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Heaven and Hell: The Psychology of the Emotions, second edition
by Neel Burton

Language

English

Pages

264

Publication Date

January 01, 2020

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<p><strong>To control our emotions is to control ourselves, and to control ourselves is to control our destiny.</strong><br /></p><p>It has forever been said that we are ruled by our emotions, but this today is truer than ever. Much more than reason or tradition, it is our emotions that determine our choice of profession, partner, and politics, and our relation to money, sex, and religion. Nothing can make us feel more alive, or more human, than our emotions, or hurt us more. Yet, the emotions are utterly neglected by our system of education, leading to millions of mis-lived lives.</p><p>This book proposes to redress the balance, exploring over 30 emotions and drawing some powerful and astonishing conclusions along the way. Areas covered include: depression, anxiety, anger, boredom, laziness, guilt, envy, greed, ambition, lust, sadomasochism, humiliation, loneliness, courage, empathy, friendship, love, self-esteem, and much much more.<br /></p><p><strong>Reviews</strong><br /></p><p><strong></strong><em>Burton is never short of an interesting and sharp judgment.</em> --Prof Peter Toohey, <em>Psychology Today</em><strong></strong><br /></p><p><em>[Heaven and Hell] challenges our understanding of emotions we experience but do not really think about... a fascinating read. </em>--British Medical Association Book Awards</p><p><br /></p>
Fever 1793
by Laurie Halse Anderson

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

August 16, 2011

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It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.
Four Weeks For Prosperity: Teach your mind how to attract money u...
by Elwyn Hayes

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 19, 2019

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<h1>A practical guide to help you achieve the prosperity you deserve!</h1><p>Really. Believing is great. But it might not be enough. <strong>You also have to train your mind to have more prosperity consciousness.</strong> It's about changing your energy, expanding your horizons, increasing your trust in your own prosperity. It's a process. And I'm here to help you with this process. Step by step. </p><p>This book is a <strong>practical manual with proven techniques </strong>to help you attract prosperity and to teach your mind how to attract money using the law of attraction. </p><p>It has a <strong>daily program</strong> with exercises for four weeks, so that you’ll know you’ll keep the commitment to work on your prosperity mindset.</p><p>We’ll use guided meditations, tapping, and visualizations for money and prosperity. Don’t worry if you don’t know any of those. You’ll learn. The idea is to train your mind to have a greater prosperity consciousness and to get rid of negative feelings towards money.</p><p>Here are some of the things you’ll see:</p><ul><li><strong>No more blaming yourself</strong>. Appreciate who you are.</li><li>A super efficient technique to <strong>get rid of envy or negative feelings</strong> when you see people who are more successful or prosperous than you. </li><li>No more crappy goals. Learn <strong>the right way to aim for what you truly deserve</strong>.</li><li>Learn to connect to your <strong>inner guidance</strong> to reach for better goals and find prosperity.</li><li>Learn to love success and <strong>attract success</strong>.</li><li>Learn to love and attract luck.</li><li>The right way to do <strong>affirmations so that they don’t cause resistance</strong>. </li><li>How to reach the <strong>right energy to present yourself better in job interviews or when closing deals</strong>.</li><li><strong>Make your work magnetic and attractive</strong>.</li><li>Set <strong>long-term goals </strong>after you’ve done the right groundwork so that you know you’re going in the right direction. <br /></li></ul><p>These are some of the few things. It's going to be a super <strong>fun process</strong>, in which you'll have daily prompts, exercises and ideas to make sure you're on track. </p><p>The idea is that this book should be fun and enjoyable, while helping you achieve more prosperity in life, acting directly on your mind: conscious and subconscious!<br /></p><p>Just being determined to work on your prosperity for 28 days  is a huge sign that you’re on your way to expand it. </p><p>This book is perfect for readers of <strong>The Secret</strong>, <strong>Think and Grow Rich</strong>, <strong>Ask and it's Given</strong> or other works by A<strong>braham Hicks</strong>, <strong>Master Key System</strong>, and more books in New thought and Law of Attraction. These are all great books! The main problem is that, for the most part, they only explain that your mind can attract prosperity, but don't help you guide your mind towards this shift. So yeah, you read and know that it's possible to do it, but can't do it.</p><p>Four weeks for Prosperity is different: it doesn't spend time explaining why you can attract money, why thoughts become things, why you can think and grow rich. The idea here is to guide your mind through meditations, visualizations, and other exercises that can act directly on your subconscious mind, so that <strong>you'll feel more prosperous, have a better energy, and feel inspired towards your goal!</strong></p><p>Really! </p><p>We'll work on prosperity consciousness, raising your vibrations, believing you're worthy, understanding and attracting success, connecting with higher guidance, and being focused and motivated. Any of these things, in itself, can change your life if applied properly.</p><h2>So go ahead! It's fun, it's practical, and it will help you shift your energy. </h2><h2><br /></h2><h2>Go on. Start reading! </h2>
Doing It
by Hannah Witton

