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By Sharon Holgate. 2024
This unique self-help guide equips undergraduates, postgraduate students, and early career researchers within the sciences with transferrable communication skills that…they can adapt and refer back to as they progress through their careers. It provides practical guidance on how to best communicate science in a range of different settings. This book facilitates clear and concise communication in both academic scenarios and the workplace. It covers settings ranging from job interviews, through conference presentations, to explaining your research to the general public. It is illustrated with first-hand experiences, top tips, and "dos and don’ts" to demonstrate best practices. It will also be a valuable guide for established academics who would like a refresher or a guide to new avenues of science communication, such as podcasts. Key Features: Written by an award-winning professional science journalist and broadcaster with 25 years’ experience, including writing for national newspapers, devising and presenting programmes for BBC Radio 4, and being interviewed on radio, TV, video, and podcasts Covers science communication in a broad range of settings including peer-to-peer, to your manager, at job interviews, and during media appearances Includes advice from a range of experts who communicate professionally, including a radio producer, a TV presenter, actors and entertainers, and scientists
By Jill Bolte Taylor. 2021
The New York Times best-selling author of My Stroke of Insight blends neuroanatomy with psychology to show how we can…short-circuit emotional reactivity and find our way to peace.For half a century we have been trained to believe that our right brain hemisphere is our emotional brain, while our left brain houses our rational thinking. Now neuroscience shows that it's not that simple: in fact, our emotional limbic tissue is evenly divided between our two hemispheres. Consequently, each hemisphere has both an emotional brain and a thinking brain. In this groundbreaking new book, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor presents these four distinct modules of cells as four characters that make up who we are: Character 1, Left Thinking; Character 2, Left Emotion; Character 3, Right Emotion; and Character 4, Right Thinking.Everything we think, feel, or do is dependent upon brain cells to perform that function. Since each of the Four Characters stems from specific groups of cells that feel unique inside of our body, they each display particular skills, feel specific emotions, or think distinctive thoughts. In Whole Brain Living, Dr. Taylor shows us how to get acquainted with our own Four Characters, observe how they show up in our daily life, and learn to identify and relate to them in others as well. And she introduces a practice called the Brain Huddle--a tool for bringing our Four Characters into conversation with one another so we can tap their respective strengths and choose which one to embody in any situation.The more we become familiar with each of the characters in ourselves and others, the more power we gain over our thoughts, our feelings, our relationships, and our lives. Indeed, we discover that we have the power to choose who and how we want to be in every moment. And when our Four Characters work together and balance one another as a whole brain, we gain a radical new road map to deep inner peace.
By David Hamilton. 2018
&‘This book will teach you that healing by thought alone is not only possible, but it is a reality.&’ -…Dr Joe Dispenza, New York Times bestselling author of Becoming SupernaturalThere is no longer any doubt that the way we think affects our bodies: countless scientific studies have shown this to be true. For former pharmaceutical scientist Dr David Hamilton, the testing of new drugs highlighted how profoundly the mind and body are connected. Time and time again, the control group of patients in drug trials improved at similar rates to those who actually received the medicines. Astounded, Dr Hamilton decided to change the direction of his work to explore the relationship between the mind and the body.This bestselling acclaimed book was first published 10 years ago. In it, Dr Hamilton explores the effect of visualization, belief and positive thinking on the body, and shows how using our imagination and mental processes can stimulate our own defences and healing systems to combat disease, pain and illness.In this new edition, Dr Hamilton has added four new chapters to discuss the latest cutting-edge information and extraordinary new techniques. These include using imagery to stimulate the immune system - a method that can benefit cancer patients undergoing conventional treatment - effectively using the mind to speed up rehabilitation from stroke, and powerful visualization strategies to help facilitate recovery from injury and illness.
By Kerri Richardson. 2020
Reclaim your space, inside and outWhen you look at the clutter in your home, does it feel like you need…an excavator to find the calm beneath the chaos? Do you try again and again to implement sustainable organizational systems without any success? Does the reason for your clutter always seem to come down to too little time or not enough space? If so, the time has come to look at the clutter beneath the clutter--the fears, doubts, and energy drains that are the true culprits of the muck.In the follow-up to her Wall Street Journal best-selling book What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You, decluttering expert, lifestyle designer, and coach Kerri Richardson helps you to:Understand the three core causes of clutter and how they directly manifest in specific rooms and forms of clutterUse practical and actionable exercises to clear out your clutter hot spotsReclaim your personal space for the thoughts, things, and people in your life that are important to youWhether you are tackling perfectionism, procrastination, or toxic relationships, Richardson's straightforward advice will help you to finally clear those stubborn stacks, piles, and boxes for a clean start, with a wealth of space for your freedom and happiness to grow.
