong female voices that both define and redefine the concept of 'widow.'' (Jonathan Santlofer author of The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir)“This collection is a comforting, necessary companion for the many, many women whose love outlasts their partners' lives. The stories are honest, unsentimental and as complicated and varied as marriages themselves.” (Anna Sale host of the WNYC Studios podcast Death, Sex & Money) Read more About the Author NAN BAUER-MAGLIN worked at City University of New York for almost forty years as a professor and administrator. She now volunteers for Girls Write Now and The Whitney Museum. She is the editor or coeditor of many books, including Cut Loose: (Mostly) Older Women Talk about the End of (Mostly) Long-term Relationships. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy

Pdf Self-Help The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy

Pdf:The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy.Pat Conroy was America's poet laureate of family dysfunction. A larger-than-life character and the author of such classics as The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, Conroy was remembered by everybody for his energy, his exuberance, and his self-lacerating humor.  Michael Mewshaw's The Lost Prince is an intimate memoir of his friendship with Pat Conroy, one that involves their families and those days in Rome when they were both young - when Conroy went from being a popular regional writer to an internationally best-selling author. Family snapshots beautifully illustrate that time. Shortly before his 49th birthday, Conroy telephoned Mewshaw to ask a terrible favor. With great reluctance, Mewshaw did as he was asked - and never saw Pat Conroy again.  Although they never managed to reconcile their differences completely, Conroy later urged Mewshaw to write about "me and you and what happened... i know it would cause much pain to both of us. but here is what that story has that none of your others have." The Lost Prince is Mewshaw's fulfillment of a promise.

Continue Reading »

All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir

Pdf Self-Help All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir

Pdf:All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir.Review “Documentary filmmaker Carr addresses her addiction to alcohol and her father’s influence over her in this bold and incisive memoir. . . . Readers can’t help but get caught up in Erin’s tragic and ultimately transformative story.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)“David Carr was the rarest of friends—the kind who completely altered the trajectory of my life. I’ve known his daughter Erin for over twenty years, and cannot think of a more apt narrator to explain to the world what David meant to all of us, but, more importantly, to the children he so dearly loved. All That You Leave Behind is a breathtaking read for a breathtaking man. It is neither a tribute nor a monument to David’s life, but a testimony equal parts love and candor. David would have had it no other way.”—Ta-Nehisi Coates, bestselling author of Between the World and Me“Thank you, Erin, for this beautiful book.  Now I am going to steal all of your father’s remarkable advice and tell my kids I thought of it.”—Judd Apatow“Erin Lee Carr’s father, David, was an inimitable force in American journalism and a complex, boundlessly fascinating figure in her life. But what we learn in All That You Leave Behind is that Erin is just as much of an original as the man who raised her, and her sharp but tender-hearted debut memoir is perfect evidence of that. This book is wonderful.”—Lena Dunham   “Erin Carr's personal story of finding her way with, and then without, her legendary poppa, the great journalist and mixer David Carr, is funny, touching, and entertaining.  David was a wonderful, lively, involved dad, and he's still got something to teach us in these stories of their relationship, and in Erin's journey finding and creating a career in today's shifty media biz.”—Bob Odenkirk “Loved the father. Love the daughter. Love the book. How brave of Erin to tell her story of loss and found.”—Sheila Nevins, bestselling author of You Don’t Look Your Age . . . and Other Fairy Tales and former president of HBO Documentary Films Read more About the Author Erin Lee Carr is a director, producer, and writer based in New York City. Named one of the “30 Under 30” most influential people in media by Forbes, Carr most recently directed At the Heart of Gold, about the USA Gymnastics scandal, and I Love You: Now Die, about the Michelle Carter murder-by-texting trial, both for HBO. She also directed “Drug Short,” an episode of Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Dirty Money. She lives in New York City, where she enjoys petting dogs on the street. Read more

Continue Reading »

Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer

Pdf Self-Help Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer

Pdf:Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer.Review 'Ehrenreich's sharp and fearless take on mortality privileges joy over juice fasts and argues that, regardless of how many hours we spend in the gym, death wins out. An incisive, clear-eyed polemic, NATURAL CAUSES relaxes into the realization that the grim reaper is considerably less grim than a life spent in terror of a fate that awaits us all.'― Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Evicted '...[A] provocative, informative, hilarious, and deeply moving book. A must read.'―Arlie Hochschild, New York Times bestselling author of Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right 'Throughout the text, [Ehrenreich] employs the erudition that earned her degree, the social consciousness that has long informed her writing, and the compassion that endears her to her many fans...A powerful text that floods the mind with illumination-and with agonizing questions.'―Kirkus (starred review) '[Ehrenreich] offers a healthy dose of reformist philosophy combined with her trademark investigative journalism. In assessing our quest for a longer, healthier life, Ehrenreich provides a contemplative vision of an active, engaged health care that goes far beyond the physical restraints of the body and into the realm of metaphysical possibilities.'―Booklist 'Barbara Ehrenreich is a singular voice of sanity amid our national obsession with wellness and longevity. She is deeply well-informed about contemporary medical practices and their shortcomings, but she wears her learning lightly. NATURAL CAUSES is a delightful as well as an enlightening read. No one who cares about living (or dying) well can afford to miss it.'―Jackson Lears, PhD, Editor in Chief of the Raritan Quarterly Review 'This book is joyous. It is neither anti-medicine nor anti-prevention; it is pro-balance, pro-scepticism and pro-perspective. Paradoxically, Natural Causes is about hope. If you are struggling with choices that weigh hope in potential medical advances that damage quality of life against non-treatment and the acceptance of a terminal diagnosis, this may not offer much comfort, but...as with so many of Ehrenreich's books, NATURAL CAUSES is a much-needed tonic.'―The Guardian ''Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth,' promised Archimedes. In Natural Causes, Barbara Ehrenreich has achieved an Archimedean feat. Her lever is made of erudition, acuity and irreverence; her place to stand is the perspective of cultural criticism; and she has turned the current understanding of body and self upon its head. To read this book is a relief: at last, what needed to be said!'―Jessica Riskin, author of The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument over What Makes Living Things Tick Claiming to be 'old enough to die,' feminist scholar Ehrenreich (Living with a Wild God) takes on the task of investigating America's peculiar approach to aging, health, and wellness...Ehrenreich's sharp intelligence and graceful prose make this book largely pleasurable reading.'―Publishers Weekly '...[R]ichly layered with evidence, stories and quotations...and sprinkled with barbed humor. Ehrenreich lets nobody off the hook, skewering Silicon Valley meditators and misogynist obstetricians with equal vigor. It's impossible to read this book without questioning the popular wisdom about the body and its upkeep. At the very least, you'll be able to make better decisions about how to work out, whether to have that mammogram and when to just order the steak.'―BookPage '[Ehrenreich's] description of cells rushing to staunch a wound is so full of wonder and delight that it recalls Italo Calvino...She sits in contemplation of death itself in the book's concluding, very beautiful passages, bringing to it her characteristic curiosity and awe at the natural world.'―The New York Times Read more About the Author Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of over a dozen books, including the New York Times bestseller Nickel and Dimed. Winner of the 2018 Erasmus Prize for her work as an investigative journalist, she has a PhD in cellular immunology from Rockefeller University and writes frequently about health care and medical science, among many other subjects. She lives in Virginia. Read more

Continue Reading »

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss

Pdf Self-Help On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss

Pdf:On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss.Review Elisabeth Kubler-Ross left us one last gift, and it's a masterpiece.-- 'Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times bestselling author' Read more About the Author Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD, [1926-2004] was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, humanitarian, and co-founder of the hospice movement around the world. She was also the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying, which first discussed The Five Stages of Grief. Elisabeth authored twenty-four books in thirty-six languages and brought comfort to millions of people coping with their own deaths or the death of a loved one. Her greatest professional legacy includes teaching the practice of humane care for the dying and the importance of sharing unconditional love. Her work continues by the efforts of hundreds of organizations around the world, including The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation: EKRFoundation.org. David Kessler is one of the world's foremost experts on healing and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life. He is the author of five bestselling books, including You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace after Breakup, Divorce, or Death with Louise Hay. He coauthored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, a #1 bestselling hospice book, received praise by Mother Teresa. His services have been used by Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. David's work has been featured on CNN, NBC, Fox, PBS, and Dr. Oz. Read more

Continue Reading »

At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die

Pdf Self-Help At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die

Pdf:At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die.What should medicine do when it can't save your life?The modern healthcare system has become proficient at staving off death with aggressive interventions. And yet, eventually everyone dies - and although most Americans say they would prefer to die peacefully at home, more than half of all deaths take place in hospitals or health care facilities.At the End of Life - the latest collaborative book project between the Creative Nonfiction Foundation and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation - tackles this conundrum head on. Featuring 22 compelling personal-medical narratives, the collection explores death, dying, and palliative care, and highlights current features, flaws, and advances in the healthcare system.Here, a poet and former hospice worker reflects on death's mysteries; a son wanders the halls of his mother's nursing home, lost in the small absurdities of the place; a grief counselor struggles with losing his own grandfather; a medical intern traces the origins and meaning of time; a mother anguishes over her decision to turn off her daughter's life support and allow her organs to be harvested; and a nurse remembers many of her former patients.These original, compelling personal narratives reveal the inner workings of hospitals, homes, and hospices where patients, their doctors, and their loved ones all battle to hang on - and to let go.

Continue Reading »

Time to Go

Pdf Self-Help Time to Go

Pdf:Time to Go.Review 'A corker which should keep book clubs arguing for years.' - Lynn Barber, The Observer'The funniest, sickest, most moving and provocative book about dying you are likely to read before you-know-who comes calling.' - Alan Taylor, The Herald'This is a remarkable, timely and important book about assisted dying. It’s also humanely clear-eyed, shrewd and surprisingly funny' - William Boyd'…not just a darkly diverting testament to old age, but a remarkably hopeful book.' - Helen Davies, The Sunday Times'Time to Go is a sometimes manipulative but mostly hilarious book ― a marshalling cry for the cause of legalising assisted suicide. Kennaway believes the law is hopelessly inadequate for the times we live in. Choosing how you die is nothing less than a human right. It’s just not acknowledged as one. But it surely will be soon.' - Laura K. Jones, The Spectator'This is such an extraordinary book. It's bracingly honest, blisteringly funny, and then it knocks you sideways with its sadness and straightens you up with its good sense. Bit of a rollercoaster, really.' - Deborah Moggach'I finished Time to Go, wonderful book, a literary masterpiece. Brutal, but you don’t get the rose without the thorns. Lol funny and genuinely moving, an honourable tribute. Susie’s chapter is exquisite. It’s Laurence Durrell with a hacksaw.' - Mat Collishaw Read more About the Author Guy Kennaway lives for pleasure, producing books only when all else has failed. He is best known for One Peopleabout a Jamaican village threatened my mass US tourism, and Bird Brain about a community of optimistic pheasants. He has written for magazines and newspapers, as well as many film scripts and TV adaptations, none of which have been made. Not surprisingly he lives alone. Read more

Continue Reading »

Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies

Pdf Self-Help Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies

Pdf:Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies.Helping widows and widowers learn how to cope with the grief of losing their helpmate, their lover, and perhaps their financial provider, this guide reveals how to find continued meaning in life when doing so seems difficult. Bereaved spouses will find advice on when and how to dispose of their mate's belongings, dealing with their children, and redefining their role with friends and family. Suggestions are provided for elderly mourners, young widows and widowers, unmarried lovers, and same-sex partners. The information and comfort offered apply to individuals whose spouse died recently or long ago.

Continue Reading »

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

Pdf Self-Help Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

Pdf:Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart.Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. This book upholds the rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal.

Continue Reading »

Time to Go

Pdf Self-Help Time to Go

Pdf:Time to Go.Some things in life are too serious to joke about. Assisted dying is not one of them.In 2017 Susie Kennaway asked her son Guy to kill her. 88 years old, with an older and infirm husband, Susie wanted to avoid sliding into infantilised catatonia. Her son immediately started taking notes and Time to Go is the result. In turns a manual for those considering the benefits of assisted dying, a portrait of a mother - son relationship, and a sympathetic description of old age, this audiobook is a route map through the moral, legal, emotional, intellectual and practical maze that is the biggest issue facing the senior generations today: leaving life on their own terms. During their conversations about when and how to make Susie's final exit, some of the difficulties of their fractious relationship mellowed and others even melted, as the reality of what they were planning brought them together. Many elderly people, like Susie, have clearly stated that they wish to die in a manner and time of their choosing. But the Church, the law, the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry stand in the way, wagging their fingers.  A change is coming for the rights of the elderly, the way it has come for the rights of women and gay people. Time to Go is a rallying call in this fight. Life is too precious not to be lived properly. As with a job, a relationship or a party, you have to know when it's time to go.

Continue Reading »

From Reject to Greatness: Discovering Your Self-Worth by Breaking Free from Rejection

Pdf Self-Help From Reject to Greatness: Discovering Your Self-Worth by Breaking Free from Rejection

Pdf:From Reject to Greatness: Discovering Your Self-Worth by Breaking Free from Rejection.Rejection can keep you trapped, stuck, and frustrated. The steps in this book encourage you to take action, recognize the negative cycles in your life, and help you to apply it to gain a life of greatness. In this book, I share my experiences of rejection and how I overcame. I provide the strategies I used to heal from the negative emotions, inner wounds, and pain that was damaging my way of life. This is a book that will help readers who are not able to work with a personal coach. You can use this book to identify issues that are holding you back from greatness and develop a path toward your true and amazing self.

Continue Reading »

Estranged: Finding Hope When Your Family Falls Apart

Pdf Self-Help Estranged: Finding Hope When Your Family Falls Apart

Pdf:Estranged: Finding Hope When Your Family Falls Apart.In Estranged: Finding Hope When Your Family Falls Apart, Julie Plagens shares about her life as a child of well-known parents in full-time ministry and the hardships it puts on families to maintain an image of perfection. After many years of anger and unforgiveness, Julie and her husband walked away from the family to find healing after a life-altering health diagnosis. This is the amazing story of how God knitted a Christian family back together through a series of miracles that can only be explained by divine intervention after seven years of estrangement. This book is written for families who are struggling to get along in a healthy manner all the way to those who are experiencing a full-blown family estrangement. Julie gives her story from the perspective of an estranged adult child but also gives tips for parents and adult children who are struggling to find a connection between the two generations. Julie’s mother, Joanne Ventura, wrote the afterword to help parents who are struggling with the rejection of their adult children. Estranged is unique in that it not only gives personal stories from both sides of the estrangement (which is rare), but it also gives tips to help families move towards hope and healing, even if there is never reconciliation. This is a must read for anyone dealing with shame, anger, rejection, and unforgiveness. You can find hope when your family falls apart.

Continue Reading »

Communication in Marriage: The Secret to Fight Less, Love More, and Create the Happy Marriage You Want

Pdf Self-Help Communication in Marriage: The Secret to Fight Less, Love More, and Create the Happy Marriage You Want

Pdf:Communication in Marriage: The Secret to Fight Less, Love More, and Create the Happy Marriage You Want.Do you want a happy marriage but you don't know where to start?Are you having marital problems and you are desperate for a solution?Are you wondering what makes the most successful marriages click?You can find the answers to these questions and more in this audiobook, Communication in Marriage. Communication in Marriage is a book that comprehensively covers various marital issues and offers solutions that are effective and simple to follow by you and your partner. This book will teach you how communication works and how you can use it as a weapon to improve the state of your marriage. Beyond improving communication skills, you'll also learn proven techniques on how you can make your marriage last. Here are some of the most important things that you will learn from this book.The value of communication in marriageThe traits of happy couplesSigns of a marriage that is in troubleCommunication differences between men and womenCommon sources of problems in marriagesHow to change what's wrong in your marriageHow to improve your communication skillsHow to boost your marriageWait no more. Buy this book today and be ready to revive your marriage and live a happier life! 

Continue Reading »

Codependency: A Recovery Guide for Codependent Couples Trapped in a Flawed Relationship

Pdf Self-Help Codependency: A Recovery Guide for Codependent Couples Trapped in a Flawed Relationship

Pdf:Codependency: A Recovery Guide for Codependent Couples Trapped in a Flawed Relationship.Have you ever thought that you depend excessively on your partner? Or maybe it's the other way around and he or she depends way too much on you? Whether you're in a new relationship or have been several years married, codependency might rear its ugly head and breaking free of the cycle can seem challenging or downright impossible in some cases. This guide will help you discover amazingly simple little things that you can do, to finally put an end to this unhealthy cycle and get back control of your life. Here's some of what you can expect to learn in this audiobook:How to identify if there is a cycle of co-dependency going on in our relationship and how to break free of it Learn how to have healthy boundaries that will strengthen your relationship A practical, step by step program designed to break the cycle of codependency for good and exactly what to do in case of a relapse The proper way to handle conflicts and discussions so that solutions are found quickly and effectively And much more!Even if you currently feel completely "stuck" and hopeless, there's almost always a solution nearby. Real adult relationships aren't just about feelings and thrills. They require some effort plus the consistent desire to grow with our partners even through the tough times. Learn practical secrets to achieving a lasting love and a happy relationship even if you're not super creative or a hopeless romantic. The solutions for making your relationship work and breaking free of the co-dependency cycle will not magically fall upon us. But today, because you have this book, you have just gotten closer to this reality. Start taking back control of your life today!

Continue Reading »

You Might Be a Narcissist If. - How to Identify Narcissism in Ourselves and Others and What We Can Do About It

Pdf Self-Help You Might Be a Narcissist If. - How to Identify Narcissism in Ourselves and Others and What We Can Do About It

Pdf:You Might Be a Narcissist If. - How to Identify Narcissism in Ourselves and Others and What We Can Do About It.Why is this relationship so hard? It is so invigorating to know that we don't have to stay stuck. Even if we're not the one struggling with narcissism, we can change the way we relate to the people who do. Find out if the stress in your relationships with family, friends, or at work is unknowingly caused from narcissism in yourself or others... Narcissism is actually much more common than we may think and, in reality, most of us have some of these characteristics. You Might Be a Narcissist If... was written by two psychotherapists and a psychiatrist with decades of both personal and professional experience with narcissism. It is filled with many interesting-to-hear stories taken from the authors' or their clients' lives that clearly demonstrate examples of narcissism. A narcissism questionnaire and practical suggestions are given for dealing with narcissism whether it's in your spouse, a co-worker, or even yourself.

Continue Reading »

Life Skills: Communication (Life Skills You Didn't Learn in School)

Pdf Self-Help Life Skills: Communication (Life Skills You Didn't Learn in School)

Pdf:Life Skills: Communication (Life Skills You Didn't Learn in School).Do you sometimes wish you had a better way to express yourself? Do you find yourself replaying conversations in your head and wishing you had said something a different way? Do you want to communicate in a way that is more effective, persuasive, and less likely to lead to heated arguments and fights? This book can help you achieve all these goals and more.In Life Skills: Communication, you'll learn:- What communication really is and how it works.- The major causes of communication breakdown and how to avoid them.- How to communicate effectively at work with bosses, co-workers, and subordinates.- How to improve your romantic life with clear, honest communication.- Lots of other tips and tricks to maximize how effective and clear you deliver your message.The author of this book, Jeffrey Munn, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over ten years of working with individuals, families, and couples. He regularly coaches people on the art of clear, honest, effective communication. Jeffrey's approach uses no-nonsense, practical advice mixed in with a little light-heartedness and humor to teach people how to live their best lives.

Continue Reading »

Balancing THE WHEEL: A balanced approach to self-healing and 'wholistic' fulfillment in pursuit of health, happiness, & success

Pdf Self-Help Balancing THE WHEEL: A balanced approach to self-healing and 'wholistic' fulfillment in pursuit of health, happiness, & success

Pdf:Balancing THE WHEEL: A balanced approach to self-healing and 'wholistic' fulfillment in pursuit of health, happiness, & success.Balancing THE WHEEL is a tool for healing your life. In this practical approach for improving your health, raising your happiness, and gaining more success, you learn what it means to live a well-balanced lifestyle and why you are required to make continuous adjustments in eight different aspects of your life. In this book, you will find out why we behave the way we do and how we can let go of those habits that no longer serve us. Since your mind gives meaning to events or situations based on your earlier experiences and conditions, you must reprogram your mind and overcome fears, self-doubt, sadness, low self-esteem and anxiety-provoking thoughts. The instructions in this book lead you to learn: What steps to take in achieving meaningful and productive communication time after time. How to set healthy boundaries by identifying our values, and creating successful relationships. What are our feelings and how to release our negative emotions? How our responsible choices affect our overall health and wellbeing. How to overcome addictive behaviors and create inner peace. How to heal dis-ease caused by stress and worry. How to have more fun and benefit from our environment. Why we fear financial scarcity and how to secure ourselves? Once you practice the principals discussed in this book, you can let go of your reactions and begin responding by making responsible choices!

Continue Reading »

Mending Broken Connections: 10 Simple Strategies to Restore Communication in Relationships

Pdf Self-Help Mending Broken Connections: 10 Simple Strategies to Restore Communication in Relationships

Pdf:Mending Broken Connections: 10 Simple Strategies to Restore Communication in Relationships.Review Denise has created a powerhouse of a book. She guides the reader through the critical changes needed to improve almost any relationship.-- Dan Watson, Ph.D., Clinical PsychologistHealy uses the magic of stories and combines it with research to give readers a step-by-step plan of action on how to improve their communication skills, thereby improving their relationships. This book is, and will continue to be, a life-changer for many.-- Kevin Ross, Educator, CHP, retiredDenise Healy created a guide for anyone looking to make a positive shift in relationships. There are examples and easy to follow strategies that can be immediately implemented in your own life with ease. A must read! -- Ashley Burciaga, School Psychologist and Life Coach Read more About the Author Denise Healy is co-founder and co-CEO of Streets2Schools, Inc. As a victim's advocate who works with violent offenders, Denise developed successful strategies for mending broken connections in all types of relationships. Denise has taught, mentored, coached, and counseled thousands of people, and holds master's degrees in Educational Leadership, Psychology, and School Psychology.  Read more

Continue Reading »

Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter - A Guide for Mothers Everywhere

Pdf Self-Help Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter - A Guide for Mothers Everywhere

Pdf:Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter - A Guide for Mothers Everywhere."The teenage years don't have to be defined by conflict. Dial Down the Drama gives moms practical solutions grounded in neuroscience that transform the eye rolls and one-word answers into healthy relationships with their daughters. I highly recommend it." (Jack Canfield, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Mother Daughter Soul) One moment, your daughter is fun-loving and energetic - a pleasure to be around. The next, she's sulking in silence, or worse, screaming and slamming the door. Congratulations, you're the mother of a teenage girl. Your daughter is on an emotional roller coaster. Responding in kind just adds fuel to the fire and erodes your relationship. Teens need a stable anchor - a mom who calmly de-escalates scenes and parents intentionally, even when her child is pushing away. Authored by a popular family therapist, Dial Down the Drama reveals how to reclaim your center and reconnect with your teen. It helps you: Regain perspective Break the cycle of conflict Tune in to your daughter without drowning in her drama Foster spontaneous conversations Understand the developing adolescent brain and how it influences behavior Appreciate her for who she is now - a wonderful work in progress Replace worrying and overreacting with effective communication and action Forge a healthy and lasting bond togetherMoodiness, anger, and defiance can stress the best of us. This empowering guide gives you the tools you need to defuse the drama - and dial up the joy.

