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Learning ACT, 2nd Edition

By Jason B. Luoma, Steven C. Hayes, Robyn D. Walser
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Jason B. Luoma, Steven C. Hayes, Robyn D. Walser
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is among the most remarkable developments in contemporary psychotherapy. This second edition of the pioneering ACT skills-training manual for clinicians provides a comprehensive update-essential for both experienced practitioners and those new to using ACT and its applications.ACT is a proven-effective treatment for numerous mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and more. With important revisions based on new developments in contextual behavioral science, Learning ACT, Second Edition includes up-to-date exercises and references, as well as material on traditional, evidence-based behavioral techniques for use within the ACT framework.In this fully revised and updated edition of Learning ACT, you'll find workbook-format exercises to help you understand and take advantage of ACT's unique six process model-both as a tool for diagnosis and case conceptualization, and as a basis for structuring treatments for clients. You'll also find up-to-the minute information on process coaching, new experiential exercises, an increased focus on functional analysis, and downloadable extras that include role played examples of the core ACT processes in action. By practicing the exercises in this workbook, you'll learn how this powerful modality can improve clients' psychological flexibility and help them to live better lives.Whether you're a clinician looking for in-depth training and better treatment outcomes for individual clients, a student seeking a better understanding of this powerful modality, or anyone interested in contextual behavioral science, this second edition provides a comprehensive revision to an important ACT resource.
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Love and First Sight

By Josh Sundquist
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Josh Sundquist
On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a new classmate to tears without ever saying a word. High school can only get better from there, right?As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a sweet but shy girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon realizes that the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out Cecily doesn't meet traditional definitions of beauty-in fact, everything he'd heard about her appearance was a lie by their so-called friends to get the two of them together. Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed?Filled with humor and breathtaking poignancy, Love and First Sight is a story about how we relate to each other and the world around us, and how love is one thing you don't need to see to believe.
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  • Love Profound

    By Kelly Elliott
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    Kelly Elliott
    I write about love, but I've never experienced it. Sure, I've been with guys that I cared about. Even thought I found 'the one'. He turned out to be the frog and not the prince.A few Frank Sinatra songs and a wildly handsome cowboy who calls me Darlin', will have me second guessing everything I ever thought I knew about love. Does happily ever after really exist . . . or is it only something I write about in books?
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    The Last 100 Days

    By David B. Woolner
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    David B. Woolner
    A revealing portrait of the end of Franklin Roosevelt's life and presidency, shedding new light on how he made his momentous final policy decisionsThe first hundred days of FDR's presidency are justly famous, a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David B. Woolner reveals, the last hundred might very well surpass them in drama and consequence.Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR called on every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue what mattered most to him: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, and the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. We see a president shorn of the usual distractions of office, a man whose sense of personal responsibility for the American people bore heavily upon him. As Woolner argues, even in declining health FDR displayed remarkable political talent and foresight as he focused his energies on shaping the peace to come.
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    The Low-Carb, Healthy Fat Bible

    By Sally-Ann Creed
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    Sally-Ann Creed
    Like many others, Sally-Ann Creed spent decades of her life navigating the maze of health, lifestyle and diet misinformation, all while suffering with chronic illness. With the help of her 'health hero' Dr Robbie Simons, Creed now leads a healthy, happy life and is a pioneer of the Low-Carb, Healthy Fat (LCHF) lifestyle. In this beautifully illustrated book, Creed delivers her LCHF manifesto, offering simple, clear and practical guidance that will convince even the most reluctant, world-weary dieters. The Low-Carb, Healthy Fat Bible delivers the perfect lifestyle for hunger-free weight loss. At its heart is an emphasis on delicious, uncomplicated recipes based around real food cooked from scratch, rather than unhealthy processed foods.
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    The Low-FODMAP Diet Step by Step

    By Kate Scarlata, Dédé Wilson
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    Kate Scarlata, Dédé Wilson
    FODMAP Everyday shares everything you need to know about a low-FODMAP diet, including: why eating a low-FODMAP diet can make a difference with symptoms of IBS and other painful digestive disorders; a basic elimination diet; how to stock a low-FODMAP pantry; and 135 recipes covering the basics, breakfast, easy-to-pack lunches, snacks, dinners, soups, salads, sides, desserts, and baked goods. With sound, up-to-date medical advice and delicious recipes for meals that will satisfy everyone in the family, whether they are following the diet or not, FODMAP Everyday offers real-life, holistic solutions to a painful condition
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    The Leafly Guide to Cannabis

