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1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever

by Bill Madden

1954: Perhaps no single baseball season has so profoundly changed the game forever. In that year-the same in which the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled, in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education, that segregation of the races be outlawed in America's public schools-Larry Doby's Indians won an American League record 111 games, dethroned the five-straight World Series champion Yankees, and went on to play Willie Mays's Giants in the first World Series that featured players of color on both teams. Seven years after Jackie Robinson had broken the baseball color line, 1954 was a triumphant watershed season for black players-and, in a larger sense, for baseball and the country as a whole. While Doby was the dominant player in the American League, Mays emerged as the preeminent player in the National League, with a flair and boyish innocence that all fans, black and white, quickly came to embrace. Mays was almost instantly beloved in 1954, much of that due to how seemingly easy it was for him to live up to the effusive buildup from his Giants manager, Leo Durocher, a man more widely known for his ferocious "nice guys finish last" attitude. Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Bill Madden delivers the first major book to fully examine the 1954 baseball season, drawn largely from exclusive recent interviews with the major players themselves, including Mays and Doby as well as New York baseball legends from that era: Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford of the Yankees, Monte Irvin of the Giants, and Carl Erskine of the Dodgers. 1954 transports readers across the baseball landscape of the time-from the spring training camps in Florida and Arizona to baseball cities including New York, Baltimore, Chicago, and Cleveland-as future superstars such as Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and others entered the leagues and continued to integrate the sport. Weaving together the narrative of one of baseball's greatest seasons with the racially charged events of that year, 1954 demonstrates how our national pastime-with the notable exception of the Yankees, who represented "white supremacy" in the game-was actually ahead of the curve in terms of the acceptance of black Americans, while the nation at large continued to struggle with tolerance.

1989, The Number

by Kevin Coval Nate Marshall

1989, the number is an exploration of the year 1989 through politics, personal history and culture. This chapbook plays like a mixtape incorporating the hottest records and stories of 89 and reflecting their relevance for today.

1st to Die

by James Patterson

Four women-four friends-share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each one holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant D. A. , and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle. But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these women form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand. The four women develop intense bonds as they pursue a killer whose crimes have stunned an entire city. Working together, they track down the most terrifying and unexpected killer they have ever encountered-before a shocking conclusion in which everything they knew turns out to be devastatingly wrong.

2 Samuel: David's Heart Revealed

by John Macarthur

David is known as Israel's greatest king, but he was certainly not a super-hero. He had to fight many difficult battles to establish his throne, and when he did become king, he committed murder, adultery, and brought disaster on his family. He was a man with all-too-human failings who was far from perfect, yet he was also a man after God's own heart. David depended on God's grace for forgiveness when he stumbled--the same grace that is available to us today. In this study, John MacArthur guides readers through an in-depth look at the historical period beginning with David's struggle to establish his throne, continuing through his sin and repentance, and concluding with the tragic rebellion of his son Absalom. Studies include close-up examinations of Joab, Amnon, Tamar, Absalom, and others, as well as careful considerations of doctrinal themes such as "Obedience and Blessing" and being a "Man After God's Own Heart." The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.

2 Weeks To A Younger Brain: An Innovative Program for a Better Memory and Sharper Mind

by Gary Small Gigi Vorgan

Misplacing your keys, forgetting someone's name at a party, or coming home from the market without the most important item - these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. But such cognitive lapses don't just plague middle-agers and seniors; UCLA studies indicate that forgetfulness begins much earlier in life. Scientists can detect subtle changes in the brain that coincide with mental decline by the time we reach age 40, and our findings show that people as young as 20 already have memory problems.Dr. Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan's 2 Weeks To A Younger Brain translates the latest brain science into practical strategies and exercises that yield quick and long- lasting benefits. It will not only improve your memory, but will also strengthen your physical health by reducing your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The latest research confirms that there is a lot we can do to boost our memory and keep our brains young. After three decades of helping thousands of patients improve their memory and mental acuity, Dr. Small and Gorgan are convinced that our daily lifestyle habits are directly linked to our brain health. This book will show that it only takes two weeks to form new habits that bolster cognitive abilities and help stave off, or even reverse, brain aging.If you commit only 14 days to 2 Weeks To A Younger Brain, you will reap noticeable results. During that brief period, you will have learned the secrets to keeping your brain young for the rest of your life.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

by Jules Verne

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP A group of men set sail to solve the mystery of a sea monster in this amazing underwater adventure. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

201 Organic Baby and Toddler Meals

by Tamika L. Gardner

Tasty, wholesome recipes for growing babies and toddlers! Of course your child's food should always be made of the freshest, healthiest ingredients possible! With 201 Organic Baby and Toddler Meals, you can be sure your growing child eats the most nourishing meals nature can offer. With the wholesome recipes in this book, you can create well-balanced, all-natural dishes right in your own home. As simple to prepare as they are nutritious, these yummy baby and toddler meals include: Dutch Baked Apple Pancake Creamy Spinach Pita Pizza Orange Chicken Stir-Fry Cinnamon Pineapple Crumble Every recipe is built to make your life less complicated--whether you're freezing them for later or making a family-friendly dish that will satisfy the whole table. These delicious meals are easy on your child's tummy, the environment, and your schedule!

