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ZZZ... El libro del sueño: La solución a todos tus problemas de descanso

by Chris Winter

Una noche de descanso reparador no tiene por qué ser un sueño. ¡Puede ser una realidad! Incluye tips, consejos, ejercicios e ilustraciones. Si deseas solucionar tus problemas de sueño, los trucos y consejos de Internet no serán de mucha ayuda. Necesitas realmente entender lo que está pasando con tu descanso: cuáles son tus problemas y cómo resolverlos. ZZZ... El libro del sueño es un emocionante viaje de autodescubrimiento y comprensión del sueño que te ayudará a personalizar intervenciones específicas para tu estilo de vida. Basado en sus veinticuatro años de experiencia en el campo del sueño, el neurólogo y experto en descanso W. Chris Winter te ayudará a: - Entender cómo funciona el sueño y la forma en que la comida, la luz y otros factores actúan para ayudar o perjudicar el proceso. - Aprender por qué las pastillas para dormir son frecuentemente malentendidas y utilizadas incorrectamente, y cómo puedes alcanzar tu mejor descanso sin ellas. - Incorporar el sueño y las siestas a tu rutina diaria, sin importar que trabajes en horarios de oficina, seas estudiante o padre de tiempo completo. - Entender mejor cómo tratar infinidad de condiciones desde insomnio y apnea de sueño hasta síndrome de piernas inquietas y trastornos circadianos del sueño. - Navegar a través del mar siempre cambiante de la tecnología del sueño y entender su valor, pues se relaciona con tus propios problemas de sueño. La crítica ha opinado: "Una mirada fresca e integral a la naturaleza vital del buen sueño y su relación con nuestro bienestar" Herm Schneider, entrenador atlético principal de los Medias Blancas de Chicago. "Hasta que conocí a Chris Winter, dormía como un bebé: me despertaba cada dos horas y lloraba. Luego, el doctor Winter me ayudó a desarrollar rituales de sueño que me permitieron recuperar mi descanso. Él fue mi solución para dormir y este libro será la tuya" Peter Moore, coautor del bestseller del New York Times, The Eight-Hour Diet y exeditor de Men's Health. "El doctor Winter ha pasado su carrera enfocado en los beneficios del sueño y, por primera vez, este libro reúne todos sus conocimientos. Ha escrito un libro importante para quienes estamos en el campo de los deportes profesionales, así como para la gente común que no experimenta todos los beneficios del sueño. Sus experiencias profesionales y su investigación han revelado el impacto que el sueño tiene en nuestros atletas profesionales" Ben Potenziano, ayudante de entrenador atlético de los Piratas de Pittsburgh y excoordinador de Fuerza y Acondicionamiento de los Gigantes de San Francisco.

Zwischenstopp Burnout: Praktische Hilfe für den geordneten Aus- und Wiedereinstieg - Recht, Finanzen, Versicherungen

by Iris Riffelt

Viele Menschen arbeiten sich regelrecht krank. Das Problem einfach nicht Nein sagen zu können, dem täglichen Stress nicht mehr gewachsen zu sein, ständige Überforderung und Druck führen bei mehr und mehr Personen zum Burnout. Erste Anzeichen der Krankheit werden nicht erkannt und aus Angst, nicht zu wissen, wie man sich denn wirklich zurücknehmen soll und wie man seine eigene Situation lösen soll, ignoriert und übergangen - bis gar nichts mehr geht. Genau bei dieser Angst setzt Iris Riffelt in ihrem Buch an. Sie beleuchtet, was jemanden erwartet, der sich auf dem Weg in das Burnout-Syndrom befindet, erste Anzeichen hat und nun die Notbremse ziehen muss. Besonders wichtig und deshalb einer der Schwerpunkte des Buches sind dabei die arbeitsrechtlichen Gesichtspunkte und die Abklärung finanzieller Fragen (Versicherung, Krankenkasse, Lohnfortzahlung usw.). Damit zeigt sie konkret Wege, dass und wie man aus dem Berufsleben aussteigen kann und welche Auswirkungen das auf das Einkommen hat. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt ist der berufliche Wiedereinstieg für alle, die sich auf dem Weg der Besserung befinden und sich zutrauen, ihre Arbeit Stück für Stück wieder aufzunehmen. Genauso richtet sich die Autorin auch an die Angehörigen von Burnout-Opfern, denn sie sind bei akuten Fällen oftmals diejenigen, die sich um alles kümmern und die Familie zusammenhalten müssen. Die 2., erweiterte Ausgabe enthält ein zusätzliches Kapitel zum Thema Krankheit. Auch die Änderungen bei der Arbeitsunfähigkeitsbescheinigung und die neuen Entscheidungen zum Betrieblichen Wiedereingliederungsmanagements (BEM) sind mit aufgenommen. Das Buch ist äußerst pragmatisch und von klarer, übersichtlicher Struktur. Es bietet Tabellen, Checklisten, Kurzzusammenfassungen und soll mit kurzen und schnell lesbaren Textteilen (sie benötigen nicht mehr als 20 Minuten jeweils an Zeit) nicht noch zusätzlich überfordern. "Zwischenstopp Burnout" ist Mutmacher und soll Existenzängste nehmen. Die 2., überarbeitete Auflage beinhaltet u. a. die neuen Entscheidungen zum Betrieblichen Wiedereingliederungsmanagement (BEM) und Informationen zum Entgeltfortzahlungsgesetz (EntgFG).

