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Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

By Michele J. Gelfand
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Michele J. Gelfand
'A groundbreaking analysis of what used to be an impenetrable mystery: how and why do cultures differ? ... Anyone interested in our cultural divides will find tremendous insight in Rule Makers, Rule Breakers' - Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Enlightenment NowWhy are clocks in Germany always correct, while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why are Singaporeans jailed for selling gum? Why do women in New Zealand have three times the sex of females worldwide? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? And why does each generation of Americans give their kids weirder and weirder names? Curious about the answers to these and other questions, award-winning social psychologist Michele Gelfand has spent two decades studying both tight societies (with clearly stated rules and codes of ethics) and loose societies (more informal communities with weak or ambiguous norms). Putting each under the microscope, she conducted research in more than fifty countries and collaborated with political scientists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Her fascinating conclusion: behaviour seems largely dependent on perceived threats. It's why certain nations seem predisposed to tangle with others; some American states identify as "Red" and others as "Blue"; and those attending a sports contest, health club, or school function behave in prescribed ways. Rule Makers, Rule Breakers reveals how to predict national variations around the globe, why some leaders innovate and others don't, and even how a tight vs. loose system can determine happiness. Consistently riveting and always illuminating, Michele Gelfand's book helps us understand how a single cultural trait dramatically affects even the smallest aspects of our lives.'Fascinating and profound...It's quite possibly this year's best book on culture' - Roy F. Baumeister, bestselling co-author of Willpower and author of The Cultural Animal'This brilliant book is full of well-documented insights that will change the way you look at yourself and at the world around you' - Barry Schwartz, bestselling author of The Paradox of Choice, Practical Wisdom, and Why We Work
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  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

    By Michael A. Tompkins, Jonathan Barkin
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    Michael A. Tompkins, Jonathan Barkin
    Today's teens are totally stressed. Based on the self-help classic, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, this evidence-based guide will help you develop a game plan for reducing stress so you can focus on reaching your goals.Are you feeling stressed out? You aren't alone. Between school, tests, friendships, dating, the latest drama on social media, college applications, and a bunch of confusing physical changes, it's no wonder that stress is a major mental health issue for many of today's teens. The good news is that there are simple ways you can reduce your stress and reach your goals. This workbook will show you how.With The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, you'll learn to understand the underlying causes of your stress. You'll discover practical mindfulness and breathing techniques to help you calm your mind and body in moments of worry and anxiety. You'll also find tips for moving past "what ifs" and "shoulds," strategies for managing negative thoughts and emotions, and tools to help you develop your own personalized plan for dealing with stress. If you're ready to move past stress and worry and start focusing on your bright future, this workbook has everything you need to get started today. Teens need mental health resources more than ever. With over 1.2 million copies sold worldwide, Instant Help Books for teens are engaging, proven-effective, and recommended by therapists.
  • The Resilience Workbook

    By Glenn R. Schiraldi
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    Glenn R. Schiraldi
    What is resilience, and how can you build it? In The Resilience Workbook, Glenn Schiraldi-author of The Self-Esteem Workbook-offers invaluable insight and outlines essential skills to help you bounce back from setbacks and cultivate a growth mindset.Why do some people sail through life's storms, while others are knocked down? Resilience is the key. Resilience is the ability to recover from difficult experiences, such as death of loved one, job loss, serious illness, terrorist attacks, or even just daily stressors and challenges. Resilience is the strength of body, mind, and character that enables people to respond well to adversity. In short, resilience is the cornerstone of mental health.Combining evidence-based approaches including positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and relaxation, The Resilience Workbook will show you how to bounce back and thrive in any difficult situation. You'll learn how to harness the power of your brain's natural neuroplasticity; manage strong, distressing emotions; and improve mood and overall well-being. You'll also discover powerful skills to help you prevent and recover from stress-related conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, anger, and substance abuse disorders.When the going gets tough, you need real, proven-effective skills to manage your stress and heal from setbacks. The comprehensive and practical exercises in this workbook will help you cultivate resilience, stay calm under pressure, and face all of life's challenges.

