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The Discomfort Zone

By Farrah Storr
Authors:
Farrah Storr
'Honest, witty and insightful' Emma Gannon'A brilliant, useful book' Dawn O'Porter'Farrah has written a book about the things no one wants to talk about: failure, discomfort, and how to deal with both' Sophia Amoruso, author of #GirlbossWhile it is human nature to shy away from things that are outside of our comfort zone, it is only by spending time in our discomfort zone that we can grow, and improve, and realise our full potential. Whether it's putting yourself forward for a new challenge, asking for difficult feedback, nailing a presentation or getting a dream job, in this book Farrah Storr shows how you have to push through what she calls "brief moments of discomfort" in order to get to where you need to be.Farrah describes these brief moments of discomfort as "like HIIT training for your life" - and shows how the more you force yourself into them, the easier it will get. This book is full of advice, practical exercises and examples both from Farrah's own life and career and from all sorts of other successful people, from athletes to entrepreneurs.By adopting the brief moments of discomfort, or BMD method, you will soon understand that nothing in life is an insurmountable challenge, only a series of small, uncomfortable tests that can easily be overcome. Once you have used Farrah's techniques to transform your fear into bite-size, manageable pieces, you'll be able to take on anything. In fact, in time, you'll even begin to enjoy these moments. When you explore your discomfort zone, you'll find that anything is possible.
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The Disordered Mind

By Eric R. Kandel
Authors:
Eric R. Kandel
In his latest book, Nobel Prize winning scientist and distinguished professor Eric R. Kandel explains how the processes of the brain that give rise to the mind can become disordered, resulting in devastating brain disorders that haunt humankind. Neurological and psychiatric disorders have long been regarded as fundamentally different, depending on whether they appeared to affect the brain or the mind. In reality, the brain and the mind are inseparable. Both neurological and psychiatric disorders can affect every aspect of brain function: perception, action, memory, volition, motivation, emotion, empathy, social interaction, thought, attention and consciousness. It is easy to view brain disorders as simply tragic or frightening - and considering the profound effects they have on the lives of patients and their families, that is understandable.However, brain disorders also provide a window into the healthy brain. The more scientists and clinicians learn about disorders - from observing patients and from research - the more they understand about healthy brain function and the more likely they are to be able to develop effective treatments, or even preventative strategies. The more the rest of us learn about brain disorders, the more likely we are as individuals and as a society to understand and empathize with people who have these disorders and the less likely we are to stigmatize them.The Disordered Mind is the definitive statement on all we know about the brain and its associated disorders, a seminal book on the subject, authored by one of the most eminent figures in neuroscience.
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Dear Madam President

By Jennifer Palmieri
Authors:
Jennifer Palmieri
DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT is an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field. By using lessons learned during her experiences with Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Elizabeth Edwards--to name a few--Palmieri through each chapter creates a forward-thinking framework of inspirational and practical advice for all women everywhere--from boardrooms to living rooms--who are determined to seize control of their lives, their workplaces, and their country. DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for future female leaders and independent thinkers everywhere.As a country, we haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. This of course was seen during the Hillary Clinton campaign, and no one knows this better than Jennifer Palmieri. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the election, Palmieri optimistically argues in the book that the Clinton candidacy and all she experienced on the campaign trail--confusion, admiration, hate, love, acceptance, rejection--can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book--redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow.

DIY Rules for a WTF World

By Krista Suh
Authors:
Krista Suh
Krista Suh took an idea and created a worldwide movement and symbol in just two months. The pussyhat continues to unite women and men from all walks of life. From the cover of The New Yorker and Time, to SNL and the Missoni runway, it is a permanent part of the resistance culture. Like so many women, Krista spent years letting the fear of being unlikeable or failing or disappointing her family stop her from going all in on ideas and learning to live by her own rules. From the myth of the exceptional woman to DIY activism, Krista will talk about how to fight the idea squelchers within and without, how she uses a fear/want chart to make decisions, the goat/horse theory of friendship, how the personal is political and how to create community and inspire action. The reader will be inspired to demolish the patriarchy and create their own rules for living.

