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Par Dr Gabija Toleikyte. 2020
Most of us want to change something about ourselves. It might be our response to stress, our weight, patterns in…our relationships or our performance at work. Change is hard, and it&’s emotional, but it&’s not as impossible as you think… In this groundbreaking book, neuroscientist and behavioural coach Dr. Gabija Toleikyte gets straight to the heart of why we form certain habits and behaviours and shows how we can realistically stop ourselves from repeating the same mistakes.Gabija takes us on an eye-opening journey through the extraordinary human brain, exploring how it deals with the everyday challenges that face us all. With relatable case studies and practical strategies and tools, Gabija demonstrates in this expertly researched book how you can rethink change, including:Why you shouldn&’t suddenly stop bad habits.How you can take control of your emotions.Simple ways to improve your productivity at work.How you can become a better communicator and decision-maker.The secret to strengthening your relationships.How to look after your brain health and why it&’s so important.This transformative, inspiring and empowering book will help you get unstuck and guide you through every step in achieving meaningful, lasting change in every aspect of your life.
Par Peter Walker. 2021
'This book is pretty life-changing – encouraging, optimistic, rich with information. It got me off the sofa.' Jeremy Vine What is the 'miracle pill', the…simple lifestyle change with such enormous health benefits that, if it was turned into a drug, would be the most valuable drug in the world? The answer is movement and the good news is that it's free, easy and available to everyone. Four in ten British adults, and 80% of children, are so sedentary they don&’t meet even the minimum recommended levels for movement. What&’s going on? The answer is simple: activity became exercise. What for centuries was universal and everyday has become the fetishised pursuit of a minority, whether the superhuman feats of elite athletes, or a chore slotted into busy schedules. Yes, most people know physical activity is good for us. And yet 1.5 billion people around the world are so inactive they are at greater risk of everything from heart disease to diabetes, cancer, arthritis and depression, even dementia. Sedentary living now kills more people than obesity, despite receiving much less attention, and is causing a pandemic of chronic ill health many experts predict could soon bankrupt the NHS. How did we get here? Daily, constant exertion was an integral part of humanity for millennia, but in just a few decades movement was virtually designed out of people&’s lives through transformed workplaces, the dominance of the car, and a built environment which encourages people to be static. In a world now also infiltrated by ubiquitous screens, app-summoned taxis and shopping delivered to your door, it can be shocking to realise exactly how sedentary many of us are. A recent study found almost half of middle-aged English people don&’t walk continuously for ten minutes or more in an average month. At current trends, scientists forecast, the average US adult will expend little more energy in an average week than someone who spent all their time in bed. This book is a chronicle of this very modern and largely unexplored catastrophe, and the story of the people trying to turn it around. Through interviews with experts in various fields - doctors, scientists, architects and politicians - Peter Walker explores how to bring more movement into the modern world and, most importantly, into your life. Forget the gym, introducing quick and easy lifestyle changes can slow down the ageing process and even reverse many illnesses and increase mental wellbeing.
Par Sue Knowles, Bridie Gallagher, Hannah Bromley. 2021
This is a guide to the emotional and interpersonal issues you may encounter as a young adult, packed with advice…and real-life stories of hope and resilience from people in similar situations. This book will help you to gain an understanding of the influence of your early emotional experiences, and share tried-and-tested strategies, drawing on a range of psychological approaches and evidence-based strategies. This book also looks at how emotions can affect our relationships, with a focus on building empathy for others, getting what you want out of friendships and relationships and dealing with the hard parts like boundaries and saying no, making amends when needed, and recognising and breaking problematic relationship patterns. With personal stories and resources throughout, this is a guide to refer to as little or often as you like, helping you to understand your emotions and find the strategies that work best for you.
