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A groundbreaking, inspiring book for businesses, managers, and individuals on how to achieve the absolute best by focusing on strengths and steering away from weaknesses, this revolutionary, humanistic approach to business will transform companies, build careers, and change lives.
The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? offers an examination of the essential topics teachers, parents, and researchers need to know about the social and emotional development of gifted children. Instigated by a task force convened by the National Association for Gifted Children and written by leading scholars in the field of gifted education, the book includes chapters on peer pressure and social acceptance, resilience, delinquency, and underachievement. The book also summarizes several decades worth of research on special populations, including minority, learning-disabled, and gay and lesbian gifted students. Concise, comprehensive, meticulously researched, and wide-ranging in its coverage, The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know? is essential reading for those who wish to enable gifted students to develop their strengths and encourage them to make the contributions of which they are capable.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success happens, told through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica. Drawing on a wealth of current research from numerous disciplines, Brooks takes Harold and Erica from infancy to old age, illustrating a fundamental new understanding of human nature along the way: The unconscious mind, it turns out, is not a dark, vestigial place, but a creative one, where most of the brain's work gets done. This is the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are made--the natural habitat of The Social Animal. Brooks reveals the deeply social aspect of our minds and exposes the bias in modern culture that overemphasizes rationalism, individualism, and IQ. He demolishes conventional definitions of success and looks toward a culture based on trust and humility. The Social Animal is a moving intellectual adventure, a story of achievement and a defense of progress. It is an essential book for our time--one that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world.BONUS: Includes new material.s an essential book for our time, one that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world.
Does suffering have meaning? Drawing from the timeless spiritual classic The Imitation of Christ, this book helps the reader discover the meaning of suffering in everyday life and how these trials can lead him or her closer to God. Thomas á Kempis teaches the reader how to relate their own struggles with those of Jesus. Uncover the value of suffering in this enlightening book.
Whether a couple is simply in a rut or on the verge of divorce, there are five habits that can turn things around and bring out the absolute best in any relationship. Drawn from years of working with thousands of couples, Elliott Connie explains how these five habits, can transform a relationship in the most amzing ways. Using stories and exercises, Elliott demonstrates how to successfully implement the habits into one's own relationship and experience positive benefits immediately. Elliott Connie is a solution focused therapist with a private practice based in Keller, Texas. Elliott has traveled throughout the United States and Europe, including the UK, Sweden, and Canada, training psychotherapists to work more effectively with couples, and helping couples to build more satisfying relationships. To learn more about Elliott, visit www.elliottspeaks.com.
Adam Kahane spent years working in the world's hot spots, and came away with a new understanding of how to resolve conflict in a way that seems reasonable - and doable - to all parties.
Clean your room! Don't Interrupt! Were you raised in a zoo? These sayings may sound all too familiar; they may even make kids want to groan. But what if someone could magically make all the rules parents give--or a least 30 of them--actually make sense?Translator of the secret language of parents, Rabbi Marc Gellman, to the rescue! In addition to co-hosting the cable program "The God Squad" and co-writing a nationally syndicated column, Marc Gellman has appeared on many national network TV programs including Good Morning America and writes a solo column for Newsweek online. In his companion book to the successful ALWAYS WEAR CLEAN UNDERWEAR: AND OTHER WAYS PARENTS SAY "I LOVE YOU", Gellman uses wit and humor to help readers understand their parents' motivations.
A beginning tool for introducing children to dealing with a parent who has a mental illness. "Some mornings, Annie's mommy helps her get ready for school and makes pancakes for breakfast, and her smiles are as bright as sunshine. Other mornings, she acts like she has dark clouds inside, and doesn't smile at all. Those days Annie has to be a big girl and make her own breakfast, and even put herself to bed at night. But Annie's grandma helps her remember what's important, and her silly friends cheer her up. And no matter what, Annie knows that even when Mommy is angry on the outside, on the inside she never stops loving her." This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
This is an expansion of the author's book Son-Rise, which appeared in the 1970s. The author recounts how he and his wife learned that their son Raun had autism, how they became disenchanted with the services of professionals, and how they ultimately developed a radical new method for working with their son at home. Rather than attempting to suppress Raun's autistic behaviors, they joined him in twirling objects, rocking, and hand-flapping as a way of relating to him. In this way they were able to build Raun's trust, with astounding results. Kaufman describes several other children who have benefited from this approach.
In a playful and experimental way, Eloise Ristad encourages her students to learn a lot about themselves in unconventional ways. New approaches to sight-reading and learning rhythms, and even reading sheet music, delight her students. Students find that they have clearer minds as they confront their "inner judges" and turn them into advisors. And you too, can do the same.
SOS is intended for both adults and older teens who desire to achieve increased self-knowledge and greater control over their unpleasant emotions and teaches principles and self-help methods from the cognitive behaviour therapy perspective.
