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Providing hilarious, true-to-life insight on guys from a distinctly male perspective, this lighthearted book takes a look at men through the expert males' eyes. An illustrated, creative collection, this book dissects annoying situations involving men, from guys who still wear fraternity t-shirts decades after graduating to guys that over-hug. Identifying and describing men with sharp wit and hysterical cartoons, this guide will leave readers laughing--or cringing--in recognition.
What keeps many single black women from exploring relationships outside of their race at a time when the pool of eligible black men is at an all-time low? "Don't bring home a white boy" is the cultural message stamped deep into every black daughter, an enduring twenty-first-century taboo with origins dating back to the Civil War era, the turbulent Civil Rights decades, and beyond. Now at last there is an honest, eye-opening examination of this societal phenomenon that gives voice to all sides of the hot-button issue. Karyn Langhorne Folan, herself a black woman happily married to a white man, brings together historical, statistical, and psychological perspectives in a groundbreaking book that boldly debunks the "notions" that can keep interracial dating off the table for many women. Filled with real-life anecdotes from and interviews with men and women of both races, Don't Bring Home a White Boy serves as a timely and invaluable handbook to help women look beyond skin color in the quest to have all they deserve and desire in a life partner.
"Dr. Patrick Carnes is a creative, pioneering, and courageous human being. His books are changing the lives of thousands!"<P> "I lost three marriages, all because of affairs." <P> "I became suicidal because of multiple intense involvements." <P> "I spent money on sex when I needed it for children's clothes." "<P> I lost promotion opportunities and a special scholarship because my co-workers found out about my sex life." <P> Every day they face the possibility of destruction, risking their families, fiances, jobs, dignity, and health. They come from all walks of life: ministers, physicians, therapists, politicians, executives, blue-collar workers. Most were abused as children--sexually, physically or emotionally--and saw addictive behavior in their early lives. Most grapple with other addictions as well, but their fiercest battle is with the most astounding prevalent "secret" disorder in America: sexual addiction. Here is a ground-breaking work by the nation's leading professional expert on sexual addiction, based on the candid testimony of more than one thousand recovering sexual addicts in the first major scientific study of the disorder. This essential volume includes not only the revealing findings of Dr. Carne's research with recovering addicts but also advice from the addicts and co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome their compulsive behavior. Positive, hopeful, and practical, Don't Call It Love is a landmark book that helps us better understand all addictions, their causes, and the difficult path to recovery.
Don't Despair on Thursdays! is a book written for children to help them understand how to deal with feelings of grief when people or pets die, or when friends move away and to offer ways by which they can cope with and finally over¬come their emotional trauma.
This sensitive workbook teaches readers how to be at peace with their bodies.
Arthur is a chauffeur who is intellectually gifted. Jonathan is no less bright than Arthur, equally hard-working, and a billionaire. So why is Jonathan in the back seat of the limousine and Arthur in the front? What explains the difference between success and failure? And what does it mean to you and your children? Joachim de Posada, a world-renowned motivational speaker, found the answer in a landmark Stanford University study of children who were able to delay gratification-in the form of a marshmallow they'd been given to eat-with the promise that they'd be rewarded with an additional marshmallow if they resisted eating the first for fifteen minutes. Ten years later, the children who held out had grown up to be significantly more successful than those who had eaten their marshmallow immediately. Posada saw that the key difference between success and failure is not merely hard work or superior intelligence, but the ability to delay gratification. "Marshmallow resisters" achieve high levels of success while others eat all their marshmallows at once, so to speak-accumulating debt and dissatisfaction despite their occupations or incomes. But it doesn't have to be that way. Using a simple parable and real-life examples (including basketball great Larry Bird and major league baseball catcher Jorge Posada, Joachim's cousin), this life-changing book shows readers how the moves made today can pay off big tomorrow-if they just don't eat the marshmallow...yet!
Discusses how to develop and maintain healthy self-esteem and a positive attitude.
