Description : A work of popular philosophy from an Eastern perspective, this analyses our perennial search for happiness and explains why we can't find it in modern lifestyles, pleasure or fame. It enlists the help of polls by sociologists, findings of evolutionary psychologists, historians, philosophers and others, as well as drawing on personal experience and examples, to show that true happiness is to be found in realizing that we are not separate from everything else-whether people, objects, or happiness itself.
Description : "Why do some people slip into a new culture easily and others stumble for footing? In this age of frequent international travel, business people and visitors alike depend on acquiring new skills. Yet, feeling at ease in a new culture requires more than just skill building and knowing the customs and etiquette. At the heart of it is a clear understanding of one's own personality." "In this approach to understanding culture and succeeding in business abroad, Alan Cornes shows how our psychological make-up plays a fundamental part in encountering a new city, a new culture, a new environment. Culture from the Inside Out takes readers on a deeply personal journey to discover the first people we meet when stepping on foreign shores: ourselves." "Cornes shows us how to learn culture - our own and others - from the inside out. By exploring self-imposed barriers and our perception of ourselves, Cornes helps us examine our tolerance for ambiguity, empathy, flexibility and sensory acuity - all elements that affect our ability to get along in unfamiliar surroundings. He inspires us to overcome cultural anxiety and suggests positive approaches to the challenges of crossing cultures. Culture from the Inside Out provides any traveler, seasoned or beginner, with effective strategies for success."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : Do you think you really know yourself? You might be consciously aware of whom you think you are. But hidden forces recorded in your subconscious mind when you were a fetus or a young child can unconsciously and unintentionally shape your behavior and interpersonal relationships. In Meet Yourself Again for the First Time, author William Pillow shows how these forces can have a profound impact on your life. Meet Yourself Again for the First Time provides a wealth of thought-provoking information about the intricacies of memory, brain plasticity, and early human experiences. It helps you understand: • The complexity of humans • The lifelong impact of events in your early years • The influence of a complicated, unpredictable society • The individual uniqueness of human beings • The special nature and incomparable capabilities of each human being Based on years of research on various forms of memory, Meet Yourself Again for the First Time helps you learn why you behave as you do with the ultimate goal of discovering a personal path to a better life for you and your children.
Description : Access the deep source of wisdom you already have for greater self-soothing, presence, and aliveness. Awaken to your "bodyself voice" through three listening practices. Often delightful, sometimes poignant, and always informative, bodyself "messages" are your unique guide. Discover how: Exercises make this material come alive as you read Examples from the author's own experience speak to your interest Experiments can help you sleep better tonight Discover how to soften your resistance to slowing down and taking care of yourself. Experience how change occurs by embracing the sensory moment. Trade energy-depleting addictions for energy-enhancing Goldilocks moments of getting it "just right"! Balance Let's Go! doing with Let Go being. This bodymindful approach can enrich every aspect of your life, from eating and exercising to engaging with others. "Learning how to self-soothe, re-center, or tuck yourself in' during difficult moments is an important skill that few of us learned to do in an optimal way as we grew up. Dr. Ginger Clark has written a fascinating approach on how to develop this crucial skill for your own moments of discomfort, or to help those you care about. Her approach combines her background as a therapist, her knowledge of body-mind-spirit methods, and her vulnerability and courage as a human being who has worked hard for many years to find self-soothing and re-centering steps that are effective and do-able for people from all walks of life." Leonard Felder, PhD, author of Here I Am: Using Jewish Spiritual Wisdom to Become More Present, Centered, and Available for Life
Description : Meditation is for everyone - even you! Have you ever wanted to learn how to meditate and radically improve the quality of your life? Well, this book is both a journal and a step-by-step guide that will help you create a simple yet rewarding meditation practice in just three weeks, so you can begin to transform your life and meet yourself in the present moment. It includes a brief overview of meditation, the basic steps of a daily meditation practice, suggestions on how to set up your practice, and 21 days of guided meditations to get you started. Corresponding journal entries for each section of the book allow you to explore what you hope to get out of your practice, as well as record your thoughts before, during and after each session. Perfect for beginning practitioners, this book has all the tools you need to learn how to meet yourself in this moment!
