By Anna Yusim
Over the past 15 years, psychiatrist Dr. Anna Yusim has made a startling discovery that flies in the face of most modern medical teaching, including her own. Her patients' primary complaints, ranging from anxiety to depression to sexual dysfunction, often coincide with spiritual neglect--an all too common problem in Western cultures that champion intellectual development over spiritual care. Medical research is now substantiating what Dr. Yusim has known to be true for many years: spirituality is a powerful path to healing. Drawing from the best in Western medicine (and her training at Stanford, Yale, and NYU), as well as teachings from Kabbalah, Buddhism, and South African shamanistic traditions, Dr. Yusim has developed a program that marries empirical science and spirituality for true healing. Using the techniques Dr. Yusim has used to help over 1,000 individuals realign with their higher purpose--authenticity, empowerment, meaning, and connection--FULFILLED tunes readers in to the voice of their soul and teaches them how to live happier, more fulfilling lives. Filled with practical wisdom, interactive exercises, and fascinating research, and integrating the best of Western medicine with Eastern philosophy, FULFILLED will appeal to skeptics and seekers alike, and to readers who are looking for more meaning, joy, and happiness in their lives.
A Fearless Heart
By Thupten Jinpa
'[A] timely book on compassion and its cultivation' The Dalai Lama'The bravest, cleverest and most engaging book I know on why we need to cultivate compassion' Jon Kabat-Zinn'A practical toolkit for becoming a better human being' Daniel Goleman Self-compassion is the overlooked key to achieving our goals. It can lead to increased happiness, stress reduction, a stronger sense of purpose, better health and a longer life. Yet many of us resist compassion, worrying that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we won't achieve our goals in life. Using the latest science, psychology (from contemporary Western and classical Buddhist sources) as well as stories from others and his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle. His powerful programme, derived from his remarkable course in Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), is the perfect guide to achieving a greater sense of wellbeing.
By Susan Scott
While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a company, a relationship, or a life, any single conversation can. In this revised edition of Fierce Conversations - the bestselling classic guide to getting your message across and getting what you want - master teacher and leader Susan Scott gives you the tools to transform the conversations central to your success, and teaches you how to fiercely and honestly cut through the noise and clutter. You'll learn how to:*OVERCOME BARRIERS TO MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS*EXPRESS WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BELIEVE*ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO REVEAL THEIR TRUE OPINIONS*CONFRONT TOUGH ISSUES WITH CONFIDENCE AND SENSITIVITY*HANDLE STRONG EMOTIONS-ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE *INCREASE CLARITY AND IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING*INSPIRE CREATIVITY, PROBLEM SOLVING, AND PASSION*BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH COLLEAGUES, CLIENTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILYPacked with case studies, exercises and questionnaires, Fierce Conversations shows you how to bring about real change in the workplace and at home. It's time to change the conversation.
From A Dark Place
By Tony Husband, Paul Husband
When the Husband family realised that their son Paul was addicted to heroin, they did everything they could to help him but it seemed that every step in the right direction would be followed by another relapse as Paul lied to them, stole from them, and come close to losing his life.This illustrated title from award-winning cartoonist Tony Husband tells the tale of those dark days as they worked as a family to get Paul into the right sort of supportive environment where he could truly recover from his dangerous addiction, and move from that dark place to a brighter future.This inspiring and compelling story will appeal to anyone who has struggled with an addictive disorder, or any families or friends who have had to support someone through such a situation. Anyone who was touched by Tony's Take Care, Son - The Story of my Dad and His Dementia will be similarly moved and uplifted by From A Dark Place.
Food Freedom Forever
By Melissa Hartwig
What does 'food freedom' mean to you? Maybe it's eating whatever you want without negative consequences to your health or waistline. (Good luck with that.) Maybe it's giving up your obsession with calorie counting, food restriction, and the scales. (Now we're getting somewhere.)Bestselling author and nutritionist Melissa Hartwig defines true food freedom as being in control of the food you eat, instead of food controlling you. It means indulging when you decide it's worth it, savouring the experience without guilt or shame, and the returning to your healthy habits. In Food Freedom Forever Melissa outlines a simple three-part plan that will help you to discover food freedom for yourself, no matter how out of control you feel. It will point you down a self-directed path that keeps you balanced, satisfied and healthy, without requiring that you obsess about food, count calories or starve yourself. By the last page, you'll have a detailed plan for creating the perfect diet for you, finding your own healthy balance, and maintaining the kind of control that brings you real food freedom every day.Welcome to food freedom.