    By The Leafly Team
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    The Leafly Team
    Cannabis is at the very beginning of a craft and educational renaissance. While emerging from the legislative shadows, a second awakening is occurring: people are proactively seeking information about how to properly consume and enjoy.And cannabis is a wildly diverse product, even more so than alcohol. Consumers can experience not only different flavor profiles, but different cerebral and body effects; they can consume using different methods, from vaporization to combustion to topical application; and they can pick and choose between an ever-growing number of different strains and products.THE LEAFLY GUIDE provides all the best tips to navigating this growing market. Leafly is the world's leading cannabis information website and app, providing its community with knowledge about products, strains, news, dispensaries and more. A trusted resource, Leafly is uniquely positioned to author this definitive guide and enhance every user's enjoyment and high.
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    The Last Man Who Knew Everything

    By David N. Schwartz
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    David N. Schwartz
    In 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved what no one had before: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi. Straddling the ages of classical physics and quantum mechanics, equally at ease with theory and experiment, Fermi truly was the last man who knew everything-at least about physics. But he was also a complex figure who was a part of both the Italian Fascist Party and the Manhattan Project, and a less-than-ideal father and husband who nevertheless remained one of history's greatest mentors. Based on new archival material and exclusive interviews, The Last Man Who Knew Everything lays bare the enigmatic life of a colossus of twentieth century physics.
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    The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (The Hard Way)

    By Patrick McDonnell
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    Patrick McDonnell
    From New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Honor recipient Patrick McDonnell comes an exciting take on the alphabet book, for everyone who has ever wondered what's just beyond the front door.It starts with an ALLIGATOR and a BEAR chasing a CAT. When a DRAGON (and a chicken and an egg!) join in pursuit, things start to get REALLY interesting. A wild and wacky chase through snow and ice, and to jungles and over mountaintops, leads the whole crew to a wonderful realization: They're better off as friends.
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    Leading Teams

    By Rob Yeung
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    Rob Yeung
    Written for all levels of people in businesses of all sizes, this guide provides techniques for transforming teamworking. It covers the key points about leading teams.
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  • The Long, Long Trail

    By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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    Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    In 1917 the Great War rages on, and for the Hunters, their friends and their servants the war is where they live now.David has returned from the Front a shadow of his former self; his sister Diana, newly married, copes with pregnancy alone, her husband at the Front. Aunt Laura, eager for challenge, goes to France with an ambulance; while Beattie struggles to manage war work and household, while racked with her secret guilt and a new threat of exposure.U-boat attacks face Britain with starvation, and with the worsening privation comes a new horror as Germany begins a lethal bombing campaign. But even in the darkest hours of war, new life and new hope can burgeon, with the promise that the future might still hold happiness for them all.The Long, Long Trail is the fourth book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1917, at home and on the front, this is a vivid and rich family drama featuring the Hunter family and their servants.
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    Last Flag Flying

    By Darryl Ponicsán
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    Darryl Ponicsán
    Now a major motion picture, directed by five-time Oscar-nominee Richard Linklater and starring Oscar nominees Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne.When middle-aged veteran Meadows learns that the authorities have told him a lie about the circumstances of the death of his son, a Marine killed in Iraq, he reunites with aging companions Billy Bad-Ass Buddusky and Mule Mulhall to perform a sacred task: the proper burial of his boy.So begins the journey up the Eastern seaboard, both a solemn mission and a protest against injustice, a celebration of life that is at once irreverent, funny, profane and deeply moving.Darryl Ponicsán's debut novel The Last Detail was named one of the best of the year and widely acclaimed, catapulting him to fame when it was first published and made into an award-winning movie starring Jack Nicholson. Last Flag Flying, set thirty-four years after the events of The Last Detail, brings together the same beloved characters for a striking meditation on the passage of time and the nature of truth.The Last Detail, which introduced the characters of Last Flag Flying, is also available in ebook now.
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    The Longevity Economy

    By Joseph F. Coughlin
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    Joseph F. Coughlin
    As the director of the MIT AgeLab, Joseph Coughlin has studied trends in demographics and technology, and has spearheaded groundbreaking research and innovation on improving the quality of life for older people and those who care for them. Now, in The Longevity Economy, he uses this expertise to break new ground in understanding this market, which composes an ever-increasing share of the total population.While companies see the size and wealth of this market, they all too often use an outdated narrative to figure out what it really wants. Coughlin debunks conventional wisdom and provides the framing needed to be in sync with this influential and lucrative market. He uses fascinating examples from a wide variety of sectors, from financial services to housing, health care, consumer products, and personal relationships. He showcases the work of companies like PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medicine presorted to your home; OXO, which makes ergonomic utensils; and edX, an online learning platform that makes it easy for older people to learn from home. Coughlin's insights will help businesses connect with older consumers, who continue to defy expectations, contribute to economic growth, and build a better, enduring vision of old age.

