Mindfulness for Anxious Kids
By Catherine Cook-Cottone, Rebecca K Vujnovic, Christopher Willard
Help your child stay calm when anxiety takes hold. In The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxious Kids, two licensed psychologists offer fun and effective mindfulness and emotion regulation activities to help kids cope with anxiety, panic, stress, fear, and worry.Between school, friends, and just growing up, it's normal for kids to feel worried or anxious some of the time. But if your child's anxiety is getting in the way of achieving goals or living life, they may need a little extra help managing stress and difficult feelings. This workbook is a great place to start.The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxious Kids provides engaging and evidence-based activities grounded in mindfulness practices and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help kids stay calm and balance their emotions-whether they're at school, with friends, or at home. Using the skills outlined in this workbook, your child will learn to manage anxiety associated with daily life, anxiety disorders, and trauma. The workbook also addresses specific anxiety issues, such as panic, separation anxiety, social anxiety, and phobias.Emotions can be confusing, and negative or difficult emotions are often the cause of anxiety in children. But emotions cannot be avoided. This workbook will help your child make friends with their emotions, understand them, and use them effectively.
By Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, Patrick Fanning
Many people assume that good communicators possess an intrinsic talent for speaking and listening to others, a gift that can't be learned or improved. The reality is that communication skills are developed with deliberate effort and practice, and learning to understand others and communicate your ideas more clearly will improve every facet of your life.Messages has already helped thousands of people build communication skills and cultivate better relationships with friends, family members, coworkers, and partners. With this fully revised and updated fourth edition, you'll discover new skills to help you communicate your ideas more effectively and become a better listener. Learn how to:- Read body language- Develop skills for couples communication- Negotiate and resolve conflicts- Communicate with family members- Handle group interactions- Talk to children- Master public speaking- Prepare for job interviewsThis new edition features a much-needed chapter on digital communication. Effective communication can easily be compromised when you're not able to read your conversation partner's body language, facial expression, or vocal tone. This chapter teaches you how to express yourself well via phone, email, texting, and video-all the skills you need to thrive in the digital age.
Mindfulness for Student Athletes
By Gina M. Biegel
If you're like many other high school or college students, you probably feel pressure to perform at a high level -both in the classroom and on the field. Unfortunately, this pressure can cause lots of stress and anxiety. To make matters worse, you may find it difficult to effectively manage all of these demands on your time, energy, and health. This is where mindfulness can help.Mindfulness allows you to stay present, focus, and be calm with your thoughts and emotions, no matter how stressful life gets. In Mindfulness for Student Athletes, you'll find practical and tactical ways to cope with stress and anxiety in the moment, prevent stress in the future, and experience more satisfaction and enjoyment while playing sports. You'll also find proven-effective tools to naturally enhance your performance.The mindfulness skills outlined in this workbook will not only help you on the field-but in life as well. You'll be able to take what you've learned and apply it to any situation, from job interviews to scoring a touchdown. What a gift to have!
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction
By Fredrik Livheim, Frank Bond, Daniel Ek, Bjorn Hedensjo
Stress is a part of life-but it doesn't have to take over your life. With this guide, you'll develop the skills needed to help you manage difficult emotions, cultivate self-compassion, adopt positive physical and emotional habits, build resilience, and connect with your true values.Everyone experiences stress. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we finally settle into bed at night, our days are packed with stressful moments-some big and some small-that can quickly add up and feel overwhelming. Unfortunately, you can't escape stress. But you can change the way you relate to it. This important workbook will show you how.Written by internationally renowned ACT experts, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction offers a powerful ten-week program for stress management drawing on the latest research in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. You'll gain a better understanding of what stress really is, how it affects the brain and body, and what you can do to manage and reduce stress in your life. You'll discover how to build resilience and set smart, effective personal goals that align with your values. And finally, you'll learn to be more aware of how you deal with stress in the moment.Stress is an unavoidable side effect of being human in today's fast-paced world. But with this workbook, you'll build the skills necessary to keep stress in its place and live a more vital life!
