So much depends on how you look at things: Are you a glass-half-empty person, or do you discover advantages where other people find only weaknesses? When it comes to raising healthy, happy kids, positive encouragement and support can work miracles where attempts to change and control create frustration and resentment. In her first book, The Gift of ADHD, psychologist Lara Honos-Webb offers a positive, strengths-affirming new way to look at kids who present behaviors associated with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Instead of struggling to “tame” your easily distracted child, she shows you how to appreciate your child’s creativity, sensitivity, and passion for living. In this book, she develops the ideas from The Gift of ADHD into 101 simple and engaging activities you can use to develop your child’s unique strengths. The chapters of the book explore ways you can shift your thinking about different aspects of ADHD. Each starts with a short discussion of how a particular challenge can be reconceived as a strength. After that, the book dives into fun and positive activities you and your child can do together—often in just a few minutes—to help develop and reinforce the gifts of ADHD.
Harness a Calm Focus to Create the Life You Want Gain a greater awareness of self, learn how to solve problems, and achieve the life conditions you desire. Showing you how to employ calm focus—an alert, relaxed, optimal state of mind—The Serenity Solution helps you face difficulties with ease. This clear and effective guide utilizes the strategies that great thinkers, meditators, and problem solvers have worked with for centuries. Discover a variety of easy-to-follow concepts, simple illustrations, and step-by-step exercises to develop insight and concentration. Do away with your negative outlook, and bring better health and relationships into your life. Praise: “This book provides readers with an excellent and gentle entryway into a life of greater inner awareness.”—Amy L. Lansky, PhD, author of Active Consciousness “[The Serenity Solution] teaches how to have a calm mind for observing, evaluating, and solving problems one encounters in daily living.”—Neil W. Crenshaw, PhD, author of You Can Develop Pure Awareness
The final novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Are You Somebody? Like many a modern, well-travelled woman, Rosie has lived a fascinating life, full of adventure and the pleasure of many lovers in her younger years. Now, facing the challenges of middle-age, she finds that the things that defined her most?work, love, independence?begin to fail her. She comes home to Ireland to care for her elderly aunt Min, trapped by circumstances in sleepy Dublin. But when an opportunity arises to visit New York again, the story takes an unexpected turn... Published to rave reviews in France (Sabine Wespieser), Best Love, Rosie became an instant bestseller in Ireland, where it was published to mark the first anniversary of Nuala's death. Here is one last bittersweet look through those fierce eyes at aging, death, relationships and, as always, love.
What You Need to Know About Hormones and Depression Research has shown a strong connection between estrogen levels and depression throughout a woman's lifetime. We now understand that abrupt hormonal changes can take a toll on women's moods and even cause serious depression. But the good news is that there is a lot women can do to moderate the effect of these changes. The Estrogen-Depression Connection explores this issue and offers practical advice and tips for managing mood changes throughout all the major stages of a woman's life-from puberty and menstruation to pregnancy and postpartum, and from perimenopause to menopause. It explains in easy-to-understand terms what women can do right now to help balance these estrogen fluctuations through diet and lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, and medication. Get the information you need: Learn how estrogen affects each stage of a woman's life Cope with postpartum depression and menopause Find the best medical and alternative treatments
Struggling with her weight for decades, Stacey Halprin eventually won the battle and lost over 350 pounds. But after gastric bypass surgery and one diet after another, she realized that the most difficult part isn't losing the weight--it's keeping it off. Now, for the 90% of dieters who have lost weight only to gain it back, Stacey presents her unique program that will keep the pounds off permanently--whether you've lost 15, 25, or 50 pounds. Complete with expert advice from medical doctors, psychologists, nutritionists, and fitness gurus, Winning After Losing reveals the secrets that will finally put an end to self-sabotaging habits and yo-yo dieting. This is an inspirational, motivational guide that shows readers how to maintain and truly enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
An updated manual for teenagers and their parents offers clear and comprehensive information about all aspects of mental and physical health for adolescents, discussing diets, sex, drugs, peer pressure, and much more. Original.
Everything teenagers need to know about nutrition, health, fitness, emotions, and sexuality. Some teen issues are timeless: self-consciousness and uncertainty over rapidly changing bodies, tumultuous feelings, and dramatically changing lives. Many parents remember vividly their own youthful struggles. But today’s teens face challenges and possibilities that their parents never imagined: cyberbullying, pressure to sext, new attitudes about sexual orientation and gender, and medical advances that have changed teen lives. The Teenage Body Book provides a platform for teens (and their parents) to discuss dilemmas, doubts, and possibilities that face young people in the new century. Completely revised and updated for the first generation of teens to be born in the 21st century, The Teenage Body Book teaches teens how to: -Overcome body image worries and maintain a healthy weight -Make wise choices about drinking, smoking, and drugs -Deal with depression, anxiety, and stress -Avoid STDs, pregnancy and abusive relationships -Safeguard devices and reputations in cyberspace -Understand gender identity and sexual orientation