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By Eric V. Copage. 1993
Eric V. Copage's Black Pearls is an extraordinary book of inspirational thoughts and practical advice for African-Americans. The 365 quotes…that begin each day's entry range from African proverbs to wisdom from Oprah Winfrey, Malcolm X, Terry McMillan, Bill Cosby, Rosa Parks, Spike Lee, Marian Wright Edelman, Alice Walker, and Martin Luther King, Jr., among hundreds of other diverse and accomplished people of African descent. And each day's entry covers a new topic: Love, Anger, Pride, Dieting, Stress, Stereotypes, Power, and Success are just a few! From the daily inspirations, author Eric V. Copage suggests meditations and specific actions that will help readers boost their spirits -- and achieve their dreams.
By Kristin M. White. 2015
The future is in your hands—not Harvard'sTO: All students wondering “Can I get into my dream college?”CC: All parents wondering…“Can we afford it?”FROM: Educational consultant Kristin M. WhiteMEMO: COLLEGE RANKINGS DON’T MATTER. This claim might sound crazy, but it’s true: Research shows that where you go to school makes little difference to future financial success or quality of life—personal qualities such as ambition, perseverance, and a sense of purpose are all more important. Kristin M. White has helped hundreds of parents and students look beyond the dream-school hype and focus on what’s most important. Now, in It’s the Student, Not the College, she shows how to avoid unrepayable debt and set yourself up to grow, excel, and enjoy yourself at any school. Instead of obsessing over GPA cutoffs and SAT scores, students will learn how to build a personal “Success Profile”—by adopting the traits that help stellar students make the grade in school and life. Plus . . .Why what you do in school counts more than where you go14 surefire ways to develop your Success Profile as a student and beyondCriteria to consider when choosing a collegeHow to find a good fit for your family’s financesAnd tips for graduating career-ready and landing a great first job.Expensive, elite colleges have too much sway over the minds and bank accounts of students and parents. It’s the Student, Not the College breaks that stranglehold—and reveals the real secrets of success.
By Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. 2014
A través de reflexiones sobre el amor, el ego, el karma, la reencarnación, la religión y los diferentes estímulos de…la sociedad actual, pero sin despreciar todo lo aprendido, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar impulsa apropiarse de nuevos saberes, a través de la meditación y la respiración y combinando lo viejo con lo actual, para alcanzar una conciencia plena y lograr el verdadero desarrollo humano. «En esta era en que la tecnología ha avanzado, nos hemos preocupado muy poco por las necesidades emocionales y espirituales de la gente; ni en casa ni en la escuela se nos ha enseñado a manejar nuestra propia mente». En este libro, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar propone desaprender un cúmulo de conocimientos que limitan y restringen todas las posibilidades de nuestra vida. A través de diversas reflexiones sobre el amor, el ego, el karma, la reencarnación, la religión y los diferentes estímulos de la sociedad actual, pero sin despreciar todo lo aprendido, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar impulsa apropiarse de nuevos saberes, a través de la meditación y la respiración y combinando lo viejo con lo nuevo, para alcanzar una conciencia plena y lograr el verdadero desarrollo humano.
By Lorena Pronsky. 2022
En Curame Lorena Pronsky nos invita a reflexionar acerca de cómo podemos transitar el camino que tenemos por delante sin…desconocer jamás los dolores han dejado marcas en el alma, cada una de las heridas que nos atraviesan, y que nos señalan un nuevo destino. Luego de Rota se camina igual, su primer éxito, Lorena Pronsky vuelve a conmover al lector. Con su pluma sencilla y profunda, la autora sigue acompañando, sensible y amorosamente, la evolución emocional de miles de lectores que hacen eco de sus reflexiones. Curame, como dice Pronsky, es una invitación constante a resignificar las heridas inherentes de la vida. Un viaje de autodescubrimiento, aprendizaje y superación personal.
By Lorena Pronsky. 2022
Lorena Pronsky impuso un nuevo lenguaje en este libro, que lo convirtió clásico entre sus lectores. Rota se camina igual…tiene un discurso fiel y contundente que nombra de forma precisa y lacerante las vivencias que todos, en algún momento de nuestra vida, atravesamos. Rota se camina igual es un libro no solo fue un éxito de ventas sino que también se instaló rápidamente como un clásico. Difícil de catalogar dentro de un género literario, Lorena Pronsky logra conmover al lector a través de un lenguaje disruptivo pero sencillo, a través de relatos que nos invitan a conectarnos con nuestras emociones. Apoyada en la herida como parte inevitable de la vida, nos muestra de qué manera podemos darles un nuevo destino a esos dolores que se nos imponen. En este viaje de reencuentro con nosotros mismos nos iremos identificando con las heridas de la pérdida, del abandono, del desamor, y así entender que siempre tendremos dos caminos para elegir: aferrarnos a ese dolor que nos deja en pausa, o bien comprender que asumir la realidad es el primer escalón para reinventarnos e iniciar una nueva etapa. Aceptar que estamos atravesados por tormentas que han dejado una marca indeleble nos enseña que "continuar" es una palabra que encierra todas las posibilidades aún desconocidas. Solo tenemos que tomar ese envión interior para darnos cuenta de que, a pesar de nuestras fisuras personales, rota se camina igual.
