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New York Times best-selling author presents a radical alternative to psychotropic meds: discerning the meaning in your symptoms and your… struggle as a way to reclaim your health and your self.For years, we've been telling ourselves that our difficult feelings-sadness, rage, shame, intensity, worry-are somehow "not okay." And, all too often, we've relied on the promise of pharmaceuticals to tamp them down. The fact is, though, that these feelings are a vital part of our experience. They are real. And those of us who feel them most strongly are the canaries in the coalmine-sensitive to things that are seriously wrong in the world today. In a book that's both provocative and promising, holistic psychiatrist Kelly Brogan, M.D., author of A Mind of Your Own, shows us that we don't have to medicate our mental, emotional, and physical pain away-that the best way out is through. She explodes the mistaken belief that our symptoms-from mood changes to irritability to fogginess and fatigue-are evidence that we are sick or broken. Then she charts a new path to get real, get well, and get free. The journey includes: • Coming to a new appreciation of the meaning behind symptoms, and whether you are a canary in the coal mine • Learning the 2 major risks of medication that most doctors are not trained to disclose • Exploring the 5 reversible physical drivers of so-called mental illness • Starting the process of radical physical healing with inclusive details of Dr. Brogan's history-making 30-day protocol • Taking an emotional inventory of energy drains and toxic relationships • Taking a deeper dive into the spiritual awakening and expansion that comes when you reclaim your real self from conventional medicine • Identifying the most likely places you have given your power away • Understanding what the science has to say about psychedelics as a tool for awakening • Navigating health challenges with curiosity and the proper tools • Guidance, support, and many Travel Tips shared from the trenches!Our experiences, Dr. Brogan argues, aren't problems or pathologies; they reflect what we need to accept, acknowledge, and transform in order to truly become who we are. Own Your Self is a journey of healing, and also something more: a journey of coming home to ourselves.
By James Bannerman. 2012
This book isn't going to turn you into a genius, but you already knew that. What it will do is… increase the number of genius moments in your life. You know, those amazing times when you cleverly solve a problem that others have been struggling with, or come up with a brilliant idea that makes the ordinary extraordinary.We could all do with a touch more inner genius: The ability to see what others miss. The ability to shape an ingeniously persuasive argument. The ability to create, adapt, adjust, rethink, tweak, and polish. This is the stuff upon which amazing careers and great businesses are built.And while we can't all be the next Einstein, Shakespeare, or Steve Jobs, we can all develop and hone our genius thinking skills.With this book you'll be able to:Solve problems and dissolve obstaclesSpot opportunities that others missWin arguments with persuasive linesTurn the distinctly average into something truly specialThose who think creatively are given a massive advantage--in the workplace and at home--and everyone can do it, with a bit of help. This deceptively simple book will show you how.
By Lois Frankel, Lisa Graves. 2017
From New York Times–bestselling author: “A book to share with every woman in your family” honoring the wisdom and spirit… of older women (Evelyn Champagne King). These women have lived decades raising children, caring for husbands, and creating nests out of which children fly to be productive members of society. Often being forced to observe more than participate in the events around them, they have unique insights that can help future generations not merely survive, but thrive. In Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom, Dr. Lois Frankel gives center stage to these wise women. From Los Angeles, California, to Shanghai, China, women aged seventy and older share thoughts and stories that are heartwarming and hilarious; insightful and witty; philosophical and practical: “When life gives you lemons,” says Jo-Ann Mercurio, born in 1941, “add vodka.” This book, with lovely illustrations by Lisa Graves, is an important record of women’s reflections on lives well lived. It is sure to be passed from grandmother to daughter to granddaughter. “I love this book! Wisdom and wit worth remembering and sharing.” —Josh Berman, creator and executive producer, Drop Dead Diva and CSI “It would be a shame if the humor and inspiration from these wise women was lost. Dr. Lois captured their spirits . . . This is truly a good read.” —Evelyn Champagne King “It’s about time for a book like this. For too long the wisdom of older women has gone unnoticed, unappreciated, and undervalued . . . Sure to put a smile on your face and the faces of the women you share it with.” —Rita Coolidge
By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld. 2011
World famous competitive skydiver and coach Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld presents proven tools and techniques for success and explains how they can… be used in everyday life. Dan survived a plane crash from which sixteen of the twenty-two people on board were killed. He was left critically injured and woke up from a six-week-long coma with a broken neck, broken skull, severe head trauma, a collapsed lung, and other serious internal injuries. Against all odds, Dan recovered and went on to become one of the greatest competitive skydiver in the world. With the love and support of friends and family, Dan was able not only to resurrect his life but return to skydiving to achieve greater heights than he could have ever imagined. His techniques and methods for excelling are applicable to all people, no matter their goals. Dan uses his experiences to teach the lessons heOCOs learnedOCoas a competitor, coach, business owner, father, and husbandOCoto help others achieve their dreams, overcome obstacles, and reach their peak performance.
