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Train Your Brain to Get Happy: The Simple Program That Primes Your Grey Cells for Joy, Optimism, and Serenityby Susan Reynolds Stan Wenck Teresa Aubele
Happiness begins at the cellular level--and your brain is making new neurons every day. Which means that you can literally program yourself for happiness--if you know how. With this groundbreaking guide, you fire up your neurons for joy when you learn to: Reroute the fight-or-flight response that causes your stress and anxiety Focus your gray cells' attention on emotional well-being Engage in activities that flood your brain with dopamine and serotonin, among other "happy" chemicals Satisfy your brain's hunger for pleasure through diet and exercise Enhance nutrition in your life with the right vitamins and supplements Trick your brain into building new pathways to serenity Written by acclaimed neuroscientist and Henry David Thoreau scholar Dr. Teresa Aubele and psychologist Dr. Stan Wenck, this book combines the latest research in both neuroscience and human behavior to give you the brain-changing program you need to lead a blissful life--each and every day!
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselvesby Sharon Begley
Is it really possible to change the structure and function of the brain, and in so doing alter how we think and feel? The answer is a resounding yes. In late 2004, leading Western scientists joined the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala, India, to address this very question-and in the process brought about a revolution in our understanding of the human mind. In this fascinating and far-reaching book, Wall Street Journal science writer Sharon Begley reports on how cutting-edge science and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism have come together to show how we all have the power to literally change our brains by changing our minds. These findings hold exciting implications for personal transformation. For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed and immutable-that we are stuck with what we were born with. As Begley shows, however, recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity, a new science that investigates whether and how the brain can undergo wholesale change, reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma, and compensate for disability. Begley documents how this fundamental paradigm shift is transforming both our understanding of the human mind and our approach to deep-seated emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems. These breakthroughs show that it is possible to reset our happiness meter, regain the use of limbs disabled by stroke, train the mind to break cycles of depression and OCD, and reverse age-related changes in the brain. They also suggest that it is possible to teach and learn compassion, a key step in the Dalai Lama's quest for a more peaceful world. But as we learn from studies performed on Buddhist monks, an important component in changing the brain is to tap the power of mind and, in particular, focused attention. This is the classic Buddhist practice of mindfulness, a technique that has become popular in the West and that is immediately available to everyone. With her extraordinary gift for making science accessible, meaningful, and compelling, Sharon Begley illuminates a profound shift in our understanding of how the brain and the mind interact. This tremendously hopeful book takes us to the leading edge of a revolution in what it means to be human. From the Hardcover edition.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE FDA'S NEW LABEL LAWS GO INTO EFFECT IN 2006. Identify foods made with trans fatty acids -- the dangerous manufactured ingredient in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. Rid your diet of trans fats -- at home, in restaurants, in take out, and in packaged foods. Be healthier and live longer.
"Transforming Fear into Gold" is a guide to converting your greatest fears--fear of dying, fear of poverty, fear of annihilation, fear of the unknown--into energy you can use to burst the limitations that bind you and expand into your full human potential. Dr. Stone demonstrates this metamorphosis with a variety of inspiring case histories from her psychotherapy practice using her step-by-step Soul Detective Detrimental Energy Protocol. The protocol calls in angelic protection, identifies harmful influences, finds the cognitive distortions running the fears, and shines the golden light of consciousness into the dark places to heal the heart and restore the soul. She gives detailed and graphic accounts of how to reach people stuck in dark places and bring them into the light.
Funny how the exceeding riches of God's grace seem to run out the moment we're saved. From then on, we tend to base our relationship with Him on our performance rather than on His grace. Of course, God continues to deal with us on the basis of His grace, whether or not we understand it. It's just that when we don't, we forgo the abundant freedoms that come from not having to measure up. The product of more than ten years of Bible study, Transforming Grace is a fountainhead of inspiration and renewal that will show you just how inexhaustible and generous God's grace really is. You'll never be able to ask for too much, need too much, hope for too much, or even sin too much. Like a never-ending stream of ocean waves crashing on the shore, His grace "superabounds" toward you without measure.