By Simone Heng. 2023
The true antidote to loneliness, this book will teach you the secret to building meaningful relationships and the importance of…authentic connections in a lonely world.Is it possible to have hundreds of followers on social media but still feel isolated? To live in a city of millions of people but find yourself alone? No one really wants to admit it, but the answer is certainly 'yes'.So, let's talk about loneliness. Human connection specialist Simone Heng knows a lot about being lonely. She left an enviable career and social life to move back to her family home to care for her mother. All alone in a house filled with memories but devoid of people, she was faced with the realization that human connection is one of our most essential needs.There's a global loneliness epidemic. Every one of us has experienced feeling lonely, even if we don't realize it. The modern world has changed how we live and the 'village' environment with spontaneous connection has been replaced by remote work and contrived relationships. Most importantly, the old stereotypes of what loneliness looks like no longer hold true — in a world where technology has made us more 'connected' than ever before, people of all ages are feeling alone.Simone shares her journey to understanding the value of human connection and explains how to distinguish authentic relationships from fake substitutes. This definitive book on loneliness shows us how to build meaningful relationships with those that matter the most, forge new friendships, and create the genuine connections we all crave.
TAP INTO A HIGHER FREQUENCY IN THIS UPDATED EDITION - OVER 100,000 COPIES SOLD - FROM WORLD-RENOWNED ANGEL EXPERT AND…BEST-SELLING AUTHOR KYLE GRAY77 TOOLS TO CONNECT WITH ANGELS – LEARN HOW TO AWAKEN, GROUND, IGNITE, INTEGRATE, ACTIVATE, MANIFEST YOUR DREAMS, AND MORE A brand-new edition to help you lift your energy, unlock a higher frequency, and start receiving more joy and miracles in your life!&“Kyle certainly knows how to live a high‑vibe life and this book is filled with inspiration so you can do exactly that!&”–Vex King, best- selling author of Good Vibes, Good Life and Healing Is The New HighEverything is comprised of energy, including you! You express energy in what you create, experience, and attract. Right now, the Universe is calling you to align your life to a higher energetic frequency, and at any given moment you have the opportunity to Raise Your Vibration. Let best-selling author Kyle Gray be your guide!This new edition focuses Kyle&’s teachings into 77 essential healing practices, sharing inspiring affirmations, channeled wisdom, and energetic messages to help you awaken your divine connection and activate your light. You&’ll discover how to:· Trust in the love and support of the Universe· Clear your energy field and protect your vibes· Activate the flow of spiritual energy through your chakras· Cultivate a daily spiritual practice with simple tools· Attract positive experiences into your everyday life&“Raising your vibration is all about choosing to be that good vibe wherever you go. Essentially, it&’s about making the conscious choice to be the good you were born to be."The high-vibe life is a good life. That doesn&’t mean that everything&’s going to be rosy, but it does mean that you have tools and practices that you can use when you need them."That&’s what I&’ve learned about raising your vibration—it&’s not about avoiding life&’s challenges or high-vibing your way out of being human, it&’s about being able to come back to your center more quickly when things get gnarly, challenging, or even dark."My prayer is that no matter what comes up in your life, this book will support you in tapping into the resources you have within and returning to the highest vibration.&”Love,Kyle GrayRaise Your Vibration will help you lead a high-vibe life with purpose and love, so that you make room for an endless flow of miracles, guidance, and spiritual support in every area of your life!
By Yamile Yemoonyah. 2020
Discover the different types of spirit guides, how to communicate and work with them and how they can help you…in every facet of life.Connect with your personal team of spirit guides, and draw on their ancient wisdom and healing to overcome challenges, unlock success and achieve your dreams.The Seven Types of Spirit Guide is the first-ever exploration of the cosmic helpers who have communicated with everyday people across cultures and throughout human history. Spirit guides take many forms, and in this book spirit guide medium Yamile Yemoonyah will introduce you to each of the seven types: angels, ancestors, nature spirits, star beings, animal spirits, ascended masters and deities.Each has specific characteristics, gifts and challenges, and you'll learn the unique reasons your spirit guides are here to support you on your personal path. Featuring an extensive quiz to help you discover which types of spirit guide, or guides, you have, and practical advice on identifying and communicating with them, this refreshing and inclusive companion will help you to further your spiritual development, manifest your dreams and live your purpose.
