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How to Fix a Broken Heart (TED Books)
by Guy Winch

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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Imagine if we treated broken hearts with the same respect and concern we have for broken arms? Psychologist Guy Winch urges us to rethink the way we deal with emotional pain, offering warm, wise, and witty advice for the broken-hearted.<BR><BR>Real heartbreak is unmistakable. We think of nothing else. We feel nothing else. We care about nothing else. Yet while we wouldn’t expect someone to return to daily activities immediately after suffering a broken limb, heartbroken people are expected to function normally in their lives, despite the emotional pain they feel. Now psychologist Guy Winch imagines how different things would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotion—if only we can understand how heartbreak works, we can begin to fix it.<BR> <BR>Through compelling research and new scientific studies, Winch reveals how and why heartbreak impacts our brain and our behavior in dramatic and unexpected ways, regardless of our age. Emotional pain lowers our ability to reason, to think creatively, to problem solve, and to function at our best. In <i>How to Fix a Broken Heart</i> he focuses on two types of emotional pain—romantic heartbreak and the heartbreak that results from the loss of a cherished pet. These experiences are both accompanied by severe grief responses, yet they are not deemed as important as, for example, a formal divorce or the loss of a close relative. As a result, we are often deprived of the recognition, support, and compassion afforded to those whose heartbreak is considered more significant.<BR> <BR>Our heart might be broken, but we do not have to break with it. Winch reveals that recovering from heartbreak always starts with a decision, a determination to move on when our mind is fighting to keep us stuck. We can take control of our lives and our minds and put ourselves on the path to healing. Winch offers a toolkit on how to handle and cope with a broken heart and how to, eventually, move on.
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adve...
by Nadine Burke Harris

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<DIV><B>A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems and what we can do to break the cycle.</B><BR /><BR /> Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was already known as a crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was Diego—a boy who had stopped growing after a sexual trauma—who galvanized her to dig deeper into the connections between toxic stress and the lifelong illnesses she was tracking among so many of her patients and their families. A survey of more than 17,000 adult patients’ “adverse childhood experiences,” or ACEs, like divorce, substance abuse, or neglect, had proved that the higher a person’s ACE score the worse their health—and now led Burke Harris to an astonishing breakthrough. Childhood stress changes our neural systems and lasts a lifetime. <BR />  <BR /> Through storytelling that delivers both scientific insight and moving stories of personal impact, Burke Harris illuminates her journey of discovery, from research labs nationwide to her own pediatric practice in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the innovative and acclaimed health interventions outlined in <I>The Deepest Well</I> will represent vitally important hope for change. </DIV>
The Godfather
by Mario Puzo

Language

English

Pages

468

Publication Date

October 04, 2005

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<b><i>The Godfather</i>—the classic saga of an American crime family that became a global phenomenon.</b><br /><br />With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, <i>The Godfather</i> burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.<br /><br />A number-one <i>New York Times </i>bestseller in 1969, Mario Puzo’s epic was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the original classic that has been often imitated, but never matched. A tale of family and society, law and order, obedience and rebellion, it reveals the dark passions of human nature played out against a backdrop of the American dream.<br /><br /><b>With an Introduction by Robert Smith Thompson and Anthony Puzo<br />and an Afterword by Peter Bart</b>
1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Par...
by Thomas Phelan