Zwänge meistern für Dummies (Für Dummies)

by Laura L. Smith Charles H. Elliott

Zwangsstörungen sind verbreiteter als man meinen sollte. Wenn Sie glauben, entsprechende Symptome bei sich beobachtet zu haben oder befürchten, dass jemand, der Ihnen am Herzen liegt, unter Zwangsstörungen leidet, ist dies das richtige Buch für Sie. Es erklärt, was eine Zwangserkrankung ausmacht und welche typischen Symptome und Formen es gibt. Außerdem stellt es verschiedene Behandlungsansätze vor, darunter die Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie, Exposition mit Reaktionsmanagement und die medikamentöse Therapie. Vor allem aber zeigt es Betroffenen und Angehörigen, wie sie Unterstützung finden und ihre Situation verbessern können.

Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us

by Dave Buchen Tai Moses

To be alienated from animals is to live a life that is not quite whole, contends nature writer Tai Moses in Zooburbia: Meditations On The Wild Animals Among Us. Urban and suburban residents share their environment with many types of wildlife: squirrels, birds, spiders, and increasingly lizards, deer, and coyote. Many of us crave more contact with wild creatures, and recognize the small and large ways animals enrich our lives, yet don't notice the animals already around us.Zooburbia reveals the reverence that can be felt in the presence of animals and shows how that reverence connects us to a deeper, better part of ourselves. A lively blend of memoir, natural history, and mindfulness practices, Zooburbia makes the case for being mindful and compassionate stewards--and students--of the wildlife with whom we coexist. With lessons on industriousness, perseverance, presence, exuberance, gratitude, aging, how to let go, and much more, Tai's vignettes share the happy fact that none of us is alone and separate, and that our teachers are right in front of us. We need only go outdoors with our eyes and ears open to find a rapport with the animal kingdom. Zooburbia is a magnifying lens turned to our everyday environment, reminding us that we, as individuals and as a species, are not alone.Illustrated by Dave Buchen with original black and white wildlife linocuts.

Zolar's Magick of Color: Use the Power of Color to Transform Your Luck, Prosperity, or Romance

by Zolar

Color has long been associated with influencing emotions and wellness. This engaging guide introduces readers to the rules of color magic and the natural influences of color that can be harnessed to bring about change and improvements in any area of life.

Zolar's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Dreams

by Zolar

The completely revised and updated edition of the classic, best-selling guide to dream interpretation In the first major revision of the encyclopedia that has sold half a million copies worldwide, Zolar, the acclaimed "Dean of Astrology" (The New Yorker), has created the indispensable bedside reference for today's dreamers, reflecting the changes that have affected our waking hours and inevitably influence the content and significance of the messages we receive while we sleep. Looking at new cultural trends, work and social patterns, technologies and means of communication, Zolar reveals the meanings of dreams about cell phones, computers, cyberspace, beepers and much more. His concise and incisive explanations of such classic dreams as meeting a redheaded stranger, flying without wings and trying to comfort a crying baby are here as well, while obsolete subjects -- like girdles, gleaners and grenadiers -- have been eliminated. To complement each dream category a lucky number has been added for this new edition. With interpretations for more than 20,000 dreams, Zolar's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Dreams offers you the opportunity to uncover the secrets hidden in your dreams and to act on the wisdom -- or respond to the warnings -- they contain.