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

July 03, 2018

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<p>SEXTING. VIRGINITY. CONSENT. THE BIG O... Sex-positive vlogger Hannah Witton covers it all.</p><p>Nobody really has sex all figured out. So Hannah Witton wrote a book full of honest, hilarious (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes, confessions, and revelations. Hannah talks about doing it safely. Doing it joyfully. Doing it when you're ready. Not doing it. Basically, doing it the way you want, when you want (if you want).</p><p><em>Doing It</em> works as an introduction to sex as well as a guidebook for those who are already sexually active, with insight on topics such as healthy relationships, porn, contraception, sex shaming, and more. Approachable and empowering, this is a go-to resource for all things s-e-x.</p>
This Book Is Gay
by Juno Dawson

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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<p><strong>"The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend. Frank, warm, funny, USEFUL." —Patrick Ness, bestselling author</strong></p><p>Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU. </p><p>There's a long-running joke that, after "coming out," a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. THIS IS THAT INSTRUCTION MANUAL. You're welcome. </p><p>Inside you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask: from sex to politics, hooking up to stereotypes, coming out and more. This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, not to mention hilarious illustrations. </p><p>You will be entertained. You will be informed. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify (or don't) and whomever you love, you are exceptional. You matter. And so does this book.</p><p>One of The Guardian's Best Books of the Year</p><p>"This egregious gap has now been filled to a fare-thee-well by Dawson's book..." - <em>Booklist</em> (Starred) </p>
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines
by Nic Sheff

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

April 24, 2009

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<b>The story that inspired the major motion picture <i>Beautiful Boy</i> featuring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet<i>.</i></b><br /> <br /><b>This <i>New York Times </i>bestselling memoir of a young man’s addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery.</b><br /><br />Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge into the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portrait—but not one without hope.
Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo (Studies i...
by Patty Campbell

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

June 24, 2015

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In a time when almost any gritty topic can be featured in a young adult novel, there is one subject that is avoided by writers and publishers. Faith and belief in God seldom appear in traditional form in novels for teens. The lack of such ideas in mainstream adolescent literature can be interpreted by teens to mean that these matters are not important. Yet a significant part of growing up is struggling with issues of spirituality. The underlying problem, of course, is that there are so few writers who are willing to talk to teenagers about God, even indirectly, or who themselves have the religious literacy for the task.<br /><br />Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo tackles a subject rarely portrayed in fiction aimed at teens. In this volume, Patty Campbell examines not only realistic fiction, but young adult literature that deals with mysticism, apocalyptical end times, and even YA novels that depict the Divine Encounter. Campbell maintains that fantasy works are inherently spiritual, because the plots nearly always progress toward a showdown between good and evil. As such, the author surmises that the popularity of fantasy among teens may represent their interest in the mystical dimensions of faith and the otherworldly. In this study, Campbell examines works of fiction that express perspectives from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Distinguished YA novelist Chris Crowe provides a chapter on Mormon values and Mormon YA authors and how their novels integrate those values into their books. <br /><br />By looking at how spirituality is represented in novels aimed at teens, this book asks what progress, if any, has been made in slaying the taboo. Although most of the books discussed in this study are recent, an appendix lists YA books from 1967 to the present that have dealt with issues of faith. A timely look at an important subject, Spirituality in Young Adult Literature will be of interest to young adult librarians, junior and senior high school teachers, and students and instructors of college courses in adolescent literature, as well as to parents of teens.
Normal: One Kid's Extraordinary Journey
by , Nathaniel Newman