Don't Get Caught with Your Pantry Down! How to Find Preparedness Resources for the Unexpected and Expected!by James Talmidge Stevens
The ultimate guide for personal and family preparedness. This newest and most informative guide is designed to help consumers find the required preparedness resources--information, products, emergency supplies, long-term storage foods, foodstuffs, items of equipment, and services--all items necessary to achieve any level of personal, family, or organizational preparedness. Year 2000 Computer problem: What the Y2K problem is, how to understand it, and where to find expert resources. In-Home Storage Plan: Getting pantry-ready; planning a food supply; finding & acquiring food; managing long-term storage. Emergency Action Kit: What to include, how to be ready for danger, and how to find products you need. A preparedness Library: Books, periodicals, audio & video, internet & e-mail, AM/FM/SW broadcast. Household Preparedness Notebook: Fill-in-the-blank completion, identify personal & family records, preserve information & vital documents. Gold & Silver: Why buy precious metals, what to acquire for future security, what to do with them. Preparedness Marketplace: 5,000+ preparedness products suppliers, includes retailers, distributors, & manufacturers, listed by Zip Code. FEMA Disaster Resources: Complete listings of: Free publications, teaching aids, low-cost videos, promotional & training information. State Resources: How to contact State agencies, how to utilize the Agricultural Extensions, how to find disasters educational resources. Federal Resources: How to contact Federal Agencies, how to identify Federal agency resources, how to get free and low-cost materials.
One day, one of Bozana's Skojo's friends told her she was 'a good poor'. Bewildered by the words at first, Bozana gradually came to realize they really did describe her - someone who was never overcome by adversity, but who fixed up her hair, put on a little lipstick and her 'game face' to work her way out of any difficulties that fate tossed her way. She realized it was a strategy for living that could apply to any situation. In Don't Get Mad, Get Successful, Bozana shares stories from her life and talks about how she did overcome the difficulties, the ups and downs - the loss of a parent, professional and personal betrayals - to emerge as a successful business owner and loving mother of a wonderful son. Her story illustrates a host of practical life lessons.
Inside find helpful advice, such as: Take a Vacation, Not a Guilt-Trip Don't Get "Should Upon" Hades or Homecoming? Opt In- or Out-of Family Events Quit Being Your Mother Ban Worry from Your Holidays It's Not Daytona--You're Not Jeff Gordon Don't Try to Cook Tailgating Turkeys Don't Get Scrooged is a jewel of a handbook on how to avoid, appease, and even win over the Scrooges who haunt your holidays. Whether it's the salesclerk who ignores you in favor of her cell phone, the customer who knowingly jumps ahead of you in line at Starbucks, the unnaturally irritable boss down the hall, or the in-laws who invite themselves (every year) for a two-week stay at your house, you will always need to deal with Scrooges, grumps, uninvited guests, sticks-in-the-mud, and supreme party poopers. Learning to handle them whenever and wherever they appear is not just optional--it's essential.
"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special. "Jimmy V was a catalyst. He was a dreamer. And he served as an inspiration to so many. Facing his own mortality, he stood tall and found the courage and bravery for one last call to arms. He took the world's biggest stage and delivered some of the world's biggest lessons. These lessons were the heart of the speech and the inspiration for this book. But it all started with a speech. . .
Champion. Survivor.Hero. Legend.Completed just two days before Louis Zamperini's death at age 97, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In shares a lifetime of wisdom, insight, and humor from one of America's most inspiring lives. Zamperini's story has touched millions through Laura Hillenbrand's biography Unbroken, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. Now, in his own words, Louis Zamperini reveals, with warmth and great charm, the essential values and lessons that sustained him throughout his remarkable journey.He was a youthful troublemaker from California who turned his life around to become a 1936 Olympian and a world-class miler at the University of Southern California. Putting aside his superstar track career, Louis Zamperini volunteered for the army before Pearl Harbor and was thrust into the violent combat of World War II as a B-24 bombardier. While on a rescue mission, his plane went down in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where he survived, against all odds, drifting two thousand miles in a small raft for forty-seven days. His struggle was only beginning: Zamperini was captured by the Japanese and, for more than two years, he courageously endured torture and psychological abuse in a series of prisoner-of-war camps. He returned home to face more dark hours, but in 1949 Zamperini's life was transformed by a spiritual rebirth that would guide him through the next sixty-five years of his long and happy life. Cowritten with longtime collaborator David Rensin, Louis Zamperini's Don't Give Up, Don't Give In is an extraordinary last testament that captures the wisdom of a life lived to the fullest. A son of Italian immigrants, Louis Zamperini (1917-2014) was a U.S. Olympic runner, World War II bombardier, and POW survivor. After the war, he returned to the United States to found the Victory Boys Camp for at-risk youth and became an inspirational speaker. Zamperini's story was told in his 2003 autobiography Devil at My Heels, as well as in Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 biography Unbroken.David Rensin worked closely with Louis Zamperini for many years and cowrote Devil at My Heels, as well as fifteen other books, including five New York Times bestsellers.