Zodiaction: Fat-burning Fitness Tailored to Your Personal Star Quality

by Ellen Barrett Barrie Dolnick

Millions of us turn to horoscopes for guidance in our personal lives--but what about our physical lives? Now, for the first time, a fitness maverick and an acclaimed astrologer combine their expertise to show you how the wisdom of the stars can help you achieve a strong, healthy, heavenly body. Ever wonder why you dread spinning class while your best friend loves it, or why that yoga DVD is languishing on your shelf? Or why you have trouble getting yourself to the gym? It's not you--it's your fitness plan. But your search for the perfect exercise practice ends here. This amazingly insightful book examines what makes your zodiac sign tick--and provides twelve customized diet and fitness regimens based on the strengths and quirks of each one. Discover: * The top-three foods Aries should stock up on * Why a Taurus will get good mileage out of a treadmill * Why Gemini should steer clear of candy * Why Cancer should stick to noncompetitive workout buddies * What makes Leo queen of the gym * What type of massage will send Virgo straight to heaven * How Libra can achieve inner peace * The peak hours for Scorpio to exercise * Why Sagittarius's legs are her most important feature * Why Capricorn is a cardio all-star * What kind of personal trainer makes Aquarius jump for joy * Why Pisces prefers swimming and self-defense Plus tips to keep your mind and spirit soaring along with your body. Drawing from a variety of disciplines, Zodiaction will have you breaking a sweat in no time--and loving every minute of it.

The Zippered Heart

by Marilyn Meberg

"Why did I say that? Why did I do that? Where on earth did those mean thoughts and motivations come from? I'm so glad no one can read my mind." We all get whiplashed and sometimes broadsided by the "dark" side of our nature, which produces thoughts and behaviors that cause us to feel ashamed. many of us deny that part of ourselves, and kick it off somewhere in the shadowy recesses of the heart, where we hope it will stay put, not cause us any more trouble, and hopefully not be noticed.In The Zippered Heart, Marilyn does a gentle exploration of those secrets and issues which, if denied, can rob us of the abundant life we are promised in Christ. God means for us to be whole. This book is an encouragement in that process."This book will change lives, because it requires that we look precisely at both the dark and the light sides of ourselves. Then it brings an overflowing grace and forgiveness. As a psychologist with thirty-five years of clinical experience, I can say that this is one of the best books I have read." -Neil Clark Warren, author of Finding the Love of Your Life"Step into liberty through the rapscallion brilliance of Marilyn Meberg." -Patsy Clairmont, author of Mending Your Heart in a Broken World"For thirty years Marilyn's compassionate exploration of the human heart has amazed me. Now, with skill and tenderness she opens that heart for all of us to see how fearfully and wonderfully we are made." -Luci Swindoll, author, speaker, Women of Faith"The Zippered Heart is a perceptive and sensitive examination of the 'war within' between our two natures." -Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary

Zip It: The Keep It Shut 40-Day Challenge

by Karen Ehman

Zip It empowers readers to put into action the advice and commands of Scripture concerning the tongue. The New York Times bestselling book Keep It Shut covered many topics, including anger, truth-telling, people-pleasing, our digital tongues online, and gossip. Because there are more than 3,500 verses in the Bible that relate to our words and our silence, Keep It Shut only scratched the surface of these issues. Karen Ehman now takes a deeper look and offers practical how-to’s that will inspire you use your words to build, to bless, to encourage, and to praise.Each of the forty interactive entries includes a Scripture verse focus for the day, a story or teaching point, and reflection questions with space for readers to write their answers and thoughts. Each entry ends with both a challenge that will help you carry out the directive in the verse and a prayer prompt. Rather than a traditional devotional,the entries in Zip It build upon each other, equipping you with new habits in how to, or not to, use words.

Zig Zag

by Keith Sawyer

A science-backed method to maximize creative potential in any sphere of lifeWith the prevalence of computer technology and outsourcing, new jobs and fulfilling lives will rely heavily on creativity and innovation. Keith Sawyer draws from his expansive research of the creative journey, exceptional creators, creative abilities, and world-changing innovations to create an accessible, eight-step program to increasing anyone's creative potential. Sawyer reveals the surprising secrets of highly creative people (such as learning to ask better questions when faced with a problem), demonstrates how to come up with better ideas, and explains how to carry those ideas to fruition most effectively. This science-backed, step-by step method can maximize our creative potential in any sphere of life.Offers a proven method for developing new ideas and creative problem-solving no matter what your profession Includes an eight-step method, 30 practices, and more than 100 techniques that can be launched at any point in a creative journeyPsychologist, jazz pianist, and author Keith Sawyer studied with world-famous creativity expert Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiSawyer's book offers a wealth of easy to apply strategies and ideas for anyone who wants to tap into their creative power.

