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By Erika W. Smith. 2021
AS FEATURED IN THE SUN - the perfect Valentine's Day gift!Everything you need to know to have the best sex…according to your star sign.Next time you have sex, you'll be seeing stars... Harness the power of the zodiac to guide you to pleasure that's out of this world. From what sex positions will have you ascending, to the turn-ons that'll make more than just the moon rise, as well sex toys, masturbation tips and more - this little book has big astrology energy. A cheeky hardback with foil on the cover corresponding to your sign's element (earth, water, air or fire) and illustrations throughout - this is the perfect guide for out-of-this-world fun.It's time to let your ruling planet show you how to rule the bedroom.
By Debbie Haski-Leventhal. 2023
Unorthodox meets Start with Why: how escaping a cult led Debbie Haski-Leventhal to become a &‘professor of purpose&’ and master the art…of finding personal meaning in life. When she was five, tragedy prompted her parents to join Kabbalah, a cult-like sect of Judaism. They immersed themselves in it unreservedly – from its peculiar rituals (rolling in the snow naked to purify their sins) to the beauty of belonging to something greater than themselves. She left at eighteen – after years of abuse and living in communes in three countries – devastated and isolated, searching for meaning in her life. Today, that woman is Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal, who specialises in finding meaning in our personal and professional lives. In this book, Debbie shares her own and other people&’s stories to explore ideas of purpose, impact, values, and resilience. She sheds light on the &‘meaning&’ of meaningfulness, offers frameworks for meaningfulness in life, and suggests ways in which purpose can help make our lives and work more significant and valuable. In the age of &‘The Great Resignation&’, we&’re all trying to discover a more deliberate and rewarding shape to our own lives. Debbie Haski-Leventhal is the perfect companion for the journey.
By E. Scott Geller. 2017
Seven research-based lessons from psychology—the science of human experience—inspire the development of an actively caring for people (AC4P) culture. The…education/training purpose: to enhance long-term positive and sustainable relations between teachers, students, school administrators, and SROs, and in turn cultivate an optimal teaching/learning climate and prevent interpersonal conflict and bullying behavior. Both education and training are provided. Each research-based principle for AC4P intervention is explained and followed by questions or scenarios to facilitate group discussion. Behavioral exercises are given to practice each principle and receive supportive and corrective feedback for continuous improvement.
<p>“A leadership book written by a real leader! . . . eminently useful for those ‘in command’ of organizations of…any kind. A stimulating five-star work” (Ralph Peters, New York Times–bestselling author).<p> <p>This book tells the dramatic story of seven defining leadership moments from the American Revolution, as well as providing case studies that can improve your leadership at home, business, in your community, in the military, or in government.<p> <p>Leadership is not about position, it is about influence. You can be a leader no matter what your rank or position. It is not about power, it is about selflessness. You cannot be a good leader unless you can also be a good follower. Good leaders don’t shine, they reflect. Lessons like these are the core of this book. The stories in this book are about leaders who were challenged at all corners, adapted, improvised and overcame. The tales of leaders like Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, Henry Knox, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington, to name a few, are stories you will want to know and tell. These leaders knew how to push teams to succeed under the toughest conditions. These stories will come alive on the pages of this book to fuel your leadership fire and make you a better leader in any endeavor. Learn how they secured our liberty so you can transform today into a better tomorrow.<p>
By John Antal. 2017
<p>“Drawing universal truths from urgent battlefield crises, the author provides a terrific guide and training tool for leaders at all…levels” (Ralph Peters, New York Times–bestselling author).<p> <p>The odds were against the Allies on June 6, 1944. The task ahead of the paratroopers who jumped over Normandy and the soldiers who waded ashore onto the beaches, all under fire, was colossal. In such circumstances, good leadership can be the deciding factor of victory or defeat. This book is about the extraordinary leadership of seven men who led American soldiers on D-Day and the days that followed. Some of them, like Eisenhower, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., and Lt. Dick Winters, are well known, while others are barely a footnote in the history books.<p> <p>This book is not a full history of D-Day, nor does it cover the heroic leadership shown by men in the armies of the Allies or members of the French Resistance, who also participated in the Normandy assault and battles for the lodgment areas. It is, however, a primer on how you can lead today, no matter what your occupation or role in life, by learning from the leadership of these seven figures.<p> <p>A critical task for every leader is to understand what leadership is. Socrates once said that you cannot understand something unless you can first define it in your own words. This book provides the reader with the means to define leadership by telling seven dramatic, immersive, and memorable stories that the reader will never forget.<p>
