Author: Josh Korda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-11-21
A three-step guide to recovery from addiction to consumerism, self-deception, and life as you thought it had to be. Josh Korda is a wildly popular Dharma teacher who teaches and mentors people searching for radical refuge with his unique blend of Buddhist wisdom, modern neuroscience, and punk-rock attitude. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Josh left his high-powered advertising job—and a life of drug and alcohol addiction—to find a more fulfilling way to live. And he wants you to know you can change your life too. (1) Reprioritize your goals, away from a materialist vocation toward a fulfilling avocation (2) Understand yourself and your emotional needs (3) Connect authentically with others, leading to secure relationships and true community. Revolutionary, compassionate, and filled with wonderfully practical exercises, Josh will help you lead a more authentic, more fulfilling life.
Author: Scott Edelstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-03-21
A wise and practical quickstart guide for anyone who wants—or already has—a spiritual teacher. The User’s Guide to Spiritual Teachers is a necessary book for anyone who has, or wants to have, a spiritual teacher—regardless of faith or tradition. This book addresses concerns that many of us have on the spiritual path, including how to find a spiritual teacher, how to manage expectations about what they can do, and what to do when you realize you’re in a dangerous relationship with one. Spiritual teachers of all traditions will themselves find this book incredibly useful as they reflect on how they benefit their students or may be overstepping their boundaries and actually creating harm. This is your place to look for information, inspiration, sanity, and words of caution.
Thoroughly revised and updated—the go-to book for OCD sufferers who want to master their fears and take charge of their lives The first comprehensive guide to treating obsessive compulsive disorder based on clinically proven behavioral therapy techniques, Dr. Lee Baer’s Getting Control has been providing OCD sufferers with information and relief for more than twenty years. In the same easy-to-understand format as the original, this updated edition includes: • Cutting-edge behavioral therapy techniques • Breakthrough advances in neuroscience • Brand new material on hoarding • Expanded sections on how families can help OCD sufferers • The latest diagnostic standards as outlined by the American Psychiatric Association • A completely revised list of resources OCD sufferers and their loved ones will find everything they need to assess their symptoms, set realistic goals, and create specific therapeutic exercises for managing this disorder. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Kare Anderson
Publisher: N A L Trade
Release Date: 1994
A communications consultant presents a three-step model for negotiation and conflict resolution known as Triangle Talk that can be used in both professional and personal relationships to dispel suspicion and anger between two parties
“Gripping, page-turning material . . . a new way of thinking about survival in a world filled with hazards and distractions.” —Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit A safety expert reveals why few of us are as careful as we think we are, and what we can do about it. The modern world can be a dangerous place, filled with fast cars, smartphones, new drugs, and thrill sports. Meanwhile, we humans are as fragile as ever. In fact, after a century of steady improvement, injuries and accidental deaths are on the rise. Steve Casner has devoted his career to studying the psychology of safety, and he knows there’s not a safety warning we won’t ignore or a foolproof device we can’t turn into an implement of disaster. Careful helps us understand why we do things like insist on the fat-free salad dressing but then text and drive. Casner explains the psychological traps that can lead us to the scene of an accident. They’re the same whether you’re a pilot, a Hollywood stuntwoman, a parent, or the owner of a clogged dishwasher you’re trying to fix with a screwdriver. Then Casner shows us how and when the injuries happen, so we know exactly what we should really be worrying about. Casner’s book helps us keep our fingers attached in the kitchen, our kids afloat at the pool, and our teens safe behind the wheel, and shows us many other ways we can take control of our own safety and get through the day in one piece.
Two pioneers in holistic psychology address such disorders as depression, anxiety, and addiction from a spiritual perspective, using Dante's Divine Comedy as a metaphor for personal growth. 30,000 first printing.
The Secrets of the Rainmaker When the Rainmaker arrived in the parched village, he set up his tent and disappeared inside for four days. On the fifth day, the rain started to fall. The people of the village asked what he did to accomplish this miracle. The Rainmaker replied, "I have done nothing." And so the story begins. In our modern age, we seem the opposite of the Rainmaker. We busy ourselves to the point of exhaustion, give up sleep to do even more, rush here, rush there, go everywhere, and get nowhere. We believe that an enormous effort is required to achieve success, and if we fail, it is because we did not work hard enough. The Rainmaker, however, teaches us that the most successful people do not necessarily work harder. In fact, they are often more at ease than the people around them. The truth is that success comes to those who find a balance between effort and ease, striving and compromise. For those who know the Rainmaker's secrets, prosperity seems more like the result of good luck or being in the right place at the right time--the pieces just come together. Using simple metaphors and exercises--and offering immediate applications--Chin-Ning Chu explains how you can discover the Rainmaker's power of doing less and achieving more. She teaches the arts of fine-tuning and focusing your actions, putting your mind at ease and seeing the fun in the game of life, and discovering the unlimited, miracle-producing power of giving in to and working with--rather than fighting against--your successful destiny.
In this startlingly original work, Wareham shows how individuals in every walk of life become trapped in mental prisons, then he reveals precisely how to break out of prison and create the life you were meant to live.
Stating that most people close themselves to a fulfilling, spiritual form of love in the face of life's challenges and losses, a step-by-step guide to healing and overcoming personal obstacles lists seven "invitations" that promote greater levels of intimacy while challenging personal beliefs, choices, and behaviors. Reprint.
A marriage therapist and author of How Could You Do This to Me? explains what we can do to escape a moribund career, destructive lifestyle, or bad relationship, offering helpful advice on how to eliminate the confusion and self-doubt to gain the self-confidence to make positive life choices.
Author: Abraham J. Twerski
Publisher: Mesorah Publications
Release Date: 1999
[This book shows us that] life can be much easier if we cut its problems down to bite size. [The author, a] rabbi [and] a psychiatrist, shares with us some of the invaluable insights he has gained through his extensive experience.... There are many stresses in daily living, but we can take distress out of stress. We can modify our attitudes, use coping techniques, and reach out for help. Even big challenges can be dealt with effectively. [The author] shows how we can put a different spin on things, so that we can be more productive and happier. Here are just a few of the many ideas you'll find in this book: there's magic in a smile; stress can be beneficial; some mountains melt into molehills; lack of success is not equivalent to failure; you're more okay than not.... In this book, [the author] points out some of the things we can do. His simple, down-to-earth ideas are refreshing in a world of complexities. -Back cover.
“The Buddha’s teachings are not a philosophy or a religion; they are a call to action and invitation to revolution.” Noah Levine, author of the national bestseller Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, is the leader of the youth movement for a new American Buddhism. In Heart of the Revolution, he offers a set of reflections, tools, and teachings to help readers unlock their own sense of empathy and compassion. Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within, declares Levins to be "in the fore among Young Buddhas of America, a rebel with both a good cause and the noble heart and spiritual awareness to prove it,” saying, “I highly recommend this book to those who want to join us on this joyful path of mindfulness and awakening."
Citing the high number of successful men and women who still feel unfulfilled, a guide to what the author terms "Toxic Success Syndrome" explains the importance of living in the present and behaving in responsive, rather than driven, ways. $50,000 ad/promo.
Author: George Plimpton
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Sports & Recreation
A whimsical quest for the ever-elusive quality that is annoyingly possessed by successful people follows the author's horseshoe match with George Bush, which leads to interviews with such figures as Magic Johnson and the head of American Express.