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By Austin Kleon. 2014
In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by… “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Don’t Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity— what he calls the “ecology of talent.” From broader life lessons about work (you can’t find your voice if you don’t use it) to the etiquette of sharing—and the dangers of oversharing—to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.
By Henrik Fexeus. 2020
In this follow-up to The Art of Reading Minds, Henrik Fexeus uses his expert psychology knowledge to teach the reader… how to hone their social skills, perfect for fans of Dale Carnegie.Research has increasingly shown that nonverbal communication prowess is absolutely essential in seemingly unrelated areas of our lives (investment decisions, salary levels, etc.) However, as our society becomes more modernized and we incorporate new forms of technology into our daily interactions, we are becoming less and less capable of understanding one another as we should. In The Art of Social Excellence, Henrik Fexeus combines his own expert knowledge as a mentalist with psychology studies to create a complete guide to social interaction. He covers it all: from overcoming your conversational fears in a large group of people, to excelling in the workplace, to winning an argument with your partner. He breaks down various rhetorical strategies in detail, and provides helpful steps and checklists for the reader to check their progress in a social encounter. Anyone who has ever felt awkward or misunderstood in social situations will benefit from reading this book, and with proper implementation of Fexeus's principles, can achieve superior social skills.
By Kelley Knight, Brandon Knight. 2020
Looking to boost your self-empowerment and personal protection? Would you like to enhance your personal transformation and optimize the energy… of the spaces in which you live and work? From one of the fastest growing spiritual brands comes guidance: a beautiful spell-casting book for modern mystics of all levels. With more than 25 rituals and spells, Spells for the Modern Mystic holds the key to tapping into the universe to improve your life. Spells for the Modern Mystic shows you step-by-step how to set up and perform rituals and cast spells in six life areas. self-protection; ancestral power; love; transformation; wealth; and personal spaces. It also includes an introductory section that explains the five essential elements of rituals—symbols, terms, and methodology, including how to set up altars—and answers frequently asked questions. With gorgeous specially commissioned black and gold patterns throughout and line drawings of essential symbols used in the spellwork, this indispensable guide written by experienced practitioners Kelley Knight and Brandon Knight will help empower you in every life area. Discover:Protection and Clearing Rituals: Solar Shielding Ritual; Ritual Protection Bath; The Watcher’s Call; Get the F*ck Out; Oops! Reversal RitualAncestral Rituals: Setting Up an Ancestral Altar; Opening the Gates Ritual; Healing the Lineage Ritual; Inner Child Ritual; Family Healing RitualTransformation Rituals: Road Opener Ritual; Kali Transformation Ritual; Empowerment of the Chakras; Ritual of Command; Ritual of PowerLove Rituals: Self-Love Ritual; Removing Blocks to Love Ritual; Relationship Support Ritual; Passion Ritual; Attracting a Committed Relationship RitualWealth Rituals: Setting Up a Wealth Altar; Job Obtainment or Promotion Ritual; Quick Cash Ritual Space Rituals: Clearing a Space; Protecting a Space; Obtaining a Space; Space Blessing
By Alex Trebek. 2020
Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career. <p><p> 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. <p> 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. <p> 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. <p> 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. <p> <b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Dr Edith Eva Eger. 2020
This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us… how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life.Edith Eger&’s powerful first book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Oprah Winfrey says, &“I will be forever changed by Dr. Eger&’s story.&” Thousands of people around the world have written to Eger to tell her how The Choice moved them and inspired them to confront their own past and try to heal their pain; and to ask her to write another, more &“how-to&” book. Now, in The Gift, Eger expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past. Eger explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. Accompanied by stories from Eger&’s own life and the lives of her patients each chapter includes thought-provoking questions and takeaways, such as: -Would you like to be married to you? -Are you evolving or revolving? -You can&’t heal what you can&’t feel. Filled with empathy, insight, and humor, The Gift captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.