Continue Reading »

The 5 Seasons of Connection to Your Child: Lead Your Family from Chaos to Connection

Pdf Self-Help The 5 Seasons of Connection to Your Child: Lead Your Family from Chaos to Connection

Pdf:The 5 Seasons of Connection to Your Child: Lead Your Family from Chaos to Connection.About the Author Leanne Kabat hosts The 5 Seasons of Connection Podcast and is an author, speaker, life coach and former teacher who helps families live more purposefully, more confidently, and more deeply connected to each other using the transformative power of the 5 Seasons Strategy. Read more

Continue Reading »

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

Pdf Self-Help Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

Pdf:Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say.Review “That she is so candidly aware of her own shortcomings . . . makes the journey of discovery with her great fun.”—USA Today   “Kelly Corrigan wrote the book—well, make that four—on the heart-tugging joyride that happens in real life. Whether she’s being diagnosed with cancer in her thirties or watching her bigger-than-life father beat cancer or wryly observing other family members as well as herself, Corrigan’s books are inspiring as well as so much fun to read.”—Parade“With heartfelt humor and penetrating insight, Corrigan uses the pain, anguish, failure, and occasional successes in her life to explore the vital connection between the words we say and the relationships we develop, both with the people around us and ourselves. Punctuated with her signature warmth and unflinching honesty, her introspective musings gush with empathy for every partner, parent, child, or friend who has said the wrong thing at the wrong time. At times laugh-out-loud funny but overwhelmingly bittersweet, this brief book spans time and experience to drive home a seemingly simple but significant message: finding the right words is a lifelong journey. Other phrases include ‘I Love You’ and ‘No Words at All.’ Moving and deeply personal, Corrigan’s portraits of love and loss urge readers to speak more carefully and hold on tighter to the people they love.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“This book is beautiful. It’s funny and real and fearless and deep in a way that made me grateful it exists.”—Judd Apatow   “Tell Me More, a memoir so beautifully honest in its depiction of love and loss, transformed me.”—Imbolo Mbue, New York Times bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers“Tell Me More is a testament to the idea that the things we say matter, that our words have the power to comfort and uplift, empower and inspire. Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, difficult questions here, with great warmth and courage. As life unfolds, this is a book I will go back to again and again.”—Glennon Doyle“It is such a comfort just knowing that Kelly Corrigan exists: she is somehow both wise and self-deprecating; funny but unafraid of pain; frank but gentle. She is the sister/mother/best friend we all wish we could have—and because of this big-hearted book, we all get to.”—Ariel Levy, author of The Rules Do Not Apply“With full-bodied humor and radical sensitivity, Kelly Corrigan transforms the mundane pain of life into a necessary spiritual text of sorts, one that reminds us that we have the right to grieve but the obligation to be grateful. This book will remind you that you are human—and of the fragile loveliness of being so.”—Lena Dunham Read more About the Author Kelly Corrigan has been called “the voice of her generation” by O: The Oprah Magazine and “the poet laureate of the ordinary” by HuffPost. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Middle Place, Lift, and Glitter and Glue. She is also the creative director of The Nantucket Project and host of their conversation series about what matters most. She lives near Oakland, California, with her husband, Edward Lichty, and her daughters, Georgia and Claire. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

WHO is in CONTROL of YOUR LIFE?: Study Guide

Pdf Self-Help WHO is in CONTROL of YOUR LIFE?: Study Guide

Pdf:WHO is in CONTROL of YOUR LIFE?: Study Guide.The apostle Paul in Ephesians, chapter 2, refers to humanity’s condition at conception; “Among whom we all had our lives in times past in the lusts of the flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature children of wrath, even as others.” Dear friend, you need to understand the enemy is not those around you; rather, it is the one within you!The apostle Paul expresses how he feels about this ungodly part of him who co-exists within him, and who competes against his desire to live a holy and godly life? Paul cries out in desperation and agony while calling this part of him a wretched man;“Oh, wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24) I welcome you to join me on this life-altering journey! God made a special provision for your life because he loves you; your selection of this book will be part of that divine provision. He desires that you to discover and experience restored intimacy, victory, and peace in Him and with Him. Our creator promises, if you walk in the Spirit during your life’s journey, His divine presence will surpass your understanding and highest expectations. Like Israel, when they began their journey across the desert, they had to learn how to completely depend on God to supply their needs. You will soon discover God is all-sufficient, if you trust him. Oh, by the way, there will most likely be a Red Sea to cross, as well. It is symbolic of life's journey. You will be required to cross your own Red Sea as well. You and I will be able to successfully cross it only by our faith in Christ Jesus; there is no other way to glorify our Creator and Lord. Are you ready to begin your journey? Very well, let’s get started.

Continue Reading »

Loving through Your Differences: Building Strong Relationships from Separate Realities

Pdf Self-Help Loving through Your Differences: Building Strong Relationships from Separate Realities

Pdf:Loving through Your Differences: Building Strong Relationships from Separate Realities.Review “This jewel of a book — simple, clear, and profound — is packed with wisdom to help two separate people love wholeheartedly.” — Linda Carroll, MS, LMFT, BCC, psychotherapist and author of Love Cycles “A highly readable and practical guide to handling differences gracefully. James Creighton coaches us on how to change the attitudes and behaviors that lead to conflict. He shows how, by responsibly negotiating through mutually satisfying guidelines, couples can cocreate successful, deeply fulfilling, loving relationships.” — Linda Bloom, coauthor of 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married “This book has a crucial role in people’s lives — whether in a marital relationship, extended family, or close friendships. The most valuable insight is that you have a right to your emotional reality and that others have realities of their own. It is not a matter of ‘right or wrong’ but of listening with both your head and heart to reach understandings.” — Barry Mccarthy, coauthor of Enduring Desire Read more About the Author In addition to working with couples, James L. Creighton, PhD, has conducted communication trainings, mediations, and conflict-resolution processes for universities, public schools, the Job Corps, Fortune 500 corporations, and government entities. He lives in Kihei, Hawaii. Read more

Continue Reading »

Brave Souls: Experiencing the Audacious Power of Empathy

Pdf Self-Help Brave Souls: Experiencing the Audacious Power of Empathy

Pdf:Brave Souls: Experiencing the Audacious Power of Empathy.Review 'Belinda Bauman gives us a gift--inviting us away from merely hearing someone to embracing empathy and allowing another person's story to move us into action. The journey isn't pretty or easy, but Bauman's belief in change left me more hopeful than I've been in a long time.'--Kathy Khang, speaker, activist, and author of Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up'Belinda Bauman is a brave soul and her call to live an empathetic life is not just one she writes about but one she's living. This collection of stories, practices, and spiritual truths are words we need to hear, but even more they offer a way of living we need to embrace.'--Todd Deatherage, executive director and cofounder, The Telos Group Read more Review 'This book pulls you in and doesn't let you go until the end. Given the tone of today's public discourse, what does it mean to have disruptive empathy or high functioning apathy? Bauman's authenticity, wild stories, and gift with words pulls you into the inner world of a woman being asked by God to listen―really listen―to the people around her, specifically to the stories of women who have survived the violence of war. She reminds us―challenges us―that empathy is not reserved for a few select saints. It is gritty, personal, concrete, and practical, and available to all brave souls thirsty enough to pursue real love.' (Shayne Moore, author of Refuse to Do Nothing)'Belinda Bauman gives us a gift―inviting us away from merely hearing someone to embracing empathy and allowing another person's story to move us into action. The journey isn't pretty or easy, but Bauman's belief in change left me more hopeful than I've been in a long time.' (Kathy Khang, speaker, activist, and author of Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up)'In an age where it is easy to think of ourselves as socially aware and compassionate, but where studies show we are swiftly losing our empathy and growing ever-more distant from one another, this book is a beautiful and passionate call back to becoming fully human, learning to listen to one another's stories, and being willing to risk the loss of comfort to live in solidarity with others. In Brave Souls, a book born from her life story, Belinda Bauman takes direct aim at what it means for us to truly love―having a form of holy empathy―and be deeply engaged in the world around us. Not everyone has a mentor to sit down with for coffee; for those who don't, you will be delighted to find Belinda a wise, experienced, and gentle guide leading you into the high places of true Christian spirituality. I can't recommend it highly enough.' (Ken Wytsma, author of Pursuing Justice and The Myth of Equality)'In Brave Souls, Belinda Bauman makes a vitally important and rarely explored connection between bravery and empathy. She leads us from conflict zones in the Congo to her own spiritual struggle regarding the universal Christian act of worship and uncovers the stunning truth: only those courageous enough to dive into the depths of empathy will be able to change this hurting world. A masterful storyteller and experienced spiritual guide, Bauman introduces us to some of the most inspiring people we'll ever meet and then invites us―like them and like her―to be brave.' (Zach Hoag, author of The Light Is Winning)'When Belinda Bauman's heart awoke to the suffering of others, she came alive in a way she'd not lived before. On this unlikely journey she discovered that learning and practicing empathy changes the world and changes the one willing to embrace it. In these pages Belinda is inviting you and me not just to feel empathy but to embody it. Brave Souls is challenging me to take big risks to love more, and I believe it will do the same for you. Say yes. You won't regret it.' (Jamie D. Aten, founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College, author of A Walking Disaster)'Belinda Bauman is a brave soul and her call to live an empathetic life is not just one she writes about but one she's living. This collection of stories, practices, and spiritual truths are words we need to hear, but even more they offer a way of living we need to embrace.' (Todd Deatherage, executive director and cofounder, The Telos Group)'Belinda Bauman tucks 'brave' into the creases of her real life. From climbing actual mountains to diving into the depths of others' stories with care and humility, she has much to teach us about carrying empathy with us, calling it out into the world with our own inner courage. As a leader, mother, and wife, she's inspired me to be more brave in my own life and ministry―and I cannot wait for readers of Brave Souls to discover both the risk and the beauty of what it means to live out the fullness of 'brave'! With Belinda as our guide, the journey is worth it.' (Ashlee Eiland, midweek director and teacher, Willow Creek Community Church)'Brave Souls is a mountain we all need to climb, with lessons on listening and conversations on privilege and responsibility to be savored along the way. While Belinda seamlessly blends personal experience and expert voices, her education credentials shine as she creates a curriculum for empathy, providing a road map from what often prohibits empathy to how and why empathy is the essential destination for each for us. Brave Souls is winsome in its storytelling and impactful in its truth. In 2016, I spent almost a week traipsing behind Belinda as we climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and following her lead again through Brave Souls only cements my view of her as a visionary and a compassionate leader whose goal is to change the world. With this book, she just might.' (Joy Beth Smith, author of Party of One)'This is a time for followers of Jesus to 'take heart' in the face of profound challenges, and my friend Belinda has written a book that will help us do just that. Belinda's commitment to justice is grounded in her love of God and her love for people, and her love is one that will inspire anyone who reads Brave Souls to follow Jesus with courage.' (Michael Wear, author of Reclaiming Hope)'This book is the beat of my heart. Belinda Bauman has given us a road map to conquer the biggest mountain in our world at the moment―the distance between us and our 'other.' How do we see the humanity in each other? How do we remember that we belong to each other? How can we stand against injustice or at least help relieve some of the suffering in our world? Drawing from her own story and the stories of many brave souls in our world, Belinda reminds us that empathy is the kind of love we need now. In fact, empathy has the potential to revolutionize love. I read this book with tears literally streaming down my face several times. It gave me hope that we can conquer the mountains of apathy and become the people God has created us to be. Oh, how I want to be this kind of brave soul.' (Idelette McVicker, founder of SheLoves Magazine and Dangerous Women Tribe)'The beauty and power of Christ-like, Spirit-empowered empathy in a world of apathy and antipathy is the missing ingredient in our homes, schools, churches, communities, cities, and the world. This book is a valuable tapestry of the sad―but true―stories of women and their experiences of violence and injustice interwoven with the joyful and hopeful outcome of authentic Christian love and empathy. You will be inspired, encouraged, and equipped in Brave Souls!' (Ed Stetzer, Billy Graham Distinguished Chair, Wheaton College)'In Brave Souls, Bauman makes a compelling case to shake apathy and open our hearts. With a gracious touch that doesn't hold back from the truth, Bauman challenges us to awaken to the realities of violence in the world. With so much disturbing news, it is tempting to create a cocoon of comfort. But Bauman provides hope, encouragement, and helpful tools so that we can awaken empathy and in doing so perhaps find love. A beautifully crafted book that will feed your heart, mind, and soul!' (Nikki Toyama-Szeto, executive director of Evangelicals for Social Action/The Sider Center)'The power of empathy is the power for God to transform our understanding of how he is working in the world. This book is a reminder that there is indeed a commonality formed and a shared human experience created in hearing, listening, and being shaped by others' stories and experiences. Belinda has a rich history of being shaken and broken before the Lord and using herself as an empty vessel to carry the stories of the women she meets to the places that need to hear their stories. Throughout this book, she reminds us that our own strength and bravery don't have to come from ourselves but from others we meet along the way. She helps us find a way forward to not forget those who are easily forgotten. Belinda weaves the stories of so many brave and fearless women, who are our teachers and leaders, into a rich tapestry where God's grace and power is the redemptive thread. She ultimately points us to the power of building relationships with those who are on the margins of society, where we so often see God redeeming and restoring his beloveds. I'm so grateful for this book and Belinda's ongoing work of education and advocacy. I believe you'll find, as I did, that this book will inform and inspire you to action!' (Jenny Yang, vice president of advocacy and policy for World Relief, and coauthor of Welcoming the Stranger)'Belinda does a masterful job of integrating research, experience, and story to help illustrate the transforming power of empathy. This is a book that searches your soul and prepares you to practice the spiritual discipline of empathy. As a pastor, leader, mother, and neighbor it has invited me to new spaces of bravery.' (Sandra Maria Van Opstal, author of The Next Worship)'Brave Souls is written for this time in history. Belinda's call to empathy, woven with the souls of suffering women as well as research from the finest of universities, disrupts our pious Christian language and smugness and transforms us to living and understanding like Jesus. The writing and stories from the heart and experiences of Belinda are compelling and convicting. The reader is given practical application and guidance in understanding and developing empathy. Brave Souls can change hearts and history. This is a groundbreaking and prophetic book.' (Jo Anne Lyon, ambassador for the Wesleyan Church) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

The Lost Boys: inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiment

Pdf Self-Help The Lost Boys: inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiment

Pdf:The Lost Boys: inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiment.Review “[An] excellent piece of non-fiction interrogating one of the most celebrated pieces of psychological research of the mid-20th century.” (Herald Sun)“Fascinating…excellent.” (Weekend Australian)“[Gina Perry’s] central point never loses its shock value: ‘How many psychological wounds were caused in pursuit of scientific and historical understanding?’” (The Mail on Sunday)“This is a wonderful book; I couldn’t stop reading once I started. Gina Perry is not only a thorough researcher, she’s also a great writer. A lot of psychology textbooks will have to be updated after her groundbreaking research.” (Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists)“A fascinating and finely written study of one of the best-known social experiments of the twentieth century. Through archive research and interviews with participants, Gina Perry uses her investigative flair to reconstruct the context, characters, and stakes of this strange piece of history.” (Darian Leader, author of What Is Madness?)Praise for Behind the Shock Machine“A remarkable example of how good creative non-fiction is researched and written…a compelling true story that fascinates and informs at the same time.” (Lee Gutkind, editor of Creative Nonfiction)“Enthralling.” (Australian Book Review)“[F]ascinating.” (The TImes)“Mesmerising…Perry is a deeply thoughtful and empathetic writer.” (Spectator)“In The Lost Boys, Gina Perry returns to the terrain of morally dubious and manipulative psychological experiments.” (The Saturday Age) Read more Book Description National Radio campaign (author has previously appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered) Advanced reading copies available Outreach to national popular science and psychology publications Digital ARCs on Netgalley and Edelweiss LibraryThing giveaway Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Overcoming Oppositional Defiant Disorder: A Two-Part Treatment Plan to Help Parents and Kids Work Together

Pdf Self-Help Overcoming Oppositional Defiant Disorder: A Two-Part Treatment Plan to Help Parents and Kids Work Together

Pdf:Overcoming Oppositional Defiant Disorder: A Two-Part Treatment Plan to Help Parents and Kids Work Together.About the Author GINA ATENCIO-MACLEAN, PSY.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist based in Orange County, California. She received her degree in clinical psychology from Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Atencio-MacLean specializes
in treating children and adolescents with behavioral problems. Using cognitive behavioral therapy, it is her goal to help children and their families gain the tools needed to thrive. Read more

Continue Reading »

What is the Focus of Love?: Having Clarity, Living Your Purpose, Creating the Love YOU Want & Having the Life YOU LOVE!

Pdf Self-Help What is the Focus of Love?: Having Clarity, Living Your Purpose, Creating the Love YOU Want & Having the Life YOU LOVE!

Pdf:What is the Focus of Love?: Having Clarity, Living Your Purpose, Creating the Love YOU Want & Having the Life YOU LOVE!.What Is the Focus of Love?You can be happy or you can be right, but you can't be both. Many partners focus on making their lover wrong in a relationship, and nobody wants to be around that person all the time. Remember: You convince a man against his will he’s of the same mind still.Inside of having a deep intimacy you get to be happy, which is way more fulfilling than being right. That's where I come in. As a result of what I do, people like YOU create a life you love, have delicious relationships, savory intimacy, admiration for your significant other in partnership instead of competition and in that you fulfill one another rather than strategizing to convert one another. REMEMBER: What you Focus on EXXXPANDS! Let's Focus on the Love we really want!

Continue Reading »

A Father: Puzzle (The MIT Press)

Pdf Self-Help A Father: Puzzle (The MIT Press)

Pdf:A Father: Puzzle (The MIT Press).About the Author Sibylle Lacan (1940–2013) was Jacques Lacan's second daughter from his first marriage. A translator of Spanish, English, and Russian, she followed A Father with a book devoted to her mother (Points de suspension). Read more

Continue Reading »

The Relationship Dismount: How to Stick the Landing When Exiting a Toxic Relationship

Pdf Self-Help The Relationship Dismount: How to Stick the Landing When Exiting a Toxic Relationship

Pdf:The Relationship Dismount: How to Stick the Landing When Exiting a Toxic Relationship.Do you have questions about where you are in your relationship? Should you stay? Should you go? Are you gearing up for the next phase? Or is it time for closure? If you've asked yourself any of those questions, this book is for you! In Zo Williams' new book, The Relationship Dismount, he will teach you how to identify the attitudes and behaviors that have been holding you back from being your best or your happiest self. He will help you figure out what is worth keeping, what we need to stop doing, and what we need to begin doing to have a healthy relationship. Zo will demonstrate to you how to effectively end the relationship without causing irrevocable damage to yourself or your partner. In this book, you will learn that wisely executed relationship dismounts build strong foundations for future relationships. Zo Williams is a self-published author, certified relationship specialist, television, and radio personality. A student of world religions, he is a passionate and opinionated dynamo, who offers revolutionary thoughts about the breakdown of social systems and institutions and how they impact human relations within the urban/alternative community. Dubbed as "Tupac meets Deepak", or the "The Hip Hop Dr. Phil", Zo lends a unique perspective to the relationship coaching world. Currently, Zo is the host of two shows, The #ZoWhat? Morning Show, which is under the DashRadio network and The Voice of Reason (formerly on Jamie Foxx's Foxxhole/Sirius XM) can now be heard on DashTalk Radio on DashRadio.com.

Continue Reading »

The Unexpected Joy of Being Single: Locating Happily-Single Serenity

Pdf Self-Help The Unexpected Joy of Being Single: Locating Happily-Single Serenity

Pdf:The Unexpected Joy of Being Single: Locating Happily-Single Serenity.Single in your late 20s or, hold the phone, in your 30s or beyond? Oh hi! You're in the right place.  Over a third of us are now single. With the single camp growing at 10 times the rate of the actual population, it is now the norm to be single well into our 30s - the average marriage age for women is 35 and 37 for men. But nobody seems to have told society, rom-com makers, songwriters, marriage-hungry mothers, 'tick-tock' uncles, our mates or us that.  Cue: single anxiety. Love addiction. Spending hours scrolling through dating apps. Being inconsolable when he/she doesn't text. Humming 'Here Comes the Bride' when they do.  Catherine Gray went through all of this. And then some. She took a whole year off dating to get her love-hooked head straight. How do we chill our boots about our single status? Detach from 'all the good ones are gone!' panic? And deprogramme from urgent, red, heart-shaped societal pressure to find your 'other half'*? We know intellectually that single is far preferable to panic-settling, yet we forget that almost constantly. Why? Psychologists and neuroscientists tell us? Let's start the reverse brainwash and locate our happily-single sanity for good. Are you in?  *Spoiler: you're already a whole person. 

Continue Reading »

I COULDN'T SEE ME: My Journey of Overcoming Calamity

Pdf Self-Help I COULDN'T SEE ME: My Journey of Overcoming Calamity

Pdf:I COULDN'T SEE ME: My Journey of Overcoming Calamity.To the outside world I had the ideal marriage that most my friends, family, and even associates praised. People literally prayed for a marriage that would be identical to mine. Davon was an awesome husband to me and an amazing father to our 5 beautiful daughters. This is a deep and twisted true story of marriage with real events, real people, real love, and real life. You will hear every detail and untold secret of how the cookie ultimately crumbles to my demise. As I slowly put together the pieces of my husband's mystery puzzle my heart is shattered and my life is forever changed.

Continue Reading »

When 'I Do' Changes

Pdf Self-Help When 'I Do' Changes

Pdf:When 'I Do' Changes.When "I Do" Changes is a book about engaging in opportunities that will guide you to look at your lifestyle with open eyes. It is not about sorting out who is at fault in a marriage, or who caused the separation that led to divorce. Last year's options should be viewed as errors or mistakes that led you astray, but at the same time, became building blocks that helped you climb the ladder toward success.When the love of your life is in -- and out of -- your heart, it is hard to comprehend what the spirit is saying, so you find yourself lost in space. We must realize that marriage is a solemn, lifetime commitment. We can live more successfully if we enter marriage carefully, firmly making up our minds that our wedding is for keeps.I am here to let you know that you are no different from any other person who is going through or who has been through a divorce or who is in the final stages of a crushing marriage. The Lord sees your pain and hurt. He will be the One you can hold on to as you walk this road.--from the Introduction

Continue Reading »

Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda.: A Divorce Coach's Guide to Staying Married

Pdf Self-Help Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda.: A Divorce Coach's Guide to Staying Married

Pdf:Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda.: A Divorce Coach's Guide to Staying Married.Review 'As a divorce attorney/coach, I know what people go through in a contested divorce. Jennifer went through a divorce and knows what it's like on the other side. Jennifer's advice and insight to getting divorced and living a post-divorce life will help you make the best decisions. A must-read if you are contemplating divorce.'Jason Levoy A.K.A. 'The Divorce Resource Guy''Jennifer has the insight, humor, and humility that's only possible on the other side of a divorce. She sees and owns how she contributed to the collapse of her marriage and I was surprised she shared all of this with compassion and candor.'Stephani Roberts, Relationship Podcast host 'An insightful read with easy-to-use practical tips that will help you look before you leap!'Rick Morrison, Author of The Hug Store & Founder of Hug The Moment 'Jennifer's uncensored and unabashed approach to the topics of divorce, relationships, and marriage is real solution-based talk for anyone who wants to go from hot mess to their best and attract the relationship they want and deserve. It's a must read!' Rachell Kitchen CPC, ACC, ELI-MP Founder and CEO, Level Up For Life Coach, LLC Professional Speaker, Author Read more

Continue Reading »

20 Things Every Man Needs From His Woman

Pdf Self-Help 20 Things Every Man Needs From His Woman

Pdf:20 Things Every Man Needs From His Woman.This project is for women who are struggling and on the verge of giving up on their relationship. It seems as if you are stuck in a prison of unfulfilled desires and in a whirlwind of silent frustrations. You keep telling yourself you did not get into this relationship to be disrespected, mistreated or unhappy. You have so much to give in your relationship but get little back in return. You did not pick up this book by mistake. You hold in your hands the answers to what you need to do next. As you carefully ingest the information in this writing, you will regain your composure, rebuild your confidence and rekindle your commitment which can be the turning point in your relationship. Keep in mind your desire to change must be greater than your desire to remain the same. If you believe that your relationship is salvageable, take the next step in making a difference in your union. It will be well worth it!

Continue Reading »

Marriage Restoration

Pdf Self-Help Marriage Restoration

Pdf:Marriage Restoration.Back in 1990, I found myself searching for an effective program that would help restore the many troubled marriages at the church I was pastoring - as well as at the churches of so many of my fellow pastors here in the Sacramento area. The more I looked, the more I became convinced that I needed to take matters into my own hands. Too many of the programs I looked into were geared toward healing marriages that were only a little troubled. Unfortunately, the marriages I was seeking to help were deeply troubled. The eventual result was a year and a half class consisting of eight separate sessions, each of which was guided by its own separate manual. Well over 200 couples enrolled in the class before I retired - with excellent results for those who completed the class. What caught us completely by surprise were the large numbers of unsaved couples who enrolled in the program - and who, in taking the class, became believers. In short, we found this class to be a very effective evangelism ministry.

Continue Reading »

Breaking Bonds: How to Divorce an Abuser and Heal—A Survival Guide

Pdf Self-Help Breaking Bonds: How to Divorce an Abuser and Heal—A Survival Guide

Pdf:Breaking Bonds: How to Divorce an Abuser and Heal—A Survival Guide.About the Author Rosemary Lombardy is a financial advisor and portfolio manager with over thirty-five years of experience. Although her professional expertise is in financial matters, her perspective on marital abuse, divorce, and recovery is deeply heartfelt and holistic. She draws on decades of personal experience, as well as the experiences of others who have gone through similar situations, to help inform abused women so that they will become empowered to leave their abusers and begin to heal. Her former background in law, as well as being both a Catholic who has studied the Kabbalah and a Reiki master, has infused the book with practical guidance and spiritual techniques that women can use when they most need them. Her intention with this book is to foster self-awareness, responsibility, empowerment, healing, and forgiveness. Ms. Lombardy resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more

Continue Reading »

Living After Divorce: 21 Ways to Heal & Move Forward

Pdf Self-Help Living After Divorce: 21 Ways to Heal & Move Forward

Pdf:Living After Divorce: 21 Ways to Heal & Move Forward.Review 'There is nothing easy about divorce for anyone! Not for the husband, the wife, the kids, the extended family and friends--no one. As a divorced father of three who happens also to be an attorney who specializes in domestic relations, I am frequently appointed by judges to represent the children involved in divorce and parental separation. It's a complicated situation for everyone. Ingrid Lavon's Living After Divorce is a must read! The real-life examples show readers that they are not alone. The practical and spiritual advice and tips throughout the book give readers a strong mix of tools and strategies to do their best living after divorce!'--Marcellus H. Moore, Jr., Attorney and Divorced Dad Read more

Continue Reading »

Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves

Pdf Self-Help Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves

Pdf:Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves.For much of his 30s, Jesse Bering thought he was probably going to kill himself. He was a successful psychologist and writer, with books to his name and bylines in major magazines. But none of that mattered. The impulse to take his own life remained. At times it felt all but inescapable.Bering survived. And in addition to relief, the fading of his suicidal thoughts brought curiosity. Where had they come from? Would they return? Is the suicidal impulse found in other animals? Or is our vulnerability to suicide a uniquely human evolutionary development? In Suicidal, Bering answers all these questions and more, taking us through the science and psychology of suicide, revealing its cognitive secrets and the subtle tricks our minds play on us when we're easy emotional prey. Scientific studies, personal stories, and remarkable cross-species comparisons come together to help listeners critically analyze their own doomsday thoughts while gaining broad insight into a problem that, tragically, will most likely touch all of us at some point in our lives.Authoritative, accessible, personal, profound - there's never been a book on suicide like this. It will help you understand yourself and your loved ones, and it will change the way you think about this most vexing of human problems.

