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Vidas en positivo

by Ana Asensio

PRECIO ESPECIAL DE PREVENTA DEL EBOOK: 3,99 EUROS HASTA EL 10 DE SEPTIEMBRE «El mejor encuentro es con uno mismo. ¿Te animas a descubrir toda tu capacidad para ser feliz?» Ana Asensio, psicóloga y doctora en neurociencia ¿Has pensado ya cómo quieres vivir? ¿Has invertido lo suficiente en ti, en conocerte, en descubrir las actitudes que solo dependen de ti? Ana Asensio, doctora en neurociencia y psicóloga con más de veinte años de experiencia, te descubre en este libro todo lo necesario para entender mejor cómo funcionan nuestro cerebro, nuestras emociones y nuestros genes. Con él podrás conocer y desarrollar las mejores técnicas psicológicas para superar momentos difíciles, gestionar el estrés y la ansiedad, mejorar la confianza en ti mismo, controlar la auto exigencia o aprender a tomar las mejores decisiones en tu camino hacia una verdadera inteligencia de vida. «Me encantaría ser tu psicóloga de cabecera, que me sientas cerca y que pueda ayudarte siempre. Este es mi propósito de vida: invitarte a vivir la vida en positivo, más amable y dicho sa. ¿Qué me dices? ¿Te animas?»

VIDUNDERLIG KJÆRLIGHET

by Sissel Johanne Drag Bernard Levine

Ordene til Bernard Levine har inspirert, oppmuntret og gledet tusener av dedikerte lesere. 'Vidunderlig kjærlighet' har blitt en vakker og inspirerende klassiker.

Viento: La travesía de mi vida

by Nicolás Cassese Santiago Lange

Santiago Lange, uno de los más grandes regatistas mundiales, recorre en detalle su vida; desde su infancia en San Isidro, donde dio sus primeros pasos como navegante, hasta los Juegos Olímpicos de Río de Janeiro, en los que ganó su primera medalla de oro luego de haberse sometido a una operación de cáncer de pulmón. La medalla de oro de Río representa la conquista de un sueño que perseguí durante mucho tiempo. Ese podio olímpico no solo marca el punto más alto de mi carrera, sino que está ligado a las elecciones más importantes de mi vida. Sin que lo advirtiera, la línea que dividía mis días en el agua y mis días en tierra se fue borrando. Por eso, cuando me colgaron la medalla sentí que toda mi historia confluía en ese momento. Este libro cuenta la vida de uno de los más grandes regatistas, una leyenda deportiva mundial. Y cuenta también qué hay detrás de su glorioso regreso tras superar un cáncer de pulmón nueve meses antes de los Juegos Olímpicos de 2016. La de Santiago Lange es una historia de resiliencia y tenacidad; la de un hombre que enfrentó las adversidades para seguir persiguiendo sus sueños.

The View From Nowhere

by Thomas Nagel

Human beings have the unique ability to view the world in a detached way: We can think about the world in terms that transcend our own experience or interest, and consider the world from a vantage point that is, in Nagel's words, "nowhere in particular". At the same time, each of us is aparticular person in a particular place, each with his own "personal" view of the world, a view that we can recognize as just one aspect of the whole. How do we reconcile these two standpoints--intellectually, morally, and practically? To what extent are they irreconcilable and to what extent canthey be integrated? Thomas Nagel's ambitious and lively book tackles this fundamental issue, arguing that our divided nature is the root of a whole range of philosophical problems, touching, as it does, every aspect of human life. He deals with its manifestations in such fields of philosophy as:the mind-body problem, personal identity, knowledge and skepticism, thought and reality, free will, ethics, the relation between moral and other values, the meaning of life, and death. Excessive objectification has been a malady of recent analytic philosophy, claims Nagel, it has led to implausibleforms of reductionism in the philosophy of mind and elsewhere. The solution is not to inhibit the objectifying impulse, but to insist that it learn to live alongside the internal perspectives that cannot be either discarded or objectified. Reconciliation between the two standpoints, in the end, isnot always possible.

