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The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable

by Gay Walley

The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable has a subtle narrative wherein author Gay Walley weaves love with life, art with making a living, and inspiration with the banal realities of daily life. The book shows how passion is to be found in every moment, none the least in a passion for independence. Beginning with "Why Women Fight Pirates," Walley covers such disparate topics as "The Disappointments of Infidelity," "Talk in Love," "Writers," "Work and its Punishments," "The Importance of the Argument," "The Ocean," "New York," and ends on "Deathbed."This unflinching narrative is a journey through an artist's mind, taking us outside the usual confines, to lovers and ex-husbands, traveling, solitude, money and the importance of rebellion.

The Erotic Mind: Unlocking the Inner Sources of Sexual Passion and Fulfillment

by Jack Morin

Challenging accepted theories about what makes for terrific sex, The Erotic Mind is a breakthrough exploration of the least understood dimensions of human sexuality--the psychology of desire, arousal, and fulfillment. Nationally known sex therapist Dr. Jack Morin offers a bold new perspective that celebrates the joys of Eros without denying its risks. Based on an in-depth analysis of over 1,000 provocative stories of peak sexual experiences, The Erotic Mind offers clear, accessible guidance on how anyone can utilize his or her own peak encounters and fantasies as powerful tools of self-discovery. The Erotic Mind explains the many paradoxes of erotic life, such as: why we're most excited when we must overcome obstacles; how anxiety, guilt, and anger--generally thought to have a negative impact on sexual arousal--often turn out to be aphrodisiacs; how we use unresolved issues from our early lives to intensify passion; and why the best sex is dynamic and unpredictable, rather than static and safe. These and other insights, combined with concrete suggestions for increasing our enjoyment, overcoming our problems, and revitalizing our relationships, will change forever the way we think about our eroticism.

Erotic Power

by Gini Graham Scott

In Erotic Power, Scott delves into the psychological and sexual dynamics of the D&S power exchange through interviews with female dominants, their clients, various group participants, as well as her personal experiences. The many different kinds of D&S relationships, conflict between fantasy and reality, the public and private faces of the D&S community, and the commercial side of dominance are also discussed, with an emphasis on female dominance and male submission. This book will enlighten anyone who is beginning to explore the world of BDSM or curious about the psychology of varied sexual practices.

Erotic Slavehood: The Miss Abernathy Omnibus

by Christina Abernathy

Guide to consensual erotic owner/slave relationships, which sets forth the fundamental principles with 50 lessons for the erotic slave.

Escape from Bellevue

by Campion Christopher John

Read Christopher John Campion's posts on the Penguin Blog. Indie rock raconteur Chris Campion-one of the few patients ever to escape from Bellevue's locked ward-recalls his band's tumultuous ride, his plummet into addiction, and the strange road back to sobriety Chronicling more than twenty years in the life of a Long Island kid who became a hardcore fixture of Manhattan's indie rock scene, Escape from Bellevue is a coming-of-age tale like no other. As the lead singer of New York-based indie rock band Knockout Drops, Campion got a taste of fame (but, alas, no fortune) on a wild ride that lasted from the early 1980s through the 1990s. Escape from Bellevue puts the spotlight on the collective psychosis of twenty years spent in a rolling bacchanal. Just as the Knockout Drops reached the height of their success, Campion began his downward spiral. After finally coming to grips with his addictions, Campion molded his songs and stories into a sold-out off-Broadway musical. Now, presenting these tales in a memoir of madness and redemption, Campion once again proves to possess the creative genius of a die-hard front man. .

Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams

by Pamela Skillings

Does your corporate career leave you stressed out, burned out, or just plain bummed out? You're not alone. The good news is that there's a way out-and you're holding it. Written by career expert and corporate escapee Pamela Skillings,Escape from Corporate Americainspires the cubicle-bound and the corner-office-cornered to break free and create the career of their dreams-without going broke. With no-nonsense advice and unflagging humor, Skillings shows you how to assess your job's "suck" factor-from terminal boredom to boss from hell identify your true calling-brainstorm fantasy careers and test-drive your dream jobs develop your Escape Plan-set goals, figure out your timing, and evaluate your finances and health insurance options find jobs that don't bite-entrepreneurial corporate environments, energetic start-ups, the nonprofit sector, and flexible work options be your own boss-explore entrepreneurship and freelancing, assemble an advisory team, and start a business while you collect a paycheck follow your creative dreams-learn how to make time for your artistic passion and develop a plan to quit your day job overcome any obstacle-deal with fear, doubt, negative people, and other bumps along the road Plus, Skillings shares success stories from dozens of corporate escape artists, including celebrity TV chef Andrea Beaman, Cranium CEO Richard Tait, and many others. Full of practical strategies and fun-to-follow exercises,Escape from Corporate Americawill help disgruntled office workers everywhere find more meaningful, fulfilling careers. "This book might just change your life!" -Barbara Sher "Pamela Skillings gives you the tools you need to take control of your career and have a more fulfilling life. " -Beth Schoenfeldt, founder of Ladies Who Launch www. escapefromcorporate. com

