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By Jean-Jacques Charbonier, Annie Babu, Émilie Barraud. 2015
" Comment se positionner face à l'euthanasie et au suicide assisté ? Que sont les soins palliatifs, comment sont-ils organisés… et qui peut en bénéficier? Comment communiquer avec une personne dans le coma ? Peut-on croire les récits extraordinaires de celles et ceux qui ont connu une expérience de mort imminente ? En quoi ces histoires hors du commun peuvent-elles nous aider à briser les tabous de la mort ? À la lumière de leur vécu et des résultats d'une enquête d'opinion qu'ils ont menée auprès de 3 000 personnes, les auteurs exposent avec passion leurs idées, leurs choix ainsi que leurs convictions convergentes ou divergentes , offrant au lecteur un large champ de réflexion pour se faire sa propre opinion. Cet ouvrage brûlant d'actualité relève le défi de réunir et de mettre en perspective des domaines qui, le plus souvent, s'ignorent ou se combattent les soins palliatifs, l'euthanasie, le suicide assisté et les EMI... " -- 4e de couv.
By Will Bowen, Jacques Vaillancourt. 2015
"Avez-vous remarqué à quel point les plaintes, les sarcasmes et les critiques contaminent nos vies? Selon Will Bowen, auteur et… instigateur du mouvement A Complaint Free World, notre propension à nous plaindre est tellement exacerbée qu'elle nous prive d'une vie satisfaisante.Dans ce livre, Bowen nous enseigne à enrayer cette mauvaise habitude une bonne fois pour toutes. Sa méthode? Porter le bracelet A Complaint Free World et le changer de poignet chaque fois qu'une récrimination, si minime soit-elle, franchit nos lèvres. Le but: ne pas toucher au bracelet pendant vingt et un jours, période que les scientifiques estiment nécessaire pour qu'une nouvelle habitude s'enracine.En plus de vous guider vers la réalisation de cet objectif, l'auteur détaille les raisons qui vous poussent à vous plaindre, explique en quoi cette habitude est néfaste, et vous indique des pistes pour surmonter les obstacles qui peuvent survenir en cours de route. Cet ouvrage instructif et lumineux vous permettra de dire adieu à vos schémas destructeurs! " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: A complaint free world.
Based on her popular blog post on PurposeFairy.com, Luminita Saviuc gives readers permission to give up--that is, to let go… of the bad habits that are holding them back from achieving authentic happiness. 2016.
By Anna Mehler Paperny. 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLERAward-winning journalist Anna Mehler Paperny's stunning memoir chronicles with courageous honesty and uncommon eloquence her experience of depression and… her quest to explore what we know and don't know about this disease that afflicts almost a fifth of the population--providing an invaluable guide to a system struggling to find solutions. As fascinating as it is heartrending, as outrageously funny as it is serious, it is a must-read for anyone impacted by depression--and that's pretty much everybody. Depression is a havoc-wreaking illness that masquerades as personal failing and hijacks your life. After a major suicide attempt in her early twenties, Anna Mehler Paperny resolved to put her reporter's skills to use to get to know her enemy, setting off on a journey to understand her condition, the dizzying array of medical treatments on offer and a medical profession in search of answers. Charting the way depression wrecks so many, she maps competing schools of therapy, pharmacology, cutting-edge medicine, the pill-popping pitfalls of long-term treatment, the glaring unknowns and the institutional shortcomings that both patients and practitioners are up against. She interviews leading medical experts across Canada and the US, from psychiatrists to neurologists, brain-mapping pioneers to family practitioners, and others dabbling in strange hypotheses--and shares compassionate conversations with fellow sufferers.Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me tracks Anna's quest for knowledge and her desire to get well. Impeccably reported, it is a profoundly compelling story about the human spirit and the myriad ways we treat (and fail to treat) the disease that accounts for more years swallowed up by disability than any other in the world.