    The Last Girl

    By Nadia Murad, Jenna Krajeski
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    Nadia Murad, Jenna Krajeski
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    Little Fires Everywhere

    By Celeste Ng
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    Celeste Ng
    THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER'I am loving Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year' John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars'To say I love this book is an understatement. It's a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears' Reese WitherspoonThe brilliant new novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller, Everything I Never Told You. Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother- who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.When old family friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town - and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at an unexpected and devastating cost...
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  • The Lies of Fair Ladies

    By Jonathan Gash
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    Jonathan Gash
    Lovejoy has a new apprentice - the lovely, scatty and seriously rich Mrs Luna Carstairs. For Luna, Lovejoy is more than willing to give of his expertise in antiques, auctions and other, more intimate subjects. But just as things look to be getting rosy, a series of murders occur and the supply of antiques dries up. Behind it all lurks the threatening shadow of Miss R - a 'dollop broker', or harbourer of stolen booty - an evil genius who deals only with women. Trailing behind him an abandoned mistress and an assortment of police officers, Lovejoy must keep one step ahead of the law as he puzzles out the intricacies of his most complicated and potentially fatal case so far.Praise for Jonathan Gash: 'Irrepressible... bounteous entertainment' Sunday Times'Lovejoy is up to his old tricks again... compelling stuff' Today'Unabashedly amoral, witty and crammed with treasures of every sort... Pure, unadulterated Lovejoy' Publishers Weekly
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    Love & Fame

    By Susie Boyt
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    Susie Boyt
    Susie Boyt's sixth novel is the story of the first year of a marriage. Eve a nervous young actress from a powerful theatrical dynasty has found herself married to an international expert on anxiety called Jim. Could it work? Should it work? Must the show always go on? This is a highly-strung comedy about love, fame, grief, showbusiness and the depths of the gutter press. Its witty and sincere tone - familiar to fans of Susie's newspaper column - will delight and unnerve in equal measure.
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  • Last Scene Alive

    By Charlaine Harris
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    Charlaine Harris
    'A heroine as capable and complex as P. D. James's Cordelia Gray' (Publishers Weekly)When a Hollywood film crew descends on the small town of Lawrenceton, Georgia, part-time librarian Aurora Teagarden gets a behind-the-scenes look at movie making - and reprises her role as an amateur sleuth . . . It's been more than a year since her husband Martin's death, and Roe Teagarden is still in mourning. All she wants is to be left alone to grieve - but that becomes impossible when a movie company arrives in Lawrenceton. They've come to make a film based on a book written by her onetime boyfriend Robin Crusoe, a book that detailed their shared investigation of a series of murders that occurred years before. The locals are delighted. Roe is not. But Robin is just beginning to win her over when the lead actress - who is playing Roe - is killed. Once again, the two of them join forces to thwart a killer - without knowing that Roe herself is the next target . . .
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    Live the Let-Go Life

    By Joseph Prince
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    Joseph Prince
    Letting your problems go into the hands of the One who created the universe is the most powerful thing you can do to live carefree and joyful. You are acknowledging that you cannot-but He can-and you are stepping aside so that His supply can flow into every area of your life. God wants you to live at peace. He wants to see you enjoying life. In LIVE THE LET-GO LIFE, Joseph Prince unveils God's plan for how you can experience His permanent, stable, and aggressive peace that passes all human understanding. You will find out how you can keep your heart from being troubled as you receive fresh revelations of how Jesus' finished work at Calvary enables you to live by the unforced rhythms of grace and truly embrace a "let-go" life - an abundant life free from stress, worry, and anxiety!
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    Live the Let-Go Life Study Guide

    By Joseph Prince
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    Joseph Prince
    In this companion study guide to Live the Let-Go Life, bestselling author Joseph Prince presents a resource for empowering you to break free from negative thoughts, conquer your fears, and live a life of happiness, joy, and confidence.Based on his book, Live the Let-Go Life, this study guide contains thoughtful questions, challenging activities, and helpful insights that will enable you to experience God's extravagant love afresh and enjoy the perfect peace and bountiful blessings that come from knowing the Father's love intimately.
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