Good For Nothing
By Abigail Marsh
Titled The Fear Factor in the USAIf humans are fundamentally good, why do we engage in acts of great cruelty? If we are evil, why do we sometimes help others at a cost to ourselves? Whether humans are good or evil is a question that has plagued philosophers and scientists for as long as there have been philosophers and scientists.Many argue that we are fundamentally selfish, and only the rules and laws of our societies and our own relentless efforts of will can save us from ourselves. But is this really true? Abigail Marsh is a social neuroscientist who has closely studied the brains of both the worst and the best among us-from children with psychopathic traits whose families live in fear of them, to adult altruists who have given their own kidneys to strangers. Her groundbreaking findings suggest a possibility that is more optimistic than the dominant view. Humans are not good or evil, but are equally (and fundamentally) capable of good and evil.In Good for Nothing Marsh explores the human capacity for caring, drawing on cutting edge research findings from clinical, translational and brain imaging investigations on the nature of empathy, altruism, and aggression and brings us closer to understanding the basis of humans' social nature.
Good Night, I Love You
By Jene' Ray Barranco
In the wake of her husband's sudden and unexpected death, Jene Barranco writes a stunning book of brutal honesty about overwhelming grief, grappling with being a single mother to three grieving teenagers, and how she overcame the deafening silence she felt at the center of her relationship with God. GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU explores with raw and honest prose the author's journey as a widow and what she has learned about grief, marriage, parenting, faith, living life with purpose, and utter dependence on God. Here is a book that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.
By Chris Dixon
'A remarkable story that will appeal to those who ride a board and those who have never set foot in the water alike.' NEWCASTLE HERALDIn GHOST WAVE, Chris Dixon dives deep into the fascinating history of Cortes Bank and the motley brotherhood of argumentative, damaged, brave and quirky margin walkers who discovered and scaled the tallest mountain in the sea. Along the way, he'll show how these pioneering wave-addicts changed our very understanding of the science of surfing, while giving sea-level credence to environmentalists' fears that the weather is indeed going haywire.GHOST WAVE is the result of extensive interviews not only with these surfers and those close to them, but also with psychologists who provide insights into their strange addiction to deadly waves. Dixon draws on the knowledge of oceanographers and meteorologists as well as emulating his own experience as a lifelong surfer.'The object of my obsession for the past few years has been a sunken island 100 miles off the southern California coast called the Cortes Bank. On just the right swells, in just the right conditions, the three foot deep summit of this mile-high mountaintop produces the biggest surfable wave on the face of the earth ...'
Get Your Life Back
By Fiona Kennedy, David Pearson
Most of us have some behaviours which are not fully under our control but when those start interfering with our lives and with who we want to be, we need this book. When we turn away from opportunity and excitement in case it makes us anxious, we lose the joy in our lives and can experience misery and depression as well as, oddly, even more anxiety. Get Your Life Back helps you to identify what is really important to you and to notice the ways in which you behave which interfere with reaching your goals and following valued directions. It shows how to understand your own behaviour with compassion, without judgement, and how to both accept and change unhelpful or damaging ways of acting. You will learn new skills to manage emotion and endure discomfort as you journey towards mindful self-control.Uniquely, this book presents a blend of evidence-based treatments (CBT, ACT, DBT, compassion and mindfulness) giving you the best and most effective therapies for a better you.
The Greatest Story Ever Told
By John C. Maxwell
In 1976, John Maxwell received a gift from his assistant at that time, Eileen. He unwrapped it to find a book titled: The Greatest Story Ever Told. He was eager to read it, but when he opened it, the pages were blank. Inside was a note from Eileen that said, "John, your life is before you. Fill these pages with kind acts, good thoughts and matters of your heart. Write a great story with your life." For the first time it made him think about how he was the author of his life, and could fill every "page" with whatever he wanted. It made him want to be significant. It inspired him to do whatever he could to make his life matter.Today Maxwell is recognized as the #1 authority on leadership, his books have sold 26 million copies in 50 languages, and his companies have trained 5 million people to be leaders in 180 countries. He wants to give the gift that had such impact on him thirty years ago to others. And so the pages of THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD are empty, their lines waiting to be filled with the stories of a new generation.
