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Par Julia Samuel. 2020
A leading therapist shares memorable patient stories to explore the key crises in life and what we can learn from…them.If change is the natural order of things, why do so many people struggle with the milestones of life--from first jobs and first loves to children leaving home and retirement?We live in a culture of limitless choice--and life is now more complex than ever. In This Too Shall Pass, acclaimed psychotherapist Julia Samuel draws on hours of conversations with her patients to show how we can learn to adapt and thrive during our most difficult and transformative experiences. Illuminated by the latest social and psychological research, this book unflinchingly deals with the hard times in family, love, work, health and identity.From a woman deciding whether to leave her husband for a younger lover, to a father handling a serious medical diagnosis. And from a new mother struggling with the decision to return to work, to a young man dealing with the aftermath of coming out, and a woman starting over after losing her job.These twenty powerful, unforgettable and deeply intimate stories about everyday people will inform our understanding of our own unique response to change and enlighten the way we approach challenges at every stage of life.
Par Anjuli Sherin. 2021
An intersectional guide to building resilience and reclaiming joyWith so much information available on how to build resilience--from meditation, exercise,…and time in nature, to the latest neuroscience-backed studies--have you ever wondered what's holding you back? If you commit to self-care but find yourself exhausted, unhappy, or anxious, do you wonder what's missing?The fact is, we are all navigating an exhausting, disconnecting, do-more-buy-more culture that disproportionately harms those with marginalized identities and leads us to believe that our thriving depends solely on individual effort. Mainstream wellness culture doesn't account for the ways that social oppression and economic injustice intersect to make resilience diffi cult for many of us to access in the first place. So, where do we begin? In this warm and accessible guide, Pakistani American therapist Anjuli Sherin provides a healing path to make thriving possible for everyone. Through compelling client stories and reflective exercises, she offers a culturally informed, body -centered model that shows us how cultivating self-nurturance, healthy boundaries, pleasure, and a soulful connection to the natural world can give us the generative energy needed to heal individual and collective trauma and shape our world from an inner magic called joyous resilience.
Par Margaret Wehrenberg. 2021
From a leading writer on anxiety management, a timely and urgent book on navigating the “new normal.” With the global…pandemic, our world changed seemingly overnight. Nobody knows when normalcy will return. Uncertainty engenders anxiety, so it isn’t surprising that now, without exaggeration, we can say that the world is seeing a new face of anxiety: fear of grocery stores or friendly strangers standing nearby on a hiking trail; fear of returning to offices as “the Great Pause” transitions to re-emerging work life; fear of sending our children back to school. This new anxiety also masks real experiences of grief and loss, making them unmanageable and, therefore, hard to navigate. Margaret Wehrenberg, one of our most sensitive anxiety writers, offers context and strategies for dealing with the bewildering state of life today. With her trademark combination of neurobiological context, practical suggestions, and engaging stories, Wehrenberg provides readers just what is needed in these uncertain times: a way to deal with unprecedented challenges and the realities of the world as it is now.
Par Nordine Zouareg. 2021
The goal to improving one's life begins internally. By addressing the quality of your mental state—whether fear, doubt, anxiety, depression—you…can achieve a positive self-worth and improve your quality of life. It all begins with you! All of us, at one point in our lives, have wondered if we are able to make the decisions or choices that will turn our lives around. Can I begin that work project I have been putting off? What about the diet that will help me lose weight and get healthy? Can I salvage the marriage that&’s ripping at the seams? What do I do after losing my job? The hardest part can be taking that first step toward such a goal, and the fear can be overpowering. That is the goal of InnerFitness. Former Mr. Universe, Nordine Zouareg, learned that while his outer self was chiseled out of stone, his inner self was crumbling. Rather than giving up, Nordine looked back on his life and actively reflected on the emotions that affected who he had become. From that point forward, his goal was not only to improve the quality of his life, but that of others. During such self-exploration, he noted five key issues to personal improvement. They are: self-worthtrusttranquilitybodydesire to fight By exposing these five basic issues which hold us back, Nordine shows how to be empowered, have emotional clarity, and consistently choose freedom over fear, success over self-sabotage, confidence over insecurity, and courage over passivity. In essence, retraining your brain from &“I&’m not enough&” to &“I&’m good enough.&”InnerFitness explains how to manage your inner voice—the one which tells us we&’re not good enough, that we cannot succeed. By taking such steps, like celebrating victories (large or small) and seeing failures only as temporary and instructional, you will be on a path to loving yourself for who you are…which is the first step to a happier life.