Ziele: Geheimnisse und Techniken, um das zu erreichen, was man wirklich will

by John P. Baumgarten Franziska Müller

kurzes E-Book über Ziele und wie man sie erreicht Wissen Sie, wie man sich Ziele setzt und seine Träume verwirklicht? Erfolg kann durch verschiedene Mittel erreicht werden, was jedoch immer konstant bleibt, ist, dass ein Ziel gesetzt werden muss. Strategien wie das genaue Aufschreiben von Zielen auf Papier und das Identifizieren von Zielen, die dem Leben Wert verleihen sind entscheidende Schritte dabei, seine Ziele zu erreichen. Man sollte dann einen Schritt nach dem anderen machen, während man seinem Erfolg nachjagt und gleichzeitig endgültige Deadlines setzen. Lernen Sie, einige wichtige Schritte zu skizzieren, wie man seine Träume erreichen kann. Zielsetzung ist ein wichtiger Schritt dabei, seine Träume zu verwirklichen. Träume können klein und groß sein. Aber es gibt gewisse Schritte, die man gehen sollte, um sicherzustellen, dass sie verwirklicht werden. Einige dieser Schritte beinhalten die tiefe Sehnsucht nach dem Wunsch und sich vorzustellen, selbst diesen Traum zu leben. Es ist auch wichtig, einen Plan auszuarbeiten, wie man diesen Traum verwirklichen möchte und so weiter. Zielsetzung einfach gemacht Entdecken Sie, wie man genaue Ziele setzen kann, die man wirklich erreichen kann. Ziele müssen spezifisch und innerhalb einer bestimmten Zeit zu erreichen sein. Während man diese Ziele setzt, muss man im richtigen Geisteszustand sein und ein Brainstorming über seine Lebensziele machen. Wenn dies einmal erledigt ist, sollten Ziele gemäß ihrer Bedeutung priorisiert und spezifische Handlungspläne skizziert werden. Ziele: Geheimnisse und Techniken, um das zu erreichen, was man wirklich will ist ein Buch, welches für jeden Leser geschrieben wurde. Der Inhalt dieses Buches ist wichtig und geeignet für jeden, der im Leben vorankommen möchte. Es bietet einige solide Schritte, wie man sein wahres Potenzial erreichen kann und ist in einer einfachen Sprache geschrieben, die jeder verstehen k

Zest: How to Squeeze the Max out of Life

by Andy Cope Gavin Oattes Will Hussey

‘ZEST’ equates to zing, enthusiasm, energy, gusto, eagerness, zeal and fervour. It also connotes a tang, a sharpness. It’s the opposite of bland. And Zest: How to Squeeze the Max out of Life is exactly that.It’s more than just a book on personal development. There are an awful lot of those. Zest is a catalyst, a spark that ignites your remembering of what makes you, in a word, you. It drives you to rethink, rejuvenate and reinvent. It also contains a touch of the revolutions. Have you, as a grown-up, fallen into the trap of becoming a Groan-up? You know you should try to make the best of things, but oftentimes you don’t know what your “best” is anymore. It’s strange. You used to know. What happened? Was it the years of social conformity? There is a whole beige generation out there – a generation that has lost its identity and forgotten who they once were – buried under the crushing, stifling facades of adulthood. If only there was a way to unearth your passions, recover the zest for life you once had. Maybe there is. Zest is a wake-up call for you to explore the formative moments that define your life. It challenges you to believe that your best days are still ahead, to search your soul, to shake things up and bask in the warmth of glorious individuality. Zest will help you: Explore the pivotal, defining moments in your life Examine both the good and bad experiences that define you Reconnect to the essence of who you are Embrace your quirks, qualities and peculiarities Determine to be the person you always wanted to be Zest is your permission to play, your licence to wreak the right kind of havoc. Moreover, it’s not about pretending to be someone you’re not, it’s about squeezing every last drop out of who you already are.

Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash

by Shia Su

Easy and Effective Strategies to Jumpstart a Sustainable, Waste-Free Lifestyle We have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254 million tons of waste. What if there were a simple—and fun—way for you to make a difference? What if you could take charge of your own waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and make an individual impact on an already fragile environment? A zero waste lifestyle is the answer—and Shia Su is living it. Every single piece of unrecyclable garbage Shia has produced in one year fits into a mason jar—and if it seems overwhelming, it isn’t! In Zero Waste, Shia demystifies and simplifies the zero waste lifestyle for the beginner, sharing practical advice, quick solutions, and tips and tricks that will make trash-free living fun and meaningful. Learn how to: Build your own zero waste kitPrepare real food—the lazy wayMake your own DIY household cleaners and toiletriesBe zero waste even in the bathroom!And more! Be part of the solution! Implement these small changes at your own pace, and restructure your life to one of sustainable living for your community, your health, and the earth that sustains you.

Zero to Maker: A Beginner's Guide to the Skills, Tools, and Ideas of the Maker Movement

by David Lang

Zero to Maker is part memoir and part how-to guidebook for anyone who is having thoughts like these:I feel like all I can do is write emails. I wish I had more hands-on skills even though I don't know what I would build...I have this one idea I've always wanted to make, but I don't know how to build it...I keep hearing about the "maker movement" but I'm not sure what that means or how I can join in...The book follows author David Lang's headfirst dive into the maker world and shows how he grew from an unskilled beginner to be a successful entrepreneur. You'll discover how to navigate this new community of makers, and find the best resources for learning the tools and skills you need to be a dynamic maker in your own right.The way we make things has changed. A new generation of tinkerers have emerged through online communities and powerful digital fabrication tools, and their creations are changing the world. This book follows the author's personal journey of transformation into a maker-entrepreneur. It is everyone's guide to combining inspiration and resources to effectively navigate this exciting new world.Lang reveals how he became a maker pro after losing his job and how the experience helped him start OpenROV, a DIY community and product line focused on underwater robotics. It all happened once he became an active member of the maker movement. Ready to take the plunge into the next Industrial Revolution? This guide provides a clear and inspiring roadmap.Take an eye-opening journey from unskilled observer to engaged makerLearn how to join this community, get access to tools and experts, and pick up new skillsUse a template for building a maker-based entrepreneurial lifestyle and prepare yourself for the careers of the futureThis book is for everyone who dreams of becoming a successful maker-entrepreneur. It not only satisfies the aspirational aspect but shows newcomers to the maker movement exactly how to join in.First published in 2013, this new edition features full-color photos and shares David's latest insights and experiences as he continues to grow as a maker entrepreneur and citizen scientist.

Zero to Breakthrough

by Vernice Armour

Ethnomusicology, an academic discipline founded in 1950, has been defined as the study of the music of others. This definition, at once whimsical and very nearly true, is incomplete. Many of its strongest threads have emerged because a person or a people have wanted to understand themselves, their history, and their identity. This Very Short Introduction examines the history of the impulses to study ourselves and others, beginning with the work of Jesuit missionaries to Latin America in the sixteenth century and continuing through the encyclopedists, antiquarians, and orientalists of the eighteenth century, and the nationalists, scientists, and humanists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The institutional motivations driving studies in this field are scholarly and intellectual, political and ideological, artistic and aesthetic, religious, ethical, or commercial. What have ethnomusicologists learned about the nature of music? For ethnomusicologists, music creates community when performed; it embodies and in some cases creates cultural values and social norms; it constructs individual identities; it expresses large-scale economic and political structures that press upon particular local communities. Ethnomusicologists generally believe that music is an aspect of culture coherent with, or contributing to, any number of ideas and practices in such fields as religion, ethics, cosmology, plastic arts, dance, cooking, social identity, and the definition of theself. This book looks cross-culturally at some of the many themes that demonstrate the way music is embedded in, reflects, and contributes to broader cultural patterns, themes such as culturally specific beliefs about the nature of music; the social status of musicians; music and emotion; music's role in religion and ritual; the economics of music; music and the construction of individual and social identity, including gender and sexuality; and music in societies under stress from war, violence, conflict, or disease. In this Very Short Introduction, Timothy Rice describes how ethnomusicologists conduct fieldwork, examining some of the most spectacular results of these research methods as well as some of the issues that have arisen from using them, including ethical questions, questions of representation (who can speak for whom and how), what we learn when we learn to play music, the accuracy and reliability of musical notation and sound recordings, and differences between "insider" knowledge and scholarly interpretations. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects - from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative - yet always balanced and complete - discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