World-renowned future forecaster, game designer, and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jane McGonigal gives us the tool s to imagine…the future without fear. An accessible, optimistic field guide to the future. --San Francisco Chronicle "Reading this book is like sitting down with a creative, optimistic friend--and getting up as a new version of yourself.""--Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When The COVID-19 pandemic, increasingly frequent climate disasters, a new war -- events we might have called ""unimaginable"" or ""unthinkable"" in the past are now reality. Today it feels more challenging than ever to feel unafraid, hopeful, and equipped to face the future with optimism. How do we map out our lives when it seems impossible to predict what the world will be like next week, let alone next year or next decade? What we need now are strategies to help us recover our confidence and creativity in facing uncertain futures.In Imaginable, Jane McGonigal draws on the latest scientific research in psychology and neuroscience to show us how to train our minds to think the unthinkable and imagine the unimaginable. She invites us to play with the provocative thought experiments and future simulations she's designed exclusively for this book, with the goal to: - Build our collective imagination so that we can dive into the future and envision, in surprising detail, what our lives will look like ten years from now - Develop the courage and vision to solve problems creatively - Take actions and make decisions that will help shape the future we desire - Access "urgent optimism," an unstoppable force within each of us that activates our sense of agency Imaginable teaches us to be fearless, resilient, and bold in realizing a world with possibilities we cannot yet imagine--until reading this transformative, inspiring, and necessary book .
By Dr Neeta Bhushan. 2023
The Brave Table podcast host offers a practical five-stage framework to embrace the possibilities in chaos, normalize sucky human moments,…overcome setbacks with grace, and fly forward every time.You know those awful, terrible, sucker-punch moments in life? The ones that knock you down, burn you up, or make you cringe so hard you wish it was all a bad dream? Probably–because we all do. These epic, messy, oh-no-oh-crap moments of chaos are just part of life–yet, as Dr. Neeta Bhushan shows us, they're also beautiful opportunities for change.As co-founder of the Global Grit Institute, a mental health training platform for leaders and coaches, co-founder of the Dharma Coaching Institute, training thousands to live their best lives, and a thriving coach in her own right, Neeta Bhushan has helped thousands of people move past their heartbreaks, failures, and disappointments. And after years of research into human behavior, observing people in their worst and best moments, being a mother of two small children, and failing more than a few times herself, Neeta knows what it takes to get back up no matter what bowled you over.That Sucked, Now What? is a real-talk guide to personal growth that draws on and embraces the suck–and helps you break through to lasting, audacious resilience. You'll learn why it's so hard to get back up when stuff goes down, how four core components of your life shape your individual Bounce Factor, and how to navigate the five stages of the Fly Forward framework through Falling, Igniting, Rising, Magnifying, and on to Thriving. Along the way, Neeta shares successes and failures of her own, from the wonderful to the WTF, in an indispensable book to pull off the shelf whenever life serves up a setback, no matter the size.
By Rhonda Sciortino. 2023
An inspirational and practical self-help guide to finding real love.It feels good to be loved. When we love ourselves and…others, we feel better and become more resilient. People who feel loved and valued are more confident. They are more willing to step out of their comfort zones to take risks. They know they are wanted and supported and always have something to fall back on when bad things happen. 30 Days to Love guides you on the journey on how to love and be loved. We all need someone who believes in us, who cheers us on in life. Let 30 Days to Love help you in finding this in your life.
