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By Milton Katselas. 1996
Discusses strategies for confronting one's limitations and psychological blocks. Topics in this self-help manual of empowerment and personal transformation include… the consequences of inaction, the nature of blame, and the relationship between loving and giving. 1996.
In this companion to "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff--and It's All Small Stuff" the author extends his advice to handling… family life. Explores ways of compromising and enjoying household members. 1998.
By Richard Carlson. 1998
The author offers one hundred short essays to help people enjoy life more and worry less. Ideas include considering that… a journey begins with just one step, transcending problems instead of dealing with them, using the power of reflection, taking lunch breaks, and remembering the Golden Rule. c1998.
Dreams have no expiry date: a practical and inspirational way for women to take charge of their futures
By Laurie Naomi Gottlieb, Deanna Rosenswig. 2005
Whether capping a successful career and looking for a new challenge, finding themselves unexpectedly downsized, or emerging from the home… to work, women are searching for purpose in their jobs and lives. The authors show how mid-life is actually the best time for women to live their dreams, as they have the freedom, emotional resources, self-knowledge, time, and energy to do so. 2005.
Depression-free, naturally: 7 weeks to eliminating anxiety, despair, fatigue, and anger from your life
By Joan Mathews Larson, Joan Mathews-Larson. 1999
The author offers her revolutionary formulas for healing your emotions - biochemically. These proven, all-natural formulas will help you find… the emotional well-being you've been missing your entire life. Inside you'll discover how to: screen yourself for emotional and behavioural symptoms; recognize the mental and physical clues that indicate biochemical imbalances; heal your depression and anxiety with the right vitamins and minerals; stabilize your mood swings and protect your well-being with essential fatty acids; and choose the right foods for optimal mental fitness. Safe, fast, more long-lasting and cheaper than prescription drugs or psychotherapy, this program will help you find the balance and well-being you seek. c1999.
By Timothy E Quill. 1993
A physician describes the decision-making process of one of his patients and his role in assisting her suicide. Quill reveals… how he came to believe that medicine does not properly address the needs of the dying. He outlines alternative choices that he believes a patient can make in consultation with his or her doctor and argues for the need to challenge the status quo that makes one choice an illegal act. 1993.
By Helen Brown. 2010
Helen Brown wasn't a cat person, but her nine-year old son Sam was. A week after Helen agreed to let… Sam have a kitten, Sam was killed in a road accident. Not long after this, a little black kitten was delivered to the family's doorstep. Helen was ready to send her back, but Sam's younger brother, Rob, identified with the kitten who'd also lost her brothers. Stroking her, it was the first time Helen had seen him smile since Sam's death. There was no choice, the kitten -- dubbed Cleo -- had to stay. Cleo's immense character slowly taught the family to laugh again, giving them hope of getting back to normal. 2010.
By Gail E Vaz-Oxlade. 2016
We live in a world of growing singleness. While lots of attention is being paid to senior singles, less has… been given to younger women and men who find themselves suddenly single. This book maps out the territory that singles find themselves in, guides readers through topics that form the new land of singleness, and helps readers decide what’s urgent, what’s important and what they can afford to just let go unattended. Bestseller. 2016.
By Denise Marek. 2006
A four-step process designed specifically for women who worry, this formula will help you stop worrying, eliminate self-limiting beliefs, and… develop greater inner peace. You'll discover strategies to immediately reduce worry and put an end to "what if" thinking. Find out how to transform fear into action, to finally stop worrying about what others think of you, and discover how to let go of the need for perfectionism, regain excitement for life, and restore your peace of mind. 2006.
