Author of the viral Medium piece, "Poor and Traumatized at Harvard," Due Quach shares her Calm Clarity program to show readers how to deal with toxic stress and adversity.
We often don't realize how much control we have over our thoughts, feelings, and actions--on some days, the most minor irritation can upset us, but on others, we are in our best form and can rise to challenges with grace. These fluctuations depend on the neural networks firing in our brains, and we have the power to consciously break hardwired thought patterns. Due Quach developed an intimate understanding of the brain during her personal journey of healing from post-traumatic stress disorder.
According to Quach, people function in three primary emotional states: Brain 1.0, Brain 2.0, and Brain 3.0. In Brain 1.0, people act out of fear and self-preservation. Brain 2.0 involves instant gratification and chasing short-term rewards at the expense of long-term well-being. Brain 3.0 is a state of mind that Quach calls "Calm Clarity," in which people's actions are aligned with their core values. As Quach confronted PTSD and successfully weaned herself off medication, she learned how to activate, exercise, and strengthen Brain 3.0 like a muscle. In Calm Clarity, she draws on the latest scientific research and ancient spiritual traditions alike to show us how we too can take ownership of our thoughts, feelings, and actions in order to be our best selves.
When grief and trauma come barreling into life, how does one restore, renew, and rebuild a new sense of self? What does one do after hopes, dreams, assumptions, and core beliefs have been shattered? Social worker and educator Susan Hannifin-MacNab tackled these difficult questions after her husband was killed suddenly, leaving her to pick up the pieces of her young family's life. She eventually realized that grief and trauma healing do not occur by waiting for time to pass. Action and intention are the pillars needed to lay a foundation for rebirth and build a powerful roadmap for healing mind, body, and spirit.
Susan's extensive professional knowledge and deeply moving personal experience combine in A to Z Healing Toolbox, an entire alphabet's worth of proven, practical techniques to accompany you along your own healing journey. This guidebook contains a plethora of life-changing suggestions, powerful daily action steps, independent writing prompts, and inspirational stories from others who have experienced grief or trauma through personal crisis, illness, or death. In times of great darkness, Susan lights a pathway to wisdom, courage, and hope.
The One Book Criminal Predators Don't Want You to Read!
The Badass Girl's Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators is the one book criminal predators don't want you to read! Filled with critical information about how to empower yourself to keep from becoming a crime statistic, this award-winning, definitive guide contains facts and strategies not found in other personal security books.
This edgy, remarkable book reveals how predators select and groom their victims, and teaches women and girls how to "fail" the predator interview to avoid being targeted in the first place. It also provides clear instructions about how to use your personal bodily "weapons" to defend yourself in a confrontation, offering everything you need to know to stay safe, fight if you must, and navigate the criminal justice system if the worst happens.
The Badass Girl's Guide leaves women and girls feeling more inspired, motivated, powerful, and confident about their ability to take care of themselves. If you read just one book on personal safety and self-defense in your lifetime, The Badass Girl's Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators is the one for you!
This book reveals hundreds of practical relationship tips you can use to save, enhance and sustain your marriage. Focusing on what makes successful marriages work, this book reveals the essence of four decades of interviews with happily married couples throughout the world. The findings demonstrate that no love survives without doing the simple things. The stories and advice included show couples how to do the simple things necessary for a happy marriage.
Written by a popular and very active couple known as "America s #1 Love and Marriage Experts," Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz help audiences around the world answer questions about love, marriage and relationships. They are frequent guests on radio and television, and in the print media. Their upbeat, positive approach to living happily ever after has been well received by their vast worldwide readership. With more than 37 years of research on successful marriage throughout the world and their own 52-year marriage, Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz know what makes marriage work.
Peace is possible. Peace is our power. Peace is the New Success®.
Constantly striving to achieve one goal after another and investing more in our careers than in our actual lives have left many of us feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and disconnected from who we are—anything but happy.
Take Sheri Riley. She rose to the top of her field and was miserable. Sure she was successful, but she couldn’t buy peace, and material possessions didn’t bring her clarity.
