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By Albert Ellis, Raymond A. Di Giuseppe. 2003
With a New Foreword by Raymond A. DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.CLASSIC SELF-HELP FROM A RESPECTED PIONEER OF PSYCHOTHERAPYAnger. It’s one of our… most basic, and often most destructive, human emotions. And in today’s world, it’s a constant, escalating force, from road rage to domestic abuse, from teen violence to acts of terrorism. More than ever we need effective ways to live with it, understand it—and learn to deal with it. This landmark book from world-renowned psychotherapist Dr. Albert Ellis, creator of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), shows you how.Presented in a simple step-by-step program that anyone can master, the proven, time-tested principles of REBT teach you to manage and even eliminate anger, without sacrificing necessary assertiveness. Here you’ll discover:*What exactly is anger, and must you feel it?*How you create your own anger*Methods of thinking, feeling, and acting your way out of anger *Why holding on to anger is sometimes fun—and how to let it go *How to use REBT to cope with tragic events that are far beyond our control…and much more, including numerous real-world case studies, plus a comprehensive, critical analysis of the various approaches to this age-old problem. Whether at home or at work, in a personal or political context, this breakthrough approach will enable you to take control of the anger that can stand in the way of success and happiness.
Take The Chump ChallengeTrue Or False:1. Treating a girl you like to a dinner date is a great idea. 2.… Slipping sexual innuendo into a conversation with a girl you hardly know is a bad idea. 3. Talking to the prettier of two girls is a good idea. If you answered false to all three questions, you just might be a PUA (pickup artist.) Otherwise, you are an AFC (average frustrated chump.) If you think that's crazy, consider this: these dynamics have been confirmed hundreds of times by hundreds of men. The Layguide teaches any guy the proven techniques of the best pickup artists in the world: * The 3-seconds Rule (the most important rule you'll ever learn). * Developing the confidence of a true player. * How to become an Alpha Male. * The most successful approaches. * Gimmicks that work. * Closing the deal. Armed with the wisdom collected in The Layguide, you will never again waste money on go-nowhere dates. You will never again hesitate to approach a beautiful woman. You will no longer fear rejection. You will never be a supplicating chump just because a woman is attractive. You WILL be an unapologetically sexual male with poise, power, and the skills to have any woman you desire. Tony Clink is the webmaster of www.layguide.com, and one of the most successful pick-up artists in the world.
By Cecil Murphey, Salome Thomas-El, Arnold Schwarzengger. 2003
The challenges of working in an urban school are not for every teacher. Some get burnt out fast. Some lose… sight of why they started teaching in the first place. Some find their calling in other neighborhoods...with other kids. But not Salome Thomas-El. A Teacher at Roberts Vaux Middle School in Philadelphia's inner city, he chose to stay. Gripping, poignant, and homest, this is his blistering real-life tale of mentoring and making a difference--and how the reformation of America's educational system can start with just one school.Praise for I Choose To Stay"An intensely moving story of loyalty and courage and a deeply pewrsonal tribute to the great potential of our inner-city kids, so frequently dismissed and denigrated by American society. The redemptive power of a teacher's love shines through these pages with prophetic grace. I am grateful to the author for the lesson of essential decency he teaches us" --Jonathan Kozol"This book is about courage. It is a story about determination, about compassion, love and the ultimate fight. This is the fight against the odds, against the 'system' and years of cultural, social and economic factors that would have allowed this group of inner-city kids to become nothing more than a set of statistics. But Salome Thomas-El would not let that happen. He would not give up. He saw the potential in them and he fought for them. he used a board game as a weapon in this figth." --From the forward by Arnold Schwarzenegger"A powerful story about what an inspirational teacher can do to open new horizons for economically disadvantaged young people" --William H. Gray, III, President, United Negro College Fund"This book shows how one dedicated educator who believes in th potential of all our kids can make a huge difference and how, under teh proper circumstances, urban education can work." --Edward G. Rendell, former mayor of Philadelphia, Chairman of the Democratic National Convention"An eloquent example of how commitment and innovation can better the lives of inner-city children." --Kirkus Reviews
By Liz Razin. 2009
Don't Lose Your Head on Her Big Day! Welcome to the Bridal Zone, an alternate universe where logic and reason… cease to exist, and wedding madness rules. So what's a girl to do when her BFF turns into a BFH (Bride from Hell) and is determined to take everyone down with her? In this lifesaving book your very own PBT--Personal Bridal Therapist--will guide you through the nine stages of life with the bride-to-be. 1. Denial: Is she really marrying him? 2. Diagnosis: Early detection of "bridezilla" behavior 3. Masquerading: Playing the part of "good" friend 4. Anger: Managing meltdowns without having to say you're sorry 5. Transference: Reap the benefits of the bride without all the fuss! 6. Fixation: Stop obsessing over her wedding! 7. Family Therapy: There really is someone worse than your relatives 8. Catharsis: How to create wedding well-being on the big day 9. Withdrawal: What to do when the invitations stop coming "A must-read for any BFF, friend or family member likely to be pulled into the bridal tornado." --Leslie Milk, author of It's Her Wedding But I'll Cry If I Want To "Wise and compassionate advice. . .will make you laugh through your tears. . ." --Anne Goldfield, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist Liz Razin knows all too well the plight of the bridal attendant, having been a bridesmaid eight times and a maid of honor four. Inspired by the trauma of bridesmaiddom, she used the psychology skills she honed at Tufts University to write She's Gone Bridal! Liz's work has appeared in The Boston Phoenix, Stuff@Night magazine, and the Associated Press. Currently, she is a partner at a New York advertising agency and lives dangerously close to Bloomingdale's. . .where she gets many of her bridesmaid dresses.