By Judith Flanders. 2017
Nearly everything you know about Christmas is wrong. Do you think the proclaimed war on Christmas is a recent occurrence?… Do you think Santa is Dutch, or that his red suit was brought to you courtesy of Coca-Cola? Or are you merely dreaming of a Christmas like the one you used to know? You aren't alone: thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, a fourth-century archbishop was already complaining that his flock was spending the day dancing and feasting, not in religious observance. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically reminiscing about the vastly better Christmases in the old days. Some traditions of Christmas are relatively new--who would have thought gift-wrap was a novelty of the twentieth century? That the first holiday parade was neither at Macy's, nor even in the United States? Other elements, however, have been around for a surprisingly long time. The first known gag holiday giftbook, The Boghouse Miscellany, was advertised in the 1760s, while in 1805, the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition exchanged--what else?--presents of underwear and socks. Christmas is different things to different people: a religious festival for some, a family celebration for others, or perhaps simply a time of seasonal eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye over the myths, legends, and history that make up the holiday to show us the season as it really is, but rarely how it is understood. 2017. Feast of the circumcision or Holy Name of Jesus -- Twelfth Night -- Epiphany -- Candlemas -- Lady day -- Midsummer -- Michaelmas -- All Saints' Day -- All Souls' Day -- St Martin -- St. Nicholas -- St Lucy of Syracuse -- St Thomas the Apostle -- Christmas day -- St Stephen -- St John the Evangelist -- Feast of the Holy Innocents -- Sylvester.
By Katherine M Ramsland. 2001
By Colin Murray Parkes. 1998
This is the third edition of a classic study into bereavement, which aims to answer questions like: how is bereavement… affected by age, gender, manner of death, personal psychology and culture; what are the signs of pathological grieving which can lead to mental illness; and how can carers provide genuine help without interfering with the painful but necessary "work" of mourning? New to this edition are discussions of the many forms of loss and recent research by the author. 1988.
By Jan Wong. 2017
Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking… in France, Italy, and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. While he wasn't keen on spending excessive time with his mom, he dreamed of becoming a chef. Ultimately, it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. On their journey, Jan and Sam live and cook with locals, seeing how globalization is changing food, families, and cultures. In southeast France, they move in with a family sheltering undocumented migrants. From Bernadette, the housekeeper, they learn classic French family fare such as blanquette de veau. In a hamlet in the heart of Italy's Slow Food country, the locals teach them how to make authentic spaghetti alle vongole and a proper risotto with leeks. In Shanghai, they cook firecracker chicken and scallion pancakes with the nouveaux riches and their migrant maids, who are part of the biggest demographic shift in world history. Along the way, mother and son explore their sometimes-fraught relationship, uniting--and occasionally clashing--over their mutual love of cooking. 2017.
By Robert Fulghum. 1988
By Gary A Kowalski, Josée Guévin. 2012
La mort d'un animal de compagnie est une expérience souvent déchirante. Dans cet ouvrage, Kowalski propose des conseils chaleureux et… judicieux pour traverser cette épreuve. Il y relate des anecdotes touchantes et propose des solutions pratiques comme de prendre soin de vous durant la période de deuil, créer des rituels qui honorent le souvenir de votre animal et parler de sa mort aux enfants. 2012. Titre uniforme: Goodbye friend: healing wisdom for anyone who has ever lost a pet.
By Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Philippe Beaudoin. 1998
Comme le titre l'indique, ce livre présente les questions souvent posées par les différents acteurs qui, à titres divers, sont… touchés par le sujet : patients incurables, entourage, personnels médical et social. L'auteure y répond en fonction de son savoir de praticienne et n'hésite pas à traiter des dimensions sociales, philosophiques et spirituelles sous-jacentes. 1998.
By M. Scott Peck. 1994
Réflexion sur la société et le comportement des individus : l'égocentrisme, l'insensibilité, le matérialisme et la manipulation qui détruisent la… morale et qui ont depuis longtemps envahi notre quotidien. L'auteur propose un programme concret d'organisation sociale dont la clé est le développement de communauté, de respect mutuel et d'engagement spirituel. Les conseils qu'il prodigue ne sont pas ceux d'un psychiatre, mais d'un médecin de l'âme. Quelques passages où le langage est grossier. 1994. Titre uniforme: A world waiting to be born.
By Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Staff. 1982
By Alex Gill, Jim Carlisle. 2009
Carlisle and Gill use a combination of real-life stories, self-assessment tools and a step-by-step process in their programme. By the… end, changing your life or career will be something you can accomplish. In the process, you will discover what may truly make you happy, allowing you to start on the path towards leading a more satisfying and dynamic life. 2009.
By Jeff Schweitzer, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara. 2011
Jeff Schweitzer and Giuseppe Notabartolo di Sciara present a simple and easy plan for finding happiness and fulfillment without religion… and without the burden of others' expectations. They provide advice and guidance for breaking free from the angst of modern society's hectic pace in order to live a more desirable life. 2011.