Now an empowerment speaker and life strategist, Sheri Riley shares the secret that helped her regain her sense of self and purpose. In Exponential Living, she offers nine principles to help the busiest goal-oriented people integrate their professional success with whole-life success:
Live in Your P.O.W.E.R. (Perspective, Ownership, Wisdom, Engagement, Reward)
Healthy Living Is More Than Just a Diet
Pursue Peace and a Positive Mind
Have a Servant’s Heart and a Giving Spirit
Stop Working, Start Maximizing
Happy Is a Choice, Joy Is a Lifestyle
Build Lasting Confidence
The Courage to Be Faithful
Sheri’s plan will help you to stop spending 100% of your time on 10% of who you are.
Do you want to stop dreading the future or reliving past disappointments?
Thirty years ago, Gigi Langer was a prisoner of her worries who used alcohol, romance, and professional accomplishments to soothe her frayed nerves. When she stopped drinking, she began applying tools from therapy, recovery programs, scientific research, and a variety of philosophical and spiritual teachings to overcome her anxieties and stress.
Worry Less Now offers four life strategies and 50 eclectic tools to dissolve the whispered lies of negative self-talk. Although many books address negative thinking, very few give the reader step-by-step directions on how to defeat it. Others simply advocate a single approach.
With candor and humor, Langer describes a wide variety of strategies that helped her and others defeat dysfunctional relationships, perfectionism, addiction, and worry about loved ones. As an award-winning writer and professor, Langer skillfully shares compelling stories and exercises that empower readers to:
MANAGE life's most difficult challenges with calm wisdom
CREATE relationships that blossom and thrive
FULFILL your dreams without limitations
SERVE others in their personal growth
Regardless of the situation, you'll be able to gain peace, clarity, and wisdom.
Is it getting harder to find success in your career? Has your work become mechanical or routine? Business expert and keynote speaker Amy Vetter developed the B3 METHOD as a way to discover and align your authentic self and inner talents with the work you do. Illustrated by her own life lessons, experiences from other successful business leaders, and backed by scientific research, the B3 Method will help you achieve work-life harmony to live a more fulfilled and purposeful life at work and home.
If life were a project and you knew you had a limited time to get it done, wouldn't it make sense to develop a plan? "Write, Open, Act: An Intentional Life Planning Workbook" delivers a life of promise and purpose. No one wants to be lying on their deathbed wishing they would have done this or that.
This book helps people achieve their life dreams, even when day-to-day issues get in the way. Author Lee Weinstein is a former Nike public relations leader. One Saturday, he and his wife, Melinda, pulled out a large sheet of butcher paper and invented a process they call "Intentional Life Planning." It began with a conversation about where they wanted to live. This led to their looking at the decades they had ahead and the key upcoming milestones for their family, and imagining what they wanted to do with their lives. They ended up creating a highly visual Intentional Life Plan-a timeline filled with dreams and goals-that they've updated every year since. When they shared photos of their annual planning day on Facebook, friends went crazy. Many asked how they, too, could get started. And several asked them to turn their process into a workshop, which they did.
Their next move was to publish "Write, Open, Act" to bring the Intentional Life Planning method to a wider audience to explore on their own. This practical, hands-on workbook will change your life. Use the four steps in "Write, Open, Act" to build a visual Intentional Life Plan and chart your plan in less than a day. Written for people of all walks of life, the book gives readers an actionable process that is highly visual, with original illustrations and inspirational messages sprinkled throughout. After completing the workbook, you will have a plan for how to live your best life on this planet!
Fed up with happiness gurus telling you that you can't be happy unless you get rid of all of your negativity? Sick of all those perky Positive Pollys receiving all the happiness glory? Negatively Ever After will provide the guidance you need to find happiness without the impossible task of eradicating negativity from your life. This book debunks the popular misconception that being positive and being happy are synonymous. Using a simple “Happiness Bank” analogy, the author shares her research, experiences, and missteps in discovering that negativity is not the enemy. From achieving self-adoration and learning what gratitude truly means to determining whether sharing happiness is really a good idea, this book explains how to develop “Negativity Wisdom” in order to embrace and effectively utilize your inherent negative tendencies. Realistic and accessible, Negatively Ever After will help you harness your negativity and find your own inner happiness.
Has your intuition been giving you messages but you don’t know what they mean?
Do you find it hard to trust your intuition because you think you might be making it up?
