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By Adrianne Lee, Jenn Granneman. 2017
An introvert guide and manifesto for all the quiet ones—and the people who love them. Is there a hidden part…of you that no one else sees? Do you have a vivid inner world of thoughts and emotions that your peers and loved ones can’t seem to access? Have you ever been told you’re too "quiet,” "shy,” "boring,” or "awkward”? Are your habits and comfort zones questioned by a society that doesn’t seem to get the real you? If so, you might be an introvert.On behalf of those who have long been misunderstood, rejected, or ignored, fellow introvert Jenn Granneman writes a compassionate vindication-exploring, discovering, and celebrating the secret inner world of introverts that, only until recently, has begun to peek out and emerge into the larger social narrative. Drawing from scientific research, in-depth interviews with experts and other introverts, and her personal story, Granneman reveals the clockwork behind the introvert’s mind-and why so many people get it wrong initially.Whether you are a bona fide introvert, an extrovert anxious to learn how we tick, or a curious ambivert, these revelations will answer the questions you’ve always had: What’s going on when introverts go quiet? What do introvert lovers need to flourish in a relationship? How can introverts find their own brand of fulfillment in the workplace? Do introverts really have a lot to say-and how do we draw it out? How can introverts mine their rich inner worlds of creativity and insight? Why might introverts party on a Friday night but stay home alone all Saturday? How can introverts speak out to defend their needs?With other myths debunked and truths revealed, The Secret Lives of Introverts is an empowering manifesto that guides you toward owning your introversion by working with your nature, rather than against it, in a world where you deserve to be heard.
By Martha Clarke. 2015
The Big Dictionary of Dreams is an essential work for entering and understanding the enigmatic world of dreams. What we…dream can unravel mysteries from the past, show unknown facets of our personality, and even open the door to the future. It is therefore very useful to know the symbolism of dreams, forged from personal experience and the collective unconscious. In part one, The Big Dictionary of Dreams explores the historical and cultural significance of dreams, analyzes their purpose, explains how to predict and decipher them, and provides guidance on how to best achieve a lucid dream state. In part two, gain insight into nearly 1,500 dream images, discover the messages held within each, and learn how to effectively shed light on the mysterious and personal world of dreams. Also included: Explanation of the phases of dream activity An exploration of the types of dreams Information on psychoanalysis and archetypes Keys to interpreting the meaning of dreams How to make a special dream pillow and a dream catcher Accounts of famous dreams Advice on how to remember dreams Beautifully illustrated, The Big Dictionary of Dreams will help you unlock the mysteries of your mind so that you may continue on your path of self-discovery.
By Yuval Abramovitz. 2017
Refreshingly honest, fast-paced, and full of humor, The List is full of practical advice and inspiration that will help you…achieve your goals. Already an international bestseller, the book began as a list of 10 things the author wanted to accomplish in 400 days. He posted the list on his blog and asked for help-and within 24 hours was overwhelmed by responses. The key idea is as simple as it is powerful-let others know about your dreams and they will help you achieve them.Why do some people succeed where others fail? What makes some push past their financial hardships while others lag behind? What is holding you back? Yuval Abramovitz provides thought-provoking true stories, tips, insights, and techniques to show readers how to move past roadblocks, ask and receive help, and reach even the loftiest of goals.The List is filled with exercises and prompts for lists that help you make your dreams a reality. The author’s journey-from writing his first list in a wheelchair to becoming a well-known author, cultural reporter, actor, and media personality-and the stories of people around the world using his method to achieve success prove that this is a motivational book that truly works.
Harness some of the greatest untapped resources in the world. The Complete Guide to Essential Oils empowers everyone from doctors,…nurses, and science professionals to teachers, business executives, and homemaker to live a natural and healthy life. Essential oils have been an integral part of human healthcare for thousands of years. It is our body composition and genetics that makes them so ideal for improving our physical and mental health, nutrition, and personal care even in the modern world. The rising and unpredictable costs of the healthcare system motivate many individuals and families to look for safe and effective complementary healthcare options. Essential oil protocols do not replace the important role of doctors and healthcare providers, but they allow readers to support their own healthcare at home. Here author Alicia Atkinson shares with us a simple yet comprehensive guide to essential oils. The book begins with an overview of the history, science, and methods of use of essential oils, discusses quality and safety, and goes on to explain how essential oils can be used for physical, mental, and emotional health, personal care, nutrition and cooking, home cleaning, and with pets. Each section includes protocols and recipes that are easy-to-follow and create at home. Additionally, the origins and uses of the most common and readily available essential oils are detailed in final section of the book. The Complete Guide to Essential Oils is written in an accessible style that is perfect for both the novice and the experienced essential oil user.