Escape from Intimacy

by Anne Wilson Schaef

Schaef applies the addictions of sex, love, romance, and relationships to her broader addiction theory and clearly defines and contrasts the relationship addictions.

Escape from Smoking

by Tim Williamson

A leading motivational speaker on how to finally break the smoking habit-in only three hoursOf the 46 million adult Americans who now smoke, the vast majority would like to quit. In about as much time as it takes to read his new book, author Tim Williamson outlines a proven, life-changing plan that will free smokers from their addiction permanently-without nicotine patches and gums. Escape from Smoking not only offers all the tools and processes that will help smokers quit smoking for life, it's interactive workbook style allows them finally to reflect on their situation and record their thoughts and feelings about why they want to quit and what they ultimately want to get out of life.Includes additional resources and backup that enhance one's determination to quitA journey of empowerment, Escape from Smoking helps smokers reclaim their lives through a program that will enable them to feel better, look younger, save money, and experience the triumph of a smoke-free life.

Escape Your Shape

by Edward Jackowski

The Individualized Fitness Prescription for Your Body Type Do you wonder why the latest fitness fad doesn't work for you? Have you lifted weights for months, dreaming of toned, defined muscles, with no results? Have you exercised regularly for months -- or even years -- without seeing any changes in your body? If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are your exercise routine is incomplete and wrong for your body type. Everyone -- men and women alike -- has a natural shape: Hourglass® Spoon® Ruler® Cone® And there's a right and a wrong way to exercise for each. By exercising right for your body type you'll finally see stubborn problem areas start to change in a matter of weeks -- the kind of change that will motivate you to continue until you meet your goals and beyond. You don't need to buy expensive equipment or devote hours a day to this program. Whether you're twenty-two or seventy-two, a regular at the gym or making a serious commitment to exercise for the first time in your life, the man Fit magazine calls the "Shape Master" puts the most important tool for success in your hands: a detailed step-by-step workout for your body type that you can perform anywhere. With consistent workouts fueled by quantifiable results, you will dramatically change your body for the better and for the rest of your life.

The Essence of Attitude

by Katherine Karvelas

In these pages you will find more than 300 powerful and compelling quotations from a diverse group of people-business professionals, writers, activists, actors, artists, sports professionals, scientists, philosophers, politicians, and everyday people who inspire us.

The Essence of Happiness

by Dalai Lama Howard C Cutler

The essence of the iconic book The Art of Happiness distilled into a beautiful new format. The Dalai Lama inspired millions around the world with his wisdom and compassion in The Art of Happiness. Now, in The Essence of Happiness, moving insights from His Holiness are gathered in an elegantly designed keepsake book that makes for a handy and accessible medium for that wisdom. Offering sage advice on defeating day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, and other emotions that get in the way of true happiness, the pages of The Essence of Happiness contain transforming reflections on how to overcome suffering and obstacles to create a fulfilled, joyous life. With its new package, ideal for taking anywhere, The Essence of Happiness is poised to become the handbook for living.