Zero to Breakthrough

by Vernice Armour

"Hang on and watch your life take flight with FlyGirl!" -Marcia Wieder, CEO and Founder of Dream University Before she was thirty years old, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour had become a decorated naval aviator, Camp Pendleton's 2001 Female Athlete of the Year and Strongest Warrior winner, the first female African-American on Nashville's motorcycle police squad, and a member of the San Diego Sunfire professional women's football team. She's a force to be reckoned with, and she believes that women and men from all walks of life have the potential to achieve the highest levels of success with the right flight plan. In Zero to Breakthrough, Vernice turns aspiration into action by revealing how to create the path that will get you out of your rut on onto the runway - cleared for take off. Armour firmly believes that there is no such thing as a dream out of reach. Integrating the foundational concepts of a Breakthrough MentalityTM like preparation, strategy, courage, legacy, and the importance of high spirits and enthusiasm, Zero to Breakthrough helps readers build a sustainable inner force and conviction that result in accomplishing significant goals and becoming an extraordinary member of any business or community. Packed with hard-hitting advice and amazing anecdotes from her adventures on the battlefield and in business, you'll learn strategies like how to: * Stop procrastinating and prepare to lay the groundwork for success * Execute situations with self-discipline to achieve mastery * Acknowledge and move past obstacles & challenges * Feel fear and use it to keep charging, and much more Whether you want to jump up the corporate ladder, start your own business, or develop a passion into a livelihood, Zero to Breakthrough will get you there. For anyone seeking a more fulfilling life, Armour has the ultimate launch pad.

Zero Regrets

by Apolo Ohno

"Zero regrets. It's a philosophy not just about sport but about life. School, business, academics, love--anything and everything. It's complicated and yet not. You have to figure out who it is you want to be. Not what you want to be--who. There has to be a vision, a dream, a plan. Then you chase that with everything you've got." Over three consecutive Olympic games, Apolo Ohno has come to symbolize the very best of the competitive spirit--remaining equally gracious in victory and defeat, always striving to improve his performance, and appreciating the value of the hard work of training as much as any reward it might bring. In Zero Regrets, Apolo shares the inspiring personal story behind his remarkable success, as well as the hard-won truths and strategies he has discovered in good times and bad. Raised by his single father, an immigrant from Japan who often worked twelve-hour days, the young Apolo found it difficult to balance his enormous natural gifts as an athlete with an admittedly wild, rebellious streak. After making a name for himself as a promising young speed skater, his career was almost over before it began when his lack of preparation caused him to finish last at the U.S. Olympic trials in 1998. A life-changing week of solitary soul-searching at the age of fifteen led him to recommit himself to his training, and at the 1999 world junior championships he won first place overall--one of the most remarkable turnarounds in sports history. From that moment on, the world of speed skating had a new champion and Apolo was on his way to legendary status. Much more than an account of races won and lost, Zero Regrets is a compelling portrait of a father-and-son relationship that deepened over time and was based on respect, love, and unshakable faith in each other. For the first time, Apolo reveals what he knows about his long-absent mother; he makes us feel what it is like to face the best competitors on the planet with the eyes of millions of fans upon you; and he shares his secrets for achieving total focus and mental toughness, secrets that can be applied in situations well beyond sports. We learn the details of the unbelievably intense workout and diet that he endured while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics, a regime that literally reshaped his body and led to some of his most thrilling victories. In this deeply personal and entertaining book, Apolo shows how we can all come closer to living with zero regrets. While Apolo's own journey may be unique, the insights he has gleaned along the way have the power to help us all feel like champions every day. *** Nine days after dropping me off, Dad came to pick me up. In that call from the pay phone, I hadn't said anything to him about what decision I had made. On the car ride back home, I told him. "I want to try this," I said. "Are you willing," he asked, "to really put forth a true effort? From the bone?" I told my father: "I want to skate." With clarity of purpose, everything suddenly seemed different. I didn't just want to skate--I loved it. I realized, too, that while I had to want to buy into the training, the discipline, the self-sacrifice, I needed direction and guidance, too. You truly can't get there by yourself. I needed not only to truly and profoundly depend upon Dad for help but also to welcome those--coaches, trainers, others--who could help me along the way. . . . I was also making promises to myself and writing them in my journal: I'm not going to mess it up this time. When I go home, I really am going to be the different person I decided in Iron Springs I would be. I know what I want to do. I want to be the best in the world. I didn't know quite yet how I would get there. But I was clear, and I had no doubt-- that's what I was after. --From Zero Regrets