By Kelley Keehn. 2019
Learn how to save and spend wisely, feel good about money, and start living a more balanced life. No matter… your age, salary, social or relationship status, money is an important part of your life. Yet, somehow, talking about your money situation is hard. Why is it that you know more about what goes on in your friend’s bedroom than with their bank account? Do you know if your parents have a will or or if they’ll leave a legacy? How many of your colleagues are still paying off student debt but are jet-setting around the globe on multiple credit cards? Since no one is talking about it, you can’t be expected to learn how to manage your money on your own. With years of experience as a personal finance advisor and educator, Kelley Keehn will answer your most burning questions about money and will talk you through how to avoid mistakes along the way. You can gain control of your debt, learn to save for your future, have a life, and feel good about money all at the same time. And—spoiler alert—you don’t need a budget to do any of this! You’ll learn: -How to build good credit (and get rid of bad credit—especially credit card debt) -What all these dreaded acronyms mean and how they can work for you—TFSA, RRSP, RESP, CFP, CPP -How and when to invest for your future -How to talk about money with your partner—and everyone else in your life -How to save for a mortgage and then work towards being mortgage-free -How to have fun, splurge once in a while, and still save money With her unique blend of empathy and no-nonsense candor, Kelley takes you through the basics of personal finance with relatable anecdotes that expose the most common money pitfalls—and how to avoid them—so you can make financial decisions that are right for you.
By Nancy Davis Kho. 2020
Gratitude and happiness go hand-in-handand The Thank-You Project provides an easy-to-follow approach for creating more of both. Who helped you… become the person you are today? As Nancy Davis Kho approached a milestone birthday, she decided to answer that question by sending thank-you letters to the many people who had influenced her, helped her, and inspired her over the years: family, friends, mentors, teachers, co-workers, even a couple of former friends and exes. While her recipients always seemed genuinely pleased to read the letters, what Nancy never expected was the profound and positive effect the process would have on her. As it turns out, emerging research proves that actively appreciating the formative people in your life, past and present, can lead to a lasting increase in your happiness levelsand The Thank-you Project offers a charming, entertaining roadmap to see, say and savor your way there.
By Merrie-Ellen Wilcox. 2019
Moving between science and culture, Wilcox takes a straightforward look at the fascinating, diverse ways in which we understand death,… both today and throughout our history. Each chapter includes a brief telling of a death legend, myth or history from a d
By Henry Shukman. 2020
This is the story of how a meditation practice gave Henry Shukman a context for integrating a sudden spiritual awakening… into his life and how his depression and anxiety were gradually healed through this practice. In sharing how he grew into a Zen teacher, Shukman demystifies Zen training, casting its profound insights in simple, lucid language. Along the way, One Blade of Grass guides listeners on a journey of their own, into the hidden treasures that contemplative practice can reveal to any of us. One Blade of Grass recounts Shukman's journey from academia to life as a wandering poet and writer, until he finally settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he now runs Mountain Cloud Zen Center. A child of professors at Oxford University, he received a classical humanist education and threw himself onto the path to academia in order to cope with the pain of his parents' divorce and the chronic eczema that had plagued him since childhood-until one day as a young man he encountered a spontaneous, powerful awakening experience. By turns humorous and moving, this beautiful memoir takes listeners on the journey of a lifetime-into the depths of humanity, following an ancient path to freedom and love
You are a badass whole woman with big dreams, big feelings, and big potential. What are you hiding behind that… shield of overeating? Who do you want to be when you put down the shield and take on life's battles bare? In her second book, Bare, Susan Hyatt presents an empowering approach to transforming your body and your life. Inside this book, you'll learn how to accomplish the following: - Treat your body with care, love, and respect-not hateful criticism. - Shed everything that's weighing you down, physically and mentally. - De-stress at the end of the day without relying on excessive food, alcohol, Netflix binging, or other habits that clog up your mind and drain your energy. - Stop obsessing about your body and focus on the priorities that really matter in life-like dominating in your career, writing your novel, learning a foreign language, contributing to your community, or otherwise making your mark on the world. This is the perfect book if you want to take excellent care of yourself, upgrade your mental and physical health, build confidence, conquer your goals, crush the patriarchy, and look and feel damn good while doing it. Bare is not a weight-loss plan. It's a life-gain plan
By Craig Jarrow. 2019