Par Claudia Oshry. 2021
A laugh-out-loud funny look at pop culture and social media stardom from one of the most popular funemployed millennials today,…perfect for fans of Next Level Basic and The Betches.As the creator of the breakout Instagram account @GirlWithNoJob, Claudia Oshry has turned not wanting an ordinary career into a thriving media company and pop culture-focused podcast and morning show. The origins of her pop culture obsessions can be traced back to household debates over boy bands, and her flair for the dramatic to her young emulation of Blair Waldorf. When she started @GirlWithNoJob, Claudia entered that world herself as a social media influencer, sharing her unbelievable—and unbelievably awkward—encounters with some of her favorite A-listers as she navigates her incredible access. Now, in this juicy, behind-the-scenes look at the life of an Instagram sensation, Claudia leaves nothing out as she contemplates staying true to yourself while hustling in today&’s digital culture. Sometimes the best lessons are learned the hard way, and her journey hasn&’t been without its punch-in-the-face doses of humility. But, like anyone with a relentless desire to be popular, she dusts herself off and finds a new, better way forward. With humor and unique insights, Claudia examines the nature of social media celebrity, the many sides of fandom, and cancel culture. If there&’s one thing she knows for sure, she was born thirsty, and she&’s here for another round!
Par Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy. 2021
From the #1 New York Times bestselling McElroy Brothers, creators of the hit podcasts My Brother, My Brother and Me…and The Adventure Zone, comes a helpful and hilarious how-to podcast guide covering everything you need to know to make, produce, edit, and promote a podcast…and get rich* doing it! (*Results not guaranteed.)Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy made their names as “advice giving brothers who have no business giving advice” (New York Times) on the hit podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me. But while they may not have the best relationship or workplace advice, they certainly make you laugh, and they do know a thing or two about podcasting. In fact, the McElroy Brothers have spent the last decade making podcasts, including My Brother, My Brother and Me; The Adventure Zone; Sawbones; and more. From their start, independently producing and releasing the early episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me, to their eleven currently available podcasts, the McElroys have become experts in creating successful podcasts. And now, they want to share what they’ve learned with you. In Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You), the McElroy Brothers will walk you through the process of turning an idea into ear-candy for legions of fans, sharing their expertise on everything from deciding on an effective name (definitely not something like My Brother, My Brother and Me), what type of microphone to use (definitely not one from the video game Rock Band), to making lots and lots of money (spoiler: you probably won’t). A must-read for anyone interested in podcasting, Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) shares the keys to success as well as the mistakes to avoid and draws on the vast experiences of three of the funniest and most successful podcasters working today.
Par Sister Dang Nghiem. 2021
Learn the accessible and deeply compassionate practices for healing trauma, known as the Five Strengths of applied Zen Buddhism. More…than a philosophy, these body-based practices are backed by modern neuroscience research, and they can be applied by anyone suffering from trauma to begin experiencing relief.Mindfulness teacher Sister Dang Nghiem, MD, is an inspiration for anyone who has ever suffered from abuse, life-changing loss, severe illness, or the aftermath of war. In Flowers in the Dark, she brings together her lived experience as a survivor, certified MD, and ordained Buddhist teacher to offer a body-based, practical approach to healing from life's most difficult and painful experiences. Offering insights from Buddhist psychology and simple somatic practices for tapping into our Five Strengths--our inner faculties of self-trust, diligence, mindfulness, concentration, and insight--Sister Dang Nghiem's approach to trauma is radically accessible; it begins with awareness of our breathing. With each chapter containing a progression of guided reflections an exercises, this book can be read as an adjunct to therapy and a helpful guide for moving through trauma in the body. With the practice of mindfulness, we can access our strength as survivors and our joy in being alive.
