How to Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons
By Albert Ellis, Arthur Lange
Life can get tough. From unemployment-or overwork-to divorce or remarriage, the challenges of newly blended families, not to mention everyday hassles, stress can feel non-stop. To top it off, technology confronts us with a barrage of seemingly urgent tasks 24/7. It's no wonder things and people can make you lose your cool. In this landmark book you'll find a very specific, powerful skill set designed to help you keep any scenario from pushing your buttons-and it works.Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world-renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, provides you with realistic, simple, proven techniques that will significantly reduce your stress levels and help you react effectively, whether the circumstances are professional or personal. Discover: * Ten beliefs we use to let people and situations needlessly push our buttons * A powerful alternative to the kind of thinking that upsets us * The Fatal Foursome-feelings that sabotage you * How to change your irrational thinking using four key steps Whether you're dealing with colleagues, parents, kids, friends, or lovers, How to Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons will show you how to enjoy an active, vibrant, successful life."Don't get mad or get even-get placid using these techniques for defusing difficult situations." Booklist
How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable
By Albert Ellis
All of us worry about something, big or small, every day. But much of the emotional misery we feel is an overreaction, and it can be significantly reduced, using the techniques you'll find in this landmark book. World renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, who created Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), believed that anger, anxiety and depression are not only unnecessary, they're unethical, because when we allow ourselves to become emotionally upset, we're being unfair and unjust to ourselves. Thinking negative thoughts is a choice we can refuse to make. Applying the proven, time-tested principles of REBT is a simple, logical way to find true mental health and happiness. REBT acknowledges the power of emotions, but it also helps us understand which feelings are healthy and which are not. This classic book teaches you how to:*Retrain your brain to focus on the positive aspects of your life and face each obstacle without unnecessary despair*Control your emotional destiny*Refuse to upset yourself about upsetting yourself*Solve practical problems as well as emotional problems*Conquer the tyranny of "shoulds"...and much more, providing all the tools you need to take back your life-and your happiness. If you can refuse to make yourself miserable, you're that much closer to making yourself happy-every day.
How to Control Your Anxiety
By Albert Ellis
From social anxiety to phobias to post-traumatic stress disorder, sources of anxiety in daily life are numerous, and can have a powerful impact on your future. By following the rules of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, you can stop anxiety in its tracks if you will admit this important fact: Things and people do not make you anxious. You do. Your unrealistic expectations produce your needless anxiety. Yet not all anxiety is needless...Healthy anxiety can ward off dangers and make you aware of negative things that you can change. Unhealthy anxiety inhibits you from enjoying everyday activities and relationships, causes you to perform poorly, and blocks your creativity. Using the easy-to-master, proven precepts of REBT, this classic book not only helps you distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anxiety, but teaches you how to:*Understand and dispute the irrational beliefs that make you anxious*Use a variety of exercises, including rational coping self-statements, reframing, problem-solving methods, and Unconditional Self-Acceptance (USA), to control your anxiety*Apply over 200 maxims to control your anxious thinking as well as your bodily reactions to anxiety...and much more, including examples from dozens of cases Dr. Ellis treated successfully. Now you can overcome the crippling effects of anxiety-and increase your prospects for success, pleasure and happiness at home and in the workplace.
How to Control Your Anger
By Albert Ellis, Raymond Chip Tafrate
Anger is universal. Unchecked, it can cause lasting damage in our lives: wrecked relationships, lost jobs, even serious disease. Yet in these increasingly stressful times, all of us have acted in anger - and often wished we hadn't. Is there a way that really works to solve problems and assert ourselves without being angry? The answer is a resounding yes, if you follow the breakthrough steps of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This proven approach, developed by world renowned psychotherapist Dr. Albert Ellis, has withstood the test of time, helping countless people deal effectively with emotional problems. Using easy-to-master instructions and exercises, this classic book will show you how to apply REBT techniques to understand the roots and nature of your anger, and take control of and reduce angry reactions. Here you will discover: *The rational and irrational aspects of anger*Special insights into your self-angering beliefs*How to think, feel, and act your way out of anger*How to relax*How to accept yourself with your anger. . .and much more that will help you challenge and eliminate the anger that can frustrate success and happiness at home, at work, anywhere.
How to Stop Destroying Your Relationships
By Albert Ellis, Robert A. Harper
Lost enough loves for three lifetimes? Want to break bad habits and replace them with good ones that last? Whether you are male or female, single or married, gay or straight, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, can help anyone-at any age-learn to maintain healthy and lasting love. Simple and effective, the proven REBT techniques in this landmark book show you how to relate lovingly and intimately, for the long-term. Using a non-judgmental approach, here is more than just a guide to getting along better with a "significant other." You'll also find help for improving relationships with friends, children, and even in-laws. Discover practical information on: *Getting Your Relationships Together by Getting Yourself Together*Realistic Views of Couplehood*Communicating and Problem-Solving*Better Sex for Better Couplehood*Saving Time and Money and Enjoying Life More*Having or Not Having Children*Building a Deep and Lasting Relationship*Self-coping statements and exercises to keep you emotionally fit...and much more to help you take matters into your own hands-and heart-and stop the cycle of relationship ruin. With healing doses of wisdom and humor, Dr. Ellis puts you firmly on the path toward a lifetime of love.