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

February 02, 2016

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<p><strong>• The quick, simple and effective way to parent<br /> • A life-changing parenting guide that actually works<br /> • The go-to parenting guide recommended by child psychologists and counselors</strong><p><strong>• One of Healthline's Best Parenting Books of 2017 <br /> • 2016 Mom's Choice Award Winner<br /> • 2016 National Parenting Product Award Winner<br /> • 2016 Family Choice Award Winner</strong></p><p>"<em>1-2-3 Magic</em> <strong>made parenting fun again.</strong>"</p><p>"My three-year-old has become a different little girl, <strong>and she is so much happier now.</strong>"</p><p>"<strong>All I have to say is that the ideas in this book really WORK!</strong> It really is like magic!"</p><p>"Our home has become <strong>a much more positive place.</strong>"</p><p>The sixth edition of the 1.8 million-copy bestseller <em>1-2-3 Magic</em> by internationally acclaimed parenting expert Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. compiles two decades of research and experience into an easy-to-use program designed for parents striving to connect more deeply with their children and help them develop into healthy, capable teenagers and adults. Dr. Phelan breaks down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps:</p><p>1. Helping your children learn how to control their emotions and refrain from negative behavior, including tantrums, whining, and sibling rivalry<br /> 2. Encouraging good behavior in your children and providing positive feedback <br /> 3. Strengthening your relationships with your children to reinforce the natural parent-child bond</p><p>You'll find tools to use in virtually every situation, as well as real-life stories from parents who have successfully navigated common parenting challenges such as reluctance to do chores, talking back, and refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night. For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help their children develop emotional intelligence, raise healthier, happier families, and put the fun back into parenting.</p><p>Along with other highly-respected parenting classics such as <em>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</em>, <em>Parenting with Love and Logic</em>, <em>The 5 Love Languages of Children</em>, <em>No Drama Discipline</em>, and <em>The Whole Brain Child</em>, <em>1-2-3 Magic</em> is an essential tool for parents hoping to connect more deeply with their children.</p>
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime S...
by , Robert Bucknam MD

Language

English

Pages

279

Publication Date

February 01, 2012

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Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo are two of the world’s leading experts on infant management concepts. In this revised 5th edition, they have updated their groundbreaking approach which has found favor with over six million parents in all 50 states and has been translated into 16 languages around the world.<br /><br />For over 20 years, On Becoming Babywise has been the de facto newborn parenting manual for naturally synchronizing your baby’s feeding time, waketime and nighttime sleep cycles, so the whole family can sleep through the night.<br /><br />The authors demonstrate how order and stability are mutual allies of every newborn’s metabolism and how parents can take advantage of these biological propensities. In particular, they note how an infant’s body responds to the influences of parental routine or the lack thereof.<br /><br />Early chapters start with explorations of everyday aspects of infant management such as the three basic elements of daytime activities for newborns: feeding time, waketime, and naptime. <br /><br />Practical discussions then focus on broad and niche topics including feeding philosophies, baby sleep problems, baby scheduling challenges, nap routines, sleep training multiples, baby sleeping props, Colic and Reflux and many other dimensions which impact breast feeding schedules, bottle feeding tips and baby sleep training.<br /><br />Five resource Appendixes provide additional reference material:<br /><br />1) Taking care of baby and mom<br />2) A timeline of what to expect and when<br />3) Baby Sleep Training Problems and Solutions<br />4) Monitoring Your Baby’s Growth<br />5) Healthy Baby Growth Charts<br /><br />On Becoming Babywise is more than an infant-management concept. It is a mindset for successful parenthood. It can help any parent develop a plan that meets both the needs of a new baby and of the entire family. These principles have worked for millions of parents and, when applied with common sense to your unique situation, can work wonderfully for you too! Recommended by doctors across the country.
Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
by , Barbara Pierce Bush

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 17.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style><b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br /><br />Former first daughters and #1 bestselling authors Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush share intimate stories and reflections from the Texas countryside to the storied halls of the White House and beyond.<br /><br /></b>Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines. <br />But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story. In SISTERS FIRST, Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.<b><br /></b><br />
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
by Roxane Gay

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 13, 2017

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<p>From the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>Bad Feminist</em>: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.</p><p><em>“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.”</em></p><p>In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In <em>Hunger,</em> she explores her past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.</p><p>With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.</p>
Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Mos...
by Emily Craig Phd