Description : About The Book: Self-esteem-how we feel about ourselves -is one of the issues most relevant to our emotional health. Poor self-esteem causes an amazing amount of emotional pain and unhappiness and is surprisingly widespread. All of us need positive self-esteem if we are to function well in the world. This well written and easy to understand book will give you the information you need to improve your self-esteem. The premise of this Book is that all of us have our shortcomings and problems. Nobody is perfect. Positive self-esteem is basically accepting ourselves. We will always strive to do better, but at the end of the day, regardless of success or failure, we need to feel good about ourselves. HOW TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF provides simple guidelines for feeling better about ourselves. "An excellent book for anyone wanting to feel better about themselves. Well written and full of useful tips. I recommend it to my patients. Harold H. Dawley, Jr., Ph.D., ABPP Author, Friendship - How To Make And Keep Friends "A good book! Reading this excellent book can help many people improve their self-esteem." Brian Des Roche, Ph.D. Author, Reclaiming Yourself About The Author: Christopher Ebbe, Ph.D., ABPP, FAClinP, has been a practicing clinical psychologist for 30 years, working in such varied settings as a state hospital, the Air Force, a public mental health agency, and private practice. He is active in state and national professional affairs and has received several local and state awards for excellence in psychology.
Description : Are you trying to find love – and beginning to suspect you’re not looking in the right place? This wise, hip guide gives you a new map for the journey to happiness in relationships of all kinds, starting in your own heart. Told from the alternating vantage points of authors Meggan Watterson and Lodro Rinzler, How to Love Yourself (and Sometimes Other People) reminds us that love isn’t something we have to earn. All of us are deeply and intrinsically worthy of love – not only the love we hope to receive from others, but the love we give to ourselves – and this book offers the insight and practical tools we need to stay firmly grounded in self-love as we ride out the natural (and often stormy) cycles of relationships. Meggan and Lodro’s unique perspectives as teachers and scholars of Christian mysticism and Buddhism respectively make for a rich and lively dialogue that draws on wisdom sources like the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Four Noble Truths, along with funny, revealing stories from their own love lives and their deep friendship with each other. You’ll find guidance for embracing single life, dating with an open heart, and thriving in lasting love; meditations and practices for calm abiding, "disciplined hope," and connecting to the source of love within you; and tips on everything from sex, self-worth, and nourishing friendships to navigating breakups and learning to truly love yourself. Ultimately, you’ll be able to see your ideal partner in a new light – not as someone who "completes" you, but as someone who mirrors back to you your own wholeness.
Description : In Among Men Tobin Siebers grapples with what it means to be male. Juxtaposing a variety of genres, from memoir to meditation to miniature story, Among Men portrays the extremes of male identity and how the struggle to be a man involves confronting those extremes. The tone is personal, the subject matter timely and contemporary. In an age when it has become difficult to generalize about maleness, Siebers's challenge is to discover in his own life truths about the lives of men in general. ø Here are men consumed by the precision of work and the ferocity of drinking, cowards who dream of bravery, and heroes who lose their lives because they cannot be weak. Siebers confesses his own anger and lust and wonders how to retain his power as a man while becoming kinder and more worthy of love. Among Men is not a male manifesto. At turns moving, funny, poignant, and haunting, it is an insightful diary about things male, about how men think, about fathers, brothers, and sons, about love and lust, about talking man to man.
Description : Looking In: Being an Expat Tween discusses the challenges faced by expatriate tweens ages 9 to 12 years old. It is designed as a self-help book. Each chapter discusses and expands on a topic, and provides exercises to help the tween gain a better understanding of who he is and how to deal with issues in a peaceful and empowering manner. At the back of the book is a chapter titled "Deepen Your Knowledge," which contains extra details for some of the topics discussed in various chapters. The chapter titled "How To ..." offers quick tips on dealing with stress, parents, and projects. Born in Uganda, first-time author Sainoor Premji lives in Canada. She taught for many years and now works in the alternate health care field. "When I was teaching in Tokyo, we found it very difficult to find self-help books for young adults between the ages of 9 to 12. Most books were either too young or geared toward teenagers. This got me thinking about how this age group, especially the expat children, could use a self-help book that would meet their needs." Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/SainoorPremji
Description : In todays society, the institution of marriage is becoming less and less honored. This is specifi cally true in the Christian community. When in the recent past, the high divorce rate was attributed to non-Christians, but today a high percentage can be attributed to Christians. In this book we will examine seven crucial elements of marriage, that if applied correctly, will keep your marriage strong and long lasting. These elements can be applied by both the Christian and non- Christian and to those already married as well as those considering it.