Transforming Suffering: Reflections on Finding Peace in Troubled Times by His Holiness the Dalai Lamma, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, Thomas Keating, Joseph Goldstein, Thubten Chodroby Donald W. Mitchell James Wiseman
From the hearts and minds of some of today's great spiritual masters comes advice on maintaining spiritual awareness and finding peace in troubled times. In April 2002, several of the world's most influential Buddhist and Christian monks, nuns, and lay practitioners gathered at Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky to ponder contemporary life's most difficult questions. The results of this great encounter are brought together in Transforming Suffering.
Strategies for coping with the difficult, painful, and confusing times in your life.
WATCH FOR SUBMITTER'S REVIEW TO BE ADDED SHORTLY Dr. Ramsey is a member of the Henry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, Inc. HBIGDA's well-known "Standards of Care" are listed as an Appendix. Note that these were the 1990 revisions and further revisions may have occurred. Ramsey clarifies many misunderstandings or questions via his lay-person's language to answer difficult questions. He himself states he supports even more restrictive timelines for treatment requirements than the HBIGDA's Standards. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychological Disorders, IV (DSM-IV) section on Gender Identity Disorder is also included as an Appendix. Validator did not validate Appendices D & E or the bibliography. I think it's comprehensible, but if you need it improved, contact Cindy, email@example.com
In this compelling book, Elan Golomb identifies the crux of the emotional and psychological problems of millions of adults. Simply put, the children of narcissist -- offspring of parents whose interest always towered above the most basic needs of their sons and daughters -- share a common belief: They believe they do not have the right to exist. The difficulties experienced by adult children of narcissists can manifest themselves in many ways: for examples, physical self-loathing that takes form of overeating, anorexia, or bulimia; a self-destructive streak that causes poor job performance and rocky personal relationships; or a struggle with the self that is perpetuated in the adult's interaction with his or her own children. These dilemmas are both common and correctable, Dr. Golomb tells us. With an empathic blend of scholarship and case studies, along with her own personal narrative of her fight for self, Dr. Golomb plumbs the depths of this problem, revealing its mysterious hold on the affairs of otherwise bright, aware, motivated, and worthy people. Trapped in the Mirror explores. * the nature of the paralysis and lack of motivation so many adults feel * stress and its role in exacerbating childhood wrongs * why do many of our relationships seem to be "reruns" of the past * how one's body image can be formed by faulty parenting * how anger must be acknowledge to be overcome * and, most important, how even the most traumatized self can be healed. Rooted in a profoundly humanist traditional approach, and suffused with the benefit of the latest knowledge about intrafamily relationships, Trapped in the Mirror offers more than the average self-help book; it is truly the first self-heal book for millions.
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll on those working to make the world a better place. We may feel tired, cynical, numb, or like we can never do enough.
An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence--what parents, educators, and health professionals can do. Trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical procedures, divorce, or even falling off a bicycle. At the core of this book is the understanding of how trauma is imprinted on the body, brain, and spirit, resulting in anxiety, nightmares, depression, physical illnesses, addictions, hyperactivity, and aggression. Rich with case studies and hands-on activities,Trauma Through A Child's Eyesgives insight into children's innate ability to rebound with the appropriate support, and provides their caregivers with tools to overcome and prevent trauma.
The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential: People Who Fly for a Living Reveal Insider Secrets and Hidden Values in Cities and Airports Around the Worldby Peter Greenberg
The author of the New York Times bestseller The Travel Detective brings you insider travel secrets only pilots and flight attendants know. Pilots are notoriously frugal, and flight attendants are underpaid and on a budget. They may hit one city four to six times a month, but they are there for only twenty-four hours (or even less) each time, so they always know where to go to get the best value for their money. In The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential you'll find: * great shopping (furniture in Atlanta, silk in Bangkok, leather in São Paolo) * great services (medical care in Paris and inexpensive manicures in Tokyo) * great food and drink (hidden ethnic restaurants in London, and the bars with the best attitude and cheapest drinks in Key West) * secrets to navigating the world's airports during layovers * what to do and what never to do, what to seek and what to avoid. You get tips in crew members' own words--good, bad, or ugly--that you won't find anywhere else. Opinionated, often controversial, but always helpful, The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential is a resource no one who flies can afford to be without.
WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE between failures AND SUCCESS? From the European theater of World War II to a warehouse in heaven, David encounters some of the wisest people who ever lived.