Maybe It's You
By Lauren Handel Zander
What's standing in the way of your best life? It's not your boss, your mother or your metabolism. Maybe it's you.Lauren Handel Zander knows that people are hungry for results-oriented, no-nonsense advice. Someone to tell it to them straight. To give them not only inspiration to change, but a step-by-step plan to get it done. That's what she's done for tens of thousands of clients at Handel Group with her take-no-prisoners brand of radical personal accountability - a proven program that has worked for bestselling authors, top businesspeople, award-winning artists . . . and now, you.In Maybe It's You, you will finally and forever learn to:*Cut the crap about being 'true to yourself', when you don't have a clue who that is.*Tell the truth and nothing but your truth. *Manage the head you call home.*Get good at keeping promises to yourself.*Find your sense of humour. Yes, it's missing.Whether you want to find love, succeed at work, fix a fractured relationship, or lose weight, Maybe It's You will offer a road map to help you finally get there.
By Vicki Psarias
Chosen by the Independent as one of the 10 best business books written by women'Vicki is one inspirational mumboss, who shares her secrets to juggling a thriving business with raising a family in this entertaining and empowering read!' Una Healy'Ideal for going back to work without losing your mind . . . a no-nonsense guide to navigating the transition' Marie Claire 'If ever there is a person who has shown just how successful you can be online whilst also being an amazing parent it is Vicki. Read, learn and follow. A brilliant book from an inspirational mother'. Natasha Courtenay-Smith, author of The Million Dollar BlogIn Mumboss, Vicki Psarias, founder of HonestMum.com, shares her #mumboss manifesto for surviving and thriving at work and at home. Vicki writes about everything from juggling work and family, to regaining your confidence after having a baby and battling imposter syndrome.An award-winning blogger and vlogger, in this book Vicki shares how to turn your passions into a business that suits the modern mum's lifestyle. Mumboss is full of practical advice, tips and tricks to help fellow #mumbosses build their own business or return to work, while creating a personal brand and learning how to market yourself.Vicki's funny, fresh approach to life and work as a mum has brought her a loyal fanbase and a brilliantly successful business: her blog Honest Mum is one of the UK's most popular parenting and lifestyle sites, and the blog combined with Vicki's social channels has an average monthly reach of 1 million. A Lean In for the blogging and vlogging generation, Mumboss is an essential book for all parents, whether they are returning to work or looking to start a new career, as well as anyone looking to build their brand or business online.'A must-read for the modern Mum; particularly one who has aspirations to build her own business. I wish I had been able to read it three years ago!' Katie Massie-Taylor, Co-Founder, Mush
By Natasha Scripture
'Smart, funny, and deeply wise' Mirabai Starr'A funny, courageous, and inspiring memoir about one woman's journey into the unknown' Elisabeth Eaves, author of Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five ContinentsAny cute boys? Natasha Scripture's 64-year-old Indian mother wants to know. Once again, Natasha finds herself explaining that it is not easy to find a husband while serving as a relief worker in refugee camps, war zones and natural disaster areas.Yet returning to New York, still reeling from the sudden death of her father, Natasha realizes that no matter how many dates she goes on, she is no closer to finding that special someone to fill the imaginary void inside her. Exasperated by her search for love, she embarks on a 'man fast', where she stops looking for a relationship and instead turns inward to explore the question at the heart of her anxiety: what is her purpose? This soul-searching takes her deep into the wilderness: from meditating in an Ayurvedic ashram in southern India to toiling on a vineyard on Mount Etna to going on a solo-safari in southern Tanzania (where she also marries herself-yes, it's a thing). In stepping away from the demands of modern life and societal pressure to couple up, Natasha finds a space where she allows herself to become fully present and awake: to her grief, to her identity, and to love as a mystical, ever-present force. This is a book to inspire readers who also want to discover their truest, wildest, most empowered selves.
Make It Rain!