Support your cancer healing journey with a daily devotional of inspirational quotes, stories, scripture, and encouragement, now in paperback, from…the author of Chris Beat Cancer.A healing mindset takes fortitude, faith, and courage -- and acceptance of support when you need it most. As a survivor of cancer for more than 15 years, Chris Wark, best-selling author of Chris Beat Cancer and Beat Cancer Kitchen, knows the daily struggles involved in healing from cancer and wants to support you as you walk this path with God. This daily devotional offers nuggets of scripture, inspiration, encouragement, and actions for surviving life's difficult storms. No matter the challenges you face, your soul is naturally resilient and has the ability to prosper—mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Experiments in Reflection: How to See the Present, Reconsider the Past, and Shape the Future (Stanford d.school Library)
By Stanford d.school, Leticia Britos Cavagnaro. 2023
Notice what matters, sharpen your intuition, and grow personally and professionally by honing your skills of reflection in this illustrated…guide from Stanford University's d.school.While we often think of reflection as a way to consider what is or was, it can also be a powerful tool for imagining and shaping what could be. Through activities based on the science, art, and practice of reflection, this book guides you through simple experiments that teach you how to make meaning from your experiences and, as a result, support your goals and values. Stanford professor Leticia Britos Cavagnaro sets up each experiment with a stated hypothesis, a simple method, and direction for gauging your results. With each experiment, you&’ll build concrete skills and learn how to shift your mindsets as you strengthen your ability to reflect with purpose. With thought-provoking collage-style illustrations from artist Gabriela Sánchez, Experiments in Reflection helps you tune into your environment, train your intuition, and shape the future you want.
By Thich Nhat Hanh. 2023
The final book in the bestselling How To series: simple, refreshing meditations of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh give us…inspiration and tools for transforming our suffering and cultivating happinessIn inspiring passages and simple exercises, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us what he calls &“the art of suffering.&” He gives us teachings and tools for transforming suffering as well as ways to touch moments of happiness and smile even while suffering is still there.Written with characteristic simplicity and wisdom, these insightful meditations—born from the Zen master&’s lifetime of Zen practice and peacemaking—teach us how to come back to ourselves, calm our body and mind, and not let suffering overwhelm us. When we&’re willing to face our suffering and look deeply into it, we begin to understand its origins. Transformation and healing become possible, and along with it a greater capacity to understand the suffering of others and resolve conflicts in our relationships. Creating peace and understanding in ourselves and our relationships in this way is essential for helping create true understanding and peace in our communities, society, and the world. Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices for transforming our own suffering, listening deeply to the suffering of others, and especially how to cultivate our own smile and happiness.All Mindfulness Essentials books are illustrated with playful sumi-ink drawings by California artist Jason DeAntonis.
By Stanford d.school, Grace Hawthorne. 2023
Scheme the impossible! Turn your vision into reality! Transform what if into what&’s next! Discover how to make your ideas…work for you with this transformative guide from Stanford University&’s d.school.&“An operator&’s manual to design thinking.&”—John Maeda, Vice President of Design and Artificial Intelligence at MicrosoftPossibility is the ability to see something in your imagination and materialize it in real life. You already possess (almost) everything you need to make things happen—Make Possibilities Happen helps you find your way.Discover tools and strategies for overcoming the hang-ups that prevent you from getting things done or even starting. Learn exercises for building the creative capacity of your brain. Explore ways to build on the momentum of your work so that you can keep going. Award-winning author Grace Hawthorne shares insights, ideas, and activities from the Stanford University d.school courses she teaches, as well as scientific research and entrepreneurial escapades to get you thinking productively toward making possibilities a reality.It&’s hard to begin, uncomfortable to not know, natural to question yourself, easy to be impatient, and challenging to swallow setbacks. This book addresses all of these hurdles and walks you through four main stages of turning your idea into reality: SEE (imagine what&’s to come), START (just begin, this is everything), DO (show up and work), and FINISH (follow through).You can positively alter your life—and other people&’s lives—by making the inklings of your imagination real. All you need to do is pick up this book and START.