By Elaine N. Aron. 2013
Are You A Highly Sensitive Person?Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as… essential to you as food and water? Are you "too shy" or "too sensitive" according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the HSP, it's a way of life. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist, workshop leader, and an HSP herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations. Drawing on her many years of research and hundreds of interviews, she shows how you can better understand yourself and your trait to create a fuller, richer life. Updated with a new Author's Note, including the latest scientific research, and a fresh discussion of anti-depressants for HSPs, this edition of The Highly Sensitive Person also includes: Self-assessment tests to help you identify your particular sensitivitiesWays to reframe your past experiences in a positive light and gain greater self-esteem in the processInsight into how high sensitivity affects both work and personal relationshipsTips on how to deal with overarousalInformation on medications and when to seek helpTechniques to enrich the soul and spirit"Elaine Aron's perceptive analysis of this fundamental dimension of human nature is must reading. Her balanced presentation suggests new paths for making sensitivity a blessing, not a handicap." --Philip G. Zimbardo, author of Shyness"Enlightening and empowering, this book is a wonderful gift to us all." -Riane Ensler, author of The Chalice and the Blade
Most emotional misery and psychological disturbances are unnecessary over-reactions and can be significantly reduced--that is the simple message of this… book. Not only are anger, anxiety and depression unnecessary, they are unethical, for when you allow yourself to become emotionally disturbed you are being unfair and unjust--to yourself. Dr. Albert Ellis, the originator of Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET), contends that we ourselves create our own feelings and choose to think and feel in self-harming ways. The way to escape this trap we set for ourselves is by application of the principles of RET. Given the stress and strain of modern day-to-day living, the last things we need are the inhibiting, crippling problems we bring upon ourselves by the way we think and feel about the world and the people around us. The simple, logical method outlined in this book is the soundest approach yet devised to acquire true mental health and happiness. Dr. Albert Ellis is the founder of the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, which now has branches throughout the United States and around the world. He is the author of more than forty-five books, including A New Guide to Rational Living (with Robert A. Harper, Ph.D.), Sex Without Guilt and Sex and the Liberated Man.
By Kathryn Tristan. 2012
Knock fear out of the driver's seat and take control of your own life through simple, proven strategies. There always… seems to be plenty to worry about, and worry we do--from nagging concerns to full-blown anxiety. It's time to stop worrying and instead create a more peaceful, powerful, and purposeful life. Kathryn Tristan's hands-on, solution-oriented book empowers you to break free from constant fear, worry, and anxiety. She shows how to eliminate automatic doomsday thinking and take back control of your own life. This no-nonsense approach draws from a variety of disciplines to offer a comprehensive guide for rewiring your brain that includes restructuring how you think, easy relaxation exercises, simple lifestyle changes, and transformative spiritual practices. Through personal anecdotes and inspiring true stories, including self-assessment quizzes and the latest science, you'll discover the secrets to a worry-free existence, including how to: * recognize and eliminate inner trash talk and negative thinking; * create outlook makeovers to slash stress and worry; * master sure-fire worry busters; * and discover calm during chaos.