Helping Your Child with Sleep Problems
By Rachel Hiller, Michael Gradisar
Does your child have trouble getting to sleep? Are they worried about being left alone?Sleep problems are a common issue for school-aged children and can be a stressful situation for child and parent alike. But whether your child suffers from bedtime separation anxiety, insomnia or night-terrors, or simply refuses to sleep in their own bed, this book can help.Written by expert authors with experience of treating childhood sleep disorders, this easy to read manual uses tried and trusted techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help everyone have a better night's sleep, including:· Using sleep diaries to set a sleep routine that helps your child fall asleep quicker· Proven methods for helping your child to face their worries around bedtime· Strategies for dealing with bedwetting, night terrors and sleepwalkingThis step-by-step guide to establishing better sleep patterns will help you become a sleep therapist for your child! Helping Your Child is a series for parents and caregivers to support children through developmental difficulties, both psychological and physical. Each guide uses clinically-proven techniques.Series editors: Professor Peter Cooper and Dr Polly Waite
The Healthy Slow Cooker
By Dannii Martin
For many people, the downside of eating healthily is the thought of having to spend hours preparing and cooking meals. This inspirational, full-colour recipe book shows how a slow cooker can enable you to have a very healthy, home-cooked diet with just a few minutes spent in the kitchen. Author Dannii Martin reveals how her slow cooker changed her life. She ditched her fast food and ready meals habit and learned to cook from scratch, transforming herself from an unhealthy student into a healthy young mum and losing seven stone along the way. The Healthy Slow Cooker includes 100 recipes, each with a colour photo, and indicates clearly how long each recipe will take to cook for easy planning. You'll find:· Sustaining breakfasts such as Superfood Porridge, and Dark Chocolate and Cherry Granola· Healthy meat, fish and vegetarian main meals, including Vietnamese-style Chicken with Pak Choi, Sesame Beef with Broccoli, Lemon and Chive Salmon and Leafy Green Madras· Tasty side dishes such as Baba Ganoush and Salsa· Desserts and drinks including Apple and Pear Crumble and Apple Chai LatteThe book also includes healthy options of some popular 'comfort' dishes, together with tips for choosing your slow cooker and how to get the most out of it.
By Helen McGinn
'This book is dangerous: I had a Boulevardier in my hand five minutes after opening it'Victoria Moore, Wine correspondent, the Daily Telegraph and BBC Good Food'Cocktail making demystified at last! What a useful book'India Knight The cocktail scene has exploded in recent years and the bars are booming. From the classics to modern-day twists with infused spirits and tonics, vermouths and bitters, ordering a cocktail at the bar has never been so much fun. Which is great news for some but if, like the author, you really don't get out much, then it can feel like you're missing out on all the fun. Until now. Helen McGinn's Homemade Cocktails is full of recipes, hints and tips to help you re-write your at-home cocktail repertoire. From classics to the latest in cocktail fashions, this book helps you raise the bar whether it's to impress your guests or simply treat yourself. You'll find ways to use up what's in those bottles lurking at the back of the cupboard and knock up a fabulous cocktail in no time, adding instant glamour to any occasion.
How to Beat Insomnia and Sleep Problems One Step at a Time
By Kirstie Anderson
Accessible and trustworthy support for sufferers of insomnia and other sleep difficulties.Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), initiated in 2008, has made psychological therapy more accessible to those in need. This series of self-help titles is the first to be created specifically for low-intensity IAPT and all titles follow an evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach which is the treatment of choice for depression and anxiety disorders. All titles are written by authors with considerable experience in the field of CBT self-help research, training and clinical practice.This book is the perfect resource for helping you beat insomnia and sleep problems, either by yourself or in conjunction with the support of an IAPT service. The book is written in a friendly, engaging (and jargon-free!) style and encourages interactive reading through tables, illustrations and worksheets. Real-life case studies illustrate the use of each intervention and demonstrate how you can work through your sleep problems. This book will help you to understand your sleep cycle, and learn techniques to get back to a better night's sleep.