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<b>Praised by R.J. Palacio as “wondrous”—this moving memoir follows a teenage boy with TC syndrome and his exceptional family from diagnosis at birth to now.<br /><br /> “This touching memoir is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about the real-world experiences of a child with craniofacial differences and his extraordinary family. It’s also more than that. It’s a story about the love between a mother and a son, a child and his family, and the breadth of friends, helpers, and doctors that step in when the unexpected happens. It’s a story that will make young readers reevaluate the word ‘normal’—not only as it applies to others, but to themselves. Any book that can do that is pretty wondrous, as far as I’m concerned.” —R.J. Palacio, author of <i>Wonder</i></b><br /><br /><i>Normal</i>. Who is to say what this word means? For Magda Newman, it was a goal. She wanted her son Nathaniel to be able to play on the playground, swim at the beach, enjoy the moments his friends took for granted. But Nathaniel’s severe Treacher Collins syndrome—a craniofacial condition—meant that other concerns came first. Could he eat without the aid of a gastrointestinal tube? Could he hear? Would he ever be able to breathe effortlessly? But Nathaniel looks at “normal” from a completely different perspective.<br />  <br /> In this uplifting and humorous memoir that includes black-and-white comic illustrations, mother and son tell the story of his growing up—from facing sixty-seven surgeries before the age of fifteen, to making friends, moving across the country, and persevering through hardships. How they tackle extraordinary circumstances with love and resilience is a true testament to Magda and Nathaniel’s family, and to families everywhere who quietly but courageously persist.
Health for Life
by , Terri D. Farrar

Language

English

Pages

424

Publication Date

April 01, 2014

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<i>Health for Life</i> is an innovative new resource that teaches high school students the fundamentals of health and wellness, how to avoid destructive habits, and how to choose to live healthy lives. Health for Life is available in print and digital formats, including an iBooks interactive version for iPads plus other e-book formats that students can use across a variety of platforms.<br /><br /> This text covers all aspects of healthy living throughout the life span: <ul><li>Understanding health and wellness (positive aspect of health)</li><li>Preventing disease and seeking care</li><li>Embracing the priority lifestyles of physical activity, nutrition, and stress management</li><li>Avoiding destructive habits</li><li>Building relationships</li><li>Creating healthy and safe communities</li></ul>
Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose
by Sadie Robertson

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><strong>Sadie Robertson, bestselling author and star of <em>Dancing with the Stars, </em>has an important message for her generation: you don’t have to be held back by fear, anxiety, or loneliness anymore. In <em>Live Fearless</em>, Sadie takes you on a thrilling personal journey toward power, passion, and purpose as you live at the center of who God created you to be!</strong></p><p>Dear friends,</p><p>I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of the struggle. You know which one I mean—fear, loneliness, not knowing who I am or what I’m meant to do. . . . Sound familiar? </p><p>I struggled with insecurity, comparison, and isolation for too many years, from thigh gaps to eyebrows to the lifestyles I felt I had to live up to. I was so afraid of being “found out,” that everyone in my life would somehow figure out that I was fearful and small and that I struggled to make my faith a reality and to be secure in who I am. It took a major perspective shift from staring at comments on a screen to really digging into the pages of my Bible to see what God actually says about overcoming fear.</p><p>Setting aside the fear, anxiety, and comparison to become the joy-filled person God created you to be is exactly what God is inviting you into. To really be seen and known. To be an agent of change by choosing compassion, connection, and acceptance for everyone you come in contact with. Inside this book are ways to find your power, passion, and purpose—and reach for your dreams. Plus, there are places to jot down notes, fun lists, practical ways to make changes, and thoughts on how living fearless can change <em>everything</em>.</p><p>Are you tired of the awful comparison game? Are you exhausted from trying to keep up, from feeling small and afraid that people will find the real you and be disappointed? There is so much more for you. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your fears are, freedom is available to you. It’s just a matter of saying yes. You in?</p><p>Hope you’ll join me on this wild adventure as we learn to <em>Live Fearless </em>together.</p><p> </p><p>                                                                                                Love,</p><p>                                                                                                Sadie</p>

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