By Bruce Punches, Leslie Ramos Salazar. 2022
Students will relate Teachers already know that the interpersonal communication course is among the most interesting, relevant, and life-changing courses…a student can take. But many texts fail to directly connect the core ideas in the field to students’ own relationships with friends, family, and coworkers. It’s Interpersonal puts students at the center of its approach. Written in a friendly, conversational, and approachable style and filled with relatable examples, pop culture references, and innovative, engaging pedagogy—including InQuizitive, an interactive, adaptive learning tool—It’s Interpersonal motivates students to improve their communication skills and to apply the course’s content to their own lives. This purchase offers access to the digital ebook only.
Concise manual on recognizing fraudulent activity and avoiding becoming a victim. Describes dozens of scenarios involving banking and credit, nursing…homes, health care, online pharmacies, insurance, investments, the Internet, car repairs, charitable donations, shopping, and telemarketing. Includes resources. 2006
By Ben Bernstein, Michelle Packard. 2014
Parenting is one of the most stressful fulltime jobs around. School, lessons, sports, homework, hormones, dinner, dishes. . . .…Parents want to know how to be calm and enjoy these wonder years. Dr. Ben Bernstein, celebrated performance coach for CEOs, professional athletes, and musicians, takes on parents this time around in his book Stressed Out! For Parents. Focusing on his nine steps to optimize performance during stressful situations, Dr. B. teaches parents in clear, entertaining, and thoughtful writing how to be calm, confident, and focused in all that they do. So, say good-bye to anxiety and optimize your parenting performance today!
Get rid of the clutter — and keep it away! Organizing expert Donna Smallin shows you how to enjoy the…happy, healthy, and inviting home you long for with hundreds of time-saving, clutter-busting tips. Smallin’s simple and manageable approach helps you focus on the things that will make the biggest difference in the least amount of time. Clear away the clutter once and for all, and discover the peace of mind that has been hiding underneath.
By Anna Quindlen. 2019
The perfect gift for new parents and grandparents this Mother’s Day: a bighearted book of wisdom, wit, and insight, celebrating…the love and joy of being a grandmother, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and #1 New York Times bestselling author <P><P>“I am changing his diaper, he is kicking and complaining, his exhausted father has gone to the kitchen for a glass of water, his exhausted mother is prone on the couch. He weighs little more than a large sack of flour and yet he has laid waste to the living room: swaddles on the chair, a nursing pillow on the sofa, a car seat, a stroller. No one cares about order, he is our order, we revolve around him. And as I try to get in the creases of his thighs with a wipe, I look at his, let’s be honest, largely formless face and unfocused eyes and fall in love with him. Look at him and think, well, that’s taken care of, I will do anything for you as long as we both shall live, world without end, amen.” <P><P>Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. <P><P>Now she’s taking the next step and going full nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful, and moving book about being a grandmother. <P><P>Quindlen offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson. <P><P>She writes, “Where I once led, I have to learn to follow.” Eventually a close friend provides words to live by: “Did they ask you?” <P><P>Candid, funny, frank, and illuminating, Quindlen’s singular voice has never been sharper or warmer. With the same insights she brought to motherhood in Living Out Loud and to growing older in Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, this new nana uses her own experiences to illuminate those of many others. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Dr Benjamin Hardy. 2022
This isn&’t a book about BECOMING it&’s about BEING: noted psychologist Dr. Benjamin Hardy shows how to imagine the person…you want to be, then BE that person now. When you do this, your imagined FUTURE directs your behavior, rather than your past. Who is your Future-Self? That question may seem trite. But it&’s literally the answer to all of your life&’s questions. It&’s the answer to what you&’re going to do today. It&’s the answer to how motivated you are, and how you feel about yourself. It&’s the answer to whether you&’ll distract yourself on social media for hours, whether you&’ll eat junk food, and what time you get up in the morning. Your imagined Future-Self is the driver of your current reality. It is up to you to develop the ability to imagine better and more expansive visions of your Future-Self. Your current view of your Future-Self is very limited. If you seek learning, growth, and new experiences, you&’ll be able to imagine a different and better Future-Self than you currently can. It&’s not only useful to see your Future-Self as a different person from who you are today, but it is also completely accurate. Your Future-Self will not be the same person you are today. They will see the world differently. They&’ll have had experiences, challenges, and growth you currently don&’t have. They&’ll have different goals and priorities. They&’ll have different habits. They&’ll also be in a different world—a world with different cultural values, different technologies, and different challenges.