Begown's mission is to educate women on the facts that the $45 billion cosmetics industry doesn't want people to know. In her makeup and skincare bible, she deciphers ingredient lists, translates cosmetics-counter beauty babble, and evaluates the worth of virtually every product on the market. This completely revised and expanded edition includes more than 75 new product lines.
Maintain the Marshmallow Principle-with this follow-up to the international bestseller! Everyone's favorite stumbling striver returns in another simple and telling parable from acclaimed motivational expert Joachim de Posada. Arthur has been practicing the principles of success, but after he accepts a lucrative new job, he finds himself reverting to his old gobbling habits. Perfect for anyone in transition, this book explains how to apply the principles of success to changing circumstances. In our go-go culture, "wait" has become the most offensive of four-letter words, but patience is not the same as self-sacrifice, and holding out for something you really want is far more satisfying than settling for whatever is available. Don't Gobble the Marshmallow...Ever! teaches the importance of lifelong non-nibbling-and promises sweet rewards.
Get away from doing and into being with this lively, down-to-earth guide to your own meditation retreat by beloved mindfulness meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein. Presenting what Jon Kabat-Zinn has called "endearingly personal mindfulness wisdom," she offers a three-day retreat plan accompanied by timeless lessons -- always grounded in real life -- on how anyone can achieve calm, clarity and joy through meditation practices.
Whether it is a meeting in your community, in board rooms, with work teams, in offices, schools, factories, or hospitals, Don't Just Do Something, Stand There! shows you how to start leading meetings the right way.
The boss/subordinate relationship is an age-old problem cited in almost every management book and on-the-job survey as an area rife with dishonesty and inefficiency. All too often, subordinates spin the truth for those above while bosses fail to establish the conditions required for subordinates to tell it to them straight. The end result is warped communication, corrupt internal politics, illusionary teamwork, pass-the-buck accountability, and personal dispiriting-and the company is always the big loser. Don't Kill the Bosses! reveals the "trap" created when people fail to differentiate between the positives of hierarchical structure and the negatives of hierarchical relationships. Far from being opposed to hierarchy, the authors believe strongly that an accurate and cleanly defined organization chart is vital. But they show how to implement an alternative model of hierarchy: two-sided accountability. Drawing on case studies from their consulting practice, Culbert and Ullmen show how this new model leads to a freer flow of information, more creative problem-solving, and quicker response to changing conditions. Unlike other books that acknowledge boss/subordinate relationships as a systematic, continuing problem and offer skill development suggestions for dealing with it, Don't Kill the Bosses! tells how to think about the problem in a way that will enable readers to understand the steps they need to take to change things. It diagnoses what's missing in boss/subordinate relationships, connects what's wrong with them to personal and organizational outcomes, and defines the whole new mentality required to make them work successfully.
Her visions have helped solve crimes; her instincts have helped find missing people. She can predict future events and read your mind. When she was six years old, Allison's deceased great-grandfather came to her with a message for her mother: "I am okay, I am still with you. Tell your mom there's no more pain. " Allison shared his comforting words with her mother and thus began a lifetime of creating connections between loved ones and those they have lost. In this stunning book, Allison shares fascinating stories of her encounters with people who have passed and her adventures as a profiler for various law enforcement organizations. With wit and compassion, Allison shows us what it is like to live with these special gifts and talents and also tells about her struggle to live a normal life as a devoted wife and mother. She shows how learning to accept her own gifts has helped her accept the unique gifts of others and how her compelling desire to relieve the pain of others has helped to define her own life, a life committed to the search for ultimate truth.