By Dorothy C. Bass, Mark R. Schwehn. 2006
Leading Lives That Matter compiles a wide range of texts—from ancient and contemporary literature, social commentary, and philosophy—related to questions of… vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become. This book draws upon both religious and secular wisdom, bringing these sources into conversation with one another. Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass identify four vocabularies typically used in discussions of the meaning of life choices: authenticity, virtue, exemplarity, and vocation. Six guiding questions shape the chapters that contain the majority of the texts. Each chapter&’s texts provide a variety of insights and approaches to be considered in addressing the question, arranged and introduced in ways that prompt deeper reflection. Leading Lives That Matter invites readers into arguments that have persisted for generations about what we human beings should do and who we should be. This second edition includes forty-seven new readings from a diverse array of writers, including Toni Morrison, Kazuo Ishiguro, Denise Levertov, Malcolm Gladwell, Julia Alvarez, Alice Walker, Martin Luther King Jr., Pope Francis, and Chung Tzu. Three new guiding questions have also been added: To whom and what should I listen as I decide what work to do? With whom and for whom shall I live? What are my obligations to future human life and other life?
By Catherine Gray. 2017
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Not remotely preachy' - The Times 'Jaunty, shrewd and convincing' - Sunday Telegraph 'Admirably honest, light,… bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying.' - Alice O'Keeffe, Guardian 'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. 64% of Brits want to drink less. Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures. But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This gripping, heart-breaking and witty book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups. In The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies. Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Whether you're a hopelessly devoted drinker, merely sober-curious, or you've already ditched the drink, you will love this book. 'Haunting, admirable and enlightening' - The Pool 'A riveting, raw, yet humorous memoir with actionable advice.' - Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind 'Like listening to your best friend teach you to be sober. Lighthearted but serious, it's packed with ideas, tools, tips and, most importantly, reasons for living a sober life.'- Eric Zimmer, host of podcast The One You Feed 'Gray's fizzy writing succeeds in making this potentially boring-as-hell subject both engaging and highly seductive' - The Bookseller 'Her exquisitely crafted thoughts on the joys of being sober are not only deeply honest and pragmatic, but she manages to infuse tons of humor. This is a delightful, informative, and compelling read for all those who are sober or seeking sobriety.' - Sasha Tozzi, Huffington Post
By Frankie Bridge, Maleha, Dr McPhillips. 2020
'OPEN is an intimate, honest and powerful read. So personal you want to jump into the pages.' - Giovanna Fletcher,… bestselling author of Happy Mum, Happy Baby 'Every bit is gold standard' - Cosmopolitan "I lived with it in silence. I tried to conquer it alone. And then I asked for help. It took me hitting hard, sharp rock bottom for me to truly recognize how ill I was." In OPEN, Frankie Bridge, ex-The Saturdays, opens up about her ongoing journey from breakdown to breakthroughs and through self-loathing, hospitalization and self-acceptance. Part narrative exploration, part practical guide, this book will help you to understand the importance of talking and helping each other in an imperfect world. It will also feature practical guidance and advice from the psychologist and psychiatrist who pulled her back from the brink along with their notes and conversations throughout her mental health journey. By opening up about her battles, Frankie wants to help a generation of people to be more open about their mental health. It's a very simple four-letter word, but one of the hardest words to put into practice, this book will help people to understand the importance of talking out and helping each other.'Open is the sort of memoir that will be of huge help to many people, not just those suffering but to those around them.' - Femail, the Daily Mail'This is an important subject, powerfully told.' - the Daily Mail
By W. L. Sorrell. 2020
Anxiety – a toxic fire which burns in the belly and fills the head with billowing plumes of stress. Never… before has dread smeared itself across the minds of so many, and never before have so many yearned to be set free from its stench. U Turn to our Father draws upon the inerrancy of Scripture to show us all that to be constantly striving for a trouble-free mind through the blood, sweat, and tears of our own efforts, is in truth an act of futility. Our Father’s plan is not for us to struggle in vain to change our inner lives, but for both our inner and outer lives to be changed through the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the supernatural, sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit. The primary place this change takes effect is within the heart – not the physical heart, but the spiritual heart. For out of it spring the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23 Bathed by the Holy Spirit, it is the spiritual heart which upholds the soul – nourishing, nurturing, sustaining, and supporting all aspects of our wellbeing. U Turn to our Father – a change of heart. Not just a possibility, but a guaranteed promise from the Giver of Life. Twelve short chapters await your eyes and ears. Only by reading them will you understand why you were meant to.