The Zero Point Agreement: How to Be Who You Already Are

by Julie Tallard Johnson

A practical guide to stop searching for meaning by creating meaning from within • Explains how we can only discover who we are by naming what we want to be and taking steps to make it a reality • Offers simple evidence-based methods to generate enthusiasm, creativity, and direct spiritual experience and to co-create with the natural world as our ancestors did • Presents 11 core principles for living life from within, such as how to take full responsibility for motivation and effort, express gratitude, and focus your intention Everyone wants to experience purpose and inspiration in their lives, but the search for meaning often leaves a seeker in the hands of fate. Offering a different approach to self-discovery, one where we create our meaning from within rather than seek it from the outside world, Julie Tallard Johnson shows there is a science behind personal spiritual experiences and creativity. She reveals simple evidence-based methods that can be applied to any situation to generate enthusiasm, inspiration, and direct spiritual experience and transform the inner and outer landscapes of your life. Drawing from the Heart Sutra, the I Ching, indigenous wisdom, and the teachings of the Dalai Lama, Joseph Campbell, and the Kadampa master Atisha, Johnson outlines a practice centered on what she calls the Zero Point Agreement--the realization that you are the zero point of your life, that life’s purpose comes from within. She explains how to discover who you truly are by naming what you want to be and taking steps to make it a reality. Providing 11 core principles for the Zero Point Agreement as well as thought exercises, meditations, and journaling practices, Johnson shows how to break free from negative habitual states, liberate yourself from your attachment to the behaviors of others, take full responsibility for motivation and effort, express gratitude, focus your intention, and learn to co-create with the natural world. She also explores how to transform repressed material and how to apply the Zero Point Agreement to heal both personal and global relationships. Revealing how we can tap in to the creative, creational power that lies within and around each of us, Johnson offers a spiritual technology for self-illumination, creative restructuring of your life, and manifestation of your life’s purpose.

Zenobia: A Tale of Triumph over Yes-Men, Cynics, Hedgers, and other Corporate Killjoys

by Beth Kephart Matthew Emmens

Zenobia is a former industry giant bedeviled by paralyzing hierarchies, grossly inadequate communications, and distrust. It is a broken place, a fortress doomed to collapse upon itself.<P><P> Enter Moira, a young woman responding to a cryptic help wanted ad that asks her to report to room 133A – but there are no directions, no sign of the room, and nobody seems inclined to help her find it. As she moves through the Zenobian maze, Moira makes some surprising discoveries about the power of teamwork and the qualities that define true leaders. Her story is interwoven with that of a long-time Zenobia employee named Gallagher, who watches and comments as Moira tries to find the ever-elusive room 133A.<P> Zenobia reminds us that imagination is one of the most powerful, and most overlooked, elements of business success. Like Moira, those who succeed see what is not yet there, keep faith in their vision, take risks to achieve it, and inspire others to join them. This unusual book will move readers to take a fresh and fearless look at their own organizations and to remember that leadership is not determined by title or position. Rather, as the want ad Moira answers puts it, “Creative persistence a prerequisite. A desire for the extraordinary an absolute must.”

Zen Your Work: Create Your Ideal Work Experience Through Mindful Self-Mastery

by Karlyn Borysenko

Use mindfulness techniques to handle toxic stress in the workplace and to create your ideal professional experience from the inside out.While working in a particularly toxic environment, Karlyn Borysenko came to this liberating realization: she couldn't control other people, but she could control herself, her perspective, and her actions. Now an organizational psychologist, consultant, and executive coach, Borysenko shows us how to bridge the gap between where we are now and what will bring us the most professional success and happiness. We must achieve self-mastery--by accepting responsibility for our actions, understanding our innate work style, and discerning when and how to push outside our comfort zone. In Zen Your Work, Borysenko shows us how to set personal goals that allow us to focus our energy and create measures of success that aren't affected by the cynicism, competitiveness, or narcissism of others. Borysenko teaches us to apply mindfulness techniques in a highly practical way to achieve professional success, create game-changing relationships (even with the most negative people in the office), decrease stress, and enjoy a better work/life balance.