Par Denise Woods. 2021
Foreword by Academy Award-winner Mahershala AliAn internationally renowned and highly sought-after Hollywood voice coach shares proven practices to help anyone…utilize the often-untapped power of their own authentic voice.From a toddler's first words to professional public speaking, from a marriage proposal to asking for a raise, our voice is our most crucial instrument of expression. The world judges us by our voice. And yet there has been no authoritative guide to mastering its full capacity and expressing our true selves in every aspect of life, from relationships and family to work. Until now.As one of the nation’s most sought-after vocal coaches, Denise Woods has worked with everyone from Mahershala Ali, Will Smith, and Idris Elba to Kirsten Dunst and Jessica Chastain. In The Power of Voice, for the first time ever, Woods shares the secrets, tips, lessons, and stories that have helped Hollywood’s biggest stars become confident, effective communicators.Readers will learn how to:Articulate clearlyGain confidence in any situationRelease tension and stressAddress speech issues such as upspeak, vocal fry, and nasalityBecome powerful public speakersFind their truest form of expression With her unmatched ability to teach vocal mastery in real-world terms, Woods offers a much-needed, proven, practical, and invaluable set of tools that will forever change how we communicate and, ultimately, how we see ourselves and affect others.
Par Edward Brodkin, Ashley Pallathra. 2021
The ability to connect with another person and truly be in tune with their physical and emotional state is one…of the most elusive interpersonal skills to develop. This book shows you how.In our fast-paced, tech-obsessed lives, rarely do we pay genuine, close attention to one another. With all that&’s going on in the world and the never-ending demands of our daily lives, most of us are too stressed and preoccupied to be able to really listen to each other. Often, we misunderstand or talk past each other. Many of us are left wishing that the people in our lives could really listen, understand, and genuinely connect with us.Based on cutting-edge neuroscience research and years of clinical work, psychiatrist Edward Brodkin and therapist Ashley Pallathra take us on a wide-ranging and surprising journey through fields as diverse as social neuroscience and autism research, music performance, pro basketball, and tai chi. They use these stories to introduce the four pillars of human connection: Relaxed Awareness, Listening, Understanding, and Mutual Responsiveness. Accessible and engaging, Missing Each Other explains the science, research, and biology underlying these pillars of human connection and provides exercises through which readers can improve their own skills and abilities in each.
Par Alex Tresniowski, Steven J. Carino. 2021
Everyone loves coming-home stories, especially when they include dogs and happy endings! From Steven Carino and Alex Tresniowski comes Oliver…for Young Readers, a heartwarming and true story of a man searching for a beloved lost dog and finding more than he&’d ever hoped for. When Steven Carino discovered his dog, Oliver, had been stolen from his car, he knew he would do anything to get Oliver back. The friendly Yorkie–Shih Tzu mix—with his bundle of black and brown hair, long floppy ears, and big round eyes—had been Steven's companion during even the loneliest days. But it took more than one man to bring Oliver home. It took a community of friends and strangers who believed that love is worth fighting for.Oliver for Young Readers offers a story of good triumphing over despair, a beautiful reminder that a little kindness can truly change the world. This middle grade book:Is for ages 8 to 12Has a kid-friendly design and a four-page photo insert that features Oliver and StevenIncludes Oliver&’s &“thoughts&” during the journey and extra stories of Oliver and Steven&’s adventuresIs a great gift for dog loversHas a companion book for adults: Oliver: The True Story of a Stolen Dog and the Humans He Brought TogetherOliver for Young Readers is a story of good people—including hardworking immigrants, wealthy suburbanites, car mechanics, deli workers, old friends, close relatives, street cops, a dedicated TV news reporter, and one very gifted hairdresser—offering help without asking for anything in return. It's a story of near misses, false hopes, and fresh leads ending in a joy-filled reunion on the streets of a rundown New York neighborhood. It's a story of faith renewed and hope restored.