By Jane Mathews. 2016
Turn a midlife crisis into a midlife opportunity, with this action plan for transforming your health, finances, relationships, and more.… Once women hit their forties and fifties, they sometimes start feeling stuck, wondering “Is this it?” This inspiring guide provides encouragement and practical steps to take advantage of our untapped potential—using the wisdom we’ve gained to achieve what we still desire, whether it’s financial independence, better health, a deeper spirituality, or a home that feels like a sanctuary. Sharing her own ups and downs with candor and wit, Jane Mathews provides a one-stop shop of ideas and resources to motivate you, guide you towards what really works, and supply you with a well-curated toolkit to write a blueprint for your future. With to-do-lists, tips, and quotes, you can create own unique midlife action plan.
By Christopher Kimball Bigelow, Bennett Floyd, Jonathan Langford. 2015
Mormonism has only been around for less than two hundred years, but it has a large following in the United… States. While their practices may be slightly different from mainstream Christianity, their fundamental desire to live as close to the life of Christ and preach faith is the same. Mormon Wisdom is a collection of inspiration quotes from prominent leaders of the Church of Latter-day Saints, designed to enlighten, inspire, and motivate the reader. Mormon Wisdom is a treasure for spiritual seekers or anyone who needs a bit of inspiration every now and then. Here are a few examples: The earth is a living creature and breathes as much as you and I do. God rarely moves the mountains in front of us but He always helps us climb them. By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer, we often find the answers to our own. To be cheerful when others are in despair, to keep the faith when others falter, to be true even when we feel forsaken--all of these are deeply desired outcomes during the deliberate, divine tutorials which God gives to us--because He loves us.
By Max Morris. 2017
"Wisdom is better than wit,” said Jane Austen in a letter to Fanny Knight, "and in the long run will… certainly have the laugh on her side.”Have you ever wanted to contribute to a discussion with an astute observation on unrequited love? Give advice to a peer on how to dress for a night out? Or end an argument with a biting quip on feminist politics? The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Jane Austen is the perfect pocket book to carry around in your bag as you meditate on Austen’s surprisingly modern and perceptive life philosophies set against the backdrop of eighteenth century mores. Discover what she had to say about style and dress, men and women, love and heartbreak, keeping up with appearances, arts and graces, health and happiness, and more, and stock up your arsenal of wicked and practical wisdoms as you navigate life.Beautifully designed and curated, this entertaining collection compiles the wisest and wittiest Austen quotations that speak of the novelist’s enduring legacy in contemporary pop culture. Full of sense and sensibility, The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of Jane Austen is sure to delight devoted fans and casual readers alike.
By Elizabeth Dutton. 2011
Smiling has been shown to relieve stress, boost the immune system, release endorphins, and even make us more attractive. It's… the natural drug. Whether it's the sight of baby animals wrestling each other or watching pigeons fight over a Cheeto, there are more than enough funny, silly, and downright weird reasons to put a smile on your face inside this little book of joy, including: When the person in the next lane lets you ahead of them in heavy traffic When you finally get back into your own bed after being away from home You check the calendar on a Friday and realize that Monday is a holiday In our overworked, overstressed day to day life, it’s difficult to find time to relax and enjoy the simple, little things in life. These simple little things that make us smile keep us going throughout the day and motivate us to carry on when things may seem difficult. With this book, you won’t have to look far to find these simple pleasures. So put down the Xanx and grab yourself a copy of 1,047 Reasons to Smile.
By Holiday Miller, Valerie Shepherd. 2016
What can two women who married the same man tell you about divorce? Plenty! Divorce can tear up a woman’s… life like a tornado going through a trailer park. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Seasoned experts on all things divorce, Holiday Miller and Valerie Shepherd developed a unique friendship after they both married and divorced the same man. They learned the hard way that when divorce is on the horizon, most women fall apart. While the husband is gathering ammunition with his high-paid attorney, the wife is rehashing what went wrong—instead of preparing herself for the battle ahead. The Ex-Wives’ Guide to Divorce teaches women how to manage the “business of divorce” in a focused, realistic, and organized manner. Miller and Shepherd aren’t lawyers or psychologists, but they have the hard-won wisdom of experience. They share crucial advice on how women can build a support system and maintain a tenacious spirit through the heartache and nitty-gritty negotiations over alimony, child custody, and the rest. Divorce is never pretty, but Miller and Shepherd want to make the experience as easy and painless as possible. Straightforward and honest, this essential guide equips soon-to-be ex-wives with a road map of what lies ahead, easing their fears, saving them money, and motivating them to start building new lives for themselves, sans Prince Charming.