Essence of Mind

by Marianne Bentzen Jes Bertelsen Martijn Van Beek Jens-Erik Risom

This handbook to spirituality gathers together Danish meditation teacher Jes Bertelsen's advice on training the mind through wordless prayer and meditation to realize the essence of consciousness. Bertelsen has been teaching philosophy and meditation since the early 1970s; in 1989, he met the Tibetan lama Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, who authorized Jes Bertelsen to teach Dzogchen, and to do so using his own judgment as to the most appropriate way to assimilate these teachings into Western culture. Bertelsen's teachings are based on an experiential investigation of the nature of consciousness, using comparative analysis of Eastern and Western spiritual teachings and consciousness practices on a foundation of modern psychological, philosophical, and scientific approaches.Essence of Mind outlines the author's experience and approach to Dzogchen, the natural primordial state of human consciousness that is timeless, pure, and untouched by suffering. The book is divided into three parts. The first part describes different methods for pointing out the essence of consciousness and the techniques related to them. The second part seeks to outline the key principles of a training system suited to Western students that can lead to realization. The final section outlines the significance of continuous exercises, and describes the way spiritual practice slowly permeates daily life, dreams, sleep, and eventually death. Through the mind-training process, the practitioner approaches an almost ecstatic state of completion, a luminous, blissful wakefulness in which the consciousness is also fully relaxed, not clinging to bliss or desiring ecstasy, but transparent and open.Bertelsen emphasizes that while more advanced forms of spiritual training can only take place in a face-to-face, deeply engaged mutual process between teacher and student, books are useful as sources of inspiration, in particular to help review one's insights and refresh one's practice. Essence of Mind systematizes the experiences that occur along the spiritual path and helps students to refine, correct, and clarify their efforts; it is the author's hope that many students in the West will be able to benefit from his comparative approach to Dzogchen.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Essence of Mind

by Marianne Bentzen Jes Bertelsen Martijn Van Beek Jens-Erik Risom

This handbook to spirituality gathers together Danish meditation teacher Jes Bertelsen's advice on training the mind through wordless prayer and meditation to realize the essence of consciousness. Bertelsen has been teaching philosophy and meditation since the early 1970s; in 1989, he met the Tibetan lama Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, who authorized Jes Bertelsen to teach Dzogchen, and to do so using his own judgment as to the most appropriate way to assimilate these teachings into Western culture. Bertelsen's teachings are based on an experiential investigation of the nature of consciousness, using comparative analysis of Eastern and Western spiritual teachings and consciousness practices on a foundation of modern psychological, philosophical, and scientific approaches.Essence of Mind outlines the author's experience and approach to Dzogchen, the natural primordial state of human consciousness that is timeless, pure, and untouched by suffering. The book is divided into three parts. The first part describes different methods for pointing out the essence of consciousness and the techniques related to them. The second part seeks to outline the key principles of a training system suited to Western students that can lead to realization. The final section outlines the significance of continuous exercises, and describes the way spiritual practice slowly permeates daily life, dreams, sleep, and eventually death. Through the mind-training process, the practitioner approaches an almost ecstatic state of completion, a luminous, blissful wakefulness in which the consciousness is also fully relaxed, not clinging to bliss or desiring ecstasy, but transparent and open.Bertelsen emphasizes that while more advanced forms of spiritual training can only take place in a face-to-face, deeply engaged mutual process between teacher and student, books are useful as sources of inspiration, in particular to help review one's insights and refresh one's practice. Essence of Mind systematizes the experiences that occur along the spiritual path and helps students to refine, correct, and clarify their efforts; it is the author's hope that many students in the West will be able to benefit from his comparative approach to Dzogchen.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Essence of Twelve Step Recovery

by Damian Mcelrath

The Essence of Twelve Step Recovery: Take It to Heart, was written in gratitude to the Jellinek patients at Hazelden, whose lives, struggles and pain are witness to what spirituality is all about. Dedicated to Sandy McElrath, Damian's wife of 26 years, the book defines spirituality and the essence of Twelve Step living--and the essence of Hazelden.McElrath begins his Hazelden-published book with a quote from the Big Book: "The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it." (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83). He goes on to eloquently provide his view of spiritual fitness. "The person seeking recovery must reconnect with his true self, with others, and with his Higher Power--the God of his understanding," he writes.He addresses "the spiritual protocols of recovery" in separate self-contained chapters: (1) The Community, (2) The Spirituality of Addiction, (3) The Twelve Steps--Relational Spirituality, (4) Benchmarks for Spiritual Growth, and (5) The Cultivation of the Interior Life.Gail Gleason Milgram, EdD, director of the Center for Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, endorses the book: "Damian is a born teacher. He presents complicated and difficult content in a clear and concise fashion. He helps the reader understand that 'the heart of what makes us human/spiritual beings is our search for integrity, purpose and meaning.' This book is a gift to all who are in search of the meaning of life."Says Craig Nakken, author of The Addictive Personality: "Damian has written a simple but profound guide for addicts that goes to the very heart of what is needed for recovery. The book has purpose and meaning beyond its pages. It's a must read for those looking to embrace or deepen their recovery. Follow the spiritual protocol!"