By John J. Ratey, Richard Manning
The scientific evidence behind why we should maintain a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors to restore our health and well-being. In GO WILD, Harvard Medical School professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies stopped changing long ago--creating a disconnect between how we live and what is best for us. This disconnect affects every area of our lives, from our energy levels to our relationships to our general health. Only by using ancient evolutionary instructions to navigate modern life can we realize our true potential in everything including strength, health and well-being, intelligence, happiness, and more. The book addresses modern diseases (from diabetes to cancer to addiction); the problems of the modern diet; exercise; sleep; mindfulness and relationships; and much more.
Gorgeous Skin in 30 Days
By Erica Angyal
A revolution in nutrition, the 30-day Gorgeous Skin lifestyle program debunks all the beauty myths of our time, showing you how to be beautiful from the inside out.Using up-to-date clinical research you'll find information on all the latest antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and supplements to slow down the ageing process and to improve the texture, tone and health of your skin. It also includes valuable lifestyle management tools and relaxation techniques to help you maintain lifelong health, beauty and vitality.The program includes:A safe three-day cleansing and detoxification plan to rid the body of toxins, eradicate blemishes, reduce fine lines and create an even skin tone.All the current information on skin superfoods and nutritional supplements for anti-ageing andwrinkle fighting to enhance repair and regeneration of your skin cells, subdue inflammation and boost collagen production.Hundreds of delicious new recipes, facts and healthy skin tips as part of a complete program fornatural health and beauty.How to identify and use the skin protectors to reverse or slow the ageing process and avoid harmful food, lifestyle and environmental factors that accelerate ageing.A 28-day beautiful skin plan for the bride-to-be or anyone who wants to prepare for a special occasion.
God is Always Hiring
By Regina Brett
In GOD IS ALWAYS HIRING: 50 Lessons for Finding Fulfilling Work, Regina follows the successful 50 Lessons format she has become known for with her previous two books. This time, Regina will focus on how we relate to our work: the lack thereof, dissatisfaction with, and the seeking of something deeper and more meaningful in one's career and life. With essays from "Every job is as magical as you make it" and "Only you can determine your worth" to "Most of the time the only person in your way is you" and "When you fail, fail forward," this book relates tales of discouragement turning into hope and persistence paying big dividends. People with various challenges in their jobs will find solace and advice. This book will appeal to Regina's usual audience seeking inspiration, but also to those graduating, as well as those seeking work and those stuck in their jobs and/or lives.
Getting Things Done
By David Allen
A Guide to Studying and Living in Britain
By Kris Rao
Every year more than 270,000 students from all around the world come to study in the UK - and the number is growing by 10 per cent a year. At present, most students coming to the UK have to rely on information from their friends, and brief leaflets and booklets supplied by universities. This indispensable guide tells students all they need to know about Britain's higher education system: the application process, funding, immigration controls, health service, accommodation, study methods and employment opportunities, as well as university life, British customs and habits, and lots of other information on day to day living in the UK.
Give Up to Get On
By Peg Streep, Alan B. Bernstein
We have a natural tendency to see the best in things, to put a positive spin on situations and to err on the side of optimistic - we are a nation of wishful thinkers. We are hard-wired to believe that if at first you don't succeed, try and try again. But hanging in there at all costs, and persisting no matter how many setbacks you face, is actually unhealthy and unbalanced.Give Up to Get On explains why quitting done right can be an act of self-assertion, a source of potential empowerment and a doorway to new possibilities.The most satisfied people know both how to persist and how to quit . They are flexible and adaptive to change. They know when to let go of unattainable goals and move on. And when they do quit, they do so decisively - and set new goals without looking back. Give Up to Get On will teach you how to make quitting a thoughtful and intelligent decision, which will take you out of dead-end jobs, doomed relationships, and flailing careers.