Par Loni Love. 2020
Loni Love tells the story of how she overcame the trap of self-improvement and instead learned to embrace who she…was. This book explores all of the embarrassing mistakes, terrifying challenges, and unexpected breakthroughs that taught her how, by committing ourselves to our own path, we can take control of our destiny
Par Jenna Bush Hager. 2020
Jenna Bush Hager, the former first daughter and granddaughter, author, and co-anchor of the Today show, shares moving, funny stories…about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life
Par Ross D Ellenhorn. 2020
We all have something we want to change about ourselves. But we feel a sense of failure when we don't…succeed. This often sets off a cascade of negative feelings and discouragement, making it even harder to change. Ellenhorn speaks to the core of our insecurities and fears about ourselves, with a humor and kindness. By turning our judgements about self-destructive behaviors into curious questions about them, he teaches us to think about our actions to discover what we truly want and help us achieve the transformation we truly seek
Par Mia Danielle. 2020
Your brain is the most powerful technology in the world, but you never got the owner's manual. Until now.You have…no limitations. In spite of what others have told you, your potential is infinite--when you know how to use your brain. For over 25 years, renowned brain coach Jim Kwik has worked closely with top actors, athletes, CEOs, and superachievers in all walks of life to unlock their true capabilities. In this groundbreaking book, he reveals the science-based practices and field-tested techniques that the world's top performers use to accelerate their learning and create world-class results.Get ready to:· Master Your Habits: Learn how to break negative patterns and effortlessly create new high-reward routines on autopilot· Unleash Your Productivity: Vanquish the 4 "supervillains" hijacking your neural pathways and slowing you down· Tap into Boundless Motivation: Access an unlimited fuel source to reach your goals, even if you procrastinate· Eliminate Mental Fog: Get expert techniques and tips, from the best brain foods and neuro-nutrients to calming your monkey mind and optimizing your sleep· Sharpen Your Focus: Be clear and unstoppable in a world of distractions and overload· Learn Anything: Read faster, make better decisions, and confidently remember everything from names to languages, no matter your ageAt the heart of Limitless lies a life-changing secret: when you learn how to learn, you can break free of limiting beliefs, achieve new levels of success, and lead a truly exceptional life. This book is not theory. It's a practical, easy, and proven blueprint that shows you exactly what to do to unleash your own limitless powers!
Par David Cordani, Dick Traum. 2018
The Courage to Go Forward shows that individuals need to think differently about creating supportive communities to help each other…set and achieve goals, both individually and collectively. Those interested in making a positive impact on society need to consider how to complement societal programs designed for the “average” person with customized approaches tailored to the unique needs and aspirations of every individual. Focused on the inspirational relationship between Cigna, a global health service company, and Achilles International, a nonprofit focused on encouraging disabled people to participate in mainstream athletics, The Courage to Go Forward demonstrates the power and triumph of the human spirit and provides valuable insight into the formation and importance of micro communities. David Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna, and Achilles International founder and president Dick Traum come from very different backgrounds yet share a similar set of passions that eventually brought them together, forming a relationship that has positively impacted communities ranging from inspired employees to thousands of disabled athletes competing at the highest levels. Filled with wisdom from two impactful leaders, a collection of inspiring profiles of Achilles athletes, and stunning imagery, The Courage to Go Forward offers a combination of powerful inspiration and important business lessons, including the potential power of partnership between for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and should be required reading for anyone who wants to drive positive societal change, and to encourage others—or themselves—to achieve beyond their perceived limitations.