By Sandi Doughton. 2020
A revealing guide to a career as a midwife written by award-winning health reporter Sandi Doughton and based on the… real-life experiences of the chief of the midwifery practice group at the University of Washington—required reading for anyone pursuing a path to this life-changing profession.Becoming a Midwife takes you behind the scenes to find out what it&’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a midwife. Midwives are medical professionals who provide care for childbearing women on their birthing journey. It is a growing career that combines compassion and emotional intelligence with nursing and healthcare. Expert midwife Mary Lou Kopas, MN, CNM, specializes in healthy pregnancy and birth. As a veteran of the field, she has helped countless women on the path to labor by delivering their babies and following up with breastfeeding support, newborn care, and insight into the many psycho-social challenges women face in the transition to motherhood. Gain professional wisdom as acclaimed health reporter Sandi Doughton shadows Kopas at work, telling the story of her professional path. Learn the ins and outs of this dynamic job, helping soon-to-be mothers bring new life into the world.
By Dr Michelle Walker. 2020
Empowering Intuitives is a short read for a lifetime of happiness. It is a spiritual self-help guide that provides a… productive and inspiring way to view life and the surrounding environment, while learning to be grateful --- even for the little things!This book unlocks the secrets for finding peace, happiness, and true well-being that everyone has within themselves. Each chapter defines, explores, and exemplifies spiritual abilities and mindsets, while unraveling the causes of present-day negative experiences.Included exercises can be done by adults or with intuitive children to help prepare them for their adult life as an intuitive. Tools are also provided to use as exercises in developing and understanding a spiritual mindset, for both adults and children. Learning how to deal with and/or remove the negative aspects of life by replacing them with positive thoughts, movements, and actions can have a powerful impact on every life.This is a truly inspiring and motivating book that will allow individuals the freedom to explore their sensory perceptions as well as provide guidance to live life as an intuitive.
By Rebecca Reid. 2020
A timely, intelligent, and entertaining exploration of why ambitious women are often perceived as rude and how the power of… rudeness can be harnessed in relationships, in bed, at work, and in everyday life—from journalist Rebecca Reid.During a TV interview with a comedian, Rebecca Reid found herself unable to get a word in edgewise. So, when she put her finger to her lips and shushed him, she became instantly known on the internet as &“Rebecca Rude.&” It was only then that she realized that being rude could actually be her superpower. A captivating blend of advice and pop culture, Rude will show you how to utilize the power of boldness in every area of your life. Exploring famous women who have been perceived as rude—including Princess Margaret, Anna Wintour, Taylor Swift, Meghan Markle, and others—this book demonstrates how those women used their &“rudeness&” to get what they want—and deserve—out of life. Reid also addresses whether there are different rules of rudeness for women compared to men (yes, there are) and how being taught not to be rude actually prevents women from being successful—especially because when women are assertive, they are often judged as being aggressive. And while there&’s a place for politeness, Rebecca argues that it&’s never a bad time to stand up for yourself to achieve your dreams.