Defeating Teenage Depression

By Roslyn Law
Authors:
Roslyn Law
HIGHLY COMMENDED for the British Medical Awards book prize for Popular MedicineAre you feeling down and irritable a lot of the time? Do relationships with your family and friends seem more complicated than they used to? Do you wish that someone would understand that you aren't just being a moody teenager? If so, you're not alone and this book can help. Depression is more than being sad or in a bad mood and it can make life feel like it is all too much. Depression tells you that there is nothing you can do about it, but with the right help you can turn your story around and rediscover all there is to enjoy in life.This practical guide uses techniques based on Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) which has been used to help children and young people with depression around the world. IPT-A helps you to develop your own story of what is happening in your life so that you can understand your depression and how to get out of it.You will learn who you can call on to help, even when depression tries to tell you that no one is interested. Don't listen - depression gives bad advice! IPT-A helps you to sort out the problems with other people that are an inevitable part of life when you are growing up and so much is changing around you. With IPT-A, we will get there together.
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Draw With A Vengeance

By Helen Wrath
Authors:
Helen Wrath
Everyone has an X Perhaps you've had an unfaithful lover, an ex-friend, or a horrible boss. In this book, we call that person X," because asinine, egotistical imbecile" would take up too much space. Every page in Draw with a Vengeance includes a drawing prompt or activity so you can doodle, cut out, tear, or otherwise destroy the object of your aversion. The message here is simple: Don't do bad things to bad people. Draw bad things,and let karma handle the rest.

Disarming the Narcissist, Second Edition

By Wendy T. Behary
Authors:
Wendy T. Behary
Do you know someone who is overly arrogant, shows an extreme lack of empathy, or exhibits an inflated sense of entitlement? Do they exploit others, or engage in magical thinking? These are all traits of narcissistic personality disorder, and when it comes to dealing with narcissists, it can be difficult to get your point across. So how do you handle the narcissistic people in your life? You might interact with them in social or professional settings, and you might even love one-so ignoring them isn't really a practical solution. They're frustrating, and maybe even intimidating, but ultimately, you need to find a way of communicating effectively with them.Disarming the Narcissist, Second Edition, will show you how to move past the narcissist's defenses using compassionate, empathetic communication. You'll learn how narcissists view the world, how to navigate their coping styles, and why, oftentimes, it's sad and lonely being a narcissist. By learning to anticipate and avoid certain hot-button issues, you'll be able to relate to narcissists without triggering aggression. By validating some common narcissistic concerns, you'll also find out how to be heard in conversation with a narcissist.This book will help you learn to meet your own needs while side-stepping unproductive power struggles and senseless arguments with someone who is at the center of his or her own universe. This new edition also includes new chapters on dealing with narcissistic women, aggressive and abusive narcissists, strategies for safety, and the link between narcissism and sex addiction.Finally, you'll learn how to set limits with your narcissist and when it's time to draw the line on unacceptable behavior.

Dancing at the Shame Prom

By Hollye Dexter, Amy Ferris
Authors:
Hollye Dexter, Amy Ferris
Shame is a powerful thing. It can weigh on your heart and mind, diminish your sense of self-worth, and impact the way you live in the world. But what happens when you share that secret burden? Amy Ferris, Hollye Dexter, and the writers they brought together are all ready to let go of shame. In Dancing at the Shame Prom, twenty-six extraordinary women,Lyena Strelkoff, Teresa Stack, Monica Holloway, Nina Burleigh, Amy Friedman, Meredith Resnick, Victoria Zackheim, and more,take the plunge and say yes" to sharing their stories. These brave writers, journalists, musicians, artists, directors, and activists have offered up their most funny, sad, poignant, miraculous, life-changing, and jaw-dropping secrets for you to gawk at, empathize with, and learn from,in the hopes that they will inspire others to do the same. Letting go feels good!Freeing, provocative, and audacious, Dancing at the Shame Prom is about flaunting the secrets that have made you feel small so that you can stand up straight, let the shame go, and finally,decisively,move on with your life.

Deep in the Wave

By Bear Woznick, Lou Aronica
Authors:
Bear Woznick, Lou Aronica
In this intimate portrayal of the relationship between surfing and the soul, Bear Woznick shares his deep knowledge of the sport on every page along with his spiritual vision. Readers will be captivated by all the inside surfing information, from learning how a surfboard is made to accompanying the author as he describes catching a monster wave and riding for his life. Bear's portrayal of the beauty and power of the ocean is an inspiring one that truly showcases the profound meaning surfing has had on his life. Instead of standing on the shore with our toes in the surf, Bear takes us on the board - to the deep water - to watch and wait - and, if need be, to paddle hard to survive. The spiritual journey described in DEEP IN THE WAVE is as exciting as the surfing and Bear keeps readers engaged every step of the way. As Bear says, surfers take risks "going deep" into a big wave and we can all "go deep" spiritually on our path to God.