2013 U.S. Coin Digest

by David C. Harper Harry Miller

This is a fully illustrated guide to all United States coin issues, including early issues of Hawaii and offering the most up-to-date pricing in up to 11 grades. Also included is coinage of the Philippines and Puerto Rico while under U.S. administration. It includes new territory quarters and America the Beautiful quarters. Clear images, accurate prices make U.S. Coin Digest the only reference needed for collecting U.S. coins.It contains:hundreds of impressive images, mostly in full-colorcompletely analyzed and updated pricingessential photo grading guideand a handy Glossary of numismatic terms.

2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

by Rachel Randall

The best resource for getting your fiction published! The 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the only resource you'll need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. You'll also find an increased focus on all aspects of the writing life, from insightful articles on craft and technique to helpful advice on getting published and marketing your work. The 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer needs to achieve publishing success. Check out interviews with award-winning author Man Martin (Days of the Endless Corvette and Paradise Dogs) and best-selling author and writing instructor James Scott Bell (Plot & Structure and Conflict & Suspense)!

2014 Songwriter's Market

by James Duncan

2014 Songwriter's Market is packed with information about the inside workings of the music industry that can spell the difference between success and failure. You will find support and encouragement through a whole world of support organizations, online resources, and songwriting-related books and magazines.

2015 / 2016 ASVAB For Dummies

by Rod Powers

and your aptitude for each specialty. The higher your score, the broader your options. This book gives you everything you need to brush up, practice, and bring weak areas up to speed so you can face test day with confidence.Build vocabulary, reading comprehension, and math skillsGet in-depth understanding of each of the nine subtestsLearn proven study strategies and test-taking tacticsTest your knowledge with full-length practice examsOver one million people take the ASVAB every year, and you're competing with them all -- the exam is scored on a percentile basis, so your standing is relative to everyone else's. A high score makes you eligible for a wider range of occupations and Enlistment Bonuses, so it behooves you to study early and often. ASVAB For Dummies gives you the tools and information you need to score the military future of your dreams.

2015 / 2016 ASVAB For Dummies with Online Practice

by Rod Powers

Ace the ASVAB with this comprehensive, easy-to-use guide Expanded and improved, 2015/2016 ASVAB For Dummies with Online Practice offers everything you'll need to hone your skills before taking the big test. In this easy-to-use, complete guide, expert Rod Powers - a retired First Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force - covers the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery like no one else can. The book offers in-depth reviews of all nine test subjects, along with complete explanations for every question. To give you the opportunity to sharpen your test-taking skills, the guide also offers exercises and tips that will help you pinpoint the areas where you need the most help. To make sure you're as prepared as can be, access to practice tools online takes things one step further, featuring over one thousand questions that allow you to create your own optimized exams so you'll be ready on test day. Offers comprehensive preparation with six full-length ASVAB practice tests that will sharpen your test-taking skills Provides two AFQT practice tests to assess enlistment eligibility Gives you the ability to create your own tests for practice where you really need it, along with feedback on your progress Offers 300 flashcards to improve your vocabulary Jump in to 2015/2016 ASVAB For Dummies and take your military test-taking skills to the next level.

2015 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market

by Mary Burzlaff Bostic

Build a Successful Art Career 2015 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market is the must-have reference guide for any artist who wants to establish or expand a career in fine art, illustration, or graphic design. Thousands of successful artists have relied on us to help develop their careers and navigate the changing business landscape. The 2015 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market introduces a whole host of new features and guarantees the most up-to-date, individually verified market contacts possible. Expand your art business with these resources: A FREE 1-year subscription to ArtistsMarketOnline.com, where you can find industry contacts, track your submissions, get the latest art and design news, and much more (PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title) Complete, up-to-date contact information for more than 1,700 art market resources, including galleries, magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, ad agencies, syndicates, art fairs, and more Articles on the business of freelancing--from basic copyright information to tips on promoting your work Information on grants, residencies, organizations, publications, and websites that offer support and direction for visual artists of all types NEW! Informative articles on setting goals, getting organized, building a resume, and mastering marketing and branding NEW! Special features on defamation, alternative art show venues, art rentals, art and wine workshops, and art fairs NEW! Inspiring and informative interviews with successful professionals including children's book author-illustrator Tomie dePaola, graphic designer Mikey Burton, and fantasy illustrator John Howe Check out ArtistsMarketOnline.com for more interviews, tips for selling your work, and our easy-to-use searchable database of markets!