Essential 55: An Award-winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child

by Ron Clark

The runaway bestseller that's a must-have for every parent and teacher. How many authors would travel coast to coast on a bus to get their book into as many hands as possible? Not many. But that's just what Ron Clark, author of The Essential 55, did to keep his book and message in the public eye. And it worked. After his Oprah appearance, sales skyrocketed: we've sold more than 850,000 copies in six months! The book sat tenaciously on the New York Times bestseller list for 11 weeks. Ron Clark was featured on the Today show, and in the Chicago Tribune, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Daily News--not to mention the calls we've received from teachers and parents who want to get their hands on Ron's guidelines for teaching children.

Essential Energy Balancing: An Ascension Process

by Diane Stein

Let Diane Stein and ESSENTIAL ENERGY BALANCING show you how to be all that you can be. Essential Energy Balancing® is an ascension [enlightenment] process--one of total healing. The karmic suffering we're born with, for the most part, is implacable. Now it can be changed, lovingly, with a simple formula and the blessings of the Lords of Karma--the keepers of our souls' evolution. Part 1 of Essential Energy Balancing® teaches the easy self-healing methods that change suffering into wellness and inner peace. Part II is a series of ten energy reprogramming meditations that lead to ascension and bring out your Goddess-Within. Part III is a discussion of energy anatomy and of who we really are--a highly complex system.

Essential Energy Balancing II

by Diane Stein

In ESSENTIAL ENERGY BALANCING and RELIANCE ON THE LIGHT, best-selling author Diane Stein taught readers how to heal and cleanse their souls of the negative karma suffered on Earth. Now, in ESSENTIAL ENERGY BALANCING II, she explains how to continue the process of releasing the karma through 24 individual processes, including "Connection with the Light" and "Vibrational Sealing." Readers learn to let go of karmic baggage, not just here on Earth, but throughout the Universe, in order to enjoy the full potential of their soul'¬?s energy. Rich with encouragement, ESSENTIAL ENERGY BALANCING II guides readers to an empowering place of healing and growth.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Essential Enneagram

by Virginia Price David Daniels

The First and Only Scientifically Determined Enneagram Personality Test and Guide A centuries-old psychological system with roots in sacred tradition, the Enneagram can be an invaluable guide in your journey toward self-understanding and self-development. In this book, Stanford University Medical School clinical professor of psychiatry David Daniels and counseling psychologist Virginia Price offer the only scientifically developed Enneagram test based upon extensive research combined with a self-discovery and personal-development guide. The most fundamental guide to the Enneagram ever offered, this book features effective self-tests to determine simply and accurately what your personality type is. Daniels and Price provide step-by-step instructions for taking inventory of how you think, what you feel, and what you experience. They then guide you in your discovery of what your type means for your personal well-being and your relationships with others, and they show you how to maximize your inherent strengths. Brimming with empowering information for each of the nine personality types--Perfectionist, Giver, Performer, Romantic, Observer, Loyal Skeptic, Epicure, Protector, and Mediator--this one-of-a-kind book equips you with all the tools you need to dramatically enhance your quality of life.

The Essential Enneagram The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide

by David I. Daniels Virginia A. Price

An easy way to discover your personality type based on the enneagram. Using positive language this simple, easy to read book provides a step-by-step guide to insure you have balance in your life.

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

by Randi Kreger

"Randi Kreger has done it again! With her new book, she continues to make the dynamics of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) readily accessible to those of us who love, live with and treat people who suffer from this complex condition." Blaise Aguirre, MD, Medical Director, Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Residential Program, McLean Hospital "Kreger's communication techniques, grounded in the latest research, provide family members with the essential ability to regain a genuine, meaningful relationship with their loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder." Debra Resnick, Psy.D., President, Psychological Services and Human Development Center "This book offers hope for those who think their situation has none." Rachel Reiland, author of Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder For family members of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbearable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, unfair blaming and criticism, and suicidal tendencies common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless. In Stop Walking on Eggshells, Randi Kreger's pioneering first book which sold more than 340,000 copies, she and co-author Paul T. Mason outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with BPD relate to the world. Now, with The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder, Kreger takes readers to the next level by offering them five straightforward tools to organize their thinking, learn specific skills, and focus on what they need to do to get off the emotional rollercoaster: Take care of yourself Uncover what keeps you feeling stuck Communicate to be heard Set limits with love Reinforce the right behaviors Together the steps provide a clear-cut system designed to help friends and family reduce stress, improve their relationship with their borderline loved one, improve their problem-solving skills and minimize conflict, and feel more self-assured about setting limits. Randi Kreger is the co-author of Stop Walking on Eggshells and the author of The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook. She operates bpdcentral.com, one of the top web-based resources for those living with BPD, and runs the Welcome to Oz online family support groups based at her web site. Cofounder of the Personality Disorder Awareness Network, Kreger is frequently invited to lecture on BPD and related issues, both for clinicians and laypeople.

