A Unicorn in a World of Donkeys
By Mia Michaels
An empowerment manifesto for creatives, misfits, innovators, and disruptors from the star of So You Think You Can Dance and creator of Broadway's Finding NeverlandA Unicorn in a World of Donkeys offers a playbook for living a creative and authentic life. Using her own story as a launching spot, and creative quizzes, charts, and lists to engage the reader in an interactive journey, Mia Michaels explores the experience of the unicorn in a world of donkeys, a world where fitting in, pleasing others, following rules, and maintaining norms-no matter how messed up those norms are-is the only acceptable path. She acknowledges the struggles of the unicorn life-loneliness, ridicule, being misunderstood and undervalued-and goes on encourage readers to reframe the unicorn life the way she has, as essential to a life of brilliance.
By Suze Yalof Schwartz
'Unplug is the book I wish I had when I first started meditating. Simple, smart, and inspirational, it provides concrete tools you can use to live a more fulfilling, happier, and yes, more productive life' Arianna HuffingtonTHE MODERN GUIDE TO MEDITATION FOR BUSY PEOPLEUnplug is the modern, minimalist guide to meditation for busy people. Whether you're a Fortune 500 CEO or someone bogged down with a never ending to-do list, Suze Yalof-Schwartz shows that you can get more done - and do it better - by consciously unplugging for just a few minutes each day.This revolutionary book brilliantly simplifies the art of meditation and reveals the life-changing benefits you will experience, from improved memory and a more positive outlook to a reduction in anxiety and stress.Through easy techniques and tips for incorporating meditation into your daily life, Unplug shows you that everyone can meditate, even if - especially if - you believe you think too much, have no time, can't sit still or that it's just 'not you'.
By Daniel Lerner, Alan Daniel Schlechter
Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst.Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face-from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.
By Linda Papadopoulos
Life is full of opportunity for young women, but it's also far more pressured than ever before. Whether it's the proliferation or the homogeneity of images of beauty and success that wallpaper our world, we know what a beautiful woman looks like - and we know what a perfect life looks like too. We live in a world that floods us with expectations about everything - from what we should weigh to what we should wear to how often we should be having sex and how much money we should be making. As a consequence, we begin to feel that we need to tick all these boxes in order to have 'the Perfect Life'. When we inevitably fall short, we feel anxious - we feel that we are failing and have the sense we are losing control. As a result, increasing numbers of young women are battling with issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, perfectionism, toxic friendships and relationships, pressure to succeed or conform, and poor body image. At an age when life should be exciting, fun and relatively care-free, more and more young women are adrift and struggling. Dr Linda Papadopoulos understands the issues and has the experience to guide and support young women to help get their lives back on track so they can feel happier, more confident, more in control. Unfollow: Living life on your own terms offers valuable insight and practical self-help to empower women to throw off the burden of expectation and start leading the lives they want to lead.
By Jocelyn K. Glei
The average person checks email 77 times a day, sends and receives more than 122 email messages a day and spends nearly a third of their workweek managing a constant influx of email. Even when we're away from work, checking email is the most popular activity we engage in on our mobile devices. Email is a powerful and essential tool - but it has become a near-constant source of frustration, anxiety and distraction from our work.In this insightful and intensely practical book, Jocelyn K. Glei explains why email is so overwhelming and addicting, and lays out strategies for limiting the energy you spend on it. These include setting meaningful work goals, clarifying to yourself which people and messages truly matter and creating a daily routine that aligns with your natural creative rhythms.Through her actionable, thoughtful advice, Glei will help you to:- Stop letting email dictate your mood, your focus and your to-do list- Process your inbox efficiently- Compose messages that get people to take action- Establish boundaries that allow you to engage in more meaningful work.
By Sara Davison
With a fresh, sympathetic and reassuring approach, Uncoupling provides tried-and-tested advice that will help anyone going through a break-up. It is the book that Sara looked for - and couldn't find - when going through the process herself, so she is only too well aware how few places people feel they can turn to for compassionate and practical advice.Uncoupling combines Sara's extensive training in life-coaching techniques, her cutting-edge work with those who are themselves 'uncoupling', and her own personal experience. Her advice will show you how to navigate the pitfalls and will make the process easier. It is all about being in emotional control and Uncoupling will help you build your personal strength so that you can deal with the rollercoaster of emotions more effectively, enabling you to move forwards. It is all about putting you back in control.
The Upside of Downtime
By Sandi Mann
Are we living in an age where we are more boredom-prone? Or are other people boring us? Or could we be that boring person?!In our current information age, we are constantly connected to technology, and have so many varied ways to spend our leisure time that we should all surely never know what boredom feels like. Yet, boredom appears to be on the rise; it seems that the more we have to stimulate us, the more stimulation we crave. In a quest to relieve our boredom, we engage in dangerous risk-taking - from extreme sports to drugs to gambling to anti-social behaviour, or we overindulge in shopping or eating. The Upside of Downtime explores the causes and consequences of boredom in the fast-paced twenty-first century. Parents are desperate to keep their children entertained during every waking moment, the education system is geared towards interactivity, and attention spans are dropping as we use multiple devices at all times. But the world of work can be increasingly repetitive and routine, and we are losing the ability to tolerate this everyday tedium.Using Sandi Mann's own ground-breaking research into boredom, this book tells the story of how we act, react and cope when we are bored, and argues that there is a positive side to boredom. It can be a catalyst for humour, fun, reflection, creativity and inspiration. The radical solution to the 'boredom problem' is to harness it rather than try to avoid it. Allowing yourself time away from constant stimuli can enrich your life. We should all embrace our boredom and see the upside of our downtime.
