Family & Relationships

A Year to Live

How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

Author: Stephen Levine

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307561329

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 6185

In his new book, Stephen Levine, author of the perennial best-seller Who Dies?, teaches us how to live each moment, each hour, each day mindfully--as if it were all that was left. On his deathbed, Socrates exhorted his followers to practice dying as the highest form of wisdom. Levine decided to live this way himself for a whole year, and now he shares with us how such immediacy radically changes our view of the world and forces us to examine our priorities. Most of us go to extraordinary lengths to ignore, laugh off, or deny the fact that we are going to die, but preparing for death is one of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime. It is an exercise that gives us the opportunity to deal with unfinished business and enter into a new and vibrant relationship with life. Levine provides us with a year-long program of intensely practical strategies and powerful guided meditations to help with this work, so that whenever the ultimate moment does arrive for each of us, we will not feel that it has come too soon. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Self-Help

20,000 Days and Counting

The Crash Course For Mastering Your Life Right Now

Author: Robert D. Smith

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849964407

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 9414

The day for change is today and it's more simple than you realize. Most people sleepwalk through day-to-day life, passively letting time slip away. Unfortunately, the only thing that can usually wake people up to the intensity of life is impending death. But what if it didn't have to be that way? 20,000 Days presents breathtakingly simple strategies and concepts that, once applied, will enable readers to be 100% present and intentional with every passing minute of every day, for the rest of their lives. The book is designed to be read in under an hour and the effect is immediate. Within each segment are tactics for mastering control for your life; principles such as: Motivation is a myth You only have two choices, yes and no How to conquer rejection forever How BECOMING the problem will SOLVE all your problems Three sentences that will change your life immediately These timeless principles apply to everyone from the pending graduate to the seasoned business professional; from the time-starved parent to the weary pastor to the restless entrepreneur. On the 20,000th day of his life, the author sent an email that inspired and reminded a group of people of all ages to live in the moment. This group now includes you.
Social Science

Principles and Practice of Grief Counseling

Author: Howard R. Winokuer, PhD,Darcy L. Harris, PhD, FT

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108733

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5541

"The book is well-written, interesting, informative, thorough, and useful! As an educator for 43 years, this is the sort of text that I would be pleased to use in my classroom!....I would highly recommend this book! It is an important contribution to the field!"--Gerry R. Cox, PhD, in Illness, Crisis and Loss This core, introductory textbook for undergraduate and graduate level courses is the first volume to combine the knowledge and skills of counseling psychology with current theory and research in grief and bereavement. It is grounded in the belief that grief counseling is distinct from other therapeutic issues because grief is an adaptive response rather than a form of pathology. The book describes the unique aspects of grief as a normal response to loss, and views the goal of counseling bereaved individuals as one of facilitating the unfolding of the healthy and adaptive aspects of the process as it manifests itself within each client. Grief is considered a response to losses that are both death- and non-death-related; and psychological, physical, social, economical and practical experiences of grief are addressed. The text introduces various theories of bereavement and examines different therapeutic modalities that can be used in the context of grief and loss. Specific counseling practices that facilitate successful interventions are discussed, particularly that of "presence," considered by the authors to be the primary therapeutic stance when working with bereaved individuals. The text also addresses grief counseling with special populations, ethical issues, and self-care concerns for counselors. Case studies, discussion and reflection questions, and suggested additional resources are included in each chapter. Key Features: Regards grief therapy as a unique form of counseling based on grief as an adaptive response rather than as a form of pathology Combines the knowledge and skills of counseling psychology with current research in grief and bereavement Written by a prominent clinician and an educator with over 60 years of combined experience in grief counseling Focuses on the importance of "presence" as the most important therapeutic foundation for working with bereaved individuals
Self-Help

The Truth About Personal Performance (Collection)

Author: James O'Rourke,Leigh L. Thompson,Robert E. Gunther

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132595254

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 6992

150+ secrets of exceptional personal performance: how to present confidently, negotiate successfully, and make smarter decisions--anywhere, anytime! Three full books of proven solutions for supercharging personal performance! Prepare for any audience, negotiation, or decision…compel attention and motivate action…manage anxiety or anger…use nonverbal communication…negotiate with people you love (or hate)…build (or repair) trust…make decisions with imperfect data…and much more! From world-renowned leaders and experts, including James O'Rourke, Leigh L. Thompson, and Robert E. Gunther.
Business & Economics

The Truth About Better Decision-Making (Collection)

Author: Robert E. Gunther,William S. Kane,Leigh Thompson,Martha I. Finney

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133445755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 905