The View From The Studio Door

by Ted Orland

In the perennial best-seller Art & Fear, Ted Orland (with David Bayles) examined the obstacles that artists encounter each time they enter their studio and stand before a new blank canvas. Now, in The View From The Studio Door, Orland turns his attention to broader issues that stand to either side of that artistic moment of truth.In a text marked by grace, brevity and humor, Orland argues that when it comes to art making, theory and practice are always intertwined. There are timeless philosophical questions (How do we make sense of the world?) that address the very nature of art making, as well as gritty real-world questions (Is there art after graduation?) that artists encounter the moment they're off the starting blocks and producing work on a regular basis.Simply put, this is a book of practical philosophy. As a teacher and working artist himself, Orland brings authentic insight and encouragement to all those who face the challenge of making art in an uncertain world. The breadth of material covered is reflected in chapters that include Making Sense of the World, Art & Society, The Education of the Artist, Surviving Graduation, Making Art That Matters, The Artistic Community, and more.The View From The Studio Door is the perfect companion piece to Art & Fear, and will appeal to a similar (and already-established) audience of students, working artists, teachers and professionals. For students' benefit, The View is also modestly priced, with wide page margins for easy note-taking and annotation.

Vij: A Chef's One-Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in His Suitcase

by Vikram Vij

Vikram Vij, one of Canada’s great chefs, shares his story of the trials and triumphs in building a world-renowned food empire Fragrant with the smells of cumin, turmeric, fennel, and cloves, Vij reveals the story of Vikram Vij, one of Canada’s most celebrated chefs and entrepreneurs. Co-owner of the world-famous Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver, his story is a true rags-to-riches tale of a college dropout from northern India who made it to Europe’s temples of high cuisine, then with a one-way ticket bound for Canada, found fame serving some of the world’s most transcendent Indian cuisine. Vij’s Restaurant, originally a fourteen-seat establishment known for its extraordinary flavours and spice blends, along with a firm no-reservation policy, received accolades from restaurant critics and patrons alike. A culinary journey that began in India as a boy enjoying the praise of visitors for his chai and biscuits, Vikram’s passion for Indian cooking and his lifelong mission to bring awareness to the culture he left behind have fueled his tireless drive in building a world-renowned food empire. Driven to succeed, Vikram realized his dream to launch five major initiatives under the Vij’s brand by age fifty, but with challenges and sacrifices along the way. For the first time, Vikram opens up about his struggles with prejudice, his mentors’ lasting lessons, and the painful demise of his marriage—both the successes and the failures that have shaped and sharpened one of Canada’s most unique and revered culinary talents.

The Viking Code

by Vicente Cuenca

Like sunshine reflected on snow, the purpose of this small book of wisdom is an invitation to optimism, to self-confidence. “More men are good due to habits than due to nature,” says the Greek philosopher Critias. This book came to me from Denmark as an embryo of an idea that can be counted among didactic literature and self-help. Its voice is conciliatory, sincere, generous, and effective, with a camaraderie that the author uses to encourage young adults, for whom this book is intended, to trust in their abilities, to become a Kierkegaard or a Bjork, according to each one’s desire to choose the direction they want their lives to take. The Viking Code is more than a simple title. It is fitting because once the reader begins the journey through its pages, they find what Spanish writer Vicente Cuenca, who now lives in a Norse country, has found. He is “lucky to live in a Viking nation, in a culture that is based on work, honesty, integrity, and respect.” Vicente Cuenca’s cultural, literary, human, social, and spiritual trajectory has been full of movement, changes, and constant, positive evolution. Vicente Cuenca has the advantage of experience and wisdom of vocational paternity, brought together with the daily practice of love and responsibility – love and discipline, in that order, as a moral educational norm. Thinking about the man and the writer, those who know him can’t help but to recall the Greek axiom “the person who reflects on themselves thinks upon what has brought them to be.” Vicente Cuenca knows how to take us (especially teenagers and young adults) to the central thought that will eventually bring us to success, even though many of our first attempts may leave us waiting, wanting, or even frustrated and disillusioned. The Viking Code is a book about “inner success” intended for a young audience that is forging its way in life, a life that is freely decided. All our lives, young and not so young, belong to us by the right

Vincere attraverso la fede

by Aldivan Teixeira Torres Giovanni Bocchieri

Opera dedicata a coloro i quali camminano disperati o senza speranza attraverso i tempi bui della vita. Questo libro mira a incoraggiare e supportare i disperati o i senza speranza a ricostruire una carriera solida e vincente avvalendosi della fede.

Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions

by Mark Driscoll Gerry Breshears

Some two thousand years after he walked the earth, Jesus Christ is still a hot topic. And for all the ridiculous, twisted, Da Vinci Code-esque conspiracy theories and lies about Jesus that have permeated popular culture and even the academy over the years, the truth about his character, nature, and work has not changed. So what exactly is the truth about Jesus Christ? That's the question the authors of Vintage Jesus seek to answer by breaking it down into a number of sub-questions about Jesus, including Is Jesus the only God? Why did Jesus come to earth? Did Jesus rise from death? Why should we worship Jesus? and others. Nonbelievers and new Christians looking to sit down and delve into the topic of Jesus, asking the toughest, most confounding questions they can think of, will find solid, biblical answers presented in a relevant, accessible way. "In a society where the Nicene Creed doesn't hold as much water as a tall Americano, Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears take an unabashed stance on biblical theology that comes as a refreshing yet timeless hyssop in response to a Christian sociological breakdown of truth." Brandon Ebel, President, Tooth & Nail Records. "Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears combine profound understanding of modern culture with weighty Christian doctrine that is faithful to the Bible. It's written in such an interesting style that it's hard to put down. I strongly recommend it!" Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, Arizona. "A great book about Jesus--yesterday, today, and forever relevant. The answers provided are right on and meaningful to everyone." Allen R. Weiss, President, Worldwide Operations, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. "This book reveals Mark Driscoll as a highly powerful, colorful, down-to-earth catechist, targeting teens and twenty-somethings with the old, old story told in modern street-cred style. And Professor Breshears ballasts a sometimes lurid but consistently vivid presentation of basic truth about the Lord Jesus Christ." J. I. Packer, Board of Governors, Professor of Theology, Regent College. "Wow! This is a powerful book. It's edgy and, frankly, it made me uncomfortable at certain points but for the right reasons. We need light, not polish, over the story of Jesus, and that's exactly what this well-written and provocative work provides. It may make you squirm, but the strong biblical orientation and the crisp historic perspectives give you a context for that squirming!" Dan Wolgemuth, President, Youth for Christ/USA, Inc. "This book presents an honest view of Jesus without giving in to the pressure to soften him up. I had to grapple with the real vintage Jesus. This is a Savior worth fighting for." Matt Lindland, 2000 Olympic silver medalist in wrestling; top-ranked middleweight mixed martial arts fighter. "This new book by Driscoll, one of the most promising young pastors I've met, and his theological partner Gerry Breshears, tells the old, old story in a contemporary, exciting, in-your-face manner. Though written to appeal to today's younger seekers, nothing of classic Christian theology is omitted. Those of my generation may bridle at some aspects of the book--but it's good if we do. This book is just what's needed for us to understand how to reach the postmoderns and a great tool to help all of us connect with young seekers. This is both bold and uncompromising. I can highly recommend it." Chuck Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship.

Violence And Suicidality: Clinical And Experimental Psychiatry

by Herman M. van Praag Robert Plutchik Alan Apter

First published in 1990. This monograph series, published under the auspices of the Department of Psychiatry of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, is meant to keep track of important developments in the profession pf psychiatry, to summarize what has been achieved in particular fields, and to bring together the viewpoints obtained from disparate vantage points-in short, to capture some of the excitement ongoing in modern psychiatry, both in its clinical and experimental dimensions. Violence and suicidality have always been major public health issues, but it is only fairly recently that they have become the focus of some major clinical and biological research efforts. This is due partly to a large increase in suicide and homicide rates in the young and partly to a realization that effective management of psychiatric patients cannot be based on categorical diagnosis alone, but requires an understanding of the patient's entire behavioral profile. This volume attempts to describe some of the most important advances in the psychobiological understanding of the behavioral dimensions of suicide and violence that have been made over the last 10 years. It is comprised of papers presented at two symposia held under the auspices of the department of psychiatry of Albert Einstein College of Medicine that were devoted to the topics of violence and suicide.