Continue Reading »

The Alter Ego Effect: Defeat the Enemy, Unlock Your Heroic Self, and Start Kicking Ass

Pdf Self-Help The Alter Ego Effect: Defeat the Enemy, Unlock Your Heroic Self, and Start Kicking Ass

Pdf:The Alter Ego Effect: Defeat the Enemy, Unlock Your Heroic Self, and Start Kicking Ass.A top performance expert reveals the secret behind many top athletes and executives: creating a heroic alter ego to activate when the chips are down.There's only one person in the way of you unleashing your potential: you. There's also one person who can move you out of the way so you can perform at your peak. That person is already inside you. You just need to unlock them. This other part of you is your alter ego. After 21 years of working with elite athletes, performers, and leaders, Todd Herman has discovered how you can use your alter ego to achieve the seemingly impossible. It all clicked for Todd when he met Bo Jackson. When Herman met Bo Jackson, the professional athlete told him, "Bo Jackson never played a down of football in his entire life." Bo explained that when he was young, he'd get into trouble because of chaos caused by his anger issues. Then, he saw Friday the 13th and became fascinated by the cold, calculating nature of Jason Voorhees. In that moment, he resolved to stop being Bo Jackson and start being Jason the moment he stepped on the field. In this transformative guide, Herman teaches you how to create and control an alter ego like Bo - and the thousands of other athletes, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and entertainers who have used this simple tool to change their lives. Herman also shares his own story: He knew that inside was a confident, self-assured, intelligent person who could help others get better results in their lives. When he started using Superman's classic trick - putting on a pair of glasses - he learned to trigger the specific traits he needed to achieve his goals.The Alter Ego Effect is not about creating a false mask - it's about finding the hero already inside you. It's a proven way of overcoming the self-doubt, negativity, and insecurity that hold you back and empowering you to ultimately become your best self. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Continue Reading »

The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Learn More in Less Time, and Direct Your Own Education

Pdf Self-Help The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Learn More in Less Time, and Direct Your Own Education

Pdf:The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Learn More in Less Time, and Direct Your Own Education.How to learn effectively when you have to be both the teacher and student. Work smarter and save yourself countless hours. Self-learning is not just about performing better in the classroom or the office. It's about being able to aim your life in whatever direction you choose and conquering the obstacles in front of you.Replicable methods and insights to build expertise from ground zero.The Science of Self-Learning focuses not only on learning, but what it means to direct your own learning. Anyone can read a book, but what about more? You will learn to deconstruct a topic and then construct your own syllabus and plan. Gathering information, initial research, having a dialogue with new information - unlock these skills and you will unlock your life.Make complex topics painless and less intimidating to approach and break down. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for more than a dozen years and is a best-selling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path toward success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.Develop habits and skills to fulfill your career or hobby goals.Understand the learning success pyramid and how self-regulation and confidence impact learning.How to stay motivated in tedious and tiring learning.The SQ3R method and conversing with information.Science-based methods to help your brain absorb and retain more.Speed-reading and comprehension.How to plan and schedule like Benjamin Franklin.How to extract information like juice from an orange.Most people have multiple careers in their lives. Self-learning is how you keep up and adapt. The only thing that is given in life is that it will change. Seasons change. Moods change. You will change. Whatever happens, you will need to adapt to your new circumstances. Survival of the fittest isn't just something that exists in science textbooks - it's what happens in every phase of your life. The ability to learn is what determines whether you sink or swim.Gain the competitive edge and upgrade yourself by learning how to learn: scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button. 

Continue Reading »

How to Make Sh*t Happen: Make More Money, Get in Better Shape, Create Epic Relationships and Control

Pdf Self-Help How to Make Sh*t Happen: Make More Money, Get in Better Shape, Create Epic Relationships and Control

Pdf:How to Make Sh*t Happen: Make More Money, Get in Better Shape, Create Epic Relationships and Control.Is your daily life chaotic and out of control? Do you struggle with a work/life balance? Does it feel like there are never enough hours in the day to accomplish all your goals?Does it feel like no matter how hard you try, it's never good enough?Are you looking for a simple yet executable road map to create the life you've always desired? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need...How to Make Sh*t Happen

Continue Reading »

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul: A Seth Book

Pdf Self-Help Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul: A Seth Book

Pdf:Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul: A Seth Book.From the bestselling author of The Nature of Personal RealityOne of the most powerful of the Seth books, Seth Speaks is an essential guide to conscious living. It clearly and powerfully articulates the furthest reaches of human potential and presents the concept that we are independent of our physical image and have access to intuitional knowledge and other dimensions of reality. Seth Speaks has withstood the test of time and is still considered one of the most dynamic and brilliant maps of inner reality and human potential available today."Each individual has access to intuitional knowledge and can gain glimpses of inner reality. The universe speaks to each of us in this regard.... Consciousness creates form. It is not the other way around. All personalities are not physical. It is only because you are so busily concerned with daily matters that you do not realize that there is a portion of you who knows that its own powers are far superior to those shown by the ordinary self."You have each lived other existences, and that knowledge is within you though you are not consciously aware of it. I hope that this book will serve to release the deeply intuitive self within each of my readers, and to bring to the foreground of consciousness whatever particular insights will serve you most." - Jane Roberts, Speaking for Seth

Continue Reading »

The Codependency Recovery Plan: A 5-Step Guide to Understand, Accept, and Break Free from the Codependent Cycle

Pdf Self-Help The Codependency Recovery Plan: A 5-Step Guide to Understand, Accept, and Break Free from the Codependent Cycle

Pdf:The Codependency Recovery Plan: A 5-Step Guide to Understand, Accept, and Break Free from the Codependent Cycle.About the Author KRYSTAL MAZZOLA is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been fascinated by relationships and the potential for positive change since she was a child. Having personally recovered from codependency, Krystal now provides individual and couples therapy to help others discover that recovery is real. Read more

Continue Reading »

Codependent Cure: The No More Codependency Recovery Guide For Obtaining Detachment From Codependence Relationships (Narcissism, denial, trauma, boundaries, control, shame)

Pdf Self-Help Codependent Cure: The No More Codependency Recovery Guide For Obtaining Detachment From Codependence Relationships (Narcissism, denial, trauma, boundaries, control, shame)

Pdf:Codependent Cure: The No More Codependency Recovery Guide For Obtaining Detachment From Codependence Relationships (Narcissism, denial, trauma, boundaries, control, shame).☆ ☆ Buy the Paperback version of this Book and get the E-Book for FREE ☆ ☆Do you want to stop relying on relationships to meet all of your emotional needs? Then keep reading...Do you need to find love and validation outside of yourself to be able to function properly? Are your abandonment issues so severe that you feel as if one of your limbs is being amputated when someone leaves you? Like most psychiatric concepts, codependency is very complex in its causes, symptoms, and effects. In almost all cases, codependency begins in childhood. Of course, all children are completely dependent on their caretakers in the first few years of their life, but as an adult, they shouldn’t be dependent to the extent that it becomes harmful to both themselves and their family.When you’re codependent, you tend to have low self-esteem and turn to anything outside of yourself for comfort, such as alcohol, drugs, relationships, or compulsive behaviors. This can take a toll on your life and leave you in a state of constant fear of abandonment, a compelling need to please and control others, poor communication, lack of boundaries, and obsession with your partner. However, recovery and healing are possible!Anyone who struggles with issues related to abandonment, trust, assertiveness, people pleasing, and dependency will greatly benefit from reading this book. Codependent Cure: The No More Codependence Recovery Guide for Obtaining Detachment From Codependency will provide you with steps to identify codependent behaviors and strategies to get rid of them for good! In this book, you’ll discover:The severity of codependency and its impact on individualsThe real “culprit” who is to blame for your codependencyWhich dysfunctional character describes you Why codependents are dangerous to certain individuals The horrifying stages of a codependent relationshipThe telltale signs that you’re in a codependent relationshipA simple technique for setting boundaries to open up the lines of communication When it’s time pack and leave a toxic relationship How to make the road to recovery less bumpyProven techniques for maintaining your recoveryAnd much much more! Many people struggle for years to let go of their codependency, but our book provides proven techniques that make this process much simpler than other guides on the market. So if you’re tired of looking for love and validation outside of yourself in order to function, then take back control of your life by scrolling to the top of this page, and clicking the “Buy” button

Continue Reading »

Addiction to Love: Overcoming Obsession and Dependency in Relationships

Pdf Self-Help Addiction to Love: Overcoming Obsession and Dependency in Relationships

Pdf:Addiction to Love: Overcoming Obsession and Dependency in Relationships.Love addiction manifests in many forms, from fatal attraction-type obsessive lust to less extreme but nonetheless psychologically and emotionally harmful forms. The most common of these is staying in a bad relationship because of a fear of being alone - the "I hate you but don't leave me" relationship. In Addiction to Love, recovering love addict Susan Peabody explains the variety of ways this disorder plays out, from the obsessively doting love addict to the addict who can't disentangle from an unfulfilling, dead-end relationship. Peabody provides an in-depth and easy-to-follow recovery program for those suffering from this unhealthy and often dangerous addiction and explains how to create a loving, safe, and fulfilling relationship.

Continue Reading »

Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World

Pdf Self-Help Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World

Pdf:Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World.Review “Beautifully written with warmth and heart, Cozy is a balm for hard times. As Isabel Gillies reminds us, our everyday choices have enormous power to make our lives happier, more fulfilling, and more in tune with what makes us genuinely us. Move over hygge—the age of Cozy is here!” (Charles Duhigg, author of bestsellers The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better)“In this fun tribute to that snugly feeling, Gillies blends first-person essays and travelogues, recipes, and tips to show that coziness isn’t all about blankets and candles. It’s a way of looking at the world in a new light.” (Real Simple)“For Gillies, coziness is a state of mind, the environments we create in our homes to feel at ease. Think of her as a companion to Marie Kondo, filling up all those spaces once they’ve been decluttered.” (New York Times Book Review)“Cozy is a guide to living your life on the warm, fuzzy line between hygge and Marie Kondo.” (Sam Sifton)“A mashup of manifesto, lifestyle guide, memoir, observation, recipes, and hand-drawn illustrations... Put it on the shelf next to your copy of The Little Book of Hygge, Marie Kondo, and The Happiness Project.” (GOOP) Read more About the Author Isabel Gillies is a New York Times bestselling author of Happens Every Day, A Year And Six Seconds, and Starry Night. Her writing as been published in Vogue, the New York Times, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, GOOP, and Saveur. A life long New Yorker and actress for many years, she lives in Manhattan with her husband, three kids and two dogs. Read more

Continue Reading »

Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World

Pdf Self-Help Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World

Pdf:Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World.The New York Times bestselling author of Happens Every Day, Isabel Gillies, presents a fresh and inspiring look at the subtle art of cozy—part manifesto, part lifestyle guide, part memoir—that shows fans of The Little Book of Hygge that true comfort comes from within.When we talk about being cozy, most of us think of a favorite sweater or a steaming cup of tea on a rainy day. But to Isabel Gillies, coziness goes beyond mere objects. To be truly cozy, she argues, means learning to identify the innermost truth of yourself and carrying it into the world, no matter your environment. Starting when she was young, Gillies has gradually learned the art and subtle beauty of creating a life where you feel safe, steadied, and at home in the world. From old family recipes and subway rides to jury duty and hospital stays, in Cozy Gillies shows readers that true ease stems not with throw pillows and a candle, but from opportunities to feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, and learn to make ourselves at home no matter where we are.Simple choices can make a hectic life or an uncomfortable situation just a little more comfortable—you just have to know what to do. Just as Marie Kondo offered a philosophy for how to tidy, Gillies offers a new way of occupying the spaces we live in. Starting with yourself, then broadening to your home, your community, and the world at large, Cozy will show you how to bring the truth of who you are into any situation, easy or challenging. As Gillies says, “Cozy isn’t something that just exists. You have to make cozy happen.”Written with profound warmth and featuring hand-drawn illustrations, this wise, necessary book is call to action for each of us to seek out those often-missed opportunities to care for ourselves, and to begin living a more intimate and authentic life.

Continue Reading »

Renegade Beauty: Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance - Beauty Secrets, Solutions, and Preparation

Pdf Self-Help Renegade Beauty: Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance - Beauty Secrets, Solutions, and Preparation

Pdf:Renegade Beauty: Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance - Beauty Secrets, Solutions, and Preparation.Rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness, abandon established regimes and commercial products, and embrace your "renegade" beautyIn this essential full-color guide, Nadine Artemis introduces listeners to the concept of "renegade" beauty - a practice of doing less and allowing the elements and the life force of nature to revive the body, skin, and soul so our natural radiance can shine through. Anyone stuck in perpetual loops of new products, facials, and dermatologist appointments will find answers as Artemis illuminates the energizing elements of sun, fresh air, water, the Earth, and plants. This book is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to simplify their self-care routine, take their health into their own hands, and discover their own radiant beauty.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

Continue Reading »

Chibird 2020 Wall Calendar: A Year of Motivation

Pdf Self-Help Chibird 2020 Wall Calendar: A Year of Motivation

Pdf:Chibird 2020 Wall Calendar: A Year of Motivation.About the Author Jacqueline Chen has been drawing motivational comics and animations since high school and has cheered up millions of people along the way. When she’s not making art, she’s designing and coding. She loves bubble tea and ice cream a little too much. Read more

Continue Reading »

Drinking from the Trough: A Veterinarian's Memoir

Pdf Self-Help Drinking from the Trough: A Veterinarian's Memoir

Pdf:Drinking from the Trough: A Veterinarian's Memoir.Mary Carlson didn't plan to become a veterinarian, let alone the caretaker of many cats, two huskies, and horses (some with manners, some without). A suburban Chicago girl, she only knew about the American West from her uncle's stories. But thanks to him, she moved to Colorado for college - and after falling in love with a veterinary student, settled there for good. Her husband's work inspired her to leave teaching, become a vet herself, and open a feline-exclusive clinic. Along the way, there were grueling years of vet school, a shattered hip, an enduring love, illness, and death - and the rediscovery that life, especially one filled with delightful animals, is worth living.

Continue Reading »

Wedding Planner: Your Wedding Organizer, Best Wedding Planning Notebook For Complete Wedding With Checklist, Journal, Note and Ideas

Pdf Self-Help Wedding Planner: Your Wedding Organizer, Best Wedding Planning Notebook For Complete Wedding With Checklist, Journal, Note and Ideas

Pdf:Wedding Planner: Your Wedding Organizer, Best Wedding Planning Notebook For Complete Wedding With Checklist, Journal, Note and Ideas.Beautiful 8.5" x 11" guided Wedding Planner with a cute high quality glossy cover and white pages, this planner covers every aspect of planning your big day right down to the last detail, to truly make your Wedding the perfect day you've dreamed of. This 100 page planner includes:To Do Lists, Budget Planner, Countdown Prompts, Engagement Party Planner, Bridal Party Details, Groomsmen Details, Outfit Planning, Photographer, Entertainment, Bachelorette/Hen Party Planner, Bachelor/Stag Party Planner, Florist, Rehearsal Dinner, Menu Planner, Guest List, Table Planner and much, much more is included in this must have Wedding book.KWs: wedding planner, wedding planners and organizers, wedding planning book, wedding planner book and organizer, wedding planner book, wedding planning, wedding organizer, wedding book, bridal planner organizer, wedding planner checklist, wedding books planners for brides, best wedding planning book

Continue Reading »

Happy 49th Birthday: Give That Special Someone a Glimpse into Their Future with This Funny Password Book. Way Better Than a Birthday Card!

Pdf Self-Help Happy 49th Birthday: Give That Special Someone a Glimpse into Their Future with This Funny Password Book.  Way Better Than a Birthday Card!

Pdf:Happy 49th Birthday: Give That Special Someone a Glimpse into Their Future with This Funny Password Book. Way Better Than a Birthday Card!.Wanna see if we have the age you are looking for on any of our birthday books? Just search the words level up designs + the age you are looking for + birthday, for example: level up designs 18th birthday.This large print internet password organizer makes the perfect birthday gift! People of all ages need a way to keep and organize all those hard to remember website usernames and passwords. After all, there is nothing more irritating than trying to log into a website and getting that lovely message, “Incorrect Username or Password”. UGH! With this book that will be a problem no more.The first page of the book features space for up to 5 wireless networks along with their locations and passwords. This book also features space to list 288 internet accounts including: Account/Website NameUsernamePasswordEmailPin CodeSecurity QuestionOther features include:Pages are in alphabetical order.Nice wide lines with plenty of space to write.A large book size of 8 1/2" x 11" so it can be easily found.Search “Level Up Designs Happy Birthday Books” or click on our name above and check out our wide variety of awesome birthday books.

Continue Reading »

Fuckity Fuck Fuck: Daily Action Planner -My Next 90 Days

Pdf Self-Help Fuckity Fuck Fuck: Daily Action Planner -My Next 90 Days

Pdf:Fuckity Fuck Fuck: Daily Action Planner -My Next 90 Days.This bright and cheery Planner is great for daily planning for 90 days! Accepting a 90 day challenge? Use this Planner to stay on track!Each day there is room to record the date, appointments, goals, to do list, a menu and a full page to journal your thoughts, ideas etc. Stay organized - 90 days at a time. It’s the perfect gift for the busy person. Be appreciated - give the gift of organization!Daily Planner 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm) Black & White on White paper 185 pages.

Continue Reading »

Date Night Coupons ( 50 Fun Date Night Ideas Vouchers): 40 Pre-Filled, 10 Blanks | Fun Gift For Married Couples To Make A Game Of Their Date Night ... Great Anniversary Gift For Wife or Husband

Pdf Self-Help Date Night Coupons ( 50 Fun Date Night Ideas Vouchers): 40 Pre-Filled, 10 Blanks | Fun Gift For Married Couples To Make A Game Of Their Date Night ... Great Anniversary Gift For Wife or Husband

Pdf:Date Night Coupons ( 50 Fun Date Night Ideas Vouchers): 40 Pre-Filled, 10 Blanks | Fun Gift For Married Couples To Make A Game Of Their Date Night ... Great Anniversary Gift For Wife or Husband.Have lots of fun and create special memories with these 50 Creative Date Night coupons (40 pre-filled and 10 blank). You can take turns to pick one for each date night or even make it into a game and pick without looking. Examples Include:Let’s play a game we liked from childhood whilst we get a little drunk. Let’s go to a cute chic cafe or bar and plan our travel bucket list! Let’s set up a romantic environment at home and make playlists of 7 songs for each other. Then let’s listen to them and talk about why we chose the ones we did.This is a great gift for couples that keeps on giving 50 times and creates 50 moments of joy. Add a little excitement back into your relationship and order one now :)

Continue Reading »

Forever Love: Valentine Inspired Love Journal Diary for Lovers Couples (Love Journals)

Pdf Self-Help Forever Love: Valentine Inspired Love Journal Diary for Lovers Couples (Love Journals)

Pdf:Forever Love: Valentine Inspired Love Journal Diary for Lovers Couples (Love Journals).Make your significant other and loved one feel special this season of love. Our Valentine Journals is the perfect book to grow the love between you and your loved ones and show them your appreciation this valentine season and all year round. Perfect as a gift. Product Details: Personal Details Page on the First Page Contains 120 Ruled pages for you to write in Sized 7"x10" (17.78 x 25.4cm) Thick white acid free paper pages to reduce ink bleed-through. Perfect for personal use, birthday, thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s gift. Make your loved ones, friends and family feel good about their relationship with you this season of love. Product is also available in varied cover design options for you to choose from. For other related products like Holiday Gifts, To Do List Journals, Daily Planners, Goal Logs and everyday essentials logbooks or planners in different sizes, options, please check out our amazon author page; Crown Journals.

Continue Reading »

Get This Shit Done: Mom Organizer Planner Journal Notebook Calendar 8' x 10' (The Ultimate Family Organizer)

Pdf Self-Help Get This Shit Done: Mom Organizer Planner Journal Notebook Calendar 8' x 10' (The Ultimate Family Organizer)

Pdf:Get This Shit Done: Mom Organizer Planner Journal Notebook Calendar 8' x 10' (The Ultimate Family Organizer).Never Worry About All The Hair-Pulling Aspects of Organizing Again! Mother's, We’ve Done it For You! This journal includes interiors that Mom's actually want! All of the layouts included in this journal have been carefully thought out. I create planners, journals and binder pages based on what I use daily as a Mother myself. You will love these interiors.They make it easy to get organized, stay on track and plan ahead!As Mom’s (and Dad’s!), we needed a few special layouts that aren’t always included in planners like this. Things like: Kid’s Chore Chart, Family Contact List, Organization Checklist, just to name a few).Below is a list of what is included inside the beautiful, carefully thought out layouts:Important ContactsMonthly CalendarEmergency Contact InformationHousehold ContactsWebsites & PasswordsFamily Birthdays & AnniversariesSchool InformationMedical InformationMy Personal CalendarSeasonal CleaningShopping ChecklistWeekly Family Meal PlannerGrocery ChecklistMeals for the WeekTo Do ChecklistHousework ChecklistWeekly Task ChecklistSelf Care ChecklistFrom Mom's Kitchen RecipeKids Chore ChartMy Personal Goals (Weekly, Monthly & Yearly)Plus blank lined note pagesFeatures:Perfectly sized at: 8"x 10"120 pagesHigh quality paper allows for perfect absorbency for pens, gel pens, and even markers!Matte cover for a silky finish that will feel amazing in your hands!Perfect for gift-giving

Continue Reading »

The Enslaved Queen: A Memoir about Electricity and Mind Control

Pdf Self-Help The Enslaved Queen: A Memoir about Electricity and Mind Control

Pdf:The Enslaved Queen: A Memoir about Electricity and Mind Control.About the Author Wendy Hoffman is a survivor of organized criminal abuse and has been a psychotherapist for over two decades working in general practice and in the field of recovering dissociated memories. She has master's degrees in social work and fine arts. Now that she has brought together the separated parts of her mind, taken back her life, and achieved freedom, she wants to help other survivors do the same. Read more

Continue Reading »

Sisterhood

Pdf Self-Help Sisterhood

Pdf:Sisterhood.About the Author Sarah Cray is a watercolor artist, wife, and mother of two daughters. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sacramento State in 2015 with a degree in art studio, emphasis in painting and drawing. Sarah has since grown a small side business into her dream career. Find her on Instagram: @sarahdandelioncray. Read more

Continue Reading »

20 & Fabulous Journal: Twentieth Birthday 1999 20 Years Old Blank Lined Paper Diary Notebook - Celebration Message Log Keepsake Milestone Memory Book To Write In Comments, Advice And Best Wishes

Pdf Self-Help 20 & Fabulous Journal: Twentieth Birthday 1999 20 Years Old Blank Lined Paper Diary Notebook - Celebration Message Log Keepsake Milestone Memory Book To Write In Comments, Advice And Best Wishes

Pdf:20 & Fabulous Journal: Twentieth Birthday 1999 20 Years Old Blank Lined Paper Diary Notebook - Celebration Message Log Keepsake Milestone Memory Book To Write In Comments, Advice And Best Wishes. & Fabulous⎥20th BirthdayStand out from everyone else with this amazing journal notebook cover! The perfect birthday gift for that special person in your life. This is a blank lined notebook journal with the following features:Dimensions 6" x 9" (15cm x 22cm) - Approximately A5120 Wide ruled, lined pagesWhite Professional quality pagesBeautiful look and feel, soft-cover with glossy finishWELL-CRAFTED INTERIOR - We use thick and white paper to avoid ink bleed-through.Our Journals & Notebooks are perfect for:Birthday GiftsChristmas GiftsCo-worker/Boss Gifts Journals & PlannersDoodle DiariesDream JournalsFood DiariesCreative Writing NotebooksHand Writing and Cursive PracticePrayer JournalsSchool NotebooksGraduation GiftsThank Your GiftsTeacher GiftsInspirational JournalsMom Daughter JournalJournaling For KidsBlank Books & JournalsKeepsake JournalsAppreciation GiftsGraduation GiftsThank You GiftsChristmas GiftsPractitioner GiftsRetirement Gifts

Continue Reading »

30 & Fabulous Journal: Thirtieth Birthday 1989 30 Years Old Blank Lined Paper Diary Notebook - Celebration Message Log Keepsake Milestone Memory Book To Write In Comments, Advice And Best Wishes

Pdf Self-Help 30 & Fabulous Journal: Thirtieth Birthday 1989 30 Years Old Blank Lined Paper Diary Notebook - Celebration Message Log Keepsake Milestone Memory Book To Write In Comments, Advice And Best Wishes