By Jay Shetty. 2023
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Think Like a Monk offers a revelatory guide to every stage…of romance, drawing on ancient wisdom and new science. Nobody sits us down and teaches us how to love. So we&’re often thrown into relationships with nothing but romance movies and pop culture to help us muddle through. Until now. Instead of presenting love as an ethereal concept or a collection of cliches, Jay Shetty lays out specific, actionable steps to help you develop the skills to practice and nurture love better than ever before. He shares insights on how to win or lose together, how to define love, and why you don&’t break in a break-up. Inspired by Vedic wisdom and modern science, he tackles the entire relationship cycle, from first dates to moving in together to breaking up and starting over. And he shows us how to avoid falling for false promises and unfulfilling partners. By living Jay Shetty&’s eight rules, we can all love ourselves, our partner, and the world better than we ever thought possible.
By Catherine Altman Morgan. 2023
"...takes the lid off the difficult career questions we all face, and provides pointed advice for finding healthy, empowering work."-Steve…Woodruff, Author, Clarity WinsThe Great Resignation, the Great Reshuffling, and Quiet Quitting-clearly something is not right at work. Rates of stress, anxiety, and depression were skyrocketing before the COVID-19 pandemic. Tied to their smartphones 24/7, many people were overworking, measuring their self-worth and value by how busy they were. They compared their lives to the filtered lives of peers on social media. They worked in corporate cultures that didn't support employees, and they undervalued the importance of their own mental and physical health. During the pandemic's height in 2020, many people were forced to stay home. Some found themselves without a job at all; others had to learn to do their jobs remotely. It was during this "down time" that many people realized that busyness, overworking, overconsumption, avoidance, and numbing weren't helping. In fact, the whole approach was batshit crazy. In This Isn't Working! Evolving the Way We Work to Decrease Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, career transition expert Catherine Altman Morgan explains why we shouldn't be striving to get back to "normal," because normal wasn't all that great. Instead, we need to EVOLVE. Through her company, Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., Catherine has worked with many clients who suffer with physical and mental health issues caused by work-related stress. In this book she offers techniques and strategies to rethink how we live and work and start feeling better almost immediately. "I need this book. You might too! If you've felt a bit dented, here's the fix!" -Chris Brogan, Chief of Staff, Appfire.com
By Howard Thurman. 1981
&“As poet, prophet, and priest, Thurman builds upon a powerful legacy of ancestral hope: belief in a liberating God who…can always be found &‘in and among the struggling.&’&”—Yolanda PierceA universal beacon of hope and endurance for people of all faiths seeking to meet the challenges, uncertainties, and joys of lifeHoward Thurman&’s Meditations of the Heart is a beautiful collection of over 150 prayers, poems, and meditations on prayer, community, and the joys and rituals of life by one of our greatest spiritual leaders. Thurman, a spiritualist and mystic, was renowned for the quiet beauty of his reflections on humanity and our relationship with God.In a new foreword, Yolanda Pierce, dean of Howard University&’s School of Divinity, calls attention to the justice-centered theological framework of Thurman&’s words. Pierce notes how Thurman brings to light an image of God who can always be found &“in and among the struggling,&” both in times of weariness and in strength.First written for and shared with his congregation of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco, California, these meditations sustain, elevate, and inspire. They are a universal beacon of hope and endurance for people of all faiths seeking to meet the challenges, uncertainties, and joys of everyday life with a renewed and liberating faith.
By Caleb Smith. 2023
How nineteenth-century “disciplines of attention” anticipated the contemporary concern with mindfulness and being “spiritual but not religious”Today, we’re driven to…distraction, our attention overwhelmed by the many demands upon it—most of which emanate from our beeping and blinking digital devices. This may seem like a decidedly twenty-first-century problem, but, as Caleb Smith shows in this elegantly written, meditative work, distraction was also a serious concern in American culture two centuries ago. In Thoreau’s Axe, Smith explores the strange, beautiful archives of the nineteenth-century attention revival—from a Protestant minister’s warning against frivolous thoughts to Thoreau’s reflections on wakefulness at Walden Pond. Smith examines how Americans came to embrace attention, mindfulness, and other ways of being “spiritual but not religious,” and how older Christian ideas about temptation and spiritual devotion endure in our modern ideas about distraction and attention.Smith explains that nineteenth-century worries over attention developed in response to what were seen as the damaging mental effects of new technologies and economic systems. A “wandering mind,” once diagnosed, was in need of therapy or rehabilitation. Modeling his text after nineteenth-century books of devotion, Smith offers close readings of twenty-eight short passages about attention. Considering social reformers who designed moral training for the masses, religious leaders who organized Christian revivals, and spiritual seekers like Thoreau who experimented with regimens of simplified living and transcendental mysticism, Smith shows how disciplines of attention became the spiritual exercises of a distracted age.