2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

by Chuck Sambuchino Harold Underdown

The most trusted guide to the world of children's publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 27th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 500 listings for children's book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You'll also find: Interviews with creators of today's successful children's books, including James Dashner (The Maze Runner series), Lauren DeStefano (Wither series), and illustrator Loren Long (Of Thee I Sing with Barack Obama) Success stories and advice from 13 debut authors and 9 debut illustrators Informative articles on how to write for boys and other "reluctant readers," how to write and sell children's nonfiction, how to sell your picture book, the difference between young adult and middle-grade, and much more *Includes access to the webinar "Be Your Own Editor: Tips for Self-Editing Your Children's Book" from editor Harold Underdown* This 60-minute webinar shows how to take your work and transform it into something great that will get editors, agents and readers excited. It's taught by Harold Underdown, who is both the editor of the popular kidlit website, The Purple Crayon, and the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books. The truth is that getting a first draft completed is just the beginning for any writer. You've got to refine, revise, polish and overhaul your writing to make it the finest final product it can be -- and that's exactly what this webinar will teach you how to do.

2015 Crafter's Market

by Kelly Biscopink

Turn your crafting into a career! 2015 Crafter's Market is the perfect start to your crafting career. Thousands of artists and writers have relied on us to develop their careers and navigate the changing landscape of their fields using our sister publications, Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market and Writer's Market. For the first time, that same resource is available for crafters! The 2015 Crafter's Market introduces a whole world of possibilities for marketing your craft! Expand your business with these resources: Complete, up-to-date information for more than 1,000 craft market resources, including craft shows, magazines, book publishers, online marketplaces and more! Markets for a variety of crafts, including quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, papercrafting and jewelry making. Articles on the basics of freelancing--from basic copyright information to tips on promoting your work. Informative articles on social media marketing, wholesale and consignment sales and pricing your crafts. Inspiring and informative interviews with successful craft professionals such as Tula Pink and Margot Potter.

2015 Guide to Literary Agents

by Chuck Sambuchino

The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent if you want to get the best traditional publishing book deal possible. The 2015 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent and getting your book bought by a top publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their books, this new, updated edition of GLA includes: "10 Reasons Agents Reject Your Manuscript"--helping you learn what not to do during the submission process "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps actively building their client lists right now 13 debut author success stories: Writers explain their paths to publication, so you can learn from their successes and see what they did right Informative how-to articles on query letters, synopsis writing, voice and craft, platform and blogging, nonfiction book proposals, and more *Includes access to the webinar "Everything You Need to Know About Getting an Agent" from Chuck Sambuchino, editor of Guide to Literary Agents* In this 90-minute webinar, you'll learn how to compose a query letter, what makes up a compelling pitch, synopsis writing tips, how to research/find agents, and much more.

2015 Guide to Self-Publishing, Revised Edition

by Robert Lee Brewer

The 2015 Guide to Self-Publishing is the essential resource for writers who are taking their publishing futures into their own hands, whether it's referred to as self-publishing or indie publishing. In addition to hundreds of listings for freelance editors, designers, self-publishing companies, and more--the Guide to Self-Publishing offers articles on how to create standout covers, hire freelance designers, break in to the gift market, protect your work, promote your work, and more. You also gain access to: Lists of conferences, organizations, and book fairs and festivals A pay-rate chart to help negotiate fair terms with any freelancers you might use Interviews with successful indie authors, including Hugh Howey, Bob Mayer, Delilah Marvelle, and more + Includes access to a one-hour webinar, "How to Format E-books With Microsoft Word," indie author Jason Matthews helps writers master e-book formatting. This webinar covers each section of your book's needs, from the title and table of contents to inserting images and hyperlinks. In just over an hour, you'll be able to professionally format your e-book and give readers something they'll enjoy.