    A Really Good Day

    By Ayelet Waldman
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    Ayelet Waldman
    'Ayelet Waldman is fearless' - Rebecca Solnit'Genuinely brave and human' - The New York Times'Wildly brilliant' - ElleThe true story of how a renowned writer's struggle with mood storms led her to try a remedy as drastic as it is forbidden: microdoses of LSD. Her fascinating journey provides a window into one family and the complex world of a once-infamous drug seen through new eyes.When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from 'Lewis Carroll,' Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her mood storms have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are suffering with her. So she opens the vial, places two drops on her tongue, and joins the ranks of an underground but increasingly vocal group of scientists and civilians successfully using therapeutic microdoses of LSD. As Waldman charts her experience over the course of a month - bursts of productivity, sleepless nights, a newfound sense of equanimity - she also explores the history and mythology of LSD, the cutting-edge research into the drug, and the byzantine policies that control it. Drawing on her experience as a federal public defender, and as the mother of teenagers, and her research into the therapeutic value of psychedelics, Waldman has produced a book that is eye-opening, often hilarious, and utterly enthralling.
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    Remarkability

    By Lorraine Murphy
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    Lorraine Murphy
    Success isn't made up of huge leaps forward, but instead small repetitive actions completed each day. These small steps eventually lead to great achievements in the pursuit of your goals.This book is an inspiring look at the lessons Lorraine has learned during her entrepreneurship journey - through study, trial and error; the strategies she has developed and the habits she religiously follows.Be remarkable in work and life, following the advice of one of Australia's most exciting thought leaders.

    The Recovering Spender

    By Lauren Greutman
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    Lauren Greutman
    A young married woman wants to live the American Dream: two fancy cars, custom built home, two-income household, a beautiful baby with another on the way. It's a life with the bells and whistles that credit cards, bank loans, and money can buy. Then suddenly, the bubble bursts. The damage of overspending results in a mortgage underwater, a car towed away, $40,000 in debt, and a $1,000 a month deficit in family finances. Through trial and failure, Lauren curbed her spending addiction and successfully set up boundaries to keep her safe from her spending. In THE RECOVERING SPENDER, Lauren shares with readers her step-by-step program of how to exchange the over-rated, stressed-out American dream for a new one - a simpler, happier life with financial freedom.

    Recover!

    By Ilse Thompson, Stanton Peele
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    Ilse Thompson, Stanton Peele
    World-renowned addiction expert Stanton Peele's ground-breaking program is a self-directed process of making addiction obsolete. Using proven tools and strategies, you will learn how to replace paralyzing beliefs with positive options change how you respond to addictive urges lay out clear anti-addiction goals develop the skills to live fully and prevent relapse and much more."Stanton Peele has helped us understand the most tortuous aspects of addiction and recovery, without ever joining the parade of conventional experts...who happen to be marching the wrong way.",Marc Lewis, author of The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease professor of neuroscience, Radbound University Nijmegen"Dr. Peele's writings and teachings have prompted me to look beyond the flashy headlines and the majority position as being overly simplistic and often wrong. Only in this way can we help drug users, render treatment more effective, and creative positive drug policies.",Carl Hart,Ph.D., Columbia University Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, author of High Price "Stanton Peele is a true pioneer of addiction research and theory. His ideas offer hope to the many millions for whom current approaches are not effective or who simply prefer evidence-based alternatives.",Maia Szalavitz, author of Unbroken Chain neuroscientist journalist, Time Magazine

    Reinventing the Meal

    By Donald Altman
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    Donald Altman
    Everyone wants to feel more relaxed and connected with their bodies, but how? And more importantly, when? Many people's busy schedules leave little time for lengthy meditation practices and when life is most stressful and meditation most needed, many of us dispense with quiet time first. Reinventing the Meal offers a new way to get mindful moments in-by centring these important and beneficial practices on mealtimes. At least three times a day, readers can practice the art of becoming present, mindful, and relaxed.This "three course" approach introduces strategies for practicing relaxation and breathing, moving forward into meditation techniques, and, finally, learning to eat mindfully. The book offers intriguing exercises, rituals, and meditations rooted in ancient and modern traditions that make mindful eating appealing and possible for anyone. The book also brings global awareness to eating practices and encourages readers to consider the source of their food.