Freud and Beyond
By Margaret J. Black, Stephen A. Mitchell
Freud's concepts have become a part of our psychological vocabulary: unconscious thoughts and feelings, conflict, the meaning of dreams, the sensuality of childhood. But psychoanalytic thinking has undergone an enormous expansion and transformation over the past fifty years. With Freud and Beyond, Stephen A. Mitchell and Margaret J. Black make contemporary psychoanalytic thinking,the body of work that has been done since Freud,available for the first time. Richly illustrated with case examples, this lively, jargon-free introduction makes modern psychoanalytic thought accessible at last.
By Shasta Nelson
With the constant connectivity of today's world, it's never been easier to meet people and make new friends,but it's never been harder to form meaningful friend ships. In Frientimacy, award-winning speaker Shasta Nelson shows how anyone can form stronger, more meaningful friendships, marked by a level of trust she calls frientimacy." Shasta explores the most common complaints and conflicts facing female friendships today, and lays out strategies for overcoming these pitfalls to create deeper, supportive relationships that last for the long-term. Shasta is the founder of girlfriendcircles.com, a community of women seeking stronger, more fulfilling friendships, and the author of Friendships Don't Just Happen. In Frientimacy, she teaches readers to reject the impulse to pull away from friendships that aren't instantly and constantly gratifying. With a warm, engaging, and inspiring voice, she shows how friendships built on dedication and commitment can lead to enriched relationships, stronger and more meaningful ties, and an overall increase in mental health. Frientimacy is more than just a call for deeper connection between friends it's a blueprint for turning simple friendships into true bonds,and for the meaningful and satisfying relationships that come with them.
By Louise Roe
Louise Roe,internationally renowned fashion journalist, TV host, and makeover guru,knows style. It's not about trends but about being your own person and sharing the things you love in your appearance, your home, and your personality. In Front Roe , Louise shares her expertise on cultivating personal style and feeling like a confident leading lady in your own life.In her first book, Louise has compiled the practical tips and secret tricks that she's picked up through years of working in the fashion industry with magazine editors, stylists, celebrities, and most importantly, real women. Front Roe helps a woman discover her personal style through looks she loves,images in magazines that speak to her, quotes that inspire her, fashion or styles she is taken with, and family photos. Once the foundation is laid, Louise expands into the specifics of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, offering helpful advice from today and yesteryear on everything from finding the right underwear and buying vintage clothing, to picking the best perfume for you, and making your home a sanctuary.As Louise says, With a little nudging and direction, everybody can develop their own personal style, no matter their shape, age, or wallet size. In my view, fashion should be aspirational, but attainable and definitely something to have a sense of humour about. It's worth living every single day as the most confident, happy, and glamorous version of yourself. Here's how!" Front Roe is the perfect distillation of this philosophy. Louise shares stories, information, and ideas from around the world to help women feel educated, uplifted, inspired, and considerably more positive about their mind, body, closet, and home.
Free to Learn
By Peter Gray
In Free to Learn , developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development. Drawing on evidence from anthropology, psychology, and history, he demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives, solve problems, get along with peers, and become emotionally resilient. A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing institution we call school, Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children, and start asking what's wrong with the system. It shows how we can act,both as parents and as members of society,to improve children's lives and to promote their happiness and learning.
Finding Your Way In A Wild New World
By Martha Beck
Many people wonder how they got where they are and what they should do now. They feel called to help others and change the world but they just don't know how. Too often, they end up stuck in careers and relationships that don't fit. Now, in Finding Your Way In A Wild New World, popular life coach Martha Beck shows readers how to find their true selves and extend healing to everyone and everything around them. She identifies this growing body of people as wayfinders.Drawing on her coaching expertise and her extraordinary experiences in the South African bush, Martha leads her readers through four magical and practical steps to awaken them to a new way of living in the 21st century.