By Melissa Pateras. 2023
Everything you need to know about laundry, cleaning, and basic home repairs—from the TikTok star who made bluing a thing,…showed you how to fold a fitted sheet, and taught you to properly use your (caulk) gun.&“[Melissa Pateras] makes chores enjoyable in her bawdy debut. . . . Doing laundry has never sounded so fun.&”—Publishers WeeklyMelissa Dilkes Pateras is the most competent housekeeper, DIY-project master, and home repair genius that you&’ve ever fantasized about becoming. When she followed her kids on to TikTok, she discovered a community hungry for her approachable, tongue-in-cheek advice on everything from balls—dryer balls, that is—to why color-coded closets are a spiritual experience. She doesn&’t expect you to know what you were never taught, and she doesn&’t care about transforming your home into a minimal, beige Instagram post; she simply wants to help make your life easier.Whether you&’re terrified of your laundry pile or have an inner handyperson who&’s been longing for their moment, A Dirty Guide to a Clean Home is a joyful all-purpose guide to organizing, cleaning, laundry, repairs, and beyond. As Melissa says, &“Your home shouldn&’t be your adversary.&”
In an unorthodox approach, Georgetown University professor Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice,…and sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving their careers. Not only are pre-existing passions rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work, but a focus on passion over skill can be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. Cal reveals that matching your job to a pre-existing passion does not matter. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said his advice for aspiring entertainers was to "be so good they can't ignore you," Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. He provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love, and will change the way you think about careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.
By Jo-Ann Rosen. 2023
A holistic system for gaining and maintaining the stability of mind needed for personal and social transformation, even in the…midst of trauma—with simple, body-based exercises grounded in neuroscience and mindfulness, inspired by Thich Nhat HanhWith three decades working in marginalized communities in the US, Israel, and the West Bank, mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist Jo-ann Rosen offers a wealth of wisdom and gentle humor in supporting people to access their inner strength and stability—even amidst outer chaos and catastrophe. Rosen draws on the example and practices of her teacher, the peace activist and Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, who founded Plum Village mindfulness practice centers worldwide as places of healing and restoration, to show how meditation can aid collective awakening. Time and time again, even in places where trauma is commonplace, Rosen has seen that a regulated nervous system allows an individual to move from overwhelm and despair to stability and engagement. The Plum Village approach to well-being cultivates resilience while recognizing the unique social and ecological challenges of our times. In Unshakeable, Rosen shares the methods by which we can broaden our resiliency, calm our nerves, and positively impact the collective consciousness. By following the practices in this book, we can find an unshakeable source of strength within, not only as individuals, but also as members of strong communities for positive change.
Create the environment to attract the life that you deserve, with the guidance of internationally renowned Feng Shui Master Marie…Diamond.Rooted in ancient Chinese culture, Feng Shui is a system that teaches people how to arrange their living space to attract health, wealth, happiness, and good energy—or chi—into their lives. Marie Diamond&’s unique Diamond Feng Shui system combines traditional Feng Shui teachings with the Law of Attraction, neuroscience, and quantum physics to help you increase the abundant energy in your home and in your life.In this book, you will learn:The importance of space clearing to create a more mindful, relaxed, and organized home.How your personal energy number can help you attract the things you want with quicker and better results.Ways to activate your Feng Shui with crystals, plants, flowers, and water.Tips for activating your success, money, health, and relationship goals.Ways to Feng Shui different parts of your home to improve the energy flow and boost your chi, including your front door, family space, bedrooms, and kitchen.Feng Shui Your Life offers exercises, tools, and practical guidance, and will become your go-to resource to help you attract a life of abundance beyond your wildest dreams.
Design Social Change: Take Action, Work toward Equity, and Challenge the Status Quo (Stanford d.school Library)
By Stanford d.school, Lesley-Ann Noel. 2023
Discover design strategies for using your own unique social identities and experiences as inspiration to challenge the status quo and…create the kind of lasting change that leads to greater equity and social justice, from Stanford University's d.school.Who are you? What motivates you as a changemaker? What forces are preventing you (and others) from thriving? These questions are essential to the work of creating social change, and they are exactly what Design Social Change asks you to explore.Designer and design educator Lesley-Ann Noel shares the essential design strategies for making a lasting impact. This work starts with knowing yourself and builds outward into making change in your community and the larger world. Design Social Change gives you tools to tailor your approach to design, taking into account your history, personality, ethics, and goals for a better future.The strategies for change are based on equity and fairness, understanding your own role in these systems of both justice and inequity. These strategies demonstrate how to use anger, joy, and empathy as inspiration for understanding what people need to thrive. Using the tools of design, these new approaches will help you craft projects that are relevant to you and create more just, equitable futures. The time is always right to work toward a fair and just society.