Violent No More: Helping Men End Domestic Abuse

by Michael Paymar Anne Ganley

<p>Violent No More is for men who have struggled with or are currently being violent in an intimate relationship. Filled with real stories of men who have harmed the ones they love and found the courage to change, this highly acclaimed book has helped thousands acknowledge and reform their abusive behavior. Author Michael Paymar doesn't sidestep the unpleasant reality of domestic violence—included here are the sometimes shocking first-person accounts of violent men, along with those of battered women. More importantly, many of these stories illustrate the ways in which men were able to stop their use of violence and control. <p>This edition contains four new chapters which address the challenges faced by practitioners who work with domestic violence offenders or victims, and the particular struggles faced by combat veterans returning from war, many of whom come home with PTSD and other mental health issues. With group exercises and individual goal-setting plans to help men find healthy ways of responding to conflict, change the cultural conditioning that condones violence, and avoid reverting to old patterns, Violent No More is an essential guide for men dealing with violence issues, as well as for the professionals who assist in their efforts to improve.</p>

Vipassan?: The Journey of a Thousand Steps

by Pooja Lamba Cheema

Surrender to the supreme knowledge that everything is impermanent, you will find true miracle in life… Pooja Lamba Cheema's book on her experience of Vipassana meditation and the self realization that follows is an astonishing work. Her writing is superb: spare, powerful,evocative and highly effective. An uplifting virtuoso performance that will reward the engaged reader. – Dr. Shashi Tharoor, author and Member of Parliament Tired of battling melancholy and regret and wanting to find a purpose in her directionless life, the author decides to go away to a Vipassana ashram to explore the depths of her mind and come away free of the emotional baggage that she knows is impeding her life. Aware of the rigours of this form of meditation, she is nevertheless unprepared for the frightening loneliness and solitude of the ashram, where one is required to meditate for ten and a half hours every day for ten days in complete silence. Battling the demons from her past and trying valiantly to achieve the miracles she is hoping for – including writing her very first book based on her experiences in the ashram – she unfortunately encounters defeat and severe disillusionment. It is only when she surrenders to the knowledge that everything is impermanent in life, that the true miracle of life is revealed to her. Vipassana: The Journey of a Thousand Steps is a beautiful, moving soliloquy of suffering, hardship, sorrow and surrender, set in the cradle of the mystical Aravali hills near Delhi, and shows the beauty and poignancy of pain and the futility of struggle. It is a story that all readers can identify with as a microcosm of their own lives of defeat and triumph, trials and tribulations. It is a story of strength and courage and hope and ends with the author emerging from the ashes of her dreams like the proverbial phoenix.

Viral Hero: How to build viral products, turn customers into marketers, and achieve superhuman growth

by Travis Steffen

In Viral Hero, serial entrepreneur and growth engineer Travis Steffen reveals his comprehensive, battle-tested strategy for building products capable of true viral growth. If you think “viral marketing” only refers to making videos or memes to get shares on social media, there’s a reason you’ve found it difficult to grow your business. In Viral Hero, serial entrepreneur and growth engineer Travis Steffen reveals his comprehensive, battle-tested strategy for building products capable of true viral growth. Developed over years of research and more than a decade of starting, growing, and selling startups, Viral Hero includes a detailed breakdown of the many types of viral marketing, their various techniques and strategies, clear explanations of abstract and often misunderstood theories, simple tactics for measuring and predicting your viral growth, and actionable steps for making your product spread like wildfire. Using detailed examples from real high-growth companies, Viral Hero is a comprehensive, approachable resource that gives you all the tools you’ll need on your journey toward becoming a viral hero for your business.

The Virgin Way

by Richard Branson

While building the Virgin Group over forty years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership. Learn how fun, family, passion, and the dying art of listening are key components to what his extended family of employees around the world have always dubbed (with a wink) the "Virgin Way." This unique perspective comes from a man who dropped out of school at sixteen, suffers from dyslexia, and has never worked for anyone but himself. He may be famous for thinking outside the box--an expression he despises--but Branson asserts that "you'll never have to think outside the box if you refuse to let anyone build one around you." This is a unique book on leadership from someone who readily admits he has never read a book on leadership in his life. So expect the unexpected.

A Virgin's Guide to Everything: From Sushi to Sample Sales--A Novice's Handbook to Doing It Right

by Veronica Chambers Lauren McCutcheon

You can admit it-you're a virgin. Everyone was at one point. And no, we're not talking about sex. We don't care who you've slept with (okay, we do, but that will have to wait for another book). What we're talking about is that you've never before been to a wine tasting, bought real art (posters from college don't count), had a personal trainer, nor known the proper way to eat or order sushi. Life is full of firsts-thankfully this book is here to help. This perfect guide for Virgins, non-and Born-Again Virgins, makes sure that your first times (or second or third) are done right. Filled with advice from Go-to-Girls who are experts in their fields, A VIRGIN'S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING is like having a cool, older sister who's always willing to show you the way.