By Brian Roet
Our feelings are one of our most powerful motivating forces. By working with them rather than battling against them, we can utilise their energy to improve our lives. Feelings is a guide to helping you understand both your own emotions and actions and those of other people. In this inspirational and helpful book Dr Roet explains what emotions are, how they work and what affects them, and includes simple techniques to help us surmount our emotional obstacles. If you have ever felt out of touch with your emotions, overwhelmed by them, or unable to connect with the emotions of those around you, this book is for you. Learn how to:· Understand the emotional motivations behind your actions· Unblock your own emotions: overcoming fear, jealousy and guilt· Listen more effectively to others· Identify your harmful emotional patterns and how to break the cycle· Improve your relationships and state of wellbeing.
Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome
By Chris Jenner
Written by one of the UK's leading consultants on pain control, this authoritative, yet easily comprehensible book, delivers a high level of understanding and practical advice to the lay reader. Highly recommended. Manage your Fibromyalgia by becoming an expert patient. There really is life after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia or myofascial pain syndrome...and yours starts here. The lack of knowledge which surrounds two of the most prevalent illnesses in the world today means that they can often go undiagnosed and untreated for years, during which time both the mental and physical condition of sufferers can deteriorate considerably. With the right care, there is much that can be done to help anyone with these conditions to improve their quality of life dramatically. The first step towards that is by doing precisely what you are doing now, educating yourself. Within the covers of this book, you will find an easy-to-read and practical guide to dealing with fibromyalgia and myofascial pain. Dr Chris Jenner takes a straightforward and down-to-earth look at what these two conditions are about; how they might affect different aspects of your life; what your options are; and how you can get on with your life.
Fire Child, Water Child
By Stephen Cowan
In his years working with children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pediatrician Stephen Scott Cowan has discovered that what helps one child focus his or her attention may not benefit another. There are five distinct ways children focus, presented for the first time in Fire Child, Water Child. This guide to parenting children with ADHD helps parents identify their child's focusing style-fire, metal, water, wood, or earth-and use the appropriate skills and parenting techniques to reduce ADHD symptoms. For example, while children with metal focusing styles thrive with rules, regulation, and structure, and like knowing what is going to happen next, "fire" children seek explosive excitement and adventure. This guide offers practical skills and activities parents can use with each of the five adaptive ADHD types to help their children tap into their innate ability to develop calm focus. The author also discusses medication and other adjunctive treatments parents can use to supplement the five adaptive phase model in this book.
Freeing Yourself from Anxiety
By Tamar E. Chansky
Is worry wearing you out? Whether it's losing sleep over a deadline, fretting about a relationship, or constantly thinking about what you "should have" done or said, anxiety makes life feel like a race from one overwhelming situation to the next. Freeing Yourself from Anxiety reveals the real secret to reducing stress: not positive thinking, but possible thinking. In this breakthrough guide, Dr. Tamar Chansky shows you dozens of simple yet powerful strategies you can use at any time to transform your anxious thoughts, conquer perfectionism and procrastination, and improve the way your brain reacts to stress, even without medication.For anyone suffering with an anxiety disorder or depression, or who simply wants to handle everyday challenges more optimally and successfully, Dr. Chansky's innovative program will help you breathe easier. Get ready to feel calm, confident, more like yourself again,and free to create the life you want.
By Diana Winston, Susan L. Smalley
Mindfulness,the art of paying attention with an open and curious mind to present-moment experiences,has attracted ever-growing interest and tens of thousands of practitioners, who have come to the discipline from both within and outside the Buddhist tradition. In Fully Present, leading mindfulness researchers and educators Dr. Sue Smalley and Diana Winston provide an all-in-one guide for anyone interested in bringing mindfulness to daily life as a means of enhancing well-being. Fully Present provides both a scientific explanation for how mindfulness positively and powerfully affects the brain and the body as well as practical guidance to develop both a practice and mindfulness in daily living, not only through meditation but also during daily experiences, such as waiting in line at the supermarket, exercising, or facing difficult news.