2015 North American Coins & Prices

by David Harper Harry Miller

Your all-in-one guide! Featuring more than 50,000 individual coin listings and updated coin prices for the United States, Canada and Mexico, North American Coins & Prices is the perfect all-in-one guide for coin collectors, enthusiasts and dealers. Organized by country, denomination and date of issue, the catalog provides a clear, detailed and easy-to-use resource to a vast array of coins. The U.S. section begins with early Colonial coins and tokens of the 17th and 18th centuries and follows through Federal issues from 1792 forward. The listings for Mexico begin in 1701 while Canada's listings begin with its earliest unified coinage in 1858. Inside you will find: Pricing, descriptions and photos for current coin issues of the United States, Canada and Mexico A photo-grading guide to help in making informed assessments of coin conditions A guide to identification and valuation of error coinage Graphs tracking price performance of "key date" U.S. coins

2015 Photographer's Market

by Mary Burzlaff Bostic

The Successful Photographer's Secret! Thousands of successful photographers have trusted Photographer's Market as a resource for growing their businesses. This edition contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date market contacts for working photographers today: magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, contests and more. In addition to the more than 1,500 individually verified contacts, 2015 Photographer's Market includes: A FREE 1-year subscription to ArtistsMarketOnline.com, where you can search industry contacts, track your submissions, get the latest photography news and much more (PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.) Up-to-date information on how to start and run a photography business, including how to find clients, who to contact to submit your photos, what types of photos they need and how to submit both digital and film images Markets for fine art photographers, including hundreds of galleries and art fairs NEW! Informative articles on what it means to be a photographer, setting goals, getting organized, building a resume, and mastering marketing and branding NEW! Special features on defamation, composition, new tools, and food photography tips NEW! Inspiring and informative interviews with successful professionals, including musician, wildlife and advertising photographers Check out ArtistsMarketOnline.com and ArtistsNetwork.com for more helpful resources.

2015 Poet's Market

by Robert Lee Brewer

The most trusted guide to getting poetry published! Want to get your poetry published? There's no better tool for making it happen than the 2015 Poet's Market, which includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book/chapbook publishers, poetry publications, contests, and more. These include contact information, submission preferences, insider tips on what specific editors want, and--when offered--payment information. In addition to the listings, Poet's Market offers articles on the Craft of Poetry, Business of Poetry, and Promotion of Poetry--not to mention new poems from today's best and brightest poets, including Beth Copeland, Joseph Mills, Judith Skillman, Laurie Kolp, Bernadette Geyer, and more. Learn the habits of highly productive poets, the usefulness of silence, revision tricks, poetic forms, ways to promote a new book, and more. You also gain access to: Lists of conferences, workshops, organizations, and grants A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets *Includes access to the webinar "How to Build an Audience for Your Poetry" from Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Poet's Market*

2015 Writer's Market

by Robert Lee Brewer

The most trusted guide to getting published!Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let the 2015 Writer's Market guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published.Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new editorial material devoted to the business and promotion of writing, including advice on pitching to agents and editors, managing your freelance business, and building a readership. This edition also includes the ever popular--and updated--pay-rate chart, plus dozens of articles and essays like these:Kate Meadows, freelance writer and editor, shares seven habits of financially savvy writers.Carol Tice, professional writer, teaches you how to build your writing career with social media.Dana W. Todd, public relations professional, explains how to successfully pitch you and your work like a PR pro. You also gain access to:Lists of professional writing organizationsSample query lettersA free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Finally, NEW TO THIS YEAR'S EDITION is an exclusive webinar "How to Find More Success Freelancing," taught by Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market. It takes a lot more than flawless writing to be a freelance writer. This hour-long webinar will help you to increase your chances of success. You'll learn the current freelance landscape, how to find freelance opportunities, how to secure assignments, negotiating strategies, and more. Whether the goal is to publish a book, write a magazine article, or freelance for local businesses, this webinar is for writers looking to find more success with their freelancing and ultimately make more money."Every writer needs a toolbox filled with craft, a drop of talent, and hope. Successful writers know they must add the Writer's Market. You should too." -Barbara O'Neal, author of The All You Can Dream Buffet, 7-time RITA award-winner, and RWA Hall of Fame member"The business of writing is unnecessarily intimidating. Editors want good writing, so why can it be so hard to get published. Writer's Market helps make sense of that big question, offering the kind of straight-shooting advice writers needs. I bought my first copy over a decade ago and still feel grateful that I was able to send my first submissions without embarrassing myself. Writer's Market is an invaluable tool that I find myself recommending again and again." -Erica Wright, author of the novel The Red Chameleon and poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal, as well as Senior Editor for Guernica Magazine