By Amy Chan. 2020
A self-affirming, holistic guide for everyone—single or married, divorced or dating—to transforming heartbreak into healing by the founder of the… innovative and revolutionary Renew Breakup BootcampAmy Chan hit rock bottom when she discovered that her boyfriend cheated on her. Although she was angry and broken-hearted, Chan soon came to realize that the breakup was the shakeup she needed to redirect her life. Instead of descending into darkness, she used the pain of the breakup as a bridge to self-actualization. She devoted herself to learning various healing modalities from the ancient to the scientific, and dived into the psychology of love. It worked. Fast forward years later, Amy completely transformed her life, her relationships and founded a breakup bootcamp helping countless women heal their hearts.In Breakup Bootcamp, Amy Chan directs her experience as a relationship columnist and as the creator of Renew Breakup Bootcamp into a practical, thoughtful guide to turning broken hearts into an opportunity to break out of complacency and destructive habits. Dubbed "the Chief Heart Hacker," Amy Chan grounds her practical advice and tried and tested methods rooted in cutting-edge psychology and research, helping first her bootcamp attendees and now her readers most effectively heal and reclaim their self-love. Breakup Bootcamp comes at the perfect time, when many are feeling the intensity of being in or out of a relationship, lonely or suffocated, and flirting with old toxic relationships they’ve outgrown. Relatable, life-changing, and backed by sound scientific research, Breakup Bootcamp can help anyone turn their greatest heartbreak into a powerful tool for growth.
By Ashly Perez. 2020
From former BuzzFeed personality Ashly Perez comes a funny, honest, and unabashedly feminist book of inspiration and wisdom to help you plant some… roots, live in the process, and accept you for you.Take a break from mindless phone scrolling and empower yourself to live intentionally and find meaning all around you every single day. Read This for Inspiration, filled with short bursts of encouragement and enlightenment, is your staring place. Look inward and also way beyond your arm&’s length—these entries are inspiring not only for the wisdom they impart but also for the way they lift you up. Virtual BuzzFeed start turned television writer Ashley Perez has compiled all of the inspirations that have enriched her own life—influenced by history, literature, music, and her mom—to help you discover what motivates you. We all have to start somewhere.
By Ruby Warrington. 2020
In this upbeat "reset" guide from the author of Sober Curious, a leading voice in the new sobriety movement walks… through 100 days of discovering the joys of an alcohol-free lifestyle.Ruby Warrington's 2019 book Sober Curious was an illuminating conversation starter that asked you to consider, "Would life be better without alcohol?" thus sparking a global wellness trend of "curiosity" on how to gain one's genuine confidence and happiness without the crutch of alcohol.In The Sober Curious Reset, Rubygoes a step further by inviting you into a 100-day process of radically rethinking your drinking. Each "day" features observations, exercises, and insights, offering a more profound process of self-discovery than common month-long programs like Dry January or Sober September. Ruby's friendly, honest, and totally non-judgmental tone helps you unmask the deeper "whys" behind your drinking, understand why 100 days is so transformational, and how to create a truly sustainable shift in habits -- and on to living a life with more presence, focus, and overall well-being.The Sober Curious Reset is not about preaching total abstinence -- rather, it's about empowering you to make the right drinking choices, whatever this may look like for you. Ruby's 100 days is all about changing your relationship to alcohol to lead a life with more clarity, confidence, and connection.
By Sarah Hays Coomer. 2020
Live a life of motivation and purpose with The Habit Trip, an active journey to self-discovery, one micro-change at a… time!When something feels wrong, your routines are a mess, and nothing is working, you want to make a change. The impulse is to go big: start a ten-day fast. Work out five times a week. Quit your job, end your marriage, and move to Dubai -- raze it all to the ground. But those drastic efforts tend to fizzle out before they've even begun. The Habit Trip maps the topography of who you are and what you love, revealing a personalized infrastructure for well-being that is hiding in plain sight. The journey is divided into three sections: The Situation: evaluate your life in ten areas to identify what's working and what's notThe Solution: find micro-doses of solace and strength to bolster your health and stabilityThe Payoff: amplify the power, peace, and presence that comes with knowing what matters mostThe Habit Trip is an actionable antidote for stress and frustration, nestled inside of an interactive workbook in which you are the one and only expert. By the end of your rollicking journey (accompanied by a host of enchanted creatures), you'll have charted an easier way to roll through the joyful chaos of life, one habit at a time. Your challenges, your solutions, your way.