The Goodbye Year
By Toni Piccinini
For many mothers, a child's senior year brings about a serious look back on the past eighteen. Every event,from Halloween to Mother's Day,becomes The Last Time. Toni Piccinini knows exactly what that's like, and in The Goodbye Year , she offers the loving support every soon-to-be Empty Nester needs. Think of Toni as your bossy-but-loving Italian auntie, with modern sensibilities and a packed pantry. With the wisdom she's acquired from saying goodbye three times to her own children, she reassuringly holds your hand while encouraging you through the insanity of the college application process, the rejections and the acceptances, and the teary dorm drop-offs. Even better, she reminds every mother that the best is yet to come,freedom, creativity, flexibility, and the Me Years.
Get Your Sh!t Together
By Ruth Field
THE B!TCH IS BACK . . .. . . and she's brought The Grit Doctor along for the rideWHAT'S IN YOUR HANDBAG?*To Do lists scrawled on the back of receipts *An unpaid bill *Half a chocolate bar, covered in fluff Is your handbag a metaphor for the rest of your life?Has becoming a capable, poised grown-up turned out to be more complicated than you imagined? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, and if you're tired of the crappy stuff in life grinding you down, then it's time to stop whining and GET YOUR SH!T TOGETHER. With this funny, frank and tough-talking guide, Ruth Field and The Grit Doctor will help you:*Tackle daunting problems like a fearless superwoman*Figure out what you want from life and find the courage to GO FOR IT*Learn how to get more sh!t done in less time*Stop feeling bad about your less-than-perfect life. (Because perfection's overrated anyway.) SHE TAUGHT YOU HOW TO RUN, NOW SHE'S GOING TO TEACH YOU HOW TO RUN YOUR LIFE.
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens
By Joseph Ciarrochi
Hundreds of thousands of people have read Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life to identify the things that are most important to them and give focus and direction to their lives. Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens finally brings these essential skills to teen readers, presenting a comprehensive acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), positive psychology, and emotional intelligence plan for moving past depression, anxiety, unhealthy behaviors, and simple self-doubt.This engaging book follows the journey of the characters Jess and Sam as they learn to control their impulses and focus on becoming the captains of their own ship. Readers come to see their dreams clearly and take steps to make them happen, even though these actions may risk criticism from others and cause them to feel temporarily embarrassed or afraid. By learning that feelings do not need to be translated into actions, teens learn to see their lives in the long term and gain self-control and emotion regulation skills that will serve them well as they move into adulthood.
Grandma's Ways For Modern Days 2nd Edition
By Paul Peacock
Grandma's Ways represents a large repository of knowledge that we have mostly forgotten. With a little modification for these busy modern times. Techniques for preserving food, keeping hens and bees, growing vegetables and fruit, making your own cosmetics and a host of other things will bring us not only closer to the products we enjoy, but closer to benefiting from the work we do for ourselves. There's nothing more satisfying than cooking wholesome food from scratch at home, baking your own bread, growing your own vegetables, foraging in the wild and even making your own household cleaning products. Not only will you live a more sustainable life in terms of the environment, you'll save money too.Contents: Introduction; Make Better And Mend; Making Your Own Beauty Treatments; Making Your Own Household Cleaners; Making Your Own Soap; Growing Your Own Herbs; Growing You Own Veg; Growing Your Own Fruit; Keeping Hens; Keeping Bees; Keeping Ducks; Foraging From The Wild; Baking Your Own Bread; Making Your Own Butter; Making Your Own Cheese; Making Your Own Sausages And Bacon; Making Your Own Stock; Making Your Own Pastry And Pies; Hearty Meals From Grandma's Kitchen; Preparing The Christmas Feast; Making Cakes And Puddings; Preserving Fruit And Veg; Making Toffee, Treats And Sweets; Making Squashes, Cordials And Teas; Making Your Own Beer And Wine; Index.