IN OUR AGE OF SCIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY it's tempting to think of human sexuality in terms of biology and interpersonal relationships. But this new book by Thomas Moore regards sex as an experience of the soul and emphasizes the themes of fantasy, desire, meaning, and morality. In The Soul of Sex, Moore turns especially to religion, mythology, literature, rites, stories, and visual imagery that see in sex some of the most profound mysteries of life. He finds spirituality inherent in sex and at the same time explores the many ways in which spiritual values can sometimes wound our sexuality. He recommends chastity and celibacy for everyone-as aspects of sexuality and not only as literal lifestyles-and presents them as a means of developing a sensuous spirituality. The Soul of Sex also establishes the principle that one can't have a fully satisfying sex life in a world that is asexual and antierotic. Thomas Moore recommends many ways in which society could tone down its moralism and create a public life that is erotic, one that affirms desire and pleasure. He sees widespread attention to sex in the media as a symptom of our failure to find a positive place for sex in the culture, and he spells out an Epicurean way of life in which the simple, deep pleasures of good food, friends, family, home, and intimacy with nature provide an appropriate erotic base for a fulfilling sex life. This is a book for any individual of any gen der or lifestyle who is trying to integrate sex into them to explore their sexuality with honesty, appropriate emotional complexity, civility, and comfort. Moore argues that sex should be at the center of life and at the top of our priorities and if we don't give sex its due, it will haunt and consume us. But when sex has soul, deep pleasure and meaning find a common home, and in that sense this book is a sex manual for the soul.
The Soul of Sponsorship explores the relationship of Bill Wilson, cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, and his spiritual adviser and friend, Father Ed Dowling. Many might consider that such a remarkable individual as Bill Wilson, who was the primary author of AA literature, would be able to deal with many of life's problems on his own. Reading The Soul of Sponsorship will illuminate and answer the question of how Father Ed, an Irish Catholic Jesuit priest who was not an alcoholic, was able to be of such great help to Bill Wilson.Part of AA's Twelfth Step reminds us "to carry this message to alcoholics," and The Soul of Sponsorship illustrates how sober alcoholics still need the principles of the Twelve Steps brought to them by friends, sponsors, and spiritual advisers. Some of the problems faced by Bill Wilson were: depression in recovery dependency issues whether or not to experiment with LSD the place of money and power in AA knowing God's plan and will learning from mistakesFather Ed taught Bill the importance of "discernment." In Father Ed's Jesuit tradition, discernment was a gift, passed down to him from St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, who described his own struggle with discernment in Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The Twelve Steps of AA and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius presuppose that there is a caring God whose will can be known. The act of tuning in to God's action at one's center is discernment. The big question is, how do you know your Higher Power is speaking and revealing Himself through your feelings and desires?What Bill learned from Father Ed can be found in books and articles he wrote for AA. For the good of AA and himself, Bill learned to listen to his desires, be aware of his inner dynamics, and tune into the action of God within. Doing this meant learning to recognize and identify his personal movements -- those inner promptings and attractions often called emotions or affections -- which are part of ordinary human experiences. The person who helped Bill grow in discernment was Father Ed, the Jesuit priest with a cane who limped into the New York AA clubhouse one sleet-filled November night in 1940.The two "fellow travelers," Father Ed Dowling and Bill Wilson, gave each other perhaps the greatest gift friends can give: calling on each to know who he is -- before God.
With warmth and compassion, Sandra Ingerman describes the dramatic results of combining soul retrieval with contemporary psychological concepts in this visionary work that revives the ancient shamanic tradition of soul retrieval for healing emotional and physical illness. This revised and updated edition includes a new afterword by the author.
Written by a 16-year-old, this will guide you on the path to self-discovery, for your center, your inner voice and the meaning of life.
Girl Power lives! Written when the author was sixteen and updated to address the concerns of today's teens, Soul Searching brings girl power to the printed page by offering young women a clear path to self-discovery and empowerment. Through fun quizzes, insightful exercises, and provocative statistics, Sarah Stillman guides young women through the complex maze between adolescence and adulthood. While fashion magazines, television programs, and websites emphasize the superficial and foster insecurities, Stillman directs teen girls to a healthy place where a strong sense of self and direction take center stage. With updated sections on safe cell-phone use, social media, cyber bullying, health, and gender, as well as updated resources throughout, Soul Searching is a must-read for teenage girls.
Exploration of spiritual paths typical of each of the Myers-Briggs personality types.
In Soul Wisdom, internationally acclaimed Soul Master, healer, and bestselling author Dr. Zhi Gang Sha takes healing and personal transformation to the ultimate level, the soul level. Dr. Sha's teachings empower you to melt all of your life blockages with practical soul treasures: Soul Language, Soul Song, Soul Movement, Soul Tapping, and Soul Dance. This is the first time in history that the Divine has released these soul secrets to transform the consciousness of humanity and create love, peace, and harmony for humanity, Mother Earth, and the Universe. "The Soul Song for Healing and Rejuvenation" included in this book is an MP3 file that only some CD players can play. If your CD player cannot play MP3 files, you can download a music file at http://www.drsha.com and burn it to a CD that will work on virtually all CD players.