By Adam Savage. 2019
<P><P>Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech—shares his golden rules…of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality. <P><P>Every Tool’s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you. <P><P>Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and breaking, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop’s worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: In Every Tool <P><P>There Is a Hammer—don’t wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don’t have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever’s handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance—making is messy and filled with screwups, but that’s okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid—it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it’s a reminder to slow down and reduce the friction in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue—mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects. <P><P>This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations. I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and—most of all—enjoy the thrills of being a creator. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Jody Rosen. 2022
A panoramic revisionist portrait of the nineteenth-century invention that is transforming the twenty-first-century world&“The real feat of this book is…that it takes us on a ride—across the centuries and around the globe, through startling history and vivid first-person reporting.&”—Patrick Radden Keefe, New York Times bestselling author of Empire of PainThe bicycle is a vestige of the Victorian era, seemingly at odds with our age of smartphones and ride-sharing apps and driverless cars. Yet we live on a bicycle planet. Across the world, more people travel by bicycle than any other form of transportation. Almost anyone can learn to ride a bike—and nearly everyone does.In Two Wheels Good, journalist and critic Jody Rosen reshapes our understanding of this ubiquitous machine, an ever-present force in humanity&’s life and dream life—and a flash point in culture wars—for more than two hundred years. Combining history, reportage, travelogue, and memoir, Rosen&’s book sweeps across centuries and around the globe, unfolding the bicycle&’s saga from its invention in 1817 to its present-day renaissance as a &“green machine,&” an emblem of sustainability in a world afflicted by pandemic and climate change. Readers meet unforgettable characters: feminist rebels who steered bikes to the barricades in the 1890s, a prospector who pedaled across the frozen Yukon to join the Klondike gold rush, a Bhutanese king who races mountain bikes in the Himalayas, a cycle-rickshaw driver who navigates the seething streets of the world&’s fastest-growing megacity, astronauts who ride a floating bicycle in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station.Two Wheels Good examines the bicycle&’s past and peers into its future, challenging myths and clichés while uncovering cycling&’s connection to colonial conquest and the gentrification of cities. But the book is also a love letter: a reflection on the sensual and spiritual pleasures of bike riding and an ode to an engineering marvel—a wondrous vehicle whose passenger is also its engine.
By John Kiriakou. 2022
With an experienced CIA officer as your teacher, you&’ll gain the knowledge and necessary tools to protect yourself and the…ones you love.No matter where we go, we leave tracks and clues of our existence without even knowing. Our electronic footprint becomes our invisible trail. In this day in age where the world seems to be at our fingertips and social media plays a huge role in our daily lives, it&’s hard not to leave part of our digital selves for others to find.Whether you&’re fascinated by the idea of disappearing, want to erase your digital footprint, or simply concerned about your safety and privacy, knowing how to become invisible is a survival skill that will come in handy.Through the easy-to-follow instructions, tips, tricks, and professional anecdotes in How to Disappear and Live off the Grid: A CIA Insider's Guide, you&’ll learn to vanish without a trace from John Kiriakou, a former CIA counterterrorism officer and senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee responsible for the capture of Abu Zubaydah.
By John Kiriakou. 2022
A foolproof guide both to lying and to detecting deception,Lying and Lie Detection: A CIA Insider's Guide will teach you…how the pros can tell if and when somebody is lying. People lie all the time. Studies show that the average American lies between six and twenty times a day. Most lies are of the &“little white&” variety or are meant to spare a person&’s feelings. But what about the big lies? What about the consequential ones? You have a right to know when somebody is lying to you. Now, imagine if you had the tools to spot a lie from the truth—a guide to perfect your sixth sense. Whether it's finding out if you truly got the job, unmasking an infidelity, or a simple recommendation, you will no longer have to spend hours, days, or even weeks pondering about it. Through the easy-to-follow instructions and professional anecdotes in Lying and Lie Detection: A CIA Insider's Guide, you&’ll learn to lie and spot lies from John Kiriakou, a former CIA counterterrorism officer and senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee responsible for the capture of Abu Zubaydah.Remember, CIA operations officers are trained to lie. They lie all the time. When they are working undercover, they are actually living a lie. With the CIA as a teacher, you&’ll learn how to tell.