Virgo: The Art of Living Well and Finding Happiness According to Your Star Sign

by Sally Kirkman

You are a Virgo. You are the perfectionist and writer of the zodiac.The signs of the zodiac can give us great insight into our day-to-day living as well as the many talents and qualities we possess. But in an increasingly unpredictable world, how can we make sense of them? And what do they mean? This insightful and introductory guide delves deep into your star sign, revealing unique traits and meanings which you didn't know. Along the way, you will discover how your sign defies your compatibility, how to improve your health and what your gifts are. ***The Pocket Astrology series will teach you how to live well and enhance every aspect of your life. From friendship to compatibility, careers to finance, you will discover new elements to your sign and learn about the ancient art of astrology. Other books in the series include: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius,Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

Virgo: The Art of Living Well and Finding Happiness According to Your Star Sign

by Sally Kirkman

You are a Virgo. You are the perfectionist and writer of the zodiac.The signs of the zodiac can give us great insight into our day-to-day living as well as the many talents and qualities we possess. But in an increasingly unpredictable world, how can we make sense of them? And what do they mean? This insightful and introductory guide delves deep into your star sign, revealing unique traits and meanings which you didn't know. Along the way, you will discover how your sign defies your compatibility, how to improve your health and what your gifts are. ***The Pocket Astrology series will teach you how to live well and enhance every aspect of your life. From friendship to compatibility, careers to finance, you will discover new elements to your sign and learn about the ancient art of astrology. Other books in the series include: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius,Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

Virgo: The Art of Living Well and Finding Happiness According to Your Star Sign

by Sally Kirkman

You are a Virgo. You are the perfectionist and writer of the zodiac.The signs of the zodiac can give us great insight into our day-to-day living as well as the many talents and qualities we possess. But in an increasingly unpredictable world, how can we make sense of them? And what do they mean? This insightful and introductory guide delves deep into your star sign, revealing unique traits and meanings which you didn't know. Along the way, you will discover how your sign defies your compatibility, how to improve your health and what your gifts are. ***The Pocket Astrology series will teach you how to live well and enhance every aspect of your life. From friendship to compatibility, careers to finance, you will discover new elements to your sign and learn about the ancient art of astrology. Other audiobooks in the series include: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius,Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Virtual Assistant: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA

by Diana Ennen Kelly Poelker

Ennen and Poelker set the stage for starting, operating, and growing a successful, profitable virtual assistant business by covering all the nuts and bolts, including financial planning, pricing services, billing, and setting up business.

The Virtual Assistants Guide to Marketing: The VA Approach to Marketing Your Services (2nd edition)

by Michelle Jamison

This book recommends building relationships by providing superior customer service, building trust and confidence and, by doing so, generating word-of-mouth and referrals.

The Virtual Leader: How to Manage a Remote Workplace

by Takako Hirata

By 2025, an estimated 70 percent of the workforce will work remotely at least five days each month. In The Virtual Leader, Takako Hirata, an experienced leader of large international virtual teams, shares her proven methods for thriving in the remote workplace with the help of new leadership principles.Remote work is here to stay. As a result, remote leadership is now a core competency for most executives and managers. Leaders cannot simply transfer what they&’ve been doing in the office to the remote context. While the goals remain the same—efficiency, engagement, community—the means of achieving those are very different. In The Virtual Leader, Takako Hirata shares the proven leadership methods she has developed over nearly a decade coordinating teams across the globe as the head of international business development at ROHTO Pharmaceutical. Hirata has seen firsthand that while the remote environment presents its own set of obstacles, the opportunities for innovation far outweigh the challenges. Because remote work is only advantageous when it&’s done right, she offers workers and leaders a comprehensive guide to making the most of the world of remote work through strategies such as: • Conserving office rituals in the remote environment • Cultivating trust • Enabling clear and efficient communication • Making your company leaner and reinvesting in your teams • Maintaining mental and physical health • Conducting productive meetings • Minimizing distractions and maximizing focus • Managing new expectations for employees With The Virtual Leader, learn how to evolve your leadership style to empower your teams to thrive wherever they work.