By Areva Martin, Donna Beech
A step-by-step guide on how to build your personal brand and business through savvy self-marketing, covering everything from social media to landing national TV interviews.Do you have a passion, but don't know how to turn it into your livelihood? Maybe you want to launch your dream business, but no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to build an audience on social media. Or you know you could speak with as much authority as the experts interviewed on TV, but you don't know the right people. The truth is, a lot of those experts you see are just regular people. They don't have special connections. Executive producers don't have them on speed dial. But they do know how to brand, market, and pitch themselves. And by the time you finish the book, you will, too! You will learn how you can use all types of media--from Facebook and Instagram, to podcasts and radio, to local and national television interviews--to establish your platform, build your business, explode your sales, and maybe even become one of America's most sought after thought leaders. With the same charm and authority that has made her the legal expert on Dr. Phil,co-host on The Doctors, and landed her regular appearances on Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC and Fox, Areva Martin will show you how to:* Use social media effectively to establish your brand* Write an irresistible pitch* Identify the right media outlets to target* Appear polished and authentic* Multiply the media attention you get
By Tim Harford
'Ranging expertly across business, politics and the arts, Tim Harford makes a compelling case for the creative benefits of disorganization, improvisation and confusion. His liberating message: you'll be more successful if you stop struggling so hard to plan or control your success. Messy is a deeply researched, endlessly eye-opening adventure in the life-changing magic of not tidying up' Oliver BurkemanThe urge to tidiness seems to be rooted deep in the human psyche. Many of us feel threatened by anything that is vague, unplanned, scattered around or hard to describe. We find comfort in having a script to rely on, a system to follow, in being able to categorise and file away. We all benefit from tidy organisation - up to a point. A large library needs a reference system. Global trade needs the shipping container. Scientific collaboration needs measurement units. But the forces of tidiness have marched too far. Corporate middle managers and government bureaucrats have long tended to insist that everything must have a label, a number and a logical place in a logical system. Now that they are armed with computers and serial numbers, there is little to hold this tidy-mindedness in check. It's even spilling into our personal lives, as we corral our children into sanitised play areas or entrust our quest for love to the soulless algorithms of dating websites. Order is imposed when chaos would be more productive. Or if not chaos, then . . . messiness.The trouble with tidiness is that, in excess, it becomes rigid, fragile and sterile. In Messy, Tim Harford reveals how qualities we value more than ever - responsiveness, resilience and creativity - simply cannot be disentangled from the messy soil that produces them. This, then, is a book about the benefits of being messy: messy in our private lives; messy in the office, with piles of paper on the desk and unread spreadsheets; messy in the recording studio, the laboratory or in preparing for an important presentation; and messy in our approach to business, politics and economics, leaving things vague, diverse and uncomfortably made-up-on-the-spot. It's time to rediscover the benefits of a little mess.
By Ronald Giphart, Mark van Vugt
Our brains evolved to solve the survival problems of our Stone Age ancestors, so when faced with modern day situations that are less extreme, they often encounter a mismatch. Our primitive brains put us on the wrong foot by responding to stimuli that - in prehistoric times - would have prompted behaviour that was beneficial. If you've ever felt an anxious fight or flight response to a presenting at a board meeting, equivalent to facing imminent death by sabre-toothed tiger, then you have experienced a mismatch.Mismatch is about the clash between our biology and our culture. It is about the dramatic contrast between the first few million years of human history - when humans lived as hunters and gatherers in small-scale societies - and the past twelve thousand years following the agricultural revolution which have led us to comfortable lives in a very different social structure. Has this rapid transition been good for us? How do we, using our primitive minds, try to survive in a modern information society that radically changes every ten years or so?Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt show that humans have changed their environment so drastically that the chances for mismatch have significantly increased, and these conflicts can have profound consequences.Reviewed through mismatch glasses, social, societal, and technological trends can be better understood, ranging from the popularity of Facebook and internet porn, to the desire for cosmetic surgery, to our attitudes towards refugees.Mismatches can also affect our physical and psychological well-being, in terms of our attitudes to happiness, physical exercise, choosing good leaders, or finding ways to feel better at home or work.Finally, Mismatch gives us an insight into politics and policy which could enable governments, institutions and businesses to create an environment better suited to human nature, its potential and its constraints.This book is about converting mismatches into matches. The better your life is matched to how your mind operates, the greater your chances of leading a happy, healthy and productive life.
Moon Living Abroad Italy, 4th Edition
By John Moretti
Make Your Move!If you've imagined yourself creating a new life abroad, but don't know where to start, Moon Living Abroad in Italy has the honest and practical answers you need to make it happen. Making a life-changing move has never been easier. Moon Living Abroad in Italy provides:* Practical information on setting up the essentials, including visas, finances, employment, education, and healthcare* Strategic advice on planning a fact-finding trip before making the move* Essential tips on how to find a place to live that fits your needs, whether you're a renter or a buyer* A thorough survey of the best cities and regions to live and why* A deep exploration of the many regions, provinces, and individual cultures that Italy encompasses, enabling you to discover the best new home for you* Interviews with other expats who share their personal experiences building successful lives abroad* Special tips for those with children or pets* Firsthand insight from someone who's done it allIn Moon Living Abroad in Italy, experienced expat, Milan local, and Italy expert John Moretti provides honest advice and essential tools for anyone looking to make a new home abroad.