A guide to the Ayurvedic personality types, or doshas, with psychology-based advice on cultivating balance, from the author of The Ayurvedic Self-Care…Handbook At the core of Ayurveda is an understanding that we are all made of the same materials—the five elements of ether (space), air, fire, water, and earth—and how you look, think, and feel can be traced back to your unique proportion of these elements at any given time. This is your dosha, the true essence of who you are. Knowing your dosha is the key to deeper self-knowledge, easier relationships, and a happier future. In The Seven Ways of Ayurveda, you&’ll discover which type fits you best. Vata: creator, multitasker, artistPitta: perfectionist, challenger, leaderKapha: peacemaker, nurturer, loverVata-Pitta: performer, innovator, first responderPitta-Kapha: guardian, moralist, observerVata-Kapha: dreamer, supporter, conversationalistTri-Dosha: proficient in all trades, well-rounded Then, you&’ll identify your innate strengths (and their &“shadow sides&”); whether you&’re out of balance (and what to do); how your unique type approaches work, love, travel, and more; and how to forge true, mutual understanding with friends and loved ones whose doshas may differ. When you know yourself better, you can take better care of yourself—and others, too.
By Youheum Son. 2022
Embark on a transformational journey with this easy-to-use minimalist, mindful guide to physical and emotional decluttering from the founder of…Heal Your Living, the Youtube lifestyle channel with over 250,000 subscribersHeal Your Living is about more than just getting rid of your stuff: it's a holistic approach to a more fulfilling life, in harmony with your deepest aspirations. Youheum Son, the founder of the Youtube lifestyle channel with over 250,000 subscribers, identifies four areas that comprise the Heal Your Living approach: • Mindfulness: Meditation and insight • Sustainability: Low-waste, eco-friendly lifestyle • Minimalism: Simple living • Wellness: Self-care and healing Separated into these four sections, this guide contains easy-to-use daily reflections for emotional and physical decluttering, as well as journaling prompts, planners, checklists, affirmations and mantras. With Youheum's guidance, you can recognize a better way of living and arrive at a turning point to release negative habits. You can freely choose to let go of the past and focus your full attention on healing to live fully without limiting beliefs. The decision to heal will bring you health, a positive mental attitude, and a balance between mind, body, and spirit.
By David Morrell. 2009
The New York Times–bestselling author tells the story behind the creation of his iconic character during an era of violence…and polarization in America. In an era when the Vietnam War raged and police and protestors battled in the streets, a young writer introduced Rambo—a disillusioned and angry trained killer who&’d returned to America a ticking time bomb—in a novel called First Blood. The character would go on to appear in a wildly popular action film in which he led the authorities on an extraordinary manhunt, as well as in several sequels. Here, award–winning author David Morrell reveals the origins of the now world-famous figure and the influences that shaped him in this surprising and candid essay. Previously published under the title Rambo and Me
By Jay L. Garfield. 2022
Why you don’t have a self—and why that’s a good thingIn Losing Ourselves, Jay Garfield, a leading expert on Buddhist…philosophy, offers a brief and radically clear account of an idea that at first might seem frightening but that promises to liberate us and improve our lives, our relationships, and the world. Drawing on Indian and East Asian Buddhism, Daoism, Western philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience, Garfield shows why it is perfectly natural to think you have a self—and why it actually makes no sense at all and is even dangerous. Most importantly, he explains why shedding the illusion that you have a self can make you a better person.Examining a wide range of arguments for and against the existence of the self, Losing Ourselves makes the case that there are not only good philosophical and scientific reasons to deny the reality of the self, but that we can lead healthier social and moral lives if we understand that we are selfless persons. The book describes why the Buddhist idea of no-self is so powerful and why it has immense practical benefits, helping us to abandon egoism, act more morally and ethically, be more spontaneous, perform more expertly, and navigate ordinary life more skillfully. Getting over the self-illusion also means escaping the isolation of self-identity and becoming a person who participates with others in the shared enterprise of life.The result is a transformative book about why we have nothing to lose—and everything to gain—by losing our selves.
Navigate through the hard times in life by accessing your inner strength and wisdom with this interactive guide from clinical…psychologist and executive coach Dr. Perpetua Neo.Personal crises causes change, both around you and in you. The good news is that you have the power to use this change to positively impact your future. In This Is What Matters, Dr. Perpetua Neo teaches you how to access your inner strength and wisdom and use them to navigate through the hard times so you can live a life full of meaning. This interactive guide offers step-by-step prompts and exercises to help you: -Understand, process, and manage your emotions -Identify your values, goals, and strengths -Evaluate what you want most in your relationships, home, career, community, and life experiences -Create realistic and actionable plans to achieve your goals, and overcome obstacles holding you back With This Is What Matters you can start charting your new path to a successful life—one that promises more happiness, productivity, and love—today.