By Albert Ellis. 1975
"No individual--not even Freud himself--has had a greater impact on modern psychotherapy." -Psychology TodayCLASSIC SELF-HELP FROM A RESPECTED PIONEER OF… PSYCHOTHERAPY Anger is universal. Unchecked, it can cause lasting damage in our lives: wrecked relationships, lost jobs, even serious disease. Yet in these increasingly stressful times, all of us have acted in anger--and often wished we hadn't. Is there a way that really works to solve problems and assert ourselves without being angry? The answer is a resounding yes, if you follow the breakthrough steps of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This proven approach, developed by world renowned psychotherapist Dr. Albert Ellis, has withstood the test of time, helping countless people deal effectively with emotional problems. Using easy-to-master instructions and exercises, this classic book will show you how to apply REBT techniques to understand the roots and nature of your anger, and take control of and reduce angry reactions. Here you will discover: *The rational and irrational aspects of anger *Special insights into your self-angering beliefs *How to think, feel, and act your way out of anger *How to relax *How to accept yourself with your anger ...and much more that will help you challenge and eliminate the anger that can frustrate success and happiness at home, at work, anywhere.
“If you want one of the shortest, fastest routes to getting toxic chemicals out of your life, get behind the… wheel of Gay Browne’s Living with a Green Heart and you’ll get there in no time flat.”—Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group In an increasingly toxic world, the paths to environmental health and personal well-being run parallel. The journey begins with a few small steps. Is the damage we’re doing to our planet literally leaving you sick, sore, and gasping for air? Want to take back our inalienable rights to clean air, clean water, and healthy food? In this quietly revolutionary book, environmental pioneer and founder of Greenopia, Gay Browne, shares a roadmap for making incremental changes that will not only transform your life, but heal the world we share. From the home to the office, from the foods we eat to the clothes we wear, here are actions you can take today that will improve your Personal Environmental Health, and help you stop feeling overwhelmed, reduce illness, improve sleep, mood, and focus, and start making a difference, including: *Make conscious choices when shopping, and support companies with good environmental stewardship and healthy products. *Test your water for harmful chemicals, install an affordable water filtration system, and reduce your water use by utilizing water more efficiently. *Work with your doctor to create a personal plan for detoxing your body. *Use only non-toxic and organic household products, and choose organic, eco-friendly fabrics made by sustainable and fair trade certified companies. *Choose the method of transportation that makes the lightest carbon footprint. With these and many other actions, Gay Browne’s work has taught her that even the smallest change for the better, faithfully practiced, can have an immense positive impact on our minds, bodies, and spirits—not to mention the planet.
By Beth McCord. 2019
Type 8: The Protective Challenger, from The Enneagram Collection, is for anyone who loves the Enneagram and wants to go… deeper with this interactive book exploring the unique motivations, longings, and strengths and weaknesses of a Type 8—those who have a core desire to protect themselves and remain in control.The Enneagram has never been more popular. This ancient personality typing system identifies nine types of people and how they relate to one another and helps people discover what motivates them, their fears, and how best to interact with others. With the growing popularity of this self-assessment tool in all spheres of life, including personal relationships, professional relationships, faith communities, students, and even pop culture, these interactive books are great for anyone newly interested in the Enneagram or the longtime Enneagram enthusiast. With space to journal about the unique motivations, longings, and strengths and weaknesses of a Type 8—those who have a core desire to protect themselves and remain in control, Beth McCord shows how to transform self-limiting behaviors into life-enhancing personal empowerment. In addition to deeply informative content from Enneagram expert Beth McCord, the pages include interactive prompts and space provided for reflection and notes. Each book teaches about the strengths, challenges, and opportunities for that personality type in order to lead to a more meaningful life, lasting relationships, and a deeper understanding of God and yourself.
By Calvin Helin. 2006
Dances with Dependency offers effective strategies to eliminate welfare dependency and help eradicate poverty among indigenous populations. Beginning with an… impassioned and insightful portrait of today’s native communities, it connects the prevailing impoverishment and despair directly to a “dependency mindset” forged by welfare economics. To reframe this debilitating mindset, it advocates policy reform in conjunction with a return to native peoples’ ten-thousand-year tradition of self-reliance based on personal responsibility and cultural awareness. Author Calvin Helin, un-tethered to agendas of political correctness or partisan politics, describes the mounting crisis as an impending demographic tsunami threatening both the United States and Canada. In the United States, where government entitlement programs for diverse ethnic minorities coexist with an already huge national debt, he shows how prosperity is obviously at stake. This looming demographic tidal wave viewed constructively, however, can become an opportunity for reform—among not only indigenous peoples of North America but any impoverished population struggling with dependency in inner cities, developing nations, and post-totalitarian countries.