By Terry Giles. 2020
One of today&’s most successful entrepreneurs shares his story &“of inspiration and information [that] will inspire you to push yourself… to the next level&” (Stedman Graham, businessman, speaker, and author of Identity Leadership). Terry Giles, &“the man behind the scenes who litigated—and sometimes mitigated—some of the most sensationally nasty celebrity and political dramas of the last several decades&” (The Texas Tribune), attributes his own success to being part of &“the fifteen percent&” of people who are able to rise above despair and succeed against all odds. Using examples from his career and life—defending child sex abuse victims, his involvement in Monica Lewinsky&’s trial, and even managing Dr. Ben Carson&’s 2016 presidential campaign—he illustrates these ideas in action. In each chapter, you&’ll learn valuable skills, including fearlessness, embracing underdog status, visualizing the future, and positive thinking—and proving that you do not have to be a victim of bad circumstances to adopt the superpowers of &“the fifteen percent.&” Entertaining, inspiring, and full of useful insights, The Fifteen Percent will help you overcome whatever&’s holding you back, so you can achieve lasting success. &“A tour de force that encapsulates a lifetime of wisdom and service that exemplifies what it is to truly live the American Dream . . . a surefire recipe for outlandish success—I know; because I have been blessed to count Terry among my closest mentors and friends for over thirty years.&” —Armstrong Williams, broadcast entrepreneur and syndicated columnist &“A powerful and balanced account of his personal and professional journeys . . . it truly exemplifies his vision, courage, kindness, humility, and old-fashioned grit.&” —Robert J. Brown, author of You Can&’t Go Wrong Doing Right
By Max Morris. 2017
“Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit,” said the world’s greatest and most preeminent English writer of all time,… William Shakespeare.Have you ever wanted to quote the most quoted writer in the English language? Deliver the most inventive and debasing Shakespearean insult (“Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon!”)? Recite titillating love poetry like a modern-day Romeo to his (or her) Juliet? Or commit a learned wisdom about life’s woes to memory? The Smart Words and Wicked Wit of William Shakespeare is the perfect pocket book to carry around in your arsenal. Laugh, cry, rage, and muse along with beloved (or not so beloved) Shakespeare characters like Hamlet, Lady Macbeth, King Lear, and Cleopatra on the topics of love, art, beauty—as well as life’s most irreverently relevant insights. Full of savvy wisdoms from works such as Twelfth Night, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and many others, this inspiring collection compiles the wisest and wittiest Shakespearean quotations that speak of the writer’s enduring legacy—even in contemporary pop culture.
By W. D. Wetherell. 2010
In a refreshing departure from today's celebrity worship cultivated by reality television, tabloid photos, and celebrity twittering, award-winning novelist W.… D. Wetherell's On Admiration celebrates the heroes and heroines who have peopled his life from his earliest years. Writers, singers, presidents, athletes, cartoonists, artists, activists, and many more are examined here--from Henry David Thoreau to Willa Cather to Albert Camus to Dwight D. Eisenhower to Winston Churchill to Beverly Sills--in this humorous, insightful memoir that speaks powerfully about the state of fame, celebrity culture, and honest admiration. Wetherell skillfully reminds us of the magic and mystery that comes with slow discovery--of that first awareness of those figures who awoke something within us, that inspired us as children, teenagers, and adults--forever altering the landscape of ourselves. From visiting Herman Melville's study where Melville wrote Moby Dick to being a Rangers fan living in NYC--Wetherell examines the meaning of the American cultural landscape--and its remnants--in a candid and personal memoir like no other before him. With this lively and exacting series of pop culture essays, Wetherell joins the ranks of David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen, and Chuck Klosterman.