Gift Of Anger
By Marcia Cannon
It's Time to Listen to Your Anger. Anger is a natural response to feelings of hurt, betrayal, and embarrassment, and a reliable outlet when we feel just plain stressed out. Yet many of us see anger as a negative, potentially dangerous emotion that should be suppressed. But the truth is, anger is a gift--a natural, internal signal that unfailingly identifies an opportunity for healing and growth. The Gift of Anger shows you how to recognize this signal, discover the deeper meaning behind your anger, and change the relationships and situations in your life that frustrate you. In seven simple and effective steps, this book guides you past any level of anger, from mild irritation to rage, and toward a balanced approach to using anger for greater understanding and well-being. By learning to see anger as a gift, you'll be able to: Regain emotional balance after becoming angry Identify and name the unmet needs at the root of your anger, create an action plan for ensuring your needs are met and understand and forgive others and have compassion for yourself.
The Gift Of Therapy (Revised And Updated Edition)
By Irvin D. Yalom
THE GIFT OF THERAPY is the culmination of master psychiatrist Dr Irvin Yalom's thirty-five years' work as a therapist, illustrating through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. Presented as eighty-five 'tips' for 'beginner therapists', Yalom shares his own fresh approach and the insights he has gained while treating his patients. Personal, and sometimes provocative, Yalom makes some unorthodox suggestions, including: Let the patient matter to you; Acknowledge your errors; Create a new therapy for each patient; Make home visits; (Almost) never make decisions for a patient; and Freud was not always wrong. This is an entertaining, informative and insightful read for both beginners and more experienced therapists, patients, students and everyone with an interest in the subject.
A Good Talk
By Daniel Menaker
A Good Talk is an analysis of and guide to that most exclusively human of all activities - conversation. Drawing on over forty years of experience in American letters, Menaker pinpoints the factors that drive and enliven every good conversation: the vagaries (and joys) of subtext; the deeper structure and meaning of conversational flow; the subliminal signals that guide our disclosures and confessions; and the countless other hurdles we must clear along the way. Moving beyond self-help musings and 'how to' advice, he has created a stylish, funny and surprising book: a celebration of 'the most excusively human of all activities'.In a time when conversation remains deeply important - for building relationships, for relaxing, even for figuring out who we are - and also increasingly imperiled (with Blackberries and texting increasingly in vogue), CAN WE TALK? is a refreshing celebration of the subtle adventures of a good conversation.
Girl in Need of a Tourniquet
By Merri Lisa Johnson
An honest and compelling memoir, Girl in Need of a Tourniquet is Merri Lisa Johnson's account of her borderline personality disorder and how it has affected her life and relationships. Johnson describes the feeling of "bleeding out" , unable to tell where she stopped and where her partner began. A self-confessed "psycho girlfriend," she was influenced by many emotional factors from her past. She recalls her path through a dysfunctional, destructive relationship, while recounting the experiences that brought her to her breaking point. In recognizing her struggle with borderline personality disorder, Johnson is ultimately able to seek help, embarking on a soul-searching healing process. It's a path that is painful, difficult, and at times heart-wrenching, but ultimately makes her more able to love and coexist in healthy relationships.
The Glass Half Full
By Suzanne C. Segerstrom
Rose-colored glasses may look silly, but they're actually quite practical. In The Glass Half Full, psychologist Suzanne Segerstrom surveys the scientific data on optimism (including her own award-winning research) to reveal that it's not what you believe about the future that matters, but what you do about it. While pessimists debate whether their goals are attainable, optimists are out there trying to achieve them. Without insisting that you learn to "think positive," The Glass Half Full teaches you practical ways to appropriate the habits and skills that optimists use to get what they want from life. Segerstrom - who reluctantly admits her research on the topic has transformed her into an optimist -imparts the lesson with a mix of humor and intelligence that will convince even the most cynical readers that a brighter tomorrow might be just around the corner.