    Release Your Worries - A Guide to Letting Go of Stress & Anxiety

    By Cate Howell, Michele Murphy
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    Cate Howell, Michele Murphy
    Release Your Worries examines the nature of stress and anxiety and helps you master a range of strategies and approaches for dealing with them.Among the topics explored in this essential self-help guide you will find:- case studies- the issue of medication- the importance of an healthy lifestyle- CBT, IPT and ACT approachesRelease Your Worries draws on the clinical, research and teaching experience of the authors and makes use of the most up-to-date psychological approaches, including CBT, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Narrative and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
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    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    By Jasmine Jenkins
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    Jasmine Jenkins
    This book will enable you to: * Understand more about Rheumatoid Arthritis and the medication involved * Reduce the pain that you experience * Use joint protection techniques * Appreciate the importance of exercise and good posture * Relax and manage your stress * Adapt to the changes in your working and leisure life * Achieve a positive outlook * There's also an A-Z of well being and a list of useful resources.

    Ready For Anything

    By David Allen
    Authors:
    David Allen
    David Allen, 'the guru of personal productivity' (Fast Company Magazine) and author of the business bestseller GETTING THINGS DONE, inspires us to work better, not harder, in his new book, READY FOR ANYTHING. Offering over 50 productivity principles to help you clear your head and focus, READY FOR ANYTHING enables you to identify what drives you, what holds you back and how to be ready for anything. With motivational insights and inspirational quotes, READY FOR ANYTHING shows readers how to make things happen with less effort, stress and inefficiency, and lots more energy, creativity and clarity. This is the perfect inspirational and motivational book for anyone wanting to work and live at their very best.
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    Reclaiming Virtue

    By John Bradshaw
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    John Bradshaw
    John Bradshaw is one of the bestselling self-help authors of our generation and a dominant figure in the fields of addiction/recovery and family systems. In RECLAIMING VIRTUE, his first new book in more than ten years, Bradshaw takes on a new challenge. He has written a landmark exploration of the life of virtue, how we can develop it in ourselves, and how we can teach it to our children. RECLAIMING VIRTUE redefines what it means to live a moral life in today's world. Coming at a time of heightened debate about public and private morality, a time of greed and lack of caring, he says that the answer is not simply to return to traditional rules-based morality and an idealised past. Instead, he shows that each of us has what he calls an inborn moral intelligence, an inner guidance system, that can lead us - if we know how to cultivate it in ourselves and others. Step by step, Bradshaw shows us how our deepest instincts for goodness can be developed in childhood and nurtured throughout adult life. The result is a compelling vision of good character and moral responsibility for the modern world. Whether the topic is sex, discipline, marriage, the development of conscience or the true aims of education, Bradshaw once again provokes, enlightens and inspires readers everywhere.
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    Raising Healthy Eaters (Scholastic Ed)

    By Henry Joseph Legere
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    Henry Joseph Legere

    The Rape Recovery Handbook

    By Aphrodite Matsakis
    Authors:
    Aphrodite Matsakis
    Victims of rape often suffer from symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as depression, addiction and other emotional problems.In this new handbook, an expert in the treatment of PTSD helps rape victims cope with the reality of the experience and deal with the aftermath of conflicting and debilitating feelings. Recovery begins by establishing a safety plan that includes what to expect from recovery, and an understanding of how to treat your self during recovery. Learn how to develop a community and supportive network to assist you during the journey and cope with the anxiety and anger that often arise during this process. Understand how sexual assault can affect many aspects of life. Shatter myths about sexual assault and examine how the experience can change relationships. The final part of the book facilitates the mental reconstruction of the assault to diffuse its emotional power. Counter irrational beliefs, find inner reserves of strength and energy, and regain personal power.

    Raising Your Child's Inner Self-esteem

    By Karen Owens
    Authors:
    Karen Owens
    For any parent worried about self-esteem, this is a full-service guide on what to watch for and what can be done to bring up a confident child

    Right From Wrong

    By Joseph Di Prisco, Michael Riera
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    Joseph Di Prisco, Michael Riera
    Integrity is not simply something that happens as a result of family stability, unconditional love, healthy genes, or good luck it emerges, if it does, because parents make it important and because they choose to exercise influence in this arena. Combining stories of children in their natural settings with compassionate, in-depth analysis and pragmatic counsel, Right from Wrong makes the promotion of integrity possible, feasible, indispensable. It shows parents how their use of praise and discipline, honesty, listening, and consequences will help foster integrity in young children, making them people whom we admire as well as people who are proud of themselves.