More time, stress relief, and relaxation: You want more time in your life. Time to spend with family, to achieve… big goals, and to simply enjoy life. Yet the world we live in is busier and changing faster than ever before. More things compete for your time, and more distractions interrupt your day. Simple and practical time management: You have tried to manage your time better but have found that most time management systems and tools are too complex. Or they are too unwieldy to be effective or sustainable. Time management shouldn't be difficult, and it shouldn't take up more of your precious time than it gives back! Easy tools, rules, and tactics: Craig Jarrow has been there too. However, after spending many years testing time management tactics, tools, and systems and having written hundreds of articles on productivity, goals, and organization, Jarrow discovered a simple truth: time management should be easy. More productivity and less stress: It is only when you simplify your approach that you can rise above the busyness and chaos of our fast-paced society. This book presents the 21 Rules that will show you an easier and more effective way to take control of your time and manage your busy life. If you follow these simple principles, you will get more done with less effort. You will have less stress and more time to do the things you want to do
By Amy Bloch. 2019
Amy Bloch, accomplished psychiatrist, busy and fully in control of her professional and family life, was dealt what she thought… was a devastating, insurmountable set-back when her daughter Emily was born with a severe brain malformation. Amy tried desperately to "fix" Emily and exhausted herself in her efforts to deal with the "problem" using her intellect, going at it brain-first, the way we tend to approach any challenge in our society. Emily, by default, lives completely heart-first: She simply doesn't have the capabilities to approach life brain-first. The Power of Heart is the distillation of what Emily taught Amy-applicable to anyone's life. While the brain is amazing, powerful, and also quite useful, it does come with limitations. And there's some stuff the brain just doesn't know, which is where the heart comes in. Tapping into the heart helps your brain perform better-and makes you stronger and smarter than you will ever be trusting only the brain. The heart will allow you to live with uncertainty; find strength, resilience, courage, and persistence in tough times; know your true self; manage emotions; and cast off self-criticism and doubt. Amy's message of living heart-first, in conjunction with the brain, is presented in deeply thoughtful, life-affirming, inspiring, practical, and accessible chapters that will resonate with listeners of all ages and walks of life who are in search of coping strategies and self-improvement
By Karen Casey. 2019
In these twenty short chapters, Karen Casey explores what matters most about loss, unconditional love, security, surrender, powerlessness, peace, strength,… and fear. Each chapter touches on how her own commitment to a spiritual path has had the greatest influence on her life's direction. Included in these chapters are these themes: - It's only within our relationships that we heal. - Wherever we are is where we are meant to be. - Every loving thought is true. - Our lessons keep calling to us until we surrender to them. - Those who share our journey are our teachers. - It is our thoughts that cause us pain. - Forgiveness is the key to a peaceful life. Karen shares her personal experience with honesty and compassion. Her writing can help us make sense of our own lives and travel farther down our own spiritual path
By Joe Biden. 2008
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Joe Biden, the author of Promise Me, Dad, tells the story of his extraordinary life and… career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama's beloved, influential vice president. "I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a noble calling."-Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden has both witnessed and participated in a momentous epoch of American history. In Promises to Keep, Joe Biden reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. With his customary candor and wit, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, with world leaders, and with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life-to work to make people's lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty-are the foundation on which he has based his life's work as husband, father, and public servant. Promises to Keep is an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who surmounted numerous challenges to become one of our most effective leaders and who refuses to be cynical about politics. It is also a stirring testament to the promise of the United States. Praise for Promises to Keep "A ripping good read...?iden is a master storyteller and has stories worth telling."-The Christian Science Monitor "A compelling personal story."-The New York Times "Moving...?Biden's] response to tragedy and near death [is] both admirable and likable."-Salon
If you want to feel happier, more optimistic, more joyful, and resilient, Dr. Amen's groundbreaking new book is for you.… We've all felt anxious, sad, traumatized, grief-stricken, stressed, angry, or hopeless at some point in life. It's perfectly normal to go through emotional crises or have periods when you feel panicked or out of sorts. It is how you respond to these challenges that will make all the difference in how you feel?not just immediately, but also in the long run. Unfortunately, many people turn to self-medicating behaviors, such as overeating, drugs, alcohol, risky sexual behavior, anger, or wasting time on mindless TV, video games, Internet surfing, or shopping. And even though these behaviors may give temporary relief from feeling bad, they usually only prolong and exacerbate the problems?or cause other, more serious ones. Is it possible to feel better?and make it last? Renowned physician, psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, and founder of Amen Clinics Dr. Daniel Amen understands how critical it is for you to know what will help you feel better fast, now and later. In Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, you'll discover new, powerful brain-based strategies to quickly gain control over anxiety, worry, sadness, stress and anger, strengthening your resilience and giving you joy and purpose for a lifetime.