Pdf:30 & Fabulous Journal: Thirtieth Birthday 1989 30 Years Old Blank Lined Paper Diary Notebook - Celebration Message Log Keepsake Milestone Memory Book To Write In Comments, Advice And Best Wishes.30 & Fabulous⎥30th BirthdayStand out from everyone else with this amazing journal notebook cover! The perfect birthday gift for that special person in your life. This is a blank lined notebook journal with the following features:Dimensions 6" x 9" (15cm x 22cm) - Approximately A5120 Wide ruled, lined pagesWhite Professional quality pagesBeautiful look and feel, soft-cover with glossy finishWELL-CRAFTED INTERIOR - We use thick and white paper to avoid ink bleed-through.Our Journals & Notebooks are perfect for:Birthday GiftsChristmas GiftsCo-worker/Boss Gifts Journals & PlannersDoodle DiariesDream JournalsFood DiariesCreative Writing NotebooksHand Writing and Cursive PracticePrayer JournalsSchool NotebooksGraduation GiftsThank Your GiftsTeacher GiftsInspirational JournalsMom Daughter JournalJournaling For KidsBlank Books & JournalsKeepsake JournalsAppreciation GiftsGraduation GiftsThank You GiftsChristmas GiftsPractitioner GiftsRetirement Gifts

Continue Reading »

Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love

Pdf Self-Help Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love

Pdf:Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love.Review 'Nicholl's Harry: Life, Loss, and Love reveals... intimate glimpses into the already highly scrutinized lives of Meghan and Harry.'―Slate.com'Romance lovers will be happy.'―USA Today'Through interviews with friends, acquaintances, and confidants, best-selling author and Vanity Fair royals correspondent Katie Nicholl delivers a deep dive into the life of Kensington's most improved prince.'―Vanity Fair'The new Prince Harry book is hot...a must-read material for royal fans.―The Globe and Mail'Katie has become the go-to source on all things royal.'―KTLA.com'Katie Nicholl has defined herself as an authority on the young royals.... The book turns to numerous inside sources for swoon-worthy accounts of their love, while also offering an in-depth look at Harry's life overall.' ―Entertainment Weekly'It's guaranteed that this tome will be . . . [eye-opening,] as Nicholl is deeply embedded in the royal scene.'―The New York Observer'Royal reporter Katie Nicholl's well-researched new book Harry: Life, Loss and Love, takes a deep dive into the popular prince's story . . .[and] sheds light on Harry's private life, away from the spotlight, with his mother, brother and family-and now his future bride.' ―Maclean's (Canada)'Perfect for those who are fans of the royal family.... A Hollywood biography of a young leading man... for whom something momentous is happening.'―San Francisco Book Review'We didn't think we could be any more obsessed with Prince Harry then we already were, but author Katie Nicholl just proved us all wrong. The royal expert just released her new biography on the ginger prince, Harry: Life, Loss, and Love-and quite frankly, it's legendary.'―Cheatsheet.com Read more About the Author Katie Nicholl is a journalist, broadcaster, and contributor to Vanity Fair and the Mail on Sunday. Katie works with the BBC and Sky News in the UK, CBC in Canada, and Channel 9 in Australia. She also works extensively in America where she appears regularly on primetime TV shows including Entertainment Tonight. Also the author of New York Times bestselling royal biographies William and Harry, The Making of a Royal Romance, and Kate: The Future Queen, Katie is a widely recognized authority on royal affairs. Read more

Continue Reading »

Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back

Pdf Self-Help Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back

Pdf:Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back.Review “Wanderlust is instilled in Stephenson from a young age, and cars both enable her spirit of adventure and allow her to get at intangible emotions while dealing with very tangible objects . . . Moving . . . We need more stories from women like [this] . . . [who] crave new experiences and knowledge, and are frank about the compromises they have to make for their families.” — Outside “Driven is an edgy memoir of cars, crises, and coming of age . . . [it’s] worth reading for a quality more difficult to portray in dust jacket copy: being in the hands of a real writer and watching the mastery of craft on the page as [Stephenson] condenses and expands the moments of ordinary life into story, casting for insight and meaning . . . It’s clear we’re in the hands of a professional . . . [she] sets a scene so we feel like we’re inside her skin . . . Stephenson exploits the bread and butter of memoir—parsing childhood experiences and complicated family dynamics—but Driven also explores edgier, more experimental terrain . . . Both the irony, and the beauty, of this book is that it isn’t so much a story about her brother at all. This story is hers.” — Texas Observer   “A coming-of-age memoir about wanderlust, grief, and perseverance, Stephenson’s first book packs an emotional wallop . . . Readers of grief memoirs will especially want to seek this out, but so should anyone looking for a story of finding strength in oneself.” — Booklist “What a thrill to ride shotgun with Melissa Stephenson, ‘Werewolves of London’ blasting as she takes us along on a keen-eyed, bighearted, and quintessentially American road trip to self-discovery and a deeper understanding of her late, troubled, and charismatic older brother.” — Rob Spillman, author of All Tomorrow’s Parties “Melissa Stephenson’s Driven does the hard and wonderful work of exhuming the beauty from which disconnection and heartbreak is woven. Perhaps no life, she reminds us, is ever yet fully lived; and there’s a beauty in that, too.” — Rick Bass, author of For a Little While “Driven is written with a poet’s ear and a traveler’s grit, and it will be a comfort to anyone who has watched a loved one self-destruct, or struggled with the complicated identity of little sister. Melissa Stephenson shines a light on her brother’s dark path and ends up finding a road of her own.” — Sarah Hepola, author of Blackout “Lyrical and eloquent, Stephenson’s book is a journey of pain, beauty, and healing that also celebrates the life of her tragically misunderstood brother. Raw, tender, and uniquely envisioned.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Stephenson insightfully maps her family history with tales of strife and love; her beloved brother’s mental illness and suicide; her marriage, motherhood, and divorce; and finally finding her voice as a writer. Stephenson’s memoir offers a rewarding twist on an American story, and is filled with love, grief, grit, and healing.” — Publishers Weekly “Not all writers are survivors and not all survivors are writers, but Melissa Stephenson is both and goddamn is she good. Driven is a book you will want to hold tight against your heart, to take with you everywhere you go. Piercing and beautiful.” — Domenica Ruta, author of With or Without You   “With a searing honesty, Melissa Stephenson examines the decisions of her life and the often unexpected consequence. Driven races through time like one of the many automobiles she drives, repairs, and loves. Ultimately, she loves literature more, and this book is the grand and glorious result.” — Chris Offutt, author of Country Dark   Read more About the Author MELISSA STEPHENSON earned her BA in English from the University of Montana and her MFA in fiction from Texas State University. Her writing has appeared in publications such as the Rumpus and the Washington Post. Driven is her first book.   Read more

Continue Reading »

Lost Without the River: A Memoir

Pdf Self-Help Lost Without the River: A Memoir

Pdf:Lost Without the River: A Memoir.Review “. . . this volume of reminiscences charts not just the stories of [Scoblic's] youth, but also the ways those things have shaped and weighed on her throughout her adulthood. The author’s prose is lyrical and highly observant . . .”―Kirkus Reviews “Her large farming family was always in flux, hardworking and bone weary, yet there is a quiet intimacy conveyed in the lean prose of Barbara Scoblic’s memoir, where simple gestures, like ironing blouses before a sister leaves for college, carry unspoken love and yearning.”―Elizabeth Garber, author of Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect's Daughter“There are some writers who can sing the song of even a small and remote place and through some magic transform it into a siren call. Barbara Scoblic is one of those writers!”―Lewis Frumkes, director of The Writing Center at Hunter College “Enter Barbara Scoblic's world, where opera reigns in the kitchen on Saturday afternoons, the winter is long, and loss is real. Her writing beautifully teases up the questions of life, love, and how much of a hold our past really has on us.”―Marion Roach Smith, author of The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life“Barbara Scoblic’s Lost Without the River is a virtual literary symphony fusing memoir, history, and geography. Her descriptions of South Dakota's farms, rivers, and glacial lakes are as vivid as her portraits of three generations of her family and their relationships. She may have achieved a modern classic.”―Sidney Offit, author of Memoir of the Bookie's Son Read more About the Author Barbara Hoffbeck never quite felt she fit into the small farming community of Big Stone City, South Dakota―and as the youngest of seven growing up during the post-Depression era, she struggled to find her place within her large Catholic family. Barbara defied expectations at every turn, determined to prove her worth in a male-dominated time and place, whether it be by joining a 'no girls allowed' hunting trip with her brothers, racing to help save her family's burning barn, or moving across the United States to New York City to pursue a career in publishing. Barbara took her experiences in stride, grounding herself in the beauty of her surroundings―an appreciation stemming from her Dakota roots. Lost Without the River is the story of a girl who grows up, leaves home, and eventually discovers an appreciation for the farm she left behind. It demonstrates the emotional power that even the smallest place can exert, and the gravitational pull that calls a person back home. Read more

Continue Reading »

Girls' Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World

Pdf Self-Help Girls' Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World

Pdf:Girls' Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World.Review Told in three alternating voices―those of missionary Sally Clarkson (Own Your Life) and her daughters, Sarah (Read for the Heart) and Joy―this book of welcoming advice extols the power of female friendships and the grace of God’s love and mercy. “We are bonded together by God’s love―that wonderful power that made and loves us all,” Joy writes. Lessons are mostly grounded in scriptural passages but are not overly preachy. “You are never alone in this great work of friendship; God is always first, loving you and filling you in such a way that you can reach out to others,” Sarah counsels. Sally asks: What does community looks like? And how does one learn to create it? “I’ve been learning that community can be boiled down to three powerful words, the same ones Paul chose to end his famous description of enacted love in 1 Corinthians 13: faith, hope, and love,” she notes. But creating these communities doesn’t start by accident, she writes. Deep, long-term, soul-satisfying friendship takes hard work, the authors argue, and they offer practical advice on how to become a reliable friend (stay in contact), meet a friend’s needs (stick to commitments), and champion faith, truth, and integrity. This wise book provides Christian women with a sensible road to creating a loving, faith-filled community. (Publishers Weekly) Read more

Continue Reading »

Girls' Club Experience: A Guided Journey into Friendship

Pdf Self-Help Girls' Club Experience: A Guided Journey into Friendship

Pdf:Girls' Club Experience: A Guided Journey into Friendship.From the Back Cover Learn how to make your friendships grow!Friendship is one of the sweetest gifts of life. Girls’ Club Experience, a companion to Girls’ Club by Sally, Sarah, and Joy Clarkson, is a guidebook for women of all ages who want to cultivate deeper, more satisfying friendships. Believing that friendship must be cultivated like a garden, the authors have compiled seeds and tools―discussion questions and fun, practical exercises―to help readers start planting.Whether you work through the book with a current friend, a new friend, or a group of friends, the chapters, discussion questions, and exercises will draw you into deeper knowledge and trust of one another. Read more

Continue Reading »

ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids

Pdf Self-Help ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids

Pdf:ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise Your Kids.Review 'ParentShift works because it changes the way you SEE your child. It should be on every family’s bookshelf.” ―LAURA MARKHAM, author of 'Happy Parent, Peaceful Kids'“A must-read for parents, caregivers, and grandparents. The authors give down-to-earth options for everyday issues, conflicts, and roadblocks.”―BARBARA COLOROSO, author of 'Kids Are Worth It!'“[Provides] parents an incredibly powerful and clear system to shift their way of being from gut reactors to intelligent responders.”―NAOMI ALDORT, author of 'Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves' Read more About the Author LINDA HATFIELD is a former elementary school teacher who has worked with parents and teachers for more than 35 years. In 1999, Linda and her husband, Ty, founded a parent-education program that would later morph into Parenting from the Heart. TY HATFIELD is a retired police lieutenant for one of the largest cities in Southern California, where he served for 40 years. WENDY THOMAS RUSSELL is an award-winning journalist, author ('Relax, It's Just God'), and editor. She joined forces with the Hatfields to write 'ParentShift' eight years after taking their life-changing course for herself. Ty Hatfield, a retired police lieutenant in Southern California, served for 40+ years in youth services as a mentor and schools speaker. A certified parenting instructor, he earned his teaching credential, and co-created Parenting from the Heart. He has won numerous awards. Wendy Thomas Russell, a journalist and author, spent the bulk of her career in Southern California, writing and editing for newspapers, magazines, and other online and print publications before turning her focus to parenting. She is author of Relax, It's Just God, and an online parenting columnist for the PBS NewsHour. She lives in Long Beach, Calif., with her husband and daughter. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Embracing the Journey: A Christian Parents' Blueprint to Loving Your LGBTQ Child

Pdf Self-Help Embracing the Journey: A Christian Parents' Blueprint to Loving Your LGBTQ Child

Pdf:Embracing the Journey: A Christian Parents' Blueprint to Loving Your LGBTQ Child.Review “This book is filled with extraordinary levels of love and pain and humility and learning and grace and hope. Greg and Lynn McDonald—and Greg Jr—have laid bare their story to give us a healing gift. May it be widely read.”  (John Ortberg, Senior Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church)“Embracing the Journey is an essential resource for Christian parents of LGBTQ kids. Greg and Lynn McDonald share their story of having a gay son with admirable transparency about things they did wrong, humility about the things they’re still learning, and grace for others on the journey. This book will have a profound impact on countless relationships between parents and their children, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It blew me away. It’s a must-read for any Christian parent wishing to have a better relationship with their LGBTQ child, any LGBTQ person wishing to have a better relationship with their Christian parent, or anyone who knows and loves someone at that intersection.”   (Matthew Vines, author of God and the Gay Christian and executive director of The Reformation Project)'This book is great for parents, pastors, LGBTQ people, and anyone who wants to know how to move 'gay' from a long list of issues to a compelling story about a community and people group we need to know better and love generously. I pray this book and these people inspire you as much as they have me.' (Alan Chambers, Author of My Exodus: From Fear to Grace)'A compelling description of a challenge faced by more and more people in the modern church: how to love God and their gay child without losing their faith or their relationship with either. Each page is filled with striking honesty and first-century courage.. an important and helpful resource.'  (Bill Willits, Executive Director of Ministry Environments, North Point Ministries)'A true game changer. This book is a true testament to God’s desire to transform today’s Church to learn how and finally commit to fully loving everyone just like Christ first loved us, one parent at a time.'   (Jane Clementi, co-founder, The Tyler Clementi Foundation)“It is terribly sad but obviously true that when conservative Christian parents discover that their child is LGBTQ, the default reaction is faith-based rejection. It takes a journey — a hard, brave, grace-filled journey — to move to a place not just of acceptance of the child but transformation of the parents and of their faith. Greg and Lynn McDonald have taken that journey. Their story is told in a riveting way here. This book should prove a compelling resource for many parents who are somewhere on that journey. More: I believe this book will save lives.” (Rev. Dr. David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University, author of Changing Our Mind)Sharing our stories is important. Vitally important. So many parents of LGBTQ children feel utterly alone. But you are not alone. Which is why the McDonalds are sharing their story, their journey, the changes in their lives. Because no matter where you are on your journey, Greg and Lynn have been there too. They asked the same questions, struggled with the same emotions. But also--wait for it--experienced the love and peace and joy that is also part of the journey. We know. We're on this journey too. (Dave and Neta Jackson Authors of Risking Grace:Loving Our Gay Family and Friends Like Jesus.)'The osmosis that will occur from reading this brave story will make you more like Jesus because of how passionate, honest, truthful, compassionate, and Christ-like the McDonald family is. They're building bridges of relationship and we all could use more like them!” (Clay Scroggins, Lead Pastor, North Point Community Church Author, How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge)'What a magnificent story of respect, honor, commitment and deep love. Thank you Greg and Lynn for allowing us to see your openness and humility to learn, grow and be real. The truth that you have discovered and experienced about God, life, and enduring love is a message that all families need to hear. Thank you for unconditionally loving your beloved son and the people that he holds dear in his life. I will be recommending this book to all the parents I know who are on this very sacred journey.' (Janelle M. Hallman, PhD, LPC, PLLC, Desert Hope Ministries)'Writing with both confidence and vulnerability, the McDonalds have given us a much needed resource which will help not only Christian parents of LGBTQ children, but for the children themselves. For parents, Embracing the Journey provides a thoughtful guide to reconcile their faith with the reality of having an LGBTQ child. Children will benefit from seeing the journey from the other side, learning how to better appreciate the steps their parents may take.'  (David and Constantino Khalaf, authors of Modern Kinship: A Queer Guide to Christian Marriage.) Read more About the Author Greg and Lynn McDonald are cofounders of Embracing the Journey Inc. Greg has enjoyed a career that spans thirty-plus years as an industry leader in the private sector. He currently serves on the board of directors of Orphan Helpers and has served on numerous Fortune 500 and nonprofit advisory boards and committees. When their now-adult children were young, Lynn was a full-time homemaker. Additionally, she has served as a volunteer crisis pregnancy counselor and on Young Life committees in Michigan and Central America. Today Greg and Lynn pursue their passion of helping LGBTQ families become reconciled with each other and move one step closer to Jesus. They are the proud parents of Greg Jr. and Connie, dad- and mom-in-law to Matt, and happy grandparents of three grandchildren. Beth Jusino is an award-winning writer, editor, and teacher with almost twenty years of experience in publishing. She’s ghostwritten and collaborated on multiple titles for both large and small publishers. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries and Reclaim Your Emotional Autonomy

Pdf Self-Help Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries and Reclaim Your Emotional Autonomy

Pdf:Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries and Reclaim Your Emotional Autonomy.Review “This excellent book offers a practical, concise understanding of how emotionally immature (EI) parents impact your feelings, thoughts, and behavior. With specific examples and exercises, you can learn how to express yourself and reduce fear and self-doubt to reclaim your right to your own emotional health and well-being. The depth of Gibson’s therapeutic skills, sound psychological principles, and practical tools make this a must-read for anyone whose life has been challenged by the emotional immaturity of others. A valuable resource for the general public as well as professionals!” —Louise B. Lubin, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, and retired community faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School (Louise B. Lubin, PhD)“Most everyone emerges from their childhood with a few emotional scars, anxieties, or insecurities. However, many children sustain serious emotional wounds when they have been raised by insensitive, self-absorbed, and controlling parents. Young children or adolescents in these situations can’t see the big picture, are powerless to fight back, and often blame themselves for their predicament—locking in their emotional wounds for a lifetime. Fortunately, the brilliance of Gibson’s book sheds the light of understanding and provides the keys to healing for countless recovering individuals. This book is readable, relevant, grounded in solid science, and yet so accessible to the person searching for answers and healing from their wounds. It is a must-read for every student of human behavior and every mental health professional.” —Dan W. Briddell, PhD, licensed and board-certified clinical psychologist with over forty years of clinical practice experience, and author of The Love Bug and Other Tales of Psychotherapy (Dan W. Briddell, PhD)“In her newest book, Lindsay Gibson provides a beautifully written, easy-to-understand guidebook for all those who have had to struggle with being raised by EI parents. Gibson takes the reader through a straightforward, step-by-step approach, defining and explaining what EI parents look like, and how their conscious and unconscious behaviors have powerful and lasting effects on their children. Using case studies, interactive written exercises, and a comprehensive Bill of Rights, Gibson empowers those who have been raised by EI parents to fully reclaim their authentic selves.” —Kenneth A. Siegel, PhD, clinical psychologist with over forty years of experience (Kenneth A. Siegel, PhD)“Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents is a must-read for any adult who has ever struggled with a parental relationship, as well as therapists who expect to skillfully guide clients toward creating their own best lives. Reading Lindsay Gibson’s masterful book is like spending time under the care of a gifted, grounded, and compassionate psychologist. It will broaden every reader’s self-concept and strengthen his or her self-confidence. Beginning to end, it is filled with brilliant translations and applications of therapeutic concepts to the world of real, lived experiences.” —Gretchen LeFever Watson, PhD, clinical psychologist, professor at Ross University School of Medicine, and author of Your Patient Safety Survival Guide (Gretchen LeFever Watson, PhD)“What a gift! After spending forty years talking with clients about the issues and solutions Lindsay Gibson addresses in this extraordinary book, finally there’s one highly readable resource that provides a complete, in-depth look at what every client needs to know. Clear and concise explanations alongside extremely helpful exercises make this book an absolute must-read for the multitudes that experience the challenge of EI parents. Not just a book for the children of EI parents, but a fantastic one-stop resource for anyone dealing with a core set of problems we all actually struggle with in the majority of our adult relationships.” —David Gordon, PhD, clinical psychologist in private practice in Norfolk, VA; author of Mindful Dreaming; and founder of the Dreamwork Institute (David Gordon, PhD)“This book is a gift for those who have grown up with an EI parent. Gibson gets it— and she will help you feel seen and known in a way that you likely never felt with your parent. You’ll be able to put words to your pain, so you can understand it, work through it, and, ultimately, separate from it as you work toward building relationships with yourself and others that will be more emotionally fulfilling. It is clear how much she genuinely cares for her clients and readers, and wants to support them in their journey.” —Kathy Nguyen Li, PsyD, licensed psychologist, and owner of Sage Counseling, PLLC, in Washington, D.C. (Kathy Nguyen Li, PsyD)“For those who have lived their lives in the shadow of their EI parent’s pain—Gibson teaches, with clarity and comfort, that who you are today is quite different from who and what you were taught to believe. She gives you permission to leave your parent’s issues with them— to free yourself of ownership of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Gibson has offered a gift! Embrace it and look to your new future with peace and the power of the true you!” —Pamela Brewer, MSW, PhD, LCSW-C, psychotherapist; host of MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer, a daily relationship and mental health podcast/broadcast (Pamela Brewer, MSW, PhD, LCSW-C)“A rare book that goes beyond self-help and provides true therapy. Gibson’s presence is felt throughout, breaking through the reader’s emotional isolation and providing gentle, concrete guidance through a daunting journey. An intelligent and generous work.” —Laurie Helgoe, PhD, author of Introvert Power and Fragile Bully (Laurie Helgoe, PhD)“Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents is a true gift to readers who have difficulty acknowledging the legitimacy of their needs and feelings because their EI parents unconsciously placed their own needs front and center during the readers’ formative years. Clearly formulated and chock-full of useful case illustrations and written exercises, this book vividly conveys the dynamics that leave children burdened by emotional imperatives not their own. By helping readers experience the compassion their parents couldn’t convey, Gibson guides the reader to a treasure trove: the long-awaited experience of autonomy, authenticity, and vitality!” —Sarah Y. Krakauer, PsyD, author of Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder (Sarah Y. Krakauer, PsyD)“Lindsay Gibson has again written a valuable book in Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents, with extensive wisdom, thoughts, and tools for searching one’s inner experiences, self-talk, and feelings from growing up with EI parents. This book is a resource for both individuals on a personal journey and therapists, in the human quest to heal life’s wounds and grow into a more joyful and fulfilled life. Gibson’s compassionate guidance is well researched with individual stories to enhance our understanding. She closes with a Bill of Rights for Adult Children of EI parents that is helpful for anyone in conflicted relationships.” —Mary Ann Kearley, CNS, LPC, clinical nurse specialist in mental health, and licensed professional counselor in private practice in Chesapeake, VA (Mary Ann Kearley, CNS, LPC) Read more About the Author Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice who specializes in individual psychotherapy with adult children of emotionally immature (EI) parents. She is author of Who You Were Meant to Be, and writes a monthly column on well-being for Tidewater Women magazine. In the past, she has served as adjunct assistant professor of graduate psychology at the College of William and Mary, as well as at Old Dominion University. Gibson lives and practices in Virginia Beach, VA. Read more

Continue Reading »

Loving Choices, Peaceful Passing: Why My Family Chose Hospice

Pdf Self-Help Loving Choices, Peaceful Passing: Why My Family Chose Hospice

Pdf:Loving Choices, Peaceful Passing: Why My Family Chose Hospice.There is no guidebook on when, and how, to stop treatment of a terminal illness. Offered here is an intimate account of how the myriad end-of-life decisions affect a family. Bob Vallee had the courage to accept his impending death and lived out his final days at home in his daughter’s care. He passed peacefully, in his sleep, twenty-nine days after entering hospice. At the heart of this deeply reflective narrative about choices in living and dying, the reader finds a story of acceptance, forgiveness, reconciliation, and finally, awe for the fragility of life. Peace is a place that lies between what is lost and what still remains. Kathleen Vallee Stein presents a lens-shifting view of role reversal as she takes on more, and sometimes unexpected, responsibility for her parents. Her service to her father was a gift of love and gave him the dignity we all deserve in the last days of our lives. Stein’s attention to detail sensitively recaptures events, without falling prey to nostalgia. Read this book to consider choices you may make for yourself or the ones you love.

Continue Reading »

The Living In Her Dying: How a mother and daughter come to know each other and themselves so the mother can die and the daughter can live.

Pdf Self-Help The Living In Her Dying: How a mother and daughter come to know each other and themselves  so the mother can die and the daughter can live.

Pdf:The Living In Her Dying: How a mother and daughter come to know each other and themselves so the mother can die and the daughter can live..Review “In this memoir of relationship, Bragin takes on the sacred task of helping her mother, Hannah, through the end of her life. Written with remarkable insight and authenticity, it serves as a fine example of how to discover deeper meaning for ourselves and our loved ones. An outstanding book, this one is exactly right for our time.” — Holly Prado, award-winning writer“Her language is that of the poet and the seeker, rich with aching emotion and keenly observed life.” — Monona Wali, My Blue Skin Lover“As I read, I felt myself coming more alive.” — Michael Richter, Dance Educator Read more

Continue Reading »

Never forget the difference you've made: Perfect as a retirement or leaving gift (& better than a card) Blank lined notebook,Journal. Show them how much they are appreciated! Bird

Pdf Self-Help Never forget the difference you've made: Perfect as a retirement or leaving gift (& better than a card) Blank lined notebook,Journal. Show them how much they are appreciated! Bird

Pdf:Never forget the difference you've made: Perfect as a retirement or leaving gift (& better than a card) Blank lined notebook,Journal. Show them how much they are appreciated! Bird.This cute notebook is perfect for someone who is retiring and who has really made a difference! it is also ideal for someone who is leaving their job. Let them know that their hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed. A luxurious feel with white pages and a matte finish.Size- 6x9100 college ruled pages. Blank Notepad. A great gift for someone special.