Use Your Brain to Change Your Age
By Daniel G. Amen
A healthy brain is the key to living longer and looking younger. In Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, clinical neuroscientist and bestselling author Dr Daniel G. Amen shares simple steps to boost your brain, helping you to look, feel and think younger. Based on the approach that has helped thousands of people at the Amen Clinics and the most up-to-date research collected from over 70,000 brain scans, Dr Amen's breakthrough programme leads you through ten simple anti-aging steps that will also dramatically decrease the risk for Alzheimer's disease. You will learn how to:- Boost your memory, mood, attention and energy- Decrease your risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia- Reduce the outward signs of aging and make your skin more beautiful- Promote the healing of brain damage due to injury, strokes, substance abuse and toxic exposure- Dramatically increase your chances of living longer and looking younger
Unleash the Power of the Female Brain
By Daniel G. Amen
For the first time, bestselling author and brain expert Dr Daniel G. Amen offers insight on the unique characteristics and needs of the female brain and provides a practical, prescriptive programme specifically for women to help them thrive. In this breakthrough guide based on research from his clinical practice, Dr Amen addresses the issues women ask about the most including fertility, pregnancy, menopause, weight, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and relationships.By following Dr Daniel Amen's advice and putting his twelve simple, one-hour exercises into practice you will be able to:* Harness the unique strengths of the female brain - including empathy, intuition, collaboration and self-control - and overcome its vulnerabilities - such as depression, perfectionism and the inability to let go of negative thoughts* Naturally balance the hormones that govern your energy, mood, relxataion, power, trust and lust and learn how to make your hormones work for you, instead of against you.* Successfully navigate hormone-related issues such as thyroid imbalance, PMS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, perimenopause and menopause.* Eat the right foods for a flat tummy, lose unwanted pounds and get healthy and fit* Get your cravings under control* Look younger and more vital * Optimise your brain for love, sex and intimacy in relationships* Get your brain ready for pregnancy
The User's Guide to the Human Mind
By Shawn T. Smith
The inner workings of the human brain may be a great mystery, but the mind's true purpose has been verified time and time again: your brain is secretly conspiring against you to make you crazy. How else can we account for the needless fears, dramas, tizzies, and rages that affect us on a minute-by-minute basis?The User's Guide to the Human Mind attempts to explain the seemingly inexplicable operations of the human mind, a "don't get eaten machine" better suited to helping mankind escape bears in the forest than helping us cope with the trials and travails of modern life. Written by therapist and blogger Shawn Smith, this lighthearted yet useful guide offers solutions for overcoming the most common unpleasant emotional responses, such as worry, anxiety, pessimism, jealousy, and self-criticism. Readers learn to use cognitive strategies to override unhelpful yet natural emotional responses and create better interpersonal relationships, greater confidence, and peace of mind. The book's goal-setting, prioritizing, and goal-tracking guidance helps readers notice their progress as they gradually prod their brains toward a twenty-first-century-compatible way of processing and dealing with emotions.
By Nicholas A. Cummings
The United States is currently facing a healthcare crisis. Fourteen percent of its total gross domestic product is spent on healthcare, and, alarmingly, costs continue to grow rates far outpacing inflation. Yet millions of American's face financial devastation because they lack basic healthcare coverage. President Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health has identified several inadequacies in the current system of behavioral health services delivery that are contributing to increased spending. In an attempt to remedy these inadequacies, the President's Commission set forth six goals that call for a complete redesign of our behavioral health delivery system. This volume presents the work of a distinguished group of national experts who address the issues outlined by the President's Commission. Important systems and policy issues such as integrated care and universal healthcare are discussed here within the context of reshaping the American healthcare system to meet its citizens' healthcare needs.
The Ultimate CV, 3rd Edition
By Rachel Bishop-Firth
Most job advertisements attract far more applicants than could possibly be interviewed. This book reveals how you can make your CV stand out and convince the recruiter that you have what is needed to do the job. It offers practical tips on how to project a suitable professional image, identify your strengths and create a convincing covering letter. This thoroughly revised edition includes further information on Internet application, recruitment agencies and headhunting.Contents: 1.A strategy for success 2.Finding your key selling points 3.Selling yourself 4.Your career and achievements 5.The rest of your CV 6.Finishing touches 7.The covering letter 8.The next step 9.Case studies Sample CVs Useful addresses
Unlock The Fear
By Gail A. Caissy
An informative look at how we often overreact to change and how we can integrate change into our lives.
The Untouched Key
By Alice Miller
Alice Miller has achieved worldwide recognition for her work on the causes and effects of child abuse; on violence towards children and its cost to society. For more than twenty years she taught and practised psychoanalysis; now she questions the validity of psychoanalytic theories and common psychiatric methods.THE UNTOUCHED KEY is a powerful and provocative synthesis of Alice Miller's ideas and experience. With her usual impeccable clarity, insight and logic she explores the clues- often overlooked in biography- connecting unnoticed childhood trauma to adult creativity and destructiveness. What did Picasso express in 'Guernica'? Why did Buster Keaton never smile? Why did Nietzsche lose his mind for eleven years? Why did Hitler become a mass murderer? Her conclusions reveal the roots and consequences of our centuries-old existence on obeying repressive parental figures- including psychiatrists and psychotherapists- and challenge us to unlock the door to our true childhood history in order to regain our lost awareness and our full life.