View: 6957

A brand new collection of state-of-the-art tools for making better business decisions… 4 authoritative books bring together hundreds of bite-size, easy-to-use techniques for optimizing every business decision, choice, interaction, and negotiation! Your decisions drive your business performance and determine your career success. Whether you’re collaborating, leading, negotiating, or persuading, those decisions must be consistently sharp – and this 4 book collection will help you sharpen every decision you make. Start with Robert Gunther’s The Truth About Making Smart Decisions: 50 powerful bite-size “truths” about making better real-world decisions when it matters most. Gunther shows how to systematically prepare to make better decisions... get the right information, without getting buried in useless data... minimize risks and then act decisively... handle emotions... make better group decisions... profit from mistakes... and much more. Next, William S. Kane focuses on the decision to change – and to lead change. In The Truth About Thriving in Change, Kane shares 49 powerful decision-making “truths” about change leadership: which skills you need most, and how to develop them... how to lead change without eroding commitment or productivity... why you must start fast, and “run before you walk”... when to persuade, when to educate, and when to “use force”... how to create the right cultural framework for successful change, and more. Next, Leigh Thompson’s The Truth About Negotiations helps you optimize every decision associated with successful negotiations. Thompson provides realistic game plans that work in any scenario, showing how to create win-win deals by leveraging carefully collected information. Learn how to prepare quickly and efficiently… handle imperfect negotiating situations… establish trust with someone you don’t yet trust… recognize when to walk away. Thompson guides through planning strategy, identifying your “best alternative to a negotiated agreement,” making the right first offer to control the process, resolving difficult disputes, and achieving the goals that matter most. Finally, in The Truth About Getting the Best From People, Second Edition, Martha Finney turns to day-to-day management decision-making, offering 60+ powerful techniques -- including new ways to persuade, manage virtual teams, overcome unconscious decision-making biases, and identify/cultivate high performers. These four books offer definitive, evidence-based principles for optimizing your decision-making throughout your entire management career! From world-renowned decision-making experts Robert E. Gunther, William S. Kane, Leigh Thompson, and Martha I. Finney
Fiction

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142990383X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 9099

Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.

Why the Balanced Budget Amendment Is Good for Americans

Hearing Before the Committee on the Budget, U. S. House of Representatives

Author: John R. Kasich

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788170690

Category:

Page: 245

View: 2582

Discusses the balanced budget amendment with testimony reflecting the viewpoints of private citizens, as well as prepared statements, letters, and supplemental materials from members of Congress, and professionals in the field of economics (James C. Miller, III, Citizens for a Sound Economy; Richard K. Vedder, Prof. of Economics, Ohio Univ.; Charles Schultze, Brookings Institute; Annelise Anderson, Hoover Institute; Allen Schick, Univ. of MD). Includes discussion of the economics of constitutional budget restraints, the impact of the welfare state on the American economy, and taxes and deficits. Charts and tables.
Psychology

The Last Hours Of Ancient Sunlight

Waking up to personal and global transformation

Author: Thom Hartmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848940440

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 2366

The world is reaching crisis point, as population growth escalates out of control, and species and cultures are being destroyed. With humans across the globe encroaching further and further upon Earth's resources, the realisation that the supply is finite has dawned and we now face the urgent dilemma of knowing how to create a sustainable future for ourselves. In this important book, award-winning author and international lecturer Thom Hartmann puts forward his lasting solution to our survival. Teaching us a new way of seeing, Hartmann introduces us to the lessons of our ancient ancestors - those which allowed sustainable living for many thousands of years but which we've forgotten. It is a call for consciousness combining spirituality and ecology that offers real hope for the future.
Business & Economics

Get a Life

You Don't Need a Million to Retire Well

Author: Ralph Warner Attorney

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413314570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4686

Retire happy and healthy without keeping a million bucks in the bank! The financial-service industry wants you to believe that in order to avoid financial destitution, you need to put aside huge amounts of money that you -- let's say it together -- "should have begun saving years ago." Not true, states Ralph Warner, Nolo co-founder and the author of Get a Life . Although a sensible savings plan makes good horse sense, many other actions and decisions will determine whether you enjoy your retirement years. Get a Life shows you how to beat the anxiety surrounding retirement, and to develop a plan to make your golden years the best of your life by: developing family relationships maintaining and creating friendships improving health keeping active developing a robust curiosity for the world realistically calculating how much money you need and how to secure it The 5th edition provides the latest research and studies that show physically and mentally active retirees live longer and enjoy happier lives. New in 2008: Also in this category, by coauthor Ralph Warner, Retire Happy: What you Can Do Now to Guarantee a Great Retirement.
Self-Help

Mastering the Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success

An Owner's Manual to the New York Times Bestseller, The Traveler's Gift

Author: Andy Andrews

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418536407

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 2199

Mastering the Seven Decisions guides readers to a profound understanding of how to fully integrate seven life-changing Decisions into their daily lives. The Responsible Decision: The buck stops here. I accept responsibility for my past. I am responsible for my success. I will not let my history control my destiny. The Guided Decision: I will seek wisdom. The Active Decision: I am a person of action. The Certain Decision: I have a decided heart. Criticism, condemnation, and complaint have no power over me. The Joyful Decision: Today I will choose to be happy. The Compassionate Decision: I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit. The Persistent Decision: I will persist without exception.