Continue Reading »

Depression the Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance

Pdf Self-Help Depression the Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance

Pdf:Depression the Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance.Review 'An uplifting memoir we can all relate to, and the funniest book about depression you’re ever going to read.” --Kathryn Greenwood, Whose Line Is It Anyway?'Jessica Holmes has delivered a powerful ‘antidepressant’ with this hilarious, informative, and heartwarming book.” --Dr. Shimi Kang, psychiatrist, bestselling author of The Dolphin Parent  “Jessica's ability to open up about painful things in a way that make them hilarious and beautiful is astounding! This book will make you laugh, make you feel brave and make you feel like you are normal and wonderful just the way you are!” --Aisha Alfa, comedian, Just For Laughs Read more About the Author Jessica Holmes is a Canadian comedian and writer best known for her work on the Royal Canadian Air Farce and The Holmes Show. As a stand-up comic, she has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Russell Peters, as well as icons like Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. She's performed with The Second City, Just for Laughs, and appeared on the TV shows Little Big Kid, The Itch, and Wild Card. Her first memoir, I Love Your Laugh: Finding the Light in My Screwball Life, was published by McClelland & Stewart in 2011. After battling post-partum depression and 'regular, run-of-the-mill, garden-variety depression' (her words), Holmes began openly sharing her mental health story using humour. She is the daughter of a Mormon father and feminist mother (yes, that should be a sitcom), and she currently lives in Toronto with her husband and two kids. Read more

Continue Reading »

Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt

Pdf Self-Help Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt

Pdf:Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt.The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable structures to define a modern city. Yet, for author Kevin Hines the bridge is not merely a marker of a place or a time. Instead, the bridge marks the beginning of his remarkable story. At 19-years-old, Kevin attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge - a distance which took four seconds to fall. Recently diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, Kevin had begun to hear voices telling him he had to die, and days before his attempt, he began to believe them.  The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. His story chronicles the extraordinary will of the author to live mentally well in the face of his mental illness: bipolar disorder with psychotic features. With each mental breakdown, however, the author's desire to live mentally well - and to be a mental health advocate - pulls him from the depths of his condition. Kevin's story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder to us to love the life we have. His story also reminds us that living mentally well takes time, endurance, hard work, and support. With these disciplines in place, those living with even very difficult diagnoses can achieve better lives for themselves and those who help to support and care for them.

Continue Reading »

Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

Pdf Self-Help Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

Pdf:Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope.Review “Just because everything appears to be a mess doesn’t mean you have to be one. Mark Manson’s book is a call to arms for a better life and better world and could not be more needed right now.” (Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy)“Mark Manson continues to break down questions about human happiness and well-being in creative and unexpected ways. The result is a wonderfully accessible book that tackles some of the deeper questions about where our world is headed, as well as how to take better care of ourselves (and each other) until we get there.” (Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and Host of The Psychology Podcast)“Mark Manson has succeeded in explaining a crazy world to an entire generation by invoking hard science, moral philosophy, and gobs of hilarious wit. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh, question your beliefs, and (hopefully) change your life.” (Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable)“Mark provides an antidote to our era of spiritual malaise with a much-needed tincture of laughter, practical advice and philosophical wisdom. His counterintuitive insight will keep a three-bourbon smile on your face the whole time you’re reading it.” (Eric Barker, bestselling author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree)“While we’re all afraid of the evils in the world, Mark Manson shows us how to avoid the dark side in ourselves. A witty and enlightening book that we all need to read before throwing in the towel.” (Shane Parrish, founder of Farnam Street and host of The Knowledge Project Podcast)“Mark Manson is a master of thought-provoking and counterintuitive insights. His easy-to-read style will have you turning pages for hours.” (James Clear, New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits) Read more About the Author MARK MANSON is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (with over 5 million in sales in the US alone). His blog, markmanson.net, attracts more than two million readers per month. Manson lives in New York City. Read more

Continue Reading »

Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

Pdf Self-Help Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

Pdf:Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving.Review “Angela Santomero tells the story of the transformative nature of radical kindness through studies, through unforgettable stories, though insightful observations and through suggestions for how to change. Reading this book is like having an inspiring conversation with a wise and forward-thinking friend!”  (Ellen Galinsky, Author, Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs  )“In Radical Kindness, Angela helps us make goodness an essential part of our lives, calling to mind Fred Rogers’ saying that “attitudes are caught, not taught,” and inspiring us to develop an attitude of kindness in everything that we do.” (Roberta Schomburg, PhD, Child Development Consultant at Fred Rogers Productions)“Kindness was at the center of everything my husband, Fred Rogers, did. Angela Santomero continues Fred’s legacy of bringing kindness into the world.” (Joanne Rogers)“Radical kindness is the most powerful thing that you can do for anyone at any given time. It costs you nothing and your spiritual reward is everything.” (Ludacris)“Radical Kindness and Angela Santomero are exactly what the world needs now. This wonderful book will teach you a simple practice that will improve both your life and the world. It’s a must-read for everyone.” (Strauss Zelnick, founder and CEO of Zelnick Media Capital; interim chairman of CBS)“Everyone should have Radical Kindness on their night table! It’s a fresh way to think about kindness to ourselves and kindness to others—it’s really a road map for living in today’s world.” (Jason Priestley, actor, director, father of two)“Fantastic reading! Angela’s work extends the impact of gratitude and the science of positive psychology.” (John Sharp, MD, professor of psychiatry at Harvard and UCLA, and author of The Insight Cure)“Kindness is always a gift. Whether we are giving it to others or to ourselves, it elevates both the giver and the receiver. In a world where anxiety, loneliness, and suffering are all too familiar, we always have the capacity to act with kindness. Angela brings the best of it to the page in Radical Kindness.” (Aviva Romm, MD, author of The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution; Naturally Healthy Babies and Children; and Natural Health After Birth)“What our society needs most is simple human kindness—which is really not ‘simple’ at all. It is bold. Adventurous. Radical. This book is a must-read.” (Dr. Michael B. Brown, minister, professor, motivational speaker, and author of Love Is the Way) Read more About the Author ANGELA C. SANTOMERO is the co-creator, for the award-winning Blue’s Clues, and the creator of the smash hit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Super Why!; Creative Galaxy and Wishenpoof; and Charlie’s Colorforms City. The chief creative officer of 9 Story Media Group, she is the recipient of a Peabody Award, two Television Critics Association Awards, and the 2018 World Screen’s Kids Trendsetter Award. She has been nominated for more than twenty-five Emmy Awards and numerous Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver Awards. Angela is the author of Preschool Clues and blogs on AngelasClues.com. She lives in New York with her husband, two daughters, and two puppies. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies

Pdf Self-Help The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies

Pdf:The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies.A hilarious and heartbreaking memoir-in-remedies by a self-described "professional soul-searcher" that details a journey of self-discovery through more than 160 tonics, seminars, regimens, and transformative therapies.From an early age, Megan Griswold was set on a path of looking outside herself to learn about herself. At birth, her parents found a Christian Science practitioner for her; at age seven, she asked Santa for a mantra; and at 12, she started taking workshops on personal growth. Her over-the-top existential curiosity eventually led her to outdoor leadership training in Patagonia where she met her husband. Their marriage was not without challenges, and after he was arrested, Megan's world was shattered. Rather than let herself shatter, she embarked on a journey of self-discovery with renewed vigor. The Book of Help is the story of the 15,000 hours and 160 different remedies, therapies, and modalities that Megan went through, poking and prodding herself to feel better and be better. She explores a past life family tree, gets trained in five-element acupuncture, becomes a doula, takes ayahuasca, does a water fast, and sees psychics and a bevy of therapists. With a voice that is at once intimate and hilarious, Megan captures the openness and honesty necessary for people to take a new path in life. Listeners will open the audiobook with curiosity about all the different healing therapies that Megan tries, but leave with a new understanding of themselves.

Continue Reading »

The Greatest You: Face Reality, Release Negativity, and Live Your Purpose

Pdf Self-Help The Greatest You: Face Reality, Release Negativity, and Live Your Purpose

Pdf:The Greatest You: Face Reality, Release Negativity, and Live Your Purpose.About the Author Trent Shelton is a former NFL wide receiver who is now considered one of the most significant speakers of his generation. He reaches over fifty million people weekly through his various social media outlets, and he travels the world speaking to people about how to create lasting change in their lives. Trent and his wife, Maria, live in the Fort Worth, Texas, with their two children, Tristan and Maya.    Read more

Continue Reading »

JELL-O Girls: A Family History

Pdf Self-Help JELL-O Girls: A Family History

Pdf:JELL-O Girls: A Family History.Review 'Rowbottom weaves together her family history and the story of the classic American dessert to produce a book that alternately surprises and mesmerizes. Despite its title, this isn't a bland tale that goes down easy; Jell-O Girls is dark and astringent, a cutting rebuke to its delicate, candy-colored namesake.... Rowbottom has the literary skills and the analytical cunning to pull it off. Like a novelist, she can imagine herself into the emotional lives of others, while connecting her story and theirs to a larger narrative of cultural upheaval.... The writing is lush yet alert to specific.... But then Rowbottom's book is too rich and too singular to reduce to a tidy argument.... Gorgeous.'―Jennifer Szalai, New York Times'We all come from somewhere, yet I never imagined that someone could come from Jell-O. From these beginnings, Allie Rowbottom has molded this generous book of intuition, connection, and grace. This is a work of wild insights and deep music.'―Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City'The author's family's Jell-O empire brought wealth and privilege but also seemed to curse the lives of her grandmother, her mother and herself. With this fascinating cultural history of an iconic dessert and its creators, Rowbottom has found the courage to break the mold.'―People'A fascinating feminist exploration... a strange, sensitive account of trauma, motherhood, and America.'―Real Simple'Watch it glimmer, see it shimmer, cool and fruity, Jell-O.... If you're an American of a certain age, that jingle will come to mind unbidden as you open Allie Rowbottom's devastating memoir.... Her book doubles as a social history of the influential brand and its patriarchal messaging.... The mother-daughter portrait that emerges here melts the heart.'―O, the Oprah Magazine'Allie Rowbottom's memoir is an unflinching exploration of the inheritance and curse behind an American icon. Graceful and genuine, Jell-O Girls is what happens when a damn good story meets an even better writer.'―Mat Johnson, author of Pym and Loving Day'To most Americans, Jell-O is a diner staple; the savior of the sickroom; the sweet 'glue' for the fruit mold grandma serves at Thanksgiving. But Jell-O was a darker thing for Allie Rowbottom's family. Although her great-great-great uncle's purchase of the Jell-O patent secured the family fortune, it also molded its female members in ways that insidiously defined and confined. In this first-ever insider account Rowbottom mixes up equal parts history, sociology, feminist tract and personal mother-daughter story to create a literary treatise as clear and bright as Jell-O itself.'―Carolyn Wyman, author of Jell-O: A Biography'Allie Rowbotton is a talent not to be overlooked! I love this book with all my heart. I couldn't put down this strangely sparkling cultural and family history'―Porochista Khakpour, author of Sick'Jell-O Girls is an artfully crafted feminist excavation of an American legacy and its dark underbelly by a tender and perceptive memoirist, a keen cultural critic, and a deserving chronicler of her mother's legacy. Jewel-toned as its subject, Rowbottom's prose brings into crystal focus the lacerating toll of patriarchy in our media, our homes, and our own bodies. She is a talent to be heralded.'―Sarah Gerard, author of Sunshine State and Binary Star'Rowbottom's keening book is at its core an act of devotion to her mother.... Rowbottom shares her mother's trenchant view of Jell-O's subliminal social programming, and her passages about the brand's marketing offer stimulating feminist cultural analysis. What gives her text its emotional force is the interweaving of this material with her own personal stories and those of her mother.... A moving portrait of abiding mother-daughter love.'―Boston Globe Read more About the Author Allie Rowbottom received her BA from New York University, her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and her PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. Her work has received scholarships, essay prizes and honorable mentions from Tin House, Inprint, the Best American Essays series, the Florida Review, The Bellingham Review, the Black Warrior Review, The Southampton Review, and Hunger Mountain. She lives in Los Angeles. Read more

Continue Reading »

Thrive in Retirement: Simple Secrets for Being Happy for the Rest of Your Life

Pdf Self-Help Thrive in Retirement: Simple Secrets for Being Happy for the Rest of Your Life

Pdf:Thrive in Retirement: Simple Secrets for Being Happy for the Rest of Your Life.Discover the three secrets to happiness - and much more - in the later years of life.Never before in human history have so many people lived for decades beyond their working years. Ten thousand Americans turn 65 each day, and their average life expectancy is another 20 years - and many will live longer. But will they just live or have a meaningful life? The truth is that many - if not most - people approaching the latter years do not have a plan, much less a strategy to thrive instead of just survive. Packed with information based on research as well as common-sense wisdom, here are some examples of what listeners will discover:How retiring at the wrong time increases the likelihood of dying 89 percent.What can delay Alzheimer's onset an average of nine years.How everything that makes you happy comes in just three forms.Which partner is most likely to initiate divorce after decades of marriage and why.

Continue Reading »

Keep Calm You’re Only 70: Large Red Notebook/Journal for Writing 100 Pages, 70th Birthday Gift for Men and Women

Pdf Self-Help Keep Calm You’re Only 70: Large Red Notebook/Journal for Writing 100 Pages, 70th Birthday Gift for Men and Women

Pdf:Keep Calm You’re Only 70: Large Red Notebook/Journal for Writing 100 Pages, 70th Birthday Gift for Men and Women.Notebook by Kensington Press. Perfect for writing notes, letters and journaling. High quality white lined paperback. 100 pages per book. Size A4 approximately (8.5" x 11"). Finished in a stunning glossy cover to protect against marks.

Continue Reading »

Hello Fifty: Blank Lined Notebook to Write In for Notes, To Do Lists, Notepad, Journal, Funny Birthday Gifts, 50th Birthday, 50 Years Old

Pdf Self-Help Hello Fifty: Blank Lined Notebook to Write In for Notes, To Do Lists, Notepad, Journal, Funny Birthday Gifts, 50th Birthday, 50 Years Old

Pdf:Hello Fifty: Blank Lined Notebook to Write In for Notes, To Do Lists, Notepad, Journal, Funny Birthday Gifts, 50th Birthday, 50 Years Old.Lined Notebook Features:110 blank lined white pagesDuo sided college ruled sheetsProfessionally designed soft matte cover8" x 10" dimensions; sufficient and lightweight size for work, desk or schoolPerfect for jotting down thoughts, taking notes, writing, organizing, goal setting, meeting notes, doodling, drawing, lists, journaling and brainstormingNotebooks and journals make a great gift for any occasion

Continue Reading »

This Life of Mine: A Legacy Journal

Pdf Self-Help This Life of Mine: A Legacy Journal

Pdf:This Life of Mine: A Legacy Journal.About the Author Anne Phyfe Palmer is an entrepreneur, writer, yogi, electric bike commuter, and mother. She left the swampy heat and Mardi Gras revelry of her hometown of New Orleans and founded 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle in 1996, years before yoga became a household word. With this guided journal, Anne Phyfe takes her passion for self-inquiry from the yoga mat to the written word. She lives in Seattle.Sarah Trumbauer is a papercut artist and illustrator living in rural eastern Pennsylvania. Her paper cuts are inspired by long walks through gardens, vintage children's books, and art nouveau patterns. Her work has been featured in international magazines, books, and stationery products. When she's not cutting paper, she can be found drinking tea, daydreaming, and reading mystery novels with her cat, Lucy. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Hot Young Widows Club: Lessons on Survival from the Front Lines of Grief (TED Books)

Pdf Self-Help The Hot Young Widows Club: Lessons on Survival from the Front Lines of Grief (TED Books)

Pdf:The Hot Young Widows Club: Lessons on Survival from the Front Lines of Grief (TED Books).Review 'Wise...McInerny’s simple and effective advice will be valuable for anyone who has survived a loss.' (Publishers Weekly) Read more About the Author Nora McInerny has a lot of jobs. She is the reluctant cofounder of the Hot Young Widows Club (a program of her nonprofit, Still Kickin), the bestselling author of the memoirs It’s Okay To Laugh, Crying Is Cool Too, and No Happy Endings and the host of the award-winning podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking. Nora is a master storyteller known for her dedication to bringing heart and levity to the difficult and uncomfortable conversations most of us try to avoid, and also for being very tall. She was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1998. Read more

Continue Reading »

30 Days To Intimacy: Reigniting The Spark

Pdf Self-Help 30 Days To Intimacy: Reigniting The Spark

Pdf:30 Days To Intimacy: Reigniting The Spark.This 30 day journaling book will guide you through reinforcing simple behaviors that will assist you in bringing back the romance in your relationship. Through exercises that encourage communication, promote unity, and challenge you to step out of your comfort zone, intimacy is within reach and sparks are sure to fly. Whether it’s your first anniversary or your fiftieth, this book is sure to help remind you to do the little things that make your love one of a kind.

Continue Reading »

The Book of Hot: A Manifesto

Pdf Self-Help The Book of Hot: A Manifesto

Pdf:The Book of Hot: A Manifesto.Review 'An entertaining and educational firsthand account of an older woman's single sexual life.The pseudonymous Mrs. Hot offers a guide to women nearing 60 who are currently in--or planning to join--the dating scene, featuring accounts of her personal experiences and tips on beauty and self-confidence. Following her divorce, the debut author was a single mother who spent two decades in voluntary celibacy. But after her son left home, she felt it was time for a change. In her late 50s, she opted to transform into a person she called 'Mrs. Hot' and start dating again. In this first book of a planned duology, she details her various life changes, from leaving her unnamed 'highly stressful public service job from hell' to getting cosmetic surgery, including Botox treatment. She also took up dieting and exercise, mainly because she wanted a 'smokin' hot body' to attract men. She offers her readers numerous tips, including on how to choose the right perfume, adopt good posture, and radiate confidence in order to feel, think, act, and be sexy. Her specific advice on dating, meanwhile, focuses primarily on the online variety. Along the way, Mrs. Hot warns of potential scammers--including men who have no intention of having any interactions beyond the virtual--and provides a bevy of suggestions for stimulating sexting. Later, she shares some of her own escapades in the post-50 dating world. They include dates with men of various ages; some were selfless lovers, she says, while others were complete misfires, such as one man who seemed more interested in a movie than he was in Mrs. Hot. This work will likely be encouraging to women who share the author's age and relationship status. Although Mrs. Hot does promote the benefits of physical beauty, she also maintains that true attractiveness comes from within; throughout the book, she encourages women to release their 'Inner Goddess.' She also highlights the power of positive thinking and the importance of loving oneself. She does, however, seem to contradict herself when she says that those who are obese and happy 'are simply rationalizing their way to eating whatever they want.' Mrs. Hot's prose is concise, with many instances of clever wordplay, particularly in chapter subtitles, such as 'Taking Delivery of the U.S. Male' or 'I Experience Getting Lust in the Stacks.' Indeed, her accounts of sexual encounters are similarly more playful than they are erotic. For instance, she writes that a 27-year-old 'nice Italian boy' named Daniele 'gave me a full, passionate serving of his native tongue--and I don't mean a lesson in Italian.' The erotic tales in this book eschew BDSM ('It's Fifty Shades of Nay, in my opinion') and occur in places that some readers may feel are sex-fantasy clichés (such as a plane, a movie theater, and a beach). Nevertheless, the author's dating stories, while a mixed bag, are often delightful-- and on more than one occasion, she intriguingly tells of deepening feelings (love, perhaps?) for a man she was seeing.'- Kirkus Reviews Read more About the Author I've got a bad hottitude, and I've every intention of keeping it! Though I grew up in the Midwest and a few foreign countries, New York City is the great love of my life, and I've lived there (with a couple detours to Europe and Sedona) ever since college. I attended the Madeira School, studied political science and art history at Vassar College, and have two masters degrees, one in education, the other in fashion design and illustration. I've had many a career, spanning banking to magazine editing to public relations to fashion design, which I spent most of my time in. Around the time of 9/11, my social conscience led me to choose a new path as a public school teacher in a poor Bronx neighborhood, an eleven-year journey so grueling I wrote a book about it. Left to deal with the wreck I'd become from that experience, in my late fifties I transformed myself and began blogging about my makeover and ensuing dating adventures (http: //www.mrshot.com). Besides romance, travel is my great passion, and I've explored the planet from Easter Island to the Ice Hotel in the Arctic. I have a grown son, and I live gloriously single in Manhattan, ever moving onward, upward and hotward. Join my quarter of a million followers on Facebook (https: //www.facebook.com/SmokinMrsHot/). BECAUSE SOME LIKE IT HOTTER. Read more

Continue Reading »

Best Ceremony Ever: How to Make the Serious Wedding Stuff Unique

Pdf Self-Help Best Ceremony Ever: How to Make the Serious Wedding Stuff Unique

Pdf:Best Ceremony Ever: How to Make the Serious Wedding Stuff Unique.Review “If you’re looking to plan a wedding that feels like yours and not your grandmother’s, then you need this book. With warmth and humor, Christopher Shelley uses his years of experience as a celebrant to lay out everything you need to make your ceremony fun and memorable for everyone. Don’t worry, Grandma will love it, too.” - Jennifer Wright, author of It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Break-Ups in History (happily married to Daniel Kibblesmith)“Christopher Shelley tells it all with the panache, wit, and experience of a professional, savvy celebrant. If you are about to get married, this book delivers the all-important information you need with clarity, humor, and supreme coolness. His keen advice, direction, and examples are sure to make a wedding day the best it could ever be―for both the couple getting married and their tribe of family and friends. Shelley is one of our most skilled, talented, and debonair certified Life Cycle Celebrants®; he makes all his couples and their guests feel ‘royal.’” - Charlotte Eulette, International Director of the Celebrant Foundation & Institute“Shelley is the maestro of matrimony. He has been gifted with a divine power to imbue your wedding ceremony with off-the-chain joy. The kind of joy that starts your marriage off with a bang. Read this book. You’ll learn at the feet of the master and have a ball doing it.” - Jen Spyra, staff writer at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert“I would love for Chris to be my celebrant. I say that despite the fact that I know it would probably just end up as more material for another hilarious book on weddings. After reading this book, if your questions still aren’t answered about what goes down at a wedding, don’t get married.” - Jordan Carlos, comedian and writer“A funny, practical, and romantic guide to why most weddings suck and why yours doesn’t have to. My favorite work by a Shelley since Frankenstein―and ideally Chris would’ve sewn me and my wife into one person as well.” - Daniel Kibblesmith, author of Santa’s Husband (happily married to Jennifer Wright) Read more About the Author Christopher Shelley is New York’s funniest certified Life-Cycle Celebrant. In addition to performing wedding ceremonies in New York and beyond, he has officiated in-studio weddings on The Rachael Ray Show and wrote and performed a memorial service for Joan Rivers’s dog on Joan Knows Best. Read more

Continue Reading »

Memorial Guest Book (Hardback Cover): Memory Book, Comments Book, Condolence Book for Funeral, Remembrance, Celebration of Life, in Loving Memory ... Guest Book, Memorial Service Guest Book

Pdf Self-Help Memorial Guest Book (Hardback Cover): Memory Book, Comments Book, Condolence Book for Funeral, Remembrance, Celebration of Life, in Loving Memory ... Guest Book, Memorial Service Guest Book

Pdf:Memorial Guest Book (Hardback Cover): Memory Book, Comments Book, Condolence Book for Funeral, Remembrance, Celebration of Life, in Loving Memory ... Guest Book, Memorial Service Guest Book.Book of condolence, memory book, ideal item for guests to write down their memories and thoughts, can be filled with pictures and memories. This hardback book has a matt finish, filled with 70 pages of lined paper, the size of the book is 8.5 x 8.5.

Continue Reading »

Funeral Guest Book in Loving Memory Memorial Service Guest Book, Condolence Book, Remembrance Book for Funerals or Wake: Hard Cover. a Lasting Keepsake for the Family.

Pdf Self-Help Funeral Guest Book in Loving Memory Memorial Service Guest Book, Condolence Book, Remembrance Book for Funerals or Wake: Hard Cover. a Lasting Keepsake for the Family.

Pdf:Funeral Guest Book in Loving Memory Memorial Service Guest Book, Condolence Book, Remembrance Book for Funerals or Wake: Hard Cover. a Lasting Keepsake for the Family..HARDCOVER, gloss finish 8.5" x 8.5" (216mm x 216 mm) 100 pages total - space for 282 guests entries A few Introduction pages (see info below) Each page is headed "Name & Address" & "Thoughts & Memories" with enough space for three guests per page, with several lines for guests to write their memories. Introduction pages: A title page: In Loving Memory of ... with a few lines to enter your loved one's name and any other details. 2 blank pages to personalize or add photos. A quote by Rumi: "Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation." 94 lightly lined pages, each page headed: "Name & Address" & "Thoughts & Memories" offering several lines for guests to write messages. Potentially the perfect Funeral Gift Book if the family haven't thought to buy one... Beautiful keepsake & book of condolence for a memorial service or funeral or wake. A treasured and lasting memory for the family and future generations.

