the optimist s guide to letting go

Book Title : The Optimist s Guide to Letting Go
Author : Amy E. Reichert
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2018-05-15
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9781501154959
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Three generations. Seven days. One big secret. The author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake unfolds a mother-daughter story told by three women whose time to reckon with a life-altering secret is running out. Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there’s no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G’s, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband. But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family secret Lorraine's kept hidden for forty years. In the face of her mother’s failing health and her daughter’s rebellion, this optimist might find that piecing together the truth is the push she needs to let go...

Book Title : The Optimist s Guide to Divorce
Author : Suzanne Riss
Publisher : Workman Publishing
Release Date : 2016-12-27
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9780761189763
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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“Like having a heart-to-heart with a compassionate, no-nonsense best friend. It’s chock-full of wisdom, practical advice, encouragement, and what every woman in the midst of a divorce needs the most: hope.”—Cynthia L. Copeland, author of Good Riddance: An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce Shortly after their marriages ended, Suzanne Riss and Jill Sockwell realized that the best way through divorce is with the support of other women who understand what it’s like, who know the practical issues as well as the emotional ones, and who can help you keep a sense of hope and a sense of humor. Brimming with stories and insights, from-the-trenches tips, and sanity-saving takeaways, this girlfriend-to-girlfriend guide prepares you for each phase of divorce, from “the talk,” to figuring our where to live, to co-parenting with an ex, to rebounding and rebooting your life. Covering the process from start to finish, this comforting and uplifting book makes it easy to jump in no matter where you are in your journey. And, even better, to make the choices that will ultimately help you develop a better relationship with the one person you’ll be with for the rest of your life—yourself.

Book Title : A User s Guide to Your Mind Volume II How to Win in Love Get Along with Each Other Hook Up Make Up Break Up with Emotional Intelligence
Author : Michael Ra Bouchard
Publisher : iUniverse
Release Date : 2011-11
Pages : 376
ISBN : 9781462022502
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Thoughts are very real things. They can be compared to the elements that create the weather we experience. From clear and sunny to overcast and dreary, your thought-machine mind creates your reality. Whether or not you are consciously aware of it, you alone control the angles and rotations of the kaleidoscopic mirrors within the workings of your mind. If you don t like your reality, you can always adjust your outlook simply by adjusting your way of thinking. One of life s mercies is that we can retrain our mind. This guide is an appeal for rational thinking. When all is said and done, there are only three fundamental areas over which you have any real control in your life: how you think/feel (as in two sides of the same coin), how you act, and how you react. When you are unhappy in life or love, the best place to start looking for both the cause and the cure is within the inner narrative of your thoughts. It is here you will find the fountainhead of resiliency from which your strength and well-being flow. Resiliency in people is not an accidental occurrence; rather, it is the cumulative effect of an individual s decision making. In a nutshell, humans need not always interpret things in the negative, instead, the choice to view things either as a positive or as a negative is entirely your own to make. The intelligent approach insists you strive to see both the positive and the negative in people, situations, and events. Doing so won t negate the negative, it simply helps to balance it. The knowledge contained in "A User s Guide to Your Mind" is threefold: how to live mindfully of your thoughts, how to exercise emotional intelligence in relationships, and how to exercise social intelligence in everyday life. Exercising social and emotional intelligence along with good old common sense is essential to soundly managing your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. If you are tired of just "talking" about making changes and are now actually prepared to "do" something about it, the guidance within will provide detailed blueprints to get you started in redesigning your life and relationships. "Best of all, you can implement what you learn as you see fit, according to your own goals, value system, and moral principles." This book shows you how."

Book Title : The Intelligent Optimist s Guide to Life
Author : Jurriaan Kamp
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release Date : 2014-10-13
Pages : 112
ISBN : 9781626562776
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The world isn’t coming to an end, contrary to what you may have heard. But the media’s near-exclusive focus on conflict and disaster means that the progress and everyday acts of brilliance taking place across the globe go unnoticed. Jurriaan Kamp shows that optimism—intelligent optimism, not a rose-colored-glasses brand of wishful thinking—is good for not only your mind but your body too. He details a whole host of health problems that can actually be linked to pessimism. Moreover, there is good reason for optimism: Kamp proves that on the whole we’re living longer, becoming smarter, working less, and growing richer. Not only that, democracy is on the rise, and violence is declining. This book will help you tune out the media’s focus on sensationalism and negativity and turn on your natural optimism so you’ll drop into a “real world” that’s richer than you ever imagined.

Book Title : Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment
Author : Stephen E. Finn
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2012-01-31
Pages : 464
ISBN : 9781118168646
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A guide to conducting Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment to promote client growth Mental health professionals are increasingly enthusiastic about and ready to use psychological test data, research, and theory in life-relevant ways to improve diagnosis, client care, and treatment outcomes. With Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment (C/TA), clients participate actively with the assessor in exploring how their test scores and patterns reflect who they are in their daily lives and how they can learn to help themselves cope with life's challenges. Using a case study approach to demonstrate how to apply C/TA in practice, Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment provides practitioners with a variety of flexible and adaptable case examples featuring adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families from different backgrounds in need of treatment for assorted concerns. Designed for both experienced and novice clinicians, the book begins with a brief history of C/TA, and provides clear definitions of the distinctions among many common approaches. It uniquely presents: Eighteen diverse C/TA assessments covering: depression, multiple suicide attempts, severe abuse, dissociation, an adolescent psychiatric ward, custody evaluation, a couple in crisis, and collaborative neuropsychology Guidance on how both client and clinician can agree on the best course of action through joint exploration of assessment procedures, results, and implications Closely related approaches to psychological testing, including Individualized Assessment, Collaborative Assessment, Therapeutic Model of Assessment, Collaborative/Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment, and Rorschach-based psychotherapy Clearly labeled Teaching Points in each chapter Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment provides psychologists in all areas of assessment, and at all levels of experience, with powerful C/TA examples that can dramatically illuminate and improve clients' lives.