Par Rich Diviney. 2021
Do you have what it takes to succeed in any situation? According to a retired commander who ran training for…Navy SEALs, true optimal performance goes beyond just skill. It&’s all about THE ATTRIBUTES.&“Diviney&’s incredible book explains why some people thrive—even when things get hard.&”—Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of HabitDuring his twenty years as a Navy officer and SEAL, Rich Diviney was intimately involved in a specialized SEAL selection process, which whittled a group of hundreds of extraordinary candidates down to a handful of the most elite performers. Diviney was often surprised by which candidates washed out and which succeeded. Some could have all the right skills and still fail, while others he might have initially dismissed would prove to be top performers. The seemingly objective criteria weren&’t telling him what he most needed to know: Who would succeed in one of the world&’s toughest military assignments?It is similarly hard to predict success in the real world. It happens often enough that underdog students accomplish exceptional achievements while highly skilled, motivated employees fail to meet expectations. Dark-horse companies pull away from the pack while dream teams flush with talent and capital go under. In working with and selecting top special operators for decades, Diviney saw that beneath obvious skills are hidden drivers of performance, surprising core attributes—including cunning, adaptability, courage, even narcissism—that determine how resilient or perseverant we are, how situationally aware and how conscientious. These attributes explain how we perform as individuals and as part of a team. The same methodology that Diviney used in the military can be applied by anyone in their personal and professional lives, and understanding these attributes can allow readers and their teams to perform optimally, at any time, in any situation.Diviney defines the core attributes in fresh and practical ways and shares stories from the military, business, sports, relationships, and even parenting to show how understanding your own attributes and those of the people around you can create optimal performance in all areas of your life.
Par Peter Lovatt. 2021
The founder of the Dance Psychology Lab, Dr. Peter Lovatt, reveals the surprising cognitive and emotional benefits of dancing and…prescriptive ways to dance yourself happy.Dancing isn’t just good exercise. Surrendering yourself to the beat can have a far-reaching impact on all areas of your life –it can help you communicate better, to think more creatively, and can be a powerful catalyst for change. Losing yourself in the moment to a song or piece of music can also alleviate anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation, Dr. Peter Lovatt has found. Drawing on great stories from dance history as well as fascinating case studies from his Dance Psychology Lab and his own life, Dr Lovatt shares his best steps and routines, as well as top dance anthems to inspire everyone—even those who believe they “can't dance”—to turn the music on, stand up, and dance themselves happy. The Dance Cure is filled with surprising prescriptions covering a variety of needs, revealing how a particular type of dance can help.Looking to become more empathetic? Pair up for a Scottish country danceEager to enhance your creativity? Shake it up with contemporary danceNeed to de-stress? Let loose with punk-era pogoLooking to prolong your life? Zumba is the secretIn need of showing yourself more love? Go solo as you trip the light fantastic.Want to bolster your self-confidence? Try ballet and belly dance.An irresistible blend of science and whimsy, The Dance Cure shows you how to turn the beat—and your life—around.
Par Therese Huston. 2021
A game-changing model for giving effective feedback to peers, employees, or even your boss--without offending or demotivating.How are you supposed…to tell someone that they're not meeting expectations without crushing their spirit? Regular feedback, when delivered skillfully, can turn average performers into the hardest workers and stars into superstars. Yet many see it as an awkward chore: Recent studies have revealed 37% of managers dread giving feedback, and 65% of employees wish their managers gave more feedback. This trail-blazing new model eliminates the guesswork. Dr. Therese Huston, the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University, discovered that the key to being listened to is to listen. First, find out what kind of feedback an employee wants most: appreciation, coaching, or evaluation. If they crave one, they'll be more receptive once their need has been satisfied. Then Huston lays out counterintuitive strategies for delivering each type of feedback successfully, including: • Start by saying your good intentions out loud: it may feel unnecessary, but it makes all the difference. • Side with the person, not the problem: a bad habit or behavior is probably less entrenched than you think. • Give reports a chance to correct inaccurate feedback: they want an opportunity to talk more than they want you to be a good talker.This handbook will make a once-stressful ordeal feel natural, and, by greasing the wheels of regular feedback conversations, help managers improve performance, trust, and mutual understanding.