By Max Lucado. 2017
When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Thankfully, there's a practical prescription for dealing… with them. Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety. Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Is irrational worry your constant companion? Could you use some calm? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Stress-related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity. And use of sedative drugs like Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s. Chances are, you or someone you know seriously struggles with anxiety. Max writes, "The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious." He knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives. Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7. After all, it is the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. In the characteristic tone of his previous books like You'll Get Through This and Fearless, Max guides readers through this Scripture passage and explains the key concepts of celebration, asking for help, leaving our concerns, and meditating. Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn't have to dominate your life.
By Ross Gay. 2018
The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over… a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. Ross Gay's The Book of Delights is a genre-defying book of essays- some as short as a paragraph; some as long as five pages-that record the small joys that occurred in one year, from birthday to birthday, and that we often overlook in our busy lives. His is a meditation on delight that takes a clear-eyed view of the complexities, even the terrors, in his life, including living in America as a black man; the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture; the loss of those he loves.
By Sophie Mas, Caroline De Maigret. 2019
From the bestselling authors of How to be Parisian, what smart, savvy, fabulous French women think, feel and advise as… they hit forty on life, love, and everything else Older, but Better, but Older has the playful wit, self deprecation and worldly advice we have come to expect from these bestselling authors, but now that advice is focused on the French woman's mindset as she hurtles towards forty. Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas are back to amuse you with how they find they are modifying their favorite bad-girl behavior as they address beauty, love, seduction as well as lifestyle, family, work, and living alone. They are still bohemian iconoclasts saying what you don't expect to hear. They will tell you things aren't what they used to bewhen a thirty-year-old guy arrives at a party and does not even glance at you; when you wake up feeling great and everyone tells you how tired you look; you know you're an adult when you're excited just to go home. Neuroses vs. confidence, resistance vs. acceptance, passion vs. serenity, de Maigret and Mas through spirited short stories capture the different stages of ageingas nostalgic but modern Parisian women. From the privately absurd to the strangely universal, this book captures moments of everyday life that will make the reader nod, cringe, and laugh out loud.
By The Try Guys, Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, Ned Fulmer, Eugene Yang. 2019
The four co-creators of The Try Guys, one of the Internet's most popular and viral sensations, deliver their first book-an… inspirational self-improvement guide that teaches you that the path to success is littered with humiliating detours, embarrassing offenses, and unexpected failures. Best friends and social media stars Eugene, Keith, Ned, and Zach are admired for their curiosity, humor, bravado, and fearlessness. But that self-confidence came from their willingness to take big risks-being open to try something new or unusual, even if they failed spectacularly in the attempt. To be our best selves, we have to challenge ourselves. In dedicating ourselves to embracing fear, foolishness, and embarrassment, we can learn to recognize the ways in which we often hold ourselves back. In The Hidden Power of F*cking Up, they swap some of their best stories and offer encouragement and hard advice to help you become a Try Guy too. Whether they're experiencing what it's like to be in labor with a pain simulation machine, marching on the streets of Los Angeles in heels, learning to dance ballet (with a professional dancer and some talented tots), replicating the ancient Olympics, or trying to bake bread without a recipe-their hilarious escapades are embolded by their "throw caution to the wind" attitudes, encouraging readers to become their best flawed and f***ked up selves. Throughout, Eugene, Keith, Ned, and Zach open the doors to the past, showing their fans how four nerdy, timid, self-conscious boys grew up into four super-hot-mega-babes secure in their insecurities. They offer key advice on what to do when faced with impending failure-and how to push through to the other side-provide anecdotes about their experiences curating their sure-fail philosophy and introduce each of their new challenges to the reader for the first time (Ned's impossible challenges as a first-time father and Keith's goal of curbing his fried chicken habit by going vegan).