The Essential Five

by Kate Etue

Bits of wisdom, advice, and must-have information every woman needs for life.With an ever-widening world and many seasons of influence, women need insight for the countless areas and ways they are called upon to be wise. The five fun sections of The Essential Five are Popular and Pursued, Classy and Fabulous, Domestic Goddess, Fetching and Fit, and Does It All.Lists include:Ways to Make Sure You Don't Ruin a First DateStrategies for Surviving Awkward Business FunctionsWays to Make Your House Look Clean...FastSpas Worth Traveling Around the World ForSecrets for Eating Out When You're On a DietAnnual Appointments You Should Make...and KeepWays to Stay Motivated at the GymSteps of CPRLegal Documents You Should Have...Just in CaseBody Language Signals You Don't Want to Send (or Maybe You Do!)

The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home

by Christiane Northrup Jane E. Drichta Jodilyn Owen

Birthing is a miraculous time when you and your baby will work together to bring about life. As you finally cradle your precious newborn in your arms, you should know deep in your soul that every decision that brought the two of you to this special moment was yours. More families than ever are choosing to birth at home. Midwives Jane E. Drichta and Jodilyn Owen answer questions about the kind of care, support, and information you need as you investigate whether this option is right for you. Birth can be an empowering and positive experience, and this book provides gentle guidance, with high regard for your wisdom and ability to successfully navigate your prenatal care, birth, and early mothering. Enriched with real birth stories from new mothers, The Essential Homebirth Guide offers thoughtful, compassionate advice on a wealth of birthing topics, including: * Building a supportive homebirth community * Caring for yourself and your baby from your pregnancy through the postpartum period * Communicating about your birthing plans with your midwife, your partner, and your family and friends * Deciding whether homebirth is safe for you * Educating yourself about common pregnancy-related issues * Preparing your home and your family for the big day

The Essential Laws of Fearless Living: Find the Power to Never Feel Powerless Again

by Guy Finley

#147;If you are seeking personal or spiritual fulfillment it doesn#146;t get any better than Guy Finley#146;s The Essential Laws of Fearless Living. Read it. Internalize it and then enjoy it; this information has given me everything I have today. #148; #151; Bob Proctor, author of You Were Born Rich, as seen in the movie The SecretFind the power to perfect your life. #147;Guy Finley raises our thoughts to the higher octaves of harmony where we can transform our lives into clear and focused vessels of expression, creativity, and health. The Essential Laws of Fearless Living brings us multiple ways to awaken our potential with what we are today. #148; #151; Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect and The Harmony of HealthBreak through the illusion of limitation. #147;Wise, insightful, full of wisdom. This book can soothe the soul and allow healing into a hurting heart. Powerful. #148; #151; Daniel G. Amen, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your LifeBecome truly conscious. #147;In Fearless Living, Guy Finley brilliantly describes the most important key to the breakthrough life. Let go of all the negatives, and turn over the fears to God. What happens afterward is that we are free to follow our deepest intuitions with courage. A valuable, step-by-step book. #148; #151; James Redfield, author of The Celestine Prophecy Discover your true purpose on earth. Participate in creation. Live peace. Love without fear. Give yourself what you really want. #147;This truly is the best of Guy Finley . . . beautifully designed by a modern master to bring out the best in you!#148; #151; Peggy McColl, New York Times bestselling author of Your Destiny Switch

Essential Life Coaching Skills

by Angela Dunbar

Essential Life Coaching Skills provides a comprehensive guide to the complete range and depth of skills required to succeed as a life coach. Angela Dunbar uses theoretical background alongside practical examples to provide a clear understanding of what makes a successful life coach. This book focuses on seven essential skill sets that are necessary for effective life coaching, with each chapter giving specific examples of how these skills are used in life coaching, and how they can be developed and improved. The book also includes a comprehensive, current overview of life coaching processes, practices and issues, from both the coach and client perspectives. Essential Life Coaching Skills will be ideal reading for new and existing life coaches who wish to find ways to enhance their competence and ability. It will also be of use to therapists and counsellors looking to expand into coaching.

Essential Manners for Couples: From Snoring and Sex to Finances and Fighting Fair: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

by Peter Post

The director of the Emily Post institute offers tips on friends, money, sharing chores, making alone time, bedroom etiquette, balancing work and home, in-laws, children, and more. Uses real life scenarios to help couples stop relationship problems before they begin.

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