2016 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market

by Mary Burzlaff Bostic

Build a Successful Art CareerDo you want to establish or expand a career for yourself in fine art, illustration or design? 2016 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market is the must-have reference guide you. Thousands of successful artists have relied on us to help develop their careers and navigate the changing business landscape. The 2016 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market introduces a whole host of new features and guarantees the most up-to-date, individually verified market contacts possible.Grow your art business with these resources:A FREE 1-year subscription to ArtistsMarketOnline.com, where you can find industry contacts, track your submissions, get the latest art and design news, and much more (free subscription comes with print version only)Complete, up-to-date contact information for more than 1,700 art market resources, including galleries, magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, ad agencies, syndicates, art fairs, and moreArticles on the business of freelancing--from basic copyright information to tips on promoting your workInformation on grants, residencies, organizations, publications, and websites that offer support and direction for visual artists of all typesNEW! Informative articles on the art of business, online social networking, and the benefits of slowing down to create better workNEW! Special features on selling without begging, obtaining micro funding, beginning a Kickstarter campaign, and methods for accepting paymentNEW! Inspiring and informative interviews with successful professionals including children's book author-illustrators David Macaulay and Melissa Sweet, fine artist Richard McLaughlin, manga author-illustrator Mark Crilley and editorial illustrator Rami NiemiCheck out ArtistsMarketOnline.com for more interviews, tips for selling your work, and our easy-to-use searchable database of markets!

2016 Photographer's Market

by Mary Burzlaff Bostic

The Successful Photographer's Secret!Thousands of successful photographers have trusted Photographer's Market as a resource for growing their businesses. This edition contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date market contacts for working photographers today: magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, contests and more.In addition to the more than 1,500 individually verified contacts, 2016 Photographer's Market includes:A FREE 1-year subscription to ArtistsMarketOnline.com, where you can search industry contacts, track your submissions, get the latest photography news and much more (free subscription with print version only)Up-to-date information on how to start and run a photography business, including how to find clients, who to contact to submit your photos, what types of photos they need and how to submit both digital and film imagesMarkets for fine art photographers, including hundreds of galleries and art fairsNEW! Informative articles on starting a new business, taking stock photos, managing models, and the benefits of slowing down to create better workNEW! Special features on selling without begging, obtaining micro funding, pricing photography, and methods for accepting paymentNEW! Inspiring and informative interviews with successful professionals, including portrait, still life and editorial photographers

2016 U.S. Coin Digest

by David C. Harper Harry Miller

Trust the ExpertsAccurate values. Complete listings. Detailed photos. You will find that and much more in the 2016 U.S. Coin Digest, the most comprehensive color guide to all United States coin issues on the market.Produced by experts who make their living buying and selling U.S. coins, the newest edition of U.S. Coin Digest is filled with thousands of photographs, researched and vetted coin pricing and critical details for coins from colonial time to today.Easy to navigate and easy to understand, U.S. Coin Digest is the perfect resource for the beginner or professional collector.Inside you will find:All U.S. coin issuesReal-world market values2,000 color images for easy identification11 grades of coin conditionCoinage of Colonial AmericaBullion coinsTerritorial Gold coinsMint and proof setsCoins of Hawaii, Philippines and Puerto RicoErrors and Varieties

21 Days to Resilience: How to Transcend the Daily Grind, Deal with the Tough Stuff, and Discover Your Strongest Self

by Zelana Montminy

Happiness is not about wishful thinking, good luck, or avoiding negative thoughts. In fact, the only path to true happiness requires seeing challenges as opportunities and discovering emotional strength during times of struggle. In other words, it's about resilience. Resilience is a quality most of us want to possess. The big issue is that no one knows how to access it in their day-to-day life. We understand that it's important, that it's crucial even, but it seems like an ephemeral thing that you either have or you don't. How we actually attain the skills to become resilient has been left out of the conversation. Until now.In 21 Days to Resilience, Dr. Zelana Montminy, a leading expert in positive psychology, offers a practical, science-backed toolkit to develop your capacity to handle whatever life throws your way--and thrive. Each day of her powerful program, Dr. Montminy introduces a key trait necessary to improve resiliency and enhance wellbeing, such as gratitude, focus, playfulness, self-respect, and flexibility, then provides three simple tasks to accomplish that day--one in the morning, one during the day, and one in the evening. In addition, the book offers a "Take Stock" section that will help you gauge your current level of skill and each chapter ends with a "Lifelong" exercise that offers ways to build the skill as needed to keep your resiliency muscles strong.Dr. Montminy writes, "Being resilient does not mean that you won't encounter problems or have difficulties overcoming a challenge in your life. The difference is that resilient people don't let their adversity define them. At its core, resilience is about being capable and strong enough to persevere in adverse or stressful conditions--and to take away positive meaning from that experience. Living with resilience is more than just bouncing back; it is about shifting our perceptions, changing our responses, and growing from them." Combining proven science, unique exercises, and insights from real-life experience, 21 Days to Resilience lays the foundation for happiness and shows you how to build your strength to carry you through the rest of your life.

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