From the book: This journey of ours, then, is a journey into metaphor, into meaning, into human subjectivity, into the belief systems of others and of ourselves, into the very meaning of belief itself. And yet, despite its inward aspects, this spirit-journey is and has been absolutely real, filled with rented cars and cheap motels and fast-food restaurants and shopping malls and interstate highways, and-most significant to us-with out-of-the-way dirt roads leading to the always open doors of those we call Wisdomkeepers, the spiritual elders of Native America. These wonderful men and women don't simply preserve the old wisdom. They live it. And, yes, they share it and teach it, too-not only with their words but with their example, their presence, their lives . . . lives always lived for others, never for themselves. We are not, definitely not, experts on Indians. We aren't scholars or anthropologists or historians; we're not even journalists anymore. Yet our journey, our spirit-journey is inexorably ongoing. Whenever we think it's finally over and done with, we somehow find ourselves swept back into it once again despite ourselves, flung back onto the road, into the current, back on the path of the Wisdomkeepers. But don't mistake it for an easy path. Life, we've learned from the Wisdomkeepers, is not an entertainment. Life is a task, a holy task. There's a path you follow, and there's a set of Original Instructions for following that path. Our journey, our life's work, has been an unfolding of those Instructions, which-as Wisdomkeeper Uncle Frank Davis showed us-lie within our souls like shredded, crumpled pieces of paper, hieroglyphed with the meanings of life, our own personal life in particular.
The beautiful writing in this book touches the heart and soul. Although the priest is talking with those who have experienced loss, disability, retirement, feelings of aloneness or loneliness, or who are being taken for granted or left behind by the changes in the church, there is much to inspire anyone who wants a richer spiritual life and church involvement. Finley challenges the worn-out, the taken for granted, the always-there to ready themselves for each church activity. And not just to be ready, to be the ready-est, as he likes to say. He encourages them to claim the active role which belongs to them. A truly marvelous set of reflections, which sometimes includes such touching prayers that the young will want to use them as models for praying for the grandmothers and grandfathers in their congregations.
A "look specifically at one chronic illness-headaches-and describe a successful approach to overcoming this painful disorder. We will start by learning about the immune system to help in understanding how it gives rise to allergy and how allergy causes headaches. The first part of the book is devoted to this explanation. Next, we will explore how head pain is precipitated by problems in the environment. ... Finally we will look at the tools available for treating allergy-the all-important patient history, the skin test, and allergy injections. They allow the allergist to approach the treatment of headaches with great confidence that if his patients can understand and cooperate in modifying the dietary and environmental factors that cause their headaches, their pain can be alleviated."
Bestselling author Naomi Wolf was brought up to believe that happiness is something that can be taught -- and learned. In this magical book, Naomi shares the enduring wisdom of her father, Leonard Wolf, a poet and teacher who believes that every person is an artist in their own unique way, and that personal creativity is the secret of happiness. Leonard Wolf is a true eccentric. A tall, craggy, good-looking man in his early eighties, he's the kind of person who likes to use a medieval astrolabe, dress in Basque shepherd's clothing, and convince otherwise sensible people to quit their jobs and follow their passions. A gifted teacher, he's dedicated his life to honoring individualism, creativity, and the inspirational power of art. Leonard believes, and has made many others believe, that inside everyone is an artist, and success and happiness in life depend on whether or not one values and acts upon one's creative impulse. In The Treehouse, Naomi Wolf's most personal book yet, Naomi outlines her father's lessons in creating lasting happiness and offers inspiration for the artist in all of us. The book begins when Naomi asks Leonard to help build a treehouse for his granddaughter. Inspired by his dedication to her daughter's imaginative world, Naomi asks her father to walk her through the lessons of his popular poetry class and show her how he teaches people to liberate their creative selves. Drawn from Leonard's handwritten lecture notes, the chapters of The Treehouse remind us to "Be Still and Listen," "Use Your Imagination," "Do Nothing Without Passion," and that "Your Only Wage Will Be Joy," and "Mistakes Are Part of the Draft. " More than an education in poetry writing, this is a journey of self-discovery in which the creative endeavor is paramount. Naomi also offers glimpses into her father's past -- from his youth during the Depression to his bohemian years as a poet in 1950s San Francisco -- and the evolution of Leonard's highly individualistic vision of the artist's way. She reconsiders her own childhood and realizes the transformative effect Leonard's philosophy has had on her own life, as well as the lives of her students and friends. The Treehouse is ultimately a stirring personal history, a meditation on fathers and daughters, an argument for honoring the creative impulse, and unique instruction in the art of personal happiness.