By Elycia Rubin, Rita Maucerl. 2009
Throw away the rule book. It's time to get real! Pear? Lollipop? Hourglass? We all know that the body-type labels… that fill fashion magazines--and those pesky do's & don'ts that go along with them--just feel so discouraging. When was the last time you looked in the mirror and felt like an Inverted Triangle?Style mavens Rita Mauceri and Elycia Rubin understand that not every woman fits into a cookie cutter label. Foxy for All Figures redefines the concept of dressing to suit your shape by breaking down the basics of fashion and revealing the styles that accentuate your best features.So whether you're Busty or Booty-licious, it's time to ditch the rules and unveil your most flattering figure!"Let the love your body revolution begin! Hail Hail to Elycia and Rita for celebrating real, juicy, fabulous bodies, and offering the best fashion and beauty tips to sumptuous goddesses everywhere." --Steven "Cojo" Cojocaru, Fashion Critic, Entertainment Tonight"Fun and empowering. Read it and get set to get gorgeously dressed." --Bonnie Fuller "Ladies, forget about those harsh rules dictating what you can't wear - Elycia and Rita share all of the stylish and flattering clothes you CAN wear!" -- Tracey Gold, actress"Fabulous and inspiring." --Susan Kaufman, Editor, People StyleWatch
By William Styron. 1926
Styron's stirring account of his plunge into a crippling depression, and his inspiring road to recovery <P><P> In the summer… of 1985, William Styron became numbed by disaffection, apathy, and despair, unable to speak or walk while caught in the grip of advanced depression. His struggle with the disease culminated in a wave of obsession that nearly drove him to suicide, leading him to seek hospitalization before the dark tide engulfed him.<P> Darkness Visible tells the story of Styron's recovery, laying bare the harrowing realities of clinical depression and chronicling his triumph over the disease that had claimed so many great writers before him. His final words are a call for hope to all who suffer from mental illness that it is possible to emerge from even the deepest abyss of despair and "once again behold the stars." <P> This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.
By Calvin Helin. 2014
Scientific and technological advances have provided the means for destroying planetary life, but does humanity have the wisdom necessary to… choose survival? While facing impending danger, cultures worldwide can benefit by exploring tried-and-true perspectives on humankind’s place in the world. One proven measure for greater balance comes through reclaiming the spirit-infused views that ensured the survival of our ancestors for millennia.
By Maxine Clair. 2014
Maxine Clair, award-winning author of the critically acclaimed short story collection Rattlebone and the novel October Suite, has assembled a… deeply inspirational yet practical book to help readers access their inner creativity. Imagine This is a beautifully written set of deeply personal stories from which Clair draws examples of how we can be aware of the now, keep ourselves motivated, and create work of which we are proud.Imagine This explains how some of us consciously choose the vehicle through which we express our magnificence - be it business, art, science, or other - while others of us have dutifully plied a trade in arenas that society has suggested are worthwhile, with self-expression only fixed on a hobby. Both, Clair maintains, can contribute to a good life. Occasionally, however, a moment comes that is sufficiently insistent on deep examination. In that moment we float the possibility for expression of a greater self.Imagine This shows readers how to be aware of these moments and how our inner creativity is always seeking an outlet. By combining captivating memoir with step-by-step advice, Clair helps us find and develop our own unique and personal creative outlets.
This memoir is about life, love, facing breast cancer with its challenges and change. Nancy begins this story with segments… from her life that helped form her into the woman she is today. As a nurse practitioner with a specialty in menopause for the past 25 years, she knew she was about to face a tumultuous battle. Blindsided by the diagnosis of breast cancer, she had turned to her journal for guidance and calm. Hormone therapy had been a lifeline to her health and sanity for many years, but now she had to reconcile with the thought of letting go of her estrogen patch. As she gradually reduced the size of the patch while awaiting surgery, symptoms she had experienced years before crept back with a vengeance - hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, brain fog, irritability, mood swings. The incredible shifts overwhelmed her, she felt as if her life was falling apart. She could still help her patients, but unfortunately not help herself. Suddenly finding herself in a patient role, she knew she needed to speak up and to be heard. Thus began her process of research, seeking out and speaking with experts in the menopause field about hormones after breast cancer, daring to question medical professionals, and ultimately finding her voice. Finally, after doing her homework, journaling extensively and assuming personal responsibility for her future health, she returned to her beloved estrogen. It was not an easy path.