New York Times bestselling author Jen Sincero gets to the core of transformation: habits--breaking, making, understanding, and sticking with them… like you've never stuck before.Badass Habits is a eureka-sparking, easy-to-digest look at how our habits make us who we are, from the measly moments that happen in private to the resolutions we loudly broadcast (and, erm, often don't keep) on social media. Habit busting and building goes way beyond becoming a dedicated flosser or never showing up late again--our habits reveal our unmet desires, the gaps in our boundaries, our level of self-awareness, and our unconscious beliefs and fears. Badass Habits features Jen's trademark hilarious voice and offers a much-needed fresh take on the conventional wisdom and science that shape the optimism (or pessimism?) around the age-old topic of habits. The book includes enlightening interviews with people who've successfully strengthened their discipline backbones, new perspective on how to train our brains to become our best selves, and offers a simple, 21 day, step-by-step guide for ditching habits that don't serve us and developing the habits we deem most important. Habits shouldn't be impossible to reset--and with healthy boundaries, knowledge of--and permission to go after--our desires, and an easy to implement plan of action, we can make any new goal a joyful habit.
From the bestselling author Napoleon Hill—Lessons on Success has helped millions of readers make the impossible, POSSIBLE!Napoleon Hill's 17 Essential… Principles of Personal Achievement have served as an encouraging and illuminating guide for those seeking to improve all areas of their lives for more than half a century.Lessons on Success is the book that keys readers into Hill's distinct thought process—this is THE complete and unabridged mind-power method for achieving your goals.After interviewing dozens of industrialists, diplomats, thought leaders, and people who are at the top of their game, Hill distilled what he learned and converted his study into seventeen core lessons that will set you up for success in every facet of your life!
By Candy Leigh. 2020
Finding Life In Between is the powerful story of one woman, struggling in survival mode, who took to heart that… when nothing was certain, anything was possible. After finding herself unemployed and emotionally and physically healing from some of life's major interruptions, Candy decided to get in her car and drive south to somewhere, anywhere. Her goal was to step away from her day-to-day life, study human connection, and share her findings about the stories of others. The Universe, however, had other plans. The journey of looking outward actually became a long, reflective voyage inward, resulting in stories and lessons born out of the beautiful imperfections of real life. The chapters are a sharp, vulnerable display of the raw realities of modern womanhood, and the grace and compassion that we all need to move from fear to freedom, from survival into thriving. The stories within these pages offer the opportunity for all of us to go on our own journeys of vulnerability and self-discovery. As you dive into the intimate and powerful "in between" moments within the chapters, you may find yourself laying claim to your own authentic truths about self-love and worthiness. This book is an invitation for you to find beauty in your own gloriously imperfect journey, to open your arms and come home to yourself. "We are all beautifully created to live our own authentic lives . . . Be courageous. Love yourself enough to chase the life you’re dreaming of."
By Tina Turner. 2020
Tina Turner—living legend, icon to millions, and author of the &“brave and wry&” (Vulture) memoir My Love Story—returns with a… deeply personal book of wisdom that explores her longstanding faith in Buddhism and provides a guide to these timeless principles so you can find happiness in your own life. I dedicate this book to you… in honor of your unseen efforts to triumph over each problem life sends your way. Tina is a global icon of inspiration. And now, with Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, Tina shows how anyone can overcome life&’s obstacles—even transform the &“impossible&” to possible—and fulfill our dreams. She shows how we, too, can improve our lives, empowering us with spiritual tools and sage advice to enrich our unique paths. Buddhism has been a central part of Tina Turner&’s life for decades and, in music, film, and live performances, she has shined as an example of generating hope from nothing, breaking through all limitations, and succeeding in life. Drawing from the lessons of her own life, from adversity to stratospheric heights, Tina effortlessly shows how the spiritual lessons of Buddhism help her transform from sorrow, adversity, and poverty into joy, stability, and prosperity. Now, Tina offers the wisdom of an extraordinary lifetime in Happiness Becomes You making this the perfect gift of inspiration for you or a loved one.