Would you like to have intuitive guidance at your fingertips, but you’re not sure if your intuition is working at all?
Do you want to have more understandable information from your intuition?
Intuition On Demand can help you fix all these problems once and for all.
If you’re in control of your intuition, you can find the right answers to questions such as: Should I move? Where should I go? Who do I pick to be my friend, spouse, doctor or lawyer? How do I fix the difficulties in my relationship? What should I do to improve my health? Why am I stuck in my career?
As two highly successful PT’s, business owners, investors and parents. We asked ourselves the question why is it that 80% of people don’t achieve their goals? The answer we found lies somewhere between the mind and body connection. We spent the last decade and hundreds of thousands of dollars finding out how to do this for ourselves first. We LOVE what we found! So, we have simplified the foundations and put it into three easy to follow Lessons.
Lesson 1 will give you some quick fixes to give you a little bit of breathing room, designed to take the edge off your stress.
Lesson 2 will go deeper into some lifestyle changes necessary to effectively handle high amounts of stress.
Lesson 3 will go deeper into internal stresses, the ‘why’ of your personal stress.
The Calling is a spiritual adventure. It is an encounter with the truth, the wisdom and the force that is innate to us all. At the brink of a divorce and personal breakdown, Arjun took a trip into the heart of the Himalayas, on the insistence of a sadhu, who predicted that the journey up to Hemkund Sahib would align him to his purpose and change his life forever. At every turn the mountains holds secrets and tests that urge Arjun to evolve into the person he had denied to be - himself. Pretenses, falsities, confusions and untruths fall apart as Arjun is forced to confront the mess he had created in his life. What started off as an opportunity to escape reality, turned out to be an opportunity to escape from the dwindling spiral of self-created misery. Filled with spiritual insights and sprinkled with light humor, this story will help you find your calling, your voice and who knows, even your true self.
"Geoff Saign's book will be my go-to guide for years to come and I will use it to support my clients, many of whom are concerned about the lows in life that are part of the everyday human experience."--Dr. Charlene Myklebust, Psy.D., named "Educator of the Year" by the National Alliance on Mental Illness--Minnesota and a Hawn Foundation MindUp consultant.
"Simple, straightforward, fun, and easy-to-read--I wish I would have had this book decades ago! A unique and practical way to reduce stress and increase happiness, without stressing over it!"--Dennis J. Grubich, MSSW, LICSW, former Senior Mental Health Therapist, Wilder Foundation
"Saign's newest book...is a practical and playful guide that skillfully teaches self-awareness...a quick read that has the potential to transform your life! I highly recommend it for adults of all ages."--Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH), University of MN
This book is responsive to widespread individual and social concerns. The author assumes everyone wants to be better at building selected behaviors for themselves and others, and many of us want strategies for constructively dealing with political and social issues. We might want to exercise more or get our children and friends or coworkers and leaders to learn or behave better.
The author addresses topics of personal and social well-being in a stepwise manner. The book features five characters in a university setting whose discussions and actions first provide a window into the science of behavior—then offer useful explanations of Nudge and Boost. The powerful tools of behavior science and Nudge and Boost are described in ten chapters of engaging stories. The closing chapter offers detailed guidelines for using the methods offered in the body. The book concludes with an epilogue introducing behavior-logical solutions for social, educational, and political challenges. Also indicated are roles computers might play for improving our lives, worldwide.
In writing this book the author drew on his formal education, research, and teaching in basic behavioral science and the lessons he learned during four decades of work in educational, community, and organizational settings.
Fascinating patient stories and dynamic exercises help you connect to healing emotions, ease anxiety and depression, and discover your authentic self.
Sara suffered a debilitating fear of asserting herself. Spencer experienced crippling social anxiety. Bonnie was shut down, disconnected from her feelings. These patients all came to psychotherapist Hilary Jacobs Hendel seeking treatment for depression, but in fact none of them were chemically depressed. Rather, Jacobs Hendel found that they’d all experienced traumas in their youth that caused them to put up emotional defenses that masqueraded as symptoms of depression. Jacobs Hendel led these patients and others toward lives newly capable of joy and fulfillment through an empathic and effective therapeutic approach that draws on the latest science about the healing power of our emotions.