I Always Think It's Forever: A Love Story Set in Paris as Told by an Unreliable but Earnest Narrator
By Timothy Goodman. 2023
A sweeping, unique graphic memoir about an artist&’s year abroad in Paris and how it gave way to an all-encompassing…love affair and crushing heartbreak as he wrestled with trauma, masculinity, and the real possibility of hope.Renowned graphic artist Timothy Goodman planned to do what every young artist dreams of and spend a year abroad in Paris. While there, he fell in love in a way he never had before. For the first time in his life, he let himself be loved and finally, truly loved someone else. But the deeper the love, the more crushing the heartbreak when the relationship eventually fell apart, forcing him to look inwards. He confronted traumas of his past as well as his own toxic masculinity, and he learned to finally show up for himself. I Always Think It&’s Forever is a one-of-a-kind graphic memoir that chronicles it all—the ups, the downs, love lost, and love found—all in the bold illustration style Goodman is best known for, with poetic prose and handwritten wording to accompany the artwork with a touch of humor added as well. It&’s a glimpse inside the heart and mind of a man, first focusing on the time Goodman spent in Paris, including diary entries relating his experiences learning about French food, culture, and language. This touching memoir also explores the painful break-up just six months later in Rome. Goodman artfully describes his attempts at learning to love himself in the end, his scars, cuts, warts, and all in a way no book ever has before.
By Tanya Rad, Raquelle Stevens. 2023
The Sunshine Mind is your guide to finding hope and joy in every day and embracing the beautiful person God…made you to be.As modern women living and working in LA, Tanya Rad and Raquelle Stevens know what it's like to feel overwhelmed by trying to keep up, develop real relationships, pursue life passions, and hear from God at the same time.Real, honest, and shared from personal experience, Tanya and Raquelle wrote The Sunshine Mind with today's woman on their hearts. Each of the 100 inspiring readings offers faith, hope, strength, and peace to encourage you to become the beautiful person God made you to be.Through short encouraging readings on how to become less obsessed with perfection, seek validation from God rather than others, see negative circumstances as new opportunities, and more, you'll learn to . . .Respond with faith to the stress and anxiety that life bringsEmbrace the truth to help you handle the pressure to "measure up"Live free from worry in simple and practical waysReflect on God's plan for you and embrace his perfect love for you--just the way you areShare God's love and joy with the people around you Leave anxiety and stress behind, find a better way to conquer your struggles, and create a life of peace and joy with The Sunshine Mind.
By Zig Ziglar. 2022
The late Zig Ziglar delivers life-changing wisdom and guidance in this compilation of touching stories about people who overcame disabilities and…disadvantages, or who overcame all odds in fields from which they were excluded.These heartfelt stories teach us the lessons of a lifetime and guide us toward finding our own contentment. Zig reveals the surest path to happiness and helps your untapped joy and gratefulness for life become visible.In Happiness to Live By, Zig Ziglar:Shares genuine stories that will lift your spirit and touch your heartShows that good people and encouragement are all around usInspires us with stories that gives us a much-needed boost of optimismReaders will:discover how to rekindle hope in their livesfeel encouraged by Ziglar's approach and perspective on lifebe reassured there is still something to smile about every dayfeel motivated to reach for more, to not settle for the ordinary identify how to incorporate these teachings into their daily livesIf you're looking for happiness, how to find it, and how to live a more fulfilled, happier life, Zig will help you find your way back to an inspired life you love.