By Brian Grazer. 2019
New York Times bestselling author and iconic Hollywood producer Brian Grazer reveals a new secret to forge a happier and… more successful life. Through his own personal stories, discover how eye contact-a power available to nearly everyone-can change your life too. In his bestseller A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer helped everyone from parents to CEOs to artists to young graduates develop their curiosity into a superpower that would expand their world. Now, he reveals a new secret. Whether you're looking to develop a relationship, build your confidence or win a negotiation: the answer is in the eyes. Grazer delves into the power of eye contact, as he shares personal, life-changing stories and insightful advice that will help you immediately discover the secret to a more meaningful life. While it might seem like second nature, Grazer proves that eye contact-really looking someone in the eyes-is one of the most transformative habits you can develop in your daily life. Eye contact has the power to offer validation, show generosity, create intimacy, and-most importantly-establish genuine human connection. Even as technology takes on a bigger and bigger role in our lives, from self-driving cars to the smartphones in our pockets, no machine will ever be able to replace the unique and powerful benefits of eye contact. As one of the most acclaimed Hollywood producers in the world, Grazer transports you into the moments from his life where eye contact proves to be the key to unlocking power, emotion, and insight. These are moments like a high-powered CEO conference with Bill Gates; a surprise date with supermodel Kate Moss; a tough conversation with Eminem when creating the movie 8 Mile; a tEte-A-tEte with George W. Bush; and encounters with personalities like Taraji Henson, Airbnb Founder Brian Chesky, and Chance The Rapper. With his flair for telling intriguing stories, Grazer's engaging book will give you a powerful advantage across every aspect of your life. Listen to this book now, and learn how a happier and more meaningful life is just a blink away.
By Oprah Winfrey. 2019
Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, "Your real job in life is to figure out as soon… as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible." That journey starts right here. In her latest audiobook, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The audiobook's ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life's detours are there to teach us. Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring listeners to consider what they're meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. These renowned figures share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose. The Path Made Clear provides listeners with a valuable resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling - whatever it may be. This program is read by Adyashanti, Alanis Morrissette, Amy Purdy, Barbara Brown Taylor, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Brene Brown, Brian Grazer, Brother David Steindl-rast, Bryan Stevenson, Carole Bayer Sager, Caroline Myss, Charles Eisenstein, Cheryl Strayed, Cicely Tyson, Cindy Crawford, Dani Shapiro, Daniel Pink, David Brooks, Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Eckhart Tolle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Elizabeth Lesser, Ellen Degeneres, Fr. Richard Rohr, Gabrielle Bernstein, Gary Zukav, Glennon Doyle, Goldie Hawn, India.Arie, Iyanla Vanzant, Jack Canfield, Jane Fonda, Janet Mock, Jay-Z, Jean Houston, Jeff Weiner, Vice President Joe Biden, Joel Osteen, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jordan Peele, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lynne Twist, Marianne Williamson, Mark Nepo, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Michael Singer, Mindy Kaling, Mitch Albom, Nate Berkus, Pastor A. R. Bernard, Pema Chodron, President Jimmy Carter, Rev. Ed Bacon, Rob Bell, Robin Roberts, RuPaul Charles, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Shauna Niequist, Shawn Achor, Shonda Rhimes, Sidney Poitier, Sister Joan Chittister, Stephen Colbert, Sue Monk Kidd, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, Tim Storey, Tracey Jackson, Tracy McMillan, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Wes Moore, William Paul Young, and Wintley Phipps.