Dare To Take Charge

By Judge Glenda Hatchett
Authors:
Judge Glenda Hatchett
For nearly ten years, Judge Glenda Hatchett has delighted TV audiences with a brand of justice that turns the everyday into something eminently watchable. Her message can be distilled into the following two words: Dare Yourself. Whatever obstacles or fears one faces, Judge Hatchett's prescription implores readers to write their own story in this life. With care and conviction, Judge Hatchett counsels the reader to find their true purpose and discover their gifts, to be real about their reality and its potential outside of challenging circumstances and to always be true-to-yourself. Interactive as well as inspirational, DARE TO TAKE CHARGE challenges the reader to ask self-reflective questions that lead to moments of self-discovery and a defined pathway to healing. Daring her audience to study the positive with the same interest and intensity that they study the negative, Judge Hatchett uncovers the potential for grace and success in lives that are now punctuated with despair and unfaithfulness.
  • The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety

    By Alexander L. Chapman
    Authors:
    Alexander L. Chapman
    The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety adapts the powerful dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program for the treatment of anxiety and anxiety-related conditions. DBT offers a set of skills for managing emotional distress that are useful for all people, but can be especially beneficial for anxiety sufferers who are prone to panic attacks, exaggerated worries and fears, and obsessive and compulsive behaviors. This Workbook presents a DBT-based program for overcoming anxiety that helps readers discover and apply the core DBT skills, practice developing assertiveness, and learn to deal with conflict and anxiety-provoking situations.

    Death Benefits

    By Jeanne Safer
    Authors:
    Jeanne Safer
    When psychotherapist Jeanne Safer lost her mother, she was determined to turn her loss into an opportunity for insight and growth. Through her own experience, her work with patients, and in-depth interviews, Safer shows that the death of a parent can be a catalyst for change. In this updated paperback edition, Safer includes a helpful resource section, including information on hospice care, rehabilitation programs, and more. Bold, surprising, and compassionate, Death Benefits challenges the idea that loss must simply be endured or overcome.

    Do Your Own Divorce

    By John Bolch
    Authors:
    John Bolch
    This book will save you money. Even if the divorce is completely straightforward, and there are no arrangements for children and finances to sort out, a solicitor will typically charge between GBP500 and GBP1000 to deal with the divorce for you, not including court fees. If there are arrangements for children or finances to sort out, then the solicitor's fees are likely to be many times that sum. This book is for the increasing number of people who have to go through divorce proceedings without legal assistance, and for those who just want to save legal costs. It includes: *A guide to divorce proceedings, including completing all the required forms. *Sorting out financial/property arrangements, whether by agreement or through the court. *Making arrangements for children. *Details of child support maintenance. *Dealing with domestic violence, costs and mediation. *Plus specimen forms, useful addresses and websites, and a detailed glossary of legal terms. This book is for anyone who is seeking or contemplating a divorce, or anyone whose spouse has issued divorce proceedings against them. Even if you are separating from your spouse and do not wish to divorce at this time, this book will be useful to you as many of the principles with regard to arrangements for children and sorting out finances are the same.Contents: 1. Divorce; 2. Children; 3. Child maintenance; 4. Finances and property; 5. Domestic violence; 6. Mediation; 7. Costs and legal aid; 8. Final thoughts; Appendix 1 - Example Documents; Appendix 2 - Useful Addresses and Websites; Appendix 3 - Glossary; Appendix 4 - List of Divorce County Courts; Index.
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    Developing Mental Toughness 2nd Edition

    By Adrian Moorhouse, Graham Jones
    Authors:
    Adrian Moorhouse, Graham Jones
    High achievers do more than merely cope with pressure they thrive on it! This book has been written for executives in business who wishes to achieve consistent, high level performance under pressure. It is underpinned by published research from leading sport psychologist Professor Graham Jones, which shows that high achievers do more than simply cope with thrive on it! The vital factor in thriving on pressure and moving to higher levels of business performance is the development of mental toughness. By applying elite sport psychology to the business world, this book highlights the enormous role played by pressure in both business and sport and draws parallels between them. It shows how by developing mental toughness it is possible to manage pressure to such an extent that you are able consistently to deliver extraordinary levels of performance. Together with the necessary skills and competencies you need to perform your role, mental toughness is the vital factor in delivering high performance that is sustainable. It will enable you to thrive on, rather than merely cope with, pressure and maintain believe in yourself even when it's being seriously challenged. Contents: List of Illustrations; About the authors; Aknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Why Mental Toughness Is Important; 3. What Mental Toughness Is; 4. Keeping Your Head Under Stress; 5. Staying Strong In Your Self-Belief; 6. Making Your Motivation Work for You; 7. Maintaining Your Focus on the Things that Matter; 8. Frequently-Asked Questions About Mental Toughness; Appendix A Meditative Relaxation; Appdendix B Imagery-Based Relaxation; Appendix C Progressive Muscular Relaxation (PMR); Appendix D Adominal Breathing; Index
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    Difficult Conversations