Continue Reading »

Fear Is Not My Enemy: The PAME Code to Retrain Your Brain from Fear to Courage and an Amazing Life!: Psychology in Your Life, Book 3

Pdf Self-Help Fear Is Not My Enemy: The PAME Code to Retrain Your Brain from Fear to Courage and an Amazing Life!: Psychology in Your Life, Book 3

Pdf:Fear Is Not My Enemy: The PAME Code to Retrain Your Brain from Fear to Courage and an Amazing Life!: Psychology in Your Life, Book 3.Develop habits and skills by retraining your brain to recognize fear and take control of your life.Improve your happiness, freedom, and sense of control.Teaching you how to stay in control, interpret your emotions, and cope with the demands of life, Fear Is Not My Enemy will help you to become more aware of your fears, understand them, and build resilience to manage its impact on your life.Effectively understand your fears to achieve a happier, healthier life.Dr. Emee Vida Estacio is back with her latest audiobook. Fear Is Not My Enemy: The PAME Code to Retrain Your Brain from Fear to Courage and an Amazing Life is the third audiobook in her best-selling Psychology in Your Life series. She is a world-renowned expert in community, health, and applied social psychology who has worked closely with individuals and communities to unlock their full potential using simple and easy-to-apply methods for limitless success in life.This life-changing audiobook will show you how to retrain your brain so you can understand your emotions better and choose how to respond to fear effectively. If you want to live your life bold and free, but you are afraid to fail; if you want to speak up and resist abuse, but you are afraid to be disliked; if you want to let go of your painful past, but you are afraid to get hurt again - then this audiobook is for you!Filled with simple exercises, captivating stories, and scientifically proven techniques:Overcome your fear of failure so you can live life bold and freeStay in control and build resilience to conquer your fear of changeBuild the courage to be disliked so you can stand up and live your life on your termsLearn forgiveness and anger-management techniques to manage your fear of letting goTransform unhelpful messages that fuel your fears and turn them into powerful prompts to fulfill your goalsFind the courage to be vulnerable and learn to embrace your imperfectionsFear Is Not My Enemy touches upon real-life issues and fears caused by unexpected life opportunities, health and lifestyle changes, domestic abuse, returning to work after a career break, anger-management issues, the overwhelming need to please others, and so much more.Fear Is Not My Enemy will change the way you perceive fear and how you respond to it. Overcome your fear of failure.Build the courage and resilience to embrace change.Find your happiness and freedom.Don't let fear take over your life.Give yourself the freedom to live your life on your own terms by learning how to retrain your brain from fear to unlimited courage. 

Continue Reading »

In Sickness and in Health: The Physical Consequences of Emotional Stress in Marriage

Pdf Self-Help In Sickness and in Health: The Physical Consequences of Emotional Stress in Marriage

Pdf:In Sickness and in Health: The Physical Consequences of Emotional Stress in Marriage.About the Author With more than 30 years of counseling experience, David Hawkins, PhD, has a special interest in helping individuals and couples strengthen their relationships. Dr. Hawkins’ books, including When Pleasing Others Is Hurting You and Dealing with the CrazyMakers in Your Life, have more than 350,000 copies in print.Tyson Hawkins, MD, a practicing internal medicine physician, lives in Bellingham, Washington, and enjoys all things outdoors with his wife, Jordana, and two boys, Parker and Bekham. Joshua Hawkins, MD, is a practicing general surgeon, with a focus on cancer surgery.  He lives with his family in Mount Vernon, Washington.   Read more

Continue Reading »

Girls' Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World

Pdf Self-Help Girls' Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World

Pdf:Girls' Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World.Discover the gift of friendship!In a time when many women feel lonely and isolated, Girls' Club calls us to embrace the delight and comfort that can be found in life-giving friendships with women - and to cultivate relationships that not only offer emotional affirmation and acceptance, but also inspire, educate, and stretch us to live out our God-given potential.Told through stories and encouragement based on the authors' experiences - Sally, a seasoned mother and well-beloved author; her daughter Sarah, an Oxford scholar and new mother; and her youngest daughter, Joy, a professional young woman pursuing her doctorate - Girls' Club will speak to the importance of cultivating deep and lasting friendship at every stage in life.Join Sally, Sarah, and Joy as they explore the power, difficulties, potential, beauty, and satisfaction of friendships that help us live purposeful, Godly lives and that satisfy our longing for meaningful and intimate companionship.

Continue Reading »

101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged

Pdf Self-Help 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged

Pdf:101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged.The perfect remedy for cold feet!More than half of all couples who become engaged this year will never make it to the altar. Why? Leading experts believe it's because couples fail to really get to know their potential mate before getting engaged. Relationship expert and noted couples counselor Norm Wright steers potential brides and grooms through a series of soul-searching questions to discern if they've really met "the one".Couples will be much more confident about whether or not to pursue marriage after completing these in-depth and personal questions. Norm also addresses the delicate subject of calling off the wedding if listeners discover that a potential mate isn't actually meant to be a life partner.

Continue Reading »

The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity: How Modern Culture Is Robbing Billions of People of Happiness

Pdf Self-Help The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity: How Modern Culture Is Robbing Billions of People of Happiness

Pdf:The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity: How Modern Culture Is Robbing Billions of People of Happiness.Do you believe it's possible to be happier than you have ever been before? Not for fleeting moments but consistently? Best-selling author Matthew Kelly believes it is possible - and in his latest audiobook, The Biggest Lie, he explains how. We all want to be happy and live life to the fullest, but the answer isn't found in the world's definition of happiness. Modern culture is constantly feeding us lies, and these lies affect you more than you know. The lies that affect you the most, however, are the ones you tell yourself. These lies steal your joy, sap your energy, and cause you to lose hope. They prevent you from discovering the kind of vibrant faith the first Christians experienced.But as Kelly shows, we've arrived at a crucial moment in history. People are disillusioned with what the world offers. The world is in desperate need of change, and no one is in a better position to affect that change than Christians. We have an incredible opportunity to dispel the lies and cut through the confusion and false promises around us.This audiobook provides the practical tools necessary to help you regain your fervor and leave your mark on the world - and experience more happiness than you thought possible. Together, we can change the course of history - with humility, generosity, kindness, and joy, one holy moment at a time.

Continue Reading »

How to Analyze People: Instantly Read Body Language, Learn Techniques for Speed Reading People, and Analyzing Behavior with Human Psychology

Pdf Self-Help How to Analyze People: Instantly Read Body Language, Learn Techniques for Speed Reading People, and Analyzing Behavior with Human Psychology

Pdf:How to Analyze People: Instantly Read Body Language, Learn Techniques for Speed Reading People, and Analyzing Behavior with Human Psychology.If you've always wanted to learn how to analyze people but don't know where to start then keep listening....Are you sick and tired of not being able to read people? Have you studied endless other body language articles and guides from the so-called "experts", but nothing seems to work? If so, then you've come to the right place. You see, analyzing people doesn't have to be difficult. You don't have to have a degree in psychology or years of training to know how to read people quickly. This guide boils down the unneeded details and leaves you with the practical, real-world skills to analyze people on the spot. In fact, it's easier than you think. Here's just a tiny fraction of what you'll discover: How to develop your perception and intuition to automatically pick up on body language clues The biggest mistake people make when trying to read people How to instantly spot the most powerful person in the room The number one thing to look for to know if someone is intelligent (It's not what you think) The big signs someone is lying to you Little-known speech clues that give you a ton of information about a person's personality and mindset Surefire signals he or she is romantically interested in you - this is different for men and women And much, much more Take a second to imagine how your day-to-day life will change when you can instantly analyze people everywhere you go. So even if you've tried to learn these skills before but still feel lost and frustrated, this guide will give you the practical tools and knowledge to read and understand people in a way few others ever will.

Continue Reading »

The Nature of Personal Reality: Specific, Practical Techniques for Solving Everyday Problems and Enriching the Life You Know (A Seth Book)

Pdf Self-Help The Nature of Personal Reality: Specific, Practical Techniques for Solving Everyday Problems and Enriching the Life You Know (A Seth Book)

Pdf:The Nature of Personal Reality: Specific, Practical Techniques for Solving Everyday Problems and Enriching the Life You Know (A Seth Book).The "Seth Books" by Jane Roberts are world-renowned for comprising one of the most profound bodies of work ever written on the true nature of reality.In this perennial bestseller, Seth tells listeners how we create our personal reality through our conscious beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. His message is clear: we are not at the mercy of the subconscious, or helpless before forces we cannot understand. Seth challenges our assumptions about the nature of reality, and stresses the individual's capacity for conscious actions. Included in this book are excellent exercises for applying his empowering insights to any life situation."We are Gods couched in creaturehood. We are given the ability to form our experience as our thoughts and feelings become actualized.... Trust the miracle of your own being. Make no divisions between the physical and the spiritual in your lifetimes, for the spiritual speaks with a physical voice, and the corporeal body is the creation of the spirit." - Jane Roberts, Speaking for Seth

Continue Reading »

Chasing Cupcakes: How One Broke, Fat Girl Transformed Her Life (and How You Can, Too)

Pdf Self-Help Chasing Cupcakes: How One Broke, Fat Girl Transformed Her Life (and How You Can, Too)

Pdf:Chasing Cupcakes: How One Broke, Fat Girl Transformed Her Life (and How You Can, Too).I'm missing out on my life. What's wrong with me?If that's ever crossed your mind, and if you know there's more to life than what you've been living, this audiobook is for you.It sucks to acknowledge that you are what's keeping you from the life you want. You sacrifice what you want most for what you want in the moment. You know everything you're supposed to do, and yet you feel stuck - limited by your past, overwhelmed by your future - in a purgatory of your own behavior.After decades of feeling trapped by this mind-set, Elizabeth Benton shifted her whole life by proving her own stories wrong. In this audiobook, Elizabeth will help you live a new story in which you can, you will, and you already have everything you need to make it happen.

Continue Reading »

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Pdf Self-Help Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Pdf:Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed.Review A Newsday, Apple iBooks, Thrive Global, and Book Riot Most Anticipated Book of 2019 A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book 'Saturated with self-awareness and compassion, this is an irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition.' —Kirkus Review, Starred Review 'Written with grace, humor, wisdom, and compassion, this [is a] heartwarming journey of self-discovery.' —Library Journal 'Therapists play a special and invaluable role in the lives of the 30 million Americans who attend sessions, but have you ever wondered where they go when they need to talk to someone? Veteran psychotherapist and New York Times best-selling author Lori Gottlieb shares a candid and remarkably relatable account of what it means to be a therapist who also goes to therapy, and what this can teach us about the universality of our questions and anxieties.' —Thrive Global, '10 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019' “Some people are great writers, and other people are great therapists. Lori Gottlieb is, astoundingly, both. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is about the wonder of being human: how none of us is immune from struggle, and how we can grow into ourselves and escape our emotional prisons. Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.” —Katie Couric “If you have even an ounce of interest in the therapeutic process, or in the conundrum of being human, you must read this book. It is wise, warm, smart and funny, and Lori Gottlieb is exceedingly good company.” —Susan Cain, New York Times best-selling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking “Shrinks, they're just like us—at least in Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, the heartfelt memoir by therapist Lori Gottlieb. Warm, funny, and engaging (no poker-faced clinician here), Gottlieb not only gives us an unvarnished look at her patients' lives, but also her own. The result is the most relatable portrait of a therapist I've yet encountered.” —Susannah Cahalan, New York Times best-selling author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness “Gottlieb is an utterly compelling narrator: funny, probing, savvy, vulnerable. She pays attention to the small stuff — the box of tissues and the Legos in the carpet — as she honors the more expansive mysteries of our wild, aching hearts.” —Leslie Jamison, author of The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath “This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book. Lori Gottlieb takes us inside the most intimate of encounters as both clinician and patient and leaves us with a surprisingly fresh understanding of ourselves, one another, and the human condition. Her willingness to expose her own blind spots along with her patients’ shows us firsthand that we aren’t alone in our struggles and that maybe we should talk more about them! Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is funny, hopeful, wise, and engrossing—all at the same time.” —Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post and founder & CEO, Thrive Global “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is ingenious, inspiring, tender, and funny. Lori Gottlieb bravely takes her readers on a guided tour into the self, showing us the therapeutic process from both sides of the couch—as both therapist and patient. I cheered for her breakthroughs, as if they were my own! This is the best book I've ever read about the life-changing possibilities of talk therapy.” —Amy Dickinson, “Ask Amy” advice columnist and New York Times best-selling author of Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things “I was sucked right in to these vivid, funny, illuminating stories of humans trying to climb their way out of hiding, overcome self-defeating habits, and wake up to their own strength. Lori Gottlieb has captured something profound about the struggle, and the miracle, of human connection.” —Sarah Hepola, New York Times best-selling author of Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget “With wisdom and humanity, Lori Gottlieb invites us into her consulting room, and her therapist's. There, readers will share in one of the best-kept secrets of being a clinician: when we bear witness to change, we also change, and when we are present as others find meaning in their lives, we also discover more in our own.” —Lisa Damour, New York Times best-selling author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood “I’ve been reading books about psychotherapy for over a half century, but never have I encountered a book like Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: so bold and brassy, so packed with good stories, so honest, deep and riveting. I intended to read a chapter or two but ended up reading and relishing every word.” —Irvin Yalom MD, author of Love’s Executioner, and other Tales of Psychotherapy, and professor emeritus of psychiatry at Stanford University.   “Here are some people who might benefit from Lori Gottlieb’s illuminating new book: Therapists, people who have been in therapy, people who have been in relationships, people who have experienced emotions. In other words, everyone. Lori’s story is funny, enlightening, and radically honest. It merits far more than 50 minutes of your time.” —A.J. Jacobs, New York Times best-selling author of The Year of Living Biblically Read more About the Author Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author who writes The Atlantic's weekly 'Dear Therapist' advice column. A contributing editor at The Atlantic, she also writes for The New York Times Magazine, and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR. Learn more at LoriGottlieb.com or by following her @LoriGottlieb1 on Twitter. Read more

Continue Reading »

The Greatest Pretender: 1 Youth Leader, 4 Abortions, 18 Years of Secrecy

Pdf Self-Help The Greatest Pretender: 1 Youth Leader, 4 Abortions, 18 Years of Secrecy

Pdf:The Greatest Pretender: 1 Youth Leader, 4 Abortions, 18 Years of Secrecy.About the Author Mark Bradley Morrow is a renowned keynote speaker, sharing his testimony at numerous crisis pregnancy center banquets, churches, conferences, and pro-life events of up to 6,000 attendees, with a professional counseling career spanning over three decades. He is also a professional comedian who has opened shows with his stand-up routine for Saturday Night Live’s Victoria Jackson, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, and other prominent performers, and he spent ten years as a morning drive radio personality in Erie, PA. Mark and his wife currently reside in McKean, Pennsylviania. Read more

Continue Reading »

Beyond the Sheets: Sexy Conversation Starters for Exploring Fantasies and Desires

Pdf Self-Help Beyond the Sheets: Sexy Conversation Starters for Exploring Fantasies and Desires

Pdf:Beyond the Sheets: Sexy Conversation Starters for Exploring Fantasies and Desires.Are you ready to turn up the heat and sizzle in your sex life? Whether you're stuck in stale sexual patterns and want to explore fantasies with your partner, or you're in a new relationship and eager to learn your lover’s desires, this book of sexy questions and conversation starters will spark sultry discussions between you and that special someone. Explore what turns you and your partner on and inspire new sexual adventures both in and out of the bedroom.Whether a hetero or same-sex couple, newly dating or married for a decade, there’s something here for everyone. Ignite your passion and crank up the erotic energy as you push each other’s boundaries and discover secret desires while asking and discussing these sexy questions.

Continue Reading »

In the Lingering Light: Courage and Hope for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Pdf Self-Help In the Lingering Light: Courage and Hope for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Pdf:In the Lingering Light: Courage and Hope for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver.Alzheimer’s is a particularly cruel disease. It robs us of the people we love―slowly, subtly, but unrelentingly. Our love for them is tested as their needs increase and their recall decreases, and our own needs suffer neglect as more and more of our time and attention is given to our loved one. Cynthia Fantasia is a caregiver. In this deeply understanding and empowering work she walks you through the landscape of caregiving―for your loved one and for yourself. She introduces you to friends and fellow travelers who offer their own words of empathy and insight. And she slowly, subtly, but unrelentingly empowers you to live well as you care for your loved one in the lingering light.

Continue Reading »

FLEX!: A flexible approach to work, life and everything

Pdf Self-Help FLEX!: A flexible approach to work, life and everything

Pdf:FLEX!: A flexible approach to work, life and everything.Flex is a creative, rebellious, badass way to live. It's about looking at routines (like the nine to five) and social norms (like women bearing the brunt of the 'emotional load' at home) and bending and reshaping them.Flex is looking within and understanding yourself, your body and the patterns of your relationships and working out how to live, earn money and be happy in a way that is perfect for you and your unique talents.Flex is knowing that the world is changing fast. The jobs we were trained for in school won't exist in a decade. And the more robotic our behaviour, the more vulnerable we are to the robots taking our place.If you feel stuck, tired, not at your best, bored...this book is for you.If you are burning with ideas but stuck in an environment that squashes them...this book is for you.If you are a rebel at heart...this book is for you.Flex is reinventing the rules for a new future.Because rigidity in a world of change means something is going to break, and that thing could be you.

Continue Reading »

The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible

Pdf Self-Help The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible

Pdf:The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible.Review “[A] roller coaster of raw emotions…each story is as captivating as the one before it. If the Moth’s live events are full of people gently holding their beating hearts up to the mic in front of a breathless audience, these written adaptations definitely do such sacrifices justice.”—Booklist“Captivating, artfully wrought tales.”—Kirkus Reviews Read more About the Author THE MOTH is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is the story, and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape, and present it. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in January 2012. CATHERINE BURNS is artistic director of The Moth and the editor of The Moth: 50 True Stories and The Moth Presents All These Wonders. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Second Marriage: An Insider's Guide to Hope, Healing & Love

Pdf Self-Help Second Marriage: An Insider's Guide to Hope, Healing & Love

Pdf:Second Marriage: An Insider's Guide to Hope, Healing & Love.Are the complications of second marriage threatening the foundations of your relationship? Pick up this powerful guide for restoring your love. We all long for love and connection, but outside influences, past memories, and stepfamily adjustment make marriage especially challenging for those who were previously married. Relationship writer Sharilee Swaity has been there and wants to share her secrets with you. Using an engaging combination of relevant examples, personal experience, and up-to-date research, Swaity will show you: How to heal from the past and focus on a beautiful future How to build the passion and connection between you How to make your differences a gift instead of a problem How to bond and connect as a stepfamilyPick up a copy of Second Marriage: An Insider's Guide to Hope, Healing & Love and begin the journey to transforming your relationship today.

Continue Reading »

Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love

Pdf Self-Help Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love

Pdf:Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love.Review “A moving and valuable meditation on the nature of mature love—love that is hard, and gloriously so.”—Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author of The Middle Place and Tell Me More“Inspiring, touching, and beautifully written, Abby Maslin’s memoir is a testament to love, resilience, and choosing joy during the toughest times.”—Maria Shriver, award-winning journalist and author of I’ve Been Thinking…'Written with the grace of a novel and the power of personal experience, this moving book is filled with humor, insight, and enormous love. Maslin's touching story brings both tears and joy and offers the inspiring hope that there is always a way forward.'—Janice Kaplan, New York Times bestselling author of The Gratitude Diaries  “A beautifully articulated and searingly honest memoir about so much more than one tragedy. Abby Maslin’s keen eye and unflinching introspection brilliantly illuminate the big and small moments that came with getting through her husband’s traumatic brain injury. If I had written a follow-up to my book about our family’s journey with TBI, it would share so many moments with Abby’s amazing exploration of resilience, marriage, family and understanding the gift of every single day.” —Lee Woodruff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of In an Instant 'Abby Maslin gives a harrowing account of how a fulfilling life and marriage can be upended in an instant … Love You Hard serves as a reminder that the most challenging aspects of relationships are also the most rewarding ones.'—Lauren Marks, author of A Stitch of Time Read more About the Author Abby Maslin is a writer and a public school teacher. Through her speaking and blogging, she is passionate about bringing awareness to the challenges of traumatic brain injury and caregiving. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children. Read more

Continue Reading »

Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

Pdf Self-Help Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

Pdf:Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved.Review “A meditation on sense-making when there’s no sense to be made, on letting go when we can’t hold on, and on being unafraid even when we’re terrified. And it happens to be hilarious. Above all, though, this is a love letter to life, and it’s gorgeous.”—Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, clinical assistant professor of medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine“[A] wonderful new memoir . . . Everything Happens belongs on the shelf alongside other terrific books about this difficult subject, like Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air and Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal. . . . It’s inspiring to see this thoughtful woman face such weighty topics with honesty and humor.”—Bill Gates“I fell hard and fast for Kate Bowler. Her writing is naked, elegant, and gripping—she’s like a Christian Joan Didion. I left Kate’s story feeling more present, more grateful, and a hell of a lot less alone. And what else is art for? Everything Happens for a Reason is art in its highest form, and Kate Bowler is a true artist—with the pen, and with her life.”—Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and president of Together Rising“[Bowler’s] dry humor and raw, personal accounts help make thinking about our common fate bearable.”—The Wall Street Journal “Bowler’s lovely prose and sharp wit capture her struggle to find continued joy after her [stage IV cancer] diagnosis. This poignant look at the unpredictable promises of faith will amaze readers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A page-turner of lasting force . . . Bowler wields a sharp pen, one that flows seamlessly through comic terrain, pausing for laugh-out-loud one-liners . . . as it probes death and dying young with aching poignancy.”—Chicago Tribune “This is a beautifully written, intelligent, soulful book, necessary reading for all of us who long to walk faithfully and honestly through the darkest and most desolate of seasons.”—Shauna Niequist, New York Times bestselling author of Present Over Perfect “The Kate Bowler you will come to know in this book is 100 percent real: honest, brave, holy, ridiculous, profane, hilarious, human—her fierce and beautiful words will make you ugly-cry and laugh out loud inappropriately in public places, and they will make you long for the courage to tell the truth about your life.”—Amy K. Butler, senior minister, The Riverside Church “[Bowler] delivers raw emotion, realistic description, and candid assessments . . . An inspiring story of finding faith—in God, in family, and in oneself—while walking close to the Valley of the Shadow of Death.”—Kirkus Reviews Read more About the Author Kate Bowler is an assistant professor at Duke Divinity School. A graduate of Yale Divinity School and Duke University, Bowler is the author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love

Pdf Self-Help Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love

Pdf:Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love.Abby Maslin shares an inspiring story of resilience and commitment in a deeply affecting new memoir. After her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury, the couple worked together as he recovered - and they learned to love again. When Abby Maslin's husband, TC, didn't make it home on August 18, 2012, she knew something was terribly wrong. Her fears were confirmed when she learned her husband had been beaten by three men and left for dead mere blocks from home, all for his cell phone and debit card. The days and months that followed were a grueling test of faith. As TC recovered from a severe traumatic brain injury that left him unable to speak and walk, Abby faced the challenge of caring for - and loving - a husband who now resembled a stranger. Love You Hard is the raw, unflinchingly honest story of a young love left broken and the resilience required to mend a life and remake a marriage. Told from the caregiver's perspective, this audiobook is a daring exploration of true love: what it means to love beyond language, beyond abilities, and into the place that reveals who we really are. At the heart of Abby and TC's unique and captivating story are the universal truths that bind us all. This is a tale of living and loving wholeheartedly, learning to heal after profound grief, and choosing joy in the wake of tragedy.

Continue Reading »

A Life Beyond Reason: A Father's Memoir

Pdf Self-Help A Life Beyond Reason: A Father's Memoir

Pdf:A Life Beyond Reason: A Father's Memoir.Review Advance Praise“A timely exploration of medical error, a moving disability memoir, and an elegy for the blithe spirit of a much-loved child.”—Sandra M. Gilbert, coauthor of The Madwoman in the Attic“This gorgeously eloquent memoir is . . . in the top most moving, troubling, and ultimately rewarding reading experiences I’ve ever had.”—Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen“Gabbard writes with wit and humility about how caring for August prompted him to reexamine his deepest assumptions about the value and purpose of human life. This book should be required reading for parents, caregivers, teachers, and doctors.”—Rachel Adams, author of Raising Henry“A Life Beyond Reason is an extraordinary book, telling a story that needs to be told—and heard. It is a story of extreme caregiving . . . . It is also a story of enduring love, and the way that loving someone with a disability can change your world . . . . This bracingly unsentimental book is moving, illuminating, and deeply rewarding.”—Michael Bérubé, author of Life As Jaime Knows It“Stunning.”—Terry Castle, author of The Literature of Lesbianism“A must read.”—Lennard Davis, author of Enabling Acts“If you have ever questioned the very foundation of your beliefs—you will want to read this book.”—Andrea Lunsford, author of The Everyday Writer“Invites you to bask in its heartening warmth.”—Ralph James Savarese, author of Reasonable People“Candid and unexpected.”—Mike Northen, editor of Wordgathering“Gabbard’s story of his son August’s life will leave you thinking about . . . the very definition of being alive and human.”—Mark Woods, author of Lassoing the Sun“Loving and unsentimental . . . Chris Gabbard deftly explores the fraught, overlapping territories of caregiving, parenting, disability, and medicine.”—George Estreich, author of The Shape of the Eye Read more About the Author Chris Gabbard is an associate professor of English at the University of North Florida. He serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, and his writing about disability, literature, and the Enlightenment has appeared in numerous academic publications and journals. He lives with his family in Jacksonville, FL. Read more

Continue Reading »

Project Planner Notebook: Take an Idea Build a Plan and Follow Up Project Planner Organizer 7x10 Task Organization Black and White

Pdf Self-Help Project Planner Notebook: Take an Idea Build a Plan and Follow Up Project Planner Organizer 7x10 Task Organization Black and White

Pdf:Project Planner Notebook: Take an Idea Build a Plan and Follow Up Project Planner Organizer 7x10 Task Organization Black and White. Take an Idea, Build a Plan and Follow Up! • Never again fall short in your projects, you can now take an idea into an objective. • The perfect design to keep every project organized and follow up! • Sheets for Note Taking at the end.