Whereas conventional therapy encourages patients to talk through past events that may trigger anxiety and depression, accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), the method practiced by Jacobs Hendel and pioneered by Diana Fosha, PhD, teaches us to identify the defenses and inhibitory emotions (shame, guilt, and anxiety) that block core emotions (anger, sadness, fear, disgust, joy, excitement, and sexual excitement). Fully experiencing core emotions allows us to enter an openhearted state where we are calm, curious, connected, compassionate, confident, courageous, and clear.
In It’s Not Always Depression, Jacobs Hendel shares a unique and pragmatic tool called the Change Triangle—a guide to carry you from a place of disconnection back to your true self. In these pages, she teaches lay readers and helping professionals alike
why all emotions—even the most painful—have value.
how to identify emotions and the defenses we put up against them.
how to get to the root of anxiety—the most common mental illness of our time.
how to have compassion for the child you were and the adult you are.
Jacobs Hendel provides navigational tools, body and thought exercises, candid personal anecdotes, and profound insights gleaned from her patients’ remarkable breakthroughs. She shows us how to work the Change Triangle in our everyday lives and chart a deeply personal, powerful, and hopeful course to psychological well-being and emotional engagement.
Purpose - Volume I: A self-help guide on finding our purpose, removing self-doubt and fear while improving happiness, positive thoughts, love, relationships, and intuition.
Is it possible to have clarity about ourselves that enables us to understand ourselves totally so we never have to rely on anybelief? If we can look and see clearly for ourselves, are beliefs necessary?Some of the topics this book explores include but are not limited to:
Using meditation as a tool for self-inquiry and observation
Mastering the mindthrough the mastery of love, which doesn't oppose
Empowering ourselvesthrough mastery of the mind
Love as our naturalstate, which can be hidden or denied but never destroyed
Darkness as the false inus to be undone through total understanding of ourselves
Unity of purpose as thefoundation of our thinking versus the belief in separation as the foundation ofour thinking
The strength of unity inrelation to mental strength
How fear and violencearise in our thinking
Uncovering ourresistance to life and freeing ourselves from that resistance
Relationships, death,intuition, intelligence, greed, joy, forgiveness, and integrity
Respecting the power ofbelief
Boundaries versus defenses
Duality versus nonduality
The mastery of love versus the mastery of darkness
Are you ready to find your FIERCE? The gift in you that is the very way you were born to serve the world?
In Find Your FIERCE, Nicole Roberts Jones reveals her step-by step-process, known as her FIERCE Formula, which she has used to coach thousands of women to create a life of purpose, power, and profit. Throughout the pages of this book, Nicole addresses the key ingredients you need to realize your FIERCE and identify how it is the answer to a group of people who need you and will pay you as you step into the abundance that is yours for the taking. Get the drive it takes to forge ahead in creating your breathtaking future and the insight you need to monetize the gift you were born with—the gift that no one else has but YOU.
With this book, set your life and career on a mission to stand in ALL you were born to be!
The No.1 Property Book that Teaches You How to Buy Properties in London with NO MONEY and NO MORTGAGE Have you ever wondered how you can buy property in London or anywhere else without a mortgage, deposit or cash? Then you need to read this book. This step-by-step guide will show you: • How to buy property in London without getting a mortgage or deposit • Your million dollar business card • How to network without talking to people • Money-making secrets and the famous success formula • Hassle-free renting and how to evict tenants within 24 hours This book will help give you the confidence and knowledge to buy property with NO MONEY This book is a go-to guide for a better life and Laurence’s inspiring story from humble beginnings can help you.
Often spoken at the end of a prayer, a well-known Sioux phrase affirms that “we are all related.” Similarly, the Sioux medicine man, Brave Buffalo, came to realize when he was still a boy that “the maker of all was Wakan Tanka (the Great Spirit), and . . . in order to honor him I must honor his works in nature.” The interconnectedness of all things, and the respect all things are due, are among the most prominent—and most welcome—themes in this collection of Indian voices on nature.
Within the book are carefully authenticated quotations from men and women of nearly fifty North American tribes. The illustrations include historical photographs of American Indians, as well as a wide selection of contemporary photographs showing the diversity of the North American natural world. Together, these quotations and photographs beautifully present something of nature's timeless message.