Par Ethan Kross. 2021
An award-winning psychologist reveals the hidden power of our inner voice and shows how we can harness it to live…a healthier, more satisfying, and more productive life.&“This book is going to fundamentally change some of the most important conversations in your life—the ones you have with yourself.&”—Adam Grant, bestselling author of Give and TakeOne of the best new books of January 2021—The Washington Post, BBC, CNN Underscored, Shape, Behavioral Scientist, PopSugar • Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly starred reviews • Next Big Idea Club FinalistTell a stranger that you talk to yourself, and you&’re likely to get written off as eccentric. But the truth is that we all have a voice in our head. When we talk to ourselves, we often hope to tap into our inner coach but find our inner critic instead. When we&’re facing a tough task, our inner coach can buoy us up: Focus—you can do this. But, just as often, our inner critic sinks us entirely: I&’m going to fail. They&’ll all laugh at me. What&’s the use? In Chatter, acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores the silent conversations we have with ourselves. Interweaving groundbreaking behavioral and brain research from his own lab with real-world case studies—from a pitcher who forgets how to pitch, to a Harvard undergrad negotiating her double life as a spy—Kross explains how these conversations shape our lives, work, and relationships. He warns that giving in to negative and disorienting self-talk—what he calls &“chatter&”—can tank our health, sink our moods, strain our social connections, and cause us to fold under pressure. But the good news is that we&’re already equipped with the tools we need to make our inner voice work in our favor. These tools are often hidden in plain sight—in the words we use to think about ourselves, the technologies we embrace, the diaries we keep in our drawers, the conversations we have with our loved ones, and the cultures we create in our schools and workplaces. Brilliantly argued, expertly researched, and filled with compelling stories, Chatter gives us the power to change the most important conversation we have each day: the one we have with ourselves.
Par Madisyn Taylor. 2018
The cofounder of the holistic lifestyle website DailyOM presents a gentle and accessible step-by-step guide to moving from excessive reliance…on medications to fundamentally healing yourself through four pillars of natural wellness.Madisyn Taylor was plagued by depression and anxiety, suffering from chronic physical problems that left her desperate for solutions. Spending decades searching for answers, she first turned to the medical community, which put her on a rollercoaster course of numerous doctors, tests, and an unhealthy reliance on medications that left her numb and lifeless. With her happiness and future on the line, she then made the decision to become unmedicated, reaching out to the natural, holistic health realm. And after years of practice and research, Madisyn developed an integrative wellness program that put her back in the driver’s seat of her health, and ultimately, her life. Unmedicated is her thoughtful account of how she broke free from binding mental chains and physical ailments to be happy, healthy, and productive; it is also a guide for you to apply her practical techniques to your own healing journey. Madisyn offers a daily program of easy-to-follow actions based on four pillars that will build a lifelong foundation for health: clear your mind; strengthen your body; nurture your spirit; and find your tribe. Whether you want to be happy and stay happy, find relief from depression and anxiety, or heal and create a healthy change, Unmedicated is a gentle, compassionate, and achievable path that empowers you to take back your life and live fully.
Par Lex Gillette. 2019
At age eight, Elexis "Lex" Gillette, learned he would never see again. Little did he know the devastating news was…the beginning of a fascinating adventure that would lead him to athletic competitions all over the world. With the encouragement and support of a dynamic and resolute mother who was deteremined for her son to function independently in the sighted world, Lex attended public schools in Raleigh, NC. In high school, Lex met Coach Brian Whitmer and was introduced to a life-changing track and field event... ...the long jump "Fly " is more than the story of an athlete. The chapters not only tell great stories but also convey important, inspirational messages. This is a book for all ages. It inspires, entertains, and informs as it encourages everyone to "Fly "
Par Nancy Colier. 2017
Our reliance on technology is rapidly changing how each of us experiences life. We’re facing new issues and difficulties, we’re…encountering new emotional triggers, and we’re relating to each other in new ways. As Dr. Nancy Colier writes, "How we spend our time, what motivates us, and what we want are all are on a radical course of transformation." The promise of technology is that it will make our lives easier; yet to realize that promise, we cannot be passive users—we must bring awareness and mindfulness to our relationships with our devices. "The compulsion to constantly check our devices plays on primal instincts," teaches Colier. "Even people with strong spiritual practices or those who have never had other addiction issues now find themselves caught in the subtle trap of these miraculous tools we’ve created." Through The Power of Off, she offers us a path for making use of the virtual world while still feeling good, having healthy relationships, and staying connected with what is genuinely meaningful in life. You’ll explore: How and why today’s devices push our buttons so effectively, and what you can do to take back control of your life • Tips for navigating the increasingly complex ways in which technology is affecting our relationships—with ourselves, others, and our devices themselves • Self-evaluation tools for bringing greater awareness to your use of technology • Mindfulness practices for helping you interact with your devices in more conscious ways • A 30-day digital detox program to kick-start a new healthier relationship with technology With The Power of Off, Colier sounds the call for wakefulness, reminding us that we can use technology in a way that promotes, rather than detracts from, our well-being. This book provides an essential resource for anyone wanting to create a more empowered relationship with technology in the digital age.