Zen Teen: 40 Ways to Stay Calm When Life Gets Stressful

by Tanya Carroll Richardson

A warm and relatable teen guide to reducing anxiety, depression, and panic while developing resilience and confidence with 40 tips and tricks that guide, support, and inspire teens to keep calm and stay mindfulIn the last decade, studies have reported a drastic rise in teens who experience anxiety, panic, and an inability to cope with the pressures of daily life. As mental health challenges become less stigmatized, young people are more likely than ever before to know how to identify their feelings and ask for help. Even celebrity teen icons like Selena Gomez are "coming out" as anxiety sufferers.Zen Teen addresses this epidemic with powerful coping mechanisms and creative tools-including two fun quizzes, tons of engaging exercises and a cool playlist-designed for the teenage mind. With topics like "The Unique Genius of You" and "Rock-Star Rituals," Tanya Carroll Richardson prompts teens to get calm by engaging in mindful tasks like identifying gurus, tapping into warrior energy, mastering meditation, practicing realistic optimism, becoming a self-awareness samurai, learning to surrender, finding a spirit animal, expressing challenging emotions, living with loving-kindness, protecting the planet, and making vision boards that embrace "the Tao of Cool."Smart and fresh, Zen Teen helps teens thrive while navigating and managing the pressures of everyday life.

Zen Science: Stop and Smell the Universe

by Institute of Zen Science

An inspirational collection of musings on the wonders of nature and the universe, Zen Science pairs the fun of popular science trivia with the benefits of mindfulness. It takes 30,000 years to create a single ray of sunlight. A pinch of soil contains 1 billion living organisms. For virtually all of the earth's existence -- 99.9994% of time -- there were no human beings. These simple reflections are also deeply profound, revealing how vast and awe-inspiring the natural world truly is. With more than 100 of the most surprising, thought-provoking facts about our planet, Zen Science leads readers towards mindfulness, wonder, and spiritual contemplation. This gentle guide is illustrated throughout with charming line drawings and can be read straight through or consulted periodically for a bite-sized piece of inspiration and joy.

The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone

by Diane Musho Hamilton

How to deal with interpersonal conflict--from a Zen perspective.The people who get under your skin the most can in fact be your greatest teachers. It’s not a matter of overlooking differences, as is often taught, but of regarding those difficult aspects of the relationship with curiosity and compassion--for those very differences offer a path to profound connection. Diane Hamilton’s practical, reality-based guide to living harmoniously with even your most irritating fellow humans—spouses, partners, colleagues, parents, children--shows that “getting along” is really a matter of discovering that our differences are nothing other than an expression of our even deeper shared unity.

The Zen of Recovery

by Mel Ash

In this compelling blend of East and West, which has sold fifty-three thousand copies, Mel Ash shows how Zen mind and practice connect to the heart of recovery. Courageously drawing from his lifetime of experience as an abused child, alcoholic, Zen student, and dharma teacher, Ash presents a practical synthesis of Alcoholics Anonymous's Twelve Steps and Zen's Eightfold Path. You don't have to be Buddhist to appreciate the healing power of The Zen of Recovery. The book makes Zen available to all seeking to improve the quality of their spiritual and everyday lives. It also includes practical instructions on how to meditate and put the book into action. Its message will help readers live more profoundly "one day at a time."

The Zen of Listening

by Rebecca Z Shafir

TV, radio, traffic, telephones, pagers - our minds are bombarded daily by constant noise and clutter. No wonder so many people find it increasingly difficult to listen and comprehend. Simple pieces of information such as names go "in one ear and out the other." Poor listening may have tragic consequences such as the Challenger disaster and the Potomac River crash of 1982, or it can result in smaller tragedies such as lost promotions, stalled marriages, and troubled children.Rebecca Shafir assures us that we can transform every aspect of our lives, simply by relearning how to listen. The Zen of Listening is grounded in the Zen concept of mindfulness, a simple yet profound way of learning how to filter our distractions and be totally in the present. Rather than a list of tricks, this book is an all-encompassing approach allowing you to transform your life.Readers will be amazed at how simply learning to focus intently on a speaker improves the relationship, increases attention span, and helps develop negotiating skills. Learn the great barricades of misunderstanding, find out how to listen to ourselves, discover how to listen under stress, and boost our memory. This is a fun and practical guide filled with simple strategies to use immediately to enjoy our personal and professional lives to the fullest.

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