By Celia Dodd. 2020
Newly updated, The Empty Nest is an uplifting, practical and inspiring guide to adjusting to life after your children leave…home.More than half a million parents confront the empty nest for the first time each year. It is one of the most challenging phases of parenting, often creating feelings of loss, lack of purpose and crisis of identity which can lead to depression. Yet it receives little recognition. And contrary to popular opinion it doesn't only affect women who've put their careers on hold: working mothers and fathers suffer too. Equally, it can be a period of liberation and discovery of new challenges, when marriages long overstressed by childcare can be rejuvenated.The Empty Nest includes case studies documenting a wide range of experiences of parents living through an empty nest; expert comment and advice; plenty of practical ideas, inspiration and tips. This encouraging, empowering books helps you to focus on the positive as well as how to handle the changing relationship with your children to ensure a fulfilling and good relationship going forward, an area of parenting often ignored.
By Jay Shetty. 2020
Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as…a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.When you think like a monk, you&’ll understand: -How to overcome negativity -How to stop overthinking -Why comparison kills love -How to use your fear -Why you can&’t find happiness by looking for it -How to learn from everyone you meet -Why you are not your thoughts -How to find your purpose -Why kindness is crucial to success -And much more... Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk&’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world&’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world&’s most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world&’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.
By Logan Ury. 1956
A funny and practical guide to help you find, build, and keep the relationship of your dreams.Have you ever looked…around and wondered, &“Why has everyone found love except me?&” You&’re not the only one. Great relationships don&’t just appear in our lives—they&’re the culmination of a series of decisions, including whom to date, how to end it with the wrong person, and when to commit to the right one. But our brains often get in the way. We make poor decisions, which thwart us on our quest to find lasting love. Drawing from years of research, behavioral scientist turned dating coach Logan Ury reveals the hidden forces that cause those mistakes. But awareness on its own doesn&’t lead to results. You have to actually change your behavior. Ury shows you how. This book focuses on a different decision in each chapter, incorporating insights from behavioral science, original research, and real-life stories. You&’ll learn: -What&’s holding you back in dating (and how to break the pattern) -What really matters in a long-term partner (and what really doesn&’t) -How to overcome the perils of online dating (and make the apps work for you) -How to meet more people in real life (while doing activities you love) -How to make dates fun again (so they stop feeling like job interviews) -Why &“the spark&” is a myth (but you&’ll find love anyway) This data-driven, step-by-step guide to relationships, complete with hands-on exercises, is designed to transform your life. How to Not Die Alone will help you find, build, and keep the relationship of your dreams.
The last book on love you&’ll ever need. Explore simple truths for going easier on yourself, embracing imperfections and loving…your way to a better life through insightful stories and down-to-earth advice from artist and international best-selling author of Unlearn, Humble The Poet.We all want love. Everything we do is in pursuit of it. But as we count likes on social media and measure our worth by the numbers in our bank accounts, we are programmed to see love as something to earn or win. That programming obscures the simple truth that we ourselves are beautiful, infinite, eternal sources of love. Instead of seeking to be loved by the world, we must be love.With short chapters filled with insight, advice, and personal anecdotes from Humble&’s own journey, this book is a guide to self-love that helps clarify your path inward toward the inherent love and value that is within each of us. Throw away old ideas that prevent you from realizing the love you&’ve always had within you. Instead of earning more, achieving more, and gaining more attention, clear pathways for love to enter and flourish.
By Jon Gordon, Damon West. 2023
Create positive and lasting change in your life with proven concepts from The Coffee Bean In How to be a…Coffee Bean, bestselling coauthors of The Coffee Bean, Jon Gordon and Damon West, present 111 simple and effective strategies to help you lead a coffee bean lifestyle—one full of healthy habits, encouragement, and genuine happiness. From athletes to students and executives, countless individuals have been inspired by The Coffee Bean message. Now, How to be a Coffee Bean teaches you how to put The Coffee Bean philosophy into action to help you create real and lasting change in your life. How to be a Coffee Bean presents thought-provoking ideas to help you create positive change, including: How to fuel your mind, body, and soul to energize yourself and others How to make a difference in the lives of others every day How to look for opportunities to be a messenger of hope and perseverance through your background, experiences, successes, and failuresEasy to implement, practical, proven, and highly effective, How to be a Coffee Bean shows you how to put the powerful lessons from The Coffee Bean into practice. It’s a must-read for anyone looking to live their best life and impact and transform the people and environment around them.