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, outlines a very user-friendly and completely up-to-date method of self-massage that people can employ as a means of reducing and curing their pain.
A comprehensive and concrete program that shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader.
Are technically competent professionals who work long, hard hours "true" professionals, seeking superior quality in their work and striving to provide the best service possible to their clients? Or are they "cruisers" adhering to standards, but performing below their full potential, lacking the inspiration for the extra level of intensity that creates superb work? Professional firms are forever trying to get their people to act like professionals -- to do the right things. Though their various incentives may create employee compliance, these don't often encourage excellence. Taking issue with such methods, David Maister, the world's premier consultant to professional service firms, vigorously challenges professionals to examine this essential, yet under-addressed question: What is true professionalism? Essentially, Maister argues, it is a personal commitment to self-betterment and a professional dedication to provide the best and most efficient service to clients. In clear, pragmatic terms, he convincingly advocates the "power of principles" -- the most effective tools management can use to inspire excellence in individual performance. His core principles spring from good, sound logic: Believe passionately in what you do, never compromise your standards and values, and care about your clients. Do all of these because they are the ethical things to do and because they are the primary road to commercial success. In this candid treasury of practical wisdom, Maister expounds some eternal truths about the individual professional, the firm, and the client. He explains how to achieve true professionalism at both the micro and macro levels by answering many key but tough questions, including these: How do you develop a personal career strategy? How does a firm track the profitability of individual assignments? Can and should you guarantee your client's satisfaction? Looking first at the individual, Maister dares those good corporate citizens who "do their duty" to discover what they truly love to do, and then to align their real-world actions with their true values -- and he tells them why a continual investment must be made in getting better. Turning to the firm, he focuses on what he calls its "instability" and offers advice on how to invest in skill-building. He explains why extra time invested in supervising reaps large financial benefits, and why excellence in client satisfaction should be an enforced standard. A brief example of the clear thinking and sound advice to be found in this handbook: Stress on maximizing billable hours may seem profitable, but instead it encourages employees to be inefficient, it loses the customer's trust and confidence, and eventually it hurts the firm's reputation and profit margin. The bottom line, according to the author? Act like a true professional and the money will follow.
ONE OF THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS OF OUR TIME CANDIDLY REVEALS HER VERY PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH AN ISSUE SO MANY OF US FACE EVERY DAY: SELF-ESTEEM. Janet Jackson emerged from the shadows of an already famous family to become one of the most beloved, recognizable, and influential performers in the world. But at what cost? From the age of ten, when she made her acting debut on Good Times, Janet was told by Hollywood that she needed to slim down. Her well-meaning brothers, especially fun-loving Michael, teased her relentlessly until she began to believe that who she was wasn't good enough. It was an idea that no amount of critical acclaim in television and film or, later, international platinum success in music could change. Janet turned to food for comfort and escape. She developed a self-destructive pattern familiar to so many of us: fear and uncertainty led to bad feelings about herself and ultimately depression. The depression led to overeating. And her yo-yoing weight was painfully obvious in the bright lights of the entertainment world. It has taken Janet most of her adult life to come to terms with who she is. But she has finally broken free of the attitudes that brought her down and has embraced realistic goals that help her eat better, exercise better, feel better, and ultimately be better. This book is about meeting those challenges that face all of us. With candor and courage, Janet shares her painful journey to loving herself. She addresses the crazy rumors that have swirled around her for most of her life, shines an intimate light on her family, and pulls us behind the velvet rope into her unforgettable career. She also shares lessons she has learned through contact with friends and fans and reveals the fitness secrets she has learned from her trainer. Finally, her nutritionist, David Allen, unveils the wholesome, delicious recipes and lifestyle-changing tips that helped Janet get in shape--mind and spirit, heart and soul. True You is a call to tune in to your own fundamental wisdom, to let go of the ugly comparisons, and to understand that who you are, the true you, is more than enough. "I'm loved, I'm valued, and I'm capable of achieving balance in my life. I can learn to eat well. I can exercise. I can express gratitude for the simple act of being able to breathe in and breathe out. I can move away from darkness and depression to light and hope. I can be happy with who I am, not what I should be, or what I might have been, or what someone tells me I must be. I am me, the true me; you are you, the true you--and that's good. That's beautiful. That's enough." --JANET JACKSON