    The Resilient Child

    By Joanne A. Joseph
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    Joanne A. Joseph
    If you try to identify the basic qualities of a child "most likely to succeed" as an adult, what words might first come to mind? Independent? Likable? Creative? Disciplined? According to Dr. Joanne Joseph, the essence of a productive and healthy personality is a positive and secure self-image and a solid set of resilient attitudes and behaviours. The Resilient Child: Preparing Today's Youth for Tomorrow's World successfully integrates the latest information available about healthy cognitive development, self-esteem, and resilience to give parents and teachers practical suggestions for nurturing these qualities in children and adolescents. Dr. Joseph, an esteemed psychologist and child education consultant, skillfully shows how stories, television, nutrition, exercise, parental discipline style, and the child's individual characteristics each play a comprehensive role in the development of a child's self-esteem and resilience. With the author's clearly outlined strategies, parents and educators can guide children to be socially skillful, responsible, disciplined, good problem-solvers, and effective managers of the change and adversity inherent in today's world. Elabourating beyond what others have identified as the elements of a productive personality, Dr. Joseph uses a series of inspiring anecdotes and documented research to discuss the following: what experts do and do not know about the development of self-esteem how parents and teachers can actively contribute to the natural development of a child's self-esteem how to promote resilience in children through happy and difficult times the kinds of characteristics that differentiate children from each other how to liberate a child's inner strengths to build self-esteem and resilience how literature and the media can teach resilient and productive values and behaviours styles of parental discipline and their influence on the development of the child and more.

    Raising Confident Boys

    By Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
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    Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
    Boys need to be noticed, admired, understood, and accepted to feel good about themselves. Boys who lack appropriate emotional support from the adults close to them are at risk of believing they don't fit in and are likely to act accordingly, engaging in risky behaviours-including at worst using drugs and acting out violently. Raising Confident Boys teaches readers what makes boys prone to low self-esteem and provides practical, effective tips for managing these situations as they arise.

    Respect

    By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
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    Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
    In these many-layered and masterfully written portraits, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot reaches deep into human experience,from the drama of birth to the solemn vigil before death,to find the essence of respect. In her moving vision, relayed through powerfully told stories, respect is not the passive deference offered a superior but an active force that creates symmetry even in unequal relationships.The reader becomes an eyewitness to the remarkable empowering nature of respect, both given and received,be it between doctor and patient, teacher and student, photographer and subject, and midwife and labouring mother. They will feel it in the reverent attention paid by a minister to the last moments of life, and in the Harvard Law School professor's lively curiosity about his student's extracurricular lives.Through the power of her narrative, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot ultimately makes the reader an intimate partner in her observations of respect linking these varied and intense relationships. A book to be savoured and shared, Respect has the power to transform lives.

    The Romance Of Risk

    By Lynn Ponton
    Authors:
    Lynn Ponton
    Dr. Lynn Ponton has devoted her clinical practice to a particular community,teenagers in trouble. Whether these kids are struggling with peers, experimenting with drugs, stealing cars, or having unprotected sex, they have something in common: they are all involved in unhealthy risk-taking. And their parents are scared. How did my child get involved in this dangerous situation?" they ask. And what can I do?"Their fears are justified: today's teens have more opportunities for taking dangerous risks than ever before. But in The Romance of Risk, Dr. Ponton refutes the traditional idea that risk-taking is primarily an angry power struggle with parents,so-called teenage rebellion,and re-defines it as a potentially positive testing process whereby challenge and risk are the primary tools adolescents use to find out who they are and determine who they will become.This new perspective is revealed in a series of mesmerizing tales about individual adolescents and their families. Among others, we meet Jill, a 13-year-old thrill-seeking runaway Hannah, a privileged daughter of suburbia who suffers from anorexia and Joe, a high school senior with a serious drinking problem. Through these stories, we come to understand Dr. Ponton's startling observation that teenagers must confront and experience challenge and risk along the path to self-discovery.For adolescents, the powerful allure of the adult world is equaled only by the fear of failing to find a place in it. Parents can ease that transition into adulthood, however, by promoting healthy risk-taking so that dangerous options will be avoided.In The Romance of Risk, parents will learn how they can begin to understand rather than fear adolescent risk-taking, and how to communicate with their children about it. After all, teenagers will always romanticize risk. But with the support and guidance of parents and other adults, odds are the risks they take will be the right ones.
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