Par Mary Bogest. 2019
Come On, America traces the incredible life of former United States Ambassador to Estonia, S. Davis (Dave) Phillips, who early…in life faced challenges including a leg amputation, bullies, rheumatic fever, and being held back a year in school. Dave leads his life with hope and optimism through both his personal and business life, facing new challenges and grasping each opportunity with that unwavering view. This attitude led him to many places throughout the world and allowed him to meet national and international leaders. He is the recipient of many awards, but his most treasured is the Choate Seal, which was first given to John F. Kennedy. The broad spectrum of Dave&’s personal and business stories constantly entertains readers. Come On, America includes elements of historical relevance focusing on areas such as: the city of High Point, North Carolina; state politics as Secretary of Commerce under Governor Jim Hunt; United States ambassador involving world leaders; and a personal experience of the first international cyber-war including Estonia and Russia.A major influence in the shaping of the International Furniture Market that brings 80,000 visitors to High Point twice a year, Dave&’s business acumen resulted in three of his companies being sold on the NYSE. Each new venture widened his scope of business and led him to make a beneficial difference in the city, state, national, and international sphere. He became an admired leader and successful businessman. Readers find his journey both inspirational and educational as they discover in Come On, America the qualities and traits needed to be an effective leader and a successful businessman.
Par Julia Annas. 1993
Ancient ethical theories, based on the notions of virtue and happiness, have struck many as an attractive alternative to modern…theories. But we cannot find out whether this is true until we understand ancient ethics--and to do this we need to examine the basic structure of ancient ethical theory, not just the details of one or two theories. In this book, Annas brings together the results of a wide-ranging study of ancient ethical philosophy and presents it in a way that is easily accessible to anyone with an interest in ancient or modern ethics. She examines the fundamental notions of happiness and virtue, the role of nature in ethical justification and the relation between concern for self and concern for others. Her careful examination of the ancient debates and arguments shows that many widespread assumptions about ancient ethics are quite mistaken. Ancient ethical theories are not egoistic, and do not depend for their acceptance on metaphysical theories of a teleological kind. Most centrally, they are recognizably theories of morality, and the ancient disputes about the place of virtue in happiness can be seen as akin to modern disputes about the demands of morality.
The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Culture d Class (The Intellectual Devotional Series)
Par David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim. 2006
This daily digest of intellectual challenge and learning will arouse curiosity, refresh knowledge, expand horizons, and keep the mind sharpMillions…of Americans keep bedside books of prayer and meditative reflection—collections of daily passages to stimulate spiritual thought and advancement. <P><P>The Intellectual Devotional is a secular version of the same—a collection of 365 short lessons that will inspire and invigorate the reader every day of the year. Each daily digest of wisdom is drawn from one of seven fields of knowledge: history, literature, philosophy, mathematics and science, religion, fine arts, and music. Impress your friends by explaining Plato's Cave Allegory, pepper your cocktail party conversation with opera terms, and unlock the mystery of how batteries work. <P>Daily readings range from important passages in literature to basic principles of physics, from pivotal events in history to images of famous paintings with accompanying analysis. The book's goal is to refresh knowledge we've forgotten, make new discoveries, and exercise modes of thinking that are ordinarily neglected once our school days are behind us. <P>Offering an escape from the daily grind to contemplate higher things, The Intellectual Devotional is a great way to awaken in the morning or to revitalize one's mind before retiring in the evening.
A groundbreaking new behavioral model that explains what drives us, and why.From tireless marketers to pandering politicians, the forces of…modernity have lulled us into lazy categorizations of people, erasing the natural nuances of being human. We are all now accustomed to being reduced to a demographic—man, woman, black, white, old, young. But while these factors may inform our lived experience, what if there is something more fundamentally important that determines our behavior? Bob Raleigh, founder of PathSight Predictive Science, argues that biological instincts are the most foundational determinants of our behavior. PathSight has pioneered a new model that draws on the latest findings in neuroscience, data science, and behavioral science to classify people in five distinct groups, depending on what they instinctively care about most: nurturing, fairness, loyalty, authority, or purity. Their data, drawn from large-scale studies with over 50,000 participants, show that people who share the same instinctual patterns will engage the world in extremely predictable ways, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, lifestyle, income, and education. Knowing the impact that instinct has on behavior has all kinds of advantages. You can tailor any communication to make it maximally effective for a particular audience. You can strive to empathize with a person you&’ve always found mystifying. And of course, understanding what truly makes you tick is an invaluable step on your journey to self-discovery. In The Search for Why, Bob Raleigh offers the missing link that all the big data in the world can&’t deliver.