Continue Reading »

Encounter with Your Dream State: Foresee Your Predetermined Self and Develop an Unreal Self: Self-Realization, Enlightenment, and Power to Achieve Your Ultimate Self Through Meditation and Sleep Hypnosis

Pdf Self-Help Encounter with Your Dream State: Foresee Your Predetermined Self and Develop an Unreal Self: Self-Realization, Enlightenment, and Power to Achieve Your Ultimate Self Through Meditation and Sleep Hypnosis

Pdf:Encounter with Your Dream State: Foresee Your Predetermined Self and Develop an Unreal Self: Self-Realization, Enlightenment, and Power to Achieve Your Ultimate Self Through Meditation and Sleep Hypnosis.Do you often ask yourself what you really want in life? Like sometimes, you think about it, but you don't know where to start looking for it. Or maybe you've dreamt about it as you deeply slept as night, and you forgot it as soon as you woke up.Somewhere inside of you lies the answer to exactly what you are meant to be. You just have to dig and let it come out from within you. An encounter with your dream state will help you not only find yourself, but you will also get to meet a version of yourself that you may not know even exists.You can reach what you set your mind to. Always envisioning your goal will greatly inspire you to take action and will give you that aim to reach for. You can start your journey today. I will help you to achieve a dream state where you sleep restfully, while helping you to feel more relaxed. You will wake up feeling more energized and ready to achieve whatever you want in life.Prepare for a night of pure bliss and a morning full of smiles and sunshine. Let this meditation guide you through your night of sleep.

Continue Reading »

Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep

Pdf Self-Help Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep

Pdf:Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep.About the Author Jennifer Dumpert is a San Francisco-based writer and lecturer, and the founder of the Oneironauticum, an international organization that explores the phenomenological experience of dreams as a means of experimenting with mind. She also developed the concept and practice of Liminal Dreaming--surfing the edges of consciousness using hypnagogic and hypnopompic dream states. Dumpert has lectured and led workshops at festivals, conferences, and venues such as Summit at Sea, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Breaking Convention in London, Entheogenesis in Melbourne, Australia, the Women's Visionary Congress, the Transformative Technology Conference, Esalen Institute, Ojai Institute, the New Living Expo, the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and Synergenesis. She has also taught online classes on Liminal Dreaming through the Evolver Network, and has appeared on radio shows and podcasts such as Expanding Mind, on the Progressive Radio Network, The Daily Beat, on BTR Today, C Realm, and the Dream Studies podcast. Read more

Continue Reading »

Beauty Within The Eyes of A Widow

Pdf Self-Help Beauty Within The Eyes of A Widow

Pdf:Beauty Within The Eyes of A Widow.This book is detailed about a wife who became a widow, due to the fatal lost of her husband. You will review some physical and spiritual aspects throughout the reading. I hope this will encourage you and help you get through your process of grief, as it did for me.

Continue Reading »

You Can Choose Your Life: A Guide to Experiencing More Peace, Freedom, and Happiness Right Now

Pdf Self-Help You Can Choose Your Life: A Guide to Experiencing More Peace, Freedom, and Happiness Right Now

Pdf:You Can Choose Your Life: A Guide to Experiencing More Peace, Freedom, and Happiness Right Now.Review Abramson tells a powerful and eye-opening story that sets this book apart from other self-improvement titles. Infused with humility and self-awareness, his expertise feels hard-won, credible, and real. A poignant and vivid personal story designed to help others recognize their mental roadblocks. -Kirkus ReviewYou Can Choose Your Life is a thoughtful, kind, real guide that will introduce you to how to discover your own freedom.' -Tama Kieves, Best-selling author of Thriving Through Uncertainity and Making Change Work for YouI highly recommend You Can Choose Your Life as a must on your reading list. Assertively yet gently, Abramson invites you to bring down barriers that you may have set up for yourself that keep you from living life as you truly wish to live it. - Stephen Eric Levine, Author of A Storm Chaser's Journey to ParadiseIt's apparent the author has put heart and soul into this book, both a personal and spiritual reflection on his life and how choice can make all the difference. -Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter, Senior Minister of First Unitarian Church of DallasAbramson has presented an approach that allows us to explore for ourselves some of the biggest questions that stand in the way of us having a life we want. -Alice V. Ruffel, PsyD, Clinical PsychologistIf you choose to read this book, you may discover what is holding you back in life, and what you can do to make your life more fulfilling. -Steven Land Taylor, Author of Row, Row, Row Your Boat: A Guide for Living Life in the Divine Flow Read more

Continue Reading »

Body Kindness

Pdf Self-Help Body Kindness

Pdf:Body Kindness.Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you're like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did?  This practical, inspirational, and lively book tells you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself - and that includes your mind as well as your body. With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what you really want and care about, Body Kindness helps you let go of things you can't control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable daily steps that fit you best. Think of it as the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life!

Continue Reading »

Unbelievable Freedom: How We Transformed Our Health and Happiness with Intermittent Fasting

Pdf Self-Help Unbelievable Freedom: How We Transformed Our Health and Happiness with Intermittent Fasting

Pdf:Unbelievable Freedom: How We Transformed Our Health and Happiness with Intermittent Fasting.Ryan and Kim Smith struggled with dysfunctional eating throughout their lives. They had been on the hamster wheel of diets long before they met. From the time of their wedding in 2003, they ate their way through a decade plagued by massive weight gain until 2014, at which point they topped out at well over 500 pounds combined. First, Ryan began a weight-loss effort, then Kim followed suit, eventually leading them both to intermittent fasting as outlined in Gin Stephens' Delay, Don't Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle. At this point, they have lost a collective 215 pounds. The journey transformed not only their relationship with food but with themselves and with each other. Their lives are filled with a peaceful joy that they hope to share with others. Updates about the Smiths and their journey are always available at fastingfeastingfreedom.com.

Continue Reading »

Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators and Mavericks Do to Win at Life

Pdf Self-Help Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators and Mavericks Do to Win at Life

Pdf:Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators and Mavericks Do to Win at Life.The best-selling author of Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet answers the question 'how do I kick more ass?' - providing proven techniques for becoming happier, healthier and smarter, culled from the wisdom and insight of world-class thought leaders and mavericks of science and business.When Dave Asprey started his Bulletproof Radio podcast more than five years ago, he sought out thought leaders and influencers in an array of disciplines, from biochemists to business titans to mediation masters. These folks were some of the top performing humans in the world, people who had changed their areas of study or even pioneered entirely new fields. Dave wanted to know: What did they have in common? What mattered most to them? What makes them so successful at what they do - and what makes them happiest? And so, at the end of each interview, Dave began asking the same question: 'What are your top three recommendations for people who want to kick more ass?'Combing through the recordings, looking for patterns and common threads, he found that the wisdom gleaned from these highly successful people can be distilled into three main categories: body, mind, and spirit. Game Changers is the culmination of Dave's years-long statistical analysis of these conversations, offering 36 science-backed, high-performance 'laws' that are a virtual playbook for how to become not only more successful but also happier and healthier.Each chapter of Game Changers is structured around one of these laws. Dave combines anecdotes from game changers like Daniel Amen, David Perlmutter, Arianna Huffington, Dan Harris and Tim Ferris with his own research and practical advice that listeners can put into action immediately. From practising gratitude and mindfulness to prioritising social connections and sex, taming fear and anxiety to optimising nutrition and movement, Dave brings together the wisdom of today's game changers to help everyone optimise their lives.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

Continue Reading »

The Codependent Therapy: Recovery Guide to Relationship Codependency for Independent Mindset and No More Self-Hate: Self Help, Book 1

Pdf Self-Help The Codependent Therapy: Recovery Guide to Relationship Codependency for Independent Mindset and No More Self-Hate: Self Help, Book 1

Pdf:The Codependent Therapy: Recovery Guide to Relationship Codependency for Independent Mindset and No More Self-Hate: Self Help, Book 1.If you want to be an independent person with healthy relationships who knows how to deal with yourself first and with others, then keep reading.Do you think you have relationship difficulties? Or worse, are you suffering in a way? Have you tried being single or be in a relationship yet still cannot be happy and satisfied? You might think the problem has nothing to do with your status and that it is because of thoughts and behavior, which is great to recognize if you did. But unfortunately, it is not enough to move on. These symptoms are common in almost everyone and vary in severity. However, they are totally solvable once you put your mind to it and take conscious control over them. With the help of some specific concepts and mindsets in this audiobook, you will learn how.Do we understand and recognize the effect of attachment or control issues?Are we affected by codependency without even realizing that we are?  What is the distinction between real love and codependency?Where should the lines of boundaries in relationships be placed and why?What are the signs of codependent relationships?How much should you care and help in any relationship?Discover practical and easy tips for recovery and breaking free from codependencyThere is always a possibility for improvement in the quality in your life. Let us teach you the way. If you like this brief description and want to learn more about the concepts and start implementing them right away and be in control of your independence then, get this audiobook now!

Continue Reading »

The Shoe Finally Fits: One Woman's Journey To Self-Love

Pdf Self-Help The Shoe Finally Fits: One Woman's Journey To Self-Love

Pdf:The Shoe Finally Fits: One Woman's Journey To Self-Love.An insightful personal memoir of poetry, affirmations and vignettes about one woman's journey to self-love. The Shoe Finally Fits demonstrates the healing power of transparency and inspires freedom from the bondage of abuse, anxiety, fear of abandonment and the need to control.

Continue Reading »

Learn to Value Your Childhood: Your History is Your Teacher

Pdf Self-Help Learn to Value Your Childhood: Your History is Your Teacher

Pdf:Learn to Value Your Childhood: Your History is Your Teacher.This audiobook is based on a lecture series I've been giving since 1981. To date my audience has numbered over 2000 people for each series. The six stages describing this audiobook have been developed along with my lectures. They are based on principles that many of my audience have found extremely effective in recovering from codependency and developing healthy relationships.

Continue Reading »

Guilt & Responsibility: Disabling the Enabling with our loved ones with mental illnesses

Pdf Self-Help Guilt & Responsibility: Disabling the Enabling with our loved ones with mental illnesses

Pdf:Guilt & Responsibility: Disabling the Enabling with our loved ones with mental illnesses.Why do caregivers feel so guilty? What are their responsibilities? When does care-giving become enabling? What makes sense for assisting loved ones with mental illnesses? How can we promote independence? What does that even look like? Some ideas and suggestions to explore these inquiries and to remove guilt and manage responsibility.

Continue Reading »

Friend-ish: Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion

Pdf Self-Help Friend-ish: Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion

Pdf:Friend-ish: Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion.About the Author Kelly Needham is married to popular Christian singer and songwriter Jimmy Needham. She first began writing and speaking to his fan base in 2008 as they traveled together and has since garnered a much wider platform. Kelly is a regular contributor for Revive Our Hearts, and her writing has been featured at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, The Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, Eternal Perspectives Ministries, and Crosswalk. She has been on staff at two different churches, serving in youth, college, and women's ministry. Kelly and Jimmy live in the Dallas area with their three children, Lively, Sophia, and Benjamin. Read more

Continue Reading »

Self-Care: Taking Care of the Caregiver

Pdf Self-Help Self-Care: Taking Care of the Caregiver

Pdf:Self-Care: Taking Care of the Caregiver.This booklet emphasizes how important it is for caretakers to take care of themselves when caring for loved ones with chronic mental illnesses. Strategies are offered including developing healthy patterns of behavior. Reduce stress and be as available as you need to be and as you want to be.

Continue Reading »

Silent Agreements: Relationship Contracts in Families Uprooted by Mental Illness

Pdf Self-Help Silent Agreements: Relationship Contracts in Families Uprooted by Mental Illness

Pdf:Silent Agreements: Relationship Contracts in Families Uprooted by Mental Illness.Silent Agreements are those understandings within families that are not discussed, however expected. They can be useful deterrents to destructive behavior between family members. More often than not, however, they are the core root of family misunderstandings. This booklet underscores the need for families to understand their obligations and converse freely about them in order to be more effective and efficient.

Continue Reading »

Hansel and Gretel: Narcissist Love Bombing

Pdf Self-Help Hansel and Gretel: Narcissist Love Bombing

Pdf:Hansel and Gretel: Narcissist Love Bombing.When a narcissist "love bombs" a target, it's the same as the wicked old witch who lures children with her house made of cake. Hansel and Gretel wake up from a blissful sleep in cozy beds only to face a twisted nightmare. With obvious sexual metaphors and symbols, it becomes apparent Hansel and Gretel are in a dissociate state experiencing serious abuse at the hands of a narcissist stepmother. But what about the father, the woodcutter? He would rather pacify his overbearing and evil wife than save his own children from being ripped apart by wild animals in the forest. Learn:How love bombing keeps you in an altered state that creates a dangerous situation for yourself and others. How to escape the witch woods so you aren't left with major psychological damage and scars.

Continue Reading »

Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies, and Secrets

Pdf Self-Help Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies, and Secrets

Pdf:Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies, and Secrets.About the Author Claudia Black, PhD, is a world-renowned expert on addiction and codependency, best-selling author, and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Her writings and teachings have become a standard in the field of addiction. Dr. Black is the Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Center for Young Adults, a Senior Fellow, and Addiction and Trauma Program Specialist at The Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona. She is the author of It Will Never Happen to Me; Changing Course; A Hole in the Sidewalk; and My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease. Read more

Continue Reading »

SAVE YOURSELF: Overcoming Complex Trauma and Depression

Pdf Self-Help SAVE YOURSELF: Overcoming Complex Trauma and Depression

Pdf:SAVE YOURSELF: Overcoming Complex Trauma and Depression.This book is for everyone who feels traumatized and lost in a maze of chaotic existence. It is for people who give their all every day but still feel like they aren’t measuring up. For those who can't sleep at night and aren't able to face the demands of waking hours. For the bearers of those disjointed, uncomfortable feelings that seem forever stuck in their bodies and hearts. For those whose minds that are under siege of the viscous inner hater that undermines their every step. For those who want to do their best for the world, but are too self-conscious to try.I have been where you are and I am very familiar with the way that it makes you feel about yourself. I also know at least one good way out of the trouble. I have lived it, worked through the trauma, abuse, neglect and depression and got to a much happier place. I now feel like I must let other people know there is a solution. It may take lots of courage, but it is also worth every step.Come on this journey with me. We can look at the scary places where our demons originated and we can also find the way through to the Light that we all represent. If we were made to feel like no one else in the world cares to save us, maybe it is because we were meant to bring our own power out and Save Our Selves.

Continue Reading »

Disempowered No More: A Spiritual Journey to Discovering Purpose, Power, & Passion After Divorce

Pdf Self-Help Disempowered No More: A Spiritual Journey to Discovering Purpose, Power, & Passion After Divorce

Pdf:Disempowered No More: A Spiritual Journey to Discovering Purpose, Power, & Passion After Divorce.In the book Disempowered No More: A Spiritual Journey to Discovering Purpose, Power, & Passion After Divorce, the author engages with the reader in an intimate chronicling of Divinely chartered events, following the simultaneous diagnosis, year long battle, and passing of her father as well as the fragmentation of a 17-year long co-dependent & narcissistic marriage. She shares her journey, rife with pain, anger, and disappointment following her tumultuous separation, which led to a search for compassion, understanding, and forgiveness. It is a story of an unexpected but highly anticipated and yearned for spiritual awakening. It demonstrates the untapped strength within us all and how relationship with Our Creator, our team of angels, and our own sheer will to overcome the obstacles we face, can inevitably lead to a life path that is transformative, passion-filled, and purpose driven.

Continue Reading »

Grow Up Goldilocks: Entitled Narcissist

Pdf Self-Help Grow Up Goldilocks: Entitled Narcissist

Pdf:Grow Up Goldilocks: Entitled Narcissist.Author Laura Cone, an expert on narcissism, explains the lessons of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" that narcissists missed. Are codependent women entangled with narcissists also grappling with their own version of entitlement? What was the Goldilocks fairy tale trying to relay about finding your own man and taking the moderate path? You aren't settling when you go for a good guy or medium-sized bear. A sense of entitlement is a main narcissist trait, but it's also a characteristic of an immature person who doesn't want to end up like the old vagrant woman in the original version of the fairy tale - impaled by the steeple of St. Paul Cathedral. Learn how to attract an alpha male who is not a narcissist and likes it when you do more than just tumble in his bed.

Continue Reading »

To Be Somebody: a tale of love, heartbreak, and hope (Blood, Sex, and Tears)

Pdf Self-Help To Be Somebody: a tale of love, heartbreak, and hope (Blood, Sex, and Tears)

Pdf:To Be Somebody: a tale of love, heartbreak, and hope (Blood, Sex, and Tears).To Be Somebody is a story about alcoholism an pain, about faith in a higher power and healing of the soul, about joy and recovery.In To Be Somebody, Evelyn Leite shows the truth of the observation that those who love and lives with a drinking alcoholic become victims of the illness just as surely as does the alcoholic. Fear, resentment, and an ego big enough to think it can change another person are problems painfully shown by the teller of this story as she ever so slowly comes to realize the stranglehold on her life she has allowed alcoholism to gain.Her experiences show how the illness, when unrecognized, affects and afflicts those around the alcoholic, and how the methods of coping with the problem, and ultimately recovery, form an almost identical process for both the alcoholic and the co-dependent. Those who have lived through recovery will recognize the truth and the ordinariness of this story. Those who are searching for help will find truth and perhaps a shortcut through the ravages of the illness.

Continue Reading »

I'm Just That into Me: You're the One You've Been Waiting For

Pdf Self-Help I'm Just That into Me: You're the One You've Been Waiting For

Pdf:I'm Just That into Me: You're the One You've Been Waiting For.Number-one best-selling author Dayna (Reid) Mason and coauthor Jason Andrada use entertaining storytelling and easy tools to show you how awesome you are. Right now. Are you stuck in a rut? Let the authors guide you on a treasure hunt to uncover the joyful life that has been there all along. You were born amazing, and that never changed. Your belief about yourself did. In a playful response to the book He's Just Not That into You, the authors demonstrate how to stop searching for love from impossible sources and find it within yourself. They tell a tale based on a true story of two traumatized friends attempting to get past the abuses they suffered as children. Includes tools to assist with your own self-discovery.Some behaviors that are addressed in the audiobook:I try to control every situation and most people in my life. It's safer that way.I don't let people get too close. That way they can't hurt me.  I don't think I've ever been truly happy.I use sex to feel powerful or fulfill my emotional needs.I have to be careful about what I share with others about myself so they don't leave me.I constantly critique everything I say and do. Anne and Dominic were both confronted with the truth about a tragedy in each of their lives. This changed everything.Dominic's and Anne's stories converge and take you on their journeys of self-discovery to becoming liberated from self-destructive patterns. Mason and Andrada will guide you using storytelling and tools, through your own breakthrough from tragedy to health, happiness, well-being, and freedom. 

Continue Reading »

The Vampire Hunter's Field Manual: A Survivors Guide to Narcissistic Abuse

Pdf Self-Help The Vampire Hunter's Field Manual: A Survivors Guide to Narcissistic Abuse

Pdf:The Vampire Hunter's Field Manual: A Survivors Guide to Narcissistic Abuse.Written by a Survivor of Narcissistic abuse, this Field Manual explains how abusers think and behave.In plain language, it tells Targets and Survivors of abuse what they need to know to understand their experience, and how to make sure it never happens again.It’s also quite funny.

Continue Reading »

Life With An Addict

Pdf Self-Help Life With An Addict

Pdf:Life With An Addict.For 22 years I was involved with an Alcoholic . There were many ups and downs . We had a full life together to an extent and raised a child together for awhile. I learned a lot while being involved with him. This book outlines some of the valuable lessons that I learned about having someone like him in my life. My hope is that by sharing all this that maybe it can be of some help to someone else so they don't feel all alone.

Continue Reading »

Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)

Pdf Self-Help Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)

Pdf:Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents).Review Fateman and Scholder's anthology is useful as a primer on works by a figure consigned to the radical fringe of feminist discourse.―Kirkus ReviewsDworkin wants us to look straight at those questions in feminism that are the most delicate, the most painful, where women have the most to lose. Dworkin had reason to be angry: Her life was marked by the kind of male violence that is disturbingly common yet consistently goes unacknowledged.―BookforumDworkin became the ultimate symbol of radical feminism for a generation coming of age in the 1970s and '80s. This collection of her fiction and nonfiction mixes her most controversial writing with autobiography, like “My Suicide,” an essay discovered after her death in 2005.―New York Times Book Review, 'New and Noteworthy'So what is it in Dworkin's long-neglected oeuvre that has suddenly become resonant? Perhaps it's simply because we're in a moment of crisis, when people seeking solutions are dusting off all sorts of radical ideas. But I think it's more than that. Dworkin was engaged, as many women today are engaged, in a pitched cultural battle over whose experiences and assumptions define our common reality.―Michelle Goldberg, New York TimesYet time has smoothed many of Dworkin's rough edges. As her overheated rhetoric cools, what is left is the singlemindedness of a woman who courted disgrace, harassment, and mockery in pursuit of liberation. If her tactics were flawed and her polemics often excessive to the point of camp, her ability to trace the awful vitality of sexism is still resonant. “Equality is a practice,” she wrote. “It is an action. It is a way of life. It is a social practice. It is an economic practice. It is a sexual practice. It can't exist in a vacuum.” The book reintroduces her as a revolutionary thinker unafraid to be the stereotypical “angry woman.” Indeed, she embraced that role. She was an artist of rage, alternately poetic and ridiculous, incisive and messy, compelling and tedious.―Boston Review Read more About the Author Andrea Dworkin (1946–2005) was an American radical feminist author associated with antipornography, antirape, and battered women's movements of the 1970s and 80s. She wrote more than ten books, both nonfiction and fiction, and she coauthored, with feminist law professor Catherine Mackinnon, the highly controversial Antipornography Civil Rights Ordinance of 1983. Read more

Continue Reading »

The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages: How 15 Minutes a Day Will Help You Stay in Love

Pdf Self-Help The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages: How 15 Minutes a Day Will Help You Stay in Love

Pdf:The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages: How 15 Minutes a Day Will Help You Stay in Love.From the Back Cover What separates happy marriages from miserable ones?Surprisingly, it’s not healthy communication. It’s not conflict resolution skills. It’s actually the size of the marriage’s joy gap . Joy Gap /joi gap/ (n.)-1. The length of time between moments of shared joy When the joy gap gets bigger, problems are more likely to overwhelm you, resentment creeps in, and you start to feel distant and alone in your marriage. When the joy gap is smaller, you regularly feel connected and happy, problems feel manageable, and your marriage becomes a reliable source of joy. But how do you ensure that you’re experiencing joy regularly?Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey have studied relationships (and neuroscience) and discovered four habits that keep joy regular and problems small. Some couples do them naturally, but anyone can learn. That’s why each chapter includes 15-minute exercises that boost joy and re-train your brain to make joy your default setting. Find out what your marriage looks like after a little work and a whole lot of joy. Read more About the Author MARCUS WARNER (M.Div., Th.M. and D.Min. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is the president of Deeper Walk International. He is a former pastor and college professor who has written several books on topics ranging from how to study the Bible to spiritual warfare, emotional healing, and leadership. Marcus has done training events for organizations such as Navigators, Willow Creek Prison Ministry, and Moody Church. He has traveled the world with Deeper Walk equipping people on the front lines of ministry with practical tools for dealing with root issues that keep people and ministries stuck and unable to go deeper into what God has for them.CHRIS COURSEY is an ordained minister, pastoral counselor, published author, and international speaker. He and his wife, Jen, lead and design the THRIVE Training Program that uses brain-based exercises to train leaders, families, and communities in the 19 relational skills and the Immanuel Lifestyle. They are passionate about helping people acquire the skills to make relationships work. Chris and Jen have two boys, Matthew and Andrew. Read more

Continue Reading »

You'll Be Fine, Beautiful. You've Got God.: Experiencing God in the Midst of Grief

Pdf Self-Help You'll Be Fine, Beautiful. You've Got God.: Experiencing God in the Midst of Grief

Pdf:You'll Be Fine, Beautiful. You've Got God.: Experiencing God in the Midst of Grief.We can't possibly know how we will react or respond in an unexpected situation, but we do know how God will react and respond: He will be there, and He will be enough. YOU'LL BE FINE, BEAUTIFUL. YOU'VE GOT GOD is a personal account of the faithfulness of God. Page after page, the author not only invites us in to the days, months, and years following the death of her husband, but also invites us to see the hand of God so beautifully evident in every moment. Through the overwhelming sorrow, God is there. Through the missing and the loneliness, God is there. Through the uncertainty, God is there. Through the needs and wants, God is there. Through the struggle, God is there. Through the tears, God is there. Through the moving forward, God is there.In her typical fashion, the author opens her heart wide so the faithfulness of God can be seen in full color. Raw, intimate, honest, and profound - YOU'LL BE FINE, BEAUTIFUL. YOU'VE GOT GOD - is a precious walk through the season of grief in the light of our God who is faithful to walk this walk with us.