Par Richard J. Miller. 2015
"Morphine," writes Richard J. Miller, "is the most significant chemical substance mankind has ever encountered." So ancient that remains of…poppies have been found in Neolithic tombs, it is the most effective drug ever discovered for treating pain. "Whatever advances are made in medicine," Miller adds, "nothing could really be more important than that." And yet, when it comes to mind-altering substances, morphine is only a cc or two in a vast river that flows through human civilization, ranging LSD to a morning cup of tea. In DRUGGED, Miller takes readers on an eye-opening tour of psychotropic drugs, describing the various kinds, how they were discovered and developed, and how they have played multiple roles in virtually every culture. The vast scope of chemicals that cross the blood-brain barrier boggle the very brain they reach: cannabis and cocaine, antipsychotics and antidepressants, alcohol, amphetamines, and Ecstasy-and much more. Literate and wide-ranging, Miller weaves together science and history, telling the story of the undercover theft of 20,000 tea plants from China by a British spy, for example, the European discovery of coffee and chocolate, and how James Wolfgang von Goethe, the famous man of letters, first isolated the alkaloid we now know as caffeine. Miller explains what scientists know-and don't-about the impact of each drug on the brain, down to the details of neurotransmitters and their receptors. He clarifies the differences between morphine and heroin, mescaline and LSD, and other similar substances. Drugged brims with surprises, revealing the fact that antidepressant drugs evolved from the rocket fuel that shot V2 rockets into London during World War II, highlighting the role of hallucinogens in the history of religion, and asking whether Prozac can help depressed cats. Entertaining and authoritative, Drugged is a truly fascinating book.
Par Rha Goddess. 2020
A game-changing book offering a six-step approach on how to find and follow your true calling and redefine success from…entrepeneur and soul coach Rha Goddess.Are you willing to believe in you?Every single one of us has a calling.For most it’s the thing you have to force yourself not to do.When you try to ignore it, you can’t stop thinking about. It is the thing that both terrifies you and brings you the most joy. Already living yours? Great! How do you make the most of it? The Calling will provide readers with a road map, via 3 fundamental shifts, on how to stay true, get paid and do good. The steps that will help lead you there include: RECOGNIZING—it always begins with awareness. If you can’t see it then you can’t do anything about it.ACCEPTING—means embracing, and taking responsibility for yourself, your life, and the things that want or need to be changed.FORGIVING—yourself and others.AND MORE!The Calling will be the resource that people have been asking Rha to write for years, and there has never been a better time for her to share her proven method.
Par Dra. N. A. Fuertes. 2018
Sigue el libro y ¡rejuvenecerás!. ¿Te has propuesto llegar a los cien? Llega con buena salud al centenario. No hay…nadie a quien le guste envejecer, pero es un hecho inevitable. Así pues, nuestro objetivo debe ser envejecer con la máxima calidad de vida. ¿Cómo conseguirlo? Hay elementos que no dependen de nosotros, pero la mayoría sí podemos controlarlos y vivir felices durante muchos años. La Dra. Nuria Aubach, médica de familia y con formación en medicina antienvejecimiento, detalla algunos de los pasos a seguir en su libro Guía práctica para un envejecimiento saludable. Siempre joven. Consta de diez puntos. La dieta es, pues, la clave para envejecer con salud, tener estabilidad social o económica, hacer ejercicio físico regularmente, tener un carácter optimista y alegre, con ganas de emprender nuevos proyectos, los apropiados para cada edad, etcétera. El libro está orientado hacia todas aquellas personas que entran en los cuarenta años con buena salud física sin enfermedades diagnosticadas, sabiendo que muchos de los consejos pueden ser válidos para mucha población. ¡Espero que te guste y te sea de utilidad!