Par Adams Media. 2021
Brighten your day and bring happiness to your life with these 100 simple activities and exercises to find joy whenever…you need it most.Finding happiness when times are tough can be difficult, but it is possible—all you need to do is practice and find the right tools that work for you! In 100 Ways to Happy, you will discover 100 activities, quotes, thought exercises, and more to bring happiness to your life whenever you need it most. From creating a vision board to partaking in joyful meditation, this beautiful and practical guide has a method for everyone to try. Never let life get you down again with these simple, effective ways to live more joyfully.
Par Antonio Neves. 2021
A raw and inspiring how-to guide that will help you recommit to your life, find your drive, and take action…to stay bold, honest, and accountable for lasting happiness.&“If it&’s time to make a bold and courageous shift in your life, Stop Living on Autopilot is the guide you need.&”—Marie Forleo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything Is FigureoutableTake stock of your life: Based on your last 30 days of work (or marriage, or parenting), would your company rehire you? Would your partner immediately recommit to you? Would your children want you to continue to be their parent?The easy answer is, &“Absolutely!&” But it's probably not the honest answer. Your life might read like a success story, and your parents and friends might even think you have it all figured out, but you have a secret: You've stopped caring about much of anything. You feel out of place in your own life. You'd rather binge-watch Netflix than think about what's next. You're living on autopilot. You have two choices: Experience a slow self-destruction, or commit to a course correction. The good news is, it's never too late to find your drive again.Popular speaker and success coach Antonio Neves is here to offer hard-won lessons and remind you that you do have a say—that you can reboot your life and find fulfillment right where you are. You don't have to quit your job or move to Bali to follow your passion. You do, however, need to shift your perspective and commit to living courageously, replacing passivity with boldness.Stop Living on Autopilot will guide you to confront hard truths about where you are and how you got there, inviting compassion, honesty, and accountability. There's no better time than now to reevaluate your life and lay a stronger foundationfor your next 30 days. Step by step, you can become an active player in your own life and rediscover what makes you great.
Stop negative thoughts, assuage anxiety, and live in the moment with these fun, easy games from improv expert Clay Drinko.If…you&’ve been feeling lost lately, you&’re not alone! Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, Americans were experiencing record levels of loneliness and anxiety. And in our current political turmoil, it&’s safe to say that people are looking for new tools to help them feel more present, positive, and in sync with the world. So what better way to get there than play? In Play Your Way Sane, Dr. Clay Drinko offers 120 low-key, accessible activities that draw on the popular principles of improv comedy to help you tackle your everyday stress and reconnect with the people around you. Divided into twelve fun sections, including &“Killing Debbie Downer&” and &“Thou Shalt Not Be Judgy,&” the games emphasize openness, reciprocation, and active listening as the keys to a mindful and satisfying life. Whether you&’re looking to improve your personal relationships, find new meaning at work, or just survive our trying times, Play Your Way Sane offers serious self-help with a side of Second City sass.
Par Adams Media. 2021
Bring peace, serenity, and tranquility to your life with these 100 activities and exercises to stay calm no matter what…comes your way!In the chaos of everyday life, staying relaxed isn&’t always easy. But learning to remain calm is a skill that everyone can master if you have the right tools. In 100 Ways to Calm, you will find 100 activities, quotes, thought exercises, and more to help you stay calm when you need it most. From learning simple and easy breathing exercises to going for a walk or filling in a journal, this practical book has a recommended method for everyone!