In her unique guide, Jill Brooke reveals how to cope with grief and turn this time of sadness into an opportunity for positive change and growth. Although they are no longer physically with us, we can keep our loved ones emotionally and spiritually close by incorporating their memories into our daily lives. As we draw comfort from their sustaining presence, we can have a positive impact on those around us. Recent research shows that the trauma of loss can stimulate creativity which leads to new pportunities for happiness and success. Katie Couric and Rosie O'Donnell are just a few people in this book who have coped with loss in unique and special ways. Including tips on how to preserve our memories, create lasting family histories, and reach out to others, Don't Let Death Ruin Your Lifeshows how the experience of grieving helps us to heal, learn, and grow. Filled with gentle guidance and practical advice, this indispensable handbook takes readers on a journey that will motivate, inspire, and transform their lives. "Should be on everyone's bookshelf . . . Charts a survival course with dignity and hope. " (The New York Post)
From the book: The driver who pulls out in front of you in traffic. The intimidating boss who chews you out for every mistake. Parents or in-laws who manipulate you through your children. We are all jerks in one degree or another, says Dr. Paul Meier-we all tend to be selfish or take advantage at times, without meaning any harm, of course. "I'm qualified to write this book not only because I am a psychiatrist, but because I have experience as a jerk," says Dr. Meier. "I don't want to be a jerk! I don't like being a jerk. But it comes automatically, like breathing and sleeping." Dr. Meier combines years of counseling with a light-hearted look at his own life in this handbook on human relationships to help you Be aware when you are being manipulated or abused Understand how your past can influence your reactions to people now Identify your own "jerk" tendencies Develop and nurture mature relationships based on respect With Don't Let Jerks Get the Best of You, you can begin to take control of your life and develop relationships that will build confidence, trust, and joy
The author relates her experiences, personal struggles and triumphs as she became aware of God's role for her in life. The publisher of this book donated a digital copy to Bookshare.org. Join us in thanking Spirit Press for providing this accessible digital book to this community.
The award-winning author of the dearest dorothy novels, called by Guideposts "one of today's most popular and bestloved Christian humorists," motivates readers to laugh, play, and relish the good things in life.Charlene Ann Baumbich has always spoken and written about the layers of life just as she sees them--slightly off-center, mostly dead-on, and always through the lens of grace. With Don't Miss Your Life! Charlene Ann Baumbich's creative pedal is to the floor, her cranky gallbladder has been "left behind," and her storytelling is in full swing. Fasten your seatbelts! With her signature warmth and candor, Charlene offers readers insight on how to become their own best storytellers of what God is doing in their lives. She does far more than show why it is so important to slow down, enjoy our blessings, and not take things so seriously. She encourages everyone to build a "memory portfolio" of special life moments, and in doing so to grow in wisdom, learning how to see God's hand in our daily lives is the key to a rich and fulfilling life.
The authority on panic and anxiety-newly revised and expanded Are you one of the more than nineteen million Americans who suffer from anxiety? Don't panic. Newly revised and expanded, this edition offers a straightforward and remarkably effective self-help program for overcoming panic and coping with anxious fears. With insight and compassion, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., demystifies anxiety attacks and provides indispensable advice, including: how a panic attack happens, what causes it, and how it can affect your life how to recognize, manage, and control the moment of panic how to control the chronic muscle tensions that increase anxiety how to conquer fear and face problems with confidence how to decide which medication is right for you how to establish reachable goals and rediscover the joy of living
Explores the causes and effects of stress and offers practical approaches and techniques for dealing with stress in daily life.
With the right combination of information and humor, the author clearly defines the emotion of anger and offers workable suggestions that can help youngsters learn how to control their own behavior.