The host and coproducer of the megahit reality show The Apprentice presents a unique collection of golf advice. From Palmer and Player, Mickelson and Vijay to Pat Boone, Stone Phillips, and even Yogi Berra, these players, teachers, businesspeople, and celebrities will help you play better and score lower. Everyone who plays golf has that little nugget of information they turn to on the course. But never before has such an array of golfing advice been pulled together in one place. Donald Trump, himself an avid--and very good--golfer, asked his friends, colleagues, and playing companions to offer thoughts on everything from the mental game to the swing to putting to playing golf the right way. And golfers being what they are, none could resist sharing words of wisdom. So here we find Vijay Singh telling us about playing simply: "You don't need to get your golf swing by going through video cameras and stuff like that. Just kind of go out there and find yourself." Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith talks about not overswinging: "Just learn to allow the club to do what it's supposed to do ... because the ball is sitting still." Actor Michael Douglas has a specific routine to slow his tempo--he says his wife's name, and doesn't even think of starting to bring the club down until he gets to "Jones." Taken together, these more than two hundred entries create a unique handbook, covering every aspect of the game--and ranging from the lighthearted to the deadly serious. Donald Trump's book of advice is certain to take its place next to Harvey Penick's Little Red Book as the ultimate in golf instruction.
Dear Reader: CONGRATULATIONS! You have just picked up the best book ever written, by the greatest person who ever lived, using the finest pen ever made, set down on the world's most luxurious legal pads. And the advice I have to share with you in Trumped: Think Like a Bizillionaire is worth even more than the paper it's printed on. You'll learn the most important ways to get ahead, the best financial advice I've ever received, and the nastiest ways to get even. I'll even share with you some of my most intimate secrets, like what I eat for breakfast, how my hair stays up, and what really happened between me and Marla. I'm sure you will find this the greatest, most informative, best spelled book you have ever read. But if you don't, I strongly suggest you read it again. Sincerestly, Donald J. Trumped
Are Christians too gullible? How do you react when someone takes advantage of you? Do you 'turn the other cheek'? Or punish them? Or avoid them in the future? Pat Springle shows you a better way, and then gently probes whether relationship difficulties are effecting our view of God. Finally, can we become more trustworthy ourselves? The author is a respected writer and councelor. He is president of Baxter Press, a publisher of Christian psychology literature.
We are flooded every day with messages from so-called experts in magazines and on TV telling us what's wrong with us. Our teeth aren't white enough, we aren't good enough lovers, we aren't exercising enough, we have ADHD. No wonder we're dogged by worry and self-doubt! Luckily, M. J. Ryan can help. As the creator of the bestselling Attitudes of Gratitude and The Power of Patience, Ryan discovered that the classic virtues can help bring peace and light to our lives. Now, in Trusting Yourself, Ryan reveals how the long-forgotten virtue of self-trust lets us feel less overwhelmed and happier every day. Trusting yourself makes choices easier, lets you express your unique talents, and gives you greater optimism and joy. How do we learn to set the critics aside and trust ourselves instead? Ryan teaches us how to start learning what is right with us. First she reveals the inner attitudes that nurture self-trust. If you accept that we learn through trial and error, if you believe that we each have unique strengths and that no one of us has to have them all, if you realize that labels only get in the way, then your self-trust will grow, your worries will shrink, and you'll find happiness and success with a lot less effort. Ryan also shares the "best practices" of those who trust themselves: Learn the way Quakers make their most important decisions by asking each other open-ended questions. When you're feeling overwhelmed by a big project, draw on the secret of time management experts and ask, What's the next actionable step? And when you make a mistake, remember that the master weavers of Persia include an intentional error in every carpet, to remind us that nothing human is supposed to be perfect. A celebration of an untapped source of personal power, Trusting Yourself helps us find more peaceful, saner lives every day.
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