Moon Living Abroad Costa Rica, Fifth Edition
By Erin Van Rheenen
Make Your Move!In many ways, Costa Rica is an expat paradise - known for its slower pace of life, peaceful and happy people, and raw wilderness. If you've imagined yourself creating a new life abroad, but don't know where to start, Moon Living Abroad in Costa Rica has the honest and practical answers you need. Moon Living Abroad in Costa Rica provides:* Practical information on setting up the essentials, including visas, finances, employment, education, and healthcare* What you need to know about Costa Rica's culture and language before making your move* Necessary tips on finding a place to live that fits your needs, whether you're a renter or a buyer* A thorough survey of the best areas to live and why* A deep exploration of the geography, politics, and environment that defines Costa Rica* Interviews with other expats who share their personal experiences building successful lives abroad* Special tips for those with children or pets* Firsthand insight from someone who's done it allMoon Living Abroad in Costa Rica provides honest advice and essential tools to create a new life abroad, and make Costa Rica feel like home. Making a life-changing move has never been easier.
Moon Living Abroad Japan, Fourth Edition
By Ruthy Kanagy
Make Your Move!If you've imagined yourself creating a new life abroad, but don't know where to start, Moon Living Abroad in Japan has the honest and practical answers you need to make it happen. Making a life-changing move has never been easier. Moon Living Abroad in Japan provides:* Practical information on setting up the essentials, including visas, finances, employment, education, and healthcare* What you need to know about Japan's culture and language before making your move* Essential tips on how to find a place to live that fits your needs, whether you're a renter or a buyer* A deep exploration of the many regions, provinces, and individual cultures that Japan encompasses, enabling you to discover the best new home for you* Interviews with other expats who share their personal experiences building successful lives abroad* Special tips for those with children or pets* Firsthand insight from someone who's done it allIn Moon Living Abroad in Japan, Japan expert Ruthy Kanagy provides readers with essential tools and honest advice for creating a new life abroad in her beloved home country.
Moon Living Abroad Australia, 3rd Edition
By Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey
Make Your Move!If you've imagined yourself creating a new life abroad, but don't know where to start, Moon Living Abroad in Australia has the honest and practical answers you need to make it happen. Experienced expat and Melbourne resident Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey knows a thing or two about adjusting to a new country.Moon Living Abroad in Australia provides:* Practical information on setting up the essentials, including visas, finances, employment, education, and healthcare* Strategic advice on planning a fact-finding trip before making the move* Essential tips on how to find a place to live that fits your needs, whether you're a renter or a buyer* A thorough survey of the best cities and regions to live* A deep exploration of the varying cultures, geography, climates, and wildlife of the vast and expansive continent* Interviews with other expats who share their personal experiences building successful lives abroad* Special tips for those with children or pets* Firsthand insight from someone who's done it allMoon Living Abroad in Australia provides honest advice and essential tools for anyone looking to make a new home abroad. Making a life-changing move has never been easier.
My Life As A Redhead
By Jacky Colliss Harvey, Alexis Seabrook
Life as a redhead is different. Throughout the ages, redheads have been celebrated and vilified, portrayed as saints, goddesses, clowns, brutes, and prostitutes. No matter the stereotype, one thing is certain: Having red hair gets you noticed! For the owner of those flame-colored tresses, this attribute is both a blessing and a curse. One longs for a means of self-expression and solidarity with the similarly adorned. My Life as a Redhead is a guided journal in which to record thoughts, feelings, special events, and important decisions particular to the redheaded experience. Every page offers a new, creative, and thought-provoking exercise or activity to complete. With full-color artwork and original illustrations throughout, it's the perfect gift and essential companion for every redhead.
The Mind Workout
By Mark Freeman
It's well known that if you want to keep your body fit, you must do some regular exercise. But when it comes to our mental health, few of us take the time to maintain and improve it. For some reason, we expect to be in great mental shape without doing any work. And when we realise we're struggling, we look for a quick and easy fix instead of developing the skills that will help us in the future.Enter The Mind Workout - a home exercise programme for improving your mental health and fitness.Developed as a result of Mark Freeman's own recovery from mental illness, The Mind Workout combines mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). It outlines twenty easy-to-follow steps you can take to free yourself from the ways of thinking and behaving that cause mental health challenges in your life - from cutting out the compulsions that cause uncertainty, anxiety and distress to relieving stress and distraction. The Mind Workout is the key to making the switch from a frenetic, anxiety-driven life to one that's based on your core values. It will leave you feeling mentally stronger, fitter and better equipped to navigate the complexities of everyday life.