By Seren Bertrand. 2022
• Explains how to awaken your spiritual Womb to find strength within and how to reclaim your softness and vulnerability…as a feminine superpower • Explores Earth Magic, the Moon Mysteries, Flower of Life teachings, Dragon wisdom, the shamanic powers of grief, the feminine archetypes of the Witch and the Priestess, and powerful goddesses from around the world • Reveals sacred spaces in the world where the power of the Goddess lives on The Womb is the seat of our primal power and intuition--our &“wild knowing.&” Spirit weavers are those who have heard this wild voice from within and have followed that call--embarking on a grail quest to follow the feminine path of magic, awaken to the depths of their soul, and embody their true feminine essence.Inviting you onto the spiral path of the spirit weaver, Seren Bertrand shares wisdom teachings and rituals from the feminine path of magic and her own ancestral lineage of old European witches and faerie folk, spirit keepers and story weavers. She explores Flower of Life teachings, the moon mysteries, and dragon wisdom. She unveils the shamanic powers of grief and deeply examines the feminine archetypes of the witch and the priestess. Drawing on powerful feminine spiritual icons from around the world, such as Kali, Isis, Teresa of Ávila, and Mary Magdalene, she explains how to awaken your spiritual Womb to find strength within and how to reclaim your soft powers of heart-opening vulnerability. She explores the lost traditions of the Goddess lineage and reveals sacred spaces in the world where her memory lives on. She shares the Womb Mysteries of alchemical union, revealing how to awaken the wild feminine and wild masculine and become sacred lovers who balance their light and shadow. From working with the cycles of the moon and learning how to root your power into the earth to healing the ancestral wounds left by the generations before you, Seren&’s medicine teachings, like secret spells, cast an enchantment over your feminine soul, awakening its fertility and wild inner magic.
By Rev Daniel Chesbro. 2022
• Shares Tom&’s profound teachings on life, death, and unconditional love gained through his near-death experiences and direct encounter with…the Light • Includes more than 160 true and remarkable stories about Tom completing his mission to spread God&’s Unconditional Love • Details Tom&’s death experiences and how in 2007, when he felt he had fulfilled his mission from God, he consciously left life on Earth In the early evening of May 23, 1978, while making repairs under his pick-up truck full of firewood, the heavy truck crashed down on Tom Sawyer, crushing his chest flat. A 33-year-old Olympic-trained bike racer and mechanic, Tom was clinically dead. Fifteen minutes later, he came back to life, recounting his strange experience of going through a tunnel, having his life review, and meeting the Light. Spiritually energized by this experience and endowed with supernatural abilities, Tom demonstrated repeatedly that the reality we believe in is an illusion, that walls are not necessarily barriers, severe health challenges can be healed in a moment, and it is possible to walk on water. During his death experience, Tom was charged by God with a three-part mission: teach that death does not exist, prevent nuclear war, and promote the Order of Melchizedek, in which he became a highly respected teacher. Through more than 160 remarkable stories, Rev. Daniel Chesbro and Rev. James B. Erickson share Tom&’s profound and enlightening insights on life, death, and Unconditional Love. The most complete and in-depth account of the life and teachings of Tom Sawyer, this book reveals Tom as a modern-day messenger of God who returned to life a powerful conduit of Unconditional Love, compelled to create positive change for humanity.
By Bernie Mac, Rhonda R. McCullough. 2022
Listen up y&’all. Bernie Mac is back, and this here is his page-a-day prescription for a better life and career.…You wanna be successful, don&’t ya? All you gotta do is read one page a day. So come on, let&’s start your edumacation right now.Are y&’all ready to get yourself together? It&’s time for you to start livin&’ your best life, and all you gotta do is read one got-d*mn page a day. You think you can handle that? Sure you can. You can do anything you wanna do, but you never gonna hit a home run if you ain&’t steppin&’ up to the plate. You got yourself a dream? You got a vision? There ain&’t no sugarcoatin&’ it. The only one who&’s gonna make it happen is you, but this book is gonna help. It&’s alright—we all need a little help once in a while. I Don&’t Care if You Like Me, I Like Me is 365 days of Bernie Mac tellin&’ it like it T-I-Iz. You gonna be gettin&’ some of his best advice, his personal stories showin&’ y&’all that what he&’s tellin&’ you works, and some commentary from Rhonda &’cuz that woman knows what's up. We&’re talkin&’ about bein&’ your best self, gettin&’ better in your relationships, findin&’ your place in the world, and openin&’ up that door to plentitude. So, the choice is yours. Are you ready to be the best sumb*tch you can be? You wanna be happy and successful? You got somethin&’ more important goings on right now? Quit procrasternatin&’ and do it. &“Bernie Mac had a way of telling it straight that made you listen and made you think. He was genuine, always positive, and truly cared if you were okay. I Don&’t Care if You Like Me, I Like Me is an undeniably funny and poignant strategy for reaching your fullest potential one day at a time.