By Phil Stutz. 2023
Profound essays that cut through the messiness of life to help you get the good from the bad—by famed therapist…Phil Stutz, the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Tools and subject of the Netflix documentary Stutz &“Is there another way? Can you live life with its conflicts, uncertainties, and disappointments and somehow feel good about yourself? You can. But it requires a completely new orientation.&” There are issues, and there are issues—love, loss, success, failure, hope, regret, life, death. How can we even begin to think clearly about dilemmas so universally confounding? Phil Stutz has spent his life pondering the big challenges that we all face, and this profound book puts the conclusions he&’s reached at your fingertips. Stutz has been writing these remarkably insightful short essays since the late 1990s, which are collected here for the first time, along with new insights specific to the unique challenges of today. Each one will change the way you think, but taken all together, this book becomes something far more than the sum of its parts: a compendium of human experience and knowledge that will reframe your worldview. There are hard truths here—the acknowledgment that life is full of pain and not a single one of us is special enough to escape it—but we need to understand and accept them in order to realize our full potential. While The Tools explains the general concepts and five specific practices that Stutz employs in treatment, Lessons for Living addresses real-world circumstances, such as the needs of children, rising above envy, defeating your bad habits, the positive side of anger, and facing insecurities, offering a new way to think about life itself.
Rediscover your most authentic self before grief, societal conditioning, and complicated parents, and heal your core wounds in order to…redefine yourself!At birth, we are the fullest and most vibrant expressions of ourselves. Some of us, however, lose this radiance due to one or more tragic life circumstances that robbed us of a beautiful childhood, whether it be the loss of a parent, emotional neglect, or even an abusive upbringing. As adults, we&’re left stumbling through life, yearning for even a taste of that childhood wonder as we ask ourselves, &“How the hell did I get here?&” Fortunately, there are better ways to regain our light without chasing after the love we never received or reliving our most painful memories. A Woman&’s Guide to Inner Child Healing utilizes a variety of insightful journal prompts, worksheets, and tips that will teach you how to: Connect with your younger self Identify your 4 Core Wounds Reparent your inner child Gain closure and healing And more! Permanently escape your cycle of emotional turmoil using a variety of intuitive exercises and informative guides expertly crafted by an experienced registered psychotherapist and relationship coach!
By Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer. 2015
In this specially combined edition with a new foreword, Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed author Charles Fishman blend…their insights from bestselling books A Curious Mind and Face to Face to transform the art of connecting with and through curiosity.In A Curious Mind, deemed &“a captivation account of how the simple act of asking questions can change your life&” by Malcolm Gladwell, Grazer offers a brilliant peek into the &“curiosity conversations&” that inspired him to create some of the world&’s most iconic movies and television shows. He shows how curiosity has been the &“superpower&” that fueled his rise as one of Hollywood&’s leading producers and creative visionaries. And in the captivating follow-up Face to Face, Grazer reveals that the secret to a more fulfilling life lies in personal connections, sparked through curiosity, learning through his interactions with people like Taraji P. Henson, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Eminem, and Prince. Now with a new foreword with fresh insights about curiosity from the last decade, A Curious Mind Expanded invites you to consider your personal journey of human connection. A fascinating page-turner, this combined edition offers a blueprint for how we can awaken our own curiosity and use it as a superpower in our own lives.
Pull up a chair and gather in close with entrepreneur and content creator Kristin Johns as she shares her best-kept…secrets: mouthwatering recipes, design inspiration, and ways we all can grow, celebrate, and find nourishment in every season of life. Kristin Johns long dreamed of putting together a book of favorite recipes, ideas for interiors, and reflections on faith, family, and love. Growing Seasons is a gorgeously photographed collection of stories, recipes, and inspiration that encourages us to step into each day with courage and authenticity, and to embrace every season of life.Just as each month has its own specific character, each season of life has its own unique challenges and opportunities, all with valuable life lessons to teach us. Walking through the calendar year from January to December, the book’s twelve chapters feature:Kristin’s favorite recipes like Christmas Morning Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls, CeCe’s Famous Cajun Gumbo, a Sunny Citrus Kale Salad and, of course, Kristin’s famous Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipeCreative projects such as Rustic Hand Dyed Linens, DIY Lavender Blue Tansy Skin Serum, and five easy tricks to minimize clutter and maximize coziness at homeFun ideas to entertain and connect with others through Summer Getaway Essentials and a guide to movie night at home complete with homemade pizza and caramel cornWhether you’re looking for adventure or a chill night at home, Growing Seasons will meet you where you are and inspire where you are going.