The Healthy Lebanese Family Cookbook
By Mona Hamadeh
'As Mona Hamadeh's two previous books are already a staple in our house, I have been waiting eagerly for the release of her new title and I was not disappointed. This new book is a beautiful continuation of the author's previous achievements, a loving tribute to Lebanese cuisine, culture and lifestyle . . . a must for everyone who strives to bring more life, joy and flavour into their kitchen' ElenaLebanese food has the reputation of being amongst the healthiest in the world. It combines the staple ingredients of Mediterranean diet with an abundance of fresh vegetables and super foods and includes whole grains, pulses, herbs and spices, fruit and nuts, olive oil, together with protein sources, such as poultry, fish and dairy. This book will ensure you make great tasting food that is healthy and nutritious for the whole family.
The Home Stay Guide
By Gabriela Domicelj, Derek Young
'ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS ON HOMESHARE' Chip Conley, former Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, AirbnbLearn how to build a profitable, professional and sustainable homeshare business. Home Stay, also known as Homeshare, is a global phenomenon whereby ordinary people share their homes with strangers. On Airbnb alone there are now three million hosts around the world, one million more than a year ago. This book offers frank, practical and hands-on advice for those who are considering or already offering their home, or investment property, as short-term accommodation. Written by self-taught hosts who are dedicated to providing the best possible guest experience, this book provides real-life insights into the day-today experience of running a homeshare, and the lessons the authors have learned along the way. You'll find easy-to-follow instructions and advice on:- Getting started - how to market your property by defining its unique characteristics, choosing the most -appropriate online sales platform, setting rates, how to manage sales and presenting your property to attract guests- Managing the guest experience - how to ensure your guests have a wonderful experience from the moment of arrival to departure, managing transitions between guests effectively and consistently, and how to manage guest reviews- The business of homeshare - financial management, reporting and how to drive your business further.
The Hidden Lives of London Streets
By James Morton
London's streets have always worn a variety of influences, reflecting the diverse crowds who live and work on them. Take a walk down any number of historic streets and an abundance of tales exist in the bricks and mortar, waiting to be told. The Hidden Lives of London's Streets takes the reader on a journey through Soho, Piccadilly, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Kensington, Fitzrovia and Clerkenwell. A street map is provided for each area, marking out the streets and buildings in which the various activities - some forgotten, others well-remembered - took place.Stories include those of courtesans such as the notorious Lola Montez and Theresa de Cornelys, who gave lavish balls at their home in Soho Square which were little more than orgies, during which a man playing the violin while on roller skates crashed through her plate glass window; Casanova and his quarrel with Marianne Charpillon after he taught a parrot to say she was a 'whore'; clubs - great (the Gargoyle), the artistic (Muriel Belcher's Colony), and the small (Royston Smith's club for dwarves); the police; robberies; murder and executions; the nightclubs; cinemas and theatres; the villains and prostitution. Beyond mere gangs and criminality, the book will trace the social changes that have gradually unfolded on any given street. For example the metamorphosis of Old Compton Street as home to race gangs in the 1920s, to becoming an essentially Italian street, to being part of the gay community.
How to Draw Absolutely Anything Activity Book
'Brilliant and inspirational, for all ages' Jane B. There's no great secret to drawing. Anybody can draw. One thing that most people will say, however, is 'I can't draw.' That simply isn't true. What they really mean is, 'I don't draw.'This is a creative, encouraging book that takes all the mystery out of the art and practice of drawing. It shows readers from age 8 to 80 how drawing works, giving invaluable yet simple hints, tips and personal as well as professional pointers across a wide range of drawing styles, tools and techniques. Simple lessons are delivered via step-by-step practical exercises, giving a comprehensive, stylish, inclusive and inside perspective on the not-so-mysterious art of drawing. By the last page, readers will come away willing and able to draw absolutely anything.Anything and everything is possible, from realistic sketches through to taking a line for a walk - or letting a line take you for a walk. Learn for yourself or rediscover the confidence-building joys of free creative expression - plus the handy ability to get your thoughts, feelings and ideas down quickly and easily in a form that anyone, anywhere can appreciate and understand.
How to Start and Run a B&B, 4th Edition
By Stewart Whyte
Owning a B&B is the dream of many ... More and more people are considering downshifting. Buying a property that can pay for its own upkeep and give you a comfortable lifestyle is a popular option. Not only has the interest grown in becoming a B&B proprietor, so has the interest by the public in the B&B as a viable short-break option. With this rise in popularity, however, come expectations, and this is where this book comes in. - It will help you: - Determine who your customers are- Manage the necessary financial tools- Ready your house for B&B service, or help you buy/build a new one- Successfully market your property- Ensure you make a profit from your enterprise. In short, everything you need to know to make your B&B a truly special place to stay! This book has been written for would-be and current B&B owners. It can be used as a short course giving invaluable insights for the experienced and inexperienced alike.