    By Anne Dickson
    Authors:
    Anne Dickson
    Every one of us faces the need to speak up in difficult situations at some time. We may not like doing it, but not speaking up usually makes matters worse. So how do you communicate to your partner that something they do drives you mad, without it ending in a row? How do you correct or criticise a colleague without generating repercussions that you'll regret? How do you tell someone clearly of a decision that you know will cause disappointment or provoke strong disagreement? How do you handle conflict? Anne Dickson tells you how. She describes a range of difficult conversations that frequently occur in intimate, social and work situations, and reveals simple but powerful techniques that will help you to transform the situation. You'll discover how to:·communicate directly and honestly - without damaging your relationships· keep to your point - without backing down or getting into a fight· initiate a discussion - without encountering resistance or attack· offer criticism - without antagonising the other person· manage your anxiety - and develop genuine confidence in your authority· and much, much more.

    The Downshifters' Guide To Relocation

    By Chris Sangster, Gillean Sangster
    Authors:
    Chris Sangster, Gillean Sangster
    According to recent research 40 per cent of the workforce under the age of 35 are making serious plans to downshift, with 1.3 million people hoping to make the break before 2013. As with the thousands who are already living the dream, most will think it's the best thing they ever did. But some may miss the sophistication of city life. It's not easy to move back so you really need to think whether you are making the right decision. If you are, this book will help you prepare properly.Contents: 1. Relocation and Downshifting; 2. Are you ready now? 3. What's best for you? 4. Where's best for you? 5. What type of property? 6. Balancing your work and life; 7. The story so far - where do you stand? 8. Doing your sums; 9. Property matters - closing the deal; 10. Working from home - setting up; 11. Setting in - building relationships; 12. Understanding your property; 13. Business plans, budgets and cash flow; 14. The way forward - refining plans and priorities; 15. Maintaining progress; 16. Checks and balances - ready for off!

    Daily Prayer

    By Running Press
    Authors:
    Running Press
    Open the door to a more effective prayer life with this fresh and inspiring guide for your daily quiet time. Not just another "how to" on prayer, Daily Prayer is a "what to" mini book -- a meaningful tool to bring more purpose and passion into your time with God, filled with suggested prayers and Scripture verses for each day.

    Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life

    By Scott E. Spradlin
    Authors:
    Scott E. Spradlin
    Many of us know the helpless predicament of losing control of our emotions. We may not be clinically "crazy" but instead "high reactors," experiencing overpowering feelings that knock us off balance, plunge us into depression, make us fly off the handle, or terrify us without warning. We can anticipate, understand, avoid and replace these "high reactions" by applying the methods of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is an eclectic mix of cognitive-behavioral techniques, skills training, Zen, and existentialism, that has been honed for the treatment of the highest reactors among us--those with Borderline Personality Disorder. Author Scott Spradlin uses proven DBT techniques, worksheets and assessment exercises, to teach us to pay attention to emotions when they arise, assess our blocks to controlling them, and finally overcome these blocks and eliminate overpowering feelings. We learn what emotional triggers exist in our environments, become less judgmental about ourselves when we do experience a surge, and avoid or reduce the distress that emotions cause us. This workbook ultimately equips us to reduce the impact of painful feelings and increase the effects of positive ones so that we may tolerate life's ongoing stresses and achieve a sense of calm co-existence with our emotions.

    The Depression Workbook

    By Mary Ellen Copeland
    Authors:
    Mary Ellen Copeland
    It may be difficult for those suffering from depression to add a little work into their day; simply getting out of bed can seem like plenty of work. But if you are newly diagnosed or experiencing moderate problems with depression or bipolar disorder, The Depression Workbook might be a literal lifesaver. The first section is especially useful to new patients just learning to navigate the signs, treatments, and vocabulary of depression. Clearly written overviews of specific symptoms are coupled with space for you to write in your own thoughts on treatment, prognosis, and your ultimate goals. Checklists and daily planners help to identify both areas of difficulty and positive experiences; later in the book, you'll find charts for tracking medications, diet, and doctor visits.

    Dad

    By Running Press Mini Editions
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    Running Press Mini Editions