Continue Reading »

Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons (Good Grief)

Pdf Self-Help Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons (Good Grief)

Pdf:Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons (Good Grief).Review 'Gary has created a powerful, life-changing resource. If you've lost a loved one or are reaching out to those who are grieving, this book should be the very next thing you read. The valuable content and the practical tips and suggestions will equip you to not only survive the holidays but grow and heal.' - Athena Dean, Redemption Press and Radio Host 'When it comes to grief, Gary is sincerely empathetic. His writing is personal, compassionate, and very practical. I know that this book will help many during theholidays.' -Kyle Incardona, Managing Partner, Hillier Funeral and Bereavement Specialists 'This is an honest and enormously helpful book to have approaching the holidays, a tender read written full of heart and wisdom. It is an offering from a true spiritual friend. Gary is a great story-teller and offers a very practical guide when holiday grief hits.' -Bridget Shockey, Therapist, LCSW 'Reading this book was like listening to a friend giving gentle advice - tips the author learned from his own walk through grief. The title focuses on the holidays, but the tactics ring true for any time of year. I recommend this book with no hesitation and have already shared several copies with friends facing grief from various causes.' - Kelli Reynolds, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University 'In this world we live in we expect answers for everything to be at our fingertips immediately. However, there is no search engine that can explain to you how to stop hurting. No website that can replace love that's been lost. Gary provides a beacon of hope. If you are hurting, empty, brokenhearted or the thought of this holiday season leaves dread in your heart because it will only remind you of what has been lost, please, please buy this book and take the time to really sit down with it. I highly doubt you will start and end in the same place.'- Rebecca Brooks, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Read more About the Author Multiple award-winning author, speaker, and grief specialist Gary Roe is a compassionate and trusted voice in grief recovery who has been bringing comfort, hope, encouragement, and healing to hurting, wounded hearts for more than 30 years. The author of numerous books, Gary has been featured by Focus on the Family, Dr. Laura, Beliefnet, the Christian Broadcasting Network, Wellness.com, ThriveGlobal, Charisma, Hospice Times, Hitched, The Parenting Bookmark, and other major media and has well over 600 grief-related articles in print. Recipient of the Diane Duncam Award for Excellence in Hospice Care, Gary is a popular keynote, conference, and seminar speaker at a wide variety of venues. A former college minister, missionary in Japan, entrepreneur in Hawaii, and pastor in Texas and Washington, he now serves as a writer, speaker, and grief counselor. Gary loves being a husband and father. He has seven adopted children, including three daughters from Colombia. He enjoys hockey, corny jokes, good puns, and colorful Hawaiian shirts. Gary and his wife Jen and family live in Texas. Visit Gary at garyroe.com. Read more

Continue Reading »

How Trees Deal with Loss

Pdf Self-Help How Trees Deal with Loss

Pdf:How Trees Deal with Loss.This beautifully illustrated book explores the insightful ways trees deal with loss. The author, a forester and pastor, describes and interprets how trees adapt after losing a tree they have lived beside for years. How Trees Deal with Loss provides thought-provoking and helpful wisdom for the losses people face – dispensed through the simple and unassuming examples trees provide. Exploring how growth rings, branches, bark, and other parts of a tree change after experiencing a loss become surprisingly relatable through the concise writing and numerous illustrations in this book. The author, Jason Kissel, states, “Trees have always made sense to me. I understand them, how they grow, why they grow into the shapes they do, why they grow where they do. By studying, climbing, and always being around trees, I have learned their language – how they conduct themselves.” Jason’s astute observations and descriptions provide the reader an intimate introduction to tree responses and the profound and memorable insights they provide.

Continue Reading »

Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse (Good Grief)

Pdf Self-Help Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse (Good Grief)

Pdf:Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse (Good Grief).Review 'Roe nicely describes the various emotions surviving spouses feel from shock, to tears that refuse to stop, to anger, to numbness. Most of us who have lost a spouse felt many of those emotions. Or the pain may have been so deep we temporarily felt nothing.' --Cecil Murphey, New York Times Bestselling author of more than 130 books including 90 Minutes in Heaven and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. 'A look at the reality of grief that is long overdue. I highly recommend 'Heartbroken' to anyone experiencing grief or involved with those who are.' -Dr.Tony Taylor, Senior Pastor, Hilltop Lakes Chapel 'Heartbroken will be recommended reading to be used with my clients. Loss is frequently the presenting problem and often times it has been unresolved from years past. Gary's stories and insight are relevant to the grieving soul.' -Carrie Andree, Licensed Professional Counselor 'Anyone who grieves the death of a spouse will find this book a welcome addition to the challenge of facing life without someone so special. More than a book of platitudes or theories, Heartbroken is filled with practical ways to embrace a situation that, while painful and difficult, can ultimately be life-giving. In a simple yet powerful format, Gary brings meaning and inspiration and facilitates the presence of hope and comfort, all crucial for those who grieve.' - Dr. Craig Borchardt, President / CEO, Hospice Brazos Valley 'Heartbroken isexcellent. Sensitive, comforting, and practical, it will help widows andwidowers walk through the valley of grief and begin to heal. I highly recommend it.' -Paul Casale, Licensed Mental Health Counselor / Marriage-Family Therapist'Through real life experiences and sound advice, Roe helps grieving spouses navigate the turbulent waters of loss. His caring heart for people shines through his words and allows him to speak honestly in helpful ways. Heartbroken will be an invaluable resource to anyone who is grieving or knows someone who is.' - Dr. Troy Allen, Pastor'Heartbroken not only helps in navigating through the emotions of loss but it allows grievers to feel as if we are not alone. As a seasoned hospice chaplain and grief counselor, Roe not only understands the process but has the empathy and compassion to feel with his grievers. This book is a must read for anyone who has lost a loved one.' - Kimberly Dafferner, author, Licensed Clinical Social Worker'Heartbroken is exactly what one is after you have lost a spouse. There is no other way to describe how you feel. I wish I had this book when I lost my husband to cancer. Every person should have this book to guide them as they begin their journey in grief.' - Norma Millsap'Heartbroken was just what I needed. I was fatigued and this book reminded me that is to be expected - that emotions cycle through, without warning, for years after a loss. It was what I needed to hear, delivered in a kind and upbeat tone. I will keep this wonderful resource handy for years to come.' - Kelli Levey-Reynolds, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University 'I have been widowed for several years. Heartbroken touched on every emotion I have experienced in that time. Gary has a way to taking a very hard subject and bringing to a level we can identify with.' - Leslie Gillespie, Regional Director, Curo Health Services Read more About the Author Multiple award-winning author, speaker, and grief specialist Gary Roe is a compassionate and trusted voice in grief recovery who has been bringing comfort, hope, encouragement, and healing to hurting, wounded hearts for more than 30 years. The author of numerous books, Gary has been featured by Focus on the Family, Dr. Laura, Beliefnet, the Christian Broadcasting Network, Wellness.com, ThriveGlobal, Charisma, Hospice Times, Hitched, The Parenting Bookmark, and other major media and has well over 600 grief-related articles in print. Recipient of the Diane Duncam Award for Excellence in Hospice Care, Gary is a popular keynote, conference, and seminar speaker at a wide variety of venues. A former college minister, missionary in Japan, entrepreneur in Hawaii, and pastor in Texas and Washington, he now serves as a writer, speaker, and grief counselor. Gary loves being a husband and father. He has seven adopted children, including three daughters from Colombia. He enjoys hockey, corny jokes, good puns, and colorful Hawaiian shirts. Gary and his wife Jen and family live in Texas. Visit Gary at garyroe.com. Read more

Continue Reading »

Write Your Way Through Change: A 21-Day Devotional Journal for Grief and Major Life Transitions

Pdf Self-Help Write Your Way Through Change: A 21-Day Devotional Journal for Grief and Major Life Transitions

Pdf:Write Your Way Through Change: A 21-Day Devotional Journal for Grief and Major Life Transitions.Are you trying to live with a broken heart? Are you transitioning to a new normal? Are your feelings and thoughts looking for places to land? During times like this God can seem far away and unresponsive. Write Your Way Through Change is a place to document this journey. In this 21-day journal devotional you will: calm the emotions in your head and heart. explore the purpose for your suffering. discover new life by telling your story. find the courage to keep going, page by page. Janet Haney, author of Hello Nobody: Standing at the Door Alone - What to Do When Everything Changes, recounts the value of writing as a pathway through the grief and transitions in her own life. Her son died in his sleep at the age of 9. Her husband lost an 8-year battle with cancer. Then she won her own battle with breast cancer only to return home to an empty nest. Through this devotional journal, she reaches back to guide your hand so you can find your own answers. Your New Beginning may feel impossible now, but there are countless others ahead on the trail set before you. If they can make it, so can you. The transition to your new life won't feel so impossible when you know how much God loves you. You aren't alone in your trek through grief. Let's Write. Learn more about Janet and join her community at jhaney.com

Continue Reading »

Teen Grief: Caring for the Grieving Teenage Heart (Good Grief)

Pdf Self-Help Teen Grief: Caring for the Grieving Teenage Heart (Good Grief)

Pdf:Teen Grief: Caring for the Grieving Teenage Heart (Good Grief).Review 'Sensitive, compassionate, and practical, this book will be invaluable to many parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, counselors, and anyone working with youth.' - Paul Casale, Marriage & Family Therapist 'Gary Roe has done it again. Full of practical suggestions and exercises, this is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, coaches, ministers, and anyone who has a teenager they love and want to help along the grief journey.' -Glen Lord, President/CEO, The Grief Toolbox; President, Board of Directors, The Compassionate Friends 'Gary tackles a very difficult topic, presenting the complexity of the grieving process in a highly practical and authentic way through the eyes of teenagers. Another meaningful volume of hope and healing by a skilled and compassionate author.' -Dr. Craig Borchardt, President / CEO, Hospice Brazos Valley 'Gary helps bring clarity and a pathway forward to the foggy reality that surrounds a teen in grief. An excellent resource for parents, teachers, counselors, and ministers.' - Dr. Troy Allen, Pastor 'Teen Grief is a must read/own if you are a helper of adolescents.' -Carrie Andree, Licensed Professional Counselor 'Only someone who has been through it himself could write something like this. This book is hope for your teen's heart.' - Scott Marlow, Journey Church 'Heartfelt, wonderfully honest, compassionately written, Teen Grief will become a go-to resource for you personally, your ministry, or your practice. If you know anyone caring for a grieving teen, this book could be the best gift ever.' -Tommy Myrick, Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor; Clinical Director, Mending Hearts Grief Center Read more About the Author Multiple award-winning author, speaker, and grief specialist Gary Roe is a compassionate and trusted voice in grief recovery who has been bringing comfort, hope, encouragement, and healing to hurting, wounded hearts for more than 30 years. The author of numerous books, Gary has been featured by Focus on the Family, Dr. Laura, Beliefnet, the Christian Broadcasting Network, Wellness.com, ThriveGlobal, Charisma, Hospice Times, Hitched, The Parenting Bookmark, and other major media and has well over 600 grief-related articles in print. Recipient of the Diane Duncam Award for Excellence in Hospice Care, Gary is a popular keynote, conference, and seminar speaker at a wide variety of venues. A former college minister, missionary in Japan, entrepreneur in Hawaii, and pastor in Texas and Washington, he now serves as a writer, speaker, and grief counselor. Gary loves being a husband and father. He has seven adopted children, including three daughters from Colombia. He enjoys hockey, corny jokes, good puns, and colorful Hawaiian shirts. Gary and his wife Jen and family live in Texas. Visit Gary at garyroe.com. Read more

Continue Reading »

I’ll Have It God’s Way: Living Fully Now and into Your Forever

Pdf Self-Help I’ll Have It God’s Way: Living Fully Now and into Your Forever

Pdf:I’ll Have It God’s Way: Living Fully Now and into Your Forever.About the Author Hattie Bryant has been talking for a living since 1979. When she turned 60 in 2010, she thought back to her mother's difficult death and decided she needed to figure out how to get herself a peaceful one. This research sent her to the USC Graduate School of Gerontology and into the confidence of America's healthcare professionals and thought leaders. In 2015, she released I’ll Have It My Way: Taking Control of End-of-Life Decisions, which led to a lecture that airs on public television stations. Now, she has combined her research about end-of-life care with her lifelong faith to create a resource that will help Christians 'live fully all the way to heaven:' I’ll Have It God’s Way. Bryant made a career of educating adults long before I'll Have It My Way. She has trained business owners and employees through the development of educational materials, lectures in classrooms and conventions, and the long-running, made-for-PBS show Small Business School, which she created with her husband, Bruce Camber. She holds a bachelor's in journalism from Oklahoma Baptist University. Read more

Continue Reading »

Recovering from Losses in Life

Pdf Self-Help Recovering from Losses in Life

Pdf:Recovering from Losses in Life.About the Author H. Norman Wright, DMin, is a grief and trauma therapist and a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist. He has been on the faculty at Biola University and Talbot School of Theology for four decades. He has written more than 80 books, including Experiencing Grief and It's Okay to Be Angry. Read more

Continue Reading »

Confessions of a Grieving Christian

Pdf Self-Help Confessions of a Grieving Christian

Pdf:Confessions of a Grieving Christian.On May 13, 1995, God called Zig Ziglar's oldest daughter, Suzan, home after a prolonged illness. Journeying through his own grief, Ziglar realized many things about himself, his family, his priorities, and God. In this comforting book, he uses his experience to encourage listeners to deal with the reality of loss and learn to take up the threads of life again as they find consolation and inspiration in the giver of all peace.

Continue Reading »

It's Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction

Pdf Self-Help It's Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction

Pdf:It's Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction.About the Author Andrew Susskind is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Coach, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Certified Group Psychotherapist. He received his MSW from UCLA in 1991, and maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles. He gives presentations to various community organizations, as well as to medical students in the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the co-founder of Recovery Coaches International, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating coaching into the addiction recovery community. He reports more than two decades of personal twelve-step recovery from sex addiction. Read more

Continue Reading »

Many a Muddy Morning

Pdf Self-Help Many a Muddy Morning

Pdf:Many a Muddy Morning.About the Author Mark Warren is a farmer and fourwheel-drive instructor and competitor from Hawke's Bay. Mark's upbringing in the South Island's Mackenzie Country was the beginning of a life lived off-road, from the snowy tracks of the Southern Alps to the muddy slopes of his Hawke's Bay hill-country station, Waipari. Find Mark on Facebook at Mark Warren, Waipari Station and Skid Sprint UTV. Read more

Continue Reading »

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

Pdf Self-Help Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

Pdf:Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss.Review Praise for Late Migrations “Beautifully written, masterfully structured, and brimming with insight into the natural world, Late Migrations can claim its place alongside Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and A Death in the Family. It has the makings of an American classic.”―Ann Patchett “A close and vigilant witness to loss and gain, Margaret Renkl wrenches meaning from the intimate moments that define us. Her work is a chronicle of being. And a challenge to cynicism. Late Migrations is flat-out brilliant and it has arrived right on time.”―John T. Edge, author of The Potlikker Papers “Gracefully written and closely observed, Margaret Renkl’s lovely essays are tinged with the longing for family and places now gone while rejoicing in the flutter of birds and life still alive.”―Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s Dreams “Here is an extraordinary mind combined with a poet’s soul to register our own old world in a way we have not quite seen before. Late Migrations is the psychological and spiritual portrait of an entire family and place presented in quick takes―snapshots―a soul’s true memoir. The dire dreams and fears of childhood, the mother’s mysterious tears, the imperfect beloved family . . . all are part of a charged and vibrant natural world also filled with rivalry, conflict, the occasional resolution, loss, and delight. Late Migrations is a continual revelation.”―Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls Read more About the Author Margaret Renkl is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, where her essays appear weekly. Her work has also appeared in Guernica, Literary Hub, Proximity, and River Teeth, among others. She serves as editor of Chapter 16, the daily literary publication of Humanities Tennessee, and is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Carolina. She lives in Nashville. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Continue Reading »

Caregiving: Hope and Health for Caregiving Families

Pdf Self-Help Caregiving: Hope and Health for Caregiving Families

Pdf:Caregiving: Hope and Health for Caregiving Families.Review 'The opposite of love, is not hate... it is fear. Sharon Cruse has been a visionary leader for more than 30 years, teaching caregivers how to set healthy boundaries with those we assist, so we need not fear losing ourselves in the process of caring for them. She shares her clarity, her stories, and usable tools to help us create a kinder, more caring world for all of us. This book is her latest and most needed contribution.' ―Dr. Pater Alsop, PhD, CET, lecturer, humorist, songwriter, parent'Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse, world-famous author and trainer, continues through her own life experiences to grow emotionally and spiritually. She finds the words to be a leader one more time, addressing a significant passage of life that we will all be facing―the need for caregiving or to be that caregiver, and often both. As always, she takes the journey with the reader.' ―Claudia Black, PhD, author, addiction and family trauma specialist, Senior Fellow at The Meadows addiction and psychiatric treatment program'Sharon has always been a pioneer, forging new trails that change the destiny of generations of innumerable souls. This book represents the next chapter of that journey. Patrick is a warm gentle soul who is inspiring an entire generation to bring consciousness to a special kind of love and caring for others.' ―Ted Klontz, PhD, Associate Professor of Practice of Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance and founder and Director, Financial Psychology Institute, Creighton University, Heider College of Business'Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse has mentored families and professionals for decades in the art of self-care, choice-making, and negotiating intimate, professional, and extended family relationships. She now guides us along the intensely vulnerable experience of giving and receiving care as we walk into the light and darkness of physical and mental extremity. Sharon has led by her lifelong example of giving and receiving loving care. Giving voice to our often silent inner pain, Sharon again gently lights the way to respectfully walking through the last steps of our journey with those we love.' ―Carol D. Sexton, MD, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology'Sharon has been both a giver and receiver of significant care over the years. In each chapter of her new book, she has stories as well as skills and perspectives that might assist all of us become better givers and receivers of caring.' ―Robert Moran, PhD, Professor Emeritus, author of many books including Managing Cultural Differences'Sharon Cruse has been a given a wonderful gift. It is her ability to analyze complex feelings and behaviors and then communicate ways to live a more healthy and productive life in an easier, more understandable way. As each generation lives longer, it is crucial that we have the specific tools we need to handle the many challenging days that may come our way as we care for family and friends. We need to balance caring for others and taking care of ourselves at the same time. The caregiver must stay as healthy and strong as possible. 'Patrick Egan has been and is a loving caregiver to his parents, making it possible for them to 'age in place.' His vision with technology and useful tools for seniors makes his contribution significant. He is able to take the abstract and simplify it to manageable and usable information, especially for seniors.' ―Sandy Coletta, MA, teacher'Sharon is a lifelong giver and learner wrapped in wisdom and love. Her skillful writing is passionate―filled with real-life, compelling, and instructive stories. She and her gifted son, Pat, speak as a unique team of professionals from years of multi-dimensional caregiving experiences―now ready to share their gifts of cutting-edge strategies with fresh perspectives for the demands of everyday caregiving.' ―Jack Williamson, U.S. Air Force Chaplain, Colonel (retired), former Executive Director for the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy, Director of InterGen Impact―a University of Colorado Intergenerational Writing Course'Who better than Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse and her son, Patrick Egan, to combine the practical and personal stories that bring wisdom and relief to those of us who experience the universal role of caregiver. We are not alone.' ―Marjorie Zugich, caregiver and former CEO of Onsite Workshops'Sharon's new book is a simple and concise guide that provides a common language about caregiving in an easy to understand way. With a clear focus on self-care, she offers a heartfelt road map to face daily challenges in a healthy, balanced fashion. Caregiving: Hope and Health for Caregiving Families is a must read for all families.' ―Jerry Moe, MA, National Director of Children's Programs, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Read more About the Author Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse is the founding Chairperson of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, and founder of Onsite Workshops. She has brought hope and healing to millions as an author, counsellor, trainer, consultant, and lecturer. She has written 19 books translated into 13 languages, and broke ground and fostered a movement with her works, Another Chance: Hope and Health for the Alcoholic Family and Learning to Love Yourself. Sharon has traveled the world and developed programs in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada, and has appeared on The Phil Donahue Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Larry King Show, as well as in multiple media events. Read more

Continue Reading »

Craftfulness: Mend Yourself by Making Things

Pdf Self-Help Craftfulness: Mend Yourself by Making Things

Pdf:Craftfulness: Mend Yourself by Making Things.Integrating mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, and creativity research, Craftfulness offers a thought-provoking and surprising reconsideration of craft, and how making things with your hands can connect us to our deepest selves and improve our well-being and overall happiness.We should get this out of the way: Craftfulness is not a "crafting book". Rather, it is an investigation of the wisdom generations of men and women know to be true: that making things is a vital means of self-expression, self-realization, and self-help that sparks the mind, touches the soul, and rejuvenates the spirit.Integrating mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, and creativity research, Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin explore how the simple act of making something from scratch impacts mental well-being, and offer a brilliantly reasoned argument in favor of craft.Process, not product, is the soul of a craft practice. Whether you knit, crochet, sculpt, weave, quilt, tat, draw, or bind books - working toward small, attainable goals gives us a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and control that is proven to positively impact our mental health and happiness.Davidson and Tahsin illuminate how craft practice re-introduces balance into our lives and our habits by cultivating creativity, carving space for ourselves, promoting focus, creating a safe space for failure, and ultimately, how to make peace with imperfection.Like Matthew B. Crawford's Shop Class as Soul Craft, Ken Robinson's Out of Our Minds, or Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's Flow, Craftfulness helps us to see our world in a new way, offering opportunities to disconnect from the world, and pay attention to ourselves.Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Continue Reading »

How to Be Better at Almost Everything: Learn Anything Quickly, Stack Your Skills, Dominate

Pdf Self-Help How to Be Better at Almost Everything: Learn Anything Quickly, Stack Your Skills, Dominate

Pdf:How to Be Better at Almost Everything: Learn Anything Quickly, Stack Your Skills, Dominate.It's one of the biggest lies you've probably heard your entire life: Mastering one specific skill set is the key to success. That may have been true 20 years ago, but in today's global economy, being the best at a single thing just doesn't cut it anymore.Think about those people who somehow manage to be amazing at everything they do - the multi-millionaire CEO with the bodybuilder physique or the rock star with legions of adoring fans. We all quietly envy them from time to time - how do they manage to be so much better at life?It's tempting to believe they've achieved greatness because they're the very best in their field... or think that maybe it's just dumb luck. But it's much more than that. They've defied traditional perceptions of success by acquiring and applying multiple skills to make themselves valuable to others. They've become generalists.In How to Be Better at Almost Everything, best-selling author, fitness expert, entrepreneur, and professional business coach Pat Flynn shares the secrets to learning (almost) every skill, from marketing to music to martial arts to writing and relationships, teaching how to combine interests to achieve greatness in any field. His direct, "Generalist" approach to self-improvement gives you the tools you need to make your mark on the world and make buckets of money - without losing your soul.Discover how to:Learn any skill with only an hour of practice a day through repetition and resistance.Package all your passions into a single toolkit for success with skill stackingTurn those passions into paychecks by transforming yourself into a person of interest. In today's fast-paced, constantly evolving world, it's no longer good enough to have a single specialty. To really get ahead you need a diverse portfolio of hidden talents you can pull from your back pocket at a moment's notice. How to Be Better at Almost Everything teaches you how to gain a competitive edge in both your professional life and personal life.

Continue Reading »

How to Teach English Overseas: Use Your Native Language to Fund Your Travels All over The World

Pdf Self-Help How to Teach English Overseas: Use Your Native Language to Fund Your Travels All over The World

Pdf:How to Teach English Overseas: Use Your Native Language to Fund Your Travels All over The World.Ever since I can remember I have had an insatiable desire to travel. I have always wanted to see the word, experience new things, and have a pretty good time while doing it. Unfortunately, there was a rather large barrier to my dreams of travel. Namely the fact that travel is incredibly expensive. When I started to explore my options, I stumbled upon the concept of teaching English abroad. After looking into it further, I realized that it was exactly what I was looking for. An opportunity to travel, immerse myself in an entirely different culture, and make money while doing it. It truly sounded too good to be true. But I quickly found out it wasn't. Since that time I have worked teaching English abroad in over a dozen different countries. I have had the pleasure of seeing some incredibly beautiful places, and meeting some truly amazing people. The work is rewarding, and the lifestyle is perfect. But the process required to get to this point took quite a bit of trial and error, in which it certainly wasn't as easy as it could be. Which is actually what inspired me to write this book. By learning from my experiences, you can find out everything you need to know to teach English overseas. In the following audiobook you will find:What you need to do to become an English teacher abroadWhat qualifications provide you with the best job opportunitiesWhere the best places to start your teaching career areAnd how to make sure you get the chance to work and travel overseasWhile I can give you the required information on how you can become an English teacher abroad, you are the one who truly needs to make this change. While the information within this audiobook has the capacity to change your life, you are the one who needs to take the jump. 

Continue Reading »