Book Title : The Complete Idiot s Guide to Beating Stress
Author : Arlene Uhl
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2006-11-07
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9781440696855
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Decompress stress-now! Stress is one of the most significant factors impacting health and relationships. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Beating Stress clears a path to actually mastering and eliminating stress by teaching meditation, visualization, and other techniques; showing how to avoid stressful situations; revealing the impact of diet, exercise, and lifestyle on stress, and more. Expert author Simple workbook to help readers keep track of progress Features the latest, cutting-edge information about stress-reducing methods A comprehensive look at traditional and new age techniques

Book Title : The Guide Book to Happiness
Author : Diana Goffman
Publisher : Archway Publishing
Release Date : 2014-03
Pages : 112
ISBN : 9781480804463
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Do you find yourself wondering whether you're happy? Are you unsure where your life is headed? Are you stuck in an endless cycle of solving problems and completing to-do lists but losing sight of what it's all for? It may be you are not living the life you want-and deserve-to live. In "The Guide Book to Happiness," author Diana Goffman outlines how you can learn more about the way your mind works and use it to help you live a happier life. With chapters that explore the workings of the mind, the subconscious, effective time management, personal relationships, bad habits, and harmonization with the environment, "The Guide Book to Happiness" can lead anyone to greater happiness. Through real-life stories and examples, Goffman helps you restructure your life so that you can be happier, more connected, and more in tune with yourself. This step-by-step guide shows you how to get in touch with the person who really knows what you want-you.

Book Title : Relaxation Meditation Mindfulness
Author : Jonathan C. Smith, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release Date : 2005-03-04
Pages : 380
ISBN : 0826127460
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Based on a newly revised theory of relaxation, ABC2 Relaxation Theory, devised by the author, this book explains why hundreds of techniques used by professionals typically sort into six groups. The integration of these groups forms the core of the book. Smith's findings also reveal that not only can relaxation go beyond stress management, but that different families of relaxation have different effects. Rich with practical suggestions and concrete illustrations of application, this comprehensive training guide details the following techniques: Yoga Stretching Progressive Muscle Relaxation Breathing Exercise Autogenic Suggestion Imagery/Relaxing Self-Talk Meditation (including Mindfulness) Special applications include: relaxation with children relaxation and pain management relaxation, spirituality, and religion

Book Title : The Wounded Warrior
Author : Dr. Steve Stephens
Publisher : Multnomah
Release Date : 2010-06-02
Pages : 224
ISBN : 9780307562371
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Conquering and Victorious Bloodied, beaten, and broken: words associated with the battlefield. Words that spell “defeat,” but actually mean strength and courage. Because in order to get the wounds, you must first enlist in the battle. This book is for every man who has boldly said to life, “I’m in,” only to come up against inevitable trials and tribulations. The death of a loved one, broken promises, unexpected health problems, a business deal gone bad. The Wounded Warrior takes into account the lasting effects of these gut-wrenching blows…as well as less-often recognized sources of pain. Licensed psychologist Dr. Steve Stephens speaks man-to-man in this powerful book that will free you to become the victor God created you to be. Brave Men Bear Real Wounds Beneath your armor, you may be bloodied, beaten, or broken. Where there was once courage and confidence, you now harbor heartache and pain. Life—in all its glory—has taken its toll. But this is not the end. It is where healing starts and life begins. Dr. Steve Stephens speaks man-to-man about all kinds of wounds from the subtle burden of living with nagging regrets, to gut-wrenching blows that include: a divorce the death of a loved one a business deal gone bad betrayal by a trusted friend wounds from family members, and other devastating trials. More than encouragement and guidance, The Wounded Warrior is packed with pointed questions, scriptural teachings, and honest talk about practical solutions. It’s time to move forward…and live once again! Story Behind the Book “After speaking on The Wounded Woman , some guys asked me, ‘What about us?’ I was taken aback and asked, ‘What do you mean?’ ‘Life is hard,’ one of them said. ‘People are cruel. As guys, we get beat up, and nobody addresses our wounds. Help us deal with the pain of getting shot down.’ Over the next month, I couldn’t get this conversation out of my mind. Every day I ran into some wounded warrior: a father facing the death of his son, a husband stunned by the unfaithfulness of his wife, a brother betrayed by a brother. Finally, I recognized I had to write something to encourage us guys.”—Dr. Steve Stephens

Book Title : Love Is Letting Go of Fear Third Edition
Author : Gerald G. Jampolsky
Publisher : Celestial Arts
Release Date : 2010-12-28
Pages : 160
ISBN : 9781587613630
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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After more than thirty years, Love Is Letting of Fear continues to be among the most widely read and best-loved classics on personal transformation. Both helpful and hopeful, this little gem of a guide offers twelve lessons to help us let go of the past and stay focused on the present as we step confidently toward the future. Renowned all over the world as the founder of Attitudinal Healing, Dr. Gerald Jampolsky reminds us that the impediments to the life we long for are nothing more than the limitations imposed on us by our own minds. Revealing our true selves, the essence of which is love, is ultimately a matter of releasing those limited--and limiting--thoughts and setting our minds free. Love Is Letting of Fear has guided millions of readers along the path of self-healing with its deeply powerful yet profoundly humble message. Embrace it with an open mind and a willing heart and let it guide you to a life in which negativity, doubt, and fear are replaced with optimism, joy, and love. From the Trade Paperback edition.