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

August 31, 2004

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<b>Teasing Secrets from the Dead</b> is a front-lines story of crime scene investigation at some of the most infamous sites in recent history. <br />In this absorbing, surprising, and undeniably compelling book, forensics expert Emily Craig tells her own story of a life spent teasing secrets from the dead.<br /><br />Emily Craig has been a witness to history, helping to seek justice for thousands of murder victims, both famous and unknown. It’s a personal story that you won’t soon forget. Emily first became intrigued by forensics work when, as a respected medical illustrator, she was called in by the local police to create a model of a murder victim’s face. Her fascination with that case led to a dramatic midlife career change: She would go back to school to become a forensic anthropologist—and one of the most respected and best-known “bone hunters” in the nation. <br />As a student working with the FBI in Waco, Emily helped uncover definitive proof that many of the Branch Davidians had been shot to death before the fire, including their leader, David Koresh, whose bullet-pierced skull she reconstructed with her own hands. Upon graduation, Emily landed a prestigious full-time job as forensic anthropologist for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a state with an alarmingly high murder rate and thousands of square miles of rural backcountry, where bodies are dumped and discovered on a regular basis. But even with her work there, Emily has been regularly called to investigations across the country, including the site of the terrorist attack on the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, where a mysterious body part—a dismembered leg—was found at the scene and did not match any of the known <br />victims. Through careful scientific analysis, Emily was able to help identify the leg’s owner, a pivotal piece of evidence that helped convict Timothy McVeigh.<br /><br />In September 2001, Emily received a phone call summoning her to New York City, where she directed the night-shift triage at the World Trade Center’s body identification site, collaborating with forensics experts from all over the country to collect and identify the remains of September 11 victims.<br /><br />From the biggest news stories of our time to stranger-than-true local mysteries, these are unforgettable stories from the case files of Emily Craig’s remarkable career.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in...
by Hisham Matar

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

July 05, 2016

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<b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE </b>• <b>The acclaimed memoir about fathers and sons, a legacy of loss, and, ultimately, healing—one of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>’s ten best books of the year, winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize</b><br /><br /> <b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY </b><br /> <b>Michiko Kakutani, <i>The New York Times</i> • <i>The Washington Post </i>• <i>The Guardian • Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> When Hisham Matar was a nineteen-year-old university student in England, his father went missing under mysterious circumstances. Hisham would never see him again, but he never gave up hope that his father might still be alive. Twenty-two years later, he returned to his native Libya in search of the truth behind his father’s disappearance. <i>The Return</i> is the story of what he found there.<br /><br /> The Pulitzer Prize citation hailed <i>The Return </i>as “a first-person elegy for home and father.” Transforming his personal quest for answers into a brilliantly told universal tale of hope and resilience, Matar has given us an unforgettable work with a powerful human question at its core: How does one go on living in the face of unthinkable loss?<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Return</i></b><br /><br />“A tale of mighty love, loyalty and courage. It simply must be read.”<b>—<i>The Spectator</i> (U.K.)</b><br /><br /> “Wise and agonizing and thrilling to read.”<b>—Zadie Smith</b><br /><br /> “[An] eloquent memoir . . . at once a suspenseful detective story about a writer investigating his father’s fate . . . and a son’s efforts to come to terms with his father’s ghost, who has haunted more than half his life by his absence.”<b>—Michiko Kakutani, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> “This outstanding book . . . roves back and forth in time with a freedom that conceals the intricate precision of its art.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> “Truly remarkable . . . a book with a profound faith in the consolations of storytelling . . . a testament to [Matar’s] father, his family and his country.”<b>—<i>The Daily Telegraph</i> (U.K.)</b><br /><br /> “<i>The Return</i> is a riveting book about love and hope, but it is also a moving meditation on grief and loss. . . . Likely to become a classic.”<b>—Colm Tóibín</b><br /><br /> “Matar’s evocative writing and his early traumas call to mind Vladimir Nabokov.”<b><i>—The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> “Utterly riveting.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b><br /><br /> “A moving, unflinching memoir of a family torn apart.”<b>—Kazuo Ishiguro, <i>The Guardian</i></b><br /><br /> “Beautiful . . . <i>The Return,</i> for all the questions it cannot answer, leaves a deep emotional imprint.”<b>—<i>Newsday</i></b><br /><br /> “A masterful memoir, a searing meditation on loss, exile, grief, guilt, belonging, and above all, family. It is, as well, a study of the shaping—and breaking—of the bonds between fathers and sons. . . . This is writing of the highest quality.”<b>—<i>The Sunday Times </i>(U.K.)</b>
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide ...
by , Nan Silver

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages.<br />        <br />This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved.<br />        <br />Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, <b>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</b> is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.<br /><br />The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage.<br />Maintain a love map. <br />Foster fondness and admiration. <br />Turn toward instead of away. <br />Accept influence. <br />Solve solvable conflicts. <br />Cope with conflicts you can't resolve. <br />Create shared meaning.<br /><br />Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.

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