&” —Courtney B. Vance, Multi-Award-Winning Actor of Stage and Screen &“I&’ve never seen anything like I Don&’t Care if You Like Me, I Like Me. This book is self-help, Chicago-style. It&’s the perfect combination of comedy and truth, just like you&’d expect from Bernie Mac.&” —Sherri Shepherd, Award-Winning Actress, Comedian, and Talk Show Host &“I Don&’t Care if You Like Me, I Like Me is some straight-talking truth from the no-holds-barred Bernie Mac. His self-help approach makes you want to do exactly that—help yourself! His raw honesty will make you laugh, cry and possibly rethink your entire life.&” —Kym Whitley, American comedian and actress
By Marcus Bridgewater. 2022
In this transformative guide, TikTok’s most popular gardener, Marcus Bridgewater—aka Garden Marcus—offers lessons for growth rooted in lessons from the…plant world to help cultivate the soul.Marcus Bridgewater has been compared to Bob Ross and Mister Rogers for his soothing TikTok videos that relate botany to humanity. A gardener “who shares tips about caring for one’s plants and oneself” (New York Times) and “is not only a trove of information if you’re looking to flex your green thumb, but a balm for the pandemic-induced chaos happening in the world” (Vogue), his soothing observations on plants and life have made him a social media star. In caring for over 600 plants, Marcus has gained invaluable wisdom. Life inside us yearns to grow; like plants, humans maximize their potential when presented with the right conditions. Through care and attention, he reminds us, we can successfully cultivate growth. Centered on a trinity of wellbeing—Mental Health, Physical Fitness, and Spiritual Awareness, How to Grow weaves together insights from the garden with stories from Marcus’s life to help you foster personal development. With lessons rooted in his experiences gardening—from how a replanted flourishing sweet potato vine is a reminder that all living things benefit from a change of scene, to how to embrace patience to foster growth—this inspiring guide helps you do “the dirty work” (pun intended) to discover kindness, patience, and positivity within. “We cannot make anything grow,” he advises. “But we can foster an environment where it may grow.”How to Grow isn’t a gardening book. It is a self-help book that draws inspiration from the garden. Original, timely, and filled with nurturing wisdom, it takes perennial knowledge from plants to teach us about ourselves and opens our eyes to what we are capable of achieving.
By Admiral James Stavridis. 2022
From one of the great naval leaders of our time, a master class in decision-making under pressure through the stories…of nine famous acts of leadership in battle, drawn from the history of the United States Navy, with outcomes both glorious and notoriousAt the heart of Admiral James Stavridis&’s training as a naval officer was the preparation to lead sailors in combat, to face the decisive moment in battle whenever it might arise. In To Risk it All, he offers up nine of the most useful and enthralling stories from the US Navy&’s nearly 250-year history, and draws from them a set of insights that we can all put to use when confronted with fateful choices. Conflict. Crisis. Risk. These words have a distinct meaning in a military context that we hope will never apply identically in our own lives. But at the same time, as Admiral Stavridis shows with great clarity, many lessons are universal. To Risk it All is filled with thrilling and heroic exploits, but it is anything but a shallow exercise in myth burnishing. Every leader in this book has real flaws, as all humans do, and the stories of failure, or at least the decisions that have been defined as such, are as crucial as the stories of success. In the end, when this master class is concluded, we will be better armed for hard decisions both expected and not.
By June Cotner. 2014
Back to Joy is the antidote for anyone who has hit a rough patch and found it hard to get…back to joyful living. This collection includes inspirational quotes, poetry, and prose from current and modern-day poets for freshness and well-known names for familiarity, such as Confucius, Pablo Picasso, Ralph Waldo Emerson, A.A. Milne, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The motivational messages are gentle reminders that "this too shall pass", and it's time anew to stand on your own two feet. If you or a friend or loved one are struggling to escape from the school of hard knocks, Back to Joy follows the uplifting vein of June Cotner's inspirational books: little ideas to reaffirm to readers that a brighter direction is always possible.
By Randy Voorhees. 2009
Everyone has a choice about how he or she defines "old," and now readers can find some of the best…things ever said about the subject in Old Age is Always 15 Years Older Than I Am. This quotation collection is wise and warm, witty and wild. It includes everything from President James A. Garfield's thoughts on the spirit--and wrinkles--to Bill Cosby's musings on senility. Everyone has something to say about aging, and this book delivers the wisdom of the ages with the energizing spirit of youth!