By Lizann Lightfoot. 2021
A collection of encouraging, informative letters to read when facing the challenges of military life."... feels like a tight hug…from a friend who gets it ..."—Becky Hoy, founder of Brave Crate, cofounder of PILLAR"... if you are a brand new military spouse ... or a seasoned military spouse, there is a letter in this book for you ..."—Brittany Boccher, 2017 AFI Military Spouse of the Year and founder of Discover Your SparkDear Military Spouse,I wrote these letters to encourage you throughout your military life journey. Whether you are celebrating a milestone, surviving an unfamiliar challenge, or feeling unheard, you are not alone.I am here with you, from the first moments of falling in love with your service member, to attending your first military ball, giving birth while your spouse is deployed, and moving across country (or an ocean) on short notice. I know what it's like to be making new friends—again and again, finding strength to support other spouses in the community, preparing to leave active duty, and many other military life moments in between.This collection of Open When letters is meant to deliver that special message from a friend who understands, whenever you need reassurance, helpful ideas, or a simple reminder of your own strength. We've got this!With love from a fellow military spouse,Lizann LightfootThe Seasoned Spouse"... Every letter in this book is unbelievably relatable to every chapter in my life as a military spouse ..."—Jen Pilcher, Navy spouse and founder of MilSpousefest"... The perfect gift for every military spouse in every walk of life. Truly a MUST READ."—Noralee Jones, writer and creator at Mrs. Navy Mama
By Katie Pownell, May Sarsam. 2022
Practical support for challenging paranoid thoughts.Paranoia is the experience of feeling strongly suspicious or mistrustful about something, when others around…us do not feel there is a good enough reason to feel that way. It can involve us believing that others are trying to harm us, are talking about us or laughing about us. The beliefs can be very strong, and people who are experiencing paranoia can feel that they are absolutely true, beyond a shadow of a doubt. Even if we have an awareness that our paranoia might not be entirely based in reality, the experience can be incredibly distressing, and can have a major impact on our quality of life.This essential self-help guide, based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), gives clear advice for understanding, recognising and challenging the suspicious thoughts and beliefs that are getting in the way of your day to day life. It will help you find ways to practice good self-care, to rest and to ground yourself so that you aren't overwhelmed and isolated by suspicious thoughts.
"In Do Hard Things, Steve Magness beautifully and persuasively reimagines our understanding of toughness. This is a must-read for parents…and coaches and anyone else looking to prepare for life's biggest challenges." — Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and Talking to Strangers and host of the Revisionist History podcast From beloved performance expert, executive coach, and coauthor of Peak Performance Steve Magness comes a radical rethinking of how we perceive toughness and what it means to achieve our high ambitions in the face of hard things. Toughness has long been held as the key to overcoming a challenge and achieving greatness, whether it is on the sports field, at a boardroom, or at the dining room table. Yet, the prevailing model has promoted a mentality based on fear, false bravado, and hiding any sign of weakness. In other words, the old model of toughness has failed us. Steve Magness, a performance scientist who coaches Olympic athletes, rebuilds our broken model of resilience with one grounded in the latest science and psychology. In Do Hard Things, Magness teaches us how we can work with our body – how experiencing discomfort, leaning in, paying attention, and creating space to take thoughtful action can be the true indications of cultivating inner strength. He offers four core pillars to cultivate such resilience: Pillar 1- Ditch the Façade, Embrace Reality Pillar 2- Listen to Your Body Pillar 3- Respond, Instead of React Pillar 4- Transcend Discomfort Smart and wise all at once, Magness flips the script on what it means to be resilient. Drawing from mindfulness, military case studies, sports psychology, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, he provides a roadmap for navigating life's challenges and achieving high performance that makes us happier, more successful, and, ultimately, better people.
By Al Gore. 2007
Former United States vice president denounces the unhealthy atmosphere of American politics and posits that democracy is in danger. Decries…media consolidation, threats against the judiciary, and the denigration of science. Suggests restoring the "rule of reason." Bestseller. 2007
By Ralph Nader. 2007
Civic activist shares life lessons gleaned from family and community during his boyhood in rural Connecticut. Revisits the people and…events that shaped his youth as he reflects on the importance of history, health, sibling equality, education, listening, independent thinking, simple enjoyments, work, discipline, reciprocity, charity, patriotism, and solitude. 2007
By Russell Simmons, Chris Morrow. 2007
Hip-hop entrepreneur shares his twelve faith-based success strategies. Uses examples from his own urban childhood and twenty-five-year career in the…entertainment industry to demonstrate the importance of having a vision, connecting with the right people, giving back to society, and keeping an open mind. Foreword by Donald Trump. 2007
By Stephen R. Covey, Sean Covey. 2008
The author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (RC 32592) highlights key decisions that can make or break…a teen's future. Covers getting an education, choosing friends, avoiding addiction, building self-worth, and more. Includes advice and examples of positive behavior. For senior high readers. 2006
Psychiatrist addresses addiction's underlying emotional factors: feelings of helplessness, anger at being helpless, and the need to reassert power. Uses…case studies to demonstrate psychological aspects of Internet, shopping, exercise, gambling, cleaning, and sex addictions. Discusses misconceptions and includes sections about teens and couples. Some descriptions of sex. 2002
By T. D. Jakes. 2007
Bishop Jakes offers advice on how to succeed and prosper by reassessing one's life and positioning oneself for the future.…Jakes uses scripture and personal experience to illustrate the connection between faith, good works, and responsibility. Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw. Bestseller. 2007