Find Your Voice
By Joanna Crosse
Your voice is completely unique, and the way you use it says so much about you. But not all of us know how to use it to our advantage when it matters most. Whether you want to sell yourself better in interviews, sound more confident at company presentations, or stand up for yourself and be more assertive, FIND YOUR VOICE can help. Experienced voice coach Joanna Crosse will help you to convey the message you want to and use your voice to its full potential. You will discover:* How to make the most of your voice* The importance of identifying your audience and targeting your message* Why listening to what others have to say is as important as what you have to say* How to be assertive and communicate clearlyPacked with real-life stories, practical exercises and insightful advice, FIND YOUR VOICE will help you to transform your voice on every level, personal and professional.
The Fine Art Of Confident Conversation
By Debra Fine
We all have discussions with people every day - from lunch with friends to organising a meeting. We might think of these small talk, chats and discussions as 'conversations', but do we really converse? What do we really talk about? In THE FINE ART OF CONFIDENT CONVERSATION communication expert Debra Fine shows you how to use conversation to build stronger relationships with friends, colleagues and family members. She provides simple techniques to help you develop meaningful conversations, keep conversations on track, achieve the purpose of your meetings and presentations, deal with difficult people and awkward situations, leave clear answerphone messages and send emails that won't be misinterpreted. Written in a lively and engaging style, Debra enables you to increase your language awareness, adopt the principles of constructive communication, and acquire the skills you need to feel confident and poised in any situation, at home and at work.
First-Time Buyer: First-Time Seller
By Paul Jager
Helps first-time buyers to:Navigate the property maze like an expert.Successfully negotiate the purchase.Organise the mortgage and solicitor.Avoid the pitfalls others make.Confidently resolve common problems.Helps first-time sellers (plus those who haven't moved for a long time and face a changing world since they last sold a property) to:Choose the right estate agent.Prepare the property for marketing.How to arrange a Home Information Pack (HIP).Evaluate the all-important offers.Prevent a chain from breaking.Take control of the sale through to its successful conclusion.
By Victoria Zackheim
Nearly every aging woman has a complicated relationship with her body. For Keeps, an inspirational collection of personal essays from writers on their ever-changing bodies, will resonate with every maturing woman. Editor Victoria Zackheim brings together women with unique voices who have all struggled, at one time or another, to make peace with the bodies that at times they don't even recognize as their own. From a mastectomy that renewed one woman's lease on life, to the emergence of gray hairs and wrinkles, each woman addresses aging, illness, injury, and life circumstances with humour and grace.These empowering essays explore the many ways that aging can be a positive, revealing transformation Ultimately, For Keeps challenges every woman to rethink the way she sees her body through various life-altering changes in order to lead a more healthy, satisfying, and productive life.
France: A Handbook For New Residents
By M. Michael Brady
This essential guide to living and working in France is a ready reference for new and established resident and home-owners. You need not read it cover-to-cover to glean information, as it consists of more than 1,000 encyclopaedia-style entries, each containing key facts and many with references to more comprehensive printed and online publications for further information. Moreover, there are two indexes, one in English and one in French, so you can rapidly find facts by starting from either language.Contents include: 1. Arriving and settling; 2. Banking, insurance and money matters; 3. Business and work; 4. Cars, roads and traffic; 5. Character, customs and country; 6. Church, religion and belief; 7. Climate, environment and physical geography; 8. Clothing, footwear and fashion; 9. Concise gazetteer; 10. Crimes, wrongs and countermeasures; 11. Defence and security; 12. Drink, drugs and tobacco; 13. Education, science and technology; 14. Electrical and electronic goods; 15. Emergencies; 16. Entertainment and the arts; 17. Farms, farming and gardening; 18. Family and children; 19. Food and eating; 20. Foreigners and minorities; 21. Government, politics and administration; 22. Health care and social security; 23. Historical overview; 24. Holidays and festivities; 25. Housekeeping; 26. Housing; 27. Human rights and consumer rights; 28. Language; 29. Law, lawyers and courts; 30. Measurements and standards; 31. Media, information and documentation; 32. Museums, exhibitions and festivals; 33. Non-government organisations (NGOs); 34. Orders, societies and association; 35. Pets and animals; 36. Post and forwarding; 37. Prices; 38. Registrations and certificates; 39. Retirement; 40. Shopping; 41. Sport and leisure; 42. Statistics, analyses and polls; 43. Taxes, duty and excise; 44. Telecommunications, broadcasting and Information technology; 45. Trades; 46. Travel and transport; Useful Books; English Index; French Index.