By Larry King, Bob Mitchell. 2017
Time for a Heart-to-Heart is not your typical memoir, but is rather eclectic in tone—at times philosophical, poetic, poignant, uplifting,… confessional, hysterically funny, and nostalgic. But most of all, it is an inspiring story of the triumph of hope and the human spirit in the face of the direst of circumstances and the ultimate challenge of survival. People who have gone through significant heart disease or have undergone organ transplants—as well as their families and friends—will appreciate this book.About a year ago, Bob Mitchell became very sick. He would endure three near-fatal episodes of ventricular tachycardia due to a heart muscle comprised of 54% scar tissue, as well as heart surgeries, two harrowing months of waiting on the transplant list for a new heart on life supporting IV drips (during which time a malignant tumor was detected in his kidney), partial nephrectomy surgery to remove the cancer, another month of waiting, 12-hour heart and kidney transplant surgery, and 100 days on life support in four different hospitals. A novelist at heart, Bob’s ordeal seemed like a memoir screaming to be written.Not simply a narrative of the physical and emotional experience of what it’s like to go through and recover from a transplant, it is at its core both a thought-provoking, introspective monologue, and an intimate dialogue with the reader, concerning life’s fundamental conflicts that the author pondered during his ordeal. These experiences and tribulations gave clarity and perspective to the things Bob had been thinking, teaching, and writing for over five decades: fear and hope, despair and joy, failure and success, pride and humility, thought and feeling, control and surrender, arbitrariness and justice, constriction and freedom, youth and age, life and death.
By Lisa Gache. 2013
In Beverly Hills, fame and wealth can buy everything--except class, grace, and sophistication. In 24 Karat Etiquette, Lisa Gaché offers… a behind-the-scenes look at Beverly Hills residents' unique social dilemmas through the eyes of an etiquette expert, tasked with transforming her awkward, boorish, and sometimes challenging clients into social virtuosos. Not only does Lisa rule the roost at her in-town manners school, but her services are also in demand across the globe. From Saudi princesses to Oscar winners, talent agents to intelligence operatives, child actresses, butlers, and football players, Lisa has amassed an astounding roster over the years.In today's technological world, Lisa counsels clients on more than their table manners. Thanks to the explosion of social media, netiquette is a vital new discipline. If a tweet hits the fan, it doesn't matter if you're a "nobody" or a "somebody"; repercussions are real and sometimes devastating.Everyone, regardless of their proximity to the Hollywood stars, can pick up something to apply to their own lives through the stories Lisa shares about her experiences with her most amusing, clueless, and stubborn clients. The inquiries never cease to amaze her.Teaching an Oscar nominee how to successfully navigate the red carpetInstructing sixty sorority girls how to use a fork and knife properlyTutoring a child actress requiring formal instruction on interacting with "normal" peopleCounseling an overnight rags-to-riches success story without a clue how to fit inTraining soldiers specializing in interrogation how to assimilate back to their home lives
By Mark W. Erwin. 2017
The Powers is written for people who have a drive to become highly successful in their chosen field of endeavor.… Throughout this revised edition, you will meet many who came from ordinary backgrounds to achieve extraordinary things in a variety of pursuits. They came from different circumstances with a wide range of gifts as well as many personal limitations. All have experienced failure and some were serial failures. The Powers they discovered within themselves are the same Powers Erwin has identified and discusses. Through study, they can become your Powers. While everyone has different dreams and goals, everyone also possesses their own set of Powers, even if some are hidden deep within. Erwin has found that intellectual curiosity, developing a grand vision, setting clear goals, practicing persistence, and other concepts included in this book are common traits among the most successful people. After years of studying works by great authors such as Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale, and Dale Carnegie, befriending highly successful people, and exploring an experimental learning style, Erwin has found common traits that not only create success but also allow one to go from ordinary to extraordinary. Mark Erwin has mentored hundreds of people, and has collected life-changing lessons throughout his journey that brought him from a sixteen-year-old in a jail cell to a multimillionaire before he was forty. In The Powers, he shares personal stories, philosophical and practical advice, and a one-of-a-kind collection of wisdom and insights from some of the most successful people in history, many of whom are his friends. This book creates the blueprint for you to become exceptionally successful and maps out how using the Powers, in combination with your unique personality and emotional intelligence, will help you stand out and make a difference in whatever area you choose to pursue. Read and reread this book and your true path for success on your terms will be revealed, and you will know exactly how to make your dreams come true.