Heavens on Earth
By Michael Shermer
A scientific exploration into humanity's obsession with the afterlife and the quest for immortality from the bestselling author and sceptic Michael ShermerIn his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans' belief in life after death. For millennia, the awareness of our own mortality and failings has led to religions concocting comforting notions of an afterlife, of heaven and hell, utopias and dystopias, and of the perfectibility of human nature.Heavens on Earth explores the numerous manifestations of the afterlife - a place where souls might go after the death of the physical body. Religious leaders have toiled to make sense of this place that a surprisingly high percentage of people believe exists, but from which no one has ever returned to report what it is really like.This is one of the most profound questions of the human condition and has long driven philosophers and theologians to try to understand the meaning and purpose of life for mortal beings, and how we can transcend mortality. Shermer details recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality by radical life extentionists, extropians, transhumanists, cryonicists and mind-uploaders, along with utopians who have attempted to create heaven on earth. Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and what we can do in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter.
How Much Brain Do We Really Need?
By Jenny Barnett, Alexis Willett
Your brain is shrinking. Does it matter?How Much Brain Do We Really Need? challenges us to think differently about the brain. Rather than just concentrating on the many wonderful things it can do, this entertaining insight into the complexities and contradictions of the human brain asks whether in fact we can live satisfactorily without some of it.The bad news is that our brains start to shrink from our mid-thirties. But the good news is that we still seem to generally muddle along and our brain is able to adapt in extraordinary ways when things going wrong.Alexis Willett and Jennifer Barnett shed light on what the human brain can do - in both optimal and suboptimal conditions - and consider what it can manage without. Through fascinating facts and figures, case studies and hypothetical scenarios, expert interviews and scientific principles, they take us on a journey from the ancient mists of time to the far reaches of the future, via different species and lands.Is brain training the key to healthy ageing? Do women really experience 'baby brain'? Is our brain at its evolutionary peak or do we have an even more brilliant future to look forward to? We discover the answers to these questions and more.
How to Store Your Home Grown Produce
By John Harrison, Val Harrison
It's wonderful to grow your own fruit and vegetables but what do you do when it all ripens at once? How do you cope with the glut which threatens to overwhelm you?Will help all those who grow their own fruit and vegetables to store their produce properly so that it will last for months and feed the family when the garden's bare.Easy and practical advice on how to bottle, dry, freeze and even salt home grown fruit and vegetables.Discover the taste of your delicious homemade jams, chutneys and ketchups.John and Val Harrison reveal just what you can do with that bountiful harvest and share their 30 years' experience of growing fruit and vegetables and you'll never waste another tomato or courgette again.Praise for John Harrison:'Britain's greatest allotment authority'. Indpendent on Sunday.
How to Speak Any Language Fluently
By Alex Rawlings
This book will give you the skills to learn to speak any language with confidence. It uses techniques that can easily be incorporated into your daily life, while making use of whatever resources you have available. Whether you are starting out with your first foreign language or wishing to add to your repetoire, you'll find a wealth of easy-to-follow advice and achievable goals. Discover how to:-Speak with greater confidence and accuracy-Effectively learn vocabulary and grammar -Use time on the internet and social media to learn a language-Read real books, websites and articles in a foreign language-Pass exams that certify your language skills
How To Make a Brilliant Best Man's Speech
By Phillip Khan-Panni
How to make a great, best man's speech - and a guide to being a great best man.In this book Phillip Khan-Panni uses his expertise as a champion professional speaker to help the best man with the terrifying prospect of writing and delivering The Speech.He guides you on the vital preparation of your speech and tells you how to use stories, jokes and quotations that will lift it well above the bare necessities. With the author`s help and his professional tips and techniques, you will be able to make a really entertaining and moving speech that will be remembered for a long time to come. You might even enjoy making it as much as the guests do hearing it!There are also checklists and further advice to help you organise the whole occasion so that the big day honours the groom and his bride and thoroughly impresses their friends and relations
How to Raise a Feminist
By Allison Vale, Victoria Ralfs
'We are all equally fascinating, equally valuable, equally capable of altruism, equally able to change the world for the better. That's feminism, isn't it? And it's what every parent wants for their kids . . . every parent that's not a d*ck, that is.'Growing up in the '70s, neither Allison Vale nor Victoria Ralfs reckoned they needed feminism. But years of settling for the smallest chops at the dinner table, getting battered in British Bulldog, and negotiating the flasher down the lane, left them feeling uneasy: had feminism been the missing link?In How to Raise a Feminist, they join forces as mothers, educators, story-tellers and women, to tell the riotous story of how they came to put feminism at the core of their parenting.Real feminism is:· NOT angry or man-hating· common sense· the way to raise happily flawed, robust sons and daughtersReal parenting is:. mostly without a script. often a bit terrifying. entirely amazingHow to Raise a Feminist is the ideal read for anyone, anywhere, unnerved by the pressure to be perfect; a 'good enough' guide to raising your children into gloriously gutsy, empathetic, likeable young people, irrespective of their gender.