Par Langston Kahn. 2021
"With Deep Liberation, our sacred calling is made accessible to all who are willing to listen for it within themselves."--adrienne…maree brown, author of Pleasure ActivismTo create a world free from oppression, we each have to face the ways that we maintain toxic social systems within ourselves. In Indigenous cultures throughout the world, it's understood that true transformation starts in the body with a change of heart.Shamanic healer Langston Kahn offers the Deep Liberation Process, a body-based approach that allows us to radically transform the range of fear-based stories we each hold in ourselves: from traumatic experiences, internalized oppression, and habitual emotional patterns to the outmoded beliefs that hold us back from healing, transforming, and freeing our authenticity and unique genius. Bridging the shamanic wisdom of ancient spirituality with the needs and demands of modern-day life, Kahn offers concrete skills to cultivate deep grounding, skillful boundaries, and a healthyenergy body; methods for authentic shadow work and healing our triggers; and tools for effectively tending personal and collective well-being in community.
Par Craig Groeschel. 2020
¿Alguna vez se preguntó #¿por qué Dios no responde mis oraciones?# ¿Le gustaría ver la evidencia de que la oración…cambia vidas? ¿Está cansado de caminar por terreno seguro respecto de su fe? En Oraciones peligrosas, el autor de éxitos en ventas del New York Times, Craig Groeschel, le ayudará a liberar tu mayor potencial y a afrontar sus mayores miedos haciendo oraciones más impactantes y apasionadas que lo llevarán hacia una fe más profunda. La oración mueve el corazón de Dios, pero algunas oraciones lo mueven más que otras. Dios anhela más para nosotros que simplemente una fe tibia y oraciones rutinarias en la mesa. Él lo ha llamado a una vida de intrepidez, no de comodidad. Este libro le mostrará cómo orar las oraciones que llegan a lo profundo de su alma, rompen malos hábitos y lo preparan para responder al llamado que Dios tiene para usted. Pero, cuidado: si es de los que se conforman con lo fácil, o de los que se quedan al margen, este libro no es para usted. Será desafiado. Será probado. Se sentirás impulsado a examinar detenidamente su corazón, pero también se sentirás inspirado; será inspirado a orar con valentía. Orar poderosamente. Clamar ardientemente. Verá cómo puede cambiar las oraciones ineficaces y una fe tibia por oraciones francas y atrevidas que lo llevarán a nuevos niveles de pasión y satisfacción. Descubrirá el secreto para superar el temor a la pérdida, el rechazo, el fracaso y lo desconocido y le dará la bienvenida a las bendiciones que Dios tiene para ti del otro lado. Obtendrá el valor necesario para hacer #oraciones peligrosas#.
Par Mark Batterson. 2020
El autor de Doble Bendición, un éxito en ventas del del New York Times, ofrece siete hábitos poderosos para el…éxito que le ayudarán a encarar el presente para alcanzar las grandes metas de Dios para su vida. Mark Batterson sabe por experiencia personal que los grandes déficits y las probabilidades aparentemente insuperables solo se transforman en futuros brillantes a través de un esfuerzo constante y persistente. Son las pequeñas cosas, los hábitos diarios los que cambian el curso de todo lo que viene por delante. Por primera vez, Batterson cuenta públicamente sus siete hábitos que le ayudan a aprovechar bien sus días. En Sácale jugo al día, aprenderá a: 1) Cambia el guión: si quieres cambiar tu vida, cambia tu historia. 2) Abraza la ola: el obstáculo no es el enemigo, es el camino 3) ¡Trágate ese sapo!: si quieres que Dios haga algo sobrenatural, debes hacer lo natural. 4) Remonta la cometa: como haces una cosa es como harás todo. 5) Corta la cuerda: jugar a lo seguro es arriesgado. 6) Ajusta al reloj: el tiempo se mide en minutos; la vida, en momentos. 7) Aprovecha el día: vive como si fuera el primer y último día de tu vida. Batterson revela estos hábitos arraigados en las Escrituras y en su experiencia personal y luego le enseña cómo seguirlos con dedicación y un enfoque en el presente que cambiará su vida. Después de todo, si el pasado es historia y el mañana es un misterio, ¡entonces todo lo que tiene que hacer es aprovechar el día de hoy!