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression, 2nd Edition
By Kirk D. Strosahl, Patricia J. Robinson
What if depression could lead to positive change? Written by acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) cofounder Kirk Strosahl and Patricia Robinson, this revised edition of the best-selling classic, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression includes updated research on self-compassion, mindfulness, and neuroscience to help you live a more meaningful life.If you suffer from depression, you may feel like you are living under a perpetual raincloud, even when it's sunny outside. If left untreated, clinical depression can damage relationships, cause problems at work, lead to substance abuse, and even make it more difficult to overcome physical illnesses. You may feel too tired and scared to reach out for help, or you may try to avoid your feelings altogether. But you should know that there are little, effective ways you can overcome your depression, one day at a time.This fully revised and updated second edition of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression will show you how changing daily behaviors and practicing new mindfulness skills can literally reshape your brain. Rather than fruitlessly trying to avoid your depression, you'll learn to focus on living a productive life by accepting your feelings.There are hundreds of books that will try to help you overcome or put an end to depression. But what if you could use your depression to change your life for the better? Your symptoms may be signals that something in your life needs to change. Learning to understand and interpret these signals is much more important than ignoring or avoiding them-approaches that only make the situation worse. This workbook uses techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to offer a new treatment plan for depression that will help accept your feelings instead of fruitlessly trying to avoid them. This new edition will include skills based on new research and contributions from mindfulness, self-compassion, and neuroscience.Using the skills outlined in this book, you'll be able to work through your depression, experience greater peace and well-being, and go on to create a better life.
The Magic Cup
By Howard Behar
Vince Steadfast is the newly named CEO of the iconic glassworks manufacturer, Verity Glassworks. The firm's artistic glory days are in the past and recent management and financial turmoil have thrown the company's future in jeopardy. The task for Steadfast is to keep his bearings, confront his fears and weaknesses and complete a quest for the very soul of the company. Along the way, Steadfast encounters a motley but talented group of employees - from a mysterious elevator operator to the company historian to an elfin designer - who join him on the quest. They must learn to believe in one and other and to believe in the company they have nearly given up on, if they have any chance at all in succeeding. As they search together for the Treasure Beyond All Price, Steadfast discovers that only by filling his glass cup (a priceless gift from his mentor) with leadership actions based on universal values can he and his new team begin to steer the company into the future.
Management Starts With You
By Alan Hester
Management Starts With You is a wise, honest and practical guide to success in this challenging but fascinating role.Among many powerful insights we learn that:. Before we can successfully manage others we first need to manage ourselves.· Most of us do not naturally know how to manage, but we can learn.· Life as a manager is easier when we stop thinking about the effect of our actions on ourselves and think instead about their effect on others.· People don't want to be managed, but they absolutely need the security of being led.· Being respected is much more important than being liked!· Traditional time management techniques don't work for managers, so we need to rethink our approach to this most precious of all resources.· What we focus on we get more of; so we need to focus on the right things.
Meditations for Healing Trauma
By Louanne Davis
Some people heal naturally after they experience a traumatic event, but some trauma lasts and can develop into PTSD, with symptoms like depression, anxiety, panic, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, or losing interest in life. You may find yourself on the sidelines, disengaged from your own life, with little sense of who you are and how to relate to others. The body, heart, and mind are all profoundly affected by trauma; in this way it can live on, causing a serious disconnect and a state of imbalance in which you're always in survival mode. How do you move on?This book is designed to target the most common symptoms of post-traumatic stress and PTSD, providingmindfulness-based practices to help relieve your symptoms and increase self-compassion. Offering meditations for re-connection with your body, heart, mind, and life, this guide presents a unique, evidence-based way to heal the disconnects and help you re-engage. Instead of getting stuck reliving your trauma or worrying about it happening again, these mindful meditations will ground you in the present moment and enable you to better cope with unpleasant thoughts and feelings as they arise-and then let them go.With Meditations for Healing Trauma, you'll explore your experience of post-traumatic stress and learn how the healing power of mindfulness can free you from suffering and bring back connection and balance to your life every day. This book will help you cultivate a wise mind and heart for regaining peace and well-being in the present moment- anytime, anyplace.