Author: Joan Anderson
Release Date: 2006-04-04
New York Times bestselling author Joan Anderson gives women practical advice and inspiration for building creative, independent, and fulfilling lives through discovering who they truly are and who they can be. Like Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, Joan Anderson’s bestselling A Year by the Sea revealed a far larger than expected constituency, in the form of thousands of women struggling to realize their full potential. After years of focusing on the needs of others as a wife and mother, Anderson devoted a year to rediscovering herself and reinvigorating her dreams. The questions she asked herself and the insights she gained became the core of the popular weekend workshops Anderson developed to help women figure out how—after being all things to all people—they can finally become what they need to be for themselves. A Weekend to Change Your Life brings Anderson’s techniques to women everywhere, providing a step-by-step path readers can follow at their own pace. Drawing on her own life and on the experiences of the women she meets at her workshops, Anderson shows women how to move beyond the roles they play in relationship to others and reclaim their individuality. Through illustrations and gentle instruction, she illuminates the rewards of nurturing long-neglected talents, revitalizing plans sacrificed to the demands of family life, and redefining oneself by embracing new possibilities. Wake Up, Sister. It’s Your Turn A full life requires cultivation. The minute we take our hands off the plow, fail to reseed, forget to fertilize, we’ve lost our crop. And yet, most women I know, while in the service of some greater good have let their very lives wilt on the vine. Having been taught the fine art of accommodation, most of us have developed a knack for selfless behavior. We’ve dulled our personal lives while propping up everyone else’s, and we’re no longer able even to imagine having any sort of adventure, romance, meaning, or purpose for ourselves. In short, we’ve gotten way off track and taken the wrong road to self-satisfaction, foolishly thinking that after all of the doing, giving, trying, and overworking someone will offer us a reward. But Prince Charming was a bad joke and all the fairy godmothers are dead. Instead of happy ever after, most of us end up with the ache. We wake up each day with an inner gnawing, a hunger for more, a craving for an overhaul, but we are too listless, tired, or depressed to do anything about it. We have spent the greater part of our lives pouring ourselves out like a pitcher. No wonder we feel so empty. But we lack the necessary energy, a helpful roadmap, and any type of guidance and support. Well, it’s time to change all of that. —From A Weekend to Change Your Life
Critically exploring the presuppositions of contemporary social theory, this collection argues for a trans-civilizational dialogue and a deepening of the universe of intellectual discourse in order to transform sociology into a truly planetary conversation on the human condition. Focusing on perspectives from Asia, notably East Asia and India, it interrogates presuppositions in contemporary critical social theory about man, culture and society, and considers central themes such as knowledge and power, knowledge and liberation. The diverse contributions tackle key questions such the globalization of social theory, identity and society in east asia, as well as issues such as biopolitics, social welfare and eurocentrism. They also examine dialogues along multiple trajectories between social theorists from the Euro-American world and from the Asian universe, such as between Kant and Gandhi, Habermas and Sri Aurobindo, the Bildung tradition in Europe and the Confucian traditions. Arguing for a global comparative engagement and cross-cultural dialogue, this is a key read for all those interested in the future of social theory in the wake of globalization and the rise of the global south.
Author: William Epstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Social Science
The Masses are the Ruling Classes proposes the radical, yet seemingly innocuous view that social policy in the United States is determined by mass consent. Contemporary explanations of decision making in the US typically attribute power over policy making to a variety of hidden forces and illegitimate elites holding the masses innocent of their own problems. Yet the enormous openness of the society and near-universal suffrage sustain democratic consent as more plausible than the alternatives -- conspiracy, propaganda, usurpation, autonomous government, and imperfect pluralism. Contrary to prevailing explanations, government is not either autonomous or out of control, business and wealthy individuals have not usurped control of the nation, large segments of the population are not dispossessed of the vote or of a voice in public affairs, and the media has not formed a conspiracy with Hollywood and liberals to deny Americans their God-given freedoms. Despite the multitude of problems that the nation faces, its citizens are not oppressed. In this pithy yet provocative book, Epstein argues that Democracy in the United States is not progressive but is instead populist, and that the core of the populist ideology is romantic rather than pragmatic.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Author: Steven J. Stein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-07-13
Genre: Business & Economics
Being aware of and in control of your emotions is one of the keys to success in life -- both professionally and personally. Emotional Intelligence For Dummies will show you how to take control of your emotions rather than letting your emotions control you! Discover how developing your emotional intelligence can further your relationships with others, in the workplace and at home. Emotional awareness is also a critical skill for career success, and Dr. Stein provides practical exercises for developing this skill and achieving your professional and personal goals. He also provides valuable insights into how emotional intelligence can be applied to raising children and teenagers and realizing personal happiness. Full of lively anecdotes and practical advice, Emotional Intelligence For Dummies is the ideal book for anyone who wants to get smart about their feelings and reach the next level at work and at home. Manage your emotions - identify your feelings, determine what beliefs cause negative emotions, and stop self-destructive behaviors Discover the power of empathy - read other people's emotions through facial cues and body language and show them you understand their feelings Thrive at work - find a job that's right for you, overcome hassles and fears, and develop your leadership skills Build and sustain meaningful relationships - discover how to take your partner's emotional temperature and manage emotions to grow closer Raise an emotionally intelligent child - keep your cool with your child, coax shy children out of their shells, and get your child to be less aggressive and defiant
Leading the things which go bump in the night is Sam Bauers job. She unwittingly inherited this task from her Uncle Lawrence almost a year ago. As her powers and knowledge grow, Sam must find a way to keep the clans unified against a terrible ancient enemy which has returned from the past. The decisions Sam has to make become even more dangerous than the fangs and claws she sees on a daily basis. The balance between her personal and public life is also blurring. Sam must choose what she will allow herself to become, without losing her humanity.
Author: Dr. Allana Todman- Da Graca
Release Date: 2014-11-07
Busy schedules, challenges, and personal responsibilities are aspects of living in our society. In this life we may face difficult setbacks and may choose to either allow ourselves to ignore signs that we need to pause and reflect on our lives, or wait for tomorrow to make lasting life choices. In TOMORROW CAN’T WAIT, Dr. Allana Da Graca teaches readers how to challenge negative thoughts that hinder individuals from reaching personal and professional goals. She reveals authentic moments of introspection gathered from her years of teaching students and adult learners. Dr. Allana Da Graca teaches how we can: • Challenge negative messages • Set realistic goals • Make a personal commitment to self-discovery • Move from fear to faith • Make room for life transformation You will watch your life expand in a more meaningful manner as you understand how to make consistent choices that will lead you to a place of contentment. By completing the journal activities and assignments in this book your life will be opened with unlimited possibilities. Don’t wait to make life changes tomorrow when you can begin the process today!
So many of us are held back by fear - in every aspect of our lives. Hugely inspirational writer and speaker Rhonda Britten goes beyond Susan Jeffers' classic "Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway" to show us how to banish fear entirely. Describing how she herself overcame the personal tragedy of her father's murder of her mother, she explains the 3 key steps involved in reversing fortunes and making a success of our lives. First unblock potential, then dismantle self-defeating habits, and finally re-channel negative self-talk to turn your losses into wins and problems into possibilities. Both motivating and practical, Rhonda Britten includes case histories and exercises to help us identify, transform and move beyond our fears to a new life of physical, spiritual and emotional freedom.