The Virtue Driven Life

by Benedict J. Groeschel

Since when is being called virtuous an insult? She's quite virtuous. sounds rather prissy, doesn't it? Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R., would agree. It's a word that's gotten a bad rap, misused and misunderstood even by great thinkers, philosophers, and theologians, and mocked in the cynical soundbites of the media. Rediscover virtue as it should be understood in our lives. With wit, warmth, and wisdom, Father Groeschel reintroduces the Seven Cardinal Virtues of prudence, justice, temperance, fortitude, faith, hope, and charity. One by one he makes them meaningful for modern men and women, shaking off the dusty mantle of pretentiousness and demonstrating how each has a real role in a whole and holy life. Father Groeschel's charming conversational style entertains even as he educates and challenges us.

Virtues That Matter: Christian Kindness as an Antidote to Cultural Crudeness

by William Covington Jr

Cultural critics frequently point out how rude people have become. The need for patience, consideration and kindness is the mindset that provides the antidote to this cultural dysfunction. Christian virtues that enhance the quality of life for everyone, including both the initiators and receivers, are discussed in this book. Each chapter includes a reflection section that helps one apply the principles covered.Is it credible to claim that any reader of a book who applies the contents could enhance the quality of his own life as well as that of others with whom he interacts? This book examines issues that hold the potential for such direct far-reaching aims. Rather than curse the darkness of uncivil behavior in culture, this book shines light in providing an antidote that enhances the personal reputation of one interacting in the public sphere while making other people feel better that their lives have been touched in the process.Character is built on feeding one's mind the proper intellectual and spiritual content. Healthy relationships grow out of win/win exchanges. Having something of value to offer others grows out of an altruistic heart. Actions grow from thoughts. Mutually beneficial dealings leads to a higher quality of life for everyone involved.Virtues taught by Jesus have been the antidote to self-serving narcissistic thinking everywhere they're been applied. Fulfillment comes from extending one's focus beyond self-gratification. Each chapter ends with a series of reflection questions which helps a person gain perspective on how these principles apply to him personally and how they can be applied for a higher standard of living for self and others.

The Virtuous Circle: Restore Your Confidence, Bounce Back, and Emerge Stronger

by Gaby Natale

The Virtuous Circle is based on a provocative premise: talent and connections do not guarantee a path to success. What is it, then, that sets top achievers apart from everybody else? Gaby Natale, host of the award-winning talk show SuperLatina, has created a system of 7 immanent archetypes that, once activated, create a clear path to achievement.From growing up in a small town in Argentina to winning three Emmys for her nationally syndicated talk show, Gaby Natale has proven that success isn&’t something you are born into—it&’s a skill. Success is attainable for anyone who is willing to put in the work to develop the ability to achieve their dreams. These dreamers see beyond their surroundings to transcend the limits of their own particular circumstances.In this book, Gaby interviews successful personalities, such as Carlos Santana and Deepak Chopra, to learn what they did to achieve their dreams. She breaks down their stories to discover how they channeled their innate strengths and abilities to best work for them.Through seven archetypes that trace the path from conception to the consummation of a dream, The Virtuous Circle will teach readers toIdentify and cultivate their own potential for greatnessDevelop an action plan, step by step, in order to make their vision come trueUnderstand what skills they must develop to achieve extraordinary resultsConvert enthusiasm into fuel so that they can overcome adversityDevelop a sense of purpose to become an agent of positive changeThis is a book for dreamers, the rebels at heart who see beyond the circumstances surrounding them, those who suspect that something wonderful is waiting for them, but they have not yet dared to take that first step that will take them to their new destiny.

Virtuous Necessity: Conduct Literature And The Making Of The Virtuous Woman In Early Modern England

by Jessica Murphy

While many scholars find the early modern triad of virtues for women--silence, chastity, and obedience--to be straightforward and nonnegotiable, Jessica C. Murphy demonstrates that these virtues were by no means as direct and inflexible as they might seem. Drawing on the literature of the period--from the plays of Shakespeare to a conduct manual written for a princess to letters from a wife to her husband--as well as contemporary gender theory and philosophy, she uncovers the multiple meanings of behavioral expectations for sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women. Through her renegotiation of cultural ideals as presented in both literary and nonliterary texts of early modern England, Murphy presents models for "acceptable" women's conduct that lie outside of the rigid prescriptions of the time. Virtuous Necessity will appeal to readers interested in early modern English literature, including canonical authors such as Shakespeare, Spenser, and Milton, as well as their female contemporaries such as Amelia Lanyer and Elizabeth Cary. It will also appeal to scholars of conduct literature; of early modern drama, popular literature, poetry, and prose; of women's history; and of gender theory.

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