Today, younger and older people alike are worried about their memories. Billions of dollars are spent each year on herbs,… vitamins, and drugs that can supposedly help you build a better memory or protect the skills you have. With over 200 well-researched tips and 300 scholarly references, Memory Power 101 can do what no pill can—help students get better grades, aid professionals in essential confidence building, and give seniors a means of taking control of senility. Dr. Klemm explains the different kinds of memories and how they are stored and accessed in everyday situations. He offers advice on learning how to focus and pay attention so that key pieces of information are more easily used. He talks about the importance of cues and stimuli both when learning and in recall, discusses repressed memories, Freudian slips, the roles of both exercise and sleep in building a better memory, and more. With his advice, you’re bound to improve your memory of names and faces, as well as read and heard information. Keep better track of numbers and places, and even remember where you left your house keys and where you parked your car! Memory Power 101 is a unique book that can help almost anyone be more successful and happier.
By Jo Boaler. 2019
In this revolutionary book, a professor of education at Stanford University and acclaimed math educator who has spent decades studying… the impact of beliefs and bias on education, reveals the six keys to unlocking learning potential, based on the latest scientific findings.From the moment we enter school as children, we are made to feel as if our brains are fixed entities, capable of learning certain things and not others, influenced exclusively by genetics. This notion follows us into adulthood, where we tend to simply accept these established beliefs about our skillsets (i.e. that we don’t have “a math brain” or that we aren’t “the creative type”). These damaging—and as new science has revealed, false—assumptions have influenced all of us at some time, affecting our confidence and willingness to try new things and limiting our choices, and, ultimately, our futures. Stanford University professor, bestselling author, and acclaimed educator Jo Boaler has spent decades studying the impact of beliefs and bias on education. In Limitless Mind, she explodes these myths and reveals the six keys to unlocking our boundless learning potential. Her research proves that those who achieve at the highest levels do not do so because of a genetic inclination toward any one skill but because of the keys that she reveals in the book. Our brains are not “fixed,” but entirely capable of change, growth, adaptability, and rewiring. Want to be fluent in mathematics? Learn a foreign language? Play the guitar? Write a book? The truth is not only that anyone at any age can learn anything, but the act of learning itself fundamentally changes who we are, and as Boaler argues so elegantly in the pages of this book, what we go on to achieve.
By Wendy W. Fairey. 2015
Wendy Fairey grew up among books. As the shy and studious daughter of famed Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham--F. Scott Fitzgerald’s… lover during the last years of his life--she began as a child reading her way through the library Fitzgerald had assembled for her mother and escaped into the landscape of classic English novels. Their protagonists became her intimates, starting with David Copperfield, whose sensibility and aspirations seemed so akin to her own. She felt as plain as Jane Eyre but craved the panache of Becky Sharp. English novels squired her to adulthood, and Bookmarked is a memoir of that journey. In a series of brilliant chapters that blend the genres of personal memoir and literary criticism, we follow Fairey, refracted through her reading, as student, wife, professor, mother, grandmother, and happily remarried writer. E. M. Forster’s Howards End helps her cope with a failing marria≥ Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Ramsay teaches important lessons about love and memory. Like Eliot’s Daniel Deronda, she learns only as an adult of her Jewish heritage (and learns also the identity of her real father, the British philosopher A. J. Ayer). In this intimate and inspiring book, Wendy Fairey shows that her love of reading has been both a source of deep personal pleasure and key to living a fulfilling and richly self-examined life.
By Tony Robbins. 1995
Now updated with new material, Notes from a Friend is a concise and easy-to-understand guide to the most powerful and… life-changing tools and principles from Anthony Robbins, bestselling author and an international leader in peak performance.Starting in 1991, a self-published version of this book has been handed out to thousands of people in need, as part of the Anthony Robbins Foundation’s Thanksgiving “Basket Brigade.” The book helped so many individuals overcome the most challenging circumstances that people repeatedly asked to purchase it for themselves and for their friends. Now, for the first time, it is available to you in this special, updated edition containing new material. Buy this book and you change a life. Read this book and you’ll change your own.
By Marijuana Anonymous. 2017
Similar to The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, Life with Hope thoroughly explains the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions as… they relate to marijuana addicts and those with cannabis use disorder. This is an essential resource for anyone seeking recovery through Marijuana Anonymous (MA)."How can we tell you how to recover? We cannot. All we can do is share with you our own experiences and recovery through the Twelve Steps of Marijuana Anonymous." The text includes the 12 Steps and the 12 Traditions, fifteen personal stories from Marijuana Anonymous members, and the section, A Doctor's Opinion about Marijuana Addiction. Life with Hope is an essential resource for the marijuana addict and for anyone with a cannabis use disorder who is seeking recovery through Marijuana Anonymous (MA). The text is ideal for newcomers, people who are in active addiction, and anyone interested learning more about how marijuana addiction affects people&’s lives.