In Soul Wisdom, internationally acclaimed Soul Master, healer, and bestselling author Dr. Zhi Gang Sha takes healing and personal transformation to the ultimate level, the soul level. Dr. Sha's teachings empower you to melt all of your life blockages with practical soul treasures: Soul Language, Soul Song, Soul Movement, Soul Tapping, and Soul Dance. This is the first time in history that the Divine has released these soul secrets to transform the consciousness of humanity and create love, peace, and harmony for humanity, Mother Earth, and the Universe.
There are two main ways we become wiser, said Joseph Campbell, the great mythologist-- through revelation and through suffering. For must of us, suffering is by far the most common process. Because suffering is a part of everyday life, this means that opportunities for cultivating wisdom, personal growth, and transformation are limitless. In fact, if we totally eliminated suffering in our quest for happiness, we would stunt our spiritual growth, because this would mean eradicating our major path to becoming wiser. If suffering is the price we pay for being human, wisdom is the dividend-- that is, if we make proper use of the painful challenges we bump into, which is what this book is all about.
There never has been and never will be anyone like you. But that isn't a testament to you. It's a testament to the God who created you. The problem? Few people discover the God-given identity that makes them unlike anyone else. Mark Batterson calls this divine distinction our soulprint. God would like to introduce you to yourself. In Soulprint, Mark pours the contagious energy he's known for into helping you experience the joy of discovering who you are and the freedom of discovering who you're not. The wonderful fact is that your uniqueness is God's gift to you--and it's also your gift to God. A self-help book that puts God at the center rather than self, Soulprint encourages you to recognize and explore the moments of your life that determine your future. Along the way, you'll find that you're not just turning the pages of a book. You're turning the pages of your remarkable, God-shaped, world-changing life.
In this companion volume to his worldwide bestseller, Care of the Soul, Thomas Moore offers a way of living in this new and confusing century. Drawing on faiths front all over the world, as well as from his own vast well of knowledge and personal experience, Moore shows us how religion can be used to embrace others, rather than exclude them. He helps us become comfortable with our doubts, and reveals a liberating truth. It is in the dark corners of the soul that faith is born.
My belief is that we can all find the rhythms and harmonics of our celestial music, and that our efforts will enable us to live extraordinary lives filled with peace, passion, health, and a sense of unity with the universe. We are all familiar with the tremendous power of sound to energize our bodies and soothe our spirits, whether we experience it in the form of rousing music or in the hushed noise of waves on a beach at night. A pioneer in the revolutionary new field of sound medicine, Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, a leading oncologist and director of integrative medicine at the Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center, has been using sound as complementary therapy in the form of chanting, music, and quartz crystal bowls to treat patients since 1991 with remarkable results. In Sounds of Healing, he shares his philosophy and sound-based techniques for self-healing, which can be used by anyone, whether faced with a life-threatening disease or simply seeking relief from the stresses of daily life. Sound, voice, and music are potent tools for restoring the inner balance of the body and awakening the spirit. Dr. Gaynor explores the science behind how and why sound and vibration affect us on a physiological level and outlines the sound traditions and practices that promote relaxation and body-mind healing. Rooted in the musical principles of entrainment, resonance, toning, and harmonics, his methods help us achieve overall wellness, greater energy, and the realization of our highest spiritual potential. His easy-to-follow exercises include: Life Songs--Discover your personal, mantra-like song that resonates with your own particular essence and use it as a means to healing and self-discovery; Essence Sound Meditation--Use your voice or another instrument to help you rise above everyday worries, relieve stress, and begin the healing process; Energetic Re-creation--Give voice to your emotional conflicts and create new blends of sound to help you resolve them. Dr. Gaynor also describes his unique vision for a holistic approach to medicine that treats the whole person and creates the conditions for a higher quality of life. An extraordinary blend of science, music, and spirituality, Sounds of Healing is an enlightening, inspiring guide to fostering inner harmony and tuning in to the music of our own souls.
The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Lossby Arthur Agatston
A three-phase plan to loosing weight and keeping it off. Includes eating plans, recipes and a glycemic index. Diabetics may found some of the recipes to be useful. Also includes a history of popular fad diets. A sensible approach which recognizes individual differences and preferences. Recommends walking as a safe and readily available exercise tool. Includes a plan to help nonwalkers work up to walks that will burn significant numbers of calories.
Twenty-six point two miles isn't enough anymore. Obstacle course racing, which combines the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way, is taking the world by storm. At the center of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race. De Sena offers a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done. From that philosophy, as played out first in his own life and now for millions across trails, through mud, and up mountainsides, Spartan Race was born. Now in Spartan Up! De Sena gives you a life strategy guide that takes you out of your comfort zone and into a combat zone. As he breaks down obstacles from his many races, detailing how each parallels real life experiences, you will learn how to: * conquer your greatest obstacle--your will* embrace your greatest friend--discipline* make limitations vanish and establish a new normal* achieve the ultimate: obstacle immunity Other events breed sheep; Spartan Race breeds wolves. Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help anyone reach their full potential--in life, business, relationships, indeed anything one sets out to do. It is the blueprint that takes you right past Go to your finish line.
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