By John B. Izzo. 2020
"The perfect book for the times in which we live . . . page after page of engaging stories, profound… insights, and practical tips on how you can stand up and take responsibility for making something meaningful happen." —Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge All too often, the challenges we face seem overwhelming. Where do we start? What if we fail? But bestselling author John Izzo argues that almost every problem, from personal difficulties and business challenges to social issues, can be solved if all of us look to ourselves to create change rather than looking to others. And with the research to prove it, Izzo shows that by seeing ourselves as the locus of control rather than the victims of change, we are happier, less stressed, and more powerful.Izzo shows how taking responsibility changes our careers, our companies, our lives, and our communities. This book is filled with stories that illustrate the incredible power of stepping up: a homeless man who started a recycling revolution, a middle-aged Italian shopkeeper who fought back against the Mafia, two teenagers who ignited an antibullying movement, an executive who turned a dying division into a profit center, and a few employees who created a multibillion dollar product for Starbucks, and many more. This second edition includes a new chapter on the Stepping Up Continuum, a model that looks at six ways to know if you are stepping up or stepping back, as well as fresh stories and a self-assessment tool for helping leaders create a culture for stepping up in their organizations. We have the power within ourselves to move mountains—we just have to decide that we are the ones to do it.
By Kelsey Aida Roualdes. 2020
Bring happiness into your life with these 200 inspiring, smile-inducing, positive affirmations that will brighten your day and help you… embrace joy from within.Affirmations are a powerful tool to bring joy into your life. Both inspiring and mood-boosting, these positive phrases are the perfect way to cheer you up and help you live a more positive lifestyle. Infuse your day with happiness by using these encouraging affirmations to help you find something to smile about anytime of the day. You can find the message that&’s perfectly suited for you from this appealing collection of 200 short, simple, and easy-to-remember phrases. From acknowledging the good around you to cherishing simple pleasures, these quick affirmations will lift your spirits and put a smile on your phase regardless of what you might be going through.
By Alex Trebek. 2020
A RECOMMENDED SUMMER READ BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, TIME, AND NEWSWEEK Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon… Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career.Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewers, bringing entertainment and education into their homes five nights a week. Last year, he made the stunning announcement that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. What followed was an incredible outpouring of love and kindness. Social media was flooded with messages of support, and the Jeopardy! studio received boxes of cards and letters offering guidance, encouragement, and prayers. For over three decades, Trebek had resisted countless appeals to write a book about his life. Yet he was moved so much by all the goodwill, he felt compelled to finally share his story. “I want people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year,” he writes in The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life. The book combines illuminating personal anecdotes with Trebek’s thoughts on a range of topics, including marriage, parenthood, education, success, spirituality, and philanthropy. Trebek also addresses the questions he gets asked most often by Jeopardy! fans, such as what prompted him to shave his signature mustache, his insights on legendary players like Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer, and his opinion of Will Ferrell’s Saturday Night Live impersonation. The book uses a novel structure inspired by Jeopardy!, with each chapter title in the form of a question, and features dozens of never-before-seen photos that candidly capture Trebek over the years. This wise, charming, and inspiring book is further evidence why Trebek has long been considered one of the most beloved and respected figures in entertainment.
First, she taught you the value of your highly sensitive nature in her bestselling classic The Highly Sensitive Person. Now, Dr.… Elaine Aron is back to teach you how to utilize your sensitivity to tackle a new challenge: Parenthood. Parenting is the most valuable and rewarding job in the world, and also one of the most challenging. This is especially true for highly sensitive people. Highly sensitive parents are unusually attuned to their children. They think deeply about every issue affecting their kids and have strong emotions, both positive and negative, in response. For highly sensitive people, parenting offers unique stresses—but the good news is that sensitivity can also be a parent&’s most valuable asset, leading to increased personal joy and a closer, happier relationship with their child. Dr. Elaine Aron, world-renowned author of the classic The Highly Sensitive Person and other bestselling books on the trait of high sensitivity, has written an indispensable guide for these parents. Drawing on extensive research and her own experience, she helps highly sensitive parents identify and address the implications of their heightened sensitivity, offering: • A self-examination test to help parents identify their level of sensitivity • Tools to cope with overstimulation • Advice on dealing with the negative feelings that can surround parenting • Ways to manage the increased social stimulation and interaction that comes with having a child • Techniques to deal with shyness around other parents • Insight into the five big problems that face highly sensitive parents in relationships—and how to work through them Highly sensitive people have the potential to be not just good parents, but great ones. Practical yet warm and positive, this groundbreaking guide will show parents how to build confidence, awareness, and essential coping skills so that they—and their child—can thrive on every stage of the parenting journey. &“This book is filled with validating, healing and empowering information about how to navigate one of the most important roles of our lives while being highly sensitive. It changed my life in the most healing and empowering ways.&”—Alanis Morissette, artist, activist, teacher